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Pedigree of John Shirley of Great Wolford, Warwickshire, England

William Shirley of [Great] Wolford Parish, Warwickshire, England

married Sarah _______

children:

1(i). Hannah Shirley chr. 11 Jul 1784 Wolford Parish, Warwickshire, Eng.; apparently unmarried; buried at Wolford 11 Jan 1867, age 82

1(ii). Richard Shirley chr. 05 Dec 1790 Wolford Parish, Warwickshire, Eng. buried at Wolford 29 Dec 1871, age 81

1(iii). John Shirley born Jan. 26, 1789 (tombstone); chr 1 Feb 1789 at Great Wolford parish, Warwickshire, England; Was "of Great Woolford, Warwickshire, England" at the time of his marriage in 1821; occupation: wheelwright; came to New York in 1826 and resided in Utica, Oneida Co NY; moved to Western NY in 1841; died May 12, 1868 at the age of 80; buried Westernville Presbyterian Cemetery, Oneida County, New York

This family appears to have died out in the male Shirley line

married Ann Grimmett in 17 April 1821 at Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, England. She was of Hook Norton - source: Oxfordshire Archdeacon’s Marriage Bond. She died 4 March 1882 in Whitesboro NY at the age of 80; buried Westernville Presbyterian Cemetery, Oneida County, New York

Rome NY Roman Citizen 10 March 1882 - Obituary. SHIRLEY - In Whitesboro March 4 1882. Mrs Ann Shirley, relict of John Shirley and mother of William Shirley of Whitesboro in her 80th year.

children:

2(i). Hannah Shirley christened 7 April 1822 at at Wesleyan, Chipping Norton, Oxford, England; She was living in the household of Eli Savage in the 1850 Oneida Co Census

2(ii). William Shirley born 26 Dec 1824; christened 18 January 1825 at Wesleyan, Chipping Norton, Oxford, England; He lived at Kirkland, Oneida Co NY in 1860 census; occupation: builder and mason. Died 1880


Grandview Cemetery, Whitesboro, Oneida Co NY

married Laura Ann Crandall June 17 1848; she was born in the town of Westmoreland Sept 21 1820.

Utica NY Herald Dispatch 1909 -Obituary. Mrs Laura A. Shirley. At the home of her son John Shirley 37 York Street on Saturday occurred the death of laura A widow of William Shirley of Whitesboro. She had been ill for the past two months and eath resulted fore from the infirmity fo age. Her maiden name was Laura Ann Crandall and she was born in the town of Westmoreland Sept 21 1820 ?(30). June 17 1848 she was married to William Shirley and until 1863 remained at Clark Mills. At that time she moved to Whitesboro where her husband was a prominent builder for many years. She came to Utica about four years ago and had since resided here. Before coming to Utica when her health permitted she has attended Beth[ ] church. Besides the son with whom she resided she is survived by a daughter Mrs Wm T. Finnegan and brother Jason S. Crandall all of this city. She is also survived by a grandson Wallace W. Shirley of New York and a grandaughter Mrs C. M. L[ ] of Chicago and several nephews and nieces who reside in this vicinity.

children

3(i). John P Shirley born about 1849 NY; living Whitesboro, Oneida Co in 1880 census; living at Utica City, Oneida Co NY in 1900 census. Died 1923. Buried at Grandview Cemetery, Whitesboro, Oneida Co NY.

married Alice E. Shear

children:

4(i). Wallace William Shirley born January 1872; living with parents in 1900 census; he was 37 at the time of his marriage. Lived in Manhattan, Ward 12, in 1910 census. Living Westchester Co in 1920 census.

married Eva C. Ashton on 10 July 1909 at Utica Oneida Co NY; She was 45 at the time of marriage; She was the daughter of Gus George and Eva Knapp

children:

Apparently none (1910, 1920 census)

3(ii). Arthur H Shirley born about 1851 NY; living with parents in 1870 census, age 19; Died 1878.

3(iii). Adaline E Shirley born about 1858 NY; living with parents in 1880 census, age 21. Died 1913.

