Calling all “Morrisons”! I was contacted today by CJ Morrison of North America who is collecting all history and heritage of Clan Morrison. He’s now arrived at links to Morrison families in Blantyre and writes “Through DNA testing, I have reason to believe that my Morrisons came from the Blantyre area. I would encourage Morrisons interested in genealogy to contact FTDNA (Family Tree DNA) and request a test kit to submit a DNA sample. This will be matched with Morrisons found in the Clan Morrison of North America DNA Project. This can be accessed through http://www.geneticousins.com/ There are hundreds of Morrisons listed and many groups of those who match others similarly. My group is Group C and one participant has solid paperwork evidence of being from Blantyre and area.”
CJ is interested in getting in touch with Morrison families from Blantyre. If you’re from that line, comment below and i can message you his email. Thanks.
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I think I am related to..my grand father was james gun morrison
I’m descended from John Morrison b abt 1816 Co Antrim, Ireland. John (a brickmaker) and his wife Mary Ann Moore left Ireland about 1832 and settled in Blantyre. They had 11 children of whom 3 died young. Their son William b 1842, my Great-great grandfather came to NZ , with his wife Catherine Lamb in 1872.
Do you know if my John Morrison b 1816 was related to the other Morrison’s in Blantyre? I see there is a William Morrison b 1798 Carmoney, Ireland. Could he be John’s brother? Maybe that is why they chose Blantyre to settle. Relations were already there.
I’m desperate for more info about this family.
Penny Andrews (Morrison)