Henry Shirley, esq
of Hyde Hall Jamaica
(cont.)
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3(iv). Richard Mann Shirley
born about 1820 Portland, Jamaica; christened 19 August 1820 at St George, Portland, Jamaica; He is likely the Richard Shirley, born 1819 who died 3 December 1909 at Skibo Portland Jamaica, age 90, widower, occupation: carpenter; The informant was Matilda Miller "occupier" Shirleys of Shirley Castle, Portland Parish

married Margaret Hall

children:

4(i). Richard Emmanuel Shirley born 8 October 1839, christened on 12 February 1851, abode: Shirley Castle, at the same time as his young cousins, sons and daughters of uncle Bernard Ivey Shirley; He was identified as a planter of Shirley Castle, Portland Parish at the time of his son Richard's birth in 1870. He died 18 January 1884 at Friendship Skibo, Portland Parish, about age 44 (married)

married Lavenia Mann. She died 26 October 1920 at Skibo, Portland Parish, age 79 years, wife of Emanuel Shirley, laborer

children:

5(i). Richard Aaron Shirley born 19 November 1870 at Shirley Castle, christened 20 August 1872. He lived in Costa Rica. His place and date of death are yet unknown (this listing previously said Michael Aaron Shirley - was it due to family tradition?).

Email January 2017 - My mother is a Rowena Minerva Robinson Shirley McBean, born in Panama, Sept. 10, 1936. Her mother was Esmina Almeta Shirley McBean, born in Costa Rica, Sept. 20, 1917 She was the youngest of the three daughters of Richard Aaron Shirley (previously named Michael Aaron), born in Portland, Shirley Castle, Jamaica, on Nov. 19, 1870, christened 20 August 1872. He married Margaret McBean.

married Margaret McBean, possibly in Costa Rica. The marriage record is not yet found

children:

6(i). Viva Imogene Shirley McBean (mother nee McBean) born 25 June 1908 at San Jose Costa Rica - Costa Rica Registro Civil

6(ii). Isabel Margaretla Shirley McBean (mother nee McBean) born 13 May 1910 at San Jose Costa Rica - Costa Rica Registro Civil

6(iii). Lillian [Mari]bel Shirley McBean (mother nee McBeen) born 28 May 1910 at San Jose Costa Rica - Costa Rica Registro Civil why the two born 2 weeks apart? She married Samuel Ruddock Plunkett at Limon Costa Rica on 24 August 1927 (parents named)

6(iv). Almeta Esmena Shirley (mother nee Shirley) born 31 August 1917 at San Jose Costa Rica - Costa Rica Registro Civil

5(ii). Adella Euguena Shirley 1884

5(iii). William Shirley nothing known

5(iv). Christiana Elizabeth Shirley

5(v). Lurline Shirley identified as daughter on the death certificate of mother Lovinia Shirley in 1920

4(ii). George Nathaniel Shirley born May 9, 1843 St. George Parish, Surry County, christened 12 February 1851, of Shirley Castle. He was a carpenter at the time of his son Arnold's birth in 1875 and daughter Drucilla's birth in 1879. He died on 21 March 1920 at Shirley Castle, Portland Jamaica, married, age 76, occupation: cultivator; His son Cyril L. A. Shirley was the informant at death

Last Will and Testament: George Shirley - Entered: September 29, 1920 - I George Nathaniel Shirley being feeble in body but of sound will and mind on this 21st of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty and in the reign of our sovereign Lord King George fifth of England. Residing all during my 77 years in this district of Fairy Hill in the parish of Portland and Island aforementioned do make this my last Will and Testament. Amen! Amen! First, residing my Soul to the Gracious Care and Keeping of Almighty God. I desire that after my demise my mortal remains be decently and religiously buried in the family burial ground, and my funeral expenses and all my just debts be bourne by my children. Amen! Amen! And to preserve the peace and goodwill of my children I desire that all my little property and worthy goods be divided among them in the following orders (they being their own Executors and Executive). I give and bequeath to my daughter Mabel (Shirley), Harrison ,five acres of land part of Pepping Ford as surveyed by her husband. I give and bequeath to my son Arnold Nathaniel ,thirty-nine acres being my remaining portion of Pepping Ford be the same more or less. To my son Cyril Lorenzo Anthony ,all my portion of Chancery Hall and the portion of Shirley Castle adjoining it, lying north of the road leading to Swift River. I give and bequeath to my three daughters Margaret, Ceceline Theodora and Ellen Alexandrina ,my dwelling house with all furniture therein and all the land adjoining being those portion of Shirley Castle lying South and South East of the road leading to Swift River to share and share alike after surveying. To my wife Rebecca, all my portion of Manuel Hill land that adjoins her portion of the same land. I further desire that my wife Rebecca holds charge of the dwelling house and adjoining lands till her death when it shall go to my above mentioned daughters and that all my children take care, support and allow my crippled son Wilfred Augustus, to live in the house till his death, and that he and my wife Rebecca be decently buried by all her children after their death. Should any of the legatee wish to sell his or her portion it must in all cases be sold to another of the self same legatee.Lastly, I give and bequeath to my son Cyril Lorenzo Anthony ,my paid up share in the Central Portland Peoples' Coop Loan Bank Limited to possess the same privilege as a share holder as I do. Again, resigning my soul to almighty God. I set my hand and seal to this in the presence of these my two witnesses: H. W. Cato Samuel Shirley

