Chew, John

Male 1587 - 1668  (81 years)

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  • Name Chew, John  [1, 2, 3
    Born 16 Jul 1587  Chewton, Somerset, Eng Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1622  To Jamestown, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 1AB2DD7246A14F78885D0DAF30E469BBA2EC 
    Died 24 Aug 1668  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I511  Buyer, Stier and Related Families
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2005 

    Father Chew, Joseph,   b. 14 May 1552, Whalley Parish, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1640, Bewdley, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Gott, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1575, Whalley Parish, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 96979EFE2F114B0D9C1C005BA530FC5EA3FA 
    Family ID F177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bond, Sarah,   b. 1600, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1650, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married Abt 1628  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • AUTH , , , Virgina
    _UID C9B859328FE843C284AB94B6A3B4B64A580D 
     1. Chew, John,   b. 1624
     2. Chew, Nathaniel,   b. 1626
     3. Chew, Col. Samuel,   b. 1627, Jamestown, James City Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1677, Anne Arundel Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     4. Chew, John,   b. 1628
     5. Chew, Jonathan,   b. 1628
     6. Chew, Nathaniel,   b. 1630
     7. Chew, Jonathan,   b. 1632
     8. Chew, John,   b. 1636
     9. Chew, Jonathan
     10. Chew, Joseph
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F1188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jul 1587 - Chewton, Somerset, Eng Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 1622 - To Jamestown, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1628 - VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Aug 1668 - Maryland Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Parran, Alice Norris, Register of Maryland's Heraldic Families, pp. 297-8


      Chew-Ayres; Chew-Wynne; Chew-Randall; Randall-Frost; Frost-Shipley; Shipley-Howard; Shipley-Ford; Shipley-Clements, Shipley-Britton, Distinguished ancestry of--

      Registrant--EDYTH C. SHIPLEY-BRITTON.

      John Chewe, 1590-1668, from Bewdley, Worcestershire, Eng., with three servants, came to Va. in 1622 in the ship "Charitie"; landed at Hogg Island, opposite Jamestown. His wife, Sarah (???), followed him in the ship "Seafloure" in 1623. He had a grant of land and built a house at "James Citie" in 1623; he was a Burgess from Hogg Island in 1623, 1624-29. Gov. Harvey in 1625 calls him "one of the ablest merchants in Va." He was Col. of the Provincial Forces, and a Burgess from York Co., 1642-43-44. A Justice of York Co. in 1634 to 1652. He m--2nd--Mrs. Rachel Constable, proved by a deed for land in York Co., Va., in 1651. He removed to Md. in 1653, where he d--1668. He had two sons--Samuel and Joseph Chew.

      Samuel Chew was in Md. as early as 1648, though in Va. in 1657. A Member of the Md. House of Burgesses in 1659, as "Samuel Chew, Gent." On Dec. 17, 1669, he was a Justice of the Provincial Court and the Court of Chancery, as Samuel Chew Esq.; on July 28, 1669, he was commissioned a Member of the Governor's Council, and remained such until his death. He was known as "Col. Samuel Chew, Chancellor and Secretary", and lived at his plantation, "Herrington", on Herring Bay, Md. He m--Ann Ayres, only child and heiress of William Ayres, of Nansemond Co., Va., who is recorded in Va. records as "William Ayres, received 250 acres on the main creek of Nansemond river, in 1635, for transporting 5 persons into the Colony". His widow, Ann Ayres Chew, was a very prominent Quakeress, and held the monthly meetings of the Society of Friends at her house at Herring Bay. She d--4, 13, 1695. Their ch--were Samuel Chew, b--1660, inherited one-half his father's estate and Poplar Ridge on Herring Creek. He m--Anne (???), and 2nd, the widow of Wm. Coale. (Their gr. son, Sam'l Chew, m--Henrletta Maria Lloyd, dau--of Philemon Lloyd, and their gr. dau., Mary Chew, m--Gov. William Paca, signer of the Declaration of Independence). Joseph Chew m--Mrs. Eliz. Gassaway Battee. William Chew (q. v). Benjamin Chew, b--1670, m--Eliz. Benson (their son was Dr. Sam'l Chew of "Maidstone". He removed to Dover, Del., and m--1st--Mary Galloway, and 2nd--Sept. 28, 1735--Mrs. Mary Galloway (dau--of Aquilla Paca and widow of Rich. Galloway). (Their son, Benj. Chew, was Chief Justice of Pa. and m--(2) Eliz. Oswald, and built and owned "Cliveden" at Germantown, Pa. Among their children was "Peggy" Oswald Chew who m--Gen. John Eager Howard, and her sisters, Julianna, m--Philip Nicklin, and Harriet, who m--1799--Charles, only son of Charles Carroll of "Carrollton".)

      William Chew (4th son of Col. Sam'l Chew and Ann Ayres) m--12-20-1669--Sidney Wynne, dau--of the celebrated Dr. Thomas Wynne, of Phila., Pa., who came over with, and was Dr. to William Penn (see "The Ancestry of Dr. Thomas Wynne", by Robert Y. Cook, Phila., 1904). Their children were--Benj. Chew, Justice of the Peace of Cecil Co., m--1, 1726--Sarah Bond; also several daughters, and William Chew, who died unmarried in Baltimore Co. in 1721; in his account, 14 Jan., 1722 (Hall of Records; accounts Liber 5, folio 126) his Estate was divided among his sisters, viz:"Anne Chew, wife of Christopher Randall; (q. v.) Margaret Chew, wife of Capt. Joshua Brown; Sidney Chew, wife of Charles Pierpont; and Johanna Chew."

      Anne Chew (dau--of William Chew and Sidney Wynne of Pa.) m--Christopher Randall Jr. (son of Christopher Randall and Johanna (???)). Came to Md. 1679/80, owned "Randall's Fancy", "Randall's Range", July 17, 1680, and "Randall's Purchase", Apr. 23, 1680, all in A. A. Co. on the Severn and the Magothy rivers; he d--in 1684 and Matthew Howard administered his estate; his wife mentioned as Johanna, his sons, Christopher Randall Jr. (above mentioned) and Thomas Randall, who m--Hannah Bale (Beal). (Her Will, 1727, names her son Christopher and her dau--Urath, later wife of Samuel Owings, of Owings Mills.) Both branches of this Randall family live in the vicinity of Randallstown and Owings Mills, in Balto. Co., named for them. (Inventories and Accounts, vol. 8, folio 372, Annapolis Land Office, and Rent Rolls of Lord Baltimore, for A. A. Co., folio 82 and 83 for grants.) Christopher Randall II, who m--Ann Chew, was one of the Justices of Balto. County Court, in 1723 (see Liber 1723-24, pp. 307, 08, 09, 437). "Mch. 3, 1726, by order of his honor the Governor, commission was issued to Christopher Randall II, as one of the Commissioners of the Peace for Baltimore Co." Christopher Randall II inherited "Randall's Fancy" from his father, and acquired large tracts for himself. "Good Fellowship", the original grant to him from Lord Baltimore V, has descended for 200 yrs. ancestrally to Hon. Henry Gassaway Davis, its present owner. "Good Fellowship", lying on the south side of the Main Falls of the Patapsco, containing 536 acres, etc., granted 20 Feb., 1719. His dwelling plantation called "Stout" was in Balto. Co. where he died in 1735; his will dated Sept. 23, 1734, pro. Mch. 28, 1735 (Balto. Co. Wills, liber 11, folio 206) names as follows: "To my son, Roger Randall, my dwelling plantation, 429 acres called 'Stout'. To my son, Aquilla Randall, 258 acres, part of 'Good Fellowship', (was born May 9, 1723, in Balto. Co., d--1801 in A. A. Co.) To my son, John Randall, 100 acres of 'Randall's Fancy'. To each of my daughters, Johanna, Rachel (q. v.) and Ruth Randall, at age of 16, or day of marriage, a negro girl. To my wife, Ann (Chew) Randall, personal estate. Aquila March to live with my wife till he is 21. My sons to be for themselves at 18. My wife, Ann, Executrix."

      Rachel Randall, dau--of Christopher Randall II and Anne Chew, m--John Frost Esq. They had 3 sons and 5 daus.--John Frost II, m--Rachel Hammond; Rachel Frost, b--1753, m--1770--Benjamin Shipley (q. v.); Ruth Frost, b--June 1755, m-- (???) Owings; Margt. Frost, m--1783--Lloyd Shipley (and had a son, Lloyd Shipley Jr.), she m--2nd--Caleb Hipsley; Susannah Frost, m--1784--George Shipley; Rebecca Frost, m--1796--Gabriel McKinsey Porter.

      Rachel Frost (dau--of Rachel Randall and John Frost Esq) m--1770--Benjamin Shipley, b--1749 (son of Rich. Shipley and Keturah Barnes); he m--(2) 1791--Amelia Hobbs; he owned "The Meadows", Anne Arundel County, and "Mt. Pleasant", in Balto. Co. They had 4 sons--Richard Ayres Shipley, b--1771, m--1804--Anna Maria Howard (of Samnel Howard) q. v. John Shipley m--Lydia Day. Caleb Shipley, b--1777 m--Ann Mercier and Benjamin Shipley Jr. m-- Catherine Marriott. In 1849 he and 2 sons went to California to live.

