Thankful Morley

1693–1736 (Age 43)
Westfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Thankful

When Thankful Morley was born on 28 February 1693, in Westfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Thomas Morley Sr., was 28 and her mother, Martha Wright, was 30. She married Samuel Gaines III on 4 July 1720, in Westfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 31 December 1736, in her hometown, at the age of 43.

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Thankful Morley
1693–1736
Samuel Gaines III
1697–1750
Marriage: 4 July 1720
Thankful Gaines
1721–
Samuel Gaines IV
1723–1762

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
4 July 1720
Westfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
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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’).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Thankfull in entry for Thankfull Gaines, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Thankfull in entry for Samuell Gaines, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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