Research Notes: Morton Descendants Notes

Descendants of George Morton



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1. George1 MORTON may have died circa 1743 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[1]

Described by Sir James Gowan as being of Queens County (now Co. Laois), Ireland.[2]

Children of George1 Morton and an unknown spouse were:

  • 2. i. Francis2 Morton, born between 1710 and 1725; married (--?--) Hatton.



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2. Francis2 MORTON (child of George1);[3] born between 1710 and 1725; somewhere in that range;[4] married (--?--) Hatton, daughter of Henry Hatton.[5]

Described as, "Francis Morton, of Tinnahely, the son of George Morton, of Queens County", who "married [a] daughter of Rev. Henry Hatton."[6] (It is unlikely that Francis' Hatton bride was a daughter of the rector of Gorey).[7],[8] He was living in 1743 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; where he appears on a deed receiving lands from George Morton in Tinahely, Rossabawn, and Lugduff. Witnesses were Jack Hatton and John Briggs, 2 May 1743.[9]

(--?--) HATTON[10] was born between 1713 and 1729; most likely.[11] She was also considered to be Ann Hatton.

Children of Francis2 Morton and (--?--) Hatton were as follows:

  • 3. i. Henry Hatton3 Morton, born circa 1744.

  • ii. William Morton[12],[12] possibly was born circa 1749;[13] he possibly died 1829.[13]

    "William Moreton brother of James Moreton Captain etc. This William is the one referred to in the State of the County Papers" with regard to the Rebellion in 1798.[14] William was Captain of the Tinahely True Blues, a supplementary unit of the Wicklow Yeomanry 1796-1798.[15]

  • 4. iii. James Morton, born circa 1758.



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3. Henry Hatton3 MORTON (child of Francis2, George1);[16],[16] born circa 1744;[17] died 7 Jun 1822 at Forttown, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[18]

Henry recorded as justice for corn trading certificates around 1788-1791.[19] Henry was the magistrate in Tinahely during the Rebellion of 1798.[20] "involved in engagements during the 1798 rebellion... a local Magistrate."[21],[22] During the Battle of Ballyraheen 2 Jul 1798, while loyalists hole up in Joseph Chamney's mansion, the rebels with whom they were engaged lit fire to Henry Morton's house next door.[23]

Children of Henry Hatton3 Morton and an unknown spouse were:



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4. James3 MORTON (child of Francis2, George1);[24],[25] born circa 1758;[26],[27] died 1833;[28] he may have been buried 7 Oct 1833 at Kilcommon Parish, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[29]

James was described as "the son of Francis, ... and the father of Francis Morton, of Woodmount, who was the father of Dr. George Morton, of Toronto, and Dr. Edward Morton, of Barrie."[2] He lived between 1791 and 1824 at Lugduff, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[30],[31],[32] James was Captain of the Tinahely Infantry, a unit of the Wicklow Yeomanry 1796-1798.[33],[15] (There was a Captain James Moreton, member of Rathdrum Infantry in 1798).[34]

Children of James3 Morton and an unknown spouse were:



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5. Dr. Francis Henry4 MORTON (child of Henry3, Francis2, George1);[35] born circa 1773;[36] married Mary Chamney circa 1804;[37],[38] died 1844 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[39]

Together Francis and Mary had 11 children: Mary (1804), Ellen (1805-1848), George Thomas (1807-1851), Anne (1808), Sophia (1812, m. Nicholas Gifford in 1838), Jane (1814, m. Thomas Chamney in 1840), Harry (1816-1848), Kitty (1818), Bessie (1820), Charlotte (1822), and Graves (1824-25).

[40] He subscribed to A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland in 1837 at Forttown, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[41] He was a medical doctor.[42]

Mary CHAMNEY was born circa 1780.[43]

Children of Dr. Francis Henry4 Morton and Mary Chamney were:

  • i. George Thomas5 Morton;[44],[44] born 1807;[45] married Barbara Jane Symes circa 1840;[46] died 4 Nov 1851 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[47]

    While at Fort Town House, Ballyraheen, George and Barbara had 3 children: Mary (1840, m. William Leigh Bernard in 1866), Francis Henry (1842-1842), and Elizabeth (1843-1844).[40]



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6. Francis4 MORTON (Sr.) (child of James3, Francis2, George1);[48] born 8 May 1790;[49] married Elizabeth Ann Barrett before 1820;[50],[51] died "age 78" 11 Jan 1869 at Co. Wicklow, Ireland, at age 78;[49],[52] buried at Shillelagh churchyard, Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, His gravestone: "In memory of Francis Morton of Woodmount only son of the late Captain James Morton of Tinahely."[53]

He may have lived in 1824 at Lugduff, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[54],[31] He may have been the property representative at Glan Phillipeen townland, immediately west of Tinahely Town. He was listed there in the Tithe Applotment of April 1826, but without any acreage.[55] Sir James Gowan (1815-1909) said he had "a vague recollection of seeing 'Frank Morton of Woodmount' at my father's house" when he was a boy in Ireland (the 1820's). His father "had a warm regard for him, and used to tell many stories of the loyalty and gallantry of the Morton family in perilous times, and of two of them, yeomanry captains, being killed in the Irish rebellion", possibly referring to the Battle of Ballyraheen in July, 1798, about 2 kilometres north-west of Woodmount.[2] (Woodmount is 2.5 km south-west of Tinahely Town, in the townland of Tomnafinnoge, Carnew Parish).[56] Francis was cited on a deed with Dr. Francis Henry Morton of Forttown, 1827, where it appears he was extending a lease to farms in Tinahely, Glenphilipeen, and Tomnafinogue which were previously leased in 1804, 1801, 1775 and 1770.[57] He lived in 1833 at Tomnafinnoge, Carnew Parish, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; having at 87 acres. Tomnafinnogue townland contained Woodmount farm.[58] He lived in 1853 at Tomnafinnoge, Barony of Balinacor South, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; leasing 271 acres from Earl Fitzwilliam, and in turn, subleasing out 142 acres.[59],[60]

Elizabeth Ann BARRETT was born circa 1794.[61] She died on 18 Nov 1882.[49] She was buried at Shillelagh churchyard, Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[53]

Children of Francis4 Morton (Sr.) and Elizabeth Ann Barrett were as follows:

  • 7. i. James5 Morton, born 30 Aug 1820 at Kilcommon Parish, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; married Lydia May (--?--).

