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Ralph Sherley of Wistonson, Cheshire, of Surrey, and of London. He was deceased by 1612 when so named in the will of his son Robert Shirley. Ralph held lands at Limpsfield Surrey according to the 1612 will of his son Robert Sherley.

married Joane Clowes (source: Visitation of London Vol II). A William Clowes, kinsman, was mentioned in the 1612 LW&T of son Robert Sherley

Their son:

Robert Sherley, goldsmith, Citizen of London, born ____ in Wistonson Cheshire. He patented a coat of arms in 1609 as shown in the Visitation of London Vol II. He purchased a home in Godstone Surrey for sons John and James and left land in Limpsfield and Croydon Surrey to his sons. He was buried Sept 15, 1612, St, Magnus Martyr.

1582 London Subsidy Roll - St Magnus: Robert Sherley

Will of Robert Sherley Goldsmith of London 1612 Parish of St. Edmund's, Lombard Street
In the name of God Amen the one and twentieth day of August 1612 and in the year of the reign of our sovereign Lord James by the grace of God, kin of England , France and Ireland and defender of the faith ________ truth and of Scotland. The six and forth, I Roert Sherley the t___, citizen and goldsmith of London being at this percent in good and perfect of memory, thanks be to almighty God, I do make and ordain this my present testiment and will in manor and form following. (That is to say) first I commend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God my creator wirst all worldly t___tmight and believe to be saved only by the death and passion of Jesus Christ and by nor other means. And I will my body to be buried in the parish Church of St Magnus the martin near London-bridge at the desertion of by Executrix hereafter named. And fore hengt the dispersion of my goods chattels and my veables which God in his great mercie hath given me in this world. I give and dispose the same manor and form following. To the poor of the parish of St Magnus afore said four pounds, to the poor people of the parish of St George the martin in south mark in the county of Surry forty shillings, to the poor in the parish of Wistonson in the county of Chester where I was born twenty shilling, to the poor people in St Thomas hospitall in south mart afore said ten pounds, Item, I give to the warship full the wardens and assistante Of the company of Golde Smiths in London one cupp of salver of the value of twentie martes and also I give to them six dozens for them to be had on the day of my burial, ten pound to sixteen spout. All men of the said company to be every of them two shillings six pennes peere. Item, I give to Mary my daughter, wife of William Terry twenty pounds, to Mary her daugher ten pounds, to William Terry son of the said William Terry ten pounds, to Robert Terry another of the sons of the said William Terry ten pounds, to George Terry another of the said William Terry sons ten pounds, and I will that the said sums of money by me given to the said children of my said daughter Mary shall be paid upon to them in manor and forme following (that is to say) to the said Mary Terry at the age of 21 years or day of her marriage which first shall happen. And to Mary of her said sons at their s______ age of 21 years. And that if any of her said children shall fort me to die before her said legacy shall serve ally grown due to them, twenthe gifte to every of the said children. So dye imigtr to eave and be voyde. And further my will and meaning is that if my said daughter Mary upon her kerept of her said son 0f 20 be me devised of her shall not give to my Executrix a lawful an sufficient generall orgin foment of and for all sums of money part porrou o_phanagt money and other demand what so ever wh__sh may rlay me ____ demand to or out of my goods or chattels. And for all other matters and raises what favor them, I will that the said legacy of 20 so give to her, And also will the said legacies by me before give to her children shall utterly be payde, Also I give to Sara Sherley daughter of my sone Robert Sherley ten pounds, to be paid to her at her age of 21 years or day of her marriage which first shall happen. And if her said Sara die before her said age or marriage then her said legacy to rafe, To William Clowes my kinsman a ringe of gold of the value forty shillings, to Margarett N___ys my maid servant forty shillings if she shall be with me at the tyme of my death, Item, I give to Amy Tupsfield my maid servant her bond where in her father is bond to me for payment of 31 a day now longt past, the xestent of all my goods, chattels, valute. How should st____ loans and all other things whatsoever by me not bequeath my debte furnerall and legacies paid and deshangt. And this my present testament in all things preformed I willingly give and bequeath to my loving wife Mary is with in satisfaction of her thand part of my goods and chattels to her due by her custome of her ciltie of London as of my free gift of and her remaind of my thand parte of my said goods and chattels as shall be lefte for her and shall _____magnt over and above my debts, fort, alls and legacy paid and dishangh as afore said. And of this my present testament I name and appoint her said Mary my wife sole executor. And I ordain my good friends John Waller and Andrew Timins (Tomas) severe of this my testament praying them to be __________ and _________________ ____________ to my Executrix in every formament of this my testament as she shall serve over ____sion tho_s them. And for there pergives here to be taken I bequeath to either of them in ring of gold of the value of fortie shillings. Wittness proh___ I give h_____ _____put my hand and seal this day and year above said, this beingt notice to me Robert Sherley And to fore hinge her desposion of all my lands testaments and both f__ee gold and copper gold in her cittie of London in the county of Surrey and also what my will and meaning is. And I due by this my present testament give and deverse unto her said Mary my wife all and every her said land tenements and here ditanante with there and every of three opportemen to give and to hold the sums p____________ to her said Mary and her assignes for term of her natural life, Allso I give unto her the rente and profittle of pre_ll of land ralled liane hill for terme of her life (if the said tenament shall so longt rontment in foure) and from and after her death of my said wife, Then I give and depose to the said Robert Sherley my son and his heirs for ever. All these my two tenements with their oppnitemene situate lying and being in the parish of St Mary Somersett in London in the occuparion of John Stephens and George Coop. Item, I give and devise to my son John Sherley and to his heirs forever, all that my tentament ralled Berkheake lying and beingt in Croydon in the said county of Surry with on crafte of land there to belonginge with the oppnitmene in th____ paron of Alexanonder Laslipp or his assignes, for and after the death of her said Mary my wife. Item, I give and devise to my son James Sherley and to his heirs for ever from and after my wifes death, all that my testiment with the opputentne lying and being in Limpsfield in the said county of Surry late in the occupation of Ralf Sherley my father deceases and name in the occupation of William Wood, and also I give to the said James the lease of the Croste in foils ralled hart hill for all the tearme of years which shall be here in all my wife death. In witness where of I save here unto my said and seale this day and years above written, Robert Sherley memorandum in this will before written roitary might my sheetes of paper was subse____ in ffise___ Severall places and sealed in three in places and delivered and published by the afore said Robert Sherely the editor, for his last will and testament in the presence of so named on the 20th day of August 1612. John Walter, Wooller, James Berry.

