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Mathew Shirley of Ballygarrett Wexford Ireland and Genesee Co NY USA born about 1800-02 in Ireland; He was enumerated in the Irish Griffiths Valuation, with 11 acres of land, house, and office leased from the Earl of Courtown in Kiltennel Parish, Tomsilla Lower Townlands, Barony of Ballaghkeen, North (Valuation published in 1853); He and his family migrated to America through the Port of New York, arriving on 21 May 1856 on the ship City of Washington, sailing from Liverpool England; He first appeared in US records, living in Covington Twp Wyoming Co New York in the 1860 census, age 60

married Mary Shee(h)an; Her surname was identified in Irish christening records for 2 of her children; She was born about 1806 in Ireland; She was age 50 upon arrival in America

children: (likely a few more, but yet unproven)

1(i). Thomas Shirley born about 1825-29 in Ireland, age 27 upon arrival in America in 1856 with his family; Married and age 35 when enumerated in the 1860 Covington Twp, Wyoming Co NY census, age 46 in 1870 Covington Twp, Wyoming Co NY census

married Mary Keys on 19 August 1851 at the Roman Catholic church at Ballygarret Co Wexford Ireland

Wexford Ireland - Roman Catholic Marriages, Ballygarret - Thomas Shirley to Mary Keys August 19, 1851 Courtown

children:

2(i). Mathew Shirley born about 1852 (sic) in Ireland, age 8 in 1860 census (his immigration not found as yet), Christened on 21 November 1850 at the Roman Catholic church at Ballygarret Co Wexford Ireland; Not enumerated in parent's 1870 census household

Wexford Ireland - Roman Catholic christenings, Ballygarret - Mathew Nov 21, 1850 to Tom Shirley & Mary Keys of Riverchapel

2(ii). Joseph Shirley born about 1856 in Ireland (his immigration not found as yet), Not enumerated in parent's 1870 census household

2(iii). John Shirley born about 1861 in New York, age 9 in 1870 census

2(iv). James Shirley born about 1862 in New York, age 8 in 1870 census

May 7, 1913 - Wyoming Reporter Vol 26 No 51 - James Shirley, who was born in Wyoming 49 years ago and had always lived here until two years ago, when he moved to Batavia, died at the Batavia Hospital, Wednesday afternoon from peritonitis, following an operation. He was unmarried and was a brother of Thomas Shirley of Wyoming and Matthew Shirley of Hornell. The funeral was held at Batavia on Friday morning.

2(v). Thomas Shirley born about 1864 in New York, age 6 in 1870 census

1(ii). Amy Shirley born about 1832-35 in Ireland, age 22 upon arrival in America in 1856 with her family, age 25 in parent's 1860 census household (as Ann)

1(iii). Margaret Shirley born about 1832 in Ireland; Christenened on April 1832 to Matt Sherly and Mary Shehan at Ballygarrett Catholic Parish; (born 1837 sic, census), age 23 in parent's 1860 census household (Her immigration record not yet found)

1832 April Ballygarrett Catholic Parish [image] Baptism Margaret, dau of Matt Sherly and Mary Shehan; Sponsors: John Shehan, Cathr Dunbar

1(iv). Mathew Shirley Jr born 16 March 1839 (sic) in Wexford Ireland (obituary); He was christened 27 March 1837 to Mathew Shirley and wife Mary Sheehan at the Roman Catholic church at Ballygarrett Co Wexford, He was age 19 upon arrival in America in 1856 with his family; Enumerated in parent's 1860 census household, age 22, and also a duplicate enumeration in the houshold of Isaac Hammond, again age 22; He was married with family, age 31, enumerated in the 1870 census for Wyoming Co NY; Enumerated at Genessee Co NY in the 1875 NY State Census, age 36; Lived at LeRoy Twp, Genesee Co NY in 1880 census, age 40; Enumerated at Genesee Co NY in 1910 census, age 71, immigration date: 1854; He died on 24 August 1915 at LeRoy Twp, Genesee Co NY, age 76 (b 1839, b Ireland, father Mathew Shirey, mother Mary Moore (sic), spouse Mary Moore)

