Nancy Sewall1

F, b. 16 October 1786, d. 17 February 1872
     Nancy Sewall was born on 16 October 1786.2 She was the daughter of Henry Sewall and Sarah Henry.1 Nancy Sewall married Caleb Leavitt, son of Caleb Leavitt, on 28 November 1806.3 Nancy Sewall died on 17 February 1872 at the age of 85.2

Children of Nancy Sewall and Caleb Leavitt

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 22.
  3. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 284.
  4. [S131] George Norbury MacKenzie, Colonial families of the United States, Vol. VII p. 322.

Nancy Sewall1

F, b. 19 August 1792
     Nancy Sewall was born on 19 August 1792 in Georgetown, Maine.2 She was the daughter of Theodore Sewall and Olive Beal.3

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 62.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900.
  3. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.

Nancy Sewall1

F, b. 8 October 1894, d. 8 January 1996
     Nancy Sewall was born on 8 October 1894 in Island Falls, Maine.2 She was the daughter of William Wingate Sewall and Mary Alice Sherman.1 Nancy Sewall married Maurice V. Cunningham, son of Charles E. Cunningham and Gertrude Ingraham, on 30 September 1925 in Grafton, Maine.3 Nancy Sewall died on 8 January 1996 in Island Falls, Maine, at the age of 101.4

Citations

  1. [S62] William Richard Cutter, New England Families.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Maine Birth Records, 1621-1922.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988.
  4. [S210] Social Security Death Index.

Nancy Sewall1

F, b. 4 March 1781, d. 15 March 1860
     Nancy Sewall was born on 4 March 1781.1 She was the daughter of Samuel Sewall and Hannah Moulton.1 Nancy Sewall died on 15 March 1860 at the age of 792 and is buried in First Parish Cemetery, York Village, Maine.2

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 58.
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, First Parish Cemetery Burial List. http://www.fpyork.info/slist.html (December 2008).

Nancy Marie Sewall1

F, b. 30 December 1938, d. 17 December 2010
     Nancy Marie Sewall was born on 30 December 1938 in Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin.1,2 She was the daughter of William Edward Sewall and Elsie Marie Hoven.1 Nancy Marie Sewall married Martin Elmer Wiitala on 12 December 1959.2 Nancy Marie Sewall died on 17 December 2010 in Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin, at the age of 71.2

Child of Nancy Marie Sewall and Martin Elmer Wiitala

Citations

  1. [S585] 1940 US Census,      Superior, Douglas, Wisconsin.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 63434374."

Nancy Marsh Sewall1

F, b. 21 March 1804
     Nancy Marsh Sewall was born on 21 March 1804. She was the daughter of James Sewall and Nancy Marsh.1

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 21.

Nancy Warren Sewall1

F, b. circa 1927, d. 31 July 2017
     Nancy Warren Sewall was born circa 1927 in New York.2 She was the daughter of Arthur H. Sewall and Anne Lane Warren.3 Nancy Warren Sewall graduated in 1948 from Scripps College, Claremont, California.1 She married Chester Snow Brett Jr., son of Chester Snow Brett and Martha Lamson Stevens, on 26 August 1950 in Grace Protestant Episcopal Church, Bath, Maine.4 Nancy Warren Sewall died on 31 July 2017 in Westborough, Massachusetts.5

Citations

  1. [S160] New York Times, 27 Aug 1950 p. 84.
  2. [S585] 1940 US Census, Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine.
  3. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  4. [S160] New York Times, April 12, 2000.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, The Boston Globe, 1 August 2017.

Nannie Sewall1

F, b. 27 August 1876, d. 26 December 1924
     Nannie Sewall was born on 27 August 1876 in Shreveport, Louisiana.2 She was the daughter of John Albert Sewall and Nannie E. Doles.1 Nannie Sewall married Harry Herman Linde, son of R.A. Linde, in 1903.3 Nannie Sewall died on 26 December 1924 in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, at the age of 483 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana.4

Citations

  1. [S107] 1880 US Census, Bossier, Louisiana.
  2. [S607] Website billiongraves.com (http://www.billiongraves.com/) "Greenwood Cemetery MI."
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Times (Shreveport, Louisiana), 27 December 1924.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 178339455."

