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November 25, 2019

I posted the following will to the Warwickshire England page in the members' section

Warwickshire

1728 Lichfield and Coventry Wills - Original Will of Ann Shirley, widow of Kenilworth, Warwickshire

I posted the following will to the Shropshire England page in the members' section

Shropshire

1666 Dioceses Of Lichfield And Coventry Wills - Will of Robert Shirley of Shiffnal, Shropshire

Editor: I was so hoping I would find info in this will connecting this Robert Shirley with the man of the same name who appeared in early 1600s Maryland and Virginia records

November 16, 2019

I posted the following wills to the Staffordshire England page in the members' section

Staffordshire

1585 Wills at Lichfield Consistory Court - Will of Agnes Sherle of Leek Staffordshire 105a

1688 Wills at Lichfield Consistory Court - Will of Anthony Shirley, gentleman, of Lichfield Staffordshire Reference: P/C/11

1714 Wills Court: Royal Free Chapel of Penkridge - Will of John Shirley, farmer, of Holly Bush Hall, Little Saredon, Shareshill, Staffordshire, Reference: P/C/11

1741 Wills at Lichfield Consistory Court - Will of John Shurly on the Ship Shrewsbury Staffordshire, England

1754 Wills at Lichfield Consistory Court - Will of Mary Shirley of Alstonfield, Staffordshire spinster (page 2)

1758 Wills at Lichfield Consistory Court - Will of Thomas Shirley of Barn Yates near Leek Staffordshire, husbandman, (page 2, page 3) 25 march 1756. He left four houses standing at Barn Yates, Leek wherein he, Samuel Hulme, his son in law Samuel Toft and his sister Patience "now severally do dwell". To his wife Sarah for life. The description mentions outhouse, buildings, cowhouses, orchards, gardens, yards, etc. After her death, the house occupied by Samuel Hulme he gave to his daughter Sarah for life for her own separate use "without control of her husban". After his daughters death it was to pass to Sarah's daughter Hannah Ribson and her heirs. If their were no heirs, it was to pass to the heirs of his daughter Mary Toft wife of Samuel Toft and their heirs forever. The house held by his son in law Samuel Toft was to pass to Samuel Toft on the death of the testator's wife, for life and after Toft's death, to the testator's daughter Mary for life and after her death to her various children as tenants in common. The house in which testator's sister Patience's hands and the one he dwelt in, he gave (after his wife Sarah's death) to his son Thomas Shirley for ever. He also gave his daughter Sarah Ribson and her daughter Hannah L5 each; his daughter Mary Toft L4. Daughter Sarah was also to receive one bed with bedstocks, blankets, sheets, etc. He appointed his daughter Sarah as his executor. Thomas Shirley's will was witnessed by William and Catherine Condlyffe and Samuel Lucas. It was proved at Lichfield on 27 April 1758 on the oath of Sarah Shirley, widow, sole executrix.

1786 Wills at Lichfield Consistory Court - Will of William Shirley of Burton on Trent Staffordshire, England (page 2)

1790 Wills at Lichfield Consistory Court - Will of Joseph Shirley of Ipstones Staffordshire (page 2)

1802 Wills at Lichfield Consistory Court - Will of John Shirley of Hanley, Stoke on Trent Staffordshire

1829 Wills at Lichfield Consistory Court - Will of William Shirley of Hanley Staffordshire (page 2)

1837 Wills at Lichfield Consistory Court - Will of John Shirley Senior, of Rewlath Alstonfield Staffordshire (page 2, page 3)

1840 Wills at Lichfield Consistory Court - Will of William Shirley, of Longton Staffordshire (page 2)

1842 Wills at Lichfield Consistory Court - Will of Joseph Shirley of Waterfall, Staffordshire grocer: (page 2) Premises to wife Susannah for life. Contents to Susannah absolutely. 7 pounds per annum to son John; small amounts to: Mary, wife of Thomas Whieldon, daughter Susannah Buxton, wife of John Buxton, son Emmanuel Shirley, "Standales" in Calton to William Shirley & son-in-law Thomas jointly. This Will was written 18/2/1834, proved 1842.

