Stoke Gabriel

The Church of St. Mary & St. Gabriel in Stoke Gabriel

 

By today’s standards of travel, Stoke Gabriel would be considered a short commute from the nearest market town and port, Dartmouth, which is a mere 5 miles away by road, and a shorter distance by water down the River Dart estuary. Even so, that distance in the 17th and 18th centuries must have been an impediment to anyone whose business was associated with the sea. We do not know how far back the Morrys were ship owners and involved in the fishing industry. It is possible that there was less need during those days to be close to the sea, or the family may have been involved in other merchant occupations. This is a matter for further research. Family lore has it that they were involved in a banking partnership known as Morry, Prideaux and LeMessurier, which was based out of the Channel Islands, specifically St. Peter’s Port, Guernsey. But that old canard has now been disproved. Historical documentation shows that Matthew Morry was involved in a partnership with Walter Prideaux, an Attorney and Banker, who was also involved in the affairs of the Newman and Holdsworth families to a significant extent, thus tying together four or the families who had a great deal to do with commerce in Ferryland at the turn of the 19th Century. Also, but somewhat later in Ferryland, Matthew Morry’s grandson, John Henry Morry, formed a partnership with his brother-in-law, Peter Paint LeMessurier, to acquire the Holdsworth property in Ferryland from Arthur William Olive Holdsworth. There is no evidence that Prideaux, Morry and LeMessurier were ever associated in the same business venture.

An aerial of view of modern day Stoke Gabriel

What we do know is that the family shows up in the Parish records in Stoke Gabriel at least as far back as 1650, with the marriage of William Mory to Jennet Full. Jennet’s family extends back in the registers of Stoke Gabriel as far as they go into the mid 16th century. But this is the first record of a Morry, by any conceivable spelling of that name in the parish. Concerted effort has been made to identify the parish of birth of William and the names of his parents but, so far, these efforts have been unsuccessful and he represents the “Brick Wall” in the Morry family ancestry.

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Geoffrey Williams, an irrepressible New Zealander, lead a group of about 100 Morey researchers from around the world until his untimely death in 2013. This group co-operated on elucidating their common roots. By Geoffrey’s system of naming clans, when you reach a “Brick Wall” and can’t go any further back, the clan is named after the wife of the progenitor. So in our case we would now be known as the “Clan Jennet Full”.


Family Group Record for William MORY and Jennet Full

Husband William MORY

AKA Willm MOORE, Willm MOREY, Will MORY, Willm MORY
Born Cir 1624 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened Cir 1624 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died Bef 20 Nov 1692 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Buried 20 Nov 1692 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Marriage 23 Sep 1650 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England

Wife Jennet FULL

AKA Gennett FULL, Jennetta FULL, Jennettae FULL, Jennett MOREY
Born Bef 7 May 1626 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened 7 May 1626 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died Bef 1 Mar 1696 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Buried 1 Mar 1696 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Father William FULL (Bef 1587-Bef 1634) Mother Jane LANE (Bef 1592-Bef 1626)

Children

1 F Ellenor MOREY

Born Cir 1650 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened
Died
Buried
Spouse William WEEKS (Cir 1650- ) Bef 1671 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England

2 F Alice MOREY

AKA Alice MOARY, Alce MOREY
Born Bef 20 Apr 1651 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened 20 Apr 1651 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died Bef May 1707 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Buried 23 May 1707 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Spouse Did Not Marry

3 F Elizabeth MORY

AKA Elisabeth MORY
Born Bef 1 May 1653 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened 1 May 1653 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died Bef 12 Jul 1714 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Buried 12 Jul 1714 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Spouse Thomas EFFORD (Bef 1642-Bef 1695) 17 Nov 1674 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England

4 F Philippa MORY

AKA Phillip MORY, Phillipa POOK
Born Bef 20 Mar 1655 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened 20 Mar 1655 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died Bef 12 May 1730 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Buried 12 May 1730 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Spouse William PEEK (Bef 1655-Bef 1716) 8 Oct 1677 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England

5 F Marie MORY

AKA Marie MOORE
Born Bef 2 Feb 1657 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened 2 Feb 1657 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died Bef 8 Oct 1671 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Buried 8 Oct 1671 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Spouse

6 F Juditha MORY

AKA Judith HAWK, Judith MORY
Born Cir 1658 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened
Died Bef 13 Sep 1713 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Buried 13 Sep 1713 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Spouse Richard HAWKE Sr. (Bef 1650-Bef 1709) 4 Apr 1676 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England