married Rebecca Miller She died on 21 May 1935 at Shirley Castle Portland Jamaica, "widow of George Nathaniel Shirley, cultivator", age 87 (born about 1848) Her son Cyril Lorenzo Anthony Shirley was the informant at death.

children:

5(i). Rev. Arnold  Nathaniel Shirley born May 26, 1875 at Shirley Castle, christened 30 September 1875 at Shirley Castle, Portland Parish. Married in 1903, bachelor minister, age 28, lived Ruff Bay Portland, son of George Shirley. He immigrated to the USA in 1898 and was enumerated in the 1900 Census for Olio Township, Woodford IL, age 25, student; On 11 August 1909, he immigrated again through Ellis Island, age 34, single (sic), residence: Hope Bay, minister, son of George Shirley, arrival contact wife Harriet Shirley at Speer Illinois USA. The family apparently returned to Jamaica; Witnessed the 1916 marriage of his brother Cyril Shirley; He was named in his father's 1920 will.


Rev Arnold Nathaniel Shirley and wife Harriet Moody
(posted to Geni by Bryce Goff)

married Harriet Moody on 19 July 1903 at 66 Duke Street (Colonial House) Kingston, She was the daughter of Robert Moody and was a spinster teacher, residence Kingston, at the time of her marriage, age 27

children:

6(i). Pattrecia Rebecca Shirley born 27 November 1918 at The Abbey St Thomas Parish, Jamaica, daughter of Arnold Nathaniel Shirley and Harriet Moody

5(ii). Wilfred Augustus Shirley born about 1877. He died 9 Novembe 1931, age 54 at Shirley Castle Portland Parish, bachelor. Cause of death: epilepsy from childhood. Death certificate signed by his brother Cyril Lorenzo Anthony Shirley. Not named in his father's 1920 will.

5(iii). Drucilla Elizabeth Shirley born 26 June 1879 at Shirley Castle, Portland Jamaica; christened 28 December 1879 to George Shirley and Rebecca Miller,. Not named in her father's 1920 will.

5(iv). Margaret Shirley Named in her father's 1920 will.

5(v). Mabel Adina Shirley Named in her father's 1920 will. She married Robert Matthew Harrison on 24 March 1896 at Portland Jamaica (her father named in the marriage document)

5(vi). Cyril Lorenzo Anthony Shirley born 23 May 1886 at Shirley Castle, Portland. Married in 1916, age 30, bachelor, labourer, living at Shirley Castle Hill, Portland, son of George Shirley; He was named in his father's 1920 will. Signed his brother Wilfred's death certificate in 1931. He died in 1969 at Shirley Castle Portland Parish Jamaica, age 83

married Mimili Harrison on 27 September 1916 at Fairy Hill Portland Parish, she was, age 26, spinster, seamstress living at Buchanan Hill Portland at time of marriage, the daughter of Richard Harrison; She died 14 July 1972 at Half Way Tree, St Andrews parish, Jamaica, age 83, widow of Cyril Shirley, planter

children:

6(i). Claver Anthony Shirley born 19 February 1917 at Hope Bay, Portland to Cyril Lorenzo Anthony Shirley and wife Memili Harrison of Shirley Castle Portland; He died in 1998 in Northampton, Northamptonshire England

married Vespa Alegra Carbey on 28 June 1939 at Portland Jamaica. She was the daughter of Josiah Carbey

