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

James Shippey

Male Aft 1702 - 1731  (< 27 years)


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  • Name James Shippey 
    Born Aft 1702  Sittingborne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Apr 1731  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I067663  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father James Shippey,   b. Bef 1673, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1717, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years) 
    Mother Mary MNU Shippey,   b. Abt 1679,   d. 16 May 1721, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married Sittingborne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Title Shippy, James.
      Publication 1731.
      Gen. note Part of index to Essex County Wills and Administrations (1692-1800)
      Note p. 20. Will pro. 20 Apr. 1731.
      p. 20-21. Exors. bond rec. 20 Apr. 1731.
      p. 23-25. Inv. & appr. rec. 18 May 1731.
      Note Wills No. 5, 1730-1735 (Reel 41)

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      1730-1735 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 5; [Antient Press]; Pages 20.
      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I JAMES SHIPPY being sick & weak in body but of sound and perfect memory thanks be to God for the same do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following first and principally I bequeath my soul to God that gave it and my body to be decently interred att the discretion of my Executor herein after named. Imprimis.
      I give and bequeath to ELIZABETH KEITH my gray horse King and forty shillings monie.
      Item I give and bequeath to ELIZABETH MUSCOUGH [Muscoe] my bay horse and five pounds monie.
      Item I leave thirty pounds monie for the building of a brick wall about the graves of my father and mother.
      Item I give and bequeath to my Cousin ELENOR formerly the wife of ELIAS POWELL three cows and Calves.
      Item my will that all my debts be paid out of my estate and that my Executor make sale land stock and household good for payment thereof.
      I give and bequeath the remainder of my Estate be it of what kind or quality soever to my Cousin ELIZABETH PAYN.
      I appoint Mr. THOMAS WAREIN of Essex my Executor of this my last Will. In Witness whereunto I have sett my hand fixed my seal
      Teste CHARLES SNEDE [Snead], James Shippy
      THOMAS CLAYTON
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the 20th day of April Annoq, MDCCXXXI The last will and Testament of James Shippy decd was presented in Court by THOMAS WARING Gent. Executor therein named who made oath thereto and being further proved by the oaths of all the witnesses thereto was admitted to record.
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      1730-1735 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 5; [Antient Press]; Page 20-21
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee THOMAS WARING & RICHARD TYLER JR. of Essex County Gent are held and firmly bound unto WM. DAINGERFIELD, ROBERT BROOKE & ALEXR. PARKER Gent. Justices of the County of Essex in the sum of Five hundred pounds Sterling this xxth day of April MDCCXXXI.
      The Condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound Thomas Waring Executor of the last Will and Testament of James Shippy decd do make or cause to be made a true & perfect inventory of all the goods chattels & credits of the said decd the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited in the County Court of Essex at such time as he shall be thereunto required by the sd Court & further do make a just and true account of his actings and doings therein when thereto required by the sd Court and do well and truly deliver all the legacies contained & specifyed in the sd Testament as Farr as the sd goods chattels & credits will thereunto extend according to the value thereof & the law shall charge Then this obligation to be void . . . .
      T. Waring
      Richd. Tyler junr.
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the nth day of April Annoq. MDCCXXXI Thomas Waring & Richard Tyler junr. Gent acknowledged this bond to be their act and deed which is admitted to record.
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      1730-1735 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 5; [Antient Press]; Pages 23-25
      AN INVENTORY & appraisment of the Estate of JAMES SHIPPY decd taken by the subscribers pursuant to an order of County Court dated the xxth day of April 1731 being first sworn . items listed and valued but not totalled, which inventory includes: one negro man named Robin; one negro woman named Judy; one negro boy named Doughty; one negro girl named Sarah; one small negro girl named Lucy, one boy named Moses, cows, steers, heiffers, yearlings, hogs, sheep, one white horse; household furniture: one pair of pistols, holster and sword; one gold ring & gold shirt buckle; an ounce of old broken silver; one piece of mony & a pair of buckles; 10 fish hooks: one pair old mony scales; an old razor, a hone, pair of marking irons, bills of ribbon & 3 old wigs an ounce and a half of old silver; a looking glass; 110 lb of pot iron; 200 20d nails, the deced wearing apparell 354 lb bacon; 89 lb of dried beef
      .... Given under our hands this 5th day of May JAS. ALDERSON, JOSEPH LEEMON JNO COOK, JNO. MOTLEY
      At a Court held for Essex County the xviii day of May MDCXXXI This Inventory and appraisment of the Estate of James Shippy decd being returned is admitted to record.


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      1717-1722 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Inventories & Settlements, No. 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 254-655 Will of Mary Sheppey; widow, of the County of Essex, yeoman, being sick and weak in body, dated 15 Oct, 1720.
      Unto my son in law Robert Pain one gold ring of 15 s. price.
      Unto my daughter Moneca Pain one gold ring of the same price and 5. current money to buy her a sute of mourning and the best feather bed upstairs and his furniture and half of my plate.
      If my son James Sheppey should die before he comes to the age of eighteen years, my cozin Jealy Underwood shall have ten pounds current out of my part of my estate and ten pounds to my cozn Mary Powell and ten pounds to my cozen Eliza Hackley.
      One article more that is my daughter Pain 6 head of cattle, to wit two cows, 2. calves and two young cattIe
      All the rest of my estate unto my loving son James Sheppey. Make him executer,
      My ,son James Sheppey may at my death have all my estate in his hands, and to be of perfect age and at his own disposing.
      I humbly beg and request the favour of Capt. Salvat Muscoe, Gent., if he pleases to assist my son ifhe should have occasion in the manageing of his business in his minority which I hope he will take it into his mercifull compassionate consideration if occasion should be to assist a poor orfaint and I hope that God will reward him for it, and humbIe desire the same of Mr James Bouth and my son Mr. Robert Pain.
      My estate may not be appraised.
      Wit: John Nance, Wm. (W)Griffin. Ann(A)Griffin, _:Richd. (X) PhilIips.
      16 May 1721. Presented in Court byThomas Waring, Gent. guardian of James Sheppey, Executor Proved by John Nance and Richard PhiIlips

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