1.REYNER SEWALL of Starston
Had two sons living in 1442; Died in 1442.
His will from 1442 mentions his wife and two sons:
WILLIAM & PETER.
His will from 1466/67 mentions his wife and six children.
EDMUND, ROGER, THOMAS, JOHN, CECILY and AGNES.
3.JOHN SEWELL of Mulbarton
His will: 1524.
He had four sons; WILLIAM, JOHN, ROBERT & RICHARD.
Yeoman of Wymondham.
And of Runcton Holme in 1568??
His will mentions his wife and a son: JOHN BOLTON(SEWELL).
And Williams brothers JOHN & ROBERT(ROGER)with children.
Married: CECILY CULLYER.
b.JOHN SEWELL of Hethel?.
In 1559 is mentioned two of his daughters: ALICE & KATHERINE.
c.ROBERT SEWELL of Hethel.
His brother Richards will from 1557 gives us the names of his children:
THOMAS, JOAN, ROBERT, DAVY, MARGARET, AGNES & CECILY.
Mentioned as Husbandman of West Wretham in 1508.
Mentioned also in 1524.
Mentioned of Bracon Ash in 1536.
In 1557 of Mulbarton.
Exor.?? to Joan Sewell.
His will from 1557/58 mentions his wife, his brothers John & Robert and his nephew Davy.
The lines from here on are missing:
Thomas Of Mulbarton(-1560)mentions Davy & Roberts children.
Margareth of Denton “gives a son JOHN SEWELL”.
7.RICHARD SEWELL of Harleston
Born around 1590/92 in Harleston.
Married 1617 in Redenhall.
He had three sons: ROGER, CLEERE & ROBERT
a.ROGER SEWELL(Number 8).
b.CLEERE SEWELL of Harleston
Born around 1620 at Harleston.
Mentioned in the Hearttax of Redenhall/Harleston in 1664.
Mentioned as Cleere the elder in 1680.
Mentioned as the brother of Roger in 1672.
It exists tradetokens from him.With the text:
“Grocers arms,CLEARE SHEWELL, IN HARLESTON 1656”.
His will is from 1686.
He was buried 24 November 1680.
Married 23 April 1646 in Redenhall/Wreningham
With: ANN/JANE WESTGATE(1620-1680).
He had nine children: ANNE, JOHN, MARY, SARAH, ELIZABETH(1), CLARA,
ELIZABETH(2), ANN, CLEERE.
c.ROBERT SEWELL of Harleston
Born: 8 Sept. 1622 at Redenhall.
Married1: Around 1640
Married2: 1647 in Redenhall
With: ANN BERRY(1620-).
He had three children: JAMES, ELIZABETH & TIMOTHY.
8.ROGER SEWELL of Bracon Ash
Born around 1618, in Redenhall/Bracon Ash.
Owned property in Wymondham & Great Melton.
Buried 1672 in Bracon Ash.
His will dated 13 December 1672.
He was a Yeoman?
Married2:1646 in Redenhall with:RUTH(1620-lived in 1672).
Mentioned in 1672 as kind of Wm.Britiffe.
Her will dated 3 January 1673.
He had six sons: ROBERT, CLEERE, JOHN, ROGER, MATTHEW, JOSEPH.
a.ROBERT SEWELL of Stanfield Hall.
Born in 1635.
Gentleman of Bracon Ash & Stanfield Hall.
Mentioned in 1660.
Had property in Wymondham in 1672.
Mentioned as the elder brother of Joseph in 1711/12.
Buried 1737 at Ketteringham.
He had one daughter? Mentioned in 1711/12.
b.CLEERE SEWELL of Bracon Ash.
Born 1651/52 in Bracon Ash.
Some places mentioned baptized
1646 in Norwich, St.Stephens church.
Christened in Bracon Ash.
Mentioned in 1672.
Mentioned as brother of Joseph in 1711/12.
Maby it is hin who married 23 Nov 1671 in St. Stephens, Norwich with Elizabeth Granger??. It could be him who was buried November 24, 1693.
He had five children: JOHN, ANN, CLEERE, MARY & SUSANNA.
d.ROGER SEWELL(Number 9).
9.ROGER SEWELL of Bracon Ash.
Born 1644/48 in Wymondham
Gentleman of Bracon Ash & Stanfield Hall in 1653.
Yeoman in 1719.
His will dated 1719 pr N/A 1721.
Also a will dated 3 February 1724?.
He died: 1719/1737.
Married around 1669 in Wymondham: MARGARET(1650-).
He had eight children: JOSEPH, MARGARET, JOHN, SUSANNA,
ELIZABETH, ROGER, CLEERE & ROBERT.
h.ROBERT SEWELL of Mundham.
Born 1670 in Wymondham.
Mentioned as the nephew of Joseph in 1711/12.
Mentioned also in 1719.
He had two sons: CLEERE(1709-) & ROBERT(1713-).
g.CLEERE SEWELL(Number 10).
10.CLEERE SEWELL of Ketteringham.
Born 1672/1690 in Wymondham/Ketteringham.
Gentleman of Ketteringham.
Could it be him that leased the Messuage in Hockering in 1702?.
Living 1719, Mentioned as the aged father of Cleere in 1772.
Mentioned as the nephew of Joseph in 1711/12.
Buried in Ketteringham 1784, 94 years.
He was a Yeoman and a lawyer?
Married in St.Lawrence church, Norwich 9 July 1713 with: MARTHA(Mary)LAMB(1688-1766).
He had thirteen children: CLARE(1714-), ROBERT(1714-), MARY(1713-), ROBERT(1715-), CLARE(1717-), SUSANNA(1718-), CLEERE(1720-), ROGER(1722-), JOSEPH(1725-), MARGARET(1725-), THOMAS(1725-), JOHN(1730-) & ROGER(1733-).
It is uncertain if his son Cleere, is the same as the Cleere, who made his will in 1772. In this will his brother John(1729-) is mentioned. And he had a cousin called Thomas Sewell. But he had also a father named Cleere.
Or maby there was more than one Thomas?.
g.CLEERE SEWELL of Ketteringham.
Born 9 February 1720, Christened 12 February 1720 in Ketteringham.
Later mentioned as Gentleman of Wymondham.
In 1768 he is mentioned as a Knight of the shire for the
county of Norfolk and lived at Wrenningham.
His will was dated 1772.
Married 29 Sept. 1742 in St.Peter Mancroft, Norwich with:
ELIZABETH SAYER of Wymondham.
Or the one who married 11 August 1751 in St.James, Westminister, London with: Catherine Draper.
He had one daughter: MARY.
h. ROGER SEWELL of Ketteringham.
Christened in Ketteringham 13 May 1722.
i.JOSEPH SEWELL of Ketteringham.
Born 2 July 1725 in Ketteringham.
He had eight children:
JAMES, SUSANNA, MARY, ELIZABETH(1), ELIZABETH(2), ANN, SARAH & CLEERE.
j.THOMAS SEWELL(Number 11).
11.THOMAS SEWELL of Howe.
Born in Howe/Bracon Ash in 1725.
Gentleman Of Howe.
Mentioned as the cousin to Cleere in 1772.
Buried at Howe in 1809, age 81.
Married 9 Oct. 1760 in Shotesham, St Mary, Howe with:ELIZABETH MOORE(1741-13 July 1814)
(She was daughter of Hen.Moore of Shotesham).
He had ten children: THOMAS, ELIZABETH(1), ELIZABETH(2), REBECCA,
SARAH, CLEERE, JOSEPH, BENJAMIN, MARIA, MARY ANN, GEORGE & JEMINA.
e.CLEERE SEWELL of Bendish Hall.
Baptized at Howe in 1770.
Mentioned of Wymondham.
Later as of Barton, Bendish Hall.
He bought estates in Ketteringham, Hethersett
& East Carleton before 1819.
He is the grandfather of the famous
CLEERE SEWELL READ.
Married: SARAH CRABBE(1769-1828)
He had two daughters: SARAH ANNE & MARY.
f.JOSEPH SEWELL of Poringland.
Born around 1772.
Gentleman and attorney.
Married 1792: ANN CUBITT(1780-1849).
He had two daughters: CHARLOTTE & MARY.
g.BENJAMIN SEWELL(Number 12).
h.GEORGE SEWELL of Stoke.
Born 1778 in Howe.
Married 1809: SARAH ARNOLD(-1845).
He had one son: THOMAS WILLIAM.
Born 1774 in Howe.
Owned banks and lumbercompanies.
In Norway he bought BORREGAARD, and started the company UNION.
Married in 1800: MARY NECK(1781-1850)
(She was daughter of Hollands gesandt in London).
He had eleven children: MARY ELIZABETH, JOANNA, BENJAMIN, MARY ANNE, ELIZABETH, JOSEPH(1), JOSEPH(2), THOMAS, CLEERE, MARIA(1)& MARIA(2).
g.JOSEPH SEWELL of Cirencester.
Married in 1842: ANNE ELIZABETH HUDSON.
He had nine children: ANNE, JOHN JOSEPH, EMMA SOPHIA, THOMAS, HARRIET MARIA, EDWARD CLARE, FRANCIS, CHARLES & ARTHUR.
h.THOMAS SEWELL(number 13).
Born in 1817.
Died in 1868.
Married in 1849: MARY PIERCY.
He had five children: MARGARETH, ALFRED CLARE, BERTHA,
FRANCES ELIZABETH & BENJAMIN STANLEY.
Born 1815 in London?.
Died 1892 in Christiania(Oslo).
He inherited most of his father’s businesses in Norway.
Married:CATHARINA NATHALIE MEYER(1815-1896).
He had six children: CATHINCA NATHALIE, MARY, CLEERE,
HELGA NATHALIE, BENJAMIN & THOMAS.
Born in 1845.
Died in 1895.
Married: EMMA MARIA BROOKE(1849-1923).
He had three children: FRANK, PERCY & EDITH.
Born in 1847.
Died in 1913.
Married in 1883: ANNE MARIE ASCHEHOUG.
He had five children: HANNA CHRISTINE BLANCHE, THORKIL,
ANNE CHRISTINE, MARY ELIZABETH CLARE & INGEBORG CATHINCA.