Shettle of Warwickshire and Dorset

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This line can be traced back to about 1750 in Binley near Coventry where they were mainly Yeoman farmers. Thomas Shettle of this line became Land Agent to the noble Erle-Drax family at Charborough in Dorset, and through the marriage of his daughter into the family became very wealthy.

How the Shettle Family at Almer became wealthy. 

Thomas Shettle 1794-1881, a Yeoman Farmer born at Stretton on Dunsmore near Coventry, settled at Almer in Dorset about 1822 where his children were baptized from 1823- 1832; his wife being Elizabeth BARRETT born in London. At some point before 1851 he became the Land Agent for the extremely wealthy ERLE-DRAX family at nearby Charborough House in the parish of Morden. The Drax family had extensive estates in Warwickshire, so Thomas may have had contacts before moving to Dorset. In 1827 the heiress to the Charborough estate, Jane Frances ERLE-DRAX-GROSVENOR married John Samuel Wanley SAWBRIDGE of Wye in Kent and John takes the name of ERLE-DRAX. They have two daughters but no male heir. Meanwhile Johnís brother Charles Sawbridge becomes the Rector of Almer parish where in the 1851 census he is a bachelor aged 44. On 6 Jan 1859 at Cann, Dorset he marries Elizabeth Mary SHETTLE, a daughter of Thomas born 1828, and on 5 Nov 1859 at Almer they have a son, Wanley who takes the name of Sawbridge-Erle-Drax. He becomes a JP for Dorset and a Lieutenant in the Dorset Yeomanry, and eventually inherits the extensive Sawbridge estate at Wye in Kent. Presumably Thomas acquired considerable wealth from the marriage of his daughter. His sons follow careers in the Law, the Clergy and the Civil Service. The family assumes the Wyvern crest of the Drax family. In 2010, the owner & occupant of Charborough House is Richard Grosvenor Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax, MP for South Dorset. Elizabeth Mary had three further sons who died in infancy, and she died in 1862 probably from childbirth complications.

Tree showing the link to the Sawbridge-Erle-Drax family.

Here are the first four generations of the Warwickshire line (which currently cannot be linked to my Wiltshire Shettles):

First Generation

1. William SHETTLE was born about 1730. He married (1) Elizabeth, and (2) Mary ELLIMAN on 20 July 1775 in 
Wyken, Warwicks. These Shettles were prosperous Yeoman Farmers. Could William have come from Hampstead 
Marshall in Berks where the Craven family also owned lands? He was of Combe Fields near Combe Abbey at his second 
marriage. See tree on Ancestry of dicker150: http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/tree/986524/person/-2020666578.
Elizabeth died before 1775. She and William SHETTLE had the following children:

+2 Thomas SHETTLE (1755?-1808)
3 Lucy SHETTLE (1757?- ). Lucy was born in 1757 (approx.) in Binley, Warwicks. She was baptised on 6 March 1757 in Binley.
+4 Charles SHETTLE (1758?-1848)
5 John SHETTLE (1760- ). John was born in 1760 in Binley. He was baptised on 25 May 1760 in Binley.
6 Phoebe SHETTLE (1762- ). Phoebe was born in 1762 in Binley. She was baptised on 12 February 1762 in Binley.
+7 William SHETTLE (1763?-1843)
Mary ELLIMAN and William SHETTLE had the following children:
+8 John SHETTLE (1779?- )
9 Mary SHETTLE (1779?- ). Mary was born in 1779 (estimated) in Binley. She was baptised on 2 February 1779 in Binley.
+10 Jane SHETTLE (1779?- )


Second Generation


2. Thomas SHETTLE, son of William SHETTLE and Elizabeth, was born in 1755 (approx.) in Binley, Warwicks. He was 
baptised on 1 February 1757 in Binley. He died on 9 October 1808 in Binley. 24.6.1845 Thomas SHETTLE= Mary 
BISS at Binley WAR.

4. Charles SHETTLE, son of William SHETTLE and Elizabeth, was born in 1758 (estimated) in Binley. He was baptised 
on 5 January 1758 in Binley. He was an Independent Means. He married Frances SHAKSPEAR on 18 August 1789 in 
Stretton-on-Dunsmore, Warwicks. He married Mary PHILLIPS on 6 December 1821 in Stretton-on-Dunsmore. He 
died Q1 1848 in Coventry, Warwicks. (Stretton is on A45 S of Coventry & near Binley.)
Frances SHAKSPEAR was born in 1760 (approx.). She died before 1821. She and Charles SHETTLE had the 
following children:

11 William SHETTLE (1792- ). William was born in 1792.
+12 Thomas SHETTLE (1794?-1881)
Mary PHILLIPS died before 1841. She and Charles SHETTLE had the following children:
+13 Charles SHETTLE (1823- )
+14 Thomas Beard SHETTLE (1826- )

