A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

Shield Family of Gloucestershire by Sue Stead

The Shield Family – Farmers of Gloucestershire

Researched and written by the late Susan Rosemary Stead (neé Shield) for her father Alan Edward Shield.

Sue’s family own the copyright of this article and photographs should not be copied without their permission.

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Many of the Shields were Parish Clerks of Tytherington so you may also like to see Sue’s essay on Parish Officials:

Pedigree of the Shield Family

Henry Shilde (-1569) alias James and Jane (-1579)

of Pamington, Ashchurch


John Shilde alias James (1532-1582) and Elinor (-1615)

of Pamington, Ashchurch


Henry Shield (1565-1609) and Edith Higgins (-1637)

of Ashchurch and Tytherington


William Shield (-1670) and Catherine Webb (-1664)

of Tytherington


Henry Shield (-1684) and Sarah (-1705)

Husbandman of Tytherington


Thomas Shield (-1720) and Ann Smith

Shearman of Tytherington

 James Shield I (1710-1773) and Mary Pullen (1713-1798)


 James Shill (Shield) II (1745-1816) and Sarah Luce (1763-1824)

Farmer of Tytherington

James Shield III (1790-1875) and Mary Isaac (1797-1881)

Farmer of Barmer’s Land, Tytherington

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6 comments on “Shield Family of Gloucestershire by Sue Stead

  1. Jacky Stockley
    August 11, 2016

    Dear Sue,

    I am the grand-daughter of Gladys & Herbert Woodman. The information you have gathered is amazing & I would love to talk to you.

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  3. Michael Adams
    February 20, 2017

    Fantastic….love the detail. My great- Grandmother is Elizabeth Adams (Shield) and lived to 104 yrs. I can’t imagine the amount of research done on this so well done and thankyou.

  4. Laura Percival
    February 22, 2020

    Dear Sue, Thanks to you I now know the circumstances of my great great grand mother’s,Julia Adelaide Andrews (nee Shield/ Martin), birth. I didn’t even know her mother’s maiden name. Your efforts are much appreciated.

  5. Sue Stead
    February 23, 2020

    I’m so glad you found it helpful. Julia Adelaide was baptised at Alveston on 8 Sep 1833 as Hannah SHEIL, daughter of Hannah Marton, single woman. Thomas Shield and Hannah Martin didn’t marry until 6 Mar 1845 also at Alveston.

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