Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

William Sherwood

Male 1641 - 1688  (46 years)


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  • Name William Sherwood 
    Born 19 Sep 1641  White Chapel Parish, Stepney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Feb 1687/88  James City, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I025452  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 

    Family Rachel MNU James,   d. 1706, James City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1676  James City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F15709  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Christening: 19 SEP 1641 St Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, London, England
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www5.familytreemaker.com/cgi-bin/texis/find/search30/?query=jamesto wn%2C+virginia+william+sherwood&db=online&areas=10&head=online&booknum=&ca tegory=&words=jamestown%2C+virginia&first=william&last=sherwood&cmd=contex t&id=37c1f9c06#hit1
      URL title: Some Emigrants to Virginia , Page 61
      Note:
      SHERWOOD, WILLIAM (d. 1697), Jamestown; "born in the parish of White Chappell near London."

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      James Hughes 2005-09-05 12:29:32
      The Majors and Their Marriages, Page 114

      The will of William Sherwood, dated 18 August 1687, proved in James City 7 February 1687-8, mentions Captain George Marable, and appoints him overseer, with William Edwards and Mr John Wright.
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      http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=edwinrhod&id=I2996

      On February 7, 1687 William Sherwood left his will in James City County. He owned a large part of Jamestown Island, including Pitch and Tar Swamp. He left all his property, following the death of his wife, Rachel, to Jeffery Jeffries, of London, Esquire. His widow, Rachel, married Edward Jacquelin, her third husband, but they had no children.

      On December 11, 1704 Sir Jeffery Jeffries deeded to Edward Jacquelin the 400 acres he had received from William Sherwood's will. William Sherwood's will also said he wanted Jeffery to send a gravestone from London, which would read: "Here lies William Sherwood that was born in the Parish of White Chapel, near London, a great sinner waiting for a joyful resurrection". He also said: "I give to such poor of the parish of White Chapel as Jeffery Jeffries, Esquire, Mica Perry merchant, Matthew Bateman, and Joseph Bassett of the parish, or any two of them shall think fit ten pounds sterling." He also said: "I give Mary Abotrobus ten pounds to be paid by Jeffery Jeffries and her full freedom, corn, and clothes, but if my wife do not think fit to keep Mary, or died, before she be free then I desire my friend William Edwards and his wife to take her. I give my loving wife, Rachel, the use of my personal estate during her natural life and after her death I give it to my very good friend Jeffery Jeffries, Esquire, or my wife may keep 1/2 and I give 2/3 to Jeffery Jeffries.

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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL:
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      Note:
      ff.186, 187 William Sherwood to Sir Joseph Williamson, knight, principal secretary, 29 March 1677. The country has suffered very much in the late rebellion, has lost his own estate value about L1,500. Sir William Berkeley's severe action would have brought the country into a desperate condition, if the King's Commissioners had not arrived. Sir William does not seem to return to England, but people hope Colonel Jeffreys will take over soon.

