Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Shepherd

Male Bef 1729 - 1787  (> 58 years)


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  • Name John Shepherd 
    Born Bef 1729 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Aug 1787  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I056814  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Family Mary Anne Lambert,   b. Bef 1733,   d. Aft Jul 1790, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years) 
    Married Bef 1749  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jane Shepherd,   b. Bef 1749, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1810, Columbia County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 63 years)
     2. Anne Shepherd,   b. Bef 1751, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1788, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 37 years)
     3. Francis Shepherd,   b. Bef 1752, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1793 and 1804, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years)
     4. Sarah Shepherd,   b. Bef 1767, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1806, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years)
     5. Thomas Lambert Shepherd,   b. Bef 1767, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1806, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years)
     6. Aleah Shepherd,   b. Aft 1771, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1814, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F28259  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AH-9, 1785-1788; Page 406.
      John Shepherd's Will.
      Sep 28, 1783. I, John Shepard of Durham Parish & CC, planter, am very sick & weak in body but of perfect mind & memory.
      To my wife - the plantation I now dwell on, during her life. Also all my moveable estate, Negroe[s], & everything I am possessed with, all of my debts that is due to me in money or tobacco, during her life, and at her death, to be given and disposed of as follows -
      To my 2 daughters, Jane Beal & Sary Talloe - the plantation I purchased of Patrick McDanold, to be equally divided between them.
      To my eldest son Franses Shepard & son Thomas Shepard - at the death of their mother, Mary Ann Shepard, the plantation I left to my wife, Mary Ann Shepard during her natural life; the plantation to be equally divided between them, if my son Thomas Shepard should return home again, [else] I leave the plantation all to my son Franses.
      To my daughter Ann Plant - a young Negro boy or girl, about 10 years old, at the death of her mother, & 1 feather bed and furniture, the Negro and bed to be purchased out of the money and tobacco I leave to my wife.
      To my daughter Aleah Shepard - a Negro girl called Betty & a feather bed and furniture, at the death of her mother, Maryann Shepard.
      To my son Franses Shepard, at the death of my wife, Maryann Shepard - a Negro boy called Moses & a bed and furniture.
      To my son Thomas Shepard - at the death of my wife, Mary Ann Shepard, a Negro boy or girl, about 16 years of age, to be purchased out of the money & tobacco I leave; also a feather bed and furniture, if he returns home again, And if he never returns, I leave the Negro and bed to my son Franses Shepard at the death of my wife, Mary Ann Shepard.
      To my 4 daughters, Jane Beel, Sarah Taller, Ann Plant, & Aloah Shepard - at the death of my wife Mary Ann Shepard, a Negro man called Henry, to be equally divided between them.
      The rest of my estate, after the death of my wife and all legacies are paid, is to be divided equally between my 2 sons and 4 daughters.
      Executors: my wife Mary Ann Shepard & son Franses Shepard. Signed - John (X his mark) Shepard. Wit - John Stromatt, William (X his mark} Carpenter, John Carpenter.
      Probated on Aug 13, 1787 by Mary Ann Shepard and Francis
      Shepard, the executors and by the oath of witness Stromatt.
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      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page (367). Jun 10, 1755 from Joseph Grigsby of CC, planter, to John Sheperd (Shepperd) of CC, planter, for 42 Virginia currency & for divers other good reasons, part of a tract of land called Hudsons Disappointment, bounded by a certain parcel of land taken out of sd tract belonging to Jno Woodward, containing and now laid out for about 84 acres, according to the certificate of survey thereon made. To have and to hold, without the least trouble of him, sd Joseph Grigsby or his wife, Anne Grigsby. Signed - Joseph Grigsby, Ann (MW her mark) Grigsby. Wit - Thos Stone, Arthur Lee. Recorded Aug 8, 1755.
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 242. I, John Shepherd of CC, planter, for the natural love that I have for my son, Francis Shepherd, and for 5 shillings, I give sd Francis 84 acres in CC, being part of a tract of land called Hudsons disappointment. Signed Nov 11, 1771 - John (X his mark) Shepherd. Wit - Walter Hanson*, Geo Dent*. Recorded Mar 12, 1772.
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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 103. Jul 13, 1790 from Francis Sheppard, commonly called Capt Francis Sheppard, son and heir at law to John Sheppard decd of CC, planter, to Colo John Hoskins Stone of CC, for 500 , all that tract of land in Durham parish in CC, called Middle Green Enlarged, originally, on may 2, 1774, granted to John Shepperd, being a resurvey on Middle Green, containing 155 acres. Signed - Francis Shepard. wit - Dan Jenifer*, Geo Dent*. Mary Ann Shepard, the wife and relict of the late John Shepard dead, relinquished her right of dower to the within land, she, sd Mary Ann, being left by the devise of her sd late husband, John Shepard, in consideration thereof, to hold and enjoy during her natural life, the 2 tracts of land called Linn & Linshin, which was exchanged for the sd land called Middle Green Enlarged. Recorded Jul 17, 1790.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 444-462: HUDSONS DISAPPOINTMENT: 551 acres; Possession of - 551 Acres - McDaniel, Alexander: Originally called QUICK DISPATCH, Resurveyed for Alexander McDonnell, 25 Jan 1741 beginning at a pine standing on a ridge near the North line of AMSTERDAM, patented 21 Aug 1743: Other Tracts Mentioned: QUICK DISPATCH; AMSTERDAM; ; Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 177 Acres - George Waple from Alexander McDaniel; 14 Sept 1743,50 Acres - Archibald Philbert from Alexander McDaniel; 14 Sept 1743, 84 Acres - Thomas Hudson from Alexander McDaniel; 4 June 1745, 50 Acres - Joseph Ratcliff from Achibald Philpott [mm note; this must have been a typo by the court clerk. It should have read "Archiblad Philbert"], ,

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