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The following lineages were created by the Shirley Association using parish records (connecting the dots), and annotated
with additional documents where found. Therefore, some caution when citing this lineage is warranted.

William Shirley born about say 1560; His children christened at Cropredy, Oxfordshire; Was said to be of Great Bourton parish, Oxon in 1597. May have died about 1602

1602 Oxfordshire Probate - Sherley, William of Bourten Cropredy, 1602. W.I. Pec.50/5/24 My executor Richard Sherley, To William Sherley my 3rd son. Unto Thomas Shirley. To Mary my daughter. To Jone Robbins, To Thomas Robbins. To Elizabeth Blackwell. Executor my wife (not named). [with inventory by Thomas Smith and George Gardner]

"...Those tenants on a long lease added wings with the landlord's help, though any major alterations just to suit the tenant must be made by him. In Bourton freeholders added a few lean-to's which crop up in inventories as a place to store firewood. William Shirley left in 1602 two such "lean-twos"..."

married 1) Em Cherry in 1579 in Cropredy; She was buried 1595 in Cropredy

married 2) Elizabeth _______ after 1595 and before the christening of first child in 1597

children

1(i). John Shirley chr 1580 to William and Em Shirley in Cropredy; likely died young

1(ii). Rycharde Shirley chr 1581 to William and Ann (sic) Shirley in Cropredy; He is listed in the 1841 Oxfordshire protestation returns for Bourton (Cropredy)

married Susan ______

children:

2(i). John Shirley chr 1612 to Rycharde and Susan Shirley in Cropredy

2(ii). John Shirley chr 1614 to Rycharde and Susan Shirley in Cropredy

2(iii). William Shirley chr 1628 to Rychard and Susan Shirley in Cropredy

1(iii). John Shirley chr 1583 to William and Em Shirley in Cropredy

1(iv). Thomas Shirley chr 1586 to William and Em Shirley in Cropredy

1(v). William Shirley chr 1588 to William and Em Shirley in Cropredy

1(vi). Robert Shirley chr 1592 to William and Em Shirley in Cropredy

1(vii). George Shirley chr 1593 to William and Em Shirley in Cropredy

1(viii). Thomas Shirley chr 1597 to William and Elizabeth Shirley in Cropredy (father was said to be of Great Bourton)

1(ix). William Shirley chr 1600 to William and Elizabeth Shirley in Cropredy

A William Shirley was churchwarden of Cropredy in 1693. In 1696, the Shirley's tenancy of the Lower Mill in Cropredy passed (likely by marriage) to John Allen, miller of Cropredy who had a son named William Shirley Allen. A William Shirley of Cropredy died 1695.


Edward Shirley born about, say 1729; His child was christened at Cropredy Oxfordshire; Was said to be of Fritwell parish Oxfordshire at time of birth of son. He was buried 3 December 1791 at Cropredy

Oxfordshire Probate - Shirley, Edward, sen, wheelwright, Cropredy, 1792. W. Pec 15.145; Pec 52/2/108

married Mary Wilkinson in 1751 at Cropredy; She was buried 1807 at Cropredy (widow)

children:

1(i). Edward Shirley born about 1749 (burial record); chr. 1754 to Edward and Mary Shirley in Cropredy; He was buried 14 October1827 at Cropredy, age 78

"Edward Shirley is exonerated from tithes about 1800 in the Cropredy enclosure award. Edward Shirley in occupation of house and garden of 19 perches."

married Hannah [?Harrold on 7 Dec 1780 at Harbury Warw.] She was born about 1759 (burial record) at Kineton Warwickshire (1851 census, age 92); She was buried at Cropredy 15 May 1852, age 93.

children:

2(i). Edward Shirley born about 1782 (burial record); chr 1782 to Edward and Hannah Shirley in Cropredy; Lived in Cropredy in 1851 census; Occupation: Church Sexton; He was buried 1857 at Cropredy, age 75.

