1637 Will - Sherley, Robert of Wainsted Essex gent
- 1636 Robert Sherley of Wainsted in Essex gentleman to my daughter
Mary Gunston land in parish of Saint Mary Somersett London, housed
in Thames Street to my eldest son Robert Sherley, younger son
Mathew Sherley who is now on a voyage at sea, manor of canf
manor of Kinfoldy in parish of Layton Essex, to daughter Sara
Bentley and Mary
inilton, to son in law Armando Bentley
and Thomas Gunston, tenants in Stratford Laughton Essex, land
held by George Flood, to mother in law Sara Harvey, grandchild
Robert Gunston, to grandchild Sara Bentley and grandchild Mary
Bentley, to grandchild Mary Gunston, to Mr. Madison minster of
Wainsted parish, to poor of Wainsted parish, to servant Sara
Child, to John Voghey, to my brother John Sherley and James Sherley
overseers.Witness by Joseph Wilses, Thomas Pynfold, Thomas Dirkins,
Stephen Crofts, Proven by Robert Sherley 1637 PCC 11/175 [144
married Sarah Harvey on 7 December 1609 at St. Olave
Jewry, London, daughter of Sarah Harvey of St Olave Old Jewry
Parish, London, and grandaughter of William Harvey citizen and
grocer of London. She was buried 13 April 1618 at St Michael
Wood Street London
[Mother-in-law] Sarah Harvey, widow, Of St, Olave's, Old
Jewry, London. Will dated 27 Oct. 1638"... the tomb of my
late father-in-law, Mr. William Harvey, in that church [St Michael
Wood Street]. To the poor of sd St. Olave's, where I now dwell
£5. To my grandchild, Matthew Shirley, son of my dau. Sarah
Shirley, decd., £80 on his return from sea...To my grandchild
Robert Shirley £5..."
2.i Sarah Sherley chr
21 April 1611 St. Verdast Foster Lane parish, City of London.
She was named in her grandfather Robert Sherley's 1612 will.
She married Armando Bentley
3.i Mary Bentley She was named in grandfather Robert Sherley's
2.ii Robert Sherley chr
11 October 1612 at St. Verdast Foster Lane, City of London. 1628
June 9, Robert Sherley son of Robert Sherley goldsmith of London
was apprenticed to John Prince for 8 years in the Goldsmith's
Company. He proved his father Robert Sherley's 1637 Will. Mention
in 1638 will of grandmother Harvey. Member of the Goldsmith's
Company of London in 1647. Mentioned in brother Mathew's 1659
Will. Dead by 1679.
1641 London Tax - Langborne Ward: St Edmonds and Clements:
Robert Sherley, goldsmith (freemen)
Robert Sherley for Hanna Sherley, Richard Sharpe, Margaret his
maid (and next HH listing: Wm Tong, leatherseller for Eliz Tong,
John Pilson, John Sherley, Joane Martin, for Jeremy Johnson).
1644 Essex Session Roll - Michaelmas - Indictments of Robert
Sherley of Wanstead goldsmith, 1 Nov 1643 , built a cottage there
which was occupied by Robert Sherle father of the said Robert
until 1 October 1644, viz., for over 11 months, without laing
4 acres of land thereto. Witness: Richard Boothby. Q/SR 322/121-122
(something wrong here)
1647 Goldsmith's Company - Richard Sharp granted freedom
from servitude by his master Robert Sherley.
23 Feb 1651-2 Assignment of term of years in lease unexpired.
Robert Harvey of Godmanchester Co. Hunts, gentleman administrator
of Thomas Awdley late of London, dec'd and Hugh Awdley of the
Inner Temple, Esquire to Robert Sherley, citizen and goldsmith.
Great messuage or brick house, Thomas Awdley, citizen and mercer
of London, made his will in 1641 making his brother Hugh executor
but the said Hugh refused to act. Seals - 2 fragments. D.E.2314.
1662 Essex Hearth Tax - Beacontree Hundred, West Ham, Plaistow
Ward: Robert Sherley - 16 hearths
1662 Will of Hugh Awdeley of Inner Temple London esq [mentions
numerous Harvey relatives] To kinsman, Mr. Robert Shirley, £100,
and to his wife £10 for a ring, and to their two daus.
£500 each, to be paid one year after my decease
Married Hannah _________ She is possibly Hannah Bridges
who administered her father estate in 1630 (Samuel Bridges, d
St Savior, Southwark, goldsmith of London). Named as Hannah Sherley
in the margin of the probate with her sister Anne Bridges following
the failure of their mother Margery to complete the duties.
3.i Hannah Sherley- of Westham Essex, spinster age
26 married John Van Burg [Vanberg] of Westham, Essex, Merchant
age 24 by license; Vicar General of Archbishop of Cantebury license
Feb 19 1668/9 (both deceased by 1683)
27 Feb., 1664-5 Lease for unexpired years. William Bayly
of Stepney, gentleman, Robert Sherley of London, goldsmith, Hannah
his eldest daughter of 1st part to Mary Sherley 2nd daughter
of said Robert 2nd part. Great messuage or Brick House built
by Sir Arthur Ingram etc. and a messuage built by said Robert
Sherley.- ref. ACC/0349/158
Assignment of Lease. - ref. ACC/0349/161 - date: 7 June,
Great Mansion or Brickhouse etc. John Vanbergh of Plaistow, co.
Essex, gentleman and Hannah his wife, eldest daughter of Robert
Sherley of Plaistow, gentleman and Elicio Batailhey of London,
merchant and Mary his wife 2nd daughter of said Robert Sherley
to Francis Tyssen of London, merchant.
3.ii Mary Sherley- died 1702. Buried All Saints Plaistow
Essex; married Elias Battilhey of France (see above info)
Copy of Act of Parliament. - ref. ACC/0349/173 - date:
Elias Battilhey "an alien born within the Dominions of the
French King." A month after marriage he deserted his wife.
Full story of the Sherley family and of their connextion with
the Carpenders set out. To enable Hannah Sherley widow and Mary
Battilhey als. Sherley her daughter to settle and dispose of
2.iii Mary Sherley chr
14 November 1613 at St. Verdast, Foster Lane, City of London.
She married Thomas Gunston
3.i John Gunston [named in uncle Mathew Sherley's 1658 will]
3.ii Elizabeth Gunston [named in uncle Mathew Sherley's 1658
3.iii Robert Gunston [named in grandfather Robert Sherley's
3.iv Sara Gunston [named in grandfather Robert Sherley's 1637
3.v Mary Gunston [named in grandfather Robert Sherley's 1637
2.iv Mathew Sherley chr
25 June 1615 at St. Verdast, Foster Lane, City of London. He
was at sea in 1636 when mentioned in his grandmother Harvey's
1658 LW&T of Mathew Sherley, mariner, Papler (Stepney)
Middlesex. Brother Thomas Gunston and to my sister his wife.
Cousin John Gunston son of Thomas Gunston, to kinswoman Eliz
Gunston daughter of Thomas Gunston, brother Robert Sherley, to
kinswoman Mary Laver, to dau in law Ellinore Ambrose widow, to
her daughter Elizabeth Ambrose infant, Wife Elizabeth Sherley
executrix. Wit: Wm Hoare, John Sheppard Sr. Proven Sept 13 1659
by Eliz Sherley relict and executrix. PCC 11/295 p 302
married. Elizabeth _____
2.v Anne Sherley chr 20
November 1618 at St. Verdast, Foster Lane, City of London "daughter
of Robert Shirley" (7 months after mother buried, or
is she from a new wife?)