Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Mary NOAKES (1754-1834)
and Mary Noakes married by banns on 9 July 1779 in Wadhurst, Sussex. They were
both of Wadhurst and both able to sign their names. The witnesses to
the marriage were Thomas Bassett and Thomas Cooper who both
signed their names. (Thomas Bassett was Samuel's
Samuel Swift was baptised on 10 June
1748 in Wadhurst. He was the son of
Swift (1718-1800) and
Esther Eastwood (1722-?).
Mary Noakes was baptised on 25 March
1754 in Wadhurst. She was the daughter of
William Noakes (1718-1804) and
Elizabeth Noakes (1724-1791). Mary died aged 80 years and was buried on 23 May 1734
in Wadhurst. The burial register records that she was the wife of
Samuel, so may have died before her husband. Her paternal grandparents
were John Noakes (1676-1749) and Elizabeth Baulkam, and
maternal grandparents, Robert Noakes (1700-1774) and Elizabeth
and Mary Noakes had known 9 children:
Mary Swift was baptised on 15
December 1779 in Wadhurst and probably died young.
John Swift was baptised on 16 October
1783 in Wadhurst.
John may have married Philadelphia Roberts in July
1804 in Wadhurst, however, I have not found their marriage in the Wadhurst
Philadelphia was baptised on 24
July 1785 in Wadhurst and was the daughter of Samuel Roberts
(1756-?) and Mary Wickham (1759-?).
John and Philadelphia had
10 known children:
John Swift was baptised on 4 November
1804 in Wadhurst.
Mary Swift was baptised on 14 May
1809 in Wadhurst.
Anne Swift was baptised on 29
December 1811 in Wadhurst.
Alfred Swift was baptised on 22
August 1813 in Lamberhurst, Sussex. He was buried on 22 June 1858 in Frant,
Alfred married Charity Clarke on 6 August 1835 in Frant.
Charity was baptised on 11 June 1815 in Wadhurst and was the daughter of
William Clark (1784-?) and Priscilla Palmer (1781-?).
Charity died in 1912.
Alfred and Charity had 6 known children:
Frederick William Swift was baptised 3 September 1837 in Frant.
He married Ellen Capon on 28 August 1858 in Maidstone. They
had 12 known children. Ellen was born in 1840 and was the daughter
of Stephen Capon (1790-1869) and Maria Margaret Framlin
Albert Edmund Swift was baptised on 17 November1839 in Frant.
Alfred Swift was born in 1840 in Frant.
Ellen Maria Swift was baptised on 2 January 1842 in Frant.
Emma Swift was baptised on 21 April 1844 in Frant.
Oliver Swift was baptised on 26 July 1846 in Frant.
Samuel Swift was born on 7 April 1815
baptised on 11 November 1827 in Lamberhurst
George Swift was born on 24 June 1817
and baptised on 11 November 1827 in Lamberhurst.
Henry Swift was born on 21 October
1819 baptised on 11 November 1827 in Lamberhurst.
Philadelphia Swift was born on 25
February 1821 baptised on 11 November 1827 in Lamberhurst.
Elizabeth Swift was born on 10
November 1826 baptised on 11 November 1827 in Lamberhurst.
Sarah Swift was baptised on 22
November 1829 in Lamberhurst.
Henry Swift was baptised on 29 August
1785 in Wadhurst.
Mary Swift was baptised on 31 August 1788 in Wadhurst.
Mary married William Noakes by banns on 13 July 1815 in Wadhurst.
They were both then of Wadhurst.
Elizabeth Swift was born about 1790.
William Swift was born about 1792.
Samuel Swift married Charlotte Wells by banns on 11 January
1815 in Wadhurst. Their marriage licence was issued on 9 January by
the Archdeaconry of Lewes, which recorded that he was a labourer and she a
spinster. They were both of Wadhurst and aged 21 years and upwards.
Ann Swift married James Gibbs Harmer by banns on 17 December
1817 in Wadhurst. They were both of Wadhurst.
Many thanks to
Tim Swift for additions to this page.