Narcissa Sewall1

F, b. 15 September 1791, d. 13 July 1886
     Narcissa Sewall was born on 15 September 1791 in York, Maine.1 She was the daughter of Daniel Sewall and Dorcas Bartlett.2 Narcissa Sewall was baptised on 18 September 1791.3 She married, as his third wife, Benjamin Bourne, son of Capt. John Bourne and Abigail Hubbard, on 1 October 1846 in Kennebunk; a date of 21 September 1846 is recorded in the Bangor VRs, this is possibly the date of intention.3,4 Narcissa Sewall died on 13 July 1886 in Winthrop at the age of 94 s.p. Her gravestone is in Mt. Hope cemetery, Bangor.3

Citations

  1. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 113 p. 25. Vital Records of York, Maine.
  2. [S24] Sarah Elizabeth Titcomb, Early New England People, p. 226.
  3. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 7 p. 450.
  4. [S89] Family Search, Town and vital records 1819-1891 Bangor (Maine). City Clerk.

Narcissa Sewall1

F, b. 8 September 1795, d. between 1860 and 1870
     Narcissa Sewall was born on 8 September 1795.2 She was the daughter of Rev. Samuel M. Sewall and Mary Lambard.1 Narcissa Sewall appears on the census of 1860 in Sumner, maine, living with her brother John. She died probably between 1860 and 1870 in Sumner, maine.

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 45.
  2. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 10 p. 122.

Nathan Sewall1

M, b. 3 April 1790, d. 29 April 1790
     Nathan Sewall was born on 3 April 1790 in Chesterville, Franklin County, Maine.2,3 He was the son of Rev. Jotham Sewall and Jenny Sewall.1 Nathan Sewall died on 29 April 1790 in Chesterville, Franklin County, Maine.2

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 7 p. 454.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Vital records, 1802-1892 (1918) Chesterville (Maine). Town Clerk.

Nathan Willis Sewall1

M, b. 21 August 1854, d. June 1923
     Nathan Willis Sewall was born on 21 August 1854 in Chesterville, Franklin County, Maine.1,2 He was the son of Deacon Calvin Davenport Sewall and Eliza Mayhew.1 Nathan Willis Sewall married Mary Jessie Goding, daughter of Gerry P. Goding and Mary Susan Keep, on 27 November 1877 in Wilton, Maine.3 Nathan Willis Sewall and Mary Jessie Goding appear on the census of 1880 at Wilton, Franklin County, Maine, where he is listed as a carriage maker.4 Nathan Willis Sewall died in June 1923 at the age of 68.1

Children of Nathan Willis Sewall and Mary Jessie Goding

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 68.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Vital records, 1802-1892 (1918) Chesterville (Maine). Town Clerk.
  3. [S311] Frank Eugene Best, John Keep of Longmeadow, p. 172.
  4. [S107] 1880 US Census.
  5. [S208] 1900 US Census, ME, FRANKLIN, WILTON.

Nathaniel Sewall1

M, b. 29 September 1760, d. 9 January 1814
     Nathaniel Sewall was born on 29 September 1760 in York, Maine.1 He was the son of Deacon John Sewall and Joanna Stone.1 Nathaniel Sewall married Hannah Moore on 14 December 1800.2 Nathaniel Sewall died on 9 January 1814 in Alfred, York County, Maine, at the age of 53 whilst attending the Circuit Court of Common Pleas as a juror.3,4

Child of Nathaniel Sewall and Hannah Moore

Citations

  1. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 112 p. 24.
  2. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 244.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, American Advocate, 22 January 1814.
  4. [S34] Unverified internet information, First Parish Cemetery Burial List. http://www.fpyork.info/slist.html (December 2008).
  5. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p.15.

