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John Morrisson (m Esther Dunn); Morrissey?

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John Morrisson (possibly Morrissey) was born in Gosport, Hampshire, UK, on 27 May 1830. He was baptised under the name Morrissey, parents Ellen Sullivan and Matthew Morrissey (coastguard). Parents names listed as 'Morrisson' on his death cert.

Other children include Sylvester (also coastguard), Isabella & Ellen.

John came to Australia, family myth says he deserted from a ship but I have not found any proof to support this.

He married Esther Dunn, daughter of Charles and Mary Ann, on 5 September 1855, Scots Presbyterian Church, Sydney, NSW.

Children (many!) include Sylvester Charles, Ellen, Isabella, Esther, James, Lucy, Matilda, Margaret, William, Joseph, Martin, Leo, Frederick (my line), Sydney, & John.

Settled in Bundaberg, QLD - Many of the family remain there. Spelling is alternatively Morrisson or Morrison, depending on the branch. Some on Sunshine Coast, QLD. My line moved a lot, but locations included Goondiwindi, Warwick, Brisbane.

John died 27 May 1912 in Bundaberg. He is buried in Bundaberg Cemetery, Queensland.

Surnames: Dunn Morrison Morrissey Morrisson
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on 2007-03-07 20:27:18

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by allycat on 2007-03-07 20:41:14

Q.Have you found your MORRISSEY/MORRISSON family on the 1841 Census yet? If not sign up as a free member of then goto their Hampshire Board click on 'Hampshire Lookup Requests' and post an 1841 Census Lookup pls MORRISSEY/MORRISSON family.

Q.Have you gone through the NSW Registrar of Births, Deaths and Families online for free?

Q.Do you have his entry into Australia? Search the National Archives of Australia and/or post a new topic (like a journal here) - Emigrants to Australia

Cemetery search now available online ...
Bundaberg City Council

Good luck,

Alison QLD, Australia.

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