A Picture Gallery of Sherwoods

A collection of photographs and pictures of Sherwoods past and present which will be added to as time goes by. If you have a treasured photo which you would like to add, please send it to Phil as a JPEG or GIF file attachment (preferably 10 to 100k and less than 400kB) with a brief description. Click each thumbnail to see the full-size picture, then use your browser Back button to return to this page.

GFTSherwood.jpg (143564 bytes) George Frederick Tudor Sherwood F.S.G. was a professional genealogist who was one  one of the founders of the Society of Genealogists in London where his 'Sherwood Genealogy' in 6 volumes is the most important collection of Sherwood pedigrees in the world. He was born 22 Dec 1867 in Fulham, London the son of George Albert Sherwood and Fanny Elizabeth Tudor, died 22 Feb 1958 in London. His obituary is in The Genealogists Magazine June 1958. He came of an ancient armigerous Berkshire family at Drayton & Shippon near Abingdon  ca1570.
Sherwoods3pested1912.jpg (125558 bytes) This shows Phil's Sherwood family in 1912 in the garden of their house at Pested, Challock north of Ashford, Kent. Seated centre of the front row are Phil's great-grandparents John Thomas (1852-1928) and Frances nee Hayward (with dog 'Spot' on her lap!). They had nine children, the eldest being Phil's grandfather, George who is not on this photo, presumably because he had settled at Esher by then. The picture includes several sons & daughters in law & two grandchildren at the front. A Sherwood brother & sister married a SEAGER sister & brother.
dad.gif (32543 bytes) Phil's father Herbert John (Bert) Sherwood was born 1907 in the small village of Boughton Aluph, a few miles North of Ashford in Kent where the family had worked on the land for generations. About 1910 his parents, George & Ellen (nee Shettle) moved to Esher, Surrey then about 1920 to Cheshunt in Hertfordshire where Phil was born. Bert was a Market Gardener & died in 1966.
Sherwoods3Taunton.jpg (45658 bytes) Some of the Sherwoods who attended the Millennium gathering in September 2000 at Taunton in Somerset. Shown from left to right (with their Sherwood interests in brackets):  Mr & Mrs Cole (Sherston, Wilts), Phil (Ashford, Kent), Mark Sherwood (Norfolk), Mrs & Mr Howells (cousins of the Coles) and Bob Folley (Reading, Berkshire).

David_Scott_Sherwood_age6.jpg (8085 bytes)David Scott SHERWOOD age 6, father of our US rep Geoffrey Sherwood. Their ancestor Thomas (ca1585-1655) came to New England in 1634 on the ship Francis from Ipswich in Suffolk, and settled in Connecticut. He married Alice Tiler/Tyler ca1610 and had children baptised at Kettlebaston nr.Ipswich from ca1611-24.


perth_sherwoods.jpg (81587 bytes) From the book 'The Sherwood Papers - A Swan River Story' by Margaret Love our Australian rep. Her ancestors emigrated from Lambeth in London in 1843, and were pioneer settlers in Perth WA, founding the Swan Brewery in the city. The family portrait (left) was taken on 26 Aug 1912 to celebrate the Golden Wedding anniversary of Thomas & Caroline Sherwood. Caroline was descended from Bishop Mew of Winchester. Back row L to R: Claude, Raymond, Mabel, Aubrey, Gertie, Charles & Arthur. Front row L to R: Olive, Freddy, Thomas, Caroline & Florence.
Frederick Sherwood, 1861 taken to celebrate the engagement of his son Thomas to Miss Caroline Mews.
 Tim Sherwood, former Spurs and England professional Soccer player, born 2 February 1969 at  St Albans, Hertfordshire,  England. 
 Height: 6ft 0 in  Wt: 11st 6lbs (from the Spurs website ca2002).
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James Allen Sharwood (1859-1941), founder of J A Sharwood & Co. Ltd. the well-known Grocery & Provision Merchants who brought Chutney & Curry to the English. Born in the City of London and died in S.Africa, his Sharwoods came from Irchester in Northants where they were recorded firstly as Sherwoods in the 17C. The ship bringing his ashes back to England was torpedoed. The company has now passed out of the family & is owned by Rank Hovis McDougall. His Sharwoods were part of a large cluster in the Northampton area, many of whom worked in the boot & shoe trade.
mrs mary sherwood1775_1851.jpg (102526 bytes) Mrs Mary Sherwood nee BUTT (1775-1851) became well-known as a prolific writer of books for children, in fact she was the Enid Blyton of her day! Her husband, Captain Henry Sherwood (her cousin who died 1849) came from Worcestershire and served in India where Mary followed him. Their son the Revd Henry Martyn Sherwood was a Vicar at Whiteladies Aston in Worcs. (Mrs Sherwood & her Books by M Nancy Cutt 1974 OUP)
edward purvis sherwood_family1894.jpg (92991 bytes) Taken in 1894,this photo was donated by Richard Sherwood a great-grandson of Revd Edward Purvis Sherwood (1846-1929) who came from a prominent family at Purley, near Reading in Berkshire. 
L to R standing: Richard (my grandfather), Arthur, Emily Mary, Edward Charles, Francis Gordon and William James. Sitting down; Frances (their mother), Amy, Edward Purvis (father) with Harry Purvis on his knee, & Frances Marcella. The two girls on the ground are Edith Grace and Olive. The most famous one (sic) was Frances Marcella who was attacked and badly beaten in Amritsar on 10/04/1919 as a prelude to the infamous riots and response by General Dyer. she was assumed dead but recovered and actually returned to India later for more missionary work. Edward Charles was from 1906-21 Headmaster of St. Lawrence's College for boys at Thanet, Kent.
Peter Sherwood FRS Peter Sherwood, eminent Chemist in the USA. Elected Fellow of the Royal Society.
This tree is reproduced from the website of Ben Sherwood (see Interests page), and shows some interesting  pictures of his Sherwood ancestors who were early settlers in Maryland USA, and  lived mainly in Talbot County.
Robert Johnson Sherwood & wife
A branch of that large family of Sherwoods which originated in Ingleby Greenhow, Yorks. Family & car (probably about 1932) from left to right Jessie Sherwood (1908-1987), Priscilla Sherwood (1922 -?), Sarah Kate Thompson (nee Sherwood) (1880-1933), George Thompson, Constance Sherwood (1912-1983), Wilfred Sherwood (1882-1964). Photo by David R Sherwood