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Stephen Sewall

Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Baddesley, Hampshire, England
Death: Died in Salem, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Henry Sewall and Jane Sewall
Husband of Margaret Sewall
Father of Stephen Sewell, Jr.; Margaret Sewell; Jane Cooke; Maj. Samuel Sewell; Susanna Porter and 11 others
Brother of Hannah Tappan; Judge Samuel Sewall; John Sewall; Jane Gerrish; Ann Short and 3 others

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About Maj. Stephen Sewall

Stephen Sewell came to New England with his mother Jane (Dummer) Sewall, brothers Samuel and John and sisters Hannah and Jane in 1661. Stephen’s father, {Rev} Henry Sewall, had returned to Massachusetts in 1659.

   Stephen was Registrar of Deeds, Essex County Salem, Massachusetts, and he held numerous public offices: clerk of the special Court of Oyer and Terminer which tried the witchcraft cases of 1692, Clerk of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, Major of the Militia and Justice of the Peace. In the Journals of the General Court of 1738, five hundred acres of public land near Salem were voted to his children in recognition of their father's service in the Queen's War between the English and the French.

Came to NE with his mother in 1661.

He was the Registrar of Deeds, Essex County, Salem, MA, clerk of the Special Court of Oyer and Terminer that tried the Salem Witchcraft cases of 1692, Major of the Militia and Justice of the Peace. In 1738, 500 acres of land were granted to his children in recognition of his service to the queen in the War between the French and the British.

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Maj. Stephen Sewall's Timeline

August 10, 1657
Baddesley, Hampshire, England
Age 20
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States
August 7, 1684
Age 26
May 7, 1687
Age 29
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
December 20, 1688
Age 31
Salem, Essex, MA
November 24, 1689
Age 32
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
October 24, 1691
Age 34
Medford, Middlesex, MA
February 6, 1692
Age 34
Salem, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
November 18, 1696
Age 39
Essex Co., Ma.