James Shelley

14 May 1828–23 January 1907 (Age 78)
Claverley, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Shelley was born on 14 May 1828, in Claverley, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Boyer Shelley, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Bray, was 32. He married Mary Lee on 29 October 1853, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 23 January 1907, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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James Shelley
Mary Lee
Marriage: 29 October 1853
James Moroni Shelley
Mary Elizabeth Shelley
Sarah Amelia Shelley
Leo Thomas Shelley
Alma George Shelley
Harriett Maud Shelley
John Heber Shelley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 October 1853American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 5
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 26
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the three places called Shelley (Essex, Suffolk, Yorkshire) or from Shelley Plain in Crawley (Sussex). The placenames all derive from Old English scelf ‘rock, ledge, shelf’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.Irish (Laois): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sealbhaigh ‘descendant of Sealbhach’, a byname from the adjective sealbhach ‘having possessions, wealthy’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    History of James Shelley Jr.

    HISTORY OF JAMES SHELLEY JR James Shelley, son of James Boyer and Elizabeth Bray Shelley, was born May 14th, 1828 in Claverly, Shropshire, England. He was the fourth child in a family of seven. He …

    Sources (37)

    • James Shelby in entry for Mary Elizlabeth Roberts, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Jas Shelly, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James Shelley in entry for John Heber Shelley, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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