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Margaret Borodell

Birthdate: (119)
Birthplace: Stortford,,Hertfordshire,England
Death: January 20, 1736 (119)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Borodell and Anne Borodell
Wife of Rev. Thomas Shepard and Rev. Jonathan Mitchell
Mother of Rev. Thomas Shepard, II; Rev. Jeremiah Shepard; Nathaniel Mitchell; John Mitchell; Samuel Mitchell and 2 others
Sister of Alice Borodell; Ann Denison; John Borrodell, Twin; Miss Borodell, Twin; Robert Borodell and 2 others

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About Margaret Borodell

The maiden name and parents on this profile are not correct. She is Margaret (Touteville) Shepard

She has proven royal ancestry and a line to a Magna Charta Baron.

Margaret Touteville, daughter of Charles Touteville and Anne Robertson, married at Buttercrambe (in Bossal), Yorkshire 23 July 1632 [Rev.] Thomas Shepard, son of William Shepard of Towcaster, Northamptonshire, a grocer. [1] In 1635 Thomas and his wife Margaret and their infant son Thomas, sailed on the ship Defence to New England. [2] Margaret died at Cambridge, Massachusetts Feb. 1635/36. [3]

"Mr. Shepard m. (1) 1632, Margaret Touteville, a kinswoman of Sir Richard Darley, Knight ; b. Eng. 1604 ; d. Cambridge, Mass., about the middle of Feb. 1635-6, of consumption, contracted by a severe cold on her voyage to America. She is named as a passenger on the ship " Defence," July 2, 1635, aged 31. Her prayer was that she might live to witness the baptism of her first living child, which boon was denied her to the last. Md. (2) Joanna, daughter of his friend Rev. Thomas Hooker ; b. ; buried Apr. 28, 1646 ; md. (3) Sept. 8, 1647, Margaret Boredale, who, after her husband's decease, md. (2) Nov. 19, 1650, Rev. Jonathan Mitchell, "son of Rev. Jonathan, who came to N. E. 1635, settled in Stamford, Conn., and d. 1645, aged 54 years. Rev. Jonathan, jr. graduated H. C, 1647, and commenced preaching at Hartford, June 24, 1649, and subsequently removed to Cambridge, and began his ministerial labors Aug. 12, 1649 during the illness of Mr. Shepard. On the latter's decease (Aug. 25, 1649), Mr. Mitchell received an invitation to assume the pastorate, which he accepted, and was ordained Aug. 21, 1650, and became one of the most eminent preachers of the day ; was elected Fellow of Harvard College, 1650. He died July 9, 1668, aged 43." [Hist. Cambridge.]" [4] "CHILDREN BY FIRST WIFE, MARGARET. 14. Thomas, 8 b. 1633 ; d. Yarmouth, Eng., Dec. 1634. 15. Thomas, 3 (25) b. Apr. 5, 1635 ; d. Dec. 22, 1677."


  1. Richardson, Douglas. FASG. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, ed Kimball G Everingham. 5 Volumes (Salt Lake City, Utah: Douglas Richardson, 2013) II: 683
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Margaret Borodell's Timeline

August 3, 1606
April 5, 1635
Age 18
London, England
August 11, 1648
Age 31
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
March 4, 1655
Age 38
March 16, 1657
Age 40
October 1660
Age 43
February 2, 1663
Age 46
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony