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John Shirley of Knockabranna
Carlow, Ireland


DNA haplotype E1b1b1

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This lineage last updated May 2019
3(x). Annesley Shirley
chr 30 November 1804 at Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow; occupation Farmer. Annesley died 19 January 1888, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow; He was buried: Jan 1888, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland. Ansley was left the tenancy of a farm by his father John.

30 Nov 1804 Annesley Shirley chr to John and Deborah Shirley of Old Leighlin Old Leighlin Parish

1836 LW&T of John Shirley "...I further will and bequeath to my son Ansley Shirley all the interest arrising from the Gowrawn Farm in Coon also known by the name of John Bradley's farm..."

19 Jan 1888 Registration District of Castlecomer - Death at Coolcullen of Annesley Shirley from Knockabranna, widower age 85, farmer; Informant: Abraham Shirley son present at death of Knockabranna co Carlow

married Elizabeth Waters say 1825; She was born about 1808, She died on 25 Jun 1875, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow., buried: 28 Jun 1875, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland.

Children:

4(i). John Shirley born about 1825, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. occupation Farmer. Enumerated at Knocknabranagh in 1901 census, age 72, Religion: Ch of Ireland; Occupation: farmer. He died 22 January 1908, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow., buried: 22 Jan 1908, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland.

1908 January 22 Registration District of Leighlinbridge - Death of John Shirley of Knockabrannagh, widower, age 83, farmer; Informant: John Shirley of Knockabrannagh, son

married Euphemia Shirley on 27 April 1852, in Mothil Ch. Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny. She was born about 1825, Bracken, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny. (daughter of John Shirley ), age 72 in 1901 census; She died 10 May 1906, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. buried: 13 May 1906, Old Leighlin Ch. Co. Carlow. Ireland.

Children:

5(i). Annesley Shirley born 10 May 1853, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. Annesley died 14 Mar 1914, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland, buried: 17 Mar 1914, Gowran Ch. Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.

He married Anna Sophia Crawford on 7 January 1875, in Kilmocahill Ch. Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, b. 22 Aug 1852, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland, (daughter of William Crawford and Emilia Styles ) d. 12 Dec 1933, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland, buried: 15 Dec 1933, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.

Children:

6(i). Amelia Susan Shirley born 19 October 1875, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland. She may be the Susan Shirley age 26 born Co Carlow, occupation: nurse, enumerated as a vistitor in the 1901 census household of Mathew Daly at Ridge Townlands Co Carlow. She married Mr Knight. She died 31 Dec 1949, Chicago, Illinois, USA..

6(ii). William John Shirley born 6 May 1876, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland, d. 28 Jun 1906, El Paso, Texas, USA..[death certificate not found?]

6(iii). Euphemia Shirley born 10 January 1877.

6(iv). Anna [Crawford] Sophia Shirley born 1 July 1879, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland, d. 28 Mar 1908, El Paso, Texas, USA., buried: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. Her death certificate which listed her middle name as Crawford stated she had lived in El Paso TX for 1 year and had been ill with Pleurisy for 4 months. Her body was shipped to Judsonia (White County) Arkansas. Death record stated she was single and a citizen of the USA.

6(v). James Shirley born 17 November 1880, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland, d. 9 Jun 1901, Standerton, Transvaal, South Africa.

6(vi). Jane Shirley born 30 January 1882, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland.

6(vii). Robert [Crawford] Shirley born 18 December 1883, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland, d. 24 Aug 1907, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. His death certificate, which lists his middle name as Crawford, says he was single, age 22 and 3 months, born Kilkenny Ireland, a citizen of the USA, lived in El Paso TX for 6 months and that he died on 5 August 1907 of Tuberculosis, duration "reported as 6 months to me by he and his sister". His body was shipped to Judsonia (White Co) Arkansas.

6(viii). Deborah Shirley born 10 October 1885, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland, d. 19 Jun 1904.

