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The Morrow Family

The surname Morrow is also found in Ireland as Murray, MacMurray and MacMorrow, and is found mostly in Ulster and Connacht. According to Edward MacLysaght's Irish Families, "Morrow, a common English surname is also ascribed to persons of Gaelic stock whose Irish patronymic has been changed at some period" (p.210). 

The name Morrow in fact comes from the Gaelic Mac Muireadhaigh, and the family came into Fermanagh from Leitrim where they are still common around Manorhamilton.  The centre of the Mac Murireadhaigh clan in Leitrim was at Loughmoytagh.  
 
Calum's and Jamie's known Morrow ancestors have been traced back to the first half of the 19th Century in Fermanagh. According to Griffifth's Valuation of Ireland, there were twenty Morrow families owning land in Fermanagh between 1848-1864. The main family, under Henry Morrow, lived at Crevenish. There is a "castle" at Crevenish today which is in ruins, near the village of Kesh on the banks of Loch Erne. The Morrow family farmed the land in this area, which they owned. (Thanks to Margaret Barnes in Australia for this information). 

Our branch then crossed the Irish Sea and settled in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland.

The following Morrows are in Calum's and Jamie's ancestry:

George Morrow (early 19th century) married Elizabeth Irvine
George Morrow (abt 1827 - 23/6/1893) married Jane Mitchell
Henry Morrow (abt 1859 - 20/11/1914) married Susan Brown Stevenson
James Morrow (1865 - 6/6/1951) married Louise (Jeanie) Horn
Elizabeth Morrow (27/5/1867 - 13/6/1949) married Robert Currie
Ellen Morrow (1875 - )
Elizabeth Eva Morrow (12/10/1888  - ) married Arthur Fisher
Henry St. Claire Morrow (7/6/1890 - June 1945)
Willimina Morrow (23/2/1892 - ) married Frank Allan
John Stevenson Morrow (29/1/1894 - ) married Frances Elizabeth Whitcombe
Mary Jane Morrow (12/3/1895 - ) married David Allan
William Henry Morrow (6/1/1899 - 31/1/1899)
Ivy Ethel Morrow (31/3/1900 - ) married John Firmin Orbell
 
 

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NB: Family history charts can be accessed at http://www.tribalpages.com/tribes/chrispaton

James Morrow
Late 18th Century - after 1819
 
James Morrow was Calum's and Jamie's great great great great great grandfather.
 
James Morrow was resident on a farm at Tullanglug township, in the parish of Magheraculmoney, district of Ederny, County Fermanagh. A gentleman by the name of Morrow was recorded at Tullanaglug in 1605, and there may be an unbroken line between the two men, though a Morrow family has not been located in the area in the surviving 1639 Fermanagh census. If the 1605 ancestor of James was linked to our family (almost certainly he was), then it seems that he was given his land as part of the Plantation of Fermanagh in the early 1600s, though it is not yet known whether he was an English planter (most likely), or a native Irish Morrow from Fermanagh (or Leitrim) who later converted from Roman Catholicism to Anglicanism.
 
In the churchyard of St. Mary's Church of Ireland, Ardess (also formerly known as Templemahery Church) the following inscription is to be found:

Morrow

Erected by James Morrow in memory of his wife Mary Morrow who departed this life November 25th 1813 aged 59 years.

With James residing at Tullanaglug, there is every possibility that this Mary was the wife of the James Morrow in question here.

 
 
CHILDREN of JAMES MORROW and possibly MARY (UNKNOWN):
George Morrow
b: 1761  d: 5/2/1779
 
George was Calum's and Jamie's great great great great grandfather - see below.
 

George Morrow
17?? - 18??
 
George was Calum's and Jamie's great great great great grandfather.
 
George was born on a farm in the township of Tullanaglug in the parish of Magheraculmoney, in the district of Ederny, County Fermanagh, Ireland.
 
George married Mary Graham (1761 - 25/11/1813) at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, Ardess, on February 5th 1779.
 
It may be this George who was listed as the farmer at Tullanaglug in the 1828 Tithe Records, or it may have been his son, George, who was also a farmer.
 
 
CHILDREN of GEORGE MORROW and MARY GRAHAM:
George Morrow
b: after 1779
 
George was Calum's and Jamie's great great great great grandfather - see below.
 
 

George Morrow
Late 18th C/early 19th C - after 1828

George Morrow was Calum's and Jamie's great great great great grandfather.

