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March 19, 2017

I posted the following original deed records to the Laurens Co SC page in the members' section

Laurens Co SC

1775 DB E: 425 5/18/1792 - 2/18/1795 . (page 427) Margaret Cuninham widow woman to Patr. Cuninham planter for L100 stg, 300 acres on s. side Reaburns Creek of Reedy R. part of 500 acres granted in Berkeley Co to Richard Shurley by Montague 2/15/1769 conveyed 1775 by Robert Shurley and wife Mary (oldest son and heir of Richard Shurley) to Andrew Cuninham now decd., confiscated by Act of the Assembly passed at Jacksonborough 1780 (sd A.C. a British subject) sd tr. granted to Margaret and her children by an Act of Legislature passed at Charleston 1785. Borders on Sarah Hodges, Richard Pinson, Jacob Bowman, Jno Ritchie. Witness: Isaac Gray, Chas Simmons, Wm Cuninham. Danl. Wright J.P.

1775 DB F: 212 1/10/1775 - 7/17/1797. Robt Shirley planter and wife Jane and his mother Mary Shirley of Craven Co to Andrew Cunnningham of same for L450 cur. 350 acres where we now live, part of 500 acres granted by Montagure 2/15/1769 to Richard Shirley dec'd father of Robert Shirley and husband of Mary Shirley. on Raburns Creek of Reedy River. Wit: David Cuningham, Godfrey Isbell, Joseph Pinson. Wm Moore, J.P Abbeville Co.

1791 DB D: 310 8/6/1791 -11/2/1792. Argey Shirley and wife Susannah of Abbeville Co to Wm South pl. for L40stg. 200ac on branch of Walnut Cr. N. side of Saluda granted 1785. Wit: Daniel South, Hearson Daniel. Joseph Downs J.P.

1792 DB D: 108 1/20/1792 - 3/1/1792. James Thompson to Thomas Shairly for L20 mrtgage on goods and chattels wit: Joseph and Abigail Dorset, Adam Crain Jones, J.P. Abbeville Co.

1792 DB D: 246 5/16/1792 - 8/17/1792 - John Powell planter to James Powell for L100 stg. 150 acres part of 350 acre grant to John Shurley 1773 by Gov Wm. Bull, borders on John Sims. Wit: John Findly, Ann Powel, George Anderson, J.P.

1815 DB K: 184 Jan 28 1815 - Sept 16 1817 . Deed of gift: I Sarah Wright, widow of Laurens Dist SC for divers good causes love good will and affection do hereby give and grant unto Robert Shirley and his wife Ann grand daughter one Negro boy about 7 years old by the name of Lan. And I do hereby bind myself my heirs exec and adm to warrant and forever defend the right of the sd Negro Lan unto the sd Robt Shirley and wife Ann and thier heirs forever. 28 Jan 1815. Wit: Jacob Niswanger. Proven 14 Sept 1817.

1823 DB L: 127 5 Feb 1823. Robert Shearly of Laurens for $450 to Beverly Shearly, land adj Jacob Niswanger. Adj. John Shirley...Wit: Wm Moore, Elihu Watson

1827 DB L: 272 April 2nd, 1827: Aaron Shirley and wife Elizabeth of Laurens Co. for $530 to David Anderson 84 acres granted to Benj Hodges adj. Geo Anderson on Raburns Creek. Wit: George Anderson, Lorenzo D. McPherson

March 18, 2017

Shirley Swag! A web entreprenuer emailed asking if I would promote his heraldry website. Here is the link to various Shirley arms at www.coadb.com. You can buy T-shirts, coffee mugs too!

We have a page on the various ancient Shirley families who bore coats of arms. Several Shirley families had arms, not just the ancient and aristocratic Shirleys of Ettington family.

March 12, 2017

I posted the following probate documents to the Clay Co Mississippi page in the members' section. These documents are for the family of Lewis Shirley, a descendant of Col. John Warfield Shirley, Branch #12

Clay Co MS

1888 Jan 4 - Clay Co MS WB 1 page 82 - LW&T of L. Shirley (at West Point Mississippi) 1st. Appoint B F McCrary executor. 2nd to be buried in Odd Fellows cemetery in the town of Columbus MS. 3rd. estate divided as follows: 4th to my wife Caroline Ba Shirley all household and kitchen furniture and all stocks etc. also $4,000. 5th to daughter Mary E Tipton 1/3 of remainder, bank stocks etc. 6th to daughter Margaret A Witherspoon 1/3 of remainder etc. 7th. to son John A Shirley the remainign 1/3. <L. Shirley> Wit: W T Trotton, C. B Cook, W. L. Falls Proven 27 April 1888.

12 December 1892 - Clay Co MS WB 1 page 275 - LW&T of Caroline B Shirley. 1st debts and burial. 2nd nephew Wm P Burnett $1000. Otherwise to my brother Edwin Burnitt of Texas. 3rd to neice Mary Rufs Foster, wife of W. B. Foster now of Birmingham AL all residue of estate. 5th appoint neice Mary Rufs Foster executrix. < Caroline B Shirley> Wit: Fred Beall, Thos C White, S. B White

26 January 1915 - Clay Co MS WB 2 page 59 - LW&T of John A Shirley. 1st debts. 2nd to wife Susie E Shilrey all property. 3rd. appoint wife Susie E Shirley executrix. <Jno A Shirley> Wit: Paul Townsend, D.B. Miller. Recorded 12 Novemeber 1923.

March 10, 2017

I post small items to the site all the time, but don't always mention in this blog. Here is an example - an original deed posted today to the Henry Co GA page in the members' section

Henry Co GA

10 February 1820 Henry Co GA DB G page 435 - William S Shirley of the county and state aforesaid to John W Cowart of Jefferson Co $400. Land in the 13th district Lot 225 containing 202 1/2 acres <signed> William S Shirley Wit S O Franklin, Solomon Page JP Recorded 18 May 1838

January 26, 2017

More English Wills and Admons (work in progress) Posted to the England Index page in the members' section. These are probate registration abstracts, not full abstracts of the Wills etc.

