By JOHN LASOLA
NOTE: This is the family tree of the Shinns of Zamboanga City,
Philippines going back fourteen (14) generations---starting with John
(JT) Ruiz Shinn IV, only son of L.A. Zamboanga Times
founder-editor John (Boboy) Lasola Shinn III.
Ancestors of John (JT) Ruiz Shinn
IV, only son of L.A. Zamboanga
editor John (Boboy) Lasola Shinn III
1. John (JT) Ruiz Shinn IV. He was the son of 1. John (Boboy) Lasola
1. John (Boboy) Lasola Shinn III. He was the son of 2. John
(Johnny/Mañico) Atilano Shinn Jr.
Child of John (Boboy) Lasola Shinn III is:
1.i. John (JT) Ruiz Shinn IV
2. John (Johnny/Mañico) Atilano Shinn Jr. He was the son of 4.
(Boy) Ignacio Shinn Sr.
Child of John (Johnny/Mañico) Atilano Shinn Jr. is:
1 i. John (Boboy) Lasola Shinn III
4. John (Boy) Ignacio Shinn Sr. He was the son of 8. Zeller Hazen Shinn.
Child of John (Boy) Ignacio Shinn Sr. is:
2 i. John (Johnny/Mañico) Atilano Shinn Jr..
Generation No. 5
8. Zeller Shinn. He was the son of 16. Ezra Hickman Shinn.
Child of Zeller Hazen Shinn is:
4 i. John (Boy) Ignacio Shinn Sr.
16. Ezra Hickman Shinn He was the son of 32. Josiah Shinn.
Child of Ezra Hickman Shinn is:
8 i. Zeller Hazen Shinn.
32. Josiah Shinn He was the son of 64. Benjamin Shinn.
Children of Josiah Shinn are:
i. Josiah Shinn
Notes for Josiah Shinn:
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16 ii. Ezra Hickman Shinn.
64. Benjamin Shinn He was the son of 128. Samuel Shinn and 129. Sara
Child of Benjamin Shinn is:
32 i. Josiah Shinn.
128. Samuel Shinn, born 1695; died 17581. He was the son of 256.
Thomas Shinn and 257. Mary Stockton. He married 129. Sara Schoolby.
129. Sara Schoolby
Children of Samuel Shinn and Sara Schoolby are:
64 i. Benjamin Shinn.
ii. Mary Shinn, born 1727; married William Taylor, Jr. January 11,
More About William Taylor and Mary Shinn:
Marriage: January 11, 1754
iii. Joseph Shinn, born November 27, 1751
256. Thomas Shinn, born Abt. 1667 in Eng; died 1695 in
He was the son of 512. John Shinn and 513. Jane. He married 257. Mary
257. Mary Stockton
More About Thomas Shinn:
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Children of Thomas Shinn and Mary Stockton are:
128 i. Samuel Shinn, born 1695; died 1758; married Sara Schoolby.
ii. Thomas Shinn, born 16944; married Martha Earl.
512. John Shinn, born 1632 in Frekenham, Herfordshire, England5; died
1711 in Burlington Co., NJ. He was the son of 1024. Clement Sheene and
1025. Grace. He married 513. Jane in England.
513. Jane, born Abt. 1642; died Aft. 1711.
Notes for John Shinn:
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John Shinn came to America in 1677 (1678) on "Kent" from England to New
Jersey. (e-mail 4/20/96, Sue Moore, Harrison County, WV)
On the ship Kent with 230 Quakers. He was a wheelwright. (Melody Byard
SONS & DAUGHTERS OF THE PILGRIMS
LINEAGES OF MEMBERS
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE SONS
AND DAUGHTERS OF THE PILGRIMS
To January 1, 1929
COMPILED FROM THE ORIGINAL APPLICATIONS
PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY
NATIONAL SOCIETY SONS AND DAUGHTERS
OF THE PILGRIMS
I, Lulu C. Burtis-Voorhees, 501 West State Street, Trenton, New Jersey;
born 1875; married 1896, Edmund Dey Voorhees; hereby apply for
membership in The Society of the Sons and Daughters
of the Pilgrims by right of descent from John Shinn (4) son of Clement
(3) John (2) Francis (1) came to America about 1678, born in England
1632, died Burlington County, New Jersey 1711. Service: Settled the
family in America; proprietor of early Jersey lands.
I was born in Allentown, New Jersey.
1. I am the daughter of John Wyckoff Burtis, born May 27,1848; died
January 18, 1915, and his wife Lila Corinna Emley, born November 6,
1852; married December 25, 1873.
