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Bethoc (Beatrix), Heiress of SCONE75,108,109,110 was born in 984 in Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland. Parents: Malcolm II of Alba, King of SCOTLAND.

Spouse: Crinan (Grimus), Mormaer of ATHOLL. Crinan (Grimus), Mormaer of ATHOLL and Bethoc (Beatrix), Heiress of SCONE were married before 1001. Children were: Duncan I Mac Crinan King of SCOTLAND, Maldred Lord of Carlise and Allendale.

Alpin of Kintyre, King of SCOTLAND108,1203 was born about 778 in , , , Scotland. He Acceded to the throne in 834110 Beheaded He died on 20 Jul 834 in Galloway, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.
Killed fighting the Picts. King of Kintyre.

Children were: MacAlpin, Kenneth I, King of SCOTLAND.

Constantine I of Alba, King of SCOTLAND108,109 was born in 836 in , , , Scotland. He Acceded to the throne in 863110 He died in 877 in Inverdovat, Forgan, Fifeshire, Scotland.110 He was buried in Isle of Iona, Argyllshire, Scotland.

King of the Picts & Scots. King of Alba. Weir says he was killed in a battle against the Danes at Inverdorat, the Black Cove, Angus

CONSTANTINE II (r. 900-43)

He ruled for over 40 years, repelling Norse raids and launching a series of invasions of Northumbria. In an attempt to establish a more stable relationship with the Norsemen of Ireland, Constantine married his daughter to Olaf III Guthfrithsson in the 930s. This dynastic marriage may have also had the intention of checking the advance of Wessex in northern England - if so, it failed. Constantine was finally defeated in 937 by the Anglo-Saxon king Athelstan at the Battle of Brunanburh, where his eldest son was killed. He abdicated in 943, entered a Culdee monastery in St Andrews, Fife and died in 952. Parents: MacAlpin, Kenneth I, King of SCOTLAND.

Children were: Donald II of Alba, King of ALBA.

David I King of SCOTLAND.536 Parents: Malcolm III Caennmor King of SCOTLAND and Margaret ATHELING.

Spouse: Matilda of HUNTINGDON. Children were: Henry of HUNTINGDON Earl.

Duncan I Mac Crinan King of SCOTLAND75,108,109 was born about 1001 in Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland.149 He Acceded to the throne on 25 Nov 1034149 He died on 14 Aug 1040 in , Bothganowan, Elgin, Scotland.109,149 He was buried in Isle of Iona, Argyllshire, Scotland.

Duncan I (1034-1040)

King of the Scots from 1034 to 1040.

Duncan was the grandson of King Malcolm II (ruled 1005-34), who irregularly made him ruler of Strathclyde when that region was absorbed into the Scottish kingdom (probably shortly before 1034). Malcolm violated the established system of succession whereby the kingship alternated between two branches of the royal family. Upon Malcolm's death, Duncan succeeded peacefully, but he soon faced the rivalry of Macbeth, Mormaor (subking) of Moray, who probably had a better claim to the throne. Duncan besieged Durham unsuccessfully in 1039 and in the following year was murdered by Macbeth. Duncan's elder son later killed Macbeth and ruled as King Malcolm III Canmore (1058-93). Parents: Crinan (Grimus), Mormaer of ATHOLL and Bethoc (Beatrix), Heiress of SCONE.

Spouse: Aelflaed (Sybil) of NORTHUMBRIA. Duncan I Mac Crinan King of SCOTLAND and Aelflaed (Sybil) of NORTHUMBRIA were married about 1030. Children were: Malcolm III Caennmor King of SCOTLAND.

Isabel of SCOTLAND.206

Illegitimate by a daughter of Richard Avenal. Parents: William I the Lion, King of SCOTLAND.

Spouse: Robert ROS. Robert ROS and Isabel of SCOTLAND were married. Children were: Sir William ROS.

Kenneth II of Alba, King of SCOTLAND108,109 Acceded to the throne in 971110 He died in 995 in Finela's Castle, Fettercain, Kincardine, Scotland.110

King of Alba. said to have married a princes of Leinster.

Kenneth was the brother of Dubh. In 973 he acknowledged King Edgar of England as his lord in return for recognition that the Scots now held Lothian, which they had seized from the Angles. In about 994, however, he broke his promise to keep the peace and invaded England. He was defeated, and lost Lothian again. He killed Culen's brother in 977 and was himself killed in 995 in a blood feud at Fettercairn, Kincardineshire by Culen's son, Constantine. Parents: Malcolm I of Alba, King of SCOTLAND.

Children were: Malcolm II of Alba, King of SCOTLAND.

MacAlpin, Kenneth I, King of SCOTLAND108,1203 was born in 810 in , , , Scotland. He Acceded to the throne in 839 He died in 859 in Forteviot, Perthshire, Scotland.110 He was buried in Isle of Iona, Argyllshire, Scotland.

Burke calls him Kenneth II. Kings of Picts & Alba. King of Galloway.
See Europäisch Stammtafeln Band II tafel 67.

KENNETH I (r. 843-58)

Kenneth, son of Alpin, King of Scotia succeeded his father in 843. He defeated the Picts about 843, uniting them with the Scots in the new kingdom of Alba, which comprised a large part of present day Scotland. Sources for the period disagree about the exact date of his victory, but Kenneth features as a notable warrior who reputedly invaded Northumbria six times and fought off attacks by the Britons of Strathclyde as well as by the Norsemen. Using dynastic marriage to solve the problem, Kenneth married his daughter to Rhun, the Strathclyde king. Because of the Norse threat to Iona, the burial place of St Columba (an Irish Scot who brought Christianity to Alba), he removed the saint's relics to a new church which he founded in Pictland at Dunkeld, Perthshire. However, Iona continued to be the burial place of Scottish kings even after St Columba's relics were moved, until the eleventh century. Kenneth died in 858 at Forteviot, near Perth, probably of a tumour. Parents: Alpin of Kintyre, King of SCOTLAND.

Children were: Constantine I of Alba, King of SCOTLAND.

Malcolm I of Alba, King of SCOTLAND108,109 was born in 897 in , , , Scotland. He Acceded to the throne in 943 He died in 954 in Fordoun, Kincardineshire, Scotland.110 Died in battle. He was buried in Isle of Iona, Argyllshire, Scotland.

King of Alba.

Malcolm was the son of Donald II. He may have supported the establishment of a Danish kingdom of York in the 940s, and he harried the north of England. He was killed in battle, possibly at Fetteresso, Kincardineshire by rebels from Moray. Parents: Donald II of Alba, King of ALBA.

Children were: Kenneth II of Alba, King of SCOTLAND.

Photo Malcolm II of Alba, King of SCOTLAND108,109 was born about 954 in , , , Scotland.110 He Acceded to the throne on 25 Mar 1005110 He died on 25 Nov 1034 in Glamis Castle, Angus, Forfarshire, Scotland.110 He was buried in Isle of Iona, Argyllshire, Scotland.

Conquered Lothian 1018. King of Alba, King of Strathclyde. Said to have married an Irishwoman from Ossory. Killed by his kinsman.

