Benjamin Morris

1736–1826 (Age 90)
Holme Lacy, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Morris was born in 1736, in Holme Lacy, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Benjamin Morris, was 29 and his mother, Susannah Charles, was 22. He married Elizabeth on 15 June 1773, in Holme Lacy, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 9 January 1826, at the age of 90, and was buried in Holme Lacy, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Morris
1736–1826
Elizabeth
Marriage: 15 June 1773
Benjamin Morris
1764–1843
John Morris
1766–
Elizabeth Morris
1768–
Thomas Morris
1771–1831
Sarah Morris
1775–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
15 June 1773
Holme Lacy, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 65

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 72

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 79

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

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see Morrissey ).3 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Morris in entry for Sarah Morris, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"
  • Benjamin Morris in entry for Elizabeth Morris, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"
  • Benjamin Morris in entry for Richard Morris, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"

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