  • 8. ii. George Dean Morton, born 31 Aug 1822 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; married Cornelia Rosabella Laughton.

  • 9. iii. William Nassau Morton, born 3 Jun 1824 at Kilcommon Parish, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; married Ann Eliza Morton; married Charlotte Elizabeth Young.

  • iv. Anne Morton;[62],[62] born circa 1827;[63] died "aged 44 years" 23 Oct 1871;[64] buried at Shillelagh churchyard, Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[65]

    A memorial plaque errected by her parents read "In memory of Anne eldest daughter of the late Francis Morton of Woodmount died 19th October 1871 aged 45 years. 'Knowing that tribulation worketh patience' Rom V3. "[66]

  • v. Elizabeth Morton; born after 1827.[67]

    Brother George's will provided her $1000 in 1895, and the same for her two sisters, but gives no further details.[68] Elizabeth was to receive $1000 from her brother Edward upon his death in Canada in 1916. She could have been in her late eighties then.[69] She and Genevieve Catherine Morton lived in 1916 at Co. Wicklow, Ireland; possibly in Coolboy town, Coolrus, or Coolroe.[70],[71]

  • vi. Sarah Morton; born after 1827.[67]

    Brother George's will provided her $1000 in 1895, and the same for her two sisters, but gives no further details.[72]

  • vii. Ellen Morton;[73] born 20 Jan 1828 at Kilcommon Parish, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[74],[75] died "aged 77 years" 19 Aug 1903 at age 75.[49]

    Brother George's will provided her $1000 in 1895, and the same for her two sisters, but gives no further details.[68]

  • 10. viii. Francis Morton, born circa 18 Jan 1830 at Ireland; married Mary Eleanor Elliott.

  • 11. ix. Edward Deane Morton, born 17 Jul 1836; married Arabella Anna Laughton; married Annie May Vivian.



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7. James5 MORTON (child of Francis4, James3, Francis2, George1);[76] born 30 Aug 1820 at Kilcommon Parish, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[77] he may have married Lydia May (--?--) circa 1850.[78]

Between 1851 and 1853, James Morton lived at Greenhall, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[79],[80] Brother George's will provided $1000 each for James' daughters, but did not name who or how many there were. The will, published in 1895, stated that James then lived in Belfast, Ireland.[81]

Children of James5 Morton and Lydia May (--?--) were as follows:

  • i. Genevieve Catherine6 Morton;[82],[83] baptized 7 Sep 1851 at Crosspatrick parish, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; "dau. of James and Lydia May of Greenhall."[84]

    Genevieve was mentioned in the will of her Uncle Edward in Canada, upon his death in 1916. She was to receive $1000.[69] She and Elizabeth Morton lived in 1916 at Co. Wicklow, Ireland; possibly in Coolboy town, Coolrus, or Coolroe.[70],[71]

  • ii. Francis Osborne Hatton Morton;[85],[85] baptized 10 Jan 1853 at Kilcommon Parish, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[86]



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8. George Dean5 MORTON (child of Francis4, James3, Francis2, George1); born 31 Aug 1822 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[87] married Cornelia Rosabella Laughton, daughter of William Laughton Esquire and Maria Roe, 19 Sep 1854 at Trinity Church, Bradford, Simcoe Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); both of Holland Landing, once also known as St. Alban's;[88],[89] died from internal gout of 17 days 17 Feb 1895 at 563 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at age 72;[90],[91] buried 20 Feb 1895 at (his) Dr. Morton's Vault, Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada, "Funeral will leave residence (563 Church St., Toronto) at 11 o'clock on Wednesday, the 20th, via Union station, for place of interment at Holland Landing."[92]