7. William SHETTLE, son of William SHETTLE and Elizabeth, was born in 1763 (estimated) in Napton on the Hill, 
Warwicks. He was baptised on 9 August 1763 in Binley. He was a Farmer. He married Catharine MUSTON on 16 
August 1790 in Wolston, Warwicks.1 He died on 28 August 1843 in Binley.
Possible a brother of Charles #1 bn ca1758. 1841cen at Binley
Catharine MUSTON was born in 1765 (approx.) in Napton on the Hill. 
IGI marr: Kathorn MASTON. Catharine MUSTON and William SHETTLE had the following children:

+15 William SHETTLE (1792-1793)
+16 Elizabeth SHETTLE (1795?- )
17 Mary SHETTLE (1795- ). Mary was born on 18 May 1795 in Napton on the Hill.
+18 William SHETTLE (1798-aft1851)
+19 Job SHETTLE (1801- )
+20 Thomas SHETTLE (1813-1868)
+21 George SHETTLE (1807-1891)
+22 Caroline SHETTLE (1809-1883)

8. John SHETTLE, son of William SHETTLE and Mary ELLIMAN, was born in 1779 (estimated) in Binley. He was 
baptised on 2 February 1779 in Binley. He married Hannah OVERTON on 8 July 1813 in Binley.1 Ancestor of Beryl 
Chapman. Hannah OVERTON was born in 1790. She and John SHETTLE had the following children:

+23 John SHETTLE (1816- )
+24 Mary SHETTLE (1818- )
+25 Maria SHETTLE (1818- )

10. Jane SHETTLE, daughter of William SHETTLE and Mary ELLIMAN, was born in 1779 (estimated) in Stoke, 
Warwicks. She was baptised on 13 April 1779 in Stoke WAR. She married William BARR on 8 July 1813 in Binley.
Married same day as brother John. William BARR was born in 1780 (approx.).

Third Generation

12. Thomas SHETTLE, son of Charles SHETTLE and Frances SHAKSPEAR, was born in 1794 (estimated) in Stretton-on-
Dunsmore, Warwicks. He was baptised on 10 July 1794 in Stretton-on-Dunsmore. He was a Yeoman/Land Agent. He 
married Elizabeth BARRETT in 1822 in Warks. He died Q3 1881 in Reading RD.
No Will found. Settled in Almer, Dorset about 1822. Age in Death Index given as 87 which agrees with birth year. He 
was a prosperous Yeoman Farmer in Warwicks. until he settled in Almer, Dorset as Land Agent to the Sawbridge-Erle-
Drax family of Charborough who also had estates in Warcs.
Elizabeth BARRETT was born in 1795 (approx.) in London, Middx. She died Q2 1868 in Christchurch RD, Hants. She 
and Thomas SHETTLE had the following children:

+26 Frances Elizabeth SHETTLE (1823- )
+27 Richard Charles SHETTLE (1825?-1901)
+28 Thomas William SHETTLE (1827-1901)
+29 Elizabeth Mary SHETTLE (1828?- )
+30 Sarah Anne SHETTLE (1829- )
+31 John SHETTLE (1832- )

13. Charles SHETTLE, son of Charles SHETTLE and Mary PHILLIPS, was born in 1823 in Coventry, Warwicks.
CHARLES SHETTLE Christening: 16 JUL 1823 Saint Michael, Coventry, Warwick

14. Thomas Beard SHETTLE, son of Charles SHETTLE and Mary PHILLIPS, was born in 1826 in Coventry.
THOMAS BEARD SHETTLE Christening: 23 JUN 1826 Saint Michael, Coventry, Warwick, England 
Father: CHARLES SHETTLE Mother: MARY.

15. William SHETTLE, son of William SHETTLE and Catharine MUSTON, was born on 15 August 1792 in Napton on the 
Hill, Warwicks. He died on 20 June 1793.

16. Elizabeth SHETTLE, daughter of William SHETTLE and Catharine MUSTON, was born in January 1795 (estimated) 
in Napton on the Hill. Christening: 24 JAN 1795 Stockton, Warwick.

