Anne SHAPLEY

Female 1685 - 1751  (65 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Anne SHAPLEY was born 31 Aug 1685, New London, New London Co., Connecticut (daughter of Benjamin SHAPLEY and Mary PICKETT); died 17 Jun 1751, Groton, Connecticut.

    Anne married Thomas AVERY 12 Jul 1704, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA. Thomas (son of Thomas AVERY and Hannah MINER) was born 20 Apr 1679, Groton, New London County, Connecticut; was christened 29 Jun 1679; died Aft 25 May 1707, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Anne married Jonathan ROFF 21 Nov 1711. Jonathan was born 22 Feb 1682/3, Concord, Massachusetts; died Between 2 Aug 1722 - 15 Jun 1729. [Group Sheet]

    Anne married James MORGAN 24 Jun 1729, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA. James (son of Capt James MORGAN and Mary VINE) was born 6 Feb 1667, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 04 May 1748, Groten, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Benjamin SHAPLEY was born Sep 1645, Boston, Massachusetts; died 03 Aug 1706, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.

    Notes:

    Name:
    "William Brewster of the Mayflower": Mary married in New London 10 April 1672, Benjamin Shapley, born in Boston, Mass., 7th month (September) 1645, died in New London 3 August 1706, "in ye 56 year of his age", the son of Nicholas and Anne (?) Shapley of Charlestown, Mass.

    No birth record has been found for Mary Pickett, but her parentage is proven by her marriage record, which calls her the daughter of John, as well as through the will and division of the estate of her brother John Pickett, which mentions "Brother" Benjamin Shapley.

    Mary was admitted to the First Congregational Church of Christ, New London, on 11 April 1696/7, as Mrs. Mary Shapleigh, and Mr. Benjamin Shapleigh, baptized 9 July 163, was admitted on 18 April 1698.

    The will of Benjamin Shapley of New London, Mariner and Sea Captain, dated 5 July 1706, proved 18 September 1706, named his wife, Mary, son, Daniel, received Warehouse and land by waterside on which it stands, and grandsons Benjamin and Joseph Shapley, sons of his son Benjamin. In addition to certain specific bequests, Mary was given the remainder of the estate to bring up his children. If she remarried, she was to receive the dwelling house in New London and one-third of his personal estate forever. If she died his widow, the residue was to be equally divided among his children, with son Benjamin's two sons to have an equal share with each of the other children.

    The inventory, dated 10 September 1706, gave the names and ages of the children; Heirs of Benjamin Shapley, deceased, son to the testator; Ruth Morgan, age 33; Mary Truman, of age; Anne Aurey, of age; Daniel Shapley, age 17 and Jane Shapley, age 12."

    Benjamin married Mary PICKETT 10 Apr 1672, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA. Mary (daughter of John PICKETT and Ruth BREWSTER) was born Bef 1652, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Between 13 Jan 1734 and 1735, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Mary PICKETT was born Bef 1652, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA (daughter of John PICKETT and Ruth BREWSTER); died Between 13 Jan 1734 and 1735, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    Children:
    1. Ruth SHAPLEY was born 21 Dec 1672, New London, New London Co., Connecticut; died 19 Oct 1739, Groten, New London Co., Connecticut.
    2. 1. Anne SHAPLEY was born 31 Aug 1685, New London, New London Co., Connecticut; died 17 Jun 1751, Groton, Connecticut.
    3. Jane SHAPLEY was born 4 Mar 1693/94, New London, Connecticut; was christened 4 Mar 1693/94, New London, Connecticut; died 1762, New London, Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 6.  John PICKETT died 16 Aug 1667, At Sea returning from Barbadoes.

    John married Ruth BREWSTER 14 Mar 1651, New London, Connecticut. Ruth (daughter of Jonathan BREWSTER and Lucretia OLDHAM) was born 03 Oct 1631, Jones River, Massachusetts; died Between 30 Apr and 01 May 1677, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 7.  Ruth BREWSTER was born 03 Oct 1631, Jones River, Massachusetts (daughter of Jonathan BREWSTER and Lucretia OLDHAM); died Between 30 Apr and 01 May 1677, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 03 Oct 1631, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    • Death: 30 Apr 1677, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA

    Notes:

    Ruth married first, March 14, 1651, John Pickett, of New London, who "dyed at Sea returning from Barbados, August 16, 1667. Married second, July 2, 1668, Charles Hill, formerly of London, son of George Hill, of Barley, in Derbyshire. He died October 1684. Resided in New London. "Mr. Pickett's estate was appraised at oc1140. This was sufficient to rank him, at that period, as one of the wealthiest merchants of the place." Mr. Hill was chosen recorder of the town February 25, 1669-1670, and held the office till his death. He was also clerk of the county court at the time of his decease. They had 10 children.

    Ruth, a woman of great worth, died comfortably and christianly.

    Children:
    1. Adam PICKETT was born 15 Nov 1658, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Between 04 Jan 1690 and 1691, Died at Sea.
    2. 3. Mary PICKETT was born Bef 1652, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Between 13 Jan 1734 and 1735, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    3. William PICKETT died 1690, At Sea.
    4. Ruth PICKETT was born Abt 1653, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 14 Sep 1690, Lyme, New London Co., Conn.; was buried , Duck River Cemetery, Old Lyme, Conn..
    5. Mercy PICKETT was born 16 Jan 1660, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 28 Nov 1725, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Ancient Burial Gound, New London, Conn..
    6. John PICKETT was born 25 Jul 1656, Salem, Essex County, Massachsuetts; died 07 Oct 1687, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.