7 F Mary MORY

Born Bef 27 Dec 1660 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened 27 Dec 1660 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died Bef 6 Apr 1707 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Buried 6 Apr 1707 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Spouse Richard ADAMS (Bef 1655-Bef 1608) 9 Sep 1684 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England

8 M William MORY

AKA William MOREY
Born Bef 13 Jan 1661 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened 13 Jan 1661 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died Bef 31 Aug 1718 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Buried 31 Aug 1718 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Spouse

9 M John MORY

Born Bef 1 Jan 1663 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened 1 Jan 1663 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died Bef 23 Feb 1736 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Buried
Spouse Susanna (1666-Bef 1736) 1680 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England

10 F Joane MORY

Born Bef 28 Aug 1664 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened 28 Aug 1664 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died
Buried
Spouse

11 M Thomas MORY

Born Bef 4 Mar 1668 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened 4 Mar 1668 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died
Buried
Spouse Elizabeth TAYLOR (Cir 1671- ) 7 Oct 1688 – Exeter, Devon, England

12 F Jeane MORY

Born 1669 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened 1669 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died Bef 5 Oct 1671 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Buried 5 Oct 1671 Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Spouse Did Not Marry

Last Modified: 23 Aug 2017


Family Group Record for John MORY and Susanna (?)

 

Husband John MORY

Born: Bef 1 Jan 1663 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened: 1 Jan 1663 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died: Bef 23 Feb 1736 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Buried:
Father: William MORY (Cir 1624-Bef 1692)
Mother: Jennet FULL (Bef 1626-Bef 1696)
Marriage: 1680 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England

Wife Susanna

Born: 1666 – Devon, England
Christened:
Died: Bef 23 Feb 1736 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Buried: 23 Feb 1736 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England

Children

1 F Gennet MORY

Born: Bef 23 May 1682 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened: 23 May 1682 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died:
Buried:

2 F Susanna MORY

Born: 1683 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened: 1683 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died: Bef 2 Sep 1755 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Buried: 2 Sep 1755 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Spouse: Robert HAWKE (Bef 1681-Bef 1731)
Marr: 13 Aug 1706 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England

3 F Margaret MORY

AKA: Margaret MOARY
Born: Bef 14 Dec 1684 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened: 14 Dec 1684 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died: Bef 30 Mar 1718 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Buried: 30 Mar 1718 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Spouse: Did Not Marry

4 M John MOREY

AKA: John MOARY, John MORY, John MOURY
Born: Bef 24 Nov 1687 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened: 24 Nov 1687 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died: Bef 11 May 1772 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Buried: 11 May 1772 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Spouse: Elizabeth STONE (Cir 1682-Bef 1729)
Marr: 7 Jan 1711 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Spouse: Elizabeth MATTHEWS (Bef 1697-Bef 1763)
Marr: 5 Feb 1732 – Dartmouth, Devon, England

5 M George MORY

Born: Bef 9 Feb 1690 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened: 9 Feb 1690 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died:
Buried:
Spouse: Elizabeth ( – )
Marr: Cir 1715 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England

6 F Mary MORY

AKA: Mary MOREY
Born: Cir 1691 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened:
Died: Cir 1693 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Buried: 16 Jul 1693 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England

7 M William MORY

AKA: William MOURY
Born: Bef 9 Apr 1693 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened: 9 Apr 1693 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died: Bef 25 Feb 1730 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Buried: 25 Feb 1730 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Spouse: Joan FOGWELL ( – )
Marr: 6 Oct 1717 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England

Last Modified: 23 Aug 2017


Family Group Record for John MOREY And First Wife, Elizabeth Stone

Husband John MOREY

AKA: John MOARY, John MORY, John MOURY
Born: Bef 24 Nov 1687 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened: 24 Nov 1687 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died: Bef 11 May 1772 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Buried: 11 May 1772 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Father: John MORY (Bef 1663-Bef 1736)
Mother: Susanna (1666-Bef 1736)
Marriage: 7 Jan 1711 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Other Spouse: Elizabeth MATTHEWS (Bef 1697-Bef 1763) – 5 Feb 1732 – Dartmouth, Devon, England

Wife Elizabeth STONE

Born: Cir 1682 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened:
Died: Bef 12 Jun 1729 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Buried: 12 Jun 1729 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England

