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Details of person: Morris, Thomas and Elizabeth

Born: Not known       Died: Not known       Active from: 1850s       Active to: 1900s
Notes:Thomas and Elizabeth first appear running Morris's Temperance Inn (later Hotel) in Mary Street. Thomas is a carter and car hire person, Elizabeth seems to run the hotel side. Thomas is later a cabbie. Around the late 1880s they take on a couple of houses in Marine Terrace and Elizabeth, assisted by daughter Ada Elizabeth, are running the Waterloo. This probably explains why the Waterloo was a 'Temperance' for a period.

1864:"CONVEYANCE BBTWBBN Aberystwith fy Carmarthen, ONCE A-WEEK. THOMAS MORRIS has made arrangements for running a new and well-appointed OMNIBUS every Monday, starting from No. 20, Mary-street, Aberystwith, at 6 o'clock a.m., by way of Aberayron and Llanarth, Synod Inn, Talygarreg, Llanfihangel-ar-Arth, arriving at the Maes-y-Crugie Arms Inn. Carmarthen, the same Evening, returning on Wednesday evening. FARE :-Seven Shillings." AO 6 Feb 1864

1875: "Thomas Morris, carman, Mary-street, who did not appear, and whose daughter is a pupil teacher in the Board school, was charged with neglecting to send his child to school. The attendance officer stated that the defendant had treated the notice of the School Board as well as the summons with contempt. Mr J. W. Thomas said he should ask that the full penalty of 1s. fine, and 4s. costs should be inflicted. The Bench expressed its determination to uphold the course pursued by the School Board, and inflicted the full penalty."

1876: Sued the Corporation for non-payment for providing and carrying soil for planting trees. He won.

In 1881 Thomas sued Edward and John Edwards for unpaid rent and damage done to a house he had rented to John Edwards in Mary Street (at £16 p.a.). Thomas won.

In 1883 Thomas was offering 10 Mary Street to Let (Corner House and Shop)


"THE WATER SUPPLY. Mr Thomas Morris, Mary-street, complained that the connection between his stables and the main was served last week and he had no water for his horses. It was done very suddenly because he could not comply with the terms of the Surveyor in reference to having the water by meter. He had only two horses while other people in the town who owned four or five horses were not obliged to have the water by meter. The BOROUGH SURVEYOR said he only carried out the instructions of the council. He had spoken to Mr Morris about a fortnight ago, and last Friday he said that he would not take the water at all, but would carry what he wanted for the stable from the river. Therefore he had nothing to do but to sever the connection." CN 8 April 1887

Their son W H Morris qualified as a London solicitor.

Thomas seems to have been a busy little capitalist. Based on reports of leases being renewed he seems to have had property in Cambrian Street and Mill Street as well as Mary St. Also a property called Egyptian House.

1899: In discussion with council about widening Mary Street.

Pubs associated with this person
Morris's Temperance Hotel , 20 Mary Street (now Lower Terrace Road), Aberystwyth
Waterloo Hotel , Marine Terrace / Terrace Road, Aberystwyth

Total: 1

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