Maria Morley

Maria's elder sister had married in 1802. Maria's wedding to her brother-in-law's kinsman Donald Ogilvy took place 13 years later, when she was 33 and Donald was 27.

Lived
1782-1843
Origin
Bombay
Father
James Morley of Kempshott. He came to England after 38 years in India and bought the manor of Kempshott, Hampshire, for £15,842 in 1787. But his 30 year old wife died there later the same year soon after childbirth, and in July 1788 he sold it again (2), returning to India about 1791 (but he was referred to by the gentry as 'of Kempshott' when they married his daughters). He was born in 1742 in Bombay and died in 1798 in Bath and was buried in the family vault at Winchester Cathedral (3) with
an exceedingly splendid monument [in the north aisle], consisting of the choiest Parian and Sienna marble, with a gilt border round the epitaph. The chief sculpture on it represents a large urn, with a weeping willow drooping over it.' (4).
Mother
Sarah Richardson, born 1756 in Gloucestershire then went to Surat, India, where she married in 1775 (3)
Chapel connection
1815 (wedding)
Married on
8 February 1815
Spouse
Donald Ogilvy
Children
Walter (1822), Donald (1824), David (1826), Jean, Dorothea Maria, Henriette Anne Mary, Julia Clementina.
Related to
Sarah Morley (sister)

Sources

  1. Registers of Charlotte Chapel (NAS CH12/3)
  2. Christopher Golding, Kempshott Park (online, accessed 24 October 2011)
  3. 'James Morley' on Wikitree (not always reliable but it is based on Indian registers)
  4. John Milner, Antiquities of Winchester (James Robbins, London, 1838) vol.1 p.122

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