NameJohn SHOCKLEY
Birth1690, Somerset Co, MD [1012]
Will19 Jan 1761, Worcester Co, MD [298]
Deathbef 19 Jun 1766, (will prv) Worcester Co, MD [298]
FatherRichard Shockley (1650-<1716)
MotherAnn Boyden (1658-?)
Marriage7 Dec 1714, Worcester Co, MD [1012]
Marr MemoMay be 1708
SpouseSarah (Shockley)
Birthabt 1692, Maryland [2]
Deathbef Jan 1761, Worcester Co, MD
Children
1 MIsaac Shockley
Birth1715, Worcester Co, MD [1012]
2 MRichard Shockley
Birthabt 1716, Worcester Co, MD [1012]
DeathApr 1793, Worcester Co, MD [1012]
SpouseSarah Toadvine
Marriage19 Oct 1736, Worcester Co, MD [1012]
Birth1717, Worcester Co, MD [1012]
Deathbef 5 Aug 1791, (prvn) Worcester Co, MD [297]
4 FMary Shockley
Birth1719, Worcester Co, MD [1012]
5 MJohnathan Shockley
Birth1721, Worcester Co, MD [1012]
SpouseComfort Fooks
6 MJohn Shockley
Birth1725, Worcester Co, MD [1012]
Death21 Sep 1773, Worcester Co, MD [1012]
7 MSolomon Shockley
Birth1727, Worcester Co, MD [1012]
8 FSarah Shockley
Birth1729, Worcester Co, MD [1012]
SpouseChristopher Burghess
Notes for John SHOCKLEY
According to "Early Shockley Families of Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland, and Delaware,” John was the only one of Richard Shockley's four sons to have remained in what is now Worcester or Wicomico Counties, MD. In 1727, John purchased 176 acres in Somerset County, MD. In 1729, John Shockley of Somerset County, MD purchased another 100 acres of land from William Wallis on the south side of Wicomico River, which he resold in 1745/6, now calling himself “of Worcester County,” to his son Richard. Sarah Shockley, his wife, relinquished her dower in a sale of land on the south side of Wicomico River in 1750.

His 1761 will devises the bulk of his estate (175 acres) to his oldest son Isaac. 5 acres also go to Benjamin. Then named in order are Mary, John, Solomon and Sarah. It would seem likely that Richard and Jonathan were by then deceased.

One of the witnesses is James Davis, who has in his will a reference to wife Mary and her sister Sarah Shockley. A witness to that will is John Toadvine. Henry Toadvine’s 1756 will refers to daughter Sarah Shockley. It’s unclear whether Sarah is this Sarah, or the sister of Mary Toadvine who married one of the Shockley sons.
Will notes for John SHOCKLEY
John Shockley Sr. 19 Jan. 1761w. 19 June 1766p. Son Isaac, EX., and 175 acres. Son Benjamin Shockley, 5 acres. My daughter Mary Shockley. Children John and Solomon, and Sarah Christopher. Wit; Stephen Roach (now deceased), Ezekiel McGlamre, James Davis. [298]
Notes for Sarah (Shockley)
Several Worldconnect entries list name as “Stanback” m. John 7 December 1714. No source.
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