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April 16, 2017

I posted the following Grantee index to the Barren Co KY page in the members' section

Barren Co KY

Grantee index to 1850 pg 63

Grantee index to 1850 pg 64

Grantee index to 1850 pg 65

1807 Barren Co KY DB AA pg 171 - John Garnett et al to Thomas Jr Shirley; Deed Recorded: 1807 200 A - Fallen Timber Creek

1805 Barren Co KY DB B pg 98 - Kiah McKay to Thomas Sherley; Appr Recorded: 1805

1807 Barren Co KY DB B pg 133 - Hardin Williams et al to Thomas Sherley; Deed Recorded: 1807 200 A - Barren Co

1810 Barren Co KY DB B pg 339 - Jonathan Davis et al to Wm Shirley; Deed Recorded: 1810 150 A - Fallen Timber Creek

1810 Barren Co KY DB B pg 343 - Clay Farley et al to Wm Shirley; Deed Recorded: 1810 255 A - Fallen Timber Creek

1815 Barren Co KY DB E pg 29 - Bird Rogers, et al to John Shirley Sr ; Deed Recorded: 1815 242 A - So fork Little Barren

1817 Barren Co KY DB E pg 198 - Joshua Pedigo to Moses Shirley; P of A Recorded: 1817

1817 Barren Co KY DB E pg 426 - William Savage et al to Paul Shirley; Deed Recorded: 1817 House & lot Glasgow Int lot #54

1818 Barren Co KY DB F pg 305 - Thomas Mayfield et al to Paul Shirley; Deed Recorded: 1818 4 lots #197, 8, 9 10 Glas

1818 Barren Co KY DB F pg 307 - Sebert Wilson et al to Paul Shirley; Deed Recorded: 1818 2 lots # 95 - 96 Glasgow

1819 Barren Co KY DB G pg 377 - Thomas Stockton et al to Warner Shirley; Deed Recorded: 1819 119 A - Little Barren

1819 Barren Co KY DB G pg 378 - Thomas Stockton et al to Warner Shirley ; Deed Recorded: 1819 4 A - Barren Co

1819 Barren Co KY DB G pg 439 - Isaac Burner to Caleb Shirley; Deed Recorded: 1819 100 A - Beaver Creek

1819 Barren Co KY DB G pg 515 - Everard Clarke et al to John Shirley; Deed Recorded: 1817 245 A - Chattels Adair Co and Barren Co

