James Williamson Morris

19 June 1855–
New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James Williamson

James Williamson Morris was born on 19 June 1855, in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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World Events (3)

1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

Age 2

The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.
1884

Age 29

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1908

Age 53

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from Maurice, an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans, 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.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muirghis, a variant of Ó Muirgheasa ( see Morrissey ).3 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).

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

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  • James Williamson Morris, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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