Maria Davies, Great Great Grandmother of Alan Morris.

Maria Davies was my Great Great Grandmother, she died thirty-six years before I was born.

Maria Davies.

Maria Davies was born in 1857 in Tremain, Cardiganshire, Wales. She was the daughter of Thomas Davies & his wife Elizabeth.

 

Wedding of Maria Davies & Daniel Morris.

Maria Davies got married to Daniel Morris at the Parish Church in Aberporth, Cardigan, Wales. They got married on October 23rd 1877. The wedding certificate shows that Maria's occupation was a Farm Servant & that her father, Thomas was a Labourer.

The two witnesses to the wedding were Alfred Nicholas & Evan Jones.

Marriage certificate for Maria Davies & Daniel Morris.

Children of Maria Davies & Daniel Morris.

  1. Elizabeth Morris. 1878-
  2. Thomas Morris. 1880
  3. Evan Morris. 1883-1943
  4. John Morris. 1884
  5. Benjamin Morris. 1887-1952
  6. Daniel Owen Morris. 1889-1976
  7. William Llewelyn Morris. 1891-1922
  8. Mary Jane Morris. 1891-1974
  9. Frances Ellen Morris. 1895
  10. Hannah Mariah Morris. 1896
  11. Kesiah Morris. 1898-1971
  12. James Lewis Morris. 1903-1980

Census Records for Maria.

I have been able to find Maria on the census records in 1891, 1901 & 1911.

1891 Census taken on 5 April.

This Census was taken in Aberporth, Cardigan, Wales.

Census Record Details: RG12P4450F82P13

Name.Relation to Head.Age.M/S/W.Occupation.Birthplace.
Maria Morris. Wife. 34. M.   St Davids, Pembroke, Wales.
Elizabeth Morris. Daughter. 13.   Scholar. Tremain, Cardigan, Wales.
Tom Morris. Son. 11.   Scholar. Tremain, Cardigan, Wales.
Evan Morris. Son. 9.     Tremain, Cardigan, Wales.
John Morris. Son. 7.     Tremain, Cardigan, Wales.
Benjamin Morris. Son. 4.     Tremain, Cardigan, Wales.
Daniel Owen Morris. Son. 2.     Aberporth, Cardigan, Wales.

1901 Census taken on 31 March.

This record is from Aberporth, Cardigan, Wales.

Census Record Details: Class: RG13; Piece: 5137; Folio: 8; Page: 7

Name.Relation to Head.Age.M/S/W.Occupation.Birthplace.
Maria Morris. Wife. 43. M.   Tremain, Cardigan, Wales.
Benjamin Morris. Son. 13.     Aberporth, Cardigan, Wales.
Daniel Owen Morris. Son. 11.     Aberporth, Cardigan, Wales.
Mary Jane Morris. Daughter. 9.     Aberporth, Cardigan, Wales.
William Llewelyn Morris. Son. 9.     Aberporth, Cardigan, Wales.
Frances Morris. Daughter. 5.     Aberporth, Cardigan, Wales.
Hannah Mariah Morris. Daughter. 4.     Aberporth, Cardigan, Wales.
Kesiah Morris. Daughter. 2.     Aberporth, Cardigan, Wales.

1911 Census taken on 2 April.

This record is from Nant y moel, Glamorgan, Wales. It shows the family living at 5 Cadwgan Street.

Census Record Details: 1911 Wales Census

Name.Relation to Head.Age.M/S/W.Occupation.Birthplace.
Daniel Morris. Head. 53. M. Coal miner/hewer. St Dogmaels, Pembroke, Wales.
Maria Morris. Wife. 53. M.   Verwick, Cardigan, Wales.
William Llewelyn Morris. Son. 19. S.   Aberporth, Cardigan, Wales.
Francis Ellen Morris. Daughter. 16. S. General servant. Aberporth, Cardigan, Wales.
Hannah Maria Morris. Daughter. 13. S.   Aberporth, Cardigan, Wales.
Kesiah Morris. Daughter. 12. S.   Aberporth, Cardigan, Wales.
James Lewis Morris. Son. 1. S.   Aberporth, Cardigan, Wales.

1921 Census taken on 19 June.

This census was taken in Nant-y-moel, Glamorgan, Wales. It shows the family living at 13 Wann Lloyd.

Census Record Details: 1921 Census Of England & Wales.

Name.Relation to Head.Age.M/S/W.Occupation.Birthplace.
Daniel Morris. Head. 62. M. Coal hewer. Pembrook, Wales.
Maria Morris. Wife. 63. M. Home Duties. Cardigan, Wales.
James Lewis Morris. Son. 18.   Assistant Coal hewer. Cardigan, Wales.
Benjamin Morris. Son. 34. W. Coal Hewer. Cardigan, Wales.
Daniel Edward Morris. Grandson. 11.     Glamorgan, Wales.
Llewelyn Morris. Grandson. 10.     Glamorgan, Wales.
Benjamin Brynley Morris. Grandson. 6.     Glamorgan, Wales.

Criminal Case 452208a.

Whilst looking at one of the Genealogy websites I discovered that some of my relatives, had a criminal record. On 16 October 1923, they were committed & bailed from the court in Cardigan, Cardiganshire, Wales. They surrendered themselves to court again on the 6th & 7th of November 1923.

The Offence.

Between 26 December 1922 & 19 February 1923 at the Parish of Tremain & diverse other places, did conspire, combine, confederate & agree together, by diverse false pretences, means & devices, to obtain from Margaret Davies, Elizabeth Ann Jones & John Davies, certain sums of money & in pursuance thereof did obtain certain sums of money, with intent to cheat & defraud.

The Sentence.

My relatives were Tried before Commissioner A J Ashton, KC, on the 6th, 7th & 8th of November 1923 & all were found guilty.

Name.

Occupation.

Age.

Sentence.

Daniel Morris. Collier. 65. 15 months of hard labour.
Maria Morris. Married Woman. 66. 12 months of hard labour.
James Lewis Morris.  Collier. 20.  12 months of hard labour.
Benjamin Morris.  Colliery repairer.  36.  15 months of hard labour.
Daniel Thomas Rees.  Motor Driver.  21. 3 months of hard labour.
Catherine Phillips. Married Woman. 29.  12 months of hard labour.

Images.

These two documents show the case summaries.

Court Case Summary.Court Case Summary.

My thoughts.

Unfortunately, I have been unable to find any more information about this crime, but because of the surnames of some of the people who the crime was committed against, I assume that the fraud was against Maria Morris's family. Her maiden name was Davies & she was born in Tremain, two of the victims of the crime had the surname Davies & were from Tremain.