'Shirley2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Shirley of Astwell, Shirley of Ettington (Ettendon), Shirley Earl Ferrers, Shirley of Staunton Harold

[On 18.08.05 'Shirley1' was reviewed & extended. Most of this page had previously been the lower section of that page.]

Sir Ralph Shirley of Ettington, Shirley and Staunton (Stanton) (d 1517)
m1. Elizabeth Walsh (dau of Thomas Walsh of Wanlep)
1. Anne Shirley
  m. Sir Thomas Pultney of Misterton
Visitation identifies only 1 wife, the following Jane, whom it describes as Sir Ralph's 4th wife.
m2. Jane Sheffield (dau of Sir Robert Sheffield)
2. Francis Shirley of Staunton Harold, Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire (d 27.07.1571)
  m. Dorothy Gifford (dau of Sir John Gifford of Chillington)
A. John Shirley (dvp 12.09.1570)
  m. Jane Lovett (dau of Thomas Lovett of Astwell)
  i. Sir George Shirley, 1st Bart of Staunton Harold, Ettington, Astwell, etc. (d 27.04.1622)
  m1. Frances Berkeley (d 29.12.1595, dau of Henry, Lord Berkeley)
  a. Sir Henry Shirley, 2nd Bart of Staunton Harold, Ettington, Astwell, etc. (d 08.02.1632-3)
  m. (01.08.1616) Dorothy Devereux (d 30.03.1636, dau of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex)
  Through this marriage came a claim on the Barony of Ferrers of Chartley which was granted to the 1st Earl Ferrers.
  (1) Sir Charles Shirley, 3rd Bart of Staunton Harold (b 09.09.1623, d unm 07.06.1646)
(2) Sir Robert Shirley, 4th Bart of Staunton Harold (d 06.11.1656)
  m. Catherine Okeover (d 18.10.1672, dau of Humphrey Okeover of Okeover)
  (A) Sir Seymour Shirley, 5th Bart of Staunton Harold (b 23.01.1646-7, d 16.07.1667)
  m. (29.01.1666) Diana Bruce (d 15.07.1672, dau of Robert Bruce, Earl of Ailesbury)
  (i) Sir Robert Shirley, 6th Bart of Staunton Harold (b 01.1668, bur 11.03.1668-9)
(B) Sir Robert Shirley, 7th Bart, 1st Earl Ferrers (bpt 20.10.1650, d 25.12.1717)
  m1. (28.12.1671) Elizabeth Washington (b c1655, d 02.10.1693, dau of Laurence Washington of Garsdon by Eleanor, dau of William Guise of Elmore)
  (i) Robert Shirley (b 04.09.1673, dvp 25.02.1698)
  m1. Catherine Venables (dau of Peter Venables)
  m2. (27.09.1688) Anne Ferrers (d 27.09.1697, dau of Sir Humphrey Ferrers of Tamworth Castle)
  (a) Robert Shirley, 'Viscount Tamworth' (b 28.12.1692, d unm 05.07.1714)
(b) Elizabeth Shirley, Baroness Ferrers of Chartley (b 19.08.1694, d 13.03.1740-1)
  m. (03.03.1715-6) James Compton, 5th Earl of Northampton (d 03.10.1754)
  (ii) Washington Shirley, 2nd Earl Ferrers (b 22.06.1677, d 14.04.1729)
  m. (c1704) Mary Levinge (d 01.1739/40, dau of Sir Richard Levinge, 1st Bart, by Mary Corbyn)
  (a) Elizabeth Shirley (b c1707, d 17.08.1734)
  m. (24.06.1725) Joseph Gascoigne Nightingale of Enfield
  ((1)) Washington Nightingale (d 1754)
  ((2)) Elizabeth Gascoigne Nightingale (d 19.05.1755)
 

m. (03/10.07.1754) Wilmot Vaughan, 1st Earl of Lisburne (b c1730, d 06.01.1800)

