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Colonial American: Descendants of Thomas Morley and Martha Wright

Family overview


Marker IDSurnamePlaceYear rangeLast modified
208MorleySpringfield, MA1681-1848TBD
209MorleyWestfield, Hampden County, MA1682-1818TBD
210MorleyGlastonbury, Hartford County, CT1708-1810TBD
211MorleyNew York City, NY1766-1766TBD
212MorleyMontague, Franklin County, MA1783-1812TBD
213MorleyMentor, Lake County, OH1887-1903TBD
214MorleyKirtland, Lake County, OH1814-1883TBD
215MorleyBaraboo, Sauk County, WI1880-1921TBD
216MorleyNauvoo, Hancock County, IL1841-1846TBD
217MorleySalt Lake City, UT1850-1950TBD
218MorleyMoroni, Sanpete County, UT1850-1951TBD
219MorleyVancouver, WA1945-1945TBD
220MorleyEly, White Pine, NV1899-1950TBD
221MorleyFeeding Hills, Hampton County, MA1754-1798TBD
222MorleyRockford, Winnebago County, IL1855-1857TBD
223MorleyChester, Delaware County, PA1882-1893TBD
224MorleyColorado Springs, CO1893-1903TBD
225MorleyWindsor, Broome County, NY1848-1889TBD
226MorleyWellsburg, Chemung County, NY1870-1870TBD
227MorleyBradford County, PA1851-1935TBD
228MorleySchuyler County, NY1948-1948TBD

Genealogical notes

In preparation. This section will eventually contain:

  • an objective examination of this family's claimed connection to the Morleys of Holme Hall, Bottesford, Lincolnshire;
  • a summary of this family group's branches, with links/references (where available) to others' original research;
  • an appeal for more participation from this family group in the Y-DNA study.

The list of markers associated with this family group is far from complete. For instance, there is a substantial Michigan branch that is not yet represented -- permission is needed from this branch's researcher before markers for this branch can be added.


According to index cards in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 database (Westfield image 546 of 3118), some of Thomas Morley and Martha Wright's children were recorded in the baptismal registers as "Marlo" or "Morlo". This may just be confusion on the parish clerk's part. But it might also signify that "Marlowe" was the ancestral name; Savage was under this impression. The Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe seems to have been called "Morley"on isolated occasions, so there is a history of confusion between the surnames.


The following forum may contain discussion relevant to this family group:

Forum: North America

Title Post date Replies Last comment time
Morleys of Glastonbury, CT ("Colonial American" family group): General progress Mon, 26/01/2015 - 12:18am 11 Sun, 24/02/2019 - 1:29am
Family of Joseph Theodore Morley on the 1850 census? Fri, 21/08/2015 - 4:55pm 1 Fri, 21/08/2015 - 6:05pm
Morley's of Glastonbury, CT >> Chenango County, NY >> Western PA Sat, 24/01/2015 - 3:28am 0 Sat, 24/01/2015 - 3:28am
Thomas and brother (perhaps John) who jumped from British ship onto coast of New England (?) about 178?. Fri, 21/02/2014 - 7:20pm 2 Tue, 25/02/2014 - 4:45pm

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