Swett/Sweet/Sweat

Richard Sweet

b.abt.1546 England; parents ukn
m.abt.1577 England ukn
b.abt.1552 England

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Swett b.1580 Devon, England d.Apr. 25, 1685 Newbury, MA

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John Swett

b.1580 Devon, England; s/o Richard Sweet
d.Apr. 25, 1685 Newbury, MA
m.abt.1609 about Wymondham, Norfolk, England; Sarah ______
b.1584 about Wymondham, Norfolk, England
d.Dec. 11, 1650 Newbury, MA

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Swett or Sweat b.1603 Wymondham, Norfolk, England d.May 18, 1693 Charlestown, MA
  2. Joseph Swett b.1610 d.abt.1682
  3. Dorcas Swett b.May 31, 1618 Wymondham, Norfolk, England
  4. Stephen Swett/Sweet b.Apr. 18, 1620 Wymondham, Norfolk, England d.Jan. 9, 1693 Newbury, MA
  5. Joseph Swett b.Jan. 21, 1621 Wymondham, Norfolk, England d.Jan. 20, 1689 Boston, MA
  6. Capt. Benjamin Sweet b.May 12, 1624 d.June 22, 1677 during a battle with Indians at Black Point, Scarboro, ME
  7. Sarah Swett b.bef.1633 d.Dec. 11, 1650

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700, by Holmes: JOHN, b.Eng., 1590, came from Isle of Guerney in the English Channel to Salem, Mass., 1636, freeman Newbury, Mass., 1642.

NOTE: "The house of Stephen Swett is still standing in Newbury, MA. It is called the Swett-Ilsey House. Is is usually only open to architectural students so they can study early colonial architecture. It is largely unchanged from the era in which it was built." RE:email from bouchmd@dataex.com 2/27/00

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Stephen Swett/Sweet

b.Apr. 18, 1620 Newbury, MA; s/o John Swett and Sarah ______
d.Jan. 9, 1693 Newbury, MA
m.May 24, 1647 Newbury, MA; Hannah Merrill
b.1622 Newbury, MA; d/o John Merrill and Elizabeth _____
d.Apr. 4, 1662 Newbury, MA

CHILDREN included (all born Newbury, MA:

  1. John Swett b.Oct. 20, 1648 d.March 17, 1717 Newbury, MA
  2. Stephen Swett b.Aug. 20, 1650 d.Sept. 24, 1650 Newbury, MA
  3. Hannah Swett b.Oct. 7, 1651 d.March 31, 1691 Newbury, MA
  4. Stephen Swett b.Jan. 28, 1654
  5. Elizabeth Swett b.Jan. 16, 1656 m.Edward Poore
  6. Joseph Swett b.Nov. 28, 1657
  7. Isreal Swett b.bef. 1659
  8. Mary Swett b.Apr. 25, 1660 d.March 17, 1662 Newbury, MA
  9. Mary Swett b.March 17, 1662
  10. Rebeckah Sweat b.Feb. 27, 1669 d.May 6, 1760

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John Swett

b.Oct. 20, 1648 Newbury, MA; s/o Stephen Swett/Sweet and Hannah Merrill
d.March 17, 1717 Newbury, MA
m.Dec. 6, 1670 Newbury, MA; Mary Plummer
b.Feb. 8, 1649 Newbury, MA; d/o Samuel Plumer and Mary Bitfield (Bidfield)

CHILDREN included: (all born Newbury,MA)

  1. Mary Swett b.Apr. 10, 1672 d.Nov. 27, 1734
  2. John Swett b.Feb. 28, 1677 d.Nov. 26, 1725 Newbury, MA
  3. Samuel Swett b.Feb. 10, 1680 d.1738 Newbury, MA
  4. Stephen Swett b.Jan. 27, 1683 d.aft.1717
  5. Joseph Swett b.Feb. 2, 1687 d.aft.1717
  6. Benjamin Swett b.Apr. 11, 1688 d.1738 Newbury, MA

NOTES: From Wheeler's History of Brunswick, Topsham, and Harpswell, Part III, Chapter 2, page 855: SWETT. ARMS.- Gules, two chevrons between as many mullets in chief and a rose in base argent, seeded or. CREST.-A mullet or, pierced azure between two two gillyflowere, proper. According to Burke, the SWETE or SWETT family was formerly of Trayne in Edward VI's time, and subsequently of Oxton, in the county of Devonshire, which furnished many colonists to New England. JOHN SWETT, admitted to the freedom of the Mass. Colony, 18th May, 1642, was one of the grantees of newbury as early as Dec. 7, 1642. JOHN SWETT, probably a descendant of John of Newbury, came to Brunswick in 1788. Ch. were:-William; John; and James.

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John Swett

b.Feb. 28, 1676/7 Newbury, MA; s/o John Swett and Mary Plummer
d.Nov. 26, 1725 Newbury, MA
m.Jun. 4, 1697/8 at Newbury, MA; Susanna Page
b.Oct. 26, 1676; d/o Benjamin Page and Mary Whittier
d.1739

CHILDREN included (all born Newbury, MA):

  1. John Swett b.Dec. 3, 1699 d.1778
  2. Mary Swett b.Sept. 24, 1702
  3. Susanna Swett b.Oct. 21, 1704
  4. Benjamin Swett b.March 14, 1708
  5. Ruth Swett b.Feb. 13, 1710 Newbury, MA m. James Saunders
  6. Hannah Swett b.abt.1712

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