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OTHER RELATED SHEPHERD FAMILIES
The first two generations described assume that James Shepherd (of Middleton) is the son of John Shepherd (possibly of Sedbergh) which is by no means certain.
[SHEP621] William Shipperd. He had at least five children as follows:
[SHEP631] John (born at Thornes, baptised at Sedbergh, 6th May 1683), see later;
Dorothy (born at Dowbiggin, baptised at Sedbergh, 4th March 1685/6), died young at Dowkergill (buried at Sedbergh, 24th February 1692/3);
William (born at Dowbiggen, baptised at Sedbergh, 26th December 1688), died at Dowbegin (buried at Sedbergh, 5th March 1710/1);
Agnes (born at Dowbiggen, baptised at Sedbergh, 29th March 1691);
James (born at Dowbigin, baptised at Sedbergh, 5th April 1695), his father shown to be a miller.
William Shepherd died at Dowbiggin (buried at Sedbergh, 19th March 1718/9). Elizabeth, relict of William, was buried at Sedbergh (10th April 1728).
[SHEP631] John Shepherd (born 1683). He had an illegitimate child by Alice Fawcett (daughter of William, born at Brig End, baptised at Kendal, 24th August 1684) as follows:
John (baptised at Sedbergh, 30th May 1711).
Afterwards Alice possibly married (at Sedbergh, 26th January 1716/7) John Baxter, "both of this parish". Also, afterwards John possibly married 1. (at Kirkby Lonsdale, 27th May 1716) Elizabeth Johnson, both of Kirkby Lonsdale. [There was an Elizabeth Johnson, born at Leasgill, baptised at Heversham, 28th January 1695/6, daughter of William Johnson.]
It is possible John and Elizabeth had at least one child as follows:
Richard (baptised at Kirkby Lonsdale, 3rd March 1716/7).
It is possible Elizabeth died, and afterwards John married 2. Ann ---.
Alternatively John Shephard, of Highgate, married (at Kendal, 1st February 1712 IGI) Ann Birket, of Sedbrige [possibly intended as Sedbergh].
John and Ann probably had seven children as follows:
William (baptised at Sedbergh, 7th March 1713/4);
Elizabeth (baptised at Sedbergh, 2nd January 1716/7);
Margaret (baptised at Sedbergh, 5th July 1719), died young (buried at Sedbergh, 6th November 1722);
John (born at Frostrow, baptised at Sedbergh, 13th December 1724);
[SHEP642] James (baptised at Sedbergh, 5th June 1727), married 1. Jane Baylie; then 2. Margaret Sedgwick, see later;
Anne (baptised at Sedbergh, 5th December 1729)
Thomas (baptised at Sedbergh, 26th November 1732);
It is possible John died at Sedbergh (buried there 16th August 1740).
[SHEP642] James Shepherd (born 1727) married (at Middleton, 29th May 1757) Jane Baylie (born 1733, see BAYLIE), both of Middleton, witnessed by John Bayliffe (Jane's brother). They had four children as follows:
Jane (baptised at Middleton, 7th February 1759), died young;
Jonathan (baptised at Middleton, 6th July 1760), married (at Tunstall, 7th July 1794) Jane Rawsthorne;
Joseph (baptised at Middleton, 28th November 1761), lived a few days (buried at Middleton, 30th November 1761);
James (born at Mansergh, baptised at Middleton, 1st December 1764), perhaps married (at Kendal, 10th October 1796 IGI) Isabella Bainbridge, and lived at Firbank.
James' wife Jane apparently died around 1764, and afterwards:
James Shepherd of Killington, "batchelor", and [SEDG642] Margaret Sedgwick of Old Hutton were married by licence 26th September 1768, witnessed by Thomas Richardson [James' bondsman} and Mark Burn [parish clerk].
