Ferryland

The Morrys in Ferryland

Despite the fact that the family got its footings in the new world in Caplin Bay (Calvert), it will always be Ferryland that tugs at the heart-strings of any true Morry, for it was there that the family resided for most of two centuries.

Ferryland is “home”.

Although they may have owned other property in Ferryland before and afterwards, the property that became the Morrys’ mainstay in Ferryland was the land known as the Holdsworth premises. This land was granted to Arthur Holdsworth and his brother Robert. Arthur’s property came into the possession of the Morrys via purchase from Arthur’s son, Arthur William Olive Holdsworth, in 1844. The ownership of this house and lands, which constituted much of the north side of Ferryland, continues to be shrouded in some degree of mystery. While John Henry Morry (grandson of Matthew Morry I) was one of the purchasers, his business partner and brother-in-law, Peter Paint LeMessurier was also part owner (see indenture between Arthur William Olive Holdsworth and John Morry and Peter Paint LeMessurier, kindly transcribed by Greg Walsh of the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador). And to complicate matters further, John Henry’s mother-in-law, Ann Coulman Winsor, “acquired” all of these premises from them by indenture in 1853 and then conveyed the property to John’s son, Thomas Graham Morry III, with another indenture under a number of conditions in 1881.

It still isn’t clear how the land that once belonged to Arthur Holdsworth’s brother Robert, and later Robert’s widow, Elizabeth, came into the Morry family. It is entirely possible that, after the Holdsworth family completely lost all interest in Newfoundland, when they were no longer dependent on the fishery and provisioning that trade in Newfoundland, they may simply have abandoned the property and the Morrys claimed it without an official transfer or payment. Things like that happened frequently in Newfoundland in the early days and, to a certain extent, still do today. Newfoundland is perhaps to only province or territory in Canada in which a well-established land tenure system has never existed. However, this occurred, it appears to have taken place during the lifetime of John Henry Morry as his son, Thomas Graham Morry, occupied all of the Holdsworth lands as if they were his own and divided them amongst his sons in his Will. Ownership was never challenged evidently.


Ferryland North Side – Late 1700’s

The map below is taken from a highly precise surveyor’s drawing of the Ferryland North Side in the early 1800s showing the land holdings of the settlers in this area at that time, including Arthur Holdsworth.

Plan of Ferryland North Side Showing Holdsworth Properties

Holdsworth House

The Holdsworth house and fishing premises were apparently constructed sometime in the late 1700s at the time the land was acquired from the previous owner, John Keats Esq.. They were built to last. The house itself was 60 x 24 with stone walls three feet thick and servant’s quarters on the third flat. The main fishing Store was equally massive, 100 feet long by 30 wide, two storeys tall, with beams made from timbers the girth of which have never been seen in Ferryland for hundreds of years.

The house and premises were used as a case study by Dr. John Mannion at Memorial University in a Cultural Geography course and featured on the cover of North American Material Culture Research: New Objectives New Theories. (see below). Thanks to Steve Barnable for bringing this to my attention.

 

Description of the Holdsworth premises used in geography course at MUN

Note that the land is for sale by Henry Holdsworth, likely a brother and executor for Arthur. Also notable is the fact that, although this advertisement appeared in 1827, the land was not actually sold until 1844, at that time by Arthur William Olive Holdsworth.

 

Photos of Holdsworth House, ca. 1895

Note that John Henry Holdsworth and a number of his daughters and a niece are barely discernable standing on the doorstep in the photo on the left. A close-up of them, taken at the same time, appears below.

 

It is a matter of considerable disappointment that both the house and store are now gone. The house survived until after WWI when it had to be destroyed because it was in ruins, having been abandoned for complex family reasons years before. Here is an account of the Holdsworth House as told by Dad Morry (Howard Leopold Morry) in a letter written on Jan. 18, 1954 to Michael P. Murphy, which was subsequently published by Enid O’Brien in The Newfoundland Ancestor 15:1 in 1999.

