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Richard Shirley
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Research submitted by Tony Shirley and Peter Ashworth

Richard Shirley

married 1) Mary ____ Jan 6th, 1682 at Kingston-on-Soar

married 2) Joan ____.

Children by Richard and Joan

1(i). Hugh Shirley chr. July 17th, 1686 at Kingston-on-Soar

married 1) Mary Daft April 16th, 1713

married 2) Sarah Seares July 25th, 1720 

Children by Hugh and Mary

2(i). Mary Shirley chr. Aug 1, 1714   

2(ii). Theodoria Shirley chr. Dec 30th 1716

2(iii). Katherine Shirley chr. Nov 3rd, 1719

Children by Hugh and Sarah

2(iv). Thomas Shirley  b Oct 13th, 1723 Kingston-on-Soar, Nottinghamshire, Of Sutton in Ashfield, collar maker age 30 at 2nd marriage, widower.

married 1) Sarah Lovett April 14th, 1748 at St Mary's church Nottingham,

married 2) Millicent Willows Oct 20, 1755 at Sutton-in- Ashfield, Nottingham; She was of the parish of Mansfield Woodhouse, age 22 at marriage

Child by Thomas and Sarah: 

3(i). Thomas Shirley chr. May 25th, 1755 at Sutton-in-Ashfield,

married Mary Worker July 7th, 1782 at St. Edmund's, Mansfield Woodhouse 

Children by Thomas and Mary:

4(i). George Shirley chr. July 27th, 1783

4(ii). Sarah Shirley chr. July 30th, 1786

4(iii). Thomas Shirley chr. Jan 18th, 1789 St. Edmund's, Mansfield Woodhouse, He was living at Scotland Square, Mansfield Woodhouse in 1841 census, Occ: cotton stocking manufacturer.

married 1) Ann Linfoot July 19th, 1813 St. Peter's church, Mansfield,

married 2) Anne Ennemeney Feb 2nd, 1817 . Anne's name is written in various forms but she was baptised Nanny Enemy Mar 24th, 1791 St. Swithin's church, Wellow, Nottingham. Her parents were John and Mary Enemy, nee Turner.  Anne/Nanny had an illegitimate child, John Walker, bapt Mar 14th, 1815 at St. Edmunds, the son of the local publican, Charles Walker. 

Child by Thomas and Ann

5(i). John Shirley chr. Mar 10th, 1816; He died June 20th, 1816, bur. St. Edmund's

Children by Thomas and Anne

5(ii). George Shirley chr. Nov 11th, 1817; living with father at Mansfield Woodhouse Notts. in 1841 census

5(iii). Elizabeth Shirley chr. Dec 11th, 1820; living with father at Mansfield Woodhouse Notts. in 1841 census

5(iv). William Shirley chr. Feb 9, 1823 St. Edmund's Mansfield Woodhouse, ; living with father at Mansfield Woodhouse Notts. in 1841 census; d. late 1891 in the Nottingham Workhouse Hospital,

married Ann Heather Aug 11th, 1845 St. Edmund's church Mansfield Woodhouse. Her parents were George and Ellen Heather nee Ward.

Children by William and Ann:

6(i). William Shirley chr. July 19th, 1846

6(ii). Ann Shirley born Dec 1846 buried Jan 31st, 1847

6(iii). Thomas Shirley born about 1848

6(iv). Henry Shirley born about 1851 Hyson Green  Ancestor of DNA participant ( DNA Haplogroup I )

6(v). James Shirley born about 1852

6(vi). Ellen Shirley born about 1853 

6(vii). George Shirley born about 1855

5(v). Mary Shirley chr. Sept 4, 1825; living with father at Mansfield Woodhouse Notts. in 1841 census

5(vi). Henry Shirley chr. June 30, 1829 d. Oct 25th, 1829; not in 1841 family household

5(vii). Walther Shirley age 4 months living in 1841 household of Thomas Shirley at Mansfield Woodhouse.

4(iv). Fanny Shirley chr. May 2nd, 1792 m. Andrew McCellan Aug 27th, 1814 St. Edmund's

4(v). Mary Shirley chr. Sept 13th, 1795

4(vi). Hannah Shirley chr. Jan 6th, 1799

4(vii). William Shirley chr. Sept 20th, 1802 

Children by Thomas and Millicent:

3(ii). Woolhouse Willows Shirley chr.  Aug 1st, 1756 Sutton-in-Ashfield Notts; residing at parish of Bolsover at time of marriage Died Sheffield Yorkshire. Shirleys of Sheffield Yorks.

