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My wife's ancestors - Shelley - Contents


A monument to Robert Shelley (died 1420) existed in church of St Dunstan-in-the-East, London, as at 1603.
But after the Great Fire of London and WW2, it no longer survives today.
From A Survey Of London (1603) by John Stow.
Above is from p.134 of vol.1 of 1908 edition.

Sir William Shelley,
had issue:

Robert Shelley,
mar Elizabeth Petit [dau of John Petit],
he died 1420,
bur in church of St Dunstan-in-the-East, City of London,
had issue:

John Shelley.
This descent comes from [Hutchinson, 2008] but there are issues with it.
Hutchinson identifies this John with John Shelley, MP for Rye in 1410s and 1420s. But those dates seem too early, and the information does not match the entry for John Shelley, MP for Rye in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993.
Hutchinson also says this John mar Beatrice Hawkwood, dau and heiress of the mercenary Sir John Hawkwood (died 1394). But again the dates seem too early.

John Shelley had issue:

  1. John Shelley.
    Married in 1474.
    Acquired Michelgrove, Sussex, by marriage.

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