1838 This bundle was taken from a box labelled "Probates etc. received from Mr Arthur Wilson", and pertains to the estate of Edward Shirley of Cropredy, Oxon, and property in Cross Cheaping in the city of Coventry. - ref. CR 580/421 - date: 1838 - 1857 - Warwickshire County Record Office: Messrs. Stockton Sons and Fortescue of Banbury - Client Papers - Coventry

1838 - Copy of the Will of George Shirley of Coventry, watchmaker, by which he left his freehold messuage occupied by Thomas Winn in Cross Cheaping to his father's relation Edward Shirley of Cropredy, 5th October 1838. - ref. CR 580/421/1 - date: 1838 - Warwickshire County Record Office: Messrs. Stockton Sons and Fortescue of Banbury - Client Papers - Coventry

Oxfordshire Probate - Shirley, Edward , parish sexton, Cropredy, 1857, W. Cod. Aff. 105.98; 239/2/31

"...in the will of Edward SHIRLEY, mention is made, after the death of his wife, the sale of "my messuage or tenament malthouse and premises situate in the Cross Cheaping in the City of Coventry and now in the occupation of Thomas Wynn as Lessee"..."

married Sarah Arkell on 30 September 1805 at Shotteswell, Warwickshire; She was of Burton Dasset Warwickshire; She was born about 1784 in Cropredy (age 67 in 1851 census)

children:

3(i). Hannah Arkell Shirley chr 1806 to Edward and Sarah Shirley in Cropredy; Supposedly she married John Robinson of Wicken in 1830.

3(ii). John Shirley chr 1808 to Edward and Sarah Shirley in Cropredy; He was living at Cropredy in 1841 and Bourton Oxfordshire in 1881

married Ann _______

children:

4(i). Sarah Shirley chr 1834 to John and Ann Shirley in Cropredy; She married William French in 1857 at Cropredy (as dau of John Shirley, age 23)

4(ii). Stephen Shirley chr 1836 to John and Ann Shirley in Cropredy

4(iii). William Edward Shirley chr 1841 to John and Ann Shirley in Cropredy

4(iv). Edward Shirley chr 1844 to John and Ann Shirley in Cropredy; He was living at Bourton Oxon in 1881 in his parents' household

4(v). Hannah Shirley chr 1847 to John and Ann Shirley in Cropredy; She married Joseph Williams in 1877 at Cropredy (as dau of John Shirley, age 30)

4(vi). Mary Shirley chr 1848 to John and Sarah (sic) Shirley in Cropredy

4(vii). Elizabeth Shirley chr 1851 to John and Ann Shirley in Cropredy

3(iii). George Shirley chr 1811 to Edward and Sarah Shirley in Cropredy; He was buried at Cropredy 1816, age 5 (drowned)

12. 10.1816. George Shirley 5. Death notice/obituary Cropredy, Oxfordshire inquest: accident [drowned; fell from boat]. Jackson's Oxford Journal, Reference OPI-35374

3(iv). Edward Shirley chr 1815 to Edward and Sarah Shirley in Cropredy

3(v). Sarah Shirley chr 1818 to Edward and Sarah Shirley in Cropredy

3(vi). Elizabeth Shirley chr 1819 to Edward and Sarah Shirley in Cropredy;

3(vii). George Shirley chr 1822 to Edward and Sarah Shirley in Cropredy

3(viii). William Shirley chr 1825 to Edward and Sarah Shirley in Cropredy; He was buried 1826 at Cropredy, age about 1

3(ix). Mary Ann Shirley chr 1828 to Edward and Sarah Shirley in Cropredy; She married (age 20) Thomas Merry in 1847 at Cropredy

2(ii). Sarah Shirley chr 12 July 784 to Edward and Hannah Shirley in Cropredy

2(iii). Ann Shirley chr 30 June 1786 to Edward and Hannah Shirley in Cropredy; She was buried 26 October 1788 at Cropredy

2(iv). William Shirley chr 1787 to Edward and Hannah Shirley in Cropredy; He was buried 1788 at Cropredy, age about 1

2(v). William Shirley chr 1789 to Edward and Hannah Shirley in Cropredy

He likely married Ann Berry and lived in Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire (see this lineage)

2(vi). John Shirley chr 4 April 1792 to Edward and Hannah Shirley in Cropredy; He may be the John Edward Shirley, son of Edward who was buried 21 November 1806 at Cropredy

