married Anne ______; She died about 1774 at Slough, Bucks.
Her sister was Mary Adams
1804. PCC Will of Edward Shirley of Slough, Bucks, butcher.
Dated 6 July 1802. To my dear wife Margaret all my messuages
gardens buildings and appurtances now in the occupation of Mrs
Cooper and Mr Leanard situate in the parish of Stoke Poges Berks.
I give to my son Edward Shirley all my messuages in the parish
of Upton cum Chalvey Bucks in the occupation of Mr Oanctheson.
I give unto son John Adams Shirley all my messuages closes of
meadows which I purchased of Thoams Baldwin, the copyhold hereditaments
which I purchased of Basil Woodhouse and all the residue of my
freeholds copyholds and messuages lands tenements whatsoever
at or near Slough. I give to my wife Margaret all my household
furniture wearing apparel ornaments plates etc in or about my
dwelling house. All to wife until my youngest or youngest surviving
child shall attain the age of twenty one years. I give L5000
unto my said children living. Appoint wife guardian of children.
Pay out to my daughter Mary Ann Shirley L800 and to my son Edward
the sum of L300. I appoint John Goodwin of ?Dalcret Bucks gentleman
and my wife's brother William Ellerbeck guardians of my said
children during their minority. Appoint wife executrix. <s>
Edward Shirley Wit: richard Bannister servant to the testator,
Charles Griener, ?replieve Round, Windsor. Codicil. Dated 17
Apr 1804. whereas daughter Mary Ann is lately married to Mr Davenport,
legacy divided between my two said sons. Appoint Mr Isaac Kitchen
of Peter wardour Street MDX, leather cutter a truestee and guardian
of my two sons during their minority. Wit: Richard Bannester,
Francis Rance, servant of testator, Stephen Round, Windsor.
married Margaret Ellerbeck; named in her husband's 1804 will;
sister of William Ellerbeck as named in her husband Edward Shirley's
1804 will. She died about 1809 at Slough Bucks.
1809 May 6. PCC Will of Margaret Shirley of Slough Bucks
widow relict and executrix of LW&T of late husband Edward
Shirley of the same place butcher dec'd. Whereas my late husband
by his will directed that when the youngest of his children should
attain age twenty one the sum of L5000 should remain in trust
to be placed out at interest for my use and after my decease
to be given out in proportion....annuities at the Bank of England.
I give unto my son John...part of the L3000 unto my son Edward.
L1000 lent unto my son John. I give to my son John Shirley all
my messuages opposite my late husbands dwelling house and the
garden with the buildings etc in the occupation of my tenant
situate at Slough in the parish of Stoke Poges Bucks. I give
to my son John all my goods chattels furniture at my decease
the messuage buildings and ground of my son John in Slough in
the parish of Upton cum Chalvey. Also the silver driking cups
namely a pint with the initials of the names of his late grandfather
and grandmother in C[ ]oher therein and two cups of a smaller
size and all residue. I give the same to my son Edward and appoint
my son John sole executor 4 Dec 1806. <s> Margreat Shirley
Wit: Mathias Moull of Slough, glover, Francis Luff of teh same
Innholder, Stephen Rounds of New Windsor attorney at law. [additions]
that my son John's names are John Adams Shirley and that omissions
of Adams is hereby supplied. [addition] I give my horse chaise
and harness to my son John Adams Shirley. I direct my son Edward
within three mos after my decease to give his brother a general
release of all matters.
children: (note: the same children chr with mother
Susanna, different dates)
4(i). John Adams Shirley chr 18 mar 1776 at Upton cum
Chavley, Bucks; named in his father's 1804 will; mentioned in
mother's 1806 will. Occ: Butcher. he was buried 7 Aug 1837 at
Upton Cum Chalvey;
London Gazette 6 Apr 1811 p 719 - Mr John Adams Shirley
of Slough Bucks, butcher require all persons who are indebted
to me to pay the amount of such debts.
married Ann Penney on 2 Sep 1804 at Upton cum Chavley. She
was buried 12 Mar 1835 at Upton Cum Chalvey
4(ii). Anne Shirley chr 26 May 1777 at Upton cum Chavley,
Bucks; not mentioned in father's will (unless the same as Mary
4(iii). Edward Shirley chr 3 Aug 1779 at Upton cum
Chavley, Bucks; named in his father's 1804 will. Mentioned in
mother's 1806 will. He was apparently a butcher of Slough as
well. In 1813, he sent Lord Wellington the rump and sirloin of
a famous local ox for a Christmas present. The reply letter written
by Wellington to Shirley is extant.
According to an 1897 story in the Evening Telegraph, Shirley
placed Wellington's coat of arms above the door of his butcher
shop in Slough 'Butcher to the Marquis of Wellington'. "The
butcher was a dashing young fellow in his way. His father, wishing
to make him 'genteel' had placed him with an attorney, and he
duly served out his articles, But in course of succession, the
patrimonial inheritance of the butcher's shop became his, and
young Shirley thought that a thriving trade and a spirited hack,
who could bear him gallantly in a day's hunt, were to be preferred
to the drudgery of a country lawyer's office. He accordingly
flung aside his rusty black office-coat adn exchanged it for
a suit of light brown, with blue linen apron and sleeves, a steel,
and a purple-satin waistcoat with gold button drops for Sundays.
If he abandoned all design of shining in the law, he was determined
to make a figure in some other way,a nd do something worthy of
note. [more about Shirley's gift of the meat to Wellington and
the letter of thanks]...and that they had all drunk to the health
of Edward Shirley, the patriotic donor."
4(iv). Mary Anne Shirley chr 4 Jun 1787 at Upton cum
Chavley, Bucks; named in her father's 1804 will; She married
James Davenport 9 Feb 1804 at Upton cum Chavley.