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William Shipley (1729 - 1789)

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William Shipley
Born in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel County, Marylandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Stafford County, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Anne Arundel, Maryland, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Jan 2012
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1729 Birth

William Shipley was born 1 May 1729 and baptized at Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Howard District of Anne Arundel County, Maryland[1]

1753 Marriage

In 1753 he married Rebecca Ogg, daughter of George Ogg and Mary Potee. Rebecca was a sister of Catherine Ogg, the wife of William's brother, George, Sr. Rebecca was born 16 October 1732, according to St. Paul's register. [2]

In 1756 George Ogg conveyed property to his daughter Rebecca, wife of William Shipley. [2]

1788 Mortgage

On 15 December 1788 William Shipley mortgaged to Elizabeth and John Hood a tract called part of What's Left, part of Addition to What's Left, part of Shipley's Search , parft of Laswt Search, which the Hoods then conveyed back to William Shipley, "since the mortgage money has been paid. [2]

1794 Will

His will was probated 1 April 1794.[2]


He had these children:[2]

  1. Robert, b. 1754
  2. William, b. 1755
  3. Patience, b. 1757
  4. Lloyd, b. 1758
  5. Vachel, b. about 1760
  6. Elijah, b. 1762
  7. Levin, b. 1764
  8. George, b. 1766
  9. Jesse, b. 2 Mar 1768
  10. Providence, b. 1772

Research Notes

William is currently shown married to a Rebecca Sellman rather than Ogg, and to have married in Virginia. It appears likely that it was another William, living in Virginia, who married there.

In 1753 in Stafford County, Virginia he married Rebecca Sellman.[3]


  1. "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995," database, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), William Shipley, 01 May 1729; citing CHRIST CHURCH,QUEEN CAROLINE PARISH,HOWARD,MARYLAND; FHL microfilm 14,358.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Shipleys of Maryland, 2002, Volume 1. Gateway Press, Baltimore, Maryland. pages 18-19 William Shipley is #.139.
  3. Over the mountain : a narrative history of the Bean, Selman and Germany families. Chapter one, page 12. Rebecca Sellman - married William Shipley Sr. in 1753 in Stafford County, Virginia.

See also:


  • Shipley-1069 was created by Eric Montgomery through the import of EJM Family.ged on Aug 17, 2015.
  • “Michael S. Caldwell’s Genealogy Database as of 23 September 2007”, Michael S. Caldwell, <> last updated 23 Sep 2007, accessed 22 Apr 2009 by Eric J. Montgomery < at>. No gedcom download allowed; entries carefully typed by hand into Eric’s files. Michael’s Shipley data comes almost exclusively from The Shipleys of Maryland 1968, authors not given.
  • Ogg, James. My Ancestral Lineage (, RootsWeb WorldConnect Project (Online:, 2014), last updated 22 Feb 2009, accessed in part 9 Apr 2014 by Eric J. Montgomery. There are over 20,000 people in the file. There are source citations and detailed notes including full text wills. This source was primarily used for Ogg descendants. Data Changed: Date: 8 APR 2014

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On 31 Aug 2017 at 01:12 GMT Mark Burch wrote:

Shipley-1069 and Shipley-337 appear to represent the same person because: looks like a duplicate

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