The Sherwood name originates from the heart of England, and it carries carpentry, millwork, and farming skills. Sherwood is also a name correctly associated with Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, and Sherwood Forest, all reminiscent of Robin Hood. It is an Old English word meaning “bright wood” and “clearing in the woods.”
Family records show that Thomas Sherwood was born in the county of Nottinghamshire in 1586. At the time of Thomas’ birth, Sherwood Forest, a royal forest, covered a much larger area. Now, what remains is a protected nature preserve. The knowledge of our Sherwood family history starts with his birth and his move to America. Our history has many branches, and we are fortunate to be able to trace our heritage.
Thomas Sherwood (age 48), his wife, Alice Seabrook (age 47), and their children, Hanna Sherwood, Rose Sherwood, Thomas Sherwood, and Rebecca Sherwood, bravely set sail to America on the ship Francis on April 21, 1634, along with approximately 76 others. They sailed from Ipswich, Suffolk, England, a popular seaport and departure point for many, making the journey to the new world.
Thomas and his family arrived in Boston, MA in June 1634. They first settled near Wethersfield, CT. During this time, he and Alice had four more children, Jane, Thomasine, Margaret, and Sarah, before his beloved wife died.
After Alice’s death, Thomas married Mary Fitch. Together, they stayed until Thomas’ death in 1655. Thomas and Mary had six children, Mary, Stephen, Ruth, Matthew, Isaac, and Abigail. The couple sold the Wethersfield property and moved to settle permanently in the region of Fairfield, CT with their large family.
Thomas Sherwood is considered the first settler of New England, Fairfield, CT. He is our first generation in the new world, now known as the US.
The Sherwood heritage and instinct, extended family, and crew are the driving spirits behind the scenes. But you, our customers, and our community sincerely make it all worth the while. We are so proud yet so humbled by our growing popularity. Thank you.
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