John Cissell

John Baptist Cissell (1634 - 1698)

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John Baptist Cissell
Born in Lincolnshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half], [half], [half], [half], [half], [half], [half] and
Husband of — married in Virginia Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in St. Mary's County, Province of Marylandmap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Jun 2012 | Last significant change: 13 Oct 2018
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Contents

Biography

Name

Name: John Baptist Cissell (not all researchers believe Baptist was actually John's middle name)


Birth

Date: 1639
Place: England

Death

Death:
Date: 06 Jun 1698
Place: St. Mary's County, Province of Maryland[1]

Burial

Burial:
Place: St. Mary's County, Province of Maryland

Immigration

Immigration:
Date: ABT 1658
Place: St. Mary's, Province of Maryland

Occupation

Occupation: Planter per his will; gunsmith according to Jourdan and others


Early Families of Southern Maryland, Vol. 1, Revised, by Elise Greenup Jourdan, 1993, p. 59
"John Cissell of St Mary's Co., MD., a native of England, demands 50 acres of land for his own transportation in 1658; warrant vide return 25 Mar next" (Early Settler's List, 6,429). Since he only applied for 50 acres of land for his own transportation, we can assume he did not bring a wife into Maryland.
John Cissell, a gunsmith, was the earliest known person of the Catholic Cissell family to settle in Maryland. Birth estimated ca 1630-1640 of unknown parents in England; d. 1698 St Mary's County. Glover's "Bristol and America" states that he came to Maryland via Barbados from the port of Bristol, England. He is believed to have married in St Mary's County to Mary Shirtcliffe, b. ca 1647; d. after 1707; d/o John Shirtcliffe and Anne Goldsborough.
In 1707 a Mary Dant owned 50 acres of Poplar Neck, while William, James and Thomas Cissell owned the remainder. It has not been possible to determine if this is Mary, widow of John Cissell who m. a Dant after the death of John in1698 (Rent Rolls).
Mr. Harry Wright Newman wrote an excellent paper documenting the evidence to substantiate his opinion that Mary Shirtcliffe was the wife of John Cissell. Portions of the following information have been abstracted from the documents found with the Harry Wright Newman Collection. (Learning Resource Center, Southern Maryland Room of the Charles Co. Community College, LaPlata, MD 20646).
1658 immigrated to either Barbados or MD with brother William.
There is some dispute from Erv Chell, a Cecil researcher that this John is the son of Thomas.
"Colonial Settlers, St Clement's Bay 1734-1780, St Mary's County, Maryland" by Mary Louise Donnelly, states "John Cissell (Cecil), a Catholic, immigrated to the Province of Maryland in 1658 from Wales, England (Patents 4:29). He married Mary. Upon his arrival, John Cissell was a man of means as he purchased a number of tracts in St Mary's County. He became possessor of 150 acres of "White Acre" which on 12 Nov 1652 had been patented for William Brough on 25 Nov 1642, who died in 1651 leaving his total estate to his wife Sarah (w 1:37). By 1707 the sons of John Cissell owned this acreage. John Cissell purchased 100 acres of "Cadloe" as did his brother William, which was patented on4 Nov 1650 for Joseph Cadloe, who died in 1652. John Cissell also obtained 100 acres of "Long Neck" which on 10 Jun 1681 had been surveyed for John Addison who moved to Prince George's County, Maryland. John Cissell, a gunsmith, wrote his will on 28 Apr 1698 and it was probated on 6 Jun 1698. To his sons John, William, Thomas, he left 150 acres of "White Acre." To his sons Richard and Robert he left 100 acres of "Long Neck". His son Edward was to receive the home plantation "Poplar Neck" after the death of Mary. If Edward died without heirs it was to pass to his youngest son James. On 26 Jul 1698 the estate of John Cissell was appraised and valued at L75.11.00 (inv 16;200.)
Salisbury Family Genealogy: In 1658 John, came to Maryland to look after his family's interests. (see notes on his father.) John settled in St Mary's Co. John Cicill (spelled Cissel and Cecil), the immigrant from Wales, England in1658, died in 1698 and left a will in St Mary's County naming wife Mary (possibly Calvert), and sons John, William, Thomas, Richard, Robert, Edward and James (Liber PC 1 page 104, film 144424).
William Cicell, son of John and Mary, died in St Mary's County leaving Arthur, Luke, Margaret, Ann, Matthew, and Clare.
Thomas Cissell, son of John and Mary, died in 1724 leaving a son, John, and a brother James.
James Cissel, son of John and Mary, died in 1717 leaving James, Mary and Ruth.
Thomas Sissell, the immigrant in 1675, died in St Mary's County in 1701 and left a will naming son, George, son-in-law James Thompson, brother, George and daughter-in-law, Betty.
Some claims have been made that John Cicill, son of John, the immigrant in 1658, was the same John, of Prince George's County, who married Elizabeth Sollers, and it has also been proposed that William, John the emigrant's son, was also living in Prince George's Co, but these claims have never been proven.
"The Cecil Family of Maryland" by Walter V. Ball, book call #929.273 C322b. Also from the will of John.
Elise Greenup Jourdan, in "Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume 1" 1992, states that "the Cecils and Cissells were prolific families who settled in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania in the 17th century. Their descendantspioneered lands in Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Illinois and many other states."
Generally, Cecil is used for the Protestant lines and Cissell for the Catholic, but there are many spellings used in an assortment of records that are not consistent.
From Paul Tobler's research
John and family had a sailing vessel called the "Martha Constant" that plyed between Barbados Colony and the Maryland Colony, plus visits to Nevis, Virgin Islands. Some of these sailings could have been made for the transport of indentured servants. Barbados dated from 1627 with the British, Maryland dated 1632 and Nevis dated from 1627-28 with the British.
from Karen Salisbury: In Colonial Settlers of St Clement's Bay 1734-1780, St Mary's County, MD, by Mary Louise Donnelly, Will: Probated 16 June 1698, Appraised 26 July 1698,.Ship Martha Constant.
Who is the James Cissell who is listed in Hottens "Lists of Emigrants to America 1600-1700" on p 452, with 22 acres of Land in St Michael's Parish, Barbadoes with 1 hired servant, 0 bought servants, 16 negroes?
from Paul Tobler:
Property that John B. Cecil owned was called "Cadle", "Longneck", "White Acres", "Poplar Neck"
3)a. Cadle he had originally obtained 100 acres upon arrival.
3)b. Longneck of 100 acres was added.
3)c. White Acres of 150 acres was added.
3)d. Poplar Neck of 200 acres was added.
Therefore he had a minimum of 550 acres of property.
The home place was on "Poplar Neck" where they lived with the residence there. 1 SUBM I6000000000805942212
John Cicill (Spelled Cissel and Cecil) the immigrant from Wales, England in 1658, died in 1698 and left a will in St. Mary's County naming wife Mary (possibly Calvert), and sons John, William, Thomas, Richard, Robert, Edward and James (Liber PC 1, page 104, film 144424) From the book "Colonial Settlers, St. Clement's Bay 1734-1780, St. Mary's County, Maryland" by Mary Louise Donnelly, states "John Cissell (Cecil), a Catholic, immigrated to the Province of Maryland in 1658 from Wales, England (Patents 4:29). He married Mary __________. Upon his arrival, John Cissell was a man of means as he purchased a number of tracts in St. Mary's County. He became possessor of 150 acres of "White Acre" which on 12-Nov-1652 had been patented for William Brough on 25-Nov-1642, who died in 1651leaving his total estate to his wife Sarah (w 1:37). By 1707 the sons of John Cissell owned this acreage. John Cissell purchased 100 acres of "Cadle" as did his brother William, which was patented on 4-Nov-1650 for Joseph Cadloe, who died in 1652. John Cissell also obtained 100 acres of "Long Neck" which on 10-Jun-1681 had been surveyed for John Addison who moved to Prince Georges County, Maryland. John Cissell, a gunsmith, wrote his will on 28-Apr-1698 and it was probated on 6-Jun-1698. To his sons Joh, William, Thomas, he left 150 acres of "White Acre." To his sons Richard and Robert he left 100 acres of "Long Neck". His son Edward was to receive the home plantation "Poplar Neck" after the death of Mary. If Edward died without heirs it was to pass to his youngest son James. On 26-Jul-1698 the estate of John Cissell was appraised and valued at L75.11.oo (inv 16;200.)From Salisbury Family Genealogy: In 1658 John, came to Maryland t look after his family's interests. (see notes on his father.) John settled in St. Mary's Co. !John Cicill (spelled Cissel and Cecil), the immigrant from Wales, England in 1658, died in 1698 and left a will in St. Mary's County naming wife Mary ? (possibly Calvert), and sons John, William, Thomas, Richard, Robert, Edward and James (Liber PC 1 page 104, film 144424).
This information comes from "The Cecil Family of Maryland" by Walter V. Ball,
book call #929.273 C322b. Also from the will of John a copy of which is in
file.
Who is the James Cissell who is listed in Hottens "Lists of Emigrants to America 1600-1700" on p 452, has a James Cissel, with 22 acres of Land in St. Michael's Parish, Barbadoes with 1 hired servant, 0 bought servants, 16 negroes?
Where Mary Shircliff supposedly died at St. Clement's Bay, MD is maybe
5 miles due west of White Point Beach on the north shore of the Potomac
River in present day St. Mary's Co., MD. It is on my Rand Mcnally roadmap.
Is this the same John Cincill? who witnessed a will in Barbados


