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William Swift

Male 1589 - 1644  (54 years)

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  • Name William Swift 
    Born 15 Apr 1589  Darrington, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Jan 1643/1644  Sandwich, Barnstable co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age 54 years 
    Notes 
    • REFN: 7024
      WILLIAM SWIFT came from England about 1630; a proprietor of Watertown,Mass., 1636; Removed to Sandwich about 1639. Lawsuit at Salem in 1638;served in Lt. John Blackner's company, 1643. His son Edward wasapprenticed to George Andrews, Butcher, in Eastclepe, London. He sold ahouse and land at Sud. 28-4-1641{Suff. De. and Col. Rec. vol.1} He diedat Sandwich, Inventory taken 29 Jan 1642. Wife Joanne, Administer, andDaniel Wing gave bonds with her; a house at Sudbury was mortaged to Mr.Burton. The widow's will was Probated 8-12-1662. Bequest to Daniel Wing'stwo sons, Samuel and John; Grandchildren Hannah Swift and ExperienceAllen; to Mary Darby; To Hannah Wing the Elder, and her
      Duughters; to Zebadiah Allin; son William Exec.[POM].

      Source: Lynn's GEDCOM http://www2.netquest.com/lgipson/tiny.htm#1771

      William Swyft came from England to America probably in the Great Bostonimmigration of 1630-31. Savage says he probably came from Bocking, CountyEssex, or vicinity, but all Bocking Parish records were burned about thetime of the Restoration. He may have descended from Robert Swyft and hiswife Ann, whose tomb is in Rotherham Parish Church in Rotherham. Ann diedin 1539 and Robert in 1561. William was a proprietor in Watertown, Mass.in 1634 and had been there for several years. He drew various proprietorslots in Watertown but sold his property in 1637 and moved to Sandwich,where he bought the largest farm in town. In 1642 he served in LieutenantJohn Blackmer's Company. He died before January, 1643 as his inventorywas shown at Court there and amounted to 72 pounds 11 shillings. On March7, 1643 "Letters of Administration are graunted to Joane Swyft ofSandwich to administer upon her husbandes estate and
      to pay the debts as far as the estate will amount unto, by equalproporcons, and is bound to the Gov. and Assistantes to do it, & Daniell
      Wing with her." Joan survived her husband 20 years and died in Sandwich,November 26, 1663. Her will is in the Plymouth Colony Records, andInventory amounted to 105 pounds 6 shillings.


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    Person ID I6603  Wilson-Maynard Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2004 

    Father William Swift,   b. 3 Dec 1561, Rotherham, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1597, Darrington, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Mother Janet Elizabeth Wilson,   b. Abt 1561, Of Halifax, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1597, Darrington, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1582  Halifax, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
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    Family ID F3569  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joan Sisson,   b. Abt 1586, Bocking, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1663, Sandwich, Barnstable co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married Abt 1618  Bocking, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
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    Children 
     1. William Swift,   b. 1619, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1704/1705, Sandwich, Barnstable co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Hannah Swift,   b. Abt 1620, Bocking, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1664/1665, Sandwich, Barnstable co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
     3. Esther Swift,   b. 1622, of Bocking, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1691, Sandwich, Barnstable co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Family ID F3568  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S536291467] Records of William Spooner of Plymouth, MA & his descendants Thomas Spooner, 1883Lynn's GEDCOM http://www2.netquest.co.

    2. [S536291468] BIRTH-MARRIAGE-CHILDREN-DEATH: LDS Family Group Records Archive Collection; 1941-1969; Submitted by Ethel C Butt Provo Ut.

    3. [S536291535] http://www.ultranet.com/~harts/harts/main15.html#I168.

    4. [S536291534] Lynn's GEDCOM http://www2.netquest.com/lgipson/tiny.htm#1771.