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John Shirley of Knockabranna
Carlow, Ireland


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3(ii). Thomas Shirley
of Knockabranna, co Carlow born say 1785 at Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. Thomas was identified as deceased in his father's 1836 will.

married Catherine _______ sometime just prior to 1805; Identified as the widow of Thomas Shirley in 1836 will of her father-in-law, John Shirley of Knockabranna co Carlow. She was mentioned in the 1836 will of her father-in-law

1836 LW&T of John Shirley....I further will that my wife Deborah Shirley and my son Abraham Shirley pay conjointly the annual of four pounds to Catherine Shirley widow of my son Thomas Shirley, and that same sum of four pounds be paid to same Catherine Shirley during the eixstance of the present lease,

Children:

4(i). Margaret Shirley baptised 15 December 1805 at Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow daughter of Thomas and Catherine Shirley. She married Samuel Kendrick , 1844, b. pre 1828.

16 February 1805 Church of Ireland - Old Leighlin Parish: Marriage by license Francis Edwards of Kilelmond and Elizabeth Shirley of the parish of Old Leighlin

1844 Marriage - Shirley, Margaret and Samuel Kendrick Index of Marriage License Bonds- Diocese of Ossery, Ferns and Leighlin

4(ii). Thomas Shirley buried on 12 Dec 1806, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland. Died Young

1806 Dec 12 Church of Ireland - Old Leighlin Parish: Burial of Thomas Shirley, age 2 at Old Leighlin Parish

4(iv). Jane Shirley baptised 15 March 1807 at Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow, daughter of Thomas and Catherine Shirley. She married John Leech in 1828

1805 Dec 18 Church of Ireland - Old Leighlin Parish: Baptism of Margaret Shirley, daughter of Thomas Shirley and Catherine his wife of Old Leighlin

1828 Marriage - Shirley, Jane and John Leech Index of Marriage License Bonds- Diocese of Ossery, Ferns and Leighlin

4(v). Abraham Shirley of Knockabranna, farmer born say 1808 at Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow.

married Elizabeth Bolton about 1836, She was b. pre 1820, Clogrennan, Carlow, Co. Carlow.

1836 Marriage - Shirley, Abraham and Elizabeth Bolton Index of Marriage License Bonds- Diocese of Ossery, Ferns and Leighlin

Children:

5(i). Caleb Shirley of Capponellan co Queens born about 1838, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow (death cert). Caleb buried 10 Feb 1927, Caponella, Durrow, Co. Liex, Ireland.

10 February 1927 Registration District of Durrow, Queens - Death of Caleb Shirley of Capponellan, widower, age 89, farmer; Informant: John Shirley son, present at death of Capponellan

married Jane Rigley on 7 March 1872 at St Paul, Dublin, daughter of Francis Rigley of Leighlin Bridge, Carlow

Mar 7, 1872 Caleb Shirley married Jane Rigley at St. Paul, Dublin City. Son of Abraham Shirley, farmer of Knockabranna, Leighlin Bridge, Carlow County. Daughter of Francis Rigley, farmer of Leighlin Bridge, Carlow County. St. Paul, Dublin

Children:

6(i). John Shirley He was the informant for the 1927 death certificate of his father Caleb Shirley

5(ii). Thomas Shirley of Knockabranna born say 1844, Knockabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow, age 50 in 1901 census, enumerated at Knocknabrana Townlands Co Carlow; Religion: Ch of Ireland, Occupation: farmer; He died 6 Mar 1928, Knockabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. buried 9 March 1928, Old Leighlin Parish, Co. Carlow, Ireland.

1928 March 6 Registration District of Leighlinbridge - Death of Thomas Shirley of Knockabranna, age 84, widower, farmer; Informant: Thomas Shirley son of deceased of Knockabranna

married Kate Griffith on 24 Aug 1894 at Mothel Ch. Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny. age 36 in 1901 census household, born Kilkenny

Children:

6(i). Elizabeth F Shirley born about 1896 at Co Carlow, age 4 in parent's 1901 census household

6(ii). Abraham Shirley born about 1897 at Co Carlow, age 3 in parent's 1901 census household

6(iii). Thomas J. Shirley born about 1901 at Co Carlow, age 0 in parent's 1901 census household. He was the informant on his father's 1928 death certificate

6(iv). Deborah Shirley born about 1902. She married Lar Pierc, post 1918.

