Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Ralph Shaw

Male 1685 - 1768  (83 years)


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  • Name Ralph Shaw 
    Born 1685  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 May 1768  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I013207  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father Ralph Shaw,   b. Abt 1649,   d. Aft 1733, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Mother Female MNU Shaw,   b. Abt 1653,   d. 1698, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married Abt 1669  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F07001  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Price,   b. 12 Nov 1692, Port Tobacco Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1768, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 75 years) 
    Married Bef 1714  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ralph Shaw,   b. 1703, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth Shaw,   b. 1708, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1750, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     3. Edith Shaw,   b. Bef 1710, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1785, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 77 years)
     4. Benjamin Shaw,   b. Abt 1714, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1769, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     5. Sarah Shaw,   b. Abt 1717, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Lydia Shaw,   b. Abt 1730, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1791, Bryan Town Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F07502  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      SHAW, RALPH, Charles County, 15 Aug 1757; 19 May 1768
      Whereas Joseph Pickrell of afsd. co, has my bond for making over by good and sufficient deed in law 80 acres of land and has paid me a valuable consideration for said land I do therefore discharge the bond and give him 80 acres out of my tract called The "New Exchange" to include the plantation whereon he the said Pickell now lives, to be laid out in the manner as I shewed said Jospeh Pickrell In the presence of John Wedding, the deficiency to be made up out of my tract called ""Morebille." [MOBBERLY]
      To son Benjamin Shaw remaining part of my tract called "New Exchange" and tract called "Morebille." [MOBBERLY]
      That tract "Shaws Folly,.' 55 acres, be sold.
      To dau. Sarah Shaw, bed, cow and calf, and other.
      To dau. Elizabeth Roby, owe,
      To dau. Lydia Roby, one ewe,
      To son in law Thomas Hyde Kellow, sow and five shoates.
      Remaining part of personal estate to my son Benjamin Shaw and dau. Sarah Shaw.
      Ex,: son Benjamin Shaw.
      Wit: John Jones, John Luckett, George Maddox, 36.489
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Land Records, Liber D#2, Page 5
      6 May 1712; Recorded at request of Ralph Shaw, Jr.:
      9 Jun 1711; Indenture between Ralph Shaw, Jr. and Ralph Gwinn [can't read]; /s/ Ralph Gwinn (mark); wit. Alexander Contee, John Rogers, John Courts
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      Price, Robt., planter, Chas. County, 8th Dec., 1714; 22nd June, 1715.
      To dau. Eliza: and dau. Mary, by 2nd and last marriage, all land ----; dau. Mary to have dwelling plantation, Either of afsd. dying without issue, survivor to inherit portion of deceased.
      To wife Julianah, extx., and daus, afsd., personal estate. Daus. to remain with their mother during minority or until marriage.
      To dau, Mary Shaw, personalty.
      Test: Thos. Rogers,, Thos. Cantwell, Wm. Colley. 14. 64.
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Land Records, Liber D#2, Page 4
      6 May 1712; Ralph Shaw, Jr., bound to Ralph Shaw, Sr.; for 2,000# tobacco; wit. Robert Yates, Jno. Rogers
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber H#2, Page 168
      24 May 1718; Recorded at request of James Maddox:
      2 May 1718; Indenture from Ralph Shaw, planter, to James Maddox, planter; for 2,000# tobacco; a tract called New Exchange on the east side of Portobacco Fresh; containing 30 acres; /s/ Ralph Shaw; wit. Ignatius Lucket, Henry ?Sames, Geo. Gaddes; 2 May 1718 ack. by Ralph Shaw and Mary his wife
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 225
      8 Apr 1719; Recorded at request of James Maddocke:
      7 Apr 1719; Indenture from Ralph Shaw, planter, to James Maddocke; for 2,000# tobacco; part of a tract called New Exchange on the east side of Portobacco main fresh; bounded by tract formerly sold by Ralph Shaw to James Maddocke; containing 64 acres; /s/ R. Shaw; wit. Geo. Dent, Robt. Hanson; 7 Apr 1719 Ralph Shaw and Mary his wife ack. Deed
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 231
      9 Apr 1719; Recorded at request of John Smallwood:
      10 Mar 1718; Indenture from James Smallwood, planter, to John Smallwood, planter; for 5s; a tract called Totsall adjoining a parcel formerly in possession of Michael Ashford called Maredisly; bounded by the main road, Exchange now in possession of Ralph Shaw and land of James Smallwood; certificate of survey 27 May 1680 for 60 acres; also a parcel called Eltham; bounded by Edmond Lyndsey, Ralph Shaw's Exchange; laid out for 75 acres; /s/ James Smallwood (mark); wit. John Sanders, Stephen Cawood; 20 Mar 1718 James Smallwood ack. Deed
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 263
      11 Jun 1719; Peter Harrant, shoemaker, and Ralph Shaw, planters, bound unto Thomas Tedman Standish for 63.5.4; remainder due 31.12.8 estate of Alexander Standish, his dec'd father; /s/ Peter Herrant, Rh. Shaw; wit. Rich. Tarvin, Rich. Bell

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      Shaw, Ralph Wm&Mary 431 382 PUBLE
      Shaw, Ralph Port Tobacco 322 145 MOBBERLY
      Shaw, Ralph Port Tobacco 320 130 NEW EXCHANGE
      Shaw, Ralph Wm&Mary 292 33 RUTTS DALE
      Shaw, Ralph Wm&Mary 292 35 WAKEFIELD BEGINNING
      Shaw, Ralph Jr. Port Tobacco 320 130 NEW EXCHANGE
      Shaw, Ralph Sr. Port Tobacco 320 130 NEW EXCHANGE
      Shaw, Robert Jr. Port Tobacco 322 145 MOBBERLY
      Shaw, Robert Sr. Port Tobacco 322 145 MOBBERLY
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      RUTTS DALE: 80 acres; Possession of - 80 Acres - Shaw, Ralph : Surveyed 15 March 1682 for Thomas Wakefield at a bound hickory the bound tree of the land formerly surveyed for him: Other notes - Ralph Shaw in right of his wife,
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      WAKEFIELD BEGINNING: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Shaw, Ralph : Surveyed 8 Oct 1667 for Thomas Wakefield beginning at a black walnut tree the back side Richard Smiths plantation Pykawaxon: Other notes - Ralph Shaw in right of his wife,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Piccawaxen or Wm&Mary: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 431-382: PUBLE: 107 acres; Possession of - 107 Acres - Shaw, Ralph: Surveyed 7 July 1726 for Ralph Shaw: Other notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, Disclaimed,,.
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 268
      22 Feb 1711; Recorded at request of Ralph Shaw, Jr.:
      12 Nov 1711; Indenture from Ralph Shaw, planter, and Anne his wife, to Ralph Shaw, Jr.; for 5s; a parcel on the east side of Portobacco Creek now in possession of Ralph, Jr.; called MOBILE; containing 90 acres; /s/ Ralph Shaw; wit. Robert Yates, John Rogers; 20 Nov 1711 Ralph Shaw, Sr. ack. Deed..
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber H#2, Page 168;
      24 May 1718; Recorded at request of James Maddox: 2 May 1718; Indenture from Ralph Shaw, planter, to James Maddox, planter; for 2, 000* tobacco; a tract called New Exchange on the east side of Portobacco Fresh; containing 30 acres; /s/ Ralph Shaw; wit. Ignatius Lucket,- Henry ?Sames, Geo. Gaddes; 2 May 1718 ack. by Ralph Shaw and Mary his wife
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      Charles County Court Records Liber T, No. 2
      November Court 1735
      CC, Oct 27, 1735. The deposition of William Whitter of CC, aged about 57 years, declares that about 26-27 years since, being present at the surveying of Col. John Contee's land at Portobacco, this deponent heard Nicho: Cooper declare that a marked white oak standing by a marsh side on the east side of Portobacco Creek near a small branch, was the beginning tree of the divisional line between Mr. Rozer and Mr. Chandler, and is the tree whereon he now lays his hand, and that the Surveyor ran a line from it. Signed - Wm: Witter.