Malcolm, son of Kenneth II, took advantage of the fact that the English were preoccupied with Danish raids and marched south, winning the Battle of Carham against the Angles in 1018 and thereby regaining Lothian. Thirteen years later, however, King Canute invaded Scotland, probably because Malcolm had been making alliances with the Danes, and forced the Scottish king to submit to him (submission was a traditional expression of personal homage). However, Canute seems to have recognised Malcolm's possession of Lothian. In the west, Malcolm had the alliance of Strathclyde, whilst the marriage of his daughter to Sigurd the Stout, Norse Earl of Orkney, extended Malcolm's influence to the far north. Malcolm died at Glamis, Angus on 25 November 1034, aged at least 80.

After Malcolm II's reign, Scottish succession was based on the principle of direct descent. (Previously, succession was determined by tanistry - during a king's lifetime an heir was chosen and known as tanaiste rig - 'second to the king'. Parents: Kenneth II of Alba, King of SCOTLAND.

Children were: Bethoc (Beatrix), Heiress of SCONE.

Malcolm III Caennmor King of SCOTLAND108,131,144 was born in 1041.132 He was Crowned on 17 Mar 1057/58 at Scone, Perthshire, Scotland109 He died on 13 Nov 1093 in Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England.132,149 He was buried in Holy Trinity Church, Dumferline, Fifeshire, Scotland.

Malcolm Canmore III (1058-1093)

King of Scotland from 1058 to 1093, founder of the dynasty that consolidated royal power in the Scottish kingdom.

The son of King Duncan I (reigned 1034-40), Malcolm lived in exile in England during part of the reign of his father's murderer, Macbeth (reigned 1040-57). Malcolm killed Macbeth in battle in 1057 and then ascended the throne. After the conquest of England by William the Conqueror, in 1066, Malcolm gave refuge to the Anglo-Saxon prince Edgar the Aetheling and his sisters, one of whom, Margaret (later St. Margaret), became his second wife. Malcolm acknowledged the overlordship of William in 1072 but nevertheless soon violated his feudal obligations and made five raids into England. During the last of these invasions he was killed by the forces of King William II Rufus (reigned 1087-1100). Except for a brief interval after Malcolm's death, the Scottish throne remained in his family until the death of Queen Margaret, the Maid of Norway, in 1290. Of Malcolm's six sons by Margaret, three succeeded to the throne: Edgar (reigned 1097-1107), Alexander I (1107-24), and David I (1124-53 Parents: Duncan I Mac Crinan King of SCOTLAND and Aelflaed (Sybil) of NORTHUMBRIA.

Spouse: Margaret ATHELING. Malcolm III Caennmor King of SCOTLAND and Margaret ATHELING were married in 1068/69 in Dunfermline Abbey, Fife, Scotland.109,132,149 Children were: Matilda "Atheling" Caennmor Princess of SCOTLAND, David I King of SCOTLAND.

Margaret Queen of SCOTLAND6,46 was born on 5 Oct 1240 in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England. She died on 27 Feb 1274/75 in Cupar Castle, Cuper, Fifeshire, Scotland. She was buried in , Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland. MARGARET (or MARGERY) OF ENGLANDxe “England, Margaret of & Alexander III, King of Scotland”xe “Scotland, Alexander III, King of & Margaret of England”, born 29 Oct. 1240. She married (as his 1st wife) at York, Yorkshire 26 Dec. 1251 ALEXANDER III, King of Scotlandxe “Scotland”, son and heir of Alexander II, King of Scotlandxe “Scotland”, by his 2nd wife, Mary, daughter of Enguerrand III de Coucyxe “Coucy”, seigneur of Coucy. He was born at Roxburgh 4 Sept. 1241. They had two sons, Alexander and David, and one daughter, Margaret (wife of Eric Magnusson, King of Norwayxe “Norway”). His wife, Margaret, died 26 Feb. 1274/5, buried at Dunfermline. King Alexander III married (2nd) at Jedburgh 14 Oct. 1285 Yolande, Countess of Montfort-l'Amauryxe “Montfort-l'Amaury”, daughter of Robert IV, Count of Dreuxxe “Dreux”, Brainexe “Braine”, and Montfort-l'Aumaryxe “Montfort-l'Aumary”, by Beatrice, daughter and heiress of Jean I, Count of Montfort-l'Amauryxe “Montfort-l'Amaury”. They had no issue. Alexander III, King of Scotlandxe “Scotland”, was killed falling over a cliff at Kinghorn 19 March 1285/6, and was buried at Dunfermline. No living descendants. Parents: Henry III PLANTAGENET King of England and Elbeonore (Lbeonor) Countess of PROVENCE.

Photo Matilda "Atheling" Caennmor Princess of SCOTLAND46,108,131,543 was born in 1079 in , Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland.132,1204 She died on 1 May 1118 in Westminster Palace, London, Middlesex, England.132,546,1204 She was buried in Jun 1118 in Church of St Peter, Westminster, Middlesex, England. Parents: Malcolm III Caennmor King of SCOTLAND and Margaret ATHELING.

Spouse: Henry I "Beauclerc" King of ENGLAND. Henry I "Beauclerc" King of ENGLAND and Matilda "Atheling" Caennmor Princess of SCOTLAND were married on 11 Nov 1100 in Westminster Abbey, London, England.545,547 Children were: Son Prince of ENGLAND, William "Atheling" Prince of ENGLAND, Matilda (Maud) Empress of GERMANY Lady of the English, Richard Prince of ENGLAND.

William I the Lion, King of SCOTLAND.206 Parents: Henry of HUNTINGDON Earl and Ada of SURREY.

Children were: Isabel of SCOTLAND.

Ann SCOTT was buried on 30 Jul 1588 in , Hartest, Suffolk, England.742 Parents: Richard SCOTT and Joanna.

Spouse: John FROST. John FROST and Ann SCOTT were married on 29 Jan 1558 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England.742 Children were: John FROST, Edward FROST, Erasmus FROST, Henry FROST, Elizabeth FROST, Anne FROST, Ambrose FROST, Alice FROST, Francis FROST, Elizabeth FROST.

Edward SCOTT was born about 1540 in , Glemsford, Suffolk, England.66 He died in 1627 in , Glemsford, Suffolk, England.
Was a clothier Parents: Richard SCOTT and Joanna.

Joan SCOTT.1205 Parents: Richard SCOTT and Mrs Richard SCOTT.

John SCOTT.66 Parents: Richard SCOTT and Joanna.

John SCOTT.1205 Parents: Richard SCOTT and Mrs Richard SCOTT.

Katherine SCOTT was born about 1538 in , Glemsford, Suffolk, England.66 Parents: Richard SCOTT and Joanna.

Mary SCOTT was born about 1540 in , Glemsford, Suffolk, England.66 Parents: Richard SCOTT and Joanna.

Mrs Richard SCOTT.

Spouse: Richard SCOTT. Richard SCOTT and Mrs Richard SCOTT were married. Children were: Thomas SCOTT, Robert SCOTT, Joan SCOTT, William SCOTT, Richard SCOTT, John SCOTT.

