Beatrice was the daughter of Frederick and May Elizabeth Morton Clark.Frederick (Fred) worked as a clerk and accountant and raised 5 children with May in Westport.

Beatrice grew up in Westport and when she left school she got a job at Bowater and Bryan as a typist.

She was 18 years old when my grandfather was conceived making conception around July 1922 and 19 years old when she gave birth.

1830 William Morton – Ireland Tithe Applotment Books – Tashiney, Longford, Ireland. He was a Private in the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Infantry Brigade.

The purpose of this blog was to find my grandfathers biological father.

Map of County Longford taken from google maps Births/Baptisms Abt 1811 Peter Henry Morton – possibly Toome, Taghashinny, Co Longford, Ireland. , baptised James Morton son of Thomas and Anne Morton April 1821 Thomas H Morton born in Ballymahon, Co Longford, Ireland. Grandson of Edward Morton , baptised Thomas Morton son of William and Margaret Morton 26 July 1837, baptised John Morton son of William and Ellen 15 June 1841, baptised 25 July 1841 Elizabeth daughter of Thomas and Mary Morton – (this is my line) 19 February 1829 Elizabeth Morton marriage to Joseph Newcomen. 4 August 1836 William Morton marriage to Ellen Achmuty 8 August 1840 Thomas Morton marriage to Mary Fawcett (my line and each person has signed their name) 1842 Peter Henry Morton married Harriett Gibson, in 1842, in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland Children: 13 December 1852 John Morton marriage to Anne Wallace (nee Johnston) in Templemichael.

Johns fathers name was Thomas 16 January 1878 John Henry Morton marriage to Anne Cobban in the town of Drogheda.

Loss of records: The Shrule records covering Baptisms 1727-1882, Marriages 1727-1846 and Burials 1795-1904 were destroyed in the fire in the Public Records Office in 1922.

All that remains are Baptisms 1878-1931 and Marriages 1845-1999.

Initially I will create categories to easily find information about the Morton families and their descendants.

DNA is a great took to link the descendant families who aren’t certain if their Morton families emigrated from Co Longford.

About me: I am a descendant of Elizabeth (Eliza) Morton who was born on 15 June 1841 in Ballymahon, County Longford, Ireland.