From the wedding and death certificates of George's son, also called George, it is known that George senior spent his life working as a farmer, and that he was married to Elizabeth Irvine.

In the 1828 Tithe Records for the parish of Magheraculmoney, there is a George Morrow listed as a resident in the township of Tulnaglug (Tullanaglug), beside Ardess Church. This may have been either this George, or his father, with the same name.  

Norma Gail Reiman (nee Morrow) and Margaret Barnes have both been instrumental in providing a great deal of research on the Morrows of the near Ardess area, for which I am eternally grateful.

 

CHILD of GEORGE MORROW and ELIZABETH IRVINE:

George Morrow
b: 1827 (approx) d: 1894

Calum's and Jamie's great great great grandfather - see below.

 

Thomas Morrow
c: 8/12/1839  d: 1???
 
Thomas was recorded as being the son of George and Eliza Morrow, residents of Tullanaglug, and as being baptised at Ardess Church of Ireland on December 8th 1839.
 
 

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George Morrow
Abt. 1827 - 23/6/1893
 
George was Calum's and Jamie's great great great grandfather.

There is some confusion as to George's birth year. In the 1891 Scottish census, George is listed as being 64 years old, placing his birth year at approximately 1827. However, in his death certificate of 1893, he is listed as having died at the age of 59, thereby placing his birth year at approximately 1834. His burial record suggests he was 59 when he died, obviously both age records coming from the same informant, George's son James - perhaps he did not know his father's age, and just took a guess? A check on the 1881 census would help to confirm his age, but there is no record of any of the Morrows being in Scotland at this stage (they may still have been in Ireland). It is believed that the 1827 birth year is more likely, as George's wife Jane's death record in 1916 had her listed as 88 years old, which keeps their ages closer together (making her birth year 1828).

George married Jane Mitchell in Ardess Parish Church, in the parish of Magheraculmoney, County Fermanagh, on 20th May 1846, the marriage having taken place at Ardess Church of Ireland, and registered in Enniskillen. At the time of the wedding, George was listed as being of full age and as being a labourer living in Tattykeel, with his fiancee resident in Ardess. The witnesses to the marriage were two relatives of Jane's, Edward Mitchell and Luke Mitchell, with the officiating minister being the Reverend Frederick McCullagh (ENNISKILLEN/Bk1/p.13).

From the birth certificate for his daughter Elizabeth in May 1867, we learn that George and Jane later lived in Formill, in the parish of Drumkeeran, in the district of Ederney, Irvinestown, County Fermanagh. George's occupation was listed as simply one word - "herd" - most likely meaning that he looked after cattle. It is also evident that at that point, George could not write - his signature is down as a simple "X" in the births registry book.

At some point after 1875, George and his family moved over to Scotland to look for work, and settled in Bridgeton, Glasgow, where George eventually found work as a potter's carter.

From 1886, George and his family lived at 136 Bernard Street in Bridgeton, Glasgow, as noted in the electoral register. This was a tenement which no longer exists, but from 1883 to 1886 there is a William Morrow listed at the same address, who was a carter - was he another relative, or was this a mistaken transcription for George? In 1891, George's family is still listed here in the census.

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Eagle Potter, Bridgeton, Glasgow, 1869

George himself is listed in the 1891 census as being a potter's labourer. Glasgow had a large pottery trade at this time - in 1868, there were 14 potteries in the city employing over 5000 full time staff. As well as making fine china, these potteries also produced large quantities of sanitary ware which was exported to America and the British colonies, as well as other materials such as stoneware, fire bricks and building bricks. The closest pottery to George's home was on Boden Street, which connects onto Bernard Street, which was called the Eagle Pottery. It was founded in 1869, and may well have been the pottery that George worked at.

George died on June 23rd 1893 at 9.30am in his home. The cause was dropsey/apoplexy, and he was buried three days later in the Eastern Necropolis in Glasgow (lair 2452, compt 4), beside Celtic Footbal Club. He had already prepaid for his grave, at a cost of 1. His grave has no headstone.

George's widow Jane moved into her son-in-law Robert Currie's house at 35 Dunn Street in Dalmarnock, where she is listed in the 1901 census (GROS: 1901/644/1/17 p.21). Her daughters Ellen and Lizzie were there also. A few years later the household had moved to 187 1/2 Dalmarnock Road, where at the age of 88 Jane died of pulmonary congestion and senility, on 20 March 1916, half way through the First World War. The informant to the registrar was Elizabeth.

