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no known test candidates
Theorised origin
Sussex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk or Lancashire
Possible offshoot of
Lancashire connection claimed; evidence scarce.
First recorded
Aspenden, Herts
Longest association
243 years
Glynde, Sussex
Last recorded
Glynde, Sussex
Marker Count
Possible offshoots
Sussex, pre-1765 (1525-1765) 4
Markers last changed

Victorian sources typically ascribe a Lancashire origin to this family, placing Nicholas Morley of Glynde as son of Francis Morley of Wennington. Yet this is chronologically impossible. Nicholas lived in the mid 1400s, and Francis Morley was not born until about 1490!


In light of the first Morley of Glynde's  Hertfordshire connections, a Norfolk origin is also plausible. See the Lords Morley page for some discussion on this theory.


A John Morley -- whose position in this family is unknown -- appears with Nicholas Morley and Nicholas' wife Joan in a foot of fine. The counterparties are John Waleys and John's wife Margaret. Nicholas Gerlyngton and Richard Clapeham are other co-plaintiffs [#3158 (File 92. No. 2.), 'Sussex Fines: 1-10 Edward IV', An abstract of Feet of Fines for the County of Sussex: vol. 3: 1308-1509 (1916), pp. 272-275].


Surname: Morley
Title Start Year End Year Added Updated
Aspenden, Herts
1435 1450 2013-05-03 2013-05-03
Glynde, Sussex
1436 1679 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Tannis Court, Aspenden, Hertfordshire
1436 1436 2013-04-22 2013-04-22
Wakeley manor, Hertfordshire
1436 1436 2013-04-22 2013-04-22
Moor Hall, Ardeley, Hertfordshire
1436 1436 2013-04-25 2013-04-25
Wapsbourne, Chailey, Sussex
1559 1582 2013-05-04 2013-05-04
Ardkeen, Ards Upper, co. Down, Ireland
1580 1580 2013-04-28 2013-04-28


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

Forum: Sussex and neighbouring counties

Title Post date Replies Last comment time
Morleys from Haslemere, Surrey and vicinity Tue, 05/02/2013 - 11:39pm 24 Mon, 10/08/2020 - 8:39pm
Sussex: Morleys of Cowfold, Barcombe, Brighton, etc. Tue, 05/02/2013 - 11:28pm 36 Thu, 20/07/2017 - 7:59am
Abstracts of Sussex Morley wills Sun, 17/04/2016 - 7:07pm 5 Mon, 25/04/2016 - 6:01am
Abstracts of Glynde Morley wills Sun, 17/04/2016 - 5:20pm 4 Sun, 24/04/2016 - 8:21pm
Exploring an atDNA match: Isfield Morleys? Mon, 08/02/2016 - 8:38pm 3 Thu, 03/03/2016 - 2:10am
Sussex: Morleys of Westbourne (and Petworth?) Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:55pm 0 Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:55pm
Morleys from Sussex and Surrey Tue, 05/02/2013 - 11:51pm 0 Tue, 05/02/2013 - 11:51pm