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The Morley and Corking Families

This page contains information about two families living in the London area whose origins we are researching. Entries in italics are inferred or uncertain, or have been supplied by other researchers and not personally verified by us. We give details of those more recent family members we have identified, but we have had difficulty in tracing the family's earlier history. Please contact Chris and Linda Warren if you feel that the family listed here is connected with your own research.

The Morley family lived in the Soho area of London in the early 19th century, but we know nothing about their origins. We have traced our line back to Richard Morley, who married Frances Corking in 1808 in Westminster. Their four children were baptised in Soho, but we know nothing more about the origins of Richard Morley other than that he worked as a dyer.

We believe that Frances Corking was born in Battersea, the illegitimate daughter of George Abberley and Catherine Corking. Catherine was the daughter of Dennis and Frances Corking. We have found several other records relating to this Corking family in Battersea, where the surname was also spelt Corkin or Corken. However, we have not yet gathered sufficient data to provide a complete picture.

Some of the names below are linked to the corresponding record in the on-line family tree. When you click on a link, the linked record will be displayed in a separate window. There you can see the family relationships as we understand them, together with notes on what we have found in parish registers, census returns and other records.


Richard Morley
Married 1808 (Jan 19) Westminster, London
  (children listed in table 1 below)
Died 1843 (Feb 12) Holborn, London

Frances Corking
Born 1785 (Jun 8) Battersea, London
Died 1863 (Nov 14) St Pancras, London

1. Children of Richard Morley and Frances Corking

Elizabeth Morley
Born 1809 (Jun 20) Soho, London
Married 1839 (Jun 1) Bloomsbury, London
  (children listed on Allison page)

Married 1865 (Sep 17) Southwark, London

Died 1891 (Sep 12) Kensington, London


Robert Allison
Baptised 1785 (May 22) Shincliffe, Durham
Died 1852 (Feb 23) Lambeth, London
James Morley*
Born 1806 (Sep 17) Northampton, Northants
Died 1881 (Jun 15) Marylebone, London
Richard Morley
Born 1812 (Jun 3) Soho, London
Married 1836 (Sep 29) Fleet Street, London
  (children listed in table 2 below)
Died 1889 (1st Qtr) Islington, London


Frances Judge
Born about 1811 in East Sussex
Died 1888 (1st Qtr) Islington, London
James Sinclair Morley
Born 1819 (Apr 25) Soho, London
Married 1840 (Dec 25) Fleet Street, London
  (children listed in table 3 below)
Died 1867 (Mar 12) Lambeth, London


Mary Ferguson
Born about 1815 City of London
Died 1866 (4th Qtr) Lambeth, London
Caroline Morley
Born 1826 (Sep 3) Holborn, London
Married 1853 (Nov 20) Bloomsbury, London


Married 1867 (Oct 6) Bloomsbury, London

Died 1911 (1st Qtr) Islington, London


Samuel William Jackaman
Born 1830 (May 9) Lambeth, London
Buried 1860 (Apr 12) Hackney, London
Samuel Siveter
Born 1844 (2nd Qtr) Holborn, London
Died 1894 (4th Qtr) Holborn, London

2. Children of Richard Morley and Frances Judge

Emily Harriet Morley*
Born 1840 (Dec 21) St Pancras, London
Married 1863 (Mar 29) Bloomsbury, London

Buried 1907 (Nov 4) Islington, London


James John Ballard
Born 1841 (1st Qtr) Portsmouth, Hampshire
Died 1914 (Sep 3) Islington, London
Frances Morley*
Born 1843 (Oct 22) St Pancras, London
Married 1872 (Feb 25) St Pancras, London

Buried 1923 (Oct 23) Highgate, London


Richard Burrup Carr
Born 1847 (4th Qtr) St Pancras, London
Buried 1930 (Mar 28) Highgate, London
Adeline Morley*
Born 1846 (May 5) St Pancras, London
Buried 1930 (Aug 1) St Pancras, London

3. Children of James Sinclair Morley and Mary Ferguson

Eliza Morley*
Born 1842 (Nov 12) Bloomsbury, London
Married 1878 (4th Qtr) Southwark, London
Died 1892 (3rd Qtr) Southwark, London


John Corp
Died 1893 (Nov 25) Southwark, London
Mary Ann Morley*
Born 1847 (1st Qtr) Holborn, London
Died 1929 (Jun 12) Lambeth, London

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