1820 Barren Co KY DB H pg 43 - Josiah C Culp et al to William A and Paul Shirley; Deed Recorded: 1820 Lot #33 Glasgow

1820 Barren Co KY DB H pg 126 - James Renick to William Shirley; Tran Bnd Recorded: 1820

1820 Barren Co KY DB H pg 190 - William Shirley to Thomas Shirley; Com D Recorded: 1820 200 A - Blue Spring Creek

1821 Barren Co KY DB I pg 144 - John Jamisom et al to Daniel Shirley; Deed Recorded: 1821 124 A - Blue Spring Creek

1821 Barren Co KY DB I pg 148 - Daniel Culp et al to William A Shirley ; Deed Recorded: 1821 Lot - Glasgow

1822 Barren Co KY DB I pg 157 - Mischal Month et al to John Shirley ; Appr Recorded: 1822

1822 Barren Co KY DB I pg 158 - Delila Montla to John Shirley; Appr Recorded: 1822

1822 Barren Co KY DB I pg 159 - Mary Month to John Shirley; Appr Recorded: 1822

1822 Barren Co KY DB I pg 160 - Margaret Month to John Shirley; Appr Recorded: 1822

1822 Barren Co KY DB I pg 307 - Glasgow Trustee City of to Wm A Shirley; Deed Recorded: 1822 Lot #369 Glasgow

1822 Barren Co KY DB I pg 313 - Harvey T Greenwood to Paul Shirley et al ; Mortgage Recorded: 1822 Personal Property

1822 Barren Co KY DB I pg 377 - Samuel Brown to William A Shirley et al ; Mortgage Recorded: 1822 Personal Property

More Barren Co KY Grantee index

1822 Barren Co KY DB I/398 Paul Shirley from Samuel Hodges Mortgage 1822 Personal Property

1822 Barren Co KY DB I/469 James A Shirley from Richard W Shirley Mortgage 1823 Real & Personal Property

1822 Barren Co KY DB J/38 Paul Shirley et al from Daniel Culp Mortgage 1822 Stook of Merchendise

1823 Barren Co KY DB J/18 William A Shirley et al from Samuel Brown Deed etc 1822 1 Mare

1823 Barren Co KY DB J/59 William A Shirley from Thomas Church et al Deed 1823 40 A - Beaver Creek

1823 Barren Co KY DB J/137 James A Shirley from Paul Shirley Mortgage, 1823 Int lot 54 Glasgow

1823 Barren Co KY DB J/141 William Shirley from Samuel Douglass et al Mortgage 1823 200 A - Beaver Creek

1823 Barren Co KY DB J/145 William Shirley from Samuel Douglass Mortgage 1823 Tract - Barren Co

1823 Barren Co KY DB J/152 William Shirley from Samuel Deweese Release 1823 Tract - Barren Co

1823 Barren Co KY DB J/176 James A Shirley from Paul Shirley D - Shf 1823 Lots - Glasgow

1823 Barren Co KY DB J/199 Gabriel Shirley from Richard Shirley Deed 1823 2 trs Blue Spring Creek

1823 Barren Co KY DB J/200 Gabriel Shirley from Richard Shirley Deed 1823 Personal Property

1823 Barren Co KY DB J//201 Gabriel Shirley from Richard Shirley Bill S 1823 2 Negro Slaves

1823 Barren Co KY DB J/211 William A Shirley from Will T Bush et al D-Shf 1823 Tract & lots Glasgow

1823 Barren Co KY DB J/225 William(Big) Shirley from Joseph Carr et al Appr 1823

1823 Barren Co KY DB K/108 William Shirley from James G Backs Asgmt 1823 200 A - Barren Co

1824 Barren Co KY DB J/340 Richard Shirley Jr from Benjamin Smith et al Deed 1824 75 A - Beaver Creek

1824 Barren Co KY DB J/351 James A Shirley from Richard M Shirley et al D-Shf 1824 127 A - 2 trs Barren Co

1824 Barren Co KY DB J/507 Wm Sherley et al from Alex E Spotwood Mortgage 1824 Real & Personal Property

1825 Barren Co KY DB J/181 Wm Shirley from Mary Douglass et al R of D No Recording date Book J Page 141

1825 Barren Co KY DB J/201 William Shirley from Richard Roundtree Receipt 1825 Personal Property

1825 Barren Co KY DB K/92 Thomas Shirley from Thomas Smith Deed 1825 200 A - White Oak Creek

1825 Barren Co KY DB K/104 Caleb Shirley from John Young Deed 1825 132 A - Blue Spring Creek

1825 Barren Co KY DB K/108 William Shirley from John A Holliday Heirs Com D 1825 200 A - Barren Co

1825 Barren Co KY DB K/124 William Shirley et al from John McFerran Mortgage 1825 2 Negroes

1825 Barren Co KY DB K/204 William A Shirley et al from Alexander Adair Deed 1825 Part lot # 50 Glasgow

1825 Barren Co KY DB K/295 Darky Shirley from Moses Shirley et al Deed 1825 24 A - White Oak Creek

1826 Barren Co KY DB K/341 William A Shirley from Hanson Musgrove Mortgage 1826 Lot & Personal Property Glas

1826 Barren Co KY DB K/402 Daniel Shirley Heirs et al (decd) Moses James from Pascal D Craddock Deed 1826 110 A - Barren Co