Richard SCOTT was born about 1476 in , Glemsford, Suffolk, England.1206 He died in Apr 1560.1206

RICHARD SCOTT (William) of Boxsted, county Suffolk, England, was probably born about 1476, presumably at Glemsford, where his father was living when he died in 1498. Since his father named him executor of his will, he was probably of age, but certainly not far from it. Richard inherited lands in Glemsford, Boxsted, Cavendish, Somerton and Hawkedon, all parishes i~ear Glemsford. He apparently settled on the Boxsted property, for Boxsted was his residence when he made his will, in which he bequeathed his house and lands in Boxsted and Somerton. Richard died probably in April, 1560. There is no burial reord for him in the Boxsted parish register, nor in Glemsford. There was another Richard Scott living in Boxsted at this time. He and his wife, Agnes, were buried there on 12 June 1561. This other Richard Scott was probably quite a bit younger and perhaps a cousin.

30 May 1559 - the will of RICHARD SCOTT of Boxsted, county Suffolk, the elder ... sick of body ... to he buried in the parish churchyard to Thomas Scott. my eldest son my house & lands with appurtenances in Boxsted and Somerton ... to children Robert, .Joan, William, Richard & ,John £20 to be paid by Thomas my soti as follows: to Robert £4 within one year after my decease, to Joan £4 the next year, to William £4 the next year, to Richard £4 the next year, to .lohn £4 the next year ... If son Thomas Die without lawful issue, then house and lands in Boxsted and Somerton to son Robert, in tail to William, to Richard, to John, to Joan ... to Joan Scott & Dorothy Scott the daughters of Richard Scott my son 2s. each ... to Joan all my wife's apparel both woolen and linen ... all my household brass & pewter, except. a posnet., to daughter Joan ... all bedding, etc. in the house to be equally divided amongst all my children ... corn, cattle, residue to son Thomas, he to be executor. Witnesses: John Hoo of Glemsford, John Petiwatt of the same town, John Fanner of Boxsted and others. Proved 6 May 1560 . (R2/29/26)

In his will, there are some errors or contradictions which are explained only with difficulty. He named his grandchildren Joan and Dorothy Scott. These were the youngest children, twins, of his son Richard. Of all the Scotts in the area, this was the only Dorothy on record, so there can be littk doubt that these twins were the ones he was naming.

However, Joan died at age 4 months, just a year before the date on his will. Was he unaware of the death of this grandchild? Perhaps he was old and forgetful, and no one had the heart to tell him? Also, he bequeathed to his son William, who had died four months before the date of his will. Was he unaware that his son was gone? Probably the will had been roughed out between February and May 1558, after the birth of the twins and before Joan died and while his son William was still living. Then, just before he died, it was completed and witnessed, no attempt having been made to modify it accordingly. It must be borne in mind that he was probably illiterate, and those helping in the matter knew little about his family. There were two other William Scotts living nearby; first cousins of his son William. Could there be confusion between them? This seems unlikely, for his son William in his will dated 16 January 1558/9 named his brother Richard to be executor. The two cousins had no brother Richard, hence the testator, William, was Richard's son. Also witnessing the will was brother Richard's son, Richard. Indeed, this brother Richard had a son, Richard, which further helps identify the relationships. This son Richard, however, had to have been a minor. At that time, minors did now and then witness documents. Thus, these puzzling things seem to cast a shadow of doubt. Yet, no other relationship can be deduced.
Ref.: Parish Registers; Probate Records at Bury Saint Edmunds Parents: William SCOTT and Clemence.

Spouse: Mrs Richard SCOTT. Richard SCOTT and Mrs Richard SCOTT were married. Children were: Thomas SCOTT, Robert SCOTT, Joan SCOTT, William SCOTT, Richard SCOTT, John SCOTT.

Richard SCOTT66 was born about 1510 in , Glemsford, Suffolk, England.66 He was buried on 5 Feb 1564 in , Glemsford, Suffolk, England.

RICHARD SCOTT (Richard, William) of Glemsford, Suffolk, was a clothier and was probably born about 1510, presumably in Glemsford, where he lived and died. His first wife, Joanna, was buried 23 August 1556. Seven weeks later, on 8 October 1556, he and Joan Tollington (or Tollerton) were married. She was the widow of Christopher Tollerton of Cavendish, whose will, dated 12 May 1556, was proved 23 September following. She apparently had a still earlier marriage, for she had a son named Andrew James, according to Richard Scott's will. This was, no doubt, the Andrew who was bequeathed 40s. and a cow by Christopher Tollerton, no surname or relationship given. Richard Scott was buried on 5 February 1564/5. He was then designated as "senior" to distinguish him from a younger Richard Scott also living in Glemsford - a first cousin once removed. His widow, Joan, remarried 26 September 1565 to Thomas Hayward, ap- A parentiy her fourth husband. Richard Scott's will follows.

7 February 1564/5 - the will of Richard Skote of Glemsford, clothier...to he buried in the churchyard of Glemsford...to wife Joan all household stuff that she had before her marriage, etc. and £20...to son Edward Scotte £20...to son Richard Scotte £8 at age 21 to son in law Thomas Warren £5 and my mylche heast...to son in law ,Tohn Froste two leases which I now hare of Mr. Polye of - -Boxsted, and lands at Howldens. and 40s...to son in law William Lellye £5...to two youngest daughters Margaret and Elizabeth £18 which I must bare of Robert Carleton, to be paid at age 20 or marringe...to eldest son John £8...to wife's son Andrew Jeames 40s...residue to be divided among my children that are now married. Executors to he George Hixe and Roger Frost. Witnesses: George Collingwood, Robert Carleton. proved 28 May 1565. (R2/32/171 & W1/151/43) Parents: Richard SCOTT and Mrs Richard SCOTT.

Spouse: Joanna. Richard SCOTT and Joanna were married. Children were: John SCOTT, Ann SCOTT, Katherine SCOTT, Mary SCOTT, Edward SCOTT.

Robert SCOTT was born about 1502.1205 Parents: Richard SCOTT and Mrs Richard SCOTT.

Thomas SCOTT was born about 1478 in , Glemsford, Suffolk, England.1207 He died about 1529 in , Glemsford, Suffolk, England.1207
THOMAS, b perhaps about 1478; he inherited the lands in Wickhambrook & Denston, but remained in Glemsford; m Joan ______; he d about 1529, testate; 6 ch. named in the will; in the 1524 Subsidy, he paid a tax of 2a. on lands worth £2

3 August 1524 - the will of THOMAS SCOT of Glemsford ... to be buried in the parish churchyard of Glemsford ... to William Scot my eldest son & to Isabell now his wife all my land & tenements in the downs & fields of Wickhambrook, Stradishall & Denston, county Suffolk, for their lives, then to Richard Scot son of the said William & Isabell, then in tail to eldest son of the said William & Isabell, etc., then to daughters & to their heirs ... If all children of William & Isabell d.s.p. then to my other sons, then to my daughters ... to said son William my tenement called Clases in Boxsted in which he is living, for life of my wife Joan his mother, he to keep her for life in sickness & in health as it seemeth a woman of her degree to be found ... if William d.s.p. then to son John ... to the said young William & John my sons my tenement wherein I dwell for life of their mother, then to son John daughter Clemens to have chamber in my tenement wherein I dwell with the said John for life if she be unmarried ... whoever has tenement called Clasea after decease of wife Joan shall pay Clemens 3s.4d. yearly for life ... if son John d.s.p. then tenement to Clemens & to Andrew Scot son of eldest son William ... to Thomas Everard my son in law 40s. payable after decease of wife Joan ... to Clemens my daughter 10s. ... residue to wife Joan to dispose of at her pleasure William my eldest son to have tenement called Hokys ... Executors to be said eldest son William & John Segar my farmer at Wickhambrook. Witnesses: John Walis, chaplain, Thomas Brewster, the aforesaid Thomas Everard,John Grome, Robert Ailmer et aba. Proved 12 May 1529. (R2/18/9) Parents: William SCOTT and Clemence.

