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  Shirleys of
Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire

Information sent by Meta-Anne Hudson in 1992

William Shirley b. 1788-90 Cropredy (near Banbury), Oxfordshire, They lived in the Village of Shottery, near Stratford Upon Avon.

married Ann Berry on May 14, 1817 at Holy Trinity Church, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire England. She was born 1795/6 Old Stratford, Warwickshire.


1(i). Edward Shirley chr. July 13, 1818 Old Stratford, Warwickshire d. Aug 16, 1888 and is buried Stratford Upon Avon cemetery. They lived in the Village of Shottery, Warwickshire.

married Mary Blakeman Mar 31, 1840 Alcester, Warwickshire. She was born 1818 North Littleton, Worcester and died Sept 24, 1890 and was buried same cemetery. 

children  born Old Stratford, Warwickshire

2(i). Eliza Shirley chr. May 16, 1841 (she may have been born in 1836 as she was was 5 yrs old in 1841 census). Died Jan 10, 1910, buried Feckenham, Worcestershire. She married James Bradshaw and they lived Dagtail End. 

2(ii). Sarah Shirley chr. Feb 12, 1843 m. George Ashfield Oct 12, 1861 Holy Trinity Church Stratford Upon Avon. Parents of  7 children.

2(iii). Ann Shirley 1844

2(iv). George Shirley chr. April 18, 1847 died June 17, 1919 buried Tardebigge Church,

married Mary Jane Salmons Nov 9,1868 Coughton, Warwickshire


3(i). ____ Shirley

3(ii). ____ Shirley

3(iii). Nellie Shirley 1878 d. Mar 18, 1959 m. Sam Terry. They lived Moseley, Birmingham (4 children)

3(iv). Pollie Shirley 1880 m. Jack Cole (3 children)

3(v). Edward Shirley chr. Dec 29, 1883 d. Mar 1969 They lived Rochester, Kent Co. in the 1930's

marriedd Isobell (Bella). (at least 2 children).

2(v). William Shirley chr. Aug 12, 1849 d. Feb 11, 1925 buried Stratford upon Avon cemetery,

married Eliza Malin Nov 6, 1872 at Bidford On Avon, Warwickshire.


3(i). George Edward Shirley chr. June 25, 1873 Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire

3(ii). William Henry Shirley chr. Oct 11, 1874  Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, m. Florence Goodwin (2 children)

3(iii). Charles Shirley 1876 d. May 4, 1904 buried Stratford Upon Avon cemetery

3(iv). Mary Ann (Annie) Shirley chr. Aug 16, 1879 d. Aug 3, 1971 buried Coventry, m. Albert Edward Parker Whiting Dec 27, 1902 at Stratford Upon Avon. (4 children).

3(v). Alfred Shirley 1880 ? m. Jessie Screwby lived Stratford upon Avon. (2 children)

3(vi). Albert Frank Shirley chr. Feb 20, 1889 Stratford Upon Avon, m. Alice ____. (2 children)

2(vi). Harriet Shirley chr. Dec 28, 1851 m. William Heear Dec 1, 1875  (1 child)

2(vii). John Shirley born April 20, 1854 They imigrated to Australia between 1875 and 1883.

married Rebecca Barton July 18, 1875 Dudley, Stratford upon Avon. She was born Oct 20, 1857 West Bromich, Staffordshire.


3(i). Harriet Shirley born Aug 18, 1883 Sodwalls, NSW d. June 5, 1969 Riverstone NSW Australia. Never married.

3(ii). Edward Shirley born Oct 24, 1885 Sodwalls, NSW Australia D. SEpt 6, 1928 buried Field of Mars cemetery, m. Angelina (Jess) Irving. 

2(viii). Charles Shirley chr. Jan 21, 1857 no info

1(ii). Suzannah Shirley chr. April 1, 1821

1(iii). Mary Shirley 1822

1(iv). Sarah Shirley chr. Feb 24, 1825

1(v). George Shirley chr. Oct 16, 1828 They lived in Village of Shottery, Warwickshire

married Harriett ___.


2(i). Jane Shirley chr. May 27, 1855

2(ii). Caleb Shirley chr. Dec 27, 1857

2(iii). Thomas Shirley chr. Mar 11, 1862

2(iv). James Shirley chr. Mar 27,1864

2(v). William Shirley chr. May 16, 1869  

1(vi). William Shirley chr. April 22, 1832





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