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Morley, ArthurRef 511-2
[1851-19??]
Born in Hinderclay, Suffolk.

He was a labourer in a brewery [1881] / a farmer [1891] / a brewer's labourer [1901].

In [Q3] 1877, he married Jane Wilkinson [1852-19??] in Halifax.


Jane was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. Roland [b 1880] who was a worsted mill hand [1891], a  mechanical tool engineer [1901]
  2. Sarah Ann [b 1881] who was a worsted mill hand [1891], a  worsted drawer [1901]
  3. Mary Hannah [b 1882]
  4. Wilkinson

They lived at

  • 6 Page Hill, Ovenden [1881]
  • Edge End, Ovenden [1891]
  • 8 Clevedon Place, Halifax [1901]

Morley, Arthur PhilipRef 511-1415
[1900-1976]
MA.

Son of Ernest Charles Morley.

Born in Halifax [20th November 1900].

He was Curate at Sowerby [1932].

In [Q4] 1927, he married Margaret A. Murgatroyd [1899-19??] in Halifax.


Margaret was born 19th March 1899
 

They lived at The Vicarage, Triangle [1939].

Arthur died in Norfolk in 1976

This & associated entries use material contributed by Glynn Helliwell

Morley, DavidRef 511-499
[1791-18??]
Born in Sowerby.

He was a woolcomber [1861]

In October 1862, a D. Morley, woolsorter at Halifax, was declared bankrupt.


Question: Does anyone know whether this was David or his son?

 

Around 1832, he married Sally [1801-1???].


Sally was born in Sowerby
 

Child: David [b 1832] who was a woolsorter [1861]

They lived at 11 Old Bent, Hollins, Sowerby [1861].

Living with them [in 1861] was grandson Joseph Midgley [b  1869] (cotton spinner) 

Morley, EdwinRef 511-247
[1828-1894]
He was a worsted spinner employing 286 hands [1871] / a worsted spinner [1879].

On 12th January 1870, he married Martha Hodgson at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd.


Martha was the daughter of
John Hodgson
 

Children:

  1. John Hodgson [b 1871]
  2. Catherine [b 1877]
  3. Edwin [b 1879]
  4. Robert [b 1880]
  5. George [b 1883]

They lived at

  • 44 Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1871]
  • 44 West Grove, Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1879]
  • 22 Savile Park, Halifax [1891, 1894]

Edwin died 20th January 1894.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £10,503 6/5d.

Probate was granted to his widow Martha and Cornelius Morley (director of steamship company) 

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Morley, Ernest CharlesRef 511-431
[1865-1933]
Son of
Samuel Morley.

Born in Halifax.

He was a partner in Morley & Company.

On 26th July 1887, he married (1) Mary Louise Dyson in Halifax.


Mary Louisa was the daughter of Frederick Dyson
 

Child: Mary Louisa [25th July 1887-1975]

Mary Louisa (senior) died in Fylde, Lancashire [26th July 1887]

On 2nd June 1898, he married (2) Louisa Ann Woodhead in Huddersfield.


Louisa Ann was the daughter of David Woodhead
 

Children:

  1. Arthur Philip
  2. Kathleen [1899-1988] who married Philip Evelyn  Clarence Francis [1898-1954]
  3. Cecil [b 1906] who married [1921] Olive Daphne  Michael

The family lived at 16 Elmet Avenue, Roundhay, Leeds [1934].

Ernest Charles died at home [4th September 1934].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £19,654 13/5d

This & associated entries use material contributed by Glynn Helliwell & Frances Piercy-Reins

Morley, Dr JamesRef 511-1486
[17??-18??]
Surgeon at
Talbot Yard, Halifax [1816]

Morley, JamesRef 511-293
[1810-18??]
Born in Warley.

He was a manager of worsted mill [1851] / a worsted spinner employing 7 boys full time, 56 girls short-time, 22  boys short-time, 35 girls full-time & 10 men [1871].

Around 1835, he married Sarah [1813-1894].


