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Research Note: Another Shirley family "of Croan" Kilkenny are found in documents dating back to the 1760s. This family was also involved with land at Belmount and are clearly related. Numerous documents for this family can be seen in the members section of the Shirley Association. A family tree for this Kilkenny family is available here

The following lineage was compiled by Ann Nosov. The Shirley Association has reviewed and confirmed the evidence for the first 2 generations of this lineage. The remainder seems to have been researched very thoroughly and is likely accurate.

Thomas Shirley of Belmount, County Kilkenny

1. Thomas Shirley , b. pre 1728, Bellmount, Coon East Kilkenny d. pre 1793

Children:
2. i Paul Shirley b. pre 1756.
3. ii John Shirley b. pre 1759.

Second Generation


2. Paul Shirley , b. pre 1756. [3] d. Abt 1794, Belmont, Coon, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. [4] Info from Anne Nosov.

Children:
i Thomas Shirley , b. abt 1773, Belmont, Coon, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. [5]
ii John Shirley , b. abt 1776, Belmont, Coon, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. [6]


3. John Shirley , b. pre 1759, Belmont, Coon, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, [7] occupation Farmer in Knocknabrannar. He married (1) Mrs Deborah Shirley , b. Pre 1769, d. 25 Mar 1845, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow., [8] buried: Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland. John died After Oct 1836. [9] Info from Anne Nosov lists John from Knocknabrannar, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow See Last Will and Testament for family details. Mrs: See husband John'slast will and testament, Deborah was left joint ownership of the farm in Knockabrannah

Children:

4. i Paul Shirley b. 1786.
5. ii Annesley Shirley b. 1804.
iii Robert Shirley , b. 1808, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. [10]
iv Abraham Shirley , occupation Farmer, d. post 1836. [11] Abraham was the principal benefitter from his fathers will. he was unmarried in 1836.
v James Shirley , b. 1800 - 1810, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow.
vi Sarah Shirley , b. 1811, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. She married John O'Neill , 1833. [12] John: Info from Diocese of Ossory, Ferns and Leighlin Marriaage License Bond 1806
vii Edward Shirley , d. 1810, buried: 16 Mar 1810, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland. [13]
6. viii Thomas Shirley b. pre 1783.
ix Mary Shirley , b. pre 1785, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow, Ireland. [14] She married John Watters , 27 Jul 1801, in Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow., [15] b. pre 1785.
7. x Anne Shirley b. 1780.
xi John Shirley , b. pre 1803, occupation Farmer, d. post 1836. John was left an interest in the Bog farm and half interest in the Gowran farm in Coon.
xii Margaret Shirley , b. pre 1803. [16] She married James Butler . Margaret died post 1836. [17]
xiii Elizabeth Shirley , b. pre 1789. She married Francis Edwards , 24 Feb 1805, in Old Leighlin Ch. Co. Carlow, [18] b. pre 1789. [19]

Third Generation


4. Paul Shirley , b. 1786, [1] occupation Farmer Copanare Cloydagh. He married Jane Edwards , 1 Nov 1815, [2] (daughter of Francis Edwards ). Paul died 21 Jul 1863, Clogrennan, Carlow, Co. Carlow. [3] Paul was left the tenancy of Kilfoyles farm in Coon in his fathers will. See Deed of marriage settlement 3rd October 1815

REGISTRY OF DEEDS 1869
To the Registrar appointed by Act of Parliament for Registering Deeds, Leases and so forth. A memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement bearing date the third day of October in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifteen made between Paul Shirley of Knochabrannah in the County of Carlow farmer of the one part John Shirley Francis Edwards and Jane Edwards daughter of the said Francis Edwards of the other part. Reciting that a marriage was then shortly to be had and solemnized between the said Paul Shirley and Jane Edwards and that the said Paul Shirley and Francis Edwards for and in consideration of the said intended marriage portion and provision the same did hereinafter ________ had __________ mutually covenanted and agreed in manner and form following that was to say that the said Paul Shirley did thereby agree with the said Jane Edwards that he the said Paul Shirley should and would by the first day of November the next ensuing the date thereof marry wed and take to wife the said Jane Edwards should she thereunto consent and the said Jane Edwards did thereby agree with the said Paul Shirley that she should and would before the said first day of November the next ensuing wed and take to husband the said Paul Shirley should he thereunto covenant and reciting that the said Paul Shirley did for himself his heirs and executors and administrators covenant promise and agree to with the said Francis Edwards his heirs executors and administrators to well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Jane Edwards her executors administrators or assigns the just and full sum of one hundred pounds sterling provided always upon conditions that the said Jane Edwards should happen to survive him the said Paul Shirley and not otherwise, which said sum of one hundred pounds sterling was thereby agreed by the said parties to be jointure or provision out of the said Paul Shirley's estate as also of all other provision claim or demand of the said Paul Shirley's personal estate it being the meaning of the parties to said settlement that the said Jane Edwards should happen to survive the said Paul Shirley and upon that contingency only and not otherwise should have receive and be paid immediately after the death of the said Paul Shirley out of the said Paul Shirley's real or personal estate provided that nothing therein shall hinder or disable or be construed to hinder or disable the said Paul Shirley from leaving any additional portion to the said Jan Edwards at the time of his death by will or otherwise that he the said Paul Shirley should or might think proper. And further reciting that in condition of the said intended marriage portion and provision he the said John Shirley did grant convey settle and secure unto the said Paul Shirley all that and those rents issues and profits of the lands of Caon or Bellmount in the County of Kilkenny then demised to Edward Butler and John Bradley and from and after expiration of their several leases thereof that then and in such case he the said Paul Shirley was to have and receive twenty three acres of said lands Butlers holding and the Brow field and big meadow then demised to said John Bradley. To hold to the said Paul Shirley his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever he paying the head rent thereof and five pounds on the fall of each life and which said deed contained all other clauses and consensuals as in such cases are usual and which deed as to the due execution thereof is witnessed by John Watters and Richard Watters both of Clogrennan in the County of Carlow farmers and this memorial is to the execution thereof by the said Paul Shirley is witnessed by the said John Watters snd Thomas Richardson of the town and County of Carlow writing clerk
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
John Watters
Thomas Richardson Paul Shirley

