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Josiah Shipp

Birthdate:
Birthplace: St. Anne's Parish, Essex, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in St. Anne's Parish, Essex, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Shipp, III, and Sarah Jane Shipp
Husband of Elizabeth Shipp
Father of Richard Shipp; Thomas Shipp, I and Josiah Shipp, Jr.

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About Josiah Shipp

EDITED: 13 APR 1993

!MARRIAGE: Marriage took place in old Rappahannock Co., VA. Old Rappahannock county existed from 1656-1692 and took in the territory which later

was split into Essex and Richmond counties.

22 Nov 1695; Josiah SHIPP called to serve on Essex county grand jury for a period of one year.

!DEATH: Wills, Essex Co., VA; Deed Book #12, p176-6; DOW: 24 Jan

1705; DOBr: 12

Feb 1706; heirs: wife: Jane, sons: Richard, Josiah, Thomas.

!AFN: CBFL-DX, 2DN5-P8.

!ORDINANCES

Main section archive record; GS#1,275,061.

Batch #: 8510204, Sheet #: 57, Source Call #: 1395990

Taken from http://www.angelfire.com/pe/shirleyspage/shipp.html on July 24, 2005 -

JOSIAH SHIPP, OF ESSEX COUNTY, VIRGINIA

The name Josiah Shipp appears variously on the early records of old Rappahannock County - both his Christian name and surname. Sometimes the Greek form Josias is used while the Hebrew form josiah appears nost often. Likewise the surname is written Shipp and Ship, but it has not been proven to have been spelt any other way though the names Shippey Shippie, Shippy, Shippee, &c., appear in the early Virginia records.

Josiah Shipp was residing in Saint Anne's Parish, Rappahannnock County, Va., as early as 8 November 1673 when he was appointed by Ann Bray as "her loving friend and lawful attorney" to acknowledge her right of dower in 200 acres of land on Piscataway Creek, which had been sold by her husband, Richard Bray, to Edward Allcox. Though this is the earliest date the writer has found the name Josiah Shipp mentioned it must be understood that this article is not intended to be an exhaustive study of the Shipp family, but rather to show the descent of President Harry S (hipp) Truman from this early Virginia family. It has not yet been acertained how long previous to 1673 Josiah Shipp had resided in Saint Anne's Parish (now in Essex County), but I believe he was an immigrant to America.

On 2 November 1674 Josias Ship witnessed a power of attorney from Francis Triplett to James Gillock.

By will dated 2 February 1676 Peter Mills, of Rappahannock County, bequeathed to Joseph Shipp a sow. No further mention is made of a Joseph Shipp in this period, and as subsequent records indicate Josiah and Josias Shipp were identical this record is cited for completeness.

Francis Triplett and Samuel Bowen, of Sittingburn Parish, Rappahannock County, conveyed to Josiah Shipp on 1 August 1685, 1050 acres on the North side of the Rappahannock River (later Richmond County) which had been granted by patent to the said Triplett on 21 January 1660.

It is mentioned on 4 May 1687 that Joseph Beckley had land due to him for the importation of Josias Shipp, and on 3 May 1688 the Rappahannock County Court issued the following certificates:

"Certificate according to act of Assembly is granted to Joseph Beckley and Mary Beckley for two hundred and fifty acres of land due for the importation of five persons by name: Francis James, Josiah Ship, John Manning, Joseph Beckley and Mary Beckley."

In 1692 by act of the House of Burgesses of Virginia Rappahannock County was dissolved into two counties. Richmond County was formed on the north side of the Rappahannock River and Essex County on the south side of the Rappahannock River.

At a court held for Essex County on 22 November 1697 Josiah Shipp was appointed a grand juror for the ensuing year.

About 1684 Josiah Shipp married Elizabeth Brookes, only daughter of Thomas Brookes, deceased, of York County, Virginia, and Susanna, his wife. This marriage is amply proved by comtemporary documents in York and Essex Counties.

