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  Shirley family of Salisbury Farm
Hertfordshire England
   
 

Edward Sherley of Salisbury Farm. Edward Sherley was the son of Thomas and Ann Sherley. He was baptised at Ludgershall, Buckinghamshire in 1736 and was buried at Shenley, Hertfordshire in 1802 where the burial records say "of Salisbury Farm, age 66".

Married 1) Mary Rolfe on 4 June 1759 at Moulsford, Berkshire; she was baptised at Holburn in 1723 so was age 36 when she married (if same) while Edward was only 23. Mary Shirley, of Shenley Herts, was buried at Brill Bucks 13 Sept 1773 Brill, "having born eight or nine children, three of whom died at birth", wife of Edward Sherley

Banns of Marriage between Edward Sherley of the Parish of Brill in the County of Bucks., a bachelor, and Mary Rolfe of this Parish, spinster, married in this church by Licence this fourth day of June in the year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Nine by me, I Blip, Minister. The marriage was solemnised between us...Edward Sherley and Mary Rolfe... both signed their names. In the presence of George Tuce and John Sherley.

Married 2) Hannah ______ An Edward Sherley had children at Brill with a wife Hannah in the years following the death of Mary Rolfe Sherley (above). No record of the marriage has been found yet. Hannah Sherley was buried 22 Dec 1789 at Brill, Bucks, wife of Edward Sherley

Children of Edward and Mary Rolfe

1(i). Edward Sherley of Salisbury Hall (aka Shenley Manor); born about 1761; PCC will proven 1803.

PCC Will of Edward Sherley of Salisbury Hall in the parish of Shenley in the county of Hertford yeoman. Dated 3 Feb 1800. All debts and funeral expenses to be paid after which I bequesth unto my son Edward Sherley now living in the parish of Southmimms Middlesex 5 pounds to purchas a mourning coat....I then bequeath unto my son William Sherley now living in the parish of Brill in the county of Bucks the sum of 5 pounds to purchas a mourning and also bequeath unto my daughter Anna Maria Sherley now living in the parish of Brill 5 pounds; I then bequeath unto my son Lawrence Sherley now living with me the sum of 100 pounds paid when attain the fulla ge of 21 years; I also bequeath unto my son Richard Sherley now living with me the sum of 100 pounds to be paid when attain the full age fo 21 years; I further bequeath unto my daughter Mary Sherley now living with me the sum of 100 pounds to be paid when attain the full age of 21 (not paid if she marries before age 21); I also bequeath unto daughter Ann sherley now living with me the sum of 100 pounds when attain the full age of 21 (not paid if she marries before age 21); Appoint my beloved wife Maria Sherley my executrix with Thomas Sherley and John Sherley my sons now living with me to be my executors I bequeath all my furniture, place linen, apparel, monies, live stock in my farm together with all my personal properlty whatsoever; Appoint William Snell esq of Salisbury Hall in the parish of Shenley aforesaid and Mr Lawrence Sherley distiller Warwick Lane London (overseers) Wit: Wm Joseline, Thos Joceline. Proven 23 December 1803 by Maria Sherley widow and John Sherley the son of the said deceased. PROB 11/1402

Married Ann Maria ______ She was named co-executrix of her husband's 1800 will; named as mother in the christenings of her children

Children:

2(i). Thomas Sherley chr 23 August 1779 at Shenley Hertfordshire to Edward and Maria Shirley; He was mentioned in 1800 will of father as living in Shenley Herts.; Single, living in Chenies parish Herts with siblings John and Ann Sherley in 1851 census. He died 23 Oct 1857 "formerly of Salisbury Hall", farmer. Executor of will was brother John Sherley of Chenies, farmer Apparently, never married

2(ii). Ann Maria Sherley chr 20 June 1781 at Shenley Hertfordshire to Edward and Ann Maria Shirley; She is mentioned in 1800 will of father as living in Brill Buckinghamshire.

