Mary Morley

1686–
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Morley was born on 30 October 1686, in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Thomas Morley Sr., was 22 and her mother, Martha Wright, was 23. She married Walter Brown on 22 October 1715, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Mary Morley
1686–
Walter Brown
1682–
Marriage: 22 October 1715

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
22 October 1715
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

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World Events (4)

1776

Age 90

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 90

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 95

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the various places called Morley (for example in Cheshire, Derbyshire, County Durham, Norfolk, and West Yorkshire), or Moreleigh in Devon, all of which are named from Old English mōr ‘marsh’, ‘fen’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.2 Possibly an altered spelling of French Morlet, a nickname from a diminutive of Old French mor ‘brown’, ‘dark’ (from Latin Maurus ‘Moor’).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Mary Morley, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mary Morley, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mary Morly, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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