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
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||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.
||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
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.
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.
||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,
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.
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
Sherwood, 1861 taken to celebrate the engagement of his son Thomas to Miss Caroline Mews.
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).
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 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)
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, 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.
||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