Richard Shippey m. Eleanor Mott, VA
I'm would like to exchange information on this family with others working this line:
- Eleanor Mott was the daughter of George Mott.
- Eleanor married Richard Shippy (Shippie) before 1698
- 3 children: James Shippey, Phobe (Turner), Priscilla (Turner)
Re: Richard Shippey m. Eleanor Mott, VA
I have been doing a bit of research on Richard Shippey and have many mysteries. Here are five questions for anyone out there who may know:
#1 Did Richard Shippey have a baseborn child?
The Vestry Book of Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, VA, 1663-1767, Transcribed, Annotated, and Indexed by C.G. Chamberlayne, Old Dominion Press, Richmond, VA, 1927, p. 18:
" At a Vestry held for ye Parish of Christ Church 5th of 9br 1672: Ordered that Coll. Cuth. Potter doe Detaine in his Custody Five hundred pounds of Tob. of RICHARD SHIPPEYS, for or by reason of a Bastard Childe."
#2 What happened to Priscilla Shippey Metcalf Harrison after the death of her second husband?
21 May 1735. Estate of Henry MADCALF (METCALF) administered by Priscilla MADCAF (METCALF). (Northumberland Co., VA. Wills and Administrations 1713-1749, Compiled and published by James F. Lewis and J. Motley Booker, M.D., p.91)
2 Apr 1740. Will of George HARRISON of St. Stephenâ€™s Parish. Will dated 2 April 1740; Proved 9 July 1744. Wife Priscilla all my goods and estate during her life, and then to be equally divided among her children. Son-in-law Philip METCALF may have the foal that my mare first brings at a year old. Witnesses: William SHARP, William TURNER, and Henry TURNER. (Northumberland County Virginia Wills and Administrations, 1713-1749, Compiled and Published by James F. Lewis and J. Motley Booker, M.D., 1967, p. 149.)
#3 Who was James Jones and why did he leave property to Priscilla and her sister Phoebe Shippey?
17 Feb 1714/15. Priscilla SHAPLEIGH (the name appears as Phoebe SHIPPEYin the entry) As Legatee of James JONES. She married Henry METCALFE. 6.98. James JONESâ€™ will was burned. Priscilla and her sister Phoebe presented depositions to the court by Robt PHILLIPS and Barth LEASURE relating to the will. They were accepted as record. 6.98 (Richmond County Marriages and Virginia Colonial Abstracts by Beverley Fleet, Volume 1, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1988. p.606 and p. 555) [Richmond County Marriages has the two sisters backward]
Could this James Jones be the baseborn child, their half brother?
#4 Who is this Richard Headen/Hayden?
15 Aug 1720. Will of Reuben COLBURT, dated 15 Aug 1720, proved 15 Feb 1720/21. Henry METCALF should have estate until Richard HEADEN is 17 years old. Wit. James Lamkin and George Headen.
Is this Richard HAYDEN, who may have later married Elizabeth TURNER, daughter of Pheobe Shippey and John Turner? Am I way off on dates here? See John Turnerâ€™s will of 6 Dec 1741. George Hayden/Headen is probably brother to Richard. George Hayden is found in the tithables in Loudoun Co. later. Who are Reuben Colburt and James Lamkin?
#5 Has anyone found a will for Phoebe Shippey Turner?
P.S. I found evidence of the Motts in early Maryland records.
