Alice Sewell (Willoughby) (c.1608 - 1644)

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Birthplace: King's Stanley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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About Alice Sewell (Willoughby)


Alice Willougby is Captain Thomas Willoughby's sister not daughter


The area [Sewell's Point] was originally named in the 17th century after Henry Sewell, an Englishman who arrived in Virginia sometime prior to 1632 and married Alice Willoughby, daughter of Thomas Willoughby, a prominent magistrate.[1]

Later, variations in spelling were used, such as Seawells Point, and Sewall Point. The common spelling today is Sewells Point.


Ann Willoughby-Sewell was the daughter of Capt. Thomas Sewell and Eliabeth Clemence Middletown. Henry Sewell and Alice Willoughby came from England and settled at Sewell's Point Virginia, (now known as Norfolk Naval Base) in 1626-1632. Both Henry and Alice died on the same day in 1644. Cause of death is unknown. They had at least nine children: Stephen (-) Elizabeth (1550-1720) Jane (1625-1692) Mary (1628-1645) Ann (1631-1706) Elizabeth (1638-1691) Henry Younger (1639-1662) Samuel (1640-) Nicholas (1655-1737)

Records reflect that Henry Sewell and his wife died before the Indian uprising of 1644 and were both buried in the church chancel of the Elzabeth River Parish in Norfolk (which is now the Naval Airforce Base)

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Alice Sewell (Willoughby)'s Timeline

King's Stanley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Age 20
Age 26
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
February 20, 1644
Age 36
Norfolk, Virginia, United States