When Catherine Morris was born on 1 October 1780, in Holme Lacy, Herefordshire, England, her father, Benjamin Morris, was 44 and her mother, Eleanor Prier, was 40. She married Thomas Harris on 3 July 1804.
The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."
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see Morrissey ).3 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).