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Philip Sherman

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Male 1610 - 1686  (76 years)

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  • Name Philip Sherman 
    Born 5 Feb 1610  Dedham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Arrival 1633  Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Immigration 1633  Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1635  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 20 Nov 1637  Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1639  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1670  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 30 Jul 1681  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Date the will was signed. Inventory of estate done 19 March 1686/7. The will was proved March 22, 1686/7.
    Died 22 Mar 1686  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    Cause: Date Will proved 
    Person ID I583  Discovering My Ancestors
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 

    Father Samuel Sherman,   b. 11 Jun 1573, Dedham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1615, Ardleigh, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Phillippa Ward,   b. 1577, Dedham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1610, Dedham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Family ID F144  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Odding,   b. 5 Feb 1609, Madron, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1681, Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1634  Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
    +1. Eber Sherman,   b. 1629, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1706, Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +2. Peleg Sherman,   b. 1632, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1719, North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Sarah Sherman,   b. 26 Apr 1636, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1719, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Mary Sherman,   b. 1639, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1644, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
    +5. Edmund Shearman,   b. Apr 1641, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1719, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
    +6. Samson Sherman,   b. Apr 1642, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1718, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     7. William Sherman,   b. 1643, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1646, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    +8. John Sherman,   b. Aug 1644, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1734, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years)
    +9. Hannah Sherman,   b. 11 Feb 1647, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1717, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +10. Samuel Sherman,   b. 1648, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1717, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     11. Benjamin Sherman,   b. 1650, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1719, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     12. Philippa Sherman,   b. 1 Oct 1652, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1731, Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 
    Family ID F186  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Philip Sherman and Sarah Odding house
    Philip Sherman and Sarah Odding house
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  • Sources 
    1. [S230] U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-19 70, SAR Membership Number: 81956.

    2. [S156] Genealogies of Rhode Island Families, Vol. II.

    3. [S649] Sherman genealogy, including families of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, E ngland : some descendants of.
      Residence date: Residence place: USA

    4. [S266] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Source number: 23881.003; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 4; Submitter Code: .
      Name: Philip Sherman Birth Date: 1610 Birth Place: En

