Shorey Family History

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At present the London Shorey family are descendants of Timothy Shorey b 1779 and Amelia Allen b 1781. I am hoping to extend the family back at least 100 years in the very near future - watch this space!

The site will also begin to show data and Family Trees for all UK Shoreys (And variants) - so now, not exclusively the London clan. Return again soon as the site will be updated regularly or click the RSS link to have all new material delivered directly to your PC. aimed at our Shoreys worldwide is back up and running - albeit in an embryo state. I'm working on US and Barbados data and will load it up asap. 
Where ever you are in the world, if you have a Shorey Family Tree I would love to hear from you.

Shorey by County

Uk mapYou'll find here details of my research around the UK. I'm working from county to county (in no particular order) starting with Dorset, one of my favorite counties (maybe there is an order!)
In each county I'll start from the 1841 and 1851 Census and work back as far as I can, returning at a later date to bring the data up as close to the present day as possible.
Click to see the latest news on Dorset

Update January 2012 E-mail
Written by Richard Shorey   

doset_mapAlthough work on the London Parish Registers remains ongoing, I've taken a break from this part of the world and made a start on the county of Dorset. Outside of London this county had the highest occurrence of the Shorey name in the 1841 and 1851 Census.
You'll find this database up on Ancestry Family Trees - try this link Dorset-Shoreys a One Name Study. Why Ancestry? Well I wanted to try out the latest version of their software - Family Tree Maker 2012 and as most of the source material can be found on Ancestry, I thought I'd give it a try. (More on this in a future article!)

So far it's made up of all the Shorey and Shory names in the 1841/1851 Dorset Census, plus most of the Shorey's in the 'Dorset, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812' Ancestry dataset. Its slow going as there seems to be far more transcription errors in this dataset compared to London one. You may want to try some of these in your own research - Shori, Shorye, Sherey, Shearye, Sheary, Sharey, Shoryee, Shoarie, Shourey, Shiry and this one Saurie! My list of name searches is now well over 30.

It has been really interesting researching outside of London. Families just did not move around as in London, Shillingstone a small village in Dorset had a Shory family recorded in 1765, the 1911 Census showed a family still there! Infant mortality appeared to be far lower out in the sticks. Just an observation at this stage - but lifespans were a lot longer too.
I'll keep you posted on this project. The Ancestry Tree updates as I work on it (almost in real time) so you can keep a watch on how things are progressing. It goes without saying that I have half an eye on any connections with my London Clan.

A more familiar Shorey

nickyshoreyHis ancestors are from the East End and he plays for West Brom (that's a team from somewhere up north)
Nicky's family are part of the Essex branch - originally from Bethnal Green and Islington.

He doesn't need a DNA test to place him in the Shorey family - just look at the hooter!

A Visit To Hamburg E-mail
Written by Richard Shorey   

alex1We had a days stop over in Hamburg whilst on a cruise last summer so I thought I'd pay my uncle Alex [RIN.19] a visit.
The cemetery is vast! Being the independent sort and not having a single word of German (or any other foreign language come to that) I decided to walk from the main gate. It took the best part of 2 hours, I later found this was the largest cemetery in Europe. Still it was a wonderful summers day and I have to say the most beautiful cemetery I've ever visited.

Guild Of One Name Studies E-mail
Written by Richard Shorey   
guild_intAs a member of the Guild Of One Name Studies, I am more than happy to help with any queries you have relating to the Shorey name. Drop me a line and I will do my best to help.
Getting started on the web site E-mail
Written by Richard   
WebPageAll users will need to login via the form on the left. If you are new to the site there is a link on the Login box to register. Once registered and logged in the whole site is open to you and a new menu will appear showing links to the Family Tree page, Databases and a whole lot more. Registration is a fairly simple one off affair. If you need a little help here is a step by step guide.
Shorey DNA Project E-mail
Written by Richard Shorey   

dna-pictureThe Shorey DNA Project has been founded!
For more details see

My DNA results are finally back - I'll post some initial findings shortly.
I had always thought myself of Anglo Saxon origin it now looks like its Celtic!

Early Shorey Database

Early London Shoreys

Richard[1]ChristeningsmallWork on this database continues - Along with the London Parish Registers 1538-1812 it now encompasses wills, apprenticeships and many other early sources.
I hope to be able to take the London Shoreys back several generations as a result of this research!
To view this new database you will need to login. For new visitors the process of registration is quick and simple - see the link on the left.

Ebenezer - my 4th Great-Granduncle E-mail
Written by Richard Shorey   

Always treat stated occupations on certificates with a pinch of salt!
See this Shorey story on


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