Where was your William Pickering born?
My Pickering line traces back to Swine and bewholme, earliest I can go back to William
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On 23 Nov 2015, at 3:27 a.m., Carl Sheperd via
The following are names of individuals that I am trying to trace in Yorkshire, England:
Joseph Pickering, b. 1782 CountyDurham, Yorkshire; died 6 Apr 1855 Leconfield, Yorkshire
Joseph Pickering, b. 1768 anddied 1847 in Sculcoates, Hull, Yorkshire
Jane Wright, born 1765 Durham;died 1844 in Newland, Cottingham, Yorkshire
Joseph Pickering born 1725 inDurham and wife Hannah Johnson b. 1725, died 1789
William Pickering born about 1700
John Shepherd, b. 1678Holderness, Yorkshire and died before 1726 in New Hampshire, USA
and his wife: Ann born 1673 inYorkshire and died after 1726 in New Hampshire, USA
POSSIBLE - IGI lists a Thomas Shepherd, b. 10 Mar1701 in Hatfiled, Yorkshire England,
with father - John Shepherd andmother-Anne.
The following family was found in Hatfield, Yorks,England:
John Shepherd, b.abt 1674, of Hatfiled, Yorks,England; wife Anne
inf. Elizabeth, chr 26 Jun 1700
William Shepherd, chr 11 Aug 1700, Hatfield,Yorks, f-John Shepherd(1674), m-Anne
John Shepherd, chr 3 Aug 1701, Hatfield, Yorks,Eng., f-John Shepherd(1674), m-Anne
Thomas Shepherd, chr 10 Mar 1701/2, Hatfield,Yorks, Eng. f-John Shepherd(1674), m-Anne
FAMILY TRADITION STORIES:
William Henry Shepard, of Derry, N.H., stated that hisgreat-grandfather John, (one of
three brothers) was son of JohnShepard, born in Yorkshire, England, by his wife Elanor
Glass, born inGlasgow, Scotland. Also, that fourbrothers came over about 1690, named
William, John, Samuel and Richard.
In 1886, Samuel H. Shepard of Holderness, another great-grandsonof John, wrote: "In
1690 emigratedfrom Holderness, England, four brothers, John, Thomas, Richard and
SamuelShepard. Landed at Portsmouth, N.H. Two settled in locality known as Oyster
Riverwhich comprised Dover City and Durhan and Lee. Other two went west.
Mrs. Elizabeth Adelaide (Shepard) Hughes, ofAshland, N.H.,a great-great-granddaughter of
John on another line, wrote in 1900: "In1690 there were three Shepard brothers who
came from England who werecarpenters. Their names were John,Richard and Samuel. Samuel
marriedand went to Patagonia. John had sixchildren.
"Other accounts of our ancestor's early lifehistory received among his
descendents that HIS FATHER was an English soldierwho came from England to Ireland in the
Army of William, Prince of Orange andwas in the battle of Boynes. My GRANDMOTHER [Molly
Polly (Sheperd) Smythe],however, tells me it was her grandfather Sheperd [Thomas Sheperd]
instead ofSmyth. IF THIS IS TRUE, IT WAS THOMASSHEPERD'S FATHER THAT WAS THE ENGLISH
SOLDIER WHO WENT TO IRELAND TO FIGHTIN THE BATTLE OF BOYNES. Perhaps the same Capt. John
Sheperd mentionedin the letter from Linda Cooper.
Conjecture: Thomas’ father was John Shepherd who went toIreland in War, married Eleanor
Glass while there, and came to US from Irelandin 1690 (with 3 or 4 sons).
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