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Saint Maurice

Surname Name Meaning, Origin, and Etymology
In England and Scotland, the surname has two origins. First, it is a baptismal name meaning “the son of Maurice”, commonly spelled as Maurice. Both Maurice and Morisse were ancient French personal (first) names. Several Catholic Saints bore the personal name Maurice (ex. St. Maurice lived in the third century AD and was a leader of the Roman Theban Legion). Second, it derives from the nickname “the Moreys”, meaning the Moorish or Moor, or it may have referred to a person with a swarthy (dark) complexion. It is believed the branch of this family in England/Scotland came over with William the Conqueror during the Norman Invasion.

In Wales, the last name derives from words Mawr and rys, meaning a hero, warrior, or brave man. The word Marth means warlike or great, and is related to the word Mavors. The name was a title given to ancient chieftains in Welsh society. Mars was the Roman God of War. Here, Morris is an anglicized form of the Welsh first name Meurig (which in turn is from the Latin name Mauritius). In Ireland, it can be an anglicized version of the Gaelic surname O’Muirghis or O’Muirgheasa (Morrisey). This is a popular surname in the English speaking world: it is ranked 53rd in the United States and 32nd in Wales/England.

Another author notes it’s possible the surname Morris may be a corruption of the French surname Du Marais or Dumaresq, latinized to Marisco, which means “of the marsh”.

In his 1875 book, English Surnames, Mark Anthony Lower, writes the following: “The other Morrices are supposed to be of Moorish blood; their progenitors having come over from Africa, by way of Spain, into various countries of western Europe at an early period. It is a well-known fact that the particular species of saltation, called the morincedance, and several branches of magic lore, were introduced into these regions many centuries since by natives of Morocco. The professors of those arts, enriching themselves by their trade, seem in some instances to have embraced Christianity, and to have become founders of eminent families; certain it is that several magnates bearing the names of Morice, Fitz-Morice and Montmorice, attended William the Conqueror in his descent upon England, and, acquiring lands, settled in this country. The name Montmorris is said to signify from the Moorish mountains.”

H.B. Guppy’s 1890 book, Home of Family Names, mentions two interesting facts about this name. First, regarding the geographical distribution of the name, he writes “Its principal home is in the counties bordering Wales (excluding Cheshire), namely, Shropshire, Herefordshire, and Monmouthshire, and afterwards in the Welsh counties themselves. Thence it has spread over most of the midland counties, though it may be doubted whether it has not had a partially independent origin in Bucks, Leicestershire and Rutland, and Notts. However, an important and evidently an independent home has been founded in Hampshire, where it is very numerous.” Second, he writes “Probably Moss, which, judging from its distribution, is more often in England a corruption of Morris than a Jewish contraction of Moses, should be included here. It is principally found in Staffordshire, Worcestershire, and Essex.”

One source claims the name was first found in Herefordshire where they held lands and titles.

Spelling Variations
Common spelling variants include Morrish, Morrriss, Morrison, Morys, Morse, Morriss, Maurice, Morrice, and several others. It can also be a variant of the German surname Moritz.

Early Bearers of the Surname
The earliest known person documented as bearing this surname was Jasce Mauricii, who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of London in 1191 AD. Mauricius filius Mauricii was recorded in county Northampton and Thomas Moriz was recorded in county Bedford, during the reign of King Edward I (1272-1307 AD) on England as documented in the Placita de Quo Warranto. The Hundred Rolls of 1273 AD, a census of Wales and England, known in Latin as Rotuli Hundredorum, documents one person bearing this last name: Robert le Moreys in county Somerset. The Poll Tax of Yorkshire of 1379 AD lists several people bearing this surname: Ricardus Morrisson, William Moreson, Elena Morys, and Johannes Morys. A one Jevan ap Moris Kemys was recorded in the Visitation of Gloucester in 1623 AD. Early marriages involving this surname include Johane Morrys to Robert Wolfe at St. James Clerkenwell in London in 1575 AD and Alice Morrice to Israell Garrett in 1602 AD.

