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Possible Royal Marine Artillery

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Unknown

Unknown Report 13 Dec 2013 10:13

I'm researching my maternal great grandfather, William Morley, who was in the Royal Marines. Searches so far seem to indicate the Royal Marine Artillery. I have him in the 1891 census, but his wife is widowed by 1901. How can I check his record?

Renes

Renes Report 13 Dec 2013 11:51

Hi

Do you have a DOB and place of birth please ...

Renes

Renes Report 13 Dec 2013 12:02


Just a shot in the dark ...

A William Morley is listed on this site .......(near the end of the Gunners )
ROYAL MARINE ARTILLERY BARRACKS, EASTNEY, HAMPSHIRE - PART 1
http://www.angelfire.com/de/BobSanders/RMAEastney81.html

Maddie

Maddie Report 13 Dec 2013 13:19

1881
MC CULLOCH, Andrew Gunner Single M 31 1850 Gunner R M Artillery
Scotland VIEW
SAUNDERS, James Serjt Married M 29 1852 Serjt R M Artillery
Tring, Hertfordshire VIEW
TAYLOR, John Serjt Widower M 39 1842 Serjt R M Artillery
Kirchgow (Nat B S), Germany VIEW
MC LEAN, Peter Corporal Single M 24 1857 Corpl R M Artillery
Scotland VIEW
PICKETT, George Gunner Single M 36 1845 Gunner R M Artillery
Cobham, Surrey VIEW
MORLEY, William Gunner Single M 36 1845 Gunner R M Artillery
New Buckland, Norfolk VIEW
HOLMES, Chas Geo Gunner Single M 24 1857 Gunner R M Artillery
Ireland VIEW
GREIGG, Henry Edwin Gunner Single M 14 1867 Bugler R M Artillery
Portsea, Hampshire VIEW
ANGNE, John Gunner Single M 26 1855 Gunner R M Artillery
Illogen, Cornwall VIEW
HOWARD, William Cr Serjt Single M 32 1849 Color Serjt R M Artillery
Little Hilton, Norfolk VIEW
WARD, Frederick Bombr Single M 25 1856 Bombr R M Artillery
Walworth, Middlesex VIEW
CHRISTIAN, William Bombr Single M 32 1849 Bombr R M Artillery
Stepney, Middlesex VIEW
HOLDER, Edward Bombr Single M 26 1855 Bombr R M Artillery
Shellingford, Berkshire VIEW
HOLMES, William Bombr Married M 25 1856 Bombr R M Artillery
Hambledon, Hampshire VIEW
JONES, James Bombr Married M 36 1845 Bombr R M Artillery
Glastonbury, Somerset VIEW
HADWIN, William M Gunner Single M 18 1863 Gunner R M Artillery
Whtehaven, Cumberland VIEW
TOMLINSON, Thomas Gunner Single M 31 1850 Gunner R M Artillery
Guiseley, Yorkshire VIEW
CROSS, Alexander T Gunner Single M 32 1849 Gunner R M Artillery
Scotland VIEW
DRY, John Gunner Single M 23 1858 Gunner R M Artillery
Driffield, Yorkshire VIEW
EASTMAN, Frederick Gunner Single M 25 1856 Gunner R M Artillery
Andover, Hampshire VIEW
DAVIS, George T Gunner Single M 27 1854 Gunner R M Artillery
Bath, Somerset VIEW
HARRISON, Alfred Gunner Single M 24 1857 Gunner R M Artillery
Birmingham, Warwickshire VIEW
DUGGAN, John Gunner Single M 27 1854 Gunner R M Artillery
Ireland VIEW
WYTH, John Gunner Single M 33 1848 Gunner R M Artillery
Portsmouth, Hampshire VIEW
LEO, Timothy Gunner Single M 20 1861 Gunner R M Artillery
Ireland VIEW

LEO, Timothy Gunner Single M 20 1861 Gunner R M Artillery
Ireland VIEW

Piece: 1162

Folio: 153

Page: 36

Registration District: Portsea Island

Civil Parish: Portsea

Municipal Borough:

Address: Royal Marine Artilry Brks Eastney (9th Co), Portsea

County: Hampshire

Maddie

Maddie Report 13 Dec 2013 13:27

looks like you can find him here, but I think you might have to pay
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6 William Morley 1872 Royal Marine Artillery View William Morley's record
7 William Morley 1881 Royal Marine Artillery

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 13 Dec 2013 15:56

I wouldn't bother with the Forces War records site. His record, though, may be available for download from the National Archives site for a small fee.

What was his date of birth and where did he live?

Unknown

Unknown Report 13 Dec 2013 17:03

the brief information I have is - born Boston Lincs 1864, Married Clara Kesley of Yately, Hampshire (not yet traced when or where), 1891 census has them living at 2 Valetta Terrace, Portsea. SON Arthur born 1896, but by 1901 census widow Clara is living in Spalding.

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 13 Dec 2013 17:43

There's a William Morley on the National Archives site, born 1862. Nearest I can find. Royal Marine Artillery, enlisted 1881. You can search here and it costs £3.36 to download a record



http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/royal-marines-register-service.htm

BatMansDaughter

BatMansDaughter Report 13 Dec 2013 20:47

Is this his death,


Surname First name(s) Age District Vol Page
Deaths Mar 1901

MORLEY William 37 Spalding 7a 248

Unknown

Unknown Report 14 Dec 2013 12:51

That's the one I've tracked, but he's listed as Labourer, so I need to find out when he left the Marines in order to confirm. I'll be following up many of the leads listed here over the next few weeks.

BatMansDaughter

BatMansDaughter Report 14 Dec 2013 13:32

This looks like their marriage,


Surname First name(s) District Vol Page
Marriages Mar 1887 (>99%)
Hazlehurst William Henry Portsea 2b 564
Kersley Clarasa Portsea 2b 564 <<<<<<<<<<<<
Morley William Portsea 2b 564 <<<<<<<<<<
SNELLING Frances Ellen Portsea 2b 564

Unknown

Unknown Report 15 Dec 2013 16:20

Could be, I'll check it out. I note yet another different spelling for GGM's name. Mind you, she always used to call me 'EEN', so no surprise.

Unknown

Unknown Report 15 Dec 2013 16:21

Could be, I'll check it out. I note yet another different spelling for GGM's name. Mind you, she always used to call me 'EEN', so no surprise.

BatMansDaughter

BatMansDaughter Report 15 Dec 2013 18:27

Well Ian, looks like you may have stumbled on your board name? Een, is definitely one that would stand out.

I have been known to get my youngest kids name tangled together, Robigail was not a name that my son Robbie liked to be called, but he did answer me, lol!!