Morley, Joe Allen (1837-1880)


Joe was born abt1837 at Skelmanthorpe, Yorkshire, to parents Joseph, a weaver, and Mary. He was baptised on 15 January 1837 at Emily, Yorkshire.

Before entering the ministry. Joe worked as a weaver (1851). After leaving the ministry Joe worked as a cotton warp dresser.

He married Susan Shaw (1837-1911) in the summer of 1865 in the Huddersfield Registration District, Yorkshire. Census returns identify  two children.

  • Joseph Conrad (1866-1929 – landscape artist (1891); artist and art teacher (1911); died at Sacramento, California
  • Bernice (1870-1944) – married Arthur Mellor, a teacher (1920); emigrated to USA in 1914

Joe died on 6 June 1880 at Bradford, Yorkshire.


  • 1860 Motherwell
  • 1861 Richmond
  • 1862 Lutterworth
  • 1863 Grays
  • 1865 disappears


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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