Here you will find lots of information that I have accumulated about many different family trees.

The site is based upon  the English and Irish parish and civil entries for surnames originally written (or later transcribed) as - Sheeky, Sheekey, Sheehy, Sheekly, Sheekie, Sheety, Sheeley, Shekey, Sheckey, Sheakey, Sheehys, Cheakey, Cheekey, Cheeky, Shiekey, Streekey, etc - from the days when writing was personal and spelling was flexible. It has also benefited greatly from the shared efforts of many other family researchers and interested family members.

The main locations covered are in England - Bradford, Birkenhead, Barrow in Furness, Chester, Stalybridge, Ashton under Lyne, London - and Boyle, Roscommon in Ireland. The site does not contain a full, worldwide, one-name study but it does get close and provides a large percentage of the known references to this group of surnames.

I hope you find something here that is a small help when researching your family history. Certainly tracing my mother’s family history has been an experience that has put today’s minor problems into some sort of perspective. All of data here is freely available - and if you check out our commercial links it will help keep the web site going - good luck and fruitful searching.

Brian Townsley

Recent Updates

20-Apr-2023 In a complete software upgrade and web site rebuild the shared database is now at Webtree2023

24-Jun-2019 We Are Moving! Over the next few weeks the Sheeky Family web pages will move from their present URL (web address) to being part of the Townsley.info website. Hopefully everything will still be available after the move with only the web address changing to www.townsley.info/sheeky

This move will reduce the cost of hosting the information and reflects the fact that all the family records share the same database.

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