Children

1 M John MOREY Jr.

AKA: John MOARY, John MORY
Born: Cir 6 Oct 1711 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened: 6 Oct 1711 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died: 16 Jul 1751 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Buried: 29 Jul 1751 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Spouse: Priscilla HARVEY (Cir 1715-Bef 1765)
Marr: 22 Dec 1736 – Dartmouth, Devon, England

2 F Mary MORY

AKA: Mary MOREY
Born: Bef 2 Dec 1712 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened: 2 Dec 1712 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died:
Buried:
Spouse: John HARVEY (1708- )
Marr: 26 Dec 1732 – Dartmouth, Devon, England

3 F Joan MOARY

AKA: Joan MOREY
Born: Bef 7 Sep 1714 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened: 7 Sep 1714 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died: Bef 1 May 1716 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Buried: 2 May 1716 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Spouse: Did Not Marry

4 F Joan MOARY

Born: Bef 7 Sep 1717 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened: 7 Sep 1717 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died:
Buried:
Spouse: John STREET ( – )
Marr: 15 Jan 1739 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England

5 F Susanna MOARY

AKA: Susanna MOREY
Born: Bef 12 Nov 1718 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened: 12 Nov 1718 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died:
Buried:

6 M William MOARY

AKA: William MOREY
Born: Bef 14 Aug 1720 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened: 14 Aug 1720 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died: Bef 25 Feb 1730 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Buried: 25 Feb 1730 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Spouse: Did Not Marry

7 M Richard MOARY

AKA: Richard MOREY
Born: Bef 13 Jul 1722 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened: 13 Jul 1722 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died:
Buried:
Spouse: Mary BLACKLER ( -Bef 1820)
Marr: 23 May 1749 – Dartmouth, Devon, England

8 F Jennet MOARY

Born: Bef 9 Sep 1724 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened: 9 Sep 1724 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died:
Buried:

9 M Mathew MOARY

Born: Bef 29 Dec 1725 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened: 29 Dec 1725 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died:
Buried:

10 F Jane MOREY

Born: 1727 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Christened: 29 Oct 1727 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Died: Bef 8 Mar 1729 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Buried: 8 Mar 1729 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Spouse: Did Not Marry

11 F Elizabeth MOREY

Born: Bef 29 Oct 1729 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Christened: 29 Oct 1729 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Died:
Buried:
Spouse: Jasper STEER (1725- )
Marr: 26 Dec 1749 – Dartmouth, Devon, England

Last Modified: 30 Jul 2017


Family Group Record for John MOREY and Second Wife, Elizabeth Matthews

Husband John MOREY

AKA: John MOARY, John MORY, John MOURY
Born: Bef 24 Nov 1687 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Christened: 24 Nov 1687 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Died: Bef 11 May 1772 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Buried: 11 May 1772 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Father: John MORY (Bef 1663-Bef 1736)
Mother: Susanna (1666-Bef 1736)
Marriage: 5 Feb 1732 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Other Spouse: Elizabeth STONE (Cir 1682-Bef 1729) – 7 Jan 1711 – Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England

Wife Elizabeth MATTHEWS

AKA: Elizabeth MATHEWS
Born: Bef 21 Nov 1697 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Christened: 21 Nov 1697 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Died: Bef 14 Mar 1763 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Buried: 14 Mar 1763 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Father: Roger MATHEWS ( -Bef 1702)
Mother: Agnes SELMAN ( -Bef 1702)

Children

1 F Sarah MOREY

Born: Bef 22 Jan 1733 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Christened: 22 Jan 1733 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Died:
Buried: 16 Nov 1751 – Dartmouth, Devon, England

2 F Joan MOREY

Born: Bef 14 Jan 1735 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Christened: 14 Jan 1735 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Died:
Buried:

3 F Mary MORRY

Born: Cir 1742 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Christened:
Died: Bef 8 Oct 1820 – Dartmouth, Devon, England
Buried: 8 Oct 1820 – Dartmouth, Devon, England

Last Modified: 30 Jul 2017

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You are visiting the website of the Morry family of Newfoundland, ex Devon

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We hope that this site will serve as a link and a gathering place for the scattered remnants of the Morry Family, whose ancestor, Matthew Morry, came from Stoke Gabriel via Dartmouth Devon, England, to Newfoundland to make a living in the fishing trade some time before Sept. 1784. At that time we know he was granted land for a fishing room in Caplin Bay (now Calvert) near Ferryland, a tiny fishing village on Newfoundland’s Southern Shore that we, his descendants, think of as our family seat.

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