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Code
Y-DNA
(not applicable)
Theorised origin
Cadet branches may have been given land here. Starting points for looking for descendants of the baronial family.
First recorded
1250
Wicklewood, Norfolk
Longest association
192 years
Wicklewood, Norfolk
Last recorded
1588
Silfield, Norfolk
Marker Count
25
Possible offshoots
Markers last changed
2013-05-04

This marker code is used to denote places owned by or associated with the Lords Morley. It is not known if the Lords Morleys actually had residences at all of these places.

 

Their significance? These are the first places one should look when searching for cadet branches of the Lords Morley. Younger sons may have been apportioned small parts of the family estate, and their descendants may have remained in the area.

 

That said, it is naive to assume that all Morleys with Norfolk roots are patrilineal descendants of the Lords Morley. For one thing, there were a handful of "de Morleys" in Morley, Norfolk (and elsewhere in the county), in the early 1300s and earlier, that have not yet been linked to the baronial family. The situation is similar to the surnames "York" and "Lincoln" -- one might expect all with the surname York to have an ancestor from the city of York (or possibly Yorkshire), but one should not expect that all Yorks have the same male-line ancestor from York.

 

See the analysis of the Lords Morley.

Markers

Surname: Morley
Title Start Year End Year Added Updated
Wicklewood, Norfolk
1250 1442 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Great Bromley, Essex
1316 1436 2013-04-30 2013-04-30
Mattishall-Burgh, Norfolk
1317 1442 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Hingham, Norfolk
1317 1442 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Hundred of Forehoe, Norfolk
1317 1442 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Eynsford hundred, Norfolk
1317 1442 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Aldeby, Norfolk
1317 1442 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Buxton, Norfolk
1317 1442 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Walkern, Hertfordshire
1317 1442 2013-04-28 2013-04-28
Swanton Morley, Norfolk
1317 1422 2013-02-05 2013-02-05
Halnaker, Sussex
1317 1335 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Grimston, Norfolk
1334 1355 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Leeds, West Yorkshire
1335 1335 2013-05-04 2013-05-04
Framsden, Suffolk
1346 1468 2013-04-21 2013-04-21
Hockering, Norfolk
1346 1442 2013-04-21 2013-04-21
Messingham, Lincolnshire
1346 1346 2013-04-21 2013-04-21
Wortham, Suffolk
1346 1346 2013-04-21 2013-04-21
?, Northamptonshire
1359 1359 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
?, Buckinghamshire
1359 1359 2013-05-01 2013-05-01
Morley, Great Hallingbury, Essex
1360 1442 2013-04-28 2013-04-28
Studham, Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire
1360 1428 2013-04-26 2013-04-26
Bawsey and Glosthorpe, Norfolk
1379 1430 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Darrington, Pontefract, West Yorkshire
1387 1388 2013-05-04 2013-05-04
Aslackby, Lincolnshire
1402 1402 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
Silfield, Norfolk
1588 1588 2013-02-04 2013-02-04
 

Discussion

The following forum 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

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