2. The said Lila Corinna Emley-Burtis was the daughter of Samuel
Harrison Emley, and his wife Emeline Hartshorn, born July 22, 1830.
3. The said Emeline Hartshorn was the daughter of Samuel Hartshorn,
born in New Jersey, and his wife Abigail Shinn, born March 6, 1798;
married October 9, 1823.
4. The said Abigail Shinn-Hartshorn was the daughter of John Shinn,
born November 25, 1757; died February 13, 1833, and his wife Mary
Norton, daughter of William; married 1780. 5. The said John Shinn was
the son of Jacob Shinn, born May 13, 1715, died 1795, and his wife
Hannah Rakestraw-Lippincott (widow of Freedom Lippincott), died 1796;
married December, 1745.
6. The said Jacob Shinn (1715-1795) was the son of John Shinn, came to
America with his father 1678, died 1736, and his 2d wife Mary; married
7. The said John Shinn was the son of John Shinn, born 1632, died 1711,
and his wife Jane, born in England, died after 1711; married in
8. The said John Shinn, the American emigrant, was the son of Clement
Shinn, baptized November 24, 1593, and his wife Grace; married 1625.
9. The said Clement Shinn was the son of John Shinn, died 1617, and his
10. The said John Shinn was the son of Francis Shinn, lived at
Freckenham Parish, England, born 1525.
From the History of the Shinn Family in Europe and America, by Josiah
H. Shinn >>>>>
JOHN SHINN AND EARLY NEW JERSEY
In the spring of 1677 two hundred and thirty Quakers left London on the
ship Kent for West Jersey. Half of these were from London and the other
half from Yorkshire. Smith, in his "History of Nova C‘sarea; or, New
Jersey," gives a partial list of these emigrants, but the name of John
Shinn does not appear therein. He also says that these chose as a
landing place the spot where Burlington now stands, and there began a
settlement, which they named New Beverley; this was afterwards changed
to Bridlington, after a town in Yorkshire, from whence many of the
settlers came, and subsequently to Burlington. Smith also gives partial
lists of emigrants who followed these in the year 1678, and in a
general way names others who came between 1678 and 1680. In this
general list will be found the name of John Shinn. In the old records
of Burlington now in the office of the Secretary of State at Trenton,
showing the freeholders for the year 1680, the names of "John Sheen"
and "Clement Sheen" appear. The same records show that in the same year
John Sheen was a grand juror.
From the record of the Men's Monthly Meeting of Friends at Burlington
it appears that on the 7th day of the 12th month (February), 1680, the
Friends addressed a letter to the London yearly meeting, which Bowden
transcribes in his history,1 with the remark that this was the earliest
communication received by the London yearly meeting from any meeting in
As a matter of religious interest, the letter, as it appears upon the
Burlington M. M. Records, now deposited in the fireproof safe of the
Friends at Philadelphia, Pa., is given in full:
"Dear Friends and Brethren whom God hath honored with his heavenly
Presence and crowned with Life and Dominion as some of us have been Eye
witnesses (and in our measures partakers with you) in these solemn
Annual Assemblies in ye Remembrance of which our hearts and souls are
consolated and do bow before ye Lord with Reverent acknowledgments to
him to whom it belongs forever.
"And dear friends being fully satisfied of your Love, care and zeall
for ye Lord and his Truth and your Travill and desire for ye promotion
of it: hath given us encouragement to address ourselves to you and
Request your assistance in these following particulars being sensible
of ye need of itt and believing yt itt will conduce to ye hounour of
God and benefit of his people for ye Lord having by an overruling
Providence cast our lots in this remote pt of ye world, our care and
desire is yt he may be hounoured in us and through us, and his Dear
truth which we profess may be had in good Repute and Esteem by those yt
are yet Strangers to itt.
