(1) Thomas EMLEY, b. about 1580 in Torworth Grange, Blyth, Nottinghamshire, England, d. 2 Nov 1634 in Blyth, Nottinghamshire, England; burial: place unknown; m., 13 Oct 1605 in Blyth, Nottinghamshire, England, to Margerie GRANTHAM (b. unknown, d. Dec 1651); they resided in Torworth Grange, Blyth, Nottinghamshire, England; their children:

        i. Alice, b. Sep 1606, m. John BROWNE; 
       ii. William, b. Jan 1607, d. Jun 1672; 
      iii. Katherine, b. Nov 1609, m. Hugh CARTWRIGHT; 
       iv. John, b. Oct 1611; 
        v. Anne, b. Jan 1613, d. Feb 1613/14; 
       vi. Gertrude, b. Sep 1615, d. Oct 1615; 
[#2]  vii. Thomas, b. May 1619; 
     viii. Anne, b. 1621/22, d. Sep 1623. 

(2) Thomas EMLEY, b. May 1619 in Torworth Grange, Blyth, Nottinghamshire, England, d. after 1672 probably near Rufford, Nottinghamshire, England; burial: place unknown; wife unknown; he resided in Torworth Grange, Blyth, Nottinghamshire, England; his child:

[#3]    i. William, b. 1648, d. Apr 1704, m. 1st Ruth (RIDGE or STACY), 
		m. 2nd Mary ____. 

(3) William EMLEY Esq., b. 1648 in Torworth Grange, Blyth, Nottinghamshire, England, d. Apr 1704 in Falls of the Delaware, Nottingham Twsp., Burlington Co., NJ; burial: Friends (Quaker) cemetery in Trenton; m. 1st, 1674 in Nottinghamshire, England, to Ruth (RIDGE or STACY) (b. unknown, d. 9 Jul 1686); their children:

        i. William Jr., b. about 1675, m. Abigail BORDEN; 
       ii. Mary, b. 3 May 1678, m. John HEGWOOD; 
      iii. Thomas, b. 3 Apr 1681; 
       iv. Ruth, b. 1682. 
        v. Elizabeth, b. about 1685; 
William EMLEY Esq. m. 2nd, about 1690, to Mary ____ (b. about 1660, d. unknown); they resided in Falls of the Delaware [Trenton], Nottingham Twsp., Burlington Co. [now Mercer Co.], NJ; their children:
[#4]   vi. John, b. 15 Apr 1691, d. 1 Apr 1761, m. Sarah LAWRENCE; 
      vii. Sarah, b. 1693, m. John WOODWARD; 
     viii. Samuel, b. 3 Jun 1694, d. 1784, m. Rebecca PARKER;
       ix. ?Mary, b. unknown.
William Esq. was a land commissioner for West Jersey, a member of the West Jersey Assembly, a judge for West Jersey, and the Sheriff of Burlington Co.

Gravestone for
1691 - 1761

(4) John EMLEY, b. 15 Apr 1691 in Falls of the Delaware, Nottingham Twsp., Burlington Co., NJ, d. 1 Apr 1761 in Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co., NJ; burial: Friends Cemetery; m., 25 Jun 1719 in Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co., NJ, to Sarah LAWRENCE (b. 30 Jan 1694, d. 17 Jan 1742; daughter of Elisha LAWRENCE & Lucy STOUT); they resided in Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co., NJ; their children:

        i. William, b. 17 Aug 1720, d. 1751, 
		m. Rebecca WRIGHT; 
[#5]   ii. Elisha, b. 13 May 1722, d. 12 Apr 1761, 
		m. Anne ATKINSON; 
      iii. Lucy, b. 18 Mar 1724; 
       iv. Mary, b. 8 Jun 1726, d. 14 Apr 1793; 
        v. Sarah, b. 5 Apr 1728, d. 13 Apr 1797, 
		m. Aaron WATSON; 
       vi. John Jr., b. 19 Mar 1730, d. 3 May 1795, 
		m. Jane KING; 
      vii. Elizabeth, b. 8 April 1732; 
     viii. Hannah, b. 21 May 1734, d. 6 Sep 1739; 
       ix. Robert, b. 8 Sep 1736, d. 6 Feb 1808; 
        x. Rebecca, b. 22 Nov 1738, m. Daniel POTTS; 
       xi. Ann, b. 12 Dec 1742, d. 13 Dec 1794, 
		m. Dr. Aaron FORMAN; 
      xii. Matt, b. unknown. 

