Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John SWIFT (1635-?)

and Sarah (?-1668)


John Swift and Sarah may have married before or about 1662, but no possible marriage has been found in the IGI or the Sussex Family History Group's marriage index.  Unless they were John Swift and Sarah Boarne who married on 22 September 1656 in Strood near Rochester, Kent (IGI).

John Swift may have been baptised on 1 March 1634/5 in Salehurst, Sussex and have been the son of Samuel Swift (1611-1660) and Constance Reade (1608-1659).  However, there was another John Swift who was baptised on 13 September 1646 in Salehurst, the son of John Swift (1613-?) and Sarah Bonar.

Sarah's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She was buried on 12 October 1668 in Salehurst.


John Swift and Sarah had 4 known children:

  1. Mary Swift may have been born in 1662.  She was buried on 21 April 1662 in Salehurst as Mary daughter of John Swift.

  2. Sarah Swift was baptised on 5 July 1663 in Salehurst.  Only her father's name was recorded in the baptism register.  She was buried on 27 June 1668 in Salehurst as Sarah daughter of John Swift and Sarah.

  3. John Swift was baptised on 1 July 1666 in Salehurst.  Only his father's name was recorded in the baptism register.  He was buried on 11 July 1668 in Salehurst as John son of John Swift and Sarah.

  4. Elizabeth Swift was baptised on 5 April 1668 in Salehurst and her parent's names were recorded as John and Sarah.  The IGI records that she was baptised in Rye, Sussex.