William Swift1,2

M, #1927, b. before 1596, d. before 29 January 1642/43
Last Edited: 26 Mar 2012

Family 1:

Sara (?)
  • Marriage*: His 1st
    William Swift's presumed first wife was Sarah, based on burial records. But Swift states that other women in the burial record could have been his wife, namely a Susanna Swift buried 26 Aug, and an Elizabeth Swift on 16 Sept 1625. Also there are additional possible children in the burial records.; Principal:Sara (?)1

Children:

Edward Swift1 b. c 1616
Hannah Swift1 b. c 1620, d. 31 Jan 1664/65
John Swift1 b. 26 Jun 1622
Mary Swift1 b. 21 Aug 1625

Family 2:

Joan (?) d. bt 12 Oct 1662 - 25 Dec 1663

Children:

William Swift1 b. 25 Apr 1627, d. 7 Jan 1705/6
Esther Swift+ 1 b. 28 May 1629
Sara Swift1 b. 7 Aug 1631

Notes

  • Immigration*: circa 1634; New England
  • Note*: 1) "received his freedom as a member of the Company of Leathersellers on 26 September 1620."
    2) "William and Joan lived in Bermondsey for at least five years after their marriage, and probably until at least May 1633 when William apprenticed his son Edward in London"
    3) "Savage stated that they were in New England by 1634."
    4) "He settled in Sandwich by 1640."
    5) "He was dead by 29 January 1642[/3], when his widow Joan exhibited his inventory."1

Citations

  1. [S230] Jane Fletcher Fiske, 'William Swift, citizen and leatherseller of London, and planter of Sandwich, Massachusetts', The American Genealogist. Vol 77 (July 2002 ): 161-172.
  2. [S513] William Swyft of Sandwitch and Some of His Descendants, 1637-1899. compiled by George H. Swift. pub. Round Table Press, Millbrook N.Y. 1900.