CFHS code : MG163

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of GEORGE NUNN MORLEY d 12 Jan 1937 also his wife EMMA d Dec 24 1947

Monument : Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202286, 0.13735339 – click here for location

The Morley monument
Morley monument



George Nunn Morley (11 July 1854 – 12 January 1937)

George was the son of Henry and Hannah (née Nunn) and was born in Tuddenham.  He grew up in Mildenhall where his father was a watchmaker and ran a shop on the High Street which also sold jewellery and sewing machines.  He married Emma Phillips in Mildenhall in 1880 and they had six children: Ethel Emma (1881-1971), Herbert Phillip (1882-1962), Henry George (1883-1961), Lilian Elizabeth (Lily) (1887-1928), Eric Cooper (1888-1954) and Effie (1891-1987).  In 1881 the family were living in Fordham, and George was working as a watchmaker. They had moved to Burwell by at least 1891 and he continued to work as a watchmaker.  He later became an assistant in an antiques shop and the family lived at  6 George Street, off Chesterton Road (1901/1911).   In 1935 George and Emma were living at 66-68 Catharine Street with son Henry and daughter-in-law Helen.  He died at Catharine Street aged 82 years old.

Emma Morley (née Phillips) (2 April 1857 – 24 December 1947)

Emma was  born in Mildenhall and was the daughter of farmer William and Mary Ann (née Eagle). After George  died she lived at 3 Fair Street with Henry and Helen Morley and their two children (1939) and died at 25 Little St. Mary’s Lane aged 90 years old.



by Claire Martinsen

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Emma Morley; George Nunn Morley