Peter Brown Family History

Summary of Wills of Family Name Shirley


The 'Wills' are of five types. a) Transcripts, b) Abstracts, c) Copies from Microfilm, d) Seen 'Will' microfilm and extracted base information, e) 'Will' listed in an index and not seen or is unreadable. These are in listed in forename/date order.

A lot of 'Wills' do NOT have a transcript but over time hopefully this situation will be improved. Wherever possible I try to show an original copy of the Will' with a transcript. This then enables any later queries to be resolved. NOTE: If anyone reading this page has a Transcript or a good copy of any of the 'Wills' mentioned then I would be very thankful for a copy.

'Wills' have been cross referenced to/from Family Group pages in this site (but in a few cases the link has yet to be established). Where a link is shown under Copy/Transcript, then either a Transcription (or Abstract) of the Will is provided if available or a photocopy from the microfilm.

Name Place Date
Date Proved Ref. Main People Identified Fam Grp
Transcript or Copy: readability
Anne Shirley Reigate, Sy   19/09/1789 PCC Prob 11/1183/263      
Edward Shirley Bolney, Sx 13/03/1680 13/09/1680 LEWES A35.P406 Wife: Alice
Son: John (other children un-named)
Witnesses: Thomas King, Thomas Curtis, William King.
ShR1590 Transcript


John Shirley Oxted, Sy   31/08/1652 PCC Prob 11/224/450      

Richard Shirley

(Shown as Shurley)

Balcombe, Sx


20/10/1667 1670 LEWES A32. P80 Wife: Katerine (executor)
Son: Edward Shurley, un-named (under 21)
Daughters: Elizabeth, Mary
Overseer: John Gibbs
Witnesses: John Gibbs, William Chandler
ShR1590 Transcript


Thomas Shirley (Sherley) West Grinstead, Sx   16/05/1607 PCC Prob 11/109/369      
William Shirley (Sherley) Titsey, Sy   31/07/1650 PCC Prob 11/213/182      
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