William Sedgwick  [parents unknown]
b. "from Burlen Hall, Lancashire," England
d. 1704 York County Virginia

William Sedgwick may not actually be an "Immigrant Ancestor." I see no record of any children.

Biography found:
Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography
Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1915
available as Ancestry.com database Virginia Biography, Volume I-II
Volume 1, IV-Bugesses and Other Prominent Persons page 321

Sedgwick, William came from Burlen Hall, Lancashire, and was clerk of York County, Virginia, from 1690 till his death in 1705. He had two brothers Isaac Sedgwick, bachelor, a lawyer of York County, and deputy clerk in 1688, who died in the parish if St. Catherine Creechurch, London, and Thomas Sedgwick, of London.

In the Library of Virginia, Nola Miles Rogers found this Will Record

NAME Sedgwick, William.
DATE 1704.
SOURCE Deeds, Orders, Wills, etc., 12, 1702-1706 (Reel 5)
  p. 289. Will pro. 2 Mar. 1704.
  p. 292. Exors. bond rec. 2 Mar. 1704.
NOTE Part of index to York County Wills and Administrations (1633-1811)
PLACE York County (Va.)
FORM Wills. aat.
COLLECTION Virginia wills and administrations.

A William Sedgwick and an Isaac Sedgwick witnessed a deed in this York County, Virginia in 1688. The citation below is quoted from this message.

"York Co., Va, Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. No. 8, 1687-1691...page 155-157
Dated Sept. 24, 1688. Joseph ring of Hampton Parish, York Co., VA, Gentlemen, and Sarah his wife ot Edward Fuller of Gloster County, planter. for 10,000 pounds of tobacco. Seat of land in hampton parish bounding westerly on filgates Creek runing thence easterly a mile into the woods, southerly bounding on the land lately belonging to thomas Morland, deceased and northerly on Mr. Edmond Peeters as by deed Feb. 24, 1671/72 made betweene Robert Lancaster and David Crawford, the bounds of which land being further certifyed and expressed by marked trees on the back of the deed, dated march 3, 1673/74, which said seat of land was by Joseph Ring purchased of David Crawford by an assignment Feb. 30, 1682/83. signed Joseph Ring, Sarah Ring Witnessed, William Sedgwicke, Edmond Dodd, Isaac Sedgwick."

I have seen a couple of other references to Sedgwicks in Virginia in the 1600's:

Ancestry.com: Early Virginia Immigrants 1623-66
"Sedgwick, Joseph, 1635, by by Capt. Adam Thoroughgood, —— Co."

Ancestry.com: Original Lists-Persons of Quality
"Lists of the Livinge and Dead in Virginia Febr: 16th 1623.[i.e. 162xxx]*
GEORGE ye Sonne of JOHN SEDGEWICKE baptized July—30—"

Does anyone know anything about William and Isaac, or any of these other early Virginia Sedgwicks?



Descendants / Researchers:

Dennis Sedgwick - genealogy@sedgwick.org


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