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Pedigree of Ferrers Shirley of Berkshire, who earlier researchers tried to connect to a Henry Shirley (?) This may be wrong

Ferrers Shirley born about 1709, In 1742, He transferred his family's residence from St Lawrence Reading to Hurst, Berkshire. They lived Sonning, Berks Co. He died prior to 1782 when his wife Elizabeth was buried as a widow.

1742 SETTLEMENTS- Hurst, Sept 24, 1742 Ferrers Shirley and wife Elizabeth from St. Lawrence Reading (also mentions son Thomas).

married Elizabeth (aka Anne?) _______. She was named as Anne in son Henry's christenng, but Elizabeth at all other times. She was buried at Sonning on 19 March 1782, then a widow Parish records indicate a later burial of an Elizabeth Shirley, widow.

children:

1(i). Thomas Shirley christening date unknown. He was listed as a cooper doing business on Water Lane Tower Street London from 1765 through 1784. He was mentioned in the 1742 Settlement. His PCC will mentions his sister Mary Wiggins and Jane Parker

1784 PCC will of Thomas Shirley, Cooper of Water Lane London. Appoint friends Francis Rolls of Tower Street London, cooper and Thomas Hudson of Wark Saw?, parker executors. Give to my siters Eliabeth Shirley, Lucy Cooke, Jane Parker and Mary Wiggin my brothers in law _____Parker and Mathew Wiggin and my friend David ?Garobs of Cannon St ?Werihant, William ?Garobs of [ ] St, broker and Richard ?Santory of [ ] and to each of them one guinea....One hundred thirty pounds in trust for my son Ferrers Thomas Shirley during his minority. To my wife Mary Shirley all the residue of my estate. My son is to be taken into copartnership with my wife until he shall arrive at the age of twenty one <s> Thomas Shirley. Wit: Robert Campion Junr, N. Andrews Lime Street.

married Mary _______

1794 Directory of London and Westminster, & Borough of Southwark.

Shirley Mary, Cooper, 13, Water-lane, Tower-street

children:

2(i). Ferrers Thomas Shirley named in his father's PCC will. Underage in 1784.

A Ferrers Shirley was buried at Barking Essex in 1792

1(ii). Lucy Shirley chr Jan 1744 at Hurst Berkshire to Ferrers and Elizabeth Shirley. Named in her brother's 1784 PCC Will. Married _____ Cooke.

1(iii). Elizabeth Shirley chr Aug 5, 1747 at Sonning to Ferrers and Elizabeth Shirley. She married Edward Bullock 1785 at Sonning. Her brother Henry Shirley was a witness.

1(iv). Jane Shirley chr Feb 8, 1751 at Sonning Berkshire to Ferrers and Elizabeth Shirley. She married John Parker 1773 at Sonning. Mentioned in her brother Thomas Shirley's 1784 PCC will.

1(v). Mary Shirley chr Jan 1, 1753 at Sonning Berkshire to Ferrers and Elizabeth Shirley. She married Mathew Wiggins on 5 May 1773 at Sonning Berkshire. Mentioned in her brother Thomas Shirley's 1784 PCC will.

1(vi). Henry Shirley chr June 7, 1749 at Sonning Berkshire to Ferrers and "Anne" Shirley. He was buried 2 December 1789 at Waltham St. Lawrence, Berks

married Ann Winch on 2 February 1770 at Waltham St Lawrence Berkshire. She was buried on 5 November 1779 at Waltham St Lawrence.

children

2(i). Sarah Shirley hcr 8 September 1771 at Waltham St Lawrence Berkshire; She married John North 31 March 1794 at Waltham St Lawrence Berkshire

2(ii). Giles Wade Shirley chr 7 November 1779 at Waltham St Lawrence Berkshire to Henry and Ann Shirley. He lived at St Mary Lambeth Surrey in 1841 census, age 61 and at Waltham St Lawrence in the 1851 census, age 70. He appears to have died in 1855 at Lambeth. Surrey

married Mary Platford on 2 September 1822 at St Saviour Southwark Surrey..

2(iii). Henry Shirley chr 21 November 1773 at Waltham St Lawrence Berkshire

married ____.

children [Editor: This genealogy was obviously built by researching and connecting families back in time. The following link to the above Henry Shirley, however, is somewhat worrisome since another different Shirley family arises from Chesham Bucks]

3(i). James Shirley - He died 1850 They lived Holloway, Bucks. Co. and Maidenhead Berkshire

married Martha Barnes on Oct 22, 1837 at Chesham, Buckinghamshire.

children

4(i). John Shirley born about 1817

4(ii). Elizabeth Shirley born about 1820

4(iii). Richard Shirley born about 1821

4(iv). Ann Shirley born about 1823 d. 1843

4(v). Harriet Shirley born about 1825

4(vi). Henry Shirley born about 1827, He lived at Bray Parish, Berkshire in 1871 census, age 44 (born Hurley Berkshire, maybe this is Hurst?)

married Rosina Collins, age 39 in 1871 census, born Waltham Berkshire

children

5(i). Elizabeth Ann Shirley born about 1851

5(ii). Caroline Shirley born about 1853

5(iii). Rosina Shirley born about 1855 d. 1856

5(iv). James Shirley born about 1857 at Bray Berkshire, age 13 in 1871

married _____.