2(iii). John Sherley chr 18 May 1783 at Shenley Hertfordshire to Edward and Maria Shirley; He was mentioned in 1800 will of father as living in Shenley Herts. Single, living in Chenies parish Herts with siblings Thomas and Ann Sherley in 1851 census. Apparently, never married

2(iv). Edward Sherley born about 1783 mentioned in 1800 will of father as living in South Mimms Hertfordshire. (part of Barnet Parish). Most likely this Edward Sherley

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

2(v). Lawrence Sherley chr 3 July 1785 at Shenley Hertfordshire to Edward and Maria Shirley; mentioned in 1800 will of father as living in Shenley Hertfordshire with his father.

2(vi). Richard Sherley chr 5 August 1787 at Shenley Hertfordshire to Edward and Anna Maria Shirley; He was mentioned in 1800 will of father as living in Shenley Hertfordshire with his father. Apprenticed to Lawrence Shirley in 1802, age about 15.

London Distillers Apprentice: Shirley, Richard son of Edward of Salisbury Farm Surrey [sic] farmer to Lawrence Shirley 12 Oct 1802 (See Lawrence Shirley on this Lineage)

2(vii). Mary Sherley chr 3 January 1790 at Shenley Hertfordshire to Edward and Maria Shirley; She was mentioned in 1800 will of father as living in Shenley Hertfordshire with her father.

2(viii). Ann Sherley chr 13 February 1791 at Shenley Hertfordshire to Edward and Maria Shirley; She was mentioned in 1800 will of father as living in Shenley Hertfordshire with her father. Lived with brothers Thomas and John Sherley at Chenies, Hertfordshire in 1851 census. Apparently, never married

2(ix). William Sherley [chr date unknown] mentioned in 1800 will of father as living in Brill Bucks.

1(ii). William Rolfe Sherley baptised 22 October 1762 at Brill, Buckinghamshire to Edward and Mary Sherley; He was a dairyman of Lapland Farm, Brill; He was buried 20 October 1838 at Brill, Bucks.

Buckinghamshire Court Will of William Sherley of Lapland Farm, Brill, dairyman, will made Oct 20, 1837 and proved Apr 9, 1839. Thomas, brother; Thomas, James, and William (he is of Staines), sons; Mary Monk, Ann Smith, daughters; Elizabeth Osbourne, daughter and her husband, Thomas Osbourne and their daughter, Betsey; Sarah, daughter of deceased son, John Shirley.

Married Ann Salmon 2 October 1784. They lived at Lapland Farm, Brill; She was buried 4 March 1795 at Brill, Bucks.

Children of William Rolfe Sherley and Ann Salmon

2(i). William Rolfe Sherley Jr. born about 1786; mentioned in his father's 1837 will; William Rolfe Sherley born ca. 1786 Woodcock Hill, Herts. Co. England, died in the winter of 1866 at Windsor. Found while researching Berkshire Co. was a marriage on June 4th 1749 between Edward Sherley and Mary Rolfe at Mousford Twp. Berkshire Co. Mary's maiden name would certainly SUGGEST that they were the parents of William Rolfe Sherley. After William and Elizabeth Sherleys marriage, they lived at Sunninghill. Between 1821 and 1824 they moved to the vicinity of Staines, Middlesex where William Sherley was a horse dealer. By 1827 he was the inn keeper at the New Inn at Stanwell, Middlesex. By 1851 they are innkeepers at the Catherine Wheel Inn at Egham, Surrey Co. The Catherine Wheel Inn was listed in the Parlimentary Survey of 1650 as timber framed coaching inn with a brewhouse, a dozen food lodging rooms and stabling for 50 horses. The entry in Mathews Poor Law Map 1856 #418 reads: William Sherely tennant of His Majesty, state-#442, Catherine Wheel Inn, garden stabling, yard, pasture, cottage and garden #426 Humber Meadow. William Sherley was still the inn keeper of the Catherine Wheel Inn at the time of the 1861 census. He died in 1866. William Rolfe Sherley Jr. apparently struggled financially in his various businesses filing for bankruptcy on two occassions.