"Dear ffriends our first Request to you is yt in your severall countyes
& meetings out of which any may transport themselves into this
place, yt you will be pleased to take care yt we may have Certifycates
concerning them for here are severall honest Innocent People yt brought
no Certifycates with them from ye Respective Monthly Meetings not
foreseeing ye Service of ym and so never Desired any which for ye
future of such defect do Entreat you yt are sensiable of ye need of
Certifycates to put ym in mind of ym for in some Caces where
Certifycates are Required & yt have none itt ocations a great and
tedious delay before they can be had from England besides ye Hazzard of
Letters Miscarying which is not Necessary to ye Parties immediately
& no wayes gratefull to Us yet in some cases necessity urgeth it or
we must Act very Unsafely and pticularly in cases of Marriage in which
we are often Concerned so if ye parties yt come are single and
Marriageable att their Coming away we Desire to be Certifyed of their
clearness or unclearness from other pties & what else you think
meet for us to Know, and if they have parents whether they will commit
ym to the Care of Friends in Generall in ye matter or appoint ant
pticular whome they can trust & if any do incline to come that
pfess truth & yet walk disorderly & so become dishounourable to
Truth and ye pfession they have made of it we do desire to be Certyfied
of ym & it by some other hand (as there is frequent opportunities
from London of doing itt) for we are sensiable yt here are severall yt
left no good Savour in yr native Land from whence they came & it
may be probable yt more of yt Kind may come thinking to be Absconded in
ys obscure place. But blessed be ye Lord he hath a pple here whom he
hath provoked to a Zealous affection for ye Glory of his name & are
desirous yt ye hidden things of Easau may be brought to Light & in
it be condemned for wch cause we thus Request your assistance as an
advantage & Furtherance to yt Work for though some have not thought
it necessary either to bring Certificates themselves or Require any
Concearning others we are not of yt mind and do leave itt to ye wise in
heart to Judge whence it doth proceed for though we Desire this as an
additional help to us, yet not as some have surmised yt we wholly build
upon it without exercising our own immediate sence as God shall Guide
us some we know yt have been other wise deserving but have Unadvisedly
denied this Impartial right of a certificate & very hardly could
obtain it, merely through ye dislike of some to ye undertakings in
their coming hether which we believe to be an injury & though we
would not any should reject any sound advice or council in ye matter
yet we do believe yt all ye faithful oughtto be Left to God's Direction
in ye matter most certainly knowing by ye Shurest Evedence yt God hath
a hand in ye Removall of some into this Place wch we desire yt all yt
are inclined to come heither who know God may be carefull to know
before they attempt itt at least their Tryals become unsuportable unto
them but if this they know they need not fear for ye Lord is known by
Sea & Land ye Shield & Strength of ym ht fear him.
"And Dear Friends one thing more we think needfull to Intimate to you
to warn and advise all yt come pfessing truth yt they be carefull &
Circumspect in their passage for itt is well known to some of you yt
such as are imployed in sea affairs are commonly men of ye Vilest sort
& many of ym use Great Diligence to betray ye Simple ones which if
they can do they triumph in itt & spread it from nation to nation
to defame truth theirfore Let all be warned of it especially Young
Women that they behave themselves modestly & chastly yt they may
not be corrupted in mind & so drawn to gratify ye wanton Luxurious
inclination of any for many temptations may be met with some Times
through short or Straight allowance for ye Enlargement of wch some have
complyed wth that w??h hath Dishounoured God & grieved his people
& though we Know yt true friends are never enabled ym to submit to
any unrighteousness to gratify so mean an End yet all ye Professors of
Truth are not of yt Growth & for their sakes it is intended yt all
may be preserved & grow in truths Dominion.
"So Dear Friends this wth what further you may apprehend may tend to
truths pmotion in this Place we desire your assistance which will be
very kindly and gladly Received by us who are Desirous of an Amicable
Correspondency with you and do claim a part wth you in yt holy Body
& Eternall Union which ye bond of Life is ye Strength of in wch God
preserve you & us who are your ffds & Brethren.
A careful perusal of the communication will satisfy any one familiar
with a great mass of modern caurch correspondence and records, that
this body of Christians in the wilds of New Jersey was fully equal to
their modern brethren in bad orthography, grammar, and prolixity of
utterance, and superior to them in matter and zeal. In an age when
immigration was eagerly desired it is pleasant to contemplate a society
trying to keep its membership pure. The settlers of Burlington were men
to whom the creation of a sound society might safely be committed. And
they discharged their trust with honor to themselves and glory to the
cause of purity, honesty, and truth.
This letter was quoted by Smith in his History of New Jersey, and
referred to by Proud in his History of Pennsylvania. The manuscript
copy was owned by Smith and was perused by Proud; it is now in the
possession of the N. J. Historical Society. It was undervalued by both
Smith and Proud. In a letter of Col. Morris concerning the state of
religion in the Jerseys in 1700, the character of these signers is
referred to in the following language: "In West Jersey in the year 1699
there were 832 freeholders, of which there were 266 Quakers. The
Quakers in that Province are the men of the best rank and estates. The
rest of the province (generally speaking) are a hotch potch of all
religions." Col. Morris was a firm Church of England man.
