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The Sherrell Family in Devon

This page lists those members of the Sherrell family whose origins we are researching. Entries in italics are inferred or uncertain, or have been supplied by other researchers and not personally verified by us. The list does not include children known to have died in infancy. Although we use the spelling Sherrell below, many other variations of the name appear in early records, including Shirrel, Sherril, Sherrill, Sherwell and Sherwill. Please contact Chris and Linda Warren if you feel that the family listed here is connected with your own research.

The Sherrell family lived in south-west Devon, in and around Plymouth. Much of our information comes from the parishes of St Budeaux and Pennycross. We have traced the line back to the marriage of William Sherrell and Sarah Martyn in 1739, but we are uncertain of their origins. A William Sherwell was baptised in Stoke Damerel in 1712, the son of Samuel and Margaret, but there are gaps in some of the older registers and this could be a different person with a similar name.

Some of the names below are linked to a more detailed record in the on-line family tree (people marked with an asterisk do not have a full record). When you click on a link, the linked record will be displayed in a separate window. There you can see the family relationships as we understand them, together with notes on what we have found in parish registers, census returns and other records. All the places named below are in Devon unless otherwise indicated.


William Sherrell
Married 1739 (Apr 23) Plymouth
  (children listed in table 1a below)
Married 1759 (Aug 2) Devonport
  (children listed in table 1b below)
Buried 1780 (Oct 22) Pennycross

Sarah Martyn
Buried 1758 (May 28) Pennycross
Dorothy Palmer

Buried 1777 (Feb 19) Pennycross

1a. Children of William Sherrell and Sarah Martyn

John Sherrell
Baptised 1740 (Mar 29) St Budeaux
Married 1767 (Feb 20) St Budeaux
Buried 1815 (Dec 7) Pennycross


Rebecca Parsons
Buried 1807 (Jan 3) Pennycross
William Sherrell
Baptised 1742 (Dec 26) St Budeaux
Married 1772 (Jan 23) Tamerton Foliot
  (children listed in table 2 below)
Buried 1821 (Jan 15) Pennycross


Sarah Palk
Baptised 1743 (Aug 23) Tamerton Foliot
Buried 1803 (Mar 21) Pennycross
Robert Sherrell
Baptised 1745 (Jun 16) St Budeaux
Married 1772 (Jun 24) Tamerton Foliot
  (children listed in table 3 below)
Buried 1831 (Jan 20) St Budeaux


Mary Palk
Born about 1748 Tamerton Foliot
Buried 1826 (Feb 26) St Budeaux
Jacob Sherrell
Baptised 1752 (Dec 3) St Budeaux
Married 1785 (Oct 26) St Budeaux
  (children listed in table 4 below)
Buried 1834 (Jun 12) St Budeaux


Amy Elford

Buried 1828 (May 28) St Budeaux
Joseph Sherrell
Baptised 1754 (Jan 6) St Budeaux
Married 1785 (May 11) St Budeaux
Buried 1811 (Aug 11) Pennycross


Mary Ham
Buried 1797 (Feb 28) Pennycross
Sarah Sherrell
Baptised 1755 (Feb 15) St Budeaux
Buried 1773 (May 22) Pennycross
Thomasine Sherrell
Baptised 1755 (Feb 15) St Budeaux
Married 1779 (Jan 13) St Budeaux
Buried 1825 (Oct 2) St Budeaux


John Avent
Buried 1803 (Aug 7) St Budeaux
Mary Sherrell
Baptised 1756 (Sep 5) St Budeaux
Married 1782 (Sep 30) St Budeaux
Buried 1814 (Aug 27) Pennycross


Edwin Rawling
Benjamin Sherrell
Baptised 1758 (May 24) St Budeaux
Married 1799 (May 1) Exeter
Buried 1811 (Nov 20) Pennycross


Mary Eastabrook
Buried 1804 (May 22) Pennycross

1b. Children of William Sherrell and Dorothy Palmer

James Sherrell
Baptised 1760 (Jul 6) St Budeaux
Married 1783 (May 13) St Budeaux
Buried 1798 (Jul 2) Pennycross


Elizabeth Cannon
Buried 1785 (Dec 27) Pennycross

2. Children of William Sherrell and Sarah Palk (see table 1 above)

William Sherrell*
Baptised 1772 (Jun 18) Tamerton Foliot
Married 1801 (Jan 1) Stoke Damerel
  (children listed in table 5 below)
Buried 1822 (Feb 22) Pennycross


