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January 19, 2019

I have posted the following apprenticeship and admission records to the London page in the member's section

Note: The James Sherley (master goldsmith) in these records is the Treasurer of the Plymouth Colony, one of the London merchant founders of Massachusetts, USA

London Goldsmith's Company

Apprentices and Admissions

1604 September 14 James Sherly son of Robert Sherly, goldsmith of London bound to Robert Sherly master of Goldsmith's Co, for 10 years

1604 September 14 John Sherly son of Robertt Sherly goldsmith of London bound to Robertt Sherly master of Goldsmith's Co, for 9 years

1604 October 10 John Shirley son of John Shirley gent of St Botolps Aldersgate London bound to John Cory master of the Goldsmith's Co, for 7 years.

1605 Robert Hooker granted freeman; Robert Sherley master of Goldsmith's Co, by servitude

1606 Aug 22 Thomas Watts son of Richard Watts yeoman of Wortley Yorkshire bound to Robert Sherley master of Goldsmith's Company, for 10 years

1607 Robert Sherley granted freedom; William Terrey master of Goldsmith's Co, by servitude

1612 John Sherley son of Robert Sherley of London granted freedom; Robert Sherley master of Goldsmith Co, by servitude

1612 James Sherley son of Robert Sherley of London granted freedom; Robert Sherley master of Goldsmith Co, by servitude

1613 January 29 Thomas Hanson son of Lewes Hanson, chapman of Be?nbery Berkshire bound to John Sherley master of Goldsmith's Co, for 10 years

1614 April 1 William Viner son of Richard Viner yeoman of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire bound to James Sherley master of Goldsmith's Co, for 10 years

1614 Thomas Watts of Yorkshire granted freedom; Roger Beech (turnover master), Robert Sherley master of Goldsmith Co, by servitude

1615 May 5 Charles Kempe son of Willyam Kempe bound to Robert Shirly master of Goldsmith's Co, for 8 years

1616 Thomas Bonythan of Cornwall granted freedom; Robert Sherley master of Goldsmith's Co, by servitude

1618 January 16 Thomas Andrewes son of Thomas Andrewes gent of Limehouse Middlesex bound to John Sherley master of Goldsmith's Co, for 9 years

1622 Henry Sherley of Sussex granted freedom; Henrie Cogan (turnover master), Michaell Bold master of Goldsmith's Co, by servitude

1622 Thomas Hanson of Berkshire granted freedom; John Sherley master of Goldsmith's Co, by servitude

1624 June 25 John Goodwin son of John Goodwin of Great Roulright Oxfordshire bound to John Sherley master of Goldsmith's Co, for 9 years

1624 William Vyner of Gloucestershire granted freedom; James Sherley master of Goldsmith's Co, by servitude

1625 Thomas Andrews of Middlesex granted freedom; John Sherley master of Goldsmith's Co, by servitude

1626 June 16 John Wilding son of Widow Wilding of Hellingly Sussex bound to John Sherly master of Goldsmith's Co, for 9 years

1627 July 20 Dudley Lovell son of Dudley Lovell gent of Harford Huntingdonshire bound to James Shelrey master of Goldsmith's Co, for 8 years

1628 June 9 Robert Sherley son of Robert Sherley goldsmith of London bound to John Prince master of Goldsmith's Co, for 8 years

1633 John Goodwin of Oxfordshire granted freedom; John Sherley master of Goldsmith's Co, by servitude

1635 Robert Sherley of London granted freedom; John Prince master of Goldsmith's Co, by servitude

1635 John Wildinge of Sussex granted freedom; John Sherley master of Goldsmith's Co, by servitude

1637 Dudley Lovell of Huntingdonshire granted freedom; James Sherley master of Goldsmith's Co, by servitude

1637 Edward Turner of Lincolnshire granted freedom; Robert Sherley (turnover master), Henry Williams master of Goldsmith's Co, by servitude

1639 February 8 Richard Sharpe son of Richard Sharpe esq of Middle Temple, London bound to Robert Sherley master of Goldsmith's Co, for 8 years

1641 April 23 John Sherley son of John Sherley citizen and goldsmith of London bound to Jeremy Johnson master of Goldsmith's Co, for 8 years

1641 May 21 Robert Hammond son of Henry Hammond butcher of Wansworth Surrey bound to James Sherley master of Goldsmith's Co, for 8 years

1641 July 2 John Shorter son of John Shorter baker of Staynes Middlesex bound to James Sherley of East India and Eastland Companies, master of Goldsmith's Co, for 7 years

