Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Edward SHERLY (1620-1681)

and Alice CURTIS (1629-?)


Edward Sherly and Alice Curtis were my 8x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married on 6 March 1647/8 in Worth, Sussex.

Edward Shirley was baptised on 4 February 1619/20 in Worth, as Edmond.  He was the son of Richard Shirley (1582-?) and possibly Joane Finch (1600-?).  He was buried on 7 March 1680/1 in Bolney, Sussex.

Alice Curtis was baptised on 17 May 1629 in Worth.  She was the daughter of John Curtis (1605-1647) and Joane Hatcher (1611-?).  A widow Sherley was buried on 20 April 1716 in Bolney - was it Aliceís burial?  Alice was mentioned in her father's will, by which she was to receive a legacy of 40 pounds of lawful money.


Edward Sherly and Alice Curtis had 6 known children:

  1. Richard Sherly was buried on 9 January 1657/8 in Bolney, as the son of Edward Sherly.

  2. Richard Sherly was born on 2 February 1661/2 in Bolney.

  3. Mary Sharly was baptised on 7 September 1664 in Bolney.

  4. Robert Sherly was baptised on 17 June 1666 in Bolney.  He may have been buried on 31 July 1688 in Bolney.

  5. Bridget Sherly, my 7x Great Grandmother, was baptised on 4 October 1668 in Bolney.  Her motherís name was recorded as Ealce.  She married 5 260 Henry Purvey in 1691.  (They have their own page.)

  6. Elinor Sherly was baptised on 1 January 1670/1 in Bolney.


An Elizabeth Sherly daughter of Edward, was buried on 16 October 1686 in Bolney.  Was she the daughter or the granddaughter of the above Edward?