MORRIS John Humphrey

Name John Humphrey MORRIS
Country Of Origin England
Born 1793
Died 1867
Birth/Baptism Born approx. 1793, London, England
Parents John Morris
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker, Watch Motion Maker
Work Locations No record found working in his trade in Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)
Marriage/Spouse 1826, New South Wales, to Elizabeth Gill (d. 1829).

22 March 1830, New South Wales, to Sarah Thornton.

Trial 18 September 1816, Old Bailey September Sessions, London
Sentence Seven years transportation for stealing from a person
Arrival August 1817, New South Wales on the convict ship, Almorah

September 1817, Van Diemen’s Land, on the Pilot

Police Number 55
Other John’s trial was on the same day as watchmaker David Myers, and they travelled on the same ship to Australia. Both served their sentences in Van Diemen’s Land and New South Wales.

September 1819: John broke into a government store and stole Crown property.
Punishment: 200 lashes and two years in Newcastle, New South Wales.

24 September 1824: Certificate of Freedom, New South Wales.

Death 21 August 1867, at his residence, Piper Street, Woollahra, New South Wales
References
TAHO: CON31/1/29, CON13/1/1.
Web: Ancestry: England & Wales Criminal Register, Middlesex 1816; New South Wales Convict Indent 1817; New South Wales Australia Certificate of Freedom 1824; New South Wales Australia Register Convicts’ Application to Marry 1826; Australia Death 1829 [Elizabeth Morris]; New South Wales Australia, St John’s Parramatta, Marriages 1830; Australia & New Zealand Find A Grave Index 1867; Australia Death Index 1867.
Hobart Town Gazette & Southern Reporter 21 February 1818, 24 July 1819; Sydney Morning Herald 23 August 1867 [John Humphrey Morris].