      Source:
      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/VTLS/CR/00660/index.html Survey Report Image
      Survey Report No. SR 00660
      Microfilm Reel No. 93
      Author Public Record Office Class C.O.1/39 ff.257.
      Title Letters and papers concerning American Colonies.
      Publication 4 January 1676/77 - 19 March 1676/77.
      Gen. note Andrew Guide, p. 112. Lists & Indexes XXXVI, p.1. Calendar of State Papers, Colonial Series, America and West Indies, 1667-1680 (London 18 Indies, 1667-1680 (London 1896)pp. 2-50.
      Note 93
      Subject - Personal Adams, Peter -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Allin, Arthur -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 1.
      Berry, John, Sir. -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 2-3.
      Bennett, William -- 1638, SR 00660, p. 7.
      Blayton, Thomas -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Bremington, zzz, Col. -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 1.
      Brent, Giles -- 1637/38, SR 00660, p. 7.
      Buloon, Thomas -- 1638, SR 00660, p. 7.
      Button, William, Captain -- 1634, SR 00660, p. 6.
      Calvert, George -- 1634, SR 00660, p. 6.
      Calvert, Leonard -- 1634, SR 00660, p. 6.
      Carleton, Stephen -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      zzz, Charles I, -- 1633/34, 1638, SR 00660, p. 6-7.
      zzz, Charles II, -- 1676/77, 1677, SR 00660, p. 1, 3, 5, 8-9.
      Cheesman, Edmund -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Claiborne, William -- 1627, 1631-1634, 1637/38, 1676/77 , SR 00660, p. 5-7.
      Cloberry, William -- 1637/38, SR 00660, p. 7.
      Bacon, Nathaniel, Jr. -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 1-3.
      Ball, William, Colonel -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 9.
      Baltimore, zzz, Lord -- 1627, 1631-1634, 1637/38, 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 5-7.
      Baptista, John -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Cornwalleys, Thomas -- 1637/38, SR 00660, p. 6.
      Dale, Edward, Major -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 9.
      Eveline, George, Captain -- 1637/38, SR 00660, p. 7.
      Farloe, John -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Fletcher, George -- 1638, SR 00660, p. 7.
      Grindon, Thomas -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Harwood, Humphrey -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 2.
      Hinton, zzz -- 1634, SR 00660, p. 6.
      Holden, Robert -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Hunt, William, Sir -- 1676/77-1677, SR 00660, p. 3, 8.
      Ingram, zzz -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 1.
      Jennings, John -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Jones, Robert -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Kendall, William, Col. -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Lawrence, Richard -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 1, 3.
      Leucas, John -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 2.
      Mason, Fra. -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 1.
      Mathew, Samuel, Capt. -- 1634, SR 00660, p. 6.
      Mathews, Thomas -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Morehead, David -- 1638-1638/39, SR 00660, p. 6-7.
      Moryson, Francis -- 1676/77-1677, SR 00660, p. 2, 7.
      Peirce, William, Capt. -- 1634, SR 00660, p. 6.
      Phelps, John -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Revett, Jonah -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 8.
      Rexford, Peter SEE ALSO Richartes, Peter.
      Rozer, Benjamin -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 5.
      Scarburgh, Charles, Capt. -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Sherwood, William -- 1677, SR 00660, p. 8. ==============>>>>>>>>> this is the note <<<<<<<==========
      Spring, Robert -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Sturdivant, John -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Turner, James -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Turner, John -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Turner, Sara (Mrs. James) -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Utty, John, Capt. -- 1634, SR 00660, p. 6.
      Wakelate, Gregory -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 2.
      Watkins, Thomas -- 1676/77-1677, SR 00660, p. 3, 7.
      Watlett, zzz, Lt. Gen. -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 1.
      West, John -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      West, William, Mrs. -- [1676/77], SR 00660, p. 9.
      Whaley, Thomas -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Winter, Fredericke -- 1634, SR 00660, p. 6.
      Johnson, Garrett -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 4.
      Prinn, Nicholas -- master of ship: Richard & Elizabeth -- 1677, SR 00660, p. 8.
      Johnson, John -- sentenced -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Arnold, Anthony -- sentenced -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 1, 3, 7.
      Bland, Gyles -- sentenced -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Carver, William -- sentenced -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Cookson, William -- sentenced -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Crewes, James -- sentenced -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Digbie, John -- sentenced -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Drummond, William -- sentenced -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 1, 3.
      Goodrich, Thomas -- sentenced -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Hall, Thomas -- inheritance involving -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Hansford, Thomas -- sentenced -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Kay, Robert -- inheritance involving -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 1.
      Page, Henry -- sentenced -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Rutherford, John -- sentenced -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Swan, Samuel -- debts involving -- (Surrey Co.) -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 1.
      Wilsford, Thomas -- sentenced -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Wilson, James -- sentenced -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Young, Thomas -- inheritance involving -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Alexander, William, Sir -- government official -- (Scotland) -- 1631, SR 00660, p. 5.
      Beale, Thomas, Col. -- member of Council -- (Va.) -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Berkeley, William, Sir -- Governor -- (Va.) -- 1676/77-1677, SR 00660, p. 1-3, 7-8, 10.
      Bowler, Thomas -- member of Council -- (Va.) -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Coventry, zzz -- Secretary of State -- (England) -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 1.
      Harvey, John -- Governor -- (Va.) -- 1631/32, 1634, SR 00660, p. 5-6.
      Jeffreys, Herbert -- government official -- (Va.) -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3, 7-8.
      Notley, Thomas -- Governor -- (Md.) -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 1, 5.
      Pott, John -- Governor -- (Va.) -- 1629, SR 00660, p. 5.
      Swanne, Thomas, Col. -- member of Council -- (Va.) -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 3.
      Vaughan, zzz, Lord -- Governor -- (Jamaica) -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 1.
      Vaughan, Robert -- military officer -- (Palmer's Island) -- 1638/39, SR 00660, p. 6-7.
      Williamson, [Joseph] -- Secretary of State -- (England) -- 1676/77-1677, SR 00660, p. 2, 7-8.
      Subject - Corporate Bristol (ship) -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 2.
      Dartmouth (ship) -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 2.
      Deptford (ship) -- 1676/77, SR 00660, p. 2.
      Richard and Elizabeth (ship) -- 1677, SR 00660, p. 8.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/vareg1.htm
      URL title: The Colonial Virginia Register
      Note:
      ATTORNEY GENERAL
      WILLIAM SHERWOOD 1677- 1688

