Morris baronets

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There have been four baronetcies created for persons with the surname Morris, all in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. As of 2014 two of the creations are extant.

The Morris Baronetcy, of Clasemont in the County of Glamorgan, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 12 May 1806 for the copper and coal magnate, John Morris.[1] The 1st baronet had founded Morriston, the industrial suburb of Swansea, which was overlooked by the family seat at Clasemont. This residence was later knocked down and the stones were incorporated into a new family house at Sketty Park. Various lines died out, and the baronetcy eventually came to the 8th baronet, George Lockwood Morris, who succeeded at the age of 88, three months before his death. The 8th baronet had been a local industrialist and a Welsh international rugby player. The ninth baronet, the 8th baronet's son, was the painter and horticulturalist Cedric Morris.[2] As of 28 February 2014 the present Baronet has not successfully proven his succession and is therefore not on the Official Roll of the Baronetage, with the baronetcy considered dormant since 1982.[3]

The Morris Baronetcy, of Spiddal in the County of Galway, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 14 September 1885.[4] For more information on this creation, see the Baron Killanin.

The Morris Baronetcy, of Cavendish Square, in the Metropolitan Borough of Marylebone, London, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 24 July 1909 for Henry Morris.[5] The title became extinct on his death in 1926.

The 'Morris Baronetcy, of Nuffield in the County of Oxford, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 27 March 1929.[6] For more information on this creation, see the Viscount Nuffield.

Morris baronets, of Clasemont (1806)Edit

Morris baronets
CrestA lion rampant Or charged on the shoulder with a cross couped Gules within a chain in the form of an arch Or.
BlazonSable on a saltire engrailed Ermine a bezant charged with a cross couped Gules.
MottoScuto Fidei (By The Shield Of Faith) [7]

The heir apparent is the present holder's brother Chace James Morris (born 1997).

Morris baronets, of Spiddal (1885)Edit

Morris baronets, of Cavendish Square (1909)Edit

Morris baronets, of Nuffield (1929)Edit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "No. 15905". The London Gazette. 29 March 1806. p. 407.
  2. ^ Richard Morphet Cedric Morris Tate gallery 1984 ISBN 0-946590-06-0
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-06. Retrieved 2015-03-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "No. 25511". The London Gazette. 15 September 1885. p. 4334.
  5. ^ "No. 28271". The London Gazette. 16 July 1909. p. 5457.
  6. ^ "No. 33482". The London Gazette. 2 April 1929. p. 2235.
  7. ^ Debrett's Peerage. 2000.
  8. ^
  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  • Leigh Rayment' s baronetage page