Ferrers Shirley 1696-1712

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Ferrers SHIRLEY 1696-1712

Biographical Note

Of Staunton Harold, Leicestershire; second son of Robert Shirley (1673-1699), and younger brother of Robert Shirley, Viscount Tamworth.

Characteristic Markings

An engraved armorial bookplate was made for him (not earlier than 1711, the year in which his grandfather was created Earl Ferrers, to which the plate refers; Franks 26802). Given his death shortly thereafter while still a teenager, it seems unlikely that he would have had much of a library.


  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.