The above named John Watters maketh oath and sayeth he is subscribing witness to the deed of which the above writing is a memorial and also to said memorial and sayeth that he saw said deed duly executed by all the parties thereto and saw this memorial duly executed by the above named Paul Shirley and sayeth the name John Watters subscribed as a witness to the said deedin this memorial ______ is this deponents proper name and handwriting
John Watters

Sworn before me this 17th day of October 1836 at Carlow in the County of Carlow by virtue of a commission to me directed out of His Majesties High Court and Chancery in Ireland as a Master Extraordinary in and for the said County and I know deponent.
Stanley Johnson
Master Extraordinaire

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Children:
8. i Thomas Shirley b. Approx.1823.

ii Anne Shirley , b. 1827, Copanare, Cloydagh, Co. Carlow. [4] She married Richard Colclough , 28 Sep 1864, in Cloydagh Ch. Clogrennan, Co. Carlow, [5] b. pre 1845, [6] (son of William Colclough ) occupation Farmer, d. Before 1901. [7] Info from Cloydagh Ch Records. Aug 1994 In the 1901 Census Anne lived with James and Caroline Shirley, her age is listed as 74, a widow. See marriage cert. Richard: Info from Cloydagh Ch records, Aug 1994 Richard is described as a widower on the marriage record to Anne Shirley Address on marriage cert is given as Powerstown parish, Clonmelish

iii Susan Shirley , b. pre 1845, Copanare, Cloydagh, Co. Carlow. [8] She married Edward Watters , 7 Feb 1866, in Cloydagh Ch. Clogrennan, Co. Carlow, [9] b. pre 1848. Susan died 1866-1868. [10]


5. Annesley Shirley , b. 1804, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow., [11] occupation Farmer. He married Elizabeth Waters , b. pre 1808, [12] d. 25 Jun 1875, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow., [13] buried: 28 Jun 1875, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland. [14] Annesley died 21 Jan 1888, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow., [15] buried: ? Jan 1888, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland. [16] Ansley was left the tenancy of a farm by his father John.


Children:
9. i John Shirley b. 1825.
10. ii Deborah Shirley b. 1833.
11. iii William Shirley b. 1836.
12. iv Anne Shirley b. pre 1844.
13. v Abraham Shirley b. 1849.
vi Sarah Shirley , b. pre 1849. She married George O'Neill , 25 Jan 1866, in Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland., [17] b. pre 1848.
vii Paul Shirley , b. Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. [18] He married Elizabeth Kavanagh . Elizabeth: Information from Anne Nosov.
14. viii Richard Shirley b. pre 1840.
ix Susan Shirley , b. pre 1861. She married Henry Ferris , 1 Sep 1877, in Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland., [19] b. pre1861.
x Euphemia Shirley , b. pre 1854, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. She married Samuel Astleford 10 Nov 1870, in Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland., [20] b. pre 1854.

6. Thomas Shirley , b. pre 1783, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. He married Mrs Catherine Shirley , b. pre 1784, occupation Farmer, d. post 1836. [21] Thomas died pre 1836. [22]


Children:
i Thomas Shirley , b. circa 1800, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow., d. 1806, buried: 12 Dec 1806, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland. [23]
ii Margaret Shirley , b. 1805, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. [24] She married Samuel Kendrick , 1844, [25] b. pre 1828.
15. iii Abraham Shirley b. 1806.
iv Jane Shirley , b. 1807, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. [26] She married John Leech , post 1823, b. pre 1807.
v John Shirley , b. 1811, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. [27] He married Maria Ward , 28 Jan 1847, in Mothel Ch. Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny., [28] b. pre 1831.
vi Eleanor Shirley , b. 1812, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. [29]
vii Anne Shirley , b. 1823, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. [30] She married William Kendrick , 25 Jan 1849, in Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland., [31] b. 1809. [32]
16. viii Mary Shirley b. pre 1829.



