Charlotte Carr Morris1

F, #10232, b. 6 December 1865, d. 31 May 1957
FatherGeorge Morris1 b. c 1831, d. 17 Dec 1879
MotherJane Lamb1 d. 25 Jun 1916
Relationship2nd cousin 3 times removed of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited6 Aug 2022
Birth*6 December 1865 Mt Clarence, NSW, Australia1,2 
Baptism25 December 1865 St John's, Hartley, NSW, Australia;
When Baptized: Decr 25th 1865
When Born:
Child’s Christian Name: Charlotte
Parents’ Names: George & Jane (Lamb) Morris
Abode: Mt Clarence
Quality or Profession: Farmer
By whom the ceremony was performed: Robert H. Mayne1 
Death of Father17 December 1879 Pier Pier, Coonamble, NSW, Australia;
Name: George Morris
Date of Death: 17/12/1879
Place of Death: Pier Pier, District of Coonamble
Sex: Male
Age: About 50
Place of Birth: Not stated
Time in Aust Colonies: Not stated

Father: Not stated
Occupation: Not stated
Mother: Not stated

Place of Marriage: Not stated
Age at Marriage: Not stated
Name of Spouse: Not stated
Children of Marriage:Not stated
Informant: Robert Raymond Bailey, Coroner, Coonamble

Cause of Death: Accidentally thrown from his horses
Length of Illness:
Medical Attendant:
Date Last Seen:

Date of Burial: 19/12/1879
Place of Burial: Church of England Cemetery, Coonamble
Minister & Religion:
Undertaker: John Crowley
Witnesses: A T Cochrane, Joseph McCullough, William Evans;Principal=George Morris3 
Married Name19 August 1882 Williams4 
Marriage*19 August 1882 Residence of the Bride's Mother, Walgett, NSW, Australia;Groom=Frederick George Williams5 
News-Arct*17 September 1908 "The Evening News", Sydney, NSW, Australia;
Frederick George Williams, a contractor, applied for a divorce from Charlotte Carr Williams, formerly Morris, on the ground of her adultery with John Richard Kennedy, who was joined as co-respondent, and desertion. There were issues raised on behalf of the respondent as to whether the petitioner had been guilty of cruelty, whether he had been guilty of such wilful neglect or misconduct as conduced to the adultery (if any): whether he had been accessory to or connived at the adultery (if any), whether he wilfully deserted her without just cause or excuse, and whether he had misconducted himself with a woman at Walgett.
The marriage took place in August, 1882, at Walgett.
Petitioner, who was represented by Mr. White, instructed by Mr. J. W. Abigail, said that he and his wife lived in the Walgett district. On the afternoon of May 15, 1898, he returned home and found Kennedy under his bed. Petitioner wrestled with him, and had his arm broken. To the respondent he spoke about Kennedy, and she said she did not know he was under the bed. He didn't believe her, but forgave her, and lived on with her. One evening in the following December petitioner again caught Kennedy in his bed room. Petitioner had been away shearing, and his wife didn't expect him. He again closed with him, and he got away. When he spoke to his wife she said that Kennedy was in the room for no harm. He forgave her.
In August, 1900, petitioner was living in Walgett with his wife. He met Kennedy on Thursday last at Moree, and shook hands with him.
His Honor: You what?
Pettioner: Shook hands with him.
Petitoner asked him, 'Where is my wife?' He replied, "She is in Sydney at present." Kennedy admitted that he was living with her, and said that "all the world knew it," that "he didn't care," that he retained his own name, and she kept hers.
Mr. White: What color is Kennedy?—He's a half-caste.
Pettitoner said, in answer to Judge Simpson, that Kennedy was a little whiter than a half-caste.
The petitioner met respondent yesterday. She was staying with Miss Kennedy in Sydney. She said she didn't want to see him, that "she would meet him to-morow in the Divorce Court."
His wife left him while they were residing at Coonamble. He went out one Sunday in January, 1903, on business, and on returning in the evening he found she had gone. He was then told something, and he mounted a horse and followed her. She was in the Royal Coach, which, he overtook about two miles and a half along the road. He asked her what she was doing, and she answered that she was going to Walgett, and would be back in a week. With that he returned home, and she failed to come back.
Mr. White: Do you know a girl named Louie Bunyan ?—Yes .
Did you ever illtreat your wife in any way?—No.
His Honor found in favor of the petitioner, and granted a decree nisi, making it returnable in six months.
;Principal=Frederick George Williams6 
Death of Mother25 June 1916 District Hospital, Walgett, NSW;
Name: Jane Morris
Date of Death: 25/6/1916
Place of Death: District Hospital Walgett, Walgett Shire NSW
Occupation: Widow
Sex: Female
Age: 72
Place of Birth: Hartley NSW
Time in Aust Colonies:

Father: Alexander John Lamb
Occupation: Road Inspector
Mother: Charlotte Carr

Place of Marriage: Hartley NSW
Age at Marriage: 19
Name of Spouse: George Benjamin Morris
Children of Marriage: Ruth 52, George B 49, Charlotte 46, Thomas 42, Edward J 40, William J 38, Joseph 36, Adelaide M 29, living; 1 male, 1 female deceased
Informant: T Morris, son, Walgett

Cause of Death: Bronchitis, Old age
Length of Illness:
Medical Attendant: A Braccer
Date last seen: 25/6/1916

Date of Burial: 26/6/1916
Place of Burial: Church of England Cemetery Walgett
Minister & Religion: Frank Wilde, Church of England
Undertaker: F C Ford
Witnesses: A G Smith, H O'Grady;Principal=Jane Lamb3 
Married Name8 October 1916 Hemsworth7 
Marriage*8 October 1916 Parkes, NSW, Australia;Groom=Albert Hemsworth7 
Death*31 May 1957 District Hospital, Cessnock, NSW, Australia8 

Family 1

Frederick George Williams

Family 2

John Richard Kennedy

Family 3

Albert Hemsworth


  1. [S1752] Ancestry Sydney Anglican Parish Regiters, 1818-2011, online, baptism Charlotte Morris 1865.
  2. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 9223/1866 Charlotte C Morris.
  3. [S1294] NSW Death Registration Transcription.
  4. [S1481] NSW Marriage Indexes, 5806/1882 Frederick George Williams & Charlotte Carr Morris.
  5. [S1299] NSW Marriage Certificate.
  6. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online, The Evening News, Thursday, September 17, 1908.
  7. [S1481] NSW Marriage Indexes, 16207/1916 Albert Hemsworth & Charlotte Morris.
  8. [S1596] NSW Death Certificate.
  9. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 25990/1883 Martha Harriet Williams.
  10. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 30464/1888 May Williams.
  11. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 36140/1892 Arthur Williams.
  12. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 26311/1907 Holda Williams.