6(ii). Mavis Alexandrina Shirley born 10 May 1919 at Hope Bay, Portland to Cyril Lorenzo Anthony Shirley and wife Memili Ermintrude Harrison of Shirley Castle Portland; She died in November 2002 at Northampton, Northamptonshire England

6(iii). Dulse Ermine Shirley born 6 May 1921 at Swift River, Portland to Cyril Shirley and wife Mimili Harrison

6(iv). Rebecca Elva Shirley born 27 July 1923 at Swift River, Portland to Cyril Shirley and wife Mimellie Harrison; She married Raymond Roy Dobson Ireland on 23 June 1943 at Fairy Hill, Portland Jamaica; He was the son of Charles Ireland

6(v). Cynthia Isadore Shirley born 26 December 1925 at Swift River, Portland to Cyril Anthony Shirley and wife Minnili Harrison

6(vi). Jean Elizabeth Shirley born 13 August 1928 at Swift River, Portland to Cyril Lazarus Anthony Shirley and wife Minnili Harrison; She died 22 February 2013 at McDonough Henry Co Georgia USA; She married Kenneth Roy who died 15 May 1989 at Kingston Jamaica, age 62.

6(vii). George Shirley born 14 March 1930 at Shirley Castle, Swift River Portland Jamaica (birth record not located as yet, info from relatives)

6(viii). Lorenzo Anthony Augustus Shirley born about 1934, he died on 11 October 1935 at Shirley Castle, Swift River Portland, age 8 months, son of Cyril Lazarus Anthony Shirley, cultivator, informant: Dulcie Shirley, sister at Shirley Castle Portland

5(vii). Theodora (Ceceline) Shirley born 16 May 1888 at Shirley Castle, Portland Parish, daughter of George Nathanal Shirley and Rebecca Miller. Named in her father's 1920 will.

5(viii). Alexandrina (Ellen) Shirley born 31 May 1890 at Shirley Castle, Portland Jamaica to George Shirley and Rebecca Miller. Named in her father's 1920 will.

5(ix). Alfred Shirley Not named in his father's 1920 will. nothing more known

4(iii). Samuel Laidley Shirley born March 31, 1849 at Shirley Castle, Jamaica; christened 13 February 1859; His Last Will and Testamen twas dated 1 March 1921 and probated on 11 January 1928

Last Will and Testament: Samuel Laidley Shirley - Entered: January 11, 1928 - Late of Mount Irving in the Parish of Portland. Planter - Deceased 1. Revoke all former Wills and Codecils made by me. 2. I appoint my two sons Enos ,and Hylton ,sole Executors of this my last Will. 3. I leave all my Carpenter's tools and my cottage House by the road at Mt. Irving with all the furniture therein and one cow 'Pet' and a bull calf to my son Rufus Benjamin. 4. I give my dwelling house at Mt. Irving with all cultivations and eight acres of land around the house running from the Public Road leading to Mount Hermon, and along the Dunbar's line to my son Hylton. 5. My two unmarried daughters Margaret ,and Daisy, (or Edith) ,who are now residing in the United States of America, are to live in the said Dwelling House undisturbed till they get married. 6. I give and three grandchildren - Cara, Adrian and Ferdinan Eight Acres each of my land at Pepping Ford and one Heifer and Ewe and pig each. 7. I give the balance of my land at Pepping Ford and at Shirley Castle and my twenty four acres at McLane to my nine lawful children: Rufus,, Hyman,, Nina, George,, Archibald, Aanoes ( or Enos) ,, Margaret, Hylton, and Edith (or Daisy) share and share alike. 8. I give the balance of my land at Mount Irving (fifty-six acres more or less) to my right lawful children Rufus, Hyman, Nina, George, Archibald, Aanoes (or Enos), Margaret and Edith (or Daisy) share and share alike. The rest and residue of my Estate real and personal I leave to my said nine lawful children share and share alike. In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand this first day of March One Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty One. Witness: Walter Harrison, A. G. Shirley

married Ann Isabella Silvera She died 26 October 1940 at Alva, St Ann Parish, age 90 widow

children:

5(i). Rufus Benjamin Shirley born 16 January 1876 at Shirley Castle, christened 25 August 1876 at Shirley Castle, Jamaica. He married in 1911, Named in his father's 1928 will

married Malvina Murdock on 22 February 1911 at Portland

children:

6(i). Haisley Euphemia Shirley born 29 November 1912 at Fairy Hill, Hope Bay Portland to Rufus Benjamin Shirley planter of Fairy Hill Portland and Minnie Jane Shirley

5(ii). Isaac Samuel Shirley born 14 April 1879 at Shirley Castle, Portland Parish, christened 13 June 1879 to Samuel Shirley and Ann Silvera. Married in 1904, at Portland Jamaica, middle name and parents identified in the marriage record. He died 4 July 1915 at Caenwood, Hope Bay Porland, married age 37, planter; Informant at death was Adella Shirley, widow of deceased; Not named in father's 1928 will, however, his children are named

married Adella Eugina Wray on 28 December 1904 at Portland Jamaica. She died 19 Jan u ary 1919 at Caenwood, Hope Bay Portland, "widow of Isaac Shirley a planter", age 35; She was the daughter of Robert Wray

children

6(i). Cora Aglentino Shirley born 10 August 1905 at Hope Bay Portland Jamaica to Isaac Samuel Shirley and Adella Wray; She was named in the will of her grandfather Samuel Shirley; She married Henry Lee Chang Fo on 25 May 1930 at Kingston Jamaica. His father was recorded as Sung Fo

6(ii). Adrian Sylvanus Shirley born 1 October 1907 at Hope Bay Portland Jamaica to Isaac Shirley and Adella Wray; He was named in the will of his grandfather Samuel Shirley

6(iii). Ferdinand Balfour Shirley born 20 April 1911 at Hope Bay Portland Jamaica to Isaac Shirley and Adella Wray; He was named in the will of his grandfather Samuel Shirley

5(iii). Hyman Elijah "Breeze" Shirley born 1880; He was age 27, occupation planter at the time of his marriage in 1907, son of Samuel Shirley of Fairy Hill Portland; His brother Archibald Shirley witnessed his marriage; He was named in his father's 1928 will; he married 2nd in 1948, widower age 67, living at Mount Herman, Portland; Enos Shirley was the informant at the 2nd marriage; Hyman Shirley died 20 September 1948 at the public hospital in Buff Bay Portland, age 68, married, occupation butcher;

married 1) Violet Anderson on 20 March 1907 at Fairy Hill Portland. She was a spinster, domestic age 20, daughter of Frederick Anderson of Fairy Hill; She died prior to May 1948

married 2) Alice Daley on 9 May 1948 at Mount Hermon Portland; She was a spinster, age 49 daughter of Alfred Daley of Mount Herman at the time of marriage.

children:

6(i). Vernand Leslie Shirley born 20 December 1907 at Mount Irving, Hope Bay Portland to Hyman Shirley and Violet Anderson

6(ii). Ida Uzilla Shirley born 9 October 1909 at Fairy Hill Hope Bay Portland to Hyman Shirley, planter and Violet Anderson

6(iii). Zillen Silvia Shirley born 13 November 1911 at Hope Bay Portland to Hyman Shirley and Violet Anderson of Mount Irving Portland

6(iv). Flora May Shirley born 20 September 1913 at Mount Irving, Hope Bay Portland to Hyman Shirley, planter and Violet Anderson

6(v). Herman Wendell Shirley born 1 November 1915 at Mount Herman (sic) Hope Bay Portland to Hyman Shirley, planter and Violet Anderson

6(vi). Ina Isadora Shirley born 20 October 1917 at Melrose Hope Bay Portland to Hyman Elijah Shirley, butcher and Violet Anderson

6(vii). Esmie Eloise Shirley born 12 October 1919 at Melrose Swift River Portland to Hyman Elisha (sic) Shirley, butcher and Violet Anderson

6(viii). Alvin Leston Shirley born 18 March 1923 at Melrose Swift River Portland to Hyman Elijah Shirley, butcher and Violet Anderson

6(ix). Roy Sephanas Shirley born 6 July 1925 at Swift River Portland to Hyman Shirley, butcher and Violet Anderson; Ida Shirley was the informant at birth

6(x). Renford Archibald [Daly] Shirley born 4 March 1927 at Mount Hermon Swift River Portland (civil birth lists only his mother Alice Daley ), Principal, Mico College, Jamaica He died on March 2, 2005, age 77