Thomas SCOTT was born about 1500.1205 Probably born in Boxsted or Glemsford. Parents: Richard SCOTT and Mrs Richard SCOTT.

William SCOTT was buried on 8 Feb 1558 in , Glemsford, Suffolk, England.1205
WILLIAM, 4th ch.; m Margaret; he was buried 8 Feb. 1558/9 at Glemsford; 6 ch. named in his will; she m 2, 29 Jan. 1559/60 at Glemsford, Jacob Gaily; his will: 16 January 1558/9 - the will of WILLIAM SKOTT of Finstead in the parish of Glemsford, ... to he buried in the churchyard of Glemsford ... to Margaret my wife my homestall wherein I flow dwell wit.h all my lands pertaining unto the same for term of her life, she to bring up all my children ... after her decease, homestall & lands to Andrew my eldest son, he to pay each of my children 40s., to wit, to Elizabeth my daughter, to John my son, to Maryon my daughter, to Peter my son, to Avyes my daughter, the said 40s. to be paid over a period of five years next after the decease of wife Margaret, 405. per year starting with Elizabeth and in order of their descending ages ... lands in tail to second son John then to Peter ... Margaret and Andrew to be executors, Richard Skottmy brother supervisor to whom 3s4d. Witnesses: Richard Skott, Richard Skott his son and Robert Skott & others. Proved 18 April 1559. (W1122127)
Parents: Richard SCOTT and Mrs Richard SCOTT.

Spouse: . William SCOTT and Margaret were married.

William SCOTT was born about 1450 in , Glemsford, Suffolk, England.24 He died in 1498 in , Glemsford, Suffolk, England.24

WILLIAM SCOTT of Glemsford, county Suffolk, is the earliest Scott ancestor of this family who can be identified. He apparently died at a rather young age, as his son Richard outlived him by sixty two years. William was probably born about 1450. His brief will names only two sons, to whom he bequeathed his lands in seven nearby parishes, i.e. in Glemsford, Boxsted, Cavendish, Somerton, Hawkedon, Wickhambrook and Denston. No wife was mentioned, but that does not prove she was dead, considering the brevity of his will. In the 1524 Subsidy (tax) list, there was a Clemence Skot, widow, who paid 2s.6d. on property worth £5. Clemence was probably his widow. His son Thomas had a daughter named Clemence, which suggests as much. His will was dated 24 April 1498, proved 29 September following, so he died around late summer of 1498.

24 April 1498 - the will of WILLIAM SKOTT of Glemsford in the diocese of Norwich ... to be buried in the churchyard of Glemsford ... to the high altar for tithes forgotten 20d. ... to Richard my son all my chattels & goods, he to be executor. Witnesses: ‘I'homas Brewster alias Aldeby of Glemsford & Thomas Fyrmyn of Hawkedon with others ... Richard my son to have all lands & tenements I hold in the towns of Glemsford, Boxsted, C avendish, Somerton & Hawkedon ... to Thomas Skott my son lands & tenements I hold in Wickhambrook & Denston. Proved 29 September 1498. (R2/13/79)
Ref.: Probate Records at Bury Saint Edmunds; Suffolk Green Book, No. X

Spouse: Clemence. William SCOTT and Clemence were married. Children were: Richard SCOTT, Thomas SCOTT.

Maud le SCROPE.6

Spouse: Baldwin FREVILLE Knight. Baldwin FREVILLE Knight and Maud le SCROPE were married. Children were: Margaret FREVILLE.

Photo Eleanor de SEGRAVE6,104,105,107,1208,1209 was born about 1270 in Segrave, Leicester, England. She died in 1314. Parents: Lord Nicholas de SEGRAVE Knight and Maud.

Spouse: Alan la ZOUCHE Baron. Alan la ZOUCHE Baron and Eleanor de SEGRAVE were married. Children were: Elena la ZOUCHE, Maud la ZOUCHE.

Elizabeth de SEGRAVE6,311 was christened on 25 Oct 1338 in Croxton Abbey, Cambridgeshire.6 Parents: John de SEGRAVE 4th Baron Segrave and Margaret PLANTAGENET Duchess of Norfolk.

Spouse: John MOWBRAY 4th Baron Mowbray. John MOWBRAY 4th Baron Mowbray and Elizabeth de SEGRAVE were married on 25 Mar 1349.6 Children were: Joan MOWBRAY.

John de SEGRAVE 4th Baron Segrave.311

Spouse: Margaret PLANTAGENET Duchess of Norfolk. Children were: Elizabeth de SEGRAVE.

Photo Lord Nicholas de SEGRAVE Knight92,105,1210 died in 1295.1211 Parents: Lord Stephen SEGRAVE Cheif Jusice of England and Rohese le DESPENSER.

Spouse: Maud. Children were: Eleanor de SEGRAVE.

Photo Lord Stephen SEGRAVE Cheif Jusice of England525 died on 9 Nov 1241.525

Spouse: Rohese le DESPENSER. Lord Stephen SEGRAVE Cheif Jusice of England and Rohese le DESPENSER were married. Children were: Lord Nicholas de SEGRAVE Knight.

Bernard Count of SENLIS46 was born about 844 in of, Vermandois, Neustria. He died on 28 Jan 893. Parents: Pbepin II Quentin Count of VERMANDOIS and Mrs-Pbepin Countess of VERMANDOIS.

Hubert, Count of SENLIS46 was born about 880 of Bretagne, Brittany, France.

Spouse: Mrs-Hubert Count of SENLIS. Hubert, Count of SENLIS and Mrs-Hubert Count of SENLIS were married in 910. Children were: Sprote de BRETAGNE.

Mrs-Hubert Count of SENLIS46 was born about 890 of Bretagne, Brittany, France.

Spouse: Hubert, Count of SENLIS. Hubert, Count of SENLIS and Mrs-Hubert Count of SENLIS were married in 910. Children were: Sprote de BRETAGNE.

Pbepin II Count of SENLIS46 was born about 846 in of, Vermandois, Neustria. He died after 28 Jan 893. He died after 28 Jan 893. Parents: Pbepin II Quentin Count of VERMANDOIS and Mrs-Pbepin Countess of VERMANDOIS.

Christopher SHARPE.297


Children were: Isabel SHARPE.

Isabel SHARPE.297 Parents: Christopher SHARPE.

Spouse: Robert BROWNE. Robert BROWNE and Isabel SHARPE were married. Children were: Olive BROWNE.

