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Morley of Mearley, Wennington and Braddyll, Lancashire

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no test candidates with a proven connection; theorised R1a-L448
Theorised origin
Mearley township, Whalley, Lancashire
Forename patterns
Wennington branch: Thomas, Josias, Francis;Braddyl branch: Richard, Nicholas, Ughtred
External resources
The later Morley generations in Foster's pedigree assumed the Morley surname by marriage
First recorded
Mearley, Lancashire
Longest association
314 years
Wennington, Lancashire
Last recorded
Rylstone-in-Craven, Yorkshire
Marker Count
Markers last changed
Possible offshoots
Probably rare
This family is covered in more detail at, in a booklet outlining Lancashire and West Riding Morley families. Access is free but requires separate registration.

The numerous pedigrees mentioning "Morley of Winnington" should instead be mentioning "Morley of Wennington".

This family and other Morley families from Lonsdale and Amounderness hundreds (possible cadet lines of the Wennington branch) are featured in a booklet entitled The Morley Families of Londsdale and Amounderness, available for free at


Male Morleys suspecting a connection to this family are eligible for a free Y-DNA test. Please contact the project administrator for details.


Surname: Morley
Title Start Year End Year Added Updated
Mearley, Lancashire
1305 1600 2013-02-05 2013-02-05
Henthorn, Clitheroe, Lancashire
1324 1325 2013-03-26 2013-03-26
Wennington, Lancashire
1350 1664 2013-02-05 2013-02-05
Braddyll, Billington, Lancashire
1369 1603 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Kenyon, Lancashire
1369 1586 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
St. Benet's, Paul's Wharf, London
1568 1578 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Nether Wyresdale, Lancashire
1568 1578 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Newton-in-Bowland, Yorkshire
1576 1576 2013-05-04 2013-05-04
Garstang, Lancashire
1578 1593 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Caton, Lancashire
1593 1613 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Caton, Lancashire
1605 1613 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Hollow Moor, Little Crakehall, North Yorkshire
1608 1610 2013-05-05 2013-05-05
Hunton, North Yorkshire
1608 1608 2013-05-05 2013-05-05
Stubb Hall, Halton, Lancashire
1627 1627 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Melling, Lancashire
1648 1690 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Hornby, Lancashire
1648 1690 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Stainderber, Lancashire
1660 1682 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Burnsall, Yorkshire
1677 1677 2013-03-26 2013-03-26
Redbourn, Lincolnshire
1691 1698 2013-05-03 2013-05-03
Beamsley, Yorkshire
1714 1783 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Rylstone-in-Craven, Yorkshire
1716 1798 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Keighley, Yorkshire
1716 1756 2013-02-04 2013-02-04


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