NameEdward SHEPARD
Christen27 Jun 1596, Elmstead, Essex, England [598]
Will1 Oct 1674, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA [575]
Deathbef 20 Aug 1680, (will prv) Cambridge, Middlesex, MA [575]
FatherEdward SHEPARD Sr. (~1570-br. 1608)
MotherKatherine Becham (ch. 1572->1608)
Marriage6 Dec 1620, Erwarton, Suffolk, England [598]
SpouseViolet Charnould
Christen26 Sep 1596, Mistley, Essex, England [386]
Death9 Jan 1648/9, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA [54]
FatherJohn Charnould (-br. 1615)
MotherJoan (Charnold) (-br. 1610)
Christen4 Nov 1621, Mistley, Essex, England [386]
Burial30 Mar 1694, Hartford, Hartford Co, CT [1002, rich_houghton -@-]
Marriageabt 1646, Dedham, Norfolk Co, MA
SpouseNicholas Disborough
Marriageaft 1669
2 FSarah Shepard
Birthabt 1636, England
Death15 Jan 1679, Braintree, Norfolk Co, MA [162]
SpouseSamuel Tomson
Marriage25 Apr 1656, Braintree, Norfolk Co, MA [162]
Christen5 Nov 1623, Lawford, Essex, England [598], [3]
Deathaft 1666
Marriage1 Oct 1649, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA [54]
4 FAbigail Shepard
Christen12 Oct 1627, Lawford, Essex, England [3], [598]
Death5 Jul 1661, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA [575]
SpouseDaniel Pond
5 FDeborah Shepard
Christen5 Nov 1631, Lawford, Essex, England [598]
Death7 Sep 1705, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA [575]
SpouseJonathan Fairbanks
6 FRebecca Shepard
Birthabt 1630
Notes for Edward SHEPARD
Calls himself a mariner in two deeds. Harvard’s steward also recorded wheat from Edward Shepard’s vessel. [575]

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.
- 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.
Notes for Violet Charnould
Much controversy over her last name. See Edward’s notes for the research process that proved Violet is extremely like to be the daughter of John Charnould.

Early speculation for Violet’s last name included Stanley and Wolverton. Wolverton because her children John and Elizabeth are deeded land by G.W. Wolverton. John refers to Geoffrey as “uncle.” Stanley was another interpretation of “uncle.” Shepard’s research did not reveal a definite connection. However, John Charnold was a tanner, as was Geoffrey Wolverton. The other men involved in the wills were all from the same area in Essex. It’s possible that Wolverton was an apprentice to Charnold, which would explain a close family connection, whether or not it lead him to marry a Charnold daughter and become a literal “uncle.” See Shepherd [598]
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