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I am researching the Morriss family from Greytown Wairarapa New Zealand. The name was changed to Morris with one s in the early 1900s. My father was Herbert Harold Earl Morris.

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on 2011-01-02 17:23:10

thysje has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2011. is researching the following names: MORRIS.

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by ngairedith on 2011-01-03 05:15:54

Hello,

The Morris family in Greytown married into the Burling family, also of Greytown

George Arthur Burling (1840-1915) was from Stratford, Greater London, England and arrived in NZ as a child (about 16 months old) with his parents, Henry BURLING (187-1911) and Mary WORSLEY (1807-1864) on the 'LONDON' in March 1840

- Henry Burling settled in the Wairarapa, in 1847 he acted as foreman of a gang employed in cutting a path to Wairarapa through the Rimutaka range. He subsequently purchased land at Paetumokai from Te Manihera Te Rangi-taka-i-waho and Wi Kingi Tu-te-pakihi-rangi.
While driving his 60 or 70 head of cattle to his run, he cut a track from Morrisons Bush to Burlings (known since 1856 as Featherston).
In 1849 he was granted a licence to establish a `house of entertainment`, Burling`s Bush Inn, at the foot of the Rimutaka range.
He delivered the mail between Wellington and Wanganui which is a distance of around 200km, apparently he did much of that by foot when the terrain was bush and rivers.
He spoke fluent Mori and his friendship with the Ngati Toa leader and his refusal to cause for offence by carrying arms proved useful attributes in the alarms after the Wairau affray of June 1843

Some time after 1860 Burling moved to newly purchased land at Waiorongomai; later still, he had holdings at Alfredton and Pongaroa.

His children were born in Greytown and Featherston and they themselves spread out and settled in other Wairarapa places, Akitio, Masterton etc and up in the Manawatu like Eketahuna and down into the Hutt Valley

Henry lived to 104]/b]
At the time of his death at Waikanae on 17 September 1911, Henry Burling had become a byword for longevity and innumerable descendants - he had more than 600 by some accounts.
He lived under six different British monarchs and saw Halley`s comet twice

the children of Henry & Mary married into the GOODING, WATERSON, SOUTHEY, OLIVER, DAVIDSON, GREATHEAD and many other pioneering families

His son George, as mentioned above, had 2 children that married into the Morris families:
- a son Henry Burling (1867-1952) was born in Greytown and died in Oropi, Bay of Plenty. He married Elizabeth Morris
- a daughter Ethel Burling, born in Greytown in 1878, married William Alexander Campbell Morris

His daughter Sarah Anne Burling married Jacon Henry GOODING in Tauherenikau and had 16 children who in turn married into KNAPP, HOLT, BURLING, WENHAM, families

There are many sites on the web that have documented this family
One of them that mentions the Morris is Descendants of Stephen BURLING born 1715 and also on Alan Williams site

happy hunting

by ngairedith on 2011-01-03 05:17:32

Sorry,

I will take the highlight off so you can read it easier ...

Henry lived to 104
At the time of his death at Waikanae on 17 September 1911, Henry Burling had become a byword for longevity and innumerable descendants - he had more than 600 by some accounts.
He lived under six different British monarchs and saw Halley`s comet twice

the children of Henry & Mary married into the GOODING, WATERSON, SOUTHEY, OLIVER, DAVIDSON, GREATHEAD and many other pioneering families

His son George, as mentioned above, had 2 children that married into the Morris families:
- a son Henry Burling (1867-1952) was born in Greytown and died in Oropi, Bay of Plenty. He married Elizabeth Morris
- a daughter Ethel Burling, born in Greytown in 1878, married William Alexander Campbell Morris

His daughter Sarah Anne Burling married Jacon Henry GOODING in Tauherenikau and had 16 children who in turn married into KNAPP, HOLT, BURLING, WENHAM, families

There are many sites on the web that have documented this family
One of them that mentions the Morris is Descendants of Stephen BURLING born 1715 and also on Alan Williams site

happy hunting

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