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John Shirley of Dalbury, Derbyshire

married Anne Pickforth April 24, 1735 at Mackworth, Derbyshire


1(i). William Shirley, chr. May 8, 1736 [5 April 1736] Dalbury, Derbyshire

1(ii). John Shirley, chr. Sept 3, 1737 Dalbury, Derbyshire, died April 1784,

married Hannah Ford August 19, 1779


2(i). John Shirley, chr. May 13, 1784, Dalbury, Derbyshire; died as an infant Dec 25, 1784

2(ii). William Shirley, chr. Mar 3, 1782 Dalbury, died Dec 24, 1860,

married Elizabeth Draycott May 5, 1806 at St. Allmmunds, Derby


3(i). Elizabeth Shirley, chr. June 17, 1807 at Sutton on the Hill, Derbyshire

married George Austin Apr 2, 1825 at Dalbury, Derbyshire

3(ii). Mary Shirley, chr. Oct  15, 1809 at Sutton on the Hill, Derbyshire

3(iii). William Shirley, christened 10 March 1811 at Trusley, Derbyshire. He was age 27, a bachelor, labourer of Dalbury Lees at the time of his marriage (father named)

married Selina Adcock daughter of George Adcock of Dalbury Lees on 11 October 1838 at Dalbury Lees.


4(i). Mary Shirley christened 23 Jun 1839 at Dalbury Lees, Derbyshire

4(ii). George Shirley christened 9 Apr 1841 at Dalbury Lees, Derbyshire

4(iii). Selina Shirley christened 28 May 1843 at Dalbury Lees, Derbyshire

4(iv). Hannah Shirley christened July 1845 at Dalbury Lees, Derbyshire

4(v). William Shirley christened 9 May 1847 at Dalbury Lees Derbyshire

4(vi). Phillip Shirley christened 10 Jun 1849 at Dalbury Lees, Derbyshire

4(vii). John Shirley christened 27 Apr 1851 at Dalbury Lees, Derbyshire; He lived at St Werburgh Parish Derbyshire in 1881 census

married Sarah E. _______; She was born in Wales (census, but may be Sarah Brown married 1871 in Duffield Derbyshire)


5(i). Elizabeth A Shirley born about 1870 at Derby, Derbyshire, age 11 in 1881

5(ii). William E Shirley born about 1873 at Dalbury Lees, Derbyshire, age 8 in 1881

5(iii). Selina Shirley born about 1875 at Dalberry Lees, Derbyshire, age 6 in 1881

5(iv). Lilian M Shirley born about 1877 at Derby, Derbyshire, age 4 in 1881

5(v). Charles Shirley born about 1879 at Derby, Derbyshire, age 2 in 1881

5(vi). Zillah E Shirley born about 1881 at Derby, Derbyshire, age 0 in 1881.

4(viii). Frederick Shirley christened 5 Jun 1853 at Dalbury Lees Derbyshire

4(ix). Thomas Shirley christened 4 Nov 1855 at Dalbury Lees, Derbyshire

4(x). Sarah Ann Shirley christened 7 Feb 1858 at Dalbury Lees Derbyshire

4(xi). Walter Shirley christened 19 May 1861 at Dalbury Lees Derbyshire

married Ada K Shirley in 1916, daughter of Phillip Shirley of Dalbury Lees, Derbyshire

4(xii). Rebecca Shirley christened 28 Jun 1863 at Dalbury Lees Derbyshire

3(iv). Hannah Shirley, chr. Sep 26, 1813 at Dalbury, Derbyshire (her parish at marriage was listed as Etwall Derbyshire)

married Francis Fearn of Church Broughton on Aug 10, 1836 at Dalbury, Derbyshire

3(v). John Shirley, chr. May 19, 1816 Dalbury Lees Derbyshire. He was a Sergeant in Grenadier Guards, Lived at Tower of London parish in 1841 census. Lived at St Werbergh Parish Derby, Derbyshire in 1861, 1871 and 1881 census. He died 1889 in Derbyshire

married Una [Sarah] Reynolds on Nov 11, 1839 at Royal Chapel, Tower of London; Known as Ann in 1861 census. She was born at Liverpool, Lancashire; She died in 1897 at Derby (Reg. Dist), Derbyshire


4(i). Robert Shirley, christened 3 April 1841 Hyde Park Barracks, London

4(ii). Charles Reynolds Shirley, christened 27 January 1843

4(iii). Una Sarah Shirley, christened 1844 Marylebone parish, Middlesex Co [1851 census birth in Dorchester Dorset]; She married George Board in 1867 in the Wolverhampton Staffordshire BMD registration district.