    5. [S189] History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Vol. 5, p. 212-213.
      Philip Sherman, immigrant ancestor and progenitor of the American bran ch of the Shermans, was the seventh child of Samuel and Philippa (Ward ) Sherman,and was born February 5, 1610, in Dedham, England. He died i n March, 1687, in Portsmouth, R. I. He came to America when twenty-thr ee years old, and settled at Roxbury, Mass., where he was made freeman , May 14, 1634, standing next on the list after Governor Haynes. In 16 35 he returned to England, remaining for a short time, but was again i n Roxbury, November 20, 1637, when he and others were warned to give u p all arms because "the opinions and revelations of Mr Wheelw right and Mrs. Hutchinson have seduced and led into dangerous errors m any of the people here in New England." The church record say s he was brought over to "Familism" by Porter, his w ife's stepfather. In 1636 he was one of the purchasers of th e island of Aquidneck, now Rhode Island, and on the formation of a gov ernment in 1639, became secretary under Governor WilIiam Coddington. T he Massachusetts authorities evidently believed he was still under the ir jurisdiction for, on March 12, 1638, though he had summons to appea r at the next court, "if they had not yet gone to answer suc h things as shall be objected," he did not answer this summon s, but continued to be a prominent figure in Rhode Island affairs. H e continued to serve in public office, and was made freeman, March 16 , 1641, was general recorder 1648 to 1652, and deputy from 1665; to 16 67. He was among the sixteen persons who were requested, on April 4 16 76, to be present at the next meeting of the deputies to give advice a nd help in regard to the Narragansett campaign. He was public spirite d and enterprising. After his. removal to Rhode Island he left the Con gregational church and became a member of the Society of Friends. Trad ition affirms that he was "a devout but determined man.&q uot; The early records prepared by him still remain in Portsmouth,an d show him to have been a very neat and expert penman, as well as an e ducated man His will shows that he was wealthy for the times. In 163 4 he married Sarah Odding, stepdaughter of John Porter, of Roxbury, an d his wife Margaret, who was a Widow Odding at the time of her marriag e to Porter. Philip Sherman's children: I. Eber, born 1634 , lived in Kingstown,R. I., died in 1706. II. Sarah, born in 1636; m arried Thomas Mumford. III. Peleg, born 1638, died 1719, in Kingstow n, R. I. IV. Mary, born 1639, died young. V. Edmond, born 1641; liv ed in Portsmouth and Dartmouth; died in 1719. VI. * Samson, mentione d below. VII. William, born 1643, died young. VIII. John, born 164 4; a farmer and blacksmith in what is now South Dartmouth; died Apri l 16, 1733. IX. Mary, born 1645; married Samuel Wilbur, X. Hannah , born 1637; married William Chase. XI. Samuel, born 1648; lived i n Portsmouth, died Oct. 9, 1717. XII. Benjamin, born 1650; lived i n Portsmouth. XIII. Philippa, born Oct. I, 1652; married Benjamin Ch ase. Samson Sherman, son of Philip and Sarah (Odding) Sherman, was bo rn 1642, in Portsmouth,where he passed his life, and died June 27, 17 18. He married, March 4, 1675, Isabel Tripp, born 1651, daughter of&am p;apos;John and Mary (Paine) Tripp, died 1716. Children: I. Philip , born Jan. 