Frederick Shelp

Male 1758 -

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  • Name Frederick Shelp  [1
    Born Jan 1758  Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Russell Hill, Toronto, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10073474766  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2008 

    Father Christian Shelp, Sr.,   b. 1730, Probably Germany, the Palatinate Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Buried in cemetery between Mill Point and Shelps Four Corners on the road to Glen. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Maria Elizabeth Biermann,   b. Oct 1731, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Glen, Montgomery County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 4 Jul 1752  Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F9137690829  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 

    • 9 children. Moved to Cornwall Canada. ?due to loyalist side in Revolution per Glenn Douglas Craig Hunt letter of 5-31-1991. Also,"Holland 1760, Russell Hill, Russell Co., Ontario.

      From James F. Morrison I have a pay voucher listing one Frederick Shelp as a member of Fisher's regiment, N.Y. Militia. It is from the National Archives, Washington, DC. There is a hand written note, "Post 1783".

      From the Van Tiffen book there are several references to Frederick having fought for the British and moved to Canada after the war.

      From Dalton Owens:

      A few months later I located a book in the library of Ottawa University titled "NEW YORK IN THE REVOLUTION AS COLONY AND STATE" Second edition, Vol. 10, 1898 by James A Robert, Controller. N.Y. State. These records (see below) were compiled from Militia and payroll lists for the I st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th regiments for several counties in N.Y.

      p.53 JosephShelp, 4th Regt. of the Line, Col. James Holmes.
      p.181 Frederick Shilp, 3rd regt.Tyron Co.,Col. Frederick Fisher
      p. 181 Frederick Shelp, "
      p. 181 Christian Shilip "
      p. ? Christian Shillip-, Tyron CountyRangers, Capt. John Winn's Co.
      p. 194 Johanis Shilp, 2nd Regt, Ulster Co. Col. James McClaghry

      * * Note Johanis is old German for JOHN: not yet anglised therefore either second or more likely third generation Palatine.
      One of the first references I have to a Shelp in Canada is included in a list of emmigrant applicants who received land grants from several land boards in the old Lunenberg District of Upper Canada in 1793 for Stormont, and Dundas Counties.

      Reel C- 14028. Vol. 15 #47

      FREDERICK SHELP, Emmigrant, United States, 200 acres, 18,03,1793
      The inference is that Frederick received land in one of these two counties (Stormont or Dundas). However, the nominal index to the land patents for Ontario for the period 1790-1825 show Frederick Shelps , 200 acres, Conc 6, Lot 8 in Yonge Twp., Leeds Co. Johnston District on June 7, 1803- (MS I Reel 6). However, by 1813 the land was in other hands.

      Frederick without doubt had several brothers and/or cousins. Two men named Shelp were members of a Loyalist Regt. called the KINGS RANGERS OF NEW YORK and are mentioned in the rolls of the second battalion ( W.O. 28, Pt 4. C-1 1858 ), as well as in the UEL lists (J.F. Pringle 1890, Comwall) for Lunenberg or the Old Eastern District of Upper Canada. The names mentioned in both records are Cpl. Henry Shellop and private Christian Shellop.
      There is some confusion in my mind as to whether these two men deserted and went over to the side of the Americans during the rebellion (1776-1783). This is confirmed somewhat by the fact that there is no record, that either of these two men or their descendants applied for land grants as UEL's or sons & daughters of UEL's as was their right. These records are very complete for Upper Canada. I have not yet managed to resolve this problem. It is interesting to note that the American census for 1810 (IGI) lists only two Shelps as head of families: these include a Henry Shelp of Montgomery Co.N.Y.. and a Christopher Shelp of Cayuga Co also N..Y.

      Additional data: Frederick Shallop (Shelp) married Rosannah (Susannah) Harington (Harrington) in Schodack Twp, Albany County, N.Y. on Aug. 20, 1790.

      Frederick had three brothers Henry (Hendrik), Christian and Joseph and 2 sisters Margaret and Elizabeth (also a third?). The Henry and Christian Shellop who served with the Kings Rangers (a U.E.L. Regiment-see above) were two of his brothers. Both Frederick and Joseph as well as their father Christian served with the American Rebels in the line regiments of New York. The two brothers with the U.E.L.'s returned to their families in the U.S. in 1783 in the last days of the war. Joseph ended up in Vermont by 1790 and Frederick came to Canada that same year. His sister Margaret married John Gibson and Elizabeth married Issac Deline and remained in the Mohawk valley of N.Y. Christian and his wife went to Pennsylvania. Henry remained with his family in Montgomery Co., in the Mohawk Valley.

      The Shelp family (originally spelled as Schulf is from the Palatine area of Germany. They were among the late arrivals in N.Y. from Germany and came to the Mohawk Valley about 1765. Three of the children are believed to have been bom in Holland. It is supposed to have taken the family several years to travel from Germany to Antwerp, get a ship to England and then on to America. This why some confusion exists as to their heritage being German or Dutch. It is also the fact that most of the Germans from the Palatine were members of the DUTCH CHURCH.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4298240678] DeAlton Owens.

    2. [S4298249706] IGI from LDS Family Search On-Line.

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