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Hulley

 

About the study

An in-depth study of all Hulley families in the world especially the UK but also in Australia, Canada, South Africa and the USA.

Variant names

HULLEY - €“ Lancashire Cheshire Derbyshire Yorkshire
HULLAY - €“ Cheshire 1367 - 1420
HULLY - mainly Cumbria
ULLEY  - W Riding Yorkshire
ULLY  - €“ W Riding Yorkshire
HOOLEY -  Cheshire (from 1558) Derbyshire
HOOLY - €“ Cheshire (from 1563)
HOWLEY  -  Cheshire (from 1571)
HULLAH  - €“ North and W Riding Yorkshire

Name origin

Locative  - €“ possibly from HILL €“ because of the location of early 13th century families either side of the Pennines.

History of the name

Macclesfield Court Rolls at TNA from 1360
Ches refs at TNA from 1360
Macclesfield Eyre Rolls 1285-1288 - William de Holaye overlooker of Macclesfield Forest
Parish registers in Lancashire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Cumberland, Norfolk etc
Davenport Papers at John Rylands Library Manchester  -  1166 Anhus in Rainow (One House) mentioned
This became the Hulley seat from 1488 to c 1912
Richard Hulley 1785- 1880 One of the 1820 Settlers in South Africa.
John Hulley the Gymnasiarch of Liverpool 1832-1875. He co-founded the National Olympian Association in 1865 (forerunner of the British Olympic Association) and organised Olympic Festivals at Liverpool and Llandudno between 1862 and 1867

Name frequency

1881 - England and Wales census - 697 per 100,000 - 0.697%

Distribution of the name

Location No. of Family Trees No. of persons shown %age of total

Cheshire 18 2370 23.0
Yorkshire 11 1743 17.0
Derbyshire 3 1501 15.0
South Africa 1 1383 13.0
Lancashire 8 1300 12.5
Cumbria 1 672 6.5
USA and Canada 5 460 4.5
Norfolk & Glamorgan 1 272 2.5
London 3 183 2.0

TOTALS 55 10,264 100%
(England only) 45 8,041 78%

Data

a. Family Trees  -  PAF files on website
b. Data collected  - by County/ Country sub-divided into
i. Parish Registers
ii. BMDs post 1837
iii. Will and Admons
iv. Trades Directories
v. Census returns
vi. TNA research  - €“ by Class letters.

DNA

5 members tested -€“ 37 markers
2 - Cheshire - €“ Hulley and Hooley;€“ both identical DNA;€“ same FT as One House family
2  - Cheshire/Yorkshire - Hulley;€“ both identical DNA
1.  - Yorkshire- €“ lives in South Africa – member of 1820 Settler family from Ecclesfield, Sheffield
1 member tested €“-  12 markers; €“ no useful information

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