THE ANCESTORS of JOHN SHIRT - SHEFFIELD and DERBYSHIRE

I established through the 1851 and 1881 UK Census's that my great great great grandfather was a WILLIAM SHIRT who  was christened in Barlow Derbyshire on 15th September 1811. (IGI Batch No 8317233 Sheet 12 Source Call No 1395570)

Given the small size and rural nature of the village - it is about four miles north west from the Derbyshire town of Chesterfield and the same from the border with Yorkshire, - and the relatively unusual name for the area I am convinced that this is a correct reference to my great great great grandfather's christening at the local Parish Church of St Lawrence's. If that is the case the same reference cites WILLIAM'S father as JOHN SHIRT.

Photograph of St Lawrence Church, Barlow, Derbyshire taken December 2007

JOHN SHIRT appears in the 1851 Census

He is living with his wife MARY in Barrack Yard in the Highfields area of Sheffield. His occupationis given as Carter. And as you can see his place of birth is Barlow, Derbyshire

In February 2013 I went to a Vintage Craft Fair at St Marys Church, Bramall Lane Sheffield. St Marys was the local parish church for the district and I knew that JOHN and MARY were buried there from the burial records - see notes

SHIRT John 18 Mar 1853 74 London Rd
SHIRT Mary 21 Jul 1857 76 London Rd

Alll the gravestones were laid flat many years ago, and in fact some of the graves were removed to make way for "road improvements" But I was surprised to see laid flat on the floor near the door, a memorial to JOHN and MARY

 

 

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDPARENTS - JOHN and MARY SHIRT

 

It is believed that JOHN's father was called WILLIAM SHIRT - A bit more research is required but if that is the case and I believe that it is, the family had Dronfield connections

The church where the family were christened is called St John the Baptist Church and lies in the centre of Dronfield

IGI Individual Record FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v5.0 British Isles
Source Information: Batch Number: 8326531 Sheet: 71 Source Call No.: 1395625 Type: Film

WILLIAM SHIRT Male

Event: Christening: 02 NOV 1758 Dronfield, Derby, England
Parent: Father: JOHN SHIRT

William's BROTHERS and SISTERS were

ELISABETH SHIRT Female
Event: Christening: 15 JAN 1756 Dronfield, Derby, England
Parent: Father: JOHN SHIRT

MARTHA SHIRT Female
Event: Christening: 21 JAN 1757 Dronfield, Derby, England
Parent: Father: JOHN SHIRT

JOHN SHIRT Male
Event: Christening: 07 APR 1760 Dronfield, Derby, England
Parent: Father: JOHN SHIRT Marriage FAITH GOODLAD 14 JAN 1787 Dronfield, Derby, England Death 1831

ELIAS SHIRT Male
Event: Christening: 01 JAN 1762 Holmfield, Dronfield, Derby, England
Parent: Father: JOHN SHIRT

HANNAH SHIRT Female
Event: Christening: 04 MAR 1764 Dronfield, Derby, England
Parent: Father: JOHN SHIRT

SAMUEL SHIRT Male
Event: Christening: 29 DEC 1765 Dronfield, Derby, England
Parent: Father: JOHN SHIRT

MARY SHIRT Female
Event: Christening: 29 MAY 1768 Dronfield, Derby, England
Parent: Father: JOHN SHIRT

JOHN SHIRT - THE FATHER???

IGI Individual Record FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v5.0 British Isles

JOHN SHIRT - Event(s): Christening:25 JAN 1725 Wales, Yorkshire, England
Parents: Father: JOHN SHIRT
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type: C109372 1720 - 1812 0990891 Film 6911284 Film Sheet: 00

NOTES

1. From Wikipedia

St Mary's Church, Bramall Lane, is a Church of England church in the City of Sheffield, England. It is one of three churches that were built in Sheffield under the Church Building Act 1818 (the other two being St George's Church, Portobello and St Phillip's Church, Netherthorpe), and is the only one still to be used as a church. The church was designed by Joseph Potter and cost £13,927 (£1,020,000 as of 2013). A grant of £13,941 was received from the Church Building Commission to cover the cost of building and other expenses. The foundation stone was laid on 12 October 1826 by the Countess of Surrey, and the church was consecrated on 21 July 1830.
The church is built in the Perpendicular style, with a 140 feet (43 m) high tower,[4] It was damaged by bombing during the "Sheffield Blitz" and when restored was divided: the chancel and two east bays of the nave remained in use as a church, the rest of the building used as a community centre. It is a Grade II* listed building.[5] In 2000 a major internal refurbishment took place resulting in the church and community centre becoming a combined space.

2. Persons with the surname SHIRT who are buried at St Marys, Bramall Lane

SHIRT Ann 26 Apr 1875 73 Club Gardens
SHIRT Charles William 16 Nov 1853 7 Garden St
SHIRT Clara 30 Jan 1870 21 Club Gardens
SHIRT Eliza Ann 11 Feb 1877 1 Bookers Yard
SHIRT Ellen 13 Sep 1868 34 Wrights Hill
SHIRT Emma 19 Feb 1873 6 Bath St
SHIRT Florence 16 Sep 1873 2m Bath St
SHIRT Fred 19 Feb 1873 2 Bath St
SHIRT George 2 May 1848 38 Green Ln
SHIRT Henry 27 Jan 1863 31 Club Gardens
SHIRT James 8 Dec 1844 4 West St
SHIRT John 18 Mar 1853 74 London Rd
SHIRT John 2 Dec 1860 58 Club Gardens
SHIRT John Thomas 13 Nov 1876 3m Younge St
SHIRT Mary 21 Jul 1857 76 London Rd
SHIRT Matilda 14 Dec 1869 10m Bath St
SHIRT Samuel 14 May 1876 30 Highfield,Bookers Yard
SHIRT Walter 31 Jul 1868 2 Young St
SHIRT William 25 Nov 1857 3m Rockingham St
SHIRT William 14 May 1865 37 Broad Lane
SHIRT William 7 Dec 1875 52 Matilda St
SHIRT William Henry 29

3. Reference:RG 37/140 Description:
Sheffield: St.Mary's churchyard, Bramall Lane (1833-1915)
Date: 1960Held by: The National Archives, KewFormer references: in its original department: 69Legal status: Public RecordAccess conditions: Open

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