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Shelley, of Michelgrove, co. Sussex (E Baronet, 1611)

 

Creation: let.pat. 22 May 1611

 

Family name: Shelley

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Arms:

Sable a Fess engrailed between three Whelk Shells Or

Crest:

A Griffin's Head erased Argent ducally gorged Or

Motto:

Je trouve (As I find)

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Sir John Shelley, 1st Bt.

son and heir of John Shelley, of Michelgrove, co. Sussex, by his wife Eleanor Lovell, dau. of Sir Thomas Lovell, of East Harling, co. Norfolk

born

mar.

Jane Reresby (d. in or before 1644), dau. of Sir Thomas Reresby, of Thribergh, co. York, by his wife Mary Monson, dau. of Sir John Monson, of South Carlton, co. Lincoln

children

1. Sir William Shelley, of Michelgrove, co. Sussex, knighted 1636 (dvp. about 1639), mar. Christiana Maria Vantelet, dau. of Sir James Vantelet, and had issue:

1a. Sir Charles Shelley, 2nd Bt.

2. John Shelley (dsp.), mar. Mary Bailley, dau. and hrss. of George Bailley

died

in or before 1644

created

22 May 1611 a Baronet of England, styled "of Michelgrove, co. Sussex"

suc. by

grandson

note

knighted 1612

 

Sir Charles Shelley, 2nd Bt.

born

mar. (1)

2 Mar 1651/2 Elizabeth Weston, only surv. dau. and hrss. of Hon Benjamin Weston (by his wife Elizabeth Villiers, widow of Christopher [Villiers], 1st Earl of Anglesey, and dau. of William Sheldon, of Hornby, co. Leicester), 4th son of Richard [Weston], 1st Earl of Portland, by his second wife Frances Waldegrave, dau. of Nicholas Waldegrave, of Borley, co. Essex

children by first wife

1.

2.

3. Sir John Shelley, 3rd Bt.

4.

1.

2.

mar. (2)

after 1666 Mary Nevill (widow of George [Nevill], 1st Baron Bergavenny; bur. 14 Nov 1699 at St Pancras, co. Middlesex), dau. of Dr Thomas Gifford, of Dunton Waylett, co. Essex, by his wife Anne Brooksby, dau. and hrss. of Gregory Brooksby, of Burstall, co. Leicester

died

1681 (bur. at Rouen, France)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

 

Sir John Shelley, 3rd Bt.

born

after 1662

mar. (1)

Hon Winifred Neville (bur. spm. 24 May 1687 at Clapham, co. Sussex), only dau. of George [Neville], 1st Baron Bergavenny, by his wife Mary Gifford, dau. of Dr Thomas Gifford, of Dunton Waylett, co. Essex, by his wife Anne Brooksby, dau. and hrss. of Gregory Brooksby, of Burstall, co. Leicester

only child by first wife

1. Frances Shelley, later de jure suo jure Baroness Bergavenny

mar. (2)

c. 1690 Mary Gage (mar. (2) George Mathew, of Thurles, co. Tipperary; d. between Apr 1717 and 1722), dau. and eventually cohrss. of Sir John Gage, 4th Bt., of Firle, co. Sussex, by his first wife Mary Middlemore, dau. of Robert Middlemore, of Edgbaston, co. Warwick

children by second wife

1. Sir John Shelley, 4th Bt.

2. Richard Shelley, Commissioner of the Stamp Office, mar. ..... Fleetwood, and had issue

2. Mary Shelley, mar. in or before 1712 Sir John Lawson, 3rd Bt., of Brough-in-Catterick, co. York, and had issue

3. Elizabeth Shelley, mar. Edward Sheldon

4. Catherine Shelley, mad. George Mathew, and had issue

died

25 Apr 1703 (bur. at Clapham, co. Sussex)

suc. by

son by second wife

note

 

Sir John Shelley, 4th Bt.

born

5 Mar 1691/2

mar. (1)

21 May 1717 Catharine Scawen (b. c. 1694; bur. spm. 3 Oct 1726 at Clapham, co. Sussex), dau. of Sir Thomas Scawen, Alderman of London, by his wife Martha .....

children by first wife

1. Catherine Shelley

2. Mary Shelley

mar. (2)

16 Mar 1726/7 Hon Margaret Pelham (b. c. 1700; d. 24 Nov 1758; bur. at Clapham, co. Sussex), sister of Thomas [Pelham later Pelham-Holles], 1st Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne, and 3rd dau. of Thomas [Pelham], 1st Baron Pelham, by his wife second wife Lady Grace Holles, Lady Grace Holles, sister and cohrss. of John [Holles], 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and 4th dau. of Gilbert [Holles], 3rd Earl of Clare

children by second wife

1. Rt Hon Sir John Shelley, 5th Bt.

3. Henrietta Shelley (b. Feb 1730/1; d. 27 May 1802), mar. 26 Jun 1753 George [Onslow], 1st Earl of Onslow, and had issue

4. Elizabeth Shelley, mar. James Cannon

5. Tryphena Shelley, mar. Charles Polhill

died

6 Sep 1771 (bur. at Clapham, co. Sussex)

suc. by

son by second wife

note

conformed to the Established religion 1716; Member of Parliament for Arundel 1727-41 and for Lewes 1743-47

 

Rt Hon Sir John Shelley, 5th Bt.

born

c. 1730

mar. (1)

27 Aug 1769 Wilhelmina Newnham (b. c. 1749; d. 21 Mar 1772; bur. at Clapham, co. Sussex), dau. of John Newnham, of Maresfield Park, co. Sussex

only child by first wife

1. Sir John Shelley, 6th Bt.

mar. (2)

14 Few 1775 Elizabeth Woodcock (mar. (2) 18 Sep 1790 Dr John Stewart, of Southampton, co. Hampshire; d. 22 Dec 1808; bur. at Southampton, co. Hampshire), dau. of Edward Woodcock, of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middlesex

children by second wife

1.

2.

3.

died

11 Sep 1783

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament for East Retford 1751-58 and for Newark 1768-74; Keeper of the Records of the Tower of London; Clerk of the Pipe in the Exchequer; Treasurer of the Household 1766-77; Privy Councillor 1766

 

Sir John Shelley, 6th Bt.

born

3 Mar 1772

mar.

4 Jun 1807 Frances Winckley (b. c. 1797; d. 24 Feb 1873), dau. and hrss. of Thomas Winckley, of Brockholes, co. Lancaster, by his wife Jacintha Hesketh, widow of Thomas Hesketh, 1st son and heir ap. of Sir Robert Hesketh later Juxon, 2nd Bt., of Rufford, co. Lancaster, and dau. of Hugh Dalrymple, Attorney-General of Grenada

children

1. Sir John Villiers Shelley, 7th Bt.

2. Sir Frederick Shelley, 8th Bt.

3. Adolphus Edward Shelley (b. 2 Mar 1812; d. 29 May 1854), mar. 23 Apr 1836 Amelie Hinchliffe, only dau. of Henry John Hinchliffe, and had issue

4. Spencer Shelley (b. 24 Dec 1813; d. 10 Mar 1908), mar. 1 Feb 1843 Susanna Martin-Leake (d. 15 May 1920), 1st dau. of Stephen Ralph Martin-Leake, of Thorpe Hall, co. Essex, and had issue

1. Fanny Lucy Shelley (d. 11 May 1899), mar. 19 May 1834 Hon George Edgcumbe (b. 23 Jun 1800; d. 18 Feb 1882), 3rd but 2nd surviving son of Richard [Edgcumbe], 2nd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, by his wife Lady Sophia Hobart, 3rd dau. and cohrss. by his first wife of John [Hobart], 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire, and had issue

2. Cecilia Victorine Shelley (dsp.), mar. 11 Aug 1842 Thomas Fassett Kent, barrister-at-law

died

28 Mar 1852 (bur. at Clapham, co. Sussex)

suc. by

son

note

Ensign, Coldstream Guards 1790; Lieut 1793-94, serving at Farnars and Valenciennes; Member of Parliament for Helston 1806 and for Lewes 1816-31

 

Sir John Villiers Shelley, 7th Bt.

born

18 Mar 1808

mar.

