Morley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Morley family

The surname Morley was first found in Yorkshire. This ancient Norman family assumed their surname from the town and lordship of Maule, in the Vexin Francois, eight leagues from Paris. Guarin de Maule, the young son of Ansold, Lord of Maule accompanied William the Conqueror to England and acquired the Lordship of Hatton, county York for his efforts. His son, Robert de Maule aligned himself with David, Earl of Huntingdon, later known as David II., and moved to Scotland with the monarch and there obtained vast lands in Lothian where his family held a family seat. [1]

Important Dates for the Morley family

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Morley Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Maule, Maull, Maul and others.

Early Notables of the Morley family (pre 1700)

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Morley migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Morley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Catherine Morley, who settled in Salem in 1630
  • Henry Morley, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Henry Morley, aged 25, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [2]
  • Symon Morley, who landed in Virginia in 1636 [2]
  • Walter Morley, who landed in Maryland in 1638 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Morley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mary Morley, a convict sent to America in 1749
  • Ann Morley, who settled in America in 1766
  • Isabella Morley, who settled with her husband in Boston in 1767
Morley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Luke Morley, who landed in New York in 1831 [2]
  • George Morley, aged 29, who arrived in Alabama in 1855 [2]
  • Frederick, John, Michael, Thomas, and William Morley, who all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • Valentine Morley, who arrived in Mississippi in 1860 [2]

Morley migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Morley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Anthony Morley, aged 27 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Ganges" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 [3]
  • Mr. John Morley, aged 18 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Clarendon" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [3]

Morley migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Morley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Morley, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • Thomas Morley, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • Samuel Morley, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]
  • William Morley, Jr., English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]
  • James Morley, aged 25, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Prince Regent" [7]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Morley migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Morley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • George Morley, aged 21, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1842
  • Eliza Morley, aged 18, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1842
  • Mr. W. Morley, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Egmont" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th June 1858 [8]
  • Mrs. Morley, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Egmont" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th June 1858 [8]
  • Mr. James Morley, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Egmont" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th June 1858 [8]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Morley (post 1700)

  • Malcolm Morley (1931-2018), British-American photorealist artist and painter
  • Richard E. "Dick" Morley (1932-2017), American electrical engineer, considered the "father" of the programmable logic controller
  • Thomas R. Morley (1930-2016), American candy executive, President and Chairman of Morley Candy Company
  • Sylvanus Morley (1883-1948), American archaeologist, epigrapher and Mayanist scholar
  • Felix Morley (1894-1982), American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
  • Edward Williams Morley (1838-1923), American chemist
  • Christopher Darlington Morley (1890-1958), American journalist, novelist, and poet
  • Dr. Mary Teresa Morley O.B.E.,, British Director of Therapies for South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Occupational Therapy [9]
  • Trevor Grahame Anthony Morley (1933-2013), English cricketer
  • Robert Adolph Wilton Morley CBE (1908-1992), Oscar-nominated English actor
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Morley family

Halifax Explosion
  • Master Earl  Morley (1912-1917), Canadian resident from Protestant Orphanage, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [10]
  • Miss Annie Laura  Morley (1897-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [10]
Hillcrest Coal Mine
HMS Hood
  • Mr. Sidney V Morley (b. 1902), English Chief Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Brighton, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [12]
HMS Prince of Wales
HMS Royal Oak
  • Reginald Morley, British Stoker with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [14]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. William Morley (d. 1912), aged 34, English Third Class passenger from Petworth, West Sussex who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [15]
  • Mr. Henry Samuel Morley (d. 1912), (alias Mr. Henry Marshall), aged 38, English Second Class passenger from Birmingham, Worcester who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [15]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Eugene Elvis Morley, American Fireman Second Class from Illinois, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [16]

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Citations

  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 48)
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "PRINCE REGENT" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849PrinceRegent.htm
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  10. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  11. ^ List Of Miners - Hillcrest Mine Disaster Data. (Retrieved 2014, June 24) . Retrieved from http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com/data/index.php?title=List_Of_Miners
  12. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  13. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  14. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  15. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  16. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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