'Shelley01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Shelley of Lewes, Shelley of Mapledurham, Shelley of Michelgrove, Shelley of Shelley

Wotton reports that this family "came out of France with William the Conqueror". BP1934 suggests that the family "derives its name from the manor of Shelley" in Kent. Wotton suggests that the branch reported here "removed from Huntingdonshire" into Sussex. Wotton starts with ...
John Shelley
1. John Shelley
  m. Margaret (dau/heir of John Rolph)
A. John Shelley (a 1417, MP for Rye, Sussex) the first mentioned by BP1934 & Visitation (Hampshire)
  Berry shows this John as son of Robert (by Elizabeth, dau/coheir of John Petitt) son of Sir William of Affendary, "brother to Sir Thomas Shelly, that was attainted for endeavouring to set up King R. II.". This seems to be confusion with the people shown by Wotton as younger siblings of this John.
  m. Beatrix Hawkwood (dau/heir of Sir John Hawkwood) father called Julius by Visitation
  Wotton, BP1934, Berry & Visitation (Hampshire) all show that John (a 1417) was father of John (d 1526). As he would almost certainly have been of age by 1417, when he was an MP, he must have been born by 1396 at latest. We had thought it likely that at least one generation had been missed out here but now (provisionally) we accept that it is possible that it was not. However, it should be noted that Visitation (Sussex) starts with a Gilbert Shelley who, by _ Sydney, is shown as the father of ...
  i. John Shelley (d 03.01.1526)
  m. Elizabeth Michelgrove (dau of John Michelgrove of Michelgrove by Mary, dau of William Sidney of Penshurst)
a. Sir William Shelley of Michelgrove (a 1527, judge, 2nd son)
  m. Alice Belknap (dau/coheir of Sir Henry (not Hamon) Belknap of Oston & Knell, sister of Sir Edward)
  (1) John Shelley of Michelgrove (d 16.12.1550)
  m. Mary FitzWilliam (dau of Sir William FitzWilliam, m2. Sir John Guildford)
  (A) William Shelley of Michelgrove (dsp 15.04.1596-7)
  m1/2. Jane Lingen (b 1530, dsp 1597, dau/heir of ?? Lingen of Sutton)
  m2/1. Mary Writhosley (dau of Thomas Writhosley, Earl of Southampton)
  (B) John Shelley of Hawford (Huntingdonshire), later Michelgrove (d 27.08.1592)
  m. Eleanor Lovell (dau of Sir Thomas Lovell of Harling)
(i) Sir John Shelley, 1st Bart of Michelgrove (b 1586, d 1642) - continued below
  m. Jane Reresby (dau of Sir Thomas Rereseby of Thribergh)
  (ii) Henry Shelley (d unm)
  (iii) Elizabeth Shelley
  m. Thomas Tymberley (Tymperley or Timperleigh) of Hintlesham
  (C) Bridget Shelley
  m. Anthony (not John) Hungerford of Down Ampney
  (D) Mary Shelley
  m. George Cotton of Warblington (son of Sir Richard)
(E) Elizabeth Shelley
  m. Sir Thomas Guldeford (not Gifford) of Hemsted
  (F) Margaret Shelley
  m. Edward Gage (not Gaye) of Bentley
  (G) Elianor Shelley
  m. Thomas Norton (son of Sir John of Norton (Norwood))
  (H) Anne Shelley
  m. Sir Richard Shirley of Westneston or Wiston (d 1543-4)
  (I)+ other issue - Richard (dsp), James
  (2) Thomas Shelley of Mapledurham, co. Southampton (youngest son)
m. Mary Copley (dau of Sir Roger Copley)
  (A) Henry Shelley of Mapledurham
  m. Mary Lutterrell (dau/coheir of Sir John Lutterell of Dunstar Castle)
  (i) Mary Shelley
  m. Edward Stamford (son of Robert of Pury Hall)
  (ii)+ other issue - Henry, Thomas
  (B) Frances Shelley
  m. Thomas Jervis
  (C) Mary Shelley
  m. Clement Finch
  (D) Margaret Shelley
  m. Launcelott Gilderidg of Sussex
(E) Dorothy Shelley
  m. Benjamin Lightborne
  (F)+ other issue - John, Thomas, Edward, Anthony
  (3) Elizabeth Shelley
  m. Sir Roger Copley of Sussex
  (4) Catherine Shelley
  m. Henry Browne, younger of Beechworth
  (5) Margaret Shelley (later a nun?)
m. Edward Gage
  (6)+ other issue - Sir Richard, Sir James, Edward (d Musselburgh Field (Pinkie) 1547)
  b. Edward Shelley of Worminghurst Park
  m. Jane Edon (dau/heir of Paul Edon (Eden) of Penshurst)
  c. Richard Shelley of Patcham (not Potham), Sussex (d 1552) shown as eldest son only by Wotton
  m. Mary Urdswick (dau of Richard Urdswick, widow of Thomas Scott)
  d. Johanna Shelley
  m. Edward Bellingham of Erringham
  e.+ other issue - Sir John (d Rhodes), George (priest), Elizabeth (nun)
  B. Sir Thomas Shelley of Buckinghamshire (a 1397)
  C. Sir William Shelley
  i. Richard Shelley (dsp)
  ii. Robert Shelley (a 1420)
  m. Elizabeth Pettit (dau/coheir of John Pettit)
  a.+ issue - John, Thomas of Hunsdon
  Wotton reports that "this line terminated in an heir female, Alice, married to Thomas Randall".
2. Thomas Shelley
  A. Alice Shelley
  m. Sir William Brampton



Sir John Shelley, 1st Bart of Michelgrove (b 10.1586, d 20.11.1642) - continued above
m. Jane Reresby (d before 15.11.1644, dau of Sir Thomas Rereseby of Thribergh)
1. Sir William Shelley (dvp c1635/9)
  m. Christiana Mara Vantelet (dau of Sir James Vantelet or Vauntlit or Vauntlet)
A. Sir Charles Shelley, 2nd Bart of Michelgrove (b 12.1637, d 1681)
  m1. (02.03.1651-2) Elizabeth Weston (d 1695, dau of Benjamin Weston of Walton-on-Thames (son of the Earl of Portland) by Elizabeth, Countess of Anglesey)
  i. Sir John Shelley, 3rd Bart of Michelgrove (d 25.04.1703, 3rd son)
  m1. Winifred Nevill (bur 24.05.1687, dau of George Nevill, 11th Lord Abergavenny)
  a. Frances Shelley (b c1672, bur 18.11.1771)
  m. (1703-4) Richard FitzWilliam, 5th Viscount FitzWilliam (d 06.06.1743)
  b.+ other issue (d ujnm) - Thomas (d 11.1696), Charles (d 10.1696)
  m2. (c1690) Mary Gage (d before 1722, dau of Sir John Gage, 4th Bart of Firle)
  d. Sir John Shelley, 4th Bart of Michelgrove (b 05.03.1691-2, d 06.09.1771)
  m1. (21.05.1717) Katherine Scawen (d 09.1726, dau of Sir Thomas Scawen)
  (1)+ issue (d unm) - Catherine, Mary
m2. (16.03.1726-7) Margaret Pelham (d 23.11.1758, dau of Sir Thomas Pelham, 1st Lord of Laughton)
  (3) Sir John Shelley, 5th Bart of Michelgrove (d 11.09.1783)
  m1. Wilhelmina Newnham (d 1772, dau of John Newnham of Maresfield Park)
  (A) George Shelley (d 1771)
  (B) Sir John Shelley, 6th Bart of Michelgrove (b 03.03.1772, d 28.03.1852) had issue
  m. (04.06.1807) Frances Winckley (d 24.02.1873, dau/heir of Thomas Winckley of Brockholes by Jacintha Dalrymple (dau of Hugh Dalrymple of Granada), widow of Thomas Hesketh)
  m2. (1775) Elizabeth Woodcock (d 1808, dau of Edward Woodcock)
  (C)+ other issue (d unm) - Elizabeth, Lucy, Arabella
  (4) Henrietta Shelley (d 05.1802)
  m. (26.06.1763) George Onslow, 1st Earl of Onslow (b 13.09.1731, d 17.05.1814)
  (5) Elizabeth Shelley
  m. James Cannon
(6) Tryphena Shelley
  m. Charles Polhill
  e. Richard Shelley had issue
  m. ?? (Mrs. Fleetwood)
  (1) Martha Shelley (d 18.03.1786) probably of this generation
  m. (1749) Sir Charles Whitworth of Leybourne (d 22.08.1778)
  (2) Frances Shelley (d 30.10.1808) possibly of this family, of this generation
  m. James Best of Park House (d 29.01.1782)
  f. Mary Shelley
  m. (1712) Sir John Lawson, Bart (b c1689, d 19.10.1739)
  g. Elizabeth Shelley (d 16.09.1766)
  m. Edward Sheldon (d 1746)
  h. Catherine Shelley
  m. Theobald (not George) Mathew of Ireland (d 24.09.1745)
  ii.+ other issue (dsp/d unm) - Benjamin (b c1658, d young), Charles (d young), William, Elizabeth, Christian
  m2. Mary Gifford (bur 14.11.1699, dau of Thomas Gifford of Dunton, relict of George, Lord Abergavenny)
2. John Shelley (dsp)
  m. Mary Bailley (dau/heir of George Bailley or Bayly of Lincoln)

Main source(s): BP1934 (Shelley), Wotton (vol I, 1771, Shelley of Michelgrove), CountyGen (Berry, Sussex, p62+), Visitation (Sussex, 1530+1633-4, Shelley), Visitation (Sussex, 1662, Shelley of Michelgrove), Visitation (Hampshire, 1530+1575+1622-34, Shelley)
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