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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Maj John Evelyn Shirley, cousin of Lord Ferrers, dies

_.Maj John Evelyn Shirley, late the KRRC, of Ettington Park, Startford-
upon-Avon, and Lough Fea, co Monaghan, who died at his home, Isle of
Man, 7 Nov, 2009, aged 86, was scion of the Earls Ferrers, and
descended from the Earl Ferrers who was tried and convicted of the
murder of his steward and executed (with silken rope) at Tyburn in
1760; b 1922, son of Lt-Col Evelyn Shirley (1889-1956), by his wife
the former Kathleen Cardew; educ at Eton. Married 1952, Judith
Margaret Dugdale, scion of the Dugdale Baronets, and had issue, inc
dau Emily, b 1957, who married 1984, the 3rd Baron Grimston of
Westbury.

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