He emigrated in 1848 to Holland Landing, York Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[93] Upon arriving in Holland Landing, George took up the practice of the retiring Dr. Ardagh.[94] He and Cornelia Rosabella Laughton lived in 1856 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[95] During his time in Bradford, George occupied the positions of reeve of Bradford, trustee of the High School, member of the Simcoe County Council and county coroner. He was a member of the Conservative party, was a staunch Orangeman and master of the Bradford and Holland Landing Orange Lodges.[94] In 1860, George purchased lot 109 in the 1st Concession East, township of East Gwillimbury, from Frederick Robinson, son of the famous settler Peter Robinson. Lot 110, immediately north, belonged to George's father-in-law William Laughton. On Laughton's death in 1863, it was transferred to George's sister-in-law Arabella, then to his wife Cornelia by 1868. The combined lands were named Woodmount after George's father's farm at Tomnafinnoge, near Tinahely, Co. Wicklow. At Woodmount, George trained his winning race horses.[96],[94] He and Cornelia Rosabella Laughton appeared on the census of 1861 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where they lived in a 1½-story brick house, had one servant, and several farm animals, including 4 horses and 4 carriages on 1 acre of land. Supposed daughter Henrietta (8) was present.[97] George's horse Brunette won the 1864 Queen's Plate Stakes in Guelph, Canada West.[98] George advertised in the local paper: "Drs. Morton & McCarthy, Physicians, Surgeons & Accouchers, Bradford, C.W; Geo. D. Morton, M.D. ¦ J.L.G. McCarthy, M.D."[99] He and Cornelia Rosabella Laughton appeared on the census of 1871 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; but Henrietta was no longer present.[100] He and Cornelia Rosabella Laughton appeared on the census of 1881 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where nephew Ernest (10) was also present. Aunt Nancy later remarked that Ernest was adopted by his Uncle George.[101],[102] In 1881, George retired from practice and he and Cornie moved to Church Street in Toronto. George sold half of Woodmount farm to Silas Wright. The other half he retained for his brother Francis who had just immigrated to Canada with his family the year before.[103],[94] George was recorded as the director of the Standard Bank in Bradford in 1891.[104] He and Cornelia Rosabella Laughton appeared on the census of 1891 at 563 Church St., Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where George (69, a physician), Cornelia (58), William (28, nephew), Ernest (19, nephew) and two domestics were present.[105] In March 1895, George's will was published. His estate totalled nearly $89,000, and was distributed widely among his family. The consideration given to the distributions reveals George's assessment of his inheritors. Women and children received cash: $1000 for the sisters and nieces and $2000 for the younger nephews. Nephews over age 20 received gifts one might assume were appropriate to their abilities or needs. Reginald the doctor received medical books and tools. William E.D.B. the farmer (Francis"s son) received 320 acres of farm land. Both Anglican Churches in Bradford and Holland Landing received $200. A plaque in Christ Church is in his name. A few items do stand out: the daughters of brother James in Ireland obtained $1000 each, but the daughters of William in Canada got nothing. Brother Edward received the remainder of George"s estate, including several properties, but brother Francis got nothing (the land he lived on, Woodmount Farm, went to his son, William E.D.B.). Nephew Edward was given $2000 cash while George was given $1000 cash and $1000 stock in a plough company. George"s will is specific and calculated. It"s the only way we might understand how he saw his family: who he liked, trusted and approved of, and from whom he expected little gratitude or promise.[81]

Cornelia Rosabella LAUGHTON was born between 1834 and 1835 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[106] She died of Marasmus on 5 Sep 1893.[107] She was buried on 7 Sep 1893 at Dr. Morton's vault, Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada, where age recorded as 62 years.[108]

Children of George Dean5 Morton and Cornelia Rosabella Laughton were:

  • i. Henrietta6 Morton;[109],[109] born circa 1854 at Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[110] she likely died before 1871.[111]

    It has not been shown if Henrietta was truly Dr. George Morton and Cornelia Laughton's daughter. She appeared only in the census of 1861. Because of her youth (8 years old), and the lack of a recorded surname, it appeared she was their daughter. If this was true, she would have been conceived before the couple was married. Henrietta appeares in no other records yet found.[112]



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9. William Nassau5 MORTON (child of Francis4, James3, Francis2, George1);[73] born 3 Jun 1824 at Kilcommon Parish, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[113] married Ann Eliza Morton, daughter of John Morton and Ann Eliza Cumine, 1853 at Victoria, Australia;[114],[115] married Charlotte Elizabeth Young 14 Dec 1872 at St. Jude's Church, Carlton, Victoria, Australia; by the Rev. C. S. Perry, where Charlotte was daughter of the late D. J. Young, M.D;[116],[117],[118] died son of Francis Morton and "Helen", aged 76 yrs 22 Jun 1899 at Fitzroy, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, at age 75.[119],[120]

He emigrated to Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; where he was a trader/merchant.[121] He was a storekeeper in 1856 at St Andrews, Victoria, Australia.[122] He established Hawthorn House store in 1858 at Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[123] He was living in 1895; at the time of brother George's death in Canada.[124] He IIt was published "On the 22nd June, at the residence of his son Dr. F. W. W. Morton, of Fitzroy, William Nassau Morton, of Burwood-road, Hawthorn, in his 76th year" on 23 Jun 1899 at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[125]

Ann Eliza MORTON; a cousin[126],[126] was born on 3 Jun 1824 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[127] She died "age 44" in 1870 at Victoria, Australia.[128]

Children of William Nassau5 Morton and Ann Eliza Morton were as follows:

  • i. Francis William Watson6 Morton;[129],[129] born 11 Mar 1856;[130] married Clara Barrett;[131] died aged 73 26 Jan 1930 at 30 Grange Rd, Toorak, Victoria, Australia, at age 73.[127],[132]

    With wife Clara Barrett, Francis had four children: Doris Morton b.1888, Gwenyth Morton 1892 - 1973, Lindsay (Frank) Morton b. 1895, and Noel Morton b. 1901.[133] He was educated at the Hawthorn Grammar School, a private school (long since defunct) situated in Power Street, Hawthorn. Morton commenced medicine at Melbourne and subsequently proceeded to Edinburgh, obtaining the triple qualification in 1882. He then went to America as surgeon on the steamship "Australia" and practised for two years in Toronto with his uncle Dr. E. Morton. Returning to Melbourne in 1884 he became assistant to Dr. O.V. Lawrence, later starting on his own account in the same suburb and building up a very large general practice; this he carried on unremittingly for 28 years, after which he confined his practice to Collins Street. In 1896 he was elected to the Women's Staff and remained thereon for 21 years.

    For 42 years he held the position of Medical Officer of Health to the City of Fitzroy, gave devoted service to the Melbourne District Nursing Society, and it was through his persuasion and assistance that the Church of England founded St. Ives private hospital. In May 1930 the Archbishop of Brisbane dedicated in St. Peter's sanctuary a panel bearing the carved inscription "In affectionate memory of Francis William Watson Morton, a beloved physician, who in Christ found the secret of a wise ministry of healing and who entered into rest Sunday, January 26th 1930, this panelling was set up, R.I.P."