4(iv). Mary Ann Shirley, christened 1846 Dorchester Dorset [confirmed by census], never married, C of B School Mistress

4(v).  Francis John Shirley, christened 1847 Dorchester Dorset. In 1871, he was 23, unmarried, a boarder in Kensington London Middlesex, working as a clerk at the Bank of England. (A person of the same name son of Arthur Sewallis Shirley christened in Dorset same year. Coincidence?)

4(vi). John Shirley b August 11, 1849; christened 20 October 1849 at Christchurch, Fordington West Dorchester Dorset, He migrated to New South Wales, Australia and died there on April 5, 1922 at Brisbane Australia, Shirleys of New South Wales Australia

married Emily Day July 11, 1870 Birmingham

4(vii). Elizabeth Sophia Shirley, chr. Nov 7, 1855 at St Werburgh, Derby, Derbyshire

married Sir James Edward Parrott 1891 at West Derby

Sir James Edward Parrott, MP, (1 June 1863 - 5 April 1921) was a British teacher and author, who served as the Liberal Member of Parliament from Edinburgh South for 1917-1918. He was born in Marple, Cheshire, the eldest son of a schoolteacher. He was educated at St. Paul's College, Cheltenham and then became an elementary schoolteacher, studying for a MA degree at Trinity College, Dublin at the same time. In 1891, he married Elizabeth Shirley, with whom he would have three daughters; she later became the Inspectress of Schools in Liverpool. He worked in education in Sheffield and then Liverpool for several years, during which time he began to write schoolbooks; as a result of this work, he was appointed educational editor at Thomas Nelson & Sons in 1898, and moved to Edinburgh. In 1900, he was awarded the degree of LLD by Trinity College, Dublin, ranked at the head of the examination list. He was elected chairman of the South Edinburgh Liberal Association in 1904 (until 1917), and the chair of Edinburgh United Liberal Committee in 1908 (until 1919). He was knighted in 1910 for services to the Liberal Party. He was a Governor of Cheltenham Training College, and a Justice of the Peace for the City of Edinburgh. For his work with Belgian and Serbian refugees during the First World War, he received the Belgian Order of the Crown with Palms in Gold, and was an Officer of the Serbian Order of St. Sava.

3(vi). Charles Shirley, chr. May 5, 1822 at Dalbury, Derbyshire

3(vii). Rebecca Shirley, chr. May 5, 1822 at Dalbury, Derbyshire

3(viii). Sarah Shirley, chr. May 2, 1824 at Dalbury, Derbyshire

3(ix). Phillip Shirley, chr. July 29, 1827 at Dalbury, Derbyshire. He was a boarder at Horninglow parish, near Burton on Trent Staffordshire in 1861 census; He was a boarder in Litchurch Derbyshire in 1871 census, widowed, and an innkeeper at Litchurch, Derbyshire in 1881, age 54 born Dalbury Lees, wife Lydia and daughter Ada K Shirley, age 6.

married 1) Elizabeth _______ She died between 1871 and 1872.

married 2) Lydia Bates on 26 December 1872 at Saint Andrews Derby, Derbyshire, daughter of John Bates (his father named)


4(i). Mary Shirley, chr Feb 21, 1871 at Dalbury, Derbyshire; died as an infant Apr 7, 1871 at Dalbury

4(ii). Ada K Shirley born about 1875, age 6 in 1881 census

married Walter Shirley in 1916 at Breadsall (reg. dist) Derby, son of William Shirley

3(x). Rosetta Shirley, chr. March 11, 1832 at Dalbury, Derbyshire; living with her parents in the 1841 census.



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