The French Emigrant
Jacques de Chiel, gentleman, son of Guillaume De Chiel was born at Lyons, in 1575, three years after the massacre of St. Batholmew, after the death of his father in 1595, and previous to thr promulgation, in 1598, of the Edict of Nantes by Henry IV; he emigrated in or about 1595 from France to Scotland.The name Chiel then became Shiell.Jacques de Chiel or James (de) Shiell married in Edinburgh May 16, 1599, to Elizabeth Robesoune; he died about 1625.
James (Da) Shiell, the younger, or James Dashiell, Jr, son of Jacques de Chiel or James Dashiell and Elizabeth Robesoune, was born in Edinburgh 1603-1604, and married November 24,1631, to Margaret Inglis.He married the second time October 17, 1639 to Jenet Aitkins, and died about 1645-50.
James Dashiell, Sr., the emigrant, son of James Dashiell and Margaret Inglis, born 1634, in Edinburgh, Scotland, emigrated from Yorkshire, England, to Northumberland County, Virginia, in 1653.James Dashiell married 1659 to Ann Cannon, daughter of Edward Cannon and Ann, his wife.James Dashiell immigrated to Somerset County, Maryland, in 1663, bringing with him his wife, Ann Dashiell; his son, James Dashiell, and his niece, Elizabeth Dashiell, who was nine years of age.
Ann Cannon, wife of James Dashiell, Sr., was born in 1639, in Yorkshire, England, and was transported to Virginia in 1646 by her father Edward Cannon.Stephen Cannon of Stepney Parish, Somerset County, Maryland, was a brother of Ann and therefore brother-in-law to James Dashiell, Sr.
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