Nathaniel Woodsum Sewall1,2

M, b. 9 October 1922, d. 26 May 1980
     Nathaniel Woodsum Sewall was born on 9 October 1922 in Livermore Falls, Maine.1,2 He was the son of Harold Cyrus Sewall and Grace A. Stanley.1 Nathaniel Woodsum Sewall married Willie Mae Oglesby, daughter of Grover Oglesby, on 22 May 1953.3 Nathaniel Woodsum Sewall died on 26 May 1980 in Richmond County, Georgia, at the age of 57.4

Citations

  1. [S585] 1940 US Census, Livermore Falls, Maine.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Maine, Birth Records, 1621-1922.
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 64413288 biography from an obituary."
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 169633453."

Nellie Sewall1

F, b. 1839, d. 1839
     Nellie Sewall died in 1839.1 She was born in 1839.1 She was the daughter of Rufus King Sewall and Phoebe Merrill1 and is buried in North Edgecomb Cemetery, Maine.1

Citations

  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 36675559."

Nellie Dorcas Sewall1

F, b. 31 December 1861, d. 1958
     Nellie Dorcas Sewall was born on 31 December 1861 in Abington, Massachusetts.2 She was the daughter of John Milton Sewall and Lovina Ellen Marion Dunham.1 Nellie Dorcas Sewall married Charles A. Noyes, son of Rufus S. Noyes and Diantha Kingman, on 2 October 1879 in Brockton, Massachusetts.3 Nellie Dorcas Sewall died in 1958 in Massachusetts.4

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 46.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980.

Nellie Lee Sewall1

F, b. 24 August 1857, d. 2 October 1858
     Nellie Lee Sewall was born on 24 August 1857.1 She was the daughter of Dummer Sewall and Mary Savory Cook.1 Nellie Lee Sewall died on 2 October 1858 at the age of 1. The 1860 census records a Nellie L. Sewall who died in September 1859, in Abington, Plymouth aged 1 year, of whooping cough.1,2

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 45.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880.

Nellie Louise Sewall

F, b. 8 April 1873, d. 1 October 1959
     Nellie Louise Sewall was born on 8 April 1873 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.1 She was the daughter of Samuel Brown Sewall and Louisa Elizabeth Farrington.2 Nellie Louise Sewall married Edward Dana Bennett, son of George Bennett and Mary Foster, on 29 June 1898 in Woburn, Massachusetts, the service was conducted by the Rev. Henry C. Parker, pastor of the Unitarian Church, Woburn.3 Nellie Louise Sewall died on 1 October 1959 in Barnard, Windsor, Vermont, at the age of 864 and was buried on 3 October 1959 in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Burlington, Massachusetts.4

Children of Nellie Louise Sewall and Edward Dana Bennett

Citations

  1. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 251 ; Page: 146.
  2. [S87] Kate Hogenson, Communication from K. Hogenson, Descendants of Charles Chauncy Sewall @ Jan 2005.
  3. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008.
  5. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.burlington.org/clerk/archives/pubs/archives/…

Nellie M. Sewall1

F, b. May 1880
     Nellie M. Sewall was born in May 1880 in Corinna, Maine.1 She was the daughter of Albion Franklin Sewall and Nellie Louise Knowles.1

Citations

  1. [S107] 1880 US Census, Corinna, Penobscot, Maine.

Nettie M. Sewall1

F, b. 1862, d. 1928
     Nettie M. Sewall. School teacher. She was born in 1862.2 She was the daughter of William Sylvester Sewall and Augusta P. Allen.2 Nettie M. Sewall died in 19283 and is buried in Webster Cemetery, Franklin County, Maine.3

Citations

  1. [S207] 1910 US Census, Farmington, Franklin, Maine.
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.rootsweb.com/~mefrankl/zionscem.htm
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 142505957."

Nicholas Sewall

M, b. 1 June 1690, d. 25 November 1735
     Nicholas Sewall was born on 1 June 1690 in Newbury, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of John Sewall and Hannah Fessenden. In 1708 Nicholas Sewall was living in York, Maine, whence he came with (his brother) Samuel. It seems to be that in the same year he started his tannery, which was to become the principal one in the place. He built his vats next to the old church. He continued the business until his death but the vats remained in use until the early part of the nineteenth century. He married Mehitable Storer, daughter of Capt. Samuel Storer and Lydia Austin, say 1713. Nicholas Sewall died on 25 November 1735 in York, Maine, at the age of 45 "Mr. Nicholas Sewall was throwne from his Horse today while riding out and was Picked upp Unconscious and never spoke. He died in a few houres."2

Children of Nicholas Sewall and Mehitable Storer

Citations

  1. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1079.
  2. [S185] Charles Edwards Banks, History of York, Maine, p.362.
  3. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.

Nicholas Sewall1

M, b. 17 January 1737/38, d. 17 March 1806
     Nicholas Sewall was born on 17 January 1737/38.2 He was the son of Samuel Sewall and Hannah Kelly.1 Nicholas Sewall married Miriam Holt on 1 January 1763.3 Nicholas Sewall died on 17 March 1806 at the age of 68.2

Children of Nicholas Sewall and Miriam Holt

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 58.
  3. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 290.

Nicholas Sewall1

M, d. November 1813 or December 1813
     Nicholas Sewall was the son of Nicholas Lewis Sewall and Mary Darnall.1 Nicholas Sewall was living in Eltonhead Manor and Cedar Point, St. Mary's County, Maryland.2 He married Mary Fenwick, daughter of Edward Fenwick and Ann Hebb, before 1802.2 Nicholas Sewall died in November 1813 or December 1813.2 He made a will on 18 November 1813 and proved 13 December 1813, and recorded in St. Mary's County, names his wife Mary, his children Henry L. Robert, Catherine, and Maria L. Sewall; and his brother Robert Sewall. His friends Raphael Neale and Lewis Ford are appointed executors.2

Children of Nicholas Sewall and Mary Fenwick

Citations

  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  2. [S31] Maryland Historical Magazine, 1909, p. 294.
  3. [S31] Maryland Historical Magazine, 1909, p. 295.

Nicholas Sewall1

M, d. before 11 April 1732
     Nicholas Sewall was the son of Major Nicholas Sewall and Susanna Burgess.1 Nicholas Sewall made a will on 28 October 1727. To nephew Nicholas Lewis Sewall, personal estate at age of 21; shd. sd. nephew die during his minority, personalty to be divided among the bros. and sisters of testator living at decease of sd. nephew; also in event of the death of sd. nephew without issue, the reversion of tract where testator now lives, “Mattapany Sewall,” will by law descend to testator, and is devised to Charles, second son of bro. Charles, and to his hrs. Shd. sd. nephew Charles die without issue, or during minority, sd. land and appurtenances to become right of nephew Nicholas, second son of Peregrine Frisby, gentleman. Rights to admimister on estate of bro. Henry having been signed over to testator by Elizabeth, widow of sd. bro., and Philip Lee, Esq., her now husband by deed 8th Dec., 1725, testator makes over to afsd. bro. Charles all claims to administer on estate of bro. Henry, dec'd.
Ex.: Bro. Charles.
Test: Thomas Aisquith, Thomas Tolley, George Reade, Richard Hopewell. He died before 11 April 1732 unmarried.1,2 The will was proved on 11 April 1732.

Citations

  1. [S31] Maryland Historical Magazine, 1909, p. 293.
  2. [S148] Murphy Andrews Sewall, Murph Sewall family tree.