1826 Barren Co KY DB K/402 Carter Lucinda Martha Ann Shirley et al from Paschal Craddock Deed 1826 110 A - Barren Co

1827 Barren Co KY DB K/258 William Shirley et al from William McFerran Copy D 1827 800 A - Sumner Co Tenn

More Barren Co KY Grantee index

1826 Barren Co KY DB L/7 Jesse Smith et al to Richard Shirley; Deed Recorded 1826 150 A - Barren Co

1828 Barren Co KY DB L/289 Maxamillion Haley et al to William A Shirley; Deed Recorded 1828 200 A - Barrens

1828 Barren Co KY DB L/375 Robert T Anderson to William Shirley; Mort Recorded 1828 Personal Property

1829 Barren Co KY DB L/422 Daniel Price et al to Thomas Jr Shirley; Deed Recorded 1829 150 A - Fallen Timber

1829 Barren Co KY DB L/474 William J Garnett et al to Elijah Shirley; Deed Recorded 1829 110 -A - Fallen Timber Creek

1829 Barren Co KY DB L/507 Wm Shirley to James Shirley; Deed Recorded 1829 200 A - Blue Spring Creek

1829 Barren Co KY DB L/507 Wm Shirley to Heirs of Robert dec'd Shirley; Deed Recorded 1829 200 A - Blue Spring Creek

1829 Barren Co KY DB L/508 Wm Shirley to Reuben Shirley; Deed Recorded 1829 200 A - Fallen Timber Creek

1829 Barren Co KY DB L/527 William Shirley to James Shirley; Deed Recorded 1829 272 A - White Oak Creek

1831 Barren Co KY DB M/210 John D Dizreus to Richard Jr Shirley; Deed Recorded 1831 207 A - Columbia Road

1832 Barren Co KY DB M/437 Samuel Douglas to William Shirley; D-Shf Recorded 1832 100 A - Beaver Creek

1833 Barren Co KY DB N/217 James Cummins et al to Henry Shirley; Deed Recorded 1833 163 A - Beaver Creek

1834 Barren Co KY DB N/398 Elizabeth H Leeper et al to James Shirley; Deed Recorded 1834 200 A - Blue Spring Creek

1836 Barren Co KY DB O/248 Isaac Dale et al to Thomas Shirley; Deed Recorded 1836 122 A - Dry Grove Knob

1837 Barren Co KY DB O/302 Elijah Deweese dec'd to Henry et al Shirley; Extrx Deed Recorded 1837 Tract - Barren Co

1838 Barren Co KY DB P/35 Abel Hunt et al to Azubeth et al Shirley; D-Gft Recorded 1838 200 A - Beaver Creek

1838 Barren Co KY DB P/39 John M Shirley to Mary, John, Wm et al Shirley; D of T Recorded 1837 Tract - Edmonton Slaves

1839 Barren Co KY DB Q/12 Matthew Harbison et al to Elijah Shirley; Deed Recorded 1839 13 A - Fallen Timber

1840 Barren Co KY DB Q/83 Abner Harvey et al to Elijah Shirley; Deed Recorded 1840 150 A - Fallen Timber Creek

1841 Barren Co KY DB Q/287 William Defries to Elijah Shirley; Deed Recorded 1841 13 A - Fallen Timber Creek

1843 Barren Co KY DB R/4 Jacob Jones to hariett H et al Shirley; Deed Recorded 1843 2 lots Glasgow

1843 Barren Co KY DB R/92 Jacob Jones to Harriet et al Shirley; Com D Recorded 1843 Lot Front St Glasgow

1844 Barren Co KY DB R/172 Presley N Thomas to Henry Shirley; Com D Recorded 1844 200 A - Barren Co

1845 Barren Co KY DB R/343 John P Pedigo et al to George Shirley; Deed Recorded 1845 100 A - Beaver Creek

1849 Barren Co KY DB S/380 Otha Naylor et al to John M et al Shirley; Deed Recorded 1848 200 A - So fork Little Barren

1850 Barren Co KY DB T/27 Newport Academy to Elijah Shirley; D by Trustee Recorded 1850 289 A - Little Barren River

1850 Barren Co KY DB T/97 Wm P Payne et al to Henry and James Shirley; Deed Recorded 1849 250 A - including Mill Beaver

1850 Barren Co KY DB T/99 Wm P Payne et al to James Shirley; Deed Recorded 1849 450 A - Beaver Creek

1849 Barren Co KY DB T/152 Hiram Boyd et al to Henry Shirley; Com D Recorded 1849 Tract - Barren Co

1851 Barren Co KY DB T/282 James Depp et al to George et al Shirley; D of T Recorded 1850 Household & Personal Property

1851 Barren Co KY DB T/448 Elijah Shirley Heirs et al to John Shirley; Deed Recorded 1851 92 - Dry Grove Knob

March 19, 2017

I posted the following original deed records to the Laurens Co SC page in the members' section

Laurens Co SC

1775 DB E: 425 5/18/1792 - 2/18/1795 . (page 427) Margaret Cuninham widow woman to Patr. Cuninham planter for L100 stg, 300 acres on s. side Reaburns Creek of Reedy R. part of 500 acres granted in Berkeley Co to Richard Shurley by Montague 2/15/1769 conveyed 1775 by Robert Shurley and wife Mary (oldest son and heir of Richard Shurley) to Andrew Cuninham now decd., confiscated by Act of the Assembly passed at Jacksonborough 1780 (sd A.C. a British subject) sd tr. granted to Margaret and her children by an Act of Legislature passed at Charleston 1785. Borders on Sarah Hodges, Richard Pinson, Jacob Bowman, Jno Ritchie. Witness: Isaac Gray, Chas Simmons, Wm Cuninham. Danl. Wright J.P.

