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Hi everyone, I found this newspaper cutting with some old photo's. My mothers maiden name was Nellie Welsby. Her parents were Leonard and Sarah Jane Welsby and Sarah Jane's maiden name was Morris. They married in 1911 and her father was a Joseph Morris and on the marriage certificate he was a collier. Morris is such a common name and have had trouble finding which Morris is which. I wonder if anyone can help me find out who this man is and is he part of my family. I have attached the file of the scanned image of his obituary, date unknown.
 

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I can't see his death with ages in the index that don't seem to fit.

I can see three possible births in Oswestry Registration District but I don't have access to the full census.

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Do you have the date of the newspaper cutting?

It says Joseph was 63 when war broke out(1939) - b c 1876. He served to the end of the war (1945). He died aged 68+ , implying death was circa 1945. I find no matching entry for a death of a Joseph Morris on Free BMD 1945-50. I have also looked at Morris deaths at Farnworth, in case he was registered in a different first name, but nothing obvious comes up. I think you should approach stated age with caution.

Have you looked to see if Joseph's First World War service records have survived? They might give some family details.

Have you found Sarah Jane Morris/Welsby in 1901/1911? Do you know her parents names?

As a complete shot in the dark, in 1881 there is a Joseph Morris, aged 3, living with parents, Joseph, coal miner, and Mary J, in St Martins, Oswestry.
 

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I think his age when war broke out refers to WW1??

If these census are correct Joseph's daughter Sarah Jane was born abt 1882.

Sarah Jane Morris & Leonard Welsby married June Qtr 1911 Bolton, though on separate census they would have to be in the same area.

1911 Leonard with his mother Ellen

Name: Leonard Welsby
Age in 1911: 27
Estimated birth year: abt 1884
Relation to Head: Son (Child)
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Kearsley, Lancashire, England
Civil Parish: Kearsley
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Street address: 30 Taskers Lane Kearsley Farnworth
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Grocers Assistant
Registration district: Bolton
Registration District Number: 461
Sub-registration district: Farnworth
ED, institution, or vessel: 23
Piece: 23274
Household Members:
Name Age
Ellen Welsby 64
Leonard Welsby 27

1911 Sarah Jane Morris with her brother John

Name: Sarah Gane Morris [image middle name Jane]
Age in 1911: 29
Estimated birth year: abt 1882
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Werton Ahugn, Shropshire, England
Civil Parish: Farnworth
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Street address: 27 Charles Street Farnworth Nr Bolton
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Cotton Weaver (Calico)
Registration district: Bolton
Registration District Number: 461
Sub-registration district: Farnworth
ED, institution, or vessel: 3
Piece: 23254
Household Members:
Name Age
Sarah Gane Morris 29
John Morris 21 Farnworth, Lancashire, England

1901
Sarah living with her 3 siblings, sister Susan head

Name: Sarah J Morris
Age: 19
Estimated birth year: abt 1882
Relation to Head: Sister
Gender: Female
Birth Place: North Wales, N
Civil Parish: Farnworth
Ecclesiastical parish: Farnworth with Kearsley St John the Evangelist
Town: Farnworth
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Street address: 33 Oak Street
Registration district: Bolton
Sub-registration district: Farnworth
ED, institution, or vessel: 01
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 3599
Folio: 33
Page Number: 58
Household schedule number: 347
Household Members:
Name Age
Susan Morris 22 North Wales, N
Sarah J Morris 19 North Wales, N
Joseph Morris 14 Farnworth, Lancashire, England
John Morris 11 Farnworth, Lancashire, England
Mary Prendergast 21 boarder

1891 Sarah living with her parents & siblings

Name: Sarah J Morris
Age: 10
Estimated birth year: abt 1881
Relation: Daughter (Child)
Father's name: Joseph Morris
Mother's name: Jane Morris
Gender: Female
Where born: St Martins, Shropshire, England
Civil Parish: Farnworth
Ecclesiastical parish: St John
Town: Leigh
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Street address: 33 Oak Street
Registration district: Bolton
ED, institution, or vessel: 1
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 3093
Folio: 32
Page Number: 57
Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph Morris 38 St Martins, Shropshire, England Coal Miner [c1853]
Jane Morris 39 St Martins, Shropshire, England
Susannah Morris 13 St Martins, Shropshire, England
Sarah J Morris 10 St Martins, Shropshire, England
Esther Morris 7 Farnworth, Lancashire, England
Joseph Morris 4 Farnworth, Lancashire, England
John Morris 1 Farnworth, Lancashire, England

