William Edgar Morrison

16 September 1839–
Bressay, Shetland, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William Edgar

When William Edgar Morrison was born on 16 September 1839, his father, William Morrison, was 40 and his mother, Jean Henderson, was 36. He married Jane Ogilvy Gray on 28 August 1863, in Nesting, Shetland, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters.

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Family Time Line

William Edgar Morrison
1839–
Jane Ogilvy Gray
1839–1887
Marriage: 28 August 1863
Jessie Charlotte Morrison
1864–
William Morrison
1866–1894
John Morrison
1867–
Agnes Jane Morrison
1870–
Margaret Morrison
1873–1937
Jane Henderson Morrison
1875–1908
Eliza Gilbertha Morrison
1877–1950
Esther Bradford Morrison
1880–1881
Annie Morrison
1881–1881
Esther Bradford Morrison
1884–1885

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 August 1863
Nesting, Shetland, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(10)

    Jessie Charlotte Morrison

    Female1864–Female

    William Morrison

    Male1866–1894Male

    John Morrison

    Male1867–Male

    Agnes Jane Morrison

    Female1870–Female

    Margaret Morrison

    Female1873–1937Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Morrison

    Male1799–1885Male

    Jean Henderson

    Female1803–1881Female

siblings

(13)

    Elizabeth Morrison

    Female1823–1903Female

    Ann Morrison

    Female1825–1886Female

    Agnes Morrison

    Female1825–1916Female

    Peter Morrison

    Male1827–Male

    James Morrison

    Male1829–Male

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1843

Age 4

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland

Age 4

The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.
1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 35

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Morris .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Edgar Morrison in entry for Agnes Jane Morrison, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • William Edgar Morrison in entry for Jessie Charlotte Morrison, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • William Edgar Morrison in entry for John Morrison, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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