Abraham Shotwell

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Abraham Shotwell

Birthplace: Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Death: circa 1680 (41-58)
Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
Place of Burial: NY, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Johnathan Shotwell and Unknown Shotwell
Husband of Elizabeth Shotwell
Father of John Shotwell Sr.; Daniel Shotwell; Mary Shotwell and Thomas Shotwell

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: David P Himes
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About Abraham Shotwell

Abraham Shotwell, founder of the family in America, was in Elizabeth T own, N. J., as early as 1665, and in New York as late as 1679. 

from: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=buszidog31&id=I02382&style=TABLE

See also wikitree https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Shotwell-24 Many popular online trees have listed Abraham's father as "Lord Jonathan Shotwell." This has never been proven. Abraham's parents and country of origin remain unknown, though he was most likely from England. Please contact a member of the Shotwell project for more information.

"Abraham Shotwell, founder of the family in America, was in Elizabeth Town, New Jersey, 1665 [1] and in NY as late as 1679. He was probably one of the many Englishmen who fled from the mother county after the restoration of Charles II. He was certainly an active defender of the cause of the settlers in opposition to the collection of burdensome quit-rents exacted by the Governor, Captain Philip Carteret, on behalf of the non-resident lords proprietors, in consequence of which he was forced into exile and his New Jersey real estate was confiscated, being sold at auction 25 April 1675, and a few days later was in possession of the Governor. On 29 September 1677, he received patent of a grant of 38 1/4 acres of land in the southeast side of Manhattan Island, including a water mill on Sawmill Creek, which property, on 6 November 1679 he conveyed "with consent of his son John" to John Robinson. He probably died soon afterward. the name of his wife and the names of his children other than John, and probably Daniel, have not been certainly ascertained. Daniel was the progenitor of the Richmond branch of the Shotwell family."

"The ancestor of the Shotwells is believed to be Abraham Shotwell, one of the early settlers in Elizabethtown, but who, in consequence of too freely expressing his opinion of the ruling powers, was banished and the land at Elizabeth confiscated. But in 1683, after his death, the property was restored to his son John, who married Elizabeth Burton in New York in 1679 and under the name of John Shotwell, Sr. We find his death recorded at 1718 but it should have been 1719." Location unknown.

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Abraham Shotwell's Timeline

June 24, 1630
Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Elizabethtown, Union, New Jersey, United States
New York, Richmond County, New York, United States
Age 48
NY, United States
Age 49
Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States