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Elizabeth Maria (Morris) Beckwith (abt. 1830 - 1908)

Elizabeth Maria Beckwith formerly Morris
Born about in Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England, United Kingdommap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1853 in Clerkenwell, London, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Day Dawn, Western Australia, Australiamap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Jun 2017
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PARENTS. Thomas Morris & Elizabeth Maria (Hobden) Morris

BIRTH. Abt. 1830, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, London, England

England and Wales Census, 1851:
Name Thomas Morris
Event Type Census
Event Date 1851
Event Place Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England
Registration District Clerkenwell
Residence Note Clerkenwell Green
Gender Male
Age 44
Marital Status Married
Occupation Engineer
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1807
Birthplace Kingston Upon Hull,
Page Number 6
Registration Number HO107
Piece/Folio 1516 / 641
Affiliate Record Type Household
Thomas Morris Head M 44 Kingston Upon Hull,
Elizabeth Morris Wife F 42 Kingston Upon Hull,
Elizabeth Morris Daughter F 20 Clerkenwell, Middlesex
James Morris Son M 17 Shoreditch, Middlesex
Harriett Morris Daughter F 15 Chigwell, Essex
William Morris Son M 10 Hoxton, Middlesex
Emily Morris Daughter F 4 Clerkenwell, Middlesex
George Morris Son M 2 Clerkenwell, Middlesex
Arthur Morris Son M 0 Clerkenwell, Middlesex
George Wood Apprentice M 18 Marylebone, Middlesex
James Badderly Apprentice M 18 Windsor,
John Ludbrook Apprentice M 16 High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Emily Warrall Servant F 20 St Lukes, Middlesex

MARRIAGE. 1853, Clerkenwell, London, England

MARRIAGE. 1853, Joseph Beckwith, son of Robert William Beckwith & Ann (Haines) Beckwith

Name Elizabeth Maria Morris
Event Type Marriage
Registration Quarter Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration Year 1853
Registration District Clerkenwell
County London
Event Place Clerkenwell, London, England
Volume 1B, Page 759
Elizabeth Maria Morris probably married one of the following people
Name Joseph Beckwith

Children (born in England):

(1) Joseph Thomas Beckwith, b. 1854, d. 25 Dec 1930, m. 1893, Fanny/Frances Emma (Burton) Bennett, daughter of Henry & Emily Burton
(2) Ann Elizabeth Beckwith, b. 1857, d. 1 Jun 1938, m. 8 Jun 1876, Charles Edwin Ralph, son of James Ralph & Eliza (Toy) Ralph


(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):

(3) James Henry Beckwith, b. 8 Apr 1860, d. 4 Jun 1950, m. 1903, Sabina Mary Josephine Moran, daughter of Bernard J Moran & Ann (Lavelle) Moran
(4) Harriet Mary Beckwith, b. 2 Mar 1862, d. Feb 1943, m. 25 Mar 1883, William Rennison Owens, son of John Owens & Mary (??) Owens
(5) Emily Haines Beckwith, b. 2 Apr 1864, d. Feb 1910, m. 12 Feb 1881, Henry Davey Edwards, son of Richard Henry Edwards & Elizabeth (Davey) Edwards
(6) Sidney Herbert Frederick Beckwith, b. 19 Oct 1865, d. 31 Jan 1917, m. 11 Aug 1890, Mary Ann/Ada Lovell, daughter of Charles Thomas Lovell & Sarah Ann (Fieldhouse) Lovell
(7) Arthur William Beckwith, b. 11 Feb 1868, d. 28 Mar 1878
(8) Edwin Charles Beckwith, b. 13 May 1869, d. 8 Aug 1936, m. 1898, 1898, Emily Anne Usher, daughter of Thomas Gent Usher & Mary Jane (Grimley) Usher
(9) Jane Beckwith, b. 9 Jul 1871, d. 18 Aug 1954, m. 6 Mar 1899, Thomas Hall Moore, son of John Augustus Moore & Eliza (Hall) Moore
(10) Alice Springs Beckwith, b. 23 Aug 1873, d. 24 Jan 1950, m. 1906, Albert Howard Trotman, son of John Trotman & Susanna (Howard) Trotman

Death of Spouse: 22 May 1902, Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia

DEATH. 6 May 1908, Day Dawn, Western Australia, Australia

DEATH. WA BDM Death Reg: #25/1908
Family name Beckwith
Given names Elizabeth M
Place of death District of Murchison

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.


  • Death: WA BDM Death Reg: #25/1908

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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