The persecution of Quakers marked the reign of Charles II, and many of
their evangelists had been driven to America. Two of these
preachers--William Edmunson and George Fox--had passed through New
Jersey, whose soil was said to be good, and, taken altogether, "A most
brave country." It would be a useless repetition of well-known facts to
narrate the suffering of the Quakers during this period. Church and
State united to make them miserable, indeed. But there appear to have
been causes for suffering other than those of polities or religion.
Miss Amelia Mott Gummere1 says: "If we consider the destruction of life
occasioned by the terrible plague of 1665, when 1,177 persons, out of
London meeting alone, were buried in Bunhill Fields;2 the destruction
of property belonging to the survivors by the fire which swept over the
city in the following year, together with the persecution so rigorously
pursued during the troublous periods of the protectorship and
restoration, we cannot wonder at the desire of Friends to escape and
seek liberty of conscience in a free land." It was not long after Lord
Berkeley's announcement of his determination to sell that a sale was
made of his half of the province to two Quakers--John Fenwick and
Edward Byllinge. In 1675 Fenwick, with a number of settlers,
established the town of Salem. Fenwick and Byllinge divided their half
of the province, which came to be called West Jersey, into 100 parts,
of which Fenwick received ten,3 and Byllinge the remainder. Fenwick's
settlement was upon his tenth. Byllinge met with a ??crics of reverses
and assigned his property to William Penn, Gawen Lawrie and Nicholas
Lucas, all Quakers, for the benefit of his creditors. These trustees
sold a number of shares of the undivided half of New Jersey to
different purchasers, who thereby became proprietors in common with
them. These proprictors, on the 3d day of March, 1676, agreed upon a
form of government comprising many of the provisions of the instrument
formed by Berkeley and Carteret, and called it "The Concessions and
Agreements of the Proprietors, Frecholders and Inhabitants of the
Province of West Jersey, in America."4 This instrument created, among
other things, a set of commissioners, ten in number, to be elected from
their own number by ballot annually on the 25th of March, whose duty it
was to "govern and order the affairs of the province for the good and
welfare of the said people," according to the concessions, and until a
general free assembly should be elected. By this agreement each tenth
of the original one hundred proprietors was entitled to one
commissioner, and the inhabitants of each tenth were the electors upon
whom was cast the election of these commissioners.
These Concessions and Agreements were signed by one hundred and
fifty-one persons, many of whom moved to New Jersey and became
prominent in the affairs of the infant settlement. Although the name of
John Shinn does not appear in the list, yet, as he became one of the
proprietaries in a very few years, and lived among these men until his
death, we extract the names of such as had to do with the habitat in
which John Shinn was afterwards found.
EXTRACT FROM LIST OF SIONERS TO CONCESSIONS AND AGREEMENTS.
On the 1st day of July, 1676, a division of the province was made by a
deed between George Carteret, one of the parties, and the trustees of
Byllinge, the other. Carteret took all east of a line from the east
side of Little Egg Harbor, straight north, through the country, to the
utmost branch of the Delaware River, and called it "East New Jersey."
The rest of it, along the Delaware, fell to Penn and his associates,
under the title "West New Jersey," and was to be divided into one
hundred parts. Fenwick had already located his tenth in the southern
part of West New Jersey. Purchasers were numerous, and in a short time
two companies--the first made up of some Friends in Yorkshire and the
other of some Friends in London--contracted for shares and received
their patents. In 1677 the proprietors sent commissioners to purchase
the land from the Indians, to inspect the titles of claimants and to
lay off the lands. The commissioners1 representing the Yorkshire
proprietors were Robert Stacy, Joseph Helmsley and William Emley.
Representing the London proprietors were Thomas Olive, Daniel Wills,
John Penford, Benjamin Scott, John Kinsley, Richard Guy and Thomas
Foulke. These commissioners, with the exception of Richard Guy, who was
already in New Jersey, formed a part of the passenger list on the ship
Kent, which sailed for New Jersey in 1677, as has been stated. After
their landing at what was afterwards called Burlington, the
commissioners negotiated three purchases from the Indians, viz., (1)
from Timber Lake to Rankokas Creek, (2) from Oldman's Creek to Timber
Creek, (3) from Rankokas Creek to Assunpink. From this territory so
purchased the Yorkshire commissioners chose from the Falls of the
Delaware down, which was called the First Tenth. The London
commissioners chose at Arwaunus (in and near Gloucester), and called it
the Second Tenth. Both sets of men, however, united in settling
Burlington, a surveyed street being made the dividing line. With this
explanatory matter concerning the general history of New Jersey, we
pass to the particular history of John Shinn, Senior, the head of the
family in America.