      Assembled April 19th
      James City: William SHERWOOD.

      "A Roll of the Burgesses at an Assembly beginning the 24th day of September, 1696:
      James City: Philip Ludwell, Jr., Wm. SHERWOOD, dead.
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      James Hughes 2006-10-28 16:27:51
      ff.28, 29 William SHERWOOD to Sir Joseph Williamson, 12 July 1677. Has asked support for his two petitions to the King, has now asked the help of Mr. Samuel Wiseman concerning Sir Joseph. He will give details about the rebellion.

      f.30 Petition of William SHERWOOD of James City, Virginia, to the King [no date]. Several people now executed in Virginia after the rebellion . were int debtr to petitioner to a value of 11,480 lbs. of tobacco and of L17. 6. 0. These people's estates have been forfeited. Prays that these debts may be settled.

      f.31 List of William SHERWOOD's debts related to people who were executed 26 May 1677.

      f.32ro Petition of William SHERWOOD of James City, Virginia, for himself and for Richard JAMES, an orphan, to the King [no date]. During the rebellion on 19 September 1676 houses were burnt in James Town belonging to SHERWOOD in the right of Richard JAMES, to a value of L1,000. The houses were destroyed by Richard Lawrence, who has fled the country. Requests to receive from Lawrence's estate as much as will bee needed to rebuild the houses.

      Source:
      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/VTLS/CR/00662/index.html Survey Report Image
      Survey Report No. SR 00662
      Microfilm Reel No. 94
      Author Public Record Office Class C. O.1/41 ff. 315.
      Title Letters and papers concerning American plantations
      Publication 6 July 1677-30 December 1677
      Gen. note Andrews Guide, p. 112. Lists and Indexes XXXVI, p. 1 Calendar of State Papers, Colonial Series, America and West Indies, 1677-1680, (London 1896) pp. 110-201
      Note 94
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      James Hughes 2006-10-28 15:32:10
      VA-ROOTS Archives
      http://listlva.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0104&L=va-roots&D=0&T=0&P=14 647

      John JARRETT/JARRATT (apparently dead by 1710), nephew of William SHERWOOD (a lawyer of Jamestowne, VA) married Joanna LOWE (living 1720), sister of Micajah Lowe (d.1703), a merchant in Charles City County, VA and a grandniece of Micajah PERRY, a prominent merchant of colonial VA. John and Joanna Jarrett apparently resided in James City County, Virginia and following John Jarrett's death, Joanna (Perry) Jarrett, served as housekeeper at Westover, home of William Byrd.

