Ann Shirley, widow of Isfield (of that Shirley branch)
died in Bexley Kent in the 1623, but it is not likely the family
later in this parish are of the same family.
This family's surname is consistently spelled Shearley
throughout many generations.
Nicholas Shearley of Bexley
Kent; born 2 October 1723; He died 22 August 1755 and was buried
at Bexley Kent
1754 Kent Poll: Solomon Ware: freehold at Bexley; h &
l: occupier: Nich. Shirley
1755 October 24 - Household inventory of Shirley,
Nicholas, parish of Bexley, co. Kent. Catherine Shirley,
widow, relict and adtrix. PROB 3/54/46 page
Bexley Church M.I. Here lieth the Body of Nicholas SHEARLY
who was born October 2nd 1723 and died August 22 1755.
married Katherine [?Swaine] on 28 September 1748 at St Luke's
church, Old Charlton parish, Kent
28 SEP 1748 Nicholas Shirley married Catherine SWAINE at
Old Charlton, Kent - Saint Luke
1(i). Susanna Shearly chr 27 Dec 1748 at Bexley; She
died 26 December 1803/5; She married Henry Humphry
Bexley Church M.I. Susannah wife of Mr Henry HUMPHRY
of Oxford Street London eldest daughter of the late Nicholas
& Catherine SHEARLY who died 26 December 180(?3 or 5) aged
57. Also Mr Henry Humphry Husband of above 25 December 182(?5)
1(ii). Thomas Shearley chr 21 Nov 1750 at Bexley; Occupation:
Butcher; He died about 1827 in Bexley Kent
1785 July 21 Thomas Shearley butcher of Bexley appointed
Borsholder replacing William Hooker - West Kent Quarter Sessions
Will of Thomas
Shearley, Butcher of Bexley , Kent 02 November 1827 PROB
11/1733 - I give all my freehold messuages or tenement with the
garden outhouses, and appurtanances belongong and all there my
freehold lands situate in Bexley now in my own occupation and
all my real estate situate in the parish of Bexley to the use
of my son Thomas Shearley (to his children if he should die).
If no children, then same to son John. All household and business
items as butcher to son Thomas. Wife Elizabeth and my son William
the sum of 50 pounds. Wife an annuity of 60 pounds. All of my
freehold, messuages in the parish of Cobham Kent to use of wife
Elizabeth, then to son John Shearley. Other lands at Cobham for
use of son Thomas. Farm called Grays situate in the parish of
St Pauls Cray and Chislehurst Kent with all stock etc to son
Thoams Shearley. Other property named Hockenben in the same parish
to son John Shearley. To dau Elizabeth Shearley, dau Ann the
wife of John Cook of Bexley, miller 500 pounds. to dau Susan
Shearley 1000 pounds; brother in law William Cornport; late brother
in law George Cornport [numorous mentions of sons Thos and John,
daus Ann, Eliz and Susan] Wit: Thomas Broadley, Foots Atty Dartford
Kent; Thos Brown Preston Bexley; George Rapley Bexley.
married Elizabeth ______; named in the wills of her son John
and spinster daughter Elizabeth Shearly; She died about 1837;
Will of Elizabeth
Shearly Widow of Bexley , Kent 21 June 1837 PROB 11/1880
- I give my book case in my parlor to my grandson Robert Cook.
All the residue to my son Thomas Shearly. Executor son Thomas
Shearly. 23 April 1835
2(i). William Shearley chr 9 Mar 1784 at Bexley; mentioned
only briefly in father Thomas Shearley's 1827 will.
2(ii). Thomas Shearley chr 30 Oct 1785 at Bexley; likely
2(iii). Thomas Shearley chr 14 Jan 1787 at Bexley;
named in father's 1827 will; named by his mother Elizabeth as
heir of all of her property.
2(iv). Nicholas Shearley chr 18 Jun 1790 at Bexley;
likely died young
2(v). Elizabeth Shearley, the younger, chr 22 Jul 1792
at Bexley; named in her father Thomas Shearley's 1827 will; buried
11 Oct 1832 at Bexley; PCC will probated 1832, spinster
Will of Elizabeth
Shearly, Spinster of Bexley , Kent 29 November 1832 PROB
11/1808 to mother Elizabeth Shearly. To friends Frances Burgen
of Bexley, Thomas Gann of Bexley, and John Gann. To brother Thomas
Shearly of Bexley, butcher.
2(vi). Catherine Shearley chr 20 Apr 1794 at Bexley;
not named in any family probate.
