Re: RICHARD SHIRLEY born 1712 d. 1769
I am researching the shirley family of Kells/Kilkenny. My grandmother was Ellena May Shirley, born in Tasmania in 1884. Her father was John, son of Richard both born in kilkenny. Richard was a convict transported to Tasmania in 1852. Richard's great grandfather was Thomas of Belmount, born pre 1728.
I cannot find out anything prior to Thomas and wonder if the Richard who was born in 1712 was related to Thomas.
Any help or other connection would be most welcome.
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