Thomas Sherwood
Born: about 1586, Sherwood Forest, Nottingham, England
Died: 1655, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
Occupation: carpenter
First Marriage: unknown
First Wife: Sarah Seabrook
Born: 1587, England
Died: unknown
Second Marriage: 1635, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
Second Wife:  Mary Fitch
Born: Mar. 1629, Bocking, Essex, England
Died: Dec. 25, 1693, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut

Children:

(Thomas Sherwood & Sarah Seabrook)

Ann Sherwood
Born: 1620, England
Died: before 1655, Connecticut

Rose Sherwood.

Born: 1623, England
Died: still living, 1655, Connecticut

Thomas Sherwood II
Born: 1624, England
Died: still living, 1655, Connecticut

Rebecca Sherwood
Born: 1625, England
Died: still living, 1655, Connecticut

(Thomas Sherwood & Mary Fitch)


Stephen Sherwood
Born: 1642, Wethersfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
Died: 1693, Rye, Westchester Co., New York
Marriage: 1656-61, Fairfield, Massachusetts
Wife: Rebecca Turney
Born: Feb. 16, 1639, Concord, Middlesex co., Massachusetts
Died: 1693, unknown

Ruth Sherwood
Born:  1643-48,  Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut
Died: still living, 1655, Connecticut
Marriage:  unknown
Husband: John Barlow
Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Matthew Sherwood

Mary Margaret Sherwood
Born: 1644-55, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
Died: still living, 1655, Connecticut

Isaak Sherwood
Born: 1647, Hulls Farms, Fairfield Co., Massachusetts
Died: still living, 1655, Connecticut

Abigaill Sherwood
Born: 1649, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
Died: still living, 1655, Connecticut

Tamsen Sherwood
1653, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
Died: still living, 1655, Connecticut

Jane Sherwood
Born: unknown
Died: still living 1655, Connecticut

Sarah Sherwood.
Born: unknown
Died: still living, 1655, Connecticut

Hanna Sherwood
Born: unknown
Died: still living, 1655, Connecticut


THE WILL OF THOMAS SHERWOOD

Imprimis, I give and bequath unto the children of my first wife.
I bequeath to my son Thomas five acres of upland lying upon the north end of Sasqua Neck.

I bequeath to my daughter Jane twenty Shillings.
I bequeath to my daughter Tamsen twenty Shillings.
I bequeath to my daughter Mary twenty Shillings.
I bequeath to my daughter Sarah twenty Shillings.
I bequeath to my daughter Hanna twenty Shillings.
I bequeath to my daughter Rose twenty Shillings.
I bequeath to my daughter Rebecca forty Shillings.

I will that the above named legasies by payd within one year after my decease.
I will and bequeath to my well beloved wife Mary Sherwood whom I make my executor and executrix of this my last will who shall pay the above named legasies.  And also the legasies underwritten.

As to my son Steven Sherwood I bequeath my dwelling house and homelot with all the buildings on this homelot and all the lot that layed next to my homelot which I now live excepting half an acre-etc., etc..

I will and bequeath to my son Matthew all my upland and meadow lying on the other side of Uncawy Creek namely on the east side of the said creek.
I will and bequeath to my daughter Mary ten pounds.
I will and bequeath my daughter Ruth ten pounds.

I will and bequeath to my daughter Abigaill ten pounds.  I will and bequeath unto my son Isaak that dwelling house next to my dwelling house that I now live in.  And also I give him with the building on that homelot which it standeth and he is to have the said half acre of land it standeth and he is to have the said half acre of land square off from the front the whole widence of the lot and soe downward.

I give and bequeath to my loving and well beloved wife Mary Sherwood all the estate undivided whom I make mine Executor of this my last will excepting a mare colt which my son Isaak shall have and that to his use and profit presently.
I will that Steven have his portion when he is twenty years of age. And also that Matthew shall have his portion when he is twenty years old.  And my son Isaak shall have four acres of meadow in the great meadow which I bought of Peter Merritt and five acres in the new field which he is to have at twenty years of age.
To Mary, Abigail and Ruth which I had by my last wife, etc.

And I desire my well beloved friends Thomas Staples and Nathan Gold to be  overseers of this my last will.  

Signed in presence and Witnesses of us this twenty first day of July, 1655.

Thomas Sherwood
seal

Giles Smith
John Tomson
Proved October ye 25th, 1655

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