Abraham SHEPARD1212 was born on 7 Mar 1642 of Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA. He died on 22 Feb 1716 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA. Source: "The Shepard Families OF New England" Vol I FHL 929.273 Sh 47j

Printed from NEHG Register, Volume 124, April 1970, New England Historic Genealogical Society & Broderbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Division, March 3, 2001

ABRAHAM SHEPARD (d. 17 15/6), of Maiden, apparently a teenager summonsed to Court for some prank in 1662/3. had "Gone to Cape faire" when answered for by his father Ralph, of Charlestown, Weymouth, Malden, and Concord, Tailor.37

37. G. W. Chamberlain, History of Weymouth ... 4 v. [Weymouth, 1928), IV,
630. The parents were Ralph Shepard and Thanks-Lord (_____), not "Thankful (Lord)", as alleged in print; the correction appears in Middlesex Deeds, Grantee,, Liber III, p. 105. The boy had "Gone to Cape faire" when called to answer on 23 March 1662/3, Middlesex County Court, Files No. 2196. This document, kindly reported by Thomas A Burke of Cambridge, when he heard that such references were being sought, led to the sine qua non, Files for Long vs Douglas. Parents: Ralph SHEPARD and Thankslord PERKINS.

Spouse: . Abraham SHEPARD and Judith FILBROOK were married on 2 Jan 1672 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.

Isaac SHEPARD was born on 20 Jun 1639 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1213,1214 He died on 12 Feb 1676 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA. Source: "The Shepard Families OF New England" Vol I FHL 929.273 Sh 47j Parents: Ralph SHEPARD and Thankslord PERKINS.

Spouse: . Isaac SHEPARD and Mary SMEDLEY were married on 10 Dec 1667 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.1215,1216

Jacob SHEPARD was born on 16 Jun 1653 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.1217 He died on 12 Feb 1676. Source: "The Shepard Families OF New England" Vol I FHL 929.273 Sh 47j Parents: Ralph SHEPARD and Thankslord PERKINS.

John SHEPARD was born about 1637 of Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.1218 He died before 1717 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA. Parents: Ralph SHEPARD and Thankslord PERKINS.

Spouse: . John SHEPARD and Sarah GLOBE were married by 1661 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.1113

Mary SHEPARD was born in 1660/61 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA. FHL film #1321409, item 13, page 41 "Proceedings of the Littleton Historical Society" Parents: Ralph SHEPARD and Thankslord PERKINS.

Spouse: . Thomas HARRIS and Mary SHEPARD were married on 17 Sep 1688 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.1219

Photo Ralph SHEPARD1111 was born about 1606 in , of Dronfield, Derbyshire, England.1220 He died on 11 Sep 1693 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.1221 Age 90 He was buried on 11 Sep 1693.



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RALPH SHEPARD was born in England about 1606. On 21 May 1633 at Saint Brides church, London, he and Thankslord Perkins were married. She was born about 1612 and apparently died between 1675 and 1681.

Ralph Shepard apparently was one of those who at this time were struggling for religious liberty. On 24 April 1634, when Archbishop Laud was persecuting the non-conformists, Ralph Shepard of Limehouse, Middlesex, was summoned before the court of High Commissions. This was an ecclesiastical court for the vindication of the peace and dignity of the church, by reforming, ordering and correcting the ecclesiastical state and persons and all manner of errors, heresies, schisms, abuses, offenses, contempt's and enormities. The sentence pronounced against Ralph Shepard is not given, but he probably left England on account of it. (Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, Charles I).

He came from Stepney, near London. Limehouse was then a hamlet in Stepney parish Saint Dunstan's-in-the-East. In 1730 Limehouse became the separate parish of Saint Anne-Limehouse, It was from the minister in Stepney parish that he obtained his certificate when he left for New England, and here his first child was baptized.
On the last of June, 1635, Ralph Shepard, tailor, his wife Thanklord, and daughter Sarah sailed from London on the ship Abigail bound for New England. According to the ship's entry, he was then 29 years old, his wife 23, and his daughter two. The first mention we find of him in America is in the records of the town of Dedham, Massachusetts. He perhaps first settled at Watertown, but soon left with a company of people from there to settle Dedham, a plantation up the Charles river. The first town meeting, held 18 August 1636, was attended by Rafe Shepheard. At the meeting it was ordered that there be set out and measured to him twelve acres of


land. The first nineteen settlers, including Ralph Shepard, signed the Covenant on or prior to 5 September 1636. In its first paragraph they state:

"We whose names are here unto subscribed doe in the feare and Reverance, of our Allmightie God, mutually and severally p'mise amongst ourselves and each to other to p'ffesse and practice one trueth according to that most p'fect rule, the foundation whereof is Everlasting Love.

At a town meeting held 23 March 1636/7 Ralph Shepard and three others were granted a parcel of meadow as it lyeth upon ye River, between ye barren hills & ye sayd River: in consideration of their paynes taken in first discovery of the North side of our Towne. At the meeting held 11 May 1637, Ra: Shepherd and fifteen others agreed to take four acres of swamp land, apiece, and to clear a fourth of it each year. At the 28 July 1638, meeting Ralph Shepard and four others were granted 16 acres 3 rods and 12 poles lying downe stream next above ye pond, to divide between them to make up for their half lots. Shepard got the over plus towards satisfaction of yt he parted with at home.
From the time of the settlement of the town of Dedham until 17 May 1639, there were twenty six town meetings and Ralph Shepard attended twenty one of them. Soon after this he moved to Weymouth as his son Isaac was recorded there as born 20 June 1639. The sale of his Dedham land was confirmed by the town 21 August 1639.

It is probable that he and his family lived at Weymouth until about 1650. During that time he was active in the acquisition and sale of land not only at Weymouth but also at Dedham and Rehoboth. On 31 June 1644, he receive at Weymouth a share of woodland and on 9 June 1645, he was granted a lot on the great plain. He seems to have had there a home lot of eight acres, a lot No. 54 containing nearly thirteen acres in the Woodland plaine, one acre and 2 rods of fresh meadow, and three and 3/4 acres of salt marsh.


On 3 July 1644, Ralph Shepard and twenty-nine others signed a compact instituting a government of nine men for the town of Seaconk, afterwards named Rehoboth. The first division of land was granted by the Court of Plymouth to the inhabitants of Seaconk about 1643. The division was according to "person and estate" and that of Ralph Shepard was £121.l0s. Apparently he did not settle in the town for its records show that he was among those who "forfeited their lots for not fencing or not removing their families to Reboboth according to an order made 24 October 1643". On 9 February 1654, he and Nicholas Byram were appointed Viewer of Fences at Weymouth for the lower Plantation.

It is likely that he had removed to Maiden by 1650. He was not one of its incorporators in 1649, but he took a part in the ordination of Mr. Matthews in 1650. At a county court held at Cambridge 1 April 1651, Ralph Shepard took the freeman's oath. On 19 April 1651 he, being described as a tailor of Maiden, bought of Richard Palgrave, a physician, a lot of upland lying by the North Springe on Mistik Syde containing five acres and four "cow lots". The colonial church authorities did not approve the town's choice of Mr. Matthews and steps were taken to remove him. On 28 October 1651 Mrs. Thanklord Shepard and 35 other women of Maiden and Mystic Side signed a petition on behalf of their pastor asking that he be permitted to remain with them. At the county court held at Cambridge 2 April 1661, Ralph Shepard was appointed administrator of the estate of Jane Learned, made a verified inventory thereof, and acknowledged himself indebted to the treasurer for 50 shillings on behalf of his son-in-law Walter Power.

