Arabella Morris (née Beard)

1778 - 1851


Arabella Morris nee Beard, the widow of Alexander Bruce Morris, was the owner of Golden Grove and Lovely Lass estate in Berbice with her two children, William Marshall Morris and Susannah Charlotte Morris, and also appears as the vendor of a large group of enslaved people shown in 1834 as attached to Plantation Hope & Experiment. It appears likely that these enslaved people were the same as those earlier held on Golden Grove and Lovely Lass, which has not been traced in the slave compensation records. Her brother Henry Beard (d. 1832 in London) was Lt-Governor of Berbice.

  1. In 1851, Arabella Morris aged 73 mother-in-law widow, annuitant born Middlesex, was living with her daughter aged 42 born Middlesex and her son-in-law Alexander Luard Wollaston aged 46 'MB [?] Camb. FRS not having trade or business income derived from different sources' born Battersea with their 6 children, 2 governesses and 4 servants at Camden Lodge, Frittenden Kent.

  2. Death of Arabella Morris registered Q2 1851 Cranbrook Kent.


There is uncertainty as to whether the Barbados awardee William Marshall Morris (q.v.) was the same man as the son of Arabella Morris of the same name.

  1. 1851 census online.

  2., England and Wales Free BMD Death Index, 1837-1915 [database online]. To date no will has been found for her.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Alexander Bruce Morris
William Marshall; Susannah Charlotte

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1808 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
- 1834 [EY] → Other

Relationships (1)

Widow → Deceased Husband

Addresses (1)

Camden Lodge, Frittenden, Kent, South-east England, England