Renford Archibald Shirley
(source: R A Shirley Institiute)

Kingston Gleaner - Sunday, December 19, 1993 - FROM the hills of Portland famous for its greenery came a giant of an educator and peoples man Renford A Shirley The sixth of of 11 children Mr Shirley the outgoing Principal of the Mico Training College spent his early life on a farm owned by his late father Hyman Elijah Shirley in the hills of Portland There were many animals in tion to a variety of crops on the farm 1 mingled with everything and developed an early love for the Mr Shirley disclosed The recipient of the Order of Dis- tinction Mr Shirley's love for the farm was diverted to book learning at age 10 He was successful at the first ca Local Examination I came under the influence of cher S Fletcher He inspired in me a love for teaching and my life has followed a guided path since then the man affectionately called Jiggs said thoughtfully According to Mr Shirley his father though unlettered was wise enough to allow him to follow his own leaning

Renford A Shirley Insititute bio - Born in Mt. Hermon, Swift River, Portland on March 4, 1927, he was the son of Hyman E. Shirley and Alice J. Shirley (editor: he was born to the woman his father would later marry in 1948). He married Jessie Valentine Gordon, herself a teacher and a graduate of Bethlehem Teachers’ College (now Bethlehem Moravian College) and the University of the West Indies, in August 1953, and was the proud father of two daughters and one son. He died on March 2, 2005, just two days shy of his 78th birthday.

Kingston Gleaner - Sunday, March 06, 2005- [long obituary] We join his family wife Jessie, daughters Ann, Dr. Suzanne Newnham, son Ambassador Gordon Shirley, grandchildren, son-in-law, Dr. Mark Newnham, and other relatives in mourning his loss

married Jessie Valentine Gordon in August 1953

children:

7(i). Ann Shirley

7(ii). Dr Suzanne Shirley; She married Dr Mark Newnham

7(iii). Ambassador Gordon Valentine Shirley. He was Jamaican ambassador to the United States


Ambassador Gordon Shirley
(source: University of West Indies)

6(xi). Oliver Panton Shirley born 29 January 1928 at Melrose Swift River Portland to Hyman Elijah Shirley, butcher and Violet Anderson; Zellin Shirley was the informant at birth.

Editor: It seems Alice Daley was the mother of almost 10 more children, all apparently out of wedlock. Hyman Shirley is listed as "informant" in one of the births and Herbert Shirley in another. Is Hyman Shirley the father of some/all of Alice Daley's births out of wedlock?

5(iv). George Emmanuel Leicester Shirley born 7 November 1884 at Hope Bay District, Shirley Castle, Portland Parish, Jamaica. A George Emanuel Shirley born 23 Nov 1884 in the West Indies applied for Naturalization in Cook Co IL. He was at the time living in Evanston and arrived in the US 25 May 1917. The document states he was deceased. This same George Emmanuel Shirley (same dob), registered for WWI draft in 1918, wife Eva Shirley, occupation: chaffauer. Named in his father's 1928 will. He died on 20 January 1947 at Evanston Cook Co IL (b 23 Nov 1884, son of Samuel and Anna Shirley), spouse name Pearl Shirley, occupation: meter reader. Buried Sunset Cem, Northbrook, Cook Co IL

married 1) Eva Ruffner on 30 June 1917 at Evanston Cook Co IL. She was the daughter of Henry Ruffner and Matilda Johnson. She was born 30 November 1872 at Camp Point IL and died 30 June 1928 at St Francis Hospital Evanston IL

married 2) Pearl _____. She is buried next to George at Sunset Cemetery, Northbrook Cook Co IL

5(v). Margaret Matilda Shirley born about 1887. Named in her father's 1928 will. She married William Henry White

5(vi). Hilton Augustus Shirley born 25 December 1896 at Portland Parish. He was age 24 and bachelor at his marriage in 1921, of Fairy Hill, Portland Parish, occupation: cultivator. Named in his father's 1928 will. He died 20 November 1971 at Shirley Castle, Portland Parish, age 74 farmer.

Ancestor of DNA Participant #24145

married Fredrica Estella Norris on 30 November 1921 at the Fruitful Vale Mission Station, daughter of Charles Norris.

children:

6(i). Sybil Shirley She married Hubert Provost in Los Angeles, CA.  Hubert died in 1983.

