About this Web Site

This website includes 29 generations of the Marris family. The medieval generations (1066 A.D. to the end of the Fifteenth Century) will be found on the Medieval page. For later generations, see C. 1500 AD to date (Generations 18-29).

About the pedigree

The Marris pedigree was originally researched by Harold Colquhoun Marris OBE (1883-1966) and, later, in collaboration with another researcher, Robert Hugh Winston-Davis de Marris (1885-1956). Harold started the work around 1908 and it is clear from his papers that he made rapid progress until World War I intervened. Harold and Robert first started their collaboration in 1929 and, between them, they were able to trace the Marris line back to a knight who fought on the side of William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

In 1938, Harold and Robert submitted the pedigree to Ulster Office, (then located in Dublin Castle). It was proved to the satisfaction of Thomas Ulick Sadleir, Deputy Ulster King of Arms and was shortly afterwards registered by the College of Arms in London. Harold was granted Arms, along with numerous quarterings (as shown above).

Ulster Office closed in 1943 and its collection of pedigrees was transferred to the National Library of Ireland, 2 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. One can view or order a paper copy by quoting reference: GO MS 175 pp. 501-19.

A fuller version of the Marris pedigree appeared in the 1952 edition of Burke’s Landed Gentry.

31 August 2019