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Thomas Skiles (Schiele), Sr

Also Known As: "Shiles", "Shields"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Schwarzwald, Germany
Death: Died in Somerset, Somerset Co, MD
Place of Burial: Somerset, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Alice Major
Father of Thomas Skiles, Jr.; John Skiles, Sr. and Elizabeth Irving

Occupation: emigrated from Black forest area of germany through london
Managed by: Jonathan Scott Krengel
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About Thomas Skiles, Sr

Name was probably Schiele originally.

Thomas Sheilles ye son of Thomas Shiells was borne of Alce his wife att Wickocomoco ye twelfth day of November one thousand six hundred sixty & eight

In 1660 Thomas is sentenced to twenty lashes for associating with Quakers. Assuming the age of majority was 18-21 years, thomas born before 1642. By association,his cohorts in 1660: Robert Lambden born 1628, 32 in 1660

Of Note 3 APRIL 1651 Northumberland Co.,/Thos. Sheld Named as headright 1 •Note: A "Thomas ffield" named as headright for 1,000 acres to Mrs. Anna Bernard

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Cavaliers 7 Pioneers, by Nugent. Page 211 Patent Book No 2 Mrs. Anna Bernard, 1000 acres Northumberland Co. 3 April 1651 p 306. Upon the S. side of Potomeck Riv., beg. on the S. side of a marsh& small cr. upon the Ewd. side of the Upper Matchotiq River, adj. land called Thomas Pebes (of Peakes) land. Trans. of 20 persons: Mr. Richard Bernard, Mrs. Anna Bernard, Mrs. Elinor Corderoy, Eliza Barnett, Cordery Barnett, Richard Barnett, William Cordery, Edward Cordery, Wm. Ironmonger, Fra. Ironmonger, Eliza. Ironmonger, Eliza. Percy (or Perry), Eliza. Ashton, John Smith, Thomas Shield, Joseph Bacon, Ann Whitlock, John Fuller, Leonard Lett, Henry Fabin. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Cavaliers 7 Pioneers by Nugent p 278. patent book No 2 Mrs Anna Barnett 700 acres Gloster Co., 2 July 1652 p 204. part thereof upon the head of Jones his Cr., Ely. upon Rappanhannock horse path, Sly. upon land of Col. Richard Lee & Hugh Doudinge (?), & Wly. upon sd. Cr. & opposite land of Samuel Sollace; the other 300 acres abutting N.W. upon land of Capt. Lee, dec'd., & S.W.upon Mr. William Prior dec'd. Tran. of 20 persons: Mr. Richard Barnett, Mrs. Anna Barnett, Ellinor Corderoy, Eliza Barnett, Cordery Barnett, Richard Barnett, Wm. Cordroy, Edwd. Cordroy, Wm. Ironmonger, Fra. Ironmonger, Eliza.Ironmonger, Eliza. Parry, Isabell Ashton, John Smith, Thomas Field[ Note: spell ffield = Sield], Joseph Bacon, Anne Whitelock, John Fuller, Leo. Lett, Henry Fablett.