    Morton was always a strong force in any movement for advancing and uplifting the profession. He was a member of the Council of the Victorian Branch of the B.M.A. and was its representative at Sheffield in 1908. Up to the time when deafness became a serious handicap, Morton was a regular attendant at scientific meetings and was one of the first advocates in Melbourne of the open administration of ether.

    A tall man of splendid and handsome physique, fond of all games, he had been a good footballer and played vigorous tennis until quite late in life. He was more than a sound surgeon and an excellent general practitioner; he was a steadfast friend and spent himself unceasingly on his thousands of patients, some of the poorest in the city, in the long years of his Fitzroy practice.[134]

  • ii. John Robert Morton;[129],[129] born circa 1860 at Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia;[127] died 1939 at Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia.[127]

    With wife Mary Ellen Wilson, they had five children: Gladys Ethel Morton b. 1892, Enid Vera Morton b.1894, Irene Nassau Morton b. 1894, Una Vida Morton b. 1894, Rupert R Morton b. 1896.[133]

Charlotte Elizabeth YOUNG was born circa 1850.[135] She died "aged 47 years" on 3 Nov 1897 at Arcadia, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[136]

Children of William Nassau5 Morton and Charlotte Elizabeth Young were as follows:

  • i. Alfred Watson6 Morton;[129],[129] born 1873 at Boroondara, Victoria, Australia;[137] died 11 Feb 1899 at Queensland, Australia.[138]

    He it was published "On the 11th February, at Queensland, Dr. A. W. Morton, resident surgeon of the Brisbane Hospital, beloved third son of William Nassau Morton, of Arcadia, Hawthorn, and brother of Dr. F. W. W. Morton, of Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, aged 25 years" on 22 Feb 1899 at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[139]

  • ii. Charlotte Elizabeth Eveline Morton;[140],[141],[140],[141] born 1875 at Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia;[142],[143] married Horatio Charles Crease 14 Dec 1903 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where Horatio (34) was a dentist born England, and Evelyn (26) born Australia, both resided in Barrie;[144],[116],[145] died 16 Dec 1943 at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.[146]

    She emigrated in 1899 to Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; to live with her Uncle Edward.[147],[148] She and Ada Emily Morton appeared on the census of 1901 at 146 Dunlop St., Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where sisters Eveline (23) and Emily (21) lived with their Uncle Edward, with Ernest (29), Harry (23), bank clerk earning $500/a, were present. Two domestic servants were also present. They lived in a 10 room house, and Edward also owned several town lots with houses, and a 200 acre farm.[149] As of 1901, she was also known as Eveline during her time in Canada.[150] She was found on a passenger list on 12 Nov 1913 at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; where she was arriving from Sydney, Australia aboard the vessel Niagara alone, married, having been in Canada from 1899-1913, heading for Barrie, Ontario.[151]

  • iii. Walter Charles James Morton;[129],[129] born 1878 at Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia;[152],[153] married Maria Ann Johns 1906 at Victoria, Australia;[154],[155] died 8 Sep 1961 at Australia.[156]

    Between 1942 and 1954, Walter Charles James Morton lived at 6 Quat Quatta Avenue, Ripponlea, Victoria, Australia, where Walter was a dentist (since 1903), and member of the West Brighton Club (since 1905).[157]

  • 12. iv. Ada Emily Morton, born 1879 at Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; married Leslie Albert Turner.

  • 13. v. Laura Mary Morton, born 1885 at Victoria, Australia; married Frederick John Philpot.

  • vi. Robina Mabel Morton;[129],[129] born 1888 at Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia;[158] died 1889 at Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[159]



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10. Francis5 MORTON (child of Francis4, James3, Francis2, George1);[160],[161] born circa 18 Jan 1830 at Ireland;[162],[163] married Mary Eleanor Elliott, daughter of Michael Elliott and Anne Fitzgerald, 11 May 1864 at Clonmore, Co. Carlow, Ireland;[164] died after 12 hours of haemorrhaging, with care given by Dr. Stevenson 5 Jul 1911 at John Street, Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada;[165],[166] buried 7 Jul 1911 at Morton plot, Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[108]