married Mary Holman May 28, 1577 at St. Benet Fink. She was the daughter of Richard Holman and his wife, Audrey Jenkins, of Godstone, Surrey.

1626 LW&T - Shirley, Mary of Great Chart widow - 4 April 1626 Marye Sherley of Great Chart in county of Kent widow to be buried in parish of St Magnus in cittie of London, to the poor of Great Chart, to poor of Godstone in Surrey, to poor of St Magnus, to grandchild Mary Sherley daughter of my son Robert Sherley, grandchild Sarah Sherley dau of my son Robert Sherley, grandchild Mathew Sherley son of my son Robert Sherley, grandchild George Terry son of my dau Terry, grandchild Anthony Terry, grandchild Arthure Terry, grandchild Paule Terry, grandchild Mary Sherley dau of my son John Sherley, grandchild Barbery Sherley dau of my son John Sherley, grandchild John Sherley son of my son John Sherley, grandchild James Sherley son of my son James Sherley, grandchild Susan Sherley dau of my son James Sherley, to great grandchild William Sharpe, great grandchild Richard Sharpe, great grandchild Mary Sharpe, great grandchild Judith Sharpe, to my oldest son Robert Sherley, to daughter Terry, son in law William Terry, to sons John and James moveable good in house in London, son Robert Sherley 1/3 of the house and lands in Godstone Surrey which my husband Robert Sherley purchased of one squire in the names of my sons John and James Sherley, to Mr Gocham, to my cosyn Adams children, to maid Marie Watts, to Elizabeth Gardner, daughter in law Ester Sherley and Mary Sherley, son Robert and Robert his son my executors. Dated 4 April 1626. Proven by son Robert Sherley 1626. PCC 11/150 p 347

Children:

1.i Susanna Sherley chr April 13, 1578 St. Magnus Martyr, City of London Not identified in the 1633/5 Visitation of London

1.ii Mary Sherley chr Jan 21, 1579/80 St. Magnus Martyr, City of London Likely died young.

