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Shirleys of Ringwood Hampshire
England

DNA Results: 2 conflicting (need additional participants to confirm)

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Thomas Shearly of Ringwood, Hampshire, England; His occupation was listed as a sojourner.

married Chary/Cherry/Charity Falkner on Nov 14, 1769 Ringwood , Hampshire, England. Witnesses were Jo Browne and Isaac Falkner. Charity was chr. Jan 26, 1753 Ringwood, Hampshire, England.

Thomas and Charity Shirley's known children are:

1. Thomas Shirley chr. Sept 26, 1770 Ringwood, Hampshire England

2. William Shirley chr. March 11, 1772 Ringwood, Hampshire, England. Information given in the Horsington Census says William was born at Ringwood, Hampshire England. The Parish records of Ringwood read in the entry of 1772, "March ye 11th William of Thomas and Charity Sherly". (William Continued below)

3. Mary Shirley chr. Aug 24, 1774 Ringwood, Hampshire England

4. Sarah Shirley chr. Aug 24, 1774 Ringwood, Hampshire England

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William Sharley/Shirley, christened March 11, 1772 Ringwood, Hampshire Co. England. He died June 13, 1851 and was buried June18th, Horsington, Somerset Co. England.

married Ann Crouch January 22, 1799. She was born 1780, died Nov 1, 1842 and buried Nov 6, 1842 Horsington, Somerset Co. England

children:

1. Thomas Shirley chr. Jan 19, 1800, died Nov 13, 1886 buried 16th, Puketapu, Napier, NZ, They sailed from Dartmouth England June 15, 1841 in the "ARAB" and arrived in Wellington, New Zealand with their seven children.

married Ann Hallett Feb 14, 1825 Templecombe, Horsington Parish, Somerset Co. England. She was chr. May 24, 1795, died Dec 23, 1887 Taradale, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

2. Elizabeth Shirley born about 1801, chr. July 19, 1801 Horsington, Somerset, England

3. Henry Shirley born July 13, 1807, chr. Oct 30, 1803. He was a witness at both Thomas and John's weddings.

4. Melinda Shirley born April 9, 1805, chr June 2, 1805 Horsington, Somerset, England, died April 9, and buried 18th, 1821 Somerset England.

5. John Crouch Shirley born March 28, 1807, chr. April 5, 1807,

married Martha Weare Nov 25, 1828 Horsington, Somerset, England.

children:

(1). John Shirley chr 25 Dec 1828 (born Oct 1828)

(2). Marianne Shirley chr 25 Dec 1832

6. William Shirley born Feb. 4, 1810, chr. March 4, 1810 Somerset, England.

7. Ann Shirley born Arpil 10, 1812, chr. Aug 25, 1812 Horsington, Somerset, England.

8. James Shirley born 1813, May 22, 1814 Horsington, Somerset, England, died July 29, buried 31, 1893 Napier New Zealand. He was a gardener and farmer.

Married Ellen Cook June 17, 1841 Bristol, England. She died Nov 15, 1879 Taradale, buried Napier New Zealand.

9. Charles Shirley chr. June 9, 1816 Horsington, Somerset, England.

Married Maria Butt Feb 19, 1838 at Horsington, Somerset, England. She died at Horsington Dec 31, 1855.

children:

(1). James Shirley chr. Jun 8, 1837 at Horsington, Somerset, England

(2). Henry Shirley chr. Mar 1, 1841 at Horsington, Somerset, England (d.19Jul1872)

(3). William Shirley chr. Jun 23,1844 at Horsington, Somerset, England. married 1st. Mary who died at South Cheriton Apr 10, 1912. 2nd. Mary Ann Cardey Dec 13, 1913 at Horsington 

(4). Anna Jane Shirley chr. Feb 22, 1847 at Horsington, Somerset, England

(5). Elizabeth Shirley chr. Feb 1, 1849 at Horsington, Somerset, England

(6). Charles Shirley chr. Feb 20, 1853 at Horsington, Somerset, England

10. Mary Shirley born about 1818 Horsington, Somerset, England

11. Emily Shirley chr May 26, 1822 Horsington, Somerset, England, married George Hyde Sept 29, 1845 at Horsington, Somerset, England.

12. Amelia Shirley chr. Dec 25, 1824 Horsington, Somerset, England and married Stephen Harding, Sep 9, 1845 at Horsington, Somerset, England.

13. Jane Shirley chr. Dec 25, 1827, died May 26, 1842 Somerset, England.


NOTE:

*   Buil is probably Bulls, a township near Rongotea

** Castlepoint is in Wairarapa NZ – on the SE coast of the North Island near Masterton Castlecliffe is a suburb of  Wanganui NZ on the SW coast of the North Island

My thanks to Maurice Fletcher for corrections to spelling and note as to locations in NZ.

 

   


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