The old Red Store, as it was known, continued to function as a working part of the Morry fish business until well into the second half of the 1900s but it too had to be taken down eventually because its upkeep became a burden to the business. Today these buildings would have been declared national historic treasures and would have been taken over and cared for by the government. Regrettably no such opportunities existed in days gone by.


The Morrys’ Place in Ferryland Society

A few words of explanation are needed here to clarify the place that the Morrys assumed in the Ferryland social hierarchy. Ferryland, by the time the Morrys arrived there, had effectively gone through two eras of merchant class dominance. The first era was that of the founder of the community, George Calvert (later Lord Baltimore) and his successor, or some might say his usurper, David Kirke. Their tenure covered most of the 1600s until the village was completely decimated by the French in 1696 and the settlers either murdered or sent away. That era has been thoroughly researched and reported by numerous authors, and there is no need to cover it again here. The second era of commerce in Ferryland was slow to get off to a new start due to the utter devastation of that raid. But by the early 1700s, families such as the Holdsworths and Newmans from Dartmouth were well established in the area, and soon afterwards the Carters took their place on the stage. This era too is well covered in the history books.

By the time Matthew Morry, and later his sons and grandsons, began to participate in the seasonal fish trade in the late 1700s and then take up residence in Caplin Bay and Ferryland in the early 1800s, they were undoubtedly looked upon by the well established traders in the community as “Johnny-come-latelies” or, as we shall see, even looked down upon as carpetbaggers and social inferiors by the merchant class. They quickly went about establishing themselves in society by forming partnerships, both in business and through marriage, with all the established merchant-class families from Aquaforte to Cape Broyle. But resentment persisted, at least among some of their peers. Two poems, written evidently by Anne Carter (most likely Anne Catherine Weston Carter), The Motley Maggot Gang and The Grinder bear uncomplimentary references to the Morrys and, in the case of the latter, to some of the other contemporary merchant class families in the area.

Finding one’s place in society when moving into a new community is never easy. It probably took at least a generation for the Morrys to be fully accepted as equals by the established merchant class elite. They seem to have enjoyed acceptance after that, though how they were looked upon by the workers they employed is another matter!


Thomas Graham Morry III’s House

The last owner of the Holdsworth house before it was taken down was Thomas Graham Morry III, but he did not occupy it as a family home. Instead, when he returned from taking part in the military effort to quell the Riel Rebellion in 1874 he constructed another house at some distance from this site. It is still on Holdsworth lands, but in point of fact it stands on the lands mentioned above that belonged to the widow of Robert Holdsworth, lands that did not constitute a part of the original property purchased by his father from Arthur William Olive Holdsworth in 1844. Whether it was at this time that he acquired or in some manner laid claim to Robert Holdsworth’s lands or whether this had been an action taken by his father before that is unknown.

That house still stands and is owned today by two of the great-grandchildren of Thomas Graham. Their mother, the late Jean [Kavanagh] Morry, is shown here in front of the house in July, 2003.

Jean Kavanagh Morry at T.G. Morry IIIs House

Jean Kavanagh Morry in front of the house built by Thomas Graham Morry III

Howard Leopold Morry’s House

The house that now stands where the Holdsworth house once stood was constructed by Howard Leopold Morry after the First World War. It was owned subsequently by his son Bill and is now owned by his granddaughter Fredris [Mercer] Caines.

