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  James Shirley
of New Brunswick Canada

 

 

See old typed and handwritten letters outlining this family's history dating back to Kilkenny Ireland

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Anne Shirley who married Michael Cahill in Canada is likely the sister of James.

James Shirley was born December 21, 1784 in the Parish of Mothhill County, Kilkenny, Ireland, He was age 77 in 1861 Weldford Kent Co, New Brunswick Census. He died August 26, 1872 in Main River Kent County, New Brunswick Canada. Burial: St. James Cemetary Beersville, N. B.

He married Nancy Berry Doloway in Amhurst Nova Scotia, Canada. Burial: Beersville, Kent County N. B. She was born in 1799.

This is the grave of my gggrandparents James Shirley and Nancy Berry. The old homestead is within ten miles. We had a family reunion there in Aug. of 02, we had a great time and met a lot of new Shirley's. - Bill Shirley
   

Children Of James Shirley And Nancy Doloway:

1(i). William Frederick Shirley was Born August 10, 1826 In Main River, Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada, And died September 27, 1888 In Beersville, Kent County New Brunswick; Burial: St. James Church Cemetary Beersville N B; Occupation: Lumberman & Farmer In Welford P. 1861

He Married Sarah Robinson December 30, 1857 In Richibucto, Kent County New Brunswick Canada

Children Of William Shirley And Sarah Robinson Are:

2(i). Samual Robert Shirley born 1859 In Weld Ford Parish, Kent Co.,N.B., And Died July 28, 1944 In County Gl. ( Not Certain It Is The Right One). Religion: Presp. 1861

He Married Mary Alma Shirley, First cousin. Daughter Of James Shirley And Annie Macintosh. (see below)

Children Of Samual Shirley And Mary Shirley Are:

3(i). Edga Russell Shirley, born September 28, 1888, Oak Bay, Quebec, Canada; M. Lydia E. A. Lemarquand, June 10, 1919, County Gl..

3(ii). Mabel Anna Shirley, born April 22, 1890, Bathurst, New Brunswick; M. (1) St. Elmo Edward Tabor, December 16, 1914, Gl. County New Brunswick; M. (2) George born Mcinnis, June 08, 1924, Chi[Man, County Qu..

3(iii). Lula Sarah Shirley, born June 29, 1891, Bresford, New Brunswick; M. Alex S. Mcintosh, June 10, 1914, Gl. County New Brunswick.

3(iv). Ella Maud Shirley, born January 18, 1893, Bathurst, New Brunswick; M. William A.. Killam, October 17, 1911, Gloster Co.,New Brunswick.

3(v). Earl Thomas Shirley, born April 24, 1895, Bathurst, New Brunswick; M. Sarah Lillian Macintosh, October 12, 1922, Bathurst, County Gl..

3(vi). Rita Pearl Shirley, born July 27, 1896, Bathurst, New Brunswick.

3(vii). Hilda Shirley, born Bathurst, New Brunswick.


2(ii). James Windersford Butler Shirley, born 1860, Weld Ford Parish, Kent Co.,N.born.

2(iii). Edgar G. Shirley, born 1862.

2(iv). Fredrick C. Shirley, born 1866; M. Henrietta Edda Mountain, May 12, 1896, County Gl..

2(v). Sarah E. Shirley, born 1868; Died 1870, Beersville, Kent County, N.born Canada.

2(vi). Eliza Shirley, born about 1862; M. John A. Payne, February 01, 1900, Gloster Co. New Brunswick.

1(ii). Mary Ann Shirley born February 03, 1828. She Married Anthony Agnew November 09, 1846 In Weldford Parish, Kent Co. ,New Brunswick.

1(iii). Eliza Jane Shirley, born March 26, 1830.

1(iv). Margaret Emily Shirley born February 05, 1832, And Died January 24, 1918 In New Brunswick. She Married Woodrow Wilson Spencer January 16, 1854.

1(v). Sarah Catherine Shirley born September 19, 1834. She Married Joseph Cail.

1(vi). John Allen Shirley born March 15, 1837 In Main River, Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada, And Died In Harcourt, New Brunswick, Canada.

He Married (1) Sophia Agness Robertson In Harcourt New Brunswik Ca..

He Married (2) Annie Guitard August 24, 1882 In Harcourt New Brunswik Ca., Daughter Of William Guitard And Annie. Burial: 1926, Lakeview Cem. Shirley Lot As Annie Porter. Name May Be Spelled Gater Or Gatar

1(vii). Matthew Doloway Shirley born June 08, 1842, And Died April 1930.

He Married Christabella Cail May 09, 1865, Daughter Of Jonathan Cail And Euphemia Burgess.

1(viii). Thomas Howard Shirley born October 27, 1844 In N.B. Age 35 in the 1881 census for Harcourt and Hushission, Kent Co New Brunswick. Religion: Church of England. Immigrated to USA in 1893. Lived at Enfield Penobscot Co Maine in 1900 census. Lived Washington Co Maine in 1920 census. Died 1925. Buried West Enfield Cemetery, Penobscot Co Maine.

