Some corrections and additions to the Complete Peerage: Volume 9: Morley (PROPOSED CORRECTIONS)


Volume 9, page 217 (as modified by volume 14):
He [Thomas (de Morley), Lord Morley (d. 1416)] m., 1stly, in or before Apr. 1374, Joan, whose parentage is not known.(f) ... He m., 2ndly, before Oct. 1390, Anne, widow of Sir Hugh HASTINGES (d. 6 Nov. 1386), and da. of Edward LE DESPENSER [LORD LE DESPENSER] ...
Note f:
She was possibly a Gournay; Edmund de Gournay was the first feoffee under a settlement made upon her in Easter term 1374 (Feet of Fines, Norfolk, Edw. III, no. 1526).

Douglas Richardson, in September 2002, produced evidence that Thomas had a previous wife Elizabeth, who is mentioned 10 June 1380 [citing a transcript of P.R.O., C 66/307, m. 13 published by Jennifer Ward, in Women of the English Nobility and Gentry, 1066-1500, p. 112 (1995)].

John P. Ravilious, in June 2001 and September 2002, pointed out that Thomas's subsequent wife Joan is identified in a Yorkshire visitation pedigree as a daughter of Hugh de Hastings [d. [?]1369] and Margaret de Everingham [citing Harleian Society, vol. 16, p. 155], and that this is supported by the evidence of marriage dispensations which state that: (i) John Hastings (a great grandson of Hugh and Margaret) and Ann Morley (a great granddaughter of Thomas and Joan) were related in the 3rd and 4th degrees of kindred [see vol. 6, p. 360, note f], and (ii) Thomas Morley and his second wife Anne le Despenser were related in the 4th degree of affinity (on the suggested identification, Joan and Anne would both be great great granddaughters of Hugh le Despenser the elder [d. 1326]) [citing Calendar of Papal Registers 1362-1404, p. 375].

[This problem was also discussed by Rosie Bevan.]