History of Staunton Harold

Staunton Harold is in Leicestershire.

Around 1429 John Shirley 1429-1485 was born to Ralph Shirley 1413-1466 (16) and Margaret Staunton 1410-1435 (19) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1460 Thomas Shirley 1460- was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (31) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (27) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1461 Ralph Shirley 1461-1516 was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (32) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (28) at Staunton Harold.

In 1462 Robert Shirley 1462-1513 was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (33) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (29) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1464 Margaret Shirley 1464- was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (35) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (31) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1466 Alice Shirley 1466-1531 was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (37) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (33) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1468 Hugh Shirley 1468-1510 was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (39) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (35) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1470 Jane Shirley 1470- was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (41) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (37) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1472 Nicholas Shirley 1472- was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (43) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (39) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1474 Eleanor Shirley 1474- was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (45) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (41) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1476 Henry Shirley 1476- was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (47) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (43) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1478 Richard Shirley 1478- was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (49) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (45) at Staunton Harold.

In 1480 Baldwin Shirley 1480- was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (51) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (47) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1482 Anne Shirley 1482- was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (53) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (49) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1482 Ralph Shirley 1482-1535 was born to Robert Shirley 1462-1513 (20) at Staunton Harold.

In 1487 Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (54) died at Staunton Harold.

In 1513 Robert Shirley 1462-1513 (51) died at Staunton Harold.

Around 26 Jan 1515 Francis Shirley 1515-1571 was born to Ralph Shirley 1461-1516 (54) at Staunton Harold.

On 06 Jan 1516 Ralph Shirley 1461-1516 (55) died at Staunton Harold.

Around 1526 Francis Shirley 1526- was born to Ralph Shirley 1482-1535 (44) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1528 Eleanor Shirley 1528-1595 was born to Ralph Shirley 1482-1535 (46) at Staunton Harold.

In 1533 John Shirley 1533-1570 was born to Francis Shirley 1515-1571 (17) and Dorothy Giffard 1490-1571 (42) at Staunton Harold.

On 15 Jan 1535 Ralph Shirley 1482-1535 (53) died at Staunton Harold.

In 1540 Elizabeth Shirley 1540-1578 was born to Francis Shirley 1515-1571 (24) and Dorothy Giffard 1490-1571 (49) at Staunton Harold.

On 12 Sep 1570 John Shirley 1533-1570 (37) died at Staunton Harold. He was buried at Church of St Mary and St Hardulph Breedon on the Hill.

On 27 Jul 1571 Francis Shirley 1515-1571 (56) died at Staunton Harold. He was buried in the Church of St Mary and St Hardulph Breedon on the Hill. Elizabethan Period. Chest with Weepers holding Shields. Helm with Folds. Richard and Gabriel Royley of Burton upon Trent.

On 28 Apr 1595 Eleanor Shirley 1528-1595 (67) died at Staunton Harold.

On 23 Sep 1725 Walter Shirley 1725-1786 was born to Laurence Shirley 1693-1743 (31) and Anne Clarges 1695-1782 (30) at Staunton Harold.

On 13 Mar 1859 Washington Sewallis Shirley 9th Earl Ferrers 1822-1859 (37) died at Staunton Harold. He was buried at Holy Trinity Church Staunton Harold. Sewallis Edward Shirley 10th Earl Ferrers 1847-1912 (12) succeeded 10th Earl Ferrers.

Holy Trinity Church Staunton Harold, Leicestershire

Between 1653 and 1655 the Holy Trinity Church Staunton Harold was commissioned by Robert Shirley 4th Baronet Staunton Harold 1623-1656 (30). The inscription above the West Door reads "In the year 1653 when all things Sacred were throughout ye nation, Either demolisht or profaned, Sir Robert Shirley, Baronet, Founded this church; Whose singular praise it is, to have done the best things in ye worst times, and hoped them in the most callamitous. The righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance."

On 05 Jul 1714 Robert Shirley 1692-1714 (21) died of smallpox. Monument in Holy Trinity Church Staunton Harold. Elbow Reclining Figure. Powdered Wig. Heeled Shoes. Possibly by John Michael Rysbrack 1694-1770 (20).

In 1753 Andrea Soldi Painter 1703-1771. Portrait of John Michael Rysbrack 1694-1770. In 1728 John Vanderbank Painter 1694-1739. Portrait of John Michael Rysbrack 1694-1770.

On 13 Mar 1859 Washington Sewallis Shirley 9th Earl Ferrers 1822-1859 (37) died at Staunton Harold. He was buried at Holy Trinity Church Staunton Harold. Sewallis Edward Shirley 10th Earl Ferrers 1847-1912 (12) succeeded 10th Earl Ferrers.

Staunton Harold Hall Staunton Harold, Leicestershire

On 04 Sep 1673 Robert Shirley 1673-1699 was born to Robert Shirley 1st Earl Ferrers 1650-1717 (22) and Elizabeth Washington Baroness Ferrers Chartley -1693 at Staunton Harold Hall Staunton Harold.

Around 1671 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of Robert Shirley 1st Earl Ferrers 1650-1717. Before 1694 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of Elizabeth Washington Baroness Ferrers Chartley -1693 as Minerva.

On 18 Jan 1760 Laurence Shirley 4th Earl Ferrers 1720-1760 (39) shot his old family steward Johnson at Staunton Harold Hall Staunton Harold. Thomas Kirkland 1721-1798 (39) was called to attend the steward. He subsequently left the house covertly, brought a magistrate with armed men, and removed the wounded steward, Johnson, who soon died.