Re: Richard Shippey m. Eleanor Mott, VA
Land location for Richard Shippey:
20 Feb 1717. This Indenture made the Twentieth day of Janry: Anno Domini 1717 Between Henry METCALFE of County of Northumberland, Planter, and Prescilla his wife and John TURNER of same County, Planter, and Pheby his Wife, of one part and Edward BARROW of County of Richmond, Gent. of the other part; Witnesseth that Henry METCALFE and Prescilla his Wife and John TURNER and Pheby his Wife in consideration of the sume of Five shillings Sterling to them in hand paid by Edward BARROW, by these p:sents doe bargain and sell unto Edward BARROW and assignes all that parcell of land containing by estimation Seventy five acres be the same more or less scituate in Parish of Sittenbourn and County of Richmond being part of a Patent for Two hundred acres granted to Capt: John WEIR Dated the 26th day of June 1666 which sd: land hereby granted by severall mean conveyances came unto Richard SHIPPY, father of the sd: Precilla METCALFE & Pheby TURNER, and legally descended unto them as coheirs to their Father and is bounded, Beginning at a Gum in a great Swamp, corner to some land belonging to George LUKE Esqr., running thence East 5 deg: North 110 poles to two red Oaks near HARRISONâ€™S Old Field, thence North 5 deg: West over a great Swamp 108 Â½ poles to a Stake near an Old Field, thence West 5 deg: West 110 poles to a Hickory on the side of an Hill, thence to the beginning 108 1Â½ Together with all houses orchards and appurtenances to the same belonging; To have & to hold the parcell of land unto Edward BARROW and assignes during the full terme of one whole year paying thefore the Rent of one Ear of Indian corne at the Feast of St. Michael the Archangell next ensueing, if lawfully demanded, to the intent that by ertue of these p:sents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession the sd: Edward BARROW may be in the actuall possession of the :misses & thereby the better enable to accept a release of the inheritance thereof; In Witness whereof the parties first above named to these p:sent Indentures have interchangeably sett their hands & Seals the day and year first above written. Sealed and delivered in the p:sence of John CLAUGHTON, Abraham GARNER, Edward TURNER, Henry METCALFE, Precilla METCALFE, John (mark) TURNER, Pheby (mark) TURNER.
Att a Court continued & held for Richmond County the Sixth day of February 1717 Henry METCALFE and Priscilla his Wife, John TURNER and Phebe his Wife, came into Court and acknowledged this their Deed unto Edward BARROW (the said Priscilla and Phebe being first privately examined) which was admitted to Record. Test M. BECKWITH, Cl. Cur.
This Indenture made the Twentith day of Janry: Anno Domini 1717 Between Henry METCALFE of County of Northumberland, Planter, & Precilla his Wife and John TURNER and Pheby his Wife for sume of One thousand pounds of tobacco to them paid by Edward BARROW by these p:sents do bargain sell release & confirm unto Edward BARROW (in his actuall possession now being by vertue of a Bargain & Sale to him made for one year and by force and vertue of the Statute fro transferring uses into possession) his heirs all that parcell of land containing by estimation Seventy five acres be the same more or less scituate in Parish if Sttenbourn in County of Richmond(this Release repeats the Pattent to Capt. John WEIR, the conveyances to Richard SHIPPY, Father of Precilla METCALFE and Pheby TURNER, and the description of the bounds of the Land); To have and to hold the parcell of land with the appurtenances unto Edward BARROW his heirs and Henry METCALFE & Precilla his Wife and John TURNER & Pheby his Wife for themselves their heirs doe promise Edward BARROW his heirs will warrant and for Ever defend by these p:sents; free and clear from all incumbrances whatsoever; In Witness whereof the parties first above named to these p:sent Indentures have interchangeably sett their hands & seals the day & year first above written. Sealed and Delivered in the p:sence of John CLAUGHTON, Abraham GARNER, Henry METCALFE, Precilla METCALFE, Edward TURNER, John (mark) TURNER.
Att a Court continued and held for Richmond County the Sixth day of February 1717 Henry METCALFE and Priscilla his Wife, John TURNER and Phebe his Wife came into Court and acknowledged this their Deed of Release unto Edward BARROW (the sd. Priscilla and Phebe being first privately examined) wch: was admitted to Record. Test. M. BECKWITH, Cl. Cur. (Richmond County, VA Deeds 1714-1720, Sam & Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, pp. 111-113)
(For Metcalfe researchers: Please note that Edward Barrow was married to Ann Stone, a widow of Richard Metcalfe (son of Gilbert Metcalfe 1). This deed suggests that Henry is the son of William Metcalfe who was a probable brother to Richard Metcalfe. Therefore, Henry is her late husband's nephew. It looks like he married Priscilla Shippey, whose father owned land near the Metcalfes. William Metcalfe is shown as a probable brother to Richard Metcalfe in a document presented to the Richmond Co. Court on 7 June 1711 by Gilbert Metcalfe 2, son of Richard Metcalfe.)
Re: Richard Shippey m. Eleanor Mott, VA
I'm almost embarassed to reply because I have so very little on the Shippey side of the family.
I do, however, have information on Mott, Harrison and Turner links that I'd be more than willing to share with you!
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks in advance, Lisa