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|THE SEDGWICK FAMILY|
|ROBERT SEDGWICK, of London, England, son of William
Sedgwicke, of Woburn, Bedfordshire, England; baptised at
Woburn, May 6, 1613; married Joanna Blake, of Andover,
England, emigrated to Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1635-6;
became merchant at Charlestown and Boston; member of
General Court; built first fort at Boston; first Major General
of Massachusetts Bay Colony; died Jamaica, West Indies,
May 24, 1656.
|WILLIAM SEDGWICK, 2nd son of Major General Robert,
born 1643; married Elizabeth Stone, daughter of Reverend
Samuel Stone, of Hartford, Connecticut; died 1674.
|CAPTAIN SAMUEL SEDGWICK, only son of William, born
1667; married Mary Hopkins, of Hartford; lived at West
Hartford, Connecticut; died 1735. They had eleven children,
of whom we trace the descendants of the eleventh, BENJAMIN.
| 1. Samuel, Jr.|
Goodwin listed 12 children, and many references have accepted this without question, but all the Sedgwick Genealogists have refuted it. This person in Goodwin's list: "14 William, born June 29, 1707" is the same person as William (1693 - 1771) the son of 2. Jonathon Sedgwick above. For an explanation, see The Sedgwick Collection at the New Haven Colony Historical Society, Box 6 Folder D, Sheet 5 and the few sheets preceeding it.