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William Morrison (bef. 1758 - aft. 1786)

William Morrison
Born before in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 18 May 1785 in Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died after [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 21 Feb 2011
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The Death Date is a rough estimate. See the text for details.

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Biography

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William Morrison was born in Scotland.
This profile is part of the Morrison Name Study.

William was baptised in February 1758 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, and presumably born slightly earlier. He was the son of Margaret Dow or Dove and William Morrison or Morison.

He was married to Margaret Morrison in May 1785 in St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh. It is not known that there was any relation between William and Margaret.

William and Margaret had one child, Alexander, who was born in June 1786 in Edinburgh.

It is not known when and where William died and whether he and Margaret had any other children.

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records

Birth/Baptism record (Scotland Old Parish Registers):
WILLIAM MORISON (M). 23/02/1758. Parents/other details: WILLIAM MORISON/MARY DOVE FR7965 (FR7965). Parish: Edinburgh. Ref: 685/1290 485[1]

Marriage record (Scotland Old Parish Registers):
WILLIAM MORRISON married MARGARET MORRISON/FR4943 (FR4943) on 18/05/1785. Parish: St Cuthbert's. Ref: 685/2170 168[1]

Birth/Baptism record for their son (Scotland Old Parish Registers):
ALEXANDER MORISON (M). 21/06/1786. Parents/other details: WILLIAM MORISON/MARGARET MORISON FR9705 (FR9705). Parish: Edinburgh. Ref: 685/1380 3[1]

Research notes

All notes added by Anderson-53301 18:18, 8 November 2020 (UTC)

Various attestations to William's birth (and parents), his marriage (and wife), and the birth of his son Alexander are found in a number of genealogies compiled on the FamilySearch website. These are not reliable sources, but they may provide some degree of support for the assumption that William is the same William as the ones recorded in the records listed here (and details of his family members, e.g. the variant spellings of his mother's maiden name as Dow/Dove).[2][3][4][5][6]

I could not ascertain when William died, and have therefore listed his death date as after 1785 (his son Alexander was born in June 1786). If he died in the Midlothian area, the following death records may be for him:

Possible death records (Scotland Old Parish Registers):
WILLIAM MORRISON (M), 10/04/1804. Parish: Edinburgh. Ref: 685/1990 9
WILLIAM MORRISON (M), 03/01/1815. Parish: Edinburgh. Ref: 685/1990 214
WILLIAM MORRISON (M), 04/01/1824. Parish: Edinburgh. Ref: 685/1990 392
WILLIAM MORRISON (80, M), 20/10/1840. Parish: Edinburgh. Ref: 685/11010 30[1]

I could not find clear records for William's birth, marriage, or death on either Scotland Church Records and Kirk Session Records, 1658-1919 or Scotland Presbyterian & Protestant Church Records, 1736-1990.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Church of Scotland Old Parish Registers. Accessible at ScotlandsPeople
  2. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Ancestral File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:MCC5-4G6 : accessed 31 October 2020), entry for William MORRISON (CFDB-HG); record merged from multiple submissions.
  3. "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:3ZCM-MN4 : accessed 31 October 2020), entry for William /MORRISON/, cites sources; file (2:2:2:MMDR-3MC), submitted 11 July 2016 by HerringtonJS1 [identity withheld for privacy].
  4. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "International Genealogical Index (IGI)," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:M223-VCX : accessed 31 October 2020), entry for William Morison, batch A24222-7; citing FHL microfilm 538,040; submitter not specified.
  5. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "International Genealogical Index (IGI)," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:9Q58-7FN : accessed 31 October 2020), entry for William Morison, batch 8223132, sheet 15, serial 00050; citing FHL microfilm 884,866; submitted by occlayton32804 [identity withheld for privacy].
  6. "MyTrees.com," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:Q334-JY4 : accessed 31 October 2020), entry for WILLIAM MORRISON; file (2:2:2:MMXW-LP3), submitted 2 January 2020.


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