305Re: MORLEY, Henry William and Thomas Hadley
- Aug 29, 2013Extended discussion about this topic on our sister site - London Middlesex FHS Group; see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/London_Middlesex_Family_History/
Colleen, Group Moderator for both groups
--- In EastLondonFamilyHistory@..., "anliz@..." <anliz@...> wrote:
> Good Afternoon
> My name is Angela and I live near Bath. I am researching my great grandfather Henry MORLEY who was born in Hackney in 1871/1872 but married in Somerset in 1896.
> I have posted a message on your sister site (London and Middlesex) as below and am hoping that someone can give me a lead on this as I am hitting Walls everywhere!!
> "After much searching I should welcome help from anyone regarding my great
> grandfather Henry William MORLEY born in Hackney in 1872 and his brother Thomas
> Hadley MORLEY born in Hackney 1875.
> They were both admitted to the Hackney Union Shoreditch Infirmary in 1879 after
> being found abandoned on the steps of the Dalston relief office.
> Henry left Brentwood Industrial school at 14 to join the Somerset Light
> Infantry, he married at Timsbury, Somerset in 1896 and had three daughters
> ,Florence, Violet and Daisy and signed up for the Royal Southern Reserves in
> 1900 after working as a miner for a few years. He was sent to South Africa
> where he was seconded to the South African Constabulary. He died sometime
> before 1908 - but I can find no record of this.
> Thomas' middle name was recorded at the infirmary as "Hadley". But the nearest I
> can find is a Thomas Addersley MORLEY born in Camberwell in 1873. So there could
> well be a phonetic issue in the recording if the name at the infirmary.
> I can find no record of Henry, Thomas or their father James (who died prior to
> 1896) and am desperately hoping someone can fill in some of the gaps for me."
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