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Sherman, Edmund

Sherman, Edmund[1, 2]

Male Abt 1548 - Abt 1600  (~ 52 years)

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  • Name Sherman, Edmund 
    Born Abt 1548  Dedham, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Will 31 Jul 1599  Dedham, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    • Codicil dated 20 Dec 1600; proved 20 April 1601.

      As Edmund Sherman, clothier of Dedham. he left a will dated 31 July 1599, with codicil dated 20 December 1600, proved 20 April 1601.13491 The will mentioned wife Anne; sons Edmond, Richard, Bezaliel, Samuel, John, and Benjamin; eldest daughter Anne Sherman (under 21); daughter Sarah; Hanna, daughter by "Anne my second wife" (under 21); daughters Susan and Mary (under 21); sister Judith Pettfield; brother Henry Sherman; kinsman Simon Fenn; children Sarah, Hanna, Susan, Samuel, and John, 20s. apiece "which was bestowed upon them by their grandmother Clere; kinsman John Elmes. Wife Anne was to be executrix, and Dr. Chapman and brother-in-law Robert Lewis were to be supervisors.
    Occupation Bef 1600  Dedham, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    clothier 
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    _UID 5FBAE9CE5FF245AE9EDB0B3263BC80F55E92 
    Died Abt 19 Dec 1600  Dedham, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 22 Dec 1600  Dedham, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Address:
    St. Mary Parish Church 
    Person ID I9854  Tree_1
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2020 

    Father Sherman, Henry,   b. Abt 1520, Colchester, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1590, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Family ID F3143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Pellett, Ann,   b. Abt 1549, Steyning, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 5 Jun 1584, Dedham, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married 25 Apr 1569  Dedham, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Sherman, Henry,   b. 1570, Dedham, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 28 Dec 1585, Dedham, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     2. Sherman, Edmund,   b. 1572, Dedham, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 29 Oct 1640 and May 1641, Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Sherman, Ann,   b. Abt 1 Oct 1575, Dedham, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. YOUNG, Dedham, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Sherman, Richard,   b. Abt 25 Feb 1576, Dedham, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Sherman, Ann,   b. Abt 1 Mar 1580, Dedham, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Sherman, Bezaliel,   b. Abt 1583, Dedham, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2022 
    Family ID F3142  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Clere, Anne,   b. Abt 1566, Colchester, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 12 Jan 1610/1, Dedham, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married 11 Sep 1584  Dedham, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Sherman, Sarah,   b. Abt Jun 1587, Dedham, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sherman, Ann,   b. Abt 1589, Dedham, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Sherman, Susan,   b. Abt 1 Feb 1590/1, Dedham, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Sherman, Samuel,   b. Abt 1593, Dedham, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Sherman, John,   b. Abt 1595, Dedham, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Sherman, Benjamin,   b. Abt Mar 1597, Dedham, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Sherman, Mary,   b. Mar 1598/9, Dedham, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2022 
    Family ID F3145  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1548 - Dedham, County Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Apr 1569 - Dedham, County Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Sep 1584 - Dedham, County Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 31 Jul 1599 - Dedham, County Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - clothier - Bef 1600 - Dedham, County Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 19 Dec 1600 - Dedham, County Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    St. Mary Parish Church - 22 Dec 1600 - Dedham, County Essex, England
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  • Notes 
    • Ancestry of Rev. John Sherman and Capt. John Sherman, pg. 9

      SHERMAN of YAXLEYAND SHERMAN of DEDHAM. —It seems probable that Henry Sherman, the Elder of Colchester, was one of the Shermans of Yaxley, Suffolk Co. If so, it may be possible to carry this line back one or two generations.
      In Vol. 2 Second Series of the Proceedings of the Mass. Historical Society, 1885-1886, pp. 249-257, is a very interesting account of “Exploded” Coats of Arms. One of the “Exploded” is that of Sherman, described p. 25, as follows: “Sherman, He beareth, Argent, a Lyon Rampant. Sable, between three Holly leaves, Proper, by the name of Sherman, of this family are Samuel, John and Edward (old MS. correction says Edmond), sons of Samuel Sherman of Dedham in Essex, originally extracted from Yaxley in Suffolk; Which Edward Sherman being of London, Merchant, hath marryed Jane Daughter of John Wall [See wills of Nicholas Wall and Thomas Gippes, pp. 139 and 249 of REGISTER, Vol. 50] of Bromley by Jane daughter and Heire of Sayer.”
      This is from page 189 of the fourth edition of John Guillim’s “Display of Heraldry,” published in 1660, and being made by one whose business led him to ascertain such facts, is good authority for believing. in the absence of evidence to the contrary, that the Dedham Shermans were “originally extracted from Yaxley in Suffolk.” The will of Thomas Sherman of Yaxley, Co. Suffolk, which is dated January 20, 1550, proved November 16, 1551, mentions nine sons, among them a son Henry and a son William.
      In the will of this son William, dated May 28, 1583, proved August 9th, 1583, he styles himself citizen and grocer of London, now inhabiting at Ipswich, Co. Suffolk, and he mentions a brother Henry.
      It is hoped that further investigation now being made in England may result in proving or disproving the theory that Henry Sherman of Colchester is identical with the Henry mentioned in the wills of Thomas and of his son William.
      Thomas Sherman of Yaxley, will proved 1551, begins the Sherman Pedigree in the Visitation of Leicester 1619 (Harleian Society Pub.), which gives three or four generations of the descendants of his son William.
      This “Exploded" Coat of Arms, granted by Cromwell – a rare, and to those of Puritan descent a very honorable heritage – probably that seen on the tomb of Edmund Sherman, in the churchyard of St. Mary’s, Dedham. The tomb in October, 1896, was in ruins, the sides had fallen in and the slab on which are the Arms and inscription, rests on the ground.
      The Vicar of St. Mary’s shows an amusing letter from General Sherman, to whom he had applied for money to restore it, in which the General declines.
      The Coat of Arms thereon is similar to the Arms of the Yaxley Shermans, which are; Or, a lion rampant, sable, between three oak leaves, vert. The inscription is as follows:
      Here resteth the body of Mary the wife of Edmund Sherman of Dedham who departed this life January 27th in the 62nd year of her age 1733. She was the second daughter of Nicholas Freeman of Dedham Who died in the 57th year of his age 1676 Also the body of Edmund Sherman Gent who died ye 9th of january 1741-2 aged 72 years
      The reason for “Exploding” certain Coats of Arms is given on the title page of a second “fourth edition” of the “Display of Heraldry,” published about 1662, where it is stated that “since imprinting of this last edition, many offensive Coats (to the Loyal Party) are exploded,” and after the two dedications to Charles II, and the Duke of Somerset, comes the following: “To The most concerned—The Nobility and Gentry. My Lords and Gentlemen: This inestimable piece of Heraldry, that hath passed four impressions with much approbation, had the unhappy fate in the last, to have a blot in its Escutcheon. viz: The insertion of Oliver’s Creatures, which as no merit could enter them in such a Regiment but Usurpation, so we have in this fifth impression, exploded them and incerted the Persons, Titles and Dignities of such as His Majesty (since his blessed restauration) conferred honor upon. That so the Corn may be intire, of one Sheaf, and the Grapes of one Vine. R. B. (Richard Blome).”

  • Sources 
    1. [S1411] Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives, downloaded; 12 February 2020; Part 6 - Vol. 168, p 18-20.

    2. [S1409] Sherman_Ancestry of Rev. John Sherman and Capt. John Sherman, 13 March 2020; pg. 9.

    3. [S1405] Sherman Genealogy, pg. 3.