Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Richard Shirley

Male Abt 1686 - 1747  (~ 61 years)


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  • Name Richard Shirley 
    Born Abt 1686  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Jul 1747  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I065530  Tree1
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2020 

    Father Richard Shirley,   b. Bef 1666,   d. 19 Nov 1737, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 71 years) 
    Mother Sarah MNU Shirley,   b. Abt 1670 
    Family ID F18919  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Grace Greenwell,   b. Abt 1686, Newtown Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1747, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married Abt 1739  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F30841  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      SHIRLEY, RICHARD, St Mary's Co. 16 Apr, 1747; 15 Jul, 1747
      100 A. of tract I now live on should be sold by my wife with advice of Robert Greenwell, to pay debts.
      To son ROBERT SHIRLEY, tract I live on that lies on E. side of Westones Branch that leads into the head of St Mary's River.
      To wife remainder of land.
      Wit: Robert Greenwell, Thomas Norris, John Brion.
      The widow stands to the will. 25. 100
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      Richard Shirly 35.371 SM 33.5.6 Jul 15 1747 Oct 16 1747
      Appraisers: Samuel Abell, Richard Wimsatt.
      Creditors: Benjamin Salley, Charles Greenwell.
      Next of kin: John Wiseman Greenwell, John Wiseman.
      Administratrix/Executrix: Grace Shirly.
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      Mr. William Heard 17.98 SM 361.8.8 Feb 3 1732 Apr 18 1733
      Appraisers: A. Thompson, John Greenwell.
      Creditors: Richard Shirley, Jr., George Boyd.
      Next of kins Mark Heard, John Heard.
      Administratrix/Executrix: Elisabeth Heard.
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      Mary Millman 26.332 SM 199.5.0 May 1 1741 Aug 4 1741
      Appraisers: George Clarke, George Craghill.
      Creditors: John Cartwright, Robert Nugen.
      Next of kin: Richard Shirly, Catherine Greenwell.
      Administrator/Executor: John Taylor.
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      Mary Willman 19.367 A SM 199.5.0 7.3.7 Jan 31 1742
      Sureties: John Stanfield, Samuel Johnson.
      Received from: Rev. Laurence Debutts.
      Payments to: Mr. William Cartwright.
      Executor: John Taylor.
      === witness?
      1713-1749 Wills-Admin Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 177
      Bearcroft, Peter, of St Stephens Parish
      W. W. 8 July 1742---W. P. 9 March 1746/7
      To be buried according to the ceremony of the Church of England. Son James Barecroft-my case of pistols and holsters, one choice cow and calf to be delivered to him when he arrives to the age of twenty one years and if he should die before that age the cow and calf to go to the family of the Shirleys
      To Katherine Efford-one years schooling.
      To James Pew-my camblet coat, brown Holland Jacket, breaches and hat.
      Sister Garner Pew-one hundred and fifty pounds of tobacco.
      To Peter Pew-one years schooling.
      Son James-two years schooling, and it is to be taken out of his part of his estate when he comes of age.
      Wife Winnefred Bearcroft-tract of land where I now live during her widowhood, and after the third of it during her life, then to my son James and his heirs, and if he dies without heirs to my daughter Judey and her heirs, and if she should die without heirs, then it is my desire if my wife should bring a child
      within nine months after my death, then the land to go to that child and its heirs.
      If my executors should recover the negro wench Lucy and her children from John Humphries, then I give the said Lucy and the two children she now has and her future increase to my daughter Judey, and the child my wife now goes with if any, and they to pay my son James twenty four pounds current money of Virginia in lieu of his share of the said negroes. If my daughter Judy should die, and the child my wife goes with also dies, then the negroes to go to my wife ard her heirs.
      Rest of my estate to be equally divided between my wife and children.
      Wife Winnefred Bearcrort and my brother Thomas Bearcroft, executors.
      Friend. Robert Clarke to be trustee.
      Witness: James Pew, Zackariah Efford, and Grace Shirley. Robert Clarke of this County, aged fourty or thereabout,made oath that he wrote the will at the request and direction of the said. Peter Bearcroft, and this deponant saw him sign and seal the same in the presence cf the witness subscribed thereto.