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John Greenwell Sherwin

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John Greenwell Sherwin (1810-1859) of Sherwin, Cope and Co

1810 March 7th. Born in Burslem, Staffs., the son of Joseph Sherwin (1783-1870) and his wife Sarah

1841 October 14th. Married at Hoxton to (Eliza) Sarah Lloyd

1851 Living at 5 Cumberland Street, Shoreditch: John Greenwell Sherwin (age 41 born Burslem, Staffs), Engineer and Press Maker employing 20 Men. With his wife Sarah Sherwin (age 32 born Bishopsgate, London) and two daughters Emily Sherwin (age 8 born Shoreditch) and Sarah Frances Sherwin (age 2 born Shoreditch). One visitor. One servant.[1]

1858 Indenture. '...indenture, dated the 1st November 1858, Charles Wood, of No. 38, Gracechurch-street in the city of London, and of No. 20, Sherhorne-street Downham-road, Kingsland, in the county of Middlesex, Printer, assigned unto Henry William Caslon, of Chiswell street, in the county of Middlesex, Typefounder, and John Greenwell Sherwin, of Cumberland-street, Shoreditch, in the same county, Printing Press Maker, all the stock in trade, goods, furniture, debts, and all other the personal estate and effects of him the said Charles Wood, upon trust for the benefit of the creditors of the said Charles Wood...'[2]

1859 June 28th. Died, of Cumberland Street, Shoreditch.

1860 Concerning his estate. '... in a cause wherein Sarah Sherwin and John Greenwell Sherwin and George Ernest Sherwin, both infants, under the age of 21 years, by the said Sarah Sherwin their next friend, are plaintiffs, and William Tyler and George William Burge, are defendants, all persons claiming to be creditors of John Greenwell Sherwin, late of Cumberland-street, Shoreditch, in the county of Middlesex, Engineer and Press Maker, who died in or about the month of June, 1859...'[3]

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