Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John SWIFT (c1560-?)

and Margery BRISLEY (c1565-?)

 

John Swift and Margery Brisley were my 11x and 12x Great Grandparents.  They married on 2 February 1586/7 at the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin in Salehurst, Sussex.

John Swift, I would guess was born in about the 1560's.  He may have been buried on 6 June 1612 in Salehurst, but the burial register just records a name and no further details to help confirm whether it was John senior or his son.  However, John may have died before 1633 as in that year his son Samuel died and in his will he mentioned his mother Margery, but not his father.  No will has so far been found for John for 1612 or any other date.

Margery Brisley, I would also guess was born in about the 1560's.  She died after 1633.

 

John Swift and Margery Brisley had 5 known children:

  1. John Swift was baptised on 3 December 1587 in Salehurst.  No possible marriage has been found for him in either the Sussex IGI or the Sussex Family History Group's marriage index, so the 1612 burial (noted above) may have been for him.

  2. Samuel Swifte, my 10x and 11x Great Grandfather, may have been born between 1589 and 1593.  He married Alice Eliot in 1611.  (They have their own page.)

  3. Dorithie Swift was baptised on 6 January 1594/5 in Salehurst.  As Dorothy daughter of John Swifte, she may have been buried on 24 February 1619 in Salehurst.

  4. George Swift was baptised on 6 January 1594/5 in Salehurst.  No possible marriage has been found for him in the Sussex IGI or the Sussex Family History Group's marriage index.  There is no indication in the baptism register that he and Dorothy were twins, but I am guessing they were and perhaps George died at, or soon, after birth.

  5. Elizabeth Swift was baptised on 13 April 1600 in Salehurst.  As Elizabeth Swifte, did she marry Simon Read on 5 September 1625 in Burwash, Sussex?  Or as Elizabeth Swifth, did she marry Thomas Shingfeild on 23 November 1628 in Withyham, Sussex.  According to the IGI, Simon Reade was buried on 29 April 1638 in Salehurst.  Incidentally, Elizabeth's nephew, Samuel Swift (1611-1660) married Constance Reade, daughter of Thomas Reade of Salehurst.  Might there have been some connection between the Reade families?

 

BRISLEY          SWIFT