Shelley, John, ca. 1731-1783

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Shelley, John, ca. 1731-1783

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SHELLEY, SIR JOHN, BART., only son of Sir John Shelley, Bart. MP, and his second wife Hon. Margaret Pelham, sister of Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle (qv); b.; adm. Jan 1744/5 (Morel's); left 1748; Peterhouse, Cambridge, adm. pens. 17 Sep 1748, matr. 1748; MP East Retford 24 Dec 1751-68, Newark 1768-74, New Shoreham 1774-80; Keeper of the Records, Tower of London, from 1755; Clerk of the Pipe, Exchequer, from 19 Jan 1758; Treasurer of the Household 20 Nov 1766 – Jun 1777; Privy Councillor 3 Dec 1766; succ. father as 5th baronet 6 Sep 1771; m. 1st, 27 Aug 1769 Wilhelmina, dau. of John Newnham, Maresfield Park, Sussex; m. 2nd, 14 Feb 1775 Elizabeth, dau. of Edward Woodcock, Lincoln’s Inn; d. 16 Sep 1783, aged 52.


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Pelham-Holles, Thomas, 1693-1768 (1693-1768)

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Pelham-Holles, Thomas, 1693-1768

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Shelley, John, ca. 1731-1783

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Onslow, George, 1731-1814 (1731-1814)

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Onslow, George, 1731-1814

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Shelley, John, ca. 1731-1783

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GB 2014

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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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