'Shelley02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Shelley of Castle Goring, Shelley of Fen Place, Shelley of Field Place, Shelley of Horsham, Shelley of Thakeham, Shelley of Worminghurst
[Part of this page was previously included within Shelley01. It was moved here to facilitate expansion.]

Edward Shelley of Worminghurst Park
m. Jane Edon (dau/heir of Paul Edon (Eden) of Penshurst)
1. Henry Shelley of Worminghurst (a 1565)
  m. Ann Sackville (dau/heir of Richard Sackville of Chepsted, m1/2. Thomas Matson)
  There is some confusion over the next 2 generations. Visitation shows Henry & Ann as parents of Mary + another Henry who married another Ann (dau/heir Sackvile) parents of Mary + another Henry who was father by Barbara Cromer of 4 married daughters. BP1934 shows this Henry & Anne as having an only son Henry and then mentions only Richard (m. Joan Fuste), identified as that last Henry's 3rd son. Berry shows this Henry & Ann as parents of Edward (d young) + Mary + Henry who m. Barbara Cromer and had several children including Richard (3rd son, m. Joan Fuste) and those 4 married daughters. We prefer to follow Berry who, for these generations, provides much more information than either Visitation or BP1934. However, we are cautious about omitting that additional generation because this Henry was probably not young in 1565 (his cousin, John of Michelgrove, died in 1550) and there is a bit of a gap to the next Henry reported by Berry who died in 1623 whereas his 2nd cousins of the Michelgrove line died in the 1590s.
A. Henry Shelley
  i. Henry Shelley of Worminghurst (bur 09.12.1623) the first mentioned by MGH
  m1. Fridswide Walsingham (dsp, dau of Sir Thomas Walsingham of Scadbury) mentioned by Berry & MGH
  m2. Barbara Cromer (bur 03.11.1612, dau of William Cromer of Tunstall)
  a. Thomas Shelley of Worminghurst
  m. (26.06.1600) Mary Goring (dau of Edward Goring of Oakhurst)
  (1) Henry Shelley of Worminghurst (bpt 01.08.1602, dsp bur 11.06.1687)
  (2)+ other issue - Thomas, Edward (bpt 12.07.1606), John, George of Hindon (bpt 09.07.1611, bur 03.12.1661), William (bpt 03.06.1612), Barbara (bpt 07.06.1601), Dorothy (bpt 19.10.1603), Mary (bpt 05.10.1613, bur 22.01.1615), Frances (bpt 19.10.1615), Mary (bpt 10.05.1618)
  b. Richard Shelley (3rd son)
  m. Joan Fuste (dau/heirof John Fuste of Ichingfield)
  (1) John Shelley of Ichingfield, later of Thakeham, Sussex (d 03.07.1673)
m. Bridget Eversfield (bpt 19.04.1602, bur 23.11.1671, dau of Sir Thomas Eversfield of Denn)
  (A) William Shelley of Sullington, Sussex (dsp c09.1658)
  m. Adria Bridger (dau of Henry Bridger of Worminghurst, sister of Richard of Ashhurst)
  (B) Timothy Shelley of Champneys in Thakeham (bur 03.07.1671)
  m1. (22.12.1664) Katherine Mitchell (dau of Edward Mitchell (Michell) of Stamerham)
  (i) John Shelley of Fen Place, Sussex (b 27.01.166, d 04.02.1739)
  m. (c1692) Helen Bysshe (b 16.04.1667, d 10.02.1742, dau/coheir of Roger Bysshe of Fen Place)
  (a) John Shelley of Fen Place (bpt 01.09.1696, d unm 07.10.1772, "a lunatic", 2nd son)
(b) Timothy Shelley of Fen Place (b 1700)
  m. Johanna (widow of _ Plume or Plum of New York)
  ((1)) John Shelley of Field (sb Fen?) Place (b 10.12.1729, dsp 04.10.1790)
  m. (22.12.1752) Mary White (b c1731, d 04.01.1759, dau of William White of Horsham)
  ((2)) Sir Bysshe Shelley, 1st Bart of Castle Goring (b 21.06.1731, d 06.01.1815)
m1. (30.06.1752) Mary Catherine Michell (bpt 14.03.1734, d 07.11.1760, dau of Rev. Theobald Michell of Horsham by Mary, dau of Nathaniel Treadcroft of Horsham)
  ((A)) Sir Timothy Shelley, 2nd Bart of Castle Goring (b 07.09.1753, d 24.04.1844)
  m. (10.1791) Elizabeth Pilfold (dau of Charles Pilfold of Effingham)
  ((i)) Percy Bysshe Shelley (b 04.08.1792, dvp 08.07.1822, poet) had issue§G
  m1. (1813) Harriet Westbrook (dau of John Westbrook of London)
  m2. (30.12.1816) Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (d 01.02.1851, dau of William Godwin)
  Parents of the 3rd Baronet.
