ELIZABETH MARIA MORRIS (Morris-16923)
PARENTS. Thomas Morris & Elizabeth Maria (Hobden) Morris
BIRTH. Abt. 1830, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, London, England
MARRIAGE. 1853, Clerkenwell, London, England
MARRIAGE. 1853, Joseph Beckwith, son of Robert William Beckwith & Ann (Haines) Beckwith
Children (born in England):
IMMIGRATION. 1858. On the ORIENT. To SOUTH AUSTRALIA
(Sep 1858). IMMIGRATION. SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVED. Saturday, September 18-The ship Orient, 1,032 tons, Alexander Lawrence, master, from London June 28,Plymouth July 4. J. Stilling and Co., Town and Port, agents. Passengers- Mr,, Mrs., and Master Penny, Mrs., Miss, and Mr. F. Hodges, Mr. and Mrs. Simms, 2 children, and servant, Mr. and Mrs. Mather, 2 children, and servant, Messrs. Rischbiesh, Boddy, Newenham, and Greig, and Dr. Ross (surgeon), in the cabin; Mrs. and Miss Shaddock, Mr. and Mrs. Lorraine, daughter, and 3 sons. Mrs. Doggrell, Mrs. and Miss Battle, Mrs. and Miss Beckwith and infant, Messrs. Abbott, Mobsby, and Hoskins, in the intermediate.
Children (born in Australia):
Death of Spouse: 22 May 1902, Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia
DEATH. 6 May 1908, Day Dawn, Western Australia, Australia
OBITUARY. THE LATE MRS. BECKWITH. Mrs. Elizabeth Maria Beckwith, wife of the late Mr. Joseph Beckwith, of the Postal Department, Geraldton, who died on May 6, at Day Dawn, of heart failure, was born in Clerkenwell, London, in 1830. She came to Adelaide with her husband and two children in 1856 by the sailing boat Orient, where her husband served for 30 years in the construction of telegraph lines in South Australia.
The deceased arrived in Geraldton in 1886 in the sailing boat Sea Ripple to join her husband, who had come to W.A. in the Ottway two years previously, and who had charge of the construction of the telegraph lines party from Northampton to the North. When reaching the Gascoyne the late Mr. Beckwith was ordered to Geraldton, where he took up his abode with his wife.
Since Mr. Beckwith' s death in 1902 the deceased resided with one single daughter, who, when entering matrimony in 1906, left home. Since then she had been staying with her daughter (Mrs. T. H. Moore), and only a little over two weeks ago went to Day Dawn for a change.
Deceased leaves four sons — (Mr. J. T. Beckwith, the eldest, who is married, and who resides in Beaconsfield, Fremantle) ; Mr. James Beckwith, of Leederville ; Mr. Edwin Beckwith, of Eucla ; and Mr. Sydney Beckwith, of Adelaide. There are also four daughters Mrs. Ralph, of Melbourne ; Mrs. Edwards, of Brisbane ; Mrs. Owen, of Adelaide ; Mrs. Trotman, of Day Dawn ; and Mrs. Moore, of Geraldton. In addition to these she leaves 33 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Beckwith was well respected by all who knew her.
Elizabeth was born in 1853. She passed away in 1908.
About Morris, Elizabeth Maria Elizabeth Maria married Beckwith/ was born in Clerkenwell, London in 1830. She came to Adelaide with her husband and two children in 1856 by the sailing boat ORIENT, where her husband served for 30 years in the construction of the telegraph lines in South Australia. The Orient departed London on 28/6/1856 Via Plymouth on 5/7/1856 and arrived in Pt Adelaide on 24/9/1856. The captain of the vessel was Captain A Lawrence. Joseph was appointed lineman for the telegraph Department in 1884, which position he held till his death. Elizabeth came to Geraldton in 1886 on the SEA RIPPLE to join her husband who came to WA two years previously on the OTWAY and who had charge of the construction of the telegraph line in WA. Joseph was also a Freeman of the city of London. The death of Joseph was on the 22/5/1902 at Geraldton at the age of 73. He left a widow Elizabeth and nine children, Joe, Sophia, Jane ??? Elizabeth died on 6/5/1908 at Day Dawn of heart failure and senility after coughing attach. Morris steel foundries money in the chancery under Morris Howard Trottman onto the above.
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