Edmund Sheafe1,2

#11753, (circa 1560 - October 1626)
Father*Thomas Sheafe3 (c 1535 - )
Mother*Mary Harman4 (1536 - 1609)

Family 1

Elizabeth Taylor b. s 1565, d. 1598
Children 1.Thomas Sheaffe10 (c 1587 - )
 2.Marie Sheaffe10 (c 1590 - )
 3.Elizabeth1 Sheaffe10 (c 1592 - c 1593)
 4.Elizabeth Sheaffe10 (c 1593 - )
 5.Edmund Sheaffe Jr.10 (c 1596 - 1625)

Family 2

Joane Jordan b. s 1579
Children 1.John Sheaffe7 (c 1600 - )
 2.Joanna Sheaffe7 (s 1612 - 1668)
 3.Harman Sheaffe7 (s 1614 - )
 4.Jacob Sheaffe+7 (c 1616 - 1658/59)
 5.Mary1 Sheaffe7 (c 1617 - 1617/18)
 6.Mary Sheaffe7 (c 1620 - 1693)
Edmund Sheafe was also known as Edward.5,6 
Birth*circa 1560He was born circa 1560 at EnglandG.7 
Baptism1560He was baptized in 1560 at EnglandG.7 
Marriage*30 May 1586He married Elizabeth Taylor on 30 May 1586.7 
Marriage*17 October 1610He married Joane Jordan, daughter of ____ Jordan and ____ _____, on 17 October 1610 at Kent Co., EnglandG.8,9 
1 November 1625He left a will on 1 November 1625.7 
Death*October 1626He died in October 1626 at EnglandG.7 
Burial*1 November 1626He was buried on 1 November 1626 at EnglandG.7 
Probate11 December 1626His estate was probated on 11 December 1626 at Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, EnglandG.7 


  1. [S1143] George Chalmers McCormick, compiler, John Kitchel and Esther Peck: Their Ancestors, Descendants and Some Kindred Families (Fort Collins, Colorado: The Fort Collins Express, 1913), p. 16. Here the name is given as "Sheaffe" while other sources have "Sheafe" and "Sheaffer."
  2. [S1145] Walter K. Watkins, "Some Guilford, Conn., Settlers and Their Relationship, or the Sheafe Family In England and New England", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 53 (April 1901): 213–214. Some sources have "Edward". Hereinafter cited as Sheafe Family of Guilford.
  3. [S1145] Walter K. Watkins, "Sheafe Family of Guilford", p. 210, without citation.
  4. [S1145] Walter K. Watkins, "Sheafe Family of Guilford", 210–211, citing a brass palte in Cranbrook Church, by Edmund Sheafe, "Mary Sheafe, the wife of Thomas Sheafe, who lived together nere xlv yeares, and has issue, between them ix sons and vi daughters, she a grave and charitable Matron, dyed lxxlll years of Age, November, 1609, impasivit. E.S."
  5. [S1078] Lewis Publishing Co., Biographical and Genealogical History of Morris County New Jersey (New York: Lewis Publishing Co., 1899), I:194.
  6. [S882] J. Percy Crayon, Rockaway Records of Morris County, N. J., Families (Rockaway, N.J.: Rockaway Publishing Co., 1902), Reprinted 1982 by the Historical Society of Boonton Township, Inc., p. 248.
  7. [S1145] Walter K. Watkins, "Sheafe Family of Guilford", 213–214.
  8. [S1147] Donald Lines Jacobus, "The Kitchell, Sheafe and Ruck Connections in England", The American Genealogist XV (July 1938): p. 73: "A more significant record is the marriage at All Hallows, Bread Street, London, on 17 Oct. 1610 of one Mr Edmonde Sheafe of Canterbury, gent., to Joane Lake of Shoram, Wydowe, in the same county. The date is exactly suitable for the marriage of our Edmund Sheafe to Joan (Jordan) Kitchell, who as already indicated, probably married a second time and had one son after the death ef John Kitchell in 1602. If this is the marriage of our Edmund Sheafe, as it well may be, Joan ’s second husband was named Lake. At Hayes, Kent, Thomas son of Richard Lake was baptised 13 Mar. 1607/8. This may refer to the son and second husband of Joan (Jordan Kitchell who lived in Hayes at least until her first husband's death."
  9. [S1145] Walter K. Watkins, "Sheafe Family of Guilford", 213–214, after the death of Edmund's first wife, 05 Mar 1598.
  10. [S1145] Walter K. Watkins, "Sheafe Family of Guilford", 213–214. This source uses "Sheafe" and baptisms prob. at St. Michael and All Angels Church.