Richard S. Harrison Article 1994, re Friends (Quakers) in Bandon, 1655-1807, Reference to Spat with Swanton Member?, in Skibbereen, 1696.
Courtesy Cumann Seanchais na Bandain/ Bandon Historical Society and Richard S Harrison. Richard Harrison has done excellent histories of Drimoleague and Bantry.
The Swanton reference is interesting there are two contrasting views on the family origin. One is that they come from Scotland part of a small plantation in Castlehaven late 17th century. In the mid 18th century many of the family in Ballydehob converted fro the Church of Ireland to Methodism.
Some of the Shipseys were Quakers at one stage.