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John Swain

Male Bef 1634 - 1715  (> 80 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Swain was born Bef 5 Oct 1634 (son of Richard Swaine and Basill Saunders); died 1715, Nantucket, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 5 Oct 1634, Easthamstead, Berkshire, England
    • Alternate death: Bef 27 Jan 1718, Nantucket, Massachusetts

    John married Mary Weare 15 Nov 1660, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. Mary (daughter of Nathaniel Weare and Sarah) died 1714, Nantucket, Massachusetts; was buried , Founders Burial Ground, Nantucket, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Mary Swain was born 11 Sep 1661, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire; died 27 Sep 1714, Nantucket, Massachusetts.
    2. John Swain was born 1 Sep 1664, Nantucket, Massachusetts; died 29 Nov 1738, Nantucket, Massachusetts.
    3. Hannah Swain was born 5 Jul 1679, Nantucket, Massachusetts; died 9 Sep 1765, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Richard Swaine was born Bef 26 Sep 1595 (son of William Swaine); died 14 Apr 1682, Nantucket, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 26 Sep 1595, Binfield, Berkshire, England

    Notes:

    First appears in New England on 6 Sep 1638, when the Massachusetts General Court granted the petition of the Rev. Stephen Bachiler and others, including Richard Swaine, to establish a plantation at Winnacunnet, later renamed Hampton, New Hampshire.

    He held several tracts of land at Hampton and served in several of the usual civil positions. He had occasional difficulties with his neighbors. Most colorfully, on 5 Oct 1652 Henry Green brought a defamation suit against Richard Swaine for reporting that Green had "attempted the chastity of Bassill Swaine and used beastly and unseemly carriages and temptations toward" Grace Boulter, Richard Swaine's daughter. The suit was withdrawn.

    On 2 Jul 1659, Richard Swaine, along with Tristram Coffin, Sr., Thomas Macy, Thomas Barnard, Peter Coffin, Christopher Hussey, Stephen Greenleaf, John Swaine, and William Pile, purchased from Thomas Mayhew his rights to the island of Nantucket.

    On 12 Nov 1659 Richard Swaine was fined £3 and disenfranchised for entertaining Quakers.

    With his second wife Jane and his sons John and Richard, he appears to have moved to Nantucket by 16 Oct 1661.

    Richard married Basill Saunders 8 Sep 1617, Battersea, Surrey, England. Basill died 15 Jul 1657, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Basill Saunders died 15 Jul 1657, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire.
    Children:
    1. 1. John Swain was born Bef 5 Oct 1634; died 1715, Nantucket, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  William Swaine was born Bef 13 Aug 1568 (son of William Swaine and Joan Dee); died Bef 8 Jun 1630; was buried 8 Jun 1630, Binfield, Berkshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 13 Aug 1568, Binfield, Berkshire, England

    Notes:

    A churchwarden of Binfield in 1616, his clear signature suggests he was an educated man.

    Children:
    1. 2. Richard Swaine was born Bef 26 Sep 1595; died 14 Apr 1682, Nantucket, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William Swaine was born Abt 1527 (son of Robert Swaine); died Bef 20 Jan 1610; was buried 20 Jan 1610, Binfield, Berkshire, England.

    William married Joan Dee 20 Apr 1567, Binfield, Berkshire, England. Joan died Bef 4 Jun 1601; was buried 4 Jun 1601, Binfield, Berkshire, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Joan Dee died Bef 4 Jun 1601; was buried 4 Jun 1601, Binfield, Berkshire, England.
    Children:
    1. 4. William Swaine was born Bef 13 Aug 1568; died Bef 8 Jun 1630; was buried 8 Jun 1630, Binfield, Berkshire, England.