There have been three baronetcies created for members of the Shelley family, one in the Baronetage of England and two in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. The three recipients of the titles represented two different branches of the family with a common ancestor in John Shelley of Michelgrove (d. 1526). The most famous member of the family is the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, although he never held any title. The holders of the third and last creation were later elevated to the peerage as Baron De L'Isle and Dudley and Viscount De L'Isle.
Read more about Shelley Baronets: Shelley of Michelgrove, Shelley of Castle Goring, Shelley of Penshurst Place, Shelley Baronets, of Michelgrove (1611), Shelley Baronets, of Castle Goring (1806), Shelley Sidney, Later Sidney Baronets, of Penshurst Place (1818), See Also
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“The Galilean is not a favourite of mine. So far from owing him any thanks for his favour, I cannot avoid confessing that I owe a secret grudge to his carpentership.”
—Percy Bysshe Shelley (17921822)