'Chorley2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Chorley of Preston

Dugdale reports that the following family used the same Arms and Crest as the Chorleys of Chorley and so are presumably connected to them. Dugdale & FMG both start with 3 brothers, sons of ...
?? Chorley
1. Richard Chorley of Walton, Lancashire
  m. Isabel Serjeant (dau of William Serjeant of Walton)
  A. John Chorley of Preston, Lancashire (d 12.1657)
  m. Jane Walmesley (dau of Thomas Walmesley of Preston)
  i. Henry Chorley of Preston (b c1631, a 12.1664)
  m. Ellen Hodgkinson (dau of Richard Hodgkinson of Preston)
  a. John Chorley of Preston (b c1649)
  m. Elizabeth King (dau of Dr. _ King, sister of Mrs. Simpson)
  (1) Henry Chorley
  (A) James Chorley
  m. _ Atherton
  (2) Richard Chorley of Diss, Norfolk (d 1762, minister, 3rd son)
  (A) Josiah Chorley
  (B) Elizabeth Chorley
  m. _ Oldham
  (i) Elizabeth Oldham
  m. _ Calvert
  (ii)+ other issue - Richard, Josiah, Robert
  (3) Joseph Chorley
  (A) Elizabeth Chorley
m. _ Parker
  (4) Mary Chorley (d 1759)
  m. Thomas Whalley of Preston
  (A) Elizabeth Whalley
  m. (10.06.1731) Ralph Astley of Preston & Whitehaven (b 1697, d 30.03.1756, minister)
  (B) Mary Whalley
m. Samuel Mather
  (C) Catherine Whalley
  m. Philip Mather (brother of Samuel)
  (5) Sarah Chorley
  m. _ Leadbeater
  (6) Hannah Chorley
m1. _ Holder
  m2. John Turner (minister)
  (7) Elizabeth Chorley
  m. John Pilkington of Walton & Preston (minister)
  (A) Elizabeth Pilkington
  m. (George) Cook
  (B) Susanna Pilkington
  m. _ Nelson
  (i)+ issue - George, Susanna
  (8)+ other issue - Josiah, John, Ellen
  b. Joseph Chorley (3rd son)
  (1) Ellen Chorley
  (2) daughter
  m. _ Jones
  (A) daughter
  m. _ Humphries
  c.+ other issue - Josiah of Norwich (minister), Henry, Samuel, Matthew (or Daniel)
  ii. Jennet Chorley
  m. John Addison of Preston
  iii.+ other issue - Elizabeth, Mary
  B. Elizabeth Chorley
  m. Richard Duddell of Walron
  C. Mary Chorley
m. Robert Shakeshaft of Preston
  D.+ other issue - Roger (d unm), Anne
2. Adam Chorley of Kuerden, Lancashire
  A. Thomas Chorley
  i. John Chorley of Preston (a 1664)
  a. John Chorley (a 1664)
  B.+ other issue - William, John
3. John Chorley of Preston (dsp)
4. Joanna Chorley possibly fits here
  m. Ralph Sharrock (d 1626)

Main source(s): FMG (vol 1, MS77, 'Chorley-Astley', p170+), Visitation (Dugdale, Lancashire, 1664-5, 'Chorley of Preston')
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