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William Shirley of Maidstone Kent

married Ann __________

children

John Shirley christened 30 Jul 1815 at Maidstone Kent

Hannah Shirley christened 11 Dec 1818 at Maidstone Kent

Thomas Shirley christened 8 Mar 1822 at Maidstone Kent


William Shirley of Maidstone Kent; occupation: publican in 1856 at the time of the marriage of son Robert Shirley.

married Ann Webb on 11 May 1834 at Maidstone Kent

children:

2(i). Robert Shirley born about 1835; christened 25 Jun 1837 at Maidstone, Kent (son of William and Ann Shirley); He is living at Snodland in 1881 census; occupation: cooper. buried 26 Aug 1905 at Christ Church Lower Birling parish Kent, age 69; Residence Bull Fields Snodland.

married Rosina Robert Terry on 21 Sep 1856 at St Mary Burham Kent; Daughter of Robert Terry, waterman. She was buried 4 Aug 1913 at Christ Church Lower Birling parish Kent, age 78; Residence Bull Fields Snodland.

children:

3(i). Edward Shirley born 28 March 1862 (Royal Navy records) chr 15 Aug 1863 at Maidstone Kent; age 18 in 1881 census; coopers apprentice; served in the Royal Navy.(ADM 188/155 Official Number: 120458)

3(ii). Rosina Agnes Shirley chr 18 Aug 1863 at Maidstone Kent; buried 23 Aug 1863

3(iii). James George Shirley chr 18 August 1863 at Maidstone Kent; He is living with his aunt Catherine Leny in Maidstone Kent in the 1881 census, single age 22; occupation: cooper; He is found in Maidstone census in 1871, 1891 and 1901.

married Clara Philips dau of Charles Phillips and Matilda Agail; She died 12 Jun 1926 at Toronto, Elgin, Ontario Canada.

children:

4(i). Herbert James Shirley born 8 Mar 1883; chr 29 Apr 1883 at St Peter, Maidstone Kent; He died 11 August 1921 at St Thomas Elgin Ontario Canada

4(ii). Esther Shirley born about 1886 at Gravesend, Kent, age 15 in the 1901 Kent census

4(iii). John Shirley born about 1889 at Snodland Kent; buried 21 January 1899 at Snodland.

4(iv). Clara Shirley born about 1891 at Snodland Kent; age 10 in the 1901 Kent census.

4(v). Gladys H. Shirley born about 1896 at Snodland Kent; age 5 in the 1901 Kent census

4(vi). Edith Shirley born about 1900 at Snodland Kent, age 1 in the 1901 Kent census

3(iv). Ellen Sherley born about 1866 at Maidstone Kent, age 16 in 1881 census

3(v). Walter Sherley born about 1869, at Maidstone Kent, age 13 in 1881 census, scholar; buried 17 June 1944 at Snodland Kent, age 76; occupation cooper

married Alice Emily ______

children

4(i). Walter Shirley

4(ii). Dorothy Shirley

4(iii). Alice Shirley

3(vi). George Sherley born about 1872 at Maidstone Kent, age 9 in 1881 census, scholar; He was buried 30 Apr 1902 at Christ Church, Little Birling parish, Kent, age 30 (non-conformist); Residence Bromley Road Snodland

3(vii). Robert Sherley born about 1874 at Barham (?Burham) Kent, age 1874 in 1881 census, scholar

married Gertrude _____

children

4(i). Eleanor R. Shirley

3(viii). Kate Sherley born about 1877 at Aylesford Kent, christened 29 Nov 1876 at Maidstone Kent; age 4 in 1881 census

3(ix). John William Sherley born about 1879 at Snodland Kent, age 2 in 1881 census; Occupation cooper; buried 5 September 1921 at Snodland, age 42.

married Ellen Amelia __________

children

4(i). Alfred Shirley

4(ii). Edward E. S. Shirley

3(x). Alfred Shirley born about 1881, age 20 in 1901 Snodland Kent census


[1865] Special Committee of Parliament - Case of Maidstone Kent Election Petition (case of vote buying)

Mr. Henry James stated that this Evidence was to be given in relation to the case of Robert Shirley.

