Ralph Shepard

3 June 1606–20 August 1693 (Age 87)
London, England

The Life Summary of Ralph

When Ralph Shepard was born on 3 June 1606, in London, England, his father, Isaac M Shepard, was 35 and his mother, Margaret Anne Holliwell, was 31. He married Thankslord Perkins on 21 May 1632, in London, Middlesex, England. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America in 1666 and Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America in 1693. He died on 20 August 1693, in Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 87, and was buried in Bell Rock Cemetery, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Shepard
Thankslord Perkins
Marriage: 21 May 1632
Sarah Shepard
Walter Shepard
Thomas Shepard Sr
John Shepard
Isaac Shepard
Trial Shepard
Abraham Shepard
Walter Shepard
Thanks Shepherd
Jacob Shepard
Daniel Shepard
Mary Shepard

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 May 1632London, Middlesex, England
  • Children


    +7 More Children

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    +3 More Children

    World Events (3)

    1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower
    Age 14
    "The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."
    1642 · The English Civil War
    Age 36
    A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.
    1688 · Glorious Revolution
    Age 82
    The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Shepherd .Americanized form (translation into English) of French Berger .Americanized form of French Chabot and Chaput .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Deacon Ralph Shepard

    Deacons played a respected and important role in early New England churches. They sat in a raised pew near the pulpit and had special duties during communion.. Deacon Ralph Shepard was born about …

    Sources (66)

    • Ralph Shepard Or Shepherd in entry for Jacob Shepard Or Shepherd, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915" (1653)
    • Ralph Shepard in entry for Thos Harris and Mary Shepard, Marriage, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001" (1688)
    • Ralph Shepard in entry for Ralph Shepard, Death, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001" (1711)

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