MAY/JUNE 1660 Northumberland Co., VA 2 3 4 •Note: Thomas Shiles, Gervase Dodson, David Cuffin, Robt Lambden & John Smith were apprehended as Quakers and appeared before the court in May 1660 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Gervase Dodson, David Cussin, Robert Lambdon, John Smith and Thomas Shield met at the house of David Cussin contrary to Law. To recieve 20 stripes apiece on their bare backs. Cussin fined L 100. Sterl. 26 June 1660 •Event: 20 OCT. 1663 Northumberland Co., VA 5 •Note: Thomas Shiele mentioned in will of John Smith. Note Gervase Dodson also mentioned. •Residence: JAN. 1664 Wicomico section, Somerset, MD 6 •Note: Witness to land purchase in Wiccocomoco January 1664 between Nicolas Rice and James Jones •Event: 16 JUNE 1664 Northumberland Co., VA •Note: June. 16, 1664, Northumberland CO, VA. Be it known unto all men by these presents that I THOS. PADLEY of London, Mercht., have appoynted my trusty & wel beloved Friend THOS. SHIELLE of Maryland, Mercht., my true and lawfull Attorney to demand & receive of EDW. SANDERS. Chyrurgion & Planter in Virginia, the summe of Twelve thousand & Six hundred pounds of tobacco in caske by him due unto me with all costs & on the receipt to give due acquittance and if needful as fully as I my selfe might doe if I were personally present holding firme watsoever shall be lawfull don in ye p:mises: In Witness I have set my hand & sealed dated in London the 17th day of June 1664, & in ye 16th yeare of Raigne of or: Soveraign Lord King Charles the 2d. Sealed & delivered in ye presence of JOHN GEORGE, WM. DOWNINGE THO. PADLEY JA: Ewing, Not: •Event: 10 OCT. 1664 Northumberland Co., VA •Note: "Thomas Shield" - he was paid 200 lbs/tobacco on 10 October 1664 for turning in one wolf's head. This was among a number of others who turned in 17 wolfheads altogether. •Event: 2 JUN. 1665 Somerset Co., MD / Register Cattle Mark 7 •Event: 3 MAR 1667 Somerset, Md/ Freed servant John Haynes 8 •Note: At A Courte held the 26th March 1667 for the Countie of Sothersett in the Province of Maryland Comm Present, vizt; Mr William Stevens Capt William Thorne mr Henry Boston mr John Winder mr George Johnson Whereas Thomas Shieles & John Haynes appeared before the Courte John Haynes servant to the said Thomas Shieles Claimed his Fredome wch he made appeare by Indenture, whereupon the Courte ordered tht John Haynes Was free from Thomas Shieles & that Thomas Shieles pay forthwith unto the said John Haynes his Corne Liber B No. 1 & Clothes according to Act of Assembly with charges otherwise execucon Maryland state Archives Proceedings of the County Courts of Kent (1648-1676), Talbot (1662-1674), and Somerset (1665-1668) Volume 54, Page 661 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Haynes listed as indentured servant in Jamestown Database. Date of Indenture: October 19 1666 Indenture Length: 4 years Destination: Barbados

If same John Haynes, why released early after only one year of service. •Event: MARCH 1667 Somerset, MD/ In Court •Note: Knowe all Men by these presents that I Thomas Walley of Sommersett Countie in the province of Maryland Chirugeon Doe by these presents Constitute ordeyne & appoynte my Trusty frind Edmund Beauchamp of the Countie & province aforesaid gent: to be my true & Law full attorney, & Deputy, for me & in my Name, but to the properuse of Edm: Beauchamp to aske Demand, require recover, & receiue by order of Lawe or otherwise these Foll Debts due to me by [p. 109] bill, vizt; Thomas Manloue one hundred pounds of tobacco Dated the 21th Febu 1667 John Rhodes eight hundred pounds of tobacco Dated the 13th Febu 1667 John Marrett two hundred ninety eight pounds of tob: dated the 24 Febu 1667 Thomas Shiells foure hundred pounds of tobacco dated 30th Janr 1667

Proceedings of the County Courts of Kent (1648-1676), Talbot (1662-1674), and Somerset (1665-1668) Volume 54, Page 705 •Event: 26 NOV 1667 Somerset, MD/ In Court •Note: 26 9br 1667

Tho: Shiells tooke a writt of attachmt of the goods Chattles & debts of Emanuell Avery & Mathias Holbrooke in an accon of the Case three thousand pounds of tobacco:

Proceedings of the County Courts of Kent (1648-1676), Talbot (1662-1674), and Somerset (1665-1668) Volume 54, Page 694 •Event: 30 JUNE 1668 Somerset, MD Witness Deed of David Spence 9 •Note: Thomas Shiall witnesses Deed for transfer of "Despence", 1000 acres, from David Spence •Event: Land Patent FEB 1, 1670/1 Ignoble Quarter 300 acres 10 •Note: 300 ac IGNOBLE QUARTER (14 Sep 1668 survey, 01 Feb 1672/3 patent) hugged the west side of Shiles Creek, extending irregularly about 1.25 mi N-ward, and to about half a mile W-ward of the creek on average.

IGNOBLE QUARTER was laid out on the north side of the Wicomico River on the west side of Shiles Creek. Shiles Creek remains so named to this day, a bit more than a mile downriver from Whitehaven. IGNOBLE QUARTER extended 480 perches (1.5 miles) up the creek from its mouth and 150 perches (a little less than a half mile) W-ward from the creek, as the 1668 survey has it, skipping over creek meanders, as the most ancient surveys did. This should fix it pretty well for you on the landscape. No patented resurvey of it shows up in Land Office records, so it remains the underlying patent of record for the whole of the original. Ruth Dryden's <Land Records of Wicomico County> identifies many, many partitions of it throughout the colonial period and beyond.

