Michael Cayley

Michael Cayley

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Michael F. Cayley
Born 1950s.
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Profile last modified | Created 19 Aug 2017 | Last significant change: 14 Aug 2018
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Wiki Genealogist July 2018 Club 1,000 Family Star DNA Tested G2G6 European Aristocrats Project Member Pre-1500 Pre-1700 One Name Studies Project Member Notables Project Member Categorization Project Member Big Heart Connector United Kingdom Project Member Honor Code Signatory Volunteer June 2018 Club 1,000 May 2018 Club 1,000
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Categories: Cayley Name Study | European Aristocrats Project | Chelsea, London | Brighton College | St John's College, Oxford | MatchBot MPs.


I was educated at Brighton College, Sussex, England and St John's College, Oxford. I am a retired United Kingdom civil servant with an extensive set of data on people with the surname Cayley. I maintain a Cayley family history website at Cayley Family History

I am descended from the first Cayley baronet, who was one of the Cayleys associated with Brompton, Yorkshire.

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  • First-hand information. Entered by Michael Cayley at registration.

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Michael is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
A variant on the Cayley surname
I am starting to add categories to profiles I visit, and to include categories in profiles I create
I have an extensive set of information on people with the surname Cayley, and maintain a family history website for the surname at https://cayleyfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/. I welcome queries and information about members of Cayley families.
I want to help link more people into the global tree
A small way in which I can improve Wikitree is to help with Data Doctor challenges
I have started adding information about medieval ancestors and their relatives by marriage who were knights and notes
I am keenly interested in GDPR as it affects Wikitree
My Cayley ancestors have several links with Legards. I hope to add to Legard information on Wikitree.
I regard it as essential to avoid incorrect automatic merges of profiles
I am undertaking a Cayley Name Study and among the Cayleys and those linked to them are several people who are notable. When I do minor editorial changes to Notable profiles, and create new profiles and research their ancestry. I also have created or expanded a number of biographical entries of notables on Wikipedia.
I have Nowells in my family tree and am involved in the Nowell Name Study.
I have a Cayley one name study
I have done research on pre-1500 ancestors and related families. I am willing to help with pre-1500 research for England.
Even more so with GDPR, getting privacy issues right is vital for Wikitree.
I am involved in two One Name Studies
I am adding extensive UK information to Wikitree, particularly on members of the Cayley family and linked families.

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On 1 Aug 2018 at 11:42 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

Hi Michael,

I’m Natalie, leader of the Categorization Project. Please have a look at the revamped Categorization Project page, specifically about the new team approach. Members will be now be part of the Maintenance Team. Project Liaisons and leaders will be involved in the Vision and Collaboration team. Please contact me within the next week to let me know if you would like to remain an active member of the project. If I don’t hear back from you I will assume you no longer want to be a part of the Categorization Project. Thanks, Natalie

On 9 Jan 2018 at 20:01 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! I think we already covered everything, but I forgot to post my standard welcome message:

Thanks so much for joining the MatchBot MPs! The MatchBot Monitors Project in a nutshell:

  • check the feed & reject bad merges
  • for merges that look ok, thank MatchBot for the merge.

MatchBot is limited to proposing 50 merges a day. I haven't quite figured out when he proposes them, but it's sometime in the wee hours where I am (East Coast USA).

Thanks again, and give me a holler if you have any questions.

Cheers, Liz

On 1 Jan 2018 at 23:04 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As we always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 21 Dec 2017 at 16:50 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:

Hello, just a word (late) to congratulate you on the contributions you made during the month of November. Whatever the quantity, they are all important.

Your work is appreciated.


Guy Constantineau

On 17 Oct 2017 at 21:34 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Welcome to the Connectors Project! Be sure to check out the Connectors project page to see some of what we do, our To-Do lists which have folks who need connected to our Global Tree, and please add the connectors tag to your G2G feed. We've also got a great sub-project, Connectors Chat, where we talk about what we're working on and where we'd like to help out. If you're new to making connections and want some simplified connections to work on, look at our Connecting Buddies page. Thanks for joining us!

On 13 Oct 2017 at 13:50 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

Hi Michael and thanks for your message on G2G.

I've added the United Kingdom Project badge to your profile. If you click on the badge it will take you to the full list of our wonderful members. Click on United Kingdom Project will take you the first page of the project. Scroll down to Member Interests. I've added your good self.

Thanks again for joining enjoy and good luck with your research.


On 2 Sep 2017 at 15:33 GMT Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:

Hi –

Thank you for joining WikiTree. I hope you’re enjoying our site.

I'm a member of the Mentor project, and I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Do you have any questions I can help you with?

Shirley – WikiMentor

On 29 Aug 2017 at 16:32 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Welcome to the Categorization Project! Be sure to check out the Categorization project page to see some of what we do, our To-Do lists which have category discussions and tasks, and some basic usage guidelines. Please add the categorization tag to your G2G feed where we have a lot of community discussion. We also use a Google discussion email list; make sure to request to join it by clicking here. Thanks for joining us!

On 27 Aug 2017 at 15:44 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Michael,

Congratulations on getting your Pre-1700 Certification. Good to see you involved in the One Name Studies Project. Thanks for all you do.

Susie - Volunteer Coordinator :-)

On 26 Aug 2017 at 10:58 GMT Eric Daly wrote:

Add you as manager of Sir Thomas Cayley

Regards Eric

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