John Morley (died 1622)

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Sir John Morley (c. 1572 – December 1622) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1601 and 1622.

Morley was the son of John Morley of Halnaker and London. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford in 1586 and entered Inner Temple in 1587. He succeeded to the estates of Halneker on the death of his father in 1587 and added to these estates by purchase. In 1601, he was elected Member of Parliament for New Shoreham. He was knighted on 23 July 1603. In 1604 he was elected MP for Chichester. He was re-elected MP for Chichester in 1614. In 1621 he was elected MP for New Shoreham again.[1]

Morley died at the age of about 50 between 21 and 27 December 1622.[1]

Morley married Cicely Caryll, daughter of Sir Edward Caryll of Harting. They had two sons and two daughters.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
William Nector
John Young
Member of Parliament for New Shoreham
With: Robert Booth
Succeeded by
Sir Bernard Whetston
Sir Hugh Beeston
Preceded by
Adrian Stoughton
Stephen Barnham
Member of Parliament for Chichester
With: Adrian Stoughton
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Cecil
Thomas Whaleman
Preceded by
Lord Howard of Effingham
Thomas Shelley
Member of Parliament for New Shoreham
With: Sir John Leedes
Succeeded by
Anthony Stapley
William Marlott