 

CHILDREN of GEORGE MORROW and JANE MITCHELL:

Henry Morrow
b. bet 1852 and 1859  d. 20/11/1914
 
Henry's existence was only discovered in July 2009 after contact from Jan Stevens in Australia, to whom we are indebted.
 
It is not known when Henry arrived in Australia. The Queensland State Archive immigration indexes note a 23 year old Henry Morrow as a passenger on the Gauntlet, arriving on January 1st 1875 (IMM/115 p.854, M/films Z1958 and M1698). The age does not marry up with his age on his wedding certificate, so this seems highly unlikely. 
 
Henry married Susan Brown Stevenson on January 28th 1887 in the Primitive Methodist Church in Yaamba, Queensland, in a ceremony according to the rites of the Primitive Methodists. Henry was noted as a 28 year old stockman, the son of George Morrow and Jane Mitchell, with his father George noted as a clerk. Susan was 23 (born 15/9/1863, IGI), from Dundee, and the daughter of John Stevenson, a bootmaker, and Elizabeth 'Bessie' Ireland. The witnesses to the ceremony were John Thomas Crompton and Catherine Daily Crompton. Susan had arrived in Queensland on August 25th 1883, having sailed from Scotland on the Nebo with her parents and 11 year old sister Bessie (born Dundee 17/3/1873), and 15 year old sister Wilhelmine (Williamina, born 15/11/1867) [Queensland State Archives Immigration Indexes 1848-1912]. At the time of their marriage, both Henry and Susan were resident in Yaamba (Source: Queensland marriage certificate 1887/001578).
 
Jan Stevens has been helped in her research by Henry's great granddaughter Judy McMillan, who has advised Jan that her elderly mother asserts that Henry was born in Fermanagh and was an Orangeman. This conflicts with Henry's marriage and certificates, in which he is noted as being from Glasgow - however, it is likely to be correct, as no birth certificate exists for Henry in Glasgow, with statutory registration having commenced in the country in 1855. This further ties in with additional information on the date of his father's likely migration to Scotland, as deduced from other family certificates.
 
The following notice has been sourced from the Brisbane Courier of Thursday, September 3rd 1891 (page 5), which seems to concern our Henry Morrow:

In Chambers yesterday, before his Honour Mr. Justice Real, the following were adjudicated insolvent :-Edward Robinson Starkey, of Carrara, farmer, in forma pauperis, first meeting of creditors on the 17th instant ; Joseph Woodcroft, of Lutwyche, labourer, in forma pauperis, first meeting of creditors on the 17th instant; Henry Morrow, of Yaamba, store-keeper, first meeting of creditors on the 17th instant.

An Insolvency file for this bankruptcy exists at the Queensland State Archives, reference number ID1060244, whilst an audiot insolvency file also exists at ID1053123, with the audit having commenced on September 10th 1891 and ended on March 28th 1934.  From the Queensland State Archives website:
This series consists of files of insolvent estates which were the responsibility of the Public Curator's Office and previous agencies. After adjudication of insolvency by the Supreme Court, a Trustee was appointed to administer an estate, and the files created consist of documents required by the Court and related correspondence and papers which include the insolvent's personal and business details. Files can include a statement of affairs of the insolvent, estate accounts, a list of creditors. a distribution of dividend plan etc.
 
Henry eventually passed away in on November 20th 1914 (Queensland Government historical indexes, ref 1914/C3767). His death certificate again confirms his parents as George, a labourer, and Jane, and Henry is noted as a fireman resident at Koongal, Queensland. The cause of death was 'cancer of tongue operated on some time ago, recurrence, exhaustion', as certified by Dr. S. Stuart, who last saw the deceased on November 3rd. Henry was buried in Rockhampton Cemetery on the 21st. The informant was his wife Susan. The age on the death certificate states 62, which would place Henry's birth at approximately 1852, as opposed to 1859, as per his marriage certificate, and he is again noted as from Glasgow. If he was born in 1852, his birth cert cannot be found, but it may be that he was baptised within a dissenting congregation. The certificate also states that he had seven children, with one deceased at the time of his death.
 
 
Children of HENRY MORROW and SUSAN BROWN:
Elizabeth Eva Morrow
b. 12/10/1888 
 
Elizabeth was born in Yaamba Springs, Queensland, Australia, on October 12th 1888 (Queensland historical birth index ref. 1888/C11733). She married Arthur Fisher on July 4th 1908.
 