On 5 March 1663/4, Ralph Shepard, tailor, and his wife Thanklord, sold to Abraham Hill for £3.l0s. an acre ‘All that my land both pasture and . . . broken upland' at Maiden; and on 7 July 1666, Ralph and his wife sold to Benjamin Bunker for £10 paid and £150 secured to be paid, his dwelling house in Maiden with all the


outhouses, barnes, stables, orchards, yards, gardens and land thereto adjoyning containing by estimation 14 acres; also 15 acres of swamp land lying in the great swamp, 3 acres lying within the bounds of Charlestown by the north spring, and six hay lots within the bounds of Charlestown. The land within the bounds of Charlestown was, no doubt, at Mystic Side. Prior to the sale of his lands at Malden, Ralph Shepard had moved to Concord, Mass,and was there at the time of the sale of the last tract. Apparently John Shepard, son of Ralph, had gone to Concord by 1661 and was granted land by the town that year. Others from Charlestown and Mystic Side went to Concord about that time. In 1666 Ralph Shepard bought a farm at Concord from Lieut. Joseph Wheeler for £140. It contained 610 acres of upland, swamp and meadow, ‘butted on the northeast by Chelmsford line, on the southwest by Nashobah Plantation and southeast upon a great pond called Nagog, a triangle with the point to the northwest. This triangular tract was situated between the Indian Plantation of Nashoba, and that part of Chelmsford now Westford with Nagog pond as a base. The apex was 2 miles and 140 rods north of the southwest end of the pond. This territory was then called Concord village. He did not get the deed to this land until 4 April 1679.
Apparently all of Ralph Shepard's family were with him at Concord with the exception of his daughter Sarah and his son Thomas; and all of them appear to have lived on contiguous farms. His son Isaac, prior to his death by the Indians, had bought of his father a part of the Wheeler farm and was in possession of it, as shown by a deed executed by the father 4 July 1681 and witnessed by Abraham Shepard. The deed recites that for a valuable sum of money paid by Isaac Shepard, deceased, for the most part, and the remainder by Nathaniel Jewell, Ralph Shepard sold to Isaac Shepard, Mary Shepard and Samuel Shepard, children of said Isaac Shepard, deceased, part of the farm he bought of 1.4. Joseph Wheeler, viz, a house lot bounded on the south by his houselot, on the west partly


by the Indian plantation and partly by land of Peter Dill, on the north by Abraham Shepard, and on the east by Walter Powers. He also conveyed the lower end of the long meadow bounded westerly by Abraham Shepard, part of the great meadow bounded easterly by Abraham Shepard, All which parcels were in the possession of Isaac Shepard aforesaid, and occupied by him in the time of his life, and also a one third part of my said farme yet undivided.

On 31 March 1675, Ralph Shepard and his wife, of Concord, sold to their son-in-law Walter Power of Concord, a parcel of land both upland and meadow, situated in Concord and part of the land purchased of Lt. Joseph Wheeler, containing 60 acres. It was bounded on the northeast by Chelmsford, on the northwest, southeast and southwesterly by Shepard's own land. On 4 July 1681, the day he made a deed to the children of Isaac Shepard. Ralph Shepard also conveyed to his son Abraham of Concord, that part of his farm which he purchased of Lt. Wheeler within the bounds of Concord and adjacent to the Indian Plantation called Nashobey comprising a house lot bounded on the south by the house lot of Isaac Shepard's children, on the east and part of the north by Walter Powers, and on the west by Peter Dill; also the upper half of the long meadow, a swamp of 4 or 5 acres at the head of said meadow, part of the Great Swamp bounded on the west by a ditch, taking the whole breadth of the meadow above the ditch, bounded on the north by Walter Powers, and a third of his "said fame that is yet undivided".

The deed executed by Ralph Shepard 31 March 1675, was signed by his wife, Thanklord, but those executed 14 July 1681, are not, so probably she had died in the meantime. There seems to be no record of her death, or place of her burial. Ralph Shepard's death is recorded on the Charlestown records and he was buried at Malden, apparently dying while staying in the home of his son Thomas.


The Charlestown records state: ‘Ralph Shepard aged ninety years dyed August 20th, 1693. His tombstone in the old Bell Rock Cemetery in Malden reads: Here lyes ye Body of Ralph Shepard aged 90 years. Died September ye 11, 1693. The grave is near the center of the cemetery. The original stone was slate but is now inset in a granite monument. The hourglass and crossbones signify that time does not tarry and that death comes to all, while the wings on either side of the skull suggest the hope of immortality.

SARAH, b 6 Aug. 1633, bapt. 9 Aug. at Stepney Parish, Middlesex, England; no record after 1635 passenger list
THOMAS, b about I635 at Watertown or Dedham, m at Malden 19 Nov. 1658, Hannah Ensign who was bapt. at Hingham 6 July 1640, dau. of Thomas & Elizabeth (Wilder) Ensign of Scituate; admitted to church at Charlestown 2 Sept. 1677, dismissed to Maiden church SI Jan. 1689/90; he gave his age as about 48 on 24 Nov. 1683 it.: Thomas, Hannah, Ralph, John, David, Jacob, Isaac; also a res. of Medford, but d at Milton where his son Ralph lived, 29 Sept. 1719 ‘In ye 87th year'-g.s.; Hannah d 14 March 1697/8 ae 59-g.s. at
Maiden; he m 2, Joanna _______ who survived him.
JOHN, probably b about 1637, probably at Dedham; m Sarah Goble, dau. of Thomas & Alice, bapt. 27 May 1638; had land at Nagog Pond near Ralph which suggests he was another son he lost an arm; res. at Concord; 5 ch.: John, Mary, Martha, Daniel, Dorothy; d 15 Dec. 1699
ISAAC, b at Weymouth 20 June 1639; apparently died as a,, Infant, probably 1643/4
TRIAL, b at Weymouth 19 Dec. 1641; m at Malden 11 March 1660/61, Walter Power who was b 1640. They settled on a tract in Concord Village, now in town of Littleton, & adjoining the Indian plantation of Nashoba which her father bought of LA. Wheeler. He built his house on the north side of Quagany Hill about half a mile from the garrison house & less distant from Nagog Pond. In 1694 he bought from the Indians 1/4 part of the township of Nashoba. He d 22 Feb. 1707/8. She survived him many years; both buried in the old Powers burying ground. 9 children
ABRAHAM b 7 March 1642/a at Boston; m 2 Jan. 1672/a at Concord Judith Philbrick, prob. a gr. dau. of Thomas Philbrick; he d 22 Feb. 1715/16; 1662/a ‘gone to Cape Faire'; res. Concord; admin. his brother Isaac's estate; Ch,: Sarah, Abraham, Judith, Hepzibah, Thanks, Mary, Hannah


ISAAC, b about 1644; m 10 Dec. 1667 at Concord, Mary Smedley, only dau. of Baptiste & Katherine Smedley; 3 ch.; killed at Concord by Indians 12 Feb. 1675/6; she m 2, 9 Jan. 1676/7 Nathaniel Jewell, had 3 more children Isack (his mark) Shepherd, aged about twenty-two years, deposed that he saw Mr. Perckines, who sometimes lived at Waymouth, at the Maiden ordinary, and he called for sack. Goody Hill told him that he had had too much already, and Master Perkins replied, "If you thinke I am drunke let me see if I Can not go". He went tottering about the kitchen and said the house was so full of pots and kettles that he could hardly go, and he asked deponent to call the constable to set him in the stocks if he were drunk, and I tould him that I was a going and wente about my besenes', Sworn, Oct. 27, 1665, before Thomas Danforth.

