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21 July 2024
James Lewis Morris, great grand uncle of Alan Morris.

James Lewis Morris was my great grand uncle.

James Lewis Morris.

Birth of James Lewis Morris.

James Lewis Morris was born on the 10th of April May 1903 in Aberporth, Cardiganshire, Wales to Daniel Morris & Maria Morris.

Marriage of James Lewis Morris & Irene Novello Maud Griffiths.

James Lewis Morris married Irene Novello Maud Griffiths in December 1930. The marriage was registered in Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales. 

Census records for James Lewis Morris.

I found James Lewis Morris on the census records in 1911 & 1921. 

1911 Census taken on 2 April.

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

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

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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.

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

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1939 Register taken on 29 September.

This census shows the family living at 49 Warravia Place, Price Town, Ogmore & Garw, Glamorganshire, Wales

Name.Birth Date.Occupation.
James L Morris. 10 April 1903.  Colliery Hewer. 
Irene Novello Maud Morris. 7 February 1909.  Unpaid domestic duties. 

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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. 

Newspaper Clips.

These are all newspaper clippings that James Lewis Morris appeared in.

  1. Mystery Will of Tremain - Western Mail, November 7th 1923.
  2. Mystery Will Trial - Western Mail, November 8th 1923.
  3. Families heartless crime - Nottingham Evening Post, November 9th 1923.
  4. Five members of one family jailed - The Courier, November 9th 1923. 

Death of James Lewis Morris.

James Lewis Morris died in 1980 in Glamorgan, Wales.

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