2(iii). Sarah Shirley christened 6 August 1823 at Wesleyan, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England married J. P. Savage

2(iv). John Parson Shirley born 4 November 1826; christened 29 November 1826 at Wesleyan, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England; A John R. Shirley, clothing merchant age 43 (b 1817 England) is listed in the Utica, Oneida Co NY census in 1860. Single. He is b 1814 England with wife Emily and dau Alinora/Alvira age 20 in the 1870 Utica census.

2(v). Thomas Shirley christened 29 October 1828 at Wesleyan, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England. Must have died as an infant.

2(vi). Elizabeth Shirley married S. W. Savage

2(vii). Thomas A. Shirley born February 23, 1833 in Steuben, Oneida County, New York, USA; died May 21, 1914 buried Westernville Presbyterian Cemetery, Oneida County, New York

SHIRLEY, THOMAS A., was born in Steuben, Oneida county, February 23, 1833, a son of John and Ann (Grimmit) Shirley, natives of Warwickshire, England, who came to America in 1826 and located in Utica, where the father, who was a wheelwright, worked at his trade, also in Steuben, for several years, later engaged in farming, and in 1841 removed to Western and worked at his trade up to his death, which occurred in 1868, aged eighty years. His children were Hannah, William, Sarah (Mrs. J. P. Savage), John, Elizabeth (who married S. W. Savage), Thomas A., Jennie, and Mary (Mrs. James Smith). Thomas A. was reared in Western from eight years of age, and since attaining his majority has been engaged principally in farming, though for thirteen years followed boating on the Black River and Erie Canal. December 27, 1855, he married Sarah, daughter of William and Sarah (Rowbotham) Pillmore, of Western, and has four children living: Eliza (Mrs. E. S. Grower), Jennie (Mrs. F. J. Grower), Lucia and Fred. Mr. Shirley is a member of the M.E. church, has been justice of the peace of Western four years, and politically is a Republican. (p. 110-111) Our County and Its People, Part III: Family Sketches by Daniel E. Wager. (The Boston History Company, 1896.)

married Sarah Pillmore on December 27, 1855 daughter of William and Sarah (Rowbotham) Pillmore, of Western NY; She was born May 7, 1832, died Aug. 24, 1900 buried Westernville Presbyterian Cemetery, Oneida County, New York

children:

3(i). Eliza Shirley born about 1857; married E. S. Grower

3(ii). Jennie Shirley born about 1860; married F. J. Grower

3(iii). Julia Shirley born about 1864 died Apr. 2, 1880, age 15. Buried Westernville Cemetery, Oneida Co NY

3(iii). Lucia Shirley born about 1866

3(iv). Fred Shirley born 1868; living in Western Township NY in 1900; died 1918 buried Westernville Presbyterian Cemetery, Oneida County, New York. His father Thomas was living with Fred and Frances in 1910.

married Frances ______ about 1893.

children:

apparently none (1900, 1910 census)

2(viii). Jennie Shirley

2(ix). Mary Shirley born about 1840 in New York. She married. James Smith

 

 


Wolford Parish, Warwickshire

A Thomas Shirley and Parsons Shirley are listed as farmers in Little Wolford, Great Wolford Parish Warwickshire in an 1850 trade directory. Parsons Shirley died 23 Feb 1859 at Wolford, age 64 (b 1795). Parsons Shirley (age 54) is listed in the 1851 Little Wolford census as "brother" of Thomas Shirley (age 63) and Hannah Shirley a "sister" (age 65) (note: A Parsons Shirley was chr Feb 14 1808 to Richard and Hannah Shirley at Feckenham Worcestershire England). William Shirley (age 69, b abt 1782) with wife Ann (age 71) and dau Sarah (age 42) are living in "Little Woolford' in 1851 census. Thomas Shirley age 58, b abt 1793 head of household in 1851 Wolford census.

