Washington Shirley was born on 26 May 1722 and died in Oct 1778. He served in the Royal Navy.
He received the title of 5th Earl Ferrers on 5 May 1760.
Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) on 14 Dec 1761
RAdm W (1775)
VAdm B (1776)
VAdm W (1778)
• Promoted directly to Rear-Admiral of the White from Post Captain.
• Promoted directly to Vice-Admiral of the Blue from Rear-Admiral of the White.