 
 
Henry St. Claire Morrow
b. 7/6/1890
 
Henry was born on June 7th 1890 in Queensland (Queensland Historical birth index ref. 1890/C12754)
 
Henry married Noni Doherty on May 18th 1934. He eventually died in June 1945.
 
 
 
Wilhilmina Morrow
b. 23/2/1892
 
Willimina was born on February 23rd 1892 in Queensland (Queensland Historical birth index ref. 1892/C12256 - mother listed as Stephenson).
 
She later married Frank Allan on December 18th 1918 (Queensland Historical marriage index ref. 1918/C3205).
 
 
 
John Stephenson Morrow
b. 29/1/1894
 
John was born in Queensland on January 29th 1894 (Queensland Historical birth index ref. 1894/C11533).
 
John married Frances Elizabeth Whitcombe on June 11th 1938.
 
 
 
Mary Jane Morrow
b. 12/3/1895
 
Mary Jane was born on March 12th 1895 in Queensland (Queensland Historical birth index ref. 1895/C10411).
 
She married David Allan on June 17th 1917. (Queensland Historical marriage index ref. 1917/C2346)
 
 
 
William Henry Morrow
b. 6/1/1899
 
William was born on January 6th 1899 (Queensland Historical birth index ref. 1899/C11240). He tragically died just a few weeks later on January 31st 1899 (Queensland Historical death index ref. 1899/C4934 - mother noted as Stephenson). 
 
 
 
Ivy Ethel Morrow
b. 31/3/1900
 
Ivy was born in Queensland on March 31st 1900 (Queensland Historical birth index ref. 1900/C12179).
 
She later married John Firmin (Vernon) Orbell on November 19th 1920. (Queensland Historical marriage index ref. 1920/C3667)
 
 
 
 
Frances (Fanny) Morrow - unconfirmed
b: 18??  d: ????
 
Fanny being the daughter of George and Jane is as yet unconfirmed, but is almost certain to be the case.
 
After George and Jane moved to Glasgow post 1875, they were recorded as having a daughter with them in Bridgeton called Ellen, born in approximately 1875. However, this would mean that Jane must have been close to fifty years of age to have given birth to Ellen at this point, which seems unlikely. There is only one birth entry for an Ellen Morrow born in Fermanagh in Ireland between 1874 and 1876, and that is an illegitimately born daughter to a girl called Fanny Morrow, born on July 19th 1875 at Clonelly in County Fermanagh, with the birth registered by Jane Morrow, present at the birth - Jane Morrow is of course the married name of George's wife Jane Mitchell.
 
Another piece of evidence, although somewhat more circumstantial, is the fact that the earliest confirmed birth of a child to George and Jane was that of James, their son, in about 1859 - some 13 years after they got married. It is extremely unlikely that after 13 years of wedded bliss they decided to suddenly have three children!!! There were obviously more children born in Fermanagh prior to the family moving to Scotland.
 
Finally, as noted earlier, there was another Morrow family member that married in Magherculmoney in 1824 - Frances Morrow, who married Thomas Armstrong. Although it cannot be proven as yet, this Frances may have been George's sister, and hence his daughter may have been named after her.
 
What became of Fanny Morrow has as yet to be discovered, but she does not appear to have moved to Scotland with the rest of the family in the 1870s.
 
 
Daughter of FANNY MORROW and (UNKNOWN):

Ellen Morrow
b: 1875  d:14/2/1947

Ellen was born in Ireland, presumably in Irvinestown in the district of Ederney, Fermanagh. As already stated however, there is a strong possibility that although listed as George's and Jane's daughter, she was in fact his granddaughter, raised as if she was his daughter, having been born illegitimately to Fanny Morrow on July 19th 1875. It may even be that this was the reason for the family's move to Scotland, the stigma of illegitimacy being so heavy at that stage in Irish society.

From the 1891 census it is known that Ellen became a weaver. She is also found in the 1901 census living with her sister Elizabeth at 35 Dunn Street, Dalmarnock, Glasgow.

In the 1911 census, recorded on April 2nd, Ellen was noted as living at 187 1/2 Dalmarnock Road with her brother-in-law Robert Currie and his wife Lizzie (and family), as well as her mother Jane. She was further decsribed as being 36 years old, unmarried, Irish, and working as a charwoman for the School Board. (SP 1911 644/01 008/00 021).

