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James Wilson Morris

M, #5773, b. 17 June 1860, d. 30 November 1918
Last Edited: 15 Mar 2017

Parents:

Father*: James Morris
Mother*: Isabella Kirk
  • Birth*: James Wilson Morris was born on 17 June 1860 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, .1
  • He was the son of James Morris and Isabella Kirk.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: James Wilson Morris married Sarah Jarvis, daughter of James Jarvis and Susan Davidson, on 27 October 1882 at St John's Episcopal Church, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1882 marriages in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee, ref 198; 1882 on the twenty-seventh day of October at St John's Episcopal Church Dundee after banns according to the forms of the English Episcopal Church; signed James Morris jute factory operative bachelor aged 22, 25 Hilltown Dundee, parents James Morris carpet weaver (dec) Isabella Morris ms Kirk; signed Sarah Jarvis powerloom weaver spinster aged 22, 21 Hilltown Dundee, parents James Jarvis seaman (dec) Susan Jarvis ms Davidson; signed Joseph Gillibrands, James Jarvis witness, Catherine Anderson witness; registered 1882 October 30th at Dundee Jas Anderson regsitrar.2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: James Wilson Morris married Euphemia Stewart Johnston, daughter of William Johnston and Euphemia Stewart, on 16 February 1915 at 1 Smalls Wynd, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1915 marriages in the district of St Peter in the burgh of Dundee, ref 31; 1915 on the ninteenth day of February at 1 Smalls Wynd Dundee after publication according to the forms of the United Free Church; James Morris his mark witnesses Maggie Smith, Mary Meney, harbour labourer widower, aged 50, 1 Smalls Wynd Dundee, parents James Wilson Morris labourer (dec), Isabella Morris prev McLennan, ms Buits (dec); Euphemia Johnston jute spinner spinster, aged 30, 1 Smalls Wynd Dundee, parents William Johnston stoker (dec), Euphemia Johnston ms Stewart (dec); signed David Lawson chaplain U F Church, Peter Walls, Helen Walls, witnesses; registered 1915 February 17th at Dundee T Y Miller registrar.3
  • (Deceased) Death*: James Wilson Morris died on 30 November 1918 at Royal Infirmary, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , at age 58 1918 deaths in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee, ref 802; James Wilson Morris harbour labourer widower of 1st Sarah Jarvis 2nd Euphemia Stewart Johnston; 1918 November thirtieth 0h 15m pm at Royal Infirmary Dundee (UR 18 [Dock?] Wynd); male aged 58 years; parents Robert Morris weaver (dec) Isabella Morris ms Wilson (dec); cause broncho-pneumonia (post-influenza) as cert by G R Dudhope MB; informant Isabella Brannan sister-in-law present 93 Overgate; registered 1918 December 2nd at Dundee Tho Meek registrar.4
  • (Witness) Marriage: He witnessed the marriage of William Brannen and Isabella Thomson Black Johnston on Monday, 2 January 1905 at 18 Albany Terrace, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1905 marriages in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee, ref 41; 1905 on the second day of January at 18 Albany Terrace Dundee after publication according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland; signed William Brannan coal carter bachelor aged 20, 22 William Street Dundee, parents Edward Brannan stoker in bleachfield, Mary Brannan ms Strachan (dec); signed Isabella Johnston jute prepairer spinster aged 19, 22 William Street Dundee, parents William Johnston marine stoker (dec), Euphemia Johnston ms Stewart; signed Robert Sharp Warren minister of St David's signed James Morris witness, Euphemia Johnston witness; registered 1905 January 5th at Dundee Tho Meek regsitrar (this St David's church building in 1905 was in N Tay Street, somewhere near East Henderson's Wynd. Known to have a large congregation in 1898. Congregation merged in 1938 into what is now known as The Steeple (City Churches Complex.)5,6)
  • (Spouse) Death: His spouse Sarah Jarvis died in 1913 at St Andrew, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, .7
  • (Informant) Death: James Wilson Morris registered the death of Robert Morris on 20 November 1918 at 18 Park Wynd, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1918 deaths in the district of St Peter in the burgh of Dundee, ref 334; Robert Morris single; 1918 November twentieth 4h 45m am 18 Park Wynd Dundee; male aged 3 hours; parents James Morris harbour labourer and Euphemia Stewart Morris ms Johnston; cause premature birth seem pm as cert by William Kinnear MD; informant James Morris his x mark father present T Y Miller registrar witness; 1918 November 23rd at Dundee T Y Miller registrar.8
  • (Informant) Death: James Wilson Morris registered the death of Euphemia Stewart Johnston on 22 November 1918 at 18 Park Wynd, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; Euphemia Stewart Morris, Jute Spinner (married to James Morris, Harbour Labourer) 1918, November Twenty-second, 6h 20m PM at 18 Park Wynd, Dundee, aged 34 years; parents: William Johnston, Labourer (deceased), Euphemia Johnston, ms Stewart (deceased); cause: influenza 7 days as cert by William Kinnear MD; informant James Morris X his mark Widower present. Wit J G Millar, reg; registered 23 Nov 1918, J G Millar registrar.9