On 11 November 1695 a letter of attorney from Josiah Shipp and Elizabeth, his wife, to John Trevallion was ordered to be recorded. Diligent search in York County revealed this letter of attorney was recorded there on 24 August 1696:

"Know all men by these present That I Josias Ship and Elizabeth his wife & only daughter & heir att law to Thomas Brookes, dec'd., both of ye ffreshes of Rappa: in ye Parish of Sittingburne, in Ye County of Essex Have made ordained and appointed, and by these presents make constitute ordain and appoint my truely & well beloved friend John Travillion of Charles Parish in ye County of York, planter, our true & lawful Attorney to act for us in a certain suit now depending in the County of York between us and Thomas Woollen of ye County of York, cooper, concerning a certain parcell of land which hee the said Woollen is now resident upon late in ye tenure of occupation of ye said Thomas Brookes, carpenter, deceased."

The suit, Shipp vs. Woollen, was begun before the York County Court on 27 March 1696 with this entry:

"The suit depending to this Court between Josias Shipp of ye County of Essex & Elizabeth his wife ye only daughter & heir att law of Thomas Brookes late of ye County of York, Carpinter, dec'd. agt. Thomas Woollen of ye said County of York, Cooper, in an action of trespas in which a special implance is granted saveing all advantages att ye next Court."

Subsequent orders about this suit reveal that Thomas Brookes died possessed of 100 acres of land which Thomas Woollen was seated upon in 1695. Joaias Shipp, of Essex County, is described as a "cooper," and various entries of no genealogical import are recorded at length regarding this suit until on 29 March 1697 the jury rendered a verdict for the plaintiffs and the defendant filed notice of an appeal to the General Court and gave bond. Unfortunately, the records of the General Court of Virginia are destroyed and we are thus prevented from knowing the final decision of the courts.

On 2 July 1695 Thomas Meader, of Essex County in the Parish of Sittingburn, deeded to Josiah Shipp, of the same county and parish, 150 acres of land "whereon the said Josiah Shipp now lives, which said land Thomas Meader had of his father, John Meader, deceassed."

In 1704 Josiah Shipp, of Essex County, petitioned the House of Burgesses for permission to keep a ferry on the Rappahannock River, the peritioner being "aged and unable to do other work."

Late in life Josiah Shipp married as his second wife Jane _______ whom he mentions in his last will as possibly pregnant, but there are no indications in the Essex County records that she had a child.

The last will and testament of Josiah Shipp indicates he left a considerable estate in goods and chattels to his three sons, but to the eldest, Richard Shipp, he bequeathed "my plantation with all ye land appurtenances and privileges thereunto" according to the old English law of primogeniture. The will was written 24 January 1705 and proved 12 February 1705/6. Thomas Meader and William Gannock were appointed joint executors.

Josiah Shipp and Elizabeth Brookes, his wife, of Saint Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia, had issue three sons, viz:

1. Richard Shipp, the eldest, of whom more subsequently.

2. Josiah Shipp, the second son mentioned in his father's will, resided in Essex County, where he married Elizabeth Hodgson, daughter of John and Elizabeth Hodgson, before 24 July 1715. On this date the said Hodgsons deeded to "our loving son-in-law Josias Ship and his wife our dear daughter Elizabeth . . . all the land whereon Ship now lives." Josiah Shipp died before 16 July 1739, for on that date Elizabeth Shipp, widow, of Caroline County, sold all the land devised by John Hodgson to herself and Josiah Ship, now deceased. It seems that John Hodgson by will proved in 1717 further comfirmed his deed of gift of 1715 by devising as follows: "I give to Josiah Ship and Ellizabeth his wife all the land on which they now live, lying on the forks of the swamp . . . ."

3. Thomas Shipp, the third son mentioned in his father's will, resided the early part of his life in Essex County. On 10 May 1725 he purchased of Thomas Short 200 acres and on 23 Aughst 1733 the said Thomas Shipp was joined by his wife, Sarah, in conveying this same 200 acres to Samuel Hipkins, it being recited in the deed that the properties were identical. Though the loss of the Caroline County records is a great hinderance, it seems from the remaining fragments that Thomas Shipp died before 14 February 1746/7 when this order was entered:

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Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume III, Notes Relative to the VA Ancestry of President Harry S. Truman, Shipp Chart, Page 629

Josiah Shipp and Elizabeth Brookes, his wife of Saint Anne?s Parish, Essex County, Virginia, had issue three sons, viz:

Richard Shipp, the eldest, or who more subsequently.

