Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Alice ELIOT (c1590-1646)
Swifte and Alice Eliot were
my 10x and
11x Great Grandparents. (Click
to see their place in my pedigree chart as my 10x Great Grandparents.) They married on 2 July 1611 in Salehurst,
Samuel Swifte may have been born between about 1589 and 1593.
He was the son of
Swift (c1560-?) and
Margery Brisley (c1565-?). Although elder and younger siblings
were baptised in Salehurst, Samuel does not appear to have been baptised
there, unless he was missed from the register. He was buried on 7 April 1633 in
Salehurst. Samuel made a will dated 1 April 1633 in which he was
described as a Husbandman of Salehurst. He left 40 shillings to his
mother Margery Swift and also mentioned his brother-in-law John Elliot.
Alice Eliot was buried
on 17 April 1646 in Salehurst, when she was described as the widow of
Samuel Swift. There were no Elliott's baptised in Salehurst
between 1585 and 1595. Might she have been baptised on 5 January
1588/9 in Ferring, Sussex and have been the daughter of
Ferring to Salehurst is about 55 miles/90km.
Samuel Swifte and Alice Eliot had 3 known children:
Samuel Swift, my 10x Great Grandfather,
was baptised on 1 September 1611 in Salehurst. He married
Constance Reade in 1634. (They have their own page.)
John Swift, my 9x Great Grandfather,
was baptised on 2 January 1613/4 in Salehurst. He married
Borner in 1634. (They have their own page.)
Swift was baptised on 4 February 1615/6 in Salehurst.
married Henry Keyes on 8 October 1639 in Salehurst.
have been baptised on 5 December 1614 in Ewhurst, Sussex, the son of
John Keyes and possibly Joan Keswell.