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Morleys of Halnaker, Sussex

Family overview


Marker IDSurnamePlaceYear rangeLast modified
256MorleySaxham,Suffolk, England1550-1550TBD
257MorleyHalnaker, Boxgrove, Sussex, England1572-1701TBD
317MorleyEast Lavant, Sussex1605-1630TBD
318MorleyNorth Mundham, Sussex1641-1691TBD
320MorleyRogate, Sussex1620-1620TBD
1154MorleyMichelham, Sussex1584-1587TBD
1155MorleyMid Lavant, Sussex1662-1662TBD
1168MorleyLangbar, North Yorkshire1587-1593TBD
1174MorleyDrax, Yorkshire1600-1612TBD

Genealogical notes

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]


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 19 Tue, 22/08/2017 - 8:28pm
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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