Historical Documents

Documents photocopied or transcribed

from original archived materials

These pages are definitely a work in progress. I have hundreds of documents I want to place here eventually. I will be adding new documents to this collection constantly, so please return to this page from time to time. I will list the most recent additions here at the top for the benefit of those returning to catch up. I am deeply indebted to Enid O’Brien and Kevin Reddigan who have been a constant source of assistance to me in deciphering some of these old documents. Also, my brother Glen has spent countless hours transcribing meticulously the diaries of Dad Morry, a task that he has picked up from our cousin, Jamie Morry, after his tragic death a number of years ago.

There are many more articles of interest remaining to be transcribed, including all the Morry Papers at the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador (PANL), a collection of papers held by our cousin Fredris Mercer Caines in Newfoundland, a similarly large, eclectic and uncatalogued set of documents accumulated by Aunt Jean Morry Funkhouser before her death and now in the possession of her daughter Karen Chapman in Utah, and all of Dad Morry’s diaries and memoirs, held by a number of his descendants, including my brother Glen and myself and our cousin Howie Morry in Newfoundland. All of this will eventually appear here.

A new large collection that may interest some researchers is a collection of 59 documents in PDF form and transcribed form from the Southern District Court. These documents pertain mainly to land transactions and similar dealings of the Morry, Carter and related families between 1824 and 1885. There is also a much smaller collection of similar records for the Wheelers in the Central District Court. Finally I have added a collection of documents pertaining to land transactions involving my paternal and maternal lines that are found in the Registry of Deeds subsequent to the closure of the District Courts. These are found on the page Registry of Deeds 1890-Present

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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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