Tryphena Eastabrook
Baptised 1770 (Jul 9) Colebrooke
Buried 1848 (Feb 27) Plymouth
Susanna Sherrell
Baptised 1773 (Dec 31) Pennycross
Married 1796 (Sep 27) Plymouth
Buried 1816 (May 16) Pennycross


Peter Stephens
James Sherrell
Baptised 1775 (Mar 6) Pennycross
Buried 1798 (Jul 2) Pennycross
Jacob Sherrell
Baptised 1778 (Oct 14) Pennycross
Mary Sherrell
Baptised 1780 (May 10) Pennycross
Married 1802 (Jun 8) Plymouth
Buried 1851 (Feb 15) St Budeaux


John Stephens
Buried 1832 (Dec 17) St Budeaux
Joseph Sherrell*
Baptised 1782 (Nov 22) Pennycross
Married 1815 (Sep 10) Plymouth
  (at least one child born in Plymouth)
Buried 1851 (Nov 14) Plympton


Rebecca Rawling
Born about 1790 Plymouth
Buried 1862 (Oct 21) Plympton
Rebecca Sherrell*
Baptised 1786 (Jul 6) Pennycross
Married 1808 (Apr 24) Plymouth
Buried 1862 (Jan 5) Plymouth


Matthew Stephens
Buried 1862 (Jan 26) Plymouth
Benjamin Sherrell
Baptised 1788 (Apr 30) Pennycross
Married 1821 (Feb 24) Plymouth
  (children listed in table 6 below)
Died 1849 (3rd Qtr) Plymouth


Elizabeth (Betsy) Williams
Baptised 1801 (May 28) St Germans, Cornwall
Died 1888 (1st Qtr) Plymouth
Thomasine Sherrell
Baptised 1791 (Feb 25) Pennycross
Buried 1813 (May 13) Pennycross
Elizabeth Sherrell
Baptised 1793 (Mar 1) Pennycross
Married 1822 (Jan 14) Plymouth
  (children listed on Gloyn page)
Died 1841 (Jun 26) Plymouth


William Gloyn
Baptised 1792 (Oct 14) Pyworthy
Died 1857 (Mar 28) Plymouth
Richard Sherrell*
Baptised 1794 (Sep 12) Pennycross
Married 1823 (Feb 3) Plymouth
Buried 1867 (Dec 10) Plymouth


Mary Collings
Buried 1858 (Nov 4) Plymouth

3. Children of Robert Sherrell and Mary Palk (see table 1 above)

Sarah Sherrell*
Baptised 1773 (Sep 8) St Budeaux
Married 1795 (Oct 16) St Budeaux

Buried 1851 (May 21) Plymouth


John Andrew (or Andrews)
Baptised 1774 (Apr 3) Shaugh Prior
Buried 1857 (Oct 18) Plymouth
Mary Sherrell
Baptised 1774 (Dec 7) St Budeaux
Susanna Sherrell*
Baptised 1777 (Apr 25) St Budeaux
Married 1801 (Dec 26) St Budeaux

Buried 1854 (Aug 20) Plymouth


Robert Andrew (or Andrews)
Baptised 1772 (Jan 11) Shaugh Prior
Buried 1851 (Nov 23) Plymouth
Jane Sherrell*
Baptised 1780 (Oct 25) St Budeaux
Married 1800 (Dec 11) St Budeaux
Buried 1863 (Nov 1) Plymouth


William French
Elizabeth Sherrell
Baptised 1784 (May 2) St Budeaux
William Sherrell*
Baptised 1787 (Apr 22) St Budeaux
Married 1810 (Aug 19) Devonport
Buried 1857 (Jan 21) Plymouth


Elizabeth Harper
Buried 1855 (Aug 1) Plymouth
Richard Sherrell*
Baptised 1791 (Apr 27) St Budeaux
Married 1814 (Apr 6) Devonport
  (children born in Devonport/St Budeaux)
Died 1860 (Jun 11) Devonport


Lucy Bastian (or Bastin)
Born about 1792 Devonport
Died 1857 (Jun 10) Devonport

4. Children of Jacob Sherrell and Amy Elford (see table 1 above)

William Sherrell
Born 1786 (Aug 22) St Budeaux
Married 1809 (Jan 14) St Budeaux
Died 1862 (Jul 12) Devonport


