Burley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancestors of the Burley surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the fort by the wood having derived from the Old English burhleah.

Early Origins of the Burley family

The surname Burley was first found in Somerset where Burley Castle where a motte and bailey castle of the late 11th or early 12th century remains to this day. The village and civil parish Burley, or Burley-on-the-Hill, is located two miles north-east of Oakham in Rutland. Burleigh Castle is located near the village of Milnathort, in Perth and Kinross, Scotland and dates from the 15th and 16th centuries. It was held by the Balfours from 1446. Burleigh is also a village in Berkshire, England, within the civil parish of Warfield.

Some of the earliest records of the family include: John Burley (d. 1333), a Carmelite of Stamford; Walter Burley (or Burleigh), (c.1275-1344), a medieval English logician, Master of Arts at Oxford in 1301, and a fellow of Merton College, Oxford until 1305; and Sir Simon Burley (1336-1388), an early English warrior and favourite from a Herefordshire family. "His parentage is uncertain, but he appears to have been a younger brother rather than a son of the Sir John Burley who received the Garter at the accession of Richard II." [1] Because of He was accused and sentenced for abuse of power by the parliament 5 May 1388 and sentenced to be hanged, drawn, and quartered, which was commuted by the king. He was summarily beheaded the same day. [1]

Important Dates for the Burley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burley research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1437, 1409, 1336, 1388, 1384, 1388, 1388, 1485 and 1510 are included under the topic Early Burley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Burley Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Burley include Burley, Burleigh, Burlie, Burrley, Burrlie, Burrleigh, Burly, Bourley, Bourleigh, Bourly, Berly and many more.

Early Notables of the Burley family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include William Burley, Speaker of the House of Commons of England in March 1437; and John Burley, Sheriff of county Salop in 1409. Sir Simon de Burley (ca.1336-1388), was Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and Constable of...
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Migration of the Burley family to Ireland

Some of the Burley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Burley migration to the United States

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Burley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Timothy Burley, who arrived in Virginia in 1622 [2]
  • Rodger Burley, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Rodger Burley, aged 17, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [2]
  • Robert Burley, who arrived in Virginia in 1661 [2]
  • James Burley, who arrived in Maryland in 1665 [2]
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Burley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hugh Burley, who landed in Virginia in 1705 [2]
Burley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • C. Burley, who settled in Baltimore Maryland in 1820
  • Emanuel Burley, who landed in Colorado in 1883 [2]

Burley migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Burley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Fredk Burley, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Fredk, Burley Jr., who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mr. Freeman Burley U.E. who settled in Ernestown, Lennox & Addington, Ontario c. 1783 [3]
  • Mr. John Burley U.E. who settled in Ernestown, Lennox & Addington, Ontario c. 1783 [3]
Burley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Ezekiel Burley, who arrived in Canada in 1840

Burley migration to Australia

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

Burley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Robert Burley, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1837 [4]
  • Robert Burley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [5]
  • Susannah Burley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [5]
  • Charles Burley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [6]
  • William Burley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [6]
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Burley 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:

Burley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Ms. Eliza Burley, (b. 1836), aged 28, Cornish dairy maid departing on 20th February 1864 aboard the ship "Ivanhoe" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 13th June 1864 [7]
  • Miss Eliza Burley, (b. 1836), aged 28, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Ivanhoe" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 13th June 1864 [8]
  • George Burley, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Richard John Burley, aged 28, a coach builder, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1875
  • Ann Burley, aged 28, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Burley (post 1700)

  • Scott Burley (b. 1986), American NFL football offensive lineman
  • Dan Burley (1907-1962), American pianist and journalist
  • Roger Burley (b. 1970), English cricketer
  • Dame Gillian Beer nee Burley (b. 1935), British literary critic, Professor of English Literature at Cambridge
  • Nichola Ann Burley (b. 1986), British actress from Leeds, West Yorkshire, known for Wuthering Heights (2011), Donkey Punch (2008) and Payback Season (2012)
  • Commander Malcolm Keith Burley (1927-2010), British mountaineer and Royal Navy officer
  • Joseph Leonard Burley (1878-1966), Australian founder of the Burley Football Company
  • Aidan Burley (b. 1979), British Conservative Party politician
  • Nancy Burley (b. 1930), Australian Olympic figure skater
  • William John Burley (1914-2002), British crime writer
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Historic Events for the Burley family

RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Reuben Burley, English 2nd Class passenger residing in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [9]
  • Master Reginald Burley, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [9]
  • Mrs. Florence Burley, English 2nd Class passenger residing in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [9]
  • Miss Doris Florence Burley, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [9]

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Citations

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. 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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  7. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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