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      James Hughes 2006-10-28 18:21:28
      George Bishop
      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mysouthernfamily/myff/d0085/g0000 030.html

      "Sir William Sherwood, of the parish of White Chappell, London, came to Virginia before Bacon's Rebellion; was sub-sheriff of Surry County in 1674; practiced law; became attorney-general in 1677, and was a burgess and Clerk of Assembly in 1684.

      In 1675, he married the widow of Richard James, who had patented a part of the western portion of Jamestown Island (Land Register). In the Northern Neck land books, there is a grant, dated September 14, 1696, to William Sherwood, for Doeg's Island in Stafford County, Va., and 670 acres adjoining, originally granted to Col. John Mottrown, and by his son, John, sold to Richard James, Sen., of James City (by deed recorded in Stafford County, June 27, 1666), who died intestate, leaving one son, Richard, who died under twenty-one.

      In the Stafford County records, there is a bond bearing date November 8, 1704, signed by Edward Jaquelin, of James City, 'who married the widow of William Sherwood,' to save harmless George Mason, who had purchased Doeg's Island from said Sherwood in 1696.

      From an entry in the Calendar of State Papers (Vol. I, p. 56) Sherwood's widow was named Rachel, and she was perhaps a second wife. In 1690 William Sherwood received a grant from Sir Edmund Andros, for 308 acres of land lying at the west end of Jamestown Island, between 'Pitch and Tar Swamp,' and the Black River, confirming various purchases of small tracts made by him and including 150 acres patented by Richard James in 1657, and lately escheated."

      From a deed in Middlesex County, dated October 24, 1698, it appears that William Sherwood made his will August 11, 1697, and left his lands and other property after the death of his wife, Rachel Sherwood, to Jeffrey Jeffreys, of London, England Edward Jaquelin succeeded to the land on the island, first by marrying the widow, and next by purchase.

      There is a volume of the University History, presented recently by the Clerk of Surry County to the College Library, lettered, "Ex dono, William Sherwood 1691." It was doubtless originally given by him to the court for its laudatory resolutions in 1674, on his conduct as sub-Sheriff of Surry County, Va. He had been guilty as a youth of some offense in England, but his after life seems to have been highly honourable. In his letters to Sir Joseph Williamson, the Secretary of State, he expresses the deepest gratitude for the latter's indulgence of his trangressions, by which alone he had been able to wipe away the sad blot from his name and win an honourable reputation among men. (See Virginia Magazine of History and Biology, Vol. I, pp. 168, 456, Sainsbury Papers.) Upon his tombstone at Jamestown, he confesses himself "a great sinner," but in hopes of a joyous resurrection."

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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL title: JAMESTOWN, VIRGINIA - The Town Site and Its Story
      Note:
      Blaney, a merchant, Capt. Roger Smith, and Capt. William Pierce,
      whose house George Sandys pronounced "the fairest in Virginia."
      The Country House (6) in this early period lay in the "New Towne"
      section, and this is where Governors Argall, Yeardley, Wyatt, and their
      successors lived. Perhaps a number of houses stood here prior to the
      first brick structure that bears this designation. In excavations on the
      site the foundations of the brick building were found, including ex-
      cellent specimens of ornamental plaster which may have adorned this
      structure or that of a later private residence of William Sherwood, found
      to have occupied the same site.

      JAMESTOWN, VIRGINIA - The Town Site and Its Story
      http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/jamestown/history/hist0001.txt
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      James Hughes 2006-10-29 11:39:36
      SURRY COUNTY RECORDS

      ORDER BOOKS

      Mr. Jarvis Ballard, Plts. vs. Mr. William Sherwood, Major Robert Beverley & Mr. John Buckner, Executors of the estate of Mr. Richard Awborne, Deceased. Mch. 24, 1681/2. Ibid. 6 p. 292.


