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Shirleys of Shorwell,
Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

DNA Haplotype I

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John Shirley born about 1774; Living at Shorwell Hampshire in 1841 census; Buried at Shorwell in 1848.

married Jane _____ [A John Shirley married Jane Downer 6 Apr 1796 at Newport IOW Hampshire]


2(i). Jane Shirley chr 29 Jul 1796 at Shorwell, Hampshire

2(ii). John Shirley chr 21 Nov 1798 at Shorwell, Hampshire

2(iii). Moses Shirley chr 31 Jul 1808 at Shorwell, Hampshire

2(iv). Mary Shirley chr 5 May 1805 at Shorwell, Hampshire

2(v). William Shirley chr 12 Apr 1800 at Shorwell, Hampshire

2(vi). James Shirley chr 23 Jun 1801 at Shorwell IOW Hampshire; living at Shorwell in 1841 census

married Sarah Salter on 20 Oct 1825 at Freshwater Hampshire


3(i). Moses Shirley chr 10 Aug 1832 at Shorwell, Hampshire. Family enumerated in the 1871 census for Shalfleet IOW. His birth is listed as at Brixton Hants. He died 2 Jul 1914. This family migrated to Wellington NZ on the Star of India in 1874

married Mary Ann Brading on 8 August 1858 at Northwood Parish, Isle of Wight. b. 7 Oct 1838, Northwood, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

3(ii). Anna Shirley chr 8 Feb 1835 at Shorwell, Hampshire

3(iii). William Shirley chr 26 Nov 1837 at Shorwell, Hampshire

3(iv). Benjamin Shirley chr 13 Feb 1842 at Shorwell, Hampshire

3(v). Jacob Shirley chr 22 Sep 1844 at Shorwell, Hampshire

3(vi). John Shirley chr 21 Mar 1830 at Brixton (Brighstone) IOW Hampshire

3(vii). James Shirley chr 30 Sep 1827 at Brixton (Brighstone) IOW Hampshire; named as son of James Shirley in marriage record; Living at Arreton Hampshire in 1871 census; Living at Champions Farm, as a working foreman, Arreton in 1881 census.

married Fanny Atkins on 25 Aug 1850 at Shorwell Hampshire; She was born Carisbrooke Hampshire, daughter of William Atkins of [ ] Northwood


4(i). Sarah Ann Shirley chr 2 Mar 1851 at Brixton IOW Hampshire; burial 20 Jun 1852 at Brixton.

4(ii). William Shirley chr 3 Oct 1852 at Brixton IOW Hampshire

4(iii). John Shirley born about 1859; age 12 in 1871 census

4(iv). Benjamin Shirley born about 1861; age 10 in 1871 census; age 20 in 1881 family census

4(v). Mary J Shirley; born about 1864; age 7 in 1871 census;

4(vi). Ann Shirley born about 1870; age 1 in 1871 census; age 11 in 1881 family census

4(vii). Frank Shirley born about 1867 (age 23 at marriage); Age 3 in 1871 census; age 13 in family 1881 census; Named as son of James Shirley in marriage record; They moved to Canada Ancestor of DNA Participant - Kit #386207

married Mary Ann Perkins on 17 May 1890 at Newport IOW; She born about 1868 (age 22 at marriage), daughter of William Perkins



Isle of Wight Record Office - Apprentice: Moses Shirley (aged 15), son of Susannah Shirley of Newport, widow
Master: Joseph Stephens of Newport, cordwainer

Email August 2012

My Shirley family comes from the Isle of Wight. I can only go back to 1774-John Shirley(hampshire, IOW), he had a son named James born 1801(Hampshire IOW), who married Sarah Salter, they had a son James born 1828 who married Fanny Atkins, they had a son named Frank who married Mary Perkins, (they moved to canada) who had Harry who is my grandfather.
Do any of these names come up in your Shirley history, any relations?? or is this another line of shirleys??
I would love to know for sure.
Many thanks for your time
Marilyn Callcut