Josiah Shipp, the second son mentioned in his father?s will, resided in Essex County, where he married Elizabeth Hodgson, daughter of John and Elizabeth Hodgson, before 24 July 1715. On this date the said Hodgsons deede to ?our loving son-in-law Josias Ship and his wife our dear daugther Elizabeth . . . all the land whereon Ship now lives.? Josiah Shipp died before 16 July 1739, for on that date Elizabeth Shipp, widow, of Caroline County, sold all the land devised by John Hodgson to herself and Josiah Ship, now deceased. It seems that John Hodgson by will proved in 1717 futher confirmed his deed of gift of 1715 by devising as follows: ?I give to Josiah Ship and Elizabeth his wife all the land on which they now live, lying on the forks of the swamp . . . .?

Thomas Shipp, the third son mentioned in his father?s will, resided the early part of his life in Essex County. On 10 May 1725 he purchased of Thomas Short 200 acres and on 23 August 1733 the said Thomas Shipp was joined by his wife, Sarah, in conveying this same 200 acres to Samuel Hipkins, it being recited in the deed that the properties were identical though the loss of the Caroline County records is a great hindrance, it seems from the remaining fragments that Thomas Shipp died before 14 February 1746/7 when this order was entered:

?The attachment obtained by Richard Ship against the estate of Thomas Ship, the defendant being dead the suit abates.?

It is certain that the same deceased Thomas Shipp is referred to in the following order in Orange County Court of 27 November 1746;

?On the motion of Richard Ship who made oath according to Law admon: of the Estate of Thomas Ship Deced: on his giving security on which he with John Underwood his security entered into & acknowledged their bond for his due and faithful admon: of ye sd. Decedants estate.?

The hypothesis that it was Thomas Shipp (who had wife, Sarah, in 1733), who died in 1746, is strengthened by this notation in Caroline Court Orders of 12 June 1755:

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Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume III, Notes Relative to the VA Ancestry of President Harry S. Truman, Shipp Chart, Page 630

Thomas Ship &c Plt:

Vs.

Sarah Ship, Deft:

Plaintiff not appearing he is non-suited.

It is certain that Thomas Shipp or Josiah Shipp, and possibly both left descendants, as there appears in the records various persons who cannot be accounted for as the descendants of Richard Shipp, but the loss of many of the court and church records prevents the compiler from making more positive statements at this time. Too it must be remembered that the scope of this article is to show Presdient Truman?s descent from the early Essex family and no attempt has been made to write a genealogy of the entire family though the early generations have been carefully considered.

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Taken from genealogy.com on July 24, 2005 -

TX Society, Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century, Ancestor Lineages, Page 179

Shipp, Josiah b Eng, d 1706, Essex Co., VA; m 1684, Elizabeth Brooks, b 1662, St. Ann?s Parish, VA, d 1699, St Ann?s Parish, VA

Service: Ferryman Rappahannock River, Attorney; VA

Children:

Richard b 1685, m. Mary

Josiah b 1693; m Elizabeth Hodgson

Thomas m Sarah

  1. 25872 Lucille Alice Hague Hayes

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Taken from familysearch.com on July 24, 2005 -

Marriages of Virginia Residents Vol II, Part III, Surnames R-S, Page 157

Josiah, son of Josiah and (1) Elizabeth (Brookes), m. Elizabeth Hodgson. (See Josias SHIP,)

Josiah m. (1) Elizabeth Brookes. A son m. bef. 1715. 29T56.

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Taken from familysearch.com on July 24, 2005 -

Family Group Record FamilySearch? Ancestral File v4.19

Husband's Name

Josiah SHIPP (AFN:2DN5-P8)

Born: AB 1664 Place: St. Ann Parish, , Essex Co., Va

Christened: Bef 1705 Place: Essex Co., Va.