      YORK COUNTY RECORDS

      John Palmer, John Page Esq. Fitz. William Lawrence, attorney of Sarah Webb, widow and admrx. of Thomas Webb, decd. and William Sherwood, attorney for Martin Deynens, and John Strange vs Mr. Robert String. Thomas - (X) - Palmer, robert Cobb, George Marble and Alexander Walker were appointed to view the plantation, house &c belonging to the said Robt. String. June 24, 1681. Ibid. p. 316.
      Source:
      Valentine, Edward Pleasants,
      The Edward Pleasants Valentine papers : abstracts of records in the local and general archives of Virginia relating to the families of Allen, Bacon, Ballard, Batchelder, Blouet, Brassieur (Brashear), Cary, Crenshaw, Dabney, Exum, Ferris, Fontaine, Gray, Hardy, Isham (Henrico County), Jordan, Langston, Lyddall, Mann, Mosby, Palmer, Pasteur, Pleasants, Povall, Randolph, Satterwhite, Scott, Smith (the family of Francis Smith of Hanover County), Valentine, Waddy, Watts, Winston, Womack, Woodson.
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1979, 2784 pgs.
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      Could William Sr. Sherwood d.1697 Jamestown be the son of Francis Sherwood d. 1666/7 Accomack Co?

      p.90. P of A. 11 Dec 1657. Gabriel Odyer to Mr Edward Thomson to collect debts due from Ralph Elston and Francis Sherwood deceased of any administrater. Signed
      Gabriel Odyer
      Wit:
      John PAINE his marke
      Wm Robinson his marke
      Rec. 21 Dec 1657

      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      Westmoreland County, 1653-1657
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 104 pgs


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      1687-1691 Lancaster County Order Book 3: pg 35
      Lancaster county Court 10th of August 1687
      - Whereas it appeares to this Court that Coll. ST. LEGER CODD, late of this County, was by the late Sheriffe thereof arrested by a JAMES TOWNE Writt in an accon of Debt at the suite of Mr. WILLIAM SHERWOOD for the sume of Forty one pounds, one shilling currant money of England, And Mr. JOSEPH BALL, the sd. High Sheriffe, not returneing security according to Law for his appeareance by himselfe or his Attorney to answer the said suite before the Right Honourable the Governr. & Cou.ncell siting at JAMES CITTY in Aprill General' Court last past and neither of them appeareing, the Order of that Court was granted against him for his Neglect therein & hee bee fined according to Act; And the sd, CODD soone after in a private clandestine manner conveyed hmselfe, his Wife & family out of the County with what of his Estate hee could, the said Sheriffe to secure himselfe obtained an Attachmt. against the sd. CODDs Estate in this County which sd. Attachmt. as appeares by the returne thereof was executed upon two Servants,viz., a Molattoe man named WILLIAM GRANDY, and a Christian man named ANDREW WILLSON. The aforesaid WILLIAM SHERWOOD appeareing at this Court, exhibitted Protested Bills of Exchange drawn by the sd, CODD for the payment of the sd. Debt & offered to make Oath that hee never received from or made any composition with him for the sd, sume or any part thereof; And the said SHERWOOD farther declared before this Court not as Plaint: against the said CODD his Estate for the sd. Debt as haveing his remedy good agar. the Sheriffe; And noe person appeareing to replevyn the said Attachmt, Judgemt, is therefore confirmed against the same soe attached with costs als Exe, THOMAS PARFIT, JOHN BAYLE, THO: SAMPSON and WILLIAM THERRIAT are ordered to appraizle the sd. Servants. Capt. FOX dissented from this Ordr.
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      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=97&last=&g_p=P7&collect ion=LO Patent
      Title Sherwood, William.
      Publication 20 April 1681.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: County location not given.
      Description: 28-1/2 acres at the mouth of James City Island.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 97 (Reel 7).

