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Morley of Cumberworth and Skelmanthorpe

Family overview

Markers

Marker IDSurnamePlaceYear rangeLast modified
117MorleySkelmanthorpe, Yorkshire1820-1911TBD
118MorleyEmley, Yorkshire1770-1860TBD
119MorleyScisset, Yorkshire1840-1885TBD
120MorleyCumberworth, Yorkshire1720-1860TBD
121MorleyDuffield, Derbyshire1792-1824TBD
122MorleyMirfield, Yorkshire1811-1824TBD
123MorleyHigh Hoyland, Yorkshire1817-1841TBD

Genealogical notes

The forename Job recurs in this family. At the moment there is no known connection to other Morley family groups which used the forename Job: Morley of Halifax, Family A, and Morleys from Ticknall, Derby.

 

One member of this family group, Job Morley from Skelmanthorpe, was born about 1817, to Samuel Morley and Elizabeth Dalton (married 13 September 1810 at St Michael, Emley). This Job Morley died in Huddersfield Registration District in 1893, aged 76. He is therefore distinct from Job Morley alias Joseph Taylor alias Blackball, the very colourful subject of a chapter in John Ashworth's Strange Tales from Humble Life, Fifth Series (p. 47ff). That Job Morley died Q4 1871 in Sheffield Registration District, aet. 50.

 

The above source states that Job "Blackball" Morley lived in his youth "near Holmfirth", with a "drunken, ungodly father but a kind, loving mother" (p. 48). However, the 1861 and 1871 censuses -- as well indicating that he had a wife and children, including a son named Job -- place his birth in Sheffield (1861) or Skelmanthorpe (1871). He was in Sheffield in both censuses, but some of the children were born in Nottinghamshire.

Discussion

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Forum: West Riding of Yorkshire

Title Post date Replies Last comment time
Sticky: Morleys in Halifax, West Yorkshire and Vicinity Thu, 31/01/2013 - 8:20pm 0 Thu, 31/01/2013 - 8:20pm

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