Event

Event:
Type: Arrival
Date: 1665
Place: Maryland, USA[2]

Sources

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  2. Source: #S167 Page: Place: Maryland; Year: 1665; Page Number: 210. Data: Text: Arrival date: 1665 Arrival place: Maryland NOTEhttp://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=pili354&h=1359353&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt CONT


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On 13 Oct 2018 at 18:59 GMT Julie Kelts wrote:

On October 13, 2018 I edited the biographical information for John Cissell. Specifically, I added a couple of brief notes and removed several paragraphs that had been posted twice. The information remaining has been collected from several sources, and is not all consistent. I don't see any documentation of Mary Calvert as John Cissell's wife, and don't believe she was (see her profile too). Also, I don't see any evidence that Thomas Cissell was John Cissell's father. I don't know of any documentation of John Cissell's parents or siblings.

On 9 Oct 2018 at 17:36 GMT Julie Kelts wrote:

Some researchers do not believe that this John Cissell's middle name was Baptist. It is not documented in any known records.

On 5 Oct 2016 at 13:17 GMT Sandra Scarborough wrote:

Virginia, one of the original 13 colonies, ratified the Constitution, Wednesday, June 25, 1788, prior to that it was referred to as the Virginia Colony

Maryland, one of the original 13 colonies, ratified the Constitution, Monday, April 28, 1788, prior to that it was referred to as the Province of Maryland



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