18. William SHETTLE, son of William SHETTLE and Catharine MUSTON, was born on 3 January 1798 in Napton on the 
Hill. He was baptised on 7 June 1815 in Binley, Warwicks.1 He was a Schoolmaster/Bookseller. He married Catherine 
WELLS on 21 September 1823 in Holy Trinity, Coventry. He died after 1851.
1851cen Leamington Priors Warwickshire 
William Shettle hd Widr 50 Schoolmaster(day school) Stockton WAR
Louise Shettle da U17 Brinklow WAR//.
Catherine WELLS was born in 1800 in Warwicks. She died between 1851 and 1841. She and William SHETTLE had 
the following children:

+32 William Wells SHETTLE (1824- )
+33 Charles H SHETTLE (1825?- )
+34 Catherine Eleanor SHETTLE (1828- )
+35 George Edwin SHETTLE (1829- )
36 Thomas SHETTLE (1833- ). Thomas was born in 1833.
+37 Louisa SHETTLE (1834?-1903)

19. Job SHETTLE, son of William SHETTLE and Catharine MUSTON, was born on 17 March 1801 in Stockton, 
Warwicks.2 He was a Royal Marine. He married Priscilla GLOVER on 4 July 1833 in Portsea St Thomas, Hants.1
1841cen at Castle Rd, Portsea Town, Hants:
Job Shettle 42(1799) R.M. (Royal Marine?) No
Priscilla Shettle 35 No//
Couple not found in 1851cen. Priscilla GLOVER was born in 1806 (calculated).

20. Thomas SHETTLE, son of William SHETTLE and Catharine MUSTON, was born on 25 October 1813 in Napton on 
the Hill. He was a Coal Dealer. He married Mary BISS on 24 June 1845 in Binley. He died on 14 November 1868 in 
Rugby RD.

21. George SHETTLE, son of William SHETTLE and Catharine MUSTON, was born on 22 April 1807 in Napton on the 
Hill.2 He was baptised in 1807 in Napton on the Hill. He was a Tailor. He married Ann WATTS on 20 March 1834 in 
Wolston, Warwicks. He died on 21 December 1891 in Wolston.
GEORGE SHETTLE - International Genealogical Index 
Gender: Male Christening: 17 NOV 1807 Napton On The Hill
Anc File: Born: 22 Apr 1807 Place: Napton-On-The-Hill, Warwicks, Engl 
Died: 21 Dec 1891 Place: Wolston (nr. Coventry), Warwicks, Engl. 
Buried: Place: Binley (nr. Coventry), Warwicks, Engl 
1851cen at Wolston:
George Shettle 44 Tailor bn Napton or Nopton
Ann Shettle 49 Coventry
Emma Shettle 13 Napton
Thos Shettle 12 Wolston
George Shettle 9 Wolston
Sarah Shettle 7 Wolston//.
Ann WATTS was born in 1802 in Coventry. She and George SHETTLE had the following children:

38 Emma SHETTLE (1838- ). Emma was born in 1838.
+39 Thomas Watts SHETTLE (1839?-1896)
+40 George Henry SHETTLE (1843?-1897)
41 Sarah SHETTLE (1844- ). Sarah was born in 1844 in Wolston.

22. Caroline SHETTLE, daughter of William SHETTLE and Catharine MUSTON, was born on 16 April 1809 in Southam, 
Warwicks. She died on 9 December 1883 in Wolston.
1881cen at Wolston:
Caroline Shettle hd U 71 Shopkeeper bn Southam, Warks
Louisa Shettle niece U 46 Brinklow
John Halt boarder 27 Baker. Wolston
Probate: Caroline Shettle 1884,died 9 Dec 1883 Warwick, Warwickshire.

23. John SHETTLE, son of John SHETTLE and Hannah OVERTON, was born in 1816 in Binley.

24. Mary SHETTLE, daughter of John SHETTLE and Hannah OVERTON, was born in 1818 in Coventry. She married 
Benjamin KINGDOM on 15 August 1836 in Holy Trinity. Benjamin KINGDOM was born in 1814 in Coventry.

25. Maria SHETTLE, daughter of John SHETTLE and Hannah OVERTON, was born in 1818 in Binley. She married 
William HOWE on 15 November 1841 in Holy Trinity.
Christening: 13 DEC 1818 Binley, Warwick, Father: JOHN SHETTLE Mother: HANNAH 
IGI Marr: Spouse: WILLIAM HOWE 15 NOV 1841 Holy Trinity, Coventry, Warwick.

Fourth Generation

26. Frances Elizabeth SHETTLE, daughter of Thomas SHETTLE and Elizabeth BARRETT, was born in 1823 in Almer, 
Dorset. She was baptised on 18 November 1823 in Almer. married in 1868/3q RD not known.

