James Barnes was born before 1676. 
Assume James was aged 21 when he immigrated in 1676; this would place his birth at, say, 1655.
James Barnes' parents are not known. 
James had been transported to America by Captain James Boddy in the ship "Cecelius" on 15 April 1676, eight years after the coming of Adam Shipley. 
He married Ketura Shipley, daughter of Adam Shipley the Immigrant sometime before 9 August, 1693,at which time he received from his brother-in-law Richard Shipley (the administrator of his father, Adam Shipley's estate) 100 acres of a tract of land called Shipley’s Choice, located on the south side of the Severn River. 
Before 1696 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, he married Keturah Shipley, b. Bef 1680, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland, d. Aft 1740, Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Age > 62 years) 
He married prior to the earlier date, Ketura, dau. of Adam and Lois (N) Shipley 
Keturah Shipley Barnes had followed her sister and brothers to Queen Caroline Parish in the Howard District of Anne Arundel County, where her name is to be found in the Christ Church register. 
Keturah Shipley, daughter of Adam, died after 31 Aug 1730. She married James Barnes prior to 9 Aug 1698, the date of a deed in which Richard conveyed all his rights in a parcel of land called Shipley's Choice to his sisters,Keturah Barnes, the wife of James Barnes, and Lois Shipley. 
Michaell Taylor 14.49 A AA £116.8.2 £38.8.0 Oct 1696
On 9 Aug. 1698, Richard Shipley, admin. of the estate of his father, Adam Shipley, conv. to his sisters Ketura Barnes and Lois Shipley, each 1 of Shipley's Choice on the south side of the Severn River ( AALR IH#1:82) A map of land grants on the s. side of the Severn River shows tract lying across the road about one mile north of Severn Crossroads, and running down to the waters edge. 
This tract upon the river side of the Severn is the earliest in the Shipley name. It was surveyed March 30, 1681, for Adam Shipley. It was held later by Peter Porter and by James Barnes equally. Richard Shipley granted to his younger brothers [sic Sons], Adam, Robert and Peter, "Howard's and Porter's Range" and to his brother Robert lands on Elk Ridge. Adam was to hold the homestead of his mother, Lois Shipley, on "Howard's and Porter's Range." Peter Shipley, by will, left all of his property to his brother Richard, as heir-at-law. Richard Shipley and Peter Porter sold 100 acres, in 1716, to Robert Freshwater. In 1720 Richard Shipley and James Barnes sold 100 acres to the same purchaser. Richard Shipley sold also to his sisters, Keturah Barnes and Lois Shipley, "Shipley's Choice." Richard and Adam Shipley sold "Howard's and Porter"s' Range" to Henry Sewell. This tract was the original survey of Captain Cornelius Howard and the first Peter Porter. 
Capt. Phill. Howard 21.259 I AA £148.16.0 Mar 24 1701
James Barnes' name appears on the tax rolls of Baltimore County from 1701 to at least 1706, but at that time Baltimore County extended south of the Patapsco River into what is today Howard County. 
The location, Elk Ridge Hundred, was then in Baltimore County, later in Anne Arundel County, and is currently in Howard County, Maryland.
In 1702, Darby Regan, Thomas Mawdey, and Joseph Hall were with him. 
In 1703, Regan, Hall and Thomas Peregnay were in his household; Hall and Thomas Ottaway were with him in 1705; and in 1706 only Joseph Hall was listed in the Barnes household 
On 29 September, 1712, Richard Shipley granted to James Barnes 103 acres known as Eve's Dower, part of a larger tract called Adam the First, taken up by Adam Shipley the Immigrant in 1687.  This land was located in Howard County, near the community of Oakland Mills. Later on, Richard, son of James and Ketura would inherit the tract, and he would sell it to his brother Peter. 
Hon. John Dorsey, Esq. 39C.102 A BA £5.12.0 Feb 11 1717
James Barnes died intestate about 1726, and his widow Ketura posted bond as administratrix of his estate on 13 June, 1726. Robert Shipley and Robert Barnes wore her sureties. 
Ketura Barnes was still living on 31 August 1730, when she deeded some property to her son Peter Barnes, with the understanding that he pay a debt owing to Philip Hammond. 
James Barnes d. by 13 July 1726 when his estate was inven. by Jno. Hammond of Charles and (Thomas?) Wainwright, and valued at L85.18.9
James Barnes died in 13 July 1726 in Baltimore County, Maryland (Inventory). 
The inventory included a set of carpenters tools and some shoemakers tools, in addition to the usual furnitire and farming equipment.
Robert Shipley, "bro.," signed as kin, and Richard Snowden and Phi. Hammond were listed as creditors, although Hammond was reluctant to sign at first as he claimed the goods were not appraised well.
The inventory was filed on 6 May 1727 by Ketura Barnes, admnx. of the dec. An additional inventory was filed on 13 (OCT) 1727, totalling L0.18.9 (BAINV 4:265, 268) Ketura Barnes admin. the estate on 11 may 1728. (MDAD 9:150)
James Barns 12.381 BA £85.19.9 Jul 13 1726 May 6 1727
James Barns 12.384 BA £4.13.9 Nov 13 1727 Nov 15 1727
James Barnes 9.150 A BA £85.19.9 £84.16.5 May 11 1728
James Barnes owned 103 acres Eve's Dowry, pt. of Adam the First, on the south side of Patapsco Hundred; Admin. bond was posted 18 June 1726 by Keturah S. Barnes with Robert Shipley and Robert Barnes; estimated inventory 13 July 1726 by John Hammond and ? Wainwright and valued at 85.18.9lbs sterling. Keturah was alive in August 1730; 
List of Debts for Amos Garret
Robert Barnes  lists Adam, James, Susanna, Nathan, Ketura, Richard and Robert. Shipleys of Maryland adds Peter and Joshua.  Mike Marshall lists James, Ricahrd, Joshua, Keturah, Susanna, Nathan and robert. 
James Barnes was born Abt 1686 in England, 
He md Keturah Shipley Mar 19, 1705/06 in Anne Arundel Co. MD, daughter of Adam Shipley and Lois Howard. Keturah was born abt 1690 in Annapolis MD and died 1740 in Annapolis, MD. 
They had 9 children Robert, Adam, James, Susannah, Peter, Richard, Joshua, Nathan, Keturah. This Keturah md Richard Shipley (her second marriage) Oct 11, 1728. My line comes down from son Robert who md Lois Porter. This family had a number of them that went to Wood Co. WV, then to Ohio and some to KY.
Emigration: 15 Apr 1698 Maryland
James Barnes, progenitor of the family was in Maryland by 9 Aug. 1698, and d. by 13 July 1728. 
James Barnes died June 18, 1726 in Maryland. 
Mary Barnes has a different listing of children a generation later:
1769 James Barnes witnessed will of Basill Poole, husband of sister in law Loys Shipley.
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