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Shuttleworth ~ First Generation

  John SHUTTLEWORTH

A death has been located for this John Shuttleworth, his burial 2 Feb 1827 at St Marys, Reading, Berkshire, England (ref Ancestry, England Select Deaths and Burials); in the Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 97, Part 1 (available online), is the following entry: "Jan. 27 [1827]. At Reading, in his 80th year, John Shuttleworth, esq. formerly of Elsinore, and late of London, merchant." By this calculation his birth was in about 1747 which fits his marriage date.

There are two most likely baptisms for this John in Yorkshire at the correct time. These are (1) bap 11 Feb 1748 at Methley, Yorkshire of John Shuttleworth, son of John and Mary; and (2) bap Dec 1748 at Slaidburn, Yorkshire of John Shuttleworth, son of John; Methley is about 37 miles from Alne, and Slaidburn is about 60 miles from Alne.

Marriage 6 Jan 1772 at Alne, Yorkshire, England of John Shuttleworth to Dorothy FIRBANK (ref Ancestry England Select Marriages).

The probable baptism for Dorothy Firbank is 14 Feb 1752 at Kirklington, Yorkshire, dau of Tho. and Dorothy Firbank; there seems to have been another Thomas Firbank at the same time having children baptised there (ref FamilySearch and Ancestry). Alne and Kirklington are 18 miles apart. The probable marriage for Dorothy's parents Thomas Firbank and Dorothy FOSS is on 25 Apr 1751 at Thornton Watlass, Yorkshire, which is about 8 miles from Kirklington.

The first two daughters of John and Dorothy are likely, and they definitely had a daughter Caroline who was probably the one baptised in 1777 at Saint Mary, Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire. This is about 60 miles from Alne. Kingston upon Hull is usually abbreviated to Hull.

John and Dorothy were certainly living in Denmark during the period 1778 - 1787 and perhaps for longer. In a maritime website for Denmark (author J Marcussen) there is reference to a vessel called Neptunus which was purchased in 1781 by John Shuttleworth. It is not known when they returned to England and lived in London. They were certainly living at Sun Tavern Fields in November 1798, for which, see the entry for son George Edmund Shuttleworth.

It seems that John Shuttleworth was a manufacturer of oil of turpentine at Sun Tavern Fields.

Note on SHADWELL and environs:
"This place, which was formerly called Chadwelle, took its name, as is supposed, from a spring dedicated to St. Chad. It was a hamlet of Stepney till 1669, when it was separated from that parish by act of parliament. It lies in the hundred of Ossulston, and is bounded on the north and east by Stepney; on the west by St. George, Middlesex; and on the south by the river. Its extent is very small, being only 910 yards in length, and 760 in breadth. The only land not occupied by buildings consists of a few acres, called Sun-tavern fields, in which are several rope-walks, 400 yards in length, where cables are made from six to 23 inches in girth. The part of the parish which lies near the river (called Lower Shadwell) is chiefly inhabited by tradesmen and manufactures connected with the shipping; such as ship-chandlers, biscuit bakers, wholesale butchers, mast-makers, sail-makers, anchor-smiths, coopers, &c. Mr. Newell Connop has a large distillery in this parish, and Mr. Philips a brewery, and there are three coal wharves. Shadwell-dock, belonging to Mr. Fletcher, and Wapping wall-dock, belonging to Mr. Hales, are in this parish. BRITISH HISTORY ONLINE. "