Burlington Records, on file at Trenton, N. J., show "John Sheen and
Clement Sheen" in a list of freeholders for Burlington in the year
1680. They also show "John Sheen" as grand juror in the same year.
JOHN SHINN,2 SENIOR.
On September 18th, 1680, John Shinn, Senior, bought of William Emley,
one of the commissioners, 1-15 of one of the one hundred shares of West
Jersey. This is evidenced (1) by a deed, dated July 17, 1697, wherein
John Shinn, of Springfield Township, Burlington County, wheelwright,
conveys to his son, James Shinn, 120 acres,1 being part of the 1-15 of
the propriety bought of William Emley, September 18, 1680; Liber AAA,
f. 368, N. J. Deeds; (2) by a deed, dated July 15th, 1711, from John
Shinn, of same township, to John Shinn, Junior, of the same place,
conveying the remainder of the 1-15 of a share, bought as aforesaid;
Liber AAA, f. 368 ??f.
At a meeting of proprietors and freeholders in the First Tenth on the
24th of June, 1684, assessors were chosen to value and list lands.
These assessors were directed not only to receive the assessment, but
"for ye giving in each persons quantity of land in ye said Tente(h),
both of undivided and certain tracts." From the list prepared by said
assessors, and headed "The Names of ye Proprietors and Freeholders, and
ye Number of Acres They Possess," we gather that John Shinn had that
year in the First Tenth "Undivided 300 acres. Located 100 acres."
The list shows eighty-nine freeholders. Samuel Barker is the only one
that shows 1,000 acres; twelve others show from 450 to 650; eight own
400 acres; the remainder had from 50 to 350.2 John Shinn at that early
day stood among the well-to-do men of Burlington County.
On September 36, 1680, a survey was made for John Shinn of 200 acres on
Assincunk Creek, adjoining Eleazer Fenton. (Revel's "Book of Surveys,"
p. 7.) Again, on February 1, 1681, another survey was made for him of
100 acres on the Brook of Assincunk, adjoining his own land and that of
Thomas Budd. Daniel Leeds was the surveyor. (Revel's "Book of Surveys,"
p. 18.) On September 22, 1682, another survey was made for him of 120
acres between John Butcher, Eleazer Fenton and the West Branch of
Assincunk Creek. (Revel's Surveys, p. 34.) On September 6, 1686,
Eleazor Fenton sold John Shinn 1-16 of a share of the original 100
shares of West New Jersey, a wharf lot in the town of Burlington and a
house lot on Romb Street, in the same town. (Liber B, Part I, p. 247,
Deeds of W. J.) Counting a share at 32,000 acres, as is done by Hon.
John Clement, for thirty years a Judge of the Court of Error and Appeal
of New Jersey3 this transaction gave John Shinn the right to locate
2,000 acres of land.
Judge Clement contributed an article to the Pennsylvania Magazine of
Biography and History,4 from which the following document is extracted:
"On 'th of ye twelfth month 16(8)7.
"The Deputy Governor and Commissioners being then met at ye house of
(Henry) Grubb in Burlington, proposed to Governor Coxe's Agent to join
ye the brother of "John Sheen," and that "George Shinn" was either his
brother or son. We have seen that the Frecken ham Registers record the
birth of "Clement Sheen, son of John Sheen, baptized Nov. 24th, 1593."
The age of Clement in 1680 would be eighty-seven, which makes it
probable that he was the grandfather of John, and the father of the
Clement of the text. When it is remembered that his name appears
nowhere else in Burlington records; that it appears then as a
freeholder merely; that John was then a father of a large family of
children, several of whom were of marriageable age, the deduction is
logical that this Clement was about his age; that he bought lands in
England in 1676, but did not go to them; that he actually came to
America when John and his family emigrated; and that he died at
Burlington in the year 1680, or shortly afterwards. This makes the
pedigree of John Shinn of Burlington, N. J., root back to Francis
Sheene of Freckenham Parish, England, born 1520.
The spelling of the name "Sheen" connects the family with the English.
In England and New Jersey the spelling crystallized into its present
form about 1700. Since that time it has been uniformly spelled "Shinn"
in England and America.
proprietors (and) Commissioners in making as large a purchase from ye
Indian natives (as can be) had on behalf of ye governor and proprietors
of this province."
It was also proposed by the Governor's Agent "that a general warrant be
granted to ye Deputy Governor and Commissioners for ye surveying of ye
(said) lands belonging to ye first settlements for twelve proprieties."