7. Anne Shirley , b. 1780, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. [33] She married John George Willoughby , 31 May 1803, in Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow, [34] b. 1780, Coon, Co. Carlow, Ireland, [35] d. 26 Apr 1874, Beckwith Township, Lanark Co, Ontario, [36] buried: Franktown, Beckwith Township. [37] Anne died 9 May 1871, Beckwith Township, Lanark Co, Ontario., [38] buried: Franktown Cemetery, Beckwith Township. [39] John: The family emigrated to Canada around 1818 and settled in the Ottawa Valley. George and Ann are buried in Franktown Cemetery


Children:
i John Willoughby , b. 1807, [40] d. 11 Jan 1870, Beckwith Township, Lanark Co. Ontario, [41] buried: Franktown Cemetary, Beckwith Township. [42]
ii George Willoughby , b. circa 1800/10.
iii Thomas Willoughby , b. 1814.

 

Fourth Generation

8. Thomas Shirley , b. Approx.1823, [43] occupation Hill Farmer, Clogrenane. [44] He married Mary Jane Jeffers , 9 Sep 1868, in Staplestown Parish Church, Co. Carlow., [45] b. approx. 1851, Co Carlow, Ireland., [46] (daughter of Thomas Jeffers and Mary Jeffers ) occupation Farmers wife, [47] d. 8 Apr 1936, Clogrennan, Carlow, Co. Carlow, [48] buried: Clody Ch, Clogrennan, Carlow, Co. Carlow. [49] Thomas died 1 Aug 1900, Clogrennan, Carlow, Co. Carlow, [50] buried: 5 Aug 1900, Clody Ch, Clogrennan, Carlow, Co. Carlow. [51] Lived in Clogrennan, Cloydagh. Thomas is buried in the churchyard of Clody Ch Clogrenan, Carlow. inside the ruined walls in the same grave as his wife Mary Jane. The tombstone also records Sarah Henrietta Booth, buried in Railyard in Castlecomer, and John, Francis, Alice and John who died young. Visited the Ch on 8 th August 1994. Mary: Believed to have Dutch parents, Jane is buried in the same grave as her husband inside the ruined walls of Clody church which we visited on 11 th Aug 1995 In the 1901 Census of Ireland, Jane lived in the Clogrenane Townland in the parish of Cloydah with Fred, Lizzie, Carrie, Lavinia and Augusta. The 6 roomed house is described as 2nd class, the farm had 12 outbuildings.


Children:
i Paul William Nassau Shirley , b. 12 Jul 1869, Clogrennan, Carlow, Co. Carlow, [52] occupation Archdeacon of Belfast. Paul was at Barnes Green, nr Horsham Surrey and transferred to Antrim Rd. Belfast.

17. ii Thomas Frederic Shirley b. 2 Feb 1871.
iii Francis Shirley , b. 31 Oct 1872, Clogrennan, Carlow, Co. Carlow, [53] d. young. Parents gravestone record Francis who died young.

iv Susan Isabella Shirley , b. 1874. [54] She married (1) William Ashmore , 19 Jan 1904, in Cloydagh Ch. Clogrennan, Co. Carlow, [55] b. pre 1886, (son of Luke Ashmore ). She married (2) Mr Thompson . She married (3) George Thompson . Susan remarried after the death of William. William: Described as widower on marriage entry for Susan Isabella. Address given as Black Castle Maganey. Wedding witnesses Carrie Shirley and Samuel Cope.

v James Shirley , b. 1876. [56] Emigrated to Canada,.

18. vi Mary Jane Florence Shirley b. 16 Feb 1878.

19. vii Anne Elizabeth Shirley b. 23 Feb 1880.

20. viii Sarah Henrietta Shirley b. 12 Feb 1882.

ix Sophia Caroline Shirley , b. 8 Feb 1885, Clogrennan Hill, Carlow, Co. Carlow. [57] She married James Dimond , 9 Oct 1909, in Cloydagh Ch. Clogrennan, Co. Carlow, [58] (son of James Dimond ) occupation Farmer in Innistigue. Sophia buried: pre 1993. Known as Carrie. In the 1901 Census Of Ireland Carrie lived in Clogrenane Baptism info from Cloydagh Ch. Clogrennan, Co Carlow parish records. Aug 1994 Marriage info from Cloydagh Ch. Clogrennan, Co Carlow witness was Augusta Shirley. James: Marriage record in Cloydagh Ch. records occ. as farmer in Innistigue.

21. x Ada Lavinia Shirley b. 7 May 1887.

xi Augusta Marion Shirley , b. 6 Mar 1889, Clogrennan Hill, Carlow, Co. Carlow. [59] She married Robert Isaac Conner , 8 Dec 1919, in Cloydagh Ch. Clogrennan, Co. Carlow, [60] b. approx 1877, (son of James Connors ) occupation Manager of lime kiln., d. 23 Aug 1949, Slyguff Bagnelstown (Ballinabrannagh)., [61] buried: 25 Aug 1949, Cloydagh Ch. Clogrennan, Co. Carlow. [62] Augusta died 18 Nov 1935, Raheendorn, Ireland, [63] buried: 21 Nov 1935, Cloydagh Ch. Clogrennan, Co. Carlow. [64] Visited Church on 18 th Aug. 1994 Augusta shares a grave with her husband Robert Connor Birth and baptism entries from church records. Robert: Visited Cloydagh Ch 11th Aug 1994 Robert and Augusta are buried together in the churchyard. Viewed church records. Marriage record shows Robert as the Manager of the Clogrenan Lime Kiln and a former Sergeant of the RIC

xii Alice Louisa Shirley , b. 18 Aug 1890, Clogrennan Hill, Carlow, Co. Carlow, [65] d. Infant death., buried: 25 Jun 1891, Cloydagh Ch. Clogrennan, Co. Carlow. [66] Birth info from church records viewed Aug 1994 Inscription on parents gravestone To Alice died young, seen 11/8/1994.

xiii John Shirley , b. 31 Mar 1893, Clogrennan, Carlow, Co. Carlow, [67] d. Infant death. Birth info from Cloydagh Ch. Clogrennan, Co Carlow records. Aug 1994. Parents gravestone on Clody Churchyard records that John died young.



9. John Shirley , b. 1825, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow., [68] occupation Farmer. He married Euphemia Shirley , 27 Apr 1852, in Mothil Ch. Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny., [69] b. 1825, Bracken, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny., [70], [71] (daughter of John Shirley ) d. 10 May 1906, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow., [72] buried: 13 May 1906, Old Leighlin Ch. Co. Carlow. Ireland. [73] John died 22 Jan 1908, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow., [74] buried: 22 Jan 1908, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland. [75] Information from IGI. Euphemia: Information from IGI


Children:
22. i Annesley Shirley b. 10 May 1853.
23. ii Anne Elizabeth Shirley b. 1855.
iii John Shirley , b. 6 Dec 1858, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow., [76] d. 11 Nov 1865, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow., [77] buried: 14 Nov 1865, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland. [78]
iv Jane Shirley , b. 1860, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow., [79] d. 22 Sep 1887, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow., [80] buried: 25 Sep 1887, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland.. [81]
24. v James Shirley b. 10 Apr 1864.
25. vi John Shirley b. 16 Feb 1866.
26. vii Deborah Shirley b. 28 Apr 1868.
27. viii Samuel Shirley b. 2 Jun 1871.



10. Deborah Shirley , b. 1833, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow.. [82] She married John Shirley , 17 Nov 1856, in Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland., [83] b. 1830, Bracken, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny., [84] (son of John Shirley ) d. 14 Jan 1899. [85] Deborah died 15 Sep 1903, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow., [86] buried: 18 Sep 1903, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland.. [87]


Children:
i Elizabeth Ann Shirley , b. 1860, Bracken, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny., [88] d. 11 Feb 1871, [89] buried: 14 Feb 1871, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland.. [90]
ii John Shirley , b. 9 Jul 1865, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland., [91] d. 20 Nov 1875, [92] buried: 23 Nov 1875. [93]
iii Euphemia Shirley , b. 1866, Bracken, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny.. [94] She married James Griffith , 10 Feb 1898, in Mothel Ch. Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny., [95] b. pre 1881. Euphemia died 5 Sep 1931, Kilkenny, Co Kilkenny, [96] buried: 8 Sep 1931, Mothel Ch. Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny.. [97] James: Information from Anne Nosov.
iv Annesley Shirley , b. 28 Dec 1866, Bracken, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny., [98] d. 4 Dec 1887, [99] buried: Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland.
v James Shirley , b. 7 May 1868, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny., [100] d. 11 Nov 1875. [101]
vi Abraham Shirley , b. 22 Nov 1870, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny., [102] d. 26 Apr 1881, Bracken, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny., [103] buried: 29 Apr 1881, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland.. [104]
vii Samuel Shirley , b. 1870, Bracken, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny., [105] d. 5 Oct 1875. [106]



11. William Shirley , b. 1836, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow.. [107] He married Frances Fennell , 9 Feb 1863, in Mayo, Queens Co. Ireland., [108] b. 1847, Mayo, Queens Co. Ireland., [109] d. 1 Nov 1920, [110] buried: Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland. William died 11 Feb 1907, [111] buried: Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland. Information from IGI. Frances: Information from IGI


Children:
i Annesley James Shirley , b. 12 Mar 1864, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny, Ireland., [112] d. 7 Apr 1875, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland., [113] buried: Dundalk, Ireland.. [114] Information from IGI.
ii Nathaniel Shirley , b. 22 Dec 1865, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny, Ireland.. [115]
iii John Shirley , b. 1868, [116] d. 19 Jan 1890, [117] buried: Dundalk, Ireland.
iv Richard Joseph Shirley , b. 5 Apr 1869, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny., [118] d. 19 Nov 1923, [119] buried: Abbey Park Cem. London, England.. [120]
v Elizabeth Shirley , b. 1871, [121] d. 5 Dec 1892, [122] buried: Dundalk, Ireland.. [123]
vi Samuel Shirley , b. 17 Aug 1873, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.. [124]
vii Deborah Shirley , b. 20 Apr 1877, Scansland, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, [125] d. 29 May 1929, [126] buried: Abbey Park Cem. London, England.



12. Anne Shirley , b. pre 1844. She married John Wilson , 17 Dec 1860, in Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland., b. pre 1844. Information from IGI. John: Information from IGI


Children:
i Henry Wilson , b. 2 Mar 1864, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny, Ireland.. [127]
ii Sarah Wilson , b. 3 Oct 1865, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny, Ireland.. [128] Information from IGI.



