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Henry Sherman, Sr.

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Birthplace: Dedham, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Dedham, Essex, England
Place of Burial: Parish Churchyard, Dedham, Essex, England
Immediate Family:

Husband of Margery Sherman
Father of Henry Sherman, Jr.

Occupation: Clothier
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About Henry Sherman, of Dedham & Colchester

4.  Henry (Sr.) Sherman  b: Abt. 1510 in Dedham d: Bef. July 25, 1590 in Dedham + Agnes ? d: October 14, 1580 in Dedham

Sources

  1. http://www.soysite.com/SOYdescendants/index.html
  2. Sherman genealogy including families of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, England: some descendants of the immigrants, Captain John Sherman, Reverend John Sherman, Edmund Sherman and Samuel Sherman, and the descendents of Honorable Roger Sherman and Honorable Charles R. Sherman (Google eBook) Thomas Townsend Sherman. T. A. Wright, 1920 - 474 pages. Page 3. "Henry Sherman, of Dedham & Colchester, clothier, whose will was proved July 25, 1590 ..."

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Oct 13, 2006  letter from Michael Wood - noted genealogist - to an open forum on RootsWeb..

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Several hundred databases on worldconnect.rootsweb.com say that Henry Sherman of Dedham, Essex, clothier, who died in 1590, was son of Thomas Sherman of Yaxley, Suffolk, d. 1551. I am sending this message in batches, as time permits, to the creators of the 181 databases (as at 1 Oct 2006) on which Henry has been allocated the year of birth 1524, for no reason I can see.

This date does not fit the fourth son of Thomas of Yaxley, who in his will dated 20 Jan 1550/1 said his son Henry was then still an apprentice, that is, under 21. More particularly, that Henry probably lived at Diss, Norfolk, where his only known son Thomas, named in the will of that Henry's brother Richard of Diss dated 1587, was living in the early 1600s. [B L Stratton, Transatlantic Shermans (1969), esp. pages 37, 47, 49.]

Nor does it fit the Dedham clothier, several of whose great-grandchildren settled in New England, either as young adults or with their parents. More than 50 years ago B L Stratton in New Light on Henry Sherman (1954), pages 1-10, pointed out that the clothier deposed on 11 October 1574 that he was then aged 62 and had lived in Dedham for 40 years, so was born 1511/12 and settled there in 1534. His daughters Alice Fince and Judith Petfield were both married before 1561 (when Henry son of Thomas of Yaxley was no more than 30), and his son Thomas was buried at Dedham 16 March 1563/4, probably aged 8, which is why he is not named in Henry's will dated 25 July 1590.

So as not to mislead viewers of your database(s) [some addressees have more than one], please amend the year of birth of Henry Sherman to 1511 or 1512 and disconnect him from his pretended "Yaxley" ancestry; and while doing so, please delete also the conjectural surname of his wife Agnes. I have examined all surviving pertinent records, and can affirm she was NOT daughter of Henry's friend Thomas Butter of Dedham, whose surname was once misprinted "Butler", which has led to ludicrous, and wholly fictitious, speculations as to her ancestry on some databases.

If you want to retain on your database the disconnected pedigree of the Shermans of Yaxley, I commend to you B L Stratton's Transatlantic Shermans  (1969), pages 31-54 and the pull-out pedigree at the end, which identifies all the sons of Thomas & Jane (Waller) Sherman and their families. "Sherman" being an occupational surname, it is quite possible the Yaxley and Dedham families were not even distantly related agnately.

Yours sincerely,    Michael J Wood

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Henry SHERMAN SR was buried in 1590 in Dedham, Essex, England. He died on 25 Jul 1590 in Dedham, Essex, England. He was born in Dedham, Essex, England. Parents: Thomas SHERMAN and Jane WALLER.

He was married to Agnes BUTTER in 1541 in Dedham, Essex, England.

Children were:

  1. Alice SHERMAN,
  2. Henry SHERMAN JR,
  3. Edmund SHERMAN,
  4. Judith SHERMAN,
  5. John SHERMAN,
  6. Thomas SHERMAN,
  7. Robert SHERMAN.

