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Joseph Swett

Male 1622 - 1695  (72 years)


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  • Name Joseph Swett 
    Born 21 Jan 1622  Wymondham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Married Oct 1651  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Elizabeth Taylor. She was born about 1625 in England. She was found on a passenger list on 9 May 1635 for The Susan & Ellen out of London. Elizabeth was tried, found guilty, and fined 10/ on 27 September 1653 for wearing a silk hood and scarf. She was of too low a station to wear such finery according to the law.

    Issue:
    1. Joseph Swett (1658-1716)
    2. Benjamin Swett (1660-____) 
    • Anderson (2011) states there is no record of Elizabeth Taylor found in New England. The published Boston and Newbury records do not show the marriage, however Stackpole (1913) states it was in October 1851 in Newbury. As the Elizabeth Taylor reported by Anderson (2011) was 10 when she was listed on the passager manifest, then she was 26 at the time of the wedding. I am assuming they are one in the same person, but I have no proof.
    Moved To 1655  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Land 25 May 1655  [1, 2
    Married Abt 1671  [1, 2, 4, 5
    Mary Baxter, the daughter of Nicholas and Ann Baxter. She was born in December 1639. On 5 September 1660 Mary, at age 20, married first, Thomas Buttolph, at age 23, son of Thomas Buttolph and Anne Harding, in First Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. She left a will on 12 January 1711 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Mary died on Thursday 27 March 1721 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Her estate was probated on 10 April 1721 in Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

    Issue:
    1. Benjamin Swett (1673-____)
    2. Phebe Swett (1674-____)
    3. Anna Swett (1674-____)
    4. Elizabeth Swett (1676-____) 
    Will 20 Aug 1689  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Died 1695  at sea Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • He died on board HMS Defiant.
    Probate/Proved 24 Jan 1695/96  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I16064  Roy Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 1 Oct 2018 

    Father John Swett,   b. 1580, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1651, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1650, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Yes, date unknown  [2
    Family ID F1150  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Jan 1622 - Wymondham, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Elizabeth Taylor. She was born about 1625 in England. She was found on a passenger list on 9 May 1635 for The Susan & Ellen out of London. Elizabeth was tried, found guilty, and fined 10/ on 27 September 1653 for wearing a silk hood and scarf. She was of too low a station to wear such finery according to the law. Issue: 1. Joseph Swett (1658-1716) 2. Benjamin Swett (1660-____) - Oct 1651 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved To - 1655 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 20 Aug 1689 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1695 - at sea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate/Proved - 24 Jan 1695/96 - London, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S637] Swett, Ben H. John Swett of Newbury, (manuscript, 15 February 1999).

    2. [S639] Stackpole, Everett S. Swett Genealogy - Descendants of John Swett of Newbury, Mass, (Lewiston, Maine: Lewiston Print Shop, 1913).

    3. [S801] Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, volume VII (T-Y), (Boston: New England Historic Genealogy Society, 2011).

    4. [S83] Harding, Glen F. A Record of the Ancestry, Family and Descendants of Abraham Harding, (Ogden, Utah: Glen F. Harding M.D., 1979).

    5. [S574] Trask, William B. "Boston Records", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume XIX, 1865).