13. Abraham Shirley , b. 1849, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow.. [129] He married Euphemia Kavanagh , 17 Aug 1893, in Killeshin Church, Killeshin, Co Carlow, [130] b. pre 1876, d. post 1903. Abraham died 5 Oct 1931, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow., [131] buried: 8 Oct 1931, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland.. [132]

children
i Elizabeth Shirley , b. 1893. [1]
28. ii Annesley Shirley b. 1895.
iii Abraham Shirley , b. 1897, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow.. [2]
iv James Shirley , b. 1903. [3]



14. Richard Shirley , b. pre 1840. He married Catherine Mara , 12 Aug 1858, in Carlow, Co. Carlow, Ireland., [4] b. pre 1842.


Children:
i James Annesley Shirley , b. 13 Jan 1865, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow.. [5] Anne Nosov lists the date as 13th January 1865, whilst the IGI has two entries with different dates the 13th and the 30th January 1865.
ii Richard Shirley , b. 1867. [6]
iii Master Shirley , b. 30 Jan 1872, Leighlinbridge, Carlow, Ireland. [7]
iv William Shirley , b. 20 Dec 1869, Leighlinbridge, Carlow, Ireland. [8]



15. Abraham Shirley , b. 1806, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow.. [9] He married Elizabeth Bolton , 1836, [10] b. pre 1820, Clogrennan, Carlow, Co. Carlow.


Children:
i Caleb Shirley , b. 1838, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow.. [11] He married Jane Rigley , 1872, [12] b. pre 1856. Caleb buried: 10 Feb 1927, Caponella, Durrow, Co. Liex, Ireland. [13]
29. ii Thomas Shirley b. 1844.
iii John Shirley , b. Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow., d. 16 May 1914, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow., [14] buried: 19 May 1914, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland.. [15]
iv Elizabeth Shirley , b. pre 1858, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. She married Richard Graham , 9 Dec 1874, in Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland., [16] b. pre 1872, occupation Farmer.
30. v Mary Anne Shirley b. pre 1851.



16. Mary Shirley , b. pre 1829, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. She married Richard Daly , 18 Dec 1845, in Old Leighlin, Carlow, [17] b. pre 1829. Information from IGI.


Children:
i Jane Daly , b. 1857, Old Leighlin, Carlow, Co. Carlow. Information from IGI.

 

Fifth Generation

 

17. Thomas Frederic Shirley , b. 2 Feb 1871, Clogrennan, Carlow, Co. Carlow,[18] occupation Farmer Fontstown Athy. He married Frances Emily Carson , 17 Feb 1919, in Cloydagh Ch. Clogrennan, Co. Carlow,[19] b. Approx. 1890,[20] (daughter of Thomas Bolton, ) d. ? Jan 1961, Blackhall., buried: 16 Jan 1961, Cloydagh Ch. Clogrennan, Co. Carlow.[21] Thomas died 6/8/1943 or 7,[22] buried: Cloydagh Ch. Clogrennan, Co. Carlow. Witness at the second wedding of his sister Sarah Henrietta Leacock Dec 20 th 1911 St Mary's Church Castlecomer. Frances: Described as widow on marriage entry with Frederic Shirley. Address as Clogrenan Hill. Address in burial record given as Blackhall nr. Honeyhouse. Age at death 71

Children:

i Frederic Noel Shirley , b. 25 Dec 1919, Clogrennan Hill, Carlow, Co. Carlow.[23]

ii Thomas Arthur Shirley , b. 28 Mar 1922, Clogrennan Hill, Carlow, Co. Carlow.[24]

iii James Frances Shirley , b. 27 Jun 1924, Clogrennan Hill, Carlow, Co. Carlow.[25]

 

18. Mary Jane Florence Shirley , b. 16 Feb 1878, Clogrennan Hill, Carlow, Co. Carlow.[26] She married Matthew Daly , 7 Feb 1900, in Cloydagh Ch. Clogrennan, Co. Carlow,[27] (son of Matthew Daly ) occupation Farmer. Info from Church records obtained by family visit 12 th August 1994. Matthew: Info from marriage entry at Cloydagh Ch. Clogrennan, Co Carlow Address given as Ridge, Old Loughlin.

Children:

31. i William Daly b. 1904.

32. ii Mary Jane Daly b. Approx.1905.

33. iii Florence Daly .

 

19. Anne Elizabeth Shirley , b. 23 Feb 1880, Clogrennan Hill, Carlow, Co. Carlow.[28] She married James Connor , 28 Apr 1903, in Cloydagh Ch. Clogrennan, Co. Carlow,[29] (son of James Connors ) occupation Farmer.[30] Anne died 5 Mar 1940, Clogrennan, Carlow, Co. Carlow,[31] buried: 7 Mar 1940, Cloydagh Ch. Clogrennan, Co. Carlow.[32] Information obtained from parish records during visit 12 th August 1994. In the 1901 Census Of Ireland Lizzie lived at home in Clogrenane with her widowed mother, brother and 3 sisters. James: Witnesses at the wedding were Robert Conner and Carrie Shirley.

