Alexander Shapleigh1

b. circa 1585, d. 6 July 1650

9th great-grandfather of Ruth Minerva Fairfield.
11th great-grandfather of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Fairfield and Allied Families
Appears on charts:
Pedigree for Ruth Minerva Fairfield
     Alexander Shapleigh was born circa 1585 in Kingswear, Devon, England.2 He married second Jane Egbeare on 12 December 1602 at St. Saviour's, Dartmouth, Devon.2 He died not long before 6 July 1650 in Kittery, York County, Maine.3
     Alexander Shapleigh was a merchant and ship owner who was interested in the primitive plantations and trading establishments of Maine and New Hampshire, where he found a market for his goods sent over in his own ships. He was also an agent for Sir Fernando Gorges.4

Children of Alexander Shapleigh

Children of Alexander Shapleigh and Jane Egbeare


  1. [S749] Charles Thornton Libby, compiler, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Portland, Maine: The Southward Press, 1928), 623.
  2. [S761] The New England Historical and Genealogical Register; (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001), (Orig. Pub. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 148 vols., 1847-1994) 95:180.
  3. [S761] NEHGR, 95:180, 181.
  4. [S761] NEHGR, 95:181.
  5. [S761] NEHGR, 95:182.