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  Shirleys of Barnet
Hertfordshire, England
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Likely son of Edward Shirley of Salisbury Hall (aka Shenley Manor) Herts, yeoman
Edward Sherley
, victualler of Chipping Barnet, Herts. Clearly related to William Rolfe Shirley of Brill Bucks (chr 1762 at Brill, s/o Edward and Mary Shirley) and Lawrence Shirley of Warwick Lane, distiller of London. Edward Sherley died in 1837

21 May 1816 Copy release of legacies; Description 1) Edward Shirley of Barnet, Hertfordshire, victualler. 2) Thomas Meux, Andrew Ried, William Wigram, George Hobson, and David Hunter of Liquor Pond Street, Middlesex, brewers. 3) William Rolfe Shirley of Brill, farmer. 4) Lawrence Shirley of Warwick Lane, Newgate Street, London, distiller. A messuage in Brill formerly divided into 3 tenements but now divided into 2, a messuage with two gardens adjoining, 2 closes of 7 acres 18 perches called Church Closes, 2 closes of 12½ acres. Buckinghamshire RO Ref No D 117/18

Married Charlotte_______


2.i Thomas Sherley, gentleman chr September 8 1784; Highly likely the Thomas Sherley living Bedford Borough, Bedfordshire in the 1841 census, that included the following family (Evidence: see son Lewis Vincent Shirley's connection to an uncle):

Married Louisa ______ born about 1791


3.i Walton Sherley born about 1816

3.ii Margrett Sherley born about 1822

3.iii Thomas Sherley born about 1825

3.iv Lewis Vincent Sherley, gentleman of St. Pancras parish Middlesex; Solicitor; born Hendon Middlesex; was living with his uncle Frederick Sherley at Ealing in the 1851 census; living at Friern Barnet parish, Middlesex in 1861; living Roath, Glamorgan (Cardiff) Wales in 1871 and 1881.

Shirley family of Cardiff Archives Glamorgan Record Office - Lewis Vincent Sherley was a partner in Luard and Sherley solicitors at Castle Street, Cardiff in 1871. By 1882, Luard and Sherley had moved to new offices in Albert Chambers, 26 High Street, Cardiff. By the 1890s, the firm appears to have changed its name to Shirley and Sons. The firm finally disappears from local trade directories by the 1920s.

Married Sarah Ann Sherley, on 14 Sept 1854 at St Margaret Westminster (by license); daughter of John Sherley of Shenley, farmer (see pedigrees of Buckinghamshire for the Sherleys of Shenley and Salisbury Farm)


4.i Lewis James Sherley born about 1858 at Barnet Herts.; worked as an Articled Clerk as a young man while living in Wales. Solicitor of Cardiff; Living with new wife in 1891 Wales census (with 6 servants); living in the town of Ely Wales in 1901 (wife not in household)

Oxford University: Lewis James Shirley, 1st son of Lewis Vincent, of Barnet, Herts. gent. Non-College, matic. Mar 18, 1875, aged 17.

Married Jessie ______; born about 1870 Ross, Monmouthshire Wales


5.i Vincent C. Sherley born about 1893 at Caerau, Glamorgan, Wales. He enlisted 1915 in British tank corps in WWI. Served in France; Discharged after 3 years of service (pension records)

4.ii Walter Rayard [Rayner] Sherley born about 1860 at Barnet Herts; living at Holliwell parish Oxford as a student in 1881 (age 21); living as a boarder in Holy Trinity parish Worc. in 1891; Occupation Solicitor; Living Leckwith Glamorgan (Cardiff) in 1901 Wales census uniquely listing his birth as Roxwell, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Scotland; Occupation Solicitor

Married Eliza A W ______ born about 1863


5.i Phyllis Bina Sherley (male) born about 1889

5.ii Rayner Sherley born about 1892

5.iii Beryl R E Sherley (male) born about 1896

2.ii Mary Ann Sherley chr October 24 1785

2.iii Edward Sherley chr March 14 1787

Married Mary Ann ______


3.i Elizabeth Sherley

3.ii Martha Sherley

2.iv Frederick Sherley chr March 4 1788; land surveyor; died Ealing 6 Dec 1873 age 85. Nephew Charles Sherley, grocer of Torrington Place, Gordon Square was named executor of will; Nephew Lewis Vincent Sherley who was born about 1828, was living in Frederick's 1851 census household at Ealing.

Married Mary Ann ______

2.v Charlotte Sherley chr October 29 1789 William Sherley chr February 4 1791

2.vii Eliza Sherley chr September 19 1792; married a Chemist in Barnet

2.viii John Sherley chr March 10 1794;

2.ix George Sherley, grocer and butcher of Highgate Middlesex; born May 20, 1795 at Chipping Barnet; Died March 1873.

Married Sarah Sage Oct 21 1817 at Old Church St Pancras Middlesex


3.i Charles Sherley b 1829; lived St George Bloomsbury in 1871 census; named executor of aunt Sophia Sherleys 1883 will

Married Sophia Charlotte _____

3.ii Julia Sherley b 1819 Bloomsbury; died 1894 age 75 Torrington Place St Giles in the Field, spinster; started a ladies school and a niece worked with her; she never married; lived in Isleworth Middx.; executor of aunt Sophia Sherley's 1883 will.

3.iii Eliza Sherley may have married William Lawrence on 11 July 1848 at St Mary Le Strand London

3.iv Frederick Sherley

Married Mary Ann

3.v Lawrence Sherley b 1825 died 1886 age 61; Lived at The Hyde Edmonton as a retired Butcher, they also lived at 6-8 Queens terrace Marylebone

Married Harriett Edwards December 17 1850 Old church St Pancras Lawrence

Children: (births from 1851 census)

4.i Lawrence Sherley born about 1859; living with uncle Charles Sherley in 1871 census

4.ii Charlotte Sherley born about 1854

Married John Young 13 June 1878

4.iii Sarah Sherley born about 1851

4.iv George Sherley born about 1859

4.v Margaret Sherley born about 1861 Harriett Sherley born about 1856

4.vii Clara Sherley born about 1853

2.x Charles Sherley chr July 14 1796

2.xi Mary Ann Sherley chr October 4 1798

2.xii Sophia Sherley chr 24 April 1798 at Barnet, Herts.; never married; ran a school in Barnet; lived in Hounslow Middlesex with uncle John Sherley in 1861 census; living in 1881 at 1 Mark Cottages, Staines Road Isleworth Middlesex; died 28 Nov 1883. Nephew Charles Sherley, grocer, and niece Julia Sherley both of Torrington Place executors of will;

Brother of Edward Sherley of Barnet?

1.ii John Sherley of Hounslow; born about 1784-6 at Shenley, Herts; living in Hounslow Parish Herts. with niece Sophia Sherley in 1861 census; died 9 Dec 1872 age 86; He named his niece Sophia Sherley, spinster of the same address in Hounslow his exectrix of his will.


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