6(ii). Stanley Oliver Shirley born 12 February 1923 at Swift River, Portland to Hylton Augustus Shirley and wife Frederica Estella Norris

6(iii). Sam Shirley

6(iv). Olga Shirley

6(v). Samuel Alexander Shirley born 10 March 1926 at Claverty Cottage, Portland to Hylton Shirley and wife Fredrica Morris

6(v). Alva Shirley born 19 January 1928 at Portland Parish (1st born twin) to Hylton Shirley and wife Frederica Noris. Alva was the informant at the death of his father Hylton Shirley

6(vi). Arnold Mackenzie Shirley born 19 January 1928 at Pleasant View, Swift River, Portland Parish (2nd born twin) to Hylton Shirley and wife Frederica Noris

6(vii). Sinclair Shirley

6(viii). Horace Shirley

6(ix). Fay Shirley

5(vii). Nina Shirley Named in her father's 1928 will. She married _____; She had numerous children with the surname Thomas

5(viii). Hubert Shirley Not named in father's 1928 will source for this child?

5(ix). Archibald Shirley He witnessed the 1907 will of his brother Hyman Shirley; Named in his father's 1928 will

5(x). Samuel Shirley he was the informant for the death of his mother Isabella Shirley in 1940 (as "son"). Not named in father's 1928 will

5(xi). Edith Constantia "Daisy" Shirley born Apr. 18, 1900, Jamaica; She lived with her brother George and his wife in Evanston IL in the 1920 census (age 17). Named in her father's 1928 will. She died 1 October 2006, age 106 at Hinds County Mississippi. She married Dr Jacob L. Reddix.

Daughter of Samuel Laidley Shirley and Anna Isabella Silvera. The wife of Dr. Jacob L. Reddix. Jackson State University matriarch Mrs. Daisy Shirley Reddix, widow to the late Dr. Jacob L. Reddix, JSU's fifth president and the first to serve under the state's administration, passed Sunday morning at her Jackson home. She was 106. Mrs. Reddix was a native of Jamaica who immigrated to the United States in 1919. During her husband's tenure from 1940 to 1967, Mrs. Reddix was JSU's official hostess and first lady. Jackson State University President Dr. Ronald Mason said Mrs. Reddix has left a rich and lasting legacy at JSU. Daisy Shirley Reddix during the unveiling of her late husband's portrait at the Old Capitol on May 9, 2003 for the "Mississippi Hall of Fame." "Mrs. Reddix was an institution at Jackson State – a moral and courageous compass for many years. She will be missed, but we are fortunate that her legacy will be carried on by her daughter, Shirley," Mason said.. Former Jackson State President John A. Peoples Jr. also called Mrs. Reddix's passing a great loss for the university. "She was the first lady when I was a university student after coming straight out of the (U.S.) Marine Corp. in 1947," said People, JSU president from 1967-1984. "She was my first lady. She was very beautiful, very gracious and we all loved her." Mrs. Reddix was the twelfth of twelve children and sole survivor of Samuel Laidley Shirley and Anne Isabella Silvera Shirley. Upon graduating from Evanston Township High School and Evanston Business College, Mrs. Reddix later earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Jackson State College in 1953 during her husband's tenure. Later, Mrs. Reddix was employed in the Jackson State College business office for 27 years until her retirement. [Jackson State University]

5(xii). Enos Gilbert Shirley born about 1890 at Portland, He was a bachelor, age 24 occupation planter at the time of his marriage in 1914, son of Samuel Shirley of Mount Irvin Portland; Cyril L A Shirley (his 1st cousin) and Daisy Shirley (his sister) were witnesses at his marriage

married Adora Miller on 13 December 1914 at Fairy Hill Portland; She was a seamstress, age 21 daughter of David Miller of Dunbar Portland

4(iv). Matilda Elizabeth Shirley born 4 June 1854; She was chr 10 April 1859 daughter of Richard Mann Shirley and wife Margaret, of Shirley Castle, carpenter

4(v). David Harrison Shirley born January 29, 1855 at Shirley Castle, christened 13 February 1859. He was a sawyer at the time of his daughter Martha's christening in 1877.

married Elizabeth Daniels

children:

5(i). Marcus Gilbert Shirley born March 5, 1874 at Monmouth, christened 18 December 1874

5(ii). Richard Emmanuel Shirley born February 9, 1880 (civil registration) at Shirley Castle

