Peter Brown Family History

John Shirley (1824) & Sarah

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General History

John Shirley & Sarah 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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John Shirley was baptised on 22nd October 1824 in Godstone, Surrey. He was the son of John Shirley & (Sarah Bysh) who was the son of William Shirley & Sarah Greenaway. John married Sarah. John & Sarah lived at Old Road, Godstone in 1861; at the Railway Cottages, Godstone in 1871 and at No 6 the Villas, London Road, Godstone in 1881. Sarah possibly died in about May 1894 in Godstone RD, Surrey ('aged 66') and John possibly died in about May 1896 in Godstone RD, Surrey ('aged 72').

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John & Sarah had twelve children.

  1. Esther Shirley was born in about February 1850 in Godstone RD, Surrey.
  2. Henry William Shirley was born in about August 1851 in Godstone RD, Surrey and was baptised on 7th December 1851 in Godstone, Surrey. He married Mary Ann Snelling in about May 1879 in Godstone RD, Surrey. Henry & Mary were living at 3 Providence Cottages, Caterham in 1881 and at Block Cottages, Blindley Heath, Godstone in 1891. Mary Ann had previously married as in 1881 there were two step children living with them (John FC Snelling 4 (Caterham), Annie M Snelling 2 (Caterham)). Henry & Mary Ann had six children. Henry was a widower in 1911 living at 25 Blindly Heath cottages.
    1. Arthur James H Shirley was born in about November 1880 in Caterham, Surrey (Godstone RD).
    2. William Charles Shirley was born in about August 1882 in Caterham, Surrey (Godstone RD).
    3. Sydney Albert Shirley was born in about May 1884 in Caterham, Surrey (Godstone RD).
    4. Samuel George Shirley was born in about November 1885 in Caterham, Surrey (Godstone RD).
    5. Spencer Harold Shirley was born in about May 1888 in Godstone, Surrey (Godstone RD).
    6. Stanley Gordon Shirley was born in about February 1891 in Godstone, Surrey (Godstone RD) and he died in about February 1892 in Godstone RD, Surrey (aged 0).
  3. Anne Shirley (Ann) was born in about August 1853 in Godstone RD, Surrey but was probably baptised on 12th August 1855 in Godstone, Surrey.
  4. Arthur Shirley was born in about May 1855 in Godstone RD, Surrey and was baptised on 12th August 1855 in Godstone, Surrey.
  5. John Shirley was born in about February 1857 in Godstone RD, Surrey and was baptised on 10th May 1857 in Godstone, Surrey.
  6. Alice Shirley was born in about February 1859 in Godstone RD, Surrey.
  7. Mary Shirley was born in about May 1861 in Godstone RD, Surrey.
  8. Agnes Eliza Shirley was born in about August 1863 in Godstone RD, Surrey.
  9. William Shirley was born in about August 1865 in Godstone RD, Surrey and was baptised on 12th November 1865 in Godstone, Surrey.
  10. Louisa Shirley was born in about February 1868 in Godstone RD, Surrey.
  11. Sarah Jane Shirley was born in about January 1871 in Godstone RD, Surrey.
  12. Edward Charles Shirley was born in about August 1873 in Godstone RD, Surrey.

 

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  1. Other names found in parish registers are Shirley, Sherley, Shurley, Shirly, Sharely,Shearley,
  2. 1851 Census: Shirley:
    1. Godstone shows : see family top - John 26, Sarah 29
  3. 1861 Census: Shirley
    1. Godstone shows: see family top - John 36, Sarah 33, Esther 11, Henry 9, Ann 7, Arthur 5, John 4, Alice 2: Living in Old Road, Godstone
  4. 1871 Census: Shirley
    1. Godstone shows: see family top- John 46, Sarah 43, Henry 19, Ann 17, John 14, Alice 12, Mary 9, Agnes 8, William 5, Louisa 3 & Sarah 3 mnths living in Railway cottages
  5. 1881 Census : Shirley
    1. Godstone shows: see family top - John 56, Sarah 53, William 15, Louise 13, Sarah Jane 10, Edward Chas 7, Walter Edwin 4 (grandson-born Bletchingly), John Shirley 81 (father & widower) all born in Godstone and all living at Villas No 6, London Road, Godstone,
    2. Godstone shows: see family 2 - Henry W 28, Mary Ann 30 (Middlesex) Arthur JH 5 mnth (Caterham)+ John FC Snelling 4 (Caterham), Annie M Snelling 2 (Caterham) + others living at 3 Providence Cott, Caterham
  6. 1891 Census : Shirley
    1. Godstone shows: family ref 2 - Henry 39, Mary Ann 41 (Middlesex), Arther 10 (Caterham), William 8 (Caterham), Sydney 7 (Caterham), Samuel 5 (Caterham), Spencer 3 (Godstone), Stanley 3mnth, (Godstone) + Annie Snelling 12 (stepdaughter- Caterham) living at Block Cottages, Blindley Heath, Godstone
  7. 1901 Census : Shirley
    1. Godstone shows: family ref 2 - Mary Ann 51 (Ratcliffe,Ldn), Arther 20 (Caterham), William 18 (Caterham), Samuel 14 (Caterham), Spencer 12 (Godstone) living at Block Cottages, Blindley Heath, Godstone.
  8. 1911 Census : Shirley
    1. Godstone shows: family ref 2 Henry Shirley 59 (widower- born Godstone) living at 25 Blindly Heath Cottages
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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