Bankrupt: Sherley William, Stanwell, Middlesex, innkeeper & horse dealer, May 8, 1820.
Bankrupt: Sherley William, Staines, Middlesex, dealer in horses, May 31, 1839.

Married Elizabeth Moore at Egham, Surrey Co. England Dec 12, 1808. The license was witnessed by William Sherley and John Moore, father of Elizabeth. William Rolfe Sherley was a batchelor from New Windsor, Berkshire Co.

2(ii). James Sherley born about 1790; mentioned in his father's 1837 will

2(iii). Thomas Sherley born about 1792; mentioned in his father's 1837 will

2(iv). Elizabeth Sherley born about 1793; mentioned in her father's 1837 will

Married Thomas Osbourne

2(v). Ann Sherley married ____Smith; mentioned in herfather's 1837 will

2(vi). John Sherley, farmer, born about___; died before 1837 at time of father's will; ; mentioned in his father's 1837 will

Married ______

3(i). Sarah Sherley born about ____; mentioned in her grandfather's 1837 will

Married Lewis Vincent Sherley, gentleman of St Pancras Middlesex, son of Thomas Sherley, gentleman, on 14 Sept 1854 at St Margaret Westminster (by license)

2(vii). Mary Sherley mentioned in her father's 1837 will (see email at bottom of prior page)

Married Henry Monk

Brill, All Saints Parish - Marriage 21 Nov 1810 MONK Henry, bach of High Wycombe Banns SHERLEY Mary, spin otp; Wit: William SHERLEY, Ann MONK, Ann SHERLEY

1(iii). Stephen Sherley chr 10 July 1763 at Brill, Buckinghamshire to Edward and Mary Sherley

likely the same person who was born 1763 and buried 17 Jan 1813 at Worminghall Parish Bucks (next to Oakley Parish), age 50. He fathered an illigitimate dau with Eliz Smith in 1811 (Ann b & d same year).

married Ann Price on 18 Nov 1792 at Worminghall Parish; She was buried 24 Dec 1804 at Worminghall

Children of Stephen Shirley and Ann Price: (there may be others)

2(i). Mary Shirley chr. 1 Jan 1800 at Worminghall; Died after 1861; She married William Dean (thanks to Chris Amaden for sending this info in Aug 2010)

1(iv). Elizabeth Sherley chr 13 June 1764 at Brill, Buckinghamshire to Edward and Mary Sherley; Buried 20 Dec 1768 at Brill, Bucks daughter of Edward and Mary Sherley, age about 4.

1(v). Thomas Sherley He is named in the 1837 will of "brother" William Rolfe Sherley of Lapland Farm, Brill Buckinghamshire

1(vi). Mary Sherley chr 3 April 1766 at Brill, Buckinghamshire to Edward and Mary Sherley died young?

1(vii). Elizabeth Sherley born about 1768. Twin of Mary. Both died young

1(viii). Mary Sherley born about 1768 Twin of Elizabeth. Both died young

1(ix). Sarah Sherley buried 13 Jan 1767 at Brill, Bucks, daughter of Edward Sherley

Children of Edward Sherley and Hannah (Verification needed to ensure not another Edward Sherley)

1(x). Elizabeth Sherley chr 28 August 1774 at Brill, Buckinghamshire to Edward and Hannah Sherley

1(xi). Sarah Sherley chr 16 March 1776 at Brill, Buckinghamshire to Edward and Hannah Sherley, buried 30 December 1798 at Brill, daughter of Edward Sherley

1(xii). Edward Sherley chr 16 January 1779 at Brill, Buckinghamshire to Edward and Hannah SherleyWhy are there two sons named Edward?

1(xiii). William Sherley chr 14 August 1781 at Brill, Buckinghamshire to Edward and Hannah Sherley; buried 19 August 1781 at Brill Bucks, son of Edward and Hannah Sherley

1(xiv). Laurence Sherley chr 20 August 1782 at Brill, Buckinghamshire to Edward and Hannah Sherley

   


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