History, Genealogy, and Ancestry
The famous genealogist Bernard Burke’s book “Peerage and Knights” discusses six branches of this family: Morris of Dunkathel, O’Connor-Morris, Morris of the Hurst, Morris of Netherby, Morris of Wood Eaton, and Morrice of Catthrope.

Castle Salem
Castle Salem
wiki: Mike Searle, SA2.0

The first is Morris of Dunkathel. It begins with a mention of Richard Morris, Esq. of Dunakathel in county Cork who was born in 1853 and succeeded his nephew in 1875. Burke traces the lineage of this branch back to William Morris of Castle Salem, who obtained grants of land and estates in Cork under the Act of Settlement. He married Joyce, daughter and co-heir of John Bowdler, Esq. of Condor and Salop and died in 1680, leaving several children. The eldest son was named Fortunatus Morris, born in 1653, who married Elizabeth Morris in 1682, and had two daughters with her (Joyce and Jane) as well as an only son, William. William married Dorothy Leckey and had issue: 1) Abraham, of Hanover Hall, co. Cork, High Sheriff 1760, 2) Robert, 3) Fortunatus, 4) William, 5) Jonas. Jonas married Mary, daughter of John Townsend and had issue with her: Abraham, Mary, Jane, Elizabeth, Dorothea, Barbara, and Catherine. The only son, Abraham Morris, was High Sherriff in 1782 and Member of Parliament of 1791 who married Thomasine Connor in 1799. His son and successor was Jonas, Esq. of Dunkettle, who married Jane, daughter of William Crawford, in 1807 and had issue with her: Abraham, William (Lietenant in the 75th regiment), Arthur, Jonas, Richard, Maria Louisa, Thomasina, and Janet. The eldest son Abraham was born in 1811 and married Dorothea, daughter of Edward Hoare Reeves, and had two daughters woth her: Dora and Jane Josephine. He died in 1844 and was succeeded by his surviving brother, Jonas Morris, Captain of 1st Royal Dragoons, born in 1817. He married Ellen, daughter of Silver Charles Oliver, in 1851. Together they had issue: Jonas Oliver, Abraham George, Charles Oliver, Ellen Maude Mary, and Edith Jane Thomasine. He died in 1862 and was succeeded by his eldest son, Jonas Oliver Morris.

The second family, O’Connor-Morris of Gartnamona or Mount Pleasant. Burke traces the lineage of this family to county Stafford during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England. They became establishes in county Waterford in 1625. Benjamin Morris, Esq. of Waterford, J.P. married Isabella Smyth and had three sons with her: Benjamin, William, and John. The eldest son William married Martha, daughter of Richard Reade, and had four sons with her: Benjamin, Richard, William, George Wall. The last son was Deputy Governor of Waterford, who assumed the additional last name of Wall from his father in law, married Jane Wall and had one son, Richard Wall of Rockeham. The Reverend Benjamin Morris descended from this line, and he married Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of Maurice Nugent O’Connor in 1822. They had three children together: William O’Connor, Maurice O’Connor, and Maria Catherine O’Connor.

The third branch, Morris of Hurst, begins with a mention of Philip Morris, who was born in 1821 and became a Barrister-at-Law and succeeded his father in 1872. Burke traces the lineage back to John Morris, son of Morris ap David, who descended from Hoedliw ap Cadwgan, son of Cadwgan ap Elystan, Lord of Builth and Radnor. He was an Alderman of Clun and in 1587, married Margaret, daughter of Cadwallader ap Owen ap John ap Madoc Llyod of Rostock, and had several issue with her, including a son named Robert. In turn, Robert had two sons named Thomas (of Abcot) and Antony Morris. In 1585, Anthony married Ann, daughter of Henry Macklin, and had a son and heir with her named John. John married a woman named Katherine and had a son named Thomas Morris. Thomas married Mary and had Mary, Catherine, Lydia, and five sons. His heir was his son John. John died without issue. His son Philip continued the line. They bore Arg., an eagle displayed with two heads sa. Crest—An eagle displayed sa.

