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Thomasine Swinnerton

Female Bef 1624 - 1697  (> 73 years)


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  • Name Thomasine Swinnerton 
    Born Bef 5 Jan 1624  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Baptised 5 Jan 1624  St. Bartholomew the Less, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Died 13 Apr 1697  [2, 3, 4
    Buried 24 Apr 1697  Newnham, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6
    Person ID I17008  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2020 

    Father Thomas Swinnerton,   b. Bef 26 Jan 1600,   d. 14 Jun 1645, Naseby, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years) 
    Mother Joan Symonds,   d. Jul 1677 
    Married Bef 1620  [2
    Family ID F10369  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sir William Dyer, 1st Baronet Dyer,   b. Bef 15 Apr 1621,   d. 27 Jan 1681  (Age > 59 years) 
    Married Abt 1650  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
    +1. Sir John Swinnerton Dyer, 2nd Baronet Dyer,   b. 1657,   d. 17 May 1701  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F10367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • She brought £30,000 to her marriage to George Dyer -- well over $4 million in 2018 dollars.

      She married secondly, 8 Aug 1683, John Hopwood; and engaged in a series of legal battles with her eldest son John Swinnerton Dyer and his wife over control of various properties. The measure of her unhappiness with him can be read in her will: "Whereas my daughter Johanna, now wife of Thomas Griffith, Esquire, hath been disobedient and undutiful toward me as well as her departing from me and disposing herself in marriage without my consent, as by divers other wayes, and hath justly incurred my displeasure, I give her £300 for her separate use apart from her husband, and my best jewell. To my son, Sir John Swinnerton Dyer, and my daughter Sarah, wife of John Hooke, by reason of their unfaithful behavior toward me, I bequeath them 5/- each, to be paid one year after my decease."

  • Sources 
    1. [S2179] E. H. Martin, "Swinnerton-Dyer Family." Notes and Queries for Somerset and Dorset 10:307; 10:341, 1907; 11:24, 1908.

    2. [S4311] Some Account of the Lord Mayors and Sheriffs of the City of London During the First Quarter of the Seventeenth Century, 1601 to 1625 ed. G. E. Cokayne. London: Phillimore and Co., 1897.

    3. [S2176] Burke's Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, 107th edition, ed. Charles Mosley. Wilmington, Delaware: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd., 2003.

    4. [S2212] The London and Middlesex Notebook: A Garner of Local History and Antiquities edited by William Phillimore Watts Phillimore. London: Elliot Stock, 1892.

    5. [S2212] The London and Middlesex Notebook: A Garner of Local History and Antiquities edited by William Phillimore Watts Phillimore. London: Elliot Stock, 1892., place only.

    6. [S4311] Some Account of the Lord Mayors and Sheriffs of the City of London During the First Quarter of the Seventeenth Century, 1601 to 1625 ed. G. E. Cokayne. London: Phillimore and Co., 1897., place only.