Treasure Chest Thursday – Probate Abstract — John Shackford (1725-1764), son of Paul and Rebecca (Hudson) Shackford (Blog 316)

We know that John Shackford, the son of Paul and Rebecca (Hudson) Shackford was born September 16, 1735 in Newbury, Massachusetts and that he married Deborah Seaward on Dec 19, 1758  at the Queens Church in Portsmouth.  We believe she was the daughter of Giles and Mary (Hodgdon) Seaward and was his first cousin once removed.

John’s probate records tell us he was a mariner and we believe but have not yet proven that he was the captain of the:

Brig Tortuga which sailed to Antigua from Piscataway on 24 July 1760

Brig Brotherhood which sailed from Piscataqua to Barbados on 15 Jan 176, arrived there 10 April 1761, and returned to Portsmouth on 3 May 1761

Ship Nevin from Piscataqua to Barbados on 16 Feb 1764 and the

Brig Amherst from Piscataqua to Barbados on 5 Mar 1762, returning on 1 Jul 1762, leaving Portsmouth to Virginia on 10 Dec 1762, leaving Virginia for Piscataqua  on 12 May 1763, and from Picataaqua to the West Indies on 8 Sept 1763

John’s father Paul’s 1787 probate records list’s two of his children and then lists the Heirs of John Shackford which verifies that he died before his father – we have not found any direct sources but have old notes from a Shackford descendant of his line that tell us that he died on Nov 2, 1764 aboard a ship while traveling from London to Boston.  The timing of his probate record (1765) confirms that his death date was probably around this time.

John left Deborah with either two or three very young children who were listed as heirs of his father’s estate:

Mary Shackford (1759-bef 1787) m. Joshua Chase – son Joshua Chase is mentioned in Paul’s probate records

John Shackford (1761-1800) m Amelia Moore – John is mentioned in his father’s estate

poss Deborah Shackford – there is a Deborah listed as a heir in Paul’s estate – just not sure if it is another child or John’s wife.

We do not know when John’s wife Deborah died or if she remarried but believe she was alive in May 1800 as she is mentioned in her son’s obituary as “his venerable, widowed mother, already fainting beneath trials peculiarly fevere, needs every confolation to ftrengthen dying fortitude”  Deborah’s death date is listed as either 8 Jun 1808 or 14 May 1811 in Rosemary Melville’s From Trickey to Thorpe: a History of the Trickey, Shackfords, Sewards, Calalahan’s publication but no source is noted.

PROBATE ABSTRACT FOR

JOHN SHACKFORD 1765 PORTSMOUTH

Probate record abstract John Shackford Hammond Otis S., Editor, Director of the New Hampshire Historical Society, Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, Volume 8 (1940), page 181[Administration on the estate of John Shackford of Portsmouth, mariner, granted to his widow Deborah Shackford, June 18, 1765.]
[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 460]
[Bond of Deborah Shackford, with Giles Seaward and John
Bartlett, mariners, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of
L500, June 18, 1765, for the administration of the estate;
witnesses, Samuel Marshall, William Parker.]
[Warrant, June 18, 1765, authorizing Samuel Penhallow and
William Knight, both of Portsmouth, merchants, to appraise
the estate.]
[Inventory, Oct 22, 1765; amount, L229, 9.6; signed by
Samuel Penhallow and William Knight.]

We are thankful that Mr Otis Hammond summarized this probate record and are hoping to find and share the original on a future trip to Portsmouth!

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SOURCES:

Melville Rosemary, From Trickey to Thorpe: a History of the Trickey, Shackfords, Seawards, Callahans (about 1993), page 77; digital image, FamilySearch.org (http://familysearch.org : accessed 20 January 2016.

Hardon Henry W, Newington, New Hampshire Families in the Eighteenth Century (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc, 1991), page 164

Dolliver Louise Pearsons Historian General, Lineage Book National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume XXIII. 22001-23000 1898 (Washington, D.C.: 1907), page 313; digital images, Google Books (http://books.general.com : accessed 4 July 2014.

Hammond Otis S., Editor, Director of the New Hampshire Historical Society, Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, Volume 8 (1940), page 181; digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/catalog/search : accessed 24 January 2016.

Hammond Priscilla, Vital records from the Parish register of Queen’s Chapel Portsmouth, New Hampshire (Concord, New Hampshire: n.p., 1943), page unknown

Massachusetts “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 29 March 2015), John Shackford b 16 Sep 1735

“New Hampshire Gazette: Newspaper Abstracts, 1756-1769,” database, New England Historical Genealogical Society (http://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 21 January 2016), Capt Shackford; New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 10 April 1761, p. 2, col. 1..

“New Hampshire Gazette: Newspaper Abstracts, 1756-1769,” database, New England Historical Genealogical Society (http://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 21 January 2016), Capt John Shackford; New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 16 January 1761, p. 2, col. 2..

“New Hampshire Gazette: Newspaper Abstracts, 1756-1769,” database, New England Historical Genealogical Society (http://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 21 January 206), Capt John Shackford; New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 25 July 1760, p. 3, col. 2

“New Hampshire Gazette: Newspaper Abstracts, 1756-1769,” database, New England Historical Genealogical Society (http://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 21 January 2016), Capt John Shackford; New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 5 March 1762, p. 1, col. 3..

“New Hampshire Gazette: Newspaper Abstracts, 1756-1769,” database, New England Historical Genealogical Society (http://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 21 January 2016), Capt John Shackford; New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 8 May 1761, pp. 1, 2, cols. 3, 1..