November 11, 2019

I posted the following wills to the Derbyshire England page in the members' section

Derbyshire

1588 Archdeaconry of Lichfield and Coventry Wills - Original Will of James Shurley of Ashborne Derbyshire

1606 Archdeaconry of Lichfield and Coventry Wills - Original Will of John Shirley Sr of Marston on Dove Derbyshire (page 2)

1607 Archdeaconry of Lichfield and Coventry Wills - Original Will of James Shirley of Ashborne Derbyshire

1718 Archdeaconry of Lichfield and Coventry Wills - Original Will of Arthur Shirley of Hilton Derbyshire

1733 Archdeaconry of Lichfield and Coventry Wills - Original Will of John Shirley of Cubley Derbyshire

1838 Archdeaconry of Lichfield and Coventry Wills - Original Will of Thomas Shirley of Hartington Derbyshire (page 2)

New Ireland/USA lineage posted

co Wexford Ireland

1. Mathew Shirley of Ballygarrett Wexford Ireland and Genesee Co NY USA; born about 1800 Ireland, Children christened at the catholic church in Ballygarrett Wexford. Family migrated to New York USA about 1856. Supposed the family first moved to Canada prior to entering the US.New

October 22, 2019

FIXED USA Branch 65 John Shirley of Pickens Co AL has been restored. It was somehow - at some point in the past - overwritten by another constructed lineage

October 4, 2019

I posted the following will to their respective English county page in the members' section. I will extract and post their contents at some point in the future

Derbyshire

1742 Archdeaconry Court of Lichfield - Original Will of William Shirley of Ashbourne Derbyshire

1787 Archdeaconry Court of Lichfield - Original Will of Thomas Shirley of Normanton Derbyshire (page 2)

Staffordshire

1802 Will of John Shirley of Hanley Staffordshire

1810 Will of Joseph Shirley, Yeoman of Holmes Alstonfield, Staffordshire (page 2)

1811 Will of Thomas Shirley of Alstonfield Staffordshire

Warwickshire

1813 Lichfield Consistory Court - Will of George Shirley Lower Shuckburgh (page 2)

1828 Lichfield Consistory Court - Will of Thomas Shirley Lower Shuckburgh (page 2, page 3, page 4, page 5, page 6)

August 22, 2019

I posted the following index of deeds to the Grafton Co NH page in the members' section

Grafton NH

Grantee Deeds

1777 June 9 46/228 Joshua Tolford to William Shirley - New Chester
1781 Sep 15 17/550 - James Shirley to Daniel Shirley - New Chester
1795 Mar 00 [no book] Peter Wells to Daniel Shirley - Clerks Office (this must be a court record, a sherrif sale?)
1795 June 00 [no book] Asa Hardy to Thomas Shirley - Clerks Office
1796 Sep 5 23/299 Joshua Heath to Jonathan Shirley of Freyburg ME - Chatham
1807 Sep 28 45/356 Moses Dow to John Shirley - Landaff
1820 Aug 28 89/267 Timothy Chandler to John Shirley et al - Bristol
1830 Nov 2 115/279 Adison Edgerly to Thomas Shirley - Peeling
1831 May 9 156/119 John V Barron to Thomas Shirley - Peeling
1831 May 9 156/119 James Edgarley est to Thomas Shirley - Peeling
1839 Oct 9 156/124 Benj M Barron to Thomas Shirley - Peeling
1846 May 23 188/287 Adams Houston to John Shirley - Haverhill

