Edward Shirley

???? - 1806


Jamaica slave-owner, brother of Henry Shirley II whose stepdaughter he married. His wife's family settled a share of the Petersfield and Spring Garden estates in Jamaica on the couple in 1783. Edward Shirley Esq. died in England in 1806 and was buried at Standlake in Oxfordshire. The widow of Edward Shirley of Petersfield died at Clifton 15/03/1808.


American Vital Records from the Gentleman's Magazine, 1731-1868 p. 255; Ancestry.com, Oxfordshire, England, Church of England Baptism, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online].

Further Information

Hannah Spencer Rock

Associated Estates (2)

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
1810 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Joint owner
1799 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (3)

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Schaw Grosett and Edward Shirley had married sisters, Mary and Hannah Spencer...
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The two men were brothers. Edward Shirley married Hannah Spencer Rock, his brother's...
Other relatives
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Edward Shirley married 13/03/1783 Hannah Spencer Rock, a grand-daughter of John Spencer (d. 1768)....