Information submitted by David May 2015

1-Moses Shirley b. 10 Aug 1832, Brixton, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, d. 2 Jul 1914
+Mary Ann Brading b. 7 Oct 1838, Northwood, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, m. 8 Aug 1858, Northwood,
Hampshire, England
2-Charles Henry Shirley b. 1859, d. Dec 1930, (Wakapuaka, Nelson, New Zealand)
2-James Shirley b. 1860, Shorwell, Southampton, Hampshire, England, d. 27 Feb 1950, Pahiatua, Manawatu, New
+Mary Ann Currin b. 1865, m. 1883, d. 22 May 1920, Maharahara, Manawatu, New Zealand
3-William Shirley b. 24 Aug 1884, Taonui, Feilding, New Zealand, d. 20 Oct 1917, Belgium
+Isabel Gertrude Innes b. , Feilding, Manawatu, New Zealand, m. 16 Oct 1912, Buckland, Waikato, New
3-Alfred James Shirley b. 1886, Taonui, Feilding, New Zealand
3-Percy George Shirley b. 1890, Taonui, Feilding, New Zealand, d. 10 Nov 1959, Newstead, Hamilton, New
+Annie Lyons b. 1895, m. 1919, d. 18 Feb 1968, Newstead, Hamilton, New Zealand
3-Frederick James Shirley b. 1891, Taonui, Feilding, New Zealand, d. 13 Sep 1964, Papakura, Auckland, New
+Katie Elizabeth Wratt b. 1894, m. 1914, d. 6 Apr 1988, Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand
4-Raymond Loyal Shirley b. 1916
+Dulcie Hayne Delamore m. Abt 1939
4-Keith James Shirley b. 1919
+Vera Doreen
3-Sidney Raymond Shirley b. 1893, Taonui, Feilding, New Zealand, d. 21 Apr 1932, Te Henui, New Plymouth,
New Zealand
+Florence Hilda Lawrence b. 1892, m. 1921, d. 15 Mar 1969, Aramoho, Wanganui, New Zealand
4-Gwynne James Shirley b. 1926, d. 8 Oct 2007, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
3-Ada Mary Shirley b. 1896, Taonui, Feilding, New Zealand
+Berth Onslow Turner m. 1919
3-Lucy Jane Minnie Shirley b. 1897, Taonui, Feilding, New Zealand
+James Cecil Nolan Bicknell m. 1919
3-Arthur Ernest Shirley b. 1900, Taonui, Feilding, New Zealand
+Doris Hazel Hartley m. 1924
4-Bruce John Shirley b. 1924
3-Elma Florence Shirley b. 1901, Taonui, Feilding, New Zealand
+Hannath Noel Blake Marshall m. 1925
3-Edith Kathleen Shirley b. 1905, Taonui, Feilding, New Zealand
+Henry McFarlane m. 1929
2-Elizabeth Shirley b. 25 Dec 1862, Isle Of Wight, Hampshire, England, d. 1932, Auburn, New South Wales,
2-William Shirley b. 1866, Shalfeet, Hampshire, England, d. 25 Nov 1948, (Clareville, Wairarapa, New Zealand)
+Jane Sophia Biddle b. 1867, m. 1889, d. 15 Jul 1942, Carterton, Wellington, New Zealand
3-Ethel Matilda Shirley b. 1891
3-Rita Caroline Shirley b. 1900
3-Elsie Kathleen Shirley b. 1910
3-Alfred Thomas Shirley b. 1911, Eketahuna, Manawatu, New Zealand, d. 27 Feb 1978, Putaruru, Waikato, New
+Stephanie Cora b. 1918, d. 28 May 1980, Putaruru, Waikato, New Zealand
2-George Shirley b. 1869, Shalfeet, Hampshire, England, d. 13 Aug 1950, Levin, Manawatu, New Zealand
+Margaret McKillop Hall b. 1873, m. 1912, d. 10 Aug 1958, Levin, Manawatu, New Zealand
3-Jean Shirley d. 31 Jan 1963, Levin, Manawatu, New Zealand
+William H. Read
2-Edward Jeremiah Shirley b. 1872, Shalfeet, Hampshire, England, d. 20 Feb 1931, Te Henui, New Plymouth, New
+Alice Maud Finch b. , Hokitika, Westland, New Zealand, m. 1911, d. 3 Nov 1969, Nelson, New Zealand
3-James Shirley b. 25 Jul 1911, Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand, d. 15 Mar 1983, Whangamata, New Zealand
+Elizabeth Noble Buchanan Johnston b. 7 Jan 1907, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand, m. 20 Jan 1937, New
Plymouth, New Zealand, d. 22 Aug 1971, Auckland, New Zealand
+Alma Dorothy Joyce Williams b. 3 Dec 1938, Auckland, New Zealand, m. Feb 1961, Auckland, New
2-Mary Ann Shirley b. 1876
2-John Wilford Shirley b. 1878, d. 22 May 1969, Napier, New Zealand
+Amy Martha Matilda Winter b. 1883, m. 1901, d. 1 Dec 1942, Napier, New Zealand
3-Elsie Shirley b. 1911, d. 1911
+Dorothy Caroline b. 1894, d. 21 Nov 1978, Napier, New Zealand
2-Emily Matilda Shirley b. 1880, d. 11 Jun 1929, Stratford, Manawatu, New Zealand
+Henry Beresford Kidd b. 16 Mar 1876, Tapanui, Otago, New Zealand, m. 22 Jun 1898, Featherston, Wairarapa,
New Zealand


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