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Adam Shipley, I

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kirkby Fleetham, Yorkshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: 1696 (47-48)
Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Colonial America (Killed by Native Americans)
Place of Burial: Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Shipley and Elizabeth Shipley (Bicke)
Husband of Lois Shipley
Father of Richard Shipley, I; Robert Shipley; Keturah Barnes; Lois Porter; Peter Shipley and 1 other
Brother of Richard Shipley; Peter Shipley; John Shipley; Robert Shipley; {Unknown} Craven and 2 others

Occupation: Planter
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About Adam Shipley, I

Adam Shipley was born circa 1650 in Yorke, Yorkshire County, England and died in 1698 at Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Parents: He was the son of Hugh Shipley [see footnotes]

Married

  1. Lois Howard circa 1675 at Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Children:

  1. Lois Shipley+ d. b 7 Sep 1746
  2. Richard Shipley+ b. c 1677, d. 1725
  3. Robert Shipley+ b. 1678, d. 1763
  4. Adam Shipley
  5. Peter Shipley
  6. Keturah Shipley+ b. c 1681, d. 1740

Killed by the Indians

in 1698 while returning from a visit with some of his relatives in Virginia. He left six children under legal age and his eldest son Richard Shipley was heir at law by the English custom of primogeniture. After the death of their father, the children of Adam received shares of his land from their brother Richard. They moved to Queen Caroline Parish in what is now Howard County, MD, where their names and those of their familes are to be found on the Christ Church Register.

And has a road sign

There is a sign placed by the Maryland Historical Society along the road which reads "Shipley's Choice" : Adam Shipley, who came to Anne Arundel County in in 1668, on March 30, 1681, patented 200 acres on the south side of the Severn River, dedicated during the tercentenary commemoration of the SHIPlLEY'S of Maryland May 25, 1968.

Brief Biography

It was at this time that Adam Shipley (1645-50 - 1696) came to America. Adam was the son of Hugh Shipley, a 'Gentelman' grantee of 2d charter of the Virginia Company, 1609. He arrived in Providence, Maryland from Yorkshire, England in February of 1668. Adam was transported with nine young men by John Pawson, a merchant from Yorke, England. The other men were Christopher Shawn, John Browne, John Fish, Thomas Mason, William Barton, Richard Flint, Richard Pattereson, Thomas Wood and John Dixon. Adam Shipley 'performed his time or service' (probably an apprenticeship) to pay for his transportation, and by 1675 had received the 'fifty acres of land due him' under the incentive plan. He then settled down to the serious business of acquiring land. By 1687 he had acquired 1,000 acres of land. Adam married Lois Howard (1655 - 1725) in 1676 and they settled in Anne Arundel County. [3]

Biography

from findagrave.com 68832923

Bio by: Liz

Adam Shipley came from England and settled in Maryland when this state was a wilderness. Adam Shipley settled in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, In 1668. He obtained in an honorable way much real estate. His choice of a residence was not in a town but on his farm known as "Howard's and Porter's Range" on the south side of the Severn River. His wife was named Lois possible last name of Howard. To Adam and Lois Shipley were born six children, four sons and two daughters. Adam Shipley died while a young man, leaving six children all under legal age, in or about the year 1696, and leaving his eldest son Richard heir at law by the old English custom of primogeniture.

From "Shipley's of Maryland": Adam Shipley's wife was named LOIS but there is no definitive proof as to her family name. It is believed that she was LOIS HOWARD whose family lived on HOWARD ANS PORTER'S RANGE on the south side of the Severn River, which was transferred to Adam Shipley.

To Adam and Lois Shipley were born SIX children, whose names are verified by legal documents. There is a tradition that there were oter children, but all evidence of this is lacking. Adam died in 1698. He left six children under legal age and his eldest son RICHARD was heir by law by the English custom of primogeniture.

These documents and others used in the disposition of property verify the following list of children of ADAM and LOIS SHIPLEY: Richard, Robert, Keturah, Adam, Peter, Lois.

After the death of their father, the children of Adam received shares of his land. They moved to Queen Caroline Parish in what is now Howard County, Maryland, where their names and those of their familie are to be found on the Christ Church Register.


Adam Shipley was born October 29, 1650, In York, Yorkshire, England. He came to America in 1668, When he became an indentured servant to John Pawson, A merchant of York, England. Who claimed 500 acres of land for transporting Christopher Shawn, John Browne, ADAM SHIPLEY, John Fish, Thomas Mason, William Barton, Richard Flint, Richard Patterson, Thomas Wood, and John Dixon to Maryland.

(Why go to America? Perhaps to seek new opportunities away from the turmoil of Britain, 1642- 1646 Civil War, 1649- 1660 Republic (Oliver Cromwell), 1660- 1670 Monarchy restored many hardships, 1666 Great fire of London.)

Seven years after his arrival, By January 10, 1675, Adam had completed his indenture and was Granted his mandatory 50 acres of land in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. On which he planted tobacco.

Adam Shipley married Lois in 1676. Her family background is unknown. Some believe she was Lois Howard, The daughter of Cornelius Howard since the Howard family-owned "Howard's and Porter's Range" before it was sold to Adam in 1679 by Cornelius Howard. Although there is no evidence that Lois was a Howard, And it is highly unlikely that she was because she would be the only child not mentioned in Cornelius' will.