6(ix). Annesley Lindsay Shirley born 7 March 1887, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland, d. 25 Feb 1970, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland, buried: 28 Feb 1970, Shankill Ch. Gowran, Co. Kilkenny.

6(x). Frances Eleanor Shirley born 22 July 1889, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland, d. 1 Jun 1969, Kilmocahill Ch. Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. buried: 3 Jun 1969, Shankill Ch. Gowran, Co. Kilkenny.

6(xi). Henry Crawford Shirley born 13 June 1891, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland, d. 21 Apr 1917.

6(xii). Mary Shirley born 13 December 1893, Garryduff, Gowran, Co, Kilkenny, Ireland. She married Sydney Johnson . Mary died 19 Aug 1937, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.

6(xiii). Samuel George Shirley born 7 October 1896 in Garryduff, Kilkenny. Age 4 in family's 1901 census household, age 14 scholar in family's Garryduff Kilkenny 1911 census household

5(ii). Anne Elizabeth Shirley born about 1855, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. She married Thomas Bradley , 14 Nov 1872, in Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland. b. 1837, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, d. 15 Dec 1914, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, buried: 18 Dec 1914, Mothel Ch. Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny.. Anne died 11 Feb 1928, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, buried: 14 Feb 1928, Mothel Ch. Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny.

5(iii). John Shirley born 6 December 1858, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow, age 35 in parent's 1901 census household. Religion: Ch of Ireland; Occupation: farmer's son; married. He died 11 Nov 1865, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. buried: 14 Nov 1865, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland.

married Fanny ______ She was enumerated with husband John Shirley in father-in-law's 1901 census household, age 35, "daughter in law", married.

children:

6(i). Jane A Shirley born about 1900, age 1 in grandfather's 1901 census household "grand daughter"

5(iv). Jane Shirley born about 1860, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow,., d. 22 Sep 1887, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. buried: 25 Sep 1887, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland..

5(v). James Shirley born 10 April 1864, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow.

married Harriet Helen Williams She was born Taughnagh House, Co. Sligo, d. 1948. James died 1924 buried: Chatham, Kent.

Children:

6(i). Cecil Annesley Shirley born about 1897, d. 2 Nov 1964.

6(ii). Albert James Shirley born about 1899.

6(iii). Harriet Helen Shirley born about 1901, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland. d. 971, Brighton, England.

6(iv). Samuel Alfred Shirley born 21 November 1905.

Ancestor of DNA Kit #66774

5(vi). John Shirley born 16 Febrary 1866, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. John died 14 Mar 1937, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. buried: Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland.

married Fanny Griffith on 11 October 1898, in Mothel Ch. Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny. b. 4 Nov 1866, Ballasalla, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. (daughter of Thomas Griffith and Mary Anne Stone ) d. 24 May 1948, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. buried: 27 May 1948, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland.

Children:

6(i). Jane Amelia Shirley born 16 July 1899.

6(ii). Euphemia Francis Shirley born 31 May 1903, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. She married Henry Ronald Haynes . Euphemia died 9 Jun 1982, Weymouth, England.,buried: Weymouth, England. Henry:

6(iii). Annie Sophia Shirley born 29 June 1904, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. She married James Dimond , 7 Nov 1927, in Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland. b. pre 1911. Annie died 14 Aug 1936, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.

6(iv). John Wiliam Shirley born 26 July 1907, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. d. 8 Apr 1969, Crettenclough, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, buried: 11 Apr 1969, St Mary's Church Castlecomer Co.Kilkenny.

6(v). Susan Elizabeth Shirley born 29 January 1909.

5(vii). Deborah Shirley born 28 April 1868, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. She married James Kavenagh , 2 Nov 1892, in Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland., b. pre 1875.

5(viii). Samuel Shirley born 2 June 1871, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. Samuel died 30 Jun 1934, Charleville, Tullamore, Offaly, Ireland.

married Isabella Stotesbury on 25 Aug 1920, in St Nicholas Ch Almorita Par Co Westmeath, b. pre 1903.

