Morley, George, 1598-1684

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Morley, George, 1598-1684

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MORLEY, GEORGE, son of Francis Morley, Cheapside, London, and Sarah, dau. of William Denham, and sister of Sir John Denham, Baron of the Exchequer; b. 27 Feb 1597/8; adm. ; KS (Capt. ) ; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1615, matr. 17 Dec 1615, Westminster Student to 1642; BA 1618; MA 1621; DD 1642; ordained; Chaplain to Robert, Earl of Carnarvon; Rector of Hartfield, Sussex 1640; Canon of Christ Church, Oxford 15 Feb 1641/2 – Jul 1660 (expelled 12 Apr 1648, restored at Restoration); accompanied Charles I as chaplain during Civil War; took promineent part in resistence of University of Oxford to the Parliamentary Visitors 1647; Rector of Mildenhall, Wilts. , to expulsion 1648; left England in following year; accompanied Charles II to Breda and performed divine service for Royalists at The Hague and elsewhere; sent over to England by Hyde to win over presbyterians to King’s side; Dean of Christ Church 27 Jul 1660 – Oct 1660; Prebendary of Bath and Wells Sep – Oct 1660; consecrated Bishop of Worcester 28 Oct 1660; preached Coronation sermon 23 Apr 1661; “prime manager” at the Savoy conference May 1661; translated to Winchester 14 May 1662; Dean of Chapel Royal 2 Oct 1663 – discharged 6 Feb 1668; FRS 28 Nov 1666; frequently entertained Charles II and the Duke of York at Farnham Castle; his benefactions while at Winchester are said to have amounted to £40,000; a man of great culture and high moral character; although always loyal to the Church of England, retained his Calvinist opinions throughout life; author, A Letter concerning the Death of Lord Capel, 1654, and some controversial works; d. unm. 29 Oct 1684. DNB.


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Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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