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Henry Sewall

Male Bef 1615 - 1700  (> 84 years)


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  • Name Henry Sewall 
    Born Bef 25 Jun 1615  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 25 Jun 1615  Manchester Cathedral, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 16 May 1700  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried First Parish Burying Ground, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I26859  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of LDN
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2020 

    Father Henry Sewall,   b. Bef 8 Apr 1576,   d. Mar 1656, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 79 years) 
    Mother Anne Hunt,   d. Bef 1 Jul 1615 
    Family ID F16049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Dummer,   b. Abt 1627, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1701, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married 25 Mar 1646  Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    Children 
    +1. Hannah Sewall,   b. 10 May 1649, Tunworth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1699, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     2. Samuel Sewall, Chief Justice of Massachusetts,   b. 28 Mar 1652, Bishopstoke, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1730  (Age 77 years)
    +3. John Sewall,   b. 10 Oct 1654, North Baddesley, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1699, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F16046  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He emigrated to New England on the Elizabeth & Dorcas in 1634, an ill-starred crossing during which sixty passengers died.

      He returned to England in 1646 with his Dummer in-laws. The in-laws never returned to New England; he returned briefly in 1650 or so, then permanently in 1659. He brought his wife and children over in 1661.

      Sometime while in England in the 1650s, he became a minister at North Baddesley, Hampshire. He appears to have been on friendly terms with Richard Cromwell, who briefly became Lord Protector between his father's death and the Restoration.

      Henry Sewall (1615-1700) = Jane Dummer (1627-1701)
      Samuel Sewall (1652-1730) = Hannah Hull (1658-1717)
      Joseph Sewell (1688-1769) = Elizabeth Walley (d. 1756)
      Samuel Sewell (1715-1771) = Elizabeth Quincy (1729-1770)
      Dorothy Sewell (1758-1825) = Joseph May (1760-1841)
      Abigail May (1800-1877) = Bronson Alcott (1799-1888)
      Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

      Making Louisa May Alcott a fifth cousin, six times removed, to LDN.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3675] The Descendants of Henry Sewall (1576-1656) of Manchester and Coventry, England, and Newbury and Rowley, Massachusetts by Eben W. Graves. Boston: Newbury Street Press, 2007.

    2. [S3679] Joseph Lemuel Chester, "The Family of Dummer." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 35:254, 35:321, 1881., date only.