Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Thomas Swearingen

Male Abt 1665 - 1711  (~ 46 years)


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  • Name Thomas Swearingen 
    Born Abt 1665  probably New Amstel, DE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Mar 1710/11  Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002555  Tree1
    Last Modified 16 May 2019 

    Father Garrett Van Sweringen,   b. 1636, Reensterdwan Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1697/98, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Barbarah de Barrett,   b. Abt 1640, Valenciennes, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1676, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married 1 Mar 1659/60  New Castle, DE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01805  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Hyde,   b. 1669, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1716, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married Mar 1686/87  St Mary's Parish, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Swearingen,   b. 1688, Calvert County, Maryland - now Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1726, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     2. Samuel Swearingen,   b. 1692, St Mary's Parish, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1795, Anson County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 103 years)
     3. Van Swearingen,   b. 1692, St Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1787, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     4. John Swearingen,   b. 1696, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 2 Oct 1767, Rockville, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 71 years)
     5. Jane Swearingen,   b. Abt 1700,   d. Bef 1719, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 18 years)
    Last Modified 16 May 2019 
    Family ID F01878  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Swearingen, Thomas, Prince George's Co., 29th July, 1708; 9th Mch., 1711.
      To eld. son Thomas and hrs.7 plantation, 100 A., where he now lives.
      To son Van and hrs., 100 A., residue of ad. tract.
      To son Samuel and hrs., dwelling plantation and land at decease of his mother.
      In event of death of either son Sam'll or Van afsd., deceased's portion to pass to their young. brother John; otherwise he to have personalty at majority.
      To wife Jane, extx., all personal estate.
      Test: Ralph Wilson, Paul Brodford, Rich'd But. 13. 265.
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      Thomas Swearingen, Sr. 32B.94 I PG 65.10.6 Apr 13 1711
      Appraisers: Samuel Duvall, Richard Lancaster.
      Approvers: Thomas Sweringen, Richard Butt.
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      Mr. Thomas Sweringen 34.63 A PG 65.10.6 93.11.2 Jul 14 1713
      Received from: Gilbert Higginson.
      Payments to: Benjamin Dufour, Mr. Clement Hill, Mr. Amos Garrett, Mr. Benjamin Berry, Maj. Thomas Sprigg.
      Executrix: Mrs. Jane Sweringen.
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      Benjamin Bramewood 25.129 A PG 24.18.6 31.2.1 Jul 9 1705
      Payments to: Thomas Pararrow, John Conlin, Joseph Hall, Dr. Condins, John Ramsey, Mr. Gerard, John Geiles, Maj. Wilson, Mr. Swearingen.
      Administrator: Thomas Swearingen.
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      Thomas Swearingen anglicized his family name by dropping the 'Van' and adding an 'a' to it. He lived with his wife Jane in Prince George's County, Maryland during their married life.
      Thomas Swearingen left a will which was written on 29 July 1708 and probated on 9 March 1711. He mentioned:
      1) 'To eldest son Thomas and heirs, plantation, 100 acres, _______, where he now lives'
      2) 'To son Van and heirs, 100 acres, _______, residue of said tract'
      3) 'To son Samuel and heirs, dwelling plantation and land at decease of his mother'
      4) 'In event of death of either son Samuel or Van aforesaid, deceased's portion to pass to their youngest brother John; otherwise he to have personalty at majority'
      5) 'To wife Jane, executrix, all personal estate'
      Source: 'Smoky Mountain Clans, Volume 2', 1983, Donald B. Reagan, p 208. 'Family Register of Garret van Sweringen and Descendants', H. H. Swearingen, 1894, p 5.
      Owed three plantations in St Marys', Co, Maryland. One deeded to him by his father 200 acres. Thomas and Jane sold 60 acres part of Basingthorpe Hall.

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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 113: Indenture, 25 Nov 1703
      From: Francis Collier, Sr. of Prince Georges County, Gent.
      To: John Pottinger, Sr., William Ray, Sr., John Ray, John Turner, Edward Davison, Solomon Rothery, Robert Harrison, Thomas Lemarr, Sr., John Demall, and Archibald Edmundson, planters of Prince George's County
      Francis Collar agrees for a 30 to 40 foot tobacco house to be build on the land where he now lives as convenient as possible to Stafford's Cove Landing for the above persons to store their tobacco or goods that might come to the landing for the next 40 years; rent to be one gallon of rum and one capon each paid every year to Francis Collier on the 25th of November
      Signed: Francis Collier
      Receipt: 25 Nov 1703 received one gallon of Rome (rum) and eleven capons in full for one year's rent, signed Francis Collar
      Witnessed: William Lee and Thomas Swaringen

      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 113a: Agreement, 25 Nov 1703
      From: John Pottinger, Sr., William Ray, Sr., John Ray, John Turner, Edward Dawson, Solomon Rothery, Robert Harrison, Thomas Lemarr, Sr., John Denali, and Archibald Edmundson, planters of Prince George's County
      To: Francis Collier of Prince George's County, Gent
      Agreement to conditions of above indenture; no use may be made by anyone except the above named planters or their heirs; if anyone permits storage of other goods a fine of 40s for every hogshead of tobacco will be imposed
      Signed by above and witnessed by William Lee and Thomas Swaringen


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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 117c: Indenture, 24 Jan 1704
      From: Thomas Roper, bricklayer of Anne Arundel County
      To: Thomas Swaringen, planter of Prince George's County
      For 180 a 100 acre parcel of land called Swaringen's Enlargement, part of the 300 acre land called Roper's Change which was part of a tract called Darnall's Grove in Prince George's County in the freshes on the west side of the Patuxent River; bounded by Darnall's Grove, Roper's Change, and land of Richard Butts
      Signed: Thomas Roper
      Memorandum: 24 Jan 1704 acknowledged by Thomas Roper
      Witnessed: Sam'll Magruder and James Stoddart
      Vide ye alienation in Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 136
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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 120b: Indenture, 10 Jan 1704
      From: Thom. Swaringen of Prince George's County and Jane his wife
      To: Charles Hyatt, planter of Prince George's County
      For 66 a 60 acre parcel of land surveyed and deducted out of a tract called Basingthorp Hall now belonging to Richard Harwood in the freshes on the west side of the Patuxent River; beginning at a branch of Bears Brooke and bounded by Basingthorp Hall and land called Strife owned by Thomas Wells
      Signed: Thomas Swaringen and Jane Swaringen
      Witnessed: Hugh Riley and William Moore (mark)
      Memorandum: 4 Jan 1704 Jane Swaringen examined by Rob. Tyler and Tho. Addison
      Alienation: 27 Feb 1704 Charles Hyatt paid the sum of 2s
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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 129a: Indenture, 28 Mar 1705
      From: Clement Hill, Gent. of Prince George's County and Anne Hill
      To: Thomas Swaringen of Prince George'. County
      For 1308 a 200 acre tract of land called Swaringen formerly called Hill's Choice; laid out for Clement Hill in the freshes of the Patuxent River in Prince George's County
      Signed: Clement Hill, Jr. and Anne Hill
      Witnessed: James Stoddart and Thomas Addison
      Memorandum: 28 Mar 1705 Anne Hill examined by above witnesses