Warrant was issued calling all the proprietors together in order that
"their minds may be further known" concerning the legality of the
measure and their agreement thereto.
On the 13th of ye 12th month, 1687, the proprietors concluded and
agreed as follows:
"That the proprietors find the proposals of the Governor contrary to ye
former rules and methods for taking up land." Yet, being desirous to
accommodate the Governor and the families from England who had given
information of an intention to remove to this province, and the
expectation of a great advantage accrning to the province by reason of
"peopling the same,"1 agreed that the Governor "may take up ye shares
belonging to him for ye (first) divident of twelve priprieties" and
authorize the court to issue a warrant to the General Surveyor to
survey and lay out the same.
"Ye agreement aforesaid subscribed by ye proprietors underwritten."
On December 14, 1687, John Shinn, of Springfield Lodge, deeded John
Crosby, of the same place, millwright, husband of Mary, daughter of
said Shinn, one-half of a three-hundred-acre lot on Birch Creek. (W. J.
R., Liber B, Pt. 1, pp. 167-443.) This deed fixes the name of one
On April 10, 1693, John Shinn deeded to his son-in-law, Thomas
Atkinson, and his daughter, Sarah, one hundred and ninety-five acres of
land. (W. J. Rec., Liber B, Pt. 2, p. 582.)
On May 25, 1687, John Shinn, Sr., and twenty-three others, proprietors
of several undivided shares of land in West Jersey, conveyed to Thomas
Budd 15,000 acres, to be bought from the Indians; grantee to pay the
debts of the province according to act of General Assembly for 1687.
(W. J. R., Liber B, ff. 150-231.)
On August 8th, 1686, John Skein, of Peachfield, N. J., sold John Shinn,
Sr., 100 acres in the First or Yorkshire Tenth to be located. (W. J.
R., Liber B, f. 196.)
On February 12, 1688-9, John Shinn and other proprietors consent to the
agreement made by Dr. Daniel Coxe with East Jersey concerning the
partition line. (W. J. R., Liber B. f. 233.)
On July 17, 1697, John Shinn, wheelwright, deeded to his son, James
Shinn, 120 acres on Birch Creek. (W. J. R., Liber B, f. 619.) In 1707
John Shinn, with divers others of the proprietors and purchasers of
West Jersey, sent a remonstrance to Edward Viscount Cornbury,
Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of New York and New Jersey, and
asked for the removal of certain prohibitions, in words as follows:
PETITION FROM PROPRIETORS AND PURCHASERS OF WEST JERSEY TO LORD
(From original in Alexander West Jersey Papers, p. 149.) To Edward
Viscount Cornbury Captain Generale and Governour in Chief in and Over
the Province of New Jersey, New York and All the Territories and Tracts
of Land Depending Thereon in America and Vice Admirall of the Same,
THE HUMBLE PETITION of divers of the proprietors and purchasers of the
western division of New Jersey in all humility sheweth.--
That whereas we are fully Informed that the Councill of Proprietors for
the western division have received a Prohibition from the Lord Cornbury
in Councill held at Amboy the fourteenth day of November Anno Dom: 1706
for granting any warrants for laying out lands &c by reason whereof
no warrants can be obtained for that end, to the great prejudice of
such as have (as they Conceive) a good and lawful right to take up
their Just proportions of land In the division aforesaid haveing as
good an undevided right as ony else can pretend to and have also bought
the same of the Indians for a very valuable consideration.
WHEREFORE we humbly pray that such prohibition and Impediments may be
removed and we evidencing our rights to such person or persons as the
Proprietors have appointed to Inspect the same may be admitted thereto
and we shall as in duty bound forever pray.
Samuel Lippincott, Junr.
Will Petty, Jr.
John Jones (his mark),
John Day (his mark),
(N. J. Archives, Vol. III, p. 164.)
