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Sir John Shelley, 1st Baronet, of Michelgrove

Frances Shelley, 1723.
Used here with the kind permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Sir John Shelley, 1st Baronet,
of Michelgrove, Sussex,
mar Jane Reresby [dau of Sir Thomas Reresby, by his wife Mary Monson, dau of Sir John Monson],
cr Baronet 1611,
died in or before 1644,
had issue:

Sir William Shelley, Knt., of Michelgrove,
mar Christiana Maria Vantelet [dau of Sir James Vantelet],
died c.1639, in his father's lifetime,
had issue:

Sir Charles Shelley, 2nd Baronet,
mar 1stly, 2 Mar 1652 [at the time regarded as the end of 1651] to Elizabeth Weston [descendant of Edward III],
he died 1681, bur at Rouen, France,
had issue by 1st wife:

  1. Sir John Shelley, 3rd Baronet, born after 1662,
    mar 1stly to Winifred Neville [born est c.1660, descendant of Edward III],
    Winifred bur 24 May 1687 at Clapham, West Sussex, age est c.27 yrs,
    had issue by 1st wife:

    1. Frances Shelley,
      Roman Catholic, born est c.1685,
      she was NOT age 99 yrs at death in 1771 (birthdate of 1672 would be far too early for both father and mother),
      both herself and her stepmother married Irishmen,
      mar (settlement 26th Feb 1704) to Richard Fitzwilliam, 5th Viscount Fitzwilliam and had issue.

    mar 2ndly, c.1690, to Mary Gage [dau of Sir John Gage, 4th Baronet, descendant of Sir John Gage],
    died 25 Apr 1703, bur at Clapham,
    Mary re-married to George Mathew [of Thurles, Co.Tipperary, a relation of "Grand George" Mathew],
    Sir John had issue by 2nd wife:

    1. Sir John Shelley, 4th Baronet, born 1692,
      conformed to the Established religion 1716 (like his brother-in-law),
      Member of Parliament,
      ancestor of Shelley, Baronets.

Michelgrove House, 1782.
Sold at Christie's in 2010.

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