BIOGRAPHY OF LAURENCE SHIRLEY 4TH EARL FERRERS 1720-1760

EVENTS

On 18 Aug 1720 Laurence Shirley 4th Earl Ferrers was born to Laurence Shirley and Anne Clarges

On 06 Aug 1745 Laurence Shirley 4th Earl Ferrers succeeded 4th Earl Ferrers

In 1752 Laurence Shirley 4th Earl Ferrers and Mary Meredith were married

On 18 Jan 1760 Laurence Shirley 4th Earl Ferrers shot his old family steward Johnson. at Staunton Harold Hall

On 05 May 1760 Laurence Shirley 4th Earl Ferrers hanged being the last peer to be hanged. at Tyburn

On Apr 1761 Laurence Shirley 4th Earl Ferrers was tried for murder by his peers with Attorney General Charles Pratt leading for the prosecution and found guilty. at Westminster Hall

ANCESTRY

Father: Laurence Shirley

GrandFather: Robert Shirley 1st Earl Ferrers

2G GrandFather: Robert Shirley 4th Baronet

3G GrandFather: Henry Shirley 2nd Baronet

4G GrandFather: George Shirley 1st Baronet

5G GrandFather: John Shirley

4G GrandMother: Frances Berkeley

5G GrandFather: Henry Berkeley 7th Baron Berkeley

5G GrandMother: Katherine Howard

3G GrandMother: Dorothy Devereux

4G GrandFather: Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex

5G GrandFather: Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex

5G GrandMother: Lettice Knollys

4G GrandMother: Frances Walsingham

5G GrandFather: Francis Walsingham

5G GrandMother: Ursula St Barbe

GrandMother: Elizabeth Washington

2G GrandFather: Laurence Washington

3G GrandFather: Lawrence Washington

4G GrandFather: Lawrence Washington

5G GrandFather: Lawrence Washington

Mother: Anne Clarges

GrandFather: Walter Clarges