Grave 15
     

Morris Abrahams

1800 – 1877

buried …


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May his soul be bound up in the bond of life eternal

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IN SACRED MEMORY OF
MORRIS ABRAHAMS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JULY THE 27TH
AND WAS INTERRED ON THE 29TH  5638 1877
AGED 78 YEARS
“TRULY MY SOUL WAITETH UPON GOD
FROM HIM COMETH MY SALVATION”
[Psalm 62:1]


Morris (Maurice/Morice) Abrahams was born in Poland between 1799 and 1806. The first record in England is a christening record for Morris and Louisa Abrahams daughter, Lavinia who was born in 1831 in Dorset.  

The family are then recorded in the census from 1841 to 1871. Morris  is recorded as a jeweller in 1841, but in later years as a draper. He and his wife Louisa, who was born in 1811 in Trowbridge, had five sons and two daughters. The family lived in Wiltshire moving from Bishop Cannings to Great Cheverell and then Bromham and Calne. 

Morris died in July 1877 in Bath. Their eldest daughter Lavinia, is recorded in the 1851 census as a barmaid in the Bell Inn in Fugglestone St Peter, Wilts. Two of her brothers and one of her sisters are living with her. Lavinia went on to become a hotel keeper in Derbyshire. One of her brothers, Aaron, remained in Wiltshire and trained greyhounds. Louisa, Morris's wife, died in 1897 in Derbyshire where she had gone to live with one of her daughters. 

Census records
 1841  Nursery Unknown  Bishops Canning. Wilts
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Morris Abrahams 40
Wiltshire
Head
Jeweller
Louisa Abrahams 30
Wiltshire
Wife
Wife
Maria Abrahams 11
Warminster
Daughter
Unknown
Aaron Abraham 3
Warminster
Son
Unknown
 1851  An Inn Unknown  Great Cheverell, Wilts
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Morris Abrahams 50
Poland
Head
Pedlar
Louisa Abrahams 40
Trowbridge
Wife
Wife
Aaron Abraham 13
Warminster
Son
Unknown
 1861  None Horspool  Bromham, Wilts
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Morris Abrahams 57
Poland
Head
Draper
Louisa Abrahams 45
Trowbridge
Wife
Unknown
Sidney Abrahams 13
Stanton
Son
None
Louisa Abrahams 11
Stanton
Daughter
None
Louis Abrahams 6
Haydon
Son
None
 1871  None None  Quemerford, Calne, Wilts
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Louisa Abrahams 57
Trowbridge
Wife
Wife
Louis Abrahams 17
Haydon
Son
Unknown
Morris Abrahams 65
Poland
Head
Draper
Louisa Abrahams 21
Wilts
Daughter
Unknown
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Morris Abrahams
d1877