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Shaddocks in the South During Colonial Times

by Philip Shaddock

There is a Peter "Shadock" who arrives in Virginia as an indentured servant. He is on a ship's list arriving in Virginia 1654, sponsored by John Sharpe of Lancaster County in the north, off of Chesapeake Bay. Peter is a very rare name in the English records at this time. There is no subsequent record of a Virginian Peter Shaddock or name variants as well. 

The name "Sharpe" is interesting because that was the surname of Elizabeth Parker's husband Sergeant William Sharpe. Was he a relative of Jon. Shaddock?

What is also notable is the parish that Elizabeth Parker's third husband, William Baugh Jr. lived in: Bristol. Bristol is a large town on the coast of Somerset, England. 

The next time we encounter the Shaddock name in the records, it is in James City County, which is 52 km (32 miles) east of Henrico County. Henry Shaddock appears to have gotten into trouble more than once and skipped town to another county: "having removed from James City Co. to escape judgts agst him there, William Stenton who obtained original judgts given priority of claim in Charles City Co. Jun 3 1664 (Virginia Colonial Extracts Vol. IIIp. 298). A Henry Shaddock is mentioned in a law suit on Oct. 28, 1672 in his capacity as a tenant farmer. (Proceedings of the court leet and court baron of St. Clement's Manor in St. Mary's County, 1659-1672) He disappears from the records after that.

The name Henry pops up again four decades later near Richmond, Virginia in 1714. Henry "Shadduck," a possible descendant, is on a land patent in this area. But the name does not appear in the records after that.

There is a Henry Shaddock who was granted land in an early North Carolina census listed as living in Bladen County in 1741. He is listed on a land grant in the county (Bladen 1-1287) on 3 Dec 1746. There are people who claim descent from this man in their Ancestry trees. 

There were Shattucks pilgrim settlements in Massachusetts who settled in a Quaker community in North Carolina. (See a discussion of them here.) So it is possible that some of the Shaddocks found in Virginia and the surrounding counties in the late 17th century and the 18th century are descended from these transplants. There was also an influx of Quakers from England and it is possible some of them were Shattockes.  It is equally possible that Henry Shaddock is descended from the Henry Shaddock who got into trouble in Henrico County.

We cannot exclude the possibility some Shaddocks that first settled in Maryland moved south. In 1677 John Shadock (sic) arrived in Maryland (The Early Settlers of Maryland: an Index to Names of Immigrants, Compiled from Records of Land Patents, 1633-1680, in the Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland. p. 412) Almost one hundred years later a John Shaddock of Maryland fought on the side of the British in the Revolutionary War. I profile him on the New Brunswick Shaddock page because he moved there after the war, starting a farm. (See New Brunswick Shaddicks.)

Charles Shaddock, a convict born about 1716, was transported to Maryland in 1742 (COLDHAM, PETER WILSON. The Kings Passengers to Maryland and Virginia. Westminister, MD, p. 296). "Charles Shaddock" is a name that appears in Virginian records in the 19th century. 

Ellin Shaddock arrived in 1678 (The Early Settlers of Maryland: an Index to Names of Immigrants, Compiled from Records of Land Patents, 1633-1680, in the Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland. p. 412). 

A name that we will encounter several times in Virginia records is "Sarah." Sarah Shadock (sic), born Jun 1 1681, Norfolk Co., Va died Jun 1 1745 Norfolk Co., Va. She married John Hare (1680-1740) on Jan 19, 1698. Norfolk county is found in the south east corner of the map above. 

There is a John and Ann Shaddock born to "Aibee" on Feb. 19 1712 (Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol. I, p. 85) in the county of Northumberland, Virginia.  Perhaps "Aibee" should be read as "Abby." Northumberland is one of the earliest areas in Virginia to be settled. 

On Sept. 1, 1690, Samuel Shattock, age 57,  England, was aboard the "Constant John" when it docked in Virginia (Virginia Colonial Records, 1607-1853, Survey Report No. 4235 p. 3). Samuel Shattock of Blackwell, Middlesex, sailor aged 57. [born 1631]At the beginning of November 1688 he joined the Constant John at Barbados as Mate and remained in service until he was discharged in the Thames at the end of May in 1690. Thomas Moseley and William Grill joined the ship at Virginia in February 1689/90. From English Adventurers and Emigrants, 1661-1733, Examinations in Equity Causes Vol. 80 Author: Coldham, Peter Wilson Date of Publication: 1985. 

Samuel Shattock was apparently part of a regular West Indies to London trade route involving tobacco. We have this account of a trip aboard the ship liberty recorded in 1674. (Virginia Colonial Records, 1607-1853, Court of Chancery Records C24-C243 p. 7)

Samuel Shattock, March 2, 1974-75
Mate of the Liberty which left for Virginia in April 1674 wth Beale as master. Should have left the Thames earlier. Arrived in the Rappahannock in July where tobacco was laden for the account of Captain John Custis, some of which was damaged because it was not stowed properly.

Elizabeth Lawson, in her will dated Aug. 23, 1740, gives to Sarah Shaddock "one negro woman named Jenny." This is not the Sarah who married John Hare in 1698, since her name would have been Elizabeth Hare. She may have married a Shaddock. 

There is a Willoughby Shaddock who shows up on the Dobbs County, North Carolina, voters list in 1779.