Name: Josiah SHIPP Sr.
Given Name: Josiah
Birth: ABT 1664 in St. Anne, Essex, Va.
Change Date: 25 Jul 2000 at 16:41:45
Name: Josiah SHIPP , Sr. 1 2 3
Birth: WFT Est. 1623-1659 in Kent, England 1 2
Birth: ABT. 1664 in St. Anne, Essex County, Virginia 3
Death: 12 FEB 1705/06 in Essex County, Virginia 1 2
Death: 24 JAN 1704/05 in St. Anne, Essex County, Virginia 3
Ancestral File #: CBFL-DX
LDS Baptism: 17 NOV 1950 3
Endowment: 3 NOV 1952 3
Event: Sealed to child (LDS) 1 APR 1959 IFALL 3
[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 8, Ed. 1, Tree #3133, Date of Import: Jul 24, 1999]
Much ata has been gathered by various members of the family over a period of many years; much is tradition. It is hoped that those who have not yet contributed toward this history will send information to those who have worked on this and further this work.
The first of the SHIPP line came to America came from England, but who was the first? Varied reports, several already in print in abbreviated form reveal the following: in Virkus Compendium of American Genealogy it is stated that William Ship who died in 1657, lived in Lower Norfolk County, VIrginia, was the 1st generation; further stating that Josiah of the 2nd generation was his son. Another record states that William was married two times and that Josiah was a son possibly of this other marriage.
William Shipp, or Ship, lived in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, was appointed by the General Assembly as a tobacco viewer for the crop of 1639; was a vestryman of the colonial church; a comminssioner of the county in 1639-40 in which he signed a deed from Captain Willonglibes to Daniel Tanner (4W (2) 25). Court was held at his home 6 July 1640 (2W and M (1); p. 155); and also on up to 1642 where the court considered affairs of the church.
Captain William Julian came to Virginia in 1609 and by 1625 was living at Elizabeth City at the age of 43. His will was dated April 14, 1657 according to which he appears to have died childless as he leaves his property to the children of his wife SARAH by a former marriage with WILLIAM SHIPP: viz: WILLIAM, MARY, FRANCES, MATHEW, and ANNE SHIPP (1W (1), p. 244). No Josiah is mentioned herein and no other records concerning any relationship between Josiah and William Shipp have been found. Therefore, without definite proof from authentic records this writer will not consider William as the progenitor of the Shipp family who lived in Culpepper, Fauquier, Caroline, and Essex Counties. Further proof and documentation concerning this is desired; anything which might indicate a relationship will be welcome.
In this period of the early 1600s and late 1600 there are several others by the name of Shipp who remain unaccounted for.
1. Richard Shipp, early Virginia emigrant of 1650, headman of John Cox, ___________ County.
2. Daniel Shippe, 1653 emigrant, headman of John Shepherd, Northumberland County.
3. Joseph Shipp, of middlesex County whose estate was administered in 1675.
JOSIAH SHIPP (name first few generations written Ship), thought by some to be the son of William Shipp and his first wife, was born ? and married Jane ?.
Josiah Ship appears first in St. Anne's Parish records (later known as part of Essex County) as early as 1673 at which time he was appointed by Ann Bray as her loving friend and lawful attorney to acknowledge her rights to a parcel of land sold by her husband, Richard Bray to Edward Allcox, "The quantity being 200 acres lying in Piscataway Creek", November 8, 1673 (Deed and Will Book of Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1671-76, p. 137).
In 1685 Josiah appears on a deed as follows: "To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come Greetings. Know that we, Francis Triplett and Samuel Bowen, of Sittingburn Parish in Rappahannock County, Virginia do hereby assign over all our right, title and interest in this within mentioned, as also patent and all the land belonging and mentioned with said patent, we, Francis Triplett and Samuel Bowen do hereby bind ourselves to secure to Josiah Shipp, his heirs and assigns from any title claims. Therefore we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, or assigns firmly by these presents. In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seals this first day of August 1685. Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Francis Triplett and Samuel Bowen (Rappahannock County, Virginia, Book K, 1682-88, p. 192).
From the archives of the Virginia Library the following certificate issued by the Rappahannock court the 3rd day of May 1688: "Certificate according to act of assembly granted to Jos. Beckley and Mary Beckley for Two Hundred and Fifty acres of land for due the Importation of five persons by name: Fran, James, Josias Ship, John Manning, Joseph Beckley and Mary Beckley" (Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed and Will Book, p. 69 1686-1692).
Josiah is mentioned in a deed of release 30 April 1692, in which Francis Triplett and Samuel Bowen of Rappahannock County sold to Josiah Ship of the same County for 4,000 pounds tobo and cask for certain parcel of land being a part of a patent containing 1,050 acres as by a conveyance part from them the said Triplett and Bowen to him the said Ship bearing date 1st August 1685.
(Deed Book, p. 3, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, V. 16, Richmond County).
Josiah (X) Ship (SEAL)
Joseph Beckley of Rappahannock County and Parish of Siltenburn to Josias (note spelling of name as in 1688 item) Ship of same county and parish for 3,000 pounds tobo and cask 100 acres north side Rappahannock in same county and parish adjacent land of William Jett along the old line of Joseph Beckley, 30 March 1692 (recorded 16 May 1692). (Deed Book, p. 6, March 1692; Virginia Colonial Abstracts, V. 16, Richmond County).
In November term of court 1697, Josiah Ship was appointed grand Juror as follows: Issac Jackson, Edmond Roberts, Henry Gore, Josiah Ship were sworn to Grand Jury for county the ensuing year. At a court held for Essex County, 22nd day of November 1697 (Essex Order Book, 1695-99). (Essex County formed from old Rappahannock County in 1692).