Grantor Deeds

1765 May 20 2/202 Thomas Shirley to Eben Mudget - New Chester
1770 Jun 20 17/201 Capt Shirley to Jacob Wells - New Chester
1774 Oct 5 3/500 James Sherley Jr to Reuben Wells - New Chester
1777 Oct 17 10/19 Thomas Shirley to Benj Sandborn - Bath
1781 Sep 15 17/550 James Shirley to Daniel Shirley - New Chester
1787 Mar 12 17/200 Capt Shirley to Thomas Huse - New Chester
1788 Oct 10 46/229 William Shirley to Daniel Sleeper - New Chester
1789 Dec 10 14/78 James Jr Shirley to David Atwood - Bridgewater
1791 Apr 11 24/323 Daniel Shirley to Peter Wells - New Chester
1791 Apr 11 24/323 James Shirley to Peter Wells - New Chester (note: this is only a mention)
1791 Feb 18 17/551 Daniel Shirley to Eben Wells - New Chester
1793 Jun 22 17/259 Capt et al Shirley to Robert Harris - New Chester
1794 Aug 21 21/11 James Jr Shirley to Enos Town - New Chester
1794 Jan 28 18/346 James Shirley to Edw Roby - New Chester
1795 Jan 24 20/366 Capt Shearley to Thomas Huse - New Chester
1796 Jan 1 25/340 James et al Shirley to Exekiel Gove - New Chester (note: this is only a mention)
1796 Mar 23 24/235 James et al Shirla to Samuel Favour - New Chester (note: this is only a mention)
1797 Jan 16 24/368 James et al Shirla to Jonathan Currier - New Chester (note: this is only a mention)
1797 Jul 24 51/192 Thomas Shirla to John Gilman - New Chester
1797 Jul 24 51/192 Thomas Shirla to John Somes - New Chester
1798 Dec 19 27/181 James Jr Shirley to Farnum Howe - New Chester
1798 Dec 19 27/182 James Shurley Jr to Enos Towne - New Chester
1798 Feb 1 25/383 Daniel et al Shirla to Jonathan Stevens - New Chester (there are no extra parties in this deed)
1800 Oct 15 31/294 Daniel Shirley to John Cass - New Chester
1800 Sep 0 [no book] Daniel Shirley to John Smith - Clerks Office
1801 Jun 12 80/11 Daniel Shirla to John Brown - New Chester (note: this is only a mention)
1802 Jul 7 35/364 James Sherley to John Marstin - Bridgewater
1803 Jan 14 35/419 James Jr Shirley to Eben Kimbell - New Chester
1805 Sep term [no book] Thomas Shurley gdn to Phineas Sargent - Clerks Office
1805 Sept term [no book] William Shurley to Phineas Sargent - Clerks Office
1807 Sep 28 50/38 John Shirley to Moses Dow - Landaff
1810 Dec 8 51/501 John Shurley to Bemsley Edwards - Landaff
1810 Feb 12 50/162 John Shirley to Bemsley Edwards - Landaff
1810 Feb term [no book] John Shirley to James Dow - Clerks Office
1810 Jan 5 50/47 John Shirley to Bemsley Edwards - Landaff
1810 Nov 15 54/495 John Shurley to Oliver Cook and Rachel Edward - Landaff (note: this is only a mention)
1812 Feb term [no book] John Shirley to Ross Coon - Clerks Office
1820 Aug 28 84/100 John et al Shirley to Timothy Chandler - Bristol
1821 Apr 20 89/232 James Jr Shirley to Daniel Smith - Bristol
1821 Aug 9 85/378 Samuel Jr Shirley to Ezekiel Webster - Alexandria
1822 Dec 5 112/425 John and Margaret et al Shirley to Moses Heath - Bristol
1822 Dec 5 89/269 John Shirley to Robert Rogers - Bristol
1822 May 0 [no book] Samuel Shirla to Henry Bridge - Clerks Office
1824 May term [no book] Samuel Shirley to Wm McMurphy - Clerks Office
1833 Jan 15 124/118 Thomas et al Shirley to Ezra Sawyer - Peeling
1834 Dec 6 134/267 Thomas et al Shirley to Hiram Young - Peeling
1836 Dec 5 142/507 Thomas et al Shirley to B M Barron - Peeling
1839 Oct 29 156/123 Thomas Shirley to Town of Peeling - Peeling
1846 Oct 20 189/493 John Shirley to Joseph Niles - Haverhill
1879 Mar 11 127/270 Jane and Daniel M Shirley to Robert Moore - Bridgewater

August 17, 2019

I abstracted the following very early Rockingham Co NH deeds

Rockingham Co NH Grantor Deed Index 1643 - 1850

1733 John Shirla to Jacob Sargent 35/375

John Shirla of Chester, wheelwright to Ensign Jacob Sergent of Chester; L20; 1/2 of home lot No 19 laid out to Thomas Dean; 29 June 1733; <s> John Shirela; Wit Tho Boyle, Ebenezer Abbot; Rec 10 May 1748