Francis Orpen Morris
Rev. Francis Orpen Morris (1810-1893)

The fourth branch, Morris of Netherby, begins with a menion of Reverend Francis Orpen Morris who was born in 1810 and married Anne, second daughter and co-heiress of Charles Sanders in 1835. They had numerous issue together: Amherst Henry Gage, Reginald Frank, Marmaduke Charles Frederick, Emily Gordon Newenham, Mary Cornelia, Rose Ellen Elizabeth, Laura Anne Gertrude, Jessy Maude Amy, and Edith Grace Caroline. He was the other of a famous Victorian book called History of British Birds. Burke states this family is of ancient British origin and claims descent from Elystan Glodrydd (b. 933 AD), a powerful British chieftan, founder of the fourth royal tribe of Wales. From him spring the noble Houses of Cadogan and Pryce, as well as the families of Morice. Owen Morris was born in 1670 and had five sons and two daughters. The eldest son was Roger Morris, born in 1695, who married Mary, daughter of Sir Peter Jackson, and had issue with her. They bore Quarterly: 1st and 4th, gu., a lion rampant reguardant or, for Elystan; 2nd and 3rd, arg., three boars’ heads couped sa., for Cadwgan. Crest—A lion rampant reguardant or.

The fifth branch, Morris of Wood Eaton, begins with a mention of Charles John Morris, of Wood Eaton Manor in county Stafford, J.P. and B.A. He was born in 1831 and in 1862 he married Constance Lingen, daughter of Robert Burton, and had issue with her: Charles Edward (1863), John Robert (1865), Robert (1869), Henry Walter (1871), William Alfred (1872), George Ernest (1874), Constance Julia, and Louisa Rose (1876). He was the son of John Morris, Esq. of Ross Hall and Julia Severne.  They bore Sa., a lion passant or, between three scaling ladders arg. Crests—A boar’s head.

The sixth branch mentioned is Morrice of Catthorpe. John Walter Morrice, Esq. of Catthotope Towers in county Leicester was born in 1821. He married Mary, daughter of John Strangeways Donaldson Selby, in 1821 and had issue with her: John George Selby, W.S. Morrice, L.E. Morrice, Constance Helena, and Eugenie Grey.

Early American and New World Settlers
The book “Genealogical Guide to the Early Settlers” discusses three people bearing this surname. The first is Edward Morris of Roxbury, who married Grace Burr in 1655 and had numerous issue with her: Isaac (1656), Edward (1659), Grace (1661), Ebenezer (1664), Elizabeth (1666), Margaret (1668), Samuel (1671), and Martha (1675). He served as a representative from 1678-1686 and moved to New Roxbury (later called Woodstock) and died in 1692. The second is Richard Morris (also spelled Morrys) of Boston in 1630 who likely came to Massachusetts with Governor George Winthrop. He was a freeman in 1631 and held the title of sergeant and may have been an officer after. He was a representative from 1635-1637. He went to Exeter in 1683. The third is Thomas Morris, of New Haven, Connecticut in 1639 who married a woman named Elizabeth, who had issue: John, Hannah (1642), John, Eleazer (1648), Thomas and Ephraim (1651), and Joseph (1656). He died in 1673 and his daughter Hannah married Thomas Lupton.