Sarah was born in Batley, Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Lewis Leonard [1835-1885] who was a  wool sorter [1851], a manager of worsted spinning [1871]
  2. Sarah Ann [b 1837] who was a worsted mill hand [1851]
  3. Martha [1840-1879]
  4. Thomas [b 1842] who was a worsted mill hand [1851]
  5. Lucy Ann [b 1846] who married Mr Barker & had a  daughter Annie [b 1870]
  6. William [b 1847]
  7. James Albert [1851-1880] who served  with the 2/14th Regiment Foot, and died at Lundi Kotal, Afghanistan
  8. Joseph Watson [1857-1887]

They lived at

  • Brewery Cottage, Skircoat [1851]
  • Mearclough Terrace, Skircoat [1871]
  • Grosvenor Square, Manningham [1881]

James died between 1871 & 1881.


His burial place is not yet known.
 

Sarah died 6th January 1894 (aged 81).

She & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1354]

Morley, JohnRef 511-369
[1???-18??]
Landlord of the
Bird in Hand, Sowerby Bridge [1834]

Morley, JohnRef 511-736
[17??-18??]
Or Jonathan.

He married Martha Ashworth.

Children:

  1. Hannah [bapt Sowerby 10th April 1785-1875] who married  Thomas Dodgson
  2. Moses
  3. John
  4. Samuel

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham & Frances Piercy-Reins

Morley, JohnRef 511-615
[1797-1859]
Son of
John Morley.

He was a worsted spinner at Savile Mill, Halifax.

He married Mary [1805-1866].

Children:

  1. John
  2. Eliza

The children died in infancy, were buried at Sion Congregational Church, & are remembered on their parents' grave.

The family lived at 10 Kent Street, Halifax [1845].

John died 29th January 1859 (aged 59).

Mary died 29th August 1866 (aged 61).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 484]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Morley, JohnRef 511-1155
[1798-1856]
Son of
Jonathan Morley, of Mytholmroyd.

In the 1850s, he ran a school at Cragg Bottoms, Sowerby / Cragg Vale.

In November 1819, he married Mary Hinchcliffe [1801-1860] in Halifax.

Child: Jonathan [bapt 13th August 1820] at St John's Church, Cragg Vale.

The family lived at Bottoms, Sowerby.

John died 6th June 1856 (aged 58).

The cause of death was recorded as

unknown, not certificated

Mary died 8th January 1860 (aged 59).

The couple were buried at Mytholmroyd Wesleyan Methodist Church

This & associated entries use material contributed by Ian Cameron

Morley, JohnRef 511-370
[1839-1???]
Born in Mytholmroyd.

He was a greengrocer [1871] / a furniture broker [1881].

In [Q4] 1861, he married Rachel Gledhill [1840-1???] in Halifax.


Rachel was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth / Betty [b 1862]
  2. Gledhill [b 1864]
  3. Martha J. [b 1867]
  4. Lily [b 1872]
  5. Ellen [b 1877]
  6. Tom [b 1879]

They lived at

  • Bolton Brow, Skircoat [1871]
  • 29 Lombard Street, Halifax [1881]

Living with them [in 1871] was Rachel's sister Rebecca Gledhill [b 1847] (waitress at a beerhouse) 

Morley, JohnRef 511-1658
[1880-1968]
(Johnnie).

Son of Young Henry Morley.

Born in Halifax.

He was an iron moulder [1901] / a partner in Morley Brothers / Captain of Halifax RLFC and played for England [1904]. He won caps for England and for Other Nations while at Halifax.

He married Lilian Holt [1881-1951].

Children:

  1. Freda Mary [1908-1974]
  2. Kathleen [1911-1990]
  3. John [1914-1958]
  4. Charles Geoffrey [1918-2002]
  5. Richard Trevor [1921-2009]
  6. Freda Mary who married Gilbert Greenwood

They lived at Green Lane, Halifax.

This & associated entries use material contributed by Angela Wolfenden

Morley, JonathanRef 511-866
[1773-1840]
He was an important figure in the early history of
Sowerby Methodist Sunday School.

He married Grace.

Children:

  1. Mary [1795-1829]
  2. John

Grace died 2nd November 1821 (aged 58).

Jonathan died 7th April 1840 (aged 68).

Members of the family were buried at Mytholmroyd Wesleyan Methodist Church with William Wheelhouse [b 1839], son of Elizabeth & Samuel Wheelhouse

This & associated entries use material contributed by Ian Cameron

Morley, JonathanRef 511-3
[1810-18??]
Born in Ripponden.

