'Sherard1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Chettleton (Schirard) of Chettleton, Schirard (Sherard) of Thornton
[When this page was reviewed & expanded on 14.03.23 using Nichols, what had been the lower section was moved to a new Sherard2.]

Schirard or Scirard (a temp William the Conqueror who r. 1066-1087)
1. Peter Schirard of Chettleton in Staffordshsire & Badington in Cheshire (a temp Stephen who r. 1136-1154)
  A. William Schirard of Chettleton (d 1165)
i. Robert de Chettleton of Chettleton
  a. Henry de Chettleton
  (1) Sir William de Chettleton
  (A) Matthew de Chettleton (a 1240)
  m. _ Clayton (dau of William Clayton)
  (i) William de Chettleton (a 1279, dsp)
  (ii) Anabella de Chettleton
  m. William de Bromley
2. Richard de Launcelin of Launcelin, Cheshire
3. Robert Schirard of Broomhall, etc., Cheshire this line followed by Collins
  A. Walter Schirard (d 1185)
  i. Humphrey Schirard of Thornton, Cheshire (d 1191)
  a. Thomas Schirard of Thornton
  m. _ Lemingham (a 1192, dau of William Lemingham)
  (1) Robert Schirard or Sherard of Thornton (a 1263)
  m. _ Birmingham (dau of Thomas Birmingham)
  (A) Sir Thomas Sherard of Thornton (a temp Henry III who r. 1216-1272)
  m. Joan Entwistle (a 1271, dau of Sir John Entwistle or Antwessel)
  (i) ?? Sherard
  (ii) Edmund Sherard (a 1283)
  m. Mary Grosvenor (d 1293 (or 1297-8), dau of Thomas Grosvenor of Cheshire)
  (a) William Sherard (d 1301)
  m. Annabella Bredshall (dau of John de Bredshall or Bridsal)
  ((1)) Thomas Sherard
  m. _ Ratcliff (dau of John Ratcliff)
  ((A)) William Sherard (d 1304)
  m. Margaret Brabazon (sister/heir of Roger Brabazon)
  ((B)) Isabell Sherard
  m. _ Holford
  ((2)) William Sherard (d 1304)
  m. (Margaret?) Ashton (dau of John Ashton of Ashton, Lancashire)
  ((A)) Hugh Sherard (dvpsp)
  ((B)) William Sherard of Chettleton (a 1342)
m. Elizabeth Venables (dau of Thomas Venables)
  ((i)) Sir Robert Sherard (a 1343)
  m. _ Eyton (heir)
  ((a)) George Sherard (a 1375)
  m. Joan Berners (dau of Richard Berners)
  (((1))) Robert Sherard of Stapleford (a 1402, 1417)
  m. Agnes/Anne Hawberk or Harbick or Hubeck
  ((b))+ other issue - Walter, John (a 1381)
  ((3))+ other issue
  (2) Elizabeth Schirard
  m. Sir Thomas Norris
  (3) Anne Schirard
  m. Sir Thomas Leighton

Main source(s): 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John NichoÏs, vol 2, part 1, 1795, p343 with notes on p347), Collins (1741, vol 3, 'Sherard, Earl of Harborough')
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