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Descendants of George Morton



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1. George1 MORTON; born circa 1670 at Ireland;[1] married Widow (--?--) (--?--) Morton 1713;[2],[3],[4] he may have died circa 1722 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[5],[6],[7]

George was described by Sir James Gowan as being of Co. Queens (now Co. Laois), Ireland.[8] Mortons were associated with Mountrath, Co. Queens; though George's relation to them is not established.[9] It was said, "Mortons were officers of Oliver Cromwell's body-guard and went from England to Ireland during his Regency and became possessed of an estate in Co. Carlow, adjoining Co. Wicklow. This estate has on it a large castle called Clanmore [sic]," referring to Clonmore.[10] He and Widow (--?--) (--?--) Morton were likely leasing Lugduff (a portion of Rosbane) in 1714 at Kilcommon parish, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[11] George and his wife (later Widow Morton) had four sons and one daughter: Francis (1714-1780); and likely James (d. 1781).[12] He and Widow (--?--) (--?--) Morton lived in Dec 1714 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[13],[14]

Widow (--?--) (--?--) Morton died circa 1743 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[15] She was leasing Lugduff, (part of Rosbane) where she had four tenants, plus land in Coolross and Tinahely. That lease expired 1735. It was said by the surveyor, "The above farm of Coolrus and Tinahely is one of the poorest towns in Ireland mostly inhabited by beggars, whores and rogues. It is impossible to put any valuation upon that town or farm. There is no trade in the town and the land about it is coarse and barren yet the town is well situated for fire and water, and capable to be improved were there any trade brought to the town" in 1730 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[16],[17] She appeared on the census of 1730 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; where Widow Morton had 4 sons and 1 daughter.[18]

Children of George1 Morton and Widow (--?--) (--?--) Morton were as follows:



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2. Francis2 MORTON (child of George1);[19],[20] born 1714 at Ireland;[21] married Anne Hatton, daughter of Henry Hatton and Mary (--?--), circa 1742;[22],[23],[24] died 1780 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[25],[26]

Described as, "Francis Morton, of Tinnahely, the son of George Morton, of Queens County", who "married [a] daughter of Rev. Henry Hatton."[27] He and Anne Hatton lived in 1743 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[28],[29],[30] He was leasing houses, outhouses, cabins and parks in the town of Tinahely (10 acres), Lugduff, Ballinacor, Rosbane, for total of 445 acres between 1743 and 1780 at Kilcommon parish, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[31],[32] He was leasing the corn mill in Tinahely and adjoining house and park between 1745 and 1780 at Kilcommon parish, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[32] He left a will on 21 Oct 1780 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; proved 21 Jan 1785, and mentions wife Anne, grandson Francis Morton son of son George, children Mary, Henry, John, William & James, son-in-law Thomas Dowse.[33]

Anne HATTON[34],[35] was born in 1710.[36],[37] She died after 1780.[38]

Children of Francis2 Morton and Anne Hatton were as follows:

  • 4. i. George3 Morton, born between 1742 and 1743; married Elinor Hawkshaw.

  • ii. Henry Hatton Morton;[39],[39] born circa 1744;[40] married Martha Gowan, daughter of John Hunter Gowan and Mary Hatton, 1771; where they were first cousins;[41],[42],[43],[44] married Jane Braddell 1808;[45] died having no children 7 Jun 1822 at Forttown, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[46],[47]

    Henry recorded as justice for corn trading certificates around 1788-1791.[48] Henry was the magistrate in Tinahely during the Rebellion of 1798.[49] "involved in engagements during the 1798 rebellion... a local Magistrate."[50],[51] 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.[52]

  • 5. iii. John Morton, born circa 1745; married Jane Gilbert; married Mary Slater.

  • 6. iv. James Morton, born circa 1758; married Sarah Hudson.