Children:

6(i). Robert Shirley born after 1920, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland.

6(ii). Elizabeth Shirley born after 1920, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland.

4(ii). Richard Shirley of Ridge born about 1831, age 70 in 1901 census, enumerated at Ridge Townlands Co Carlow; Religion: Ch of Ireland; Occupation: farmer; He died on 1 April 1913 at Ridge, county Carlow

1913 April 1 Registration District of Leighlinbridge - Death of Richard Shirley of Ridge, widower age 74, farmer; Informant: James Shirley of Ridge, son

married Catherine Mara on 12 Aug 1858, in Carlow, Co. Carlow, Ireland. born about 1840 at Co Carlow, age 61 in 1901 census; Religion: Catholic; She died 22 February 1911, age 73 and was buried at St. Fintan's Cemetery, Ballinabranagh, Cloydagh Parish, Carlow

1911 February 22 Registration District of Leighlinbridge - Death of Catherine Shirley of Ridge, married age 72, farmers wife; Informant: John Shirley of Ridge, son

Erected by Richard Shirley of Ridge in memory of his wife Catherine Shirley nee Mara
who died Feby 22nd 1911, aged 73 yrs.
His daughter-in-law Catherine Shirley nee Kealy died 8th April 1936.
His son James died 5th April 1952. And his grandson Richard died 14th Feb 1992

Children:

5(i). Elizabeth Shirley chr 18 September 1859 at Leighlinbridge Catholic Church to Richard Shirley and Catherine Mara;

1859 Sept 18 - Leighlinbridge Catholic Parish Register - Elizabeth Shirley baptised d/o Richard Shirley and Catherine Mahey; Sponsors: Michael Foley, Margaret Mara; Residence: Knockagarry

5(ii). Angela Shirley chr 22 January 1861 at Leighlinbridge Catholic Church to Richard Shirley and Catherine Mara;

1861 Jan 22 Leighlinbridge Catholic Parish Register - Angela Shirley baptised, d/o Richard Shirley and Catherine Mara; Sponsors: Dana Mara, Mary Mara; Residence: Upper [illeg]

5(iii). John Shirley of Ridge chr 2 November 1862 at Leighlinbridge Catholic Church to Richard Shirley and Catherine Mara; He was the informant at the 1911 death of his mother Catherine Shirley

1862 Nov 2 Leighlinbridge Catholic Parish Register - John Shirley baptised, s/o of Richard Shirley and Catherine Mara; Sponsors: John Foley, Bridget Mara; Residence: [illeg]

5(iv). James Annesley Shirley born 13 Jan 1865, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow to Richard Shirley and Catherine Mara, age 36 in parent's 1901 census household; Religion: Catholic, Occupation: farmer's son; not married

1865 January 13 Leighlinbridge Reg Dist - James Shirley born to Richard Shirley of Ridge, farmer and Cathe. Mara; Informant: father (by mark)

5(v). Richard Shirley, born 28 Apr 1867, Leighlinbridge, Carlow, Ireland to Richard Shirley and Catherine Mara; Not enumerated in parent's 1901 census household

1867 April 28 Leighlinbridge Reg Dist - Richard Shirley born to Richard Shirley of Ridge, farmer and Catherine Mara; Informant: father

5(vi). William Shirley, born 20 Dec 1869, at Ridge, Leighlinbridge, Carlow, Ireland to Richard Shirley and Catherine Mara, age 31 in parent's 1901 census household; Religion: Catholic; Occupation: farmer's son; not married

1869 December 19 Leighlinbridge Catholic Parish Register - William Shirley born, s/o Richard Shurley and Catherine Mara; Residence Seskin (?), baptised 26 December 1869; Sponsors: John Meanny, Catherine Fitzgerald