2(vii). Ann Shearley chr 13 Dec 1795 at Bexley; She
married John Cook 7 Jan 1817 at Bexley; named in her father Thomas
Shearley's 1827 will; She was named in her brother John Shearley's
1833 will; She lived at Dartford
2(viii). Susanna Shearley chr 29 Jul 1798 at Bexley;
She married George Wilding 7 Aug 1828 at Bexley Kent; She is
named in her father Thomas Shearley's 1827 will; She was named
in her brother John Shearley's 1833 will; She lived at Dartford
2(ix). Nicholas Shearly chr 16 Juul 1800 at Bexley;
Not named in his father or mother's will. He may be the Nicholas
Shearly of Welbeck Street of Cavendish Sq [St Marylebone] Middlesex,
butcher, who was co-executor of John Shearley's 1833 will.
2(x). John Shearley, gent. chr 31 Jan 1804 at Bexley;
Named in his father Thomas Shearley's 1827 will; PCC will probated
1833, of Orpington Court Lodge. He does not name any wife or
children in his 1833 will.
Will of John
Shearly, Gentleman of Orpington Court Lodge , Kent 28 August
1833 PROB 11/1820 page
2. He named his mother Elizabeth Shirley and his sister Ann
who married John Cook of Dartford Kent and sister Susanna who
married George Wilding. He also named as his executors Nicholas
Shirley of Cavendish Square, Welbeck Street Middlesex, butcher
and David Griffiths.
1(iii). Elizabeth Shearley chr 13 Dc 1752 at Bexley
1(iv). Catherine Shearley chr 22 jan 1755 at Bexley
1(v). Nicholas Shearley chr 22 Feb 1756 at Bexley;
He may be the Nicholas Shearly of Welbeck Street of Cavendish
Sq [St Marylebone] Middlesex, butcher, who was co-executor of
John Shearley's 1833 will.
27 Dec 1748 SHEARLY, SUSANNA born to NICHOLAS SHEARLY and
Abt 21 Nov 1750 SHEARLEY, THOMAS born to NICHOLAS SHEARLEY and
13 Dec 1752 SHEARLEY, ELIZABETH born to NICHOLAS SHEARLEY and
22 Jan 1755 SHEARLEY, CATHERINE born to NICHOLAS SHEARLEY and
22 Feb 1756 SHEARLY, NICHOLAS born to NICHOLAS SHEARLY and CATHARINE
9 Mar 1784 SHEARLEY, WILLIAM born to THOMAS SHEARLEY and ELIZABETH
Abt 30 Oct 1785 SHEARLEY, THOMAS born to THOMAS SHEARLEY and
Abt 14 Jan 1787 SHEARLY, THOMAS born to THOMAS SHEARLY and ELIZABETH
18 Jun 1790 SHEARLEY, NICHOLAS born to THOMAS SHEARLEY and ELIZABETH
22 Jul 1792 SHEARLEY, ELIZTH. born to THOS. SHEARLEY and ELIZTH
20 Apr 1794 SHEARLEY, CATHERINE born to THOS. SHEARLEY and ELIZTH.
13 Dec 1795 SHEARLEY, ANN born to THOS. SHEARLEY and ELIZTH.
29 Jul 1798 SHEARLY, SUSANNA born to THOS. SHEARLY and ELIZTH.
31 Jan 1804 SHEARLY, JOHN born to THOS. SHEARLY and ELIZTH.
10 Jan 1834 SHEARLY, NICHOLAS born to THOMAS SHEARLY and MARY
83. Here lieth the Body of Nicholas SHEARLY who was born October
2nd 1723 and died August 22 1755. Thomas NEWNHAM died August
4 1764 aged 34. Mrs Catherine Newnham widow of above Nicholas
Shearly --------- (under grass).
84. Low table Elizabeth SHEARLY of this Parish died (?4) October
1832 aged (?4)0. Also Mary Shearly wife of Thomas Shearly of
this Parish 27 October 1836 aged (?3)7.
86. Susannah wife of Mr Henry HUMPHRY of Oxford Street London
eldest daughter of the late Nicholas & Catherine SHEARLY
who died 26 December 180(?3 or 5) aged 57. Also Mr Henry Humphry
Husband of above 25 December 182(?5) aged 79.
1841 Bexley Kent Census
Thomas Shearley abt 1791 Kent, England Bexley Kent
Elizabeth Shearley abt 1801 Bexley Kent
Denne Shearley abt 1821 Kent, England Bexley Kent
Nicholas Shearley abt 1834 Kent, England Bexley Kent