      The deposition of Ralph Shaw of CC, aged about 50 years, declares that about 8-9 years since, Mr. William Chandler, then possessor of Chandlers Hope, told this deponent that the oak mentioned in Wm Witter's deposition, was the dividing tree between his land and Mr. Alex'r Contee's, which he understood was formerly Mr. Rozer's. Signed - Ralph Shaw.
      The afd Ralph Shaw, at a bounded hickory standing in a valley near a Stony Branch, further declares that 20 odd years ago, this deponent thinks that Geo: Goodrick, decd, told him that when Colo. Contee ran out his land, the surveyor ran to a bounded hickory, the dividing tree between the sd Contee and Mr. Chandler, which was afterwards shown this deponent and is the tree whereon he now lays his hand.
      CC, Oct 27, 1735. The deposition of Francis Ware, aged about 40 years, declares that for this 10-12 years past, this deponent has understood the hickory mentioned in the deposition of Ralph Shaw, to be one of the dividing trees between Mr. Contee & Mr. Chandler. Signed - Francis Ware.
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      Charles County Court Records, November 1738 Court, Liber T#2, Page 515
      Pursuant to the order of last Jun Court, Commission issued to examine witnesses touching the bounds of 2 tracts of land in CC, the one called Moors Follow, and the other, Hawkins' Barrons, in the possession of Francis Ware. Commissioners appointed: Gustavus Brown; Samuel Hanson, John Hanson, and Benjamin Douglas, Gent (not being any way related to the Petitioner, contiguous Proprietor, nor interested in the sd land).. Signed Jun 16, 1738 - Saml Hanson, Clerk.
      And now here, Gustavus Brown and Samuel Hanson return to the Court here the Commission afd with the following certificate and the subsequent depositions -
      We certify that we met on the lands within mentioned on Sep 5, 1738, and then and there took the depositions of Mr. John Courts, Ralph Shaw, Edwd Gilpin, Colo. Robert Hanson, and Leadstone Smallwood, which depositions are hereto annexed. Signed -- Gustavus Brown, Saml Hanson.

      CC, Sep 5, 1738. John Courts of CC, Gent, age about 46, says that about 31-32 years ago, he was with Col. John Contee, Joseph Manning, and some others, the sd Joseph Manning being then Surveyor, was running a dividing line between the sd John Contee and Mr. William Chandler, that they began at a marsh side near Portobacco Cr, and to the best of his remembrance, at a white oak standing near the place afd, and ran a course up into the woods 'til their number of perches (as he understood) was out, and not finding any boundary there, they went some small distance forward in the same course, but how far he can't exactly tell and there by the directions of sd Contee, bounded a hickory standing at the head of a Stony Valley near a branch and is the same tree which for some time past has been reputed to be the dividing tree of the land afd. And this deponent further says that at the time when the sd hickory was marked as afd, it was then a small young tree and did not appear to have been marked before then. Signed - John Courts.

      CC, Sep 5, 1738. Ralph Shaw Sr of CC, age about 53, says that about 15-16 years ago, he saw the tree mentioned in the above deposition, which seemed then to be a small, thriving tree, which sd tree seemed not to have been long bounded. Signed - Ralph Shaw Sr.
      CC, Sep 5, 1738. Edward Gilpin of CC, age about 35, says that about 13 years ago, he saw the tree mentioned in John Courts' deposition, which was then a growing young tree, which sd tree appeared to him then not to have been long bounded, and that Geo. Goodrich informed him it was the dividing tree between Colo. John Contee and Mr. William Chandler. Signed - Edward Gilpin.

