William Morris (William Morris)

William Morris

Businessman. He was the founder of the Morris Motor Company and a philanthropist. He started his career in a bicycle shop but his genius for business led him to found Morris Motors which made him a multi-millionaire. He retired from the company’s chairmanship in 1952. He was married to Elizabeth Ansley on the 9 April 1904 – there were no children, and as a result he dispersed a large part of his fortune to charitable causes. He founded the Nuffield Foundation in 1943 with an endowment of 10 million pounds in order to advance education and social welfare. He also founded Nuffield College, Oxford. (bio by: s.canning)  Family links:  Spouse:  Lizzie Maud Anstey Morris (1877 – 1959)* *Calculated relationship


  • October, 10, 1877


  • August, 08, 1963
  • England


  • Holy Trinity Churchyard
  • Oxfordshire
  • England

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