5(iii). John Shirley born say 1848 at Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. He died 16 May 1914, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow; buried: 19 May 1914, Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland. unmarried

5(v). Mary Anne Shirley born say 1851, Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. She married Thomas Rigley on 25 Jun 1868, in Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland.

25 Jun 1868 Thomas Rigley, s/o Frances Rigley of Ridge to Mary Anne Shirley of Knockabranna d/o Abraham Shirley; wit: John F. Smyth witness for husband and Frances E. Connor witness for wife Old Leighlin Parish

5(iv). Elizabeth Shirley born say 1856 at Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. She married Richard Graham on 9 Dec 1874, in Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland. occupation Farmer.

9 Dec 1874 Richard Graham s/o Thomas Graham of Crutin Clough to Elizabeth Shirley of Knockabranna d/o Abraham Shirley; wit: John Bolton witness for husband and Anne Whittaker witness for wife Old Leighlin Parish

4(vi). Eleanor Shirley baptised 29 April 1810 at Knockabranna Old Leighlin Co Carlow, daughter of Thomas and Catherine Shirley; Likely died young

1806 Dec 12 Church of Ireland - Old Leighlin Parish: Burial of Thomas Shirley, age 2 at Old Leighlin Parish

4(vii). John Shirley of Lanark Co Ontario Canada baptised 23 June 1811 at Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow, son of Thomas and Catherine Shirley. He seems to have moved his family to Drummond Township, Lanark Co Ontario Canada by 1861 census. Shirleys of Lanark Ontario Canada

1810 Apr 29 Church of Ireland - Old Leighlin Parish: Baptism of Eleanor Shirley daughter of Thomas and Catherine Shirley of Knockabranner

married Maria Ward on 28 Jan 1847, in Mothel Ch. Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny; She was widowed living in Drummond, Lanark Co Ontario Canada in 1881 census, a Methodist. She was born about 1817, daughter of Luke Ward and died on 16 November 1910 at Beckwith, Lanark Ontario Canada, age 93, widow. (Richard Shirley, informant on death certificate)

Jan 28, 1847 John Shirley married Maria Ward Son of Thomas Shirley, farmer of Knockabanna, Carlow Co. Daughter of Luke Ward, farmer of Coolcullen, Parish of Mothell.

children:

5(i) Catherine Shirley born about 1851 in Ireland; Living with widowed mother in 1901, single. Died as a spinster at Beckwith Township, Lanark Ontario Canada on 6 May 1911 (parents named in death certificate, Richard Shirley of Bellcott, informant)

5(ii). Richard Shirley born about 1856 in Ireland, age 25 in 1881 census; Living with widowed mother in 1901, single. His parents are named in his 1907 marriage record.

married Elizabeth J Brown on 25 December 1907 at Drummond, Lanark Ontario Canada. Daughter of John Brown and Elizabeth Small

5(iii). Ann Jane Shirley born about 1862/3 in Canada, age 19 in 1881 census. She died 21 November 1891 at Drummond Lanark Ontario, age 28, Methodist, spinster. (death certificate, Richard Shirley of Franktown was informant)

5(iv). William Shirley born 16 August 1867 at Drummond Lanark Ontario Canada (death cert); age 19 in 1881 census; Living with widowed mother in 1901, single; He died 4 November 1925 at Beckwith Hospital, Lanark Ontario, age 58, single. (Death certificate names his father John and brother Richard who was the informant living at Franktown)

4(viii). Eleanor Shirley baptised 6 December 1812 at Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow, daughter of Thomas and Catherine Shirley

1811 Jun 23 Church of Ireland - Old Leighlin Parish: Baptism of John Shirley son of Thomas and Catherine Shirley of Old Leighlin

4(ix). Anne Shirley born say 1823 at Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. She married William Kendrick on 25 Jan 1849, in Old Leighlin Ch Co. Carlow, Ireland.

25 Jan 1849 William Kindrick of Poulpasty, farmer, to Anne Shirley of Knockabranna, d/o Thomas Shirley; wit: John Shirley witness for husband and John Whittaker witness for wife Old Leighlin Parish

4(x). Mary Shirley born say 1826 at Knocknabranna, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. She married Richard Daly on 18 Dec 1845, in Old Leighlin, Carlow

18 Decc 1845 Richard Daly of The Ridge, farmer, of Old Leighlin s/o Lamwer Daly to Mary Shirley of Knockabranna d/o Thomas Shirley; wit: John Shirley witness for husband and Frank Rishey witness for wife Old Leighlin Parish

   


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