children

6(i). Alice Shirley

6(ii). James Shirley

6(iii). Elizabeth Shirley

6(iv). Douglas Shirley born about 1897 d. 1950

m. _____

children

7(i). James Shirley

7(ii). Clive Shirley

6(v). Charlotte Shirley

6(vi). Mable Shirley

5(v). Henry Shirley born about 1860 at Bray Berkshire, age 11 in 1871 census

5(vi). Thomas Shirley born about 1862 at Bray Berkshire, age 9 in 1871 census. He was a farm laborer, living with Biggs family at Cottage adjoins church Clewer, Berks in 1881 census. They lived Oakley Green, Berks. Co.

married _____.

children

6(i). Dodger Shirley

6(ii). Albert Shirley

6(iii). Caroline Shirley

6(iv). Dolly Shirley

6(v). Elsie Shirley

6(vi). Alfred Shirley

6(vii). James Shirley

5(vii). Harriet Shirley born about 1864 at Bray Berkshire, age 7 in 1871 census

5(viii). Mary Ann Shirley born about 1867 at Bray Berkshire, age 4 in 1871 census

5(ix). William Shirley born about 1870 at Bray Berkshire, age 1 in 1871 census. They lived New Windsor, Berkshire

married Rose Buckett 1897.

children

6(i). William Shirley

married Mary ______

6(ii). George Shirley

6(iii). Charles Shirley

6(iv). Henry Shirley born about 1898, d. 1959,

(PARENTS OF HENRY WHO SENT INFO FOR THIS GENEALOGY)

married Mona ________

6(v). Rose Shirley

6(vi). Thomas Shirley chr 3 May 1908 at Clewer Berkshire

6(vii). Elizabeth Shirley

6(viii). Ann Dorothy Shirley chr 10 June 1906 at Clewer Berkshire

5(x). John Shirley born about 1874

5(xi). George Fredrick Shirley born about 1875; He lived at Clewer Berkshire in 1911 census

5(xii). Rosina Shirley born about 1878

4(vii). Thomas Shirley born about 1831

4(viii). Esther Shirley born about 1836

4(ix). Caroline Shirley born about 1841


PARENTS OF FERRERS SHIRLEY

1737 Apprentice: Shirley, Ferrers son of Lucy of Reading Berks widow, to Edward Cole of Reading upholsterer.

1. According to Berkshire apprentice records, Ferrers' mother is Lucy, they lived in Reading, and she was widowed by 1737. Here are two Berkshire marriages that seem to fit

22 Dec 1715 Mr Thomas Shirley of Purley parish married Mrs Lucy Simson of Purley parish, both of St Lawrence, Reading (The Purley St Mary parish marriage mention is found in Philmore. Purley-on-Thames is just outside Reading)

May 3, 1747 Lucy Shirley married William Kippens of Hungerford at St. Mary's Parish Is she remarrying after death of Thomas Shirley? They had a dau Lucy Kippens baptized in 1755 St Mary Reading

2. These Berkshire burials seem to fit also

May 21, 1736 Thomas Shirley burial at Reading BerkshireThis fits the apprentice record perfectly

May 1, 1763 Lucy Shirley Kippens burial at Reading Berkshire (husband buried May 28, 1762) OK, so the mother of Ferrers is dead at this time.


Thomas Shirley, Cooper of Water Lane London

Shirly, Thomas
(Male)

Address(es): near Custom house, Thames street, London
Date: 1765

Occupation(s): merchant, commerce(s)

Listed in A Compleat Guide to All Persons Who Have Any Trade or Concerns Within the City of London, and Parts Adjacent. 10th edn., 1765, OSBORN, J.. London Printed for J. Rivington, R. Baldwin, L. Hawes, W. Clarke, R. Collins, S. Crowder, T. Longman, R. Horsfield, J. Walter

Shirly, Thomas
(Male)

Address(es): near Custom house, Thames street, London
Date: 1767

Occupation(s): merchant, commerce(s)

Listed in A Compleat Guide to All Persons Who Have Any Trade or Concerns Within the City of London, and Parts Adjacent. 10th edn. [2nd impression], 1767, OSBORN, J.. London
Printed for J. Rivington, R. Baldwin, L. Hawes, W. Clarke, R. Collins. S. Crowder, T. Longman, R. Horsefield, and J. Walter

Shirley, Thomas
(Male)

Address(es): nera the Custom house, Thames street, London
Date: 1765

Occupation(s): cooper, wood/furniture/carriage trades(m)

Listed in Kent's Directory for the Year 1765. 32nd edn., 1765, KENT, Henry. London

Shirley, Thomas
(Male)

Address(es): 25, Lower Thames street, London
Date: 1767

Occupation(s): cooper, wood/furniture/carriage trades(m)

Listed in Kent's Directory for the Year 1767. 34th edn., 1767, KENT, Henry. London

Shirley, Thomas
(Male)

Address(es): 13, Water lane, Tower street, London
Date: 1768

Occupation(s): cooper, wood/furniture/carriage trades(m)

Listed in Kent's Directory for the Year 1768. 36th edn., 1768, KENT, Henry. London

[This Thomas is listed in subsequent editions of this publications 1769 -1775, and then in 1783 in the same Water Lane location.This same Thomas Shirley of Water Lane is listed in another merchant directories which seem to fill in the gap for the other publication in 1772, 1774, 1780, 1781, 1782. In 1784, This same Thomas is listed at 88 Water Lane. But in a 1785 directory of a different name, this same Thomas is a merchant on 13 Water Lane again.]

 

   


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