1.iii Lawrence Sherley chr Feb 6, 1580/81 St. Magnus Martyr, City of London Not identified in the 1633/5 Visitation of London

1.iv Marye Sherley chr March 18, 1581/82 at St Magnus Martyr, City of London. Identified in the 1633/5 Visitation of London as daughter of Robert Sherley, goldsmith of London. She married 1st William Terry in 1598, the PCC "sentence" of his will was probated 1630 naming his wife Mary and brother Michael Terry. She married 2nd Thomas HILL

2.i. Mary Terry chr June 22, 1600 St. Mary Woolnoth, London; mentioned in 1612 Will of Robert Sherley; mentioned in 1629 will of father. She m. 2nd James Cripps bef. 1629.

married Richard Sharpe (deceased by the time of the 1629 will of William Terry). children: William Sharpe, Richard Sharpe, Mary Sharpe, and Judith Sharpe - all mentioned in the 1629 will of William Terry.

2.ii Robert Terry chr Dec 12, 1602 St. Mary Woolnoth, London; mentioned in 1612 Will of Robert Sherley

2.iii Anthony Terry chr Oct 14, 1613 St, Mary Woolnoth, London; mentioned in 1626 Will of grandmother Mary Sherley;mentioned in 1629 will of father

2.iv Arthur Terry chr Dec 10, 1615 St. Mary Woolnoth, London; mentioned in 1626 Will of grandmother Mary Sherley;mentioned in 1629 will of father

2.v Paul Terry chr Jan 19, 1617 St. Mary Woolnoth, London; mentioned in 1626 Will of grandmother Mary Sherley;mentioned in 1629 will of father

2.vi William Terry mentioned in 1612 Will of Robert Sherley;

2.vii George Terry mentioned in 1612 Will of Robert Sherley;mentioned in 1626 Will of grandmother Mary Sherley; mentioned in 1629 will of father.

1.v Robert Sherley chr Sept 11, 1583 St. Magnus Martyr, City of London. He inherited his father's land and tenements at St Mary Somerset Parish, London in his 1612 will. His mother Mary Holman Sherley died in 1626 leaving a will that instructs sons John and James to give their elder brother Robert 1/3 portion of their land in Godstone Surrey purchased by the father in the names of only John and James Sherley. This Shirley family likely died out in the male line

married Sarah Harvey on 7 December 1609 at St. Olave Jewry, London, daughter of Sarah Harvey of St Olave Old Jewry Parish, London, and grandaughter of William Harvey citizen and grocer of London. She was buried 13 April 1618 at St Michael Wood Street London

1.vi James Sherley chr Oct 28, 1584 St. Magnus Martyr, City of London probably died young

1.vii John Sherley, Goldsmith and Citizen of London, chr 5 June 1586 at St Magnus Martyr, City of London. He inherited his fathers land and tenements in Croydon Surrey in his 1612 will. He witnessed the 1631 will of brother-in-law John French of Chiddingly Sussex. Named with French's "brothers" Sir Thomas Sackville, John White, William White, John Weeks, Samuel Fuller, and their wives as a protector in French's minor children. John Sherley was buried May 13, 1653.

married Hester French 1613 at Chiddingly Sussex, daughter of John French. Named in the 1626 will of her mother-in-law Mary Sherley. She died Jan 3, 1637/8.

1.viii James Sherley, Goldsmith, Citizen of London, christened on 2 October 1587 at St. Magnus Martyr parish in the City of London. He inherited land in Limpsfield in his father's 1612 will. Some, or all of this land desribed as a 'moiety of a messuage and 3 parcels of land formerly bought of Richard Killick, in Limpsfield' was sold by James and his widowed mother in 1615 to Henry Jordan, of Limpsfield, gent. Sherley was by age 33 the treasurer of the merchant adventurers who formed the New England Company that financially supported the Mayflower puritan immigrants who left Holland in 1620. James Sherley died in August 1657 and was buried. 16 Aug 1657 at Clapham, Surrey. The ledger of the New England Company records Sherley's passing, naming a successor for his position in the company.

married 1) Mary Mott of Colchester, Essex, She was the daughter of William Mott of Colchester Essex per London Visitation; and granddaughter of Robert Mott, whose will is given in Waters' Gleanings) note: there is also a Mott family in Earls Coln Essex (see below). She was named in the 1626 will of her mother-in-law Mary Sherley.

1.ix Sarah Sherley chr Oct 16, 1588 St. Magnus Martyr, City of London Not identified in the 1633/5 Visitation of London. Also not named in parents' will, so likely died as an infant. Therefore could be the Sarah Sherlye who was buried Oct 17 1588 St Magnus, or otherwise "Mrs Sarah Shirley" who died in Clapham 1651 - most likely the former, not the latter

   


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