Children:

i James Connor , b. 1 Oct 1917, d. 14 Nov 1994, Ireland..[33]

ii Thomas Shirley Connor , b. 1919, Peafield, Moone Co Kildare,[34] occupation Farmer.[35] He married Hazel Frances Hegarty , 22 Oct 1949, in Timolin Parish Ch. Co Kildare,[36] b. 1928, Peafield Moone, Co Kildare,[37] (daughter of Henry Gordon Hegarty ).

iii Elizabeth Connor , occupation Matron of Hospital., d. ??-___-1993. Matron of the Royal Masonic Hospital London Known as Lily.

iv Robert Connor , b. Ireland., d. 14 Sep 1996, Ireland..[38]

v Ivy Connor .

vi Arthur Connor .

vii Fred Connor , b. Approx.1921,[39] d. ?-Mar-1992, buried: 7 Mar 1992, Cloydagh Ch. Clogrennan, Co. Carlow.[40]

 

20. Sarah Henrietta Shirley , b. 12 Feb 1882, Clogrennan Hill, Carlow, Co. Carlow,[41] occupation Farmers Wife. She married (1) George Alfred Leacock , 6 Sep 1899, in Cloydagh Ch. Clogrennan, Co. Carlow,[42] b. 21 Nov 1865, Gurteen, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny,[43] (son of Thomas Leacock and Sarah Hogan ) occupation Farmer,[44] d. Feb 1910, Gurteen, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny,[45] buried: Colliery Ch. Moneenroe, Castlecomer. She married (2) John Booth , 11 Dec 1911, in St Mary's Church Castlecomer Co.Kilkenny, b. 31 Aug 1870, Knockadogue., (son of John Booth and Sarah Smyth ) occupation Constable Royal Irish Con, d. 4 May 1957, Dundrum, Co Dublin., buried: Colliery Ch. Moneenroe, Castlecomer. Sarah died May 1922, Dublin, Ireland,[46] buried: 17 May 1922, Colliery Ch. Moneenroe, Castlecomer..[47] Died from chilbirth complications a few days after her daughter Second marriage to John Booth took place in St Mary's Ch. Castlecomer, John is described as a widower son of John Booth in the parish records. Viewed on the 5 th Aug 1994 in Castlecomer Rectory. Sarah is listed on the tombstone of her father (seen during a visit to Cluddy Ch ( derelict) inside the ruined walls as buried in Railyard, Castlecomer. Birth and baptism info from the Parish records in Cloydah Ch. George: Parish entry reads :- April 1st 1866 Baptism , Nov.21 st 1865 Born was George Alfred. The parents Thomas Leycocke and Sarah, formerly Hogan of Gurteen sponsors John Smith, Lizzie Wilson and Robert Wilson The 1901 Census of Ireland Lists Georges home in Gurteen as 2 nd class with 5 rooms, he is also listed as having the house next door which is uninhabited and some land in Cloneen.The farm had a stable, coach house, 3 cow houses, a calf house, a piggery, a dairy and a store. George spoke Irish and English. John: Known to be fond of the drink, was thrown out by Sarah. Then lived in Kiltown with Philip and Helen Stone. Became senile and blind and entered a home in Dundrum.

Children:

i Thomas Oisin Leacock , b. 24 Aug 1900, Gurteen, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny,[48] occupation Farmer., d. Nov. 1928,[49] buried: 26 Nov 1900, Colliery Ch. Moneenroe, Castlecomer..[50] Info from the Parish records of St Mary's Church Castlecomer Co.Kilkenny Entry reads : Thomas Leacock of Gurteen Nov, 26 th 1928, age 28 buried in the Diocese of Ossary in the Colliery Church, Moneenroe, Castlecomer Thomas lost a leg due to medical complications ( gangrene ). The records were viewed August 1994.

ii Sarah Leacock , b. 14 Jan 1902, Gurteen, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny,[51] d. 15 Nov 1902, Gurteen, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny.[52]

34. iii Wilhelm Llewellyn Leacock b. 8 Feb 1906.

iv Catherine Booth , b. ? May 1922, Gurteen, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, d. ? May 1922, buried: 14 May 1922, Colliery Ch. Moneenroe, Castlecomer..[53] St Mary's Church Castlecomer Co.Kilkenny records ( 1995) show that Catherine was 1 week old, she was buried 3 days before her mother.

 

21. Ada Lavinia Shirley , b. 7 May 1887, Clogrennan Hill, Carlow, Co. Carlow.[54] She married William Fennell , 22 Sep 1908, in Cloydagh Ch. Clogrennan, Co. Carlow,[55] b. 1883, Ireland.,[56] (son of William Fennell ) occupation Farmer, d. 20 May 1955,[57] buried: Killeshin Church, Killeshin, Co. Carlow. Ada died 19 Sep 1946,[58] buried: Killeshin Church, Killeshin, Co Carlow. Information from Cloydagh Ch. Clogrennan, Co Carlow records, Aug 1994 Witnesses at the wedding were Fred Shirley, Augusta Shirley and Robert Fennell. William: Info from Cloydagh Ch. Clogrennan, Co Carlow records, Aug 1994 Address given as Ballywilliamroe