1881

23 March, The Will of Elizabeth Abigail Shirley formerly of Wrotham but late of West Bank Sutton Valence both in the County of Kent Spinster who died 1 March 1881 at West Bank was proved at the Principal Registry by William Pettenden Shirley of West Bank Gentleman the Brother the surviving Executor, L4000

28 March. The Will of John Shirley late of Old Woodstock in the Parish of Wootton in the County of Oxford Labourer who died 8 July 1870 at Old Woodstock was proved at Oxford by Charles Grimn of Stonesfield in the said County Farmer and John Wright of Wootton Baker the Executors substituted, L300 (re-sworn 1881 at L400)

4 February, Administration of the Personal Estate of Robert Shirley late a Lieutenant in the 2nd Queen's Regiment of Foot a Bacbelor who died 21 April 1869 at Chatham in the County of Kent was granted at the Principal Registry to the Reverend Arthur George Sewallis Shirley of Stinsfbrd in.the County of Dorset Clerk the Father and Next of Kin. L1500

1882

17 March. Administration of the Personal Estate of Arthur James Shirley late of Doncaster in the County of York Solicitor a Bachelor who died 19 January 1882 at Doncaster was granted at Wakefield to William Edwood Shirley of Doncaster Solicitor the. Father and Next of Kin. L1,386

4 April. The Will of Joseph Robert Shirley late of' 100 Malmesbury-road Bow in the County of Middlesex Gentleman who died 16 February 1882 at 100 Mahnesbury- road was proved at the Principal Registry by Ann Culmer of 100 Malmesbury-road Spinster the sole Executrix L11,454 (resworn 1883 at L11,883)

13 July. Will of Thomas Shirley'late of Roth. well-street Reffent's-Park-road in the County of Middlesex who died 13 June 1882 at 13 Rotllwell-street was proved at the Principal Registry by Laura Shirley of 13 Rothwell-street Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. L213

10 January, Administration of the Personal Estate of William Shirley formerly of Smethwick in the County of Stafford but late of 6 Hope-square Alfred-road Brightsidelane Sheffeld in the County of York who died 12 October 1881 at 6 Hope-square was granted at the Principal Registry to Ann Shirley of 3 Wharf-street Birmingham in the County of Warwick Widow the Relict L120

1883

3 February, Administration of the Personal Estate of Edwin Shirley late of Schoolcraft in the County of Kalamazoo in tbe State of Michigan in "the United States Of America Gentleman who died 23 February 1880 at Schoolcraft was granted at the Principal Registry under the usual Limitations to Francis Robert Howlett of Maidstone in the County of Kent Solicitor the lawful Attorney of Edwin Shirley the Son and one of the Next of Kin now residing in the said United States. L485

The Will. with a Codicil of Elizabeth Shirley late of Kingham in the County Of Oxford Widow who died 28 May 1883 at Kingham was proved at the Principal Registry by William Jackson of Kingham Schoolmaster the sole Executor, L38

9 February. The' Will with a Codicil of Evelyn Philip Shirley late of 'Ettington Park in the County of Warwick and of Lough Fea in the County of Monaghan in Ireland Esquire who died 19 September 1882 at Ettington Park was proved at the Principal Registry by Sewallis Evelyn Shirley of Ettington Park and Lough Fea Esquire the Son one of the Exec.utors. L40,955 (re-sworn 1883 at L41,044)

19 June; The Will of Kate Shirley of 24 Cowley - road Brixton in the County of Surrey Widow whö died 19 May 1883 at 24 Cowley - road was proved at the Principal Registry by Jobn Mitchell of 87 Mostyn-road Brixton Gentleman the sole Executor L729

3 February. Administration of the Personal of Sophia Shirley late of Schoolcraft in the County. of Kalamazoo in the State of Michigan in the United States of America Widow who died 19 June 1881 at Schoolcraft was granted at the Principal Registry undér the usual Limitations to Francis Robert Howlett of MaidEtone in the County of Kent Solicitor the lawful Attorney of Edwin Shirley the Son and one of the Next of Kin now residing in the said United States, L161

29 August. The 'Will of William Shirley late of Gladstone - road in the . City of Liverpool who died 17 August 1883 at Gladstone - road was proved at Liverpool by Elizabeth Shirley of 109 Gladstone - road Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. L287

1884

15 December. Will of Frederick Shirley formerly of 5 Beaufort-terrace Lilley-road West Brompton but late of the " Cricklewood " Tavern Cricklewood both ill the County Of Middlesex Innkeeper who died 1 December 1884 at the said-.Tavern was proved at the Principal Registry by Samuel Shirley of 36 Christchurch-street- Chelsea of the said Courity Carpenter the Brother and Caroline Gawthorp Shirley of the Cricklewood Tavern Widow the Relict the Executors. L741

28 November. Administration of tbe Personal Estate of Katherine May Shirley (Wife of Francis John Shirley) late of 2 Heath - villas Varden - road New Wandsworth in the County of Surrey who died 24 October 1884 at 1 Burlington-street Brighton in the County of Sussex was granted at the Principal Registry to the said Francis John Shirley of 2 Heath-villas Gentleman, L57

22 October. The 'Will of Philip Shirley late of the " Victoria " Inn 12 Midland - place Derby in the County of Derby Licensed Victualler who died 3 September 1884 at Derby- was proved at Derby by Lydia Shirley of the " Victoria " Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. L1257

1885

1 May The Will' of Elizabeth Shirley formerly of the Steps Moreton - in the - Marsh in the County of Gloucester but late of Stratford - road Birmingham in the County of Warwick Widow who died 6 April 1885 at Stratford - road was proved at Birmingham by Richard Anchor of 134 Alexandra - road South Hampstead in the County of Middlesex Gentleman the sole Executor. L2,989 (re-sworn 1885 at L2,489)

16 September, The Will of Lewis Vincent Shirley late of Plås Newydd Cardiff in the County of Glamorgan Solicitor who died 28 June 1885 at Plås Newydd was proved at the Principal Registry by Lewis James Shirley and Walter Rayner Shirley both of 24 High-street Cardiff Solicitors the Sons the Executors, L74,243 (re-sworn 1886 L74,978)