      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=98&last=&g_p=P7&collect ion=LO Patent
      Title Sherwood, William.
      Publication 23 April 1681.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: James City County.
      Description: 1 acre in James City on which formerly stood the brick house formerly called the Country House.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 98 (Reel 7).

      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=83&last=&g_p=P8&collect ion=LO Patent
      Title Sherwood, William.
      Publication 3 October 1690.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: James City County.
      Description: 150 acres in James City Island. Escheated land. Formerly granted to Richard James by patt. dated June 5th 1657.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 8, 1689-1695, p. 83 (Reel 8).

      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=257&last=&g_p=P8&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Sherwood, William.
      Publication 29 April 1693.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: New Kent County.
      Description: 3000 acres on both sides of Totopotomoys Creek. Beg.g in the upp_ line of John Paye.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 8, 1689-1695, p. 257 (Reel 8).

      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=384&last=&g_p=P8&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Sherwood, William.
      Publication 20 April 1694.
      Gen. note "of James City...".
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: James City County.
      Description: 308 acres in James City and James City Island. Beg.g on James River, at the head of a branch of Pitch and Tarr Swamp next the State house. .
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 8, 1689-1695, p. 384 (Reel 8).
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      James Hughes 2005-09-05 15:00:50
      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=253&last=254&g_p=G2&col lection=NN Grant
      Title Sherwood, William.
      Publication 14 September 1696.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Stafford County.
      Description: 2779 acres two tracts. One, of 2109 acres, commonly called and known by the name of Doges Island and abutting southerly on Potowmack River. The other of 670 acres on the head of a little creek issuing out of the Great Marsh.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 253-254 (Reel 288).

      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=257&last=&g_p=P8&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Sherwood, William.
      Publication 29 April 1693.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: New Kent County.
      Description: 3000 acres on both sides of Totopotomoys Creek. Beg.g in the upp_ line of John Paye.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 8, 1689-1695, p. 257 (Reel 8).
      ===JH
      If this is correct and William Sr had no children then maybe William Jr. was the son of Francis.

      William Sherwood, having no children, by his will, left all his land, with the exception of twenty-eight and one-half acres at Block House hill (which he gave by deed to his nephew, John Jarrett), to his widow Rachel for life, and after her death to Sir Jeffrey Jeffreys, of London. Rachel Sherwood (previously Rachel, widow of Richard James), married Edward Jaquelin, son of John Jaquelin, of Kent County, England and Elizabeth Craddock his wife; and in 1704, Jeffreys surrendered all his title to Rachel's new husband, estimating the area at 400 acres.

      The Cradle of the Republic: Jamestown and James River
      By Lyon Gardiner Tyler
      http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC02053984&id=VLapORIdin4C&pg=RA1-PA84 &lpg=RA1-PA84&dq=%22william+sherwood%22,+%22rachel%22

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      James Hughes 2005-09-05 14:58:55
      The Quit Rents of Virginia, 1704 , Page 79

