William John Selby Gurley

1813 - 1848


Son of Elizabeth Gurley (q.v.), who was his guardian and claimed compensation on his behalf for Peter's Hope on St Vincent, and grandson of Mary Selby Gurley (q.v.). William John Selby Gurley's father William was killed in Scotland's penultimate duel in 1824.

  1. Shown as 'William Selby John', born 16/01/1813, son of William and Elizabeth Gurley, when baptised at St Marylebone 05/06/1814.

  2. Will of William John Selby Gurley Mate of HMS Hecla proved 15/08/1848. In it he left his property to his mother Elizabeth and his four sisters equally.


  1. Ancestry.com, London, England, Births & Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online]. The register pages are headed '1813-4' [the latter added by hand] but the birth-dates of the entries surrounding Gurley, some of which are from 1814, strongly suggest the baptism was in 05/06/1814 rather than 05/06/1813.

  2. PROB 11/2079/194.

Further Information


Associated Estates (1)

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
1824 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Heir

Relationships (4)

Grandson → Grandmother
Son → Mother
Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle