John O'Sheal

Male 1660 - 1736  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name John O'Sheal 
    Born 0___ 1660  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Merchant Taylor  [2
    Died 0Apr 1736  Greater London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried 13 Apr 1736  Saint Martin-in-the-Fields Churchyard, Westminister, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I40403  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2014 

    Father FNU O'Sheal,   b. (1600-1650), Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother unnamed spouse 
    Family ID F31  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Apsley,   b. 0___ 1666, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1710, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married 5 Jun 1688  Saint Katherine by the Tower, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. David O'Sheal, The Immigrant,   b. 23 Jan 1690, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1745, Suffolk, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F14053  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1660 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jun 1688 - Saint Katherine by the Tower, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 0Apr 1736 - Greater London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Apr 1736 - Saint Martin-in-the-Fields Churchyard, Westminister, London, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Birth: 1660
      Death: Apr., 1736, England

      John O'Sheal was a merchant taylor of St. Martin in the Fields Parish, Middlesex, London, England who married Alice Apsley on 5 June 1688 at St. Katherine by the Tower, London, England. The burial record dated 13 April 1736 for John O'Sheal of St Martin in the Fields Parish, is recorded on page 76 of the Westminster Burials Transcripts. John O'Sheal is the father of Col. David O'Sheal (1690-1745) immigrant to Virginia who settled in Nansemond County, VA. He was a merchant and attorney in Virginia and North Carolina. Sources state he inherited his father John Osheals tumbler (see reference below from the Virginia Gazette when he advertised its loss):

      David Travillion Bunton has transcribed a newspaper entry concerning the family crest and motto of the family and the immigrant David Osheal as follows:

      Virginia Gazette, page 4 column 2, dated Jan 11, 1740

      Lost on the 1st of December last, riding from Major Oshealls Plantation in Nansemond, through the Swamp to Mr. Turners, Inspector at Sleepy-Hole,thence to Mr. Thomas Brickles at Sleepy Hole, and from thence back to Major
      Osheals, a Silver Tumbler of a Seal, engraved on one Side a Lyon Rampant, Or, in a Field Vert, the Motto, Deus nobis haec otta fecit; on another Side, a Crest, a Hand and Arm armed, holding a Mans Head by the Hair; on the third Side, the Letters I O in a Cypher. Whoever returns it to the
      Subcriber, shall be rewarded to the full Value of it.

      Also Strayd from the same Plantation, on the 26th of the same Month, 8 Sheep, of Several Marks, purchasd a few Days before from an Eastern Shore Man, and remarked with a Hole in one Ear, one had a Bell about its neck. Whoever informs what is become of them, shall be reasonably rewarded, by David Osheal.

      Note by David T.Bunton:

      The letters IO in cipher are the latin intials for JO, which in all likelihood refer to John Osheal, the father of David Osheal.

      The family motto appears to have been taken from the writing of the Roman poet Virgil (Eclogue I, written in 37 BC) where it can be translated loosely as God has given us this place of rest, God has provided us this rest,or God has provided this leisure for us. Other families which share this motto include the Boleyn and Bolgur, etc families and the translation is given as God has given us this tranquility.

      The motto can also be found on state seals and city coat of arms. It amuses me that the University of Liverpool has the latin motto Haec otia studia fovent translating as This leisure makes our studies flourish or These days of peace foster learningthis is in answer to the City of Liverpool motto of Deus nobis haec otia fecit.

      John O'Sheal died in 1736, his son David O'Sheal died in 1745, his son Daniel O'Sheal died in 1780, his son Jethro O'Sheal died in 1846, and his daughter Elizabeth O'Sheal Hewitt died in 1873.

      David Travillion Bunton is the author of THE O'SHEAL RECORD, THE COLONIAL HISTORY OF THE O'SHEAL FAMILY.


      Family links:
      Spouse:
      Alice Apsley O'Sheal (1666 - 1710)*

      Children:
      David O'Sheal (1690 - 1745)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      St Martin-in-the-Fields Churchyard
      Westminster
      City of Westminster
      Greater London, England

      Created by: David T Bunton
      Record added: Apr 03, 2014
      Find A Grave Memorial# 127335202

      end of biography [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S3702] David Bunton | Telephone interview & Pedigree, October 26, 2014 | 479.967.9109 | travillion@hotmail.com.

    2. [S11389] "John O'Sheal", Obituary, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=127335202, retrieved, recorded & uploade.

    3. [S11390] "John O'Sheal", Obituary written by David T. Bunton, travillion@hotmail.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?pa.