5(vii). [Samuel] Shirley, born 30 Jan 1872, Leighlinbridge, Carlow, Ireland to Richard Shirley and Catherine Mara; Not enumerated in parent's 1901 census household

1872 January 12 Leighlinbridge Catholic Parish Register - Samuel Shirley born, s/o Richard Shirley and Catherine Mara; Residence Seskin Rea; baptised 14 January 1872; Sponsors John Neille, Bridget Neille

5(viii). Paul Shirley born 23 July 1874 at Leighlinbridge, Carlow Ireland to Richard Shirley and Catherine Mara; Not enumerated in parent's 1901 census household

5(ix). Mary Shirley born 16 June 1876 at Carlow, Carlow Ireland to Richard Shirley and Catherine Mara, age 24 in parent's 1901 census household; Religion: Catholic; Occupation: farmer's daughter; not married

1876 June 23 Leighlinbridge Catholic Parish Register - Mary Shirley born, d/o Richd Shirley and Cath Mara; Residence: Seskin [ ]; Baptism 25 June 1876; Sponsors: ? Mich Mara, ? Mary Mara

5(x). Abraham Shirley born 16 September 1879 at Ridge, Carlow to Richard Shirley and Catherine Mara; Not enumerated in parent's 1901 census household

4(iii). Deborah Shirley born about 1833 at Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. Deborah died 15 September 1903, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. She was buried: 18 September 1903, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland.

married John Shirley on 17 Nov 1856, in Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland. b. 1830, Bracken, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny.(son of John Shirley) d. 14 Jan 1899.

17 Nov 1856 John Shirley, farmer, s/o John Shirley to Deborah Shirley of Knockabranner, d/o Annesley Shirley; wit: Anne ___ witness for husband and Joseph Neall witness for wife Old Leighlin Parish

Children:

5(i). Elizabeth Ann Shirley born about 1860, Bracken, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny.d. 11 Feb 1871; buried: 14 Feb 1871, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland. Age about 11

5(ii). John Shirley born 9 July 1865, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland., d. 20 Nov 1875, buried: 23 Nov 1875. Age about 10

5(iii). Euphemia Shirley born about 1866, Bracken, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny. She married James Griffith , 10 Feb 1898, in Mothel Ch. Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny., b. pre 1881. Euphemia died 5 Sep 1931, Kilkenny, Co Kilkenny, buried: 8 Sep 1931, Mothel Ch. Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny.

5(iv). Annesley Shirley born 28 December 1866, Bracken, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny.d. 4 Dec 1887 buried: Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland. Age about 21

5(v). James Shirley born 7 May 1868, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny. d. 11 Nov 1875. Age about 7

5(vi). Abraham Shirley born 22 November 1870, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny. d. 26 Apr 1881, Bracken, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny. buried: 29 Apr 1881, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland. Age about 11

5(vii). Samuel Shirley born about 1870, Bracken, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny. d. 5 Oct 1875. Age about 5

4(iv). William Shirley of Coolnakisha, Carlow born about 1836 at Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow; He was living at Scanlansland Muckalee Civil Parish at the time of his children's births in the 1860s; Enumerated at Coolnakisha Townlands in 1901 census, age 65, Religion: Irish Church; Farmer; He died 9 February 1907, buried 11 Feb 1907, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland.

1907 February 9 Registration District of Leighlinbridge - Death of William Shirley of Coolnakisha, married age 71, farmer; Informant: Deborah Shirley, of Coolnakisha, daughter

married Frances Fennell on 9 Feb 1863, in Mayo, Queens Co. Ireland., b. 1847, Mayo, Queens Co. Ireland., age 64 in 1901 census household. She died 1 Nov 1920, buried: Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland.

Children:

5(i). Annesley James Shirley born 12 March 1864, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny, Ireland., d. 7 Apr 1875, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland., buried: Dundalk, Ireland. Age about 11

1864 March 12 - Registration District of Castlecomer - Birth of Annesly James Shirley, son of William Shirley farmer of Scanlansland and Frances Fenlon (sic); Informant: William Shirley of Scanlansland, father

5(ii). Nathaniel Shirley born 22 December 1865, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny, Ireland.