THANKS, b 10 Feb. 1650/51 at Maiden; m 13 Dec. 1669 at Chelmsford Peter Dill or Dell, prob. son of George &Abigail; res. Concord; 7 ch.; he d 13 Aug. 1692, she surviving
JACOB, b 16 June 1653 at Malden; killed by Indians 12 Feb. 1675/6 with his brother Isaac; unm.

Ref.: Ancestors and Descendants of Albro D. Shepard, by W.C. Shepard, 1949; The Shepard Families of New
England, 1971; Ralph Shepard & Some of His
Descendants, Dedham Historical Register 14, 1903;
V.R.; Essex County Quarterly Court Files.


Source: FHL film #1321409, item 13, "Proceedings of the Littleton Historical Society"

Read at a Meeting of the Society, November 2, 1894, by Herbert Joseph Harwood.

The war led by Philip, of Mount Hope, against the English was the most severe struggle of the Massachusetts and Plymouth Colonies, and one which imperiled their very existence. Philip was a man of great ability and power, well worthy of the title of king, and had succeeded in uniting nearly all the various Indian tribes of southern - New England against the English who, owing to a peace of about thirty years preceding, were none too well prepared for war.

It broke out in June 1675, and at first was confined principally to Plymouth Colony. After various engagements during the summer and fall, the great Swamp Fight took place on December 19, in which, alter hard fighting, the Indians were defeated and the stronghold of the Narragansetts captured. This was the turning point of the war, but, unfortunately, the success was not followed up. Philip and the Narragansetts retreated north into the Nipmuck country, now Worcester county, where the Nipmucks made common cause with them. The English forces pursued into the woods between Marlborough and Brookfield whence, unfortunately, they returned a to Boston, early in February, for supplies. This was a fatal blunder, as it left Philip's forces between the Connecticut river towns and those in the eastern part of the colony, in a position in which they could strike in either direction, an advantage of which the Indians were not slow to avail themselves, and a series of disasters followed.

On February 1, the Eames family were attacked in Framingham, and ten persons killed or carried captive by Netus, a Nipmuck chief, and his band. On February 10, Lancaster was burned, and about fifty people killed or captured, including Mrs. Rowlandson, and on February 12, the Shepard family - living in what was then Concord Village, now a part of Littleton we call Nashoha, was attacked. At this time the Nashobah Indians, about forty eight in all, of whom' about twelve were men, had been removed from their home, and, according to orders of the Council dated November 19 and December 9, put under the care of John Hoar, of Concord, who lived, as Gookin says, about the midst of the town and very nigh the town watch-house.

Of the Shepard family. Ralph, at some time and perhaps as early, as this, lived on the Pickard place. His son Isaac was married, had three children Isaac, Mary and Samuel and lived on the south side of Quagana hill, near and probably in the rear of Mr. Jeffrey's. Jacob Shepard was a younger son of Ralph and probably married; Abraham, probably the oldest son was married, and as his place was the Charles Houghton farm, now Mr. Brown's, he may have been living there then. Walter Powers had married Trail, daughter of Ralph Shepard, and as he had bought land of his father-in-law and taken possession of it in 1666, he had, no doubt, built and was living in the garrison-house near by.

Ralph Shepard came to this country in the Abigail, from Stepney Parish, London, in 1633, at the age of twenty- nine, with his wife Thanklord, or Thankslord, aged twenty-three, and daughter Sarah, aged. two. They probably first lived in Watertown, afterwards in Dedham, Weymouth, Rehoboth and Maiden, where he was a deacon in the church, before coming to this neighborhood where he bought, of Lieut. Joseph Wheeler, of Concord, six hundred and ten acres lying in the font of a triangle between the Indian plantation of Nashobah, and that part of Chelmsford which is now westford. Nagog pond formed the base of the triangle, and the apex was two miles, one quarter and sixty rods north from the southwest end of Nagog pond, which would bring it to a point on the Westford line, on or near the Deacon Manning farm, but south of the road. The children of Ralph and Thanklord Shepard were:

Sarah,born in England, 1633
Abraham, married January 2, 1673, Judith Philbrook
Isaac, born June 20, 1639; married 1667 Mary Smeadly.
Triall, born in Weymouth, December 19, 1641; married January 1, 166o, Walter Powers.
Thankful, born February 10, 1650; married at Chelmsford, December 13, 1669, Peter Dill.
Jacob, born June, 1653.
(Perhaps) Ralph, who died Janury 26, 1711 2, aged 56, at Dedham.
(Perhaps) Daniel.
Mary, born about 1660-1662

Neither Isaac or Jacob had education and signed their names with a mark.

At the time of the attack by Indians, February 12, 1675 6, the ground was covered with snow; it had been so deep that snow shoes had been worn by Indian spy, Job Kattenanit, who arrived in Cambridge February 9, from New Braintree,to warn Major Gookin of the attempt on Lancaster, and on February 11 more snow fell, as related by Mrs. Rowlandson.

February 12, came on Saturday. Isaac and Jacob Shepard were threshing in their barn, which tradition places on tbe south side of the lane to Mr. Pickard's house and near the road. Mary, their sister, had been stationed on Quagana hill nearby to watch for Indians, and a tradition told me by Charles W. Reed, places her on a boulder on the southerly side of the hill near the top. While putting very little value on tradition as compared with records and contemporary writings, yet, I will say for this spot that it seems to me a very probable place for a person on the watch as it would be sightly and at the same time easy to be brushed clear of snow, in order to sit or stand on its flattened top. It is probable the Indians approached from the northerly side of the hill and while Mary, who was a girl of about fifteen years, looked perhaps with longing eyes toward the house, or found it pleasanter to face the south, rushed up and caught her unwares. Amos Leighton, now seventy-nine years of age, gives a tradition to the effect that the chief of-the band held Mary while the others made the attack.

Isaac and Jacob were killed, the house burned and Mary Carried away, captive. That only one house was burned as related in the "Old Indian Chronicle," compiled from tracts of the time, leads me to think that perhaps it and the garrison house were the only ones Then standing, and that the garrison was strong enough to resist the attack. It also occurs to me, that perhaps this fire accounts for the construction, at or near the garrison, of the underground shelter. It was nothing unusual in those days for several families to huddle together for safety in one house, and the two dwellings may easily be imagined to have held all the persons I have mentioned and perhaps others.

Just where the Indians took Mary Shepard, or how long she was absent, I am unable to state. Traditions say that she escaped during the night of the same day, and reached home by early morning; also there is a tradition related by a lady who believes herself descended from Mary Shepard, Mrs. Adolphus Merriam, of South Framingham, to the effect that the horse on which she escaped was a mare belonging to the Shepards which was taken by the Indians leaving her colt behind, and that she came home rapidly to find her foal, and announced her arrival by a whinny. Mr. Joel Proctor adds the tradition that the horse was a pacer.

In this connection it may be interesting to mention a record of horseflesh, in the possession of the Shepards, which I found at the Registry of Deeds in East Cambridge, Vol. II, page 387. It is as follows:

July 2, 1674 Abram Shepard of Concord hath in his custody a stray mare abt. 7: years old, sorriel, Branded A on the ner (near) Buttock, a starr in her forehead.

