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Thomas Sherwood Memorial

 
 
Thomas Sherwood Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2010
1. Thomas Sherwood Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
In memory
of
Thomas Sherwood
1586 – 1655

Puritan – Pioneer – Ancestor

A founder of New England
A first settler of Fairfield
Deputy to the General Court
Committeeman
Soldier of the Pequot War

and his wives
Alice Seabrooke   1587 – 1639
Mary Fitch   1619 – 1693

 
Erected 1950 by Sherwood Kindred of America.
 
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsSettlements & SettlersWars, Non-US. A significant historical year for this entry is 1586.
 
Location. 41° 8.465′ N, 73° 14.827′ W. Marker is in Fairfield, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Beach Road and Sunnieholm Drive, on the left when traveling west. Located in the Old Burying Ground. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfield CT 06824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reverend John Jones Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Andrew Ward Memorial (a
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few steps from this marker); History Comes Alive in a Graveyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairfield Revolutionary War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Up This Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Wolves Swamp (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fairfield’s Historic Green (about 500 feet away); Nathan Bulkley House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfield.
 
Regarding Thomas Sherwood Memorial. Thomas Sherwood, the patriarch of the Fairfield Sherwoods, was apparently born in 1586 in Ipswich (Suffolk) England. In 1634 he sailed from Ipswich on the ship Francis. After some time in Wethersfield CT, he arrived in Fairfield in about 1648. He was a carpenter and a miller, and a community leader. His son Thomas Jr., who also arrived on the Francis, was the first miller at the gristmill at Mill River, Southport.
 
Thomas Sherwood Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2010
2. Thomas Sherwood Memorial Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 2,274 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 4, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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