Perkins, Thank Ye The Lord 1 2a

Birth Name Perkins, Thank Ye The Lord
Nick Name Thankful
Also Known As ThanksLord
Gender female
Age at Death more than 65 years, 6 months, 2 days


"Thank Ye The Lord" aka ThanksLord aka Thankful married Ralph Sheperd in London, England and came to Massachusetts in The Great English Migration of the 1630's.

I see her maiden name was Perkins. They were Puritans -
They found their marriage record in London 1632 - "Ralph Sheaphearde and ThanksLord Perkins"

They sailed to America in 1635 on the ship Abigail. She was pregnant with her 2nd child at the time.

Long biography here -

A special Mother's Day page for her -


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1609-06-30 Towchester, Northamptonshire, England    
Death after 1675 Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts    
Event Note

Several land records in Malden name Ralph "with the assent and consent of Thankslord my wife" and she "acknowledged" a deed giving some property in Concord to their son-in-law Walter Power** on March 28, 1675. This is the last date we have for her. Her date of death and place of burial are unknown.

Christening 1612 Towchester, Northamptonshire, England    
Burial 1693 Old Rock Cemetery, Middlesex County, Massachusetts    


Family of Shepherd (Shepard), Ralph and Perkins, Thank Ye The Lord

Married Husband Shepherd (Shepard), Ralph ( * 1603/1606 + 1693-08-20 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1632-05-21 , Towcester, Northampton, England marriage of "Ralph Sheaphearde and ThanksLord Perkins"  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Shepherd, Anne
Shepard, Mary1660/16611686-12-21
Shepard, Sarah1633-08-061719-12-22
Shepherd, Thomas1635-04-051719-09-17
Shepard, John16371699-12-15
Shepard, Isaac1639-06-201676-02-12
Shepard, Trial1641-02-101708-02-22
Shepherd, Abraham1642-03-071716-02-22
Shepard, Walter16431719
Shepard, Thanks1650-02-10after 1669
Shepard, Jacob1653-06-161676-02-12
Shepherd, Ralph16561712-06-26
Shepard, Daniel16591686-12-21
  LDS Ordinance
Type Date Temple Place Status Sources
sealed_to_spouse 1945-01-04 SLAKE      

Latter-Day Saints/ LDS Ordinance

Type Date Temple Place Status Sources
baptism 1890-06-03        
endowment 1904-02-25        

Source References

  1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Ancestral File (TM)
  2. various: Find A Grave
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