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I am Joe Sheppard from Georgia USA.  I would like more info on the four Sheppard brothers who came to Cumberland County NJ around 1683.  I am descended from Thomas. 

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Ancestors of Thomas Sheppard b.1657


First Generation

1. Thomas Sheppard (1) was born about 1657 in Cleagh Keating, Tipperary,
Ireland(1) and died in 1721 in Fairfield Twp, Cumberland, NJ(1) about
age 64.

Noted events in his life were:

* He resided in Cleagh Keating, Tipperary, Ireland from 1657 to 1683.

Thomas married Ann Wansborough about 1678 in , , , , Ireland.(2)

Children from this marriage were:

i. James Sheppard (3) died in 1713.(3)
ii. Ann Sheppard (4) was born in 1680 in Fairfield Twp, Cumberland, NJ.(4)
iii. Robert Sheppard was born about 1682 in , , , , Ireland.
iv. David Sheppard was born about 1690.
v. Moses Sheppard (5) was born in 1698 in Fairfield Twp, Cumberland, NJ and died in Jan 1753 in Fairfield Twp, Cumberland, NJ(6) at age 55.

Thomas next married Ann Sambson about 1677.(2)

Second Generation (Parents)

2. David Sheppard (7) was born about 1624 in , , England and died about
1685 in , Cumberland Co, NJ(7) about age 61.

General Notes: Baptists were being persecuted in England at this time, so
the Sheppards were seeking religious freedom here. The tolerance of South
Jersey Quakers, allowed for freedom of worship, and a difference of
doctrine, a tolerance not found in other parts of the colonies.

It appears that the Sheppards were descendants of "Adventurers" in Oliver
Cromwell's Army circa 1655.
Cromwell's plan was to put an end to rebellions in Ireland and Scotland by
awarding parcels of land to the Adventurers.
By integrating English citizens into the acquired territory, he hoped to
make the country more English than Irish.
However King Charles II decided to return the land to the original owners.

The Adventurers were now unwelcome in a foreign land (Ireland) with
religious beliefs contrary to the general population.
Many Adventurers returned to England from Ireland or emigrated to America.
David Sheppard came to West Jersey along with his brothers John, James, and
Thomas.
Their oldest brother, Giles Sheppard, returned to England.
The Sheppard family were ardent Baptists and established many Baptist
churches in South Jersey and elsewhere.

Noted events in his life were:

* He emigrated between 1653 and 1655 from , Cleagh Keating, Tipperary, ,
Ireland.

David married Rachel Wansborough about 1646 in , , England.

Noted events in their marriage were:

* Marriage Date: Abt 1647, , , England.

Children from this marriage were:

i. David Sheppard II (8) was born about 1648-1655 in , County Tipperary, Ireland(8) and died between 20 Nov and 9 Dec 1695 in Back Neck, Fairfield Twp, Cumberland, NJ.(9)
ii. Giles Sheppard was born about 1650 in , , England and died about 1690 about age 40. The cause of his death was smallpox.
iii. Joseph Sheppard was born in 1652 in , , England and died on 6 Oct 1710 in Fairfield Twp, Cumberland, NJ, USA at age 58.
iv. Jonathan Sheppard was born about 1653 in , , England and died about 1692 in , , , , 1690's War about age 39.
v. John Sheppard (10) was born in 1655 in Cleagh Keating, Tipperary, Ireland(10) and died on 6 Oct 1710 in Cohansey Twp, Cumberland, NJ(10) at age 55.
vi. Thomas Sheppard (1)
vii. Jonadab Sheppard was born about 1660 in Cleagh Keating, Tipperary, Ireland and died about 1692 in , , , , 1690's War about age 32.
viii. James Sheppard (1) was born in 1665 in Cleagh Keating, Tipperary, Ireland(1) and died in 1691(1) at age 26.

3. Rachel Wansborough was born about 1625 in , County Tipperary, Ireland(1)
and died about 1655 in , Cumberland Co, NJ about age 30. Another name
for Rachel was Rachel Wausborough.(11)

Rachel married David Sheppard (7) about 1646 in , , England.

Third Generation (Grandparents)

4. Captain Thomas Sheppard was born about 1600 in , Norfolk, England(12) and
died in 1670-1671 in Castle John, County Tipperary, Ireland about age
70.

General Notes: Captain Thomas Sheppard was granted over 1,400 acres in the
barony of Slievardagh and Compsey, county Tipperary in 1666. His eldest son
James settled at Kilcunnahin Beg, parish of Ballingarry, in the early 18th
century. Griffith's Valuation records the Sheppards holding land in the
parishes of Ballingarry and Uskane, barony of Lower Ormond. The estate of
George Bell, assignee of Simon Headon Sheppard at Clashnasmut and Curraheen,
barony of Slievardagh, county Tipperary and Kilree, county Kilkenny was
advertised for sale in April 1854. Major Sheppard of Cheltenham, England,
owned 973 acres in the 1870s while John Sheppard of England owned 374 acres,
Captain Henry Sheppard of Clifton owned 281 acres and Frank Sheppard of St
Cronans, Roscrea, owned 275 acres. From:
http://landedestates.nuigalway.ie/LandedEstates/jsp/estate-show.jsp...