      Richard Ayres Shipley (named Ayres after his gr. gr. gr. grandmother, Ann Ayres, wife of Sam'l Chew, of "Herrington"), son of (Benjamin Shipley and Rachel Frost) above, was b--1771, m--Feb. 11, 1804, in Baltimore--Anna Maria Howard, b--2, 27, 1775, d--1, 15, 1857, buried at Wesley Chapel Graveyard, Carroll Co., Md. She was the dau--of Samuel Howard and Jemima Elder (q. v.) Richard Ayres Shipley and his brother, Caleb Shipley, were deeded 7, 21, 1808, "Mt. Pleasant" and "Mt. Pleasant Enlarged", by their father, Benj. Shipley, above (Liber W. G. 104, f. 494), Annapolis, Md. Their ch--were: Jemima Howard Shipley, ??--John Oliver Wadlow; a dau--Howard Shipley, single, buried Wesley Chapel; Anna Maria Shipley, m--1829--John Allen Talbot; Samuel Howard Shipley, m--(???)!??, went to Pa. to live; Daniel Elliot Shipley, b--1810-1885, m--1836--Milliscent Catherine Ford (q. v.); Augustine Owens Shipley, 1812-1859, buried Mt. Olivett, Baltimore.

      Daniel Elliot Shipley, son of Rich. Ayres Shipley and Anna Maria Howard, 1810-1885, m--1836--Milliscent Catherine Ford, dau--of Geo. Wilmer Ford and Eliz. Ann Dorsey of Cecil Co., Md. Owner and Founder of "Daniel E. Shipley & Sons", est. 1845, later became the famous "Shipley, Roane & Co.", 303 W. Balto. St., Baltimore, Md. He is buried in his Lot at "Mt. Olivett". Issue--Georganna Ford Shipley m--Jn. Oliver Wadlow Jr.; one dau. died single. Eliz. Street Shipley, d--single. Daniel Elliot Shipley Jr., single. Robert Clifton Shipley, 1851-1891, m--1878--Ida Lavinia Clements, b--1856 at Norfolk, Va. (q. v.). McHenry Howard Shipley died in infancy.

      Robert Clifton Shipley, son of Daniel Elliot Shipley and Milliscent C. Ford, b--1851-1891, in Baltimore, Md., m--1878--Ida Lavinia Clements, b--1856 in Norfolk, Va., dau--of (Dr. Peregrine P. Clements of Norfolk, Va., and Baltimore, Md., after the Civil War). (See Clements' Sketch in "Tyler's Quarterly", Vol. XVII, no. 2, Vol. XVIII, no. 2, and Vol. XVIII, no. 2, 1935-1936, also in the Order of "First Families of Virginia, 1607-1620".) This was a Jamestown, Va., family, coming to Jamestown, 1611 in the ship "George". Issue--Edyth Clements Shipley, 1880, m--1903--Winchester Britton III (q. v.); Floyd Clements Shipley, 1885, m--1905--John Hoff Beall of Balto.

      Edyth Clements Shipley, b--1880 in Balto., Md., m--1903--Winchester Britton III, of Brooklyn, N. Y.

      Winchester Britton IV, b--1904, m--1932--Dorothy Hyde Benzing of Phila., Pa.

      Winchester Britton V, b--May 23, 1934, at Cranford, N. J., and Robt. Howard Britton, b--Apr. 17, 1935.

      From Pedigrees of Thomas, Chew, and Lawrance :

      "JOHN CHEW, said to be a cadet of the family of
      CHEW of Chewton, in Somersetshire, England, who
      was a member of the Virginia House of Assembly
      in 1623 as a Burgess from Jamestown, appears to
      have been the first of this name in America. In a
      land grant of the same year he is described as
      "John Chew, Merchant."

      He is said to have come over in the "Charitie" and his wife SARAH, to have followed him in the "Sea Flower" which returned to England in 1622. He was afterward a Burgess from Hogg's Island, and was in the Assembly until 1643. JOHN and SARAH CHEW had issue: SAMUEL and JOSEPH. "

      AUTH 8FNV-BJ
      AUTH Chewton, Somerset, Eng.
      AUTH Md

  • Sources 
    1. [S47] Ancestral File, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (

    2. [S610] Pedigrees of Thomas, Chew, and Lawrance, Thomas, Lawrence Buckley, (Thomas Whittaker. New York. 1883).

    3. [S150] CHEW.ged.