Monumental Inscriptions at Great Wolford parish church: Hannah Shirley, Parsions Shirley, Parsons Shirley, Richard Shirley, Sarah Shirley, Thomas Shirley, William Shirley

Christenings, marriages and burials at Wolford

11 Sep 1631 William Shirley chr to William Shirley
1 Sep 1633 Anna Shirley chr to William Shirley
17 May 1635 Robert Shirley chr to William and Catherine Shirley
9 Dec 1669 Katherina Sherly chr to Thomas Sherly and Joanna
20 Jun 1704 Parsons Shirley chr to Edward and Elizabeth Shirley
3 Jun 1713 Katharina Shirley chr to Edward and Elizabeth Shirly
14 Apr 1750 Elizabeth Shirley chr to Parsons and Sarah Shirley (burial 1758)
26 Jan 1752 Mary Shirley chr to Parsons and Sarah Shirley
5 Oct 1753 William Shirley chr to Parsons and Sarah Shirley
16 May 1755 Richard Shirley chr to Parsons and Sarah Shirley
12 May 1756 Edward Shirley chr to Parsons and Sarah Shirley
12 May 1758 Thomas Shirley chr to Parsons and Sarah Shirley
23 Dec 1760 Sarah Shirley chr to Parsons and Sarah Shirley
15 Jun 1777 Elizabeth Shirley chr to Elizabeth Shirley
23 Sep 1781 Richard Shirley chr to Elizabeth Shirley
13 Jan 1782 William Shirley chr to William and Hannah Shirley
20 Feb 1783 Sarah Shirley chr to William and Hannah Shirley
11 Jul 1784 Hannah Shirley chr to William and Sarah Shirley [another says Wm and Hannah]
20 Nov 1785 Ann Shirly chr to William and Hannah Shirley
14 Oct 1787 Thomas Shirley chr to William and Hannah Shirley
01 Feb 1789 John Shirley chr to William and Sarah Shirley
05 Dec 1790 Richard Shirley chr to William and Sarah Shirley
19 May 1793 James Shirley chr to William and Hannah Shirley
7 Dec 1794 Parsons Shirley chr to William and Hannah Shirley
14 Oct 1807 Sarah Shirley chr to William and Anne Shirley
18 Oct 1807 Mary Shirley chr to Thomas and Sarah Shirley

26 Dec 1703 Edward Shirly married Elizabeth Parsons
24 Oct 1714 Edward Shirley married Eliz. Randal
7 Jan 1765 Hannah Shirley married Richard Garner
12 Dec 1770 Mary Shirley married Richard Hall
22 Feb 1778 Elizabeth Shirley married Robert Phillpot (or 2 Feb)
12 Nov 1799 Sarah Shirley married Richard Anchor
16 Dec 1806 Ann Shirley married Wm. Fletcher
1807 Jan 6 William Shirley (b abt 1782) married Ann Smith

4 Apr 1731 Edward Shirley buried
23 Jan 1742 Elizabeth Sherley buried
5 Jul 1755 Richard Shirley buried
1758 Elizabeth Shirley buried (chr 1750)
20 Nov 1763 Sarah Shirley buried, wife of Parsons Shirley
11 Aug 1776 Parsons Shirley buried
25 Jan 1797 Hannah Shirley buried
30 Aug 1825 Thomas Shirley buried age 68 (b abt 1757)
28 Feb 1837 William Shirley buried age 84 (b abt 1753)
23 Feb 1859 Parsons Shirley buried age 64 (b abt 1795)
27 Nov 1867 Thomas Shirley buried age 80 (b abt 1787)
11 Jan 1867 Hannah Shirley buried age 82 (b abt 1785)
29 Dec 1871 Richard Sherley buried age 81 (b abt 1790)

1. Edward Shirley of Blockley Warwickshire; he died about 1731

1731 Edward Shirley of Blckley, adm granted to Parsons Shirley his son and Eliz his widow -Wills in the Register of the Bishop of Worcester

married 1) Elizabeth Parsons 26 Dec 1703 at Wolford Parish Warwickshire.

married 2) Elizabeth Randal on 24 Oct 1714 at Wolford Parish Warwickshire (parish register). She died about 1743 at Wolford Parish

1743 Eliz. Shirley of Walford, will proved by Parsons Shirley, her son -Wills in the Register of the Bishop of Worcester

children:

2(i). Parsons Shirley of Wolford Parish Warwickshire. chr 20 Jun 1703; He was buried 11 Aug 1776 at Wolford.