Major Nicholas Sewall1

M, b. 1655, d. April 1737
     Major Nicholas Sewall was Roman Catholic. He was born in 1655 in England.1 He was the son of Colonel Henry Sewall and Jane Lowe.2 Major Nicholas Sewall emigrated in 1661 to Maryland as a minor with his parents. He married Susanna Burgess, daughter of Col. William Burgess and Sophia Ewen.3 On 5 February 1682 he and John Darnall were commissioned Secretaries of the province of Maryland and took the oath of office the same day (Md. Archives, xvii, 130-131). This office which carried with it a seat in the Council, Major Sewall held until 1689. In 1684 Lord Baltimore, being about to leave the Province for England, appointed his young son, Benedict Leonard, Governor of Maryland, but as the latter's extreme youth rendered the appointment purely formal, the real management of affairs was committed to a board of Deputy Governors. The commission to this board was issued in May 1684, and Major Nicholas Sewall was included in it (Md. Archives, xvii, 249). In consequence of the revolution of 1689 Major Sewall was obliged to vacate all his offices and retire to private life upon his estates in St. Mary's County.4 Major Nicholas Sewall and Susanna Burgess were living on 11 October 1705 when she joined her husband in a deed.3 Major Nicholas Sewall died in April 1737 in St. Mary's County, Maryland. He made a will on 16 April 1737 which was proved 9 May, 1737
To daus. Ann and Sophia and their hrs., 1,000 A. called “Lady's Gift” or “Sewalls Range,” on Choptank R., 1,000 A. of “Sewall's Manor,” Kent Co; and personality.
To daus. Jane Brooke and Claire Young, 20s each.
To son Charles, grandsons Nicholas, Charles and Henry, personalty. Exs. sons Charles and Clement empowered to sell 2,000 A. “The Cross,” Baltimore Co., 3,000 A. “Darby,” on Choptank B., Dorchester Co., for benefit of estate; residue of personalty to be divided among children, viz: Clement, Elizabeth Frisby, Susanna Douglas and Mary Carroll.
Test: Thomas Gerard, Thomas Chase, Mary Leigh. 21. 775.3

Children of Major Nicholas Sewall and Susanna Burgess

Citations

  1. [S31] Maryland Historical Magazine, 1909, p. 292.
  2. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  3. [S31] Maryland Historical Magazine, 1909, p. 293.
  4. [S31] Maryland Historical Magazine, 1909, p. 292-3.

Nicholas Hebert Sewall1

M, b. January 1847, d. 20 May 1926
     Nicholas Hebert Sewall was born in January 1847 in Iberville, Louisiana.1,2 He was the son of Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall and Marie Evelina Hébert.1 Nicholas Hebert Sewall married Catherine Bois, daughter of John Bois and Anna Leissner, on 27 June 1896 in Birmingham, Alabama.3 Nicholas Hebert Sewall died on 20 May 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the age of 79.4

Citations

  1. [S109] 1850 United States Census, Iberville parish, Louisiana.
  2. [S208] 1900 US Census, Jefferson, Alabama.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Alabama, Select Marriages, 1816-1957.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, New Orleans, Louisiana, Death Records Index, 1804-1949.

Nicholas Lewis Sewall1,2

M, b. circa 1720, d. 1798
     Nicholas Lewis Sewall was born circa 1720.2 He was the son of Charles Sewall and Eleanor Brooke.1 Nicholas Lewis Sewall married Mary Darnall, daughter of Henry Darnall III and Ann Talbot.1 Nicholas Lewis Sewall was living in Eltonhead Manor which he had acquired from John Darnell on 25 August 1748.3,2 He died in 1798 his will being probated 18th December of that year.3

Children of Nicholas Lewis Sewall and Mary Darnall

Citations

  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  2. [S148] Murphy Andrews Sewall, Murph Sewall family tree.
  3. [S31] Maryland Historical Magazine, 1909, p. 294.

Nicholas Lewis Sewall

M, b. circa 1788, d. 1874
     Nicholas Lewis Sewall was born circa 1788 in Maryland.1,2 He was the son of Clement Sewall and Eleanor Carberry.3 Nicholas Lewis Sewall married Sarah West.1 Nicholas Lewis Sewall died in 1874 in Falls Church, Virginia,1 and is buried in Saint James Cemetery, Falls Church, Virginia.4

Children of Nicholas Lewis Sewall and Sarah West

Citations

  1. [S595] James Kerr Sewall, Clement Sewall, p. 9.
  2. [S109] 1850 United States Census, Fairfax, Virginia.
  3. [S148] Murphy Andrews Sewall, Murph Sewall family tree.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 82805090."
  5. [S89] Family Search, District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1959.