House of Burgesses record of 1704 shows petition of Josiah Shipp to keep a ferry on the Rappahannock Rivers, said Josiah Shipp aged and unable to do other work.
In Essex County Josiah signed his will January 24, 1705 and it was proved here in court 12th day of February 1705-06. (Deed Book 12, pp. 176-7, Essex County). From the will we find that Josiah married Jane ?; died in 1705 in Essex County and left three sons; Josiah, Thomas, and Richard, who is the oldest of the three, known because of the fact that he was left the land and the system of primogentiture still existed in Virginia. The possibility of a fourth child lies in the statement "if my said wife would be now with Child that then her part fall to the said child and its heirs lawfully begotten of its body".
WILL OF JOSIAH SHIP
January the 24, 1705
"I Josiah Shipp being very sick and weak yet of perfect sense and memory do make constitute and appoint this to be my Last Will and Testament revoking all other Will or Wills by me formerly made either Verbal or otherwise.
"Imprimis I give my Soule into the hands of God that gave it in hopes of a joyfull Resurrection, my body to the Earth decently to be interred with such Christian burial as time and place will afford.
"As for my wordly wealth I give and bequeath as followeth
"Item I give my Plantation with all ye Land Appurtenances and privileges thereunto belonging unto my well beloved wife Jane and my son Richard Ship during their natural life equally to be divided between them, and if sd. wife should be now with Child that then her part fall to the said child and its heirs lawfully begotten of its body and my son Richards part to him and his heirs lawfully begotten in wedlock forever. But further if my wife should not now be with Child my Will is that after her decease the Land and Plantation fall holy to my son Richard and his heirs forever as above sd. But if my son Richard should die without issue that the said Land and Plantation forementioned to be equally divided betwixt my son Josiah Ship and my son Thomas Ship to them and their heirs forever lawfully begotten in wedlock.
"And further my will is that if either of them should die with out issue that the whole fall to ye survivor.
"As for my Goods and Chattels I give unto my wife Jane one Gray Mare and Mare colt with all their increase and one black stared horse and three cows-one called Pookat, one Cherry, one Jackpott and one bull and one pied steere.
"Item I give to my son Thomas a young Mare with her increase that I hand of John Heale,
"Item I give to my wife jane one feather bed & Furniture and six plates and four pewter Dishes and one great bason on iron pott about six Gall and six plates more and one Tankard the biggest of ye two and the biggest of ye looking glasses and one warming pan and one pewter Chamber pott and one great Chest and one Small table and six rush bottom Chairs one table Cloth and six napkins and one Cattaile bed with two Ruggs,
"Item I give to my son Thomas one feather bed with furniture belonging to it and one pied heafer of my one mare and one red heifer with a Star in her forehead and one yearling heifer red I give to my son Josiah Ship one red yearling heifer and three pewter dishes and one flore bed one blanket one sheet and a Rugg,
"Item I give to my son Thomas two pewter dishes one pie plate and six small plates,
"I give to my son Richard one two year old steer and to my son Josiah one iron pott and my son Thomas also one iron pott and a small table,
"And therefore it is my will that my well beloved friends Thomas Meader & Wm. Garnett be joynt Executors of this my last will and Testament as witness my hand and Seal.
Wm. Davis ) Josiah I S Ship (SEALE)
Richard Harman )
Elizabeth (X) Green )
her mark )
Proved by the oaths of Wm. Davis, Richard Harman and Elizabeth Green, the witnesses hereto. In Essex County Court the 12th day of February 1705-06 and is Recorded.
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!MARRIAGE: Marriage took place in old Rappahannock Co., VA. Old
Rappahannock county existed from 1656-1692 and took in the territory
which later was split into Essex and Richmond counties.
22 Nov 1695; Josiah SHIPP called to serve on Essex county grand jury
for a period of one year.
!DEATH: Wills, Essex Co., VA; Deed Book #12, p176-6; DOW: 24 Jan 1705;
DOBr: 12 Feb 1706; heirs: wife: Jane, sons: Richard, Josiah, Thomas.
!AFN: CBFL-DX, 2DN5-P8.
Main section archive record; GS#1,275,061.
Batch #: 8510204, Sheet #: 57, Source Call #: 1395990
Marriage 1 Mrs. Jane SHIPP b: WFT Est. 1630-1659 in St Annes Parish, Essex County, Virginia
Married: WFT Est. 1648-1693 1 2
Sealing Spouse: 13 APR 1953 in SLAKE 3
Josiah SHIPP , Jr. b: 1693 in St Annes Par., Essex County, Virginia
Richard SHIPP , Sr. b: ABT. 1685 in S.t Anne, Essex County, Virginia
Thomas SHIPP b: 1690 in St Annes, Essex County, Virginia
Marriage 2 Elizabeth BROOKS b: 1662 in St Anne, Essex County, Virginia
Married: 1684 in Old Rappahannock, Virginia 3
Sealing Spouse: 17 JUL 1985 in IFALL 3
Title: World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1
Author: Brøderbund Software, Inc.
Publication: Release date: January 12, 1997
Note: Customer pedigree.
Media: Family Archive CD
Page: Tree #3133
Text: Date of Import: Jul 24, 1999
Text: Date of Import: Jul 29, 1999
Text: Date of Import: Mar 23, 1999
Father: William SHIPP b: ABT 1630
Elizabeth BROOKS b: ABT 1630/1659 in St. Anne, Essex, Va.
- Richard SHIPP Sr. b: ABT 1670/1685 in St. Anne, Essex, Va.