Thomas Harley was born circa 1693 in Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom to Sir Robert Harley and Anne Swayne (nee Myddleton), Younger Daughter to Sarah Middleton and died 1757 Broadwas, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. He married Hannah Amphlett (1694-1784) 5 February 1728 in Abberley, Broadwas, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom.


Offspring of Thomas Harley and Hannah Amphlett (1694-1784)
Name Birth Death Joined with
George Harley (c1730-1814) 1730 Abberley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom 9 October 1814 Shooters Hill, Kent, England, United Kingdom Elizabeth Love (c1740-1770)
Ann unknown (-aft1770)
Ann Harley (c1732-1807) 1732 1807
Mary Harley (c1735-1810)
John Harley (c1737-1812)
Hannah Harley (c1739-1814)
Thomas Harley (c1740-1821)
Louisa Harley (c1743-1743)
William Harley (c1745)
Elizabeth Harley (c1750)
Sarah Harley (c1744-1744)


Thomas is claimed to be the illegitimate son of Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer (1661-1724) (mother unknown). This link is the subject of much debate. There is no official record that Thomas in the son of Lord Robert Harley. There is no official record of his birth or his parents. But in the diary of his granddaughter, Elizabeth Harley, she states that Thomas is the illegitimate son of Lord Robert Harley (however, said diary can no longer be used as evidence, since it seems to have disappeared). There is also a Thomas Harley on the will of Lord Robert. However, there is no proof that this is a reference to this Thomas.

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  • Latest research found by Paul Remfry - UK
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Ω Birth
  • Researches into Portand papers - Edward Seymour , parliamentary foe of Sir Robert Harley - extract from Portland Papers III ,554, Parliamentary exchange 12th August 1704

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