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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 131a: Indenture, 10 Jan 1704
      From: Charles Hyatt, cooper of Prince George's County
      To: Hugh Ryley, carpenter of Prince George's County
      For 30 a tract of 50 acres called The Beginning, bounded by Scott's Lott, Thomas Hollyday's land called The Upper Getting and Collington Branch; located on the west side of the Patuxent River, between the river and Collington Branch.
      Signed: Charles Hyatt
      Witnessed: Thomas Swaringen and William Moore
      Memorandum: 10 Jan 1704 endorsement of Sarah Hyatt, wife of Charles
      ===
      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 136: Vide ye conveyance in Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 117; Thomas Swaringen paid the sum of 4s for alienation of 100 acres of Darnall's Grove
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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 136: Vide ye conveyance in Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 130; Thomas Swaringen paid the sum of 8s for alienation of 200 acres of Hill's Choice
      ===
      2 Thomas Swearingen, b ca 1665, probably New Amstel, DE
      +Jane (Hyde?), b ca 1669
      3 ?Elizabeth Swearingen, b Pr Georges Co, MD
      3 Thomas Swearingen, b ca 1687, Pr Georges Co, MD
      +Lydia Riley, b 1691, Pr Georges Co, MD
      4 Thomas Swearingen, b 8 Apr 1708, Pr Georges Co, MD
      +Sarah (Dossett?), b ca 1714
      5 Sarah Swearingen, b ca 1743
      +Thomas Turner, b ca 1742, Frederick Co, Virginia
      5 Eleanor Swearingen, b ca 1745
      +Isaac Israel
      5 Andrew Swearingen, b ca 1747, Berkeley Co, Virginia
      +Elizabeth Chapline
      5 Zachariah Swearingen, b ca 1748
      5 Joseph Swearingen, b 10 Jul 1754, Frederick Co, Virginia
      +Hannah Rutherford, b 26 Nov 1754
      5 Benoni Swearingen, b 1755
      +Elizabeth Newland, b Berkeley Co, WV
      4 Mary Swearingen, b 11 Aug 1710, Queen Anne Parish, MD, Pr Georges Co, MD
      4 Lurannah Swearingen, b 15 Oct 1713, Queen Anne Parish, Pr Georges Co, MD
      +Rev Edward Teague, b ca 1716, Cecil Co, MD
      +Martha Simonton
      4 Margaret Swearingen, b 17 Feb 1715/16 in Pr Georges Co, MD
      4 Van Swearingen, b 22 May 1719, Pr Georges Co, MD
      +Sarah Swearingen, b 20 Nov 1722
      3 Van Swearingen, b ca 1694, Pr Georges Co, MD
      +Elizabeth Walker, b 22 Dec 1695, Anne Arundle or Pr Georges Co, MD
      4 Elizabeth Swearingen, b 4 Jul 1715, Pr Georges Co, MD
      +Jonathan Simmons, b ca 1700
      4 Rebecca Swearingen, b 22 Dec 1716, Pr Georges Co, MD
      + Joseph Tomlinson, b 12 Oct 1712
      4 Mary Swearingen, b 17 Nov 1718, Pr Georges Co, MD
      +Phipps/Phillips
      4 Joseph Swearingen, b 9 Mar 1719/20, Pr Georges Co, MD
      +unknown
      4 John Swearingen, b ca 1721, Pr Georges Co, MD
      +Catherine Stull, b ca 1723, Frederick Co, MD
      4 Sarah Swearingen, b 20 Nov 1722
      +Van Swearingen, b 22 May 1719, Pr Georges Co, MD
      4 Van Swearingen, b ca 1723, Pr Georges Co, MD
      +Margaret (Stull?)
      4 Samuel Swearingen, b 6 Sep 1728, Pr Georges Co, MD
      +Anne Wickham
      4 Charles Van Swearingen , b ca 1731
      +Susannah Stull, b ca 1743
      4 Drusilla Swearingen, b ca 1734
      +Thomas Cresap Jr, b 28 Feb 1732/33
      4 Priscilla Swearingen, b ca 1737, Pr Georges Co, MD
      3 Samuel Swearingen, b ca 1695, Pr Georges Co, MD
      +Eliza Farmer, b ca 1700, Pr Georges Co, MD
      4 Samuel Swearingen, b ca 1718, MD
      +Mary (Bolling?)
      4 Thomas Swearingen, b ca 1720, NC
      +unknown
      4 VAnne Swearingen, b ca 1728, NC
      +Martha Parmenter, b ca 1735, NC
      4 Josiah Swearingen, b ca 1735, NC
      4 ?Roseanna Swearingen, b ca 1737
      +John Burcham Sr, b ca 1738, Frederick Co, Virginia
      3 John Swearingen, b ca 1696, Pr Georges Co, MD
      +Mary Ray, b ca 1699, MD
      4 Elizabeth Swearingen, b ca 1717, MD
      4 Martha Swearingen, b ca 1719, Montgomery Co, MD
      4 Mary Swearingen, b 29 Oct 1720, Montgomery Co, MD
      +Aaron Prather
      4 Lydia Swearingen, b 7 Sep 1726, Montgomery Co, MD
      4 Thomas Swearingen, b 23 Sep 1728, Montgomery Co, MD
      +Ruth Beall, b ca 1730
      4 Samuel Swearingen, b 1732, Bladensburg, MD
      +Catherine Condell
      4 Katherine Swearingen, b 1734, Montgomery Co, MD
      4 Anne Swearingen, b bef 1738, Montgomery Co, MD
      +Elisha Williams, b ca 1728
      4 Kezia Swearingen, b 30 Oct 1738, Montgomery Co, MD
      +Charles Beckwith
      4 Van Swearingen, b 1 Oct 1746, Montgomery Co, MD
      +Lucy Davis, b ca 1742
      3 Jane Swearingen, b ca 1700, Pr Georges Co, MD
      +Richard Jones
      3 ?Katherine Swearingen

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