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  Shirleys of Oxted and Titsey
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1. William Sherley, gent. of Oxted Surrey. Identified as a holder of lands in Oxted in 1610 lay subsidy; Involved in several land transactions with members of the Holman family, who in turn are inter-married with the Sherley's of London, goldsmiths of that same era. William Sherley died before 9 May 1638

1 Jun 1608 - Deed to lead uses of a fine 1) Francis Fuller and William Sharley 2) William Albany, Richard Allett, and William Parker. Capital messuage at Barrow Green with 10a land; other lands in Oxted, Tandridge and Merstham - Item ref: K87/14/9 - Barrow Green Estate, Oxted and Other Property of the Hoskins and Master Families

6 Oct 1608 - Fine.William Albany, Richard Allett, William Parker, plaintiffs, Frances Fuller, Margaret his wife, and William Sharley, defendants. 10 messuages, 2 cottages, 1 dovehouse, 2 gardens, 4 orchards, 362a land in Oxted, Tandridge, Merstham and Limpsfield - item ref: K87/14/11 - Barrow Green Estate, Oxted and Other Property of the Hoskins and Master Families

30 Nov 1608 - Bargain and sale 1) William Sharley 2) Charles Sonybank of Merstham, clerk, DD. Messuage called Gaters with lands in Merstham, late of William Holton - Item ref: K87/14/12 - Barrow Green Estate, Oxted and Other Property of the Hoskins and Master Families

1610 Reigate Hundred. Oxted. William Sherly, gent in lands L3 [note: not a large amount compared to others]-Lay Subsidies Central and SE Surrey 1593-1641

1611 Oxted George Holman vs William Sharley- Feet of Fines 1603-48

married Audrey _____ (also known as Ethedreda)

2 Dec 1611 - Letters Patent: Licence to alienate 1) William Sharley, gent, and Audrey (Etheldreda) his wife 2) George and Robert Holman A messuage and lands, Oxted. Great Seal (broken) attached - Item ref: 2727/1/48/53 Manor of Pendell and Other Properties in Bletchingley and Properties in Limpsfield, Nutfield and Oxted and in Great Dunmow Essex [note: George Holman of Pendhill and Robert Holman are sons of Richard Holman, brother of Mary Holman who married Robert Sherley, Goldsmith of London.]

children:

2(i). John Sherley of Oxted - named as the son of William and Audrey Sherley in a 1638 land transaction

1638 Oxted Thomas Lewis Sr vs John Sherlye- Feet of Fines 1603-48

9 May 1638 - Confirmation and feoffment 1) John Sherley of Oxted, son, and Audrey Sherley, widow, of William Sherley 2) Thomas Lewis and son. 7 Rye closes, Dawny mead, Robins grove, Rushetts, Robins land, 4 closes called Scuttles and 3 called Tannerscroft, Hophouse close and Barrow hill, purchased of William Albany - Item ref: K87/14/22-23 - Barrow Green Estate, Oxted and Other Property of the Hoskins and Master Families

1638 -Fine, Trinity term. Thomas Lewis and son, plaintiffs, John Sherley, Richard Allen and Audrey Sherley, defendants - Item ref: K87/14/24 - Barrow Green Estate, Oxted and Other Property of the Hoskins and Master Families

1641 Protestation Oaths - Oxted: John (x) Sherley

1652 PCC Will of Shirley, John of Oxted Surrey
John Shirley of parish of Oxted Surrey, to Andrey Hall, the first daughter of my youngest daughter Andrey Hall, to my grandchild Ruth Hall the second dau of my dau Andrey Hall, grandchild Jeremiah Hall the son of my dau Andrey, son in law John Hall, to dau Elizabeth my oldest, Edward Gunsted of parish of Tittsey and Thomas Aucorke of Lympsfield Surrey yeomen overseers. In presence of Christopher Strange, William Smither. Proven 31 Aug 1652 by Elizabeth Shirley, daughter executrix. PCC 11/224 p 240

married ______ not named in the 1652 PCC will of her husband

children:

3(i). Elizabeth Sherley - Eldest daughter. She was named in her father's 1652 PCC will.

3(ii). Mary Sherly - buried 9 August 1630 at St George Crowhurst parish (named as dau of John Sherly of Oxted)

3(iii). Audrey Sherley - She married John Hall. She was named in her father's 1652 PCC will. John Hall may be the same person named in the 1650 PCC will of William Sherley of Titsey Surrey (see next)

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likely brother of the above John Shirley, named in the PCC will below

2(ii). William Sherley of Titsey, Surrey; He died about 1650

1641 Protestation Oaths - Titsey: William (x) Sherley

1650 PCC Will of Sherley, William of Titsey Surrey
William Shirley of Titsey Surrey husbandman, to be buried in churchyard of Titsey. That Mr Lactantine Canfey shall preach at my burial, to my Dame Mary Holman and to her daughter Susan Wood, to Henry Wood the son of William Wood and Susan his wife and to the wife of his brother and sisters, to Alice Browne, to John Hall, to Elizabeth Sherley, to Edward Sherley to son of Edward Sherley, to Ann Sherley, to Edward the son of Richard Sherley and to his 3 daughters, to brother John Sherley [listed in the margin], to my brother Richard Sherley executor, friend William Good and Lantantine Canfey, minister my overseers. Dated 8 Apr 1650 in presence of Lantantine Canfey, William Good, John Tant, Alice Browne. Proven by Richard Sherley 1650. PCC 11/213 p 81 [note: the above named Susan Wood (w/o William Wood), was dau of Mary and Michael Holman of Godstone, Surrey. Michael Holman was the nephew of Robert Shirley, London Goldsmith. Source: Visitation of Surrey for Holman family]