1775 DB F: 212 1/10/1775 - 7/17/1797. Robt Shirley planter and wife Jane and his mother Mary Shirley of Craven Co to Andrew Cunnningham of same for L450 cur. 350 acres where we now live, part of 500 acres granted by Montagure 2/15/1769 to Richard Shirley dec'd father of Robert Shirley and husband of Mary Shirley. on Raburns Creek of Reedy River. Wit: David Cuningham, Godfrey Isbell, Joseph Pinson. Wm Moore, J.P Abbeville Co.

1791 DB D: 310 8/6/1791 -11/2/1792. Argey Shirley and wife Susannah of Abbeville Co to Wm South pl. for L40stg. 200ac on branch of Walnut Cr. N. side of Saluda granted 1785. Wit: Daniel South, Hearson Daniel. Joseph Downs J.P.

1792 DB D: 108 1/20/1792 - 3/1/1792. James Thompson to Thomas Shairly for L20 mrtgage on goods and chattels wit: Joseph and Abigail Dorset, Adam Crain Jones, J.P. Abbeville Co.

1792 DB D: 246 5/16/1792 - 8/17/1792 - John Powell planter to James Powell for L100 stg. 150 acres part of 350 acre grant to John Shurley 1773 by Gov Wm. Bull, borders on John Sims. Wit: John Findly, Ann Powel, George Anderson, J.P.

1815 DB K: 184 Jan 28 1815 - Sept 16 1817 . Deed of gift: I Sarah Wright, widow of Laurens Dist SC for divers good causes love good will and affection do hereby give and grant unto Robert Shirley and his wife Ann grand daughter one Negro boy about 7 years old by the name of Lan. And I do hereby bind myself my heirs exec and adm to warrant and forever defend the right of the sd Negro Lan unto the sd Robt Shirley and wife Ann and thier heirs forever. 28 Jan 1815. Wit: Jacob Niswanger. Proven 14 Sept 1817.

1823 DB L: 127 5 Feb 1823. Robert Shearly of Laurens for $450 to Beverly Shearly, land adj Jacob Niswanger. Adj. John Shirley...Wit: Wm Moore, Elihu Watson

1827 DB L: 272 April 2nd, 1827: Aaron Shirley and wife Elizabeth of Laurens Co. for $530 to David Anderson 84 acres granted to Benj Hodges adj. Geo Anderson on Raburns Creek. Wit: George Anderson, Lorenzo D. McPherson

March 18, 2017

Shirley Swag! A web entreprenuer emailed asking if I would promote his heraldry website. Here is the link to various Shirley arms at www.coadb.com. You can buy T-shirts, coffee mugs too!

We have a page on the various ancient Shirley families who bore coats of arms. Several Shirley families had arms, not just the ancient and aristocratic Shirleys of Ettington family.

March 12, 2017

I posted the following probate documents to the Clay Co Mississippi page in the members' section. These documents are for the family of Lewis Shirley, a descendant of Col. John Warfield Shirley, Branch #12

Clay Co MS

1888 Jan 4 - Clay Co MS WB 1 page 82 - LW&T of L. Shirley (at West Point Mississippi) 1st. Appoint B F McCrary executor. 2nd to be buried in Odd Fellows cemetery in the town of Columbus MS. 3rd. estate divided as follows: 4th to my wife Caroline Ba Shirley all household and kitchen furniture and all stocks etc. also $4,000. 5th to daughter Mary E Tipton 1/3 of remainder, bank stocks etc. 6th to daughter Margaret A Witherspoon 1/3 of remainder etc. 7th. to son John A Shirley the remainign 1/3. <L. Shirley> Wit: W T Trotton, C. B Cook, W. L. Falls Proven 27 April 1888.