Wexford Ireland - Roman Catholic christenings, Ballygarret - Mathew Shirley March 27, 1837 to Mathew Shirley & Mary Sheean (?) of Tomsilla; Sponsors Ledes Burns and Hanna Sheean (Latin-ish writing)

1915 August 25 - Buffalo Evening News - Matthew Shirley a well known resident of this township, died yesterday. Mr Shirley was born in Ireland 76 years ago and at the age of five years came to this country, settling with his parents in Canada. When he was 15 yeears old he married Miss Mary Moore of Pavillion and soon afterward they removed to the farm where his death occurred. Besides his wife he leaves the following children: Mrs Frank Rider, Miss Nellie Shirley, Miss Genevieve Shirley, Miss Emma Shirley, Joseph and Charles Shirley all of Le Roy; Mrs William Palmer of Rochester, Mrs Louise Powers of Batavia, John Shirley of Buffalo and Matthew Shirley of Lansing, Texas. The funeral will be held Friday morning at St Peter's Church and the interment will be made in St Francis cemetery.

August 25, 1915 The Daily News, Batavia, New York, - Le Roy Aug. 25. - Matthew Shirley died yesterday at his home, 2 1/2 miles southwest of the village of Le Roy, from infirmities of age. He had been in failing health two years and confined to his bed two weeks. Mr. Shirley was born in County Wexford, Ireland, on March 16, 1839, and at the age of five years his parents moved to Canada and ten years later to Pavilion. Mr. Shirley became a resident of Le Roy, where he spent the remainder of his life, fifty years ago. He had always been a farmer. He was a member of St. Peter's church. His wife formerly was Miss Mary Moore of Pavilion. The were married on December 25, 1865. Surviving Mr. Shirley are his wife and ten children, Joseph and Charles Shirley, Mrs. Frank Rider and Misses Nellie, Genevieve and Emma Shirley, all of Le Roy; John Shirley of Buffalo, Matthew Shirley, Jr. of Texas, Mrs. Henry Powers of Batavia and Mrs. W. E. Palmer of Rochester. The funeral will be held from St. Peter's church at 9 o'clock on Friday morning and the burial will be in St. Francis's cemetery.

married Mary Moore on 25 December 1865 at Pavilion, Genesee Co NY (obituary)

children:

2(i). Mary Shirey born about 1867 in New York, age 3 in 1870 census, age 8 in 1875 NY State Census, age 13 in 1880 census

2(ii). Mathew Shirley III born about 1868 in New York, age 2 in 1870 census, age 7 in 1875 NY State Census, age 12 in 1880 census

2(iii). Anna M Shirley born about 1869 in New York, age 9 months in 1870 census, age 5 in 1875 NY State Census, age 10 in 1880 census

2(iv). Ellen Shirley born about 1871 in New York, age 4 in 1875 NY State Census, age 9 in 1880 census (as Nellie), age 37 in parent's 1910 census household; She married Arthur J Branscomber in Genesee Co NY

9 Jun 1920 Genesee Co NY Nellie L Shirley (birth: 1876; parents: Matthew Shirley, Mary Moore) married Arthur J Branscombe

2(v). Louisa Shirley born about 1873 in New York, age 2 in 1875 NY State Census, age 7 in 1880 census; She married Henry Powers

1894 Nov 30 (Daily News) LeRoy Nov 30. Miss Louise Shirley of this village and Henry Powers of Pearl Creek were married at St Peters church on Wednesday morning by the Rev L. Vandepoel. (dtr of Matthew Shirley and Mary Moore)

2(vi). John Shirley born about 1877 in New York, age 3 in 1880 census

2(vii). Emma Shirley born about 1879 in New York, age 1 in 1880 census; She married Andrew Buckley in Genesee Co NY in 1917

27 Nov 1917 Genesee Co NY Emma T Shirley (birth: 1878; parents: Matthew Shirley, Mary Moore) married Andrew J Buckley

2(viii). Joseph William Shirley born 22 May 1884 (source: obituary, parents named), age 26 in parent's 1910 census household; He died in October 1918, unmarried

