Damper in a Wok : A Mixed-up Australian Family Tree

Mary Ann GreatrixAge: 79 years18281907

Name
Mary Ann Greatrix
Given names
Mary Ann
Surname
Greatrix
Married name
Mary Ann Morris

Mary Ann Greatrex

Name
Mary Ann Greatrex
Given names
Mary Ann
Surname
Greatrex
Birth after 1828 22 20

Note: Marriage indicates she was a minor at the time.
Birth of a sisterCatherine Greatrex
11 February 1835 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterHelen ‘Ellen’ Greatrix
about 1840 (Age 12 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: V18401005 133/1840 GREATRIX HELEN JONAS MARY
Birth of a brotherWilliam Greatrex
about 1845 (Age 17 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: V18451692 134/1845 GREATRIX WILLIAM JONAS MARY
Birth of a brotherThomas Greatrex
7 October 1847 (Age 19 years)

Baptism of a brotherThomas Greatrex
7 November 1849 (Age 21 years)

Religious marriageWilliam Joseph MorrisView this family
31 December 1849 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#1
William George ‘George’ Morris
5 September 1851 (Age 23 years)

Birth of a daughter
#2
Maria Morris
about 1857 (Age 29 years)

Birth of a daughter
#3
Charlotte Morris
about 1860 (Age 32 years)

Note: NSW BDM Index: 8061/1860 MORRIS CHARLOTTE WILLIAM J MARY MACDONALD RIVER
Birth of a daughter
#4
Eliza Morris
about 1862 (Age 34 years)

Birth of a son
#5
Thomas Charles Morris
13 November 1864 (Age 36 years)
Note: Hand written note from Minnie Irene gives date of 13 Nov 1864.
Baptism of a sonThomas Charles Morris
8 January 1865 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a son
#6
Joseph Morris
about 1867 (Age 39 years)

Note: NSW BDM Index: 7694/1867 MORRIS JOSEPH WILLIAM J MARY BRISBANE WATER
Death of a brotherJohn Greatrex
9 January 1868 (Age 40 years) Age: 40
Cause: Consumption
Burial of a brotherJohn Greatrex
11 February 1868 (Age 40 years)
Cemetery: Roman Catholic Cemetery, Windsor
Death of a fatherJonas Greatrex
27 March 1870 (Age 42 years) Age: 64
Informant: Thomas Greatrexson
Cause: CHRONIC DISEASE OF THE LIVER AND DIARRHOEA
Death of a motherMary Owens
5 December 1875 (Age 47 years) Age: 67
Cause: General Debility & Diarrhoea
Birth of a grandson
#1
Herbert Thomas Morris
21 September 1888 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2
Charles Morris
12 December 1888 (Age 60 years)
Note: NSW BDM Indec: 13848/1890 MORRIS CHARLES THOMAS MARY ANN GOSFORD
Birth of a grandson
#3
Richard Morris
16 July 1891 (Age 63 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: 14096/1891 MORRIS RICHARD THOMAS MARY A GOSFORD
Death of a grandsonRichard Morris
25 July 1891 (Age 63 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: 6375/1891 MORRIS RICHARD THOMAS MARY A
Birth of a grandson
#4
Joseph Thomas Morris
1892 (Age 64 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: 14312/1892 MORRIS JOSEPH THOMAS MARY A GOSFORD
Death of a grandsonJoseph Thomas Morris
1892 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5
James Thomas Morris
19 October 1893 (Age 65 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: 14507/1893 MORRIS JAMES THOMAS MARY A GOSFORD
Death of a grandsonJames Thomas Morris
22 October 1893 (Age 65 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: 6280/1893 MORRIS JAMES THOMAS MARY A GOSFORD
Death of a sisterCatherine Greatrex
12 July 1894 (Age 66 years)
Burial of a sisterCatherine Greatrex
14 July 1894 (Age 66 years)
Cemetery: Ourimbah Cemetery
Birth of a granddaughter
#6
Minnie Irene Morris
16 December 1894 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7
Robert W Morris
1897 (Age 69 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: 3211/1897 MORRIS ROBERT W THOMAS MARY A GOSFORD
Death of a grandsonRobert W Morris
1897 (Age 69 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: 1199/1897 MORRIS ROBERT W THOMAS MARY A GOSFORD
Birth of a granddaughter
#8
Dinah Vilo Morris
26 January 1898 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9
La Vera Florence Morris
7 February 1900 (Age 72 years)
Death of a daughterMaria Morris
before 1902 (Age 74 years)

