Reference Entry

Shirley, Laurence, fourth Earl Ferrers (1720-1760), murderer

Richard Davenport-Hines

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Shirley, Laurence, fourth Earl Ferrers (1720-1760), murderer, was born on 18 August 1720, the eldest son of Laurence Shirley (1693-1743) and his wife, Anne (d. 1782), fourth daughter of Sir Walter Clarges, first baronet. His father was the fourth son of Robert Shirley, first Earl Ferrers. Laurence matriculated at Christ ...

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