12 December 1892 - Clay Co MS WB 1 page 275 - LW&T of Caroline B Shirley. 1st debts and burial. 2nd nephew Wm P Burnett $1000. Otherwise to my brother Edwin Burnitt of Texas. 3rd to neice Mary Rufs Foster, wife of W. B. Foster now of Birmingham AL all residue of estate. 5th appoint neice Mary Rufs Foster executrix. < Caroline B Shirley> Wit: Fred Beall, Thos C White, S. B White

26 January 1915 - Clay Co MS WB 2 page 59 - LW&T of John A Shirley. 1st debts. 2nd to wife Susie E Shilrey all property. 3rd. appoint wife Susie E Shirley executrix. <Jno A Shirley> Wit: Paul Townsend, D.B. Miller. Recorded 12 Novemeber 1923.

March 10, 2017

I post small items to the site all the time, but don't always mention in this blog. Here is an example - an original deed posted today to the Henry Co GA page in the members' section

Henry Co GA

10 February 1820 Henry Co GA DB G page 435 - William S Shirley of the county and state aforesaid to John W Cowart of Jefferson Co $400. Land in the 13th district Lot 225 containing 202 1/2 acres <signed> William S Shirley Wit S O Franklin, Solomon Page JP Recorded 18 May 1838

January 26, 2017

More English Wills and Admons (work in progress) Posted to the England Index page in the members' section. These are probate registration abstracts, not full abstracts of the Wills etc.

1881

23 March, The Will of Elizabeth Abigail Shirley formerly of Wrotham but late of West Bank Sutton Valence both in the County of Kent Spinster who died 1 March 1881 at West Bank was proved at the Principal Registry by William Pettenden Shirley of West Bank Gentleman the Brother the surviving Executor, L4000

28 March. The Will of John Shirley late of Old Woodstock in the Parish of Wootton in the County of Oxford Labourer who died 8 July 1870 at Old Woodstock was proved at Oxford by Charles Grimn of Stonesfield in the said County Farmer and John Wright of Wootton Baker the Executors substituted, L300 (re-sworn 1881 at L400)

4 February, Administration of the Personal Estate of Robert Shirley late a Lieutenant in the 2nd Queen's Regiment of Foot a Bacbelor who died 21 April 1869 at Chatham in the County of Kent was granted at the Principal Registry to the Reverend Arthur George Sewallis Shirley of Stinsfbrd in.the County of Dorset Clerk the Father and Next of Kin. L1500

1882

17 March. Administration of the Personal Estate of Arthur James Shirley late of Doncaster in the County of York Solicitor a Bachelor who died 19 January 1882 at Doncaster was granted at Wakefield to William Edwood Shirley of Doncaster Solicitor the. Father and Next of Kin. L1,386

4 April. The Will of Joseph Robert Shirley late of' 100 Malmesbury-road Bow in the County of Middlesex Gentleman who died 16 February 1882 at 100 Mahnesbury- road was proved at the Principal Registry by Ann Culmer of 100 Malmesbury-road Spinster the sole Executrix L11,454 (resworn 1883 at L11,883)

13 July. Will of Thomas Shirley'late of Roth. well-street Reffent's-Park-road in the County of Middlesex who died 13 June 1882 at 13 Rotllwell-street was proved at the Principal Registry by Laura Shirley of 13 Rothwell-street Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. L213

10 January, Administration of the Personal Estate of William Shirley formerly of Smethwick in the County of Stafford but late of 6 Hope-square Alfred-road Brightsidelane Sheffeld in the County of York who died 12 October 1881 at 6 Hope-square was granted at the Principal Registry to Ann Shirley of 3 Wharf-street Birmingham in the County of Warwick Widow the Relict L120

1883

3 February, Administration of the Personal Estate of Edwin Shirley late of Schoolcraft in the County of Kalamazoo in tbe State of Michigan in "the United States Of America Gentleman who died 23 February 1880 at Schoolcraft was granted at the Principal Registry under the usual Limitations to Francis Robert Howlett of Maidstone in the County of Kent Solicitor the lawful Attorney of Edwin Shirley the Son and one of the Next of Kin now residing in the said United States. L485

The Will. with a Codicil of Elizabeth Shirley late of Kingham in the County Of Oxford Widow who died 28 May 1883 at Kingham was proved at the Principal Registry by William Jackson of Kingham Schoolmaster the sole Executor, L38