      Robt. Hanson, age about 58, says that about 1722, he was surveying Mr. William Chandler's land at Portobacco, and he ran an east course from a white oak of sd land, commonly called Earlys Oak, to find a bounded beech, another boundary of sd land, which course fell short of the place. But when the number of perches was out, Leadstone Smallwood showed sd Chandler and this deponent the place where he said his father had told him the sd beech stood, and that there was then some part of a fallen beech lay by the place, which place is in a branch near'a cliff and is the place where the deponent now stands, and further, the deponent says that he made use of the sd place as a corner of the sd land, and ran a south course from thence, and then a west course to Portobacco Cr for the sd Chandler, and has since made use of it in other surveys. Signed - Robt. Hanson.

      CC, Sep 5, 1738. Leadstone Smallwood of CC, age about 51, declares that upwards of 20 years ago, his, sd Leadstone's father brought him to the place mentioned in Colo. Hanson's deposition, and that there was some part of a fallen beech lay by the place afd and told this deponent that it was a bound tree of Mr. William Chandler's land, and ordered him to mark a sapling that stood by the place afd that he might remember it again, and he accordingly marked a dogwood sapling, which is now standing at the sd place. Signed - Leadstone Smallwood
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 290. Feb 19, 1759 from Ralph Shaw of CC, planter, to Hugh Mitchell of CC, Gentleman, for 4500 lbs of tobacco and for divers other good causes, a tract of land called Shaws Folly in CC between the land of William Neale and a tract called Mobberly, bounded by the head of Nedfields Branch, containing about 55 acres. Also part of a tract of land, Mobberly, containing about 45 acres. Signed - Ralph Shaw. Wit - Walter Hanson, Dan Jenifer. Recorded Feb 17, 1759 [sic],
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 557. Nov 13, 1764 from Ralph Shaw of CC, planter, to Joseph Pickren of CC, planter, for 5500 lbs of tobacco, part of a tract of land called the New Exchange, lying in CC, containing and laid out for about 76 acres. Signed - Ralph Shaw. wit - Jno Winter*, Josias Hawkins*, George Keech. Recorded Nov 20, 1764.
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 572. Dec 28, 1764 from Ralph Shaw of CC, planter, to Thomas Hopewell of CC, planter, for 8000 lbs of crop tobacco and 20 current money as rated by a late act of assembly of Maryland, for payment of debts relating to the Inspection Law, and for divers other good causes, all those tracts of land hereafter mentioned, lying in CC, viz, part of a tract of land called Mobberly, bounded by a parcel of land now in the possession of Notly Maddox and Joseph Pickrin called the New Exchange, a branch side near the Old Road, the dividing line of a parcel of land commonly called Hugh Mitchell Land, being part of sd Mobberly, being laid out for about 25 acres. Also, a tract of land called Shaws Trouble, bounded by the beginning tree of Shaws Folly, containing and laid out for about 46 acres. Also one other tract of land called Shows Barrons, bounded by the west side of Robin Good fellows branch, containing and laid out for about 52 acres. Signed - Ralph Shaw. Wit - Walter Hanson*, Josias Hawkins*. Recorded Dec 29, 1764.
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 453. Depositions, recorded at the request of Clement Butts.
      CC, Jun 11, 1766. Came before me, a CC JP, Godshall Barnes, aged 74 years or thereabouts, deposed that Clement Butts, was always, as he understood, the reputed son of John Butts, late of CC, decd, that he knew John Butts, the father of sd Clement; who always acknowledged him for his son, and that sd Clement was born in wedlock, that the sd John, before the birth of sd Clement, was married to Christian Goodrick, and that sd John Butts had a brother named Richard, who he also knew. Sworn before - Dan Jenifer
      CC. Jun 11, 1764. Ralph Shaw, aged 81 years or thereabouts, deposes that he knew John Butts and Richard Butts, his brother, many years ago, and that John Butts was married to Christian Goodrick, by which marriage he had a son named Clement, who is the only son that has survived, that John Butts always acknowledged him for his son, and that he never heard it disputed that he was not his son. Sworn before - Dan Jenifer.