Adam and Lois Shipley had six children, four sons, and two daughters. Richard Shipley, born in 1677, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Robert Shipley, Born in 1678, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Lois Shipley, Born in 1680, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Keturah Shipley, Born in 1685, Annapolis, Maryland. Peter Shipley, Born in 1687, Maryland. Adam Shipley, Born in 1689, Maryland. On April 5, 1679, He parlayed 4000 lbs. of tobacco into an additional 500 acres called "Howard's and Porter's range" along the south side of the Severn River. Which was owned by Cornelius Howard & Peter Porter at the time. On March 30, 1681, He acquired 200 acres of "Shipley's choice" on the south side of the Severn River. In 1687, He acquired another 500 acres called "Adam the First" on Elk Ridge, In what is now Howard County, Maryland. By his death, Adam Shipley owned more than 1000 acres of land in four counties of Maryland: Anne Arundel, Howard, Carrol, and Baltimore.

Adam Shipley was killed by Native Americans on August 9, 1696, While in Virginia. After the death of his father, Richard Shipley, Adam's eldest son inherited his land. After his siblings were of legal age, he shared the land between them.

The name "Shipley" is believed to be Anglo-Saxon because there are many places in England that bear the name Shipley such as hills, valleys, and villages. it is also recorded in the Domesday Book.

scēp means "sheep" and lēah means "An open area" Shipley means 'sheep-clearing" or "sheep-pasture"

Property

  • The_Founders_of_Anne_Arundel
  • "SHIPLEY'S CHOICE, 200 ACRES.
  • This tract upon the river side of the Severn is the earliest in the Shipley name. It was surveyed March 30, 1681, for Adam Shipley.
  • It was held later by Peter Porter and by James Barnes equally.
  • Richard Shipley granted to his younger brothers [sic Sons], Adam, Robert and Peter, "Howard's and Porter's Range" and to his brother Robert lands on Elk Ridge. Adam was to hold the homestead of his mother, Lois Shipley, on "Howard's and Porter's Range." Peter Shipley, by will, left all of his property to his brother Richard, as heir-at-law.
  • Richard Shipley and Peter Porter sold 100 acres, in 1716, to Robert Freshwater. In 1720 Richard Shipley and James Barnes sold 100 acres to the same purchaser. Richard Shipley sold also to
  • his sisters, Keturah Barnes and Lois Shipley, "Shipley's Choice."
  • Richard and Adam Shipley sold "Howard's and Porter"s' Range" to Henry Sewell. This tract was the original survey of Captain Cornelius Howard and the first Peter Porter.

Footnotes

  • One source says Adam's father is Richard 1599-1628.

Events

  • He immigrated in February 1667/68.
  • He was Property on 30 March 1681 at "Shipley's Choice", Anne Arundel County, Maryland; 200 Acres.1
  • He was Property on 8 April 1687 at "Adam the First", Anne Arundel County, Maryland; 500 Acres.1
  • Adam Shipley Shipleys Choice 200 acre tract patented 30 Mar 1687 on Elk Ridge in Patapasco Hundred, Anne Arundel Co., now in Howard Co., MD (on south side of Sever River shows this tract lying across the road about one mile north of Severn Crossroads & running down to the water's edge),
  • Transported by John Pawson Feb 1668
  • He recieved a 50 acred grant of 50 acres for his time of service from Feb 1668-10 Jan 1675. Grant was located in Eoden, Anne Arundel Co MD
  • April 5, 1679 Purchased Howard's & Porter's Range Anne Arundel Co. MD South side of Severn River 500 acres for 4000 lb of tobacco
  • April 5, 1679 Purchase 100 acres on south side of Severn River 6-8 miles north Annapolis Howard's & Porter's Range
  • Mar 30 1681 Purchased Shiples Choice Anne Arundel Co. Md 100 acres S of the Severn River
  • Nov 12, 1681: Assment Anne Arundel Co 1,050 pounds assesment of the Publick charge of the Province
  • Mar 1687: "Adam the First" 600 acres, Patapasco Hundred, now Howard Co MD Part becomes "Eves Dower" & "Batcherless Vinyard"
  • Mar 1687: Patent "Adam the First", Anne Arundel Co 500 acres on Elk Ridge
  • 1698: Death
  • 1698: Probate. Richard made a fair distribution of the estate to brothers & sisters. He retained 300 acres of "Adam the First" He gave a 100 acre part of Howards & Porters Range to Adam, Robert & Peter. Adam 100 acres Howard & Porter's Range, Robert-100 acres part of "Elk Ridge', Adam-part 500 acres, Peter
  • 100 acres of "Lane. This was witnesses by John Howard son of Mathew, James Barnes, & Darby Regan. Aug 1, 1698.

  • Residence: Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States - February 1668
  • Residence: Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States - 30 September 1670
  • Residence: Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States - 10 January 1675
  • Residence: Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States - 5 April 1679
  • Residence: Maryland, United States - 1681
  • Residence: Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States - 30 March 1681
  • Residence: Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States - 12 November 1681
  • Residence: Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States - March 1687

Citations

  1. [S93] Peter Wilson Coldham, Settlers of Maryland, 1679-1700.
  2. The Shipleys of Maryland, 1968, a study of the descendants of Adam Shipley, of Yorkshire, England, who came to Annapolis, Maryland in 1668.
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Adam Shipley, I's Timeline

1648
October 29, 1648
Kirkby Fleetham, Yorkshire, England (United Kingdom)
1648
Kirkby Fleetham, Yorkshire, England (United Kingdom)
1661
1661
Age 13
Ann Arundel County, Maryland, United States
1677
August 16, 1677
Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Colonial America
1678
July 1, 1678
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
1681
1681
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Colonial America
1682
1682
Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Colonial America
1687
1687
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Colonial America