Years ago I was shown a hand written book about Selsey fishing families written by a Raymond Berthon. He was a Historian who lived at Selsey and wrote in 1909. The book had been added to in later years. I transcribed the book which contained the lines of many Selsey men. There was an entry on Sherrington. Unfortunately, Berthon gave no dates.
Joseph sherrington. Married. Had 2 sons. George,m. Mary Ann Wells. 4 Children. Joseph, m. Ellen Mould.7 Children.
Children of George and Mary. James, Henry, Benjamin and Harriett.
Children of Joseph and Ellen: Joseph (married twice, first to Martha A Smith and second to Agnes Burtonshaw of Littlehampton), George, William, Samuel, Rose, Nellie and Fanny.
Children of Joseph and Martha (10): Joseph, m. Edith Vine William, m. Freda Burtonshaw Herbert. Fran. Nellie married a Hardy. Lilly married a Budd. Alice married a Gillert. Mabel. Ethel and Dorris(sic). Doris was dau to Agnes Burtonshaw
Children of Joseph and Edith (4). Joseph,Daisy, Winifred and Herbert.
Children of William and Freda (2). Freda and Katherine.
Berthon lists 4 bona-fide fishermen in 1909. Frank Sherrington, George Sherrington, Joseph Sherrington Sr and Joseph Sherrington Jr.