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  Shirleys of Stoke on Trent
Staffordshire England
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William Shirley born about 1795; They lived at Stoke on Trent in 1841 census; Died before the 1861 census.

married Prudence Plant July 19, 1819 Norton on Moors, Staffordshire; She is widowed and lived in Shelton, Hanley in 1861 census.


1(i). John Shirley chr. Mar 13, 1825 Stoke on Trent

1(ii). Thomas Shirley chr. Jan 15, 1826 Stoke on Trent

1(iii). William Shirley chr. Jan 15, 1826 Stoke on Trent

1(iv). George Evans Shirley chr. Feb 18, 1827 Stoke on Trent; Lived at Shelton, Hanley in 1861 and 1871 census; He was a potters gilder at Stoke on Trent in 1881.

married Mary Wood; She was born about 1828 at Hanley; Her mother Ann Wood lived with the family in 1871 and 1881 census


2(i). Sarah Shirley born about 1852 at Hanley; age 19 in 1871 census

2(ii). William Henry Shirley born about 1855 at Hanley; age 16 in 1871

2(iii). Elizabeth Ann Shirley born about 1859 at Hanley

2(iv). Roseann Shirley born about 1872, age 9 in 1881 census

1(v). Eliza Shirley chr. Dec 28, 1828 Stoke on Trent

1(vi). Mary Shirley chr. July 3, 1831 Stoke on Trent

1(vii). Sarah Shirley chr. July 3, 1831 Stoke on Trent

1(viii). William Henry Shirley chr.  July 14, 1833 Stoke on Trent; likely died young

1(ix). William Henry Shirley chr. May 3, 1835 Hanley, Staffordshire; Living in Hanley in 1861

married Eliza Roberts ca 1855; She was enumerated without a husband in 1871 Shelton Parish


2(i). George Shirley born about 1855 Burslem/Hanley Staffordshire; age 6 in 1861, age 16 in in 1871 ; He died April 1914

married Anna Ward

2(ii). Henry M Shirley born about 1857; Age 14 in 1871; He died 1885 (He is Thomas W Shirley born 1857 in 1861 census)

2(iii). William Edward Shirley born about 1859 at Burslem; age 2 in 1861, age 12 in 1871; He died 1955

2(iv). Ada Shirley born about 1864, age 7 in 1871 census

2(v). John Shirley chr. June 24, 1873 Himley, Staffordshire

2(vi). John Shirley chr Jan 24 1875 Hanley; He died Oct 2, 1938

married Anna Price

Interesting, need to research this...

Email 2015 - I have Prudence Plant 1799 m in 1819 to William Shirley 1790-1848

William Shirley’s parents are Benjamin 1769-1840 and Mary Simpson 1768

Benjamin’s parents are Benjamin 1729-1783 and Mary Robinson 1733

Benjamin’s parents are William born 1699 in Longnor and Dorothy. William is a brother of our John born 1696.



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