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no known test candidates
Theorised origin
Saxham, Suffolk. Perhaps a Norfolk origin?
Possible offshoot of
First recorded
Saxham,Suffolk, England
Longest association
129 years
Halnaker, Boxgrove, Sussex, England
Last recorded
Halnaker, Boxgrove, Sussex, England
Marker Count
Markers last changed

The History of Parliament has good coverage of this family:

MORLEY, John I (d.1587), of Halnaker, Suss. and St. Botolph-without-Aldersgate, London.
   MORLEY, John II (c.1572-1622), of Halnaker, Suss. and St. Botolph-without-Aldersgate, London.
   + Cecily Caryll
      MORLEY, Sir William (1606-1658), of Halnaker, Boxgrove, Suss.
      + (abt. 1625) Mary Heath
          MORLEY, Sir William (1639-1701), of Halnaker, Boxgrove, Suss.
          + (1660) Mary Lee
          + (1662) Anne Denham
              [son, d. 1683]
              MORLEY, William II (1666-93), of Halnaker, Boxgrove, Suss.
              [2 daughters]
          + (bef 1672-1679) Anne Mynne
          [2 sons]
          [4 daughters]
      [2 daughters]
   MORLEY, Edward (c.1579-1620), of the Inner Temple, London and The Broyle, nr. Chichester, Suss.
   + (1606) Katherine Devenish
   + Cicely


Further detail is provided in Berry's pedigree, but, if Berry's pedigree for the Morleys of Glynde is any indication (see analysis in The Morley Families of Amounderness and Lonsdale), this pedigree may not be entirely trustworthy.

See also: Morley Creditors of the Third Earl of Cumberland.

Some documents from the 1570s and 1580s referencing the founder of this family:

  • 1578: Agreement. "Thomas Crompton and John Morley of London, gents., and Thomas, Lord Buckhurst" [Add MS 3862]
  • 21 Eliz. [c. 1579]: "Thomas Crompton and John Morley of London, gentlemen to The Queen: Surrender of the rectory of Brackley Half: Northants". [E 210/10558]
  • November 1580: John Morley and Thomas Crompton, both of London, admitted to Inner Temple [Students admitted to the Inner temple, 1571-1625, ed. W.H. Cooke, p. 36]
  • 28 Eliz. [c. 1586]: Staffordshire Final Concord identifying John Morley as an armiger [Collections for a History of Staffordshire, Volume 15, p. 167].
  • 1587: "Exemplification of a Common Recovery. Thomas Crompton, esq. and Edmund Downynge, gent., v. Robert Petre and John Morley." [GOODWOOD/E295]


Surname: Morley
Title Start Year End Year Added Updated
Saxham,Suffolk, England
1550 1550 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Halnaker, Boxgrove, Sussex, England
1572 1701 2013-02-04 2020-03-17
Michelham, Sussex
1584 1587 2013-05-04 2013-05-04
Langbar, North Yorkshire
1587 1593 2013-05-04 2013-05-04
Drax, Yorkshire
1600 1612 2013-05-04 2013-05-04
East Lavant, Sussex
1605 1630 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Rogate, Sussex
1620 1620 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
North Mundham, Sussex
1641 1691 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Mid Lavant, Sussex
1662 1662 2013-05-04 2013-05-04


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

Forum: Norfolk and Suffolk

Title Post date Replies Last comment time
Samuel Morley family, from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk to Ontario Wed, 03/06/2015 - 5:02pm 2 Mon, 07/08/2017 - 10:06pm
Resources for Norfolk Morley researchers Mon, 07/03/2016 - 10:57pm 0 Mon, 07/03/2016 - 10:57pm

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

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