- John Lyon •Event: 17 FEB 1671 Somerset/ Witt Deed for James Dashiel •Note: Somerset County Judicial Records, 1671-1675 Volume 87, Page 77

To All manner of peoples to whome these presents may or Shall Come Greeting Know yee that I Samuell Jackson for and in Consi deracon of A Certaine Summe of tobacco to me paid by James Dashiell have bargained and Soulld given given granted and Confirmed unto ye said James Dashiell as I Doe by these presents bargain and Sell give grant and Confirme all and every part and parcell of A parcell of Land Containing Two hundred Acres of Land Called Long hill with all Such builldings Clearing and ffencing as now is there to belonging scituated and Lyeing and being in Nanticoke river and in A Creeke of the said river Called Wetipquwant In the Province of Maryland and in the County of Sommersett Containing by pattent Two hundred Acres To have and to hold to him the said James Dashiell his heires executors: administrators: or assignes forever from mee the said Samuell Jackson my heires executors: admrs: and assignes In wittnes whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seale this twelfe day of ffebruary in the year of our Lord one thousand Six hundred seaventy and one ; / ; interlined be before Signed all moveables or Signed Sealld and Delivered unmoveables now belonging upon the said In the presence of Land to be firmly the said James Dashiell Edward Davis his heires executors: admrs: or assignes for Tho: Shiell ever as wittnes my hand and Seale this The marke of 17th: of ffebruary 1671 Peter Colloway The marke of And A Samuell Jackson Seale •Event: SEPT. 1671 Northampton, VA / Sued by Upshur 11 •Note: Arthur Upshur of Northampton would have been a neighbor of Alice, Thomas' wife

Be it Knowne unto all men by these presents that I Arthur Upshur of the County of Northampton In Virginia ffor divers good Causes and Consideracons me hereunto espetially moveing have made ordeined Constituted and in my place and Stead putt and Authorised my trusty and well beloved frind John Avare of y County of Sommersett gent: in the Province of Maryland my true Sufficient and Lawfull Attorney ffor me and in my name and to my use to aske demand Leavy recover and receive of Thomas Shials in the aforesaid County of Sommersett and in the province aforesaid or any other person or persons such debts as I the abovesaid Upshur Shall Just Justly make appeare by my abovesaid attorney Giving and hereby granting to my said attorney my whole power Strength and Lawfull Authority in the pr":misses the said Thomas Shials his heires executors and administrators: and every of them or any other person or persons; who I the abovesaid Upshur Shall by my above Said attorney make appeare to be Indebted unto me if need Shall require to Sue and perSue for me and in my name in any Court Spirutuall and temporall before any Judge or Justice or to use any other Lawfull waies meanes for the recovery of such debts as Shall Justly be due to me the abovesaid Upshur and alsoe to Compound Seale and deliver Letters of Acquittance or any other Lawfull dischardge and to ordayne attorney or Attorneys one or more under him and at pleasure to revoke countermand the same And toto doe execute upon for me and ffinish ffor me and in my name all and Singular things which Shall be expedient and necessary concerning the pr:misses as ffully and amply as I the said Arthur Upshur might or Coulld doe in or about the same And whatsoever my said Attorney Shall Lawfully doe or Cause to be done in the premisses I doe hereby Confirme and establish and hereunto I doe binde me my heires executors administrators firmly by these presents; I Wittness whereof I have hereunto putt my hand and Seale the 20th: day of September 1671 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Signed sealed and his marke delivered In presence of Arthur A Upshur (Seale Thomas Bayley his mark Mathew P Pattrick