“New Hampshire Gazette: Newspaper Abstracts, 1756-1769,” database, New England Historical Genealogical Society (http://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 21 January 2016), Capt Shackford; New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 17 February 1764, p. 1, col. 3..

“New Hampshire Gazette: Newspaper Abstracts, 1756-1769,” database, New England Historical Genealogical Society (http://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 21 January 2016), Capt John Shackford; New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 10 December 1762, p. 2, col. 1..

“New Hampshire Gazette: Newspaper Abstracts, 1756-1769,” database, New England Historical Genealogical Society (http://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 21 January 2016), Capt John Shackford; New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 13 May 1763, p. 3, col. 2..

Vital Records of Newbury Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 Volume I.-Births (Salem, Mass.: The Essex Institute, 1911), page 472; digital images, Essex County Ma (http://essexcountyma.net/ : accessed 12 July 2014

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Military Monday – Miss Maria Louise Grouard References Paul Shackford’s Service as Basis of Her Daughters of the American Revolution Application (Blog 315)

While researching Paul Shackford, we discovered that one of his descendants, Maria Louise Grouard, the daughter of John Hanson and Amelia Moore (Shackford) Grouard had applied for and been accepted for membership into the National Society of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution based on Paul’s service in the early wars and listed him as a patriot of the Revolution. Our independent research has shown that at the age of 55, Paul was under the Command of Capt Richard Greenleaf’s Fifth Company of the Militia in the Town of Newbury, a unit which was responsible for readiness to respond to service within the limits of the town.  We also believe that he is the Paul appointed from March 22 1771 to March 12, 1779 as the keeper of the powder and ammunition.

We wondered what interested Maria in her family history and learned that her father died when she was only 12 so she spent her teen years with with her mother Ameilia Moore (Shackford)  Grouard and possibly heard stories about her ancestry from her uncle William Moore Shackford.  Her interest in history is reflected by her 1904 membership in the the American Historical Association while she was employed at the Briarcliff School.  We appreciate Maria’s application to this organization as we’re confident she must have submitted proof of her lineage and Paul’s service to be accepted. We’d researched how we could obtain a copy of her DAR application but learned that while we could cite the information gathered, we could not share it in our blog so for now we’ll work to independently collaborate Maria’s research.  We’d also love to know if Maria did her genealogy research herself, if she participated in local DAR meetings, what motivated her to apply to be a DAR member, and most importantly if she left copies of her research with any family members or a local library.

Here’s how the Lineage book of members accepted in 1898 which was published in 1915 documented Maria’s ancestry:

DAR Application Miss Maria Louise Grouard Lineage Book National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume XXIII. 22001-23000 1898 (Washington, D.C. 1907), page 313

MISS MISS MARIA LOUISE GROUARD. 22899
Born in Allegheny, Pennslyvania.
Descendent of Paul Shackford, Capt. Ephraim Dennet and
Jonathan Dennett, of New Hampshire.
Daughter of John Hanson Grouard, M. D., and Amelia Moore Shack-
ford, his wife
Granddaughter of Ephraim Grouard and Maria Corson, his wife;
Capt. Samuel Shackford and Sarah Cottle, his wife.
Gr.-granddaughter of Edmund M. Grouard and Susannah Dennet,
his wife; John Shackford and Amelia Moore, his wife.
Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Jeremiah Dennet and Susanna Peverly,
his wife; John Shackford and Deborah Seaward, his wife.
Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Ephraim Dennet and Lydia Water-
house, his wife, m. 1751; Paul Shackford and Rebecca Hudson, his
wife, m. 1727.
Paul Shackford, who had served in the early wars, was a
patriot of the Revolution. He was born in Portsmouth, N.
H.; died in 1787 in Newburyport, Mass.. 22899
Born in Allegheny, Pennslyvania.
Descendent of Paul Shackford, Capt. Ephraim Dennet and
Jonathan Dennett, of New Hampshire.
Daughter of John Hanson Grouard, M. D., and Amelia Moore Shack-
ford, his wife
Granddaughter of Ephraim Grouard and Maria Corson, his wife;
Capt. Samuel Shackford and Sarah Cottle, his wife.
Gr.-granddaughter of Edmund M. Grouard and Susannah Dennet,
his wife; John Shackford and Amelia Moore, his wife.
Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Jeremiah Dennet and Susanna Peverly,
his wife; John Shackford and Deborah Seaward, his wife.
Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Ephraim Dennet and Lydia Water-
house, his wife, m. 1751; Paul Shackford and Rebecca Hudson, his
wife, m. 1727.
Paul Shackford, who had served in the early wars, was a
patriot of the Revolution. He was born in Portsmouth, N.
H.; died in 1787 in Newburyport, Mass.

All posts on this website are a work in progress.  We’d love to learn of any corrections or additions to the information shared.  Also we’d love it if  you’d like the post here or at http://www.facebook.com/shackfordgenealogy) as that helps share the post with others. Thanks!

SOURCES:

American Historical Association Officers Committees Act of Incorporation Constitution List of Members February 1904 (n.d.), page 34; digital image, Google Book (https://books.google.com : accessed 25 January 2016.

Currier John J, History of Newbury, Mass. 1635-1902 (Boston: Damrell & Upham, 1902), page 568-570; digital images, HathiTrust (http://babel.hathitrust.org/ : accessed 6 January 2016

Dolliver Louise Pearsons Historian General, Lineage Book National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume XXIII. 22001-23000 1898 (Washington, D.C.: 1907), page 313; digital images, Google Books (http://books.general.com : accessed 4 July 2014.

Copyright 2017 Joanne Shackford Parkes  (sharing a link to this post is appreciated but please do not copy this material and paste it elsewhere)