10 February, The Will of Mary Shirley formerly of' 2 Harvey - road Leytonstone in the County of Essex but late of 403 Commercial - road Stepney in the County of Middlesex Widow who died 15 October 1884 at road was proved at the Principal 403 Commercial - Registry by Elizabeth Mary Hasler (Wife of Thomas Hasler) of 40B Commercial - road the Daughter one of the Executors, L95

31 January. The Will of Sarah Elizabeth Shirley formerly of 18 Harrison-street Gray's-lnn-road but late of 8 Southampton - buildings Holborn both in the County of Middlesex Spinster who died 21 January 1885 at 3 Southampton - buildings was proved at the Principal Registry by Edward Walter Griggs of Haverhill in the County of Suffolk Chemist and Mary Ann Nottage of Linton in the County of Cambridge Spinster the Executors, L27

19 August, Administration of the Personal Estate of William Shirley late of 26 Canterbury-street Blackburn in the County of Lancaster Marine Store Dealer who died 2 August 1885 at 26 Canterbury - street was granted at Lancaster to Ellen Shirley of 26 Canterbury street Widow the Relict, L210

January 5, 2017

MORE original deed images for Shirley branches #13 and #14. Washington Co MD was created from Frederick Co in 1776, thus the Shirleys found themselves in Washington Co after that date. These land sales occur prior to the families moving to Western Pennsylvania

Washington Co MD

1780 Liber B pg 333 John Shirley farmer 17 Apr ____ to Philip Hammond farmer for 500 pounds; Elk Hill 168 acres Rel. dower: wife (not named) wit Joseph Chapline, Chr. Chruss; Recorded 22 May 1780 pg 333-335

17 Jun 1784 Liber C pg 726 John Sherley farmer to Jacob Frushauer farmer for 60 pounds; Inverness originally granted to David Ross 13 Jun 1761 for 20 acres. Rel. dower: Charity Sherley; wit Jno. Stull, Alexander Claggett. Recorded 17 Jun 1784 pg 726-728.

MORE original deed images posted to the Frederick Co Maryland page in the members' section. Again, these Shirleys are Branches #13 and #14

Frederick Co MD

1756 Jun 15 Liber E pg 1071 - John Shirley recorded supersedeas against George Robenitt, Thomas Kelly and Joseph Robinett. Debt. Recovered 29 May 1756 before Joseph Smith

1755 Nov 19 Liber E pg 893 - Samuel Beall esq recorded supersedeas against John Shirley, William Norris and Wm Molton 141 lbs tobacco. Debt. Recovered 21 Oct 1755 before Joseph Smith.

1753 Nov 20 Liber E pg 313 - Josiah Beall recorded supersedeas against William Shurley, William Norris, and Jos. Roberts 265 lbs tobacco to be paid by 10 Feb. Recovered 13 Oct 1753 before Joseph Smith

1761 Dec 15 Liber G pg 333 - John Shirley made 18 Nov between John Shelton and Eleanor his wife of the colony of Virginia for 40pc, part of tract called "Parks Hall" adj Wm Anderson's part, then to Hugh Magraugh's line, containing 111 acres signed John Shelton, Eleanor Shelton before Peter Bainbridge, Wm Luckett, Rec'pt acknowledged. AF and duty paid.

1762 Jun 16 Liber H pg 33 - Peter Piercefield recorded supersedeas against Bruce Blair, John Shearley, and William Anderson by judgement 12 June before Mos. Chaplain.

1763 Jul 11 Liber H pg 536 - John Coon made 22 Jun 1763 between John Shirley for 260 pcm Penn. sells part of Parks Hall adj to Wm Andersons part of Parke Hall and a corner of Hugh Magraugh's part. containing 111 acres on a draught of Little Antietam. signed John Shurley before Jos. Smith, James Smith. Rec'pt acknowledged. Charity Shirley wife of John Shirley released dower. AF and duty paid.

1771 Apr 8 Liber O pg 207 - Recorded at request of John Shirley deed was recorded between David Ross of Prince Georges Co and John Shirley of Frederick 4L current money grant unto sd John Shirley tract called Inverness in Frederick Co....east side of Elk Ridge Mt. near Poplar Spring near tract called Barrels Disappointment, to a tract called Elk Hill. 20 ac and 215 ac. Signed by David Ross; Wit: Christ. Loundes, Richard Duckett Jr.

1771 Apr 8 Liber O pg 222 - Recorded at request of Henry Coontz between John Shirley of Frederick and Henry Coontz of same, farmer 39 acres lying in Frederick called Elk Hill. Signed John Shirley (his mark); Wit: Joseph Wood, Thomas Price.

I posted the following original deed records to the Frederick Co Maryland page in the members' section. These records involve members of Shirley family branches #13 and #14

Frederick Co MD

1750 Jan 28 Liber B pg 324 - John Shurley recorded bill of sale. I William Shirley of Frederick sell 2 cows and calves; signed 21 Jan 1750. William Shirley before, Thomas Spurgon by mark, Gabriel Wilkens by mark and Cha's Riggney

1751 Nov 27 Liber B pg 501 - George Gordon esq recorded supersedeas against John Shurley, Wm Jones and John McFaden 66 lbs tobacco recovered 24 Aug 1751 to be paid by 10 Feb before Joseph Chapline.

1752 Jan 18 Liber B pg 512 - John Shirley recorded a stray bay horse.

December 22, 2016

More English Wills and Admons (work in progress) Posted to the England Index page in the members' section. These are probate registration abstracts, not full abstracts of the Wills etc.