1644 April 19 William Shorter son of John Shorter baker of Staines Middlesex bound to James Sherly of East India and Eastland Companies master of Goldsmith's Co, for 8 years

1647 Richard Sharpe of London granted freedom; Robert Sherley master of Goldsmith's Co, by servitude

1649 John Sherley of London granted freedom; John Sherley of London father of Goldsmith's Co, by patrimony

1650 John Shorter of Middlesex granted freedom; John Sherley master of Goldsmith's Co, by servitude

1654 May 3 John Butcher son of John Butcher clothier of Mells Somerset bound to James Sherley overseas merchant master of Goldsmith's Co, for 8 years

1656 June 18 John Sherley son of James Sherley citizen and goldsmith of London bound to James Sherley overseas merchant master of Goldsmith's Co, for 8 years

1656 Thomas Sherley of London granted freedom; James Sherley of London father of Goldsmith's Co, by patrimoney

1671 John Butcher of Somerset granted freedom; James Sherley master of Goldsmith's Co, by servitude

January 9, 2019

I spent several hours yesterday and today re-working our info on the early members of the London England merchant guilds. I also added new findings and posted them to the London page in the Members' section. The following is new!

Carpenters' Company : Minute Books of Courts and Committees

Court day Continued May the 7th. 1728 John Sherley bound to John Dyer Citizen and Carpenter deced by Testimony of Ann Dyer his Widow & Executrix made free .

Tuesday March the 3d: 1729 John Shirley paid Quarteridge to Chritmas last £0-02s-00d

Court day Continued March the 3d: 1729 Consented That Thomas Cole bound to John Dyer Citizen and Carpenter of London be assigned to John Shirley Citizen and Carpenter of London for the remainder of his Apprenticeshipp .

Tuesday March the 2d- 1730 John Shirley paid Quarteridge to Christmas last 0-2-0

Tuesday March the 2d- 1730 John Gubbins Son of Richard Gubbins of Epsom in the County of Surry Blacksmith bound to John Shirley Citizen and Carpenter of London for seven Years Consideracon money Ten Pounds

Tuesday August the 6th: 1734 John Shirley paid Quarteridge to Midsummer last £0:7s:0d

Tuesday August the 6th: 1734 Thomas Palmer Son of Thomas Palmer of the Parish of Saint Botolph without Aldgate in the County of Middlesex Gunstock Maker bound to John Shirley Citizen and Carpenter of London for seven Yeares Consideration Money Nil

Tuesday March the 7th: 1737 John Gubbins who was bound to John Shirley late Citizen and Carpenter of London deced was now by testimony of Mary Shirley Widdow of the said John Shirley made Free

Court day February 2d. 1741 Consented that Thomas Finch the Late Apprentice of Anthony Child be Assigned to Thos. Shirley Citizen and Joiner by trade a Carpenter for the Remainder of his Time Mr Warden Bush Reported at this Court He had recd. £82..16s..6d according to the Account hereunder Written.

3 December 1745 Thomas Finch son of John Finch of the Parish of Stepney in the County of Middlesex Farrier Bound to Anthony Child Citizen & Carpenter having sued out his Indentures was afterwards to Thomas Shirley Citizen & Joyner of London and by him made Free

At a Court of Assistants held at Carpenters Hall on Tuesday the 1st. day of January 1765 .John Shurley Son of John Shurley Citizen and Carpenter of London made Free by Patrimony

At a Court of Assistants held at Carpenters Hall on Tuesday the 7th day of July 1767 William Powell Son of James Powell of the Pish of Shadwell Com Middx Cabinet maker bound to John Shirley of the minories in the Pish of the Holy Trinity Gunmaker and also Cit & Carpr . of London Consn Nil

Court Day 7th. April 1772 William Crank Son of William Crank late of Chelmsford Com Essex Publican deced Pound to Joseph Jefferys of Upper Moorfields Carpr . and also Cit & Carpr. and now turned over to John Shirley Cit & Joiner for the remainder of his time

Clothworkers Company - Apprentices and Freedoms

1607 Feb 11 Thomas Allen of Norfolk s/o Fobti Allen of Malingforth Norfolk (dead) to Tobie Sherley of Clothworker's Co, for 7 years

1608 July 12 Johes Denman of Nottinghamshire s/o Jacobi Denman of Fretford Nottinghamshire bound to Tobie Sherley of Clothworker's Co, for 8 years

1608 July 18 Ricus Esam s/o Robti Esam of Villa Northt Northamptonshire yeoman (dead) bound to Tobie Sherley of Clothworker's Co for 9 years

