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Shirleys of Chesham and Little Missenden Parish
Buckinghamshire

DNA Haplotype of a Descendant is R1b1

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Most of the following pedigree comes from Brian Shirley and was last updated July 2013. A connection to the ancient Shirleys of Ludgershall is claimed by descendants but more evidence is needed to confirm.

Revised June 2018 to confirm and correct christenings and birth dates where errors were found (death dates not verified, and births that use m/d/y format have not been verified as yet). Also confirmed family groupings using census data where possible.

John Shirley He was 'of Chesham Buckinghamshire' at time of marriage in 1731

A John Shirley was buried at Chesham in 1761. Is this him?

married Elizabeth Hale on 22 February 1731 at Little Missenden, Bucks. She was b. April 8, 1702 Chartridge, Chesham and 'of Chesham' at the time of marriage. She died Oct 25, 1763;

This link to son John Shirley of Chesham needs to be confirmed

children:

1(i). John Shirley born June 8, 1732 (chr 1733?) Bellingdon, Chesham ; His occupation was listed as husbandman at time of marriage in 1759; He died Mar 18, 1789

married Rebecca King on 24 November 1759 at Chesham St Mary Buckinghamshire. She was buried Nov 14, 1786

children:

2(i). John Shirley born 1760, chr 1761 at Chesham to John and Rebecca Shirley; He "died" 24 November 1796, buried age 35 at Little Missenden, Bucks.

This page previously said chr Jan 14, 1760 Brays Green, Hyde Heath Little Missenden Buckinghamshire, son of ___Needs to be confirmed___?

married Susannah Aldey on 6 Nov 1786 at Chetwode Parish, Bucks; She "died" on 15 August 1810 at Little Missenden Bucks

children:

3(i). Mary Shirley born Jan 20, 1788 at Brays Green, Hyde Heath, chr 1788 at Little Missenden Bucks to John and Susanna Shirley; She married James Jeffkins

3(ii). James Shirley born 25 September 1791 at Brays Green, Hyde Heath, chr 1791 Little Missenden Bucks to John and Susanna Shirley; He was a widower and lving alone at Little Missenden in 1861 census, age 70, occupation: agricultural labourer; He died Jan 6 1870 Brays Green, Hyde Heath, Little Missenden. 

married Jemima How on 10 Nov 1814 at Little Missenden Parish, Bucks; She was b. Nov 5, 1786 d. May 10, 1852

children:

4(i). James Shirley born Oct 1, 1815 Brays Green. Hyde Heath,

43(ii). John Shirley born 5 October 1817 at Brays Green, Hyde Heath Little Missenden, son of James and Jemima Shirley; Father named as James Shirley at time of marriage; He lived at Brays Green Little Missenden in 1851, 1861 census and in 1871: occupation agricultural labourer. Widower and living alone at Brays Green, Little Missenden in 1881 census, age 63. He was buried April 15, 1887 at Little Missenden Bucks

4(iii). George Shirley born Nov 20, 1822 Brays Green, Hyde Heath d. May 21, 1837

4(iv). Sophia Shirley born 12 December 1819 at Brays Green, Hyde Heath, Little Missenden Bucks daughter of James and Jemima Shirley. She married William Bridges on 17 April 1843 at Little Missenden, Bucks.

4(v). Joseph Shirley born 23 May 1824 at Brays Green, Hyde Heath, Little Missenden Bucks, son of James and Jemima Shirley

4(vi). Moses Shirley born July 15, 1827 Brays Green, Hyde Heath; Living with parents in 1851 census, age 23; lived at Brays Green Little Missenden in 1861, and 1881 census, age 57, occupation agricultureal labourer; He died April 10, 1911 in Amersham Bucks.

4(vii). Daniel  Shirley born 15 November 1829 Brays Green, Hyde Heath, Little Missenden, son of James and Jemima Shirley; Living with parents in 1851 census, age 22; Father identified as James Shirley at time of marriage; Not enumerated with wife and family in 1861 census (may have been away); He lived with his brother Moses Shirley in Little Missenden in 1881 census, age 50, widower; He died Mar 1, 1893

married Mary Butler on 23 October 1853 at Little Missenden, Bucks. Enumerated as head of household (married) in 1861 census with her children; She was b. 1834 Little Missenden d. Aug 2, 1866

children:

5(i). Martha Shirley born Mar 26, 1854 Brays Green, Hyde Heath

5(ii). Charles Shirley born Jan 18, 1856 Brays Green, Hyde Heath, age 6 in 1861 census