13 Aug 1832 Louisa Elizabeth Anne Knight (d. 15 Mar 1895), only child of Rev Samuel Johnes Knight, of Henley Hall, co. Shropshire, Rector of Welwyn, co. Hertford, and Vicar of Allhallows, Barking, London

only child

1. Blanche Henrietta Johnes Shelley, inherited the estate of Maresfield (dsp. 12 Apr 1898), mar. 13 Nov 1874 Hervey Charles Pechell (b. 19 Aug 1841; dsp. 28 Dec 1898), 4th son of Rev Horace Robert Pechell, Chancellor of Brecon Cathedral, Vicar of Bix, co. Oxford (by his wife Lady Caroline Mary Kerr, 3rd dau. of Vice Admiral Lord Mark Robert Kerr RN, by his wife Lady Charlotte MacDonnell, suo jure Countess of Antrim), 3rd son of Augustus Pechell, of Berkhamstead, co. Berkshire, Receiver-General of the Post Office and of the Customs (by his wife Sarah Drake, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Rev Thomas Drake DD, Rector of Amersham, co. Buckingham), 2nd son of Lt Col Sir Paul Pechell, 1st Bt., of Pagglesham, co. Essex

died

s.p.m. 28 Jan 1867

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament for Gatton 1830-31, for Grimsby 1831-32 and for Westminster 1852-65; Lt Col, 46th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers 1864-67; Chairman, Bank of London

 

Sir Frederick Shelley, 8th Bt.

born

1809

mar.

4 Feb 1845 Charlotte Martha Hippesley (b. c. 1811; d. 20 May 1893), dau. of Rev Henry Hippesley, of Lambourne Place, co. Berkshire, by his wife Anne Rollinson, dau. and cohrss. of Lock Rollinson, of Chadlington, co. Oxford

children

1. Sir John Shelley, 9th Bt.

2. Frederick Shelley JP (b. 31 Aug 1849; d. 21 Jan 1925), mar. 1 Jun 1882 Lady Margaret Stafford Northcote (d. 20 Jul 1947), 3rd dau. of Stafford Henry [Northcote]. 1st Earl of Iddesleigh, by his wife Cecilia Frances Farrer, sister of Thomas Henry [Farrer], 1st Baron Farrer, and 1st dau. of Thomas Farrer, of Lincoln's Inn Fields, co. Middlesex, and had issue

1. Charlotte Francis Shelley (b. 21 May 1855; dsp. 12 Jan 1931), mar. 18 Jul 1883 Edward Arthur [Palk], 5th Baron Haldon

died

19 Mar 1869

suc. by

son

note

Rector of Beerferris, co.Devon 1844

 

Sir John Shelley, 9th Bt.

born

31 Aug 1848

mar.

29 Jun 1892 Marion Emma Benyon (d. 30 Mar 1948), 1st dau. of Richard Fellowes later Benyon, of Englefield House, co. Berkshire, by his wife Elizabeth Mary Clutterbuck, dau. of Robert Clutterbuck, of Watford, co. Hertford

children

1. Sir John Frederick Shelley, 10th Bt. JP DL

2. Vice-Admiral Richard Shelley later Benyon CB CBE RN, High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire 1958, Vice-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire 1961-68, took the name of Benyon in lieu of that of Shelley by deed poll 1964 (Royal Warrant for himself and his eldest son 1967) on inheriting the Englefield estate from his cousin Sir Henry Benyon, 3rd Bt. (b. 18 Jan 1892; d. 13 Jun 1968), mar. 16 Apr 1929 Eve Alice Gascoyne-Cecil (b. 13 Jan 1900; d. 3 Feb 1995), twin dau. of Rt Rev Lord (Rupert Ernest) William Gascoyne-Cecil DD, Bishop of Exeter 1916-36 (by his wife Lady Florence Mary Bootle-Wilbraham, 2nd dau. of Edward [Bootle-Wilbraham], 1st Earl of Lathom), 2nd son of

Robert Arthur Talbot [Gascoyne-Cecil], 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, by his wife Georgiana Charlotte Alderson, 1st dau. of Sir Edward Hall Alderson, a Baron of the Exchequer, and had issue

1. Elizabeth Marion Shelley (b. 14 Jun 1883; d. 19 Nov 1949), mar. 29 Apr 1911 Kenneth Loder Cromwell Prescott, of Arborfield Court, Reading, co. Berkshire (d. 3 Dec 1922), and had issue

