Post by cheryl fox on Sept 18, 2019 11:27:05 GMT -5
Yes, I believe our ancestor Richard Shirley was listed in the Shirley News, vol. 1, #10, p.7 You can read it on the site. I live near Washington, DC In 1718, he was granted a patent in the "county of Kent," marshland between Murther Creek and Bawcomb Brigg, 60-70 acres. Because the reference was found in Egle's Early Pennsylvania Land Records, there may have been some confusion as Kent County is now found in Delaware and Maryland. See Mark Stein's How the States Got Their Shape, re the boundaries between Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware were under dispute into the late 1700s. But I wonder why he wanted the marshland anyway?
I am listed on FamilySearch as a descendant of Richard Shirley of St. Mary's, Maryland. I am currently living in Warren, Pennsylvania. I only have a few family members descended from in Pennsylvania. My ancestry line reads Richard Shirley to William Shirley to Rebeccah Shirley to Zachariah and Margaret Spencer to Daniel and Lydia Spencer to Oliver and Nancy Best to John and Anna Wright to Henry and Genevieve Cressley to John and Catherine Cressley to Tim Cressley and Nancy Stewart to myself Kevin Stewart.
I am looking to verify these lines. Most of my family is from Indiana County, Pennsylvania. My family is from Indiana County down to John Cressley my grandfather.
I am still getting what records are possible. I am looking forward to studying Shirley family lines. I am living in Warren, Pennsylvania. I hope to find all the records that I can on my Shirley line!