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Joseph Shirley. 1860. St Mary's, Wolverhampton, Staffs.


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In Ireland, but from Bucks.
I have this chaps parents as John Shirley & Virginia Brown. (If I'm correct).

But unable to find a birth.

John Shirley. 1820 – Compton, Staffordshire. Died...?
Virginia Brown, c1824 • Chester, Cheshire, Died Apr 1900 • Wolverhampton, Staffordshire.

Virginia Brown
R.D - Great Boughton
Volume 19
Page 87

Family not found in 1851 census.

1861 census is a bit odd, as Virginia is down as Jane Shirley.

Is John Shirley a bargee, bargeman, or anything like that.??

There are a host of baptisms in FamilySearch for the Shirleys, with mothers name as either Virginia or Jane.

I am unable to view the original census, from 1861 to 1911.

I was snatching records from Ancestry, on the freebie weekend, and never really looked at details. Time was running out, so thats my only excuse.:rolleyes:

Any ideas folks, and all help is appreciated.

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