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Thomas Shubrick (b. Abt. 1708, d. 14 August 1779)Thomas Shubrick (son of Thomas Shubrick and Jane Oldfield) was born Abt. 1708 in England, and died 14 August 1779 in Charleston, South Carolina665.He married Sarah Katherine Motte on 08 May 1746 in Charleston, South Carolina666, daughter of Jacob Motte and Elizabeth Martin.
Notes for Thomas Shubrick:
SHUBRICK, THOMAS (Sr.) (1711-1779). Father of RICHARD SHUBRICK and THOMAS SHUBRICK (1756--1810); son-in-law of JACOB MOTTE (1700--1770); father-in-law of NICHOLAS EVELEIGH, WILLlAM HEYWARD, THOMAS LYNCH, JR., and EDWARD RUTLEDGE (1749--1800); brother-in-law of ISAAC M0TTE and JACOB MOTTE (1729--1780).
Thomas Shubrick, son of Jane and Thomas Shubrick, was a sea captain-merchant in the Carolina trade. He settled in Charleston by 1739 when, with his brother Richard and John Nickleson.He was a member of the firm of Nickleson, Shubrick & Company (1739-1749). Thomas Shubrick still commanded a merchantman in 1739, but by 1746 he had become a "wealthy and eminent merchant" in Charleston. During the 1750s the two Shubrick brothers in partnership with DANIEL CRAWFORD operated as the firm of Shubricks & Company. Both firms with which Thomas Shubrick was associated made an occasional essay into the slave and fur trades but dealt primarily in agricultural and forest products. He was the owner of four trading vessels and the co-owner of eight others. As he prospered, he bought Belvedere and Quenby, settled plantations on the Cooper River. He made Belvedere in St. Philip Parish his principal residence. At his death he was the master of 333 slaves. In 1777 Shubrick was a founder and first vice president of an insurance company.
Shubrick's public career began when he was elected Firemaster for Charleston (1748-1750). He won a special election in St. Philip Parish and qualified for the Twenty-third Royal Assembly (1760-1761) on 17 June 1761. Following the creation of St. Michael Parish, he was a member of its first delegation to the Twenty-fourth Royal Assembly (1761). On 29 May 1762 he was appointed Director for the Cherokee Trade, a position which disqualified him from membership in either the Commons House or Royal Council. He directed the trade for two years until June 1764 when he sailed for England. During the Revolution he represented St. Thomas & St. Dennis Parish in the Second Provincial Congress (1775-1776) and the First GeneraI AssembIy (1776). On 26 March 1776 he was elected to the Legislative Council by the First General Assembly. He was reelected to the Legislative Council for the Second General Assembly (1776- 1778 ) . Shubrick was Speaker of the Council for the second session of the First General Assembly. Among his other local offices were vestryman for St. Michael Parish (1761-1762); inspector, under the Hemp Act (1762); and commissioner to regulate the pilotage for Charleston (1762) . In Charleston Shubrick was a member of the Charleston Library Society (1750-1776) until he resigned in favor of his son.
On 8 May 1746 Shubrick married Sarah Motte, daughter of Jacob Motte and Elizabeth Martin. They had 10 children: Jane (m. 1st Henry Lane, 2d Rev. John Temple), Thomas (1748-1749), Elizabeth (m. Thomas Lynch, Jr.), Richard, Sarah (m. Robert Smith), Mary (m. 1st Nicholas Eveleigh, 2d Edward Rutledge), Thomas, Jacob, Hannah (m. William Heyward), and an unnamed child. Thomas Shubrick died in Charleston 14 August 1779.
Twenty-third Royal AssemblySt. Philip1761
Twenty-fourth Royal AssemblySt. Michael1761
Second Provincial CongressSt. Thomas & St. Dennis1775-1776
First General AssemblySt. Thomas & St. Dennis1776
SOURCES: Almanacs, 1762,1765. Aud. Accts., 6973. CLS Journal, pp. 37, 172-73. Grand Jury Lists, 1740, 1751, 1778. Indian Books, 3: 540--41,557-63. Inventories, A(1778-1787), 61-65. Henry Laurens, 1: 184n; 2, 211. Judgement Rolls, 1761-55A. Marriage Notices, pp. 19, 48, 50.
More About Thomas Shubrick:
Date born 2: Abt. 1708
Christening: 17 August 1710, St Dunstan, Stepney, London, England.
More About Thomas Shubrick and Sarah Katherine Motte:
Marriage: 08 May 1746, Charleston, South Carolina.666
Marriage Notes for Thomas Shubrick and Sarah Katherine Motte:
Last Thursday night, Capt. Thomas SHUBRICK, (a wealthy and emient merchant of this town) was married to Miss Sarah MOTTE, a beautiful and accomplished young lady, with a handsome fortune.
(Source: Marriage Notices in The South-Carolina Gazette and Its Successors (1732-1801), Issue_10 May 1746 [Saturday], Brent Holcomb)
Children of Thomas Shubrick and Sarah Katherine Motte are:
- +Thomas Shubrick, b. 27 December 1755, Bull's Island, near Charleston, South Carolina667, d. 04 March 1810, Belvedere Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina668.