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Ann Sheppard

Also Known As: "Gutherick Wythe"
Birthplace: Elizabeth City Colony, Virginia Colony
Death: March 14, 1739 (56-65)
Elizabeth City County, Virginia Colony
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Shepard, of Elizabeth City and Elizabeth Shepard
Wife of Quintilian Gutherick; Thomas Wythe, II and Reverend James Wallace, I
Mother of Elizabeth Curle; William Gutherick; Anne Wythe; Thomas Wythe, lll; James Wallace, II and 5 others
Sister of Baldwin Sheppard

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About Ann Sheppard

Ann Sheppard

  • Daughter of John Shepard, of Elizabeth City and Elizabeth
  • Anne Shepard died ABT JAN 1740, she married 3 times.


Children with 1st husband, Quintilian Gutherick

  • Elizabeth Gutherick, married Wilson Curle
  • William Gutherick, died before 1695

Children with 2nd husband, Thomas Wythe

  • Thomas Wythe, b: BET 11 MAR 1678 AND 10 MAR 1694, married Margaret Walker
  • Anne Wythe, b: BEF 10 MAR 1694, married Mathew Ballard I about 1715 in Virginia, British Colonial America

Children with 3rd husband, James Wallace

  • Euphan Wallace; 1696–1717: married (1) William Roscow, (2) William Danridge,
  • James Wallace; 1698–1749; married (1) Martha Westwood, Widow of Baylor. He had 3 sets of children from 3 different wives. The other two wives are unknown
  • John Wallace; 1699–1724; married Susanah ____,
  • Mary Wallace; 1702–1738; married (1) William Westwood, children, Mary & James Westwood are listed in their Grandmother Ann Sheppard’s Will.
  • Anne Wallace; 1709–1760; married Robert Armistead

Original Will of Ann Sheppard, from the Wills and Administrations of Elizabeth City County, Virginia 1688-1800

Note: as administrator of the estate of Quintellian Gutherick, her late husband (Orders 1689 1699:103) 5 Will: 14 MAR 1739 Elizabeth City County, Virginia Note: abstracted as: [LIND:] WALLACE, Ann.

To: Mary Westwood, granddau., negro Parthenia.

To: James Westwood, grandson, personalty.

To: Children of dau. Ann Armistead, negroes Licia and Titus.

To: Ann Armistead, dau., personalty.

To: Mathew Ballard, grandson, negro Leah.

To: George Wythe, grandson, negro Bildad.

To: Mary Wallace, granddau., personalty.

To: Martha Wallace, dau.(in-law), personalty.

To: James Wallace, son, balance of estate.

Exec: James Wallace, son.

Wit: John Selden & Lucy Ballard. [:LIND] 2 1 3 4


From "George Wythe the Colonial Briton: A Biographical Study of the Pre-Revolutionary Era in Virginia"

Thomas Wythe the Second, grandfather of George, was born abroad in 1670.3 Like his father, he attained the position of a justice of the peace for the county;4 and one report has it that he served as a municipal trustee of Hampton.5 Through his thrice-married wife Ann, the Wythes became connected with many of the prominent local families. Her father, John Sheppard, had been burgess for James City and Elizabeth City for a number of terms in the middle of the century,6 and her brother, Baldwin (d. 1697), was a justice of the latter county with Thomas Wythe the First;7 her first husband was a gentleman who went by the rather formidable name of Quintilian Guthericke, another of the justices.1

Thomas the Second became ill and died prematurely in 1694, just a few months after his father, but not so suddenly that he had not prepared against a fatal conclusion of his illness by making provision for the disposal of his property. His will transmitted to his wife and children tobacco and Negroes; some money which was in England; a tumbler, cup, tankards, and spoons, all of silver; cattle and horses; and household possessions, among which he singled out for specific mention the large looking glass which his father had brought to "Chesterville".2 A few weeks before the second marriage of the widow of Thomas the First, the more recently bereaved Ann Sheppard Guthericke Wythe, after about a year of widowhood, accepted as her third husband Rev. James Wallace, M.D.,


William and Mary Quarterly vol 13 No 3(Jan 1905) pp 208-209 states Anne married 3 times: 1- Quintilian Gutherick , 2- Thomas Wythe, 3 - Rev James Wallace

Her marriages to #1 Quintillian Gutherick & #2 Thomas Wythe, are confirmed by the following records found in Elizabeth City County, VA, Deeds, Wills, Court orders, etc. 1634, 1659, 1688-1702 by Rosemary Corley Neal, C.G., 1986:

p. 6: "Probate of the estate of Quintillian Gutherick of this Colony. Commission of Administration granted to Ann Gutherick, relict, and she is to present an inventory at the next Court of Elizabeth City. Petition to Elizabeth City County on 18 Nov 1689. Granted at James City on 4 Apr 1690." p. 84

p. 9 (Pages 90 thru 102 of the original record are missing; the following is continued from missing page 102): ...."The condition of the obligation is such that Ann, the now wife to Thomas granted administration on the estate of Quint. Guthericke, dec'd....above bound Thomas Wythe. No date given. Signed: Thomas Wythe, Jr., Thomas Wythe, Sr. wits: Wm Lowry & Pascho Curles." (Neither are dates given on the next 2 bonds written on same p. 103. The 3rd entry on p.104 is dated 18 May 1692.)

Her 3rd marriage is documented in Elizabeth City Co. Marriage License issued 11 Jul 1695: "Mr. James Wallace, clerk, and Mrs Ann Wythe" (Wills & Administrations of Elizabeth City County, VA, 1688-1800, With Other Genealogical & Historical Items, by Blanche Chapman, p. 161)

Her will written 1739 & proved 1740 as Ann Wallace seems to indicate that only 2 of her several children by these 3 marriages had outlived her--& those two (Ann [Wallace] Armistead & James Wallace) were both by her last marriage.


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Ann Sheppard's Timeline

July 17, 1668
Errol, Perth, Scotland
Elizabeth City, Virginia, America
March 11, 1678
Elizabeth City County, Virginia Colony
Elizabeth City Colony, Virginia Colony
Elizabeth City, Virginia, British Colonial America
Virginia, United States
March 14, 1739
Age 61
Elizabeth City County, Virginia Colony