Noted events in his life were:

* He served in the military Army of Oliver Cromwell about 1649-1653 in
Ireland.
* He resided in Clifton, Kilcunnahin Beg, Ballingarry, Tipperary, Ireland.
* He resided in , Shropshire, England. (maybe)

Thomas married Anna Jasper (13) ____________.(12)

Children from this marriage were:

i. Giles Sheppard
ii. John Sheppard
iii. Simon Sheppard
iv. James Sheppard
v. William Sheppard
vi. Robin Sheppard
vii. David Sheppard (7)
viii. Thomas Sheppard was born after 1625 in , Shropshire, England and died 3 Dec 1723-3 Jun 1724 in Castle John, County Tipperary, Ireland.

5. Anna Jasper .(13)

Anna married Captain Thomas Sheppard ____________.(12)

6. Robert Wansborough was born on 7 Aug 1598 in Shrewton, Wiltshire, England
and died on 10 Dec 1675 in Shrewton, Wiltshire, England at age 77.
Another name for Robert was Robert Wausborough.

Robert married Lucy Ames in 1596.

Children from this marriage were:

i. Thomas Wansborough was born in 1619(14) and died in 1690-1691 in , , , Birr, Ireland(15) at age 71. Another name for Thomas was Thomas Wausborough.
ii. Rachel Wansborough
iii. Robert Wansborough was born on 10 May 1629 in Shrewton, Wiltshire, England and died in Sep 1690 in Birr, Offaly, Ireland at age 61.

7. Lucy Ames was born on 3 Feb 1606 in Saint Thomas, Salisbury, Wiltshire,
England and died after 1630 in , Wiltshire, England.

Lucy married Robert Wansborough in 1596.

Fourth Generation (Great-Grandparents)

8. Thomas Sheppard (13) was born in 1582, was baptized on 18 Jan 1582, and
died on 16 Sep 1641 in Maulden, Bedsfordshire, England at age 59.

Thomas married Elizabeth Gold.

Children from this marriage were:

i. William Sheppard
ii. Captain Thomas Sheppard

9. Elizabeth Gold (13) died in 1623 and was buried on 10 Oct 1623 in
Maulden, Bedsfordshire, England.

Elizabeth married Hugh Roper.

Elizabeth next married Thomas Sheppard.

12. Robert Wansborough was born in 1567 in Shrewton, Wiltshire, England and
died on 2 Nov 1630 in Shrewton, Wiltshire, England at age 63.

Robert married Alice Miles on 28 Jun 1596 in Durnford, Wiltshire, England.

The child from this marriage was:

i. Robert Wansborough

13. Alice Miles was born in 1575 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England and died
on 8 Jan 1622 in Shrewton, Wiltshire, England at age 47.

Alice married Robert Wansborough on 28 Jun 1596 in Durnford, Wiltshire,
England.

14. William Ames was born in 1582 in West Harnham, Wiltshire, England and
died on 21 Mar 1648 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England at age 66.

William married Margaret Hill on 28 Apr 1605 in Salisbury, Wiltshire,
England.

The child from this marriage was:

i. Lucy Ames

15. Margaret Hill was born on 3 Mar 1582 in Westbury, Wiltshire, England and
died in 1624 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England at age 42.

Margaret married William Ames on 28 Apr 1605 in Salisbury, Wiltshire,
England.

Fifth Generation (2nd Great-Grandparents)

16. Thomas Sheppard (13) was born in 1533 in Redgrave-Botesdale, Suffolk,
England, died on 17 Mar 1589 in Redgrave-Botesdale, Suffolk, England
at age 56, and was buried in Redgrave-Botesdale, Suffolk, England.

Thomas married Amy Earl.

The child from this marriage was:

i. Thomas Sheppard (13)

17. Amy Earl was born about 1545 in Wortham, Suffolk, England and died in
Redgrave-Botesdale, Suffolk, England.

Amy married Thomas Sheppard.(13)

18. Thomas Gold .

Thomas married someone.

His child was:

i. Elizabeth Gold (13)

24. Robert Wansborough was born about 1548 in , Wiltshire, England and died
on 13 Feb 1579 about age 31.

Robert married Joan Moggridge in 1562.

The child from this marriage was:

i. Robert Wansborough

25. Joan Moggridge was born about 1550 in , Wiltshire, England and died
after 1567 in , Wiltshire, England.

Joan married Robert Wansborough in 1562.

