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

William Shircliffe

Male Abt 1696 - 1740  (~ 44 years)


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  • Name William Shircliffe 
    Born Abt 1696  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Apr 1740  Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7713  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father William Shircliffe,   b. 1648, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1707, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mildred Thompson,   b. 1648, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1750, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Aft 1664  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1979  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary MNU Howard,   b. Abt 1700, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1725, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Married Bef 7 Aug 1718  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Shircliffe,   b. Abt 1719, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1758, Prince George's County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)  [natural]
     2. Leonard Shircliffe,   b. Abt 1720, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1752, Prince George's County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F5293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Penelope Dyer,   b. 24 Feb 1704, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1763, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married Abt 1725  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Shircliffe,   b. Abt 1726, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F5294  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Sheircliff, William, planter, Prince George's Co., 5th Apr., 1740 ;
      To wife, Penelope, extx., 1/3 estate.
      To sons, Lenard, Thomas and John and dau. Mary, residue of estate.
      Test: Daniel Thomas, Samuel Barker, John Andrews. 22. 180
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      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      The will of William Shercliffe names Penelope, his wife, and children: Leonard; Thomas; John; and Mary (MCW VIII.84) William's will was not written until 5 April 1740.
      Sheircliff., William., planter, Princle George's County, 5th Apr., 1740;
      Sources:
      Publication: Clements, Wethington; Maryland to Casey Co, Kentucky, published by Joseph L. Clements on RootsWeb.

      Issue of William Shercliff:
      1. Leonard Shercliff.
      2. Thomas Shercliff.
      3. John Shercliff, m. Mary ______.

      3. John Shercliff, and wife Mary.

      Nov. 1758 - Mary Shirklif, of Prince George's Co., widow [of John Shercliff], for the sum of 5500 lbs. of tobacco, deeds to John Tucker, of Prince George's Co., planter, for the life of Walter Hanson of Charles Co., a 1/8 part of a tract of land called "The Inclosure," containing 125 acres.
      Source: Prince George's Co., Md. Land Records, Liber PP, part 2 (1757-1759), pp. 214-15.
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      Shierclief, Peter, St. Mary's Co., 4th May, 1730; 25th Feb., 1730.
      To bros. John, ex., and Thomas and their hrs., entire real estate, they paying certain personalty to bro. William.,
      Test: Edward Knott, Leonard Green, James Thompson. 20, 180
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      SHEIRCLIFE, JOHN, St. Mary's Co. 29 Dec 1749; 6 Feb 1749/50
      I lend to son Joseph Sheirclif plantation I now live on during the life of Margret Mills.
      To wife Ann Sheirclif.
      To eldest son John Sheirclif, land bought of my bro. William Sheirclif and plantation I now live on.
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      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 189
      Enrolled at request of William Shearcliff 27 Jun 1727:
      Indenture, 28 Jan 1724/5; Between Notley Rozer, Esq., and William Shearcliff of St. Mary's County, planter; for lease to farm a tract called Stone's Delight; containing 72 acres; /s/ Notley Rozer, William Shearcliff (mark); wit- William Pain (mark), Samuel Robinson; ack. 21 Mar 1727 by Notley Rozer
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      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 225
      Enrolled at request of Samuel Barker 22 Aug 1727:
      Indenture, 11 May 1727; Between Mrs. Elizabeth Rozer and Samuel Barker; lease according to contract made by Notley Rozer, Esq., dec'd; all that part of Stone's Delight not already leased to William Sherecliff, William Daego_, Edward Senleam or William Green; containing 71 acres; term of 19 years; /s/ Eliza. Rozer; wit- Tho. Addison, Danl. Matts; ack. Madam Eliza. Rozer 11 May 1727

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