There were several court cases regarding oil of turpentine being stolen from him.
1. Old Bailey Proceedings 1st July 1801. No. 538.
"John Ronaldson and James Carruthers were indicted, the first for feloniously stealing, on the 20th of October, three gallons of oil of turpentine, value 18s. the property of John Shuttleworth, and the other for receiving the same, knowing it to have been stolen.
John Shuttleworth sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knowlys. I am a manufacturer of oil of turpentine, in Sun Tavern-fields; the prisoner was in the service as a distiller; I have discovered since his apprehension, that he has robbed me of nearly half a ton; in consequence of suspicion I apprehended him on the 6th of June, and took him before Mr. Rupert Clark, the Magistrate at Shadwell; I attended the examination, when his confession was taken in writing. .. Ronaldson GUILTY, transported for 7 years. Carruthers, GUILTY, transported for 14 years" (ref London Lives, Old Bailey Proceedings).
2. Old Bailey Proceedings 1st July 1801. No. 539.
"John Ronaldson and John Hillier were indicted, the first for feloniously stealing, on the 1st of April, three gallons of oil of turpentime, value 4s. the property of John Shuttleworth, and the other for receiving the same, knowing it to have been stoledn.
John Shuttleworth sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knowlys. I am a manufacturer of oil of turpentine; Ronaldson was my distiller; I have, during the time he has been with me, missed a great quantity of oil of turpentine, to the amount of nearly half a ton; in consequence of suspicion I took upon him a charge of robbing me. ..Ronaldson GUILDY, transported for 7 years. Hillier GUILTY, transported for 14 years" (ref London Lives, Old Bailey Proceedings).
3. Old Bailey Proceedings 1st July 1801. No. 545.
"John Ronaldson and Thomas King were indicted, the first for feloniously stealing, on the 4th of April, five gallons of oil of turpentine, value 35s. the property of John Shuttleworth, and the other for receiving the same, knowing it to have been stolen.
John Shuttleworth sworn. - Examined by Mr Knowlys. I am a manufacturer of the oil of turpentine, in Sun Tavern Fields; the prisoner, Ronaldson, was my distiller in that Manufactory; I had lost near half a ton weight while Ronaldson was in my service. .. Ronaldson GUILTY, transported for 7 years. King NOT GUILTY" (ref London Lives, Old Bailey Proceedings)
4. Old Bailey Proceedings 1st July 1801. No. 546.
"John Ronaldson was again indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 6th of January, nine gallons of oil of turpentine, value 3l. 3s. the property of John Shuttleworth. (The case was opened by Mr. Knowlys.)
John Shuttleworth sworn. - I lost a great quantity of oil of turpentine while Ronaldson was in my service, nearly to the amount of half a ton. The prisoner did not say anything in his defence GUILTY. Transported for 7 years" (ref London Lives, Old Bailey Proceedings).

In 1801 John was living at Sun Tavern Fields:
"At the Shadwell Police-office, yesterday, Thomas Dyer, porter at the Spread-eagle Inn, in Grace-church-street, was fined in the penalty of twenty shillings, for not delivering in due time a basket of game directed to JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH, Esq. of Sun-tavern-fields; but in consideration of his circumstances, and promising not to offend again, the penalty was mitigated to ten shillings, and costs." (ref British Newspaper Archive, Morning Post, Tues 6 Jan 1801)

In 1804 John was living at Sun Tavern Fields, Middlesex at the reported death of son William in Calcutta.

John appears to be witness to marriages of daughter Caroline in 1805, daughter Anna in 1807 and daughter Mary Matilda in 1814 in London.

In 1807 at Anna's marriage, John's address is given as Guildford-street, London. Guilford Street is a road in Bloomsbury in central London, England, designated the B502. From Russell Square it extends east-northeast to Gray's Inn Road. Note that it is not spelt the same way as Guildford in Surrey (ref Wikipedia).
"MARRIED. Richard Burman, esq; of Southam, Worcestershire, to Miss Anna Shuttleworth, 2d daughter of John Shuttleworth, esq; of Guildford-street, London." (ref BNA Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette Thurs 31 Dec 1807)

See above, a death has been located for this John Shuttleworth, his burial 2 Feb 1827 at St Marys, Reading, Berkshire, England (ref Ancestry, England Select Deaths and Burials); in the Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 97, Part 1 (available online), is the following entry: "Jan. 27 [1827]. At Reading, in his 80th year, John Shuttleworth, esq. formerly of Elsinore, and late of London, merchant."

Probable burial of Dorothy was 23 Jun 1828 at St Anne, Limehouse, London. The record states
Dorothy Shuttleworth, abode Camden Town, 23 Jun, 76 years (ref Ancestry London Burials). This would make her estimated birth year 1752.
Note that daughter Caroline was a member of that parish when she married in 1805.

No records found for Wills for John or Dorothy.
FROM WHOM FRED SHADE IS DESCENDED.


  Children:  
1. Amelia SHUTTLEWORTH bap 1773 at Holy Trinity, Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire  
2. Mary Ann SHUTTLEWORTH bap 1774 at Holy Trinity, Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire  
3. Caroline SHUTTLEWORTH bap 1777 at Saint Mary, Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire  
4. William Pingree SHUTTLEWORTH born 1778, bap 1778 at Sankt Olai, Helsingor, Frederiksborg, Denmark  
5. George Edmund SHUTTLEWORTH born 1780, bap 1780 at Sankt Olai, Helsingor, Frederiksborg, Denmark  
6. Anna SHUTTLEWORTH born 1783, bap 1783 at Sankt Olai, Helsingor, Frederiksborg, Denmark  
7. Mary Matilda SHUTTLEWORTH born 1785, bap 1785 at Sankt Olai, Helsingor, Frederiksborg, Denmark  
8. John SHUTTLEWORTH born 1787, bap 1787 at Sankt Olai, Helsingor, Frederiksborg, Denmark  

Updated 5 Nov 2016