16, 1676. II. Sarah, Sept. 4,1677. III. Alice, Jan. 12 , 1680. IV. Samson, Jan. 28, 1682. V. Abiel, Oct. 15, 1684. VI. I sabel, 1686. VII. * Job, mentioned below. Job Sherman, son of Samso n and Isabel (Tripp) Sherman, was born November 8, 1687, in Portsmouth , and died November 16, 1747, in Portsmouth. He married (first) Decemb er 23, 1714, Bridget Gardiner, of Kingstown, and (second) in 1732, Ami e Spencer, of East Greenwich, R. I. Children of first marriage: I . Philip, born Oct, 12, 1715. II. Israel, born Oct. 31, 1717. III . Mary, born Jan. 16, 1719. IV. Job, born May 2, 1722. V. Bridget , born May 7, 1724. VI. Sarah, born Oct. 29, 1726. VII. Alice, bor n April 25,1728. VIII. Mary, born Oct. 13, 1730. Children of secon d marriage: IX. Amie, born May 27, 1734. X. Benjamin, born Sept. 1 4 1735. XI. * Samson, mentioned below. XII. Martha, born Nov. 29 , 1738. XIII. Walter, born Aug. 20,1740. XIV. Dorcas, born Nov. 2 , 1732. XV. Abigail, born Sept. 10, 1744 Samson (2) Sherman, son o f Job and Amie (Spencer) Sherman, was born July 23, 1737, in Portsmout h,where he spent his life, engaged in agriculture,and died January 24 , 1801. He married, December 9,1761, Ruth, daughter of David and Jemim a (Tallman) Fish, of Portsmouth. Children: I. Walter, born April 4 , 1763; married Rebecca Anthony, of Portsmouth. II. Amy, born Jan. 6 , 1764; married Daniel Anthony, of Portsmouth. III. Job, born Jan. 2 1, 1766; married Alice Anthony. IV. Susanna, born Oct. 19, 1767; mar ried Peleg Almy, of Portsmouth. V. 5. Hannah, born Jan. 27,1769; mar ried Jonathan Dennis, of Portsmouth. VI. Anne, born Nov. 19, 1770; m arried Nathan Chase, of Portsmouth. VII. David, born June, 1772; mar ried Waite Sherman, of Portsmouth. VIII. Ruth, born Oct. 21, 1773, d ied in infancy. IX. Ruth, born Feb. 20, 1778; married Obadiah Davis , of New Bedford, Mass. X. * Asa, mentioned below. XI. Abigail, bo rn April 2, 1782; married Abram David, of Fair Haven, Mass. XII. Mar y, born Nov. 18, 1783; married David Shove, of Berkley, Mass. Asa She rman, son of Samson (2) and Ruth (Fish) Sherman, was born December 22 , 1779, in Portsmouth, died at Fall River, December 29, 1863. His rema ins were interred in the Friends' Cemetery at Portsmouth. H e was a birthright member of the Friends, was a farmer and landowner i n Portsmouth. He married, at the Friends' Meeting in Newport , November 11, 1805 Elizabeth Mitchell, born October 17,1782, in Middl etown, R. I., daughter of Richard andJoanna (Lawton) Mitchell. (See Mi tchell IV). Children : I. Ruth, born Nov. 21, 1806. II. Joanna, b orn July 30, 1808, died at Fall River, Sept. 9, 1863. III. Sarah, bo rn Feb. 30, 1810; married, Nov. 20, 1839, Abner Slade, of Swansea, Mas s. IV. Amy, born Sept.16, 1811; married, Oct. 21, 1839, Mark Anthony , of Taunton, Mass. V. Richard Mitchell, born Sept. 16,1813. VI . * Mary, mentioned below. VII. Asa, born Dec. 23, 1817. VIII. Dan iel, born June 25, 1820. IX. Willian, born April 9, 1823. X. Annie , born July 17, 1826, died at Fall River, Jan. 15, 1849. Mary Sherman , fifth daughter of Asa and Elizabeth (Mitchell) Sherman, was born Sep tember 16,1815, in Portsnlouth, R. I. She married, October 5,1842, Hon . William Lawton Slade, of Somerset. Caroline Elizabeth Slade, daught er of Hon.William Lawton and Mary (Sherman) Slade, married, March 25 , 1868, Hezekiah Anthony Brayton, of Fall River.

