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William Morris
(1834-96)
[F76]

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Designer, craftsman, poet and author.[F76]
Member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.[16]
Son of William Morris (1797-1847, London financier) and Emma Shelton (1805-94; daughter of Joseph Shelton, music teacher in Worcester. He was son of John Shelton, proctor of the consistory court of Worcester). Brother to Emma and Henrietta.[F76]
His grandfather was born with the surname 'ap Morris', but dropped the 'ap' and moved to Worcester.[F76]
Married Jane Burden in 1859.[F76]
His daughters were Jane Alice 'Jenny' (a semi-invalid, *1861) and Mary 'May' (a designer and craftswoman. *1862, Bexleyheath, Kent; †1938, Kelmscott; bur. Kelmscott. Married Henry Halliday Sparling, 1890, div. 1898-89. No issue.).[F76]
A socialist and member of the Democratic Federation in 1883.[F76]
Co-founder of Morris & Co.[F76]

Place of birth: Walthamstow[F76]
Place of marriage: Oxford[F76]
Place of death and burial: Hammersmith[F76]


 

 

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