'Sherman1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Sherman of Littleington, Sherman of Ottery St. Mary, Sherman in USA, Sherman of Yaxley

Vivian identifies the arms of the following family "Or, a lion rampany Sa., between three holly leaves Vert."
Robert Sherman of Yaxley, Suffolk
m. _ Sherman (dau of William Sherman of Otterie St. Mary)
1. John Sherman of Otterie St. Mary (heir)
  A. John Sherman (dsp)
B. William Sherman
  m1. _ Trent of Otery (heir)
  i. John Sherman 'of Otterie St. Mary' of Knightstone (bur 12.06.1617)
  m.1 (sp) Bridget Haydon (dau of Thomas Haydon of Ebford)
  m2. Margaret Drake (bur 04.09.1620, dau of Sir Barnard Drake)
  a. Gideon (Gyddion) Sherman 'of Autry St. Mary' (b c1598, bur 10.03.1630-1)
  m1. (28.05.1617) Agneta Frie (dsp bur 12.06.1617, dau of Nicholas Frie of Yerty)
m2. (21.09.1622) Elizabeth Davie (dau of Robert Davie of Christowe) ## see here ##
  (1) Gideon Sherman (bpt 01.11.1626, bur 31.03.1679) had issue
  m. (06.03.1653-4) Elizabeth Ducke (bur 24.01.1688-9, dau of Richard Ducke of Broadhembury)
  (2)+ other issue - John (bpt 15.10.1623, bur 26.02.1623-4), John (bpt 08.02.1630-1, bur 27.01.1633-4), Anne (bpt 08.09.1625, bur 26.12.1625), Elizabeth (bpt 27.04.1628, bur 17.02.1644-5)
b. Gartred Sherman
  m. (16.06.1624) Richard Copleston
  c.+ lother issue - John (b c1601, a 1620), Mary (bur 15.05.1626)
  ii. Katherine Sherman
  m. Gilbert Drake
  iii. Johanna Sherman (d 04.1606)
  m. William Mallock
  iv. Agneta Sherman
m. William Coram
  v.+ other issue - William (dsp), Isabell
  m2. Joan Mallack (dau of John Mallack of Axmouth)
  vii. Richard Sherman 'of Ottery St. Mary'
  m1. Jone Eveleigh (dau of John Eveleigh of Holcomb)
  a. Margaret Sherman (d 1614)
  m. (14.05.1607) John Cooke of Thorne
  b.+ other issue - William (b c1590, a 1620), Henry (d infant), Susan
  m2. (c04.1596) Jone Copleston (bur 22.01.1648-9, dau of Richard Copleston of Woodland, widow of Christopher Cooke of Thorne)
  e. Margerie Sherman
  m. William Collins of Offwell
  f.+ other issue - Richard (a 1599, a 1620), Christopher (bpt 05.01.1602-3, bur 13.01.1633-4)



Visitation (Leicestershire) shows this family as having arms described as "Or, a lion rampant sable, charged on the shoulder with an annulet for difference between three oak-leaves vert"which indicates a close connection with the family shown above. Visitation then shows the 10 sons + 1 daughter of the following Thomas in the following order.
Thomas Sherman of Yaxley, Suffolk (d by 1551?)
m. Jane Waller (dau of George Waller of Wortham)
1. Thomas Sherman 'of Yaxley'
  m. (Elizabeth?) Yaxley
  A. Thomas Sherman
  m. _ Thwaites of Harding
  i. Thomas Sherman (b c1589, a 1619)
2. Henry Sherman 'of Colchester. Essex' (d 1589, 4th son)
  The following comes from 'Prominent Families of the United States of America' (Arthur Meredyth Burke, vol 1, 1908, 'Sherman', p186+) which starts with Henry, "probably the son of Thomas Sherman, of Yaxley, Co. Suffolk, who m. Jane Waller, of Wortham".
  m. Agnes Butler (d 1580)
  A. Edmund Sherman of Dedham, Essex (b c1540, d 1599)
  m1. (1570) Anne Pellatte (d 1584)
  i. Edmund Sherman (d 1641, emigrated to America in 1632 (Massachussetts then Connecticut))
  a. Edmund Sherman ("who returned to England")
  b. Richard Sherman of Boston, Massachussetts
  m. Martha
  c. John Sherman (b 04.01.1614, d 1685, cleric, youngest son) had issue
  m1. Abigail
  m2. Mary Launce
  d. Samuel Sherman of Stratford, Connecticut (b 12.07.1617, d 1684) had issue
m. Sara Mitchell
  e.+ other issue - Bezaleel, Judith, Anne, Joanna, Esther
  m2. Anne Clere
3. William Sherman of London 'then Ipswich' (grocer)
  m. Faith Lany (dau of John Lany of Cratfeild)
  A. John Sherman of Newark near Leicester
  m. Anna Cave (dau of William Cave of Pickwell)
  i. William Sherman (b c1585, a 1619)
  m. Maria Lascells of Nottinghamshire ## see here ##
  a.+ issue (a 1619) - John (b c1618), Anna (b c1617)
  ii. Ellianor Sherman
  m. George Jermin of Nottinghamshire
  iii. Faith Sherman
  m. Henry Hemming of Newark & London
  iv.+ other issue - Thomas (b c1601, a 1619), Elizabeth, Anna, Jane, Millicent
  B. Faith Sherman
  m. _ Ballard of Yorkshire then Ipswich
  C. Anna Sherman
  m. _ Browne (brother of Elizabeth's husband?)
  D. Margeria Sherman
  m. _ Duck of Kent
  E. Elizabeth Sherman
  m. _ Browne
  F.+ other issue - Richard (cleric), Owen (dsp), William (dsp)
4. Francis Sherman of Brewseyard, Suffolk
  The following comes from Visitation (Metcalfe, Suffolk, 1612, 'Sherman of Bruisyard') which shows Francis and his brothers in the order Thomas, Richard, John, Henry, Robert, William, Anthony, Francis, Bartholomew & James.
  m. Sibbell Graye (dau of Thomas Graye of Gosewolde Hall in Thrandeston)
  A. Alexander Sherman
  m. Elizabeth Chewte of Soterley
  i. Frances Sherman
5. daughter
  m. _ Lockwood
6.+ other issue - Richard (dsp), John, James, Bartholomew, Anthony



John Sherman of Littleington, Cambridgeshire
m. Isabell Hamond (dau of William Hamond of Much Monden)
1. William Sherman of Littleington
  m. Elizabeth Pepis (dau of John Pepis of Creake)
  A. Charles Sherman of Littleington (a 1619)
  m. Anne Welbore (dau of Phillip Welbore of Foxton)
  i. Elizabeth Sherman

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Sherman', p680)
(2) For middle section : Visitation (Leicestershire, 1619, 'Sherman') with input as reported above
(3) For lower section : Visitation (Cambridgeshire, 1619, 'Sherman')
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