Violet Stanley Shepard

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Violet Stanley Shepard (Charnold)

Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Place of Burial: Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Charnold and Joane Charnold
Wife of Capt. Edward Shepard, Jr.
Mother of Elizabeth Disborough; John Shepard, Sr.; Susan Shepard; Abigail Pond; Deborah Fairbanks and 5 others

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About Violet Stanley Shepard

Correct parents are believed to be John Charnold (died circa 1615) and Joan Unknown (died circa 1610).

Dave K.



There has been a lot of controversy over Violet’s last name.  Early speculation for Violet’s last name included Stanley and Wolverton. Wolverton because her children John and Elizabeth are deeded land by G.W. Wolverton.  John refers to Geoffrey as “uncle.” Stanley was another interpretation of “uncle.” Shepard’s research did not reveal a definite connection. However, John Charnold was a tanner, as was Geoffrey Wolverton. The other men involved in the wills were all from the same area in Essex. It’s possible that Wolverton was an apprentice to Charnold, which would explain a close family connection, whether or not it lead him to marry a Charnold daughter and become a literal “uncle.”

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Violet Stanley Shepard's Timeline

September 26, 1596
September 26, 1596
Mistley, Parish, Essex, England
September 26, 1596
Mistley, Parish, Essex, Eng.
September 26, 1596
Mistley Parish, , Essex, England
September 26, 1596
Mistley, Parish, Essex, Eng.
November 4, 1621
Age 25
Mistley, Essex, England
November 5, 1623
Age 27
Lawford Parish, Essex, England
Age 32
November 5, 1631
Age 35
Lawford, Essex, England