Children:

i Anne Olivia Fennell , b. Ireland. She married Albert Edward Fennell , b. 1900,[59] (son of Henry Fennell and Mrs Catherine Fennell ) d. 21 Jul 1986, Killeen, Ireland.,[60] buried: Cloydagh Ch. Clogrennan, Co. Carlow. Anne died 28 May 1991,[age 81] buried: churchyard of Killeshin Church Co. Laois which is on the outskirts of Carlow Town . Albert: Edward was Olives 3 rd cousin Info from Augusta McCarthy. [photo and certain information provided by Roger LK Chapman March 2008]

ii Thomas Frederic Fennell , b. Approx.1913. He married (1) Dorothy Burland , b. Co Tipperary, Ireland, d. 7 Aug 1973,[62] buried: Killeshin Church, Killeshin, Co. Carlow.[63] He married (2) Anne Poare . Thomas died 17 Aug 1981,[64] buried: Killeshin Church, Killeshin, Co. Carlow.[65]

35. iii John Shirley (Jack) Fennell b. 1917.

iv Arthur Fennell , b. Ireland. He married Catherine Allison , b. Richmond Surrey. England. Catherine: Info from Augusta McCarthy

36. v Herbert Fennell b. 19.

vi Willie Fennell . He married Lilly Lockead , b. Co Meath, Ireland. Lilly: Info from Augusta McCarthy.

37. vii Augusta Fennell b. 25 Jan 1920.

viii Gordon D. Fennell , b. 1930,[66] d. 11 Jul 1949,[67] buried: Killeshin Church, Killeshin, Co. Carlow.[68]

ix Lavinia Mary Jane Shirley . She married Thomas Henry Jeffers , b. 1906,[69] d. 27 Mar 1962,[70] buried: Killeshin Church, Killeshin, Co. Carlow. Thomas: Info from Augusta McCarthy and gravestone in Killeshin Ch. Address is given as Asfield Hall

x James Alfred Fennell . He married (1) Elizabeth Armstrong , d. 10 Apr 1973,[71] buried: Killeshin Church, Killeshin, Co. Carlow. He married (2) Olga Jeffers . Elizabeth: Elizabeth held a B.A.MD NT, See Gravestone photo. Olga: Olga was a widow when she married James

xi Emily Frances Fennell . She married Frederic Fleming , b. Monaghan, Eire. Info from Augusta McCarthy.

xii Ruby Caroline Fennell . She married Harold Dalton , b. Horsham, Sussex. Info from Augusta McCarthy.

xiii Cecil Norman Fennell . He married Reenie Wilkinson , b. Tooting, Surrey.

 

22. Annesley Shirley , b. 10 May 1853, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow..[72] He married Anna Sophia Crawford , 7 Jan 1875, in Kilmocahill Ch. Co. Kilkenny, Ireland,[73] b. 22 Aug 1852, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland,[74] (daughter of William Crawford and Emilia Styles ) d. 12 Dec 1933, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland,[75] buried: 15 Dec 1933, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland..[76] Annesley died 14 Mar 1914, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland,[77] buried: 17 Mar 1914, Gowran Ch. Co. Kilkenny, Ireland..[78]

Children:

i Amelia Susan Shirley , b. 19 Oct 1875, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland.[79] She married Mr Knight . Amelia died 31 Dec 1949, Chicago, Illinois, USA..[80]

ii William John Shirley , b. 6 May 1876, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland,[81] d. 28 Jun 1906, El Paso, Texas, USA..[82]

38. iii Euphemia Shirley b. 10 Jan 1877.

iv Anna Sophia Shirley , b. 1 Jul 1879, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland,[83] d. 28 Mar 1908, El Paso, Texas, USA.,[84] buried: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.

v James Shirley , b. 17 Nov 1880, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland,[85] d. 9 Jun 1901, Standerton, Transvaal, South Africa.[86]

vi Jane Shirley , b. 30 Jan 1882, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland.[87]

vii Robert Shirley , b. 18 Dec 1883, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland,[88] d. 24 Aug 1907, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA..[89]

viii Deborah Shirley , b. 10 Oct 1885, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland,[90] d. 19 Jun 1904.[91]

ix Annesley Lindsay Shirley , b. 7 Mar 1887, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland,[92] d. 25 Feb 1970, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland,[93] buried: 28 Feb 1970, Shankill Ch. Gowran, Co. Kilkenny..[94]

x Frances Eleanor Shirley , b. 22 Jul 1889, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland,[95] d. 1 Jun 1969, Kilmocahill Ch. Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.,[96] buried: 3 Jun 1969, Shankill Ch. Gowran, Co. Kilkenny..[97]

xi Henry Crawford Shirley , b. 13 Jun 1891, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland,[98] d. 21 Apr 1917.[99]

xii Mary Shirley , b. 13 Dec 1893, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland.[100] She married Sydney Johnson . Mary died 19 Aug 1937, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.[101]

39. xiii Samuel George Shirley b. 7 Oct 1896.

 

23. Anne Elizabeth Shirley , b. 1855, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow..[102] She married Thomas Bradley , 14 Nov 1872, in Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland.,[103] b. 1837, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland,[104] d. 15 Dec 1914, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland,[105] buried: 18 Dec 1914, Mothel Ch. Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny..[106] Anne died 11 Feb 1928, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland,[107] buried: 14 Feb 1928, Mothel Ch. Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny..[108] Thomas: Information from Anne Nosov.

