Thomas Morley Sr.

1664–1712 (Age 47)
Bottesford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Morley Sr. was born on 29 June 1664, in Bottesford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Marmaduke Morley, was 29 and his mother, Mary Brewer, was 29. He married Martha Wright on 8 December 1681, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 8 January 1712, in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 47, and was buried in Old Eastbury Cemetery, Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America.

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Thomas Morley Sr.
Martha Wright
Marriage: 8 December 1681
Martha Morley
Thomas Morley Jr.
Mary Morley
Abel Morley Sr
Elizabeth Morley
Thankful Morley
Mercy Morley
John Morley
Ebenezer Morley

Spouse & Children

8 December 1681
Springfield, Hampden, 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’).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Morly in entry for Thomas Morly, "Massachusetts, Church Records, 1630-1943"
  • Thomas Marlow, "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887"
  • Thomas Marlow, "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887"

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