2(vii). Elizabeth Shirley chr 28 December 1793 to Edward and Hannah Shirley in Cropredy

2(viii). Thomas Shirley chr 17 May 1796 to Edward and Hannah Shirley in Cropredy; He was buried 3 October 1796 at Cropredy, age about 1 ('Tom Edward, son of Edward Shirley)

2(ix). Anne Shirley chr 26 December 1797 to Edward and Hannah Shirley in Cropredy

2(x). Bridget Shirley chr 7 June 1801 to Edward and Hannah Shirley in Cropredy





CROPREDY

1841 Census

John Sherley b 1808 Oxon
Ann Sherley b 1811 Oxon
Sarah Sherley b 1835 Oxon
Stephen Sherley b 1837 Oxon
Mary Sherley b 1839 Oxon
William Sherley b 1841 Oxon

1851 Census

Edward 69 Sexton Cropredy
Sarah 67 wife
Hannah 92 mother ? b Kineton Wks
Sarah 35 granddaughter Cropredy (not clear if Hannah or Sarah)

Baptisms

1580 John to Will and Em
1583 John to ditto
1586 Thomas to ditto
1588 William to ditto
1592 Robert to ditto
1593 George to ditto
1581 Rycharde to Will and Ann
1597 Thomas to Wyllam and Elizabeth (of Great Bourton)
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1600 William to ditto
1612 John to Rycharde and Susan
1614 John to ditto
1628 William to ditto
1659 _____ to William and Mary
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1754 Edward to Edward and Mary (of Fritwell)
1782 Edward to Edward and Hannah
1784 Sarah to ditto
1786 Ann to ditto
1787 Will to ditto
1789 Will to ditto
1792 John to ditto
1793 Elizabeth to ditto
1796 Thomas to ditto
1797 Anne to ditto
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1801 Bridget to ditto
1806 Hannah (Archer?) to Edward and Sarah
1808 John to ditto
1811 George to ditto
1815 Edward to ditto
1818 Sarah to ditto
1819 Elizabeth to ditto
1822 George to ditto
1825 William to ditto
1828 Mary Ann to ditto
1834 Sarah to John and Ann
1836 Stephen to ditto
1841 Will Edward to ditto
1844 Edward to ditto
1847 Hannah to ditto
1851 Elizabeth to ditto
1848 Mary to John and Sarah
1852 David to George and Sarah (of Little Bourton)
1855 Sarah to ditto

Marriages

1579 William to Em Cherry
1596 William m. Joane ____
1599 Eliz. m. Robert Wickam
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1607 Richard Shurley m. Susanna Milner
1617 John Shurleye m. Joan Robbins
1697 Dorcas m. Embra Camel
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1751 Edward to Mary Wilkinson
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1818 Ann to William Jones
1830 Hannah to John Robinson
1847 Mary (20) to Thomas Merry (28)
1851 Elizabeth (dau of Edward) to John Lambert
1857 Sarah (23, dau of John) to William French
1863 Sarah (48, dau of Edward) to Geoge Judd (24)
1877 Hannah (30, dau of John) to Joseph Williams
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1900 Will Albert (32, son of Will) to Elizabeth McGillaway

Shirleys as witnesses to marriages
1808 Edward (as church sexton)
1813 ditto
1818 Edward and Hannah (twice)
1818 Edward
1819 Edward
1823 Bridget (twice)
1847 Edward
1857 Stephen and Mary
1877 John George and Mary
1895 Stephen and Phoebe
1896 Vincent
1900 John and Ann Eliza
1904 Will Albert
1912 Will John

Burials

1580 John
1595 Em
1587 John
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1602 John
1606 Joane
1610 Marye
1613 John (child)
1618 Joane
1634 John
1642 Richard
1650 Jane
1659 Susan dau of Will
1660 John
1665 Susannah
1677 Mary widow of Will
1695 Will
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1788 William son of Edward
1791 Edward son of Edward
1796 Tom Edward son of Edward
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1806 John Edward son of Edward
1807 Mary widow of Edward
1816 George (age 5, drowned)
1826 Will (infant)
1827 Edward (age 78)
1852 Hannah (age 93)
1857 Edward (age 75)

   


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