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    Shirley, Francis

    Male Abt 1524 - 20.03.1577/78


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    • Name Shirley, Francis 
      Born Abt 1524  Of West Grinstead, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Gender Male 
      Buried 20.03.1577/78  West Grinstead, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Person ID I09990  My Genealogy
      Last Modified 14 Jun 2015 

      Father Shirley, Thomas,   b. Abt 1485, Of West Grinstead, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1544, Of West Grinstead, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
      Mother Russell, Elizabeth Gorges alias,   b. Abt 1500, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1573, West Grinstead, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
      Family ID F02525  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Blount, Barbara,   b. Abt 1533, Of Mapledurham, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 28 Feb 1563/64, West Grinstead, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
      Married Abt 1550  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Children 
       1. Shirley, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1555, Of West Grinstead, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1622  (Age ~ 68 years)
       2. Shirley, Thomas,   b. Abt 1556, Of West Grinstead, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 20 May 1606, West Grinstead, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
      Family ID F03176  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Notes 
      • 1578 - Francis Shirley esq. Died 20 Mar 1578. Heir son Thomas esq age 21 and more- Sussex Post Mortem Inquisitions 1485-1649


        POST MORTEM INQUISITION
        Francis Sherley, esquire.
        Died; 24 March, 20th Elizabeth (1578). Son and heir; Thomas Sherley esq.; age, 21 and upwards.
        Inq : at Lewes. 9 September 20th Elizabeth.
        Jurors; John Tuppyn John Frend Richard Colvell Richard Ersey John Smyth of Mousecombe Thomas Amoore Richard Cooke Thomas Maynarde, John Holter Peter Crane Paul Cheale Henry Hawle John Ampleford John Inkersall.
        Francis Sherley was seised of the manor of Bodington in Wyston; and of a messuage and certain lands and tenements called Courtlandes containing 70 acres of land in Westgrensted; and of certain lands and tenements in Westgrensted called Paynes Feyldes containing 26 acres ; and of a tenement containing 40 acres of land called Tucknames in Westgrensted; and of a capital messuage and 4 other messuages 4 woods 1 water-mill 2 pigeon-houses 500 acres of land 100 acres of meadow 500 acres of pasture 200 acres of wood and 100 acres of heath and brushwood called Westgrensted House the Parke Whytfeyld Spoles Feyldes Pypers Scoriers Herlandfeyldes Herland meades Fales Fales meades Hosecroftes Fullers Poyntelles Bokers Westlandes Lewkenors and Porters; and of a messuage and a garden in Horseham; and of 2 messuages 2 gardens 1 croft containing 15 acres of land in Launcynge; and of a burgage in Steynynge; and of the manor of Hatherley 2 tofts 300 acres of land 100 acres of meadow 200 acres of pasture in Maberton in Somerset.
        The manor of Bodington is held of Queen in chief by service of the sixteenth part of a knight's fee ; and is worth 6. 13. 4. Courtlandes and Paynes Feyldes are held of the Queen in chief by service of the fiftieth part of a knight's fee; and are worth 36s. 8d. Tucknams is held of the Queen in chief by service of the hundredth part of a knight's fee ; and is worth 8s. A part of the messuages &c in Westgrinsted is held of Philip Earl of Surrey as of his Honor of Bramber by fealty and by what other services they do not know; another part is held of William West, knight, Lord La Warre as of his manor of Somptinge Welde by fealty and by what other services they do not know ; and the remainder is held of Thomas Browne, knight, as of his manor of Chauncketon by fealty and by what other services they do not know; and the whole is worth 10. The messuage in Horseham is held of the Queen as of her manor of Westgrenewyche in free socage and not in chief by fealty only; and is worth 6s. 8d. The 2 messuages &c in Launcynge are held of the Queen as of her manor of Howcourt in free socage and not in chief by fealty and by what other services they do not know; and are worth 16s. 8d. The burgage in Steynynge is held of Philip Earl of Surrey as of his borough of Steynynge in free burgage by fealty and by what other services they do not know; and is worth 6s. 8d. The manor of Hatherley is held of the Queen by service of the sixth part of a knight's fee; and is worth 6. 13. 4.(C vol 183 No. 65; W. L vol 20, p. 54.)