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William Sherrill was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
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Records of William Sherrill in Orange County, VA
Records of William Sherrill in Augusta County, VA
Information on William Sherrill
[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 10, Ed. 1, Tree #3164, Date of Import: Aug 25, 1998]
WILLIAM OWN 200 ACRES OF LAND AT LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK CALLED 'THREE PARTNERS' AFTER HE MOVED TO CECIL CO; MARYLAND HE BROUGHT 150 ACRES CALLED ' PRICE'S FOREST'. HE ALSO OWN SLAVES. HE AND HIS SON'S ADAM AND WILLIAM ARE CREDITED WITH OPENING OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY IN VIRGINIA IN THE 1740'S. HE WAS A INDIAN TRADER.
Notes for William Sherrill, Sr.:
William Sherrill was known as "The Conestoga Fur Trader" and was an early settler and Indian guide of some repute in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He is credited with helping to open the Susquehanna Valley to early settlers. In 1702 he purchased 150 acres known as Price's Forest in Cecil County, Maryland. In 1720 he was granted 200 acres called Three Partners, deed book 5, pages 228-231. In December of 1725 he sold 100 acres to his son Adam.
From the Department of Community Affairs, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a photocopy of the original land Grant D-82-1147 reads as follows: By the Commissioners of Property at the request of William Sherrerd (Sherrell) that we would grant him 200 acres of land on Pequea Creek for which he has agreed to pay to the Proprietors use twenty pounds for the whole and the usual quitrent of One Shilling Sterling yearly for each hundred acres for ever. These are to authorize and require thee to survey or cause to be surveyed to the said William Sherrerd 200 acres of vacant land on the said Creek in one regular piece and make returns thereof into the Secretaries Office which survey in case of the said William shall fulfill the aforsaid Agreement in paying the consideration money within three monts after the date hereof and shall be valid otherwise the same is to be void as if it never had been made not this warrant granted. Given under our hand and seal of the Province of Philadia the 28th day of the 4th month AD 1715. Richard Hill Isaac Norris James Logan
William Sherrerd (Sherrell 200 acres records 100 as recd. May 1741 to Christian Preneman
114 acres, 99 recd 30 May 1741 to Woolrich Stopher
William Sherrell is of record in the original Chester County, Pennsylvania (Chester County was later divided into Chester, Lancaster and York Counties) and in 1718 he is found in the new county of Lancaster, whose borders almost touch those of Baltimore County, Maryland.
According to "Historical Papers and addresses of the Lancaster County Historical Society" Vol. XX, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1911 William Sherrel was listed among the English inhabitants in Conestoga Township in 1718. He was assessed 16 pounds, 4 pence and had 1100 acres on the river.
In Conestoga Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Lists were the member of the Sherrill family taxes as follows: 1719 William Sherwill taxed 20 pounds 1719 Rudil Sherwill taxed 30 pounds 1720 William Sherwill taxed 15 pounds 1720 Adam Sherwill taxed 10 pounds 1721 William Sherwill taxed 15 pounds 1721 Samuel Sherwill taxed 12 pounds 1722 William Sherwill taxed 16 pounds 1722 Adam Sherwill (Donegal Twp) taxed 16 pounds
It appears that William Sherrill returned to Cecil County, Maryland in 1720, perhaps retaining his property in Pennsylvania for a few years, then abandning it (1100 acres!) In any event, he purchased land from Thomas Jacobs. It appears he actually patented the land in 1720 land that had previously been pattented by Thomas Jacobs on March 10, 1716 and then later purchased it from Jacobs.
From a rent roll in the Maryland archives in the following regarding "Three Partners". Thre Partners surveyed March 10, 1716 for Thomas Jacobs lying in the CE Co., beginning at Bounded Black Oak standing on the west side of a path leading from Abraham Pennington to Connestogoe and in a line of a tract of land called Cornwall - to Addition A portion of the action concerning this land follows: 200 acres William Sherwill from Thomas Jacobs December 13, 1725 100 acres Adam Sherwill from William Sherwill, Sr. June 6, 1729 100 acres William Sherwill, Jr. from William Sherwill, Sr. June 6 1729 20 acres William Sherwill, Sr., from Adam Sherwill July 17, 1729 100 acres Samuel Caldwell from Adam Sherwill 100 acres John McCreery from William Sherwill, Jr. August 22, 1744
Adan obtained 100 acres. The following month, he transferred 20 fo these acres back to his father. Then he sells 100 acres to Samuel Caldwell.
Children of William Sherrill, Sr. and Margaret Rudisill are: Abraham Sherrill, d. date unknown. Avington Sherrill, d. date unknown. Rudil Sherrill, d. date unknown. Yont Sherrill, d. date unknown. Mary Sherrill, d. date unknown. Uriah Sherrill, d. date unknown. John Sherrill, d. date unknown. Samuel Sherrill, d. date unknown. +Margaret Sherrill, d. date unknown. William Sherrill, Jr., d. date unknown. +Adam Sherrill, b. Bet. 1690 - 1700, 1700 Cecil County, Maryland?, d. May 1773, Sherrills Ford, North Carolina.
William Sherwill (b. 1639, d. April 25, 1719) William Sherwill (son of Adam Sherwell and Mary Unknown) was born 1639 in Cornwood, Devonshire, England, and died April 25, 1719 in East Hampton, New York. He married Margarey Upright on 1658 in Ermington, Devon, England.
Notes for William Sherwill:
There is a great controversary as to who the father of William Sherrill is.
One theory is that his father was Samuel Sherrill, mother Margaret Parson. Children of Samuel and unknown ( siblings of William) are: 1. Reconpense 2. Samuel 3. William This Samuel was known as "Shipwreck Sam" as he was shipwrecked off the soast of Long Island coming to America. Supposedly Margaret (sometimes shown as Elizabeth) Parsons saw him come ashore.
The other theory is William Sherrill and Margarey Upright
More About William Sherwill and Margarey Upright: Marriage: 1658, Ermington, Devon, England.
Children of William Sherwill and Margarey Upright are: Elizabeth Sherrill, d. date unknown. Anna Sherrill, d. date unknown. +William Sherrill, Sr., b. November 16, 1666, England, d. 1747, Tennessee. Adam Sherrill, d. date unknown. Mary Sherrill, d. date unknown. Dewence Sherrill, b. Abt. 1676, d. date unknown.