Notes for John SHERMAN: Thanks to Mel Sherman for providing this background history; GSH.
Also lived in Diss and Yaxley. He had been born about 1450 and he married Agnes, the daughter of Thomas Fuller (or Fullen). He had a son, Thomas and a daughter, Margery -- -- and like his father he was termed "Gentleman." He died in 1504 and his will provided that his son, then less than sixteen years old, should inherit "when he shall be twenty-one years old."
Birth: Sherman Family Genealogy by T. T. Sherman, June 1920, found in LDS Library, Salt Lake City. Utah No. 2, p 19-22
Death: 1504. Buried in parish yard of Our Lady of Yaxle. Will dated Aug. 10, 1504, was proved Dec. 12, 1504 (Consistory Court Norwich, Rix 42) Sherman Family Genealogy by T. T. Sherman, June 1920, found in LDS Library, Salt lske City, Utah
May have been born in Yaxley, Suffolk, England.
From "English Origins of New England Families", Series 2, Vol. 3, "Abstracts of the Wills of the Shermans of Yaxley in Suffolk, England", pg. 223-224: "John Sherman of Yaxley, 10 August 1504, proved 13 December 1504.
I bequeath my soul to Almighty God, our Lady Saint Mary and to all ye holy company of heaven. To be buried in the parish yard of our lady of Yaxle aforesaid. To the high altar of said church for tithes forgotten, or too little paid, three shillings four pence. To the reporacion of said church, one comb of malt and three bushels of wheat. To the gilde of Saint Thomas in Yaxly aforesaid a cow. To the reporacion of ye church of Dysse eight bushels of malte and four bushels of wheat.
To Agnes my wife for her life, my tenements in Yaxley called Hobbes, with all the land, both free and bond thereto appertaining, and a close called tilers close. Also to Agnes my wife for her life my tenements in Yaxley wherein I now dwell with all the land, both free and bond and other appurtenances thereto belonging, or else my tenement in Dysse, with appurtanances (except a close called Elmswell) at her choice. The other tenements to be let by my executors "to ffynde wt my children" and pay my debts, and then to my son Thomas at the age of twenty two.
If my wife dies before my son becomes twenty two, then said tenements and lands which she held for life to be let by my executors until my son Thomas becomes twenty two and then Thomas to have them, he paying to his sister Margery when she comes to the age of twenty two years, ten pounds.
If my said daughter Margery decease within the age of twenty two years, then I will the said Thomas shall provide a priest a year to sing for my soul, and my friends souls, and another priest another year at his most ease.
If Thomas my son decease within the age of twenty two years then all the above named tenements and lands shall be sold by my executors, and Margery my daughter, if she live, shall have to her marriage twenty pounds and the residue to be disposed by the discretion of my executors
Also I will that if Thomas my son and Margery my daughter at the age of sixteen years will not be content and rules by my executors for their "fyndyngs" then Tomas my son to have towards his said findings of my executors every year twenty six shillings eight pence, until they come to the age of twenty two years.
And I will that a close called Emswell in Dysse afore excepted be sold by my executors to the persormance of this my testament.
To Thomas my son at twenty two years, four quarters of barley and a cow. To Margery my daughter at the age of twenty two years, eight combs of barley and a cow.
To Robert my servant, eight bushels of barley.
To each of my grandchildren, twelve pence.
Moreover I desire and require Mr. Thomas Jermyn of Rushbrooke and others being feoffees of trust to my use in all above named tenements and lands, as well free and bond with all their premises, make estate and surrender of the same when they shall be required, according to this my last testament and will.
The residue of all my goods and chattels before not bequeathed I give to my executors to dispose for my soul and my friends as shall seem to them best an most pleasure to Almighty God and profit of my soul.
My said wife and Thomas Fullen, my father in law, to be executors."
Proved at Norwich, 12 Dec., 1504, and commission issued to executors named. Norwich Consistory Court. (42 Rix.)
More About John SHERMAN and Agnes FULLER: Marriage: 1489, Yaxley, Suffolk, England.272
Children of John SHERMAN and Agnes FULLER are:
+Thomas SHERMAN, b. Bet. 1480 - 1490, Yaxley, Suffolk, England272, d. 16 Nov 1551, Yaxley, Suffolk, England272.