H.L. Morry's House Ferryland

Howard Leopold Morry’s House, ca 1945


White's House, Ferryland South Side

“The Downs”, Ferryland, ca. 1913

The large house in the foreground belonged to

the parents of Catherine White, wife of Thomas Graham Morry III


Family Group Record for John Henry MORRY



Husband John Henry MORRY


            AKA: John MOREY, John MORRY
           Born: 23 Feb 1818 - Calvert, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 29 Sep 1818 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
           Died: 15 Apr 1897 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Buried: 18 Apr 1897 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

         Father: Matthew MORRY II JP (1790-1856)
         Mother: Anne SANDERS (1790-1867)

       Marriage: 12 Dec 1848 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


Wife Elizabeth Sarah WINSOR


           Born: 8 Sep 1827 - Aquaforte, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 5 Nov 1827 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
           Died: 13 Feb 1879 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Buried: 16 Feb 1879 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

         Father: Capt. Henry WINSER (1804-1850)
         Mother: Ann COULMAN (Abt 1807-1905)


Children


1 M Pte. Thomas Graham MORRY III


            AKA: Foxy Tom, Thomas Graham MORREY
           Born: 4 Dec 1849 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 9 Feb 1850 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
           Died: 24 Jul 1935 - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
         Buried: 27 Jul 1935 - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
         Spouse: Catherine Frances WHITE (1852-1927)
           Marr: 1 Jun 1880 - Renews, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Spouse: Clara Isabelle WINDSOR (1851-1934)
           Marr: 24 Jun 1930 - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

2 F Alice Maud MORRY


           Born: 12 Dec 1852 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 28 Dec 1852 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
           Died: 29 Dec 1854 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Buried: After 29 Dec 1854 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


3 F Agnes Frederica MORRY


           Born: 12 Dec 1852 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 28 Dec 1852 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
           Died: 25 Jan 1853 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Buried: After 25 Jan 1853 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


4 F Clara Isabella MORRY


           Born: 22 May 1854 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 29 Oct 1854 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
           Died: 28 Nov 1931 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Buried: After 28 Nov 1931 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Spouse: John James WINDSOR (1849-1918)
           Marr: 12 May 1880 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

5 M John Howard MORRY


            AKA: Arthur MORRY
           Born: Bef 1 Dec 1855 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 1 Dec 1855 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
           Died: Bef 3 Dec 1855 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Buried: 3 Dec 1855 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


6 F Florence B. MORRY


            AKA: Florence MORRY, Flossie MORRY
           Born: Bef 8 Feb 1857 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 8 Feb 1857 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
           Died: 1 Jul 1949 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Buried: After 1 Jul 1949 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


7 F Mary Le Messurier MORRY


            AKA: Minnie MORRY
           Born: Bef 29 Aug 1858 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 29 Aug 1858 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
           Died: After 1935 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Buried: After 1935 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Spouse: Dr. Robert Hillary CAREY (1838-1905)
           Marr: 21 Nov 1881 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

8 F Alice Wylly MORRY


            AKA: Alice Wylie MORRY
           Born: Bef 25 Apr 1860 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 25 Apr 1860 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
           Died: 20 Apr 1950 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Buried: After 20 Apr 1950 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Spouse: Charles Archer ELLIS (1859-1943)
           Marr: 20 Jan 1903 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

9 F Augusta Winsor MORRY


            AKA: Priscilla MORRY
           Born: 20 Jun 1862 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 21 Jun 1862 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
           Died: 17 Jan 1878 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Buried: 21 Jan 1878 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Spouse: Did Not Marry

10 F Emily Frances Victoria MORRY R.N.


            AKA: Emily Francis Victoria MORRY, Fanny MORRY, Frances MORRY
           Born: 23 Jan 1865 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 25 Jan 1865 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
           Died: 22 Jun 1944 - Kingston, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada
 Cause of Death: Colon Cancer
         Buried: 2 Jul 1944 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


11 F Jane Josephine MORRY


            AKA: Josie MORRY
           Born: 10 Nov 1866 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 17 Feb 1867 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
           Died: 9 Jun 1942 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Buried: After 9 Jun 1942 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Spouse: William Nichols GRAY (1867-1942)
           Marr: 10 Oct 1892 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017

