Shirleys in US History - Links to histories about Belle Starr,
the famous western outlaw, the Royal Gov of NC, the colonial
Gov of Massachusetts, the story of writer O'Henry, Pro baseball
players and more. Read
about Shirleys in US history here
African Americans - Shirleys of African
American ancestry main research page.
Native Americans - Shirleys of American
Indian descent main research page
Certified DAR Lineages - Are you trying to prove your DAR lineage
to a Shirley ancestor? The Shirley Association has compiled the
list of certified DAR lineages for Shirley patriots. All you
need to do to have your lineage accepted by the DAR is connect
to any one of the Shirleys mentioned in the certified lineage
shown See the certified lineage
New!Shirley Family Bible Records - Original images of family bibles submitted
by friends and members of the Shirley Association. See
the bible records here.
The Story of Lough Fea
- This house has been
in the Shirley family for hundreds of years. Major John Shirley
is in possession of this house and of Ettington in England at
the present time. This page includes the pedigree of the Shirleys of Lough Fea to the
The Story of Anne Shirley
of Green Gables - The
famous fictional tale was written by Lucy Maud Montgomery who
was born Nov 30, 1874, Clifton , Prince Edward Island. Her first
book, Anne of Green Gables,
was published June 1908.
New! The history of the Shirleys of Hyde Hall,
Jamaica - Henry Shirley
was born in Chambery France. His Lancashire English father was
a diplomat and merchant adventurer involved in the mining trade
in Savoy France. Henry Shirley
became the charge d' affaires at the court of Catherine the Great
before marrying a rich widow and moving to Jamaica. This page
includes the family lineage of the Shirleys of Jamaica as well
as the two very large 1817 list of slaves who toiled on the family's
Ettindon and Glamorgan sugar plantations.
John Shirley, esq. Servant
of the Earl of Warwick, Chaucer Scribe - This
page provides a documented timeline of the life of the famous
Chaucer scribe. New!
James Shirley, London goldsmith
and treasurer of the Plymouth Colony - The pedigree of the Shirleys of London have
not been successfully linked to any other main branch here
English Coats of Arms - This page presents all of the arms granted to persons with
the Shirley surname in England over the centuries. A dictionary
of heraldic terms is also provided. New!
Story of James Shirley, famous dramatist and poet - One of the most famous english
dramatists who lived in London in the 1600s.
John Shurley of Isfield, Coffer to King
Read about the very prominent Shurley family of Isfield Parish
England. Although no link can be made to the ancient Ettington
Shirley family, the Isfield lineage dates back to the 1400s.
and information about the Ancient Shirleys of Ettington - This comprehensive
page includes the pedigree of the ancient family and stories
of other famous members of the main lineage and cadet branches.
Robin Hood - This page outlines several connections
between the mythical Robin
Hood and the ancient Shirleys of Ettington.