1865 December 22 - Registration District of Castlecomer - Birth of Nathaniel Shirley, son of William Shirley farmer of Scanlansland and Frances Fennel; Informant: William Shirley of Scanlansland, father

5(iii). John Shirley born about 1868, d. 19 Jan 1890, buried: Dundalk, Ireland. Age about 22

5(iv). Richard Joseph Shirley born 5 April 1869, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny. d. 19 Nov 1923, buried: Abbey Park Cem. London, England.

1869 April 5 - Registration District of Castlecomer - Birth of Richard Joseph Shirley, son of William Shirley farmer of Scanlansland and Frances Fennell; Informant: William Shirley of Scanlansland, father

5(v). Elizabeth Shirley born about 1871, d. 5 Dec 1892, buried: Dundalk, Ireland. Age about 21

5(vi). Samuel Shirley born 17 August 1873, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.

5(vii). Deborah Shirley born 20 April 1877, Scanlansland, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, age 23 in parent's 1901 census household. She died 29 May 1929, buried: Abbey Park Cem. London, England.

4(v). Anne Shirley born say 1840. She married John Wilson , 17 Dec 1860, in Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland., b. pre 1844.

4(vi). Sarah Shirley born say 1846. She married George O'Neill on 25 Jan 1866, in Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland. b. pre 1848.

4(vii). Abraham Shirley of Knockabranna born about 1849, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. Enumerated at Knocknabranagh in the 1901 census, age 49, Religion: Ch of Ireland; Occupation: farmer. He died 5 October 1931, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. buried: 8 Oct 1931, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland.

1931 October 5 Registration District of Leighlinbridge - Death of Abraham Shirley of Knockabranna, married, age 82, farmer; Informant: Annesley Shirley son of deceased at Knockabranna

married Euphemia Kavanagh on 1 September 1892 at Killeshin Church, Killeshin, Co Carlow, b. pre 1876, She ws age 39 in 1901 census; She died after 1903.

1 Sep 1892 Abraham Shirley, s/o Annesley Shirley of Knockabranna to Phemy Kavanagh of Killeshin Parsonage d/o Michael Kavanagh; wit: John Shirley witness for husband and James Kavanah witness for wife Killeshin Parish Church

Children:

5(i). Elizabeth Shirley born about 1893 at Co Carlow, age 7 in 1901 census

5(ii). Annesley Shirley born about 1895 at Co Carlow, age 5 in 1901 census; He was the informant for the death certificate of his father Abraham Shirley in 1931.

married Sarah Bradley sometime after 1926, b. 1910.

Children:

6(i). Euphemia Mary S Shirley born about 1930.

6(ii). Frances E Shirley born about 1932.

6(iii). Eileen Deborah Shirley born about 1933.

6(iv). Emily Jane S Shirley born about 1934.

6(v). Abraham A Shirley born about 1936.

5(iii). Abraham Shirley born about 1897 at Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow, age 3 in 1901 census.

5(iv). James Shirley born about 1903.

4(viii). Euphemia Shirley born say 1850 at Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. She married Samuel Astleford 10 Nov 1870, in Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland., b. pre 1854.

4(ix). Paul Shirley born at Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow.

married Elizabeth Kavanagh on 17 August 1893 at Killeshin Parish, Co Carlow; She was the daughter of Michael Kavanagh of Killeshin.

17 Aug 1893 Paul Shirley s/o Annesley Shirley of Knockabranugh to Elizabeth Kavanagh d/o Michael Kavanagh of Killeshin Parsonage; wit: John Shirley witness for husband and William Kavanagh witness for wife Killeshin Parish Church

4(x). Susan Shirley born say 1857. She married Henry Ferris on 1 September 1877, in Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland., b. pre1861.

   


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