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Note for:   Susie Isabel Sewall,   6 JUN 1875 -          Index

Residence:   
     Place:   Washington, D.C.


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Note for:   Anne Wagstaffe,   1563 - 20 DEC 1609         Index

Burial:   
     Date:   AFT 20 DEC 1609
     Place:   Coventry, Warwickshire, England (St. Michael's Church)


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Note for:   Samuel Sewall,   24 NOV 1689 - 5 MAY 1757         Index

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     Samuel's occupation: Ship Chandler Boston, MA. Samuel was listed as a member of a church Boston, MA, 2 Oct 1715. Brattle Street Church He was commonly distinguished as Major Samuel Sewall of Boston.

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Note for:   Jonathan Sewall,   7 FEB 1692/93 - 2 NOV 1731         Index

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     58. Jonathan6 Sewall (Stephen5, Henry4, Henry3, Henry2, William1) was born Salem, MA 7 Feb 1693.(329) Jonathan died 2 Nov 1731 Boston, MA, at 38 years of age.

He married twice. He married Elizabeth Alford Boston, MA, 17 DEC 1718.(330) by Rev Benjamin Colman

Elizabeth was born Boston, MA 26 Jul 1700. Elizabeth was the daughter of Mary Richards. Elizabeth died 11 Sep 1723 Boston, MA, at 23 years of age. He married Mary Payne 8 OCT 1724.(331) Mary was born Boston, MA 6 Jan 1701. Mary was the daughter of William Payne and Mary Taylor. Mary died Nov 1731 Boston, MA, at 30 years of age. She was baptized Boston, MA, 12 Jan 1701. Religion: Puritan. Brattle Street Church Salisbury says they had several children, but Jonathan was the only son.

Jonathan was listed as a member of a church Boston, MA, 2 May 1714. Brattle Street Church Salisbury (181) describes him as a merchant of Boston.

Jonathan Sewall and Elizabeth Alford had the following children:

    106 i. Elizabeth7 Sewall was born Boston, MA 13 Sep 1720. She was baptized Boston, MA, 18 Sep 1720. Religion: Puritan. Salisbury does not identify her name

    107 ii. Mary Sewall was born Boston, MA 5 Sep 1723. She was baptized Boston, MA, 8 Sep 1723. Religion: Puritan. Brattle Street Church Salisbury does not identify her name.

Jonathan Sewall and Mary Payne had the following children:

    108 iii. Margaret Sewall was born Boston, MA 14 Oct 1725. She was baptized Boston, MA, 17 Oct 1725. Religion: Puritan.

    109 iv. Jonathan Sewall was born Boston, MA 25 May 1727. Jonathan died 1728 Boston, MA, at 1 year of age. He was baptized Boston, MA, 28 May 1727. Religion: Puritan.

    110 v. Jonathan Sewall was born Boston, MA 8 Aug 1728. Jonathan died 1729 Boston, MA, at less than one year of age. He was baptized Boston, MA, 11 Aug 1728. Religion: Puritan. Brattle Street Church

    + 111 vi. Jonathan Sewell was born 24 Aug 1729.

    112 vii. Jane Sewall was born Boston, MA 16 Nov 1731. She was baptized Boston, MA, 21 Nov 1731. Religion: Puritan. Brattle Street Church


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Note for:   Stephen Sewall,   14 SEP 1702 - 10 SEP 1760         Index

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     He was a student Cambridge, MA, 1721. School: Harvard College. Stephen's occupation: Chief Justice Boston, MA, 1739.

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Note for:   Jonathan Sewall,   25 MAY 1727 - 1728         Index

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     111. Jonathan7 Sewell (Jonathan6 Sewall, Stephen5, Henry4, Henry3, Henry2, William1)(352) was born Boston, MA 24 Aug 1729. Jonathan died 26 Sep 1796 at 67 years of age.(353)

He married Esther Quincy Boston, MA, 21 Jan 1764.(354) Esther was born Braintree, MA 26 Nov 1738. Esther was the daughter of Edmund Quincy Esq and Elizabeth Wendell. Esther died 21 Jan 1810 Montreal, Quebec, CAN, at 71 years of age.

In his preface to the Novanglus in the Works of John Adams, Mr. Adams characterizes his friend professionally, as follows: "Mr. Sewall had a soft, smooth, insinuating eloquence, which gliding imperceptively into the minds of a jury, gave him as much power over that tribunal as any lawyer ought to posess. He was also capable of discussing before the court any intricate question of law, which gave him at least as much influence there as was consistent with an impartial administration of justice. He was a gentleman and a scholar, had a fond of wit, humor and satire, which he used with great discretion at the bar, but poured out with unbounded profusion in newspapers."

It is well known that Jonathan was long supposed to be the "Massachusettensis" with whom Adams entered the lists as Novanglus; but this was afterwards disproved.

He resided Cambridge, MA Brattle Street. Jonathan's occupation: Attorney General Boston, MA. He was a student Cambridge, MA, 1748. School: Harvard College.(355) This is the first member of the branch of the family that spells the name SEWELL. As Salisbury (181) explains, "In visiting the burial place of his ancestors, he found that the name of Sewell was spelled with an e instead of an a and therefore adopted the earlier style."

He was the last Royal Attorney General for the colony of Massachusetts.



