Husband: Daniel Shed (1 2 3 4)
Born: 25 Jun 1620 in Finchingfield, Braintree, Essex, Eng
Married: about 1647 in Braintree, Norfolk, MA
Died: 27 Jul 1708 in Billerica, Middlesex, MA
Father: Daniel Shed
Mother: Sarah
Spouses:
Wife: Mary Gurney (5)
Born: 1628 in Gurney, England
Died: 1658/1659 in Billerica, Middlesex, MA
Father: John Gurney
Mother: Mary
Spouses:
Children
01 (M): John Shed (6 7)
Born: 02 Mar 1655 in Braintree, Norfolk, MA
Died: 31 Jan 1737 in Billerica, Middlesex, MA
Spouses: Sarah Chamberlain
Footnotes
  1. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch.com, AFN:8QP3-B3.
  2. Ancestry.com.

    history 1st Shedd in America-Lighthouse memorial
    Added by pamsweet53 on 17 Mar 2007
    I3996 Name: Daniel SHED Sex: M Birth: 1620 in Essex, England Death: 27 JUL 1708 in Billerica, Mass. Note: Daniel Shed, born in England, proably about 1620, was the progen itor of the She d family in America. The name of Daniel Shed ap pears among those of the earlie st settlers in ancient "Brantrey " as early as 1643, and, along with it, among t he founders of t his town seated on the southern shores of Massachusetts Bay, m a y be found the family names of Adams, Quincy, Barrett and Spau lding, with other s well known in later American history. It see ms evident that Daniel Shed cam e to Braintree a youth or youn g bachelor of small means, arrived there or becam e of age too l ate to become an original proprietor and grantee of lands, and d i d not have the means to purchase an estate. So about the tim e of his marriage in 1646 he had leased for a term of years fro m Rev. William Thompson the 120-ac re neck granted to the latte r in 1639/40, and on account of Daniel Shed being t he first res ident on the tract it came to be generally known as "Shed's Neck ." Here he evidently lived about twelve years until 1658, whe n perhaps the expira tion of his lease or the destruction of hi s house by fire together with the ope ning up of cheap land in t he new town of Billerica on the then frontiers induce d him to m ove to the latter place. In 1916 the Shedd Family Association se cur ed a small plot of land on the crest of the Neck and erecte d thereon a memorial to Daniel Shed in the form of a lighthouse , consisting of a column of Quincy g ranite about twenty feet hi gh surmounted by a substantial glass and copper lant ern enclosi ng a powerful incandescent electric light. A bronze tablet on t he b ase of the column bears the following inscription: A Memor i al to Daniel Shed An original settler and r esident here in ol d Braintree 1642-1658 His descendants to the tenth generatio n erect this shaft to commemorate his life. They dedic ate it t o the City of Quincy and as a beacon to the Sailors Snug Harbo r which for ove r 60 years has occupied the land once tilled b y their ancest or for whom it was for the first century calle d Shedds Neck a name that it is hoped may now b e restored. Ere cted August 1916 by The Shedd Family Association To summariz e in brief our knowledge of th e life of our first ancestor as c onveyed by records and inference we may say th at he was born pr oably between 1620 and 1625 in England whence he came as a you t h or a young man perhaps just of age to make a home for himsel f in America. H e landed about 1643, proably at Boston, being t hen unmarried, but about 1646 ac quired a wife at Braintree wher e they had seven children. She died in 1658-9, and a few month s later he married a second wife and settled in Billerica, Mass . , where he had four more children and died 27 July 1708, proba bly aged about ei ghty-eight years. Of his eleven children we k now the full history execept of one daughter Susan who doubtles s died young: five sons and five daughters grew to maturity an d made homes of their own, into all of which, except two daught e rs, children came to cheer the grandparents' lives. Hannah, t he second daughte r, died in 1672, a young bride of but a few mo nths; then Mary and Daniel, the f irst born and the first son, a few years later died in the prime of their lives, but each lea ving several children from whom have descended honorable posteri ty . Father: Daniel SHED b: 1596/1597 in Finchingfield, England Mother: Sarah UNKNOWN b: 1597 in Finchingfield, England Marriage 1 Mary GURNEY b: ABT 1628 in England Married: 1646 in Braintree, Essex, Massachusetts Children Zechariah SHED b: 17 JUN 1656 in Braintree, Mass. Mary SHED b: 1 OCT 1647 in Braintree, Mass. Daniel SHED b: 30 AUG 1649 in Braintree, Mass. Hannah SHED b: 7 SEP 1651 in Braintree, Mass. John SHEDD b: 2 MAR 1655 in Billerica, Ma Elizabeth SHED b: 17 JUN 1656 in Braintree, Mass. Sarah SHED b: 30 OCT 1658 in Braintree, Mass. Marriage 2 Elizabeth UNKNOWN Married: 1659 Children Samuel SHED b: 13 AUG 1660 in Billerica, Mass. Susan SHED b: 28 DEC 1662 in Billerica, Mass. Eunice SHED b: 19 March 1664/5 in Billerica, Mass. Nathan SHED b: 5 Feb. 1668/9 in Billerica, Mass.

