Susan Lawrence

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Susan Lawrence, daughter of Rev. John Lawrence, was born say 1548.1 She died before 13 September 1610,2 when she was buried at Dedham, Essex, England.2

Susan married Henry Sherman, son of Henry Sherman and Agnes Perpoynt, at Moze, Essex, England, 14 June 1568.3,4

Susan Lawrence left a will dated 31 August 1610, and proved 12 September:5
In the name of God Amen, the XXXI August, 1610, I Susan Shearman of Dedham in the County of Essex, who being sick of body but of good and perfect memory (God be thanked) do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme as followeth first I bequeath my soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body to be bestowed in Christian burial.

Item: I give unto Henry Shearman my son my silver and gilt salt and my best tapestry coveringe.

Item: I give unto Samuel Sherman my son my six silver spoons which my husband gave to me marked E and S.

Item: I give more unto Samuel Shearman my sonne my feather bed in the parlor with the bolster a paire of blankets and a covering.

Item: I give and bequeath unto Daniel Shearman my sonne the summe of L20 of lawful English money to be paid within three months after my decease.

Item: I give and bequeath more unto my son Daniel Shearman foure of my 8 beasts which my husband gave me and are marked out for my use.

Item: I give and bequeath unto Nathaniel Shearman my sonne the sum of L20 of lawful English money to be paid within 6 months after my decease.

Item: I give unto John Shearman my son my cubbord standing in ye parlour.

Item: I give and bequeath unto Ezekiel Shearman my sonne the summe of L10 of lawful English money to be paid him within 6 months after my decease.

Item: I give anf bequeath unto Ezekiel my sonne my new silver cup.

Item: I give and bequeath unto Edmund Shearman my sonne the sum of L10 of lawful English money to be paid him within one moneth after my decease.

Item: I give and bequeath unto Edmund my son my bedstead in the parlour the flocke bed upon it and the flocke bolster and the yellowe rugg.

Item: I give and bequeath unto Phebe Fenne my daughter one cow my least silver cup and one of my needlework cushions.

Item: I give and bequeath unto Anne Whitting my daughter two beasts, one needlework cushion and my Danske cheste in ye parlour.

Item: I give unto my son Daniel's wief my best gowne.

Item: I give unto my son Nathaniel's weif my Danske chest which standeth in the guest chamber.

Item: I give unto Robert Salmon's son my great grandchild one cowe.

Item: I give unto Mary Shearman my sonne Samuel's daughter my joyned chest in the parlour.

Item: I give unto Susan Shearman my son Daniel's daughter my leaved table in the parlour.

Item: I give unto my Brother Gilbert Hilles the sum of 10s.

Item: I give and bequeath unto Mr. Rogers my black mare.

Item: I give unto Susan Galloway daughter of cosin Edmund Galloway my best violet petticoat. All the residue of my goods unbequeathed shall be equally divided amongst all my children.

Item: I ordain and make my son Henry Shearman my sole Executor to see this my last Will and Testament faithfully performed, and for his paines I give him the lease of the Rayes given me by my husband.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hande and seale the day and year above written.

The mark of

Susan Shearman
In the presence of :
Edmund Galloway
John Pye

Probatum fuit apud Chelmsford before Thomas Edwards, Sept. 12, 1610.

Henry Shearman, Executor
Consistory Court of London
Pook Hamer (no. 7) Leaf 13.3

Family

Henry Sherman b. bef. Sep 1549, d. bef. 28 Aug 1610
Children
  • Phebe Sherman6 b. 1 May 1570, d. aft. 1610
  • Henry Sherman7 b. 26 Aug 1571, d. bef. 7 Feb 1642/43
  • Samuel Sherman7 b. 11 Jan 1573, d. 1615
  • Anne Sherman+4 b. 7 Aug 1575, d. bef. 13 Dec 1638
  • Daniel Sherman8 b. say 1578, d. bef. 15 Apr 1634
  • Nathaniel Sherman9 b. 19 Jun 1580, d. say 20 Jun 1580
  • Nathaniel Sherman8 b. 11 Jul 1582, d. aft. 13 Jan 1616
  • John Sherman8 b. 17 Aug 1585, d. bef. 24 Jan 1615/16
  • Ezekiel Sherman4 b. 25 Jul 1587, d. bef. 21 Jan 1653/54
  • Edmund Sherman4 b. say 1589, d. aft. 1638
  • Mary Sherman8 b. 27 Jul 1592, d. bef. 1610
This person was last edited on11 Mar 2013

Citations

  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 43, 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), 78, further cited as Sherman, Sherman Genealogy.
  3. [S1943] Wood, "Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex: Part II," 43-45.
  4. [S1785] Sherman, Sherman Genealogy, 73.
  5. [S1785] Sherman, Sherman Genealogy, 78-79.
  6. [S1785] Sherman, Sherman Genealogy, 79.
  7. [S1785] Sherman, Sherman Genealogy, 80.
  8. [S1785] Sherman, Sherman Genealogy, 81.
  9. [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)), 1202,1204, further cited as Waters, Gleanings in England.