Jonathan Sewell and Esther Quincy had the following children:

    + 151 i. Stephen8 Sewell was born before 26 OCT 1804, the first event for which there is a recorded date.

    152 ii. Benjamin Sewell was born on (birth date unknown).

    + 153 iii. Jonathan Sewell Hon was born 1766.


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Note for:   Jonathan Sewell,   24 AUG 1729 - 26 SEP 1796         Index

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     He married Esther Quincy Boston, MA, 21 Jan 1764.(354) Esther was born Braintree, MA 26 Nov 1738. Esther was the daughter of Edmund Quincy Esq and Elizabeth Wendell. Esther died 21 Jan 1810 Montreal, Quebec, CAN, at 71 years of age.

In his preface to the Novanglus in the Works of John Adams, Mr. Adams characterizes his friend professionally, as follows: "Mr. Sewall had a soft, smooth, insinuating eloquence, which gliding imperceptively into the minds of a jury, gave him as much power over that tribunal as any lawyer ought to posess. He was also capable of discussing before the court any intricate question of law, which gave him at least as much influence there as was consistent with an impartial administration of justice. He was a gentleman and a scholar, had a fond of wit, humor and satire, which he used with great discretion at the bar, but poured out with unbounded profusion in newspapers."

It is well known that Jonathan was long supposed to be the "Massachusettensis" with whom Adams entered the lists as Novanglus; but this was afterwards disproved.

He resided Cambridge, MA Brattle Street. Jonathan's occupation: Attorney General Boston, MA. He was a student Cambridge, MA, 1748. School: Harvard College.(355) This is the first member of the branch of the family that spells the name SEWELL. As Salisbury (181) explains, "In visiting the burial place of his ancestors, he found that the name of Sewell was spelled with an e instead of an a and therefore adopted the earlier style."

He was the last Royal Attorney General for the colony of Massachusetts.


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Note for:   Jonathan Sewell,   16 JUN 1766 - 12 NOV 1839         Index

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     He resided New Brunswick, CAN 1785. Jonathan's occupation: Solicitor General of Canada 1793. Jonathan's occupation: Attorney General of Canada 1795 and Chief Justice of Lower Canada Montreal, Quebec, CAN, 1808. He received a degree Cambridge, MA, 1832. He received an LL.D. from Harvard College. He was a member of the Anglican Church, played the violin and was fluent in French. There is a statue of him in Quebec City.


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Note for:   Samuel Sewall,   11 JUN 1678 - 27 FEB 1750/51         Index

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     He is described as a bookseller and a farmer.

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Note for:   Joseph Sewall,   15 AUG 1688 - 27 JUN 1769         Index

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Note for:   Samuel Sewall,   2 MAY 1715 - 19 JAN 1771         Index

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     Samuel Sewall graduated from Harvard, AB 1733, AM 1736. He was a merchant and a selectman of Boston for several years, beginning in1762, and a justice of the peace. He was admitted to the Old South Church, where he was also a deacon, 18 February 1749[/50]; Elizabeth wass admitted on 20 January 1750.
Title: The Descendants of Henry Sewall 1576-1656
Abbrev: Sewall Descendants
Author: Eben W. Graves
Publication: Newbury Street Press, Boston, Massachusetts, 2007

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Note for:   Joseph Sewall,   13 JUL 1719 - 18 AUG 1719         Index

Baptism:   
     Date:   19 JUL 1719
     Place:   Boston, MA

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     He was a student Cambridge, MA, 1707. School: Harvard College. He was a student Cambridge, MA, 1710. School: Harvard College. He was ordained a priest Boston, MA, 16 SEP 1713 Old South Church

He was a student Glasgow, SCT, 1731. School: University of Glasgow. Doctor of Divinity

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Note for:   Samuel Sewall,   11 DEC 1757 - 4 JUN 1814         Index

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     Samuel Sewall graduated from Harvard College AB 1776, AM 1779, honorary LLD 1808. A lawyer in Marblehead, he served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and later represented Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1796 to 1800. In 1798, he was selected by the House to act as a manager of the impeachment hearings of Tennessee Senator William Blount, the first member of the Senate in U.S. history to be expelled from that chamber. Although he served as an Associate Justice for thirteen years, Sewall presided as Chief Justice for only eight months before his death in 1814.
Title: The Descendants of Henry Sewall 1576-1656
Abbrev: Sewall Descendants
Author: Eben W. Graves
Publication: Newbury Street Press, Boston, Massachusetts, 2007

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Note for:   Amos Bronson Alcott,   29 NOV 1799 - 4 MAR 1888         Index

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     On June 1, 1843, Bronson Alcott moved his young and growing family into the Fruitlands farmhouse in the town of Harvard, Massachusetts. The Fruitlands experience was an experiment by Bronson Alcott to put his philosophical beliefs regarding community, family, and the individual into action. This was a test of the practical implications of Transcendentalism. Alcott’s main partner was a man named Charles Lane, an admirer of Alcott’s who left England to form the commune. In total, there were about 20 people living in this utopian community, which was dedicated to shared labor, the prohibition of animal products (and labor), and abolitionism. At its height, the consociate family (the term its members applied to themselves) received visits from such notables as Ralph Waldo Emerson, who was a close friend of the Alcotts and George Ripley, one of the participants of the Brook Farm community.

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