1876

9 March. The Will of John Shirley late of the Gaol Butts near. Eccleshall in the County of Stafford Cordwainer who died 14 January 1876 at the Gaol Butts was proved at Lichfield by Elizabeth .Parton of 9 Back of .140 Lea Bank Birmingham in the County of Warwick Spinster the sole Executrix, L20

15 April, The Will of Joseph Shirley late of Longport in the Parish of Burslem in the County of Stafford Earthen- ware Manufacturer's Agent who died 8 March 1876 at Longport was proved at the Principal' Registry by Emma 0rton Shirley of Longport Widow the Relict John Shirley of Longport Potter's Manager the. Son and Charles Cooper of Stoke- upon-Trent in the said County Post Master the Executors, L8000 (re-sworn at 10000)

1 March. The Will of William Henry Sheriff Shirley formerly of 17 but late of 34 Carey-street in the County of Middlesex Law Stationer who died 2 February 1876 at 34 Carey-street was proved at the Principal Registry by Mary Shirley of 34 Carey-street Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. L6000

1877

28 June. Administration (with the Will) of the effects of Clement Shirley late of 6 Hampden-road Upper Holloway in the County of Middlesex who died 2 June 1877 at 6 Hampden-road was granted at the Principal Registry to Ann Shirley of 6 Hampden-road Widow the Relict the sole Legatee, L200

20 September. The Will with two Codicils of John Shirley late of Quainton in the County Of Buckingham Baker who . died 9 August 1877 at Quainton was proved at Oxford by Selina Shirley of Quainton Widow the Relict (during Widowhood) and William Shirley of Chingford Hall Farm Chingford in the County of Essex Farmer James Shirley of Mill House Faringdon in the County of Berks Schoolmaster and John Shirley of High-street Harlow in the County of Essex Grocer the Sons the Executors, L150

13 August. Administration of the effects of Thomas Shirley late of Shemeld in the County of York who died 24 March 1844 at Shemeld left unadministered by Elizabeth Booth (Wife of William Booth) (formerly Shirley, Widow) the Relict was granted at the Principal Registry to Annie Maria Shirley. of Anlaby-road Hull in the said County Spinster the Daughter and one of the Next of Kin. Former Grant Exchequer Court of York May 1844, L4000

7 February. The Will of William Shirley late of Waterfall. in the County of Stafford Yeoman who died 3 October 1876 at Waterfall was proved at Lichfleld by Enoch Shirley of Cauldon in the said County Farmer the Nephew one of the Executors, L600

13 October. The Will of William Shirley late of West Smethwick in the County of Stafford Postmaster who died 23 August 1877 at West Smethwick was proved at Lichfleld by John Brown Glass Grinder and Thomas Bastable Grocer both of West Smetbwick the Executors. L100

1878

3 October. Administration of the Personal Estate of George Arthur Shirley late of Maidstone in the County of Kent Bachelor who died 11 June 1878 at Sutton Valence in the såid County was granted at the Principal Registry to Susannah Reeves (Wife of John Reeves) of Otham near Maidstone the Sister and one of the Next of Kin. L100

24 August. Administration of the Personal Estate of James Shirley late of Kinghan) in the County of Oxford Farmer who died 26 February 1878 at Kingham was granted at the Principal Registry to Elizabeth Shirley of Kingham Widow the Relict. L300

8 March, Administration (with the Will) of the Personal Estate of Melicent Shirley formerly of Coventry in the County of Warwick but late of 26 Ernest-street Regent's Park in the County of Middlesex Spinster who died 3 September 1877 at 26 Erneet-street was granted at the Principal Registry to Washington Shirley of 26 Ernest-street Gas Company's Inspector the Residupry Legatee. L1500

1879

8 July Administration of the Personal Estate of Ann Elizabeth Shirley late of Otham near Maidstone in the County of Kent Spinster who died 5 May 1879 at Otham Was granted at the Principal Registry to Susannah Reeves (Wife of John Reeves) of Otham the Sister and one of the Next Kin, L100

18 July The Will of Georgina Laura Shirley formerly of 34 Gay-street but late of 14 Queen's-square both in Bath in the County of Somerset Spinster who died 19 June 1879 at 14 Queen's-square was proved at the Principal Registry by William Hale of 2 St. Mildred's.court in the City of London Gentleman the Nephew the sole Executor. L300

7 May. The Will of Sir Horatio Shirley late of Puddletown in the County of Dorset K.C.B. a Lieutenant. General in Her Majesty's Forces who died 7 April 1879 at Puddletown was proved at' Blandford by the Reverend Arthur George Sewallis Shirley of Stinsford in the County of Dorset Clerk the Brother and Francis John Shirley of 2 Meresby-villas East Moulsey in the County of Surrey Esquire the Nephew the Executors, L6000

1880

30 April. The Will of John Shirley late of the City of Lincoln Eating-house Keeper who died 25 March 1880 at Lincoln was proved at Lincoln by Ann Shirley of Lincoln Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. L400

28 May, The Will of Sarah Shirley late of Hawksyard in the Township of Fawfieldhead in the Parish of Alstonefield in the County of Stafford Widow who died 80 November 1878 at Hawksyard was proved at the Principal Registry by Hezekiah Bull of Potlocks House Findern in the County of Derby Farmer and Joseph Belfield of Shawfield in the said Township Cheese Factor the Executors. L2000

12 March. Administration (with the Will as contained in Writings A and B) of the Personal Estate of Selina Shirley formerly of Cliff House in the County of Dorset but late of Knapton in the County of Norfolk Spinster who died 3 February 1870 at Knapton left unadministered by Sir Horatio' Shirley K.C.B, the Brother and one of the Next of Kin was granted at tbe Principal Registry to Sir Lumley Graham of Hou Hatch Brentwood in the County of Essex and of Kirkstall in the County of York Baronet one of the Executors of the Will of Caroline Morant Widow. the Relict and såle Executrix of the Will of the Reverend Henry John Morant the Nephew, and, one of the Pers.ons entitled in Distribution to the undisposed .of Residue. Former Grant Principal Registry April 1870, L450

7 January. The Will of Thomas James Shirley late of 5 Princess-street Lisson-grove Marylebone in the County of Middlesex who died 15 December 1879 at 5 Princess-street was proved at the Principal Registry by Rebecca Shirley of 5 Princess-street Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. L600 (re-sworn at L1500)

December 20, 2016

More English Wills and Admons (work in progress) Posted to the England Index page in the members' section. These are probate registration abstracts, not full abstracts of the Wills etc.

