Jane Isabella Shields

F, #26336, b. 28 Aug 1825, d. 15 May 1876
Probate (Will)* 14/574. Jane J HORLEY Date of grant: 29 Jun 1876; Date of death: 15 May 1876; Residence: South Yarra.1 
Married NameHorley. 
Birth*28 Aug 1825 London, England. [par Andrew SHIELD, traveller Brixton & Mary]2 
Marriage*1863 Spouse: William Arthur Horley. VIC, Australia, #M243/1863.3
Death*15 May 1876 VIC, Australia, #D7330/1876 (Age 51) [par Andrew SHIELDS & Mary GLOVER] - spouse William Arthur HORLEY.4 
Death-Notice*16 May 1876HORLEY.—On the 15th inst., at No 3 Darling-street, South Yarra, Jane Isabella, wife of William Arthur Horley, aged 51 years.5 
Death-Notice16 May 1876THE Friends of Mr. W. A. HORLEY (of Messrs Shields and Co.'s, Elizabeth street) are invited to follow the remains of his late wife to the place of interment in the St. Kilda Cemetery.
The funeral is appointed to move from his residence, No. 8 Darling-street, South Yarra, on Wednesday, tho 17th inst., at half-past 2 o'clock.
ALF. AUG. SLEIGHT, undertaker, No. 83 Collins-street east, and High-street, St. Kilda.6 


  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P2 unit 49, item 14/574
    VPRS 28/ P0 unit 170, item 14/574
    VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 25, item 14/574.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1920
    Jane Shields, Baptism Date: 6 Dec 1849, Baptism Place: St John the Evangelist, Clapham, Lambeth, England. Parents: Andrew Shields & Mary Shields.
  3. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D7330/1876 - born LOND."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 16 May 1876, p1
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 16 May 1876, p8
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Mary Harper Richey

F, #26337, b. 1857, d. 18 May 1936
Married NameHorley. 
Birth*1857 Kyneton, VIC, Australia, #B3115/1857 [par William RICHEY & Mary Jane MURPHY].1 
Marriage*1879 Spouse: William Arthur Horley. VIC, Australia, #M56/1879.2
Widow24 Nov 1892Mary Harper Richey became a widow upon the death of her husband William Arthur Horley
Land-UBeaca 1893 PAK-160, 180 Dickie Road. Transfer from William Arthur Horley to Mary Harper Horley.3,4 
Death*18 May 1936 Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England. 
Probate (Will)14 Jul 1936 HORLEY Mary Harper of 4 Leam-terrace Leamington widow died 18 May 1936 Probate Birmingham 14 July to Ethel Marion Horley spinster. Effects £4138 13s. 5d. Resworn £4256 1s. 11d.5 
Probate (Will)*1944 359/131. Mary H HORLEY Date of grant: 28 Nov 1944; Date of death: 18 May 1936; Occupation: Widow. The land in the Parish of Pakenham was valued at £50.6,4 


William Arthur Horley b. 1832, d. 24 Nov 1892
Children 1.Ethel Marion Horley b. 4 Nov 1880, d. Jun 1963
 2.Violet Louise Horley+9 b. 8 Feb 1882, d. 8 Dec 1926


  • 22 May 1936: OBITUARY. MRS. W. A. HORLEY.
    We regret to record the death, on Monday, at 4, Leam Terrace, of Mrs. Mary Horley, widow of Mr. Wm. A. Horley, at the age of 78 years. It was appropriate that the funeral should be at Ufton, where Mr. Horley's family had had family connections for over 200 years. The service yesterday (Thursday) was conducted at St. Michael and All Angels Church by the Rev. G. Carter Rolfe (Vicar of Leamington). The interment was in the family grave in the Churchyard adjoining.
    The family mourners were Miss E. M. Horley (daughter). Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Brewster, Mr. S. Brewster. Mr. A. Brewster, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Stratton (cousins), and Mrs. A. D. Pratt. Among others present were Mrs. Holding, Miss Cox, Mrs. Walters, Mrs. Townsend, Mrs. Gibbs, Mrs. J. Gulliver, Mr. and Mrs. Pirie, Mr. and Mrs. Doreyes, Mrs. J. Reed, Mr. J. T. Herd, Mr. H. Stanley, Miss V. Stanley, Mr. W. A. Coleman, and Mr. F. Fricker.
    Wreaths were sent by:—Miss E. M. Horley; her grandchildren Louise, Erwin and Harold Selck; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Horley; Miss Horley; Miss Emma J. Richey; (sister,—of Melbourne); Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Brewster; Mr. and Mrs. S. Brewster; Marjory and Janet: Mr. and Mrs. A. Brewster and family; Miss Brewster; Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Stratton and family; Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Pratt: the Misses Lake: Mr. and Mrs. Pirie and the boys; Mr. and Mrs. S. Phelps; Mrs. Reed, Jim and Jack; Mrs. Holding; Miss de Reyes; Miss Skinner; Mrs. Jackman; Mrs. Overell; Miss Cox; Mrs. Rowland Thomas; Miss Lewis; Mrs. Blaker and family; Mrs. Hutchinson; Miss Taylor; Miss Churchill; Mrs. Alice Gulliver; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley and Ada; Mrs. Townsend; Mr. and Mrs. Adams; Mr. and Mrs. Morris; Mrs. Walters: Mrs. Arthur C. Brewster; All at the Bungalow; and others.—The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. H. J. Dawson.7
  • 14 Aug 1936: WILLS. Mrs. Mary Harper Horley, of 4, Leam Terrace, Leamington, has left estate of the gross value of £4.138 13s. 5d., with net personalty £4.093 7s. 1d. Probate has been granted to her daughter. Miss Ethel Marion Horley of the same address, the sole executrix.8


  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 see rates 1945/46.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1133-408.
  5. [S190] Index to Probate Calendar England, viewed at ancestry.com.au, 1858-1966.
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P3 unit 4049, item 359/131
    VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 1261, item 359/131.
  7. [S333] Newspaper (England) - Leamington Spa Courier (England), 22 May 1936, p6.
  8. [S333] Newspaper (England) - Leamington Spa Courier (England), 14 Aug 1936, p4.
  9. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "Violet Louise Horley. Jun Q 1882 (Southam) 06d 693. Mother's maiden surname: Richey."
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