    6. [S134] Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-33, (Philip Sherman).
      ORIGIN: Unknown MIGRATION: 1633 FIRST RESIDENCE: Roxbury REMOVES: P ortsmouth 1638 CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: "Phillip Sherman. He cam e into the land in the year 1623 [sic], a single man, & af ter married Sarah Odding, the daughter o[f] the wife of John Porter b y a former husband. This man was of a melancholy temper, he lived hone stly & comfortably among us several years, upon a just cal ling went for England & returned again with a blessing: bu t after his father-in-law John Porter was so carried away with these o pinions of familism & schism he followed them &amp ; removed with them to the Iland, he behaved himself sinfully in thes e matters (as may appear in the story) & was cast out of t he church" [RChR 78-79]. FREEMAN: 14 May 1634 [MBCR 1:368] . 16 March 1640/1 [RICR 1:111]. EDUCATION: Sufficient to be General R ecorder of Rhode Island. His inventory included "four old Bib les & other small books" valued at £1. OFFICES : General Recorder, 16 May 1648, 22 May 1649, 23 May 1650 [RICR 1:209 , 217, 230, 236]. On 4 November 1651 colony records were demanded of P hilip Sherman "late recorder of this colony" [RICR 2 36]. Attended Portsmouth town meeting, 13 May 1638, 20 May 1638, 2 0 August 1638, 5 November 1638, 2 January 1638/9 [RICR 1:53, 54, 58, 6 1, 63]. Selectman, 30 April 1639 [RICR 1:71]. Committee to build fence s, 20 May 1638 [RICR 1:54]. Surveyor, 1640 [RICR 1:102]. Town clerk, 1 649-1656 [PoTR 42, 45, 49, 50, 57, 60, 62, 67, 71]. Town Council, 1649 , 1650, 1653, 1654, 1656, 1657, 1670-1673 [PoTR 42, 45, 61, 62, 71, 76 , 152, 161, 169, 176]. Portsmouth commissioner to Rhode Island Genera l Court, 21 May 1656 [PoTR 70; RICR 1:337]. Committee to audit treasur er's accounts, 21 May 1661 [RICR 1:442]. Portsmouth deputy t o Rhode Island General Court, 3 May 1665, 25 October 1665 [PoTR 130; R ICR 2:96, 130]. ESTATE: On 10 February 1639/40 he was granted 200 acr es at Portsmouth [RICR 1:73]. On 28 August 1650 Samuel Gorton of W arwick sold to Philip Sherman of Portsmouth seven acres in Portsmout h [PoTR 304-05]. On 3 October 1677 Philip Sherman Senior of Portsm outh deeded to "Pelegg Sherman my son" fourteen acre s in Portsmouth [PoLE 1:148]. On 15 April 1678 Philip Sherman Senior o f Portsmouth deeded to "Benjamin Chase my son-in-law and my d aughter Philip his wife" four acres and a half in Portsmout h [PoLE 1:150]. In his will, dated 31 July 1681 and proved 22 Marc h 1686/7, "Philip Shearman, yeoman, aged seventy-one years, o f the Town of Portsmouth," bequeathed to "Sarah my l oving wife the use and her dwelling in the first room at the west en d of my now dwelling..."; "my son Samuel my sole exe cutor" and to provide "my loving wife with food an d raiment and all necessaries whatsoever during her natural life and a t her decease decently to bury her"; to "Sarah my wi fe ten good ewe sheep"; to "Eber my eldest son tha t which I have already given him, ten acres of land in the bounds of P ortsmouth ... at a place called Briggs swamp ... and all my horse fles h in the Narragansett country excepting one mare, the second best, suc h excepted mare, I give to Thomas Mumford and Peleg Mumford my grandch ildren"; to "my son Peleg five ewe sheep" ; to "my son Edmund a quarter share of meadow and a sixteent h part of a share of upland lying in Ponagansett within the township o f Dartmouth ... also my whole right in the purchase of Squamscutt no w called Westery"; to "my son Samson after the decea se of my said wife his half of the breadth of my farm which I now