Died: 24 Jan 1705 Place: St Anne's Parris, Essex, Virginia

Buried: 1705 Place: St Anne's Parris, Essex, Virginia

Married: 1684 Place: St. Annes, Old Rappahannock, Va

Father: William SHIPP II (AFN:BQQ0-TF)

Mother: Sarah JANE (AFN:BQQ0-VL)

Wife's Name

Elizabeth BROOKES (AFN:2DN5-QF)

Born: 1662/1668 Place: St. Ann Parish, , Essex Co., Va

Christened: 1662 Place:

Died: Aft 1699 Place: St Anne's Parris, Essex, Virginia

Buried: Aft 1699 Place: St Anne's Parris, Essex, Virginia

Married: 1684 Place: St. Annes, Old Rappahannock, Va

Father: Thomas Brooks Brocks BROOKES BROOKS (AFN:9KL4-6W)

Mother: Susannah WYATT (AFN:BQQ0-Z4)

Children

1. Sex Name

M Richard SHIPP (AFN:2DN6-DT)

Born: AB 1685 Place: St. Ann Parish, Essex, Va

Died: 3 Sep 1723 Place: St. Ann's Parish, Essex Co, Va

Buried: Abt 1723 Place: St Anne's Parris, Essex, Virginia

2. Sex Name

M Josiah SHIPP JR (AFN:2DN5-MW)

Born: 1693 - 1687 Place: St Anne's Parish, Essex, Virginia

Died: 16 Jul 1739 Place: St Ann's Parish, Caroline, Virginia

Buried: Bef 24 1793 Jul Place: , Caroline, Virginia

3. Sex Name

M Thomas SHIPP (AFN:2DN6-F1)

Born: AB 1707 Place: St. Ann Parish, Essex, Va

Died: 14 Feb 1746 Place: , Caroline, Va

Buried: 1752 Place: , Caroline, Virginia

4. Sex Name

M Thomas SHIPP (AFN:3NVH-2K)

Born: 1690 Place: St Annes Parish, Essex, Va

Died: 1746 Place: Probably In, Caroline Co, Va

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Taken from familysearch.com on July 24, 2005 -

Family Group Record FamilySearch? Ancestral File v4.19

Husband's Name

Thomas SHIPP (AFN:2DN6-F1)

Born: AB 1707 Place: St. Ann Parish, Essex, Va

Died: 14 Feb 1746 Place: , Caroline, Va

Buried: 1752 Place: , Caroline, Virginia

Married: 1733 Place: (st. Annes, Parish), Essex, Virginia

Father: Josiah SHIPP (AFN:2DN5-P8)

Mother: Elizabeth BROOKES (AFN:2DN5-QF)

Wife's Name

Elizabeth DONIPHAN (AFN:BQQ1-7G)

Born: Abt 1707 Place: , Caroline, Virginia

Died: Abt 1752 Place: , Caroline, Virginia

Married: 1733 Place: (st. Annes, Parish), Essex, Virginia

Father: Alexander DONIPHAN (AFN:Z51B-3B)

Mother: Margaret MOTT > (AFN:Z51B-4H)

Children

1. Sex Name

M Richard SHIPP (AFN:3NVH-BX)

Born: Abt 1725 Place: St Annes Parish, Essex, Va

Died: 20 Aug 1781 Place: , , Culpeper, Va

Buried: 1777 Place:

2. Sex Name

F Sarah SHIPP (AFN:GQR2-MW)

Born: 1732 Place: Henry Co., Virginia

Died: 29 Oct 1800 Place: North Carolina

3. Sex Name

M Thomas SHIPP (AFN:3NVH-C4)

Born: 1727 Place: St Annes Parish, Essex, Va

Died: 1777 Place: Caroline Co., Va

Buried: 1777 Place:

4. Sex Name

M John SHIPP (AFN:3NVH-D9)

Born: 1729 Place: St Annes Parish, Essex, Va

Died: 4 Mar 1778 Place: , Fauquier, Virginia

Buried: Mar 1778 Place:

-------------------- About 1684 Josiah Shipp married Elizabeth Brookes, only daughter of Thomas Brookes, deceased, of York County, Virginia, and Susanna, his wife. This marriage is amply proved by contemporary documents in York and Essex Counties.