Ellen died on February 14th 1947 at 187 1/2 Dalmarnock Road, Bridgeton, Glasgow, the home of her sister Elizabeth (GROS - 1947: 644/2/70). From her death certificate it is known that Ellen became a school cleaner in later life, eventually retiring, and that she never married. She died of a cerebral thrombosis at the age of 71, and her death was registered in Glasgow by her niece Victoria Gray the following day.

 

James Morrow
b: 1865   d: 6/6/1951

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James Morrow's signature, 1924

James was born in Ireland in 1865. The birth index reference for this event is 1864/Enniskillen/7/99 - however, when I tried to access the record in February 2006 at the Public Record Office for Northern Ireland, the entry could not be found, and the explanation given that his birthplace must have found itself on the southern side of the newly created Irish border in 1922, meaning it will have to sourced from the record office in Dublin. 
 
James moved with his parents to Glasgow, Scotland, at some stage after 1875, and later became a carter and labourer in the city. He married Louise Horn, better known as 'Jeanie', on 31st December 1895 at a Free Church of Scotland service on Marquis Street. Jeanie was the daughter of Alexander Horn, a weaving factory tender and Jessie Miller (both were deceased at the time of the wedding). The witnesses were relatives of Louise, Elizabeth Horne and James Horne. The minister of the church was Gilbert Laurie, and the wedding was officially registered on 2/1/1896 (GROS: 1896/644/1/24).
 
The couple are know to have had at least two sons, George and James, born at 136 Bernard Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow.

After his father's death in 1893, James continued to live at the tenement in Bernard Street - in the 1901 census (GROS: 1901/644/1/62 p.14) he is listed there with Louise, and is described as a contractor's carter from Ireland, aged 37. In the 1913-1914 Glasgow valuation roll, he is still listed there as a tenant, paying an annual rent of 8 to his landlords, the Trustees of Duncan Fraser, per W. Metcalf and Sons, 140 London Street, Glasgow. At this stage, James is still listed as a labourer. However, by the time of the 1918 electoral register, he is no longer listed there, nor are any of the rest of the family.

The years 1919 to 1925 were extremely painful for James, as he virtually lost his family overnight. The couple had at this point moved to 222 Preston Street, and in 1919, his son James died (see below). As if this was not traumatic enough, Jeanie then died at 3.35pm on June 22nd 1924, at the age of 57 (GROS - 1924: 644/6/249). The cause of Jeanie's death was retinitis albuminiura (say what?!), as certified by Dr William McFarlane. A distraight James registered the death in Glasgow on the following day, and on Friday June 27th 1924 the following acknowledgment of thanks appeared on page 6 of the Glasgow Evening Times:

Mr James Morrow and George desire to thank all friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy and floral tributes received in their recent sad bereavement - 222 Preston Street  

But life became even more cruel when in the following year, James son George also died, of broncho pneumonia, the same death as suffered by his other son six years earlier.

James himself lived for another 27 years, and carried on working as a carter, retirng when he was 65. But he finally paid the piper on June 6th 1951, at his home at 133 Balornock Road, Glasgow, the cause being an enlarged prostate, cystitis and myocardial degeneration, as certified by Dr Elizabeth Anderson (GROS - 1951: 644/5/569). The death certificate mentions that the burial register has an incorrect address for him, at 222 Dunn Street. This presumably was a relevant address, perhaps a relative. However, the death was registered at Glasgow by a friend called Andrew Graham. The Glasgow Evening Times recorded the following on Friday, June 8th 1951, on page 11:

MORROW - At a hospital, Glasgow, on 6th June 1951, James Morrow, 222 Dunn Street, Glasgow, in his 91st year - Friends omitted and desirous of attending funeral please meet cortege at Janefield Cemetery gate tomorrow (Saturday) at 11.15am.

 

CHILDREN of JAMES MORROW and LOUISE 'JEANIE' HORNE:

George Morrow
b: 1/8/1901   d: 31/10/1925

George was born at 4.30am on August 1st 1901, at 136 Bernard Street. His father registered the birth in Glasgow on the 19th (GROS: 644/1/1323).

George trained to be an iron turner, and by the time of his death had become a journeyman in the trade. He died on October 31st 1925 at 7.55pm, in Ruchill Hospital, Glasgow, although his home address at that time was 222 Preston Street. The cause was broncho pneumonia cardiac failure, as certified by Dr. J. M. Stirling. His father registered the death on November 2nd (GROS: 644/7/727).