26. Edward Miles was born in 1553 in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, England and
died after 15 Jul 1575 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.

Edward married Dorothe Thornborough on 1 Oct 1573 in Salisbury, Wiltshire,
England.

The child from this marriage was:

i. Alice Miles

27. Dorothe Thornborough was born about 1560 in Salisbury, Wiltshire,
England and died after 1622 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.

Dorothe married Edward Miles on 1 Oct 1573 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.

28. William Amos was born in 1555 in Long Sutton, Lincolnshire, England and
died in 1622 in Long Sutton, Lincolnshire, England at age 67. Another
name for William was William Elmes.

William married Elizabeth Payne on 17 Apr 1574 in Sutton, Rutland, England.

The child from this marriage was:

i. William Ames

29. Elizabeth Payne was born in 1558 in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England
and died in 1597 in , Lincolnshire, England at age 39.

Elizabeth married William Amos on 17 Apr 1574 in Sutton, Rutland, England.

30. Willimi Hill was born about 1560 in Westbury, Wiltshire, England and
died after 3 Mar 1582 in , Wiltshire, England.

Willimi married someone.

His child was:

i. Margaret Hill

Sixth Generation (3rd Great-Grandparents)

32. Robert Sheppard was born in 1505 in Redgrave-Botesdale, Suffolk,
England, died on 3 Feb 1560 in Redgrave-Botesdale, Suffolk, England at
age 55, and was buried in Redgrave-Botesdale, Suffolk, England.

Robert married Agnes Burchet in 1530 in Redgrave-Botesdale, Suffolk, England.

The child from this marriage was:

i. Thomas Sheppard (13)

33. Agnes Burchet was born in 1509 in Rye, Sussex County, England and died
on 3 Feb 1560 in , , England at age 51.

Agnes married Robert Sheppard in 1530 in Redgrave-Botesdale, Suffolk,
England.

56. John Allen Amos was born in 1529 in Long Sutton, Hampshire, England and
died in 1570 in Worcester, Worcestershire, England at age 41.

John married Mary Cockson in 1550 in Long Sutton, Lincolnshire, England.

The child from this marriage was:

i. William Amos

57. Mary Cockson was born in 1533 in Long Sutton, Lincolnshire, England and
died in 1582 in Long Sutton, Lincolnshire, England at age 49.

Mary married John Allen Amos in 1550 in Long Sutton, Lincolnshire, England.

58. Lord Robert Nicholas Payne was born in 1535 in Frittenden, Kent, England
and died on 24 Jan 1616 in Frittenden, Kent, England at age 81.

Robert married Lady Agnes Croften in 1564 in Frittenden, Kent, England.

The child from this marriage was:

i. Elizabeth Payne

59. Lady Agnes Croften was born on 24 Aug 1540 in Frittenden, Kent, England
and died on 24 Aug 1591 in Frittenden, Kent, England at age 51.

Agnes married Lord Robert Nicholas Payne in 1564 in Frittenden, Kent,
England.

60. William Hill was born about 1535 in Westbury, Wiltshire, England.

William married Kathrein Lochquhoir.

The child from this marriage was:

i. Willimi Hill

61. Kathrein Lochquhoir .

Kathrein married William Hill.

Seventh Generation (4th Great-Grandparents)

64. Richard Sheppard (13) was born in 1475 in Redgrave-Botesdale, Suffolk,
England and died on 1 Mar 1524 in Redgrave-Botesdale, Suffolk, England
at age 49.

Richard married Annis Agnes Atesbury in 1496 in Redgrave-Botesdale, Suffolk,
England.

The child from this marriage was:

i. Robert Sheppard (13)

65. Annis Agnes Atesbury was born in 1479 in Redgrave-Botesdale, Suffolk,
England and died on 16 Mar 1540 in Redgrave-Botesdale, Suffolk,
England at age 61.

Annis married Richard Sheppard (13) in 1496 in Redgrave-Botesdale, Suffolk,
England.

114. William Cockson was born in 1503 and died after 1528 in Long Sutton,
Hampshire, England.

William married someone.

His child was:

i. Mary Cockson

116. Lord John Payne IV was born in 1510 in Frittenden, Kent, England and
died on 13 Feb 1551 in Frittenden, Kent, England at age 41.

John married someone.

His child was:

i. Lord Robert Nicholas Payne

118. Lord William John Cullen Croften was born on 24 Aug 1520 in Frittenden,
Kent, England and died in Aug 1551 in Cork, Cork, Ireland at age 31.

William married someone.

His child was:

i. Lady Agnes Croften

Eighth Generation (5th Great-Grandparents)

130. John Atesbury was born about 1454 in Westfield, East Sussex, England.

John married someone.

His child was:

i. Annis Agnes Atesbury (13)

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