Family Group Record for Pte. Thomas Graham MORRY III and Catherine Frances White



Husband Pte. Thomas Graham MORRY III


            AKA: Foxy Tom, Thomas Graham MORREY
           Born: 4 Dec 1849 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 9 Feb 1850 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
           Died: 24 Jul 1935 - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
         Buried: 27 Jul 1935 - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

         Father: John Henry MORRY (1818-1897)
         Mother: Elizabeth Sarah WINSOR (1827-1879)

       Marriage: 1 Jun 1880 - Renews, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

   Other Spouse: Clara Isabelle WINDSOR (1851-1934)


Wife Catherine Frances WHITE


            AKA: Katie F. WHITE
           Born: 20 Aug 1852 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 27 Aug 1927 - Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
 Cause of Death: Flu or Food Poisoning
         Buried: 1 Sep 1927 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

         Father: John William WHITE (Bef 1811-1893)
         Mother: Catherine O'SULLIVAN (Cir 1813-1890)


Children


1 M Reginald John MORRY


           Born: 9 Jun 1881 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 19 Jun 1881 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
           Died: 25 Jun 1881 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
 Cause of Death: Possibly Diphtheria
         Buried: 26 Jun 1881 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


2 M BQMS Albert Graham MORRY


            AKA: Bert MORRY
           Born: 13 Nov 1882 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 19 Nov 1882 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
           Died: 20 Mar 1936 - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
         Buried: After 20 Mar 1936 - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
         Spouse: Josephine Elizabeth COLBERT (1888-1951)
           Marr: 18 Oct 1911 - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

3 M Pte. Howard Leopold MORRY RNR


           Born: 24 Jul 1885 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 30 Jul 1885 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
           Died: 8 Feb 1972 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
 Cause of Death: Cardiac Failure (Aortic stenosis)
         Buried: 10 Feb 1972 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Spouse: Fredris Marion Powdrell MINTY (1895-1948)
           Marr: 2 Jun 1915 - Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

4 M Thomas Graham MORRY IV


            AKA: Graham MORRY
           Born: 30 Jun 1887 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 3 Jul 1887 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
           Died: 31 Jul 1967 - Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
         Buried: After 31 Jul 1967 - Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
         Spouse: Esther Maud Mary BATTCOCK (1890-1995)
           Marr: 16 Jun 1924 - Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

5 F Beatrice Mary MORRY


           Born: 22 Sep 1888 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 24 Sep 1888 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
           Died: 20 Jan 1991 - London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada
         Buried: 25 Jun 1991 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Spouse: Dr. Louis John GIOVANNETTI (1875-1963)
           Marr: 7 Jun 1923 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

6 M John Henry MORRY


           Born: 9 Mar 1896 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 12 Mar 1896 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
           Died: 29 Apr 1960 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Buried: After 29 Apr 1960 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Spouse: Elizabeth SESK (1900-1979)
           Marr: 29 Apr 1920 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017

Family Group Record for Pte. Thomas Graham MORRY III and Clara Isabelle Windsor



Husband Pte. Thomas Graham MORRY III


            AKA: Foxy Tom, Thomas Graham MORREY
           Born: 4 Dec 1849 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 9 Feb 1850 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
           Died: 24 Jul 1935 - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
         Buried: 27 Jul 1935 - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

         Father: John Henry MORRY (1818-1897)
         Mother: Elizabeth Sarah WINSOR (1827-1879)

       Marriage: 

   Other Spouse: Catherine Frances WHITE (1852-1927) - 1 Jun 1880 - Renews, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


Wife Clara Isabelle WINDSOR


            AKA: Clara Isabel WINSOR, Clara Isabella WINSOR
           Born: 22 Sep 1851 - Aquaforte, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 19 Oct 1851 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
           Died: 2 Jan 1934 - Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
         Buried: 4 Jan 1934 - Saanich, British Columbia, Canada

         Father: Peter WINDSOR (1823-1904)
         Mother: Anna Jennings WINSOR (1823-1894)


