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Morley, Thomas George - Brickwall


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Have had no luck trying to pin Thomas George Morley or his parents in UK

Any help would be appreciated:

Thomas George Morley
born abt 1825
Death : 31 May 1891, Littlehampton , SA
Marriage : 22 Jan 1855 ( Sarah Bott ) St James Church, Blakiston, SA

Was said to arrived on the Isabella Watson in May 1846 with Sarah Bott and her family, but I have not found his name listed on the ships lists on Trove, so think this is just a family tale.

Children to TG Morley & Sarah (Bott) all born ( Nairn, Hay Valley ) SA
Rebecca : 1855 - 07 Sep 1922
Robert :07 Apr 1857 - 16 Oct 1902
John Richard :1859 - 1860
John Richard :1861 - 1862
Mary Anne :1864 - 1864
Elizabeth :1864 - 1930
Maria Thompson :1868 - 04 Jan 1908
Charlotte :1869 - 1940
William Joseph :1869 - 1940

Have located a few people who have different information on TG Morley but none are able to prove their findings.

I had just recently found reference to , St James, Blakiston Book, I took a trip into the library and they had a copy. I found TG Morley listing, details as follows:

Name: Mosley ( See Morley) Thomas George, B(30) , Married : Bott S (24) date 22/1/1855, Lived at & Occupation: Mt Charles, Labourer, Father Name & Occupation : Robert, Farmer, Witness : W Leggett & E Williams, Celebrant: Fulton

I also looked at his wife Sarah Bott to see if any details were different : Thomas G listed as ( Morley) and witness was different a ( Mosley ?) with a question mark within brackets just as I have typed.

The volunteer lady in the library pulled out another book : Biographical index of South Australia 1836-1885 Vol 3, L-R , as she explained this was put together by gathering personally supplied information from people and documents, the accuracy could be questionable... Details as follows:

Morley, Thomas Geo, par: Robt. Glazer, b: c1825 d: 1891 Littlehampton SA, arr: 1846 Isabella Watson, occ: Labourer, Farmer, Carpenter, res: Mt Charles,Hay Valley

Looking at the naming of TGM and Sarah's children. The first is a girl and named after Sarah's mother ( Rebecca), then a boy named after TGM's father (Robert), then another boy named after Sarah's father (John) (and again due to death) and then a girl called Elizabeth Jane. It would seem likely that she was named after TGM's mother.

I have been concentrating my research on :TG Morley's parents being:

Robert Glazer and Elizabeth Jane Morley - but still found nothing

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