Peter Brown Family History

Amos Shirley (1835) & Lucy Stripp

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General History

Amos Shirley & Lucy Stripp were not one of my direct ancestors but they are related to me as later indirect generations of a direct ancestor.

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Amos Shirley was baptised on 8th November 1835 in Godstone, Surrey. He was the son of Richard Shirley who was the son of William Shirley (see William Shirley 1766 ref 8 D for details). He married Lucy Stripp on 17th October 1860 in Blindley Heath, Surrey. In 1871 they were living at Cottage on Common, Blindley Heath; in 1881 they were living at Blindley Heath common and in 1891 they were living at Bauks Cottage, Blindley Heath. Amos died in about February 1919 in Godstone RD, Surrey ('aged 83').

Lucy Stripp was born on 3rd August 1837 in Tandridge, Surrey. She was the daughter of William Stripp who was the son of Richard Stripp who was the son of William Stripp. (See William Stripp 1715 family ref 6Av for details). Lucy died in about February 1913 in Godstone RD, Surrey (aged 75').

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Amos & Lucy had sixteen children.

  1. Eliza Shirley was born in about May 1862 in Godstone RD, Surrey (shown as Sherley in Bmd).
  2. Robert Shirley was baptised on 10th July 1863 in Godstone, Surrey.
  3. William Shirley was born in about May 1865 in Godstone RD, Surrey.
  4. Thomas Shirley was born in about May 1866 in Godstone RD, Surrey. He married Ellen Sharp on 8th December 1889 in Bromley, Kent (marriage certificate shows father as Amos Shirley (labourer) and Thomas as aged 23. He was living at Wharton Road, Bromley Kent).
  5. Emma Shirley was baptised on 9th April 1867 in Godstone, Surrey.
  6. George Shirley was born in about May 1867 in Godstone RD, Surrey.
  7. John Shirley was born in about August 1869 in Godstone RD, Surrey. He was living with his parents in 1901/11.
  8. Mary Shirley was baptised on 8th November 1870 in Godstone, Surrey.
  9. Joseph Shirley was born in about February 1872 in Godstone RD, Surrey.
  10. Lucy Shirley was baptised on 25th March 1874 in Godstone, Surrey.
  11. Harriet Shirley was baptised on 14th July 1875 in Godstone, Surrey. She was living with her parents in 1911.
  12. Esther Shirley was baptised on 9th November 1876 in Godstone, Surrey. She married Edward Percy B S Dean on 26th October 1907 in Fulham, London. Edward & Esther had two children (Lilian Esther & Ivy Bolitho)
  13. Emily Shirley was baptised on 21st November 1877 in Godstone, Surrey.
  14. Fanny Shirley was baptised on 22nd August 1879 in Godstone, Surrey.
  15. Amos Shirley was baptised on 28th October 1880 in Godstone, Surrey.
  16. Amy Shirley was baptised on 23rd October 1883 in Godstone, Surrey. She was living with her parents in 1901.

 

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General:

The families of Strip/Streape and Shirley tend to very interconnected with marriages between them and also the families living adjacent to each other. The families tend to be based around the Surrey/Sussex border at Copthorne, Horne (Frogit Heath) and Blindley Heath. Looking at the parish map one can see that the parishes of Tandridge, Godstone & Horne all merge at this point and also are adjacent to Worth & East Grinstead. Frogit Heath is actually in Horne & Godstone parishes and Blindley Heath is actually in Horne, Godstone, Tandridge & Lingfield parishes. The location is some distant from the actual villages of Tandridge and to a lesser extent Godstone. Thus it is likely that the family ancestors arise from Sussex.

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  1. Other names found in parish registers are Shirley, Sherley, Shurley, Shirly, Sharely,Shearley,
  2. 1861 Census: Shirley
    1. Godstone: see family top - Amos 25, Lucy 23 (Tandridge), William Stripp 21 (Brother in law-Tandridge), Robert Chas... 33 (Brother in law -Godstone) living at the Cottage, Blindley Heath,Godstone ; Neighbours were Richard Stripp & Thomas Stripp 1792
  3. 1871 Census: Shirley
    1. Godstone: see family top - Amos 35, Lucy 33, Eliza 9, Robert 7, William 6, Thomas 5, Emma 4, George 3, John 1,Mary 5 mnth living at Cottage on Common
  4. 1881 Census : Shirley
    1. Godstone shows: see family top - Amos 45, Lucy 43, Eliza 18, Robert 17, Thomas 14, John 11, Mary 10, Joseph 9, Lucy 6, Harriet 5, Esther 4, Emily 3, Fanny 1, Amos 5 mnths living at Blindley Heath common. Neighbours were John & Sarah Maria Shirley
  5. 1891 Census : Shirley
    1. Godstone shows: see family top - Amos 55, Lucy 53, Eliza 28, Joseph 19, Emily 13, Fanny , Amy 7. Living at Banks Cottage, Blindley Heath.
  6. 1901 Census:
    1. Godstone shows: Amos 65 (Godstone), Lucy 63 (Tonbridge, Kent), John 31 (Godstone), Amy 19 (Godstone). Living at Banks Cottage on Heath, Godstone.
  7. 1911 Census :Shirley
    1. Godstone shows: see family top - Amos 75, (Godstone, farm labourer), Lucy 73 (Godstone), John 41 (single, Godstone), Harriet 35 (single, Godstone), Amy Lucy Catherine Hall 3 (granddaughter). Amos & Lucy had been married 50 years and had 17 children of which 16 were still alive. They lived at Banks Cottage, Blindley Heath, South Godstone, Surrey in a house with 4 rooms.
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Photographs:

1. Lucy Stripp

Provided by Helen Claydon via source 9

Lucy Strip 2. Amos Shirley & Lucy Stripp -

Provided by Helen Claydon via source 9

Amos Shirley & Lucy Strip  

Cerificates:

  1. Marriage certificate of Thomas Shirley & Ellen Sharpe
Sources Returns to 'Top of Page'
  1. Surrey Parish Records - Godstone, Horne
  2. Census Records - 1841, 1861, 1871 - British Origins Web site
  3. Census Records - 1851- Godstone District CD
  4. Census Records - 1881 Family Search CD
  5. Census Records - 1901- National Archives
  6. Surrey Marriage Index CD
  7. Sussex Family History Group-Sussex Marriage Index CD
  8. FREEBMD (Index of birth, marriages, deaths post 1837)
  9. Rebecca Williams from Holland who is a descendant of William Streape. Email: acceber@zonnet.nl
  10. Sussex Family History Group - Baptism & Burial records
  11. Surrey Burial Index CD
  12. IGI (International Genealogical Index: Latter-day Saints) - batches of parish records: see LINKS-Research Web sites