Nicholas Lewis Sewall1

M, b. circa 1721, d. 1800
     Nicholas Lewis Sewall was born circa 1721 in St. Mary's County, Maryland.1 He was the son of Henry Sewall and Elizabeth Lawson. Served on the Committee of Observation in 1776. Justice of St. Mary's County, 1777-1778. Member of the House of Delegates, 1778-1779. Took the Oath of Allegiance before the Hon. Robert Watts in St. Mary's County in 1778.
The property of N. Lewis Sewall was destroyed by the British in 1781 "Nicholas Levin Sewall" was paid for making salt in 17821 and is buried in Saint Nicholas Cemetery, St. Mary's County, Maryland.2 Nicholas Lewis Sewall died in 1800.1 Probate was granted on 4 March 1800.3

Children of Nicholas Lewis Sewall

Citations

  1. [S562] Henry C. Peden, Revolutionary Patriots of Calvert, p. 235.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 54879203."
  3. [S596] Et. al. Edward C. Papenfuse, Maryland Legislature 1635-1789, p. 726.

Nicholas Lewis Sewall SJ1

M, b. 9 December 1745, d. 14 March 1834
     Nicholas Lewis Sewall SJ. President of Stonyhurst 1808-1813 & 1816-1817. He was born on 9 December 1745 in Maryland. He was the son of Nicholas Lewis Sewall.1 Nicholas Lewis Sewall SJ died on 14 March 1834 in Worcester at the age of 88.2

He was born in Maryland, 9th December. 1745. After studying Humanities, at St Omer's College, he entered the Novitiate of the Society, at Ghent, 31st of October, 1766. The year after the suppression of the Order, viz. in July. 1774, he was sent to the Preston Mission, as assistant to the Rev. John Jenison, and there he continued for nine years. In 1783, he removed to Eccleston Hall, where he was chaplain for three years. In 1787 he was appointed to the charge of the faithful, at Scholes, near Prescott, vice F. Peter Westby, and this mission so rapidly improved under his zealous auspices, as to justify him to commence the erection of a spacious chapel, and a convenient house for the incumbent. This respectable establishment retains the name of Portico, which was originally assigned it by the late Rev. Wm. Meynell, from the circumstance of the Colonnade at the Chapel entrance. This Chapel was opened for public worship in May, 1790. F. Sewall retired from this laborious mission, to Stonyhurst College, at Michaelmas, 1808, and rendered much valuable service to that community. On the death of Rev. Charles Plowden, in the summer of 1821, F. Sewell succeeded to the office of Provincial; and his government was characterised by prudence and decision of purpose, and by a spirit of improving chapels. Resigning his office in February, 1826, he took charge of the little College, at Hodder Place, for some time; and then proceeded to Worcester, to assist his highly valued friend, the Rev. Joseph Tristram; and had the comfort of seeing the New, large, and handsome Chapel of that city, opened with solemnity, on the 16th of July, 1829.
F. Sewall was a man of regular and retired habits, much given to prayer and mortification: yet always cheerful and obliging. The progress and prosperity of our holy Religion was the object nearest and dearest to his heart; and indeed he had great cause to rejoice and exult in the Lord, especially when he witnessed the wonderful propagation of the Catholic Faith in his native land. When the united States of America were subject to the English Domination, the very exercise of the Catholic Religion was degraded, proscribed and persecuted; but no sooner had these States established their independence of the mother country, than they proclaimed universal liberty of conscience, and afforded Religion itself Fair play. F. Sewall survived to behold Baltimore erected into a Metropolitan See with eleven Suffragan Bishopricks. I have heard him say, that he remembered the time, when the Catholics had not even a private room in Baltimore, where they were suffered to assemble for prayer; and he lived to see it embellished with a noble Catholic Cathedral, and seven Catholic Parish Churches, with Bells inviting the numerous faithful to the celebration of their Religious Rites ! ! The death of F. Sewall, was like his life, most edifying to men, honourable to religion and precious in the sight of God. He calmly surrendered his soul to its Creator, on the 14th of March, 1834, in the 89th year of his age; and his remains were deposited in the Cemetery, adjoining the Worcester Chapel.
F. Sewall in 1822, had printed at Liverpool, in an Octavo Volume of 526 pages. "Select Lives of Saints from the work of the Reverend Alban Butler." It is a very judicious selection. Catholic Magazine, of April, 1834 reprinted in Collections towards illustrating the Biography of the Scotch, English, and Irish Members, S.J., Exeter, 1838.

Citations

  1. [S562] Henry C. Peden, Revolutionary Patriots of Calvert, p. 235.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, The Preston Chronicle, 22 March 1834.