Lewis Morris
Lewis Morris, 8th Colonial Governor of New Jersey, Chief Justice of New York Supreme Court (1671-1746)
Lewis Morris
Lewis Morris (1726-1798), American landowner, signer of Declaration of Independence, delegate to Contintenal Congress.
Gouverneur Morris
Gouverneur Morris I (1752-1816), Founding Father, US Senator from New York
Robert Morris
Robert Morris Jr. (1734-1806), Founding Father, US Senator from Pennsylvania

Humfrey Morris left the port of London in April of 1634 aboard the Faulcon to the Barbados.  A one Richard Morris went to Virginia in 1635 aboard the Speedwell. A one Davie Morris went to the Somer-Island aboard the Truelove in 1635. A one Joseph Morris came to Virginia aboard the David in 1635. Edward Morris went to Bermuda aboard the Dors in 1635. Samwell Morris and John Morris were recorded as living in Virginia in 1623.Samuel Morris came to Abigall in 1624. John Morris came at age 24 aboard the Bona Nova in 1619. Mary Morris came aboard the George in 1623 at age 22. Katharin Morris was recorded in 1678 as buried in the parish of St. Michael’s in Barbados, as was John, the son of William and Dorcas Morris. Captain Thomas Morris and his wife (who had 3 children and 11 slaves) lived in the parish of St. Michael’s in Barbados in 1680. A Richard Morris was also recorded in the same parish during the seventeenth century. Nathan Morris was buried in the parish of St. George in 1679.

Other early settlers include Jenkin Morris (1635), Amy Morris (Virginia 1658), and Christian Morris (Philadelphia 1738).

The Morris family motto includes: 1) Sic his qui diligent, meaning “Thus to those who love”, 2) Spectemur agendo, meaning “Let us be viewed by our actions”, and 3) Pro rege semper, meaning “For the King always”, 4) A gair Duw yn uchaf, meaning “The word of God above all”, 5) Aut pax aut bellum, meaning “Either peace or war”, 6) Bibl, meaning “The Bible”, 7) Dum spiro spero, meaning “While I have breath I hope”, 8) Irrupta copula, meaning “The tie unbroken”, 9) *Marte et mari faventibus, meaning “War and wave favouring”, 10) Scuto fidei, meaning “By the shield of faith”, 11) Sic his qui diligunt, meaning “Thus to those who love”, 12) Virtute et fortitudine, meaning “By fidelity and fortitude”, 13) Marte et mare faventibus, meaning “With the sea and Mars favorable”, 14) Gwell Angau na Chwilydd, meaning “Death rather than dishonor”, 15) Res non verba quaeso, meaning “Actions speak louder than words” and 16) Deus nobis quis contra, meaning “If God is with us, who can be against us”.

*This motto refers, as well as the name of the ancient family, which in the British language signifies “powerful in war” (Mawr rwyce), as to the various gallant actions of land and sea performed by several members of it, especially in America and last general war.

Later people bearing this surname that bore the arms: 1) Morris, Robert, of Barnewood and Sheephouse, co. Glouc., 12 Feb. 1795, 2)Morris of Bishops Castle, Shropsh., and Wales, [1806], 3) Rear-Adm. Sir James Nicoll, K.C.B. [1815], of Great Marlow, Bucks., and CO. Pembroke, Wales, with medals, and without medals to John Williams Morris, Col., E.L.C.S., [1815] Vol., 4) Morris to Lawrence, Walter, of Gloucester and Sevenhampton, co. Glouc, [1815] Vol. XXIX, fol. 146; his mother Mary, 5) of co. Carmarthen, Wales, [1826], 6) of London, and Woodford Hall. CO. Essex, [1813], 7) Evan, of Putnev and the Inner Temple London (s. of Evan, of Aberystwith, co. Cardigan,” Wales), [12 June 1813], 8) Morris of Peckham, co. Surrev, and Woolwich Common, co. Kent, [1851- 1852,9) of Elmsdale, Tettenhall, Mayor of Wolverhampton, co. Stall., [1867], 10) James, of Duke Street, .St. James’, London, 1891, 11) Thomas Henry, of The Lodge, Halifax, co. York, 1883,12) Baron, of London and Ireland. Supporters, 1892,and 13) Capt. Richard, 10 April 1677.

