The Sherwood Papers
A Swan River Story
Margaret Love (nee Sherwood)
The story of a family, just one of the thousands who in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries left a distressed England for America and Australia. When Frederick Sherwood emigrated to the Swan River Colony in 1842 he could never have imagined that his story would provide the stuff of an important pioneering history. He could never have envisaged the struggles and hardships that he, his young wife and their eight children would have to overcome in order to establish themselves in a strange new world.
This is much more than a family history. It is a universal story of the disorientation
and a whole scheme of manners and beliefs that were of little use in a strange and
sometimes frightening wilderness. In order to survive they had to adjust their minds
The first two generations of Western Australian Sherwoods left little evidence
of what they had achieved except for a grandfather clock, a scrapbook of early newspaper
cuttings, a few documents, some photographs and some bric-
A Changing America:
Seen Through One Sherwood Family Line 1634-
Much of American history is conceived in terms of large-
© 2014 Sherwo0d One Name Group
By Brenda A Sherwood, is an index of UK including Shearwood and other spellings of the surname predominantly from Dorset, Hampshire, Wilts, Berkshire, Surrey and Yorkshire, with a index of related surnames. The data has been largely compiled from the IGI along with other sources and is a useful reference if your family was from these counties.
She also includes some family trees submitted to her, and has reconstructed many family trees from a wide range of records. She also suggests other possible links which may be valid.
A Forest of Sherwoods
An account of the life and work of the well-
The Life And Times Of Mrs Sherwood (1775-
F. J. Harvey Darton
Sherwood B. Stockwell
Although very well known in his own time, Rupe Sherwood has until now been only identified as the owner of Prunes the burro. In fact Sherwood had a very interesting and important life which has generally been ignored until this book. He became an orphan at an early age, was shuffled among relatives until he took off on his own at age twelve, stowed away on a wagon headed west, and became a successful jockey who did well betting on the horses he rode all by age thirteen. When he reached Colorado, he went on to become a gambler, owner of fine horses, prospector, gold mine owner, rancher, saloon owner, and cowboy. But most of all Rupe is remembered as the owner of Prunes and the two worked together in the Fairplay and Como area and became local heroes. Rupe helped plan the monument to Prunes as a tourist attraction after the burro s death but there was also a strong love and attraction between the two who spent decades together by themselves in the mountains of the area. For the first time, however, this book will give you the rest of the story.