9 February. The' Will with a Codicil of Evelyn Philip Shirley late of 'Ettington Park in the County of Warwick and of Lough Fea in the County of Monaghan in Ireland Esquire who died 19 September 1882 at Ettington Park was proved at the Principal Registry by Sewallis Evelyn Shirley of Ettington Park and Lough Fea Esquire the Son one of the Exec.utors. L40,955 (re-sworn 1883 at L41,044)

19 June; The Will of Kate Shirley of 24 Cowley - road Brixton in the County of Surrey Widow whö died 19 May 1883 at 24 Cowley - road was proved at the Principal Registry by Jobn Mitchell of 87 Mostyn-road Brixton Gentleman the sole Executor L729

3 February. Administration of the Personal of Sophia Shirley late of Schoolcraft in the County. of Kalamazoo in the State of Michigan in the United States of America Widow who died 19 June 1881 at Schoolcraft was granted at the Principal Registry undér the usual Limitations to Francis Robert Howlett of MaidEtone in the County of Kent Solicitor the lawful Attorney of Edwin Shirley the Son and one of the Next of Kin now residing in the said United States, L161

29 August. The 'Will of William Shirley late of Gladstone - road in the . City of Liverpool who died 17 August 1883 at Gladstone - road was proved at Liverpool by Elizabeth Shirley of 109 Gladstone - road Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. L287

1884

15 December. Will of Frederick Shirley formerly of 5 Beaufort-terrace Lilley-road West Brompton but late of the " Cricklewood " Tavern Cricklewood both ill the County Of Middlesex Innkeeper who died 1 December 1884 at the said-.Tavern was proved at the Principal Registry by Samuel Shirley of 36 Christchurch-street- Chelsea of the said Courity Carpenter the Brother and Caroline Gawthorp Shirley of the Cricklewood Tavern Widow the Relict the Executors. L741

28 November. Administration of tbe Personal Estate of Katherine May Shirley (Wife of Francis John Shirley) late of 2 Heath - villas Varden - road New Wandsworth in the County of Surrey who died 24 October 1884 at 1 Burlington-street Brighton in the County of Sussex was granted at the Principal Registry to the said Francis John Shirley of 2 Heath-villas Gentleman, L57

22 October. The 'Will of Philip Shirley late of the " Victoria " Inn 12 Midland - place Derby in the County of Derby Licensed Victualler who died 3 September 1884 at Derby- was proved at Derby by Lydia Shirley of the " Victoria " Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. L1257

1885

1 May The Will' of Elizabeth Shirley formerly of the Steps Moreton - in the - Marsh in the County of Gloucester but late of Stratford - road Birmingham in the County of Warwick Widow who died 6 April 1885 at Stratford - road was proved at Birmingham by Richard Anchor of 134 Alexandra - road South Hampstead in the County of Middlesex Gentleman the sole Executor. L2,989 (re-sworn 1885 at L2,489)

16 September, The Will of Lewis Vincent Shirley late of Plås Newydd Cardiff in the County of Glamorgan Solicitor who died 28 June 1885 at Plås Newydd was proved at the Principal Registry by Lewis James Shirley and Walter Rayner Shirley both of 24 High-street Cardiff Solicitors the Sons the Executors, L74,243 (re-sworn 1886 L74,978)

10 February, The Will of Mary Shirley formerly of' 2 Harvey - road Leytonstone in the County of Essex but late of 403 Commercial - road Stepney in the County of Middlesex Widow who died 15 October 1884 at road was proved at the Principal 403 Commercial - Registry by Elizabeth Mary Hasler (Wife of Thomas Hasler) of 40B Commercial - road the Daughter one of the Executors, L95

31 January. The Will of Sarah Elizabeth Shirley formerly of 18 Harrison-street Gray's-lnn-road but late of 8 Southampton - buildings Holborn both in the County of Middlesex Spinster who died 21 January 1885 at 3 Southampton - buildings was proved at the Principal Registry by Edward Walter Griggs of Haverhill in the County of Suffolk Chemist and Mary Ann Nottage of Linton in the County of Cambridge Spinster the Executors, L27

19 August, Administration of the Personal Estate of William Shirley late of 26 Canterbury-street Blackburn in the County of Lancaster Marine Store Dealer who died 2 August 1885 at 26 Canterbury - street was granted at Lancaster to Ellen Shirley of 26 Canterbury street Widow the Relict, L210

