Henry Shirley II

???? - 1812


Brother of Bernard Shirley and uncle of Henry Shirley III (q.v.).

  1. Will of Henry Shirley [late of the parish of St George..but now resident in Upper Wimpole Street] of Marylebone proved 17/04/1813. The will is very long and the partial summary here is not a subsitute for consulting the will itself, which opens with a request that his body be opened up and investigated. He identified his estates as Hyde Hall and Etingdon in Trelawny and an unnamed coffee estate in St George mortgaged to John Willis and Benjamin Waterhouse (since deceased) of London merchants. He had settled £10,000 on his niece Ann on her marriage to Captain Frederick Leicester, and made a number of financial legacies of other family members, including the natural children of his brother Bernard and Henry Shirley III, to whom the estates went in trust.


  1. PROB 11/1543/339.

Further Information

Hannah Rock nee Spencer

Associated Estates (8)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1798 [EA] - 1801 [LA] → Attorney

Caen Wood was shown as 'under the management and direction of the honourble Henry Shirley Esq.' in 1798.

1783 [EA] - 1783 [LA] → Joint owner

Shown as owner with his wife Hannah Elizabeth.

1801 [EA] - 1812 [EY] → Owner
1812 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Previous owner
- 1812 [EY] → Owner
1812 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Previous owner
1783 [EA] - 1783 [LA] → Joint owner

Henry Shirley had married Hannah Rock, owner

1777 [EA] - 1783 [LA] → Owner

Shown as owner in 1777-1783. The estate belonged to the family of his wife Hannah Rock nee Spencer.

Relationships (3)

Uncle → Nephew
Notes →
The two men were brothers. Edward Shirley married Hannah Spencer Rock, his brother's...

Addresses (1)

Upper Wimpole Street, London, Middlesex, London, England