1871

24 February. The Will of Abel Shirley late of 83 Camden-road. in the County of Middlesex Gentleman who died 6 January 1871 at 83 Camden-road was proved at the Principal Registry by Frances Shirley of 83 Camden-road Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. L10000

31 October. The Will of Edwin Shirley late of Oakenclough Hall in the Township of Heathylee -in the Parish of Alstonefield in the County of Stafford Farmer and Merchant who died 19 April 1871 at Oakenclough Hall was proved at the Principal Registry by Elizabeth Shirley of, Oakenclough Hall. Widow the Relict Hezekiah Bull of North Rode Park in the Parish of Prestbuiy. in -the County of Chester Farmer and William Lomas of Roach Grange in the Township of Leekfrith in the Parish of Leek in the County of Stafford Farmer the Executors. L6000

27 December. The Will. with a Codicil of Elizabeth Jane Shirley late of Lyme Regis in the County of Dorset Widow who died 18 November 1871 at Lyme Regis was proved at the Principal Registry by 'Arthur Peter Goullet of 2 Marlboro.ugh-road St, John's Wood in the County of Middlesex Surgeon the Nephew and Eliza Goullet of Budleigh Salterton in the County of Devon Spinster the Niece the Executors. L1500 (re-sworn as 3000)

15 November. The Will of Henry James Shirley formerly of Hartley-row in the County of Southampton but late of 4 Grove-terrace Highgate-road in the County Of Middlesex Surgeon who died 25 July 1871 at 4 Grove-terrace was proved at the Principal Registry by Elizabeth Shirley of 4 Grove-terrace Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. L3000

26 September. The Will of James Butler Shirley late of Church-street Shemeld in the County of York Grocer who died 25 September 1870 at Church-street was proved at Wakefield by William Shirley of 50 Church-street Cutlery Manufacturer the Brother the sole Executor. L200

25 February. The Will of Jane Shirley late of 11 Goldsmiths-buildings Acton in the County of Middlesex Widow who died 16 February 1871 at 11 Goldsmiths- buildings was proved at the Principal Registry by Richard Jeffryes of 3 Park- place Grove-road Victoria Park in the said County Gentleman the sole Executor. L100

11 March. Administration (with the Will) of the effects of John Shirley late of 11 Goldsmiths-buildings in the Parish of Acton in the County of 'Middlesex Superintendent of the Goldsmiths Almshouses who died 7 February 1871 -at. 11 Goldsmiths- buildings was granted at the Principal Registry to Richard Jeffryes of 3 Park-place Grove-road Victoria Park in the said County Gentleman the sole Executor of the Will of Jane Shirley Widow the Relict the sole Executtix and Universal Legatee. L50

15 July. The Will of John Shirley late of 148A Oxford-street in the County Of Middlesex Jeweller who died 8 June 1871 at 148A Oxford-street was proved at the Principgl Registry by Elizabeth Ann Shirley of 148A Oxford-street Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. L800

21 November. The Will of John Shirley late of Marsh House in the Parish of Alstonefield in the County of Stafford Yeoman who died 27 July 1871 at Marsh House was proved at Lichfield by William Shirley of Rewlach in the said Parish Farmer the Nephew and Richard Bonsall of Warslow in the said County Farmer the Executors. L300

1872

15 November. The Will of Sarah Shirley. late of East Brixton in the County of Surrey Widow _ who died 17 October 1872 at East Brixton was proved at the Principal Registry by Emma Covell of 10 Cold-Harbour-lane East Brixton Spinster the Niece the sole Executrix, L200

1873

18 November. The Will of George Shirley late of 35 'Holland-street Clapham-road in the County of Surrey Poulterer who died.4 November 1873 at 35 Holland-street was proved at the Principal Registry by Louisa Shirley other- wise Jarvis of 35 Holland-street Spinster and Michael Ockmore of 8 Walworth-road Newington in the said County Fishmonger the Executors, L450

28 August. The Will of Hannah Shirley late of 79 Devonshire-road Holloway in the County Of Middlesex Widow who died 16 August 1873 at 79 Devonshire-road was proved at the Principal Registry by Richard Capel George Lambe Of 16 Shakespeare-terrace Upper Holloway in the said County Fruiterer the Grandson the sole Executor. L4000

14. November. The Will of Harriet Shirley late of Earlsdon Coventry in the County of Warwick Spinster who died 1 October 1873 at Long Itchington in the said County was proved at Birmingham by Thomas Pond of Earlsdon Yeoman and Betsy Witherington (Wife of William Witherington, Farmer) of Long Itchington the Niece the Executors. L1000

8 November. Administration of' the effects of Thomas Shirley late of the Hamlet of Lakenharn.in the County of the City Of Norwich Gentleman who died 24 October 1873 at the said Hamlet was granted at Norwich to Lydia Shirley of the said Hamlet Widow the Relict. L600

1874

26 January. The Will of Ann Shirley. late of Hanford in 'the Parish of Trentham in the County of Stafford Spinster who died November 1873 at "Hanford was prove& at the Principal Registry by Eliza Freeman (Wife of Walter Freemam) the Niece and John Stephenson Potter both of Longton in the Parish of Stoke-upon-Trent in the said County the'. Executors. L600

16 October. The Will of Henry Shirley late of Chart Sutton near Staplehurst in the County of Kent Gentleman who died on 12 September 1874 at Chart Sutton was proved at the Principal Registry by Clement Shirley of 9 Middle-Britton-street New Brompton in the said County Labourer the Brother the sole Executor, L450

18 September, The Will of Parson Shirley late of Headless Cross near Redditch in the County of Worcester Coaldealer who died 13 July 1874 at Headless Cross was proved at Worcester by Sarah Jane Shirley of Headless Cross Spinster the Daughter the sole Executrix, L200

13 June, The Will with a Codicil of Valentine Shirley late of 20 Austin Friars in the City of London and of 36 Ion-square Hackney-road in the County Of Middlesex Solicitor's Clerk who died 18 March 1874 at 86 Ion-square was proved at the Principal Registry by James Weyman Wadeson of 3 Lansdown-terrace Cheltenham in the County of Gloucester Esquire the sole Executor. L1500