On July 15, 1711, John Shinn, of Springfield, wheelwright, deeds John
Shinn, Jr., one-seventh of a share of a propriety. (W. J. R., Liber
AAA, f. 368.) In the will of John Shinn, Sr., hereafter to be noted,
this John, Jr., is identified as a son of John, Sr. On February 2,
1699-1700, Robert Dimsdale,1 of Bishops
Starford, County of Hertford, England, gave a power of attorney to
Francis Davenport, John Shinn and John Scott as land agents. (W. J. R.,
Liber B, Pt. 2, f. 669.) These records disclose the fact that John
Shinn, Sr., between the years 1680, when he first appeared, and 1712,
when he died, had been the owner of several thousand acres of land, the
largest part of which he gave his children--Mary, Sarah, Thomas, James
and John, Jr. The greatest quantity conveyed at any one time was that
of July 15, 1711, to John, Jr., of one-seventh of a share, and raises
the probability that John, Jr., was the oldest son. There were other
children, as we shall see, who, so far as the records show, received no
land from their father. The modern ideas of equity in the division of
estates did not find favor with fathers of that time. Primogeniture was
in high repute with all land owners, and the oldest son, without
superior merit, enjoyed the greater estate, while the younger children,
especially the females, were considerd lucky if they were remembered at
all. John Shinn may have given his other children--George, Francis,
Martha and Esther--land, or money wherewith to purchase it, for the
boys Francis and George had estates and died before their father. And
while the will of John Shinn, Sr., made John, Jr., and James his
general residuary legatees, share and share alike, it is still true
that John Shinn, Jr., received the greatest quantity of land, and, so
far as the records show, the other children were satisfied with the
Burlington County at this period (1680-1712) embraced not only its
present area, but a large part of Hunterdon County and Nottingham
Township, in Mercer County. It is a difficult matter to trace the
boundaries of the townships of the county as they existed then, but it
is certain that they were larger than they are at present.....
More About Jane:
Fact 10: 4WR1-92
More About John Shinn and Jane:
Children of John Shinn and Jane are:
i. John Shinn, born Abt. 1659 in Mildenhall, England; died 1736;
married (1) Ellen Stacey March 03, 1685/86; died Aft. 1707; married (2)
Mary Budd July 01, 1707.
Notes for John Shinn:
[kin of luth phillips.FTW]
More About John Shinn:
Fact 5: 1678
Notes for Ellen Stacey:
[kin of luth phillips.FTW]
There are two Stacy's that show up in the "First Tax
List for the Province of Philadelphia and the Three Lower Counties
1693" as having property in Philadelphia County Robert, Robert and
son, also Samuel and Company -abstracted and indexed by Adams Apple
In PCW p64 is "Robert Stacey, Philadelphia, Tanner.
2/11/1699. October 18, 1701. B. 147.
Daughters Mary, Elizabeth and her children, Judith and Ellen and
Witnesses:Samuel Siddon, Francis Cooke."
It would appear that Ellen is the son of Robert Stacey
as this appears to be the only Stacey family in the area and there
is a daughter Ellen.
More About Ellen Stacey:
Fact 10: CW2R-95
More About John Shinn and Ellen Stacey:
Marriage: March 03, 1685/86
ii. George Shinn, born Abt. 1661 in Eng; married Mary Thompson May 06,
More About George Shinn:
Fact 10: 4WR1-H3
More About Mary Thompson:
Fact 10: CW2R-CH
More About George Shinn and Mary Thompson:
Marriage: May 06, 1691
iii. Mary Shinn, born Abt. 1663 in Eng; married (1) John Crosby
September 08, 1686; married (2) Richard Fennimore 1691.
More About Mary Shinn:
Fact 10: 4WR1-J8
More About John Crosby:
Fact 10: CW2R-DN
More About John Crosby and Mary Shinn:
Marriage: September 08, 1686
iv. James Shinn, born 1664 in Soham, Suffolk, England; died June 1751
in New Hanover Twp., Burlington, NJ; married Abigail Lippincott March
03, 1696/97 in Burlington, Burlington, NJ; born February 16, 1676/77 in
Shrewsbury, Monmouth, NJ; died June 1751 in N.J..
Notes for James Shinn:
[kin of luth phillips.FTW]
He was a minister and a landowner.
More About James Shinn and Abigail Lippincott:
Marriage: March 03, 1696/97, Burlington, Burlington, NJ
256 v. Thomas Shinn, born Abt. 1667 in Eng; died 1695 in
married (1) Mary Stockton; married (2) Sarah Shawthorne May 01, 1687.
vi. Sarah Shinn, born 1669 in Eng; married Thomas Atkinson.
More About Sarah Shinn:
Fact 10: 4WR1-MR
More About Thomas Atkinson:
Fact 10: CW2R-JC
vii. Esther Shinn, born Abt. 1671 in Eng.
More About Esther Shinn:
Fact 10: 4WR1-NX
viii. Francis Shinn, born Abt. 1673 in Eng.