  ((ii)) John Shelley of Avington House (b 15.03.1806, d 11.11.1866) had issue
  m. (24.03.1827) Elizabeth Bowen (d 28.11.1889, dau of Charles Bowen of Kilnacourt)
  Ancestors of 4th and later Baronets.
  ((iii)) Mary Shelley
  m. (1819) Daniel Franco Haynes of Lonesome
((iv))+ other issue (d unm) - Elizabeth (d 1831), Hellen (bur 25.05.1796), Hellen (d 10.05.1885), Margaret (d 09.07.1887)
  ((B)) Helen Shelley
m. Robert Parker of Maidstone
  ((C)) Mary Catherine Shelley (bpt 24.12.1760, d unm bur 25.07.1784)
  The following is supported by BP1934 ('De l'Isle and Dudley').
  m2. (1769) Elizabeth Jane Perry, later Sydney (bur 17.05.1781, dau of William Perry of Wormlington by Elizabeth Sydney)
  ((D)) Sir John Shelley, later Shelley-Sidney, 1st Bart of Penshurst (b 18.12.1771, d 14.03.1849)
  m. (29.04.1799) Henrietta Hunloke (d 05.02.1811, dau of Sir Henry Hunloke, 4th Bart of Wingerworth Hall)
  ((i)) Philip Charles Sidney, 1st Baron De l'Isle and Dudley (b 11.03.1800, d 04.03.1851) had issue
  m. (13.08.1825) Sophia FitzClarence (d 10.04.1837, sister of George, 1st Earl of Munster)
  ((ii)) Emily Elizabeth Shelley-Sidney (d 12.08.1827)
  m. (26.03.1826) William Wakefield (Colonel)
  ((E)) Ariana Shelley (bpt 30.12.1770, a 1828, dsp?)
  m. Francis Aikin or Aiken (Captain)
  ((F)) Elizabeth Jane Caroline Shelley (bpt 02.01.1776, a 1828)
  m. Rev. Joseph Harris of Turville (a 1828)
  ((G))+ other issue - Percy John (bpt 23.07.1773, bur 27.11.1782), Philip (bpt 20.02.1778, d unm 08.1799, took Sydney as surname, captain), Robert (d 31.03.1849, Major), Algernon Bysshe (bpt 12.05.1781, bur 13.10.1781)
  (c) Percy Shelley of Bookham, Sussex (d before 16.01.1772)
  m. Mary (a 1772)
  ((1)) Catherine Shelley
  m. (before 12.1771) John Bayley of Bookham
  ((2))+ other issue - Anne (a 12.1771), 2 daughters (dvp unm)
  (d) Hellen Shelley (bpt 22.11.1693, a 07.1762)
  m. (before 04.08.1746) John Holman of Worth (d by 26.07.1762)
  (e) Margaret Shelley (bpt 09.09.1698, a 07.1762)
  m1. ??
