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Eliza Jane (Morrow) Morris (1827 - 1876)

Eliza Jane Morris formerly Morrow aka Johnston
Born in Armagh, County Armagh, Irelandmap
Daughter of and
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1846 in Armagh, N Irelandmap
Wife of — married 1853 in Victoria, Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Prahran, Victoria, Australiamap
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Ireland Native
Eliza (Morrow) Morris was born in Ireland.

Eliza Jane Morrow was born in Armagh, Ireland in about 1827 the daughter of James Morrow and Jane Maxwell.[1][2]

Eliza Jane (Morrow) Johnston, daughter of James Morrow and Jane Maxwell, married Arthur Irwin Johnston, son of Arthur Johnston and Sarah McGee in about 1846. They had three children.

Eliza Jane (Morrow) Johnston migrated to Australia about 1851.[2] Eliza had two sons before she emigrated. As Hugh died in Victoria, it is likely he travelled with her. Eliza's third son, Arthur was born "At Sea" and baptised in Geelong. Whether Eliza's husband, also Arthur, perished on the voyage or was left behind is uncertain.[1]

Eliza Jane (Morrow) Johnston, widowed daughter of James Morrow and Jane Maxwell, married William Thomas Morris, son of William Morris, in Victoria in 1853.[1][2] They had eight children.

Eliza Jane (Morrow) Morris (formerly Johnston) passed away at South Yarra, Prahran, Victoria on 15 December 1876.[2] She died from burns accidentally incurred by her clothes catching fire. She was survived by

  • two children from her first marriage
  • her second husband[2]
  • at least one son from her second marriage.

Research Notes

Birth / Baptism

  • No primary records for Eliza's birth and / or baptism have been located.


  • No primary records for Eliza's migration to Victoria have been located.
  • It is unclear whether she emigrated directly from Armagh or spent some time elsewhere in the British Isles first.


To Arthur Johnston

  • No primary record for this marriage has been located
  • As their first child, Hugh, was born about 1847, their marriage was probably around 1845-1846.

To William Morris in 1853

  1. Vic BDM - Marriage Registration: 582/1853 [1]
    1853 Marriages solemnized in the District of Grant
    No.: 47
    When and where married: September 20th 1853; Christ Church, Geelong
    Names and Surnames of Parties: William Thomas Morris; Eliza Jane Johnston
    William Thomas Morris
    - Birth Place: ???, England
    - Profession: Draper
    - Age: of full age
    - Residence (present): Geelong
    - Parents: William Morris (Rank: Grocer); ???
    Eliza Jane Johnston
    - Former Husband: Widow Husband died October 1851
    - Children by former marriage (living): Two
    - Children by former marriage (dead): One
    - Birth Place: ???, Armagh Ireland
    - Profession: -
    - Age: of full age
    - Residence (present): Geelong
    - Parents: James Morrow (Rank: Architect); Jane
    Married in the Parish Church according to the ceremonies of the Church of England
    Between William Thomas Morris and Eliza J Johnston
    In the presence of ??? and ??? by John Potter


  1. Vic BDM - Death Registration: 13337/1876 [2]
    1876 Deaths in the district of South Yarra in the Colony of Victoria, Registered by John Turner
    No.: 126
    When and where Died: 15th December 1876; Yarra Street, South Yarra, Town Prahran, County Bourke
    Name: Eliza Jane Morris
    Sex and Age: Female; 49 Years
    Cause of Death: Burns accidentally incurred by her clothes catching fire
    Medical Attendant by whom certified: Dr. Lander at inquest held 16th December 1876
    Names and Surname of father with Rank or Profession: name unknown Morrow; rank unknown
    Name and Surname of mother: unknown
    Informant: Thomas ?Brooks? Const present at Inquest Prahran
    Signature of Deputy Registrar: John Turner
    Date and where registered: 18th December 1876; South Yarra
    When and Where buried: 16th December 1876; Melbourne Cemetery
    Name and Religion of Minister: Revd John ???; Church of England
    Where born: Armagh Ireland
    How Long in Australian Colonies: 24 years in Victoria
    If Married
    - Where: Geelong
    - At what age: 26
    - to whom: William Thomas Morris
    - Issue in order of birth: number of issue eight no further particulars known

See Also

  1. Morrow, Eliza, 1827, CapeWill Tree on MyHeritage [3]
    • For all the information on Eliza Jane Morris (Morrow, 1827-1876) and her close family see my tree on MyHeritage that I am progressively transcribing. B. Williams (3Nov2017)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Vic BDM - Marriage Registration: 582/1853,, obtained 20Nov2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Vic BDM - Death Registration: 13337/1876,, obtained 12Nov2017
  3. Morrow, Eliza, 1827, CapeWill Tree on MyHeritage,, accessed 3Nov2017

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