Sewell

Name origin: SEWALL, SEWELL Probably from sea and wall, s structure of stone or other materials intended for defense or security against the sea. The name may have various significations in Gaelic; suil is a willow; suail, small, inconsiderable. Su, south and wold, wald, wild, well, an uncultivated place, a wood, plain, a lawn, hills without wood, as Suwold, Suwall, Suwell. John de Sewede, accompanied Edward the Black Prince into Aquitaine. The English ancestry traced to William Shewall or Sewall, living in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, in 1540.

William Sewell

b.1528 Coventry, Warwick, England; parents ukn
m.March 15, 1540 Coventry, Warwickshire, England; Martha Horn
b.1532, parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. William Sewell b.1562 d.1624

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William Sewell

b.1562 prob.Dedham, Essex, England; s/o William and Martha (Horn) Sewell
d.1624 Coventry, England
m.abt.1587 Dedham, Essex, England; Margeret Grazebrook
b.1556 Middleton, Warwickshire, England; d/o Avery Grazebrook and Margaret Keene
d. bur. May 7. 1628 St. Michael's, Coventry, England

CHILDREN included:

  1. Abigail Sewell b.1588 Dedham, Essex, England m.abt.1609 Nicholas Phillips
  2. Henry Sewell b.1590
  3. Richard Sewell b.1592
  4. Anne Sewell b.1594
  5. Margaret Sewell b.1596

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