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Sarah (Seabrook) Sherwood (abt. 1623 - abt. 1704)

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Sarah Sherwood formerly Seabrook
Born about in Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, Englandmap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
Wife of — married 1642 in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified 29 Jul 2017 | Created 27 Sep 2010
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The Puritan Great Migration.
Sarah (Seabrook) Sherwood migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Sarah is named in her husband's will dated 4 June 1657.[1]

The will of her father Robert Seabrook, has been lost but a Stratford deed records property given to his grandchildren including John Wheeler's wife and Samuel Stiles' wife, respectively Sarah and Elizabeth, children of Sarah and Thomas Seabrook.[1]

The wife of John Seabrook was mentioned in John Winthrop's Journal, in Stratford 1657. She was a nursing mother and also had 4 year old John.[1][2]

Sarah SEABROOK [Parents] was born [3] calculated 1623. She married Thomas SHERWOOD.


Date: 12 Mar 1703/1704
Place: Woodbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

Disputed Origins

Baptism:?: 8 MAY 1606 Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, England, There was a Robert Seabrook, in Cheddington, who had other children in the correct time frame. A baptismal record for a daughter Sarah was not located. In addition, there is no proof that the two Roberts or the two Sarahs were the same.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jacobus, Donald Lines, MA (compiler, editor.) History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield. Fairfield, Conn.: The Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, 1930.
  2. Banks, Charles E. (abstractor). “Genealogical Items from the Medical Journal of John Winthrop.” The American Genealogist. (vol. 24, p109)
  3. Donald Lines Jacobus, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, CD-Local and Family Histories: CT, 1600's - 1800's, (Produced in collaboration with the Genealogical Publishing Company, 2000), vol 1, p 560.

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Source: #S8
Source S8
Abbreviation: Ancestral File (R)
Title: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R) Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998
Subsequent Source Citation Format: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,

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On 8 May 2017 at 11:34 GMT Anne B wrote:

This profile should be merged into one of the other Seabrook children. Objections?

On 1 Mar 2017 at 19:07 GMT Rick Pierpont wrote:

Seabrook-146 and Seabrook-14 appear to represent the same person because: Same husband.

On 9 Sep 2014 at 03:14 GMT Kath Belden wrote:

Unknown-222105 and Seabrook-146 appear to represent the same person because: they seem to share a daughter.

Rejected matches › Alice Seabrook (bef.1600-)

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