5(iii). Jacob Liecester Shirley born 15 December 1884 (the year may be wrong?); He and Oswald Harrison entered the United States through the port of Baltimore on June 10, 1902 on their way for training at the Southern Christain Institute in Edwards Missisippi; Enumerated at Dawson Terrell Co GA USA in 1930 and 1940 census Shirleys of Georgia USA

1920 Biography of JACOB LIECESTER SHIRLEY - History of the American Negro, Georgia Edition Vol II - Dr. Jacob L. Shirley, of Dawson, is a native of Jamaica, British West Indies, and still maintains his British citizenship. He was born December 15, 1884, and is a son of David and Elizabeth (Daniel) Shirley. His father was a farmer. The Shirleys are long lived. His grandfather, Richard Shirley, who was a contractor, lived to the ripe old age of ninety-two, and his grandmother, Nancy, to ninety-four. His maternal grandfather was Jacob Daniel. As a boy. Dr. Shirley attended the Jamaica public schools, and when he was eighteen years of age came to the United States. He is a self-made man of the type which need not be ashamed of the joli. After coming to the States, he entered the Southern Christian Institute, in Mississippi, from which he was graduated with the degree of B. S. in 1906. He has been accustomed to rely on his own efforts, and worked his own way through school. Having decided to enter the medical profession, he matriculated at Meharry College, Nashville, from which he was graduated with the ]\I. D. degree in 1910. He earned the money for this course by working at whatever offered an opportunity to earn an honest dollar. During several of his vacations he was in the Pullman service, and this took him over the States and Canada generally, and gave him a splendid opportunity to acquaint himself with the habits and customs of the people in every section, and gave him an insight into things American which has been helpful to him in his business and professional career. He is a man of marked intelligence, and an extensive reader of general literature, as well as the cni-rent magazines and papers. He is of a progressive turn of mind, and on locating at Dawson in -June, 1910, organized the Union Drug Company, now nnder different management. He was also the first colored professional man in his section to use an automobile in his practice. As the character of his professional work became known, his practice grew. He has good business .iuclgment and has prospered financially. After the epidemic of Influenze broke out in 1918, though greatly rushed and treating many cases, at a disadvantage, he lost only two cases out of first 1,200 treated. He is a member of the Christian denomination, and is loyal to his church, although there is no local organization of his denomination at Dawson. Among the secret orders he is identified with the Masons, Odd Fellows, and a number of the smaller secret benevolent societies. He is medical examiner for a number of these, and is also medical examiner for the Standard Life Insurance Company. On November 3, 1912, he was married to Miss Ethel ^Matthews, of Dawson, who is a graduate of Americus Institute. They own an attractive home in Dawson, and have already made for themselves a prominent place in the business, social and professional life of the community. They have three children. Gladys Olga, Jacob L., Jr., and Georgia Elizabeth Shirley. Dr. Shirley is a member of the State Medical Association.

married Ethel Mathews of Dawson on 3 November 1912

children

6(i). Gladys Olga Shirley born about 1915 in Georgia USA, age 15 in 1930 census; named in the bio of her father

6(ii). Jacob Leicester Shirley Jr born about 19175 in Georgia USA, age 13 in 1930 census, age 23 in 1940; named in the bio of his father

6(iii). Georgia Elizabeth Shirley born about 1920 in Georgia USA, age 105 in 1930 census; named in the bio of her father

6(iv). Egbert J Shirley born about 1922 in Georgia USA, age 8 in 1930 census, age 17 in 1940; not named in bio of father

6(v). David Harrison Shirley born about 1924 in Georgia USA, age 6 in 1930 census, age 15 in 1940 (David); not named in bio of father

6(vi). Constance M Shirley born about 1927 in Georgia USA, age 3 in 1930 census, age 13 in 1940; not named in bio of father

5(iv). Jessie Shirley

5(v). Martha Evangeline Shirley born 15 January 1876 at Mann Mount, christened 17 June 1877

5(vi). Wilhemina Shirley

5(vii).  Symon Shirley

5(viii).  Ethel Maud Shirley

5(ix). Sydney Shirley born about 1895. He died 29 September 1930 in Manhattan, New York City, New York USA (parents named), age 35. Buried Mount Olivet Cemetery. He was single.

5(x). Charlotte Adina Shirley

   


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