He was a farmer of 23 acres [1871, 1881].

In [Q2] 1840, he married Mary Howarth [1812-1???] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Ripponden
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1841] who was a cloth fuller [1871]
  2. Young Henry
  3. Betty [b 1846] who was a cotton weaver [1871], a dairy  maid [1881]
  4. David [b 1847] who was an iron foundry man [1881]
  5. James [b 1849] who was a farmer [1871], a butcher [1881]
  6. Jonathan [b 1851] who was a joiner [1871]
  7. Mary [b 1853] who was a cotton weaver [1871], a woollen  weaver [1881]

They lived at Wheatley Royd, Brearley [1871, 1881]

Morley, JonathanRef 511-4
[1819-1908]
Born in Sowerby / Luddendenfoot.

He was a grocer [1861, 1881, 1891].

In [Q3] 1853, he married Achsah Sutcliffe [1811-1900] in Halifax.


Achsah was born in Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1838] who was a worsted weaver [1861]
  2. Sarah [b 1841] who was a worsted weaver [1861]

They lived at

  • 4 Steep Lane Bottom, Sowerby [1861]
  • Steep Lane Bottom, Sowerby [1881]
  • Hut, Steep Lane, Sowerby [1891]
  • Steep Lane, Sowerby [1901]

Living with them [in 1881] was granddaughter Sarah A. Siddall [b 1862] (woollen weaver).

Achsah died Q2 1900 (aged 89).

Jonathan died Q1 1908 (aged 90).

They both died in Halifax

Morley, MosesRef 511-3630
[1792-1861]
Son of
John Morley.

Born in Sowerby [1st January 1792].

He was a partner in M. & S. Morley with his brother Samuel Morley  / a master worsted spinner employing 120 men & 213 young persons (viz  50 males & 163 females) [1861].

On 26th February 1924, he married Mary Anne Lewis [1799-1881].


Mary Anne was born in Saddleworth
 

Children:

  1. Lewis [1825-1865] who was a worsted spinner [1865]
  2. Selina [b 1829]
  3. Sabina

They lived at Grove House, Bolton Brow [1861, 1881].

Daughters Selina and Sabina died in infancy, were buried at Sion Congregational Church, Halifax and are remembered on the family grave.

Lewis died 29th December 1865 (aged 30).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £35,000.

The will was proved by the oaths of Nathan Whitley (card manufacturer), John Sunderland Hodgson, and Thomas Shaw of Allangate, Halifax.

Moses died 21st September 1861 (aged 69), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 487].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £25,000 [Resworn under £30,000].

The will was proved by his widow Mary Anne and son Lewis.

Mary Anne died 26th December 1881 (aged 82).

Probate records show that she left a personal estate valued at £5,893 10/3d.

The will was proved by Nathan Whitley (card manufacturer)  and Edwin Morley (worsted spinner) 

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Morley, PatrickRef 511-475
[18??-1890]
An
Irish immigrant who settled in Halifax.

He regularly beat his wife, Elizabeth, and she left him on several occasions.

On 21st September 1890, he called on her with a gun in the hope of obtaining money for a drink. She refused and he shot her dead.

He was hanged at Leeds

Morley, PCRef 511-1788
[18??-1???]
Brighouse constable [1891]

Morley, SamuelRef 511-695
[1801-1838]
Son of
John Morley.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a partner in Morley, Uttley & Barstow / a partner in M. & S. Morley of Sowerby Bridge with his brother  Moses Morley.

On 23rd May 1825, he married Hannah Lumb [1800-1859] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Edwin Lumb [1826-26th September 1926] who died aged 6  months & was buried with his parents
  2. Henry [b 1827]
  3. Martha [1829-1900]
  4. Sarah Ann [1832-1900]
  5. Jane [1834-1896] who married William Utley
  6. Alice [1836-1899] who married Samuel Utley
  7. Samuel

Samuel died 2nd February 1838 (aged 36).

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at under £4,000.

Hannah died 1st December 1859 (aged 60).

They both died in Lytham, Lancashire and were buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham & Frances Piercy-Reins

Morley, SamuelRef 511-230
[1838-1913]
Son of
Samuel Morley.