October 24, 1918 The Daily News, Batavia, New York, - Le Roy, Oct. 24. - The funeral of Joseph William Shirley will be held from St. Peter's church at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning, with interment in St. Francis Cemetery. Mr. Shirley died at his home on North street at 4:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon. He had been ill since Friday, congestion of the lungs following influenza. He was born in the town of LeRoy on May 22, 1884, being a son of the later Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Shirley, and had always lived here. He was a carpenter by trade and a member of St. Peter's church and the Holy Name Society. He is survived by two brothers and six sisters, John of Buffalo, Mrs. Louise Powers of Geneseo, Mrs. Anna Palmer and Miss Genevieve Shirley, both of Rochester, Mrs. Mary Rider, Miss Nellie Shirley, Mrs. Emma Buckley and Charles, all of Le Roy.

2(ix). Charles Shirley born about 1887 New York, age 23 in parent's 1910 census household

married Mary Alice Carragher on 25 November 1925 at Genesee Co NY

25 Nov 1925 Genesee Co NY Charles Richard Shirley (birth: 1886; parents: Matthew Shirley, Mary Moore) married Mary Alice Carragher


Joseph Shirley of Ballygarrett Wexford Ireland, Ontario Canada; born 1819-21 in Ireland (census); He was married and christening a child at Ballygarrett Catholic Parish in Wexford Ireland in 1843; He migrated to Ontario Canada by 1848 when his ?2nd child named Mathew Shirley was christened at the Mount St Patrick Catholic Parish; He was enumerated at Bromley Renfew County Ontario in the 1851 census (with 2nd wife Ann), age 30, born Ireland; Enumerated at South Algona, Renfrew, Ontario in 1861 census, age 40; Occupation: farmer; And enumerated at the same place in 1881 census, age 61

married 1) Mary Hughes on 23 October 1842 at Ballygarrett Roman Catholic Parish, Co Wexford Ireland; She was named as mother in the christening of her child Mathew in 1843. She apparently died after 1848 after migration to Canada where her 2nd child named Mathew was christened in the Catholic church in Ontario

Wexford Ireland - Roman Catholic marriages at Ballygarrett - Joseph Shirley to Mary Hughes October 23, 1842 Mount Alex.

married 2) Ann Behan; She was named as mother in the christening of her child Mary Ann in 1851 at Mount St Patrick Catholic church, age 23 in 1851 census; Her maiden name was curiously listed rather than married surname in the 1861 census household of her husband and family; She was age 52 (born Ireland) in 1881 census

children:

1(i). Mathew Shirley christened 19 January 1843 at Ballygarrett Catholic Parish, Wexford Ireland, son of Joseph Shirley and wife Mary Hughes, May have died young, if not the same as next

1843 Jan 19 Ballygarrett Catholic Parish [image] Baptism Mathew Shirley, son of Joseph Shirley and Mary Hughes. Sponsors: Patrick Shehan and Ann Shurley; at Mountalie; -

1(ii). Mathew Shirley (presumed to be a 2nd child of that name) christened 22 July 1848 at Mount St Patrick Catholic Parish in Ontario Canada; Not enumerated in father's 1851 census household.

1848 July 22 - Ontario Canada baptism of Mathew Shirley at Mount St Patrick parish. Son of Joseph Shirley and Mary Hughes. Godfather: John Breen; Godmother: Ann Eeganor Egan

1(iii). Mary Ann Shirley christened 26 May 1851 at the Mount St Patrick Catholic Parish in Ontario Canada, age 1 in parent's 1850 census household, Likely died young

1851 May 26 - baptism of Mary Ann Shirley at Mount St Patrick parish. Dau of Joseph Shirley and Ann Beahan; Godfather: Barney Mulligan; Godmother: Mary Behan

1(iv) Richard Shirley christened on 25 June 1855 at Eganville-Killalloe Catholic Parish, age 5 in 1861 census

1855 June 25 - baptism of Richard Shirley at Eganville-Killalloe parish. Son of Joseph Shirley and Ann Beahan

1(v). Margaret Shirley born about 1859 Ontario Canada, age 3 in 1861 census, age 22 in parent's 1881 census household

