||Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England
||Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Massachusetts, United States
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Rhode Island, United States
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
||1641 - 1809
||SHEPARD, SHEPPARD, SHEPHERD or SHEPHERD
|Volume 4, Page 72
Concord, s. of the yeoman Thomas of Charlestown, m. 31 Dec. 1702,
Elizabeth Fuller, and d. 4 June 1724. JACOB, Wrentham, br. of the preced.
m. 22 Nov. 1699, Mercy, d. of John Chickering of Charlestown, had
Jacob, b. 22 Aug. 1700, d. young; John, 25 Feb. 1704, wh. d. 3 Apr.
1809; Thomas, 24 Mar. 1706; Joseph, 9 Feb. 1708; and Benjamin, 24
Dec. 1710; and d. 1717. The centenaran had three ws. hav. liv. with the
last, wh. d. 9 yrs. bef. him, for sixty-nine yrs. See Daggett, in Geneal.
Reg. VI. 128. JEREMIAH, Lynn, youngest s. of the first Rev. Thomas,
preach. at Rowley and Ipswich bef. sett. at L. by w. Mary, d. of Francis
Wainwright, had Hannah, b. 1676; Jeremiah, 1677, wh. d. at 23 yrs.;
Mehitable, d. young; Nathaniel, 16 June 1681; Margaret, d. soon;
Thomas, 1687, d. at 22 yrs.; Francis, d. soon; Mary; John; and Mehitable,
again; and these last three liv. to m. He was freem. 1680, ord.
6 Oct. of the same yr.; ardent patriot, and rep. 1689. His w. d. 28
May 1710, aged 53, and he d. 2 June 1720. JOHN, Braintree, br. of
Edward, had Samuel, wh. d. 29 Aug. 1641; was freem. 10 May 1643,
in 1645, was one of the 32 petitnrs. desiring to plant at Narraganset.
Happi. that project, caus. some trouble by adverse claim of Plymouth,
and more by the iniquit. pursuit of the poor Gortonists, to drive them
from Warwick, was overthrown by the Charter. giv. to Roger Williams;
and both the unjust pretensions were abandon. See Winthrop II. 252.
To support the Mass. claim, and defeat the R. I. chart. of 14 Mar. 1644,
a fictitios gr. of that territory bear. date 10 Dec. preced. that is earlier
by 94 days, was brot. out from the files in our Secretary's office by Mr.
Felt, and aft. slumber of two hundred and thirteen yrs. innocent. publ.
in Geneal. Reg. XI. 41, 2, 3. I have examin. the orig. parchm. and
have no doubt of its worthless character, as several of the signatures, if
not all, are pretty evident forgeries; and scrupulous history would be
content with the declarat. of the Earl of Warwick, whose name is the
first sign. of course, as was the first man in the Parliament's commiss.
for the N. E. Planta. He (as Roger Williams wrote to John Mason of
Conn.) said that he had not sign. any such patent bef. that of 14 Mar.
"and he was sure, that chart. wh. the Mass. Englishmen pretend. had
never passed the table." In 1645 Dudley was our Gov. and we may be
sure, he had no belief in it, or he would have relied on its absolute grant
when writing to the governm. of Plymouth. He makes no refer. to it.
Endicott, the Gov. of 1644, and Winthrop, the ch. ruler of 1646, 7, and
8, must despise it, aft. they knew it was denounc. as no act of the
signers in Eng. How, and by wh. this docum. was fabricat. may be a
curious question. Not a single seal of the pretend. nine signers is attach.
but three of them, Rudyard, Vassal, and Bond, in their solemn oder of
15 May 1646, giv. in full by Winthrop II. 280-2; four of them, Heselrige
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