SHIRLEY, Derbyshire

Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2519
1891 R.G. 12 / 2751
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Church History

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

"SHIRLEY, with the townships of STYDD and YEAVELEY, forming a parish, in the same hundred as Brailsford, is about 3 miles W. from that village, 9 N.W. from Derby, and 5 S. by E. from Ashbourn. The habitations are so scattered over the parish, that the features of a village are not to be recognised. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is a small building, with a tower of wood. Shirley park, in this parish, occupies upwards of two hundred acres, and at one time was a noted cover for foxes. Part of the old manor house of the Shirleys, who settled here in the reign of Henry II, still exists attached to a farm house. The parish contained, at the last census, 602 inhabitants."

[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]

Explore the Shirley village website before you visit.

Hollington is just southeast of Shirley along Marsh Hollow road.

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Directories

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Gazetteers

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History

Year  Person
1857 Willaim RIX, vict.
1912 Mrs. Isabella MELLOR
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Military Records

There is one Commonwealth War Grave from World War II in St. Michael's cmetery:

  1. Jeremy Michael Camerson HARVEY, trooper, Royal Armoured Corps, age 18, died 23 Apr. 1946. Son of Brigadier Charles B. HARVEY and Iris D. HARVEY.
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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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