Sir John Shelley, 6th Baronet

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Sir John Shelley

Sir John Shelley, 6th Baronet (18 December 1771, England – 14 March 1849, England) was an English amateur cricketer who made 10 known appearances in first-class cricket matches from 1792 to 1795.[1] He was also a notable breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses including the Epsom Derby winners Phantom (1811),[2] Cedric (1824)[2] and Priam (1830).[3]

Shelley became 6th Baronet in September 1783 on the death of his father Sir John Shelley, 5th Baronet.

Cricket career[edit]

He was mainly associated with Sussex and was an early member of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).[4]


Adolphus Edward Shelley was his third son who was the first Auditor-General in Hong Kong. His wife, Lady Francis Winkley Shelley (1787 - 1873), was a noted diarist and close friend of the Duke of Wellington.


  1. ^ CricketArchive record
  2. ^ a b "Early Studbook P". Retrieved 2012-01-26. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 1 (1744-1826), Lillywhite, 1862

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Davies Giddy
Archibald Primrose
Member of Parliament for Helston
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Thomas Read Kemp
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