GENERATION 15

GENERATION 14

EDMUND SHERMAN
born:about-1548 Dedham, ENG
marr:04-25-1570 Dedham, ENG
buri:12-22-1600 Dedham, ENG
father:HENRY SHERMAN
mother:AGNES BUTTER
 
ANNE PELLETT
born:                                          
marr:04-25-1570 Dedham, ENG
buri:06-08-1584 Dedham, ENG
father:WILLIAM PELLETT
mother: 



Biography

The Sherman Genealogy by Thomas Townsend Sherman documents the ancestors of the immigrant EDMUND5 SHERMAN (HENRY4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) to the villages of Diss, Norfolk, England and Yaxley, Suffolk, England. These two villages are about five miles from each other.

THOMAS1 SHERMAN of Diss and Yaxley died in 1493. He had considerable property, leaving land to his wife, AGNES, and to both his children. ".... JOHN2 my son shall have my lands and tenements in Dysse and Yaxle ....". THOMAS1 left a bequeath to the Parish church of Diss, where he was buried. He also left food to churches in neighboring Reydon, Stuston, and Burston.

Bequeaths to Guilds

Of particular interest are two of the bequeaths by THOMAS1 SHERMAN. They were small amounts given to "the gilde of St. Nicholas 20d" and "the gilde of Corpus Christi 12d." During the middle ages it was common to belong to tradesmens guilds, paying small weekly amounts or giving a small amount at death. In return, the guild promised to pray for the member's soul after death.

The gifts to the churches in the neighboring villages may have been for the same reason. In those times it was thought that the prayers would lessen the time in Purgatory. The English Reformation, started by King Henry VIII, invalidated the concept of Purgatory and eliminated the practice of praying for souls after death.

JOHN2 SHERMAN of Yaxley married AGNES FULLER, daughter of THOMAS FULLER. JOHN2 died in 1504 and AGNES married second Robert Hendry. JOHN2 divided his land and dwellings between his wife and children, He provided for prayers from "the gilde of Saint Thomas in Yaxley." He asked, "To be buried in the parish yard of Lady Saint Mary of Yaxle ..." and offered to the church 3s4d, "... for tithes forgotten, or for too little paid."

THOMAS3 SHERMAN of Yaxley, was under the age of 16 on Aug. 10, 1504, according to his father's will. He was probably born about 1490. He married JANE WALLER, daughter of JOHN WALLER of Wortham, Suffolk, probably about 1512. He died in 1551, after May 5.His will was proved in London on Nov. 16, 1551. JANE married second, probably John Gardiner of Stoke Ash, Suffolk. She died a widow in 1573. She was buried at the Parish church in Yaxle.

HENRY4 SHERMAN was a shearman of Colchester, Essex, formerly of Dedham, Essex. He was born about 1520 and married probably AGNES BUTTER. AGNES BUTTER was mentioned in the will of THOMAS BUTTER clothier of Dedham, as his daughter and wife of HENRY4 SHERMAN. HENRY4 was serving his apprenticeship when his father made his will, dated Jan. 20, 1551. HENRY4 was apparently then in Dedham learning his trade or "craft," as he calls it in his will, of "shearman" (pronounced sherman) or clothier or cloth maker.

EDMUND5 SHERMAN, clothier of Dedham, Essex, was born about 1548. He married ANNE PELLETT Apr. 25, 1570. She was buried at Dedham, June 8, 1584. EDMUND5 married second Anne Clere, Sep 11, 1584, at Dedham. He was buried Dec. 22, 1600, at Dedham. His will gave the use of his land and personal property to his second wife Anne during her lifetime, and then to his oldest living son, EDMUND6.

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William Pellett

The father of ANNE PELLETT was WILLIAM PELLETT (also spelled Pellatt). The name of his wife is unknown. WILLIAM was from Steyning, Sussex, England. He received land in Steyning when his father died in 1531. He bought the Manor Charlton cum Ashurst in 1581, which was passed on to his oldest son, Sir Benjamin Pellett.

Source: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vols. 166-167.
 


Children

  born marr died
all children baptised at Dedham, Essex, England.
children by first wife, ANNE PELLETT
Henry 09-04-1570                   01-01-1586
EDMUND SHERMAN
  wife JOAN
about-1572
                 
 
 
         -1641
                 
Ann 10-09-1575   young   
Richard
  wife Elizabeth _______
03-03-1577
 
 
 
05-30-1660
         -1667
child 02-04-1579    
Anna
  husband John Anger
03-07-1581
 
 
05-15-1601
         -1625
 
Bezaleel
  wife Mary _______
  wife Priscilla Burges
about-1582
 
 
 
 
 
10-09-1618
02-11-1613
 
children by second wife, Anne Clere
Sarah
  husband Thomas Warner
07-04-1587
 
 
 
 
 
Anna
  husband Richard Backler
 
 
 
05-03-1610
 
         -1639
Susan 02-17-1591    
Samuel
  wife Ester Burges
10-09-1575
 
 
 
10-30-1644
 
John
  wife _____ Sparhawke
  wife Anne _______
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Benjamin 03-27-1597   10-26-1647
Mary
  husband Andrew Bacon
03-20-1599
 
 
 
 
 


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