Benjamin Hopkin Morris
Person Male Born 20/4/1860 Died 30/7/1932
Middlesex County Councillor. Born Merthyr, Glamorgan. Left money in his will to repair the Chiswick almhouses which were then named in his memory.
He was clearly a wealthy man: at Have Your Say Hounslow we learn that he had a house built, 78 Barrowgate Road, which is described as "The largest and most substantial surviving suburban villa from late Victorian Chiswick, this house stands in what was one of the wealthiest roads in the parish." "Morris and his wife, with three servants, had moved in by 1901." That site says it was designed by "Edwin Monson" but they mean Edward Monson (1847-1935), father of E. C. P. Monson. The house has been recommended for the Local List but in 2018 permission was granted to demolish it. April 2018: Still standing but looking very sad. The name of the house was "Garthowen".
1929 he was admitted to the Company of Fruiterers.
We feel sure that Benjamin must be connected to MP Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris (1888 – 1956, born Glamorgan) but cannot discover how.