Thomas Sedwick [parents unknown]
b. est 1640, presumed in England
d. January 1697/98 Calvert County Maryland
m. abt 1670 Elizabeth Unknown in Maryland
immigrated to Maryland abt 1658 - 1665
Will: 11 January 1697/98, Will Calvert Co., Maryland, probated 28 January 1698
Property/real estate: 13 December 1670, Land Claim in Calvert Co., Maryland
Thomas Sedwick was a Puritan in Maryland. He apparently arrived between 1658 and 1665. He was listed as "Under Service," meaning someone paid his fare, and under "Condition of Plantation" in Maryland. A servant was entitled to claim 50 acres of land upon completing his period of servitude. He claimed his 50 acres on December 13, 1670.
Thomas married Elizabeth Unknown. He died in January 1697/98, leaving Elizabeth the dwelling plantation called Joyner for the remainder of her lifetime. (ref: THE MARYLAND CALENDAR OF WILLS, Kohn & Pollock Pub. 1906, Vol. II, Wills from 1685 to 1702, page 163.)
Some claim that Thomas was a descendant of Robert Sedgwick (1613-1656) through his son Samuel who married Elizabeth Harwood, but this is not possible. Samuel and Elizabeth were born in 1639 and 1650, and married in 1666/67. They could not have had a son old enough to "claim his acres" in 1670. more details
Note: If anyone has a comprehensive GED for the Thomas Sedwick descendants, I am not aware of it. I have gathered the data that I have been given in hopes that it will help. Use it carefully; I'm no expert on this family, but it's a start. Send you corrections and additions to me, or if you have a full file that is more comprehensive and accurate, send that to me, and I will use it instead.
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The family of Thomas Sedwick's descendants is very large, and many of you are researching your genealogies, yet no consensus or real coordination exists. For instance, no complete "Descendants of Thomas Sedwick" file exists. Also, some of you are quite sure that Joshua Sedgwick was a descendant of Thomas, and some of you are quite sure he was born in England.