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Shearman, Edmund[1, 2]

Male 1641 - 1719  (~ 78 years)


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  • Name Shearman, Edmund 
    Born Apr 1641  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Will 20 Oct 1712  Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 6 Jul 1719  Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Cause: Date Will proved 
    Person ID I586  Discovering My Ancestors
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 

    Father Sherman, Philip,   b. 5 Feb 1610, Dedham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1686, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Odding, Sarah,   b. 5 Feb 1609, Madron, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1681, Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Family ID F186  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse Hicks, Dorcas Jane,   b. 14 Feb 1651, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 20 Oct 1712, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 61 years) 
    Married 1674  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Sherman, Elkanah,   b. 7 May 1674, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1778, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 103 years)
     2. Sherman, Nathaniel,   b. May 1676, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Sherman, Samuel,   b. 27 Jul 1676, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1733, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     4. Sherman, Nathan,   b. 8 Feb 1678, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1764, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. Sherman, David,   b. Jan 1680, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1761, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     6. Sherman, Lydia,   b. Feb 1682, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1740, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
    +7. Sherman, Elnathan,   b. Oct 1694, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1778, Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)
     8. Sherman, Joseph,   b. Feb 1698, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 
    Family ID F187  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Will of Edmund Shearman
    Will of Edmund Shearman

  • Sources 
    1. [S258] U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700.

    2. [S266] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Source number: 1981.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: GRG.
      Name: Edmund Sherman Birth Date: 1641 Birth Place: RI

    3. [S178] Some of the First Descendants of Philip Sherman, the First Secretery o f Rhode Island, Bristol County Probate Records. Vol. 3; page 565.
      To all people to whome these presents shall come, I Edmund Shearman o f Dartmouth in the County of Bristol in the Province of the Massachuse ts Bay in New England: do hereby manifest & declare that I bei ng at this time very sensible of the weakness of my body but my memor y and understanding being yet good, do for the disposing & set tleing of my wordly estate make this my last Will and Testament to b e of force after my decease hereby revoking and declaring to be null & amp;amp; void all other Wills & Testaments by me formerly mad e & this to be my last will. Impress. I will and bequeath t o my son Samuel Shearman five shillings to be payed by my Executor her eafter named with what is already given him by deeds. Item. I give an d bequeath to my son David Shearman of my Homestead lot of land twent y rods wide on ye south side of my said lands to run the whole lengt h from the foot to the head and to remaine unto my said son David Shea rman and his heires and assigns for ever. Item. I give and bequeath t o my son Nathan Shearman of said lott of land twenty rod wide on the n orth side of said lands & to run from the foot tothe head & ;amp; to remain unto him my said son Nathan Shearman, his heirs and as signs for ever. Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Natha'l Sh earman twenty rods wide of my said lott of lands and to lye on the sou th side of the remains of my sd homestead lot of land and on the nort h side of my son David aforesd and to run and even bredth from the foo t to the head and to remain unto my sd son Natha'l Shearman his h eirs and assigns for ever. Item. I give and bequeath unto my loving w ife Dorcas Shearman all the rest of my said lot or farm of lands wit h all the housing orchards &fences priviledges and commoditie s in upon or to the sd lands, dureing all the time of her natural lif e and all so for her more comfortable support: I give to said loving w ife all my personal or movable estate either to make use of for need o r to dispose of amongst our children as she shall see cause; but afte r the death of my said wife: Item. I give &bequeath all that m y lands given to said wife with the housing orchards and fencing as ab ove sd unto my two sons Elkanah Shearman & Joseph Shearman an d is to be equally divided beginning exactly in the middle atthe foo t and so to extend to the head with a straight line; and my will is th at my son Joseph Shearman shall have the north side with the housing t hat is on it, and shal be and remain to my two sons Elkanah Shearman & amp;amp;Joseph Shearman and to their heirs and assigns forever. Item . I give and bequeath to my son Elnathan Shearman, twelve acres an d a halfe of the land which was bought of Thomas Hicks, Scituate, lyin g and being in Dartmouth all the allowance layd out and surveyed by Be njamin Grant and is bounded as the return of sd survey makes mention a nd is to be and remain unto said son Elnathan Shearman his heirs and a ssigns forever. Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Lidia Maxf ield seven acres of land in the next division of lands in Dartmouth af ter eight hundred acres is compleated to the one whole share to be an d remain unto her and her heirs and assigns for ever. Item. I give an d bequeath unto my five sons, David Shearman, Nathan Shearman, Natha&a pos;l Shearman, Elkanah Shearman & Joseph Shearman all my lan d lyeing between my said son David __ land and Jonathan Russel' s to be equally divided among them my said son David to have the eas t and my son Nathan next and my son Natha'l next to Nathan and El kanah next to Nathaniel and Joseph to have the west end, and all to ru n across the sdland. Item. I give and bequeath all my salt marsh mead ow to my seven sons Samuel Shearman, David Shearman, Nathan Shearman , Natha'l Shearman,Elkanah Shearman, Joseph Shearman & El nathan Shearman and to be equally divided among them and to remain unt o them my sons their heires & assigns for ever. Item. I giv e & bequeath all the rest of my undivided lands in the Townshi p of Dartmouth to my six sons David Shearman Nathan Shearman,Natha&apo s;l Shearman Elkanah Shearman Joseph Shearman and Elnathan Shearman an d to remain unto them their heirs and assigns for ever. And for the pe rforming and executing this my last will and Testament, I make my lovi ng wife my whole and sole Executrix and so for her my said wife Dorca s Shearman to act and perform according to law: In witness whereof I t he said Edmund Shearman have hereunto sett my hand and seal thiss Twen tyeth day of October, one thousand seven hundred and twelve: 1712. Se al EDMUND (the mark of) SHEARMAN Signed, Sealed, Published and Decla red by the above Edmund Shearman as his last will and Testament i n presence of us the subscribers George Codman James Tripp John Tr ipp Proved July 6, 1719. Tauton, Mass. Bristol County Probate Record s. Vol. 3; page 565 [Source: Sherman, Roy V. Some of the Descendant s of Philip Sherman, The First Secretary of Rhode Island. Privately Pu blished, 1968. pp. 293, 294.]

    4. [S647] Genealogical notes of New York and New England families, p. 688.