The marriage licence, written just prior to the ceremony, recorded that:
James Shepherd of Killington in the Parish of Kirkby Lonsdale in the County of Westmorland, yeoman, and Thomas Richardson of Hall Beck in Killington, husbandman, were bonded in two hundred Pounds. The licence declared that on 28th Day of September 1768 James Shepherd aged 40 Years and upward intended to marry with Margaret Sedgwick aged 21 years of Brunthwaite in Old Hutton in the Parish of Kendal. The licence was signed by James Shepherd and Thomas Richardson in the presence of Thomas Symonds [Vicar of Kirkby Kendal] and Mark Burn [parish clerk].
The parents of Margaret Sedgwick have not been traced, but it may be relevant that at the Window Tax at nearby Middleton (1777) there were, separately, "Thos. Sedgwick" and "widw. Sedgwick", whilst at Mansergh (where James had lived in 1764) at the same tax "Mr. Sedgwick" was assessed with nine windows.
James Shepherd and Margaret had five children, baptised at Killington as follows:
Anne (baptised 10th October 1769), died (age 2) at Killington (buried there 24th April 1772);
Jenny (baptised 10th September 1771). "Jane" died (age 5) at Killington (buried there 16th February 1777);
[SHEP651] John (baptised 20th November 1773), married Isabel Booth, see later;
William (baptised 7th February 1779);
Thomas (baptised 13th May 1781).
Jas. Shepherd (and Thos. Richardson also) appears in the Window Tax at Killington (1777). James died at Killington (buried there 20th July 1789).
[SHEP651] John Shepherd (born 1773), of Middleton, married (at Dent, 14th November 1796) [BOTH652] Isabel Booth (born 1776, see BOOTH), witnessed by John Bayliff and John Couthwaite (Mary's brother). They had nine children, the first born at Sedbergh, the remainder at Middleton. All were baptised at Middleton as follows:
Jane (born 1799, baptised 6th December 1801), married (at Kirkby Lonsdale, 13th November 1819) William Hodgson;
James (baptised 6th December 1801), married (at Sedbergh, 1st December 1828) Agnes Lambert;
Isobel (baptised 6th October 1804), lived a few days (buried at Middleton, 8th October 1804);
Mary (baptised 13th October 1805), married (at Middleton, 30th June 1828) Christopher Hodgson;
Richard (baptised 3rd January 1808);
[SHEP661] John (baptised 25th October 1812), married Elizabeth Garnett, see later;
Thomas (baptised 21st November 1813), ? married Mary Cragg;
Ann (baptised 23rd November 1817);
William (baptised 1st October 1820), married (at Middleton, 17th August 1845) Elizabeth Davis.
At the 1841 Census John and Isabel were at Tod Walls, Middleton. Isabel died between 1841 and 1851. At the 1851 Census John was at Middleton, living with his youngest son William and family. Later John went to Hutton Roof to live with his married daughter Jane Hodgson. John (an agricultural labourer) died (age 88, of “old age”) at Hutton Roof (11th December 1860), and his body was taken back to Middleton for burial (15th December 1860).
[SHEP661] John Shepherd (born 1812) married (at Kendal, 12th November 1832) [GRNT662] Elizabeth Garnett (born 1809, see GARNETT), witnessed by Margaret Dunn and Thomas Garnett (Elizabeth's brother).
Their first child was born and baptised at Kendal as follows:
Bella (baptised 29th September 1833).
Meanwhile Elizabeth's brother, John Garnett, had moved to Stanningley (1828), and this branch of the Shepherd family followed (c.1835, see SHEPHERD in Stanningley for subsequent history).
John Shepherd = Isabel Booth
1841 Census 1161/12-9 Kirkby Lonsdale (WES), Middleton, Tod Walls John SHEPHERD 60 ag lab Y Isabella SHEPHERD 60 ag lab Y 1851 Census 2441-444 Kirkby Lonsdale, Middleton, Millhouse William Shepherd H M 30 farm lab Middleton and family plus John SHEPHERD F W 78 farm lab Killington