July 02 1803 Death Duties - Administration letter of Woolhouse Willis Shirley, Bricklayer of Sheffield, Yorkshire. Proved in the Court of York. IR 26/425

married Ann England at Rotherham,York 12 Jul 1778 at Rotherham Yorkshire

children:

4(i). Joseph Shirley chr to Woolhouse Willey Shirley and Ann at Clowne Derby 10 May 1779

4(ii). William Sherley chr to Woollhouse Sherley and Ann at Rotherham York 17 Jan 1786

4(iii). Ann Shirley chr to Woolhouse Willey Sherley and Ann at Rotherham York 4 May 1787

4(iv). Sarah Shirley chr to Woolhouse Shirley and Ann at Cathedral St Peter Sheffield York 11 Oct 1789

4(v). Thomas Shirley chr to Woolhouse Shirley and Ann at Cathedral St Peter Sheffield York 10 Jul 1791 grocer of Sheffield Yorkshire.

1824 Gazette Issue 18034 published on the 8 June 1824. Page 5 of 16 - Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership between us the undersigned, John Shirley, of Attercliffe, in the Parish of Sheffield, in the County of York, and Thomas Shirley, of Sheffield aforesaid, in the businesses of Millers, Corn-Factors, and .Grocers, carried on at Attercliffe and in Sheffield aforesaid, expired, by effluxion of time, on tlie 8th day of January now last past; and from that day all Partnership dealings and transactions whatsoever between us ceased ;. As witness our bunds this 1st day of June 1324. John Shirley, Thomas Shirley.

1844 Mar 24 Sheffield Local Register. Decease of Mr. T. Shirley, grocer. Church street, aged 54

married Elizabeth ___________ (online website names her surname as Dodge)

married __________ survived her husband, stepmother of James Butler Shirley in 1861 census

children:

5(i). Thomas Walter Shirley born 19 Dec 1834, chr March 4, 1835, by Wm Carter at Sheffield Parish Church, Church Street, Sheffield. Lived Catherine St, Wicker at the time of chr of dau Elizabeth. Occ: Commercial Traveller. He is living outside his household (married) as a lodger in Brightside Bierlow Yorks in 1881.

Edward Foster, John Edey, and Thomas Shirley, to the Trustees. Request for payment of £3,000 by the Trustees to Miss Anna Maria Shirley, administratrix de Bonis non of the late Thomas Shirley, as the purchase money for leasehold premises in Church St. under an agreement of 2 October 1877 TT/68/38 19 Nov 1877

married Sarah Ann _____

children:

6(i). Elizabeth Shirley born 28 April 1862. Baptised June 24, 1862, by Hy. Barlow at Christ Church, Pitsmoor

5(ii). William Shirley born 12 Feb 1833, chr April 10, 1833, by E Goodwin at Sheffield Parish Church, Church Street, Sheffield.

1857 Freed Apprentice. Cutlers Company (Sheffield) William, son of Thomas Shirley, grocer apprenticed to George Wostenholm, knifemaker

5(iii). Anna Maria Shirley born 11 Feb 1839, chr March 15, 1839, by W Harris at Sheffield Parish Church, Church Street, Sheffield.

Edward Foster, John Edey, and Thomas Shirley, to the Trustees. Request for payment of £3,000 by the Trustees to Miss Anna Maria Shirley, administratrix de Bonis non of the late Thomas Shirley, as the purchase money for leasehold premises in Church St. under an agreement of 2 October 1877 TT/68/38 19 Nov 1877

5(iv). John Shirley born 20 Apr 1831, chr June 3, 1831, by Joseph Brown, Curate at Sheffield Parish Church, Church Street, Sheffield. Lived at Attercliffe Yorks in 1881, widower; occ: commercial traveler grocer

married ___________ died before 1881

children

6(i). William Charles Shirley, age 23 in 1881

6(ii). Elizabeth Maud Shirley, age 18 in 1881

5(v). James Butler Shirley born 14 Jan 1841, chr February 26, 1841, by E C Montriou at Sheffield Parish Church, Church Street, Sheffield. Living at home with stepmother in 1861 census; He died 13 March 1902 in London, Ontario, Canada Shirleys of Canada Is this the wrong James Butler Shirley? (see Sheffield cem. record) A death is recorded for James Butler Shirley born 1841 at Sheffield in 1870.

married Elizabeth Anne Jackson (source online pedigree)

children (source online pedigree)

6(i). George Emmerson Shirley b: 25 NOV 1896 in London, Ontario, Canada

6(ii). Luella Shirley b: 1891

6(iii). Maurice Shirley

6(iv). Lawrence Shirley

6(v). Howard Shirley b: 1886

4(vi). Ellen Sherly chr 18 Jan 1801 dau of William Woolous Sherly and Ann at Cathedral St Peter, Sheffield, Yorks

4(vii). Hannah Sherley b 23 Oct 1802 bap 25 Oct 1802 dau of Woolus William Sherley and Ann Sherley at Howard St Ind Chapel of Sheffield Yorks

(more children between 1756-1767???)

3(iii). Millecent Shirley chr. Dec 6th, 1767 Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottingham

3(iv). Hugh Shirley chr. April 9th, 1769 Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottingham

3(v). Ann Shirley chr. May 24th, 1770 Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottingham

3(vi). Hannah Shirley chr. Nov 11th, 1773 Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottingham 

married John Bennet Sept 20th, 1795 St. Edmund's.