4953. I Believe you are a Gentleman residing on your private property, at Maidstone ?—I am.

4954. Do you know a man of the name of Shirley, a cooper ?—Yes.

4955. I believe his name is Robert Shirley ?— Yes.

4956. He sometimes worked for Messrs. Simmonds & Company, who arc your landlords ?— Yes.

4957. And do their premises adjoin your house? —They do.

4958. By that means you became acquainted with him; and you have known him for some five years, I believe ?—I do, and I have.

4959. In the early part of 1865, did Shirley make a statement to you about his work, not having sufficient to occupy him?—He did.

4960. What did he ask you to assist him in ?— He asked me whether I could procure him a 1 ittle more employment, as he was merely casually employed in these premises, Messrs. Simmonds'. 49fil. What answer did you give him?—I said that I did not know much about the coopering trade. He said Mr. Lee employed a great number of coopers. I said I was not aware of that; but if he did so, and there was an opening for him, I, perhaps, would make interest, and get him something.

Robert Shirley, cooper, said :

He voted for Leo and Whatman after having signed the requisition to Betts and Wardlaw. Burgess canvassed him. He said he wanted 4/. Burgess said he could not give it him without putting the matter before the committee. Afterwards went to WellB, who looked to Boo if his name was on the register. Finding it was he said " If 1 hod known you had been going to vote for Lee and Whatman you might as well have had the Christmas beef. I will take care you have it next year. He also said ho would write to Lee's manager and get him work. He got the 4/. on the Saturday after the election.


County Kent
Place Burham
Church St Mary
RegisterNumber 71
MarriageDate 21 Sep 1856
GroomForename Robert
GroomSurname SHIRLEY
GroomAge 20
GroomParish
GroomCondition Bachelor
GroomOccupation Cooper
GroomAbode Burham
BrideForename Rosina Robert
BrideSurname TERRY
BrideAge 21
BrideParish
BrideCondition Spinster
BrideOccupation
BrideAbode Burham
GroomFatherForename William
GroomFatherSurname SHIRLEY
GroomFatherOccupation Publican
BrideFatherForename Robert
BrideFatherSurname TERRY
BrideFatherOccupation Waterman
WitnessOneForename Ann
WitnessOneSurname SUN_ELL
WitnessTwoForename William
WitnessTwoSurname ROGERS
Notes Groom Father's forename written as Wm. Bride's Father deceased.
FileNumber 9166


1848 PCC Will of Pettenden Shirley gentleman of Maidstone Kent, appoint son William Shirley and Thomas Kipping trustees; wife Elizabeth Coleman Shirley wines liquors stores; my two children William Pettenden Shirley and Elizabeth Abigail Shirley. Wit: William Baily, C.A. Baily, Ann A. [ ] nnell. Proven 8 April 1848 by William Pettenden Shirley the son and Thomas Kipping the nephew, the executors. PROB 11/2073


1826/7 Pigots Directory of Maidstone

Shirley, Samuel, esq. Water Lane (Nobility, Gentry and Clergy)

1832 Electoral Register

Shirley, William - Union Street - householder

1845 Electoral Register

Shirley,William - High St - House And Premises

1850 Maidstone Directory

Shirley, William, licensed to let post horses, High Street

Shirley, William, Star Yard (Livery Stable Keepers, and persons keeping horses for hire)


