Entity information below is given for Thomas Shepard III (1658-1685), but many of the titles included here belonged to his grandfather Thomas Shepard I (1605-1649) and father Thomas Shepard II (1635-1677).
Thomas Shepard I left his library to TSII in his will, giving him "all my Bookes, manuscripts & paper which last named, viz: bookes, manuscripts & papers, although be propriety of my sonne Thomas yet they shall bee for the use of my wife and my other children." TSI's inventory lists "about two hundred and sixty printed bookes," valued at £100.
Thomas Shepard II left his library to TSIII in his will: "my son Thomas my whole library, both printed books & writings, which though the property of my son, shall be also, occasionally, for the use of my wife, & daughters, as they may need, and desire the perusal thereof." His inventory also values the library at £100.
Thomas Shepard III died intestate, and some of the books likely passed to descendants of his daughter Anne.