1608 Nov 14 Jacobus Goodwyn s/o Henrici Goodwyn of Darleson Staffordshire bound to Tobie Sherley of Clotherworker's Co for 7 years

1611 April 5 Adam Smith s/o Johannis Smith of Magna Grymsby Lincolnshire bound to Tobie Sherley of Clothworker's Co for 7 years

1611 Mar 11 Willimus Underwood s/o Willi Underswood of Weston Hertfordshire yeoman bound to Tobie Sherley of Clothworker's Co for 7 years

1613 April 28 Johannes Faireclough s/o Laur Faireclough of Ravensden Bedfordshire yeoman (dead) bound to Tobie Sherley of Clothworker's Co for 8 years

1615 Jacobus Goodwin granted freedom by Servitude, Tobie Sherley of Clothworker's Co, master

1615 May 20 Johes Dixon s/o Willi Dixon tailor of Ratcliff Middlesex bound to Tobie Sherley of Clothworker's Co for 7 years

1616 Richas Esam granted freedom by Servitude, Tobie Sherley of Clothworker's Co, master

1617 May 20 Tobias Sherley s/o Georgii Sherley of Creick Northamptonshire yeo bound to Tobie Sherley of Clothworker's Co for 7 years

1618 John Denman granted freedom by Servitude, Tobie Sherley of Clothworker's Co, master

1619 Aug 10 Laurencius Jones s/o Lodonici Jones of Bethowse Monmouthshire yeoman (dead) bound to Tobie Sherley of Clothworker's Co for 7 years

1620 John Faireclough granted freedom by Servitude, Toby Sherley of Clothworker's Co, master

1627 Tobias Sherley granted freedom by Servitude, Toby Sherley of Clothworker's Co, master

1644 April 27 Thomas Rose s/o Thom Rose agr. of Materingbery Kent bound to Tobias Sherley , taylor of Southworke Surrey of Clothworker's Co, for 7 years

1647 April 1 Georgius Sherly s/o Johis Sherly of Lugershall Buckinghamshire yeoman (dead) bound to Johi Micklefield cloth in Bell Alley in Kaninge Street London of Clothworker's Co for 8 years

1648 October 27 Ralph Sherley s/o Thomas Sherley of High Wiccum Buckinghamshire yeoman bound to Edvardo Raynor cheesmonger in Tems Streets London, of Clothworker's Co for 7 years.

1654 Aug 16 William Sherley s/o Thomas Sherley of Preston Sussex esquire (dead) and Elizabeth Sherley, mother of apprentice, sponsor "for the truth of her sonn" bound to William Peake of Clothworker's Co for 7 years

1655 Geo Sherley granted freedom by Servitude, Jo: Micklefield of Clothworker's Co, master

1655 Willm Smith s/o Wm Smith of Ellingham Lincolnshire bound to John Sherley silke stokin maker in Gravell Lane on the backside of Hounsditch, London of Clothworker's Co, for 7 years.

1655 Jan 17 William Hardinge s/o Edward Hardinge of Watham Abbey Essex bound to Anthony Sherley silk stockin maker in Petty Coate Lane in Stepney parish Middlesex of Clotheworker's Co for 7 years

1661 Nov 29 William Sherley granted freedom by Servitude, William Peake of Clothworker's Co, master

1663 Oct 30 Samuell Newington s/o Thomas Newington gent, the father bound to ye Mr in 300 li. for ye truth of his sonne, bound to Wm Shirley of Clothworker's Co for 8 years

1670 March 21 Samuel Newington granted freedom by Servitude, Wm Sherley of Clothworker's Co, master

1671 Feb 13 Richard Stapley s/o Stapley esq (dead) bound to Wm Shirley of Clothworker's Co for 7 years; James Stapley of ye same place bound to ye Master in 100 li for ye thruth

1676 December 13 Wm Holt s/o Tho: Hold of Peterfield Hampshire gent bound to Wm: Sherley of Clothworker's Co for 8 years

1677 April 4 Francis Hardman s/o Tho: Hardman of Rapton Derbyshire yeoman (dead) bound to Tho: Sherley gardiner in Red Fry of Clothworker's Co for 7 years

1678 May 4 John Carter granted freedom by Servitude, Tho: Sherley of Clothworker's Co, master

1681 May 3 James Wheatley s/o James Wheatley mariner of Winsor Berkshire bound to Tho: Sherley gardiner of Redriff Surrey of Clothworker's Co, for 8 years

