SHELLEY, Desire

SHELLEY, Desire

Female 1670 - Aft 1708  (~ 38 years)

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  • Name SHELLEY, Desire 
    Born ca. 1670 
    Gender Female 
    Died aft. 20 Aug 1708  prob. Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I974  George Soule
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2014 

    Family WALKER, Isaac,   b. ca. Dec 1667, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. aft. 8 Nov 1713, Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1692  Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. WALKER, Elias,   b. 3 Apr 1693, Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. WALKER, Isaac Jr,   b. ca. 1695, Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. aft. 23 May 1719, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)  [Birth]
    +3. WALKER, Desire,   b. ca. 1706, Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1779, Metuchen, Union Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F449  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Jul 1692 - Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - aft. 20 Aug 1708 - prob. Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Notes 
    • GSSB#42
      13 MAY 2021

      Society of Mayflower Descendants #86727 - Approved 21 Mar 2014
      The General Society of the Mayflower Descendants penned the following notes on the approved application paper:

      ~Desiree died probably in Woodbridge, NJ after Aug 1708 & perhaps in 1713. (her birthplace is unknown)
      ~(the only thing known for sure is that she married Isaac Walker on 08 Jul 1692)
      ~Isaac Walker born ca Dec 1667 or Jan 1667/8 probably in Plymouth
      ~He died after 08 Nov 1713 & perhaps Jul 1719 probably in Plymouth.

      (Husband Isaac Walker is the 3rd generation Mayflower descendant)
    • Research References for Desire (Shelley) Walker
      From:
      Continuing the Search for the Origins of George Soule
      Posted by Soule Kindred December 3, 2011
      And Some Incidental Findings in the Search for His
      Descendants
      By Louise Walsh Throop, M.B.A.
      WALKER family in New Jersey
      At this time, only one documented vital record is known for Isaac Walker as his birth and death dates are not precisely known: he married in Woodbridge, NJ, 8 July 1692 DESIRE SHELLEY.[19] Isaac was thus about 24 years of age at marriage, and proceeded to have two children recorded in Woodbridge: Elias (b. 3 Apr. 1693) and Isaac (b. ca. 1695).[21]

      Isaac appears to have accompanied his uncle Samuel Walker to NJ in 1692. Uncle Samuel Walker was b. ca 1643 and d. Burlington, NJ, 16 Sept 1704, when he was called one of His Majesties Council for the Province of New Jersey.[22] Samuel Walker married ca. 1672 or, more likely, 1679 to Sarah Scottow, who was b. ca. 1754 daughter of Boston merchant Joshua Scottow.[23]
      Among Joshua Scottows grandchildren (b. ca. 1670-1698), the first daughter in these English-oriented, upper-class families was without exception named after her mother.[24]
      Desire Walker, as a grandniece of Sarah (Scottow) Walker, would thus appear to have been the first-born daughter of Isaac and DESIRE (SHELLEY) WALKER..
      This Desire (Walker) Freeman d. Metuchen, NJ, 22 Dec 1779 in 74th yr.,[25] thus setting her birth ca. 1706.

      Sources:
      [19] Woodbridge New Jersey Town Records 1:27 (reversed) [FHL Film #016596].
      [21] MONETTE 1:260, 274, 4:872.
      [22] BOSTON NEWS OBITS (1968) 3:506.
      [23] Otto, Julie Helen. ?Lydia and Her Daughters: A Boston Matrilineal Case Study? NEXUS 9(1):25-27.
      [24] NEXUS 9(1):25-28.
      [25] Myers, Patty Barthell. Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman with related families.(Penobscot Press, 1995) p. 21.

      Posted by Lynn Patterson
    • Desire Shelley is not the daughter of Giles Shelley

      Desire was given in the 1980 version one Giles Shelley as father, since disproved by an earlier reading of Giles Shelley?s 1702 will.[20]

      SOURCES:
      [20] Hunt, John G. ?Two eighteenth-century New Yorkers: Giles Shelley ?Pirate? and Dr. Charles Peters? TAG 43:163-64 (1967). Giles Shelley m. New York NY 25 Nov. 1689 Hilldegond (Van Hooren) Cranisborough so could not have been the father of Desire Shelley.


      Listed in: Walker Family in New Jersey
      Continuing the Search for the Origins of George Soule
      Posted by Soule Kindred December 3, 2011-
      And Some Incidental Findings in the Search for His Descendants
      By Louise Walsh Throop, M.B.A.

      Posted by Lynn Patterson