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Thomas SHERWOOD
?Mary WHEELER?
Alice SEABROOK?
Mary FITCH?
WARNING:  There is a great deal about this family group sheet that does not "add up," but I'm afraid I don't have time, right now, to straighten it out. Caveat emptor!
Husband:  Thomas SHERWOOD
Birth:  1586, England
Death:  21 Jul 1655, Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT
Disposition:  buried Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT
Other spouse:  some sources say he married first Mary WHEELER
Occupation:  carpenter

Father:  Thomas SHERWOOD (1548-1632)
or (sources differ)
Father:  Esdras SHERWOOD
Mother:  Dorcas __?__

Thomas is said to have been born in Ipswich, SFK, but just because he disembarked from Ipswich doesn't mean he was born there or even lived there.

Marriage-1:  21 Oct 1604, England
Wife-1:  Alice SEABROOK some argue TILER
Marriage-2:  said to be 1641, but was she really only 12/13 yrs old when she married?  Record below says she was 47 yrs old when she married, but then it would have been unusual (biologically impossible) for her to have had six more children.  And if she was 47 when she married Thomas, where were the children from her previous marriage(s)?  And how could she have then had a child with John Banks, when well into her 50s?  Are two different Mary FITCHes being confused?
Wife:  Mary FITCH some argue, probably incorrectly, that her maiden name is unknown
Birth:  1628/9, Bocking, ESS
Death:  1693, Rye, Westchester Co., NY 
Other spouse:  m2. John BANKS
Father:  Thomas FITCH
Mother:  Anna REEVE
Children with Alice SEABROOK:
If they were married in 1604, there must have been earlier children.
1.  Hannah/Ann SHERWOOD, b. 1619/20
2.  Rose SHERWOOD, b. 1622/3
3.  Thomas SHERWOOD, b. 1623/4
4.  Rebecca SHERWOOD, b. 1624/5
5.  Jane SHERWOOD
6.  Thomasine SHERWOOD
7.  Margaret SHERWOOD
8.  Sarah SHERWOOD
Children with Mary FITCH:
1.  Mary SHERWOOD, b. Stamford, Fairfield Co., CT; d. 28 Apr 1681, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT
2.  Stephen SHERWOOD, b. Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT; d. 1715, Rye, Westchester Co., NY
3.  Ruth SHERWOOD, b. Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT; d. 10 Sep 1699, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT; m. 26 May 1663, Joshua HOLCOMB
4.  Matthew SHERWOOD, b. 1643; d. 26 Oct 1715, Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT; buried in Old Stratfield (now Bridgeport), CT
5.  Isaac SHERWOOD, b. 1645, Hulls Farm, Fairfield Co., CT; d. ca. 1739, Westport, Fairfield Co., CT; m. Elizabeth JACKSON
6.  Abigail SHERWOOD, b. ca. 1649, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT; d. 1692
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; UK, United Kingdom, ENG, Essex, Suffolk; USA, US, United States, Connecticut, New York

Timeline
Year Location Event
1586   birth of Thomas SHERWOOD
    birth of Alice SEABROOK
1604 England marriage of Thomas SHERWOOD & Alice SEABROOK
1619/20   birth of daughter, Hannah/Ann
1622/23   birth of daughter, Rose
1623/24   birth of son, Thomas
1624/25   birth of daughter, Rebecca
1634 Ipswich to Boston on the Francis Thomas & Alice SHERWOOD and 4 children make the crossing
c1635 to Wethersfield family moves
  birth of daughter, Jane
    birth of daughter, Thomasine
    birth of daughter, Margaret
    birth of daughter, Sarah
    death of Alice (SEABROOK) SHERWOOD
1640 CT: Hartford Co.: Wethersfield Thomas SHERWOOD sells land
1640/1 to Stamford family moves
New England marriage of Thomas SHERWOOD & Mary FITCH
1643   birth of son, Matthew
1645   birth of son, Isaac
1655   death of Thomas SHERWOOD
1693   death of Mary (FITCH) SHERWOOD

Sources:

