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Brass of John Shelley and his wife Elizabeth Michelgrove.
Clapham, Sussex.
From here.

Sir John Shelley,
mar Elizabeth Michelgrove [dau of John Michelgrove, of Michelgrove, Sussex, by his wife Mary Sidney],
Mary Sidney was said to be dau of "the first William Sidney of Penshurst Place", but this is impossible given the dates, she must be dau of an earlier William Sidney,
this was relevant because Penshurst later went to a branch of this Shelley family,
by marriage Shelley acquired Michelgrove, Sussex,
Elizabeth died 31 July 1513,
he died 3 Jan 1526,
brass of them in Clapham Church, Clapham, West Sussex,
had issue:

  1. Sir William Shelley, Knt., born 1476,
    of Michelgrove, Sussex.

  2. Edward Shelley, of Worminghurst Park (ancestor of the poet Shelley).

Brass of John Shelley and his wife Elizabeth Michelgrove.
Clapham, Sussex.
From p.229 in The Brasses of England by Herbert W. Macklin (1907).

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