Rev. Walter Augustus Shirley D.D - St Michael - Shirley, Derbyshire
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N 52° 58.314 W 001° 40.529
30U E 588944 N 5869965
Quick Description: Memorial monument in St Michael's church, Shirley, bearing the arms of Walter Augustus Shirley as Bishop of Sodor and Man.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/10/2021 2:28:50 PM
Waymark Code: WM14Y39
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
Memorial monument in St Michael's church, Shirley, bearing the arms of Walter Augustus Shirley as Bishop of Sodor and Man.

"[Biography taken from www.isle-of-man.com] Only son of Rev Walter & Alicia Shirley, came from an Anglo-Irish family, born 30 May 1797 at Westport. Ireland - his family fled from there during the 1798 troubles after which they had a peripatetic existance until they re-established a link with Earl Ferrers with whom they were distantly related. He suppported Walter in going to Winchester from which he won a scholarship to New College and at the same time Lord Ferrers gave his father the living of Shirley in Derbyshire. Married Maria Waddington in Paris in 1827 - his father resigned Shirley to Walter about this time.

Graduated from New College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, with a Master of Arts (M.A.). He held the office of Prebendary of Lichfield. He held the office of Archdeacon of Derby between 1841 and 1846.1 He graduated from New College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, in 1846 with a Doctor of Divinity (D.D.). He held the office of Bishop of Sodor and Man on 10 January 1847. Noted evangelical - however only occupied See for a few months before his death at Bishopscourt, during which time he is said to have gained the esteem of his clergy and people - however his letters indicate some strong criticism of clergy, island ways and Methodism.

Read two chapters online from W. A. Shirley's published memoirs:

LETTERS AND MEMOIR OF THE LATE. WALTER AUGUSTUS SHIRLEY, D.D. LORD BISHOP OF SODOR AND MAN. EDITED BY THOMAS HILL, B.D. ARCHDEACON OF DERBY. LONDON:1849 > Read

married Maria Waddington, dau of William Waddington, esq. She died in 1854 age 55."

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Bearer of Coat of Arms: Ecclesiastical (prelates and their seats)

Full name of the bearer: Walter Augustus Shirley D.D

Where is Coat of Arms installed (short description) ?:
north aisle of church


Material / Design: Stone

Blazon (heraldic description):
[See of Sodor and Man] Argent, upon a pedestal the Virgin Mary with her arms extended between two pillars,in the dexter hand, a church proper, in base the arms of Man in an escutcheon, impaling [Shirley] paly of six, or and az. , a canton erm


Address:
St Michael
Church Lane
Shirley
Derbyshire
DE6 3AS


Web page about the structure where is Coat of Arms installed (if exists): [Web Link]

Web page about the bearer of Coat of Arms (if exists): [Web Link]

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