Lois Shipley: Birth: ABT 1698. Death: 1746
Note: Adam Shipley, a thirteen year old native of the city of York, was "transported" to Maryland Colony as an indentured servant in Feb. 1668 by John Pawson, along with Christopher Shawn, John Browne, John Fish, Thomas Mason, William Barton, Richard Flint, Richard Patterson, Thomas Wood, and John Dixon. Upon arrival in America, he served his seven years of indenture in Anne Arundel County. By Jan. 10, 1675, Adam had completed his indenture and was Granted his mandatory 50 acres of land, on which he planted Tobacco. On April 5, 1679, he parlayed 4000 lbs. of that crop into an additional 500 acres along the south side of the Severn River. This transaction was in the form of a deed of trust, which listed the Grantee as "Adam Shoplee, Anne Arundel Planter", and the Grantor as "Cornelius Howard, Anne Arundel Planter" (who became Adam's father-in-law). By the time of his death, Adam Shipley owned at least 1,000 acres of land in four counties of Maryland: Anne Arundel, Howard, Carrol, and Baltimore. Adam Shipley settled in Anne Arundel Co MD Feb 1668. This is documented by a claim made and recorded in 1670 by John Pawson, a merchant of the city of Yorke, EnG"Came John Pawson of the Co of Anne Arundell of Md proved right to 500 acres of land for transporting Christopher Shawn, John Browne, Adam Shipleigh (Sipley). John Fish, Thomas Mason, William Barton, Richard Flint, Richard Patterson, Thomas Wood, and John Dixon in Feb 1668. Adam Shipley claimed 50 acres of land Jan 10 1675. By 1687 Adam had nearly 1000 acres of land. Adam's wife was named Lois but there is no definite proof as her family name. It is believed that she was Lois Howard, whose family lived on land transfered to Adam in 1679. reseach of Dave Robison
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