Some Shakerley info from the book about St Buryan school.
"Early school masters at the National School were William Shakerley and William Jenkin. William Shakerley was in a teaching post in St Buryan from at least 1817. At one time he was the steward of the St Buryan Wesleyan Chapel. By the 1840's he had left and was teaching in Tuckingmill, Camborne. Interestingly though, the corner of Penzance leading from the Grenmarket to Lloyd's Bank used to be known in the late nineteenth century as Shakerley's Corner, after the chemist's shop which stood there, it is now a delicatessen. The Benjamin Shakerley who owned this shop had been born in Camborne".
Thanks to the above goes to St Buryan School who published this book.
Post by myghaelangof on Nov 6, 2010 14:28:27 GMT -5
Thanks Lamorna. It's always good to add some flesh to the bones. William SHAKERLEY married Honor TREMBATH at St Just on 1st Jan 1809. William was the 4th in a line of William's descending from Captain Sampson SHAKERLEY (1619-1681).
I knew about Shakerleys Corner, at the bottom of Causewayhead, but havent placed Benjamin into the family yet. William and Honour did have a son Benjamin baptised 1821, but buried the following year.
Keep up the good work. Mike
"A name perpetual, and a fame permanent and immortal"
Have you ever found the Shakerley name being transcribed as Shirley. When I looked on a sub site and asked for variations the name Shirley came up. Whether this was the nearest I don't know but there are plenty of Shirleys!
There are plenty of names in the book if anyone knows a relative was a pupil there and wants a look-up.
The school started off at Lamorna and was then moved to St Buryan.