Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Francis Sherwood

Male Bef 1612 - 1667  (> 55 years)

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  • Name Francis Sherwood 
    Born Bef 1612  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Jan 1667  Accomack County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24426  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 

    Family Margaret MNU Sherwood,   d. 16 Oct 1666, Accomack County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Hugh Sherwood,   b. 1632, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1711, Huntington, Talbot County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     2. Philip Sherwood,   b. Bef 1639, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1684, Sittingbourne Parish, Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years)  [natural]
     3. Daniel Sherwood,   d. Nov 1697, Talbot County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F4015  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Contributed by: James Hughes
      Title Sherwood, Francis.
      Publication 1666.
      Gen. note Part of index to Accomack County Wills and Administrations (1663-1800)
      Note Page 40a-41. Adms. bond rec. 9 Jan. 1666.
      Page 41. Inv. & appr. rec. 9 Jan. 1666.
      Deeds & Wills, 1664-1671 (Reel 1)
      1650-1652 Northumberland County, Virginia Deed & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 66
      abt July 12, 1651
      KNOW ALL. MEN by these presents that I FRANCIS SHERWOOD of NOMINY County of Northumberland, Planter, doe give (marke of cattle & hoggs) a cropp on ye left eare and a slitt in the right eare. This is testifyeth by WALTER BRODHURST

      1653-1657 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills; [Beverley Fleet];
      p.31. Agreement. 24 Oct 1653. Fran: Sherwood with Tho Hawkins. That Sherwood set up for Mr Hawkins, at the head of Nominy River, 150 "pannell of posts and railes five railes to the pannell sufficiently performed by the said Sherwood to keepe out hoggs and Cattle". Also binds himself to keep Wm Thomas harmless from any damage suit that may arise. The posts "to be Locus or Chesnutt". The work to be finished the last of March. Signed The marke of Fran: Sherwood
      Edward Thompson
      John Wood
      Red 12 Jan 1654/5.
      1653-1657 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills; [Beverley Fleet];
      p.42. "John Redman aged 32 yeares of thereabouts being sworne and examined saith That he this Depon't being at Mr Brodhursts house this last Spring in an evening see Robert Sharpe John Wood and Francis Sherwood there The said Wood and Sherwood signed a Bill unto Mr Brodhurst for Tob'co then the said Mr Brodhurst examined Robert Sharpe and John Wood concerning Hugh Jones his Will and tooke it in writing an tolde them they must be sworne to it But this Depon't did not see them sweare to it nor did he see Mr Speke there at that time And further saith not Joh Redman his marke 1 Octo 1655 Jurat in Cur"
      1653-1657 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills; [Beverley Fleet];
      p.49. Patent. 12th - 1653. Richd Bennett Esqr Gov etc to John Wood, 1200 acres in Northumberland Co. 250 acres thereof on E side Nominy River opposite the land of Mr Lewis Burwell, the land of Gabriel Odger, W on a branch of Nominy River and on S side of Vasahisan path. And 600 acres part thereof on a branch of Nominy River opposite Mr John Rosier's land, etc)* The residue 350 acres adj laud of Gabriel Odyer, etc. A part of the entry is torn away here. It appears to be that 250 acres was granted to Tho Phillips 16 Sept 1651 and by him assigned to Tho Hawkins, and by Hawkins assigned to Fancis Sherwood and Jno Wood, which said Sherwood assigned his right to Jno Wood. And that 600 acres thereof being to John Wood by patent dated 1 Aug 1653. And 350 acres for transporting 7 persons. Signed Rd Bennett
      W Claiborne Seer
      p.49. John Wood assigns and sells to Tho Bacon and Francis Sherwood the above patent with crop, stock, etc. 12 Sept 1655.
      Wits Edward Thompson Signed John Wood
      Th Wilsford
      Ack and rec 20 Nov 1655
      1653-1657 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills; [Beverley Fleet];
      p.62. Entry mutilated. Francis Sherwood assigns all interest in "this Pattent" to - - , possibly Tho Wilsford. 20 Aug 1656, Signed Fran: Sherwood. The name of one witness destroyed, the other Alex Baynham. That part of margin which ordinarily shows by whom the land was originally patented and the folio recorded is torn away.
      1653-1657 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills; [Beverley Fleet];:
      p.81. Entry mutiliated. Appears to be an inventory of the estate of David Sherwood appraised by John Redman and Edmund Brent. About 12 items. Total and date destroyed. Evidently recorded 20 Aug 1657.
      1653-1657 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills; [Beverley Fleet];
      p.90. P of A. 11 Dec 1657. Gabriel Odyer to Mr Edward Thomson to collect debts due from Ralph Elston and Francis Sherwood deceased of any administrater. Signed Gabriel Odyer
      John Paine his marke
      Wm Robinson his marke
      Rec. 21 Dec 1657

      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.moonrakers.org.uk/md/Probate-Docs/waout0.html
      URL title: Abstracts of Probate Documents before 1858 (Hungerford,Wantage,etc)
      Administration of the estate of alexander hidden of shaw yeoman. Bond to thomas hidden the son and francis rowland son-in-law. Mark of francis (X) roland signature of thomas hidden Administration granted 13 may 1643 to thomas hidden of speenhamland, shoemaker and francis rowland of donnington , taylor. Inventory of the goods of alexander hidden of shaw taken by thomas blissett and robert lawrence 1 may 1643. [his wealth is all in debts due to him including £11-13s-0d from john hidden of thatcham, john giles of speen, francis sherwood of shaw, john awbery, john stanbrook, and john parsons of cheveley]. Total £86-5s-6d. Signes thomas blissett and robert lawrence. [ note at the foot of the inventory from mr john royston commissioner to the commissioner at oxford (?) explaining that the administrators are thomas hidden the son and francis rowland son-in-law.] [ a note in latin states that the inventory was exhibited at oxford on 29 may 1643]

      will of henry williams of soley, yeoman dated 20 may 1646 to robert collard, parson 20s mr john clark vicar of hungerford 20s edmund stevens gent of hungerford 20s for pulpit cloth and cushion £5 wife alce[?] williams to daniel morgan and elizabeth his wife of chilton friend susan beade[?] of shawe widow £5 bridgett sherwood wife of francis sherwood of shawe 20s to my kinsman edward joanes the elder of marlboro' 20s and to his son edward jones 20s to my godson thomas holloway £5 to my godaughter marie kember £5 and her sister elizabeth 20s to anne and elizabeth whiteing daughters of james whiting of chilton foliat 50s each forgives john morgan of chilton all debts john r[?]eeves my godson and his kinsman john kember the elder house on lease from sir francis popham kt. joint executors: john kember the elder and thomas holloway the elder of leverton to henry parkes and christian his now wife overseers: edmund stevens and robert seymor of north hidden, yeoman probate to executo! rs named in the will 1647
      URL title: Supplement to Early Settlers Query
      Sherwood, Edward
      4:576 Film No.:
      Transported by 1661
      MSA SC 4341-

      Sherwood, Francis
      1:205 Film No.:
      In Maryland by 1646
      MSA SC 4341-

      Sherwood, Francis
      AA:486 Film No.:
      Transported 1662
      Transcript. 6:268
      MSA SC 4341-

      Sherwood, James
      5:238 Film No.:
      Transported by 1662
      MSA SC 4341-

      If this is correct and William Sr had no children then maybe William Jr. was the son of Francis.

      Sherwood, having no children, by his will, left all his land, with the exception of twenty-eight and one-half acres at Block House hill (which he gave by deed to his nephew, John Jarrett), to his widow Rachel for life, and after her death to Sir Jeffrey Jeffreys, of London. Rachel Sherwood (previously Rachel, widow of Richard James), married Edward Jaquelin, son of John Jaquelin, of Kent County, England and Elizabeth Craddock his wife; and in 1704, Jeffreys surrendered all his title to Rachel's new husband, estimating the area at 400 acres.

      The Cradle of the Republic: Jamestown and James River
      By Lyon Gardiner Tyler
      http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC02053984&id=VLapORIdin4C&pg=RA1-PA84 &lpg=RA1-PA84&dq=%22william+sherwood%22,+%22rachel%22

      Cavaliers and Pioneers Patent Book 3 page 246
      John Wood 1200 acres Northumberland Co. 12Oct 1653, p 35.
      250 acres upon the Easternmost side of Nomini River opposite to land of Mr. Lewis Burwell Beg at a swamp dividing this and the land of Gabriel Odgit, Extendeing nigh sd river, West upon a branch of same upon the South side of a Vasatican path, Sourth &c, 600 acres beg where the former land ends upon a branch of Nomini River opposite to Mr Rosiers land and running West &c 350 acres beg at a corner tree of sd "Odgier running South &c 250 acres formerly granted unto Thoms Phillips 16 Sept 1651 and by him assigned to Thomas Hawkins who assigned to Francis Sherwood & John Wood, which sd Sherwood assigned his right to Sd Wood; 600 acres granted sd Wood 1 Aug 1652 for transport of 7 persons
      Cavaliers and Pioneers Patent Book 3 page 285
      Robert Warren 100acres Northampton Co. No date [July 1653], p 246
      Incomplete. Mentions King Creek and Mr John Cotton. Trans of 2 persons, Jane Sherwood, Rebecca Harswell
      Cavaliers and Pioneers Patent Book 5 page 472/3
      Francis Sherwood, 400 acres Northampton County, 14 Jan 1663, p 242
      At Matchotanke Cr., bounded on West by land of Nicholas Wadilow, South by maine Cr and running Nly towards Anacocke. Grnted to Dr. George Hacke, 23 Sep 1661, by him sold to Edward Baker, who reassigned to sd Hacke, who assigned to sd Sherwood.
      1666-1679 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 9
      Joseph Newton, 400 acres accordingly &c Accomack Co. 17 Apr 1667, p29
      Granted to Francis Sherwood, dec'd found to escheat &c undier Col John Stringer, Esch'r 20 Dec 1666 and now granted &c.
      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=166&last=&g_p=P5&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Sherwood, Francis.
      Publication 14 January 1663.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 400 acres at Machotank Creek, adjoining the land of Nicholas Waddilow, etc.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), Page 166 (Reel 5).

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