Captain Nicholas Shapleigh

Male 1608 - 1663  (~ 54 years)


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  • Name Nicholas Shapleigh 
    Title Captain 
    Born 1608  Kingsweare, Devon Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Feb 1662/1663  Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Nicholas, of was son of Alexander, who settled in Kittery,Maine and
      returned to old England about 1644. Nicholas was a merchant and
      Captain of the ship "George", which sailed from Bristol,England Sept
      28, and arrived at Boston 07 Nov 1635. On 2 April 1641, Nicholas
      bought from James Treworgy, for 1500L, all his lands, house, fish,
      fishing coast,,etc., in New England. He resided some time at
      Strawberry Bank and elsewhere in the Piscataqua region, where his
      father, was early an agent of Sir Ferdinando Gorges(founder of of
      Colony of Maine). Nicholas sold Strawberry Bank property and bought a
      house and land in Boston 22 March 1645. He removed to Charlestown and
      bought lands ther 8 August 1648. In his will of 21 Jan 1662, he gave
      his wife "the house in which Mr. Roswell lives", "which was, of
      course, one of the best in that town." He was town clerk of
      Charlestown in 1662 and died while in office. His eldest son
      Nicholas Jr. was a Major, but was dismissed from that office in July
      1669 by the County Court, for being a Quaker. His nearer neighbors
      continued to trust his goodness and elected him Representive to the
      General Court in 1696.
    Person ID I624  OurNorthernRoots
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Children 
    +1. Anne Shapleigh,   b. 1627, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1679, Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
    Family ID F9415  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1608 - Kingsweare, Devon Co., England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Feb 1662/1663 - Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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