Census Events

Head of Household5 April 1891He was listed as head of household along with spouse Sarah Morris in the 1891 census at Paradise Lane, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . James Morris, head, 31, general labourer, Dundee; Sarah Morris, wife, 31, Dundee; also in the household were Harry Morris.10
Head of Household31 March 1901He was listed as head of household along with spouse Sarah Jarvis in the 1901 census at 5 Rosebank Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . James Morris, head, 41, general labourer, Dundee; Sarah Morris, wife, 41, jute weaver, Dundee; also in the household were Harry Morris.11
Member of Household2 April 1911They was listed as a member of the household of Euphemia Stewart Johnston in the 1911 census at 1 Small's Wynd, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . James Morris, br (boarder), 49, mar, hawker, fish merchant, working on own account, b Dundee; Euphemia Johnston, head, 27, single, [scored out - 4 children born, 3 living - which is correct from records of the time - and 'none' written above], jute spinner at jute mill, worker, b Dundee; 2 rooms with windows.12

Family 1:

Sarah Jarvis b. 14 Sep 1858, d. 1913
  • (Groom) Marriage*: James Wilson Morris married Sarah Jarvis, daughter of James Jarvis and Susan Davidson, on 27 October 1882 at St John's Episcopal Church, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1882 marriages in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee, ref 198; 1882 on the twenty-seventh day of October at St John's Episcopal Church Dundee after banns according to the forms of the English Episcopal Church; signed James Morris jute factory operative bachelor aged 22, 25 Hilltown Dundee, parents James Morris carpet weaver (dec) Isabella Morris ms Kirk; signed Sarah Jarvis powerloom weaver spinster aged 22, 21 Hilltown Dundee, parents James Jarvis seaman (dec) Susan Jarvis ms Davidson; signed Joseph Gillibrands, James Jarvis witness, Catherine Anderson witness; registered 1882 October 30th at Dundee Jas Anderson regsitrar.2

Child:

Harry Morris b. c 1883

Family 2:

Euphemia Stewart Johnston b. 5 Jan 1884, d. 22 Nov 1918
  • (Groom) Marriage*: James Wilson Morris married Euphemia Stewart Johnston, daughter of William Johnston and Euphemia Stewart, on 16 February 1915 at 1 Smalls Wynd, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1915 marriages in the district of St Peter in the burgh of Dundee, ref 31; 1915 on the ninteenth day of February at 1 Smalls Wynd Dundee after publication according to the forms of the United Free Church; James Morris his mark witnesses Maggie Smith, Mary Meney, harbour labourer widower, aged 50, 1 Smalls Wynd Dundee, parents James Wilson Morris labourer (dec), Isabella Morris prev McLennan, ms Buits (dec); Euphemia Johnston jute spinner spinster, aged 30, 1 Smalls Wynd Dundee, parents William Johnston stoker (dec), Euphemia Johnston ms Stewart (dec); signed David Lawson chaplain U F Church, Peter Walls, Helen Walls, witnesses; registered 1915 February 17th at Dundee T Y Miller registrar.3

Children:

Euphemia Stewart Johnston b. 16 Oct 1906, d. 23 Nov 1906
James Morris+ b. 16 Jan 1909, d. 2001
Alexander Morris Johnston b. c Feb 1911, d. 18 Aug 1911
Daniel Gynn Morris+ b. 28 Mar 1915, d. bt Oct 1975 - Dec 1975
Robert Morris b. 20 Nov 1918, d. 20 Nov 1918

Citations

  1. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), C112821 [Feb 2011].
  2. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), image held 282/02 0198 [Feb 2011].
  3. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, image held 282/01 0031 [Nov 2010].
  4. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), statutory deaths 282/02 0802 [Feb 2011].
  5. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, Statutory marriages GROS ref 282/02 0041 [Feb 2011].
  6. [S34] The Kirks of the Dundee Presbytery, Ian McCraw, 2000, ISBN 0-9536553-2-6 pg75.
  7. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, Statutory marriages GROS ref 282/04 1062 [Feb 2011].
  8. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, image held; GROS statutory death 1918 ref 334 [Apr 2004].
  9. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, St Peter, Dundee, ref 335 [Apr 2004].
  10. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Dundee; ED: 11; Page: 12; Line: 3; Roll: CSSCT1891_91; Year: 1891. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Feb 2011]
  11. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Dundee; ED: 15; Page: 48; Line: 1; Roll: CSSCT1901_97; Year: 1901. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Feb 2011]
  12. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS census 1911 282/01 004/00 002 St Peter [April 2011].