1779 Parsons Shirley of Wolford -Wills in the Register of the Bishop of Worcester

married Sarah Bell on 1 May 1749 at St Mary, Warwick, Warwickshire (parish register). She was buried at Wolford 20 Nov 1763 (parish register)

children:

3(i). Elizabeth Shirley chr 14 Apr 1750 at Wolford Parish; she was buried 1758.

3(ii). Mary Shirley chr 26 Jan 1752 at Wolford Parish

3(iii). William Shirley chr 5 Oct 1753 at St Michael's Stafford, Staffordshire.

3(iv). Richard Shirley chr 16 May 1755 at Wolford Parish. May have died as an infant buried 5 Jul 1755 at Wolford.

3(v). Edward Shirley chr 12 May 1756 at Wolford Parish.

3(vi). Thomas Shirley chr 12 May 1758 at Wolford Parish. He was buried 30 Aug 1825 at Wolford Parish

3(vii). Sarah Shirley chr 23 Dec 1760 at Wolford Parish.

2(ii). Katharina Shirley chr 3 Jun 1713 at Wolford Warw.

1803 Mar 15 Old Stratford Settlement papers. Parish of Settlement = Little Wolford, Parish of arrival = Old Stratford, Name = Richard Shirley, Family = Hannah, Document = Removal - Stratford on Avon Archives BRT9/189/82 (note: Parish of settlement in this case Little Wolford, was the place of birth that was required to take the settlers back if they became a burden on the 'parish of arrival', in this case Old Stratford)

Christened at Holy Trinity, Stratford On Avon

08 APR 1803 Hannah Shirley to Richard and Hannah Shirley
13 JUL 1817 Edward Shirley to William and Ann Shirley
01 APR 1821 Susannah Shirley to William and Ann Shirley
19 JAN 1823 Mary Shirley to John and Charlotte Shirley
06 APR 1823 Mary Shirley to William and Ann Shirley
04 MAR 1825 Sarah Shirley to William and Ann Shirley
29 OCT 1826 George Shirley to John and Charlotte Shirley
15 OCT 1828 George Shirley to William and Ann Shirley
22 APR 1832 William Shirley to William and Ann Shirley

Married at Holy Trinity, Stratford on Avon

28 FEB 1803 Richard Shirley, of Halford batchelor married Hannah Baylis of this parish by banns; Wit Edw Lomas, Wm Edmonds
14 MAY 1817 William Shirley married Ann Berry

(Note: Richard and Hannah Shirley are likely those found in church records during the period at Redditch Chapel, Worcestershire and Feckenham Worc, the two being nearby parishes)

January 1804 Draft release by William Shirley, Moreton-in-Marsh, butcher and Elizabeth his wife (one of 4 daughters and co-heiresses of William Leadbeter late of Moreton, innholder) to William Shepherd, Great Wolford, Warks., yeoman (mortgagee of whole premises by deeds 26 & 27 November 1802) of quarter share of Equity of Redemption in the White Hart Inn, premises and outbuildings in Moreton-in-Marsh. - Shakespeare Archives ER 13/13/2 12

1843 Epiphany Sessions Brief for prosecution in Regina (Thomas Shirley, Little Wolford, farmer) v. George Green for theft of bread and cheese.- Shakespeare Archives ER10/2/429

1846 Wolford, Little: Shirley's Farm: plans, elevation and section for the proposed new farm buildings by Thomas Johnson, architect of Lichfield, May and September 1846. Scale: 8 feet to 1 inch. - Warwickshire Record Office CR 1635/422/1-3

17 April 1848 Thomas Green, died at Little Wolford by Visitation of God. Depositions: Richard Hall, Little Wolford, labourer; Dinah Marriott, nurse; Thomas Shirley, Little Wolford, farmer; William Smiles, Shipston-on-Stour, surgeon. - Shakespeare Archives ER10/5/376

13 Oct 1855 Stretton-on-Fosse marriage record. William Shirley, laborer, age 23, son of William Shirley, laborer, married Susannah Johnson, 21, of Wolford, dau of Thomas Johnson, tailor.

1865 Little Wolford Poll Book - Thomas Shirley

St Michael's, Stafford, England

5 Oct 1753 William Shirley chr to Parsons and Sarah Shirley

Note: A Parson Shirley also appears in Feckenham Worc and Redditch Chapel Worc records (wife Hannah).

 

   


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