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Thomas Sedgwick of London (1774 - 1842)

Thomas Sedgwick [Thomas Sedgwick / Elizabeth Carey]
b. circa 1774
m Martha Davis 23 February 1804 Lambeth, Surrey
d 13 July 1842 London (BMD)

Thomas was a merchant apparently working for the West and East India Companies. He is undoubtedly the individual who appears in an 1811 Directory as;

Thomas Sedgwick, merchant, of 9, Clements Lane, Lombard Street

He is described as a merchant or gentleman in church records.

In 1851 his widow Martha Sedgwick is living in St Pancras with daughter Sarah and in 1861 in Marylebone with her children William and Sarah Sedgwick. In 1871 and 1881 Sarah is described as an authoress - has anyone come across her work?

Son Charles is believed to have emigrated to America and to have worked as a journalist in Boston. A census record has been found for him in 1900 showing that he first arrived in 1869. He is described as a widower whose father was born in England and his mother in Jamaica. He is found arriving in Boston in 1898 but an 1869 entry found shows a Charles Sedgwick, seaman, aged 20 arriving in New York. A mistake or a different Charles?

Thomas junior is believed to have been associated with the Honourable East India Company and promoted the growth of mulberry trees for silk production in India.


Children:

Sarah Sedgwick

b 4 December 1804
bpt 5 January 1805 St Botolph Without Aldgate, London
d 1885

Thomas Sedgwick

b 22 May 1806
bpt 15 November 1806 St Botolph Without Aldgate, London
d aged 28 at Bombay, India

Elizabeth Sedgwick

b 26 December 1807
bpt 18 August 1808 St Mary, Islington, London

Ann Sedgwick

b 19 April 1809
bpt 18 August 1810 St Mary, Islington, London

James Sedgwick

b 13 May 1811
bpt 30 May 1812 Islington, London
m Mary Bush Parke 22 January 1839 Cape Town, South Africa
d 3 October 1872 Cape Town, South Africa

Mary Sedgwick

b 11 September 1812
bpt 31 March 1813 St Mary, Islington, London
d after 1841

John Sedgwick

b 1 May 1814
bpt 18 April 1818 St Gabriel Fenchurch, London

Edward Sedgwick

b 22 January 1816
bpt 18 April 1818 St Gabriel Fenchurch, London
m Emma Rose
d before 1870 USA

Jane Sedgwick

b 18 August 1817
bpt 18 April 1818 St Gabriel Fenchurch, London

Henry Sedgwick

b 7 October 1819
bpt 11 July 1820 St Mary Newington, Surrey

William G Sedgwick

b circa 1822 Walworth, Surrey
bpt 2 February 1826 St Mary, Islington, London
m Norah Maria Challice 1869 (BMD)
d 21 October 1906 Acton

Charles Octavius Fox Sedgwick

b circa 1826
bpt 2 February 1826 St Mary, Islington, London
m Alice Taylor 1851 (BMD)
d in America after 1900

Frederick Sedgwick

b circa 1826
bpt 2 February 1826 St Mary, Islington, London

Source Notes:

Baptisms from an Ancestry database

1841 census - Thos Sedgwick 65 Merch, Martha Sedgwick 55, Chas Sedgwick 15, Mary Sedgwick 25 (Billiter Street, London - HO107 721 11 8 10)

1841 census - Samuel Proctor 55 Surgeon, ...................., William Thomsett 25 Surgeon, William G Sedgwick 20 Assistant (118 Dorset Street, London - HO107 726 5 6 6)

1881 census - Sarah Sedgwick 75 Authoress (23 Edward Henry St, Rhuddlan - RG11 5528 117 19)


Descendants / Researchers:

Christopher Sedgwick of Cape Town

Christopher is descended from James Sedgwick and kindly allowed me to publish his family details on Sedgwick.org.

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