27. Richard Charles SHETTLE, son of Thomas SHETTLE and Elizabeth BARRETT, was born in 1825 (estimated) in 
Almer. He was baptised on 23 June 1825 in Almer. He was a Surgeon. He was educated at MRCSE 1846; LSA 1847, 
late House Surgeon Dorset Cty Hosp. He married Mary Ann ATKINSON Q2 1851 in Dorchester RD. He married 
Helen Mary Q3 1893 in Alverstoke, Hants. He died on 21 July 1901 in Carlton Lodge, Nailsworth, Glos.
1858 MD St.Andrews; 1846 MRCS Eng.; 1854 med Dir; address Donhead S.Andrew WIL. 1869 of Cann, Shaftesbury. 
1894 of 73 London St., Reading Berks. where he was Senr. Phsician at Royal Berks. hosp. Author of numerous scientific 
papers on Hypnotism, and the effect of elecricity & magnetism on the blood. Father: Thomas SHETTLE (1794?-1881) 
Mother: ELIZABETH (1795?-1868) Birth 1825 (app) Almer, Dorset Death 21 Jul 1901 (age 75-76) Stroud RD aged 76 
(GRO indexes) Occupation Physician and Surgeon.
Mary Ann ATKINSON was born in 1829 (approx.). She died Q1 1890 in Reading RD.
GRO Death: 1899/4q Stroud, Mary Elizabeth A. @47.
Mary Ann ATKINSON and Richard Charles SHETTLE had the following children:

+42 Harry Wynter SHETTLE (1855-1919)
+43 Edith Mabel J SHETTLE (1866- ) Helen Mary died on 11 March 1913 in Worthing, Sussex. Probate Ix: Richard Charles of Carlton lodge, retired M.D. d.21/7/1901 (PR.LONDON) to Helen Mary SHETTLE (Widow) & Rev.Francis Tovey COLSON clerk. £6455-1-6d. Probate Index: Helen Mary Shettle Proved:1913 died:11-Mar-13 at Worthing, West Sussex, England, widow of Richard Charles.

28. Thomas William SHETTLE, son of Thomas SHETTLE and Elizabeth BARRETT, was born in 1827 in Almer. He was 
baptised on 9 March 1827 in Almer. He was a Farmer. He married Anne Frances CROASDILL Q3 1872 in 
Kensington RD, Middx. He died in 1901 in Hartismere, Suffolk.
In 1881 Census, living at Coomb, Suffolk. RG11/1850 fol.39 p.19; 
Thomas W SHETTLE hd,45?, Farmer of 200 acres bn. Blandford DOR 
Ann F. SHETTLE wife,28, bn. FLN Newcastle, Children aged 7 down to 1 all born at Wimborne DOR// GRO Death 
1901 Hartismere RD, Suffolk. Anne Frances CROASDILL was born in 1852 (approx.) in Newcastle, FLN? She died on 
15 November 1918 in Eye, SFK.
Probate index: Ann Frances S. of Chandos Lodge, Eye, Suffolk, widow died 15.11.1918 Probate london 11.6.1919 to 
William Croasdill SHETTLE, Engineer. (former Grant 1.2.1919 to edwd Gurney S.).
Granted Administration in 1920 of her son's Edwd Gurney estate. Probate Index: Anne Frances Shettle 1920 died:15-
Nov-18 in Suffolk. Anne Frances CROASDILL and Thomas William SHETTLE had the following children:

44 Ann Frances SHETTLE (1873?-aft1920). Ann was born in 1873 (estimated) in Wimborne, Dorset. She was baptised on 6 September 1873 in Wimborne. She died after 1920 in Suffolk.
+45 William Croasdill SHETTLE (1874-1939)
+46 Edward Gurney SHETTLE (1876-1920)
47 Henrietta May SHETTLE (1878- ). Henrietta was born in March 1878 in Wimborne. She was baptised on 16 April 1878 in Wimborne.
+48 Ralph Denne SHETTLE (1878-1901)
+49 Francis Broughton SHETTLE (1879- )
+50 Philip Shakespeare SHETTLE (1880-1912)
+51 John Basil SHETTLE (1882-1938)
A Martha SHETTLE death is in the GRO index 1857/1q for Wareham RD.? ? and Thomas William SHETTLE had the 
following children:

+52 Thomas Hugh SHETTLE (1854-1874)

29.
Elizabeth Mary SHETTLE, daughter of Thomas SHETTLE and Elizabeth BARRETT, was born in 1828 (calculated) in 
Almer. She was baptised on 1 March 1830 in Almer. She married Charles SAWBRIDGE 1806-1871 on 6 January 
1859 in Cann, Dorset. She was known as 'Cissy' in the family, died 1862/3Q at Blandford R.D.. Charles SAWBRIDGE,3 
son of ? SAWBRIDGE ( -1851), was born in 1807 in Olantigh near Wye, Kent. He was Rector of Almer. Rector of 
Almer in Dorset. Their son Wanley Ellis Sawbridge-Erle-Drax, JP inherited the Charborough estate through his uncle 
with hereditary rights to bear Arms. The Shettles of Warwicks & Dorset used the Wyvern as a crest, but no coat of arms 
has been registered.