?-1753 [also Shiells, or Shields]; compiler, employed as amanuensis on
Dr. Johnsons Dictionary; chief contributor to Lives of
the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland to the time of Dean Swift (1753)
[Colley]; published Musidorus (1748) and other poems. ODNB
Dictionary of National Biography: under Colley, Shiels wrote most of the
Irish dramatist & actors lives in Theophilus Cibbers Lives
of the Poets.