circa 1250 - after 1310
|Father||Hugh de Morley|
|Wife||Joan de la Launde|
Richard was probably born around 1250, or a little before (1), the son of Hugh de Morley (9)(22)(23)(25)(50). Had an older brother Hugh (4), and a younger brother Walter (9)(22)(23).
His father died about 1260, and his elder brother Hugh inherited the family estate (4).
He married Joan, the widow of Michael de Hockley (12)(13)(14)(15), and daughter of William de la Launde (51)(52), sometime before 1275 (13), and they had a daughter Lucy (50).
Following the death of his older brother Hugh in about 1276 (and the subesquent death of his niece?) (4), he inherited the family estate, becoming lord of the manor of Morley (11 etc). He increased the amount of property in the estate beyond the core lands in Morley, Smalley and Kidsley. He had interests in Alsop (8)(16)(17)(18)(19)(20) (where he granted land to his brother in law (31)), Taddington (which came via his wife (12)(13)(14)(15))(26), Kirk Hallam (22) (where his brother Walter settled), Cowlsey (3)(11), and Derby (9)(10)(23)(48). He may also have been the same Richard de Morley who held land in Sutton Bonnington a few years later (27).
In 1281, he was sued for a debt of 38s to Eudes de Henovere which he didn't dispute (24).
He was the guardian of the dower of Amice (21), his brother's widow (7), by then remarried to William de Adderdeleye, no doubt because it would revert to him & his heirs after her death.
He appears to have been involved in some sort of trading for last twenty years of his life (28), and died sometime (probably not too long) after 1310 (49).
Brief details of his children:
Hugh de Morley of Morley | Richard | Lucy | Lucy | GodithaThe pyx had com into Henry Coton's hands after the death of one Katrine Verdon, 20 Rich 2.
Lucy = William de la Launde ________________________________|_______________________________ | | | John de la Launde Joan Matilda | | | Elizabeth = Richard Foljambe Lucy Joan | | Lucy Peter Peyntour | Goditha Hugh de Okeover _____________________|____________________ | | John Lucy = Wiliam de la Launde | ___________|____________ | | | Roger William John | ob sp | Thomas Elizabeth | Philip, the plaintiffPhilip repeated his plea as in the former trial, but added that at the time the said Goditha stated that the Fine was levied, and for all the rest of his lifetime, Roger his ancestor was in Scotland, and not within the four seas of Enland, and that he died in Scotland. Goditha replied that at the time the Fine was levied Roger was within the four seas, becuase he wasat Mynsterton in co. Leicester, which she was prepared to prove. Philip repeated that on the date of the Fine and for a year and a day afterwards, the said Roger was in Scotland, and died there, which he was prepared to prove*. A day was therefore given to the parties in Banco on the Tuesday after three weeks from St Michael, on which day both Goditha and Philip appeared in person, and because the plea could not be determined in co. Derby a day was given to the parties on the Thursday at a month from St Michael, on which day Goditha and Philip appeared in person, and stated that they were prepared to maintain their pleas as given above, and prayed that a jury might be summoned from co Leicester; and the Sheriff was ordered to summon a jury for the Octaves of St Hillary. A postscript shows that no jury had been empanelled up to the morrow of the Ascension. m334.