Generation: 4

  1. 14.  Jonathan BREWSTER was born 12 Aug 1593, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England (son of Elder William BREWSTER and Mary ?); died 07 Aug 1659, Norwich, New London, Conn.; was buried , Brewster Cemetery, Brewster's Neck, Preston, Conn..

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Became a Dutch citizen
    • Military Service: 1637; Military Commissioner in the Pequot War
    • Occupation: 1639; Served as deputy of General Court of Plymouth Colony
    • Occupation: 1641; Served as deputy of General Court of Plymouth Colony
    • Military Service: 1643; Member of Captain Myles Standish's Duxbury Company
    • Occupation: 1644; Served as deputy of General Court of Plymouth Colony

    Notes:

    Jonathan came in the ship Fortune in November, 1621. He married Lucretia. She was probable a sister of John Oldham, who came to Plymouth on his 'perticular', about 1623, and who was called 'brother' by Jonathan. About 1630 Jonathan removed his family to Duxbury, from which place he was deputy to the General Court, Plymouth Colony, 1639, 1641-1644. He then removed to New London, Conn., about 1649, and settled in that part which later established as Norwich, his farm lying in both towns. Here he was deputy to the General Court of the Colony of Connecticut, 1650, 1655-1658.

    In 1637 he was a military commissioner in the Pequot War; a member of the Duxbury Committee to raise forces in the Narragansett Alarm of 1642, and a member of Captain Myles Standish's Duxbury Company in the military enrollment of 1643.
    REF: Winsor's Hist. Duxbury, p. 90; Peirce's Col. Lists p. 75 and 84 and Genl. Reg. Soc. Col. War, 1899-1902, pg 576

    The descendants erected in the Brewster Cemetery, in 1855, a plain granite shaft about eight feet high, to the memory of Jonathan and his wife, Lucretia. A part of the inscription on the monument, referring to Jonahtan Brewster, says: "History speaks of his act," and to Lucretia Brewster there is the following: "A noble specimen of an enlightened, heroic Christian gentlewoman."

    The Brewster Cemetery is at Brewster's Neck, between Poquetanuck Cove and the Thames River, in Connecticut. It contains about one square acre and is surrounded by a substantial stone wall, which was rebuilt in 1903.

    Notes from William Brewster of the Mayflower and His Descendants for 4 Generations:
    1. One of the men who undertook to discharge the debts of Plymouth Colony.
    2. A freeman in 1633, he was active in the settlement of the town of Duxbury, Mass., incorporated June 7,1637.
    3. Served as a surveyor, laid out highways, practiced as an attorney, and was styled "gentleman".
    4. In 1638, established a ferry service to transport men and cattle across the North River. But sold this in 1641 to Messrs. Barker, Howell and others.

    Jonathan married Lucretia OLDHAM 10 Apr 1624, Plymouth, Conn.. Lucretia (daughter of William OLDHAM and Phillipa SOWTER) was born , Derby, England; died Between 04 Mar 1678 and 1679, Brewster's Neck, Preston, New London, Conn.; was buried , Brewster Cemetery, Montville, CT. [Group Sheet]


  2. 15.  Lucretia OLDHAM was born , Derby, England (daughter of William OLDHAM and Phillipa SOWTER); died Between 04 Mar 1678 and 1679, Brewster's Neck, Preston, New London, Conn.; was buried , Brewster Cemetery, Montville, CT.

    Other Events:

    • Baptism: 04 Jan 1600, Darby, England; Parish of All Saints, Derby
    • Baptism: 14 Jan 1600, Darby, England; Parish of All Saints, Derby

    Notes:

    Lucretia was a woman of note and respectability among her compeers. She has always the prefix of honor and is usually presented to view in some useful capacity: an attendant upon the sich and dying as nurse, doctress, or midwife, or a witness to wills and other important transactions.

    Lucretia came over on the "Anne" with her brother, John Oldham, arriving about July 10, 1623.

    Children:
    1. William BREWSTER was born 09 Mar 1625, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died Bef 1658, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
    2. Mary BREWSTER was born 16 Apr 1627, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died Between 23 Nov 1697 and 1698, Probably Scituate, Massachusetts.
    3. Jonathan BREWSTER was born 17 Jul 1629, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died Between 02 Jan 1659 and 1660.
    4. 7. Ruth BREWSTER was born 03 Oct 1631, Jones River, Massachusetts; died Between 30 Apr and 01 May 1677, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Benjamin BREWSTER was born 17 Nov 1633, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachsetts; died 14 Sep 1710, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Brewster Cemetery, Brewster's Neck, Preston, Conn..
    6. Elizabeth BREWSTER was born 01 May 1637, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Feb 1708, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    7. Grace BREWSTER was born 01 Nov 1639, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 22 Apr 1684, New London, Connecticut; was buried , Brewster Cemetery, Montville, New London Co., Connecticut.
    8. Hannah BREWSTER was born 03 Nov 1641, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts; died Dec 1711, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.