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 Sedgwick (note spelling) has been confirmed in Calvert County, Maryland in 1665.
Una A Bowman sent this link to a document he witnessed in the Maryland State Archives.

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.

Here are the Primary Sources for SedwickThomas1640.ged:
    FTW "Descendants of Thomas Sedwick" by Elizabeth Ann Klukas
    Report "Descendants of Thomas Sedwick" by Katrina Biddulph Weed (used also by Liz above)
    GED "Descendants of John Sedwick and Jeanette Kent" by Benjamin K Nelson
    Report "Lineage of Ruth Sedgwick" by Nola Miles Rogers
    History "Louise Brown Sedgwick" from Jo Ann Sedgwick
    Manuscript "My Most Interesting Ancestor" by Stephen R Schall, including Bible transcriptions
    Book "The Beatty Book", all the Sedgwick data, portions of the Beatty data
    "Tom Sedwick's Banayan Tree" updated edition in process by Stephen R Schall
    Report "Ancestors of Jessica Marie Sedgwick" by Randy Lee Sedgwick and Tammy Sedgwick
    "Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy" by Virkus (Bates/ Perrin data)
    Various e-mail mesages from all of you
    Some of my own research

GED: SedwickThomas1640.ged (updated 9/1/2001)

Thomas Sedwick Family Group Sheet
Index of Persons
Surname List
Download (zip)

Descendants / Researchers:

Katrina Biddulph Weed
Thomas / Joshua / Benjamin / Benjamin / Elizabeth m. Thomas Noble
Active researcher, provided much of the above data
Charles Washington Sedgwick
Thomas / Joshua / Benjamin / Benjamin / John / Simeon
A Sedgwick.org success story, no longer "unknown".
Amy Ann's Sedgwick Family Page
Thomas / Joshua / Dorcas Sedwick m. Thomas Johnson
Also a Sedgwick Mailing List and other Sedgwick lines
Special edition: Some Descendants of Joshua Sedgwick (1743 - 1794)
with photos and documents from the descendants listed below.
Thomas / Joshua 1761 / Joshua abt 1714 / Joshua 1743
Lineage of Ruth Sedgwick
Joshua / George C / Robert Hall / William H
Prepared by Nola Miles Rogers
companion document: Ancestry of Thomas Stewart Sedgwick
Sarah Louise (Brown) Sedgwick
Wife (1865-?) of Kimball Sedgwick (1862-1918), grandson of George Cook Sedgwick
Personal history written by her, June 18, 1947
The Klukas/Sedgwick Home Page
Joshua 1743 / George Cook / Joseph Holden
The Sedgwick Family WebPage
Joshua 1743 / William Thomas / Calvin Wesley ... Randy Sedgwick
Family Tree is an RTF file, opens in Word or WordPad.


Help needed!

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.

Since the purpose of Sedgwick.org is "To promote Sedgwick genealogy research", I would like to promote the idea that it would be great if one of you would step up and really coordinate all your efforts. You could feed the data to me, and I would post it here so you can all share it easily.

Contact me, please: Dennis Sedgwick densedg@sedgwick.org