1683 July 3 John Hitchman s/o Robert Hitchman of Bloomesbury Middlesex bound to Tho: Sherley of Clothworkers' Co for 8 years

1685 October 6 Samll Dane s/o Dane bound to Tho: Sherly of Clothworker's Co for 7 years

1687 October 4 Richard Hodges s/o John Hodges butcher of Redriffe Surrey bound to Tho: Sherley gardiner of Redriff Surrey of Clothworker's Co for 7 years

1690 Sept 3 Richard Tanner s/o Richard Tanner husbandman of Willington Berkshire bound to Tho: Sherley gardiner of Redriffe Surrey of Clothworker's Co for 7 years

1691 October 6 George Sherley granted freedom by Patrimoney, s/o George Sherley of Clothworker's Co, father

1700 August 6 John Crayser s/o Robert Crayser leather dresser, of London, London, bound to Geo: Sherley lock smith of Westminster Middlesex of Clothworker's Co for 7 years

1703 Feb 1 Wolstan Morris s/o Edw: Morris cordwainder of Saffron Hill Middlesex bound to Geo: Sherley lock smithof Kings Street Westmr Middlesex of Clothworker's Co for 7 years

1705 Sept 4 Robert Poulton granted freedom by Servitude, Tho: Sherly of Clothworker's Co, master

1707 October 7 John Franks s/o John Franks labourer of Westminster Middlesex (dead) bound to Geo Sherly of Stephens Alley in Kings Street in Westminster Middlesex of Clothworker's Co for 7 years

1710 Feb 6 Wolston Morris granted freedom by Servitude, George Sherly of Clothworker's Co, master

1717 July 2 John Croyser granted freedom by Servitude, Geo: Sherly of Clothworker's Co, master

1735 Aug 5 Richard Shirley s/o Francis Shirley (farmer of Ludgershall Bucks, dead) bound to Wm Tomlin baker of Knight Rider St London, Clothworker's Co, for 7 years

1791 Sept 7 George Shirley of Middlesex s/o George Shirley of parish of St James in Westminster Middlesex, gent (dead) bound to Thomas Merrington, Calico Glazer, of Crown Court "Old Change" London of Clotherworker's Co., for 7 years

 

January 7 2019

I posted the following original estate documents to the Darlington Co SC page in the members' section

Darlington Co SC

1822 Jan 6 Darlington Co SC Estate Administrations Page 171 - Letters of Admininistration on the estate of Jane Sherley granted to Elias Kelly, Bond secured by Elias Kelly and John W Seeger.

1822 Jan 22 Darlington Co SC Estate administrations Page 172 - Appraisal of the estate of Jane Sherley by Nichol Powers, John Meigs, Wm L Dewitt

I posted the following original estate documents to the Barren Co KY page in the members' section

Barren Co KY

1833 Barren Co KY Mixed Book 3 and 4 page 92 - Will of Mary Shirley - I Mary Shirley being of sound mind but weak and feeble in body do ordain this as my last will and testament. In the presence of God Amen. Item 1st I will and bequeath to my beloved son in law Presley N Thomas all of my estate consisting of house hold and kitchen furniture to have and to hold him and his heirs forever. Item 2nd I also will him to have my cow beast of which I have only one. Done this 22nd January and year of our Lord 1833. Given under my hand Seal state of Kentucky and County of Barren Mary X Shirley. Witness Joel Yancy [?], William ?Tryman, Lucy Tryman. Proven Nov court 1835.

I posted the following original estate documents to the Winnebago Co IL page in the members' section

Winnebago Co IL

1869 Winnebego Co IL WB 1-4 pg 213 - Will of Lewis Shirley of Cherry Valley, Winnebego Co Illinois. To wife Mary income of one third part of all my real estate during natural life. Grant balance of my real estate among my 8 children (or their heirs) viz Silas (heirs of), Mary Ann (heirs of), Jane, Keith, Lewis, Charles W., John W. and Haley, Elizabeth. Although John W above named is the son of my wife by me adopted, he is to share equally. Appoint my 2 sons Lewis Shirley and Charles W Shirley to be executors. 30 January 1869 <s> Lewis Shirley. Wit: A. E Hale, R. A Hale, Josephine Hale. Filed 17 December 1872. Proved 19 Dec 1872.

January 2, 2019

New USA Branch - I finally published a working lineage as USA Branch 104. This family originated in north-central North Carolina, Halifax County

104. Thomas Shirley born say 1761, lived in Halifax Co NC, family moved to Guilford, Randolph and Davidson Co NC New

 

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