‘The Golden Ball’, Pall Mall, London; tapestry worker and upholsterer (1720–29)
Morris was involved in a lawsuit in 1727 with William Hogarth for attempting to repudiate a commission for a design for tapestry representing ‘The Element of Earth’. The case was decided in Hogarth's favour.
Morris was well known as a supplier of Arabesque tapestries from his Soho workshop in Frith Street, 1720–28.
In 1729 he was declared bankrupt and his premises were taken over by William Bradshaw. [Survey of London, 34, 1966, pp. 515–20, 542–43; The Treasure Houses of Britain, Washington, 1985–86, cat. no. 137; DNB].