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Philip Sherman (1611–1687) was a prominent leader and one of the founding settlers of Portsmouth in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Coming from Dedham, Essex in southeastern England, he and several of his siblings and cousins settled in New England. His first residence was in Roxbury in the Massachusetts Bay Colony where he lived for a few years, but he became interested in the teachings of the dissident ministers John Wheelwright and Anne Hutchinson, and at the conclusion of the Antinomian Controversy he was disarmed and forced to leave the colony. He went with many followers of Hutchinson to establish the town of Portsmouth on Aquidneck Island, later called Rhode Island. He became the first secretary of the colony there, and served in many other roles in the town government. Sherman became a Quaker after settling in the Rhode Island colony, and died at an advanced age, leaving a large progeny.
- Stratton, Bertha L. (Bertha Mary Ludwig). Sherman and allied families. (Staten Island, New York: B.L. Stratton, c1951), pp. 68-69.
- ↑ Sherman, David. "The Sherman Family", in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), Vol. 24 p. 65.
Hon. Philip Sherman, s/o Samuel and Phillipa Sherman, "born" Dedham, Engl 5 Feb 1610, d. Portsmouth, RI, 1687, m. Sarah Odding. Emigrated 1534 to Roxbury, moved to Rhode Island after supporting Anne Hutchinson, purchased 1638 Aquetnet from Indians, 1639 became secretary of new colony and joined Society of Friends.
- Rhode Island Genealogy and Biography, pp. 1553,1830,1871, 1895.
- Philip Sherman, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
- "Rev. John Eliot's Record of Church Members", in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 35:243.
"Phillip Sherman, he came into the Land in the year 1633. a single man, & after married Sarah Odding, the daughter o[f] the wife of John Porter, by a former husband. this man was of a melancholy temp, he lived honestly & comfortably among vs severall years. vpon a just calling went for England, & returned againe w'th a blessing: But after his fath'r in Law John Porter was so caryed away w'th those opinions of familisme, & scizme, he followed them and removed w'th them to the Iland, he behaved himselfe sinfully in those matters (as may appeare in the storey) and was cast out of the church."
- ↑ Waters, Henry F. "Genealogical Gleanings in England", in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 50:416.
[Parish registers in Dedham as recorded by Col Chester]
1610-11 Feb. 15 Philip son of Samuel Sherman
[This appears to have been converted to new style (10 days shift forward in 1600s)]
- ↑ Sherman, Thomas Townsend. Sherman genealogy, including families of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, England: some descendants of the immigrants Captain John Sherman, Reverend John Sherman, Edmund Sherman and Samuel Sherman, and the descendents of Honorable Roger Sherman and Honorable Charles R. Sherman. (New York, New York: Tobias A. Wright, 1920).
[p. 15] Hon. Philip Sherman, bp. Dedham, England 10 [sic] Feb 1611, d. Portsmouth, RI, Mar 1687, m. Sarah Odding [citing the work of Frank Dempster Sherman].
[p. 95] Philip Sherman, s/o Samuel Sherman and Phillipa, bp. Dedham 15 Feb 1611, d. 1687, m. Sarah Odding [citing NEHGR, p. 24:65.]
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 1671.
Philip Sherman, s/o Samuel Sherman, bp. Dedham, Essex, England 5 Feb 1610/1, d. Portsmouth bef 19 Mar 1686/7 [date of inventory], m. Roxbury abt 1633 Sarah Odding. Will dated 31 Jul 1681, inventory 19 Mar 1686/7, will proved 22 Mar 1686/7.
| Founders of Portsmouth, Rhode Island
| On March 7, 1638, a group of religious dissenters signed the Portsmouth Compact. They had been disarmed by leaders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. William Coddington, Anne Hutchinson, and John Clarke conferred with Roger Williams in Providence, who suggested that they buy land from the Native Americans on Aquidneck Island. They formed the settlement of Pocasset, later Portsmouth, on Aquidneck, later called Rhode Island. Portsmouth and Newport later united with Providence and Warwick in 1654 as the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
|Text of the Compact: The 7th Day of the First Month, 1638. We whose names are underwritten do hereby solemnly in the presence of Jehovah incorporate ourselves into a Bodie Politick and as He shall help, will submit our persons, lives and estates unto our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, and to all those perfect and most absolute laws of His given in His Holy Word of truth, to be guided and judged thereby.
|Signers: William Coddington - John Clarke - William Hutchinson, Jr. [husband of Anne Hutchinson]- John Coggeshall - William Aspinwall - Samuel Wilbore - John Porter - John Sanford - Edward Hutchinson, Jr. Esq. - Thomas Savage - William Dyre [husband of Boston martyr Mary Dyer] - William Freeborne - Philip Sherman - John Walker - Richard Carder - William Baulston - Edward Hutchinson, Sr. - Henry Bull - Randall Holden
Current Location: Newport County, Rhode Island Parent Towns: Boston Daughter Towns: Newport