Ann (Nancy) Granfield
Died 1864 (Aug 4) Devonport
Sarah Sherrell
Born 1788 (May 12) St Budeaux
Married 1818 (Jan 8) St Budeaux

Buried 1870 (Apr 2) St Budeaux


James Bonney
Baptised 1793 (Jun 13) St Budeaux
Buried 1868 (Jul 22) St Budeaux
Jacob Sherrell
Born 1791 (Sep 7) St Budeaux
Married 1826 (Jan 6) St Budeaux

Buried 1864 (Jun 26) St Budeaux


Elizabeth (Betsey) Martin
Baptised 1802 (Aug 29) St Budeaux
Buried 1879 (Nov 13) St Budeaux
Mary Sherrell
Baptised 1798 (Jan 19) St Budeaux
Married 1825 (Apr 27) St Budeaux


James Blatchford

5. Children of William Sherrell and Tryphena Eastabrook (see table 2 above)

William Sherrell
Baptised 1801 (Nov 4) Plymouth
Buried 1851 (Nov 17) Plymouth
John Sherrell
Baptised 1804 (Apr 15) Plymouth
Married 1838 (Jul 28) Plymouth
  (several children born in Plymouth)
Buried 1876 (Mar 15) Plymouth


Elizabeth Coombe
Baptised 1803 (Oct 16) Bridestowe
Died 1884 (1st Qtr) Devonport
Joseph Sherrell
Baptised 1809 (Mar 12) Plymouth
Married 1845 (Nov 5) Plymouth
  (at least one child born in Plymouth)
Buried 1853 (Feb 13) Plymouth


Ann Stephens
Baptised 1815 (Jun 1) St Budeaux
Buried 1853 (Nov 17) Plymouth
Tryphena Sherrell
Baptised 1811 (Aug 21) Plymouth
Married 1843 (3rd Qtr) Plymouth

Buried 1870 (Feb 13) Plymouth


William Rawling
Baptised 1821 (Nov 27) Sampford Courtenay
Died 1896 (Dec 26) Plymouth
Richard Sherrell
Baptised 1814 (Aug 3) Plymouth
Married 1844 (4th Qtr) Plymouth
  (three children born in Plymouth)
Married 1851 (Aug 26) Plymouth
  (further children born in Plymouth)
Died 1891 (Dec 18) Plymouth


Jane Andrews
Buried 1850 (Nov 24) Plymouth
Kitty Morgan
Baptised 1816 (Aug 22) Tavistock
Died 1896 (4th Qtr) Plymouth

6. Children of Benjamin Sherrell and Elizabeth Williams (see table 2 above)

William Sherrell*
Baptised 1821 (Dec 30) Plymouth
Married 1847 (Dec 9) Plymouth
  (several children born in Plymouth)
Died 1883 (3rd Qtr) Plymouth


Catherine Luckham
Baptised 1822 (Aug 25) Salcombe
Buried 1866 (Jul 15) Plymouth
Eliza Sherrell
Baptised 1825 (Dec 23) Plymouth
Buried 1859 (Jul 14) Plymouth
Benjamin Palk Sherrell*
Baptised 1830 (May 7) Plymouth
Married 1861 (Jul 30) Plymouth
  (at least one child born in Plymouth)
Died 1877 (Dec 17) Plymouth


Emily (or Emeline) Barriball (née Bloye)
Baptised 1828 (Feb 24) Lifton
Died 1894 (Jan 19) Plymouth
Mary Ann Elizabeth Sherrell
Baptised 1833 (Aug 2) Plymouth
Buried 1862 (Aug 29) Plymouth
Sarah Sherrell*
Baptised 1835 (Nov 6) Plymouth
Married 1877 (Mar 18) Plymouth

Died 1905 (4th Qtr) Plymouth


Henry William Blight
Baptised 1836 (Jul 10) Plymouth
Died 1895 (Aug 27) Plymouth
John Sherrell*
Baptised 1840 (Jun 14) Plymouth
Married 1862 (Oct 26) Plymouth
  (several children born in Plymouth)
Died 1928 (Feb 14) Plymouth


Fanny Newman
Born 1842 (4th Qtr) Ugborough
Died 1917 (4th Qtr) Plymouth

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