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William Shirley
b. ca 1740-50  Lived in Marblehead, Essex Co Massachusetts

 

This branch is merged with Branch #34 Ferrers Shirley

   
 

2(i). William Shirley Revolutionary War Soldier. born ca. 1750 England. He lived in Marblehead, Essex Co MA in 1790 and 1800 census; He died Apr 4, 1807 in Marblehead, Essex Co., MA; He was buried in the Green Street Cemetery, Marblehead, Essex Co MA; Occupation: Sail maker; Military Service: Served as a Private, MA, in the Revolutionary War

1760 Apr 4 Almshouse. Children bound out: William Shirley bound to Joseph Striker. He was freed Jun 6 1772. - 18th C Records of the Boston Overseers of the Poor (note: the record further says Striker was a Sailmaker of Marblehead, Essex Co MA)

Jun 6 1772 William Shirley was freed from his indenture to Joseph Striker - 18th C Records of the Boston Overseers of the Poor

1775 Aug 1 Massachusetts Soldiers in the Revolution - Shirley, William, Marblehead. Capt. John Merrett's (7th) co., Col. John Glover's (21st) regt.; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Shirley and others, dated Cambridge, June 27, 1775; also, Private, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted June 1, 1775; service, 2 mos. 5 days; company marched to Cambridge; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]; also, order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Camp at Cambridge, Dec. 29, 1775

married 1st Abigail Vickery on April 22 1773 and they had three sons. It appears they all died including Abigail.

married 2nd Annis Maley in Feb 9 1777 at Marblehead, Essex Co Mass. She died Feb 11, 1806 and is buried at Green Street Cemetery in Mablehead, Essec Co MA

February 18, 1806 Newburyport Herald [Death Notice] At Marblehead, Mrs Annas Shirley, wife of Wm. Shirley, age 51.

children

3(i). Annis Shirley bap. April 26, 1778; She died Jan 4, 1825 at Marblehead, Essex Co MA; married Charles Derby Boden

3(ii). Abigail Shirley born Feb 12, 1780 at Marblehead Essex Co MA m. Malcomb Curry Aug 21, 1808

3(iii). Anna Shirley born June 6, 1781 at Marblehead Essex Co MA

3(iv). Capt. Phares Shirley born Nov 19, 1783; living in Marblehead Essex Co MA in 1810 census; died May 14 1855 at Marblehead, Essex Co. (note: the title "Capt" is found in the death cert. of daughter Martha Shirley)

Phares Shirley sailed on the following ships: 1810 Schooner "Germantown" 1812 Schooner "Tom" 1813 Schooner "Regulator" 109T 1813 Schooner "Rachel" 71T 1816 Brig "Mentor" 128T 1823 Brig "Hannah" 53T 1823 Schooner "John George" 1826 Brig "Hardy" 279T

Married Mary Powers on Sept 21, 1806 at Marblehead, Essex, MA

children

4(i). Annis Shirley born July 2, 1807 at Marblehead Essex Co MA; She died 17 Aug 1829, age 22, dau of Capt Phares Shirley and wife Mary.

4(ii). William Phares Shirley born Jan 21, 1809 at Marblehead Essex Co MA; nothing more known

4(iii). Mary J. Shirley born May 13, 1810 at Marblehead Essex Co MA; She married Daniel Bruce 20 Jun 1830 at Marblehead, Essex Co MA

4(iv). Elizabeth Shirley born Oct 17, 1811 at Marblehead Essex Co MA. She died 10 June 1814 at Marblehead Essex Co MA, age 2.

4(v). [unnamed child] Shirley born 1812, died 7 August 1812, age 0, parents Phares and Mary Shirley

4(vi). Phares ?Howard Shirley born May 30, 1813 in Marblehead, Essex Co., MA; Living in Essex Co MA in 1850, occupation: trader; He died July 28 1892 (note: his middle name was identified on the death cert of son Phares Howard Shirley; Also Note: a Pharez Shirley, son of Capt Pharez Shirley and wife Mary died in 1821 according to death records (?typo) - something may be wrong with the following lineage)

sailed on the ship: 1832 Brig "Hardy" 279T

married Harriett A. Leavett Nov 6, 1836 at Marblehead, Essex Co

children

5(i). Martha Abigail Shirley born Aug 23, 1837 at Marblehead Essex Co MA, age 32 in parent's 1870 census household

