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Shelley, Sir Sir Percy Florence

Male 1819 - 1889  (70 years)


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  • Name Shelley, Sir Percy Florence 
    Prefix Sir 
    Nickname 3rd Baronet 
    Born 12 Nov 1819  Florence, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 05 Dec 1889  Bournemouth Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14588  Wuerdemann Family
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2009 

    Father Shelley, Percy Bysshe,   b. 04 Aug 1792, Field Place, Horsham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jul 1822, Viareggio, Grand Duchy of Tuscany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Mother Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft,   b. 30 Aug 1797, Somers Town, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Feb 1851, Chester Square Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1816  St Mildred's Church, Bread Street, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5062  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gibson, Jane 
    Married 1848 
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2009 
    Family ID F5106  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Shelley, Percy Florence.
      Adm. pens. at TRINITY, July 7, 1837. [Only surv.] s. of Percy Bysshe [the poet] (and Mary Godwin). [B. Nov. 12, 1819, in Florence.] School, Harrow.
      Matric. Michs. 1837; B.A. 1841.
      Adm. at the Middle Temple, Nov. 11, 1845.
      Succeeded his grandfather, Timothy, as 3rd Bart., Apr. 24, 1844.
      Of Michelgrove, Sussex.
      Lieut., Sussex Militia, 1846; Capt., 1854.
      J.P. and D.L. for Sussex; High Sheriff, 1865.
      Married, June 22, 1848, Jane, dau. of Thomas Gibson, and widow of the Hon.
      Charles Robert St John. 'This most gentle and lovable man, the inheritor of most of his father's fine qualities....' A good amateur actor and a great patron of the drama.
      Built a theatre at his residence, Shelley House, Chelsea embankment, which was opened in 1881.
      Painted the drop-scene which represented the poet's last home.
      Convicted of keeping an unlicensed theatre and fined I shilling and costs, 1881; on appeal to the Queen's Bench, it was held that he was justly convicted for keeping a house for public performance of stage-plays without a licence.
      Died, s.p., Dec. 5, 1889, at Bournemouth.
      (Harrow Sch. Reg.; Boase, . 539 and VI. 550; Inns of Court; D.N.B.)