Person:Edward Shepard (4)

Edward Shepard
chr.27 Jun 1596 Elmstead, Essex
m. 7 Dec 1595
  1. Edward Shepard1596 - Bef 1680
m. 6 Dec 1620
  1. Elizabeth Shepard1621 - 1694
  2. John Shepard1623 - 1707
  3. Abigail Shepard1627 - 1661
  4. Susan Shepard1629 -
  5. Deborah Shepard1631 -
  6. Sarah ShepardAbt 1637 - 1679/80
m. Abt 1650
Facts and Events
Name Edward Shepard
Gender Male
Christening[1] 27 Jun 1596 Elmstead, Essex
Marriage 6 Dec 1620 Erwarton, Suffolk, Englandto Violet Charnould
Marriage Abt 1650 to Mary _____
Will[2] 1 Oct 1674 Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Death[2] Bef 20 Aug 1680 Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States(will proven)

Calls himself a mariner in two deeds. Harvard’s steward also recorded wheat from Edward Shepard’s vessel.[S2]

Will names wife Mary, children John, Elizabeth, Deborah, Daniel Pond in lieu of deceased dau Abigail and Sarah.

Connection to Violet researched by Lawrence Sheperd and ducumented in a series of articles in Heritage Quest in 1989. [S1]

  • The baptisms for Violet and Elizabeth and the marriage to Edward are the only IGI events found with the name Violet connected to a Shepherd.
  • Mistley and Erwarton are just across the river from each other - a river that leads to several major ports. Edward was a mariner, a master by 1648.
  • An Edward Shepherd was master of the Samuell of Manningtree ~1624-1633, a small vessel used in coastal trade.
  • Edward Shepherd was assessed on the tax rolls of 1636 in Lawford, Essex.
  • Parish records for Lawford list Edward’s children with father William and mother Violet, but there is no William that this could be.
  • A search of nearby parishes for Edward Shepards revealed a birth record and connected wills in Elmstead, a parish in far northeast Essex.
  1. Shepherd, Lawrence. Search for the Origins of Edward Shepherd. Heritage Quest.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Shepard, James; Ann Elizabeth Bontecou Shepherd; and Naman Sheppard. Descendants of Edward Shepard, Cambridge, Mass. (1639). (Boston: David Clapp & son, 1878).