Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Constance READE (1608-1659)
Swift and Constance Reade were
my 10x Great Grandparents. (Click
to see their place in my pedigree chart.) They married on 22 May 1634
at the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin
in Salehurst, Sussex.
Samuel Swift was baptised on 1 September 1611 in Salehurst. He
was the eldest son and child of
Samuel Swifte (c1590-1633) and
Alice Eliot (c1590-1646). He was mentioned in this father's will
of 1633. Samuel was buried on 12 April 1660 in Salehurst.
Constance Reade was baptised on 25 September 1608 in Salehurst.
She was the daughter of
Thomas Reade (c1580-1611) and
Woodland (1584-?). She was buried on 28 January 1658/9 in
Salehurst, when she was described as the wife of Samuel Swift.
Samuel Swift and Constance Reade had 10 known children:
was baptised on 1 March 1634/5 in Salehurst. He probably
Sarah before 1662. (They have their own page.)
my 9x Great Grandfather,
was baptised on 14 August 1636 in Salehurst. He
in 1662. (They have their own page.)
was baptised on 1 April 1638 in Salehurst.
was baptised on 12 January 1639/40 in Salehurst.
was baptised on 5 December 1641 in Salehurst. He or his
cousin Thomas Swift born 1638, may have been buried on 3 July 1669 in
Salehurst. One of the cousins married and had a daughter Mary
Swift baptised in 1662 in Salehurst. No possible marriage for
Thomas has been found in the Sussex IGI or the Sussex Family History
Group's marriage index. Nor, so far, have any further children
fathered by Thomas been found.
was baptised on 12 November 1643 in Salehurst.
was baptised on 22 February 1644/5 in Salehurst and buried there on 29
December 1647. The burial register records he was the son of
Samuel Swift, as he did have a cousin
Robert Swift born in 1642.
was baptised on 11 October 1649 in Salehurst and buried there on 1
was baptised on 24 November 1650 in Salehurst.
was baptised on 16 October 1653 in Salehurst and buried their on 22