.  Henry Reed Stiles.  1904.  The History of Ancient Wethersfield, Connecticut... 2 vols. Grafton Press, New York (reprinted 1999, Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD; Broderbund CD-515).  From Vol. II:
p. 625 SHERWOOD, THOMAS, came to Boston, Apl., 1634, in the Francis, from Ipswich, Eng. with wife Alice and 4 ch.; he m. (2) Mary _____; was 48 yrs. old, wife 47; carpenter; came to Weth. prob. in 1635 and took up a home-lot--which he sold 1640 with bldgs, which he had put upon it, for £150 (See Chapt. VII, Vol. I); rem. to Stamford, 1640-1; thence to Stratford, or Fairfield, in which vicinity many of his desct's still res.; was at F. early as 1648, when his name appears on Stamford Recs. as selling ld. to John Holly.  In 1650, bo't ld. at Barlow Plains, Fairfield. Will dated 21 July, 1655, names ch. by 1st wife: Jane, Thomasine, Margaret, Sarah, Hannah, Rose & Rebecca; (by 2d wife) Steph. Matt., Mary, Ruth, Abigail, Isaac.  Est. £392; wid. Mary m. (2) John Banks, of F. His
p. 626 dau. Ruth, m. Joshua Holcomb, of Simsbury, 26 May, 1663.  Thos. Sherwood was dep. to Gen. Ct., 29 Oct., 1653, and 3 Oct., 1654. Savage gives him the following Children with their ages at time of their coming to N. Eng.
1. Ann, ae. 14.
2. Rose, ae. 11.
3.  Thomas, ae. 10.
4.  Rebecca, ae. 9.
5. Perhaps others.
Genealogy of this family in Orcutt's Hist. Stratford.
The ages of Thomas and Mary when married are difficult to reconcile with other dates.

Memorial of Thomas SHERWOOD (online at Find-A-Grave.com).
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 SEABROOKE
1587 - 1639
MARY FITCH
1619 - 1693

ERECTED BY THE
SHERWOOD KINDRED OF AMERICA
MCML

Like any memorial erected long after the fact (MCML = 1950), this plaque constitutes a secondary source, subject to possible errors made by its creators.

Ancestors of Susan Inez Sherwood. [link died]

Ancestors of Della Sue Fouts.

.  Walter Gilbert.  The Genealogy of Walter Gilbert:  Thomas Sherwood / Alice Tiler:  obviously asserts Alice's maiden name was TILER.

.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

Email from Wayne Sherwood (6 Apr 2011):
...The maiden name of Seabrook was changed to Tiler about three years ago when Leslie Maher of California found a will of Mrs. Tiler in Kettlebaston that named Thomas Sherwood as her daughter's husband and her grandchildren born by Alice as the same as you have named and the same we researchers have known...
Comment by DGM:  Just because a Mrs. TILER said her daughter married Thomas SHERWOOD, does not, in and of itself, mean Alice's maiden name was TILER.  Alice's mother may have re-married to a Mr. TILER after the death of Alice's father.  The question is:  What was the basis of everyone originally giving her surname, SEABROOK?  We need to discount that source before automatically accepting that Alice's maiden name was TILER.


Other Sources:

a.  1884.  "Queries."  New England Historical and Genealogical Register.  38(July): 344.
SHERWOOD--BRADFORD (ante, p. 84).--It was Joseph Bradford, son of Maj. William Bradford, and grandson of Gov. William, who married a Sherwood.  He married Mary (Sherwwod) Fitch, widow of Capt. Daniel Fitch, of New London, Conn., about 1716.  John Bradford, their son, was born May 20, 1717.  Mary (S.) (Fitch) Bradford died Oct. 7, 1717.  Daniel Fitch, her son by Capt. Daniel, married Sarah Sherwood.  John Bradford, her son by Joseph, married Esther Sherwood.

The town clerk of New London says no other Sherwoods appear on record at that time, and thinks Mary, Sharah and Esther to be from Fairfield, Conn.  Fairfield records mention "Mary Bradford, granddaughter of Thomas Sherwood," the emigrant of that name.

I also have two Sarahs, two Mary and one Esther, at Fairfield at this date, whose marriages I have not placed.

Can any one help me out?  Who were Mary, Sarah and Esther?
P.O. Box 55, Newark, N.J.  W.L. Sherwood.

b.  1885.  "Notes and Queries."  New England Historical and Genealogical Register.  39(Oct): 388.
FITCH--BRADFORD--SHERWOOD (REG. xxxviii, 84, 344).--Capt. Matthew2 Sherwood (Thos.1) of Stratfield (now Bridgeport, Ct.), in his will, 14th April, 1713, mentions his daughter Mary Fitch.  His widow, in her will (1726) mentions her daughter Mary Bradford.  This seems to settle the parentage of this Mary3 S.

Thomas Fitch, of Norwalk, will May 29, 1704, mentions "my dau. Mary, now the wife of Capt. Matthew Sherwood."  It seems from this that not only the father married a Mary Fitch, but the daughter Mary married a Fitch (Capt. Daniel, son Rev. James).  As seen above, her second husband was Joseph3 Bradford (William,2 William1).
Box 551, Newark, N.J. W.L. Sherwood.

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