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  Sherley Family
of London, Goldsmiths (cont.)
   
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1.vii John Sherley, Goldsmith and Citizen of London, chr 5 June 1586 at St Magnus Martyre London. John Sherley, son of Robertt Sherly, goldsmith of London was apprenticed to his father for 9 years on 14 September 1604. In 1612, John Sherley, son of Robert Sherley was granted his freedom in the Goldsmith's Company 'by servitude' by his master Robert Sherley (likely his father who died the same year). He inherited his fathers land and tenements in Croydon Surrey in his father's 1612 will. He witnessed the 1631 will of brother-in-law John French of Chiddingly Sussex. Named with French's "brothers" Sir Thomas Sackville, John White, William White, John Weeks, Samuel Fuller, and their wives as a protector in French's minor children.

1650 Goldsmith's Company - John Shorter granted freedom from servitude by his master John Sherley

John Sherley was buried May 13, 1653.


Visitation of London Vol II, 1633, 1634, 1635

married Hester French 1613 at Chiddingly Sussex, daughter of John French. Named in the 1626 will of her mother-in-law Mary Sherley. She died Jan 3, 1637/8.

children:

2.i James Sherley - Identified in the 1633/5 Visitation of London as son of John Sherley. Nothing more known.

Possible?

1641 July 2 - John Shorter, son of John Shorter, baker of Staynes MDX apprenticed to James Sherley, master of Goldsmith Company, East India and Eastland Companies (also William Shorter s/o of same in 1644) Is he the elder James Sherley of Clapham?

1654 May 3 John Butcher "and free of the East India and Eastland Companyes' son of John Butcher of Mells Somerset apprenticed for 8 years to James Sherley, Goldsmith, overseas merchant.

1656 June 18 John Sherley 'and free of the East India and Eastland Companies' son of James Sherley Citizen and Goldsmith of London, apprenticed for 8 years to James Sherley, Goldsmith and overseas merchant. (same or different James?)

1671 [?sic] John Butcher granted freedom by servitude by his master James Sherley of the Goldsmith's Company This suggests not James Sherley of Clapham, it's too late

2.ii Robert Sherley - Identified in the 1633/5 Visitation of London as son of John Sherley. Nothing more known.

2.iii Elizabeth Sherley - Identified in the 1633/5 Visitation of London as daughter of John Sherley. Nothing more known.

Evidence points to this being the correct Elizabeth Sherley who m. Elphick (e.g. Surrey deed for her father involved with similar people). Eliz. Elphick's daugther Mary Elphick dies in 1652 names "aunt Sherley" indicating her mother is also a Shirley. Then Elizabeth dies in 1661:

Sussex Wills - 1661 - Elphick, Elizabeth, of Seaford widow; my kinswoman Elizabeth wife of Richard Glydd of London; to my niece Martha Shirley 10L, my poor kinswoman Cordelia Stapley; my 3 sons, John Stephen, and Robert Elphick; my son Thomas and his widow; my 2 dtrs Elizabeth Brabant and Anne Walgrave; my 4 dtrs in law; my grandchildren; my nephew Thomas Gard. (note: Richard Glydd was a goldsmith of London. The Glydd family were also of Pendhill Sussex, location of the Holman family)

2.iv Mary Sherley chr Mar 26, 1616. Mentioned in grandmother's 1626 Will. Identified in the 1633/5 Visitation of London as daughter of John Sherley. Nothing more known.

2.v Barbary Sherley chr Feb 11, 1617 St. Magnus Martyr. Mentioned in gr-mother's 1626 Will. Identified in the 1633/5 Visitation of London as daughter of John Sherley.

25 March 1654, Marriage of Barbary Sherly, age 37 (b 1617) to Edward Flower at Stepney, Middlesex

Note: Barbary Flower was named 'cousin' in the 1676 will of James Sherley of Earls Colne Essex.

Children:

3.i Stephen Flower chr 2 October 1657 at St Dunstan Stepney London to Edward and Barbar Flowers

2.vi Thomas Sherley chr April 29, 1619 St. Magnus Martyr. Likely died young

2.vii Hester Sherley chr April 10, 1621 St. Magnus Martyr. Identified in the 1633/5 Visitation of London as daughter of John Sherley. Untraced.

2.viii John Sherley chr April 27, 1623 St. Magnus Martyr. Mentioned in gr-mother's 1626 Will. Identified in the 1633/5 Visitation of London as son of John Sherley. On 23 April 1641, John Sherley, son of John Sherley , Citizena and Goldsmith of London was apprenticed for 8 years to Jeremy Johnson, Goldsmith's Company. He was granted his freedom 'by patrimony' by his father John Sherley in 1649.

2.ix Thomas Sherley chr July 23, 1625 St. Magnus Martyr. Not identified in the 1633/5 Visitation of London as son of John Sherley. Nothing more known..

2.x Susan Sherley chr April 6, 1628 St. Magnus Martyr. Identified in the 1633/5 Visitation of London as daughter of John Sherley. Nothing more known.

2.xi Stephen Sherley chr Jan 12, 1633/34 St. Magnus Martyr. Identified in the 1633/5 Visitation of London as son of John Sherley. Nothing more known. May be the person who....

married Mary Hopeson on 5 Dec 1661 Saint Dunstan, Stepney

3.i John Sherley chr 31 Dec 1662 Saint Dunstan, Stepney, London, England; Death 7 Sep 1665

2.xii Martha Sherley chr Dec 4, 1635 St. Magnus Martyr. Not identified in the 1633/5 Visitation of London as daughter of John Sherley. Nothing more known.

   


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