 

James Horn Morrow
b: 1904   d: 24/2/1919

James was born at 9.55pm on January 13th 1904, at 136 Bernard Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland. His father was listed as a coal merchant's carter, and he informed the Glasgow registrar on February 2nd (GROS:1904/644/1/195). 

James trained to be an engineer, and by the time of his death was still an apprentice. He died on February 24th 1919 at 5.50pm, in Belvidere Hospital, Glasgow, although his home address at that time was 222 Preston Street in Bridgeton. The cause was influenza and broncho pneumonia, as certified by Dr. John Brown. His father registered the death two days later (GROS:1919/644/1/237).

 

 

Elizabeth Morrow
b: 27/5/1867  m: 27/10/1899  d: 13/6/1949

Elizabeth was Calum's and Jamie's great great grandmother - see below.


 

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Elizabeth Morrow
27/5/1867 - 13/6/1949

Elizabeth was Calum's and Jamie's great great grandmother.

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Elizabeth's signature, under her married name, in 1940

Elizabeth, more colloquially known as Lizzie, was born in her home at Formil, in the district of Ederney, Irvinestown, County Fermanagh, Ireland, on May 27th 1867. Her father registered the birth two days later on the 29th (GRONI:1867/Ederney/Irvinestown/bk2/158). At some stage after this, she migrated to Scotland with her family, settling in Bridgeton, Glasgow.

In the 1891 census, Lizzie was listed as a cotton weaver in the Glasgow census, living with her family at 136 Bernard Street in Bridgeton.

Lizzie married Robert Currie on 27th October 1899 at the Emmanuel Church in Camlachie, Glasgow, a Free Church of England service (GROS:1899/644/2/259). The witnesses were a William Patton and a Jane Neil.

The newlyweds set up home at 35 Dunn Street in Dalmarnock, Glasgow, where in 1901 Lizzie was listed in the census as working as a col ed weaver.

In the 1911 census, recorded on April 2nd, Lizzie and her family were noted as living at 187 1/2 Dalmarnock Road, along with her mother and sister Ellen. She was aged 42, married 11 years, had three children, all of whom were still alive, and was Irish (SP 1911 644/01 008/00 021).

By the 1918 electoral register Lizzie was again listed at 187 1/2 Dalmarnock Road, with her husband Robert working as a porter.

In 1919 and 1925, Lizzie must have been deeply affected by the loss of her brother's two sons, James and George, and his wife Jeanie (see earlier). And in 1929, she then had to put up with the heartache of watching one of her own children die before their time, as her son Robert died of nephritic cardiac syncope in her home (see
Currie page).

The electoral register tells us that Lizzie continued to stay in Dalmarnock Road after her husband's death in 1940, and is last listed as a voter there in 1945. She did in fact continue to stay at this address until her death.

Lizzie died at her Dalmarnock Road tenement at 11.20am on June 13th 1949, the cause being cerebral thrombosis and a coma from which she never recovered, as certified by Dr. L. L. Fotheringhorn. The informant to the registrar on the following day was Lizzie's daughter, Victoria Gray (nee Currie). Lizzie did not leave a will (GROS:1949/644/2/240).

Calum's and Jamie's grandfather Colin Paton has only one memory of Elizabeth, who was his own grandmother. Living at their home at 42 Whitewell Crescent, Belfast, he remembers a meal where they all sat down together to eat. Someone farted, and nobody would own up. Elizabeth told Colin's mother Jean (her daughter) that if she really wanted to find out who it was that had done the deed, she would need to go around and sniff everyone's bottom! She then laughed about it, and the offending gas merchant got a lucky escape!

 

CHILDREN of ELIZABETH MORROW and ROBERT CURRIE:

Robert Currie
b: 19/12/1902 d: 10/2/1929

 

Jane (Jean) Currie
b: 26/9/1904 d: 2/2/1978

Calum's and Jamie's great grandmother - see Currie page.

 

Elizabeth Morrow Margaret Victoria (Vicky) Currie
b: 17/10/1909 d: 5/7/1975

 

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Connecting to Calum and Jamie

Elizabeth Morrow married Robert Currie in 1899

Daughter, Jane Currie, married Charles Paton in 1934

Son, Colin Paton, married Charlotte Harper Graham in 1969

Son, Christopher Mark Paton, married Claire Patricia Giles in 2000

Sons, Calum Graham Paton and Jamie Christopher Paton