Elizabeth Morris

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Morris was born about 1665, in Bidston, Cheshire, England. She married William Morris about 1678, in Cheshire, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

William Morris
1664–1728
Elizabeth Morris
1665–
Robert Morris
1687–
Eleanor Morres
1688–
Johannes Morris
1690–
Richard Morris
1692–1714
William Morris
1699–
James Morrise
1724–1803

Sources (3)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth Morris - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Elizabeth Morris
  • / in entry for Robert Morris, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"
  • / in entry for Robt. Morris, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"

World Events (3)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.

1720 · South Sea Bubble

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Maurice, an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans. It is derived from Latin Mauritius, a derivative of Maurus (see Moore ). This was the name of several early Christian saints. In some cases it may be a nickname of the same derivation for someone with a swarthy complexion.

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muirghis, a variant of Ó Muirgheasa (see Morrissey ).

Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1 above).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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