1875

25 October. The Will of Jesse Shirley late of Etruria in the County of Stafford Bone Merchant and Flint Grinder who died 9 October 1875 at Etruria was proved at Lichfield oy Sarah Shirley Widow the Relict and Jesse Shirley Bone Merchant and Flint Grinder both of Etruria and John Bourne Shirley of Wexham in the County of Denbigh Bank Cashier the Sons and Joseph Shirley of Longport in the County of Stafford Agent the Brother the Executors. L5000

31 March. The Will of John Shirley late of Sutton Valence in the County of Kent Gentlemn who died 3 September 1873 at Sutton Valence was proved at the Principal Registry by Marion Shirley of 25 Ladbrooke- Grove-road .Notting Hill in the County of Middlesex Spinster the Daughter one of the Executors. L100

26 May. The Will of' Sarah Shirley late of Spring Cottage Smeeth near Ashford in the County of Kent Widow who died 6 April 1875 at Spring Cottage was proved at the Principal Registry by Henry Norrington of Newnham in the said County Wheelwright one of the Executors, L600

December 19, 2016

More English Wills and Admons (work in progress) Posted to the England Index page in the members' section. These are probate registration abstracts, not full abstracts of the Wills etc.

1864

28 January. The Will of Edward Shirley late Maidstone in the County of Kent Labourer deceased who died 8 January 1864 at Maidstone aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oath of Edward Boorman Shirley of Chatham in the said County Bootmaker the Grandson the sole Executor. L100

1865

8 March. The Will of Benjamin Shirley late of Bangor in the County of Carnarvon [Wales] China Dealer deceased who died 9 December 1864 at Longton in the County of Stafford was proved at Bangor by the oaths of George Simpson of 2 Bulkeley- place in the Parish of Bangor in the County of Carnarvon aforesaid Farmer and George Twigge of Brynllwyd in the Parish of Llandegai in the County of Carnarvon aforesaid Mine Agent two of the Executors. L6000

4 February. Thé Will of John Shirley late of the Borough of Hanley in the County of Stafford Gentleman deceased who died 2 October 1864 at Hanley aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oaths of Samuel Keeling of the Borough aforesaid Flint Merchant Thomas Keeling of the Borough aforesaid Timber Merchant and Thomas John Keeling of Fenton in the said County Bookkeeper the Nephew the Executors. L4000

29 April. The Will of Mary Ann Shirley late of 18 Cranbourne- street Leicester-square in the County of Middlesex 'Widow deceased who died 6 April 1865 at 18 Cranbourne-street aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oaths of James Elliott Shirley of 21 Cannon-street in the City of London Timber Merchant the Son and Louisa Shirley of 18 Cranbourne-street aforesaid Spinster the Daughter the Executors. L600

3 January, The Will of Thomas Shirley late of White-Horse-street Stepney in the County of Middlesex Post Master deceased who died 8 November 1864 at White-Horse-street aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oath of William Francis of 59 High-street Whitechapel in the said County Corn Dealer one of the Executors.

1866

31 March. Letters of Administration of the Personal estate and effects of Thomas Shirley late of 1a Little-Queen-street Holborn in the County of Middlesex Coffee-house Keeper deceased who died 16. March 1866 at 1a Little-Queen-street aforesaid were granted at the Principal Registry to Jane Shirley of IA Little-Queen-street aforesaid Widow the Relict of the said Deceased she having been first sworn. L50

27 March. The Will of Charles Shirley late of Chart Sutton in the County Of Kent Grocer deceased who died 31 January 1866 at Chart Sutton aforesaid was proved at, the Principal Registry by the oath of Sarah Shirley of Chart Sutton aforesaid Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. L200

14 December. The Will of the Reverend Walter Waddington Shirley late of the Canons House Christ Church in the City of Oxford Clerk D.D. and Canon of the Cathedral Church of Christ in Oxford deceased who died 20 November 1866 at the Canons House aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oaths of the Honourable William Brodrick of 23 Chester- square in the County of Middlesex Evelyn Philip Shirley of Eatington Park near Stratford-on-Avon in the County of Warwick Esquire and the Reverend Edward Capel Cure of the City aforesaid Clerk St. Peter's-in-the- East in the City aforesaid the Executors. L30,000

1867

27 February, Letters of Administration of the Personal estate and effects of Richard Shirley late of Warrington im the County of Lancaster Victualler deceased who died 20 June 1866 at Warrington aforesaid were granted at Liverpool to Harriet Shirley of 53 Horsemarket-street Warrington aforesaid Widow the Relict of the said Deceased she having been first sworn. L200

1868

3 March. The Will of Bengamin Shirley late of Hartington in the County of Derby Farmer deceased who died 28 August 1867 at Hartington aforesaid was proved at Derby by the oaths of George Shirley of Hartington aforesaid Farmer the. Son and Thomas Johnson of Eernyford in the Parish of Alstonefield in the County of Stafford Farmer tlie Nephew the Executors. L450

16 March. The Will of Henry Shirley late of Back-gardens Shepherd's Bush Hammersmith in the County of Middlesex deceased who died 28 November 1867 at Back-gardens aforesaid was proved at. the Principal Registry by the oath of: Mary Shirley of Back-gardens aforesaid Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. L100

19 August. The Will with a Codicil of Rebecca Shirley late of Reading in the County of Berks Widow deceased who died 13 February 1868 at Reading aforesaid was proved at Principal Registry by the oaths of George William Shirley of 6 Frederick-street Caledonian-road Islington in the County of Middlesex Gentleman and James Henry Shirley of 2 Bow-lane in the City of London Accountant the Sons the Executors. L800

30 April. The Will of Richard Shirley late of Chatham in. the County of Kent Gentleman deceased who died 30 December 1853 at Chatham aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oath of Elizabeth Mullinger of Gibraltar- place Chatham in the County of Kent Widow the Daughter the Executor substituted. Probate being granted under certain Specialties. Former Grant Prerogative Court of Canterbury February 1854. L7000

