I have to say I ddn't realise there were quite as many Shiptons in the world as it seems there are. I guess as Shipton is a Northern English name and living in the South I kinda figures there were generally very few of us. Well compared to Smith or Jones I guess (Smith and Jones?).
Anyways I don't know much about my own family but I am sure that there are those of us who do, so if you need any info, or anything you feel I can help with just drop us a line (let me rephrase that, anything genealogical, I will NOT do your ironing for you ;-)