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Thomas Sherwood, Sr
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Birth: Dec. 24, 1586
Nottinghamshire, England
Death: Jul. 21, 1656
Stratford
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

Thomas SHERWOOD was the son of an unknown mother and Thomas SHERWOOD of England.

FIRST MARRIAGE: 21 Oct 1618 in England. First wife was Alice TILER. Her last name is given as Seabrook in many old genealogies but research into county records supports Alice's relationship to her parents and as wife of this Thomas Sherwood. [Mahler]

They had seven or eight children but only the four youngest immigrated with their parents. The older children were probably married.

IMMIGRATION: Ship "Frances" Apr 1634, at age 48 with wife, Alice, age 47, and children: Anna 14, Rose 11, Thomas 10, and Rebecca 9. [Savage]

SECOND MARRIAGE: In 1641 he married Mary (last name unknown) in Stamford, Fairfield Co, CT. An unmarried woman by the name of Mary ONGE sailed with the Sherwoods. It is possible she became the second Mrs. Sherwood, but unless a source is eventually found for this, proof of Mary's maiden name will remain a mystery.

Their known children:

1) Isaac Sherwood b. 1645 d. 1684.

RESIDENCE: Wethersfield with first settlers, 1635, sold his land to George Wyllys, 25 Mar 1640 and moved to Stamford until 1641, then Fairfield 1648, when he sold to John Holly and settled in Fairfield.

RELATIONSHIP: He may have been related to Thomas Morehouse, whose holdings adjoined his in Wethersfield, and who accompanied him in his subsequent migrations. -Jacobus, p 548


Sources: "The Parentage of Alice Tiler, First Wife of Thomas Sherwood of Wethersfield, Stamford, and Fairfield, Connecticut" (TAG 82:211-13 July 2007).

WILL: dated 21 Jul 1655, proved 25 Oct 1655; children by former wife, Thomas, Jane, Tamsen, Margaret, Sarah, Hannah, Rose, Rebecca; wife Mary, and children by her, Stephen, Matthew, Mary, Ruth, Abigail, Isaac

DEED: 18 Jan 1658/59 "John Banks hath married Mary Sherwood the relict." [Fairfield Deeds]

GOVERNMENT: Deputy to Connecticut General Court from Stratford 1650, 1653. 1654

Much gratitude to Nareen for creating this page originally and being diligent enough to photograph Thomas' monument. Thanks to his other descendants for remembering him and both of his wives so richly. And to Genevieve Sherwood Bullock, for providing new sources. Additional thanks to Stephen Meadows-Ryan for providing additional research on his page for Thomas Sherwood. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Alice Seabrook Sherwood (1587 - 1639)
  Mary Fitch Sherwood (1619 - 1693)
  Mary Sherwood Banks (1619 - 1693)*
  Alice Tiler Sherwood (1585 - 1638)*
  Alice Tiler Sherwood (1587 - 1636)*
 
 Children:
  Tamison Sherwood Clock (____ - 1807)*
  Thomasine Sherwood Belden (1615 - ____)*
  Rose Sherwood Rumball Barlow Nash (1620 - 1699)*
  Thomas Sherwood (1624 - ____)*
  THOMAS Sherwood (1624 - 1698)*
  Jane Sherwood Merritt (1636 - 1685)*
  Stephen Sherwood (1638 - ____)*
  Mary Sherwood Loomis (1640 - 1681)*
  Ruth Sherwood Holcombe (1643 - 1699)*
  Isaac Sherwood (1645 - 1684)*
  Abigail Sherwood Lockwood (1649 - ____)*
  Mary Sherwood Tibbals (1650 - 1681)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
See picture.

In Memory of THOMAS SHERWOOD
1586 - 1655
Puritan - Pioneer - Ancestor
A founder of New England, A First Settler of Fairfield, Deputy to the General Court, Committeeman, Soldier of the Pequot War, and His Wives,
Alice Tiler, 1587 - 1639
Mary Fitch, 1619 - 1693
Erected by the Sherwood Kindred of America MCML
 
Burial:
Old Burying Ground
Fairfield
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
 
Maintained by: D. Goodboe
Originally Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Jul 09, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9072676
Thomas Sherwood, Sr
Added by: Nareen, et al
 
Thomas Sherwood, Sr
Added by: Nareen, et al
 
Thomas Sherwood, Sr
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Added by: S.N. Clarkson
 
 
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To my 10 X Great Grandfather. Thank you for being as brave as you were!
- Shirley Hoard
 Added: Jun. 9, 2016

- Hope MELSON Larson
 Added: Apr. 15, 2016

- J.L.
 Added: Oct. 20, 2015
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