He lived before 11 May 1864 at Tomnafinnoge, Shillelagh District, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[167] He and Mary Eleanor Elliott lived between 1865 and 1866 at Fairwood, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; where their first two children were born: Michael and William. There were, however, two farms named Fairwood, and it is unknown which one was their home: Fairwood lower, near the river and town, in the townland of Boleybawn; or Fairwood upper, in the townland of Gorteen, back up the road towards Woodmount.[168],[169] Mary Eleanor and Francis appear in a volume called the Index to Printed Rentals, listed with Mary's mother and siblings, in relation to properties in the Baronies of Clonkelly (Co. Fermanagh), and Dartrey (Co. Monaghan). These most likely refer to her father Michael's holdings in Annaghilly North in Clonkelly, and Drumard in Dartrey. Both these places are part of Clones Parish.[170] He and Mary Eleanor Elliott emigrated in 1880 to Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada; bringing their 5 surviving children. They settled on the property of his brother George, just north of the village, at Woodmount farm. The Morton family lived in the house that had once belonged Captain Laughton (George's father-in-law), remarkable for the viewing room on the top floor, from which Francis could look north and watch the boats come down the Holland River from Barrie. That house burned down, except for the back part, where the family lived until a second, though smaller house could be built. Aunt Nancy lamented that her mother never had nice things again, and this may attest to the lack of family heirlooms surviving from Ireland.[171] He and Mary Eleanor Elliott appeared on the census of 1881 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where Francis (48) was a farmer, and Mary (35), Michael (15), William (13), Eliza (9), Martha (7), Ann (4) and George (3mos) were present, also Mary's nephews John (16) and Michael (9) Elliott, and labourer Edward Dunegan (27).[172] In Jun 1881, Francis Morton and Mary Eleanor Elliott lived at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada, where Francis was also known as Frank, and was a yeoman.[173] He and Mary Eleanor Elliott appeared on the census of 1891 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where Francis (59) was farming, and Mary (47), William (24), Eliza (19), Martha (17), Ann (14), George (10) and Edward (5) were present.[174] Around 1894, after William married Minnie Wood, Francis, Mary and the remaining children moved into the village.[175] On 14 Dec 1895, Francis purchased the burial plot at Christ Church, Holland Landing used for his wife Mary. Son William was a church warden at the time, and signed the conveyance. Lot 40 was 20 x 12 feet, and cost $20; the witness was Annie Morton, and it became known as the Morton plot.[176] He appeared on the census of 1901 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada; where Eliza (29), Anna (24) and Edward (15) were present. Francis (72) was living by his own means, in a 4-room wooden home east of Yonge, north of Queen on lot 107 (corner Mt. Albert Rd. & Newmarket St. today).[177] He and Mary Minnie Wood appeared on the census of 1911 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where Minnie (42) and Mary (12), lived with father-in-law Francis (80) living on 'income', brother-in-law George (30) a grocery salesman, and sister-in-law Elizabeth (38).[178]

Mary Eleanor ELLIOTT[179],[180] was born circa 1844 at Clones, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.[181],[182] She died on 24 Oct 1895 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[183] She was buried on 26 Oct 1895 at Morton plot, Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada, According to Aunt Nancy, it was Mary's wish not to be placed in the Morton vault, but buried in a plot of land.[108] She lived in May 1864 at Minvaud, Clonmore, Co. Carlow, Ireland.[184]

Children of Francis5 Morton and Mary Eleanor Elliott were as follows:

  • i. Michael Elliott6 Morton; born 12 Jun 1865 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[185] baptized 30 Jul 1865 at Fairwood, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[186] died May 1881 at age 15;[187] buried 30 May 1881 at Dr. Morton's vault, Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[188]

  • 14. ii. William Edward Dean Barret Morton, born 19 Dec 1866 at Fairwood, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; married Mary Minnie Wood.

  • iii. Geraldine Morton; born circa 1868 at Ireland;[189] died of tetanus or 'lock jaw' from injuring her hand in a machine circa 1875 at Ireland.[190]

    In her history of the Morton family, Aunt Nancy originally said her name was Genevieve. This was later corrected to Geraldine by Poppa (William E.H. Morton) in reference to the Morton stone in Holland Landing.[191],[192]

  • iv. Elizabeth Ann Dean Morton; born 22 Feb 1872 at Coolatin, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[193],[194],[195] died after a few days illness with pneumonia 20 Oct 1937 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 65;[196] buried 22 Oct 1937 at Morton plot, Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[197]

    She was also known as Aunt Eliza. Eliza received $1000 from her uncle George's estate upon his death in 1895.[198] In 1905, Elizabeth Ann Dean Morton and Mary Minnie Wood lived at John Street, Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, after the death of Minnie's husband William, Eliza's brother.[199] In 1911, Eliza lived with Francis, George and Minnie in Bradford.[200] "During her 34 years in Bradford, Miss Morton endeared herself to the community by her kindly and gentle disposition, her unselfish giving... especially her work at Trinity Anglican Church..." including Sunday School, Junior and Senior Auxilliary.[201] Eliza's obituary mentioned she had suffered as an invalid for some years before her death.[201]

  • v. Martha Young Elliott Morton; born 28 Feb 1874 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[202],[203],[204] married Duncan J. MacEachern 1925;[205],[206] died 26 Dec 1934 at age 60;[207],[206] buried 29 Dec 1934 at Morton plot, Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[208]

    Martha received $1000 from her uncle George's estate upon his death in 1895.[198] She was graduated in 1900 at University of Toronto, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada; in nursing.[209] She appeared on the census of 1901 at Collingwood, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where Martha (27) a nurse, leading 3 other nurses and 3 cooks.[210] She lived between 1901 and 1916 at Collingwood, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where she was the superintendant of nurses at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (at least from 1908-1915).[211],[212],[213],[214] She appeared on the census of 1911 at Moberty St., Collingwood, Ontario, Canada; where Martha (37) was superintendant of the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, leading 9 nurses, and 3 other staff.[215] She began military service on 3 Feb 1916 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, joining the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force as a nursing sister with the Ontario Military Hospital, Canadian Army Medical Corps (C.A.M.C.).[216],[217] She left Canada for England on 2 Apr 1916.[218] She was taken on strength, posted between 11 Apr 1916 and 8 Sep 1917 at 16th Canadian General (Ontario) Hospital, Orpington, Bromley, Co. Kent, England.[219] She was granted leave between 2 Oct 1916 and 16 Oct 1916.[219] She was ill with bronchitis between 9 Sep 1917 and 5 Oct 1917 at 11th Canadian General Hospital, Moore Barracks, Shorncliffe, Folkestone, Co. Kent, England.[219] She was posted between 5 Oct 1917 and 2 Feb 1918 at 16th Canadian General (Ontario) Hospital, Orpington, Bromley, Co. Kent, England.[219] She was posted between 2 Feb 1918 and 16 Feb 1918 at H.M.H.S. Araguaya.[219] She went on leave between 16 Feb 1918 and 30 Apr 1918 at Canada.[219] She was posted between 30 Apr 1918 and 25 Sep 1918 at C.M.A.C. Casualty Company, Orpington, Bromley, Co. Kent, England.[219],[220] She was awarded the Royal Red Cross medal 2nd class on 12 Jun 1918.[219],[221] She was was posted between 26 Sep 1918 and 26 Sep 1919 at 16th Canadian General (Ontario) Hospital, Orpington, Bromley, Co. Kent, England.[219],[222] Martha attended an investiture at Buckingham Palace to receive the Royal Red Cross medal and met Queen Alexandra, Queen Mother to George V, at Marlborough House, on 17 Oct 1918.[223] She was struck off strength, and returned to Canada on 26 Sep 1919.[219] She ended military service on 6 Oct 1919 at Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; on general demobilization from the C.A.M.C.[224] She was the superintendant between 1919 and 1925 at Strathroy General Hospital, Strathroy, Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada.[225]

