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Old Newspaper Articles Referencing Shelveys

Many thanks to Liz and Les Shelvey for forwarding this information on to me.


Marriage took place of Mary Shelvey to Thomas Allin on February 18th 1668


Baptism took place of Joseph Shelvey, February 17th 1813, son of Joseph & Mary Shelvey (Mariner), Sandy Lane (now Golf Road), Deal.


Baptism took place of Daniel Shelvey on March 27th 1815, son of Joseph & Mary Shelvey (Mariner), Lower Street, Deal.


Baptism took place of James Barnett Shelvey on February 3rd 1817, son of Joseph & Mary Shelvey (Mariner), Alfred Square, Deal.


January 29th 1824. Mrs Marsh of Foulmead, in the parish of Sholden. Supposed to have been murdered on the night of Sunday the 25th. Attended as special constable by the appointment of the Rev. Montague Pennington. February 1st 1824, went to Dover with Smith, a Bowstreet officer, in search of two persons suspected of the murder. Apprehended Joseph Shelvey and James Clover, took them into custody and lodged them in Deal Gaol, they were both found guilty. Clover was executed at Maidstone and Shelvey transported for life (Australia)?

You Can follow on the story of Joseph Shelvey through this book - The Campbelltown Convicts - By Peter J Hinds.


The Burial took place of Jane Shelvey, aged 71yrs. Beach Street, Deal. June 29th 1830


Eastry Workhouse

Mary Bennet Shelvey parish of Deal, 21st November 1840, applied to the union of the city of London, and got admission to the workhouse at Peckham, she later returned to Deal.


Shelvey Thomas of Walmer 32 of a Lugger XL

Shelvey Ann of Walmer 64 of a Lugger XL 1838 yr.


The marriage took place on the 3rd September 1862, Upper Deal, Thomas Shelvey (Bricklayer) to Caroline Pool.


4th January 1866, at Middle Deal a son to Mrs Shelvey.


The death of Walter, son of Mr Shelvey aged 7 years on the 12th of March 1867, Cemetary Road, Deal.

Birth to Wife 7th September 1867, Deal in Cemetary Road, a son.


License of the "Oak & Ivy" was transferred from Mr Curling to Daniel Shelvey, 25th April 1872. Blenhein Road (was South Sandy Lane).

Birth 9th December 1872 at Deal, Cemetary Road, a Daughter.


3rd April 1877 at Northbourne Church, Mr Daniel Shelvey of Northbourne to Miss Harriet Cox of Deal.

George Shelvey was charged with using profane language in Beach Street on 1st August with assaulting P.C. Mercer, in the execution of his duty, and with breaking 3 squares of glass in a police cell. After evidence Shelvey was ordered to pay a fine of 20 shillings including costs, or in default 14 days for using profane language. 1 Months hard labour for assaulting a policeman and one month for breaking the window.


Eastry Workhouse

8th December 1879. Mary Jane Shelvey (previous inmate) has been apprehended and sentenced to 14 days imprisonment for deserting her two children.


George Shelvey, Boatman, was brought up in custody to answer the charge of stealing a punt called the "Little Bessie from the beach at the north end of Deal on the 20th August 1881 and selling the same to David Berry of 2 Spencer Cottages, Ramsgate, for sum of £3 on the same day. The charge was fully sustained and the prisoner committed for trial at the sessions. Shelvey was not a stranger to the courts and pleaded guilty. 6 months in prison.


The 31st of May 1882. Full attendance at school, not been absent from school for a whole year. William Shelvey.


John Shelvey, now residing at Norfolk House, situated in the New Road in the parish of Walmer, grocer and bricklayer, do hereby give notice that it is my intention to apply at the general annual meeting to be held at Guild Hall Sandwich, for the Parish of Walmer, on the 1st September next for a license to hold an excise licence to sell by retail beer to be consumed of the house, shop, and premises, known as Norfolk House, of which Mary Jane Smith was the present owner. 9th August 1884


January 1886, James Shelvey was one of the Lifeboat crew (Walmer).


F.T. Shelvey of the "Hare & Hounds" Pub.

Below: photo of FT Shelvey.
Kindly provided by Martin John Shelvey



Saunders, Charles (Bachelor) aged 25yrs, labourer from Walmer. Shelvey Ellen, spinster, aged 23yrs. Witness, Thomas Saunders & Thomas Shelvey, labourer, July 17th 1895. Marriage took place.


William James Shelvey, a daughter on August 16th 1900


Seriously wounded on the 20th September 1918 and suffering from gas gangrene, Pte W.H.Shelvey, 6th Northamptonshire Regt. was admitted to the 6th General Hospital Rouen, his right leg having to be amputated. His parents Mr & Mrs E.Shelvey, 78 College Road, Deal were given a permit to visit him on the 11th October. He seemed bright and they left after their 48 hours stay with good hopes for his recovery, but on the day after their return home Mr & Mrs Shelvey received a telegram intimating that their son had passed away. An old boy of the central schools under Mr Morris he enlisted after attaining the age of 18yrs. On the 3rd April 1910 in the 6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment.


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