Descendants of Samuel SHROPSHIRE

Third Generation


5. St. John SHROPSHIRE (Oliver , Samuel ) was born MAY 13 1663 in Marlborough, Witshire, England. He died NOV 16 1718 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

They came to America before 1694 to Gloucester Co., Va and moved to Westmoreland Co., Va.

Rev. St. John Shropshire, Sr. was matriculated from Magdalene Hall, Oxford, England 4/9/1685. He had a BA degree from Queen's College, Oxford. St. John was ordained at the Anglican Church at Winchester Cathedral in 1692. The Church of England sent Rev. St. John Shropshire to the Virginia Colonies and first evidence of his being in Virginia was November 1694.

Witnessed a deed from John Baker of Kingston Parish, Glouchester Co., Virginia to Anthony Samuel on 11/12/1694.
[Essex O.B. 1692-95, p. 351]

From: WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA, ORDER BOOK, 1715-1717, PART 1, PAGE 51
Page 295, 30 Aug 1716 In the suite brought in chancery by St. John Shropshire against John Sturman, Gent., late Sheriff, for 900 pounds of tobacco said to be put into the hands of Sturman by the Churchwardens of Cople Parish to collect and pay to Shropshire for some services by him done to the parish in 1711, after a full heareing of the bill, answer and replycation and arguments on both sides it appeared to the Court by the order of the Vestry of the parish that the 900 pounds of tobacco was levyed for Shropshire and they decree John Sturman doe pay to Shropshire the same with costs.

KING GEORGE CO. D.B. 1A, 1729-1735, P. 295 -- On May 3, 1706, he bought 124 acres in Hanover Parish, King George County, part of a patent issued to John Simpson and James Phillips on June 6, 1666.

PATENT BOOK NO. 4, P. 61: On January 4, 1711, he patented 32 acres in Westmoreland Co., Virginia, near "Washington's Mill Pond."

St. married Elizabeth WINKFIELD, daughter of Bryant WINKFIELD. Elizabeth was born JAN 20 1666/1667 in St. Mary, Marlborough, Witshire, England. She died DEC 1 1742 in Westmoreland Co., VA.

STONEHOUSE, ELIZABETH, 14 April 1738; 1 Dec. 1742.
My two sons St. John Shropshire and Winfield Shropshire.
Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia

St. and Elizabeth had the following children:

+ 7 M i Winkfield SHROPSHIRE was born 1700 and died 1747.
  8 M ii St. John SHROPSHIRE was born about 1697 in Westmoreland Co., VA. He died MAR 26 1751.
        St. married Elizabeth TURBEVILLE on 1727 in Westmoreland Co., VA.

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