23 October. The Will of Sarah Shirley late of Bangor in the County Of Carnarvon Widow deceased who died 17 July 1868 at Bangor aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oaths of Joseph Jackson of Northwich in the County of Chester Wine and Spirit Merchant and Robert Knibbs of Bangor aforesaid China Dealer the Executors. L3000

20 January. The Will of Thomas Shirley låte of Little Wolford in the County of Warwick Farmer deceased who died 23 November 1867 at Little Wolford aforesaid was proved at Birmingham by the oaths of Richard Shirley of Little Wolford aforesaid Farmer the Brother and Hannah Cooper of Little Wolford aforesaid Spinster the Niece the Executors. L800

25 July. Letters of Administration of the Personal estate and effects of Richard Shirley late of Norton on the Moors in the County of Stafford Farmer deceased who died 30 June 1864 at Norton on the Moors aforesaid were granted at Lichfleld to Sarah' Shirley of Norton on the Moors aforesaid Widow the Relict of the said Deceased she having been first sworn. L200

1869

25 February. The Will of Ann Mary Shirley formerly of 92 Milton. road but late of 12 Clayton-terrace South Hornsey in the County of Middlesex Widow deceased who died 3 February 1869 at 12 Clayton-terrace aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oath of Mary Ann Roberts (Wife of William Charles Roberts) of 12 Clayton-terrace aforesaid the Sister the sole Executrix, L100

10 December. The Will of Henry Shirley late of 10 Camberwell-lane East Brixton iri the County of Surrey Dairyman deceased who died 16 November 1869 at 10 Camberwell-lane aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oath of Sarah Shirley of 10 Camberwell-lane aforesaid Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. L200

22 December. The Will of Thomas Shirley late of Twyning in the County of Gloucester Gentleman deceased who died 15 October 1869 at Twyning afore- said was proved at the Principal Registry by the oaths of. Amelia Charlotte Shirley of Twyning aforesaid Widow the Relict Frederick Giles Stephens of Pershore in the County of Worcester Maltster and Charles William Lane of 12 King's-road Bedford-row in the County of Middlesex Gentleman the Executors, L6000

1870


29 July. Letters of Administration of the Personal estate and effects Sarah Shirley late of of Barnes-street Market-street in the City of Manchester Widow deceased who died 27 May 1870 at Barnes-street afore- said were granted at Manchester to George Shirley of Barnes-street aforesaid Post Ofice Clerk the Son and one of the Next of Kin of the said Deceased he having been first sworn. L100

22 February. The Will with a Codicil of the Reverend James Shirley late of Frettenham in the County of Norfolk Clerk Rector of Frettenham aforesaid 'deceased who died 7 January 1870 at the Rectory Frettenham aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oath of Horatio Henry Shirley of Frettenham aforesaid Esquire the Son the Executor. L30,000 (re-sworn as 25,000)

13 December. The Will of Pettenden Shirley late of Challock in the County Of Kent Farmer deceased who died 5 November 1870 at Challock aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oaths of Clement Shirley of 16 Park-place New Brompton Chatham in the County aforesaid Gentleman the Brother and Elizabeth Shirley of Challock aforesaid Widow the Relict the Executors, L300

11 April. Letters of Administration (with, the Will as contained in Writings marked A and B annexed) of the Personal estate and effects of Selina Shirley formerly of Cliff House in the County of Dorset but Late of Knapton in the County of Norfolk Spinster deceased who died 3 February 1870 at Knapton aforesaid were granted at the Principal Registry to Sir Horatio Shirley of Puddletown near Dorchester in the County of Dorset K.C,B. a Major-General in Her Majesty's Army the Brother and one of the Next of Kin of the said Deceased he having been first sworn, L14,000 (re-sworn 16,000)

8 February. Letters of Administration of the Personal estate and effects of William Shirley late of Pennington in the Parish of Leigh in the County of Lancaster Draper deceased who died 21. January 1870 at Pennington aforesaid were granted at Liverpool to Betty Shirley of King-street Pennington aforesaid Widow the Relict of the said Deceased she having been first sworn, L300

England PCC Wills and Admins 1858 onward! Thanks to Helena for pointing me to this UK government database. Betty Shirley who founded the Shirley Association gave me a version of some of this info in hardcopy form. The abstracts were obviously recorded and donated to Betty by an Association member many years ago. But this database which shows book images can be converted to text one page at a time using text OCR, thus nothing is missing (and fairly easy to capture). Here's the first batch which have been posted to the England index in the members' section

UK Wills and Administration - Probate Registrations

(ordered by date of probate)

1858

28 December. The Will of Alfred Shirley late of Hawksyard in the Parish of Alstonefield in the County of Stafford Farmer deceased who died 29 November 1858 at Hawksyard afbresaid was proved at Lichfield by the oaths of Edwin Shirley of Oakenclough Hall in the said Parish Farmer the Brother and Ralph Bassett of Hulme End in the Parish of Sheen in the said County Farmer the Executors. L450

17 April. The Will with a Codicil of Anne Charlotte Shirley formerly of Midhurst in the County of Sussex afterwards of Pype Hayes in the. County of Warwick but late of 21 Lansdown-place Brighton in the said County of Sussex Widow deceased who died 9 February 1858 at Lansdown-place aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oath of Evelyn Philip Shirley of Eatington Park in the said Countv of Warwick Esquire the sole Executor. L6000

3 April. The Will of Elizabeth Shirley late of Bingham in the County of Nottingham Widow deceased who died 31 January 1858 at Bingham aforesaid was proved at Nottingham by the oath of John William Jevons of Doncaster in the County of York Gentleman and George Ely of Bingham aforesaid Chemist two of the Executors. L20

8 April. The Will of George Shirley formerly of Tamworth in the Counties of Warwick and Stafford Maltster and Baker and late 'of New Parks in the County Of Leicester Gentleman deceased who died 26 September 1857 at New Parks aforesaid was proved at Leicester by the oaths of John Dove Harris of Ratcliffe Hall in the said County of Leicester Esquire and Etienne Bruno Hamel of Tamworth aforesaid Gentleman the Nephew and the Executors. L2000

