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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Shepard, Thomas 1605-1649 (search)
Shepard, Thomas 1605-1649 Clergyman; born in Towcester, England, Nov. 5, 1605; graduated at Oxford University in 1627; settled in Boston, Mass., in 1635; and was active in establishing Harvard College. His publications include New England's Lamentations for old England's errors; The clear sunshine of the Gospel breaking out on the Indians of New England, etc. He died in Cambridge, Mass., Aug. 25, 1649.
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 15: ecclesiastical History. (search)
yal adherence to the truth of history; together, they may supply what this present work lacks in the graces of description and fullness of detail. A general reference is now made, once for all, to those Lectures for a particular account of the doctrines taught and the books written by Mr. Shepard and by his successors in the ministry. The relations previously existing between Mr. Shepard and many of the early members of this Church are mentioned by himself in his autobiography. Born Nov. 5, 1605, at Towcester, Northamptonshire, and educated at Emanuel College in Cambridge, A. B. 1623, A. M. 1627, he took orders in the English Church; but as he could not conscientiously conform to all its ceremonies, he was constantly harassed by its rulers, and prevented from the exercise of his ministry in peace. After preaching at Earles Colne somewhat more than three years (where he secured the lasting friendship of Roger Harlakenden), and about a year at Buttercrambe, Yorkshire (where he mar
ampton, which he represented in 1651 and 1652. He d. 1660, leaving sons Joseph and Benjamin, and four daughters. 2. Abraham, appears on the Record to have been a Selectman here in 1640. This may denote the same person who was of Dedham, freeman 1637. Joseph, m. Susanna Dickson 23 Jan. 1777. Elizabeth, of Nantucket, a descendant from Rev. Samuel Angier, m. Andrew Craigie Jan. 1797, and d. 7 May 1844, a. 69. Shepard, Rev. Thomas, s. of William, b. in Towcester, Northamptonshire, 5 Nov. 1605, grad. at Cambridge, England, 1623, came to New England in 1635, and was immediately established here in the ministry. A large number of his friends and acquaintances either preceded or accompanied him, and purchased the estates of the first company, most of whom were about removing to Connecticut with Hooker. Mr. Shepard was thrice married, 1st in England to Margaret Touteville 1632, who d. early in 1636; 2d, to Joanna, dau. of Rev. Thomas Hooker, 1637, who d. 28 Ap. 1646; 3d, to Marg
ampton, which he represented in 1651 and 1652. He d. 1660, leaving sons Joseph and Benjamin, and four daughters. 2. Abraham, appears on the Record to have been a Selectman here in 1640. This may denote the same person who was of Dedham, freeman 1637. Joseph, m. Susanna Dickson 23 Jan. 1777. Elizabeth, of Nantucket, a descendant from Rev. Samuel Angier, m. Andrew Craigie Jan. 1797, and d. 7 May 1844, a. 69. Shepard, Rev. Thomas, s. of William, b. in Towcester, Northamptonshire, 5 Nov. 1605, grad. at Cambridge, England, 1623, came to New England in 1635, and was immediately established here in the ministry. A large number of his friends and acquaintances either preceded or accompanied him, and purchased the estates of the first company, most of whom were about removing to Connecticut with Hooker. Mr. Shepard was thrice married, 1st in England to Margaret Touteville 1632, who d. early in 1636; 2d, to Joanna, dau. of Rev. Thomas Hooker, 1637, who d. 28 Ap. 1646; 3d, to Marg