John Morley

1699–1757 (Age 58)
Westfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of John

When John Morley was born on 12 May 1699, in Westfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Morley Sr., was 34 and his mother, Martha Wright, was 36. He married Sarah Greene on 25 August 1747, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 1 November 1757, in Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 58.

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John Morley
Sarah Greene
Marriage: 25 August 1747

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25 August 1747
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

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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’).

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

Sources (3)

  • John Morley, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • John Morly, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • JohnMorleyGrave

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