married Ann _____ She apparently married
2) Nicholas Nowland (A Nicholas Nowland later appears in Prince
William VA records)
1728 Order book 1719-1729 page 284
Jan 25, 1728 Nicholas Nowland and Anne, his wife, came into court
and made oath that Richard Shirley departed this life without
making any will as far as they know or believe, and on their
motion and giving security for their just and faithful adm. Of
the said deceasedd estate, certificate is granted them
for obtaining letters of Administration in due form.
This family may have moved to Prince
William Co and Fairfax Co VA and established Shirley families
2.i Thomas Shirley chr 1 Feb 1701 at St Stephens Parish
2.ii Ann Shirley chr 31 Mar 1703 St Stephens Parish
2.ii Richard Shirley chr 20 Jan 1705 at St Stephens Parish. Likely
2.iii Richard Shirley chr 9 July 1712 at St Stephens Parish
1737 Jan 17. Will of John SHIRLEY
To my son John Shurley and lawfully begotten heirs of his body-
my home plantation. To my son Daniel Shurley and the lawfully
begotten heirs of his body- all my lands at the Coach Road adjoining
to the lands of my brother, Richard Shurley, decd. To my
son John Shurley- one feather bed and etween. To my son Daniel
Shurley- one feather bed and furniture. To my son Argaland Shurley-
one feaher bed and furniture. To my son Joseph -same...To my
daughter Grace- one feather bed and furniture. To my daughter
Elizabeth- one feather bed and furniture. Th rest of my estate
to be divided equally between the above children. Executor son
John Shurley. Wit: John Foushee. Probated April 10, 1738
2.i Ann Shirley
chr 31 July 1706 at St Stephens Parish. She received a bequest
of clothing from the will of Rebecca Price, written Dec 12, 1709
and probated at Northumberland County.
2.ii John Shirley Jr. chr 27 Sep 1708. Owned 100 acres of land near
the head of the Coan River (near Westmoreland Co border). Will
probated at Northumberland Co April 12 1742.
1742 March 30. Will of John Shurley
Jr. ...to my wife Betty Shirly and the child she is now with-
all my movable estate of any kind whatsoever to be equally divided
and if the child should die- its part to go to my brother Archland
Shirly. Wit: Peter Bearcroft, Susan Greensteed, Robert Clark,
Jr. Will Probated Apr 12, 1742.
3.i Winifred Shirley. In 1766, she chose Samuel Steele as her guardian
2.iii Grace Shirley chr Feb 17 1710 at St Stephens Parish
2.iv James Shirley chr Feb 8 1712 at St Stephens Parish. He is
not named in his father's 1738 will. Nothing more known
2.v Newman Shirley chr Feb 11 1719 at St Stephens Parish
2.vi Mary Shirley chr Aug 1 1722 at St Stephens Parish
2.vii Joseph Shirley born after 1720 not chr. St Stephens but named
in father's 1738 will. Records imply he was a minor at the time.
He may be the Joseph Sherlee who appears in the 1747 Prince William
Co VA tithe list with a John Shirley
Shirley chr Mar 24 1717 at St Stephens
Parish; died approx 1768
married 1) Martha ________ (likely Reaves)
married 2) Lishey Rice. Widow at time
of husband's death. She was the dau of Elizabeth Rice and sister
of Charles Rice of N'land Co.
2.v Argeland Shirley born about 1721; mentioned in the 1737 will
of his father John Shirley and was of majority age in 1742 when
he acted as co-executor of his brother John Shirley Jr's estate.
In 1772, he sold by mortgage 105 acres of land in Northumberland
Co whereupon he lived. After a large gap of time, he and wife
Elizabeth had two more children in the early 1770s each christened
at St Stephens Parish. In 1778, the mortgage purchase of his
land was apparently paid off. His wife Elizabeth co-signed. An
Arjalon Shirley appears in the 1787 Richmond Co tax list and
an Arjalon Sharley (7 whites) appears in the St Stephens parish
Northumberland Co tax list in the same year.
married Elizabeth _____ (possibly
3.i Arge Shirley chr 20 Feb 1756 at St Stephens Parish, Northumberland
Co VA (dau of wife Elizabeth). An Argeland Shirley (son or father?)
continues in Northumberland tax records through 1800.
may be the Argeland Shirley who married
Susannah and moved to South Carolina and then Kentucky
An Argelin Shirley married Behethaland
Kirtley in 1791 in Northumberland Co VA who was apparently a
widow by 1810 census, showing she was born between 1765 and 1784.
3.ii Ruth Shirley chr 28 Aug 1771 at St Stephens Parish Northumberland
Co VA (dau of wife Elizabeth)
3.iii John Shirley chr 18 Aug 1774 at St Stephens Parish Northumberland
3.iv Hannah Shearley chr 3 Aug 1777 at St Stephens Parish Northumberland
Co VA (bastard child born to Argland)
2.vi Grace Shirley. Mentioned in the 1737 will of her father.
Nothing more known
2.vii Elizabeth Shirley. Mentioned in the 1737 will of her father. Nothing