Maria Jane Morris1

F, #5459, b. 10 March 1840, d. 27 December 1915
FatherThomas Morris1 b. 14 Jun 1817, d. 7 Aug 1878
MotherSophia Collits1 b. 16 Jan 1810, d. 25 Jan 1868
Relationship1st cousin 4 times removed of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited12 Oct 2022
Birth*10 March 1840 Vale of Clwyd, NSW, Australia1 
Baptism30 June 1840 Bathurst, NSW, Australia;
daughter of Thomas & Sophia Morris, Inn Keeper, Vale of Clwyd2 
Baptism29 November 1840 Penrith, NSW, Australia;
daughter of Thomas & Sophia Morris, Farmer, Vale of Clyde3 
Married Name23 August 1858 Atkinson4 
Marriage*23 August 1858 Carcoar, NSW, Australia;Groom=James Henry Atkinson4 
Death of Mother25 January 1868 Billybong, Forbes, NSW, Australia;Sophia Morris, age 58, relapsing fever, 6 weeks
Father Pierce Collits, Farmer
Mother Sophia Field
born Nepean, Penrith NSW
Married Thomas Morris, age 27, Hartley
Children of marriage 2 boys, 3 girls living; 2 girls deceased; by former marriage 1 son living; 2 sons deceased
Informant Thomas L Morris, son of the deceased, Blowclear, Billybong
Buried 27/1/1868, Forbes
Minister Rev J H L Zillman, Church of England;Principal=Sophia Collits5 
Death of Father7 August 1878 Bogabagil near Forbes, NSW, Australia;
Name: Thomas Morris
Date of Death: 7 August 1878
Place of Death: Bogabagil near Forbes
Occupation: Ggrazier
Sex: Male
Age: 63 Years
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: Nepean River N.S.Wales
Time in Aust Colonies: In N.S.Wales snce birth

Father: Not known
Occupation: Farmer
Mother: Not known

Place of Marriage 1: Hartley (Supposed)
Age at Marriage 1: About 21 years
Name of Spouse 1: Sophia Collitt
Children of Marriage 1: 2 males, 3 females living; 2 females deceased
Place of Marriage 2: Grenfell
Age at Marriage 2: About 59 years
Name of Spouse 2: Jane Smithers Hayes
Children of Marriage 2: 2 females living
Informant: Lachlan Morris (his mark), son, Bogabagil near Forbes

Cause of Death: Cancer of Liver
Length of Illness: About 6 weeks
Medical Attendant: Dr A. J. Macqueen
Date last seen: 5 August 1878

Date of Burial: 8 August 1878
Place of Burial: Forbes Cemetery
Minister & Religion: Rev C. Demston, Church of England
Undertaker: Geo. J Thomson
Witnesses: Robert Low, Thomas Plunkett;Principal=Thomas Morris6 
Death*27 December 1915 Grenfell, NSW, Australia7 


James Henry Atkinson


  1. [S1220] NSW Baptisms 1788-1855.
  2. [S1570] NSW Early Church Records 1788-1855, V18402072 24A/1840 Maria Jane Morris.
  3. [S1570] NSW Early Church Records 1788-1855, V18401052 24A/1840 Maria Jane Morris.
  4. [S1481] NSW Marriage Indexes, 1604/1858 James H Atkinson & Maria J Morris.
  5. [S1317] Death Certificate transcript.
  6. [S1596] NSW Death Certificate.
  7. [S1473] NSW Death Indexes, 18462/1915 Maria J Atkinson.
  8. [S651] NSW BDM Indexes, 9887/1863 Franck L Atkinson.
  9. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 8243/1865 Arthur H Atkinson.
  10. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 19081/1869 Ernest Atkinson.