   Other Spouse: Capt. William Sweetland MORRY (1852-After 1877) - 3 Sep 1877 - Aquaforte, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

   Other Spouse: Richard Alexander McCOUBREY (1848-1898) - 16 Nov 1892 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Children


Nil

Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017

Family Group Record for Pte. Howard Leopold MORRY RNR and Fredris Marion Powdrell Minty



Husband Pte. Howard Leopold MORRY RNR


           Born: 24 Jul 1885 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 30 Jul 1885 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
           Died: 8 Feb 1972 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
 Cause of Death: Cardiac Failure (Aortic stenosis)
         Buried: 10 Feb 1972 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

         Father: Pte. Thomas Graham MORRY III (1849-1935)
         Mother: Catherine Frances WHITE (1852-1927)

       Marriage: 


Wife Fredris Marion Powdrell MINTY


            AKA: Marion Frederick Powdrell MINTY
           Born: 3 Apr 1895 - Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
     Christened: 
           Died: 15 Feb 1948 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
 Cause of Death: Cerebral hemorrhage
         Buried: 19 Feb 1948 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

         Father: James Alexander MINTY (1853-1927)
         Mother: Mary Laing WEBSTER (1858-1915)


Children


1 F Phyllis Mary MORRY


           Born: 29 Apr 1916 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 22 Jun 1995 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Buried: 
         Spouse: John FERGUSON (1910-1984)
         Spouse: Albert MERCER (Cir 1906-          )
           Marr: 18 Dec 1936 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

2 M William Minty MORRY


            AKA: Bill MORRY
           Born: 22 Feb 1918 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 11 Oct 2004 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Buried: 13 Oct 2004 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Spouse: Masie ROWE (          -          )
         Spouse: Mary Sutherland SPARKS (1923-1996)
           Marr: 8 Nov 1942 - Ilford, Essex, England

3 M Thomas Graham MORRY V


            AKA: TG MORRY, Tom MORRY
           Born: 4 Dec 1919 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 9 Dec 1919 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
           Died: 1 May 2008 - Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada
         Buried: 5 May 2008 - Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada
         Spouse: Evelyn Mary WHEELER (1917-2009)
           Marr: 6 Sep 1945 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

4 M Reginald James MORRY


            AKA: Reg MORRY
           Born: 3 Aug 1921 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 27 May 2008 - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Gladys Joyce KORTAN (1925-2006)
           Marr: 11 Jul 1945 - Marylebone, Middlesex, England

5 F Jean Catherine MORRY


           Born: 1 Aug 1923 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 10 Sep 1996 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
 Cause of Death: Brain Cancer
         Buried: 13 Sep 1996 - Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States
         Spouse: Jack W. FUNKHOUSER (1912-1992)
           Marr: 23 Jan 1946 - Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States

6 F Elsie Frances MORRY


           Born: 12 Sep 1926 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 28 Apr 2014 - Sudbury, Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
       Cremated: Bef 3 May 2014 - Sudbury, Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
         Spouse: Omer René RANGER (1924-2015)
           Marr: 2 Mar 1946 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

7 F Catherine Frances MORRY


           Born: 1 Sep 1928 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 1 Mar 2011 - Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Keith George BELTON (1932-          )
           Marr: 17 Sep 1950
         Spouse: Seymour KAY (1934-1998)
           Marr: 4 Jul 1959 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
         Spouse: Tom McCLURE (          -          )
           Marr: Cir 1980 - Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States

8 F Priscilla Anne MORRY


           Born: 17 Sep 1930 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 5 Dec 1932 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
 Cause of Death: Pneumonia
         Buried: Dec 1932 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


9 M Howard George MORRY


           Born: 14 Dec 1934 - Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 8 Nov 2016 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Mary Perpetua CARROLL (1930-2017)
           Marr: 9 Nov 1957 - Outer Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Last Modified: 14 Aug 2017

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