'Sheppard2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Sheppard of Littlecote (Lidcott), Sheppard of Peasmarsh (Pesemarsh), Shepard of Roulwright (Sheppard of Rollright), Cotton-Sheppard of Thornton Hall

Berry identifies the arms, of the following family as "Erm. on a chief sa. three pole-axes ar."
Richard Sheppard of Pesmarsh (Peasmarsh), Sussex
m. Ann Atesbery (dau of John Atesbery of Westfield)
1. Robert Sheppard of Pesemarsh (Peasmarsh)
  m1. Elizabeth Wells (dau/coheir of Alexander Wells of Rye)
A. Alexander Sheppard of Pesemarsh (Peasmarsh)
  m1. Elizabeth Covert (dau of Walter Covert of Slougham)
  i. William Sheppard of Pesemarsh (Peasmarsh) (d 06.1634)
  m. Willoughby Wilkenson (dau of Richard Wilkenson of Wateringbury)
  a.+ isue - Richard (b c1606, a 1623), Bridget
  ii. Ann Sheppard
  m. Chaworth Conny of Lincolnshire
  iii. Jane Sheppard
  m. John Fowtrell of Rye
  iv. Scissely Sheppard
m. _ Franck of Lincolnshire
  v. Sarah Sheppard
  m. Thomas Sheafe of Cranbrook
  m2. Ursula Knatchbull (dau of Richard Knatchbull of Mersham)
  vi.+ other issue -- Susan, Bridget
  m2. Agnes Byrchett (dau of Thomas Byrchett of Rye)
  B. Robert Sheppard of Tenterden, Kent had issue
  C. Martha Sheppard
  m. Herbert Whitfield of Surrey
  D. Elizabeth Sheppard probably the Eliza who married ...
  m. John Peck of Winchelsea
  E.+ other issue - Mary, Bridget
  It was probably one of these people who married ...
  m1. John Tufton
  m2. Richard Shelley



Visitation identifies the arms, of the following family as "Azure, on a chevron or between three fleurs-de-lis argent three estoiles gules". That suggests that there was no known connection with the family shown above (but see the family in the section below).
William Shepard of Roulwright Magna, Oxfordshire
m. _ More of Whitchurch
1. William Shepard of Roulwright Magna
  m. Dorothy Osborne (b 1583, sister of Sir John Osborne (remembrancer of the Exchequer))
A. William Shepard of Roulwright Magna (dbur 02.10.1644)
  m. (12.12.1632) Mary Dormer (d 01.1647, dau of Sir Frederick Dormer)
  i. William Shepard
  William  is the only child shown by Visitation as of this generation, being "an infant" in 1634. In its article on "Sheppard, Fleetwood", Wikisource, reporting the Dictionary of National Biography (see here), provides a little more information on his parents and identifies the 2nd son as ...
  ii. Sir Fleetwood Sheppard (b 01.01.1633-4, d unm 25.08.1698, poet, courtier)
  iii. Catherine Sheppard (a 1644, 1682) probably of this generation
  m. Nicholas Overbury of Barton-on-the-Heath (bpt 1629, d 1681)
  iv.+ 4 other children (a 1644)
  B. Anne Shepard
  Wikisource, mentioned just above, suggests that this was the Anne who married ...
  m. Peter Dormer
  C. Dorothy Shepard
2. daughter
  m. _ Ferrers of London



DBART1840 identifies the Sheppard arms, quartered with those of Cotton, as "azure, on a chevron, or, between three fleurs-de-lis, argent, as many estoiles, gules". That suggests that there was probably a connection with the family shown just above.
Thomas Sheppard of Malden, Bedfordshire
m(1). ??
1. John Sheppard of Lidcott, Buckinghamshire (b c1614, a 1669, of Lincoln's Inn)
  m. Ellen Herne of Hendon
  A. John Sheppard of Lidcott or Littlecote (b 30.01.1663) the first mentioned by Lipscomb who names him Thomas
  m. (29.10.1687) Hester Tyrell (dau of Sir Thomas Tyrell, Bart)
  i. Thomas Sheppard of Lidcott or Littlecote (bpt 29.07.1702)
m1. Elizabeth (b 16998-1700, d 05.09.1734)
  m2. Mary Turney (b 1710-1, d 21.09.1741, dau of Bernard Turney of Cublington)
  m3. (07.08.1744) Frances Smith (bpt 1744, d 30.05.1792, dau of Richard Smith of Padbury)
  a. Sir Thomas Sheppard of Thornton Hall (Buckinghamshire), 1st Bart (bpt 28.08.1741, d 21.11.1821)
  m1. (27.10.1774) Elizabeth Cotton (d 09.1800, dau/heir of William Cotton of Crakemarsh by Hester Maria, dau/heir of Sir Charles Tyrell of Thornton Hall, Bart)
  (1) William Thomas Sheppard, later Cotton-Sheppard (b 03.08.1778, d unm 21.04.1803)
  (2) Sir Thomas Sheppard, later Cotton-Sheppard of Thornton Hall, 2nd Bart (b 03.03.1785, d(spms) 1848)
  m. (10.12.1822) Mary Ann Turnor (dau of Rev. George Turnor of Wragby)
  DBART shows no children for Thomas & Mary Ann. Wikipedia reports that "The title became extinct on his death in 1848."
  (3) Maria Sheppard (b 06.1776, d 12.1798)
  m. (14.12.1795) William Lowndes of Whaddon Hall
  (4) Elizabeth Sheppard (b 06.1777)
  m. (22.07.1813) Thomas Hart of Uttoxeter
  m2. (sp) Margaret Beardsworth (d 26.12.1813, dau/heir of Thomas Beardsworth of Enfield)
  b.+ other issue including Benjamin
  ii.+ other issue
  B.+ other issue

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : CountyGen (Berry, Sussex, p308)
(2) For middle section : Visitation (Oxfordshire, 1566+1574+1634, 'Sheppard of Rollright') and as reported above
(3) For lower section (originally uploaded 25.05.13 to a Temporary page) : DBART1840 ('Cotton-Sheppard of Thornton Hall'), Lipscomb (Bucks, vol 3, 'Pedigree of Tyrrel, or Tyrrell, Baronets, of Thornton', p119)
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