MORLEY, William (1666-c.1694), of Halnaker, Boxgrove, Suss.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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1689 - c. Jan. 1694

Family and Education

bap. 6 Jan. 1666, 2nd s. of Sir William Morley* by his 2nd w.  educ. St. John’s, Oxf. 1682.  m. 19 Dec. 1689, Frances, da. and h. of Sir Thomas Morley of Old Malden, Surr., s.p.1

Offices Held

Common councilman, Chichester 1685–Oct. 1688.2


Chosen again at Arundel in 1690, Morley was listed as a Tory by Lord Carmarthen (Sir Thomas Osborne†) in March of that year, and in December 1690 as a probable supporter of Carmarthen in connexion with a possible attack in the Commons on his ministerial position. Morley remained an obscure back-bencher, with no speech on record. He died during this Parliament and was buried at Boxgrove on 4 Jan. 1694.3

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Author: D. W. Hayton


  • 1. Add. 5699, ff. 154, 156; Surr. RO (Kingston), Old Malden par. reg.; Manning and Bray, Surr. iii. 9.
  • 2. A. Hay, Chichester, 589.
  • 3. Add. 5699, f. 154.