25 February. The Will of Henry Houlton Shirley late of the Parish of Trelawny in the Island of Jamaica Esquire deceased who died 2 December 1856 at Kingston in the said Island was proved at the Principal Registry by the oath of Isabella Martha Shirley of the Lypiatts Cheltenham in the County of Gloucester Widow one of the Executors. L1500 in England

29 June. The Will of Thomas Shirley formerly of 24 Brewer- street and late of 8 Ebury Farm-row Pimlico in the County Of Middlesex Brewer's Servant deceased who died 17 June 1858 at Ebury Farm-row aforesaid was proved zit the Principal Registry by the oath of Ann Shirley of 8 Ebury Farm-row aforesaid Widow the Relict and the sole Executrix. L100

22 December. The Will of the Reverend Thomas Shirley late of Sevenoaks in the County of Kent deceased who died 18 November 1858 at Sevenoaks aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oaths of William Harrison of Wrotham in the same County Farmer and John Palmer of Sevenoaks aforesaid Gentleman the Executors, L4000

1859

14 September. The Will of Ann Shirley late of Lemington in the County of Gloucester Spinster deceased who died 13 March 1859 at Lemington aforesaid was proved at Gloucester by the oaths of Samuel Phipps of King's Langley in the County of Hertford Farmer the Nephew and Thomas Commeline of Moreton in Marsh in the said County of Gloucester Banker the surviving Executors. L5000

18 July. The Will of Eliza Shirley formerly of Eatington Park in the County of Warwick but late of West Hill in the County of Southampton Widow deceased who died 30 April 1859 at West Hill aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oath of Evelyn Philip Shirley of Lower Eatington Park in the said County of Warwick Esquire the Son and one of the Executors. L5000 in England

14 September. The Will of John Shirley late of Moreton in Marsh in the County of Gloucester Gentleman deceased who died 25 April 1859 at Moreton in Marsh aforesaid was proved at Gloucester by the oaths of Samuel Phipps of King's Langley in the County of Hertford Farmer and Joseph Phipps of Clopton in the said County of Gloucester Farmer the Nephews Thomas Commeline of Moreton in Marsh aforesaid Banker and Elizabeth Shirley of the same place Widow the Relict. the Executors, L6000

16 September. The Will of Parsons Shirley late of Little Wolford in the County of Warwick Farmer deceased who died 17 February 1859 at Little Wolford aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oath of Thomas Shirley of Little Wolford aforesaid Farmer the Brother and the sole Executor. L450

3 September. The Will of Thomas Shirley late of 15 Wilton-street in the Parish of St. John Westminster in the County Of Middlesex deceased who died 11 August 1859 at Wilton-street aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oath of Elizabeth Shirley of 15 Wilton-street aforesaid Widow the Relict and the sole Exe- cutrix. L200

27 July. Letters of Administration of the Personal estate and effects of Arkel Shirley late of 34 Aylesbury-street Clerkenwell in the County of Middlesex deceased who died 5 April 1858 at Aylesbury-street aforesaid were granted at the Principal Registry to Sarah Shirley of 34 Aylesbury-street aforesaid Widow the Relict of the said Deceased she having been first sworn. L200

1860

20 November. Letters of Administration of the Personal estate and effects of George Shirley late of Arksden in the County of Essex Widower deceased who died 3 August 1860 at Arksden aforesaid were granted at the Principal Registry under the usual Limitations to Thomas Shirley of Pond Cross Farm Newport in the said County Farmer the Uncle and Guardian of Emily Mary Shirley Spinster [Appears to be cut off.......] L600

20 January. The Will of Mary Shirley late of Banbury in the County Of Oxford Spinster deceased who died 4 April 1859 at Banbury aforesaid was proved at Oxford by the oath of Charlotte Rowell of Banbury aforesaid Widow the sole Executrix. L12000

1861

24 September. Letters of Administration of the Personal estate and effects of William Shirley late of Balsall-street Birmingham in the County of Warwick Wood Turner deceased who died 5 September 1861 at Balsall- street aforesaid were granted at Birmingham to Charlotte Shirley of Balsall-street aforesaid Widow the Relict of the said Deceased she having been first sworn. L100

23 May, The Will of Ann Shirley late of Etruria Wharf in the Parish of Stoke-upon-Trent in the County of Stafford Widow deceased who died 8 April 1861 at the Township of Etruria in the same County was proved at Lichfield by the oaths of Matilda Adams of Etruria in the Borough of Hanley in the said County Spinster the Niece and Jonathan Henry Adams of Stoke-upon- Trent aforesaid Chemist and Druggist the Nephew the Executors. L600

23 May. The Will of John Shirley late of Prees in the County of Salop Gentleman deceased who died 28 February 1861 at Prees aforesaid was proved at Shrewsbury u the oaths of Samuel Hares of Prees aforesaid Druggist and Draper and Robert Hares of the same place Druggist and Draper the Executors. L4000

1862

7 November. Letters of Administration of the Personal estate and effects of William Shirley late of Aston in the Parish of Munslow in the County of Salop Farmer a Bachelor deceased who died 14 February 1862 at Horse- hay near Wellington in the same County were granted at Shrewsbury to William Shirley of Bawcott in the Parish of Tugford in the said County Farmer the Father of the said Deceased he having been first sworn. L600

3 September. The Will of Charles Shirley formerly of Felix-terrace Liverpool-road in the Parish of St. Mary Islington but late of 40 Windsor-road Upper Holloway both in the County Of Middlesex deceased who died 23 June 1862 at Windsor- road aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oath of Rebecca Shirley of 40 Windsor-road aforesaid Widow the Relict and the sole Executrix. L1000

29 January, The Will of George Shirley late of 37 Goswell-street in the County of Middlesex Printseller deceased who died 7 May 1861 at Goswell-street aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oath. of Hannah Shirley of 37 Goswell-street aforesaid Widow the Relict and the sole Executrix, L450

 

 

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