2(iii). Richard Sherley - He is identified in the 1650 PCC will of William Sherley of Titsey Surrey, as his brother; He may be the Richard Sherley who left a Will at Balcombe Sussex

children:

3(i). Edward Sherley - named in the 1650 PCC will of his uncle William Sherley of Titsey Surrey

3(ii). daughter Sherley - named in the 1650 PCC will of her uncle William Sherley of Titsey Surrey

3(iii). daughter Sherley- named in the 1650 PCC will of her uncle William Sherley of Titsey Surrey

3(iv). daughter Sherley- named in the 1650 PCC will of her uncle William Sherley of Titsey Surrey

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Likely the Edward Sherley identified in the 1650 PCC will of William Sherley of Titsey Surrey; 'Brother' William Sherley is named in the will of Edmund Sherley shown next.


2(iv). Edmund Sherley of Warlingham Surrey, habeter; He died about 1634.

Will of Edmund Sherley (X) of Warlingham habeter [Surrey]
sick 16 May 1634 to be buried in churchyard land and barn in Warlingham and Caterham to my son Edward Sherley at 21 paying to my daughter Ann Sherley, goods between wife Jane Sherley exec son Edward and daughter Ann but to be in the possession of my wife for life if she bring children up to 21. Overssers: my brother William Sherley and friend Michael Woodstocke. Witnesses John Miller clerk Richard Sharpe (x) Thomas Terrie (x) William Sherley Proved 12 June 1634 to executor [DW/PA/7/12 ff 224r-v; DW/PA/5/1634/91] Consistory Court of Surrey Will Abstracts: Register Farmer [Note: The Sharpe and Terry names are intermarried with the Sherleys of London, goldsmiths]

married Jane Power 8 Sep 1631 at Caterham Surrey; She is named in Edmund's 1634 will.

children:

3(i). Edward Sherley - named in the 1634 will of his father, Likely also the person named in the 1650 PCC will of William Sherley of Titsey Surrey [son of Edward Sherley]

3(i). Ann Sherley - named in the 1634 will of her father Likely also the person named in the 1650 PCC will of William Sherley of Titsey Surrey [will suggests daughter of Edward Sherley]


Caterham St. Lawrence - Baptisms

1728/9 Jan 26 Thomas Sherley chr to Jno Sherley
1730 Sep 5 Richard Sherley chr to John Sherley
1731 Oct 31 Mary Shirley chr to John Shirley
1734/5 Jan 1 Ann Sherley chr to John and Elizabeth Sherley
1736/7 Mar 13 Robert Sherley chr to John and Elizabeth Sherley
1740 Oct 22 Sarah Shirley chr to John and Elizabeth Shirley

Caterham St Lawrence - Marriages

5 Feb 1626/7 Susan Shurley to Thomas Kinge
8 Sep 1631 Edmund Shirley to Jane Powell
3 Jun 1635 Jane Shirley to John Drewe
24 Mar 1758 Sarah Shirley of Caterham to Job Chandler of Caterham. Wit: Thomas Brooke, Mary Glover
6 Aug 1768 Anne Shirley age 21 spinster of Caterham to William Williams age 21 occ gardner of Fulham MDX. Wit: Eliz Shirley, Mary Shirley

Caterham St Lawrence - Burials

9 Sep 1730 Richard Sherley, son of Jno Sherley
10 Sep 1763 John Shirley, age 79 (born 1684)
24 Mar 1776 Elizabeth Shirley
7 Oct 1787 Elizabeth Shirley of Croydon

1787 Will of Elizabeth Shirley, Single Woman of Croydon , Surrey 15 November 1787 PROB 11/1159 - 3% South Sea Stock to my brother in law Henry Wicks and to my sister Mary Wicks his wife; after their decease to my sister Ann Williams; also to my sister Sarah Chandler; Stock to be equally divided between my nephews and neices , namely my nephew William Shirley, also my neice Mary Witney, also my neice Ann Shirley, also my neice Eliabeth Shirley also my neice Jane Shirley also my neice Rebecca Davis, neice Elizabeth Gardner, neice Hannah Chandler, neice Salvine Chandler, nephew John Williams, neice Rebecca Williams. appoint sister Mary Wicks executrix. Dated 24 Mar 1785 <s> Eliz Shirley. Wit: John Belchamber, Ann Belchamber, Wm Phillips

John Shirley possibly the person died at Caterham 10 Sep 1763, age 79 (born 1684). He might be the son of William Shirley cornfactor of Croydon Surrey.

married Elizabeth _____

Children:

1(i). Thomas Shirley chr 26 Jan 1728/9 at St Lawrence Caterham Surrey

1(ii). Richard Shirley chr 5 Sep 1730 at St Lawrence Caterham Surrey. Buried 9 Sep 1730 at Caterham

1(iii). Mary Shirley chr 31 Oct 1731 at St Lawrence Caterham Surrey.

1(iv). Ann Shirley chr 1 Jan 1734/5 at St Lawrence Caterham Surrey (mother Elizabeth)

1(v). Robert Shirley chr 13 March 1736/7 at St Lawrence Caterham Surrey (mother Elizabeth)

1(vi). Sarah Shirley chr 22 October 1740 at St Lawrence Caterham Surrey (mother Elizabeth). She married Job Chandler at Caterham on 24 March 1758

See Shirleys of Croydon Surrey

   


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