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Families covered: Sherard of Car Colston, Sherard of Harborough, Sherard of Leitrim, Sherard of Stapleford, Sherard of Whissendine
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Robert Sherard of Stapleford (a 1402, 1417)
m. (1402) Agnes Hawberk/Harbick/Hubeck, heiress of Stapleford (dau/coheir of Sir Lawrence (or Henry) Hawberk or Harbick or Hubeck or Hubert)
1. Lawrence Sherard of Stapleford, Sheriff of Rutland then Leicestershire & Warwickshire (a 1443)
  m1. Margaret (widow of Sir Christopher Folvile)
  m2. Elizabeth (probably not Agnes) Woodford (d 1447, dau of John Woodford)
  A. Robert Sherard of Stapleford, Sheriff of Rutland (a 1450, dsps)
m. Elizabeth Durant (dau/heir of John Durant of Costmore)
  i. Joan Sherard (d newborn)
  B. Geofrey Sherard of Stapleford, Sheriff of Rutland (d 1492)
  m. (c1456) Joyce Ashby (d 1490, dau of Thomas Ashby of Loseby or Lowsby by Elizabeth Burdett)
  i. Thomas Sherard of Stapleford, Sheriff of Rutland (a 1500)
  m1. Margaret Helwell (dau/heir of John Helwell, son/heir of Sir John de Helwell)
a. George Sherard of Stapleford, Sheriff of Leicestershire (d 06.08.1575, 2nd son)
  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 and/or Lincoln)
  (A) Sir Philip Sherard of Stapleford (b 1583, dsp 23.04.1624)
  m. (c01.01.1601/5) Isabel Harpur (d 1621, dau of Sir John Harpur of Swarkston)
  (B) Sir George Sherard (b 1586, d unm 1651)
(C) Sir William Sherard of Stapleford, 1st Lord Sherard of Leitrim (bpt 01.08.1588, d 04.1640)
  William is the last mentioned by Nichols on p343 and the first mentioned on p346.
  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/heir of Sir Robert Christopher of Alford)
  (b) Bennet Sherard, 1st Earl of Harborough, 3rd Lord (b 09.10.1677, d 16.10.1732, 2nd son)
  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 (Lucy) 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)
  (a)+ other issue - Christopher (b 19.06.1666, dvpsp 19.02.1681/2), daughter (d infant), Abigal (d infant)
  (ii) Philip Sherard of Whissendine (b 1623, d 1694-5)
  m. Margaret Denton (d 1688, dau of Sir Thomas Denton of Hillersde, widow of Thomas Poulteney then Colonel William Evre)
(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 (b 13.10.1769, 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)
  ((iii)) Jane Sherard (d infant)
  m3. (25.05.1772) Dorothy Roberts (d 05.11.1781 (or 16.09.1781), dau of William Roberts of Glaiston)
((iii)) Dorothea Sophia Sherard (b 1775, d 05.11.1781)
  ((C)) Dorothy Sherard (b 10.11.1707)
  m. (04.02.1731) James Torkington of Great Stukeley (Rev., son of James)
  ((D))+ other issue (d young/unm) - John (d 1746), Daniel (d 1744), Philip (d 14.09.1790, Lt. General), Lucy (d 1751), Elizabeth (d 1765), Anne, Anne (2nd), Lucy (d 1781), Susan/Susannah (d 1765), Ursula (d 1745)
  ((2)) Margaret Sherard
m. John Gilbert, Achbishop of York (b 18..0.1693, d c09.08.1761, son of Rev. John)
  ((A)) Emma Gilbert (b 28.07.1729, d 26.12.1807, only child)
  m. (06.08.1761) George Edgecumbe, 1st Earl of Mount Edgecumbe
  ((3))+ other issue (d young/unm) - Henry, William, Bennet, Elizabeth, Margaret Ursula, Dorothy, Catharine, Mary (d 1764)
  (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 (Reding of Godeby))
  ((A)) Margaret Sherard, heiress of Carr Colston (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/dsp 1738), 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 1624-6, d 1670)
  m. (31.07.1651) Anne Croppenberg or Crockenbury of London (d 1669)
  (iv) Francis Sherard (b 1630, dsp 1682)
m. Elizabeth Williams (dau/heir of Richard Williams of Denton)
  (v) Anne Sherard (b 1625, d 06.03.1679/80)
  m. (04.10.1655) Nicholas Knowles, 'Earl of Banbury' (b 03.01.1630/1, d 14.03.1673)
  (vi)+ other issue (d unm) - Henry (d 1665), John (d 1639), Emelin (b 1622, d 1648), Abigail (d 07.06.1648), Elizabeth (b 1633)
  (D) Rose Sherard (b 1591)
  m. John Sherard of Lobthorpe (b c1584)
(2) Margaret Sherard
  m. Gilbert Berry (Bury) of Easton
  (3) Joyce Sherard (dsp)
  m. Edward Beresford
  (4) Elizabeth Sherard
  m. William Smith of Cunnington
  (A)+ isue - Elizabeth, Mary
  (5) Margaret Sherard
m. William Durant (son/heir of John of Cotesmore)
  (6)+ other issue - Thomas (dsp), Helen (d unm), Dorothy (d unm)
  b. Anne Sherard 
  m. (Anthony) Ellis of Swineshead & Paunton
  c.+ other issue - Geoffrey (a 1524), Thomas
  m2. Anne Dorell
  e daughter
  ii. Robert Sherard of Lobthorpe (4th son)
  m1. Anne Digby (dau of Rowland Digby of Welby)
  m2. Ellen Poole of Wellcotts
  iii. Anne Sherard probably of this generation
  m. George Mackworth of Empingham, Sheriff of Rutland (d 1536)
  iv.+ other issue - William, Lawrence
  C. Anne Sherard
  m. John Mallory of Walton & South Croxton
  D.+ other issue (dsp) - Christopher of London, William of Saxby (a 1450)

Main source(s): 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John NichoÏs, vol 2, part 1, 1795, p343 & 346 with notes on p348), 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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