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Sir John Shelley, 3rd Baronet, of Michelgrove

Sir John Shelley, 3rd Baronet (see here),
of Michelgrove, Sussex,
born after 1662,
succ 1681,
mar 1stly to his step-sister (no blood relation) Winifred Neville [born est c.1660, descendant of Edward III],
Winifred bur 24 May 1687 at Clapham (near Michelgrove), Sussex, age est c.27 yrs,
Sir John 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.

Sir John mar 2ndly, 1687-89, to Mary Gage [dau of Sir John Gage, 4th Baronet, descendant of Sir John Gage],
his will dated 2 June 1702,
he died 25 Apr 1703,
bur 28 Apr 1703 at Clapham,
will pr 1703,
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 the 5th Viscount Fitzwilliam in 1710),
    Member of Parliament,
    ancestor of Shelley, Baronets of Michelgrove.

From SHELLEY in [Complete Baronetage].

Frances Shelley, wife of 5th Viscount Fitzwilliam.
Portrait 1723.
Used here with the kind permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Michelgrove House, 1782 (during time of 5th Baronet).
Sold at Christie's in 2010.


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