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Capias vers Thomas Shiall and Alce his wife Alias Wallor in a plea of Debt in the Sute of Arthur Upshur pro quer Jno: Avery withdrawne ~ •Event: Land Patent 24 NOV 1674 Somerset Co., MD/ Hog Quarter 50 a. 12 •Note: On 24 Nov 1674 Thomas Shiles had the 50 acre HOG QUARTER laid out for him on the NW side of IGNOBLE QUARTER, near its NW corner, "about a mile in the woods". It was patented for him on 13 Sep 1675, just two months before his will was entered into probate on 30 Nov 1675 •Event: Land Patent 13 SEPT. 1675 Somerset, MD., Hogg Quarter •Note: Land Office (Patents) 19 [MdHR 17,353;,1-23-1-24], pp. 188-189 •Will: 16 FEB., 1674/5 Wickocomacco, Somerset Co., MD 13 •Note: In the name of God amen. I Thomas Shiles of wickocomacco in the County of Sommersett and the Province of Maryland, being very sick in body but in perfect memory making this my last will and testament. I bequeath my Soule to God that gave it me, and my body to the earth from whence it came: First I bequeath unto my Sonne Thomas Shiles when he shall come to the age of eighteen years all this plantation of three hundred acres of land whereon I now dwell, to him and his heires forever, and one young horse colt of about a year old and one feather bed with furniture belonging to it, and one gunne his first choice of favorite gunns: next I bequeath unto my sonne John Shiles when he comes to the age of eighteen years one hundred acres of land, being in two patents in eache patent fifty acres adjoining to the land of my sonne Thomas Shiles to him and his heires forever, and one feather bed with furniture belonging to it, and one Gunne his second choice of foure gunns, next I bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Shiles one feather bed, and one large white _ugge and one iron pott of about 4 gallons: In wittnesse whereof I have hereunto lett my hand and seale this 16th day of Feburary 1675 [?] Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Testes Thomas Bloyer Edw: Davis

Wills (1676-1677) Prerogative Court Bk 5 i page 108 SR4401, Nabb Research Center, Salisbury Univ. Salisbury Maryland •Death: BET 13 SEP 1675 AND 3 NOV. 1675 in Somerset, MD 8 •Note: SHIALL, --- 1675/03/11 JUD2 widow •Probate: 30 NOV. 1675 Wickocomacco, Somerset Co., MD 13 •Note: Shiels, Thomas, Wickocomacco, Somerset Co., 16th feb., 1674 30th Nov., 1675 To son Thomas and hrs., 300 A., home plantation, at 18 yrs. of age " son John and hrs., 100 A. in 2 patents " dau. Eliza: Shiels: personalty Test: Thos. Bloyer, Edward Davis. •Event: 23 JAN 1676 Somerset, MD / Inventory 14 •Note: An inventory of the estate of Thomas Shiles of Wicacomaco late deceased anno 1676

6 cowes at ............................................... 2700 1 steere ................................................... 500 1 bull ..................................................... 300 4 two year old heifers ..................................... 800 1 yearling steere .......................................... 100 4 gunns .....................................................800 2 feather beds and furniture .............................. 1600 1 feather bed and furniture ................................ 700 1 ditto and furniture ...................................... 600 1 old ditto ................................................ 200 17 yds of blewe linen .......................................135 24 ells of browne linen .................................... 148 4 pair of boys stockings .................................... 40 2 paire of girls bodies..................................... 40 6 bookes ....................................................100 7 yds of calico at 14 per yard ............................. 980 1 chest .................................................... 100 2 trunks .................................................... 50 1 box ....................................................... 15 2 razors 1 hone ............................................200 8 ells canvas ............................................... 64 10 yds Hamborough ditto .....................................120 9 yds of Swanskin .......................................... 270 9 ells of Dowlas ........................................... 216 27 ells canvas ............................................. 218 2 paire boyes shoes ..........................................40 a paire childs ditto .........................................10 50 lbs. shot ................................................100 12 lbs. powder .............................................. 72 2 chests ....................................................140 one couch and chaires .......................................100 1 paire andirons 1 fender and 1 paire tongs 1 paire pot racks 1 fire shovel ............................................. 1100 1 chest .....................................................100 2 saddles ....................................................80 3 bridles and 1 halter ...................................... 40 2 paire sheets ............................................. 100 1 suite of table linen ..................................... 100 1 pare bellows .............................................. 12 2 looking glasses ............................................48 1 paire small stilliards .....................................40 1 paire grate ditto ........................................ 150 1 crosscut saw ...............................................40 13 earthen pots ..............................................50 ...........................................................11364 8 earthen pots .............................................. 48 15 empty barrels ........................................... 240 2 brass kettles ..............................................60 1 broad axe and jointer .................................... 110 1 spit and frying pan ....................................... 60 10 bowls and trayes ..........................................40 3 stooks bees ...............................................160 5 pots 1 iron kettle 5 pothookeks 1 pot rack and a paire of flesh forkes ......................................................528 4 tinn pans ..................................................64 4 tinn dripping pans ....................................... 103 2 wash tubs ..................................................56 1 tobacco knife ..............................................14 7 indian bowls ...............................................42 1 Servants bed and furniture ................................200 1 churne .....................................................20 16 milk panns ...............................................160 one paire cart wheeles ......................................400 2 man servants .............................................3400 15 hoggs ...................................................1500 1 stone horse................................................800 11 occemmy spoones ...........................................28 1 parcell old pewter ........................................620 1 parcell of brass ..........................................210 1 parcell carpenters tooles and coopers tooles ..............310 Total: ................................................... 20537

The goods above mentioned appraised by us January 23, 1676. Witness our hands and seales

Nicholas [his NR marke] Sealed Thomas Hollbrooke sealed

(Maryland Prerogative Court Inventories and Accounts, vol. 3, folios 119-120.)

