William Swift I - Sr.
(est 1593-1642)


Family Links

1. Sarah

  • Edward Swift
  • Hannah Swift
  • John Swift
  • Mary Swift
2. Joan widow Dimbleby

William Swift I - Sr. 2236

  • Born: est 1593, Bermondsey, Southwark, London, England 2255
  • Marriage (1): Sarah est 1618
  • Marriage (2): Joan widow Dimbleby 3 Jan 1625/26 in Bermondsey, Southwark, London, England
  • Died: 1642 about age 49 2236

bullet   Find a Grave ID: 103553014.


bullet  General Notes:

William Swift was listed in the 1643 Sandwich section of men able to bear arms.* His inventory included two swords and two muskets in the year of his death. His wife evidently became a Quaker at least by 1660 when she was among 25 men and women fined for attending Quaker meetings.
GMB cites PCR 8:103
Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, ed. Nathaniel B. Shurtleff and David
Pulsifer, 12 volumes in 10 (Boston 1855-1861)
*Early Quakerism did not necessarily mean pacifism. They were Puritans first and, in the case of William, became Quaker at a later date.

bullet  Research Notes:

Great Migration 1634-1635, R-S. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume VI, R-S, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.



bullet  Events

Immigration: to Watertown, MA, 1634. 2256

Removal: to Sandwich, MA, 1639. 2257

Occupation: Leatherseller: England. 2257

Religion: Quaker. 2258

Probate: Inventory exhibited at court, 29 Jan 1642/43, Sandwich, Plymouth Colony. 2259,2260 Totalled 82 11s 1d against which was about 250 in debts.
Administration granted to Joan Swyft of Sandwich on 7 March 1642/3
Memorandum that on the 11th of March she paid John Barnes and agreed to pay others - the language almost indecipherable.


William married Sarah est 1618. (Sarah died in 1625 and was buried in Bermondsey, Southwark, London, England 2261.)


William next married Joan widow Dimbleby 3 Jan 1625/26 in Bermondsey, Southwark, London, England. (Joan widow Dimbleby was born est 1600 in England and died 26 Nov 1663 in Sandwich, Plymouth Colony.)

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