5(ii). Elizabeth Powers Shirley born Mar 5, 1839 at Marblehead Essex Co MA

5.iii Phares Shirley b: ABT 1840 in Marblehead, Essex Co., MA; may be the Phares Shirley, who died 20 Aug 1842 in MA, age 1, son of Phares Shirley Jr

5(iii). Harriett Leavett Shirley born Sept 1, 1844 at Marblehead Essex Co MA, age 26 in parent's 1870 census household

5(iv). Emma Shirley born Feb 18, 1847 at Marblehead Essex Co MA, age 24 in parent' 1870 census household

5(v). Roxanna M. Shirley born 24 June 1850 at Marblehead Essex Co MA, age 20 in parent's 1870 census household

5(vi). Phares Howard Shirley born 15 August 1857 in Marblehead Essex Co MA, age 13 in parent's 1870 census household; He died 24 Jul 1930 at Tampa, Hillsborough FL; buried Orlando FL

4(vii). Elizabeth Shirley born June 10, 1816 at Marblehead Essex Co MA

4(viii). Martha Abigail Shirley born May 28, 1819; She died May 29 1838 at Marblehead MA, age 18.

May 28, 1838 Spectator [Death Notice] At Marblehead, Mass, Mrs Martha Abigail, daughter of Capt Phares Shirley, 18.

4(ix). William H. Shirley born 1824; age 22 at time of marriage; trader; warfinger; living in Essex Co MA in 1850; lived at Marblehead, Essex Co MA in 1865; occupation: trader

married Mary A. Hamson on Sept 29, 1846 Marblehead, Essex, MA

children

5(i). William Henry Shirley Jr. born Feb 4, 1847 Marblehead MA, age 18 in 1865 census; He died of brain fever on 17 July 1866 at Marblehead MA, single, occ: cordwainer, age 19y 5m 18d

5(ii). Mary Abby Shirley born Mar 21, 1848 Marblehead, MA, age 17 in 1865 census; Died: 21 Oct 1930 Marblehead, Essex, Mass

5(iii). Phares Shirley born about 1854 MA, age 11 in 1865 census; He married at age 23 (marriage record)

married Rachel Little 09 Jul 1877 at Boston Suffolk Co MA (another record says at Marblehead MA); daughter of William and Mary Little

children:

6.i Arthur Fitchman Shirley born 19 Feb 1888 in Boston, died 11 Nov 1891, age 3 in Saugus, Essex Co MA; Buried at Lynn MA

6.ii Dorothy L. Shirley born 28 Aug 1897 at Saugus Essex Co MA

5(iv). John H. Shirley born 10 September 1855 in Marblehead, Essex Co., MA; He died 14 Dec 1863 at Marblehead MA, age 8.

5(v). Frank Elbridge Shirley born 6 October 1857 at Marblehead, Essex Co., MA; He died 27 January 1858, about 3 months old

5(iv). Liva Shirley born 29 September 1858 in Marblehead Essex Co MA, age 6 in 1865 census

5(v). Ellen H Shirley born 31 March 1860 in Marblehead Essex Co MA, age 5 in 1865 census

5(vi). Martha R Shirley born 1 December 1861 in Marblehead Essex Co MA, age 3 in 1865 census

3(v). John Shirley Nov 6, 1785 at Marblehead Essex Co MA; living in Marblehead Essex Co MA in 1810 census; He died 17 Mar 1830 in Marblehead Essex Co MA, age about 45.

17 Mar 1830 Death of John Shirley of Marblehead, Essex MA, age 46 (b 1784) Another source says his residence was North Salem and that he died at Salem, Essex Co MA. The Salem Gazette of 19 Mar 1830 shows "Mr John Shirley, aged 64"

married Betsey Deacons on May 8, 1808 at Marblehead Essex Co MA

3(vi). Sally Shirley She died Feb 12, 1786

3(vii). Mary Shirley born May 30, 1788 at Marblehead Essex Co MA

3(viii). Peggy Shirley born June 5, 1791 at Marblehead Essex Co MA

3(ix). Sally Shirley born Oct 29, 1795 at Marblehead Essex Co MA; married Robert Pearson Dec 21, 1816

3(x). Elizabeth Shirley born Dec 15, 1799 at Marblehead Essex Co MA; She died Sept 23, 1803; buried Green Street Cemetery, Marblehead, Essex Co MA

   


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