Sir Bysshe Shelley, 1st Baronet

Sir Bysshe Shelley, 1st Baronet

Sir Bysshe Shelley, 1st Baronet (21 June 1731 - 6 January 1815) was the grandfather of Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.


Shelley was born in New Jersey, USA, one of three boys. The family moved to Sussex, UK when Shelley was still a boy. He became rich and influential due to a combination of marriages to women from other influential families and his own family's wealth. [ [ A Biographical Sketch by blupete: Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) ] ] He was created 1st Baronet Shelley, of Castle Goring, Sussex. He died in 1815 at the age of 83. [ [ - Person Page 2948 ] ]

Personal life

Sir Bysshe was married twice; firstly, to Mary Catherine Michell on 30 June 1752, and secondly to Elizabeth Jane Perry (a descendant of King Henry VII) in 1769.

Child from first marriage:
* Timothy Shelley (7 September 1753-24 April 1844); later Sir Timothy Shelley, 2nd Baronet

Child from second marriage:
* John Shelley Sidney (18 December 1771-14 March 1849); later Sir John Shelley-Sidney, 1st Baronet


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