1741 John Shirla to James Shirla 25/309

Jno Shirla of Chester yeoman to James Shirla of Chester; for love and good will and affection I do bear to my belovd son; 40 acres in Chester being ye NE-ly end of ye 50 acres of an additional lot 4 I purchased of Wm White of Haverhill Essex lying in ye 4th Range of [ ] by No 13 beginning at ye SE-ly corner by ye highway [ ] No 13 etc; 16 March 1741 <s> John Shirela; Wit Wm Powell, Sam'll Sherburne; Rec 5 Sep 1745

1740 Thomas Shirela to James Quenton 31/259

Thomas Shirela of Chester yeoman to James Quenton of Chester yeoman; L220; Town of Londonderry, part of a farm bought by James Hunter deceased, laid off to his daughter Mary Hunter, alias Shirela...bounding John Boyd's land, containing 31 acres 4 March 1740 <s> Thomas Shirela, Mary Shirela; Wit: John Akun, Saml Boyd, John MacMurphy, Wm Toford; Rec 5 Sept 1746

1745 John Shirla to Rob't Killgreece 32/61

Jno Shirela of Chester wheelright to Roberd Kilgrece of Chester yeoman; L16; Township of Chester land laid out for Wm White adj Jno Kers, adj Nathan Colbes 8 March 1745 <s> John Shirela Wit John Moore, Saml Ingalls; Rec 24 Sept 1746

1745 Thomas Sherla to James Sherla 31/173

Thomas Sherala of Chester Wheelrite to James Sherala of Chester, weaver; L46; Land in Twp of Londonderry adj James Quentin's land adj Chester's line 4 March 1745 <s> Thomas Sherla, Mary Sherla; Wit: John Boyd, Saml Emerson; Rec 18 Aug 1746

1746 John Shirela Sr to John Shirela Jr 44/348

John Shirela of Chester yeoman to John Shirela Junr of Chester, husbandman; for love good will and affection I do bear towards my beloved son; also in consideration and in full of all my real and personal estate; land in Chester containing 40 acres NE-ly end of additional lot of 50 acres laid out for Wm White of Haverhill in the 1st Range known by No 13...marked No 13 by the high way 8 January 1746 <s> John Shirela; Wit: Sarah Emerson, Saml Emerson; Rec 20 July 1755

1749 Thomas Shirla to Rob't Witherspoon 40/257

Thomas Shirla of Chester, yeoman to Robert Witherspoone of Chester, husbandman; L306; land in Twp of Chester 50 acres out of the W-ly side of Lot No 74 in 2nd part of the 2nd Division laid out for Luther Morgan 8 December 1749 <s> Thomas Sherla, Mary X Sherla; Wit Nathan Colby, Jas Varnum; Rec 30 Jan 1753

1758 John Shirla to James Shirela 64/353

John Shirela Junr of Roxbury county of Suffolk province of Massachusetts victualler to James Shirela of Chester husbandman; L133; Township of Chester containing 40 acres NE-ly end of additional Lot of 50 acres laid out for Wm White of Haverhill in the 1st Range known as No 13 etc. 27 June 1758 <s> John Shirela; Wit: Thomas Green, Wm Banc, Suffolk Boston; Rec 30 Dec 1761

1750 Thomas Sherla to James Willson 58/319

Thomas Sherala of Chester husbandman to James Wilson Junr of Chester husbandman; L70; 1/4 of a saw mill in Chester known by name of Nutsmill upon Cohoss brook with 1/4 part of ye stream and dam and mill Hill and saw and other tackling and utensils 8 June 1750 <s> Thomas Sherla; Wit: Saml Emerson, John Clay; Rec11 Sept 1759

1755 Thomas Sherla to Philip Flanders 53/86

Thomas Sherla of Chester wheelwright to Philip Flanders of Chester blacksmith; L1200; Township of Chester...adj Wm Presson's land originally laid out to Edward Gilman thence...24 January 1755 <s> Thomas Sherla; Wit: John Calfe, Josiah Bartlett; Rec 21 May 1757

1756 Thomas Sherla to Daniel Weare 47/500

Thomas Sherala of Chester wheelright to Daniel Weare of Chester yeoman; L600; Chester Twp, 25 acres being 1/2 of that additional lot of 50 acres No 40 laid out to Benj Gambling 22 July 1756 <s> Thos Sherla; Wit: Dorty Emerson, Saml Emerson; Rec 2 Aug 1756

