Sir Edward Stanley, having no male heirs, sold the manors of Wibersleigh and Marple in the early 1600's.
The ownerships of these manors over the next 150 years is unknown but I have a note from somewhere that one of the landowners was a George Elliot. What he owned and when is not known.
Shirley Avenue was named after Martha Rowbatham 1822 - 1893, who married Thomas Shirley in 1842. The 1881 census shows her aged 59, and innkeeper and farmer with 14 acres. The Inn was the Jolly Sailor.
The houses on Shirley Avenue were not built until the 1950s !