Children:

i Susan Bradley , b. post 1872, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.[109] Information from Anne Nosov.

ii Mary Anne ( Polly ) Bradley , b. 1880, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.[110] She married Louis Griffith , 14 Jan 1901, in Mothel Ch. Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny.,[111] b. pre 1884. Mary died 30 Mar 1936, Ballasalla, Ossory Hill, Co. Kilkenny.,[112] buried: Mothel Ch. Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny. Louis: Information from Anne Nosov.

iii Esther Jane Shaw Bradley , b. 1883, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland,[113] d. 8 Mar 1909,[114] buried: St. Clements, Skegness, Scotland.

iv Emily Bradley , b. Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. Information from Anne Nosov.

v James Bradley , b. Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.[115]

vi Robert Bradley , b. 1893, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.[116] He married Kitty Phillips . Robert died 15 Jul 1936, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland,[117] buried: Mothel Ch. Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny..[118] Kitty: Information from Anne Nosov.

vii Jack Bradley , b. Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.[119]

40. viii Margaret Bradley .

 

24. James Shirley , b. 10 Apr 1864, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow..[120] He married Harriet Helen Williams , b. Taughnagh House, Co. Sligo, d. 1948.[121] James died 1924,[122] buried: Chatham, Kent.

Children:

i Cecil Annesley Shirley , b. 1897,[123] d. 2 Nov 1964.[124]

41. ii Albert James Shirley b. 1899.

iii Harriet Helen Shirley , b. 1901, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland.,[125] d. 971, Brighton, England..[126]

42. iv Samuel Alfred Shirley b. 21 Nov 1905.

His son provided this lineage's DNA

 

25. John Shirley , b. 16 Feb 1866, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow..[127] He married Fanny Griffith , 11 Oct 1898, in Mothel Ch. Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny.,[128] b. 4 Nov 1866, Ballasalla, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.,[129] (daughter of Thomas Griffith and Mary Anne Stone ) d. 24 May 1948, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow.,[130] buried: 27 May 1948, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland..[131] John died 14 Mar 1937, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow.,[132] buried: Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland..[133] Information from IGI.

Children:

43. i Jane Amelia Shirley b. 16 Jul 1899.

ii Euphemia Francis Shirley , b. 31 May 1903, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow..[134] She married Henry Ronald Haynes . Euphemia died 9 Jun 1982, Weymouth, England.,[135] buried: Weymouth, England. Henry: _

iii Annie Sophia Shirley , b. 29 Jun 1904, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow..[136] She married James Dimond , 7 Nov 1927, in Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland.,[137] b. pre 1911. Annie died 14 Aug 1936, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.[138]

iv John Wiliam Shirley , b. 26 Jul 1907, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow.,[139] d. 8 Apr 1969, Crettenclough, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny,[140] buried: 11 Apr 1969, St Mary's Church Castlecomer Co.Kilkenny.[141]

44. v Susan Elizabeth Shirley b. 29 Jan 1909.

 

26. Deborah Shirley , b. 28 Apr 1868, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow..[142] She married James Kavenagh , 2 Nov 1892, in Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland.,[143] b. pre 1875.

Children:

i James Kavenagh , b. post 1892, Old Ross, Co. Wexford< Ireland.[144]

ii Edward ( Ned ) Kavenagh , b. post 1892, Old Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland.

iii Milly Kavenagh , b. post 1892, Old Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland.

45. iv Phoebe Jane ( Ciss ) Kavenagh b. 1898.

46. v Deborah Kavenagh b. 1901.

 

27. Samuel Shirley , b. 2 Jun 1871, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow..[145] He married Isabella Stotesbury , 25 Aug 1920, in St Nicholas Ch Almorita Par Co Westmeath,[146] b. pre 1903. Samuel died 30 Jun 1934, Charleville, Tullamore, Offaly, Ireland.[147] Isabella:.

Children:

i Robert Shirley , b. post 1920, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland.

ii Elizabeth Shirley , b. Post 1920, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland.

 

28. Annesley Shirley , b. 1895.[148] He married Sarah Bradley , post 1926, b. 1910.[149]

Children:

i Euphemia Mary S Shirley , b. 1930.[150]

ii Frances E Shirley , b. 1932.[151]

iii Eileen Deborah Shirley , b. 1933.[152]

iv Emily Jane S Shirley , b. 1934.[153]

v Abraham A Shirley , b. 1936.[154]

 

29. Thomas Shirley , b. 1844, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow..[155] He married Kate Griffith , 24 Aug 1894, in Mothel Ch. Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny.,[156] b. 1861.[157] Thomas died 6 Mar 1928, Knockbawn, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow.,[158] buried: 9 Mar 1928, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland..[159]

Children:

i Elizabeth F Shirley , b. 1896.[160]

ii Abraham Shirley , b. 1897.[161]

iii Thomas Shirley , b. 1901.[162]

iv Deborah Shirley , b. 1902.[163] She married Lar Pierce , post 1918.

 

30. Mary Anne Shirley , b. pre 1851, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. She married Thomas Rigley , 25 Jun 1868, in Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland..[164]

Children:

i Pheobe ( Ciss ) Rigley .

ii Frank Rigley .

iii John ( Jack ) Rigley .

47. iv Benjamin Rigley b. 1894.

v Thomas Rigley .

vi James Rigley .

vii Joseph Rigley .

viii Abraham Rigley .

 

 

 

   


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