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  John Shirley of Coolcullen,
Mothel Parish, Kilkenny
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4(i). John Shirley born 1817, eldest son of Paul Shirley (source: 1841 marriage agreement) Listed as "Jr" in 1851 Grffiths Valuation holding land at Coolcullen, Mothel Parish, Kilkenny; taxed for 36 acres in Coolcullen in 1876; He died 25 April 1892 age 75. His executor was John Shirley of Paisley Scotland, an inland revenue officer

1841 May 10 - Deed Registry; Book 10 No: 99 - To the register appointed by Act of Parliament for Registering deeds leases and so forth - A memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement bearing date the thirty first day of August one thousand eight hundred and forty and made between Paul Shirley of Clone Water in the county of Carlow farmer of the first part Robert Jackson of Coolcullen in the Co of Kilkenny farmer of the second part John Shirley of Coolcullen in the co of Kilkenny farmer eldest son of said Paul Shirley aforesaid of the third part Jane Jackson daughter of the said Robert Jackson of the fourth part and Robert Jackson junior and Francis Shirley farmers both of Coolcullen trustees for the purposes therein mentioned of the firth part Reciting that by Lease dated the second of April one thousand seven hundrd and Sixty six John Shirley for the [?cousons] therein mentioned demised to Thomas Shirley the lands of Belmount contaning one hundred and fifty acres then in the possession of Thomas Shirley situate in the Barony of Fassadineen and co of Kilkenny To hold for the lives therein mentioned with a covenant for peerpetual renewal at the yearly rent therein mentioned and reciting that a renewal of this lease was made to John Shirley trustee for and on behalf of his nephews Thomas Shirley and John Shirley and reciting a partition of said lands between said Thomas and John Shirley and Reciting that John Shirley demised to Edmund Butler thirteen acres two roods and twenty two perches of said lands of Belmount aforesaid and also another tract of said lands called the Big Meadow and Brownfield containing eight acres one rood and eleven perches To Hold for the years and life therein mentioned at the rent therein mentioned the title to said lands being now legally vested in the said Paul Shirley party thereto and Reciting that the said Paul Shirley also held part of the lands of Coolcullen containing thirty forur acres as tenant under Lord Viscount Frankford de Mountmoracy at the yearly rent and rent charge of sixteen shillings and 3/4 per acre and also held another part of the said lands of Coolcullen called the Glebe Lands containing six acres as yearly tenant to the Revd John Robinson at the yearly of one pound five shillings per acre and also of a quantity of stock and setforth in a schedule to said deed annexed and Reciting that a Marriage took place between said John Shirley and Jane Jackson that it was agreed on the treaty of same that all the lands of Bellmount which the said Paul Shirley was in possession of and was legally or equitably entitled to should upon the demise of said Paul Shirley become the absolute property of the said John Shriley his said son, said Paul Shirley reserving to himself a life use of said aforesaid lands of Belmount and that said John Shirley was at once to enter into possession of said lands of Coolcullen held from Lord Frankfort and the Revd Mr Robinson and have possession of the stock before mentioned and Reciting that two hundred pounds of the portion of said Jane Jackson should be paid to said John Shirley and that Reciting that a settlement or provision by way of annuity or yearly rent charge of twenty pounds yearly was secured to sd Jane Jackson upon certin events therein mentioned and chargeable on all said lands herein before mentioned until her said portion of two hundred pounds was paid off and discharged which deed contained a covenant for further assurance on the part of said Paul Shirley to said John Shirley to more effectually asssure said lands and stock and on the part of said John Shirley to the trustees and othe rclauses and covenants and which deed and this Memorial thereof are respectively witnessed by Michael Stedmond and Patt Comerford both of Coolcullen in the co of Kilkenny farmers - Paul Shirley <seal> Robert Jackson <seal> John Shirley <seal> Jane Jackson <seal> Robert Jackson <seal> [statement by witnesses attesting to signatures] Sworn before me in the City of kilkenny this 26th day of April 1841....[thirteen sheets]\

