Posted By:Bob Baird
Subject:Re: Philip Shelly m. Ann Clay, mid to late 17th century
Post Date:January 04, 2003 at 15:02:38
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Forum:Surry County, VA Genealogy Forum
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I'm not related to this family, but this might help:

There are scores of references to Phillip Shelley in the Surry records. He did indeed die in 1704, as his will is dated March 1704 and proved July 1704.

Will of Phillip Shelley dated 7 March 1703/4 and proved 4 July 1704. Names sons Phillip, John, Thomas (under 21), daughter Ann and daughter Elizabeth Jones, wife "Leviry"(?) and "her children". Wife named executrix. [Deed Book 5, p313] Proved at a court held on 4 July 1704 by the oaths of Thomas Thrapp and Wm. Cockrin and probate thereof granted to "Sarah" Shelley executrix... [Surry Orders 1691-1713, p257] "Sarah" also filed at least two accountings before remarrying. The final accounting is dated 15 Oct 1712 and made payments to the three sons and several others, some of whom were probably husbands of the daughters. [Deed Book 6, p127] In the meantime, the widow had remarried to Christopher Smith, who was sued by Thomas Shelley for mismanagement of the orphans's estate.

The wife was clearly not the mother of the children.

The son Phillip Shelley, apparently unmarried, made his own will 12 July 1716 bequeathing his property to his brothers John and Thomas Shelley.

What specific information are you looking for? I am willing to do some limited lookups.