Was this the animal on tthich Mary Shepard made her escape? Unfortunately for this interesting story of the family mare, we have contemporary history of a trustworthy kind to disprove it. Hubbard in is Narrative of the Indian Wars, written about a year after, says of Mary Shepard that she ‘strangely escaped away upon a horse that the Indians had taken from Lancaster a little before' This would indicate That her captors were among - those who attacked and burned Lancaster February 10. Hubbard also says that it was probably Netus and his band who attacked the Shepard family, and there is nothing inconsistent in the two suppositions, but I will speak of Netus later.

Mr. Foster says: Tradition says that this girl was carried by the savages to Nashaws, now called Lancaster, or to some place in the neighborhood of it. To me It seems certain that she was carried beyond Lancaster, because the notes of Samuel Gardner Drake to the Old Indian Chronicle say that Mary Shepard was the girl who escaped and gave intelligence to Capt Mosley that the Indians were in three towns beyond, Quoboge, (also spelled Quabaug,) that is Brookfield. The Chronicle says:

Upon this the Governor of Massachusetts sent out about Five hundred or Six hundred Men under the Conduct of Major Thomas Savadge and Captain Mosely as next in Command to him, who having Intelligence by a girl that had made her Escape that the Indians were in three Towns beyond Quoboge, marched thither, whence they joined Major Treat with the -Connecticut Forces; but the Enemy were fled: only skulkingly out of the Woods, they shot one of Capt. Moselys Men and wounded one or two more. But their main body being closely pursued despersed and ran into Woods and Swamps, so that it was impossible for our Men to come up with them and therefore marched away for Hadley and Northampton, etc.

This agrees with Mrs. Rowlandson's account of the consternation of the Indians and their hurrying her away in an unexpected direction, soon after which she learned that the troops nearly overtook them. As Mary Shepard was no doubt carried beyond Lancaster, it is possible that the tradition of the mare and foal is true to the extent that the colt was left in Lancaster add the mare hurried back there to it, or possibly the colt followed to the Shepard's and was left there.

Mr. Foster continues in relating the tradition, That in the dead of night She took a saddle from under the head of her Indian keeper when sunk in Sleep increased by the fumes of ardent Spirit, put the Saddle on a horse, mounted on him, swam him across Nashawa river, and so escaped the hands of her captors and arrived safe to her relatives and friends. Mrs. Rowlandson says, however, that the only time during her captivity when she saw any intoxication was just before her release, when John Hoar had given her master some liquor as part of the ransom and he got drunk on it.

Amos Leighton has the tradition that the saddle was under Mary Shepard's own head, the chief having given it to he for a pillow, and a blanket to cover her. However the saddle may bave been placèd, she escaped, and Netus, if he were her captor, must be credited with killing one less person than he might His career of butchery was soon brought to an end by a death similar to those he had caused, for in the very next month, on March 27, at Marlborough he was killed by a party Of English under command of Lieut. Jacobs and his wife was sold. Another of his band, Annecoeken, was dead before the close of summer. Others are mentioned in a warrant for their arrest issued by Thomas Danforth, Magistrate, August 11 as follows: Joshua Assatt, John Dublet Son-in-law to Jacob, William Jackstraw and two of his sons, the name of the one Joseph, also Jackstraw'S wife, all of them late of Moguncog Indians.

Three of them, William Wanuckhow, alias Jackstraw, and his two sons, Joseph and John, were examined by Mr. Danforth August 14, and confessed the Eamnes murders also accusing two others, Joshua Assatt, alias Pakananunquis, then serving under Capt. Hunting of the English force at Marlborough, and Awassaquah, who was sick at the Ponds. the three were committed prison and Joseph was indicted, with probably the others who were tried September 18.

Barry's History of Framingham, from which I have taken these facts about Netus' band, says further: How many of their accomplices, if any? were afterward brought to justice does not appear. Gookin states that ‘three were executed about Thomas Eames his burning' The execution took place September 21. ‘Two of the murderers' according to the petition of the Eames Sons, ‘Old Jacob a chief man sometime at Natick, and Josh~ Assunt returned and were pardoned and lived at Natick many years after.' Danforth's notes of the Examination mention also Accompanatt alias James Philip,

Spouse: Thankslord PERKINS. Ralph SHEPARD and Thankslord PERKINS were married on 21 May 1633 in St Bride's, London, Middlesex, England.1113 Children were: Sarah SHEPARD, Thomas SHEPARD, John SHEPARD, Isaac SHEPARD, Trial SHEPARD, Abraham SHEPARD, Walter SHEPARD, Thanks SHEPARD, Jacob SHEPARD, Mary SHEPARD.

Sarah SHEPARD1222 was born on 6 Aug 1633 in Stepney, Middlesex, England. She died on 22 Dec 1719. Will Probate Source: "The Shepard Families OF New England" Vol I FHL 929.273 Sh 47j Parents: Ralph SHEPARD and Thankslord PERKINS.

Thanks SHEPARD was born on 10 Feb 1650 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.1217 Source: "The Shepard Families OF New England" Vol I FHL 929.273 Sh 47j Parents: Ralph SHEPARD and Thankslord PERKINS.

Spouse: . Peter Dell DILL and Thanks SHEPARD were married on 13 Dec 1669 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.

Thomas SHEPARD was born in 1635 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA. He died on 17 Sep 1719 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.

Source: "The Shepard Families OF New England" Vol I FHL 929.273 Sh 47j

Printed from NEHG Register, Volume 120, October 1966, New England Historic Genealogical Society & Bmderbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Division, March 3, 2001


PARENTAGE 0F THOMAS SHEPARD of MALDEN, MASS. In The Registerm for January 1945 (vol. 99, page 81) I pointed out that although Thomas Sheperd of Maiden, Mass., was quite likely the son of the immigrant Ralph Shepard, there was no definite proof of such relationship.

Through the kindness of Mr. Thomas A. Burke of Cambridge, Mass., my attention has been called to a document which definitely proves the relationship.

In Middlesex County, Mass., Deeds, vol. 14, pages 562. 563 and 564, there is recorded an instrument of partition or division between William Power and Walter Power who are known to have been ions of Trial (Shepard) Power and grandsons of the immigrant Ralph Shepard. This record, dated 30 March 1708, recites (or. the said William Power and Walter Power have purchased a certain "of theire Two Couzens vizL Ralph Shepard and Jacob Shepard," by deed dated 5 Jan. 1708. The only Ralph Shepard and jacob Shepard who were living in this vicinity In 1708 where known to have been sons of Thomas Shepard of Malden. Therefore, when William Power and Walter Power referred to Ralph Shepard auid Jacob Shepard In 1708 as their cousins, it seems established that Thomas Sbepard of Maiden, the father of Ralph and Jacob, was an uncle of the Power brothers and hence a son of the immigrant Ralph Shepard. a relationship long suspected and indeed asserted by many, but never definitely proved until this document came to light.
Rochester, N. V. CHARLES SHEPARD. Parents: Ralph SHEPARD and Thankslord PERKINS.

Spouse: . Thomas SHEPARD and Hannah ENSIGN were married on 9 Sep 1658 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.1113,1141

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