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L-Sgt Edward Morris married Elizabeth Glassweall in St Helier in 1812

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Origins of surname

This common English surname comes from the French personal name Maurice (dark and swarthy) and was brought to Britain after the Norman Conquest.

Early records

Seven children of Mathurin Morris and his unknown wife were baptised in St Saviour between 1689 and 1712


  • Morris
  • Morrison
  • Morrissey
  • Morice

Family records


Church records


Great War service


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Morris, Morrison, Morrissey family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Jane Morris of 7 Journeaux Street, St Helier, spinster - 25 March 1893, D/Y/A/52
  • Mary Morris of St Helier, widow, bequeaths to the local committee of the Society of St Vincent de Paul, £5 10 October 1857 - D/Y/A/29
  • Western Morris of St Helier - 27 April 1897, D/Y/A/56
  • Harry Morris, 55 Bath Street, St Helier Endows a bed in the Childrens Ward, Jersey Hospital in memory of Mark Le Cornu Morris - 3 May 1939, D/Y/A/104
  • Mary Morris, Old Golf House, Grouville - 1 March 1927, D/Y/A/87
  • Teresa Morris, Quiberon, Fauvic, Grouville - 19 September 1941, D/Y/A/108
  • Joseph Morris, Rockston, La Rocque, Grouville and of Stopford Road, St Saviour bequeaths to Harry Morris a house at the corner of St Saviour's Road and Stopford Road, St Saviour - 2 February 1915, D/Y/A/74
  • Susan Morrison of Clarendon Road, St Helier, spinster 9 April 1861 - D/Y/A/30
  • George Morrison, Major, bequeaths to Annie Alexine Morrison all his share and interest in Closebury Estate, Mercora Coorg, East Indies - 15 February 1882, D/Y/A/42
  • Marie Morrisson of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, £10 tournois of the order of the King 20 January 1779 - D/Y/A/12
  • Michael Morrissey of Waterford, Ireland, now of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of the General hospital 5s - 16 May 1864, D/Y/A/32
  • Michael Morrissey of Waterford, Ireland, now of 20 Clarendon Road, St Helier - 15 February 1892, D/Y/A/51
  • Edward Morrissey, 1 Columbus Street, St Helier - 30 October 1933, D/Y/A/95

Family gravestones

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