Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

William Sheild (1760-1816)
MSA SC 3520-17412


Archival Sources:

Compiled Service Records of Soldiers Who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War, NARA M881, from

General Assembly House of Delegates, Assessment Record, 1783, William Shields, Chestertown and Upper Langfords Bay Hundred, p. 11 [MSA S1161-7-2, 1/4/5/50];

Kent County Court, Land Records, Deed, William Shields to James Ringgold, 1789, Liber EF 7, p. 393 [MSA CE118-28];

Kent County Register of Wills, Administration Accounts, Martha Sheilds, 1780, Liber 7, p. 426 [MSA C1016-8, 1/15/2/7].

Kent County Register of Wills, Inventories, Martha Sheilds, n.d. [c. 1780], Liber 8, pps. 39, 117 [MSA C1059-14, 1/15/1/44].

Land Office, Debt Books, Liber 32, Kent County, 1769, John Shields, p. 114 [MSA S12-139, 1/24/2/34].

Maryland Society, Sons of the American Revolution, Membership Application, William Sheild, application no. 24867.

Prerogative Court, Inventories, John Shields, 1775, Liber 121, p. 250 [MSA S534-122, 1/12/2/20].

Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Administration Bond, estate of John Sheilds, 8 June 1774, Liber 46, p. 52 [MSA S529-64, 1/12/4/13].

Return of the Maryland troops, 27 September 1776, from

Talbot County Commissioners of the Tax, Tax Book, District 1, 1798-1812, p. 138 [MSA S1915-3, 1/44/1/37].

Talbot County Commissioners of the Tax, Tax Book, District 1, 1793-1797, p. 111 [MSA C1915-1, 1/44/1/36].

U.S. Federal Census, 1800, Talbot County, Maryland.

Published Sources:

Clements, S. Eugene and F. Edward Wright. The Maryland Militia in the Revolutionary War. Silver Spring, MD: Family Line Publications, 1987

Culver, Francis B. "Ball of Bayside, Talbot County, Maryland." Maryland Historical Magazine 40:2 (June 1945), 154-164.

Extract of a letter from an officer in the Maryland Battalion, 28 August 1776, American Archives series 5, vol. 1, p. 1195.

Journal of the Maryland Convention and Council of Safety 1775-1776, Archives of Maryland Online, vol. 11.

Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, July-December, 1776, Archives of Maryland Online, vol. 12.

Muster Rolls and Other Records of Service of Maryland Troops in the American Revolution, Archives of Maryland Online, vol. 18.

Tacyn, Mark Andrew. “’To the End:’ The First Maryland Regiment and the American Revolution.” PhD diss., University of Maryland College Park, 1999.


Maryland Herald and Eastern Shore Intelligencer (Easton, MD).

The Sun (Baltimore).

Web Sources:

Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties, "Long Point/Elston," T 335.

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