My Swift Ancestors
I have two 7x Great Grandmothers named Elizabeth Swift.
Swift was most probably baptised in 1681 in Salehurst, Sussex, the
daughter of John
Swift (1646-1705) and Ann (?-1705). Elizabeth married
Fuller in 1714 in Udimore and they then settle in nearby Brede,
Sussex by at least 1719. Her grandparents were
(1613-?) and Sarah
Borner, and he was the son of
Alice Eliot (c1590-1646).
Elizabeth Swift (1710-1766) was born in Wadhurst, Sussex. She
married and raised her family there and was
buried there in the church yard of St. Peter and St. Paul. She married
(1710-1775) and he was also
Elizabeth's parents were
(1669-1730) and his second wife
(1683-1749), and they were also of Wadhurst. John first married
(?-1706) in 1695 and they had 5 children, 3 of whom survived to adulthood
and raised families of their own. John then married Elizabeth in 1708
and they had 7 children - 1 died in infancy, 2 never married and 4 had
families of their own. John was variously described as a Labourer and
John was the son of
Sarah Plasted (1641-?). Sarah was born in Wadhurst, but Samuel
was from nearby Salehurst. This couple had 10 children, of whom so
far, I have been able to find that 3 married and had their own families, 1
married but no children yet found and 1 died in infancy. What became
of the other 5 is unknown to me at present.
Samuel was the son of another
Constance Reade (1608-1659) who were both of Salehurst. They had 10
children, 3 died young, 2 married and I have yet find out what became of the
Samuel was the son of yet another
Alice Eliot (c1590-1646). They married and raised 3 children
in Salehurst and were also buried in the parish. Their 3 children
married, but so far I have only found children born to 2 of them.
Samuel was the son of
John Swift and
who married in Salehurst in 1587. They had a son John baptised soon
after their marriage, then a daughter in 1594, so I would guess Samuel was
born around about 1589-93. Samuel left a Will in which he mentioned
his mother Margery.