January 5, 2017

MORE original deed images for Shirley branches #13 and #14. Washington Co MD was created from Frederick Co in 1776, thus the Shirleys found themselves in Washington Co after that date. These land sales occur prior to the families moving to Western Pennsylvania

Washington Co MD

1780 Liber B pg 333 John Shirley farmer 17 Apr ____ to Philip Hammond farmer for 500 pounds; Elk Hill 168 acres Rel. dower: wife (not named) wit Joseph Chapline, Chr. Chruss; Recorded 22 May 1780 pg 333-335

17 Jun 1784 Liber C pg 726 John Sherley farmer to Jacob Frushauer farmer for 60 pounds; Inverness originally granted to David Ross 13 Jun 1761 for 20 acres. Rel. dower: Charity Sherley; wit Jno. Stull, Alexander Claggett. Recorded 17 Jun 1784 pg 726-728.

MORE original deed images posted to the Frederick Co Maryland page in the members' section. Again, these Shirleys are Branches #13 and #14

Frederick Co MD

1756 Jun 15 Liber E pg 1071 - John Shirley recorded supersedeas against George Robenitt, Thomas Kelly and Joseph Robinett. Debt. Recovered 29 May 1756 before Joseph Smith

1755 Nov 19 Liber E pg 893 - Samuel Beall esq recorded supersedeas against John Shirley, William Norris and Wm Molton 141 lbs tobacco. Debt. Recovered 21 Oct 1755 before Joseph Smith.

1753 Nov 20 Liber E pg 313 - Josiah Beall recorded supersedeas against William Shurley, William Norris, and Jos. Roberts 265 lbs tobacco to be paid by 10 Feb. Recovered 13 Oct 1753 before Joseph Smith

1761 Dec 15 Liber G pg 333 - John Shirley made 18 Nov between John Shelton and Eleanor his wife of the colony of Virginia for 40pc, part of tract called "Parks Hall" adj Wm Anderson's part, then to Hugh Magraugh's line, containing 111 acres signed John Shelton, Eleanor Shelton before Peter Bainbridge, Wm Luckett, Rec'pt acknowledged. AF and duty paid.

1762 Jun 16 Liber H pg 33 - Peter Piercefield recorded supersedeas against Bruce Blair, John Shearley, and William Anderson by judgement 12 June before Mos. Chaplain.

1763 Jul 11 Liber H pg 536 - John Coon made 22 Jun 1763 between John Shirley for 260 pcm Penn. sells part of Parks Hall adj to Wm Andersons part of Parke Hall and a corner of Hugh Magraugh's part. containing 111 acres on a draught of Little Antietam. signed John Shurley before Jos. Smith, James Smith. Rec'pt acknowledged. Charity Shirley wife of John Shirley released dower. AF and duty paid.

1771 Apr 8 Liber O pg 207 - Recorded at request of John Shirley deed was recorded between David Ross of Prince Georges Co and John Shirley of Frederick 4L current money grant unto sd John Shirley tract called Inverness in Frederick Co....east side of Elk Ridge Mt. near Poplar Spring near tract called Barrels Disappointment, to a tract called Elk Hill. 20 ac and 215 ac. Signed by David Ross; Wit: Christ. Loundes, Richard Duckett Jr.

1771 Apr 8 Liber O pg 222 - Recorded at request of Henry Coontz between John Shirley of Frederick and Henry Coontz of same, farmer 39 acres lying in Frederick called Elk Hill. Signed John Shirley (his mark); Wit: Joseph Wood, Thomas Price.

I posted the following original deed records to the Frederick Co Maryland page in the members' section. These records involve members of Shirley family branches #13 and #14

Frederick Co MD

1750 Jan 28 Liber B pg 324 - John Shurley recorded bill of sale. I William Shirley of Frederick sell 2 cows and calves; signed 21 Jan 1750. William Shirley before, Thomas Spurgon by mark, Gabriel Wilkens by mark and Cha's Riggney

1751 Nov 27 Liber B pg 501 - George Gordon esq recorded supersedeas against John Shurley, Wm Jones and John McFaden 66 lbs tobacco recovered 24 Aug 1751 to be paid by 10 Feb before Joseph Chapline.

1752 Jan 18 Liber B pg 512 - John Shirley recorded a stray bay horse.

 

 

 

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