A Revision and Expansion of Bogerternorton Hundred and Surrounding Areas of Old Somerset County, Maryland. Volume 1, Inventories, 1665-1700. Transcribed, compiled and revised by G. Ray Thompson, PhD. •PROP: Somerset, Certifies and petitions Noble Quarter 1663 •Note: LAND OFFICE (Rent Rolls) 9, pp 23 A&B •Note: THOMAS SKILES owned a "plantation ... just south of the present town of Whitehaven, Maryland, in Wicomico County, " according to "Old Somerset on the Eastern Shore of Maryland" by Clayton Torrence. Researcher Floy Neeseman states that THOMAS was living there in 1666. He married a woman named Alice and had three children: THOMAS Jr. in 1668. ELIZABETH in 1671 and JOHN in 1673. All were born in what was then the Wicomico Section of Somerset County. Alice probably died before THOMAS as she is not mentioned in his will, which is recorded in Somerset. Mrs. Neeseman records THOMAS' date of death as 1676; researcher Rosemary Hansell lists in as 1675. Mrs. Hansell states that THOMAS was a farmer and a member of the Church of England's Stepney Parish. Mrs. Neeseman lists the following references: Maryland Magazine of History , Vol. 30: 3223; Torrence's book - pages 280, 349 and 468: Somerset births and marriages, which are available on microfilm at the Mormon libraries : Somerset wills (liber E.B. #5, folio 162), and "notes from Maryland Archives printed series. "Mrs. Hansell spells the name SHIALL.

1645, May 28 Arrives Virginia on Ship Speedwell of London (from " Passengers to America for Virgina": THO:CHILDS 30 YEARS OLD) Arrives Maryland 1649. On Jul 2 1649 Patents 50 acres of land in Whittys Contrivanc . By 1665 Was in Wicomico Section of Somerset County, Maryland [recorded his cattle mark in the land records: Liber IKL 1666-1705] . By 1668 Married Alice. Nov 12, 1668 Thomas Jr. born. Feb 1, 1671 patents in Ignoble Quarter 300 acres. May 8, 1671 Elizabeth born. Aug 22, 1673 John born [Childrens' births recorded in Stepney Church ("Green Hill Church")]. Sep 13, 1675 patents 50 acres of land in Hog Quarter. 23 Jan 1676 Inventory of his estate; owns 400 acres of land, 300 of which were willed to son Thomas Jr. and 100 to John.

Property:Ignoble Quarter Robert Simms' Web Corner http://www.math.clemson.edu/~rsimms/g/ged2html/d0003/g0000054.html#I1940

John Nelson [Note: This could be brother to Bridget Nelson, wife of William Waller, Thomas Shials' step son] BIRTH: CIR 1675 DEATH: ?? ___ 1761 Family 1:

Elizabeth Nelson Alice Nelson Notes His daughters and their spouses are mentioned in a deed of land called "Ignoble Quarter" in Somerset Co, MD. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Caviliers and Pioneers Vol. I p. 211, Patent Book No. 2 - SHELD, Thomas (headright of Mrs. Anna Bernard, Northumberland Co. 3 Apr 1651)