Rockingham Co NH Grantee Deed Index 1643 - 1850

1731 John Shirla from Sampson Underhill 18/312

1731 Nov 15 Sampson Underhill [and Eliz Underhill] of Chester, clothier to John Shirla of Chester wheelwright; L50; Land in Twp of Chester 20 acres home lot laid out for Col Peter Wier of Hampton and ?24 lot in No ?5d lot lyin gbetween ye home lot of Col Hunkings and ? Deans; Wit: N Hampsh, Jno Mclanesnlin, Will Wilam, Jacob Sergent; Recorded 22 Feb 1732

1732 John Shirla from Joseph Kimball 18/450

Joseph Kimball of Bradford county of Essex husbandman to Jno Shirla of Chester wheelwright; L22; 1/2 of a home lot No 19 in Township of Chester laid out to Thomas Dean 6 June 1732 <s> Jos Kimball; Wit: Nathll Cogswell, Hannah Pecker; Rec 9 June 1732

1733 John Shirla from Anthony Towl 22/313

Anthony Tole of Chester husbandman to John Shirla of Chester wheelwright; L40; 1 home lot or 1st Divisin of land in Twp of Chester containing 20 acres laid out for Deacon Saml Shaw and is No 60 adj Col Mark Hunkings 10 Sept 1733 <s> Anthony Towl ; Wit: Sarah Emerson, Samll Emerson; Rec 25 Jan 1737

1734 John Shirla from William White 20/502

William White of Haverhill in the county of Essex Massachusetts esq to James Shirla of Brookline in ye county of Suffolk Massachusetts weaver; L22; 1 additional lot of land in Twp of Chester New Hampshire 50 acres it being additional lot laid out to Stephen Johnson and is No 11 in 1st Range adj Saml Ingals 26 November 1734 <s> William White; Wit: Will Heath. Eben Buck; Rec 19 Feb 1735

1734 James Shirla from William White 20/503

William White of Haverhill Essex Massachusetts esquire to John Shirla of Chester NH wheelwright; L8; land in Chester Twp additional lot of land laid out to me Wm White and is No 13 lying in 1st Range 26 November 1734 <s> William White; Wit: Willm Heath, Ebenr Buck; Rec 19 Feby 1735

1736 William Shurley et al from Jno Yeamans 22/202

This is Governor William Shirley in Boston

1739 William Shirley from Robert Auchmuty 24/177

This is Governor William Shirley in Boston

1741 James Shirela from John Shirela 25/309

Jno Shirla of Chester yeoman to James Shirla of Chester; for love and good will and affection I do bear to my belovd son; 40 acres in Chester being ye NE-ly end of ye 50 acres of an additional lot 4 I purchased of Wm White of Haverhill Essex lying in ye 4th Range of [ ] by No 13 beginning at ye SE-ly corner by ye highway [ ] No 13 etc; 16 March 1741 <s> John Shirela; Wit Wm Powell, Sam'll Sherburne; Rec 5 Sep 1745

1744 John Shirlo from Seth Fogg 43/426

Seth Fogg of Hampton NH farmer to John Sherlo of Chester husbandman; L7; land containing 4 acres called Three Camp Meadow in 1st Division of Meadow No 6 laid out to Benoni Fogg in Twp of Chester adj Thomas Dean's right 7 August 1744 <s> Seth Fogg; Wit: Nathl Sargent, Ruth Sargent; Rec 12 April 1754

1745 James Sherla from Thomas Sherla 31/173

Thomas Sherala of Chester Wheelrite to James Sherala of Chester, weaver; L46; Land in Twp of Londonderry adj James Quentin's land adj Chester's line 4 March 1745 <s> Thomas Sherla, Mary Sherla; Wit: John Boyd, Saml Emerson; Rec 18 Aug 1746

1746 John Shirela from John Shirela Sr 44/348

John Shirela of Chester yeoman to John Shirela Junr of Chester, husbandman; for love good will and affection I do bear towards my beloved son; also in consideration and in full of all my real and personal estate; land in Chester containing 40 acres NE-ly end of additional lot of 50 acres laid out for Wm White of Haverhill in the 1st Range known by No 13...marked No 13 by the high way 8 January 1746 <s> John Shirela; Wit: Sarah Emerson, Saml Emerson; Rec 20 July 1755

 

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