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Families covered: Sherard of Car Colston, Sherard of Harborough, Sherard of Leitrim, Sherard of Stapleford, Sherard of Whissendine

Schirard (a temp William the Conqueror who r. 1066-1087)
1. Robert Schirard (3rd son)
  A. Walter Schirard
  i. Humphrey Schirard of Thornton
  a. Thomas Schirard
  m. _ Lemingham (dau of William Lemingham)
  (1) Robert Schirard
  m. _ Birmingham (dau of Thomas Birmingham)
  (A) Sir Thomas Sherard (a temp Henry III who r. 1216-1272)
  m. Joan Antwessel (dau of Sir John Antwessel)
  (i) ?? Sherard
  (ii) Edmund Sherard (a 1283)
  m. Mary Grosvenor (d 1297-8, dau of Thomas Grosvenor)
(a) William Sherard
  m. Annabella Bridsal (dau of John Bridsal)
  ((1)) William Sherard
  m. _ Ashton (dau of John Ashton of Lancashire)
  ((A)) William Sherard
  m. Elizabeth Venables (dau of Thomas Venables)
  ((i)) Sir Robert Sherard
  m. _ Eyton
  ((a)) George Sherard
  m. Joan Berners (dau of Richard Berners)
  (((1))) Robert Sherard of Stapleford (a 1413) - continued below
  m. Agnes Harbick



Robert Sherard of Stapleford (a 1413) - continued above
m. (1402) Agnes Harbick, heiress of Stapleford (dau of Sir Henry (not Lawrence) Harbick or Hawberk sb Hubeck or Hubert?)
1. Lawrence Sherard of Stapleford, Sheriff of Rutland then Leicestershire & Warwickshire (a 1440)
  m. Agnes Woodford (dau of John Woodford, grandson of Sir Robert of Sproxton)
  A. Robert Sherard of Stapleford, Sheriff of Rutland (a 1450, dsp)
  B. Geofrey Sherard of Stapleford, Sheriff of Rutland (a 1480)
  m. (c1456) Joyce Ashby (dau of Thomas Ashby of Loseby or Lowsby)
  i. Thomas Sherard of Stapleford, Sheriff of Rutland (a 1500)
  m. Margaret Helwell (dau of John Helwell)
a. George Sherard of Stapleford, Sheriff of Leicestershire (a 1566)
  m. Rohesia Poultney (dau of Sir Thomas Poultney of Misterton)
  (1) Francis Sherard of Stapleford (d 1594)
  m. Anne Moore (dau of George Moore of Bourne)
  (A) Sir Philip Sherard of Stapleford (dsp)
  A contributor (TC, 30.07.07) kindly advised us that Sir Philip married ...
  m. (c01.01.1601/5) Isabel Harpur (dau of Sir John Harpur of Swarkston by Isabel Pierrepont)
  (B) Sir William Sherard of Stapleford, 1st Lord Sherard of Leitrim (bpt 01.08.1588, d 04.1640)
m. (by 1621) Abigail Cave (bur 29.02.1655/6, dau by Anne Bennet of Cecil Cave, son of Roger of Stanford)
(i) Bennet Sherard, 2nd Lord of Leitrim (bpt 30.11.1621, d 15.01.1699-1700)
  m. Elizabeth Christopher (d 17.12.1713, dau of Sir Robert Christopher of Alford)