Famous people with this last name include: 1) Margaretta Hare Morris (1797-1867) who was an American entomologist and the second woman to be a member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 2) William Richard Morris, The 1st Viscount of Nuffield (1877-1963) who was a British philanthropist and manufacturer, and 3) Lewis Morris (1726-1798) who was an American land developer

George Lockwood Morris
Sir George Lockwood Morris, 8th Baronet (1859-1947)

Sir Michael Morris
Sir Michael Morris, 1st Baron Morris and 1st Baron Killanin (1826-1901)
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Sir Henry Morris, 1st Baronet of Cavendish Square (1844–1926)

Edward Patrick Morris
Edward Patrick Morris, 1st Baron Morris, 2nd Prime Minister of Newfoundland (1859-1935)

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

Sir Armine Morris
Sir Armine Morris, 3rd Baronet of Clasemont (1813-1893)
1) Morris – (Clasemount, co. Glamorgan, bart.). Sa. on a saltire engr. erm. a bezant charged with a cross couped gu. Crest—A lion ramp. or, charged on the shoulder with a cross couped gu. within a chain in the form of an arch gold. Motto—Scuto fidei.
2) Morris – or Mores – (Coxwell, co. Berks). Or, on a fesse humettée betw. three moorcocks ppr. a garb of the field. Crest—A Moor’s head erased erminois in profile, wreathed round the temples or and az.
3) Morris – (Pale-yn-Edeirnion, co. Merioneth; descended from Ellis, of Pale, second son of Howel, of Crogen-yn-Edeirnion and Pale, son of Griffith, of Crogen and Branas, second son of Rhys ap Ievan, Baron of Kymmcr-yn-Edeirnion, ancestor of Hughes, of Gwerclas, Baron of Kymmer-yn-Edeirnion; Angharad, dau. and heir of Morris ap John, of Pale, m. Ievan Lloyd, gent.). Arms, those of Hughes, of Gwerclas, viz., Ar. a lion ramp. sa. armed and langued gu.
4) Morris – (Wanstead, co. Essex; granted by St. George, Clarenceux). Sa. on a cross patonce betw. twelve billets ar. five torteaux. Crest—A lion ramp. sa. bezantée, ducally gorged or.
5) Morris – (co. Gloucester). Ar. on a chief gu. three bezants.
6) Morris – (quartered by Amhurst through Evering. Visit. Kent, 1619). Ar. an eagle displ. sa. beaked and legged or.
7) Morris – (Wingfield House Bath, co. Somerset, 1770). Sa. a saltire engr. ar. on an inescutcheon or, a cross gu. Crest—A lion ramp. or.
Wingfield House
Wingfield House, Bath, Somerset

8) Morris – (Peckham, co. Surrey). Per fesse or and gu. a lion ramp. betw. three quatrefoils within a border indented charged with eight annulets all countchanged. Crest—Upon a mount vert a lion ramp. or, semée of quatrefoils and holding in the dexter paw an annulet gu. Motto—Pro rego semper.
9) Morris – (granted to Capt. Richard Morris, 10th April, 1677). Gu. a saltire engr. ar. guttée de sang. Crest—A lion’s head ar. guttée de sang. Motto—Virtute et fortitudine.
10) Morris – (Netherby, co. York; represented by the Rev. Francis Orpen Morris, B.A., Worcester Coll., Oxford, Chaplain to the Duke of Cleveland, and Rector of Nunburnholme, and a magistrate for the East Riding of co. York, a distinguished naturalist, of ancient Welsh ancestry, his family being one of those which claim descent from Elystan Glodbrydd, Prince of Ferlys). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, gu. a lion ramp. reguard. or; 2nd and 3rd, ar. three boars’ heads couped sa. Crest—A lion ramp. reguard. or. Motto—Marte et mare faventibus; and, over the arms, Gwell Angau na Chwilydd.
11) Morris – (co. Hereford). Ar. six cocks sa. three, two, and. one, crested and jelloped gu.
12) Morris – (co. Hertford). Sa. three bears’ heads erased ar. on a canton gu. a ducal crown or.
13) Morris – (Broadfield House, near Devizes, co. Wilts). Sa. a saltire engr. ar. Crest—A lion ramp. or, charged on the shoulder with a cross gu.
14) Morris – (co. Cardigan). Sa. a lion pass. or, betw. three scaling ladders ar.
15) Morris – (co. Carnarvon). Sa. a stag standing at gaze or.
16) Morris – Az. a cross engr. ar. Crest—A stag pass. ppr.
17) Morris – Sa. a cross engr. ar. Crest—A lion ramp. gu.
18) Morris – Ar. three lions’ gambs couped ppr. Crest—A fox’s head couped ppr.
19) Morris – Gu. a lion ramp. or, charged on the breast with a plate. Crest—A demi lion ramp. or, holding betw. the paws a plate.
20) Morris – Az. two battle axes in saltire ppr. Crest—A tower ppr. inflamed of the last.
21) Morris – Sa. a lion pass. betw. three sealing ladders ar. Crest—A castle, domed ar.
22) Morris – Ar. a fesse betw. three martlets gu. on a chief sa. as many wolves’ heads erased of the field.
23) Morris – (The Hurst, co. Salop). Ar. an eagle displ. with two heads sa. Crest—An eagle displ. sa.
24) Morris – Morris ap Griffith – Sa. the tops of three broken spears erector, pointed ar. betw. as many crescents of the second.
25) Morris – Az. a battle axe in bend sinister surmounted of a tilting spear in bend dexter or, betw. four cannons of the same, on a chief of the second a fleur-de-lis of the first, enclosed by a demi rose gu. the other half radiated like the rays of the sun or, and the stump of a tree eradicated and couped at the top gu. Crest—A tower or, inflamed gu.
26) Morris – (Ystradmeuric, co. Cardigan). Ar. on a bend sa. three leopards’ heads erased of the field. Crest—A naked arm erect holding an open Bible ppr. inscribed with the Welsh word “Bibl.” Motto—A Gair Duw yn uchaf.
27) Morris – (Barnwood, co. Gloucester; granted, 1795, to Robert Morbis, Esq.). Vert a cross flory ar. betw. four garbs or, on a chief of the second a lion ramp. gu. Crest—A demi lion ramp. or, charged on the shoulder with a cross flory sa. and holding in the paws an ear of wheat ppr.
28) Morris – (North Elmsall, co. York, 1660). Az. three eaglets displ. or, on a canton ar. a castle gu. (the canton alluding to the seizure of Pontefract Castle by John Morris during the civil war).
29) Morris – Ar. a fess betw. three lions couchant gu.
30) Morris – Az. (another, sa.) billettée and a cross ar.
31) Morris – Erm. three bars wavy ar.
32) Morris – Ar. on a chev. vert three crescents or.
33) Morris – Az. a fess gu. a chief ar. fretty az.
34) Morris – Barry wavy of six ermines and ar.
35) Morris – Barry wavy of six ar. and sa. the last guttée d’eau.
36) Morris – Vert a stag or.
37) Morris – Bendy of six or and gu. an estoile of sixteen points az.
38) Morris – Ar. an eagle displ. with two heads sa. armed or.
39) Morris – Ar. two chevronels sa. on each three roses or.
40) Morris – Ar. on a chev. vert three Crests or.
