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  James Shirley
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand 

James SHIRLEY (younger brother of Thomas) and family arrived in New Zealand in 1852 from Bristol, in the old County of Somerset, England.

James Shirley chr: May 22, 1814 Horsington, son of William Shirley and his wife Ann Crouch of Somerset Co. England, died July 29th, buried 31st, 1893 at Napier New Zealand. He was a gardener and farmer.

Married  Ellen Cook June 17, 1841 Bristol, England. She died Nov 15, 1879 Taradale, buried Napier New Zealand.


1(i). Thomas Edward Shirley born Aug 13, 1841 Westbury, Wiltshire, England. died July 15, 1921 Sea View Tce, Napier NZ.

Married Jane Forbes Oct 4, 1870 Opotiki, New Zealand. She died Feb 5th 1939, Sea View Tce, Napier, New Zealand and buried at Park Island Cemetery, Napier, NZ feb 7, 1939.


2(i). Mary Ellen Shirley born 1873 Turanga, Gisborne, New Zealand.

2(ii). Martha Emily Shirley born 1875 Turanga, Gisborne, New Zealand.

2(iii). Ernest Forbes Shirley born 1877 Turanga, Gisborne, New Zealand. Married Olive Louise Sievers Oct 22, 1910 Wanganui? New Zealand.

2(iv). John Robert Shirley born 1880 Turanga, Gisborne, New Zealand. Died Feb 13,1921 and buried at Park Island, Napier New Zealand.

2(v). Frederick Greene Shirley born 1882 Turanga, Gisborne, New Zealand. Married agnes Ada Leith 1911.

2(vi). George Edward Shirley born Oct 28, 1885, Turanga, Gisborne, New Zealand. Died May 7, 1965, Wharerangi, Napier, New Zealand.

2(vii). Cecil Albert Shirley born Jan 4, 1888 Turanga, Gisborne, New Zealand.

2(viii). Thomas Omega Shirley born 1890 Turanga, Gisborne, New Zealand. Died Aug 16, 1917 and buried Nieppe Commual Cemetery, Nord, France. Served with the 3rd Bn., Wellington Regiment, N.Z.E.F.

2(ix). Rupert Winsley Shirley born 1894, Napier, New Zealand. Married Mrs Shirley 1930

2(x). Doris Forbes Shirley born 1896, Napier, New Zealand.

2(xi). Marjorie Jean Shirley born 1899, Napier, New Zealand.

1(ii). Joseph Shirley chr: Oct 23, 1843 Keynsham Somerset, England. died Feb 4, 1884 Waipawa, Napier New Zealand.

1(iii). Benjamin Shirley born Dec 10, 1845 Westbury, Bristol, England, died Aug 13, 1917 Napier Hospital and buried Aug 15th in Napier, New Zealand.

Married Harriet Drysdale Morrison about 1888 Napier, New Zealand. She was born abt. 1858 at Greenock, Scotland and died Nov 28, 1941, Bay View, Napier, New Zealand.


2(i). James Sinclair Shirley born Feb 9, 1889 Taradale, Napier, New Zealand. Died Mar 22, 1965 Auckland and cremated at Purewa Cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand Mar 24.

Married Margaret Reilly Nov 5, 1915 Auckland, New Zealand. She was born Sep 20, 1895 Kumeu, New Zealand and died May 25, 1951 Kumeu, NZ. (2 sons and 2 daughters)

2(ii). Stephen Shirley born 1894 Napier, New Zealand

2(iii). Dorothy Shirley

2(iv). Martha Jane Shirley born 1891 Napier, New Zealand.

2(v). Mary Ellen Shirley born 1901 Napier, New Zealand.

1(iv). Martha Shirley 1846

1(v). Sarah Jane Shirley 1847, chr. May 26, 1847 Westbury, Bristol, England. Married John Howell Feb 23, 1869 St. John,  Napier, NZ.

1(vi). Emily Shirley born 1850, chr. Aug 4, 1850 Bristol, England.

1(vii). Ellen Shirley born Nov 3, 1854 Castlepoint, Wungunui, New Zealand , died Aug 26, 1919  Fredrick St., Wellington, New Zealand, buried Katori,Wellington.  Married Thomas Pelham Mar 18, 1877 St.Peters, Wellington, NZ.



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