Note: NSW BDM Index: 121/1863 MORRIS MARIA WILLIAM J MARY GOSFORD
Birth of a granddaughter
#10
Genevieve Morris
August 1902 (Age 74 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: 21985/1902 MORRIS GENEVIEVE THOMAS MARY A GOSFORD
Death of a granddaughterGenevieve Morris
21 August 1902 (Age 74 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: 9191/1902 MORRIS GENEVIEVE THOMAS MARY A GOSFORD
Birth of a grandson
#11
Reginald Morris
1904 (Age 76 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: 22161/1904 MORRIS REGINALD THOMAS MARY A GOSFORD
Death of a grandsonReginald Morris
1904 (Age 76 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: 9266/1904 MORRIS REGINALD THOMAS MARY A GOSFORD
Death of a husbandWilliam Joseph Morris
28 February 1905 (Age 77 years) Age: 78
Cause: bronchitis
Burial of a husbandWilliam Joseph Morris
2 March 1905 (Age 77 years)
Cemetery: Jilliby Cemetery
Death 6 December 1907 (Age 79 years) Age: 77
Cause of death: HEART FAILURE, SENILE DECAY
Burial 7 December 1907 (1 day after death)
Cemetery: Jilliby Cemetery
Research task
Cemetery photo - William Joseph & Mary Ann Morris
31 October 2010

by: Kerry Choy
Last change 25 January 201521:22:38

by: Kerry Choy
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 24 February 1824St Mary's Parish, Limerick City, Co. Limerick, Ireland
5 years
herself
7 years
younger sister
13 years
younger brother
-25 years
twin brother
19 years
younger sister
6 years
younger brother
Family with William Joseph Morris - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: 31 December 1849Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
20 months
son
6 years
daughter
4 years
daughter
son
daughter
3 years
son
3 years
son

Birth
Marriage indicates she was a minor at the time. Irish Parish records online - mismatched: Mary Greatrix - 30/08/1838 Parish of St John's, Co. Limerick; RC Father: Edward reatrix; Mother: Ellen Hanrahan
Note
Message postred on curiousfox website: R) greatrex, OWEN, MORRIS (Nov 05) Ireland (Country) R) greatrex, OWEN, MORRIS (Nov 05) Jonas greatrex and Mary OWEN came to Australia between about 1830 and 1835 from Ireland. They had at least 3 daughters: Mary Ann, born in Ireland circa 1929; Catherine, born in Sydney NSW Australia in 1835; and Ellen, born in Sydney in 1840. These 3 sisters married 3 MORRIS brothers: Mary Ann greatrex married William MORRIS in 1849; Catherine greatrex married John MORRIS in 1851; and Ellen greatrex married George MORRIS in 1856. Another MORRIS/greatrex connection: Elizabeth Jane Smith, nee MORRIS, (a sister of these Morris brothers) had a daughter, Jane, who married William greatrex in 1868. The MORRIS sister and brothers are descendants of Thomas MORRIS and Jane Glover who lived in Shinfield, Berkshire England in 1759. I have information to share about many descendants from the MORRIS/greatrex marriages. I would like to hear any information about Jonas greatrex and Mary OWEN and their family, also the parents, brothers and sisters of this couple. Surname Keywords: greatrex, OWEN, MORRIS
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Unconfirmed item: INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. (1863, September 26). The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 - 1893), p. 4. Retrieved January 26, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18713033 [Citation refers start of scan - the item following is from local news.] FATAL ACCIDENT — On Wednesday afternoon an occurrence took place which terminated fatally to a man named David Church. Church was for two years past in the employ of Mr Thomas Smith, contractor, as a horse-driver. About four o'clock on Wednesday afternoon be obtained from Mr Smith the loan of a quiet bay mare and saddle, with new girths. In company with a lad named Alfred Bussell, he then went out riding. They crossed the Long Bridge together and turned into Green Street. Church was not much accustomed to riding and the mare was trotting. A short distance beyond Mr Pearce's house be called on Bussell to stop and at the same moment fell off the mare, his face coming against the ground; as he fell the saddle turned round, coming under the horse's belly. Bussell dismounted, and a domestic servant of Mr F M Doyle's, named Mary Ann Morris, came over and assisted Church to the fence and washed his face. He was then removed to the Hospital and Dr McKenzie was sent for ; that gentleman promptly attended and found that Church was suffering from concussion of the brain, his pulse was then failing and be was sinking fast. Some remedies were applied but at seven o'clock the unfortunate man expired. He was unconscious from the moment he fell and never spoke afterwards. The deceased was a sober hard- working man ; he was thirty-two years of age and has left a wife and two children unprovided for. An inquest on the body was held on Thursday by Mr Thomson, the Coronor, at the Hospital, at which the above particulars were elicited, and the verdict — "accidentally killed by a fall from a horse" — was returned.