Dame Mary Shirley formerly Anderson (née Elsegood)

???? - 1808


Married Thomas Shirley 2 April 1771 at Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland. Previously married to Sir Stephen Anderson (q.v.), under whose will she was tenant-for-life of his plantation (and enslaved people) in Barbados, with remainder to his great-niece and great-nephew Anna Maria Stephens and Ellys Anderson Stephens. The estate was unnamed in his will but has been identified by LBS from the compensation records as Byde Mill.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Rear-Admiral Hon. Thomas Shirley

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
1773 [EA] - → Tenant-for-life

Relationships (2)

Wife → Husband
Wife → Second Husband