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MORRIS , JOHN ( 1706 - 1740 ), sailor ,

son of Morris ap Rhisiart Morris (q.v.) , and brother of Lewis , Richard , and William Morris (qq.v.); b. in 1706 . Little is known about him, other than what is said in an article on his brother Lewis in the Cambrian Register , 1796 , 232, from which we learn that he d. on board the warship Torbay (in the unsuccessful attack on Cartagena ) in 1740 , aged 34 — he was ‘ master's mate .’ We have some 22 of his letters ( Morris Letters , 6-36), ranging between 5 July 1739 and 22 Sept. 1740 . We know that he was with Richard Morris in London in 1735 , and Richard ( Llawysgrif Richard Morris o Gerddi , cix, cxi) praises him for his kindly nature.

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959