Gravestone for
Elisha EMLEY
1722 - 1761

(5) Elisha EMLEY, b. 13 May 1722 in Nottingham Twsp., Burlington Co., NJ, d. 12 Apr 1761 in Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co., NJ; burial: Friends Cemetery; m., 12 Dec 1754 in Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., NJ, to Anne ATKINSON (b. 14 Aug 1729; daughter of Thomas ATKINSON & Hannah DODDRIDGE); they resided in Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., NJ; their children:

        i. Hannah, b. 3 Mar 1755, m. Richard HOLCOMBE; 
       ii. Ann, b. 4 Apr 1757, d. 18 Apr 1847, m. William READING; 
      iii. Sarah, b. 1759, d. 1832, m. Samuel HOLCOMB; 
[#6]   iv. Lucy, b. 1 Jan 1762, d. 5 Aug 1831, m. Joseph READING Jr. 

(6) Lucy EMLEY, b. 1 Jan 1762 in Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co., NJ, d. 5 Aug 1831 in Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co., NJ; burial: Reading-Johnson Cemetery; m., about 1784 in Hunterdon Co., NJ, to Joseph READING Jr. (b. 28 Jan 1760, d. 11 Mar 1810).

Continued on my READING [#1] Family Page


  1. Emley, Meredith. Written communication, 3 October 1998.

  2. Emley, Meredith A. Descendant of William Emley, Web page: http://genforum.familytreemaker.com/emley/messages/27.html

  3. Emley of Lincolnshire, manuscript, author and date unknown, 8 pages.

  4. "Family Records: John and Sarah (Lawrence) Emley". Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, vol. 67, 1992, pages 73-74.

  5. Glenn, Thomas A. "Genealogical Gleanings in Great Britain: Emley". Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, vol. 36, 1912, pages 319-320.

  6. Hawley, Mary M. "The Coming of the Emleys". In: Our Heritage, 1936, pages 16-22.

  7. Jones, Helen. Written communication, 19 November 1996.

  8. Jones, Susan B. "[Lineage]". Daughters of the American Colonists Lineage Book, 1939, pages 183-184.

  9. Leach, Josiah G. "[Emley mentioned]". Genealogical and Biographical Memorials of the Reading, Howell, Yerkes, Watts, Latham, and Elkins Families, J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, PA, 1898, pages 62 & 63.

  10. McCarthy, Don. Written communication, 1 April 1999.

  11. Miller, Michael C. Written communication, 29 September 1996.

  12. Noble, Dorothy L. Registrar, National Society Daughters of the American Colonists. Written communication, 16 November 1980.

  13. Reed, H. Clay, & Miller, George J., editors. "[William Emley mentioned]". The Burlington Court Book: A Record of Quaker Jurisprudence In West New Jersey, 1680-1709, American Historical Association, Washington, DC, 1944, pages 5-6.

  14. Society of Friends (Quakers). Records of the Burlington Monthly Meeting, NJ.

  15. Society of Friends (Quakers). Records of the Kingwood Monthly Meeting, NJ.

  16. Vail, Mary C. "A Historical Sketch of the Meeting and Meeting House of the Society of Friends at Quakertown, N.J.". The Jerseyman, vol. 2, nos. 2 & 3, June & September 1893, starting on page 9.

  17. Virkus, Frederick A. "William Emley". The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, A. N. Marquis & Co., Chicago, IL, 1928, pages 250 & 660.

  18. "William Emley ...". Chesterfield Township Heritage, Burlington County, New Jersey, Chesterfield Township Tercentenary Committee, Crosswicks, NJ, 1964, page 27.

  19. Woodward, E. M. "The Old Families of Burlington County: Emley". New Jersey Genesis, vol. 17, 1969, pages 728-729.

  20. Woodward, E. M., & Hageman, John F. "Oliver Hazard Perry Emley". History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey, Everts & Peck, Philadelphia, PA, 1883, pages 387-388.

  21. Wykoff, Sandy. Written communication, 11 January 1999.



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