Howard Leopold Morry
Beside the Holdsworth Border Stone, ca 1965


This site describes the family history of the Morry family of Newfoundland, from its earliest known roots in Devon, England, to the present dispersal around the world. Please browse the site and contribute your ideas, additional information or corrections to:

Last updated: September 13, 2023 at 10:20 am

NEWS !!!

A new collection of publications has been initiated today (September 12, 2023).

These are entitled “An Annotated Transcript of the Journals of Robert Carter of Ferryland, Newfoundland”.

They are being published by Amazon on all of its national websites. Here is the Canadian website:

Now completed! All 25 Volumes of Dad Morry’s Diaries are now Available as paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon. Just search for Howard Leopold Morry


As of today (August 23, 2023), for those who wish to simply have access to a complete set of the images and plain text transcripts of the above diaries, they are now freely available on the Digital Archives Initiative at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. Many thanks to Collen Field and Don Walsh for making this a reality:

Just Released: An anthology of Tom Morry’s poems taken from his collected works covering the period 1990 to 1996. Available in both paperback and eBook format on and other Amazon national websites.

Now Available in Kindle and Paperback on as well as Barnes&Noble in the US

When the Great Red Dawn is Shining vignette by James Langer
Available from the publisher, Breakwater Books or as well as Barnes&Noble in the US


Now available in Kindle and Paperback on as well as Barnes&Noble in the US




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Rockland, ON, K4K 1H9

Site Information

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

Our Purpose

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.

All information on this website is © Christopher Morry 2003-2023

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