He Married Susan Betham Macintosh January 16, 1867 in New Brunswick, Daughter Of Norman Maciintosh And Mary Macdugall.

Children Of Thomas Shirley And Susan Macintosh:

2(i). Eliza Shirley born 1867 In Main River Kent County, New Brunswick Canada, And Died 1950. She Married Richard Godfrey.

2(ii). Duncan Shirley born about 1869, age 12 in 1881 census

He Married Emma Evelyn Peck.

Children Of Duncan Shirley And Emma Peck:

3(i). Thomas Shirley.

3(ii). Susan Shirley.

2(iii). John (Jack) Shirley born about 1871, age 10 in 1881 census

He Married Annie Henderson.

Children Of Jack Shirley And Annie Henderson:

3(i). Faye Shirley.

3(ii). Minnie Shirley.

3(iii). Jack Shirley.

3(iv). Norman Shirley.

3(v). Elizabeth Shirley.

2(iv). David H. Shirley born about 1873 at Harcourt New Brunswick, Canada, age 8 in 1881 census. Immigrated to the USA in 1893. Lived in Enfield Penobscot Co Maine in 1900. Lived in Baileyville, Washington Co Maine in 1910 and 1920 census. Lived in Enfield, Penobscot Co Maine in 1930 census.

He Married Flora Baker on 17 August 1897 at Enfield, Penobscot Co Maine

Children Of David Shirley And Flora Baker:

3(i). William A. Shirley born about 1900, age 20 in 1920 census

3(ii). Neal F. Shirley born 16 December 1900 in Lincoln Co Maine. He was a meat cutter. The lived in Boston Suffolk Co Massachusetts in 1940. He died 8 October 1979 at Framingham, Middlesex Co Massachusetts.

He married Pansy Scott about 1922, likely in Maine

Children of Neal Shirley and Pansy Scott:

4(i). Vincent Shirley born about 1922, age 18 in 1940 census

4(ii). Frances E Shirley born 18 Apr 1925 in Maine (parents named), age 15 in 1940 census

4(iii). Geraldine Shirley born about 1927, age 13 in 1940 census

4(iv). Ruth Shirley born about 1929, age 11 in 1940 census

4(v). Neal Shirley born about 1932, age 8 in 1940 census

4(vi). Stephen Philip Shirley born 6 June 1936 in Boston Massachusetts. His family lived in Long Island, NY and Colorado Springs Colorado

3(iii). Cecil David Shirley born about 1903, age 17 in 1920 census

3(iv). Lila Shirley born about 1904, age 16 in 1920 census

3(v). Hilda (?Margaret) Shirley born about 1906, age 14 in 1920 census

3(vi). Roland Shirley born about 1908, age 12 in 1920 census

3(vii). Wilma Shirley born about 1913, age 7 in 1920 census

3(viii). Thelma Shirley born about 1913, age 7 in 1920 census

3(ix). Irene Shirley born about 1915, age 5 in 1920 census

3(x). Kenneth Shirley born about 1916, age 4 in 1920 census

3(xi). Josaphine Shirley born about 1919, age 1 in 1920 census

3(xii). Cecil Shirley

3(xiii). Madaline Shirley.

2(v). Mary Shirley, born 1876., age 5 in 1881 census; Died February 27, 1961; M. John Mcmann.

2(vi). Thomas Shirley born about 1878, age 3 in 1881 census

He Married Rhonda Mae Ewing November 25, 1908 In County Ch..

Children Of Thomas Shirley And Rhonda Ewing:

3(i). Orville Shirley.

3(ii). Elwood Shirley.

3(iii). Eleanor Shirley.

3(iv). Imogene H. Shirley, born Bucksport, Me.; M. Maxwell K.. Ames, August 21, 1938.

3(v). Ivan Shirley.

3(vi). Leah Shirley.

3(vii). Maxine Shirley.

3(viii). Lorna M.. Shirley, born Bucksport, Me.; M. Ernest Johnson, July 25, 1953.

3(ix). Beverly Shirley.

2(vii). Jane Martha Shirley born March 12, 1885, And Died February 05, 1979 In Newport Me.. She Married Randal Burr Ewing April 26, 1905 In West Enfield Me..

2(vii). Bertha Shirley.

2(viii). Archibald Shirley born July 20, 1886 In Economy N. S., And Died September 01, 1971.

He Married Katherine Lauretta Gilfoyle August 21, 1911 In Ch. County, New Brunswick.

Children Of Archibald Shirley And Katherine Gilfoyle :

3(i). Iona Shirley, born 1909.

3(ii). Lauretta Shirley, born 1912.

3(iii). Hilda Shirley, born January 13, 1914, Woodland, Me.; M. (1) Howard Johnston; M. (2) Emil Matero.

3(iv). Archibald Philip Shirley, born December 25, 1914; M. Mamine LorDied

3(v). Earnest Godfrey Shirley, born March 07, 1916; M. Margaret O'Brian.

