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A collection of pages each related to a particular surname on my family tree or that of my wife which I have researched in some detail. As well as my own particular interests, I have given some background information on the origins and distribution of each surname. To go to a particular page just click on the links above. I also run an international Sherwood One-Name Study Group on a separate site which has much more information on that name.
My main surname interests in England are:
Click here to search transcripts of records which I have made containing these names.
A summary of my pedigree chart is as follows:
And my wife's:
And now for a bit about myself:
live in the seaside resort of Weymouth in Dorset on the south-west coast of
England with my wife, Tomasa. We have a son, Darren and a daughter, Annette. I
am a retired Metallurgist & Materials Scientist, born 1939 in Cheshunt,
Hertfordshire about 15 miles north of London. Like most people, I had taken
little interest in my family roots in younger life, but in 1988 my wife gave me
a book on tracing ancestry, and so began what has become an absorbing & very
fulfilling hobby. At that stage my tree only extended back to my grandparents,
all I knew was that my father's family originated from the Ashford area of Kent,
and my mother's CARTER line from Stevenage, Herts. I began by joining my local
society the Somerset & Dorset FHS , and then widened this to include the Wilts FHS, the Kent
FHS, and the Society of Genealogists.
In 1995 I joined the Guild of One-Name Studies and registered my own name plus
SEAGROATT which is my wife's maiden name. I have served on the executive
committee of the Somerset & Dorset, and have been the census indexing co-ordinator.
This site is maintained by who welcomes any enquiries on the families listed. It has been indexed by PicoSearch so that you can search it for part of any word or phrase:
Site contents © Phil Sherwood, 2006. Some parts may have third-party copyright
This page was last updated on 18 November, 2010