Born (posthumously) in Sowerby Bridge [23rd June 1838].

He was a worsted spinner journeyman [1861] / a steam packing manufacturer employing 2 men [1871].

On 11th November 1859, he married Sarah Ann Scholefield [1841-1917] in Halifax.


Sarah Ann was born in Sowerby Bridge [21st June 1841], the daughter of William Scholfield / Scholefield
 

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1860]
  2. William Henry [b 1861]
  3. Kate [b 1863]
  4. Ada [b 1864]
  5. Ernest Charles
  6. Samuel Edwin [b 1867]
  7. Marion [b 1869]

They lived at

  • Water Terrace, Skircoat, Halifax [1861]
  • Skircoat Road, Halifax [1871]

Samuel died in Toxteth Park, Liverpool in 1913 (aged 75) 

This & associated entries use material contributed by Frances Piercy-Reins

Morley, T.Ref 511-1542
[18??-1???]
He was a Sgt-Inst with the
8th West Yorkshire Artillery Volunteers and served for 21 years.

He was landlord of the Black Bull, Halifax [1876].

He was Drill Master at Heath Grammar School [1879]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

Morley, ThomasRef 511-301
[18??-19??]
Landlord of the
Brewers' Arms, Mount Tabor [1905]

Morley, ThomasRef 511-231
[1838-1???]
Born in Wakefield.

He was an army pensioner (RA) [1881].

He married Mary Ann [1844-1???].


Mary Ann was born in Gibraltar
 

Children:

  1. Thomas G. F. [b Gibraltar 1867] who was an office boy  [1881]
  2. William J. E. [b USA 1869]
  3. John Arthur [b Halifax 1873]
  4. Mary Ann [b Halifax 1879]

They lived at 12 Acorn Street Halifax [1881]

Morley, WilkinsonRef 511-1306
[1885-19??]
Son of
Arthur Morley.

Born in Halifax [24th July 1885].

He was a mechanical tool engineer [1901] / employed by Joseph Sykes / a master recomber of wool (employer) at Beechwood Mills, Ovenden  [1921] / a master commission recomber [1939] and established Wilkinson Morley & Son Limited.

In 1911, he married Ethel Sykes in Halifax.


Ethel was born in Elland [19th October 1884], the daughter of Joseph Sykes
 

Children:

  1. Dorothy [b 1913]
  2. John Deryck [b 8th November 1916] who was a general  manager recomber [1939]
  3. Philip [b 15th May 1920] who was an agricultural student  [1939]

The family lived at

  • 2 Mostyn Mount, Halifax [1921]
  • 5 Rosendale, Moor Lane, Halifax [1939]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Mike Dixon

Morley, Young HenryRef 511-1656
[1842-1909]
Son of
Jonathan Morley, of Wheatley Royd, Brearley.

He was an iron moulder [1871] / a master iron founder [1881] / an iron founder [1891, 1901] / a partner in Crossley, Scarr & Morley / a partner in Scarr & Morley. and owned an iron foundry at Dean Clough.

It is said that, prior to his marriage, he walked from his home at Brearley to Dean Clough and back every day.

He married Mary Hannah Wilcock [1854-1928].

Children:

  1. Grace [b 1876] who was a confectioner's assistant [1891],  a milliner [1901]
  2. Sarah [b 1878] who was a dressmaker [1901]
  3. John
  4. Harry [1882-1955] who was an iron moulder [1901]
  5. Mary [b 1884]
  6. Annie [b 1888]
  7. Arthur [1890-19??]
  8. Nelly [b 1896]

The family lived at

  • 6 Thompson Street, Halifax [1881, 1891]
  • 17 Corporation Street, Halifax [1901]

Living with them [in 1881] was Young Henry's brother David Morley [b 1847] (iron foundry man).

Living with them [in 1901] was Mary Hannah's sister Amanda Wilcock [b 1871]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Angela Wolfenden

Surname

Morley surnameRef 511-1
The surname originates in any of several English towns called Morley.

Entries for people with the surname Morley are discussed in this SideTrack.


Unattached BMDs for Morley

Marriage 1892; Deaths 1900, 1907

 



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