1(vi). Mary Ann Shirley born about 1860 Ontario Canada, age 1 in 1861 census, age 20 in parent's 1881 census household

1(vii). James Shirley born about 1863 Ontario Canada, age 18 in parent's 1881 census household

1(viii). John Shirley born about 1865 Ontario Canada, age 16 in parent's 1881 census household

1(ix). Sarah Shirley born about 1867 Ontario Canada, age 14 in parent's 1881 census household

1(x). Elizabeth Shirley born about 1869 Ontario Canada, age 12 in parent's 1881 census household Her marriage banns to John B Gallagher were announced on 8 June 1896 (parents named)

June 8th 1896 - Ontario Canada - Whereas a dispensation of two banns had been granted by virtue of faculties given us by Rt. Rev. N.Z.Lorrain, Bishop of Cythera and Vicar Apostolic of Pontiac and whereas after the publication of one bann no impediment was found nor objection made we the undersigned Parish Priest received the mutual consent to marriage of John B. Gallagher, son of age of the late Bernard Gallagher and Catherine Neville, on the one part and Elizabeth Shirley, daughter of age of Joseph Shirley and Ann Behan on the other part and gave them the nuptial benediction in the presence of Michael Bennett and Jane Shirley. Francis L. French. P.P.

June 10th 1897 - We the undersigned Priest baptized Catherine Monica, born on the seventh instant of the lawful marriage of John B. Gallagher and Elizabeth Shirley. The sponsors were Joseph Bennett and Margaret Shirley. J. J. McInervney.

1(xi). Jane Shirley her marriage banns to Patrick Holly were announced on 24 May 1897 (parents named)

May 24th 1897 -Whereas a dispensation of one bann had been granted by virtue of faculties given us by Rt. Rev. Narcisse Zephyrin Lorrain Bishop of Cythera and Vicar Apostolic of Pontiac and whereas after the publication of two other banns no impediment was found nor objection made we the undersigned Parish Priest received their mutual consent to marriage of Patrick Holly, aged twenty-to son of Timothy Holly and Johanna Mulvuhill on the one part and Jane Shirley, aged twenty-four, daughter of Joseph Shirley and Ann Behan on the other part in the presence of Thomas Holly and Hanna Quinn. Francis L. French, P.P.

May 12th 1898 - We the undersigned Priest baptized Anna Mary born yesterday of the lawful marriage of Patrick Holly and Jane Shirley. The sponsors were William Polten and Mrs. Patrick Nolan, nee Alice Holly. Francis L. French, P.P.


Genesee Co NY Cemeteries

St Francis Cemetery (LeRoy Twp)

Shirley

Thomas F., 1898-1951, 2/c U. S. N. R., sect #2
Ethel B., b. June 6, 1905, d. May 2, 1978, sect #2
John, 1875-1876, sect. #1
Joseph W., 1864-1918, sect. #1
Mrs. Matthew, 1843-1917, sect. #1
Matthew, 1839-1915, sect. #1
Mrs. John P., 1877-1939, sect. #1
John P., 1877-1931, sect. #1
Clayton J., 1894-1980, front right side
Ella M. (Shirley), wife of Clayton, 1898-1983, front right side

ST Mary's Cemetery (Pavilion Twp)

Shirley, Cora A 81166249 b. 1869 d. 1926
Shirley, Elizabeth 6238370 b. 1876 d. 1956
Shirley, John 81166290 b. 1851 d. 1902
Shirley, John E 81166270 b. 1863 d. 1959
Shirley, Joseph 6238336 b. 1871 d. 1933
Shirley, Margaret F 81166313 b. 1871 d. 1953
Shirley, Matthew M 81166344 b. 1896 d. 1937
Shirley, Zillah Willis 81166365 b. 1898 d. 1929

ST JOSEPHS CEMETERY (Batavia)

Shirley, James A 80188390 b. 1862 d. 1913
Shirley, John 80187596 b. 1829 d. 1897
Shirley, Joseph 80188768 b. 1869 d. 1871
Shirley, Margaret 80187649 b. 1832 d. 1916
Shirley, Thomas 80194012 b. unknown d. Apr. 3, 1874

   


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