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Shirleys of Brays Green, Little Missenden Parish
Buckinghamshire

DNA Haplotype of a Descendant is R1b1

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Most of the following pedigree comes from Brian Shirley and was last updated July 2013. A connection to the ancient Shirleys of Ludgershall is claimed by descendants but more evidence is needed to confirm.
Should some of the following birth dates be christening dates, and death dates burial dates?

John Shirley chr Feb 24, 1696 died Dec 15, 1761 Ludgershall,  (is he the correct John Shirley who m. Eliz Hale?)

married Elizabeth Hale on 22 February 1731 at Little Missenden, Bucks. She was b. April 8, 1702 Chartridge, Chesham, She died Oct 25, 1763;

child:

1(i). John Shirley born June 8, 1732 Bellingdon, Chesham d. Mar 18, 1789

married Rebecca King b. June 26, 1736 Chesham d. Nov 14, 1786

children:

1(ii). Lydia Shirley born 9 Aug 1772, chr as an adult 10 may 1818 at the High Street Independent Church of Chesham Bucks

1(i). John Shirley born Jan 14, 1760 Brays Green, Hyde Heath d. Nov 24, 1796, buried age 35 at Little Missenden, Bucks.

married Susannah Aldey 6 Nov 1786 at Chetwode Parish, Bucks; She was b. July 20, 1767 Chetwode d. Aug 15, 1810, buried at Little Missenden Bucks

children:

2(i). Mary Shirley born Jan 20, 1788 Brays Green, Hyde Heath m. James Jeffkins

2(ii). James Shirley born Sept 25, 1791 d. Jan 6 1870 Brays Green, Hyde Heath, Little Missenden. 

married Jemima How on 10 Nov 1814 at Little Missenden Parish, Bucks; She was b. Nov 5, 1786 d. May 10, 1852

children:

3(i). James Shirley born Oct 1, 1815 Brays Green. Hyde Heath,

3(ii). John Shirley born Nov 18, 1816 Brays Green, Hyde Heath d. April 15, 1887  CHANGE: chr 5 Oct 1817

married Mary Tapping b. 1822 Little Missenden d. 15 Jun 1876

children:

4(i). George Shirley born Sept 12, 1841 Brays Green, Hyde Heath d. July 31, 1907

married Sarah Ann Payne b. 1841 Brays Green, Hyde Heath

children:

5(i). Ellen Payne Shirley born 9 Mar 1859, Brays Green Hyde Heath; died 1872

5(i). John Shirley born April 4, 1860 Brays Green, Hyde Heath

5(ii). Edmond Shirley born July 12, 1863 Brays Green, Hyde Heath (lineage added by editor)

married Agnes White

5(iii). Isabella Shirley born May 4, 1864 Brays Green, Hyde Heath m. William James Brown CHANGE: she was born 1862

5(iv). Jane Shirley born July 28, 1866 Brays Green, Hyde Heath

6(i). Ethel Shirley b 18 Apr 1885; died 20 Dec 1890 (Illegitimate?)

5(v). Amelia Shirley born Mar 6, 1873 Brays Green, Hyde Heath m. James Barker CHANGE: she was born 1889

5(vi). Roseanna Shirley born Sept 6, 1874 Brays Green, Hyde Heath m. Fred Clark CHANGE: she was born 1873

5(vii). Thomas Albert Shirley born Oct 6, 1876 Brays Green, Hyde Heath

5(viii). Mary Shirley born May 2, 1878 Brays Green, Hyde Heath

5(ix). Alice Shirley born May 15, 1880 Brays Green, Hyde Heath CHANGE: b 6 June 1880

5(x). Fred Shirley born Jan 10, 1883 Brays Green, Hyde Heath d. July 2, 1883

5(xi). Ellen Shirley born Aug 1, 1888 Brays Green, Hyde Heath  m. Edwin Dwight CHANGE: b 1887

4(ii). James Shirley born Jan 7, 1844 Brays Green, Hyde Heath

married Elizabeth Nash b. June 3, 1843 Little Missenden

children:

5(i). Kate Shirley born Nov 8, 1863 Little Missenden

5(ii). Ellen Shirley born Dec 25, 1865 Little Missenden 

5(iii). Jane Shirley born Feb 28, 1868 Little Missenden

5(iv). James Shirley born 1872 Great Marlow

5(v). John Henry Shirley born 1872 Great Marlow

5(vi). Charles Shirley born 1878 Wycombe

5(vii). Harriet Emily Shirley born 1880 Wooburn

5(viii). Emily Shirley born 1882 (is she the same as Harriet Emily Shirley?)

