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Henry Sewall, Mayor of Coventry

Male Abt 1544 - 1628  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name Henry Sewall 
    Suffix Mayor of Coventry 
    Born Abt 1544  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death 6 Apr 1628  [2
    Died 16 Apr 1628  Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Draper's Chapel, St. Michael's, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I26866  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of LDN
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2020 

    Father William Shewell 
    Mother Matilda Horne,   b. Between 1513 and 1527 
    Family ID F16052  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Gresbrook,   b. Bef 1557,   d. Between 10 May 1629 and 20 Nov 1629  (Age > 72 years) 
    Married Bef 24 Sep 1575  [1, 3
    Children 
    +1. Henry Sewall,   b. Bef 8 Apr 1576,   d. Mar 1656, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 79 years)
    +2. Richard Sewall,   b. Abt 1585,   d. 12 Nov 1638, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F16050  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Henry Sewall was a member of the Company and Fellowship of Drapers of Coventry, an alderman, sheriff in 1582, mayor of Coventry 1587-88 and 1606-7, and a representative of Coventry to the English parliament that met 30 January 1620." [The Descendants of Henry Sewall, citation details below]

      His great-grandson Samuel Sewall, chief justice of Massachusetts, described Henry as a "prudent man" who acquired a "great estate." Coventry tax records from just before his death confirm this; he is among the five individuals who pay the most tax. And his inquisition post mortem shows that he died owning sixty-four different properties in and near Coventry, Stoke, and Radford.

  • 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. [S3678] "Pedigree of the Family of Grazebrook Since They Settled in Staffordshire, with Sufficient Proofs After Each Generation." Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, 3rd series, 117, 158.

    3. [S3678] "Pedigree of the Family of Grazebrook Since They Settled in Staffordshire, with Sufficient Proofs After Each Generation." Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, 3rd series, 117, 158., month and year only.