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Shirleys of Woodford

William Sherley of Woodford Northamptonshire, haberdasher of small wares. His will was probated in 1636

14 July 4 Jas I [1606] Bargain & Sale (1) Thomas Abbott of Woodeford yeoman, and wife Elizabeth (2) William Shirley of Woodeford, haberdasher. Messuage in Woodford between the streete and close called Lordes Yarde and common for 2 beasts and 10 sheep. Consideration: £25 - GI/175 -The Grant - Ives family of Bradden

1636 Northamptonshire Archdeconry Registered Wills Book EV, page 510 - Will of William Sherlye. Woodford 20 December 1629. William Sherley of Woodford Northamptonshire habberdasher of small wares, to be buried in the churchyard of Woodford at discretion of executrix. To son William which I have already given.. a coffer ..I had of William Hunt, and son Crescens to whom I house where in he now dwelleth. I give to my said son 4 pence and all movable and unmoveable goods. To Elizabeth my daughter who I make my sole executrix. Neighbor John Abbot supervisor. Wit Thomas Cox clarke [ ] [ ] Richard Bryne <s> William Shirley. Probate 1636

married_________. Not named in husband's 1636 will


1(i). William Sherley - named in his father's 1636 will

1(ii). Crescens Sherley - named in his father's 1636 will. He was identified as residing in Woodford at the time of his marriage in 1629. He died prior to 1662 when his widow's will was probated.

married Margaret Marriot on 21 Sep 1629 at Thrapston Northamptonshire, the bride's resident parish at the time. Her will was probated in 1662

1662 Peterboro Consistory Wills Northants and Rutland Fol. M Mss 231 - Will of Margaret Sherley widow of Crescens Sherley of Woodford. Buried discretion of my executrix. To my sonne William Sherley [money]. To Crescens Sherley working tools to the occupacon of an [ ] given unto him by his father. To daughter Anne the wife of William [ ]dy of Ishyy North'ton, labourer one bedsted etc. The rest...unto my loving daughter Elizabeth Sherley whom I make sole executrix. 14 Charles II 5 February 1661 <mark> Margrett Sherley. Wit: Tho: Lamson, ?squire, Alice Lamson. Probated Oct 1662.


2(i). William Sherley - named in mother's 1662 will.

2(ii). Crescens Shirley - named in mother's 1662 will.

2(iii). Ann Sherley - named in mother's 1662 will.

2(iv). Elizabeth Sherley - named in mother's 1662 will.

1(iii). Elizabeth Sherley - named executor to her father's 1636 will.


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