      Sherwood William 1696 Stafford Co 2109
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1689 - 1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      P. -260a TO ALL PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come I ANNE MEESE of LONDON Widdow Executrix of ye last Will and Testament off HENRY MEESE late of LONDON Merchant deceased Whereas my said husband by his Last Will and Testament under his hande proved in ye Perogative Court did give to me his real! & personall Estate in Virga to bee by mee sold and whereas a certaine plantation or divident of lande on which my said husbande formerly lived beinge in Stafford County in Virga, and now in ye possession of one JOHN WAUGH Clerke is by him from me unlawfully kept and detained Know ye that I ye said ANNE MEESE have made GEORGE LUKE of Stafford County Merchant now resideinge in LONDON and returninge to Virga. my true and lawfull Attorney and deputy for mee to enter upon ye aforesaid Plantation wth ye houses lande and appurtenances and possession & seizen for me to take and him ye said JOHN WAUGH and all others therefrom to expel! 4c remove and also to take possession of all such horses mares Cattle & stock to ye said plantation belonginge and to demande and recover all such sume and sumes of money and Tobacco to me due from said JOHN WAUGH or any other pson in Virginia by or for ye rent of said plantation or otherwise giveinge my said Attorney all my power in execution of ye premises. In Wittness I have sett my hande and Seale the Eleventh day of December 1691 and in the Third yeare of ye Reigne off our Sovereign Lord &. lady KINGE WILLIAM & QUEENE MARY In presence of MATTROM SPENCER. ANNE MEESE
      GAWIN CORBIN, RICHARD KITCHINEP,
      WM. SHERWOOD
      Recorded this 13th day of September 1692
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 250-251 Know all men .. I EDWARD JACQUELINE of James City County do owe & stand justly indebted .. and am firmly bound unto GEORGE MASON Gent. of county Stafford in sum 30,000 pounds of good sound Merchantable tobo. & cask with conveniency to the water in Stafford County .. 30th day August 1701. The Condition of this obligation is such that Whereas George Mason bought of WILLIAM SHEERWOOD of James City County a tract of land lying in Stafford County called Dogs island on or about the year 1696 for a valuable consideration the greatest part of which the said Mason has made payment of as also to him the said Sheerwood made payrnent of a valuable consideration for his (Shreerwoods) wiles relinquishment of dower or any pretense of title to the land now her relinquishment of Dower or Title. of said land was never acknowledged nor the sd bargain of the said Sheerwood never performed and the above bound Sheerwood which was wife to the said Sheerwood when sd bargain between the said Mason & Sheerwood was made have reced caution for remaining part due from Mason for said land Now if above bounden Edwd. Jacqueline do procure from my wife former widow to the said Sheerwood a good and authenick deed such as Mason shall like relinquishing her dower to the land called by the name Dogg Island lying in Stafford County in Potomack Ocquacon Rivers conta. 2109 acres & also shall confirm by the deed to Mason all the right of dower that she bath .. then this obligation shall be void ..
      Presence willm. Randolph, Edwd. Jacqueline Alex: Spence
      At a Court held eighth day November 1704 Upon motion of BENJ. BERRYMAN Attorney for Cello. George Mason this Bond was ordered to be recorded.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 7; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 222
      MR. WILLIAM SHERWOOD, 28-1/2 acs., at the mouth of James City Island, 23 Apr. 1681 p. 97. Beg. at James Riv., at the head of a gr. slash issuing into the back river; to Block Howse Hill point; to Mr. Richard James; to a hr. of Pitch & Tarr Sw; &c. Granted to John Baldwyn 4 Oct. 1656 for 15 A., 59 P., & now found to conteyne 281/2 acs. Given. by will of Baldwyn to John Fulcher, who sould to sd. Sherwood 22 Oct. 1677.
      SAME. 1 acr. in James Citty "on which formerly stood the brick howse formerly called the Country howse which said howse and land formerly belonged to the Country, and by the Honoble., The Grand Assembly was sould and assigned to Major Richard Webster", who assigned to Richard Ricks, deed., & by order, &c., 17 Oct. 1660 was sould to John Phipps, whoe amongst other lands sould to John Knowles 5 Oct. 1661, who conveyed said howse & acre of land to Jonathan Newell 23 Apr. 1667, whoe dying without issue the same descended & came to David Newell, his bro. & heire at law, whoe sold the ruins of the sd. howse & the acre to sd. Sherwood, 6 Feb. 1677, whoe hath built a faire howse & appurtenances on the same; which acre begins at a stake before Col. White's dove, running towards his howse WNW, &c. 23 Apr. 1681, p. 98.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 8; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 380
      WILLIAM SHERWOOD, GENT., 3000 acs., New Kent Co; on both sides of Totopotomoys Cr., adj. Mr. John Page; 29 Ant. 1693, p. 257. Granted William Phillips, 25 Sept. 1679; deserted, & now granted by order, &c. Imp. of 60 pers.*

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