1892 April 23 Will of John Shirley of Coolcullen farmer - I appoint John Shirley my son and Thomas Shirley my son to be my executors and I direct that all my just debts and funeral and tetamentary expenses shall be paid as soon as possible after my decease. I hereby give and bequeath unto my son Frank Shirley all my farm at Coolcullen together will all houses cattle and goods of whatsoever kind I am possessed and I also bequeath and give unto the same said Frank Shirley all those lands in Coone at present in my possession under fee simple with this provision that if my said Frank Shirley leave behins no real issue to inherit the lands of Coone, those heretofore said lands shall upon the decease of my son Frank Shirley become the inheritance of Paul the son of my son Robert Shirley or failing him to the next male heir of the said Robert Shirley <seal> John Shirley. Wit: Benjamin Senior clk, Robert Shirley

married Jane Jackson in 1840 ; She died Oct 12, 1868, age 52

Oct 12, 1868 Jane Shirley, farmers wife, died age 52 years, chronic bronchitis for 3 months. John Shirley present at death.

children:

5(i). James Shirley born about 1844 at Co Kilkenny; He was enumerated at Rathmines, Dublin in 1911 census, Religion: Irish Church; Occupation: Druggist; Married for 20 years, 3 of 3 children alive; He died 21 Dec 1922, age

married Catherine _______ about 1891 (married 20 years in 1911 census) She was born about 1866 at Co Donegal, age 44 in 1911 census household; Religion: Irish Church

children:

6(i). Rev. Paul Shirley born about 1893 at Co Dublin, age 18 in 1911 census household; He was attending school in 1911 census; He died without children

6(ii). Charlotte Louise Shirley born about 1894 at Co Dublin age 16 in 1911 census household; She was attending school in 1911 census

6(iii). John Shirley born about 1894 at Co Dublin, age 15 in 1911 census household; He was attending school in 1911 census; He died without children

5(ii). Francis (Frank) Shirley born 1846; Living at Coolcullen, Mothel Parish, Kilkenny in 1901 census, farmer, widower; He died 22 Feb 1931, age 85

married Elizabeth Sitcliffe; she apparently died before 1901 census; her surname was identified in the birth record for son Paul.

children:

6(i). Paul Shirley born 10 Sep 1875 Coolcullen, age 25 in family 1901 census; still single age 35 in 1911 census; (our original posting had this birthdate Oct 8, 1878)

married _______ after 1911

children:

7(i). John Shirley

married Betty Kingston (parents of Sophie and of Ivan Shirley).

6(ii). Jane (Jennie C.) Shirley born 15 Feb 1877 at Castlecomer, Kilkenny, age 23 in family 1901 census

5(iii). Henry Shirley d.s.p.

5(iv). John Shirley born 1848 living with brother Francis in 1911 census; "superannuated", single, age 63 (not found in 1901 census) d.s.p.

5(v). Thomas Shirley d.s.p.

5(vi). Robert Shirley born 1845; He is living at Coolcullen Mothel Parish, Kilkenny in 1884 (directory and 1901 (census); Enumerated at Coolcullen, Mothell co Kilkenny in 1911 census, age 67; Religion: Church of Ireland, occupation: farmer; married for 41 years, 12 of 16 children alive at that time; He died 2 Aug 1918; Church of Ireland.

married Euphemia Shirley Kavanagh about 1869, Identified as spouse of Robert Shirley in the family's 1901 and 1911 censuses, age 58, married 41 years, 12 of 16 children alive in 1911; name identified in birth record for son Paul; Euphemia Kavanagh in birth record of dau Jane.

children

6(i). Jane (Jennie) Shirley born 20 Dec 1869 (also shows 25 Nov 1870) at Castlecomer, Kilkenny; married Richard Gillespie

6(ii). James Shirley born 16 Jul 1874 at Castlecomer, Kilkenny (his daughter in law, Sadie, gave me the photos below), Enumerated at Powerstown Townlands, Co Carlow in 1901 census, age 26, Religion: Ch of Ireland; Occupation Farmer. His widowed great aunt Anne (Shirley) Colclough lived with James Shirley and family in both 1901 and 1911 census households. He was enumerated at Leagh (or Ballybeg) Townlands Co Carlow in 1911, age 36, farmer, married 10 years, 2 children (of 2) alive

married Caroline Sarah Collier about 1900/1. She was born about 1875 Co Carlow, age 26 in 1901 census; Religion: Church of Ireland. She was the sister of Sophia Scanlon (nee Collier). She died in 1947

children:

7(i). Robert F. Shirley born about 1902, age 9 in 1911 census household

7(ii). George C. Shirley born about 1903, age 8 in 1911 census household

6(iii). Paul Shirley born 28 May 1876 at Coolcullen, Kilkenny

6(iv) Robert Francis Shirley born 30 Dec 1877 at Coolcullen, Kilkenny, age 23 in family 1901 census; He was a theology student at Trinity College Dublin at the time.

6(v). John "Jack" Shirley born 16 Nov 1879 at Castlecomer, Kilkenny, age 21 in family 1901 census; Kilkenny. He lived in Vancouver British Columbia Canada. Died on 19 December 1958, age 79 (death record lists parents and spouse) Shirleys of Vancouver Canada

Name: John Shirley
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 04 Aug 1915
Event Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Age: 34
Birth Year (Estimated): 1881
Birthplace: County Killkenny, Ireland
Marital Status: Bachelor
Father's Name: Robert Shirley
Mother's Name: Euphemia Kavanagh
Spouse's Name: Eva Florence Smith
Spouse's Age: 24
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1891
Spouse's Birthplace: London, England
Spouse's Marital Status: Spinster
Spouse's Father's Name: Henry Smith
Spouse's Mother's Name: Elizabeth Burgess

married Eva Florence Smith on 4 August 1915 at Vancouver British Columbia Canada. She was born about 1891, daughter of Henry Smith and Elizabeth Burgess

children:

7(i). Eileen Shirley married __Proctor

7(ii). Beth E Shirley married __Edge

7(iii). Norah F Shirley married __Davis

7(iv) Robert H. Shirley

7(v). Henry A. Shirley

7(vi). Kenneth Shirley Jr

6(vi). Annesley Jackson Shirley born 1889, age 12 in 1901 census. He died without children.

Ansley Shirley

6(vii). Abraham Shirley born 1891, age 10 in 1901 census. He died without children.

Abraham Shirley

6(viii). Herbert Shirley born 1892, age 9 in 1901 census. He died without children.

Herbert Shirley and his bride

6(ix). Annie Sophie Shirley born 1894, age 7 in 1901 census. Married __Cobban

6(x) Euphemia Eileen Shirley born 1899, age 3 in 1901 census. Married Elliot

6(xi). Cis Shirley (from family sources) d.s.p.

6(xii). William Shirley He went to Australia (from family sources, had a daughter Dorothy married __Shutte?)

6(xiii). Thomas Shirley (from family sources)

5(vii). William Shirley born about 1848; He died 13 July 1933, age 85

married _________

children:

6(i). Thomas Shirley

married _________

children: (source: relatives)

7(i). Robert Shirley

7(ii). Julia Shirley married __Gatewood

7(iii). Mary Shirley

7(iv). Walter Shirley

6(ii). William Shirley d.s.p

6(iii). Mary Shirley


Thanks to Ruth for sending the following photos

1. Mothel Church, Kilkenny

2. Tombstone of John Shirley of Coolcullen, d. 1997, ae 80 and wife and infants

3. Tombstone of Robert Shirley second son of John Shirley of Coolcullen, d 1918, ae 75, son Annelsely and wife Euphemia

4. Tombstone of Thomas Shirley d 1909, and others [hard to read]


1849-50 Griffiths Valuation

Shirley, John, Jr.; Mothell; Coolcullen
Shirley, John, Jr.; Mothell; Coolcullen
Shirley, John, Sr.; Mothell; Coolcullen
Shirley, John, Sr.; Mothell; Coolcullen

Mothell Burials

118 John Shirley The Brow? Coolcullen 24 November 1922 age 75
197 Harriet Helen Shirley Ormault??? Storeyford Co. Kilkenny 22 February 1978 87

Mothell Baptisms

19 June 22 1883 born May 18 1883 Thomas Robert & Phoebe Shirley Coolcullen Farmer
22 Sep 14 1884 born May 25 1884 Thomas Henry Robert & Phoebe Shirley Coolcullen Farmer
27 April 18 1886 Blank Deborah Elizabeth Robert & Phoebe Shirley Coolcullen Farmer
36 Feb? 14 1888 Blank Annesley Jackson? Richard & Phoebe Shirley Coolcullen Farmer
46 Aug 17 1890 Apr 12 1890 Abraham Robert & Phoebe Shirley Coolcullen Farmer
71 Feb 20 1898 Blank Euphemia Eileen Robert & Phoebe Shirley Coolcullen Farmer
111 Sep 15 1914 Sep 20 Annie Elizabeth Paul & Harriet Shirley The Brow
Coolcullen Farmer [Minister] D.H.Brown