Sources: 1.Author: Nugent Title: Cavaliers and Pioneers Abbrev: Cavaliers and Pioneers 2.Author: Clayton Torrence Title: Old Somerset on the Eastern Shore Abbrev: Old Somerset on the Eastern Shore Publication: Copyright 1934 3.Title: Bulletin of Northumberland County Historical Society Abbrev: Bulletin of Northumberland County Historical Society Publication: Northumberland County Historical Society 1995 Page: v. 32, 1995, p 101 4.Author: Fleet, Beverly Title: Viginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol. 10 Abbrev: Viginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol. 10 Page: 595 5.Author: Virginia Court Records Title: Deed & Will Abstracts of Northumberland County, VA 1662-1666 Abbrev: Deed & Will Abstracts of Northumberland County, VA 1662-1666 Publication: The Antient Press/1993 Quality: 3 6.Author: Archives of Maryland Title: Proceedings of the Provicial Court,1663-1666 Vol. 49 Pg. 370 Abbrev: Proceedings of the Provicial Court,1663-1666 Vol. 49 Pg. 370 7.Title: Somerset Co Liber IKL Abbrev: IKL 8.Author: Wilmer O. Lankford Title: They lived in Somerset: 17th Century Marylanders Abbrev: They lived in Somerset: 17th Century Marylanders Publication: Manokin Press,1990 9.Title: Dashiell Family records Abbrev: Dashiell Family records 10.Title: Land Office (patents) 14 MdHR 17,347; 1-23-18 Abbrev: Land Office (patents) 14 MdHR 17,347; 1-23-18 Publication: Maryland State Archives Page: 393-394 11.Title: Somerset County Judicial Records, 1671-1675 Abbrev: Somerset County Judicial Records, 1671-1675 Publication: Maryland State Archives Page: Vol. 87, Pg 5 12.Author: Vernon Skinner & Edward Wright Title: Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Vol. 18 Abbrev: Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Vol. 18 Publication: Colonial Roots, Lewes, DEL 2004 Repository: Name: Porter County Public Library 13.Author: Baldwin, Jane Title: Maryland Calendar of wills, Vol. 1,1635-1685 Pg. 179 Abbrev: Calendar of wills, Vol. 1,1635-1685 Pg. 179 Publication: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/md/state/wills/01/166.html 14.Title: Maryland Prerogative Court Invenyories and Accounts, vol. 3, folios 119-120. Abbrev: Maryland Prerogative Court Invenyories and Accounts, vol. 3, folios 119-120.

-------------------- From rootsweb sskiles@pacbell.net, Sunnie Skiles:

There are some who say the name Skiles came from the Isle of Skye, upat the north end of Scotland. This is hard to prove. Currently I cannot find any Skiles or Skyles in this area. According to Mrs Lena Snively, the Skiles's were EnglishEpiscopalians, who emigrated to America in the mid 1600's.

Taken from "Down the Great Wagon Road: A History of the SkilesFamily" by John Phillips

First Generation ...

Thomas SKILES owned a "plantation...just south of the present town ofWhitehaven, Maryland, in Wicomico County," according to "Old Somerseton the Eastern Shore of Maryland", by Clayton Torrence. According toresearcher, Floy Neeseman, Thomas was living there in August 1666.

Thomas married a woman named Alice and had three children: Thomas Jr.in 1668, Elizabeth in 1671 and John in 1673. All were born inWicomico section of Somerset County. Alice probably died beforeThomas as she is not mentioned in his will, which is recored inSomerset. Floy records Thomas's date of death as 1676; ResearcherRosemary Hansell lists it as 1675, and states that Thomas was a farmerand a member of the Church of England, Stepney Parish.

Mrs Neeseman lists the following references: Maryland Magazine ofhistory, Vol 30: 323; Torrence's Book--pages 280, 349 and 468;Somerset birth and mariages (available in Salt Lake on microfilm);Somerset wills (liber E.B. #5, folio 162) and "notes from MarylandArchives printed series." Mrs. Hansell spells the name Shiall.

Came from the Black Forest region of Germany to Copenhagen, Denmark and then to London, Eng. from whence he took a ship to Somerset, MD. He arrived in Maryland in 1664 and was in the Wicomico Section of Somerest in 1664.

From "Maryland Calendar of Wills":

To son Thomas and hrs., 300 A., home plantation, at 18 yrs. of age. To son John and hrs., 100 A. in 2 patents. To dau. Eliza: Shiels, personalty. Test: Thos. Bloyer, Edward Davis. 5.108

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   Title: County Records: Genealogical Extracts
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Thomas Skiles, Sr's Timeline

1642
1642
Schwarzwald, Germany
1668
November 12, 1668
Age 26
Stepney, Somerset, MD, USA
1671
May 8, 1671
Age 29
Wicomico, Somerset, MD, USA
1673
August 22, 1673
Age 31
Manokin, Somerset, Maryland, United States
1675
November 1675
Age 33
Somerset, Maryland, United States
1676
November 1676
Age 34
Somerset, Somerset Co, MD
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