Shirleys of Co. Derry
Ireland
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Robert Shirley of Caheny Townlands, Aghadowey Parish, Londonderry; Born about 1835 (age at death); He was Presbyterian but his children were raised as Catholics; He died at Caheney 19 September 1874, age 39 according to Aghadowey Presbyterian Church records and Civil Registration death records.

Robert Shirley died Sept 19, 1874, Cahaney, 39 year old. Elizabeth Shirley was the informant. Aghadowey Presbyterian Church

married Elizabeth Hutchinson She was enumerated at Cullycapple Townlands, Agivey Parish in the 1901 census, widow, age 66, Catholic, same in 1911 census, age 73; She died 5 November 1914 at Cullycapple, age 76; Her son James was informant

children:

1(i). Robert Shirley baptised 21 March 1858 at St John's Catholic Parish, Coleraine (Aghadowey) Londonderry, son of Robert Shirley and Eliza Hutcheson

21 March 1858 Robert Shirley baptised s/o Robert Shirley and Eliza Hutcheson at Aghadowey, Coleraine (Catholic); Sponsors John [Gidien], Mary Anne Hutchison

1(ii). James Shirley baptised 13 January 1860 at St John's Catholic Parish, Coleraine (Aghadowey) Londonderry, son of Robert Shirley and Eliza Hutcheson; He married Margaret Davis in 1886 in Co Antrim, indicated as son of Robert Shirley, dec'd; Residence: Portsterark (sp?); Enumerated at Mullamore Agivey Londonderry in 1901, age 38, Catholic, Occupation: Beetler in dye mills; He was the informant at the 1914 death of his mother Eliza Shirley Not found as yet in later census

13 Jan 1860 James Shirley baptised s/o Robert Shirley and Eliza Hutcheon at Aghadowey, Coleraine (Catholic); Sponsor Pat McErlane, Mary Hutcheson

married Margaret Davis on 18 February 1886 at the Portrush Roman Catholic church, co Antrim; She was the daughter of Stewart David dec'd labourer of Portballintie

children:

2(i). Mary Shirley born 11 October 1886, age 14 in 1901 census (census says born Antrim)

Coleraine Reg Dist - 11 October 1886 Mary Shirley born to James Shirley labourer of Millbank Agherton and Maggie Shirley nee Davis; Informant was Ann Brannon

2(ii). Cassie Shirley born about 1891 Antrim, age 10 in 1901 census

2(iii). Robert Shirley born 10 July 1892 Derry, age 8 in 1901 census

Ballymoney Reg Dist - Robert Shirley born 10 July 1892 to James Shirley labourer of Drunnadarragh (sp?) and Margaret Shirley nee Davis; Father was informant

2(iv). Margaret Shirley born about 1895 Derry, age 6 in 1901 census

2(v). Annie Shirley born about 1899, age 2 in 1901 census

1(iii). John Shirley baptised 11 October 1866 at St John's Catholic Parish, Coleraine (Aghadowey) Londonderry, son of Robert Shirley and Eliza Hutcheson

11 Oct 1865 John Shirley baptised s/o Robert Shirley and Eliza Hutcheon at Aghadowey, Coleraine (Catholic); Sponsor James Shirley, Margaret Hucheon; Kaheny

1(iv). Patrick Shirley baptised 28 June 1868 at St John's Catholic Parish, Coleraine (Aghadowey) Londonderry, son of Robert Shirley and Eliza Hutcheson; He married Ellen Kennedy in 1895, identified as son of Robert Shirley labourer; Residence at time of marriage: Cullycapple; Moved to Springburn Road Glasgow in the late 1890s, where 2 of his children were born. Occupation: Pottery labourer at time of son Patrick's birth; Returned to Londonderry by the time of the 1901 census, enumerated at Mullaghmore Londonderry, age 31, farm servant, Roman Catholic; Lived Mullaghmore in 1911 census, age 39, married (but wife Ellen not in household)

28 June 1868 Patrick Shirley baptised s/o Robert Sherley and Eliza Hutcheon at Aghadowey, Coleraine (Catholic); Sponsor John McCarver, Mary Jane Hutcheson; Caheny

15 Jun 1868 - Gavagh Reg Dist - Patrick Shirley born to Robert Shirley, laborer of Caheny and wife Eliza Hutchinson; Father was informant at birth

married Ellen Kennedy on 29 July 1895 at St John's Catholic Church, Coleraine, Londonderry; She was the daughter of Daniel Kennedy farmer of Mullaghmore; Witnesses John Bradley, Mary Kelly

children:

2(i). Elizabeth Shirley born about 1896 at Glasgow Scotland, age 5 in 1901 census, age 15 in 1911

2(ii). Patrick Shirley born 13 April 1898 at Springburn Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, age 3 in 1901 census, age 13 in 1911

married Catherine Paul

children:

3(i). Paul Kennedy Shirley born 20 September 1935

married Anne Johnston Gilbert born 3 June 1938

2(iii). Robert Shirley born about 1900, age 11 in 1911 census

1(v). Thomas Shirley born 3 June 1871 son of Robert Shirley and Eliza Hutchinson

3 June 1871 Garvagh Reg. Dist - Thomas Shirlay born to Robert Shirley, labourer of Caheney and Eliza Hutchinson at Garvagh, Derry; The mother was informant at birth

1(vi). Mary Jane Shirley born 21 April 1874 daughter of Robert Shirley and Eliza Hutchinson; She was single and living with mother Elizabeth Shirley in 1901 census, age 25, Catholic.Again in 1911 census, age 33

21 Apr 1874 Gavagh Reg Dist - Mary Jane Shirlay born to Robert Shirlay, labourer of Caheny and wife Eliza Hutchinson; Mother was informant at birth

   


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