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 Chart: Shirley of Kilkenny Updated April 2019

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co Kilkenny and co Carlow

1. Thomas Shirley of Belmount, co Kilkenny, b. pre 1728, held 151 acres of lands at Bellmount, Coon East Kilkenny in 1766; He died pre 1793; He is identified as the father of John Shirley of Knockabranna Co Carlow on an exterior leaf of his son's 1836 LW&T. haplotype E1b1b1

2. John Shirley, esquire of Croan, co Kilkenny - b about 1721. died before 1791. Married Sarah "Shirly" in 1741. Family held the property of Belmount and Croan.


co Carlow

1. William Shirley of Carlow and Ontario Canada married Elizabeth Kidd 1806 in Co. Carlow Ireland. Family lived Drummond, Lanark Co and at Brook Twp, Lambton Co Ontario

2. James Shirley of Carlow and Ontario Canada - born in Co Carlow Ireland. Moved his family to Perth Ontario Canada. Son James born 1835 married Catherine McDonald. Some in family later moved to Bay City Michigan.

co Kilkenny

1. William Shirley of Kilkenny and Ontario Canada - William Shirley who married Mary Ounahan in Kilkenny. This family moved to Canada. Canada

2. James Shirley of Kilkenny and New Brunswick Canada born 1794 Kilkenny Ireland. Son William Frederick Shirley born Aug 10, 1826 Richibucto, Kent County, New Brunswick Canada. He married Sarah Robterson. Supposedly the son of James Shirley and Nancy Berry Doloway

co Derry/Londonderry

1. John Shirley and brother James Shirley - born in the late 1830s in Londonderry. Both married in Philadelphia USA and moved to Mason Co Illinois.

2. Valentine Shirley - born 1803 in Rhee Aghadowey Parish, Coleraine Derry. Died 1895 in Quincy, Norfolk Co Massachussetts USA

3. John Shirley Birth: 1836 Ireland Death: 1897, age 61 Coleraine,Aghadowey,Londonderry; Lived at Ballygawley in Aghadowey. Family settled in Greenock East, Renfrewshire Scotland

4. Robert Shirley and Alexander Shirley, farmers of the Rhee, Aghadowey Parish, Londonderry. New

co Dublin

1. Alexander Shirley born about 1806; He was at various times a laborer and gardner; Died 27 Nov 1878, age 72 at Dublin Ireland; buried at St Catherine's Parish Living at Ardee St Dublin at time of death. Married Elizabeth ____

co Waterford

1. Thomas Sylvester Shirley b1852 Waterford, died June 1924, m. Sarah Jane. Son James Michael d. 1958 Liverpool England. He went to USA in the early 1900's and became a citizen.


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