Dearnley / Dearnaley plus
 
  Dearnley/Dearnaley/Dearnaly + +
These pages are an attempt at listing all the known Dearnley+ family lines & 'currently orphaned' individuals.
We are slowly piecing the jigsaw together & any help is most welcome.
Occasionally we have made some assumptions - these are shown are shown in the accompanying notes.
- MED

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Moss Edge

Moss Edge, home of the Lockwoods and for a while, John Dearnelley who married Lydia Lockwood.

Moss Edge is the farm on the right hand side of the picture.
It has always struck me as being the most isolated of the area. It's approached by a track running up the valley behind the ridge and then down from above. There appears to be a vehicle on it just above the farm. On the further hillside are two more farms, one hard just on the ridge and difficult to see against the plantation behind. These are upper & Lower Whitegate; Janet's Creswicks had interests at Whitegate. The further ridge with the trees on is is the location of Ellentree Head.
- Ian Goddard (Christmas Day 2013)
Full resolution picture.


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  Most common assumption.
  The surname Dearnley(+) evolved from Darnley
It seems likely that the opposite is true.
"Darnley" in Renfrewshire, Scotland was originally "Derneley".
see: Caledonia, Or an Account, Historical and Topographic, of North Britain, Volume 3, By George Chalmers (Published 1824)
                                  "Sir John Stewart of Derneley, the eldest son of Sir Alan died before January 1369"
                                  "Alexander Stewart succeeded to the estates of Derneley before 1371.
(Google Books)

A Wikipedia source notes: "The Stewarts of Darnley were descended from Sir John Stewart of Bonkill, the second son of Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland. Their name is derived from Derneley, a barony in Eastwood parish, Renfrewshire one & a half miles east of Barrhead, present day Darnley, within the city of Glasgow."
(Wikipedia)

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  The earliest Dearnleys we have found are recorded in the 14th century.
 
A 'Roger de Dearnley contributed to the subsidy of 1332' - Exch. Lay Subs.

(Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.)


'At Michaelmas 1351 Richard son of William de Bury did not prosecute his suit
against John del Dearnley and others respecting a tenement in Hundersfield;'
Duchy of Lanc. Assize R. I, m. 5 d.


'In 1360 Adam de Dearnley was a plaintiff, John de Dearnley being one of
his pledges;
ibid R. 8, m. 4 d; see also Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxii, App. 342.

A Henry de Dernylegh was mentioned in a court action in 1382
- more details on the Early Dearnleys page.

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Ralph Dearnaley's 1848 log of the voyage from England to America

".... I cannot describe to you the wet dirty crowded miserable holds of the ship.
I expect scores falling victims to desease and death before we reach New York.
We have 500 on board chiefly Irish...."

"....The sight of land brought most of them pasengers out of there holds. The sun
broke out and about 12 o'clock we get a pilot and a steam tug. We was about
26 miles from New York. It was the most beautiful sight ever I saw, the coast
and the buildings is past my describing..... "

Many thanks to the Buckmaster family for the full fascinating log, which can be found on Ralph's page.


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Having trouble finding your Dearnaley / Dearnley +?
As there as so many name variations in the database, it can be tough to search. Try searching for a known spouses name.
If you still have no luck - email me with your known details & I'll try to find your branch.

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  Genealogical DNA Tests
Anyone ready to go 21st Century?
I think that we may be able to lock a few lines together if we can get a few participants.
Albert Dearnley (91) has started us off - Any other takers?
If you are interested please email me.


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No family details of anyone LIVING (or potentially living) is intentionally published.
 
Longevity Top Ten (known January 2013)
 
# age name born
1 102 Clara Ethel Darnley 1896
2 101 William Dearnaley 1885
3 98 George Harry Dearnaley 1884
4 98 Gertrude Dearnley 1884
5 98 Elsie Moran (née Dearnley) 1913
6 98 Douglas Cecil Dernley 1903
7 97 Albert Lionel Dernelley 1914
8 96 Jeanette Ternent (née Darnley) 1854
9 96 John Henry Dearnaley 1869
10 95 Frederick Dearnaley 1904

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This site is a work in progress from Marie Ball, Janet Davies, Ann Dearnaley, Mark Dearnley, Ian Goddard and many other contributors.
A special thanks to Eric Dearnley, Martin E. Dearnley & Russ Preston - Without their generosity in initially sharing data, this index would never have begun.
- MED





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