2. Constance May Shelley (b. 5 May 1890; d. 1 Nov 1971), mar. 14 Apr 1921 Capt Noel Arthur Godolphin Quicke JP, of Newton St Cyres, co. Devon (d. 16 Dec 1943), and had issue

died

29 Mar 1931

suc. by

son

note

admitted to the Inner Temple, London 1871; Sheriff of Devon 1895; Lt Col, Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry

 

Sir John Frederick Shelley, 10th Bt. JP DL

born

14 Oct 1884

mar. (1)

17 Apr 1912 Nora Coleridge Boles (d. 13 May 1953), only dau. of Francis James Coleridge Boles JP, of Redcliffe, Exmouth, co. Devon

children by first wife

1. John Shirley (b. 31 Dec 1915; dvp. 12 Jan 1974), mar. 6 Jul 1940 Dorothy Irvine Ingram, 1st dau. of Arthur Irvine Ingram, of Bath, co. Somerset, solicitor, and had issue:

1a. (Sir) John Richard Shelley, 11th Bt.

2a. Thomas Henry Shelley, heir presumptive to the Baronetcy of Shelley of Michelgrove (b. 3 Feb 1945), mar. 1970 (div. 1992) Katharine Mary Holton, and has issue:

1b. Kirsten Rachel Irvine Shelley (b. 1973)

2b. Victoria Juliet Shelley (b. 1974)

3b. Benita Mary Shelley (b. 1978)

2. Philip Spencer Shirley, of East Lodge, Shobrooke Park, Crediton, co. Devon (b. 8 Mar 1921), mar. (1) 29 Jul 1947 (div. 1963) Pamela Grace Kermack, only dau. of Lt Col Henry Nigel Kermack, and (2) 27 Sep 1968 (div. 1978) Elizabeth Philippa Llewellyn, dau. of Leonard George Edward Llewellyn, of Nairobi, Kenya, and has issue by both wives

1. Mary Nora Shirley (b. 1 Feb 1913; d. 21 Oct 2000), mar. 7 Oct 1940 Maj Robin Paige MC (d. 29 Oct 1969), son of William Robert Paige, of Sheffield, co. York, and had issue

2. Frances Elizabeth Shirley (b. 27 Feb 1914), mar. 25 Oct 1938 Rev Henry John Allen Rusbridger (d. 1985), 1st son of Rev Henry Rusbridger, of Tedburn St Mary, Exeter, co. Devon, and has issue

3. Gilliam Hester Shirley (b. 3 jun 1918), mar. 5 May 1949 Capt Michael William Howard MC (b. 12 Mar 1917; dsp. 1994), 1st son of Vice Admiral Ronald Howard ADC RN, by his wife Ruth Evelyn Coryton, 1st dau. of William Coryton DL, of Pentillie Castle, co. Cornwall

mar. (2)

28 Oct 1953 Marianne Mee (widow of Capt John Theodore Martin Mee; d. 18 Feb 1974), only dau. of Maj Wolstan Francis, of The Mill House, Quy, co. Cambridge

died

8 Mar 1976

suc. by

grandson

note

served in World War I 1914-18 as Maj, Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry (TA); High Sheriff of Devon 1938; Chairman, Devon County Council 1946-55

 

(Sir) John Richard Shelley, 11th Bt.

born

18 Jan 1943

mar.

28 Aug 1965 Clare Bicknell, dau. of Claud Bicknell OBE, of Newcastle

children

1. Diana Elizabeth Shelley (b. 16 Oct 1970), mar. 1993 John S Moule, son of B J Moule, of Wellington, co. Shropshire

2. Helen Ruth Shelley (b. 1972), mar. 1994 Amos Storkey, son of Alan Storkey, of Ealing, London

note

partner in the medical practice of Shelley, Doddington and Gibb; Member, Exeter Diocesan Synod 1976-79; does not use his title

 

The heir presumptive to the Baronetcy of Shelley of Michelgrove is Thomas Henry Shelley, second son of the 10th Baronet and brother of the present Baronet.

 

First written 11 May 2012

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Address:

Shobrooke Park, Crediton, Devon EX17 1DG

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