Sir Anthony Shirley, 1st Baronet

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Sir Anthony Shirley, 1st Baronet (1624 - June 1683) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1654 and 1659.

Shirley was the son of Thomas Shirley of Preston Manor, Brighton and his wife Elizabeth Stapley, daughter of Drew Stapley of London. He matriculated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, on 14 July 1642 aged 14. He was in the commission of peace for the Commonwealth. In 1654, he was elected Member of Parliament for Arundel in the First Protectorate Parliament. He was elected MP for Sussex in 1656 for the Second Protectorate Parliament. In 1659 he was elected MP for Steyning in the Third Protectorate Parliament. He was created baronet on 6 March 1666. He was appointed High Sheriff of Sussex in 1667, but did not take office. [1]

Shirley died at the age of 58 and was buried at Preston on 22 June 1683.[1]

Shirley married Anne Onslow, daughter of Sir Richard Onslow of West Clandon, Surrey on 2 July 1650 at Cranleigh, Surrey. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son Richard.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Not represented in Barebones Parliament
Member of Parliament for Arundel
1654
Succeeded by
Sir John Trevor
Preceded by
Herbert Morley
Sir Thomas Pelham, 2nd Baronet
Anthony Stapley
John Stapley
John Fagg
William Hay
John Pelham
Francis Lord Dacres
Herbert Springet
Member of Parliament for Sussex
1656
With: Herbert Morley
John Pelham
John Fagg
John Stapley
George Courthope
Sir Thomas Rivers, 2nd Baronet
Sir Thomas Parker
Samuel Gott
Succeeded by
Herbert Morley
Sir John Fagg, 1st Baronet
Preceded by
Not represented in Second Protectorate Parliament
Member of Parliament for Steyning
1659
With: Sir John Trevor
Succeeded by
Not represented in Restored Rump