1754 04 August SHIRLEY William Abigail Jarman East Sutton Hollingbourne
1758 02 November SHIRLEY Ann John Buckhurst East Sutton Hollingbourne
1759 27 September SHIRLEY Mary John Lushington East Sutton Hollingbourne
1776 19 March SHIRLEY Thomas Elizabeth Chapman East Sutton Hollingbourne
1788 28 August SHIRLEY Edward Elizabeth Crispe Chart Sutton Hollingbourne
1789 23 December SHIRLEY William Mary Cox Chart Sutton Hollingbourne
1792 09 February SHIRLEY Abigail John Richard Clark Chart Sutton Hollingbourne
1808 13 October SHIRLEY Charlotte William Vant Westwell West Ashford
1815 07 April SHIRLEY Edward Esther Boorman East Sutton Hollingbourne
1815 20 September SHIRLEY William Pettenden Elizabeth Coleman Baily (sic) Lenham Hollingbourne
1817 11 June SHIRLEY Ann Charles Norrington Chart Sutton Hollingbourne
1818 27 January SHIRLEY Elizabeth Abigail Thomas Kipping Chart Sutton Hollingbourne
1823 09 May SHIRLEY Susanna Thomas Grant Chart Sutton Hollingbourne
1827 04 June SHIRLEY George Susanna Hardes Thurnham Hollingbourne
1829 28 November SHIRLEY Samuel Dorothea Lamb Maidstone (All Saints) Maidstone
1830 02 August SHIRLEY Pettenden Ann Tree Maidstone (All Saints) Maidstone
1831 19 September SHIRLEY Edwin Sophia Pike Thurnham Hollingbourne
1834 19 November SHIRLEY Charles Sarah Pope Chart Sutton Hollingbourne
1834 19 May SHIRLEY William Ann Webb Maidstone (All Saints) Maidstone
1838 16 November SHIRLEY Edward Frances King Challock East Ashford
1839 15 April SHIRLEY Sarah Ann William Shirley Maidstone (All Saints) Maidstone
1839 15 April SHIRLEY William Sarah Ann Shirley Maidstone (All Saints) Maidstone
1866 05 December SHIRLEY Pettenden Elizabeth Castle Challock East Ashford
1884 02 June SHIRLEY Charles Walker Sarah Martha Stedman Chart Sutton Hollingbourne


BURIALS

County Kent
Place Lower Birling
Church Christ Church
RegisterNumber 144
BurialDate 26 Aug 1905
Forename Robert
Relationship
Rel1MaleForename
Rel1FemaleForename
Rel1Surname
Surname SHIRLEY
Age 69
Abode Bull Fields Snodland
Notes
FileNumber 13165

County Kent
Place Lower Birling
Church Christ Church
RegisterNumber 59
BurialDate 21 Jan 1899
Forename John
Relationship
Rel1MaleForename
Rel1FemaleForename
Rel1Surname
Surname SHIRLEY
Age 10
Abode Malling Road Snodland
Notes Non Conformist
FileNumber 13165

County Kent
Place Lower Birling
Church Christ Church
RegisterNumber 98
BurialDate 30 Apr 1902
Forename George
Relationship
Rel1MaleForename
Rel1FemaleForename
Rel1Surname
Surname SHIRLEY
Age 30
Abode Bromley Road Snodland
Notes Non-Conformist
FileNumber 13165

County Kent
Place Lower Birling
Church Christ Church
RegisterNumber 117
BurialDate 12 Sep 1903
Forename Kate Agnes Leaney
Relationship
Rel1MaleForename
Rel1FemaleForename
Rel1Surname
Surname SHIRLEY
Age 17m
Abode Wells Terrace Snodland
Notes
FileNumber 13165

County Kent
Place Lower Birling
Church Christ Church
RegisterNumber 164
BurialDate 01 Sep 1906
Forename James
Relationship
Rel1MaleForename
Rel1FemaleForename
Rel1Surname
Surname SHIRLEY
Age 10m
Abode Malling Road Snodland Birling
Notes
FileNumber 13165

County Kent
Place Lower Birling
Church Christ Church
RegisterNumber 217
BurialDate 04 Aug 1913
Forename Rosina Robert
Relationship
Rel1MaleForename
Rel1FemaleForename
Rel1Surname
Surname SHIRLEY
Age 78
Abode Bull Fields Snodland
Notes
FileNumber 13165

County Kent
Place Lower Birling
Church Christ Church
RegisterNumber
BurialDate 01 Jun 1963
Forename Walter
Relationship
Rel1MaleForename
Rel1FemaleForename
Rel1Surname
Surname SHIRLEY
Age 73
Abode Malling Rd
Notes D5
FileNumber 13165

County Kent
Place Lower Birling
Church Christ Church
RegisterNumber 346
BurialDate 06 Jan 1969
Forename Caroline Ellen
Relationship
Rel1MaleForename
Rel1FemaleForename
Rel1Surname
Surname SHIRLEY
Age 85
Abode Malling Rd Snodland
Notes Died 4 Jan 1969
FileNumber 13165

   


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