(b) Selina Shirley (b c1708, d 17.06.1791)
  m. (03.06.1728) Theophilus Hastings, 9th Earl of Huntingdon (b 12.11.1696, d 13.10.1746)
  (c) Mary Shirley (b 25.09.1712, dsp 12.08.1784)
  m. (20/9.06.1730) Thomas Needham, 9th Viscount Kilmorey (b 29.09.1703, dsp 03.02.1768)
  (iii) Henry Shirley, 3rd Earl Ferrers (b 14.04.1691, d unm 06.08.1745)
  (iv) Laurence Shirley of Staunton Harold (b 26.09.1693, d 27.04.1743, 5th son)
  m. Anne Clarges (d 27.05.1782, dau of Sir Walter Clarges, Bart)
(a) Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers (b 18.08.1720, dsp 05.05.1760)
  m. (16.09.1752, div) Mary Meredith (dau of Amos Meredith, son of Sir William of Henbury)
  (b) Washington Shirley, 5th Earl Ferrers (b 26.05.1722, dsp 11.10.1778, Vice Admiral)
  m. Anne Elliot (b c1723, d 26.03.1791, dau of John Elliot of Plymouth)
  (c) Robert Shirley, 6th Earl Ferrers (b 18.07.1723, d 17.04.1787)
  m. (26.12.1754) Catherine Cotton (d 16/26.03.1786, dau of Rowland Cotton of Etwall)
((1)) Robert Shirley, 7th Earl Ferrers (b 21.09.1756, d 02.05.1827)
  m1. (13.03.1778) Elizabeth Prentise (d 14.09.1799, dau of John Prentise)
  ((A)) Robert Sewallis Shirley, 'Viscount Tamworth' (b 09.11.1778, dvpsp 06.06.1824)
  m. (05.08.1800) Sophia Caroline Curzon (b 13.01.1779, d 03.02.1849, dau of Nathaniel Curzon, 2nd Lord Scarsdale)
  m2. (28.09.1799) Elizabeth Mundy (dau of Wrightson Mundy of Markeaton)
  partner unknown
  ((B)) Eleanor Shirley
  m. (07.09.1804) Hylton Joliffe (d 02.1773, dsp 01.01.1843)
  ((2)) Washington Shirley, 8th Earl Ferrers (b 13.11.1760, d 02.10.1842)
  m1. (24.07.1781) Frances Ward (d 04.03.1812, dau of Rev. William Ward, brother of 1st Viscount Dudley and Ward)
  ((A)) Robert William Shirley, 'Viscount Tamworth' (b 24.08.1783, dvp 03.02.1836) had issue
  m. (12.12.1821) Anne Weston (b c1799, d 07.10.1839, dau of Richard Weston)
((B))+ other issue - Frances (d unm 1834), Julia Anne (d 23.11.1825)
  m2. (29.09.1829) Sarah Davy (dsp 30.06.1835, dau of William Davy)
  (d) Walter Shirley (b 28.09.1726, d 07.04.1786, rector of Loughrea)
  m. (27.08.1766) Henrietta Maria Philips (d 15.12.1792, dau of Lt. Col. Molesworth Philips of Belcotton)
  ((1)) Walter Shirley of Westport (b 1768, rector of Brailsford)
  m. (1796) Alicia Newenham (dau of Sir Edward Newenham of Coolmore family)
  ((A)) Walter Augustus Shirley, Bishop of Sodor and Man (b 30.05.1797, d 21.04.1847) had issue
m. (04.09.1827) Maria Waddington (d 10.01.1859, dau of William Waddington of St. Remy)
  ((2)) Frances Anne Shirley (b 1770, d 1838)
  m. John Going (b c1769, d 1829, rector of Mealiffe)
  ((3)) Henrietta Eleanora Shirley (b 1772, d 1841)
  m. (1790) Rev. H. Bunbury
  ((4)) Anna Augusta Shirley (b 1775)
  m. (1798) G. Maturin (d 1840)
  (e) Thomas Shirley of Horkston b 06.04.1733, dsp 07.04.1814, Admiral)
  m1. (30.03.1773) Mary Elsgood (dsp 1808, dau of W. Elsgood)
  m2. (06.11.1809) Anne Hele (dau of Thomas Hele)
(v) Elizabeth Shirley
  m. Walter Clarges
  (vi) Dorothy Shirley (d 03.04.1721)
  m. (1700) John Cotes of Woodcote
(vii)+ other issue - Lewis (b 1685, d 1710), 5 sons (d young), 5 daughters
 

m2. (08.1699) Selina Finch (d 20.03.1762, dau of George Finch of London)

  (xviii) George Shirley of Ettington (b 23.10.1705, d 22.10.1787)
  m. (28.12.1749) Mary Sturt (d 24.08.1800, dau of Humphrey Sturt of Horton)
  (a) George Shirley of Ettington (dsp 15.03.1793)
  (b) Evelyn Shirley of Ettington (b 17.12.1756, d 01.05.1810)
  m. (03.07.1781) Phillis Byam Wollaston (d 22.06.1836, dau of Charlton Wollaston)
  ((1)) Evelyn John Shirley of Ettington and Lough Fea (b 26.04.1788, d 31.12.1856) had issue
  m. (16.08.1810/20) Eliza Stanhope (d 30.04.1859, dau of Arthur Stanhope)
  ((2)) Charles Shirley (b 15.11.1792, dsp 12.12.1855, General, 3rd son)
  m. (07.12.1829) Anne Charlotte Bridgeman (d 09.02.1858, dau of Hon. Rev. George Bridgeman)
((3)) James Shirley (b 15.01.1802, d 07.01.1870, rector of Frettenham, 6th son) had issue
  m. (29.12.1831) Catherine Louisa Dolphin (d 20.10.1867, dau of Rev. John Dolphin)
  ((4)) Arthur George Sewallis Shirley (b 20.07.1810, d 08.10.1891, vicar of Stinsford, 8th son) had issue
  m1. (24.08.1841) Georgina Emily Cookson (d 08.07.1852, dau of Rev. William Cookson)
  m2. (03.09.1853) Mary Beadon Turner (d 03.04.1877, dau of Edward Turner)
  m3. (1878, sp) Francesca Vincenzia Edith Money (dau of John Ernie Money)
  ((5)) Mary Shirley (d 17.02.1838)
  m. (19.04.1813) George Morant (d 11.12.1875)
((6)) Emily Harriet Shirley (b 20.12.1799, d 03.01.1881)
  m. (12.09.1826) Edward Harbord, 3rd Lord Suffield (b 10.11.1781, d 06.07.1835)
  ((7))+ other issue - Henry Robert (b 27.03.1789, d 05.05.1808), William (b 23.03.1794, d 21.04.1850, General), Frederick (b 15.06.1797, d 19.9.1797), Sir Horatio (b 03.12.1805, dsp 11.04.1879, General), Phyllis (d 15.04.1803), Selina (d unm 03.02.1870), Frances (d unm 12.09.1836), Georgiana (d 27.05.1806)
  (c) Selina Shirley
  m. Sir Thomas George Skipwith, Bart (dsp 1790)
(d) Mary Shirley
  m. John Smith, later Leigh of Comb Hay
  (xix) Sewallis Shirley (dsp 25.10.1765)
  m. (25.05.1751) Margaret Rolle, Baroness Clinton (d 13.01.1781)
  (xx) Selina Shirley (d 14.12.1777)
  m. (24.10.1720) Peter Bathurst of Clarendon Park (b 03.05.1687, d 06.05.1748)
(xxi) Mary Shirley
  m. Charles Tryon (not Tyron) of Bulwick
  (xxii) Anne Shirley (d 25.02.1779)
  m. (15.05.1729) Sir Robert Furnese, 2nd Bart
  (C) Catherine Shirley (d 06.07.1717)
  m. Peter Venables of Kinderton
  (D) Dorothy Shirley probably of this generation
  m. George Vernon of Sudbury (b 1635, d 1702)
  (3) Lettice Shirley (b c1617, bur 25.09.1655)
  m. William Bourke, 7th Earl of Clanricarde (d 10.1687, Colonel)
  b.+ other issue including Sir Thomas (antiquary)
  m2. (sp) Dorothy Wroughton (dau of Sir Thomas Wroughton of Wilcot)
  ii. Ann Shirley
  m. Rowland Wibunbunbery (Wibunbery?) of Asherley
  iii.+ other issue - Rafe, John, Thomas, Dorothy, Elizabeth
  B. Elizabeth Shirley
  m. Thomas Cotton of Connington (a 1558)
  C. Anna Shirley presumed of this family, probably of this generation
  m. John Brooke of Madeley (b c1538, d 1598)

Main source(s): BP1934 (Ferrers) with a little input from BLG1886 (Shirley of Ettington and Lough Fea), Visitation (Sussex, 1530+1633-4, Shirley)
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