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Sir John Shelley, 3rd Baronet, of Michelgrove

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

  1. Frances Shelley,
    eldest dau, Roman Catholic,
    born 15 June 1685, about 4 am.
    [Complete Peerage] has her age 99 yrs at death in 1771. But that is impossible. Birthdate of 1672 would be far too early for both father and mother. In any case, we have her birth date and time.
    Her mother died 1687. Her father re-married.
    Her father died 1703.
    Both herself (in 1704) and her stepmother (shortly after 1703) married Irishmen.
    She mar 1704 to Richard Fitzwilliam, 5th Viscount Fitzwilliam and had issue.
    Mar settlement dated 26 Feb 1704 (new style year).

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.
He was bur 28 Apr 1703 at Clapham.
Will pr 1703.

Mary re-married to George Mathew [of Thurles Castle, Thurles, Co.Tipperary].
See MATHEW in [Burkes Irish, 1976, p.793].
It was George's 2nd marriage.
Mary's will dated 1722.
George died 5 Dec 1734.

Sir John had issue by 2nd wife:

  1. Sir John Shelley, 4th Baronet, MP,
    eldest son, born 1692,
    conformed to the Established religion 1716 (like his brother-in-law the 5th Viscount Fitzwilliam in 1710).
    He died 1771.
    Ancestor of Shelley, Baronets, of Michelgrove.

  2. Charles Shelley,
    2nd son, born 29 Apr 1696,
    died as an infant, 16 Oct 1696,
    bur Clapham church, floor memorial in centre aisle, see 2019 photo.

From SHELLEY in [Complete Baronetage].

The birth of Frances Shelley in 1685.
Recorded with other Shelley births in an old church book. Courtesy of Michael McHugh.
See wider and top of page.
See more of page and bottom.

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.


Memorials to 4th-6th Baronets, Clapham church

There are some floor memorials to the 4th-6th Baronets in Clapham church. On the floor in front of the altar and in the centre aisle. Hidden under rugs. The following are 2019 photos.

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