      Certified on Sep 16, 1766 by Phil Rd Fendall, Clk CC Court, that sd Jenifer, Gent, is a CC JP.
      CC, Oct 14, 1766. Thomas Reeves, aged about 70 years, deposes that he was well acquainted with John Butts and Christian, his wife, who lived and died his neighbors, and that they, in wedlock, had a son called Clement Butts, now living and residing in CC, and that 50 years ago or upwards, he also was acquainted with Richard Butts, who he always understood was the brother of the afd John Butts.
      Geo Dent, on Oct 4, 1766, certified that the above deposition was taken at the request of sd Clement Butts. Afd Fendall certified on Sep 13, 1767, that sd Dent, Gent, is a CC Justice. Recorded May 4, 1780.
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 80. Jul 31, 1784 from Thomas Hopewell of CC, to Thomas Stone, Attorney at Law of CC, for 388 English guineas, several parcels of land in CC, adjoining each other and contiguous to sd Stone's land called Chandlers Hills and Wellcome, that is to say, all that tract of land called Hopewells Discovery, patented to the sd Thomas Hopewell on Aug 28, 1771, containing about 51 acres; also all that part of a tract of land called Mobberly which was, by CC deed dated Dec 28, 1764, conveyed by Ralph Shaw to sd Thomas Hopewell, containing about 45 acres; also all that tract of land called Shaws Trouble, conveyed by the sd deed from sd Shaw to the sd Hopewell, containing about 46 acres; and also all that tract of land called Shaws Barrons, conveyed by sd deed from sd Shaw to sd Hopewell, containing about 52 acres. Signed - Thomas (X his mark) Hopewell. Wit - Richd Barnes, W.H. Jenifer (CC Justices). Recorded Jul 31, 1784.
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 586. Nov 14. 1764 from Ralph Shaw of CC, planter, to Notley Maddocke (Maddox), for 7000 lbs of tobacco, all that part of a tract of land called New Exchange, lying in CC, bounded by Thomas Hussey's land, containing and laid out for about 89 acres. Signed - Ralph Shaw. Wit - Geo: Dent*, Josias Hawkins*. Recorded Jan 23, 1765.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 316-102: RALPHS FOLLY: 98 acres; Possession of - 98 Acres - Maggaty, Edmund or Moiety, Edmund or Edmund Mobberly: Surveyed 24 July 1695 for Edmund Moiety: Other Tracts Mentioned: AQUINSICK; ; ; Conveyance notes - This land falls within the bounds of AQUINSICK, Check spelling of Maggaty & Moiety,, Surveyed 24 July 1695 for Edmund Moiety
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 322-145: MOBBERLY: 90 acres; Possession of - 90 Acres - Shaw, Ralph : (50 acres) Surveyed 4 Jan 1675 for Ralph Shaw at a bound oak of a parcel of land called the NEW EXCHANGE upon the said land N. by E. after viz 27 May 1681 resurveyed for 90 Acres for said Shaw: Other Tracts Mentioned: NEW EXCHANGE; Aka MOBILE; ; other notes - 90 Acres - Robert Shaw Jr. from Ralph Shaw Sr.; 20 Nov 1711,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 320-130: NEW EXCHANGE: 150 acres; Possession of - 150 Acres - Shaw, Ralph : Surveyed 14 July 1668 for George Taylor in the woods on the East side Port Tobacco fresh beginning at a ME'd oak in a valley: Other notes - 150 Acres - Ralph Shaw Jr. from Ralph Shaw Sr.; 20 Nov 1711, 30 Acres - James Maddox from Ralph Shaw; 2 May 1718,64 Acres - James Maddox from Ralph Shaw; 7 April 1719,

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