  • v. Mary Morton.[53],[53]

  • vi. William Morton[54],[54] possibly was born circa 1749;[55] he possibly died 1829.[55]

    "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.[56] William was Captain of the Tinahely True Blues, a supplementary unit of the Wicklow Yeomanry 1796-1798.[57]



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3. James2 MORTON (child of George1);[58],[58] died circa 1781.[59]

Children of James2 Morton and an unknown spouse were as follows:

  • i. John3 Morton;[60] died Oct 1764.[61]

  • ii. James Morton;[62] died circa 1776 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[63],[64]

  • iii. Adam Morton;[65] died circa 1779.[66]

  • iv. George Morton;[67] died 17 Jun 1812.[61]

  • v. William Morton;[68] died 1760.[69]



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4. George3 MORTON (child of Francis2, George1);[70],[70] born between 1742 and 1743;[71] married Elinor Hawkshaw 5 Jul 1769 at Milltown road, Dublin, Ireland; where Elinor was daughter of Henry Hawkshaw, Camden Street, Dublin, surgeon;[72],[73],[74] died 1780 at Johnstown, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[75],[76],[77] buried 1780 at Kilcommon Parish Churchyard, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, where his headstone states, ""George Morton Esq MD of Johnstown of this parish who died 1780."[77]

He lived in 1767 at Dublin, Ireland.[78] He was a surgeon between 1767 and 1780.[79],[80],[81],[82] He lived in 1769 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[83] He and Elinor Hawkshaw lived between 1779 and 1780 at Johnstown (Ballyshonog), Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; and probably earlier.[84],[85],[86],[87]

Children of George3 Morton and Elinor Hawkshaw were as follows:

  • i. Mary Ann4 Morton;[88],[88] born circa 1770;[89] died Aug 1859 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[90] buried 23 Aug 1859 at Kilcommon Parish, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, "aged 89."[91]

  • ii. Ellen Morton;[92],[92] born circa 1770;[93] married (--?--) Duggan;[94] died 19 Aug 1858 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[93] buried 28 Aug 1858 at Kilcommon Parish, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, "aged 88."[95]

  • 7. iii. Dr. Francis Henry Morton, born circa 1773; married Mary Chamney.

  • iv. Jane Morton;[96],[96] born circa 1777;[97] died Apr 1855 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[98] buried 18 Apr 1855 at Kilcommon Parish, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, "aged 78."[99]

  • v. Charlotte Morton;[100],[100] born circa 1779;[101] buried 25 Mar 1863 at Kilcommon Parish, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, "aged 84."[102]



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5. John3 MORTON (child of Francis2, George1);[53],[53] born circa 1745;[103],[104] married Jane Gilbert;[105] married Mary Slater 1775 at Ireland; where Mary was daughter of Matthew Slater.[106],[107]

Children of John3 Morton and Jane Gilbert were:

  • i. John4 Morton;[108],[108] born circa 1797.[109]

Mary SLATER was born circa 1761.[110] She died on 20 Apr 1783.[111]

Children of John3 Morton and Mary Slater were:

  • i. Matthew4 Morton;[112],[112] born circa 1781.[113]



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6. James3 MORTON (child of Francis2, George1);[114],[115] born circa 1758;[116],[117] married Sarah Hudson, daughter of Mathew Hudson and Mary Fenton, 6 May 1788 at St. Mary"s and St. Peter"s, Catholic Church, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; where James was a farmer;[118],[119],[120] died 3 Oct 1833 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[121] he may have been buried 7 Oct 1833 at Kilcommon Parish, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[122]

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."[8] He lived between 1791 and 1824 at Lugduff, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[123],[124],[125] James was Captain of the Tinahely Infantry, a unit of the Wicklow Yeomanry 1796-1798.[57],[126],[127] (There was a Captain James Moreton, member of Rathdrum Infantry in 1798).[128]

Sarah HUDSON[129],[130] was born circa 1766.[131],[132] She died in May 1832 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[133] She was buried on 15 May 1832 at Kilcommon Parish, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, aged 68.[134]

Children of James3 Morton and Sarah Hudson were:



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7. Dr. Francis Henry4 MORTON (child of George3, Francis2, George1);[135] born circa 1773;[136] married Mary Chamney 1802;[137],[138],[139] died 1844 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[140]

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).

