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

William Swann

Male 1586 - 1638  (51 years)


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  • Name William Swann 
    Born 10 Jul 1586  Gravesend, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Feb 1637/38  Swann Point, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I051708  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 

    Family Judith Green,   b. 5 Feb 1588/89, Stepney, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1635/36, Swann Point, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1612  St. Dunstan's Church, Stepney, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Swann,   b. 8 May 1616, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1680, Swann Point, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F14301  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      VIRGINIA GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND; The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, pp 532; WILLIAM SWAN, of Southfleete, in co. Kent, Knight.
      Dated 10 Feb. 1618. Proved 15 March 1618-19.
      To be buried in my chappell in the churche of Southfleete amongst myne ancestors. To the poore of Southfleete, an annuity of 20s. to be paid out of one tenement and land therto belonging, lying in a village neere Stonwood, in the parish of Stone, in said County, in the tenure of one PRICE. To the poore of the parish of Swanscombe, 5.
      To my daughter, MERIELL SWAN, 1,000.
      To my second sonne, GEORGE SWAN, 1,000. And whereas I have made him joynt purchaser with his elder brother, THOMAS SWAN, of a farm, called Boteshams, and the land belonging in Southfleete, my will is that at his age of 21 he is to surrender his estate therein to his brother THOMAS, on payment of 500.
      To my third sonne, WILLIAM SWAN, 1,000.
      To my sonne, THOMAS SWAN, all my plate and household stuffe whatsoever.
      Residuary Legatee and Sole Executrix :-my wife, Dame MERIELL.
      Overseers :-The Revd. father in God JOHN, now Lord Bishop of Rochester, Sir GEORGE WRIGHT, Knt. and Sir HUMFREY MAYE, Knt., Chancellor of the Dutchey of Lancaster.
      All my lands tenements and hereditaments, to my eldest son, THOMAS SWANN, and his heirs males. For default of such issue, to my sonne GEORGE and his heirs males. For default of such issue, to my sonne WILLIAM SWANN, and his heirs males. For default of such issue to the heirs males of JOHN SWANN, of Higham, co. Kent. gent.
      To my kinsman, THOMAS BIRKETT, that now serveth me 10.
      WILLIAM BLAND; JOHN BACKHOWSE; JOHN HUNT; CHARLES GRYMES: Witnesses.
      Proved 15 March 1618-19 by the Sole Executrix named.
      Parker 29.