5(viii). Ernest Shirley born 1891 Wooburn

4(iii). Ann Shirley born June 7, 1846 d. __ m. Jesse Parsons

4(iv). Jane Shirley born 1848 CHANGE: either removed or not shown on current submitted pedigree

4(v). Henry Shirley born Mar 2, 1849 Brays Green, Hyde Heath

married Catherine Parsons. She was born 1835

children:

5(i). William Shirley born April 2, 1879 Brays Green, Hyde Heath

married Margaret Sarah Dean of Wycombe Heath born 1881

5(ii). Lizzie Shirley born May 15, 1884 Brays Green, Hyde Heath CHANGE: either removed or not shown on current submitted pedigree

4(vi). Emma Shirley born May 30, 1851

4(vii). Elizabeth Shirley born Jan 13, 1856

4(viii). Sarah Shirley born April 22, 1860

4(ix). William Shirley born Sept 10, 1864

3(iii). George Shirley born Nov 20, 1822 Brays Green, Hyde Heath d. May 21, 1837

3(iv). Sophia Shirley born 1823 Brays Green, Hyde Heath m. William Bridges

3(v). Joseph Shirley born Nov 20, 1822 Brays Green, Hyde Heath CHANGE: b 23 May 1824

3(vi). Moses Shirley born July 15, 1827 Brays Green, Hyde Heath d. April 10, 1911 in Amersham Bucks.

married Sarah Saunders on 3 Feb 1856 at Little Missenden parish, Bucks; She was b. Jan 17, 1833 Bellingdon, Chesham d. Mar 19, 1929

children:

4(i). George Shirley born1853 Brays Green, Hyde Heath d. Jan 4, 1872

4(ii). Charles Shirley born April 2, 1856 Brays Green, Hyde Heath d. June 19th, 1948


Charles Shirley
Photo from Brian Shirley

married Ellen Hannell b 16 Aug 1875; d 27 Mar 1958

children:

5(i). Major Edward Charles Shirley born July 25, 1893 Little Kingshill d. May 26, 1942,

married Mary Precilla Godfrey b 27 Jul 1883 d 25 Jun 1943

children:

6(i). George Frederick Charles Shirley born April 20, 1920 Fordham, Cambridge d. Aug 26, 1944 (Lancaster Bomber over Hamburg Germany)

5(ii). Edith Shirley born Aug 18, 1895 d 10 May 1980; married 1) Hubert Victor Willoughby b 1898 d 1972, 2) Bert Garrett b 1893 d 1948

5(iii). William George Shirley born Sept 10, 1896 Brays Green, Hyde Heath  d. June 25, 1961 Ancestor of DNA Kit #32829


William George Shirley
Photo from Brian Shirley

married Violet Mary Slatter b 24 Mar 1902 d 1 Sep 1971

children:

6(i). Reginald George Shirley born Feb 14, 1928 Watford, Hertfordshire d. June 3, 2002

6(ii). Peter Alan Shirley born Jan  16, 1936 Great Missenden d. Aug 29, 1983

5(iv). Henry Cyril Shirley born April 10, 1901 Brays Green, Hyde Heath d. Dec 28, 1918

5(v). Roland John Shirley born Sept 2,1902 Brays Green, Hyde Heath d. Feb 16th 1974

married Ivy Emma Chapman b 18 Oct 1907 d 22 Nov 1978

children

6(i). Michael John Shirley b 7 June 1933

6(ii). Sylvia Ann Shirley b 23 Dec 1934

5(vi). Frank Shirley born May 18, 1905 Brays Green d 22 Aug 1985

married Jane Ann Baxter 22 Nov 1898 d 23 Dec 1969

children:

6(i). Charles Donald Baxter Shirley b 10 Aug 1928, married and had children

6(ii). Patricia Shirley b 11 Aug 1929 d 23 Dec 1969

5(vii). James (Roland, Slippy Jim) Shirley b 15 Mar 1907 d 26 Se 1963

married Catherine May Francis b 19 May1915 d 16 July 1996

children:

6(i). Kathleen Margaret Shirley b 20 Jun 1936 d 2002

6(ii). Madeline May Shirley b 25 July 1937

6(iii). Joyce Pamela Olive Shirley b 25 Nov 1938

6(iv). Rosemary Joan Shirley b 11 Jan 1945

6(v). June Marion Shirley b 2 Jun 1949

5(viii). Harold Shirley born Sept 29, 1908 ADD: d 13 Nov 1982

married Jessie Esther Matthews b 23 Nov 1909 d 8 Dec 1998

children:

6(i). Daphne Joy Shirley b 21 Nov 1934

6(ii). Angela Margaret Shirley b 25 Mar 1944

5(ix). Kathleen Ellen Shirley born Feb 5, 1914 m. Stanley Dennis (Jimmy) Ringsell; he was born 1915 d 1979

4(iii). Ada Edith Shirley born Sept 15, 1857 Brays Green Hyde Heath; married Robert Holloway b 1855

4(iv). Thomas Shirley born Feb 2, 1862 Brays Green Hyde Heath d. Jan 11, 1864

4(v). James Shirley born July 17, 1864 Brays Green Hyde Heath d.___ 

married Minnie Keen b 1872

children:

5(i). James Shirley born May 18, 1890 Brays Green d 1961

5(ii). Amy Shirley born Feb 21, 1892 Brays Green d 1933

5(iii). Alice Shirley b 26 Mar 1893; she married William Albert Lawton b 1895

5(iv). Frederick Shirley born 1895 Brays Green d. May 15, 1918

5(v). John Shirley born Nov13, 1896 Brays Green

5(vi). Arthur Sydney Shirley b 13 Jan 1905; died 26 Dec 1972

married Florence May Pearce b 1903 died 1956

children:

6(i). Beryl Jean Shirley b 10 Jul 1929 d 30 Dec 1992; married Ronald Sturman b 1928

4(vi). Eleanor Shirley born Sept 20, 1868 Brays Green Hyde Heath d. __, m. George Sibley ; he was b 1867

4(vii). Alice Shirley born Dec 20, 1870 Brays Green Hyde Heath d. May 15, 1940 m.William Birch; he was b 1868 d 6 Nov 1934

4(viii). Jemimah Shirley born Sept 19, 1873 Brays Green Hyde Heath d. __ m. Samuel Carter; he was b 1873

4(ix). Lillian Shirley born April 1, 1876 Brays Green Hyde Heath d. __ m. Thomas Edmunds ; he was b 1864

3(vii). Daniel  Shirley chr Nov 15, 1824 Brays Green, Hyde Heath d. Mar 1, 1893

married Mary Butler b. 1834 Little Missenden d. Aug 2, 1866

children:

4(i). Martha Shirley born Mar 26, 1854 Brays Green, Hyde Heath

4(ii). Charles Shirley born Jan 18, 1856 Brays Green, Hyde Heath d. Nov 5, 1858

4(iii). Ellen Shirley born May 12, 1857 Brays Green, Hyde Heath d. May 31. 1873

4(iv). Joseph Shirley born April 10, 1859 Brays Green, Hyde Heath

4(v). Fredrick Shirley born Feb 2, 1863 Brays Green, Hyde Heath  d. Feb 13, 1863

4(vi). Jonathon Shirley born Sept 13, 1865 Brays Green  Hyde Heath d. Sept 21, 1865

3(viii). Henry Shirley chr April 8, 1832 Brays Green, Hyde Heath d. ___,

married Mary Ann Palmer in 1852 in Chesham Bucks, She was born 1833 Bovingdon, Herts.

children:

4(i). Mary Ann Shirley born 1868 Chesham

4(ii). Lucy Shirley born 1871 Chesham

4(iii). Alfred Shirley born 1874 Chesham

2(iii). Elizabeth Shirley chr Feb 15, 1795 Brays Green, Hyde Heath


Little Missenden Church, Buckingham
Final resting place for many Shirleys from 1761 to date for this branch

 

 

Brian Shirley
Brian is the grandson of William George Shirley

From Betty Shirley

I had the pleasure of staying with Brian and his wife, Janet. They have a lovely home in the Dorset area of England.  My thanks to them for taking the time to show me around that area and visit former properties of the Shirleys, the Parish Churches and the final resting places of several Shirleys.

   


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