  • 15. vi. Anna Isobel Fitzgerald Morton, born 26 Oct 1876 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; married John William Mather.

  • vii. George Dean Laughton Morton; born 7 Jan 1881 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada;[226] baptized 16 Jun 1881 at Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada; sponsored by Dr. George and Mrs. Morton;[227] married Marjorie Noblete Hawkins 1938;[228] died 17 Mar 1968 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 87.[229]

    George received $1000 in cash and $1000 in stock from his uncle George's estate upon his death in 1895.[198] As a teenager, George worked in Elliot's Store in Bradford. He boarded at the local Hotel.[230] He was confirmed on 17 Jul 1904 at Trinity Church, Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.[231] In 1905, George Dean Laughton Morton lived at John Street, Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, living with his family which moved to Bradford on the death of his brother William.[232] In 1911, George lived with Minnie, Elizabeth and father Francis in Bradford, and was a grocery salesman.[200] He began military service on 10 Apr 1916 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, with the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force, 177th Overseas Battalion of the Barrie Foresters. At the time he declared he was a clerk, 34 years old, 5 ft 5½ in. tall, dark complexion, brown eyes and hair.[233] He was ill with a meibomian cyst between 15 Mar 1917 and 3 Apr 1917 at Base Hospital.[234],[235] He travelled from Halifax, Canada to Liverpool, England aboard S.S. Metagama between 1 May 1917 and 14 May 1917.[236],[237] He was an acting lance corporal, taken on strength between 14 May 1917 and 21 Feb 1918 at 3rd Reserve Battalion, West Sandling Camp, Co. Kent, England.[238] Holiday for all ranks. ...programme consisting of athletic and military contests was carried out on 24 May 1917 at 3rd Reserve Battalion, West Sandling Camp, Co. Kent, England.[239] A number of enemy aircraft passed over camp about 6:10 p.m. and dropped bombs at Folkestone. 1 N.C.O. of 3rd Can. Res. Battn. was killed, and 1 N.C.O. wounded on 25 May 1917.[239] He Battalion proceeded to bivouac, Tilmanstone, Kent. Manoeuvres: Tactical exercise in fighting a delaying action, counter attack. Air raid actions occuring nightlight 7.30 p.m. - 10.30 p.m between 26 Sep 1917 and 28 Sep 1917.[239] He reverted to rank of private at his own request on 20 Feb 1918.[236] He was taken on strength with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles between 22 Feb 1918 and 30 Aug 1918 at France.[236] He arrived on 22 Feb 1918 at Canadian Base Depot, Étaples, Pas-de-Calais, France.[236] He arrived on 25 Feb 1918 at Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp, Calonne-Ricouart, Pas-de-Calais, France.[236] He arrived to join 4th CMR on 28 Mar 1918 at Cubitt Camp, Neuville St. Vaast, Pas-de-Calais, France.[236],[240] He returned from his first few days in the trenchs, on a line from Junction Redoubt to Chanticleer Post, and spent Easter Sunday on 31 Mar 1918 at Cubitt Camp, Neuville St. Vaast, Pas-de-Calais, France.[241] He witnessed a mass evacuation of 7000 locals heading west on 13 Apr 1918 at Les Brebis, Pas-de-Calais, France.[242] The unit fought between 17 Apr 1918 and 29 Apr 1918 at Hill 70, Lens, Pas-de-Calais, France.[243] The unit relaxed in Magincourt, marched through various villages, trained, worked on the defences of La Bassée canal, and playing baseball in May 1918 at Pas-de-Calais, France.[244] He The 4th practiced manoeuvers in Jun 1918 at Enquin-les-Mines, Pas-de-Calais, France.[245] They re-entered the trenches on 30 Jun 1918 at Mercatel, Pas-de-Calais, France.[246] The 4th launched a raid on 13 Jul 1918.[247] The 4th practiced musketry, and provided work parties digging trenches between 23 Jul 1918 and 27 Jul 1918 at Etrun, Pas-de-Calais, France.[247] The unit was relocated several times as a deception prior to the next major offensive between 29 Jul 1918 and 7 Aug 1918.[248] He arrived on 7 Aug 1918 at Boves, Somme, France.[249] They took part in the Battle of Amiens, capturing and halting at Follies between 8 Aug 1918 and 9 Aug 1918 at Amiens, Somme, France.[250] The unit marched, mostly at night, from Lucheux, near Humbercourt, Warluzel, and arrived at Lignereuil between 20 Aug 1918 and 22 Aug 1918.[251] George collapsed from the heat while with unit, transported by 1st Div. / 3rd (East Lancashire) Field Ambulance on 22 Aug 1918 at Lignereuil, Pas-de-Calais, France.[252] He was ill with subject to the "effects of heat", and that he "went down all at once yesterday" on 23 Aug 1918 at 29th Casualty Clearing Station, Gezaincourt, Somme, France.[236],[253] He was ill with sunstroke between 24 Aug 1918 and 28 Aug 1918 at 16th General Hospital (US), Le Tréport, Somme, France.[236],[254] He was "invalided sick" and posted between 28 Aug 1918 and 4 Feb 1919 at 1st Central Ontario Regimental Depot, Witley, Co. Surrey, England.[236] He was ill with sunstroke between 31 Aug 1918 and 23 Sep 1918 at Clopton War Hospital, Stratford-upon-Avon, Co. Warwickshire, England.[255],[256] He was ill with sunstroke, but later, diagnosis changed to Myalgia, and finally Trench Fever between 24 Sep 1918 and 6 Jan 1919 at 16th Canadian General (Ontario) Hospital, ward 13, Orpington, Bromley, Co. Kent, England.[257],[256] He was examined by medical board, judged to have dibility following Trench Fever, place of origin was Arras, "result category B" -- fit for service abroad, but not general service. Symptoms described as flu-like, with pain in back, legs, dizziness, aches, tremors in hands, and attacks of fever on 23 Dec 1918 at 16th Canadian General (Ontario) Hospital, Orpington, Bromley, Co. Kent, England.[256],[258] He was discharged from medical care on 7 Jan 1919.[259] He was attached on 5 Feb 1919 at C.C.C. MD2, Kinmel Park, Rhyl, Co. Flintshire, Wales, England.[236] He returned to Canada on S.S. Lapland between 20 Feb 1919 and 1 Mar 1919.[260],[261] He was taken on strength between 21 Feb 1919 and 26 Mar 1919 at #2 District Depot, Casualty Company, Exhibition Camp, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[236] He went on leave and "subs" between 5 Mar 1919 and 19 Mar 1919.[261] He was examined by medical board, judged to have debility, "result category C" -- fit for home service, Canada only on 21 Mar 1919 at L Camp, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[256] He ended military service on 26 Mar 1919 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada; as medically unfit for service.[262] He was the postmaster between 16 Mar 1933 and 9 Jun 1950 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.[263] In 1952, George's wife Marjorie passed away at age 56.[264]