41) Morris – Ar. a fess betw. three lions dormant sa.
42) Morris – (Pollok-Morris, of Craig, co. Ayr, 1863). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. on a chev. az. betw. three Moors’ heads couped sa. banded or, three crescents of the last, for Morris; 2nd and 3rd, vert on a saltire ar. betw. three hunting horns in flank and base of the second, viroled and stringed gu. a lion ramp. sa., for Pollok. Crests—A lion ramp. ppr., for Morris; a wild boar pierced with a dart ppr., for Pollok. Mottoes— Fide et fortitudine, for Morris; Audacter et strenue, for Pollok.
43) Morris – (Templemore, co. Tipperary; Impalement Fun. Ent. Ulster’s Office, 1629; Thomas Purcell, Esq., of Borris-o-Leagh, same co., m. Eleanor, dau. of Redmond Morris, Esq., of Templemore). Or, a fesse dancetté betw. in chief a crescent and in base a lion ramp. sa.
44) Morris – or Morech – (co. Galway; Reg. Ulster’s Office, Az. a halbert surmounted by a lance in saltire betw. four culverines fesseways or, on a chief ar. a fleur-de-lis betw. two trunks of trees couped and eradicated sa. Crest—A fleur-de-lis or.
45) Morris – (Impalement Fun. Ent. Ulster’s Office, 1660). Ar. on a chev. sa. three roses or.
46) Morris – (Capt. Richard Morris, of His Majesty’s Regt. of Guards in Ireland; granted by St. George, Ulster, 1677). Gu. a saltire engr. ar. guttée de sang. Crest—A lion’s head erased ar. guttee de sang.
47) Morris – (Reg. Ulster’s Office). Gu. a fess or, in base a pike fish naiant ar.
48) Morris – (Ferns, co. Wexford; allowed by Hawkins, Ulster, 1740, to Augustus Morris, of Rotherhithe, London, great grandson of John Morris, Esq., of Ferns). Or, a fesse dancettee sa. in base a lion ramp. of the last armed and langued gu. Crest—A demi lion erased guttee de sang langued gu.
49) Morris – (registered to Thomas Henry Morris, Esq., of the Lodge, Halifax, co. York., J.P., Lieut. 2nd West York Yeomanry Cavalry, son of the late William Morris, Esq., of the Lodge, J.P. and D.L., and the descendants of his father.) Per saltire gu. and sa. guttde d’eau, a lion paasant arg. betw. four scaling ladders, two in pale and two in fesse or. Crest—An heraldic antelope aejant arg. guttee de sang resting the dexter foot on a scaling ladder or. Motto—Res non verba quaeso.
50) Morres – (Kilkreen, co. Kilkenny, bart., extinct). Ar. a fesse sa. dancettée in chief a crescent, and in base a lion ramp. gu. Crest—A demi lion ramp. ppr. Motto—Deus nobis quis contra.
51) Morrice – (Chipping Ongar, co. Essex). Az. on a fess ar. betw. three boys’ heads couped at the shoulders, environed round the neck with a snake ppr. a cock gu. beaked and legged or, betw. two pheons of the fourth. Crest—A cock gu. beaked, combed, and wattled or, environed round the neck with a snake ppr.
52) Morrice – or Morys – (London). Gu. on a lion ramp. or, a pellet, a border indented of the second pellettée. Crest—A lion ramp. or, collared gu. holding a pellet.
53) Morrice – (temp. Henry VII.). Ar. on a saltire engr. sa. an escutcheon or, charged with a cross gu. Crest—A lion ramp. or, charged on the shoulder with a cross gu.
54) Morrice – Gu. a lion ramp. reguard. or. Crest—A hawk ppr. belled and jessed or.
55) Morrice – (Betshanger, co. Kent; descended, through Morys ap Morgan, from Etheltstan Glodrydd, Prince of Ferlys, Founder of the IV. Royal Tribe of North Wales and Powys; Admibal Salmon Morrice, a distinguished naval officer, purchased Betshanger in 1712). Quarterly, 1st, gu. a lion ramp. reguard. or, for Morrice; 2nd, per bend sinister erm. and ermines, a lion ramp. or, for Tudor Trevor; 3rd, ar. three boars’ heads couped sa., for Cadwgan; 4th, gu. an escutcheon within an orle of martlets ar., for Chadwick, Crest: On a rest, a falcon ppr. beaked and belled or.
56) Morries – or Morrys – Ar. on a chev. vert three crescents or.
57) Morrey – (co. Sussex). Sa. three leopards’ faces jessant-de-lis or.
58) Morrey – (Yoxall, co. Stafford; arms from a window in Foxall Church). Ar. two bars gu. each charged with three martlets or, in chief a cross flory betw. two fleurs-de-lis az.

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