dwel l upon ... my son Samson and my son Samuel to have equal privileges i n the aerable land of the aforesaid farm during the natural life of Sa rah my wife"; to "my son Samuel all the remaining pa rt of my aforesaid farm with my now dwelling house and all the other b uildings ... and to have two parts of the grass and the hay during th e natural life of Sarah my wife"; to "my son Samso n ... one white faced mare with her foal and all those four Indians wh ich we jointly bought"; to "my son John my bay mare& amp;quot;; to "my son Benjamin all the remaining part of my l and at Briggs' Swamp whereupon the said Benjamin's h ouse now stands"; to "my daughter Sarah ten ewe shee p"; to "my daughter Mary ten ewe sheep"; t o "my daughter Hannah £5 of New England silver money for th e proper use of herself and children"; to "my daught er Hannah five ewe sheep"; to "my daughter Philip te n ewe sheep"; "I give Benjamin Clarke to my son Edmu nd until he comes of age of one & twenty years, the said E dmund finding the said Benjamin with sufficient food and clothing duri ng the term aforesaid" [Roy V. Sherman, Some Descendants of P hilip Sherman The First Secretary of Rhode Island, hereafter Sherman A nc, citing PoLE 2:260-61]. The inventory of the estate of Philip S herman, dated 19 March 1686/7, totalled £100, with no real estate incl uded [Portsmouth Scrapbook 17]. BIRTH: Baptized Dedham, Essex, 5 Febr uary 1610/1, son of Samuel Sherman [Sherman Gen 95]. DEATH: Portsmout h before 19 March 1686/7 (date of inventory). MARRIAGE: Roxbury abou t 1633 Sarah Odding, daughter of Margaret (_____) (Odding) Porter [RCh R 78-79; TAG 73:176-80]. CHILDREN: i EBER, b. say 1634; m. Mar y _____. (She has been called Mary Wilcox, daughter of Edward [Transat lantic Shermans 114; Philip Sherman 28], but there is no room for he r in the family of Edward Wilcox [NEHGR 147:190-91].) ii SARAH , b. say 1636; m. by about 1656 Thomas Mumford [Austin 136]. ii i PELEG, b. say 1637; m. Portsmouth 26 July 1657 Elizabeth Lawton, d aughter of Thomas Lawton [RIVR 4:Portsmouth:37]. iv EDMUND, b . 1641; m. by 1674 Dorcas Hicks, daughter of Samuel Hicks and granddau ghter of ROBERT HICKS [Harriet Woodbury Hodge, Hicks (Hix) Families o f Rehoboth and Swansea, Massachusetts (Winnetka, Illinois, 1976), p. 5 9]. v SAMSON, b. 1642; m. Portsmouth 4 March 1674/5 Isabel Trip p, daughter of John Tripp [RIVR 4:Portsmouth:37; TG 4:62]. vi J OHN, b. 1644; by about 1674 Sarah Spooner, daughter of William Spoone r (in his will of 8 March 1683[/4] William Spooner made a bequest to & amp;quot;my daughter Sarah Sherman" [PCPR 4:2:71]). vi i MARY, b. 1645; living on 31 July 1681 (father's will). (A ustin says she married Samuel Wilbore, son of Shadrach, but this Samue l was born in 1663 [Austin 228], so this identification seems highly u nlikely.) viii HANNAH, b. 1647; m. by about 1678 William Chase , son of William Chase [NEHGR 87:51-52; Austin 178-79]. ix SAMU EL, b. 1648; m. Portsmouth 23 February 1680/1 Martha Tripp [RIVR 4:Por tsmouth:37; TG 4:62]. x BENJAMIN, b. 1650; m. Portsmouth 3 Dece mber 1674 Hannah Mowry, daughter of ROGER MOWRY [Austin 179]. x i PHILIP, b. 1652; m. by about 1674 Benjamin Chase, son of WILLIAM C HASE [PoLE 1:150; Austin 178-79; NEHGR 87:51]. ASSOCIATIONS: Thomas T ownsend Sherman has elaborated the large Sherman family of Dedham, Ess ex, and vicinity [Sherman Genealogy (New York 1920)], cited above as S herman Gen]. Philip Sherman was followed to New England by his brothe r Samuel Sherman of Boston, his first cousin John Sherman of Watertown , and his first cousins once-removed Edmund Sherman and Richard Sherma n.

