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John Shelley, of Michelgrove

Brass of John Shelley (died 1526) and his wife Elizabeth Michelgrove.
On the floor in the centre aisle, at the altar, Clapham church, Sussex.
Photo 2019. See full size.
See notice and other notice and other notice in the church.
See other shot. From here.

John Shelley.
He mar 1474 to Elizabeth Michelgrove.
By this marriage he acquired Michelgrove, Sussex.
Elizabeth died 30 July 1513.
He died 3 Jan 1526.
Brass of them in Clapham Church, Clapham (near Michelgrove), Sussex.
John and Elizabeth had issue:

  1. Sir William Shelley, Knt., born 1476,
    of Michelgrove, Sussex.

  2. Edward Shelley,
    of Warminghurst, Sussex.
    Ancestor of Shelley baronets, of Castle Goring.
    Ancestor of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.
    See SHELLEY in [Burkes Peerage, 1959, p.2048].

John Shelley on tomb at Clapham church.
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See without flash.

Close-up of inscription on tomb at Clapham church.
Legible is "Johannis Shelley" and "Elyzabth" his wife, dau of "Johannis Michilgrove de Michilgrove".
Elizabeth died "penultimo die Julii" (2nd last day of July) in the year "mcccccxiii" (1513).
John died "mccccc vicesimo sexto" (1526).
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John Shelley died "mccccc vicesimo sexto" (1526).

Brass of John Shelley and his wife Elizabeth Michelgrove.
Clapham, Sussex.
From p.229 in The Brasses of England by Herbert W. Macklin (1907).
See other version. From here. From opposite p.435 in The Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th Edition, 1910, Vol.4.

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