2(v). Sarah Shirley chr. Dec 12th, 1725 Kingston-on-Soar

1(ii). Mary Shirley chr. July 31, 1688 at Kingston-on-Soar

1(iii). Catharine Shirley chr. Dec 10, 1693 at Kingston-on-Soar

1(iv). Elizabeth Shirley chr. Nov 22, 1693 at Kingston-on-Soar


UNLINKED BUT SURELY PART OF THE ABOVE FAMILY

John Shirley, born about 1779 (died age 55 in 1834) grocer and miller of Attercliffe was partnered with Thomas Shirley of Sheffield. He owned the Attercliffe Steam Mill. He died March 1834. Buried 19 Mar 1834 (non-conformist record index)


"Grandfather Shirley" (on back)
Passed down the Blackburne family
(thanks to James of New Zealand for sending)

1824 Gazette Issue 18034 published on the 8 June 1824. Page 5 of 16 - Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership between us the undersigned, John Shirley, of Attercliffe, in the Parish of Sheffield, in the County of York, and Thomas Shirley, of Sheffield aforesaid, in the businesses of Millers, Corn-Factors, and .Grocers, carried on at Attercliffe and in Sheffield aforesaid, expired, by effluxion of time, on tlie 8th day of January now last past; and from that day all Partnership dealings and transactions whatsoever between us ceased ;. As witness our bunds this 1st day of June 1324. John Shirley, Thomas Shirley.


Story of Old Attercliffe - GR Vine Pt 2

The Wesleyan-Methodist magazine Volume 57 [year?] At Attercliffe, in the Sheffield East Circuit, Mr. John Shirley, aged fifty-five years. For more than thirty years he had been a member of the Methodist society ; and for thirteen, a Class-Leader. In the midst of increasing business an [google snippet]

The Sheffield Independent Saturday 15 March 1834 has the following death. On Friday the 14th instant at Attercliffe, Mr John Shirley in the 55th year of his age. He died in the full assurance of a blissful immortality. The same paper has the death of his wife in March 1830.

The obituary for Johns wife was published on Saturday 20th March and said the death was on Tuesday, after a short illness, aged 40 but only named her as Mrs Shirley, wife of John of Attercliffe corn mills. And for Johns death an entry in the Leeds mercury Saturday 22th March 1834 It states John died in the 54 year of his age of Apoplexy and he was a consistant member and class leader of the Wesleyan methodist society

London Gazette. 1838. Pursuant to a decree of the High Court of Chancery, made in a cause Shirley vs Shirley the creditors of John Shirley, late of Attercliffe, in the county of York, Miller deceased (who died in the month of March 1834)....

married 1) Abigail Hudson on 14 January 1808 at Yorkshire

married 2) Catherine Workman of Doncaster Yorkshire on 17 June 1819 at Yorkshire

"My Mother's mother was second wife of John Shirley and was before marriage Catherine Workman of Adwick Le Street Near Doncaster. Of my mother's sisters, Mary, widow of Richard Tindal, left a son Walter and a daughter Augusta, and the former left two sons. Another sister Eliza left six sons and two daughters to her husband Rev. Samuel Blackburne- one Stewart Blackburne is the chess authority."

Children:

1(i) Ann Shirley born 20 Jan 1811; Baptised 6 Feb 1811 to John and Abigail Shirley at Cathedral of St Peter, Sheffield Yorkshire

1(ii). Frederick Shirley. Baptised May 8, 1816, by M Preston at Sheffield Parish Church, Church Street, Sheffield, son of John Shirley (grocer) and wife Abigail.

1(iii). Mary Workman Shirley Baptised July 19, 1820, by M Preston at Sheffield Parish Church, Church Street, Sheffield. She married Robert N. Tindall on 27 April 1847 at Sheffield, Yorkshire.

1(iv). Jane Wintringham Shirley. Baptised December 25, 1821, by ~ at Hill Top Chapel of Ease, Attercliffe.

married William Edwood Smith an attorney of Doncaster Yorkshire who legally changed his name to William Edwood Shirley on 23 November 1863. He was twice mayor of Doncaster

Children: [surname: SHIRLEY]

2(i). Walter Shirley born 1851. educated at Rugby and Balliol College Oxford. Graduated in 1875. Inner Temple. Member of Parliament for Doncaster beginning 1885.

1(v). Catherine Workman Shirley. Baptised November 14, 1823, by E.Goodwin at Sheffield Parish Church, Church Street, Sheffield; Co-heiress of her deceased father. She married the Rt Rev. Bishop Thomas Nettleship Staley D.D. on 4 September 1850 at Sheffield Yorkshire. He was Bishop of Honolulu 1861-72, rector from 1872 of Croxall Tamworth.

1(vi). Selina Sewallis Shirley Baptised September 21, 1825, by William H Vale at Sheffield Parish Church, Church Street, Sheffield.

1(vii). Eliza Oliver Shirley Baptised May 25, 1828, by ~ at Christ Church, Attercliffe She married Rev Samuel Blackburne

   


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