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Male Abt 1599 - Aft 1643  (~ 44 years)

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  • Name John SHEPARD 
    Born Abt 1599  Towcester, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Will 16 Jul 1643 
    Died Aft 16 Jul 1643  Towcester, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • (1), Cambridge, Massachusetts History, Supplement [database online], Orem, UT:, Inc., 1997:

      Rev. Thomas Shepherd, first pastor of the church at Cambridge, Mass., born at Towcester, co. Northants, 5 Nov., 1605, graduated at Emanuel College, Cambridge, England,History of First Church of Cambridge.* came to Boston, 1635. He married (1) in England, 1632, Margaret Touti-ville, who died in 1636 and he married (2) 1637, Joanna Hooker, daughter of Rev. Thomas Hooker and (3) 1647, Margaret Boradile who remarried to Mr. Jonathan Mitchell. He died 28 Aug., [p.68] 1648. Pope's Pioneers of Mass., p. 412.* He was evidently identical with the brother of the testator and was uncle of Samuel Shepherd of Cambridge, Mass., freeman there 13 March, 1635-6, proprietor and town officer 1638-9, and Major. He was living with his wife Hannah in Ireland in 1658 Cf. the mention of "adventure of ??150 in Ireland, to be divided amongst my sons" in the will.* but at that time still retaining membership of the Cambridge Church.

      (2), English Origins of American Colonists [database online], Orem, UT:, 1997:

      Will of JOHN SHEPARD of Towcester, co. Northampton, mercer, dated 16 July, 1643. I give and bequeath unto my eldest son WILLIAM SHEPPARD now in New England all the goods which I sent over unto him in May or June, 1643, in a ship called the Concord, which are expressed in a book and amount to ??72; and also all other goods which he carried over at his first going thither, if it please God that they come safe to him and that he live to enjoy and possess them in a married estate, either in New England or in Old England; but if it should please God that he should die before the said goods come to him, or he be marrried, then my will is that they be returned for the use of my executrix and surviving children, provided that my son WILLIAM shall have power to dispose of five pounds as he seeth good; and for this part of my will in particular I desire my brother THOMAS SHEPARD of Cambridge in New England, and Mr. Collins now of the same town, to be overseers to see it performed; and I do further give and bequeath unto my said son WILLIAM SHEPPARD my house in Northbarrstreet in Banbury, if so be it please God he live to come over again to Old England and be married there, or live in Old England unmarried, or if he should be disposed to sell it (upon good advise) and be desirous to live in any other land or place, then my will is that my son JOHN, my son SAMUEL, and son DANIEL shall have 20 marks apiece out of the sale of it, if they live; but if my son WILLIAM die before he return to Old England again, and be not married, nor have anie heir of his body lawfully begotten, then the said house, shall go to my other three sons and my daughter ELIZABETH, or if all die, then to my wife for life, and thereafter to my right heirs. Son JOHN the house I purchased of Thomas and John Winfield, in the high street in Towcester, at 21. Son SAMUEL the house purchased of John Hayle of Hechencoate in the parish of Towcester, at 22. Daughter ELIZABETH ??100 at marriage, provided she do not marry until she be 18, unless with consent of her mother. Youngest son DANIEL, at 21, four acres of land purchased of my father in law William Kingston lying in Towcester Fields and Spittlefields, two acres purchased of Michael West, two acres purchased of Anne Jennings, and the meadow purchased of Robert Marriott of Caldecott. Daughter Anne Hartly 40s. to buy her a ring, and to her son Francis Hartly two silver spoons. My adventure of ??150 for lands in Ireland, in which my cousin Richard Farmer hath ??100, and my brother George Waple ??50, shall be divided amongst my sons. Residue to wife Frances, whom executrix. Overseers: brother Georgo Waples, cousin Richard Farmer, friend John Linnill, and my son WILLIAM SHEPPARD if he live to retnrn home again. The house in Towcester which my father WILLIAM SHEPPARD did give unto me his eldest son and to my heirs after the decease of his wife, my mother in law Amy Sheppard, I give to my wife for life, in accordance with my father's will, after the death or my said mother Amy. Witnesses: William Pitchford, Andrew Paine, Peter Deakin. Proved 6 June, 1646, by the executrix. (P.C.C. Twisse, 88)
    Person ID I4879  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 

    Father William SHEPARD,   b. Abt 1570, Fossecut, near Towcester, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1615, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother --- BLAND,   d. Abt 1608 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F2699  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart