The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Sheppard, Hon. Edmund
Sheppard, Hon. Edmund, sometime Puisne Judge of Queensland, was the fourth son of Samuel Sheppard, of Taunton, Somerset, and was born at Taunton on Nov. 1st, 1826. He was educated at Taunton and in London, was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in June 1857, and went to Sydney shortly afterwards. He married, firstly, in July 1860, Mary Grace, daughter of the late C. E. Murray, of Sydney, who died in June 1869. He practised at the bar in Sydney, and in 1866 was appointed District Court Judge of Queensland. Judge Sheppard married, secondly, in Dec. 1871, Adela, daughter of the late E. J. Murray, solicitor, of London. He became Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland on July 17th, 1874; and died in London on Dec. 22nd, 1882.