  3. Ibid.

    Daniel Shed - (aka Shedd) 1620-1708
    .commentAuthor { color: #777; font-style:italic; margin: 5px 0; font-size: 8px; } Added by MargaretMastor on 23 Mar 2007
    Daniel Shed, (aka Shedd) Birth: 25 Jun 1620, in Finchingfield County, Braintree, Essex, England. Christening: 25 Jun 1620, in Finchingfield County, , Essex, England Death: 27 Jul 1708, in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts. About eight-eight years of age. Burial: 27 Jul 1708, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Father: Daniel Shed, b: between 1596/1597, in Finchingfield County, Braintree, Essex, England. Mother: Sarah Maiden Name Unknown, b: 1597, in Finchingfield, Braintree, Essex, England. At Shed's Neck, Quincy, Massachusetts, there has been erected "A Memorial to Daniel Shed - An Original Settler and Resident here in Old Braintree; 1642 - 1658." "In 1916 the Shedd Family Association secured a small plot of land on the crest of the Neck and erected thereon a memorial to Daniel Shed in the form of a lighthouse, consisting of a column of Quincy granite about twenty feet high surmounted by a substantial glass and copper lantern enclosing a powerful incandescent electric light. A bronze tablet on the base of the column bears the following inscription: A Memorial to Daniel Shed An original settler and resident here in old Braintree 1642-1658 His descendants to the tenth generation erect this shaft to commemorate his life. They dedicate it to the City of Quincy andas a beacon to the Sailors Snug Harbor which for over 60 years has occupied the and once tilled by their ancestor for whom it was for the first century called Shedds Neck a name that it is hoped may now be restored. Erected August 1916 by The Shedd Family Association." Daniel Shed emigrated from Finchingfield, Essex to Braintree, Massachusetts in 1643. (He does not appear on the Protestion Roll of Feb 1641/2, indicating he had left Finchingfield by that time.) He is thought to have come over during a wave of Puritan emigration that saw 25,000 people leave for the new world. Unfortunately, there are no records of this passage. 1643: Daniel Shed first appears in New England records in Braintree, Massachusetts, in 1643. It seems that he came to Braintree as a youth or young bachelor of small monetary means; arriving there or coming of age too late to become an original proprietor, grantee of lands or to purchase an estate. 1643: The name of Daniel Shed appears among those of the earliest settlers and founders of ancient "Brantrey" as early as 1643. 1645: Per records in Boston, Daniel is listed as one of the Braintree men who petitioned the General Court before Oct 1645, for land for a new plantation. 1646: About 1646, Daniel Shed acquired a wife, Mary Gurney, in Braintree, Massachusetts. (The couple was to have seven children.) 1646: About the time of his first marriage, in 1646, he had leased for a term of years, from Rev. William Thompson, the 120-acre neck granted to the latter in 1639/40. On account of Daniel Shed being the first resident on the tract of land, it came to be generally known as "Shed's Neck." Here he evidently lived about twelve years, until 1658, when perhaps the expiration of his lease or the destruction of his house by fire; together with the opening up of cheap land in the new town of Billerica on the then frontiers induced him to move to the latter place. 1659: With Thomas Foster and others, Daniel Shed removed to Billerica in 1659; receiving land in the second allotment on 19 Nov 1685. He lived at what was called Shed's Neck, now Germantown, in Quincy, that neck then being part of Edmund Quincy's grant. 1659: In 1659, he bought of George Willice the original "right" of Joseph Parker, an eight acre lot. "The house lot was "twenty and three acres of land, be it more or lesse, lying upon the township, and is bounded by Jacob Browne on the North; by the [Rev] Mr. Whiting on the South; by Concord river West, and by the highway by ye brooke on ye East; also, he is bounded on the South partly by Jon Sternes, his land upon ye township; also, it is divided neere ye East end by Concord road lying crosse it four poles wide." 1688: Daniel Shed is shown on the "list of ye Number of Males and Rateable estate" as of 24 Aug 1688, in the amount of 05s. Uknown Date: Daniel and his son John were members of the Rev. Samuel Whiting's garrison in Billerica, Massachusetts. -------------------------------------------------------------- Marriage 1: Mary Gurney, b: 1628, in England. She died in 1658/1659. Married: About 1646, in Braintree, Norfolk, (Worcester), Massachusetts. Children of Daniel Shed and Mary Gurney Shed: 1. Mary Shed, b: 8 Mar 1647/48, in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, (OR 1 Oct 1647). She married John Marshall. 2. Daniel Shed, b: 30 Aug 1649, in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts. He died in 1690. He married Ruth Moore. 3. Esther Shed, b: 1650, in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts. She married John Nye. 4. Hannah Shed, b: 7 Sep 1651, in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Died, 1672, a young bride of but a few months. She married Thomas Rogers.

  4. WikiTree.com, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Shed-4.

    Daniel Shed
    Born 25 Jun 1620 in Finchingfield, Braintree, Essex, England
    ANCESTORS ancestors
    Son of Daniel Shed and Sarah (Unknown) Shed
    [sibling(s) unknown]
    Husband of Elizabeth Gurney — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
    Husband of Mary (Gurney) Shed — married 1646 in Braintree, Massachusetts
    Husband of Elizabeth (Unknown) Shed — married 1659 in Braintree, Massachusetts
    DESCENDANTS descendants
    Father of Elizabeth (Shedd) Pierce, Mary (Shed) Rogers, Esther (Shed) Nye, John Shed, Sarah Shed, Samuel Shed and Nathan Shed
    Died 3 Jul 1708 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts

  5. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch.com, AFN:92CL-S6.
  6. Ibid., AFN:92CL-HM.
  7. WikiTree.com, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Shed-3.

    John Shed
    Born 2 Mar 1655 in Billerica, Massachusetts
    ANCESTORS ancestors
    Son of Daniel Shed and Mary (Gurney) Shed
    Brother of Elizabeth (Shedd) Pierce, Mary (Shed) Rogers, Esther (Shed) Nye, Sarah Shed [half], Samuel Shed [half] and Nathan Shed [half]
    Husband of Sarah (Chamberlain) Shed — married 9 Jan 1677 in Billerica, Massachusetts
    DESCENDANTS descendants
    Father of Dorothy (Shed) Danforth
    Died 31 Jan 1737 in Billerica, Massachusetts

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