1881
Joseph & Jane with eldest daughter Susannah

Name: Joseph Morris
Age: 28
Estimated birth year: abt 1853
Relationship to Head: Head
Spouse: Jane Morris
Gender: Male
Where born: The Lodge, Shropshire, England
Civil Parish: St Martin
County/Island: Shropshire
Country: England
Street address: Wern
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Coal Miner
Registration district: Oswestry
Sub registration district: St Martin
ED, institution, or vessel: 4
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 2660
Folio: 63
Page Number: 12
Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph Morris 28
Jane Morris 28
Susannah Morris 2

As to Joseph's death keep in mind he liked to change his age!!!
and checking deaths only in Farnworth which start at 1935.

Morris Joseph 82 Farnworth 8c 390 Deaths Jun 1937
Morris Joseph 76 Farnworth 8c 373 Deaths Dec 1942
MORRIS Joseph 76 Farnworth 10c 181 Deaths Dec 1952
Morris Joseph 68 Farnworth 10c 265 Deaths Mar 1955
MORRIS Joseph 63 Farnworth 10c 177 Deaths Dec 1957

Checking Bolton between 1920-1935 here is one of a few to choose
Deaths Mar 1921
Morris Joseph 68 Bolton 8c 338 [which fits c1853]

Someone else might like to share a thought

Finding Joseph in 1911 is a challenge even searching 10 year +/-

Again with age discrepancy can't see him in military records


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I assumed WWI from the photo that's why I said I could find three possible births.

Births Jun Qtr 1852
Morris Joseph Oswestry 6a 618

Births Sep Qtr 1852
Morris Joseph Oswestry 6a 593

Births Mar Qtr 1853
MORRIS Joseph Oswestry 6a 641
 

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FS is showing 2x in 1871

Name: Joseph Morris
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1871
Event Place: The Lodge, Weston Rhyn, Shropshire, England
Enumeration District: 4
Gender: Male
Age: 18
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Coalmine Labourer
Relationship to Head of Household: Lodger
Birth Year (Estimated): 1853
Birthplace: St Martins, Salop
Entry Number: 3
Affiliate Image Identifier: GBC/1871/2785/0018

Name: Joseph Morris
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1871
Event Place: The Lodge, Weston Rhyn, Shropshire, England
Enumeration District: 4
Gender: Male
Age: 18
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Coal Miner
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birth Year (Estimated): 1853
Birthplace: St Martin's, Shropshire
Entry Number: 11
Affiliate Image Identifier: GBC/1871/2785/0017
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Edward Morris Head M 51 St Martin's, Shropshire
Sarah Morris Wife F 42 Willenhall, Staffordshire
Thomas Morris Son M 23 Willenhall, Staffordshire
Joseph Morris Son M 18 St Martin's, Shropshire
William Morris Son M 14 St Martin's, Shropshire
Edward Morris Son M 12 St Martin's, Shropshire
John Morris Son M 10 St Martin's, Shropshire
Elizabeth Morris Daughter F 6 St Martin's, Shropshire
Isaiah Morris Son M 1 St Martin's, Shropshire

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I think the death of Joseph Morris is in 1921 as report says he was born over 68 years ago in near Oswestry.
The nearest death near Bolton I can find is Mar 1921 Bolton 8C 338, this puts his birth at 1853 near the 1851 given the 63 years at outbreak of war.

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Thanks Dave and others. I have attached Leonard and Sarah Jane's marriage certificate if that helps. Sarah Jane Morris's mothers name was Jane Williams and I thinks she was born in 1852. Her Joseph I think was born in 1853. Again I am unsure of the birth dates. I have been unable to get very far with there being so many Joseph Morris's. Have got no where with military sites either as his name doesn't arise. I found some military files but don't know if they relate to my newspaper Joseph. Appreciate all you are doing. Many thanks.
 

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1911 census
Sarah Jane Morris 1882 Weston Rhyn, Shropshire
John Morris 1890 Farnworth, Lancashire

Nearest birth for Sarah sep 1881 Oswestry 6a 712

I have most of the Census back to 1881 if you want them PM your email
and I will email them

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