Rev Arthur Julius MORRIS 
- Born: 1875, Guernsey Channel Is.
- Christened: 5 Sep 1875, St Peter Wrecclesham SRY
- Marriage (1): Matilda Louise WARNER  on 17 Jan 1906 in St Paul New Southgate MDX
- Died: 1 Sep 1939, Royal Masonic Hospital Ravenscroft Park LND aged 64
Arthur Julius Morris
Baptism Date: 5 Sep 1875
Baptism Place: Wrecclesham, St Peter, Surrey, England
Father: Ambrose Morris
Mother: Ellen Georgina Morris
Reference Number: WREC/1/2
Morris Arthur Julius, (55 Limes Avenue, New Southgate - 1906), N. Late Schl of Uni Coll, Ox, 1st cl Mod 1896; BA (3rd cl Lit Hum) 1898; MA 1906 Wycl Hall Ox 1898. d 1899 Truro, p 1903 London. C. of St Paul's, New Southgate, Dio Lon 1906. JF C of Helston 1899 - 1900: St Matt Fulham, 1902 - 04; St Johns, Whitstone, MDX 1904 - 1906. St Paul New Southgate, 1906 - 08; V of Fewcott 1908 - 12; C of Reepham 1922-24; L.Pr. Dio Cant. 1919 - 23; from 1925 9 Audley Rd Folkstone.
Julius Jottings January 1900 No1.
St Michael's Terrace,
December 4th 1899.
This letter comes from the furthest West of England - 22 miles from the Land's End and 12 from the Lizard - right down in the "great toe" of England, at a distance from London which only those who have travelled it can appreciate.
Helston is a pretty little country town of some 4000 inhabitants, set on the slope of a hill - the metropolis, as well ecclesiastical as civil, for all the countryside, with a Mayor and Alderman and everything handsome about it. It's immediate neighbourhood is very pretty - like an oasis in the midst of a desert, for the country round about, down to the Lizard as well as up to St Ives, is very bleak and bare, almost devoid of trees except in clumps here and there - a characteristic feature of Cornwall and dotted with the shafts of disused mines, which look for all the world like ruined castles. Not till you get to the coast do you discover the beauties of Cornwall.
We are 2 miles off the coast; between us and it is our special attraction, a charming sheet of water, 2 miles long and half a mile wide, called the Loe Pool, surrounded by wooded slopes, fed by a little river, called the Cober, and separated from the sea by a bar of sand, which sometimes has to be cut through in the flood time. Down at its further end, on the other side of the slope, is our seaport town and general "suburban residence" Porthleven - from which you can look along a line of rocky cliffs over Mount's Bay; Penzance and St Michael's Mount lie too far back to be seen.
The climate of S. Cornwell is somewhat trying at the least if I may judge by last summer - being soft, warm, damp, misty, and very enervating. This has its effect upon the inhabitants, who are, of course, more attend to the Celt than the Saxon. They are kindly and hospitable, but not very steady or persistent, most excitable and emotional, and so fickle and inconsistent, and, I am afraid not very trustworthy. The great bulk Nonconformists - mostly "Wes-lee-ans" the fruits of John Wesley's labours down in this "neglected quarter". It is remarkable how few Roman Catholics there are one would have thought an out of the way Celtic county like this, swarming with Saints and Legends, would have been the very place for them.
We have two churches . . . . . the parish church has a fine looking exterior with a lofty and massive tower. . . . . . Its chief glory is its beautiful pulpit . . . . . it is built of Caen stone . . . . . relieved with columns of Devonshire marble. . . . . Work in this parish is by no means light,. . . . . we have daily morning and evening service, with weekday sermons at each church three times a month. . . . . On Sundays we curates go in turn to assist at the parish church, and slip out before the sermon to go on to the workhouse. Perhaps the severest strain is the preaching. I have preached (not counting the workhouse) 40 times between Trinity and Advent - not bad for a deacon!
I have not had much time for excursions, save to Falmouth, the largest town in Cornwall, with one of the widest harbours in England, . . . . . St Ives, which is said to be an almost exact copy of the Asiatic city of Mitylene, and which is certainly very oriental in appearance and general arrangements;. . . . . I was very glad to catch a glimpse of the Stevens party at Polseath, on the north-west of Cornwall, where I found the breezes from the Atlantic most invigorating.
A. J. Morris.
Freemason Membership Registers
Name: Arthur Julius Morris
Initiation Age: 26
Birth Year: abt 1876
Initiation Date: 5 Apr 1902
First Payment Year on Register: 1902
Year Range: 1887-1909
Profession: Stock Jobber
Lodge: Thames Valley Lodge
Lodge Location: Hampton Court
Lodge Number: 1460
Folio Number: 231
Morris Arthur Julius of 8C Hyde Park Mansions Marylebone Road Middlesex died 1 September 1939 at Royal Masonic Hospital Ravenscroft Park London. Probate London 28 February to Matilda Morris widow. Effects L631 15s 0d
Ref: National Probate Calendar.
1. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, St Thomas's Rectory Charlton LND. Arthur is recorded as a son aged 5 born Guernsey.
2. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, St Thomas's Rectory Charlton LND. Arthur is recoded as a son aged15 a scholar born Guernsey Channel Is.
3. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, Fewcott Vicarage Bicester. Arthur is recorded as head of 10 room house aged 35 married a clerk in Holy Orders born Guernsey.
Arthur married Matilda Louise WARNER  [MRIN: 354], daughter of Robert Greenwood WARNER  and Unknown, on 17 Jan 1906 in St Paul New Southgate MDX. (Matilda Louise WARNER  was born about 1874 in Chichester SSX.)