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  Shirley Families of
County Carlow, Ireland
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Francis Shirley is likely a son of Paul Shirley who held lands of Clowater county Carlow , as was recorded in the 1841 marriage settlement document for his eldest son John Shirley of Coolcullen county Kilkenny. Francis Shirley is mentioned in this 1841 document as 'of Coolcullen' but his relationship to the elder Paul Shirley is not stated.

Francis Shirley of Clowater, county Carlow Ireland. born about 1822 (age 77 at time of death in 1899) In the 1850/1851 Griffiths Valuation, Francis Shirley held townlands of Clowater in Ballyellin parish, Clonygoose parish and Lorum parish. 28 acres of Clowater, Ballyyellin parish (house, offices and land) were held by landlord Paul Shirley and Francis Shirley his tenant, while 16 acres of land at Clowater were leased to him by the Viscount Beresford. In Clonygoose parish, Francis leased 11 acres of land in Clowater from Paul Shirley, the landlord. In Lorum parish, Francis leased 29 acres of land in Clowater then held by the Viscount Beresford. Francis Shirley was also listed as holding land at Cloydagh county Carlow. In 1864, Francis witnessed the marriage of Anne Shirley, daughter of Paul Shirley to Richard Colclough (She was likely his sister). He died 1 February 1899 at Clowater, county Carlow. His death record states his was age 77 (born 1822), farmer and a widower at the time of death of 'Senile decay'. His son William Shirley was the informant at death. Buried at Lorum Church, Bagenalstown

1899 February 1 Registration District of Borris - Death of Francis Shirley of Clowater, widower, age 77, farmer: Informant: William Shirley of Clowater, son

1899 July 30 Probate of the Will of Francis Shirley late of Clowater County Carlow, farmer who died 1 February 1899 granted at Kilkenny to Josiah Luke Ashmore and James Shirley merchant. Effects L673.

married Jane Ashmore say about 1846. She is identified with Francis in civil registration of her children. She died 19 June 1893 at Clowater. Her death record states she was married, wife of a farmer, age 68 (born about 1825). Her daughter Jane Shirley was the informant at the time of death. Buried at Lorum Church, Bagenalstown

children:

1(i). John Shirley of Slyguff, Carlow born about 1847. He died from an accidental fall of a load of straw in 1892. He was age 45 at the time of death. His estate was probated by his wife Mina

1892 March 9 Registration District of Borris - Death of John Shirley of Slyguff, married age 45, farmer; Informant: Francis Shirley father of Clowater (he died immediately from an a fall of a load of straw)

1892 May 2. Ireland Probate Calendar - Letters of Administration of the personal estate of John Shirley late of Slyguff Co Carlow farmer who died 8 March 1892 at same place were granted at the Principal Registry to Mina Shirley of Slyguff the Widow (effects L106 12s 6d)

married Mina ________ She was named as the widow of John Shirley of Slyguff in his 1892 estate administration. She was enumerated age 60, widow in the 1901 census for Slyguff, Carlow

Mary Shirley born about 1863. She married James Thomas Brown, son of John George Brown of Boodlands co Kildare on 8 November 1883 at the Lorum Parish Church, county Carlow. Church of Ireland. Her father Francis Shirley was named in the marriage records.

8 Nov 1883 James Thomas Brown s/o John George Brown of Boodlands Co Kildare to Mary Shirley of Clowater d/o Frances Shirley; wit: Wm Ashmore witness for husband and Jane shirley witness for wife. Lorum Parish Church, Church of Ireland

1(ii). Francis Shirley born 11 November 1865, birth registered in the Borris Registration District, county Carlow to Francis Shirley of Clowater, farmer and wife Jane Ashmore

1(iii). _____ Shirley (male) born 7 June 1869, birth registered in the Borris Registration District, county Carlow to Francis Shirley of Clowater, farmer and wife Jane Ashmore (Is he William Shirley shown below?)

1(iv). Jane Shirley She was the informant at the death of her mother Jane Shirley at Clowater county Carlow in 1893

1(v). William Shirley He was the informant at the death of his father Francis Shirley at Clowater county Carlow in 1899

 


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