[141] He subscribed to A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland in 1837 at Forttown, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[142] He was a medical doctor.[143]

Mary CHAMNEY was born circa 1780.[144]

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

  • i. George Thomas5 Morton;[145],[145] born 1807;[146] married Barbara Jane Symes circa 1840;[147] died 4 Nov 1851 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[148]

    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).[141]

  • ii. Anne Morton;[70],[70] born circa 1810;[149] married Joseph Symes;[150] died 1872.[149]



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8. Francis4 MORTON (Sr.) (child of James3, Francis2, George1);[151],[152] born 8 May 1790;[153] married Elizabeth Ann Barrett, daughter of Joseph Barrett and Anne Deane, Oct 1819 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[154],[155],[156],[157] died "age 78" 11 Jan 1869 at Co. Wicklow, Ireland, at age 78;[153],[158] 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."[159]

He may have lived in 1824 at Lugduff, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[160],[124] 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.[161] 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.[8] (Woodmount is 2.5 km south-west of Tinahely Town, in the townland of Tomnafinnoge, Carnew Parish).[162] 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.[163] He lived in 1833 at Tomnafinnoge, Carnew Parish, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; having at 87 acres. Tomnafinnogue townland contained Woodmount farm.[164] 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.[165],[166]

Elizabeth Ann BARRETT[167],[168] was born circa 1794.[169] She died on 18 Nov 1882.[153] She was buried at Shillelagh churchyard, Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[159] She lived in 1819 at Ballyleon, Ballon parish, Co. Carlow, Ireland; prior to her marriage.[170]

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

  • 9. i. James5 Morton, born 30 Aug 1820 at Kilcommon Parish, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; married Lydia May O'Brien.

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

  • 11. 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;[171],[171] born circa 1827;[172] died "aged 44 years" 23 Oct 1871;[173] buried at Shillelagh churchyard, Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[174]

    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. "[175]

  • v. Elizabeth Morton; born after 1827.[176]

    Brother George's will provided her $1000 in 1895, and the same for her two sisters, but gives no further details.[177] 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.[178] She and Genevieve Catherine Morton lived in 1916 at Co. Wicklow, Ireland; possibly in Coolboy town, Coolrus, or Coolroe.[179],[180]

  • vi. Sarah Morton; born after 1827.[176]

    Brother George's will provided her $1000 in 1895, and the same for her two sisters, but gives no further details.[181]

  • vii. Ellen Morton;[182] born 20 Jan 1828 at Kilcommon Parish, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[183],[184] died "aged 77 years" 19 Aug 1903 at age 75.[153]

    Brother George's will provided her $1000 in 1895, and the same for her two sisters, but gives no further details.[177]

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

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



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9. James5 MORTON (child of Francis4, James3, Francis2, George1);[185] born 30 Aug 1820 at Kilcommon Parish, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[186] he may have married Lydia May O'Brien 1850.[187],[188]

Between 1851 and 1853, James Morton lived at Greenhall, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[189],[190] James gave expert testimony before a Commission of Inquiry of the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1870. As an example of unfair practices against tennants improving the value of rental properties, he described his great-grandfather's efforts, and the exploits of his descendants.[191] 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.[192]

Children of James5 Morton and Lydia May O'Brien were as follows:

  • i. Genevieve Catherine6 Morton;[193],[194] baptized 7 Sep 1851 at Crosspatrick parish, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; "dau. of James and Lydia May of Greenhall."[195]

    Genevieve was mentioned in the will of her Uncle Edward in Canada, upon his death in 1916. She was to receive $1000.[178] She and Elizabeth Morton lived in 1916 at Co. Wicklow, Ireland; possibly in Coolboy town, Coolrus, or Coolroe.[179],[180]

  • ii. Francis Osborne Hatton Morton;[196],[196] baptized 10 Jan 1853 at Kilcommon Parish, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[197]



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10. George Dean5 MORTON (child of Francis4, James3, Francis2, George1); born 31 Aug 1822 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[198] 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;[199],[200] died from internal gout of 17 days 17 Feb 1895 at 563 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at age 72;[201],[202] 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."[203]

He emigrated in 1848 to Holland Landing, York Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[204] Upon arriving in Holland Landing, George took up the practice of the retiring Dr. Ardagh.[205] He and Cornelia Rosabella Laughton lived in 1856 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[206] 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.[205] 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.[207],[205] 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.[208] George's horse Brunette won the 1864 Queen's Plate Stakes in Guelph, Canada West.[209] 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."[210] He and Cornelia Rosabella Laughton appeared on the census of 1871 at Bradford, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; but Henrietta was no longer present.[211] 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.[212],[213] 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.[214],[205] George was recorded as the director of the Standard Bank in Bradford in 1891.[215] 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.[216] 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.[192]

Cornelia Rosabella LAUGHTON was born between 1834 and 1835 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[217] She died of Marasmus on 5 Sep 1893.[218] 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.[219]

Children of George Dean5 Morton and Cornelia Rosabella Laughton were:

  • i. Henrietta6 Morton;[220],[220] born circa 1854 at Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[221] she likely died before 1871.[222]

    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.[223]



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11. William Nassau5 MORTON (child of Francis4, James3, Francis2, George1);[182] born 3 Jun 1824 at Kilcommon Parish, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland;[224] married Ann Eliza Morton, daughter of John Morton and Ann Eliza Cumine, 1853 at Victoria, Australia;[225],[226] 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;[227],[228],[229] died son of Francis Morton and "Helen", aged 76 yrs 22 Jun 1899 at Fitzroy, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, at age 75.[230],[231]

He emigrated to Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; where he was a trader/merchant.[232] He was a storekeeper in 1856 at St Andrews, Victoria, Australia.[233] He established Hawthorn House store in 1858 at Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[234] He was living in 1895; at the time of brother George's death in Canada.[235] 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.[236]

Ann Eliza MORTON; a cousin[237],[237] was born on 3 Jun 1824 at Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.[238] She died "age 44" in 1870 at Victoria, Australia.[239]

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

  • i. Francis William Watson6 Morton;[240],[240] born 11 Mar 1856;[241] married Clara Barrett;[242] died aged 73 26 Jan 1930 at 30 Grange Rd, Toorak, Victoria, Australia, at age 73.[238],[243]

    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.[244] 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.[245]

  • ii. John Robert Morton;[240],[240] born circa 1860 at Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia;[238] died 1939 at Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia.[238]

    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.[244]

Charlotte Elizabeth YOUNG was born circa 1850.[246] She died "aged 47 years" on 3 Nov 1897 at Arcadia, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[247]

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

  • i. Alfred Watson6 Morton;[240],[240] born 1873 at Boroondara, Victoria, Australia;[248] died 11 Feb 1899 at Queensland, Australia.[249]

    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.[250]

  • ii. Charlotte Elizabeth Eveline Morton;[251],[252],[251],[252] born 1875 at Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia;[253],[254] 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;[255],[227],[256] died 16 Dec 1943 at Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.[257]

    She emigrated in 1899 to Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada; to live with her Uncle Edward.[258],[259] 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.[260] As of 1901, she was also known as Eveline during her time in Canada.[261] 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.[262]

  • iii. Walter Charles James Morton;[240],[240] born 1878 at Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia;[263],[264] married Maria Ann Johns 1906 at Victoria, Australia;[265],[266] died 8 Sep 1961 at Australia.[267]

    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).[268]

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

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

  • vi. Robina Mabel Morton;[240],[240] born 1888 at Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia;[269] died 1889 at Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[270]


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