  m2. _ Payne of Liggs Heath, Sheriff of Sussex (d by 07.1762)
  ((1)) Margaret Payne (d young)
  (f) Anne Shelley (bur 04.07.1771)
  m1. John Michell of Wanrham (d 20.10.1740)
  ((1)) Anne Michell (bpt 16.12.1735)
  m. (08.10.1753) Samuel Shuckford (a 12.1783, Rector of Warnham)
  ((2)) Hellen Catherine Michell
  m. _ Millar of Dorking
  ((3)) Henrietta Michell (a 08.1746, d unm)
  m2. John Par of Warnham (bur 14.09.1754)
  (g) Catherine Shelley (a 1762)
  m. (after 07.1738) John Thornton of Apthorp Common (a 1762)
  (h)+ other issue - Bysshe (bpt 05.02.1695, dvp unm 02.01.1733), Richard (d unm)
  (ii) Mary Shelley (bpt 21.12.1665, bur 04.01.1665/6)
  m2. (12.10.1669) Mary Cheale (b 1661-2, d 06.1731, sister of John Cheale of Finden, m2. John Michel of Fieldplace)
  (iii) Edward Shelley of Field Place, Sussex (bpt 03.11.1670, d unm bur 12.03.1747-8)
  (C) Richard Shelley of London (dsp 1672-3, 5th son)
  m. Mary
  (D) Elizabeth Shelley (a 06.1673)
  m. (21.11.1652) Humphrey Covert of Shepley
  (E) Christiana Shelley (a 1682)
  m1. (26.05.1670) Thomas Ellis of Steyning
  m2. _ Paulkhurst
  (F)+ other issue - Thomas, John (bur 07.11.1668)
  (2) Theobald Shelley of Steyning, Sussex (dsp before 22.12.1692, 4th son)
  m. Mary Davis (a 1692)
  (3) Barbara Shelley (d before 16.07.1689)
  m. Michael Merryam
  (4) Joan Shelley
  m. (25.06.1640) Richard Wheatley
  (A) Johanna Wheatley
  m. John Michell of Field Place (m1. Mary Cheale, widow of Timothy Shelley of Champneys)
  (5)+ other issue - Edward of Horsham (bur unm 01.04.1686), Richard (a 1615)
  c. Ambrose Shelley of Horsham, Sussex (d before 13.11.1649, 7th son)
  m. Grace Stalker (d 28.04.1649?)
  (1) Henry Shelley of Horsham (d before 28.05.1694)
  m. Mary (d before 26.03.1698/9)
  (A) Mary Shelley (bpt 29.02.1671 (sic))
  m. (before 15.12.1696) Benjamin Knight
  (B)+ other issue - Edward (bpt 16.02.1676, a 1698), Henry (bpt 27.04.1682, a 1696), Theobald (bpt 14.10.1686), Barbara (bpt 14.04.1676, a 1696), Grace (a 1696), Jane (d young), Elizabeth (d 1681)
(2)+ other issue (a 11.1647) - Grace , Frances (bpt 12.04.1647)
  d. Barbara Shelley (bpt 11.02.1588)
  m. (29.05.1610) Thomas Middleton of Horsham (son/heir of John of Horsham)
  e. Blanch Shelley
  m. John Walker (brother of Sir Edward)
  f. Mary Shelley (bpt 30.06.1594)
  m1. Thomas Warneford of Sevenhampton
  m2. Thomas Fettiplace of Fernham
  g. Frances Shelley (bpt 21.11.1592, bur 10.03.1626/7)
  m1. (17.08.1614) William Holland of Chichester & West Burton (son/heir of William of Stening)
  (1) Frances Holland mentioned by MGH
  m. John Ashburnham of Ashburnham
  Visitation shows that Frances also married (numbered 3) Sir _ Lunley of Stansted. Berry identifies her 2nd husband as ...
  m2. Richard, Viscount Lumley of Waterford
  h. Elizabeth Shelley (bpt 19.08.1604)
  m. William Keete or Keit of Little Hinton
i.+ other issue - Henry (bpt 02.09.1582, bur 09.03.1644), William (bpt 01.01.1585, d young), Walter (bpt 04.10.1587, a 1615), Anthony 9bpt 30.03.1591, bur 13.06.1597), James (bpt 03.6.1599, a 1615)
  ii. Mary Shelley (dsp)
  B. Mary Shelley
2. Richard Shelley of Alcannings, Sussex
  m. Catherine Devenishe (dau of Thomas Devenishe of Kelinglye)
  A.+ issue (a 1565) - Edward, Elizabeth, Mary
3. Edward Shelley (dsp)
4. Mary Shelley
  m. John Wintersell or Wintershall of Surrey
5. Elizabeth Shelley
  m. John Apsley of Pulborough

Main source(s): BP1934 ('Shelley-Rolls'), CountyGen (Berry, Sussex, p63+), MGH (NS1, vol 3 (1880), 'Pedigree of Percy Bysshe Shelley', p421+) with some support from Visitation (Sussex, 1530+1633-4, 'Shelley')
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