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Maria Ann Sherwood

Maria Ann Sherwood was my great great grandmother and was born in Peasmarsh in 1799 and died at Ryde in Sydney NSW Australia in 1870.
Does anyone have any information about her or her family / descendants
I would appreciate any assistance that anyone can give.

12 responses to “Maria Ann Sherwood”

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    Thank you for your email Carole. You are the first one
    to reply to my request. Would you like to email me on
    [reveal email]

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    Hello Max. I hope you are still interested in the Sherwood family? I am descended from Sarah Sherwood born 1810 whose parents were John and Sarah Sherwood of Peasmarsh. I have been trying for years to find out more information about this family. I have a hunch that John Sherwood was previously married to Hannah (nee Wright)the mother of Ann Maria Sherwood / Granny Smith. This would make my Sarah her half-sister. If you are interested in this theory I will expand with dates etc.

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    Hi Melanie,
    Maria Ann Sherwood was my great great grandmother and John Sherwood was her father and he was married to Hannah Wright. Maria was born in 1799 although some records say 1800.

    I am excited to hear from you.
    Please tell me more
    Best Wishes

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    Dear Max,
    I have sent a (quite long) reply directly to your personal email address. Have you received it, or has your address changed please?

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    Many thanks I have received your email and have sent you a reply about the death of granny smith’s last direct descendant.
    Please directed all emails to my personal email.
    Best Wishes,

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    I have an ancestor named Hannah Auton nee Sherwood(born 25 May 1808) who married Thamas Playford in c1830 and came to Australia on the ‘Palmyra’ and arrived in Sydney on 1 Oct 1836. I wonder if you know if she may have been kin to Maria Ann Sherwood?

    Could you please reply to me at my email which is: [reveal email]

    Hopefully and with best wishers,
    Michael Barry.

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    Greetings Max,

    This is John Spurway; we might have had contact before. That headline about “the last direct descendant of Granny Smith” was nonsense, as you will be aware. Edna Spurway was the last great-granddaughter of GS; I gave the eulogy at her funeral in 2011. There are thousands of direct descendants, including you, I think …

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    Hello John,
    I am Sue Haigh’s cousin and our grandmother was Essie Adel Smith, a granddaughter of Granny Smith. I live at Pymble, not far for Granny’s farm at Eastwood and I owned a business at North Ryde not far from it.
    Best Wishes,
    Max Fitzgerald

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    Hi Max,

    My name is Phill Newton. I would love to get in touch with you somehow and chat. I myself am a descendent of Granny Smith. My lineage come from Granny’s daughter Sarah Gallard / Smith. Is my mothers maternal side. I am trying to gather as much information as I can plus go back further than I have got which is Granny’s parents John and Hannah Sherwood. I would love to hear from you sometime and have a chat so I will keep a look out from a reply from you or anyone else you could put me in touch with.

    Cheers Max,


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    Hi Dr. Spurway,

    My name is Phillip Newton. I am descended from Maria Ann Smith. My lineage goes back to her daughter Sarah Gallard / Smith. I would love to exchange some information if you are interested or just get some from you if that would be ok? My email address is [reveal email] Would love to hear from you some time,


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    Hi Melanie,

    My name is Phillip Newton. I live in Australia and am a descendent of Maria Ann (Granny) Smith / Sherwood. I have been doing family history for years with my mother so new information is always like striking gold. I would be very interested in chatting with you about any information you have about John and Hannah Smith and obviously Sarah Sherwood. I only found out about her today. Anyway my email address is [reveal email] and I would love to hear from you soon. Cheers mate,

    Phill Newton

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    Sorry Max, my email address is [reveal email]

    Thanks again,


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