  (a) Christopher Sherard (b 19.06.1666, dvpsp 19.02.1681/2)
  (b) Bennet Sherard, 1st Earl of Harborough, 3rd Lord (b 09.10.1677, d 16.10.1732)
  m. (30.04.1696) Mary Calverley (b 1677/8, d 20.05.1702, dau of Sir Henry Calverley of Eryholme by Mary, dau of Sir Henry Thompson of Escrick)
  ((1)) Bennet Henry Sherard (b 04.1702, d 08.1702)
(c) Elizabeth Sherard (d 01.03.1746/7)
  m1. (c1686) Edward Ingram, 2nd Viscount of Irvine (b 1662/3, d 16.09.1688)
  m2. (11.06.1696) John Noel (d 26.09.1718, son of Baptist, Viscount Campden)
  (d) Lucinda Sherard (b c1685, d 27.10.1751)
  m. (01.01.1713) John Manners, 2nd Duke of Rutland (b 18.09.1676, d 22.02.1721)
  (ii) Philip Sherard of Whissendine (d 1695)
  m. Margaret Denton (d 1688, dau of Sir Thomas Denton of Hillersden)
(a) Bennet Sherard of Whissendine (d 1701)
  m. Dorothy Fairfax (b 30.12.1655, d 14.01.1744/5, dau of Henry Fairfax, 4th Lord of Cameron)
  ((1)) Philip Sherard, 2nd Earl of Harborough, 4th Lord (b c1680, d 20.07.1750)
  m. Anne Pedley (d 16.02.1749/50, dau of Nicholas Pedley of Washingley, son of Sir Nicholas of Huntingdon)
  ((A)) Bennet Sherard, 3rd Earl of Harborough, 5th Lord (bpt 03.09.1709, d 23.02.1770)
m1. (28.06.1748) Elizabeth Verney (d 07.06.1756, dau of Ralph, 1st Earl Verney)
  ((i))+ "several children" (d infant)
  m2. (02.07.1757) Frances Noel (d 15.12.1760, dau of William Noel by Elizabeth Trollope)
  ((ii)) Frances Sherard
  m. (18.04.1776) George Morgan (Major General)
m3. (31.03.1761) Margaret Hill (b 07.07.1729, d 21.02.1766/7, dau of Thomas Hill (formerly Harwood) of Tern)
  ((iii)) Bennet Sherard (dvp 21.02.1768)
  m4. (08.10.1767) Elizabeth Cave (bpt 03.03.1739/40, dsp 05.03.1797, dau of Sir Thomas Cave, 5th Bart, by Elizabeth Davies)
  ((B)) Robert Sherard, 4th Earl of Harborough, 6th Lord (b 21.10.1719, d 21.04.1799, prebendary of Southwell)
  m1. (17.05.1762) Catherine Hearst (dsp 05.02.1765, dau of Edward Hearst of Salisbury)
  m2. (10.01.1767) Jane Reeve (b c1741, d 09.11.1770, dau of William Reeve of Melton Mowbray)
  ((i)) Philip Sherard, 5th Earl of Harborough, 7th Lord (b 10.10.1767, d 10.12.1807)
m. (04.07.1791) Eleanor Monckton (b 07.01.1, d 09.10.1809, dau of Hon. John Monckton of Fineshade Abbey by Anne Adams)
  ((a)) Robert Sherard, 6th Earl of Harborough, 8th Lord (b 26.08.1797, dsp 28.07.1859)
  m. (27.11.1843) Mary Eliza Temple (d 01.07.1886, dau of Edward Dalby Temple by Caroline Honywood)
  The earldom expired with Robert but the barony of Leitrim passed to his kinsman who became the 9th Lord.
