BIOGRAPHY OF LAURENCE SHIRLEY 4TH EARL FERRERS 1720-1760

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: SHIRLEY

EVENTS

On 18 Aug 1720 Laurence Shirley 4th Earl Ferrers was born to Laurence Shirley (26) and Anne Clarges

On 06 Aug 1745 Laurence Shirley 4th Earl Ferrers (24) succeeded 4th Earl Ferrers

In 1752 Laurence Shirley 4th Earl Ferrers (31) and Mary Meredith were married

On 18 Jan 1760 Laurence Shirley 4th Earl Ferrers (39) shot his old family steward Johnson at Staunton Harold Hall

On 05 May 1760 Laurence Shirley 4th Earl Ferrers (39) hanged at Tyburn (the last peer to be hanged).

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

ANCESTRY

Father: Laurence Shirley

GrandFather: Robert Shirley 1st Earl Ferrers

1G GrandFather: Robert Shirley

2G GrandFather: Henry Shirley

3G GrandFather: George Shirley

4G GrandFather: John Shirley

3G GrandMother: Frances Berkeley

4G GrandFather: Henry Berkeley 7th Baron Berkeley

4G GrandMother: Katherine Howard

2G GrandMother: Dorothy Devereux

3G GrandFather: Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex

4G GrandFather: Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex

4G GrandMother: Lettice Knollys

3G GrandMother: Frances Walsingham

4G GrandFather: Francis Walsingham

4G GrandMother: Ursula St Barbe

GrandMother: Elizabeth Washington

1G GrandFather: Laurence Washington

2G GrandFather: Lawrence Washington

3G GrandFather: Lawrence Washington

4G GrandFather: Lawrence Washington

Mother: Anne Clarges

GrandFather: Walter Clarges