  • viii. Mary Francis Morton; born 7 Apr 1884 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada;[265] died Sep 1884 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada;[266] buried 24 Sep 1884 at Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada, aged 5 months and 15 days.[108]

    Mary Francis' birth and death years are given as 1883 on the Morton stone in Holland Landing, and as this stone was likely carved long after, it is assumed the church recorded dates of 1884 are correct.[267]

  • 16. ix. Edward James Elliott Morton, born 4 Dec 1885 at Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada; married Alice Theresa Holtorf.



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11. Edward Deane5 MORTON (child of Francis4, James3, Francis2, George1);[268] born 17 Jul 1836;[269],[270] married Arabella Anna Laughton, daughter of William Laughton Esquire and Maria Roe, 7 Jan 1863 at Trinity Church, Bradford, Simcoe Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where Edward was living in Barrie, and Arabella in Bradford;[271],[88] married Annie May Vivian 27 Apr 1912 at St. James' Cathedral, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada; after which the couple left for a year's trip abroad, sailing from New York on the Mauretania;[272] died from senility and heart weakness of 3 weeks duration 4 Aug 1916 at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 80;[273] buried 7 Aug 1916 at Barrie Union Cemetery, lot 111, block G, Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, found by seeking the tall stone cross.[274]

He emigrated in 1856 to Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); at about which time he attended University of Toronto.[275],[276] He was graduated in 1860 at University of Toronto, Toronto, York Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); with a MB (Medicinae Baccalaureus) or Bachelor of Medicine.[277] He lived in 1862 at Fraser's Hotel, Barrie, Simcoe Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); taking up the practice of the late Dr. Archibald Pass.[278] Edward's brother George, also a physician, lived in Bradford, and here he met George's sister-in-law, Arabella.[279] He lived after 1863 at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); in a house set back from the street, where the Bothwell Block was later built.[280] He appeared on the census of 1871 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where William (7), Francis (5) and Reginald (3) are present.[281] At some point Edward bought a farm in Innisfil County, and bred Shorthorn cattle. The farm was named Clonmore.[282] In 1876, Edward Deane Morton lived at 158 Dunlop St., Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, "The bright buff-coloured brick of this Victorian era home is clean, refreshing contrast to the generally darker-toned brick of the city. The house was built in 1875-76 by Dr. E.D. Morton. Facing the garden is a most inviting veranda with very attractive woodwork as complement. The fine black walnut trees in the yard (as elsewhere in Barrie) are said to be descendants of trees brought by the Lount family from Pennsylvania around 1850."[283] He and Arabella Anna Laughton appeared on the census of 1881 at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where William (17), George (Francis George?) (15), Reginald (13), Walter (8) and Henry (3) were present.[284] He and Arabella Anna Laughton appeared on the census of 1891 at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where the family employed a groom and a servant. William (27), Reginald (22), Walter (17) and Henry (13) were present.[285] Edward received the remainder of his brother George's estate upon his death in 1895.[198] He and Arabella Anna Laughton appeared on the census of 1901 at 146 Dunlop St., Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where Edward earned $1000 annually, Ernest (29), Harry (23), bank clerk earning $500/a, were present. From Australia, the family was joined by Eveline (23) and Emily (21), daughters of Edward's brother William. Two domestic servants were also present. They lived in a 10 room house, and Edward also owned several town lots with houses, and a 200 acre farm.[149] He appeared on the census of 1911 at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; where Edward (75) physician, Ernest (40), and Laura (25) his neiece were present, on Dunlop Street. Two domestics were also present: Ellen Fry (36) and Mary Fox (20).[286],[287] "A major stop [on the 1912 honeymoon voyage with second wife Annie May] was in London and on that occasion, Edward Dean gave the Acorn Urn to Edward Reginald [willed by Arabella to Walter] with, as reported by a witness to the event, words to the effect of 'You should have this. You're the only one who is amounting to anything.'"

[288] Edward's estate probate was applied for by Annie May Morton, Edward's second wife. The contents of the will valued at over $28,400 were: properties on Dunlop and Peel Streets in Barrie, and Vespra township, a property in Innisfil township known as Clonmore Farm, houses and 3 lots in Toronto and Barrie given to Henry; $1000 to sister Elizabeth in Ireland, and $1000 to niece Genevieve (daughter of James), both of whom still lived in County Wicklow, in a town named Coolroe. All else went to second wife, Annie May, to whom he could not have been married for more than five years.[69]

Arabella Anna LAUGHTON[289] was born between 10 Aug 1838 and 1840 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[290],[275],[291] She died having died of marasmus (a wasting disease) of 3 years duration. Her physician was her husband Dr. E. D. Morton on 1 Jan 1911 at Dunlop Street, Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.[292],[293] She was buried on 4 Jan 1911 at Capt. Laughton's vault, Christ Church, Holland Landing, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[108] She was also known as Aunt Tat.[294] The probate application was made by sons William and Walter. The contents of her estate were to be divided as follows -- one fifth portion of her stocks and cash to each son except Ernest (never mentioned), and: to Emily A. Morton, now Mrs. C. Turner, niece, of Haldon, Melbourne, Australia, a tea set; to William L., son, Ft. William a gold watch; to Walter D., son, Barrie, a silver acorn urn; to Henry H., son & banker, Goderich, Ontario, a four-strand gold chain; to F. George, son, Barrie, Ontario, just the 1/5th share; and to Edward Reginald, son, 4 Pierpoint Rd., London West, England, just the 1/5th share. A 1/5th share was equal to $324.75.[295]

Children of Edward Deane5 Morton and Arabella Anna Laughton were as follows:

  • i. William Laughton6 Morton;[296],[296] born 8 Dec 1863 at Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[297],[298] died after suffering from a heart condition 2 Dec 1941 at Fort William (Thunder Bay), Ontario, Canada, at age 77;[299] buried 6 Dec 1941 at Barrie Union Cemetery, lot 111, block G, Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.[274]

    He was graduated at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada; in Law.[299] He lived circa 1891 at Fort William (Thunder Bay), Ontario, Canada; having moved from Toronto.[300] William recieved five houses on Sheridan Ave., Toronto, from his uncle George's estate upon his death in 1895.[198] William joined the Court of Revision of Fort William around 1910.[301] William was an executor of his mother's will, and was to receive a gold watch and 1/5 share of the estate in 1911.[295] In correspondance, as late as 1918, William was still communicating to the court regarding his mother's will. He stated Walter was handling the money. The judge ordered him to make account, but the Arabella's probate file contains nothing further to the story. His address was recorded as Sault Saint Marie.[302]

  • 17. ii. Francis George Morton, born 25 Jun 1865 at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; married Emma Ellen (Emel) Foster.

  • 18. iii. Dr Edward Reginald Morton, born circa 1868 at Ontario, Canada.

  • iv. Ernest James Otivay Morton;[303],[303] born 7 Jun 1871 at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada;[304],[305] died 1953;[306] buried 2 Mar 1953 at Barrie Union Cemetery, lot 172, block C, Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.[307]

    Ernest recieved three houses and some bank stock of $500 from his uncle George's estate upon his death in 1895.[198] He lived in 1916 at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; at the time of his father's death.[280]

  • v. Walter Dean Morton;[308],[308] born between 1872 and 1873;[309] married Mabel H. (--?--);[310] died 27 Jul 1939.[311],[312]

    Walter recieved 50 acres of land in West Gwillimbury from his uncle George's estate upon his death in 1895.[198] In 1911, Walter Dean Morton lived at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, at the time of his mother's death.[313] In 1911, Walter shared the duties of executor of his mother's will with his brother William. He was to receive a 1/5th share of the estate, and a silver acorn urn.[295] He lived in 1916 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada; at the time of his father's death.[280] In 1918, his brother Henry asked for an accounting of the will, as it had not been executed. Walter brought action against "father's family" regarding the silver acorn urn, but no resolution was recorded in probate file.[302] In 1918, Walter Dean Morton lived at 21 Hawthorn Ave, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada.[302]

  • vi. Henry Hubert Morton;[303],[303] born 2 Mar 1878;[314],[305] died 1953;[306] buried 29 Apr 1953 at Barrie Union Cemetery, lot 172, block C, Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.[307]

    Henry recieved $200 from his uncle George's estate upon his death in 1895.[198] He lived in 1911 at Goderich, Ontario, Canada; where he was a banker.[313] Henry was to receive a 4 strand gold chain and a 1/5th share of his mother's estate in 1911.[295] He lived in 1916 at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; at the time of his father's death.[280] Henry received a great deal of land in and around Barrie and Toronto in the proceeds of his father's estate, but nothing was given to his other brothers as recorded in the probate file.[69] Upon his return from the Great War in 1918, Henry sent his brothers asking why their mother's estate had not been executed, but no resolution was recorded in the probate file.[302]

Annie May VIVIAN. After 1916, Annie May Vivian lived at 348 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, and this address was found on the back of the ownership card of the plot purchased for her husband, Dr. E.D. Morton upon his death in 1916.[315]

There were no children of Edward Deane5 Morton and Annie May Vivian.


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