  ((b)) Lucy Eleanor Sherard (d 08.06.1848)
  m. (19.05.1817) Henry C. Lowther (b 27.07.1790, d 06.12.1867, Colonel, son of William, Earl of Lonsdale)
((c)) Anna Maria Sherard (d 22.11.1848)
  m. (07.03.1816) William Cuffe of St. Albans and Cuffesborough (d 28.07.1848)
  ((d)) Sophia Sherard
  m1. (09.04.1818) Sir Thomas Whichcote, Bart
m2. (23.04.1840) William Charles Evans Freke (nephew of Lord Carbery)
  ((e)) Susan Sherard
  m. (11.07.1821) John Reeve (Lt. General)
  ((f))+ other issue - Jane (d 18.12.1856), Charlotte (d unm 1856)
  ((ii)) Lucy Sherard (d 27.03.1858)
  m1. (03.06.1791) Sir Thomas Cave, Bart (b 1766, dsp 01.1792)
  m2. (20.08.1798) Philip de Bouverie, later Bouverie-Pusey (b 08.10.1746, d 14.04.1828)
  m3. (25.05.1772) Dorothy Roberts (d 05.11.1781, dau of William Roberts of Glaiston)
((iii)) Dorothea Sophia Sherard
  ((C)) Dorothy Sherard
  m. James Torkington of Great Stukeley (Rev., son of James)
  ((D))+ other issue - John (d unm 1746), Daniel (d unm 1744), Philip (d unm 14.09.1790, Lt. General), Lucy (d 1751), Susan (d 1765), Ursula (d 1745), 4 daughters (d young)
  ((2)) Margaret Sherard
m. John Gilbert, Achbishop of York (d c09.08.1671)
  ((A)) Emma Gilbert (b 28.07.1729, d 26.12.1807, only child) apparently of this generation
  m. (08.1761) George Edgecumbe, 1st Earl of Mount Edgecumbe
  ((3))+ other issue - Mary (d unm 1764), 3 sons (d young), 4 daughters (d young)
  (b) Philip Sherard of Carr Colston or Coulston (bpt 24.09.1650, bur 31.07.1703)
  m. Anne Thoroton (bur 28.03.1729, dau of John Thoroton of Carr Coulston)
  ((1)) Robert Sherard of Carr Colston (bpt 05.11.1676, bur 23.06.1749, 2nd son)
  m. Elizabeth Reading (bur 19.12.1766, dau of Rev. John Reading of Sileby)
  ((A)) Margaret Sherard (d 07/8.1768)
  m. James More Molineux
((B))+ other issue - Philip (bpt 19.07.1713, dspm), Robert (bpt 29.11.1716, bur 14.12.1716), Elizabeth (bpt 29.08.1710, bur22.06.1728), Anne (bpt 09.02.1714, bur 16.09.1733), Mary (bpt 31.08.1720, bur 19.10.1748), Lucy (bur 05.04.1750)
  ((2))+ other issue - Philip Thoroton (bpt 05.11.1674, bur 13.08.1691), William (bpt 28.03.1678, dsp before 03.02.1748), Bennet (bpt 22.09.1683, bur unm 01.06.1753, rector of Langar), Thomas (bpt 22.01.1684, d before 10.12.1713), Denton (bpt 22.206.1790, bur 28.09.1767), Anna Margaretta (bur unm 16.08.1750), Mary (d before 15.05.1754), Elizabeth (d unm before 04.05.1762), Phillipa (bpt 20.06.1682, bur 21.10.1684), Dorothy (bpt 02.02.1686, bur 02.11.1721), Rebecca (bpt 13.09.1688, burunm 12.01.1766)
(c) Denton Sherard (bpt 02.09.1654, dvp unm bur 17.12.1686)
  (d) Abigail Sherard (bpt 17.02.1652)
  m. John Pickering of Thelwell
  (iii) George Sherard (b 1624, d 1670)
  m. (31.07.1651) Anne Croppenberg of London (d 1669)
  (iv) Anne Sherard (d 06.03.1679/80)
  m. (04.10.1655) Nicholas Knowles, 'Earl of Banbury' (b 03.01.1630/1, d 14.03.1673)
  (v)+ other issue - Francis (dsp), Henry (dsp), Abigail (d unm 07.06.1648)
  (C) George Sherard (dsp)
  (D) Rose Sherard apparently of this generation
  m. John Sherard of Lobthorpe (b c1584)
  b. Anne Sherard dau of George or Thomas, possibly of this generation
  m. Anthony Ellis of Swineshead & Paunton
  ii. Robert Sherard of Lobthorpe
  iii. Anne Sherard probably of this generation
  m. George Mackworth of Empingham, Sheriff of Rutland (d 1536)
  C.+ other issue (dsp) - Christopher of London, William of Saxby

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Collins (1741, vol 3, Sherard, Earl of Harborough)
(2) For lower section : Collins (1741, vol 3, Sherard, Earl of Harborough), BE1883 (Sherard of Harborough), BP1934 (Sherard) with some support/input from BEB1841 (Sherard of Lopethorpe), TCP (Sherard of Leitrim and Stapleford), TCP (Harborough)
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