Josiah married Elizabeth Brookes, daughter of Thomas Brookes and Susanna, about 1684 in Rappahannock Co., VA.. The marriage ended in divorce. Elizabeth was born in 1662. She died in 1699 in ESSEX COUNTY VA..

In 1704 Josiah Shipp, of Essex County, petitioned the House of Burgesses for permission to keep a ferry on the Rappahannock River, th epetitioner being "aged and unable to do other work."

Late in life Josiah Shipp married as his second wife Jane _______whom he mentions in his last will as possibly pregnant, but there are no indications in the Essex County records that she had a child.

The last will and testament of Josiah Shipp indicates he left a considerable estate in goods and chattels to his three sons, but to the eldest, Richard Shipp, he bequeathed "my plantation with all ye land appurtenances and privileges thereunto" according to the old English law of primogeniture. The will was written 24 January 1705 and proved 12 February 1705/6. Thomas Meader and William Gannock were appointed joint executors.

Josiah Shipp and Elizabeth Brookes, his wife, of Saint Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia, had issue three sons, viz:

1. Richard Shipp, the eldest, of whom more subsequently.

2. Josiah Shipp, the second son mentioned in his father's will, resided in Essex County, where he married Elizabeth Hodgson, daughter o fJohn and Elizabeth Hodgson, before 24 July 1715. On this date the said Hodgsons deeded to "our loving son-in-law Josias Ship and his wife our dear daughter Elizabeth . . . all the land whereon Ship now lives."Josiah Shipp died before 16 July 1739, for on that date Elizabeth Shipp, widow, of Caroline County, sold all the land devised by John Hodgson to herself and Josiah Ship, now deceased. It seems that John Hodgson by will proved in 1717 further confirmed his deed of gift of 1715 by devising as follows: "I give to Josiah Ship and Elizabeth his wife all the land on which they now live, lying on the forks of the swamp . . . ."

3. Thomas Shipp, the third son mentioned in his father's will, resided the early part of his life in Essex County. On 10 May 1725 he purchased of Thomas Short 200 acres and on 23 August 1733 the said Thomas Shipp was joined by his wife, Sarah, in conveying this same 200 acres to Samuel Hipkins, it being recited in the deed that the properties were identical. Though the loss of the Caroline County records is a great hindrance, it seems from the remaining fragments that Thomas Shipp died before 14 February 1746/7 when this order was entered: "The attachment obtained by Richard Shipp against the estate of Thomas Ship, the defendant being dead the suit abates."

It is certain that the same deceased Thomas Shipp is referred to in the following order in Orange County Court of 27 November 1746: "On the motion of Richard Ship who made oath according to Law admon: of the Estate of Thomas Ship Deced: on his giving security on which he with John Underwood his security entered into & acknowledged their bond for his due and faithful admon: of ye sd. decedants estate."

The hypothesis that it was Thomas Shipp (who had wife, Sarah in1733), who died in 1746, is strengthened by this notation in Caroline Court Orders of 12 June 1755:

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Josiah Shipp's Timeline

1664
1664
St. Anne's Parish, Essex, Virginia, United States
1684
1684
Age 20
Rappahannock, Virginia, United States
1685
1685
Age 21
St. Anne's Parish, Essex, Virginia, United States
1690
1690
Age 26
St. Ann's Parish, Essex, Virginia, United States
1693
1693
Age 29
St. Anne's Parish, Essex, Virginia, United States
1705
January 24, 1705
Age 41
St. Anne's Parish, Essex, Virginia, United States
????
5
Essex Co., VA; Deed Book #12, p176-6; DOW: 24 Jan 1705; DOBr: 12 Feb 1706; heirs: wife: Jane & 3 sons