'Shelley01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Shelley of Lewes, Shelley of Mapledurham, Shelley of Michelgrove, Shelley of Patcham, 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)
  m. Beatrix Hawkwood (dau/heir of Sir John Hawkwood) father called Julius by Visitation
  Wotton, BP1934 & 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)
  m. Alice Belknap (dau of Sir Henry (not Hamon) Belknap, 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)
  m1. Jane Lingen (dau/heir of _ Lingen of Sutton)
  m2. 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 or Timperleigh of Suffolk
  (C) Richard Shelley (dsp)
  (D) Bridget Shelley
  m. Anthony (not John) Hungerford of Down Ampney
  (E) Mary Shelley
  m. George Cotton (son of Sir Richard)
(F) Elizabeth Shelley
  m. Sir Thomas Guldeford (not Gifford) of Hemsted
  (G) Margaret Shelley
  m. Edward Gage (not Gaye)
  (H) Elianor Shelley
  m. Thomas Norton (son of Sir John of Norton (Norwood))
  (I) Anne Shelley
  m. Sir Richard Shirley of Westneston or Wiston (d 1543-4)
  (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
  (4) Catherine Shelley
  m. Henry Browne, younger of Beechworth
  (5) Margaret Shelley identified as a nun but possibly the Margaret who married ...
  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 of Paul Edon of Penshurst)
  c. Richard Shelley of Potham or Patcham, Sussex shown as eldest son by Wotton
m. Mary Urdswick (dau of Richard Urdswick, widow of Thomas Scott)
  (1) John Shelley
  m. Mary Amersham or Agmondisham (widow of Edward Warwick)
  The following comes from Visitation (Sussex, 1662, Shelley of Lewes).
  (A) Richard Shelley of Patcham (b c1521, bur 08.10.1594, 5th son?)
m. Dorothy Hills (bur 04.06.1600, widow of ?? Welche)
  (i) Henry Shelley of Patcham (b c1563, d before 17.02.1634)
  m. Jane Bellingham (dau of Richard Bellingham of Hangleton)
  (a) Henry Shelley of Lewes (bpt 13.12.1599)
  m. (c09.1626) Martha Heath (bpt 05.11.1610, dau of William Heath of Deanes)
  ((1)) Henry Shelley of Lewes (b c1635, d 14.12.1691)
  m. Cordelia Caldicott (b 1640-1, d 13.02.1717, dau of Richard Caldicott of Sherrington)
  ((A)) Richard Shelley 'of Lewes' of the Inner Temple (bpt 15.01.1662-3, d 12.05.1716) had issue
  m. (23.06.1691) Hannah Pellatt (bur 16.10.1736, dau of Thomas Pellatt of Bignor Park & Lewes)
  ((B))+ other issue - Henry, Robert
((2)) Martha Shelley
  m. William Corby
  ((3)) Elizabeth Shelley
  m. William Dobyns of Lincoln's Inn
  ((4)) Charity Shelley
  m. William Hawes
  ((5)) Cordelia Shelley
  m. John Dowse
  ((6))+ other issue - William, Thomas, John, Robert
  (b) Thomas Shelley possibly of this generation
  m. Mary Stephens (dau of Thomas Stephens of Over Lipiate)
  (B)+ other issue - George, Henry, John, James, Robert, Mary, Mary, Joane, Bridget, Dorothy, Anne, Catherine
  d. Sir John Shelley (d Rhodes)
  e. Jane Shelley possibly of this generation
  m. Edward Bellingham of Erringham
  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)
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 Portland family)
  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)
  m2. (c1690) Mary Gage (d before 1722, dau of Sir John Gage, 4th Bart of Firle)
  b. 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 - 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) 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 (dau of Edward Woodcock)
  (B)+ 3 daughters (d unm)
  (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
  c. 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)
  d. Mary Shelley
  m. (1712) Sir John Lawson, Bart (b c1689, d 19.10.1739)
  e. Elizabeth Shelley (d 16.09.1766)
  m. Edward Sheldon (d 1746)
  f. Catherine Shelley
  m. Theobald (not George) Mathew (d 24.09.1745)
  ii.+ other issue (dsp/d unm) - Benjamin (b c1658, d young), 2 sons, 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 Lincolnshire)

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