Name: John Shirley
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 23 Nov 1872
Birthplace: Kilkenny, Ireland
Father's Name: Robert Shirley
Mother's Name: Euphemia Kavanagh

Name: Jane Shirley
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 25 Nov 1870
Birthplace: Kilkenny, Ireland
Father's Name: Robert Shirley
Mother's Name: Euphemia Kavanagh

Name: John Shirley
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 16 Nov 1879
Birthplace: Castlecomer, Castlecomer, Kilkenny, Ireland
Father's Name: Robert Shirley
Mother's Name: Euphemia Kavanagh

Name: Paul Shirley
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 28 May 1876
Birthplace: Coolcullen, Kilkenny, Ireland
Father's Name: Robert Shirley
Mother's Name: Euphemia Shirley Kavanagh

Robert Shirley birth: 30 December 1877 Coolcullen, Kilkenny, Ireland father: Robert Shirley mother: Euphernia Kavanagh Shirley

Paul Shirley birth: 28 May 1876 Coolcullen, Kilkenny, Ireland father: Robert Shirley mother: Euphemia Shirley Kavanagh

Name: Jane Shirley
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 15 Feb 1877
Birthplace: Castlecomer, Kilkenny, Ireland
Father's Name: Francis Shirley
Father's Birthplace: Coolcullen
Mother's Name: Anne Shirley Sutcliffe

Mothell Marriages

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

Name: John Shirley
Spouse's Name: Euphemia Shirley
Event Date: 27 Apr 1852
Event Place: Mothill, Kilk, Ire
Father's Name: Annesley Shirley
Spouse's Father's Name: John Shirley

Other Mothell/Coolcoolen Records

1798 List of Castlecomer connection persons who submitted Claims for losses sustained at the time of the 1798 Rising [5000 rebels marched from Wexford through Castlecomer to Dublin in 1798]...were made to "the Commissioners for enquiring into the losses sustained by such of his Majesty's Loyal Subjects, as have suffered in their Property by the Rebellion." [list of names petitioning for compensation]

Shirley, John; Residence: Coolcullen; Nature of loss: Butter, sheep, a heiffer, wearing apparel & a gun; Amount of claim: 22

1825 Ireland Tithe Applotment (tax assessments) - Kilkenny

Ansla Shirley 1825 Mothel Parish, Prospect Townlands, Kilkenny; 24.--.5 acres

John Shirley 1825 Mothel, Bracken, Kilkenny; 10 acres

John Shirley Jr 1825 Mothel, Bracken, Kilkenny 47.2.-- acres

Paul Shirley 1825 Mothel, Lanegans Quarter, Kilkenny: 36 acres, [another line entry: 4 acres]

 

John Shirley married Euphemia Shirley April 27, 1852. Son of Annesley Shirley, farmer of Knockabranna, Parish of Old Leighlin. Daughter of John Shirley, farmer of Coolcullen. Wit: Richard Shirley and John Shirley Jr.

Dec 29, 1870 Mary Shirley, widow of a farmer, died age 87 years, at Coolcullen.

1876 Kilkenny Landowners.

John Shirley, address Coolcullen, Leighlinbridge, owned 36 acres

29 Mar 1877 John Shirley of Coolcullen Parish of Mothel, age 6, buried Cloydagh Parish Church [Co Carlow]

26 Apr 1881 Abraham Shirley of Mothel, age 11, buried Old Leighlin Parish [Co Carlow]

1884 Kilkenny city and country guide and directory, By George Henry Bassett

Village of Castlecomer - farmers and landowners
Shirley, John, Coolcullen

Village of Castlecomer - farmers and landowners
Shirley, Robert, Coolcullen

1887 Jane Shirley of Coolcullen Parish, age 90, buried 3 Jan 1887 Cloydagh Parish Church [Co Carlow]

1892 May 30 - Ireland Probate Calendar - The Will of John Shirlye of Coolcullen Co Kilkenny farmer who died 25 April 1892 at same place was proved at Kilkenny by John Shirley of Paisley Scotland Inland Revenue Officer one fo the Executors.

