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tessie31082
02-05-19, 12:15
Hi all,
I have a branch that I just can't get my head around!
I'll give you what I have and then if anyone one wants to look/help I would appreciate it greatly :)

Thomas Shepherd (Sheapheard/Shephard(e)) b. 1696, Bampton, Oxfordshire ( https://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9841&h=172670348&ssrc=pt&tid=158924312&pid=262084637733&usePUB=true )
Ancestry hints say that Ferdinando Shepharde is his father b. 1641 Bampton ( https://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9841&h=940179&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=pzc3&_phstart=successSource ) who married Elizabeth Moulder in 1675 Bampton - however this is obviously after Thomas was born. Another tree has Ferdinando also marrying someone called Elizabeth Rawlins and has her as Thomas' mother but I cannot find a marriage for this?!
Ancestry then tells me that Ferdinando's father is also called Ferdinando Shephard but b. 1676 which is obviously wrong and I believe this is Thomas' brother?! There are no other hints when I say that this is not his father.
Looking at another tree I am now confused as to which BMD belongs to which Ferdinando as they have different dates to me ( https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/tree/120414246/family?cfpid=260200560913&selnode=1&_phsrc=pzc11&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true )

Tessie

Elizabeth Herts
02-05-19, 15:25
Oxford Wills are on FMP.

1699 There is an administration and inventory for Ferdinand Shepherd the Elder.
His son Ferdinando administers.

It also says "Wee Alles Shepeard and William Shepearch doe freely geeve Consent that Fardenando Shepeard should admenester".

There is also a 1715 will for Ferdinand Shepherd.

He names
Ferdinand son
Richard son
Elizabeth Wenman daughter
Thomas son
John son
William son
Mary daughter
and his wife (Executrix)