Daniel Sherwood I

Daniel Lee Sherwood I (1668 - 1738)

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Daniel Sherwood was the oldest son of Hugh Sherwood and Mary (Brooke) Sherwood. Born March 20 in 1668, Daniel served in the House of Burgess, , was a delegate to the General Assembly and elected Sheriff of Talbot County, Maryland. He was a large scale planter of tobacco and the owner of slaves.

Daniel was married to Mary Hopkins in Talbot County on December 26 in 1689. The couple had 12 children, only two of which, Mary Sherwood and Daniel Sherwood, are known to have survived their parents. Daniel passed away in August 15, 1738.

From Geni.com:
Daniel Sherwood was a tobacco plantation owner on the Eastern shore of Maryland in Talbot Co. He was a slave owner and High Sheriff.

Daniel Sherwood was a son of Hugh Sherwood (1632-1710) and his wife Mary Brooke (1637-1707). He was the Sheriff of Talbot County from 1707 to 1709. On 26 Dec. 1689, he married Mary Hopkins (1672-1746). She was the daughter of Thomas Hopkins and Elizabeth Towe.

Daniel was an attorney, merchant and planter. He was sheriff of Talbot Co. from 1707-1709, served in the Lower House of Talbot, 1722-1724, was a justice, 1720-1733, and served on the Vestry of St. Michael's Parish (Anglican), 1735-1738. He owned around 1370 acres in Talbot and Dorchester Counties.

Daniel and Mary had twelve children: Daniel (1691-1700), Mary (c. 1693-1702), Elizabeth (1695-?, Mrs. Tembt), Hugh (1697-1731, m. Mary Russell), Thomas (1699-1723), Margaret (c. 1701-?), Mary (1704-1795, Mrs. John Auld), Catherine (c. 1705, Mrs. Skinner), Lucy, Frances (c. 1707), Daniel (1709-1767, m. Elizabeth Rice) and Dorothy (1714-?, Mrs. Elliott). [1]


  1. https://www.geni.com/people/Daniel-Sherwood-I/5314750985600031670
  • Source: American Marriages Before 1699; Author: Ancestry.com; Publisher: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Date: 1997; Original data: Clemens, William Montgomery. American Marriage Records Before 1699. Pompton Lakes, NJ, USA: Biblio Co., 1926.; Repository: Ancestry.com search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=amr-1699&h=7890&ti=0&

indiv=try&gss=pt Name: Daniel Sherwood; Spouse: Mary Hopkins; Marriage Date: 26 Dec 1689; Marriage Place: Talbot Co., Maryland

  • Maryland, Wills and Probate Records, 1604-1878; Details: Derived from Will books; Author: Maryland. Prerogative Court; Probate Place: Maryland; Author: Ancestry.com; Publisher: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Publisher Date: 2015; Repository; Ancestry.com

Name: Daniel Sherwood; Probate Date: 21 May 1733; Probate Place: Maryland, USA; Inferred Death Year Abt 1733; Inferred Death Place Maryland, USA; Item Description: Wills, vol 21-22, 1734-1742

  • Source: Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Maryland; Editor: Francis Barnum Culver, B.A., F.I.A.G.; Originally Published: Baltimore, Maryland, 1940; Reprinted: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, 1997. ISBN: 0-8063-4687-6; Repository: Ancestry.com,

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  • Source: S39 Daniel L. Sherwood and his paternal ancestors Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - Sherwood, Andrew,. Daniel L. Sherwood and his paternal ancestors : including Sherwood evidences both in England and America from the first mention of the name in history, a Note: Photocopy of original.
  • Family Data Collection - Births; Author: Edmund West, comp.; Publisher: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA. The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.; Repository: Ancestry.com , search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=genepoolb&h=4060697&t

i=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Name: Daniel Sherwood; Father: Hugh Sherwood; Mother: Mary Brooke: Birth Date: 20 March 1668; County; Talbot; State: MD

  • Family Data Collection - Deaths; Author: Edmund West, comp.; Publisher: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA,The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.; Repository: ancestry.com search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=genepoold&h=2369554&t

i=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Name: Daniel Sherwood; Death Date: 15 August 1738; County: Talbot; State: MD


  • WikiTree profile Sherwood-627 created through the import of Catherine Anderson Family Tree (1).ged on Jul 1, 2012 by Mike Anderson. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Mike and others.
  • First-hand information as remembered by Susan Davis, Sunday, June 1, 2014.
  • Sources and expansion of Biograhpy by Daniel's 7th ggs Jerry Sherwood
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On 16 Dec 2018 at 16:42 GMT Jerry Sherwood wrote:

According to the abstract of the Will of Hugh Sherwood in The Maryland Calendar of Wills, 1635-1743 it appears that sons Francis and Hugh were alive at the time of his death.

"Sherwood, Hugh,Talbot Co.,19th Jan., 1710; 22nd Mch., 1710. To granddau. Elizabeth Hambleton, personalty. To sons Francis and Hugh, residue of estate, real and persona; son Francis to have all land excepting tract “Crooked's Intention,” which is bequeathed to son Hugh. Last named to be of age at decease of testator. Exs.: Sons Francis and John. Test: Ralph Rice, Katharine Rice, William Hambleton. 13. 243."

This is further confirmed in an entry in the Maryland Archives in the Acts of 1712, ch 13, pg 48 where we find an Act relating to Hugh Sherwood's Will.

On 17 Jan 2016 at 06:34 GMT Phillip Rich wrote:

Sherwood-1345 and Sherwood-627 appear to represent the same person because: Oops, looks like we have duplicates, please merge.

Daniel is 20 degrees from Michael Cayley, 20 degrees from Rick Rescorla and 13 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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