5(iii). Ellen Shirley born May 12, 1857 Brays Green, Hyde Heath Not in mother's household in 1861 census; She d. May 31. 1873

5(iv). Joseph Shirley born April 10, 1859 Brays Green, Hyde Heath, age 2 in mother's 1861 census household

5(v). Fredrick Shirley born Feb 2, 1863 Brays Green, Hyde Heath  d. Feb 13, 1863

5(vi). Jonathon Shirley born Sept 13, 1865 Brays Green  Hyde Heath d. Sept 21, 1865

4(viii). Henry Shirley chr April 8, 1832 Brays Green, Hyde Heath d. ___,

married Mary Ann Palmer in 1852 in Chesham Bucks, She was born 1833 Bovingdon, Herts.

children:

5(i). Mary Ann Shirley born 1868 Chesham

5(ii). Lucy Shirley born 1871 Chesham

5(iii). Alfred Shirley born 1874 Chesham

3(iii). Elizabeth Shirley chr 15 February 1795 at Little Missenden Bucks to John and Susanna Shirley

2(ii). Lydia Shirley born 9 Aug 1772, baptised as an adult 10 May 1818 at the High Street Independent Church of Chesham Bucks, daughter of John Shirley labourer of Chesham Bucks and wife Rebecca King. Her baptism record says she was then the current wife of James Putman . Baptism record also states that both her parents died before her baptism. Separate records show marriage occurred 14 August 1797 at Chesham

1(ii). unnamed Shirley chr 1735 at St Mary's Chesham to John and Elizabeth Shirley

1(iii). Mary Sherley chr 1736 at St Mary's Chesham to John and Elizabeth Sherley

1(iv). Anne Shorley chr 1737 at St Mary's Chesham to John and Elizabeth Shorley; She married William Cufftrey on 22 February 1762 at St Mary's Chesham, Buckinghamshire

1(v). Sarah Sherley chr 1740 at St Mary's Chesham to John and Elizabeth Sherley; She married Philip Payne on 14 August 1763 at St Mary's Chesham, Buckinghamshire

1(vi). Lydia Sherley chr 1745 at St Mary's Chesham to John and Elizabeth Sherley


St Mary's Chesham Parish Register

24 Nov 1759 John SHERLEY married Rebecca KING
27 Mar 1761 Eliz. SHERLEY married Jas. DEAN
22 Feb 1762 Ann SHERLEY married Wm. CUFFTREY
12 Apr 1762 Mary SHURLEY married Thos. YOUNG
14 Aug 1763 Sarah SHERLEY married Philip PAYNE
16 Oct 1770 Lydia SHIRLEY married Thos. CATLIN
11 Sep 1772 John SHIRLEY married Deborah ARNOLD
11 Apr 1793 Eliz. SHERLEY married Thos. SILLS
14 Aug 1797 Lydia SHIRLEY married Jas. PUTNAM

1733 John Sherly chr to John and Elizabeth Sherly
1735 unnamed chr to John and Elizabeth Shirley
1736 Mary Sherley chr to John and Elizabeth Sherley
1737 Anne Shorley chr to John and Elizabeth Shorley
1740 Sarah Sherley chr to John and Elizabeth Sherley
1745 Lydia Sherley chr to John and Elizabeth Sherley
1761 John Shirley chr to John and Rebecca Shirley (b 1760)

1761 John Shirley buried

Little Missenden

1796 John Shirley buried, age 35
1810 Susannah Shirley buried, age 44
1837 George Shirley buried, age 15
1852 Jemima Shirley buried, age 65 (b 1787)

1788 Mary Shirley chr to John and Susanna Shirley
1791 James Shirley chr to Jonathan and Susan Shirley
1795 Elizabeth Sirley chr to John and Susanna Sirley
1815 James Shirley chr to James and Jemima Shirley
1817 John Shirley chr to James and Jemima Shirley
1819 Sophia Shirley chr to James and Jemima Shirley
1822 George Shirley chr to James and Jemima Shirley
1824 Joseph Shirley chr to James and Jemima Shirley
1827 Moses Shirley chr to James and Jemima Shirley
1829 Daniel Shirley chr to James and Jemima Shirley
1832 Henry Shirley chr to James and Jemima Shirley

Little Missenden Church, Buckingham
Final resting place for many Shirleys from 1761 to date for this branch

 

 

Brian Shirley
Brian is the grandson of William George Shirley

From Betty Shirley

I had the pleasure of staying with Brian and his wife, Janet. They have a lovely home in the Dorset area of England.  My thanks to them for taking the time to show me around that area and visit former properties of the Shirleys, the Parish Churches and the final resting places of several Shirleys.

   


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