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1(i). Patience Shirley - She was alive and named in her brother's 1756 will.
1(ii). Thomas Shirley of Barnyates, Leek Parish Staffordshire, husbandman; He died and was buried 7 January 1758 at Leek Staffordshire; He left a will.
1781 - Draft bond in the sum of L100 by Thomas Shirley of Leek, Staffordshire, flax dresser to John and Michael Daintry of Leek, Staffordshire, button merchants dated 26 March 1781. It cites an indenture of Feofment of the same date in which Thomas Shirley conveyed a croft known as Hunger Hill or Spooners Croft containing about 1 daywork, lately purchased from Francis Leigh, esq and late in the holding of John Prime but now of John Heywood gardiner. The lands were subject to the dower of the wife of Thomas Shirley. The bond was the Daintry's insurance against being liable for Shirley's wife's dower. - Box 40 Bednall Archive, Documents Relating to Property at Barngates, Leek, Staffordshire
Leek - Probate
1580 Richard Sherle of Leek (Staffordshire)
1585 Agnes Shirely of Leek (Staffordshire) 105a
Leek - CHRISTENINGS
1683 Jul 1 Tho. Sherly to Tho. and Jane
07 Feb 1713/14 SHIRLEY Hannah to Thomas "and his wife";
at St Edward the Confessor
1 December 1750 Elizabeth Shirley to Joseph and Ellin (IGI??)
1758 Sep 9 Thomas Shirley to Thomas and Ellin (IGI??)
3 October 1832 Maryanne Sherley to Charles and Anne
Leek - MARRIAGES
13 April 1669 Thomas Shirley married Jane Roe
08 Dec 1695 Thomas Whittakers of Leek to Hannah Sherley of Leek
07 Mar 1690/91 Tho. to Ed. Jolley of Milst and Hannah Shirley of Barnyates; at St Edward the Confessor
28 Sep 1726 John Shirley (or Fenton) to Patience Whittaker
29 June 1743 Mary Shirley to Sam Toft
10 December 1745 Sarah Shirley to James Rippon
June 20, 1771 Elizabeth Shirley m. Joseph Brunt
Oct 30, 1780 Thomas Shirley m. Ellen Walvin (note: same dates Oct 30! ???)
Oct 30, 1780 Thomas Shirley m. Sarah Clulos
Oct 30, 1780 Thomas Shirley m. Mary Walvin
April 11, 1781/2 Hannah Shirley m. Francis Nixon
July 16, 1786 Mary Shirley m. Emmanuel Waywell
June 30, 1803 Ralph Shirley m. Elisabeth Truman
Leek - BURIALS
04 Feb 1686/87 John Sherly at St Edward the Confessor
"Rent and Rent at Rewlatch"
The courtesy of Mr. William Shirley of Rewlatch, Sheen, enables us to review for a period of nearly two centuries the amount paid by him and his ancestors during the lengthy period, during which the "taking" has not varied to any appreiciable extent.
The oldest rent receipt is brown with age, and bears the date of November 27 1722 adn the amount paid by Jno. Shirley was L10. In 1726 "Young John" paid a similar rent adn so on until 1735, when "Young John Shirley" paid "six poinds seventeen shillings and fourpence for his half year's rent due to Sir John Harpur, Barnt.". In 1743, the following receipt was given: "May 1st. Received of John Shurley the sum of fove poiund fifteen shilling for Holf a years Rent dew a Mickelmos Last Past, by me, S.S. Gould." On the 17th of May 1753, Widow Shirley paid L6 17s 4d. for hald f ayear's rent due to Sir Henry Harpur, Bart. at Michaelmas "Mem" an herriot Due". A similar receipt was given in the same behalf in 1766 by Wm Greaves, who also on the 24th of Mary 1774 received from John Shirley the sum of L7 12s 4d. On the receipt is the following notice to quit: "And take Notice that you are to deliver up to him, the said Sir Henry Harpur, Bart, his Hairs or Assigns, the possession of all and singular houses and other buildings, Lands, and tenements, and all other the pemes with the appurts. which you now hold under him in the Parish of Alstonfield in the county of Stafford at Old Lady day next"; but in 1789, Robert C. Greaves received for Sir Henry Harpur's benefit the sum of L16 5s 0d "for Half a year's rent due at Old Michas." The surname of the tenant from about this time was often spelled "Shurley," until 1769, when John Shirley received a statement from John Sandars, which he was enjoined to be "so good as to keep to yourself and it will much oblige," to the effect that the acreage of the "estate" was shown to be 28r. or. 33p., and that of the farm 75a, 2r. 37p., the tithe upon the former being 5s and upon the latter 15s. The name of the farm was spent "Rowlaytch."
In 1793 the rent was paid to the curate of Longnor, and the receipt was a stamped one of the value of twopence, and the amount of rent paid ten guineas. In 1806, Sir Henry Harpur received "Thirty-two pounds and ten shellings for a year's Rent, due old Lady day last." Property Tax, L1 12s 6d; and the curate received his ten guineas from the tenant just the same. Skipping over about fifty years, the receipts show that at Lady Day, 1857, the sum of L36 3s 6d was paid to J.B. Simpson the "receiver" for Sir John Harpur Crewe, Bart. for a half-year's rent. The same figure was paid in 1883-90 but in 1896 the rent was raised to L40, and that sum was paid in December, 1898 by the present tenant, Mr William Shirley.
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