1891 Scotland Census John Shirley age 41, Paisley Renfrewshire (no other Shirley in Paisley census for that year)

1895-96 Paisley Directory - Shirley, John; inland revenue officer, 50 Causeyside Street (This is a boarding house, no indication of family). Listed also as VP of the Beaconsfield Club (unionist political club. He was also a member in the 1889 through 93-4 directory, President in 1899-1900, if the same person as inland revenue)

1901 Census

Coolcullen (Mothell, Kilkenny)
Shirley, Francis, 55, Male, Head, C of I, B. Kilk., Farmer, Widower
Shirley, Paul, 25, Male, Son, C of I, B. Kilk., Farmer's Son, Single
Shirley, Jennie C, 23, Fem., Daughter, C of I, B. Kilk., Farmers Daughter, Single
Duckett, James, 21, Male, Farm Serv., C of I, Co Leitrim, Farm Serv., Single

Coolcullen (Mothell, Kilkenny)
Shirley, Robert, 56, Male, Head, C of I, B. Kilk., Farmer, Married
Shirley, Euphemia, 47, Fem., Wife, C of I, Queen's County, -, Married
Shirley, Robert Francis, 23, Male, Son, C of I, B. Kilk., Student (Theology) Undergraduate T.C.D., Single
Shirley, John, 21, Male, Son, C of I, B. Kilk., Farmer's Son, Single
Shirley, Annesley Jackson, 12, Male, Son, C of I, B. Kilk., Scholar, Single
Shirley, Abraham, 10, Male, Son, C of I, B. Kilk., Scholar, Single
Shirley, Herbert, 9, Male, Son, C of I, B. Kilk., Scholar, Single
Shirley, Annie Sophia, 7, Fem., Daughter, C of I, B. Kilk., Scholar, Single
Shirley, Euphemia Eileen, 3, Fem., Daughter, C of I, Carlow, -, Single
Burke, Thomas, 34, Male, Serv., R.Cath., Carlow, Farm Serv., Widower

Coolcullen (Mothell, Kilkenny)
Shirley, Deborah, 69, Fem., Head, C of I, County Kilkenny, Farmer, Widow
Griffith, James, 45, Male, Son in Law, C of I, County Kilkenny, Pensioner from R I C, Married
Griffith, Euphemia, 36, Fem., Daughter, C of I, County Kilkenny, -, Married
Kingston, Richard, 24, Male, Boarder, C of I, County Cork, School Teacher, Single
Brennan, John, 26, Male, Farm Serv., R Catholic, County Kilkenny, Farm Serv., Single

1911 Census

Shirley Francis 65 M Coolcullen
Shirley Paul 35 M
Shirley John 63 M

Shirley Robert 67 M Coolcullen
Shirley Euphemia 58 F
Shirley Ansley 21 M
Shirley Herbert 18 M

Name: John Shirley
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 04 Aug 1915
Event Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Age: 34
Birth Year (Estimated): 1881
Birthplace: County Killkenny, Ireland
Marital Status: Bachelor
Father's Name: Robert Shirley
Mother's Name: Euphemia Kavanagh
Spouse's Name: Eva Florence Smith
Spouse's Age: 24
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1891
Spouse's Birthplace: London, England
Spouse's Marital Status: Spinster
Spouse's Father's Name: Henry Smith
Spouse's Mother's Name: Elizabeth Burgess

   

 

Rev. Paul Shirley

 

Hugh, Jack, and Ansley Shirley
   

 

 

Unknown Shirley
Frederick Scanlon

*Update 2014. Thanks to Samantha for solving
the riddle of this unknown soldier (not a Shirley!)

Just like to let you know that the “unknown Shirley soldier” is Frederick Scanlon. He was my grandfather’s brother and was born in Bohermore, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow. He was killed in action 23rd November 1917. The same photo is on the North Irish Horse on http://northirishhorse.com.au/NIH/Images/
In%20memoriam/Full%20pictures/Scanlon.html

His parents are James & Sophia Scanlon (nee Collier). Not sure of any Shirley connection but would have been friends of the Family.

Update 2017 Thanks to Sylvia for the following: Caroline Sarah Collier (1874-1947) married James Shirley in 1900. Caroline's sister was Sophia Scanlon (nee Collier), wife of James Scanlon, who were Fred's parents. So James Shirley was Fred Scanlon's uncle, by marriage.

   


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