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Early Sussex Morleys (miscellanous)

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Theorised origin
Possible offshoot of
First recorded
Up Marden, Sussex
Longest association
206 years
Last recorded
Marker Count
Possible offshoots
Morley of Glynde (1435-1679) 7
Sussex, pre-1765 (1525-1765) 4
Markers last changed

Many of these markers have been gleaned from Sussex manors, advowsons, etc., recorded in the Feet of fines, Henry VIII. to William IV. (1509-1833) (1914, Ed. HW Dunkin) [vol. I, vol. II]. It should be noted that this source does not track the ownership of individual tenments, only the ownership of major feudal holdings such as manors and advowsons. Only a fraction of the information from this source has been incorporated into the map.


A Fulco de Morle flourished in Sussex about 1150 [Edmund Cartwright, Bramber Parochial Topography, vol. II part 2, 1930, p. 224; Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol VI, p. 81].


Not yet mapped:

  • Thomas Morley fl. 1509-1530, Rotherfield [Geoffrey Barber's profile for John Barber alias Nynne, c1500-1548]:
    • 1509: paid rent for property named Drapers, to Rotherfield Church
    • 1516: acquired Bonnetts cottage
    • 1530: transferred (with wife Rose) Bonnetts to John Nynne/Nynde (alias Barber) and Joan his wife
    • perhaps ancestors of John Morley of Rotherfield whose will was dated 1608/9.


Surname: Morley
Title Start Year End Year Added Updated
Up Marden, Sussex
1227 1227 2013-05-03 2013-05-03
Herstmonceaux, Sussex
1230 1230 2013-05-03 2013-05-03
Annington, Botolph, Sussex
1279 1279 2013-05-03 2013-05-03
Pulborough, Sussex
1323 1323 2013-05-03 2013-05-03
Winchelsea, Sussex
1427 1427 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Rotherfield, Sussex, England
1509 1715 2020-03-17 2020-03-20
Peasmarsh, Sussex, England
1585 1638 2020-03-17 2020-03-17
Madehurst, Sussex
1590 1618 2013-05-04 2013-05-04
Tortington, Sussex
1617 1618 2013-05-04 2013-05-04


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

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