Anne Sherman

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Anne Sherman, daughter of Henry Sherman and Susan Lawrence, was born probably shortly before her baptism at Dedham, Essex, England, 7 August 1575.1,2 She died at Dedham, Essex, England, before 13 December 1638.3

Anne married (1) Anthony Whiting at Dedham, Essex, England, 8 January 1594/95;2,4,5 she married (2) Thomas Wilson after 14 July 1629. The ancestry of both husbands unknown (or not traced here).1

Anne left a will dated 15 September 1638, and proved 13 Dec 1638:
To son Anthony Whiting of Bentlie, clerk, a long table cloth, half a dozen napkins and a needle work cushion
To son John Whiting and daughter Susan Cole all the rest of household stuff etc.
To Susan £10
To daughter Phebe Barnard of New England £10 and to her two children John and Samuel born here before she went over, 20s. each.
To daughter Cole's children (4), 20s. each.
To "nephew Symon Whting, son of son Symon Whiting, deceased, a little silver wine cup at age 21
To Jane Whiting, daughter of son Symon, two silver spoons at age 21.
To "nephews" Anthony and Thomas, sons of son Anthony, £5 each at age 21.
To brother Edmund Sherman of Colchester 20s.
To son John, the bible that was his father's.
Others named in the will were:
Thomas Cottesford, vicar of Dedham,
Mr. Newcomy of Dedham, clerk
Mr John Edes of Lawford, clerk
The widows Bacon, Horne, Chase, Goffe, Howchen
The poor of Dedham
Neighbor William Wood.3

Family 1

Anthony Whiting b. abt. 1569, d. bef. 14 Jul 1628
  • John Whiting6 b. 31 May 1596, d. bef. 25 Aug 1610
  • Anthony Whiting3 b. abt. 1599, d. bt 1638 - 1648
  • (…) Whiting7 b. 30 Nov 1601
  • Susan Whiting3 b. 13 Sep 1603, d. aft. 1638
  • Phebe Whiting+4,3 b. 3 Sep 1606, d. 1 Aug 1685
  • Symon Whiting3 b. 3 Sep 1606, d. bef. 15 Jun 1637
  • Anne Whiting8 b. abt. 1608
  • John Whiting3 b. 17 Mar 1612, d. aft. 17 Apr 1637

Family 2

Thomas Wilson d. bef. 24 May 1631
This person was last edited on31 Aug 2016


  1. [S1943] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and Their Wives: Part II: Henry Sherman the Younger and His Wife," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 167 (Jan 2013): 35-54, at 48, further cited as Wood, "Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex: Part II."
  2. [S1785] Thomas Townsend Sherman, Sherman Genealogy Including Families of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, England, Some descendants of the Immigrants Captain John Sherman, Reverend John Sherman, Edmund Sherman and Samuel Sherman, and the Descendants of Honorable Roger Sherman and Honorable Charles R. Sherman (New York: Tobias A. Wright, 1920), 80, further cited as Sherman, Sherman Genealogy.
  3. [S173] Harry F. Waters, Genealogical Gleanings In England: Abstracts of Wills Relating to Early American Families, With Genealogical Notes and Pedigrees Constructed From the Wills and From Other Records (1901; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1969 (1981 printing)), 1177, further cited as Waters, Gleanings in England.
  4. [S2053] Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr. and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration: Immigrants To New England, 1634-1635 (7 vols., Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999-2011), 1:161-166, further cited as Anderson, et al., The Great Migration.
  5. [S1785] Sherman, Sherman Genealogy, 1201.
  6. [S173] Waters, Gleanings in England, 1202.
  7. [S1784] Thomas Townsend Sherman, "The Early English Shermans," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 66 (Oct 1912): 322-326, at 325, further cited as Sherman, "Early English Shermans."
  8. [S1943] Wood, "Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex: Part II," 48-49.