    7. [S617] U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, Place: America; Year: 1633; Page Number: 262.
      Arrival date: 1633 Arrival place: America

    8. [S178] Some of the First Descendants of Philip Sherman, the First Secretery o f Rhode Island, p. 26-28.
      In the name of God Amen, I Philip Shearman, yeoman, aged seventy-one y ears, of the Town of Portsmouth in the Colony of Rhode Island and Prov idence Plantations in New England, being of good memory, praise be the refor given to Almighty God, do make and ordain this my Last Will an d Testament in the manner and form following: (that is to say); firs t and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God an d my body to the earth to be decently buried by my executor hereafte r named. And as for the disposition of my wordly estate, it is in mann er and form following; first I give to Sarah my loving wife the us e and her dwelling in the first room at the west end of my now dwellin g house & the bed and bedding with the furniture thereto belon ging now standing in the aforenamed room. Also I do hereby ordaine a nd appoint my son Samuel my sole Executor to see this my last will an d testament truly performed; and to bind himself, heirs, Executors an d Administrators for the true performance hereof; furthermore my wil l is that my executor shall sufficiently maintain my loving wife wit h food and raiment and all necessaries whatsoever during her natual li fe and at her decease decently to bury her; furthermore I do give un to Sarah my wife ten good ewe sheep to be marked out of my flock for t he sole use and dispose both of bodies and wool yearly. wch said numbe r shall be kept by my said Executor during the natural life of Sarah m y said wife freely and without any charge to my wife. Item: I do giv e unto Eber my Eldest son that which I have already given him, ten acr es of land in the bounds of Portsmouth aforesaid at a place called Bri ggs swamp joining to a parcel of land of his own to him and his heir s forever. And all my horse flesh in the Narragansett country exceptin g one mare, the second best; such excepted mare, I give to Thomas Mumf ord and Peleg Mumford my Grand children. Item: I give unto my son Pel eg five ewe sheep. Item: I give unto to my son Edmund a quarter shar e of meadow and sixteenth part of a share of upland lying in Ponaganse tt within the Township of Dartmouth in the colony of New Plymouth in N ew England with all the privileges there tobelonging or any wards appe rtaining. And also my whole right in the purchase of Squamscutt now ca lled Westerly by the Collony to the said Edmund and his heirs. Item : I give unto my son Samson after the decease of my said wife his hal f of the breadth of my farm wch I now dwell upon from the westward en d to the sea and three Rood more in breadth of the whole length of th e aforesaid land and bounded southward upon a straight line Eastward f rom the south west corner of that orchard now called Sampson's up on a straight line to a lande marke about a rood short of the cart wa y that goes from my dwelling house to my barn in Portsmouth aforsaid . And from the said land marke upon a sloap line five Rood westwardl y of my barn until it comes to the line of the aforesaid half-breadt h of the aforesaid farm to him and his heires forever and to have th e third part of any hay and grass yearly of the aforesaid farm. And m y son Sampson and my son Samuel to have equal privileges in the aribl e land of the aforesaid farm during the natual life of Sarah my wife . Item: I give unto my son Samuel all the remaining part of my afores aid farm with my now dwelling house and all the other buildings upon t he said part of the land lying southward of the other part of my far m now given to my son Samson as aforesaid to him and his heirs foreve r after the decease of Sarah my wife and to have two parts of the gras s and the hay during the natural life of Sarah my wife. Item: All m y neat cattle, hors kind, sheep kind and swine I do give unto my son S amuel aforenamed Executor, (excepting two oxen and a fatting cow.) An d also all my moveable goods (Excepting two great chests with lock an d key to each of them, which said chests I give unto Sarah my wife) h e my aforesaid executor paying the several legacies herein this my wil l specified both the aforementioned and what shall hereafter be expres t in this my will. Item: I give unto my son Samson aforenamed one whi te faced mare with her foale and all those four Indians wch we jointl y bought. Item: I give unto my son Samson and my son Samuel my draugh t horse and two draught steers equally betwixt them. Item: I give unt o my son John my bay mare. Item: I give unto my son Benjamin all th e remaining part of my land at Briggs' Swamp whereupon the said B enjamin's house now stands, being by estimation twentie acres b e the same more or less to him and his heires forever. Item: I give u nto my daughter Sarah ten ewe sheep to be paid her the year after my d ecease. Item: I give unto my daughter Mary ten ewe sheep to be paid h er the year after my decease. Item: I give unto my daughter Hannah fi ve pounds of New England silver money for the proper use of her self e and children to be paid the year after my decease. Item: I give unt o my daughter Hannah five ewe sheep to be paid to her the year after m y decease. Item: I give unto my daughter Philippa ten ewe sheep to b e paid to her the year after my decease. Item: I give Benjamin Clark e to my son Edmund until he comes of age of one & twenty years , the said Edmund finding the said Benjamin with sufficient food and c lothing during the terme aforesaid. Item: I the abovesaid Philip Shea rman do ordain and appoint this to be my last will and testament, maki ng void all former wills and testaments heretofore by me made. In wit ness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this one and thirty eth day of the month commonly called July, Anno Domini one thousand si x hundred and Eightie one.Philip Shearman (Seal) Before the signing a nd sealing of this my will and testament, I the aforesaid Philip Shear man do declare that whereas the word Assigns is omitted in the givin g of the several parcels of land to my children: That it is my true in tent and meaning that I do give the said several parcels of land speci fied in my above written will to my children to their heires and Assig ns forever. Signed and sealed in the presence of Job Almy, Philip Phe ttiplace, & Elias Williams. Proved March 22, 1686/7. Recorde d on page 260 of "Land Evidence, 2nd Book, No. 1", Town of P ortsmouth, R.I. (SG p180; DPS p26).

    9. [S178] Some of the First Descendants of Philip Sherman, the First Secretery o f Rhode Island, p. 26-28.

    10. [S266] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Source number: 5267.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: JDM.
      Birth date: 1610 Birth place: En Marriage date: 1633 Marriage pl ace: MA