- 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, UKwhen 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. [ [http://www.blupete.com/Literature/Biographies/Literary/Shelley.htm 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. [ [http://www.thepeerage.com/p2948.htm#i29479 thePeerage.com - Person Page 2948 ] ]
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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