-------------------- Henry is the 13th Great Grandfather of George W. Bush. -------------------- Henry SHERMAN Agnes BUTTER Marion SMYTH Margery __?__ WARNING: secondary sources are all over the map with regard to these SHERMANs. Beware especially of files at WorldConnect; the errors there are horrendous. I've mainly confined what I show here to what was given by David Sherman's 1870 article in the NEHGR (cited as Source 1 below). Husband: Henry1 SHERMAN Birth: 1511/2, of Dedham, ESS Death: bet. 16 Feb 1589/90 and 25 Jul 1590, Colchester, ESS Disposition: buried parish churchyard, Dedham, ESS Will signed: 20 Jan 1589/90; codicil 16 Feb 1589/90 Will proved: 25 Jul 1590 Transhumance: 1534, moved from Yaxley to Dedham Occupation: shearman, clothier, landlord Marriage-1: 1542 Wife-1: Agnes __?__ Birth: 1521, Dedham, ESS Death: Oct 1580, Dedham, ESS Disposition: buried 14 Oct 1580, Dedham, ESS Marriage-2: 5 Jun 1581, Dedham, ESS Wife-2: Marion / Maryann SMYTH Other Spouse: m1. Edmund WILSON Marriage-3: Wife-3: Margery / Margerye __?__ Children with Agnes BUTTER — born in Dedham, ESS: 1. Henry SHERMAN, b. ca. 1540s 2. Edmond SHERMAN, b. 8 Jun 1548 3. Judith SHERMAN, b. ca. 1550s; m. bef. 1561, Mr. PETFIELD 4. John SHERMAN, b. ca. 1550s 5. Thomas SHERMAN, b. ca. 1555; bur. 16 Mar 1563/4 5. (Dr.) Robert SHERMAN, bap. 6 Feb 1560 6. Alice SHERMAN; m. bef. 1561, Mr. FINCE

 

Children with Marion SMYTH: - Children with Margery: - Keywords for search engines: UK, United Kingdom, ENG, England, Essex, Suffolk

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sources: 1. David Sherman. 1870. "The Sherman Family." New England Historical and Genealogical Record 24(Jan): 63-72.

2. Henry F. Waters. 1896. "Genealogical Gleanings in England." New England Historical and Genealogical Record 50(Apr): 249-288. Several SHERWOOD wills, including the will of our subject on pp. 281-282.

3. Descendants of Hon. Samuel Sherman (online at the SHERMANs of Yaxley web site [link died]).

4a. LDS. Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org). 4b. LDS. Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org). 4c. LDS. Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs, online at FamilySearch.org).

5. WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com). There are a couple of files here that include substantial documenation in the Notes.


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Henry Sherman, Clothier

Henry Sherman (4), 1524-1590 Agnes Butler (4) (Sherman), 1521-1580

1524. Henry was born in Yaxley in County Suffolk England

xxxx. Henry was a clothier, lived in Colchester in Essex County England. He bore the Suffolk- Sherman coat-of-arms.

xxxx. Henry married first to Agnes Butler at Dedham

1533/9. The Church of England was founded, prior to this date the Churches at Dedham, Yaxley and Diss were of the Roman Catholic religion.

1548. Henry was a landlord in Dedham in Essex County, and lived in a mansion called "Southfields," or sometimes called the Flemish House," which was built just before 1500. It included his residential quarters, a counting room, woadhouse and storerooms.

1567. September 30th Henry Sherman took surrender of the property called Hykell, this land held by later generations of the family.

1580. October 14th Agnes Sherman died, buried same day.

1581. June 5th Henry married second to Marion/Maryan Smyth (Wilson). She was the widow of Edmund Wilson.

1585/8. Henry married third to Margery _______.

1589/90. Henry wrote his will.

1590. Henry died in Colchester or Dedham and is buried in the Parish Church of Dedham. -------------------- Formerly of Dedham, Essex -------------------- of Colchester & Dedham -------------------- Henry SHERMAN SR was buried in 1590 in Dedham, Essex, England. He died on 25 Jul 1590 in Dedham, Essex, England. He was born in Dedham, Essex, England. Parents: Thomas SHERMAN and Jane WALLER.

He was married to Agnes BUTTER in 1541 in Dedham, Essex, England.

Children were:

Alice SHERMAN, Henry SHERMAN JR, Edmund SHERMAN, Judith SHERMAN, John SHERMAN, Thomas SHERMAN, Robert SHERMAN.

Henry is the 13th Great Grandfather of George W. Bush.

Agnes BUTTER

Husband: Henry1 SHERMAN Birth: 1511/2, of Dedham, ESS Death: bet. 16 Feb 1589/90 and 25 Jul 1590, Colchester, ESS Disposition: buried parish churchyard, Dedham, ESS Will signed: 20 Jan 1589/90; codicil 16 Feb 1589/90 Will proved: 25 Jul 1590 Transhumance: 1534, moved from Yaxley to Dedham Occupation: shearman, clothier, landlord

Marriage-1: 1542 Wife-1: Agnes __?__ Birth: 1521, Dedham, ESS Death: Oct 1580, Dedham, ESS Disposition: buried 14 Oct 1580, Dedham, ESS Marriage-2: 5 Jun 1581, Dedham, ESS Wife-2: Marion / Maryann SMYTH Other Spouse: m1. Edmund WILSON Marriage-3: Wife-3: Margery / Margerye

Children with Agnes BUTTER — born in Dedham, ESS: 1. Henry SHERMAN, b. ca. 1540s 2. Edmond SHERMAN, b. 8 Jun 1548 3. Judith SHERMAN, b. ca. 1550s; m. bef. 1561, Mr. PETFIELD 4. John SHERMAN, b. ca. 1550s 5. Thomas SHERMAN, b. ca. 1555; bur. 16 Mar 1563/4 5. (Dr.) Robert SHERMAN, bap. 6 Feb 1560 6. Alice SHERMAN; m. bef. 1561, Mr. FINCE

Children with Marion SMYTH: - Children with Margery: - Keywords for search engines: UK, United Kingdom, ENG, England, Essex, Suffolk

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sources: 1. David Sherman. 1870. "The Sherman Family." New England Historical and Genealogical Record 24(Jan): 63-72.

2. Henry F. Waters. 1896. "Genealogical Gleanings in England." New England Historical and Genealogical Record 50(Apr): 249-288. Several SHERWOOD wills, including the will of our subject on pp. 281-282.

3. Descendants of Hon. Samuel Sherman (online at the SHERMANs of Yaxley web site [link died]).

4a. LDS. Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org). 4b. LDS. Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org). 4c. LDS. Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs, online at FamilySearch.org).

5. WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com). There are a couple of files here that include substantial documenation in the Notes.

-------------------- Henry Sherman, Clothier

Henry Sherman (4), 1524-1590 Agnes Butler (4) (Sherman), 1521-1580

1524. Henry was born in Yaxley in County Suffolk England

xxxx. Henry was a clothier, lived in Colchester in Essex County England. He bore the Suffolk- Sherman coat-of-arms.

xxxx. Henry married first to Agnes Butler at Dedham

1533/9. The Church of England was founded, prior to this date the Churches at Dedham, Yaxley and Diss were of the Roman Catholic religion.

1548. Henry was a landlord in Dedham in Essex County, and lived in a mansion called "Southfields," or sometimes called the Flemish House," which was built just before 1500. It included his residential quarters, a counting room, woadhouse and storerooms.

1567. September 30th Henry Sherman took surrender of the property called Hykell, this land held by later generations of the family.

1580. October 14th Agnes Sherman died, buried same day.

1581. June 5th Henry married second to Marion/Maryan Smyth (Wilson). She was the widow of Edmund Wilson.

1585/8. Henry married third to Margery _______.

1589/90. Henry wrote his will.

1590. Henry died in Colchester or Dedham and is buried in the Parish Church of Dedham. -------------------- Formerly of Dedham, Essex -------------------- of Colchester & Dedham

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Henry Sherman, of Dedham & Colchester's Timeline

1512
1512
Dedham, Essex, England, United Kingdom
1520
1520
Age 8
Yaxley, Suffolk, England
1520
Age 8
Yaxley, Suffolk, England
1520
Age 8
Yaxley, Suffolk, England
1546
1546
Age 34
Dedham, Essex, England
1551
1551
Age 39
Of, Yaxley, Suffolk, England
1582
June 1, 1582
Age 70
Dedham, Essex County, England
1590
July 25, 1590
Age 78
Dedham, Essex, England
July 25, 1590
Age 78
Parish Churchyard, Dedham, Essex, England
1918
July 23, 1918
Age 78