1(ix). James Shirley born about August 1838 In Main River Kent County, New Brunswick Canada, And Died November 12, 1912 In Berlin New Hampshier Usa.

He Married Annie Macintosh April 03, 1865.

Children Of James Shirley And Annie Macintosh:

2(i). Mary Alma Shirley born July 04, 1865.

She Married Samual Robert Shirley. First cousin, Son Of William Shirley And Sarah Robinson (see above). Religion: Presp. 1861

Children Of Mary Shirley And Samual Shirley:

3(i). Edga Russell Shirley, born September 28, 1888, Oak Bay, Quebec, Canada; M. Lydia E. A. Lemarquand, June 10, 1919, County Gl..

3(ii). Mabel Anna Shirley, born April 22, 1890, Bathurst, New Brunswick; M. (1) St. Elmo Edward Tabor, December 16, 1914, Gl. County New Brunswick; M. (2) George born Mcinnis, June 08, 1924, Chi[Man, County Qu..

3(iii). Lula Sarah Shirley, born June 29, 1891, Bresford, New Brunswick; M. Alex S. Mcintosh, June 10, 1914, Gl. County New Brunswick.

3(iv). Ella Maud Shirley, born January 18, 1893, Bathurst, New Brunswick; M. William A.. Killam, October 17, 1911, Gloster Co.,New Brunswick.

3(v). Earl Thomas Shirley, born April 24, 1895, Bathurst, New Brunswick; M. Sarah Lillian Macintosh, October 12, 1922, Bathurst, County Gl..

3(vi). Rita Pearl Shirley, born July 27, 1896, Bathurst, New Brunswick.

3(vii). Hilda Shirley, born Bathurst, New Brunswick.

2(ii). Jane Shirley, born 1869.

2(iii). Emma Shirley, born April 05, 1872, Main River, Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada; M. Joseph White, December 25, 1896, County Ca..

2(iv). James William Shirley, born Harcourt Kent Co. New Brunswick, Canada; Died October 18, 1928.

2(v). Jessie Shirley (James3, James2, Thomas1) Was Born 1880 In Weld Ford Parish, Kent Co.,N.born. She Married (1) Mosses Lafountain. She Married (2) Mr. Brooks.

2(vi). Lydia Shirley, M. Payne.

2(vii). Clifford Ashley Shirley born June 12, 1881.

He Married Gertrude Pauling Horne 1913.

Children Of Clifford Shirley And Gertrude Horne:

3(i). Roma Lillian Shirley, born March 06, 1914, Berlin, N. H. U.S.A.; M. Howard born Urquhart, July 15, 1939, Vancouver, born C..

3(ii). Jerome Clifford Shirley, born June 03, 1915, Berlin, N. H.; Died November 18, 1987; M. Mae Jarvis.

3(iii). Elizabeth June Shirley, born September 16, 1918, Port Alice, born C., Canada; M. William George Dawson, June 27, 1941, Powell River born C..

3(iv). Nicolas Shirley.

2(viii). Alexander Shirley. Nickname: Sandy

He Married Lillian.

Children Of Alexander Shirley And Lillian:

3(i). Norma Shirley.

3(ii). Scott Shirley.

3(iii). Donald Shirley.

3(iv). Jean Shirley.

2(ix). George Shirley, born September 06, 1886.

2(x). Florence Shirley born November 01, 1890. She Married Jack Boone.

 


The following info submitted to the Shirley Assoc years ago... this must connect to the above family.

William Shirley b. ? Ireland, m. Sarah Robinson

son:

Frederick Collingwood b. 1866 m. Mary Etta Mountain and they lived Bass River near Richibucto New Brunswick

children

1. Ernest William b. Aug 6, 1899 Lincoln Maine, m. Regina Thelma Hartling

2. Sarah


Email: December 2014

In Shirley's Bay, between about 1953 and 1967, we lived at the top (south end) of Hilda Street (a street there now named on the NCC maps). When we moved in, around 1953, there was a small pioneer style red log home (chinked) opposite us at the far top (south, again) end of Hilda. The residents had long moved out by the time it was taken apart, I believe around 1957. I have very vague memories of it, but always wondered if it was on of the original homes of your Shirley ancestors. I believe my father met the owners and talked with them around the demolition time, but my father is long gone so I can't ask him more.

I have a very early, detailed Map of Nepean which shows the titles for the lots in Nepean, including the Shirley's Bay area, including the names Thomas Shirley (who we understood owned the land but didn't live here), and M. Shirley and another Shirley. Do you have any family pictures of homes from that area, so I could try to identify them. I kept pictures of some of the original, more substantial homes, so maybe that's helpful to you.

My family moved to Antrim in 1860, and originally they lived in a little log home very similar to the one behind us in Shirley's Bay. That's how I know it's likely from that same period, around 1840-1870.

If you have any Shirley relatives still living around Nepean, I'd love to be in touch with them.

 

   


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