More About Francis Shinn:
Fact 10: 4WR1-P4
ix. Martha Shinn, born Abt. 1675 in Eng; married (1) Joshua Owen
January 03, 1695/96; married (2) Restore Lippincott December 24, 1729
in N.J; born July 03, 1653 in Plymouth, Devonshire, England; died July
20, 1741 in Mount Holly, Burlington, New Jersey.
More About Martha Shinn:
Fact 10: 4WR1-Q9
Notes for Restore Lippincott:
[kin of luth phillips.FTW]
Some references say birth was in Plymouth, Englnd
More About Restore Lippincott and Martha Shinn:
Marriage: December 24, 1729, N.J.
Generation No. 12
1024. Clement Sheene, born November 12, 1593 in Near Freckenham,
Mildenhall, Soham Parish, Eng; died 1640 in Soham Parish, England. He
was the son of 2048. John Sheene and 2049. Anne. He married 1025. Grace
1625 in Soham Parish, England.
1025. Grace, born Abt. 1593.
Notes for Clement Sheene:
[kin of luth phillips.FTW]
When his children were born, the spelling of their surname was given
as, Shin. This was later changed to SHINN by John the emmigrant.
More About Clement Sheene:
Fact 2: November 24, 1593, Christtened Freckenham Parish,
More About Clement Sheene and Grace:
Marriage: 1625, Soham Parish, England
Children of Clement Sheene and Grace are:
i. Margaret Shin, born 1624; died 1626.
ii. Henry Shin, born 1627; died 1674; married Elizabeth.
iii. Thomas Shin, born 1630.
512 iv. John Shinn, born 1632 in Frekenham, Herfordshire, England; died
1711 in Burlington Co., NJ; married Jane in England.
v. Francis Shin, born 1634; married Alice Carter 1663.
More About Alice Carter:
Fact 10: CW2R-MV
More About Francis Shin and Alice Carter:
vi. Clement Shin, born 1637.
vii. Grace Shin, born 1640; married John Howlet.
More About John Howlet:
Fact 10: CW2R-N2
Generation No. 13
2048. John Sheene, born 1562 in Herfordshire, England5; died Aft. 1630.
He was the son of 4096. Francis Sheene. He married 2049. Anne 1588 in
Freckenham Parish, Hertfordshire, England6.
2049. Anne, died 16176.
More About John Sheene and Anne:
Marriage: 1588, Freckenham Parish, Hertfordshire, England6
Children of John Sheene and Anne are:
i. Edward Sheene, born 1588 in Freckenham Parish, England6
Notes for Edward Sheene:
[kin of luth phillips.FTW]
Was a rector of Little Fransham 1610
1024 ii. Clement Sheene, born November 12, 1593 in Near Freckenham,
Mildenhall, Soham Parish, Eng; died 1640 in Soham Parish, England;
married Grace 1625 in Soham Parish, England.
iii. Francis Sheene, born 15956; married Joane; died 16316.
iv. William Sheene, born 1604 in Soham Parish, England.
v. Anna Sheene, born 1608 in Soham Parish, England.
vi. Margaret Sheene, born 1610 in Soham Parish, England6
vii. John Sheene, born 1614 in Soham Parish, England; died 1614.
viii. Nicholas Sheene, born 1614; died 1615.
4096. Francis Sheene, born 1525 in Freckenham Parish, Hertfordshire,
Notes for Francis Sheene:
[kin of luth phillips.FTW]
Reportedly of Anglo-Saxon descent. (Melody Byard 4/8/96)
More About Francis Sheene:
Fact 10: 4WR1-FQ
Children of Francis Sheene are:
i. Francis Sheene, Jr.
ii. Sheen - Shin, born 15516
2048 iii. John Sheene, born 1562 in Herfordshire, England; died Aft.
1630; married (1) Anne 1588 in Freckenham Parish, Hertfordshire,
England; married (2) Marie Aft. 1617; married (3) Marie Spatkes Aft.
1620; married (4) <Unnamed> Aft. 1628.
iv. Mary Sheene, born 15646
1. Melody Byard (4/8/96)
2. Broderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #2227, Date of Import: Apr 9, 1996
3. Melody Byard (4/8/96)
4. Shinn, Josiah, "The History of the Shinn Family in Europe and
America", (The Genealogical and Historical Publishing Company, abt
5. Melody Byard (4/8/96)
6. Broderbund WFT Vol. 1, Ed. 1, Tree #4194, Date of Import: Apr 4, 1996
As of: December 8,
John Lasola Shinn III, who is listed in Generation No. 2. He is the
founder & editor of L.A.
based in Los Angeles, California. He can be contact via e-mail @: