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Various manors held by the lords Morley.

Family overview

Markers

Marker IDSurnamePlaceYear rangeLast modified
255MorleyMorley, Great Hallingbury, Essex1360-1442TBD
279MorleyWalkern, Hertfordshire1317-1442TBD
280MorleySwanton Morley, Norfolk1317-1422TBD
281MorleyHingham, Norfolk1317-1442TBD
282MorleyGrimston, Norfolk1334-1355TBD
283MorleyWicklewood, Norfolk1250-1442TBD
286MorleyBuxton, Norfolk1317-1442TBD
287MorleyAldeby, Norfolk1317-1442TBD
288MorleyEynsford hundred, Norfolk1317-1442TBD
289MorleyHundred of Forehoe, Norfolk1317-1442TBD
290MorleyHockering, Norfolk1346-1442TBD
291MorleyMattishall-Burgh, Norfolk1317-1442TBD
292MorleyAslackby, Lincolnshire1402-1402TBD
293MorleyFramsden, Suffolk1346-1468TBD
295MorleyBawsey and Glosthorpe, Norfolk1379-1430TBD
296MorleySilfield, Norfolk1588-1588TBD
305Morley?, Northamptonshire1359-1359TBD
306Morley?, Buckinghamshire1359-1359TBD
316MorleyHalnaker, Sussex1317-1335TBD
1067MorleyMessingham, Lincolnshire1346-1346TBD
1071MorleyWortham, Suffolk1346-1346TBD
1072MorleyGreat Bromley, Essex1316-1436TBD
1085MorleyStudham, Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire1360-1428TBD
1165MorleyLeeds, West Yorkshire1335-1335TBD
1166MorleyDarrington, Pontefract, West Yorkshire1387-1388TBD

Genealogical notes

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.

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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