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William Swift (1695 - 1734)

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Rev William Swift
Born in Kent, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in St. Dunstan's Church, Kent County, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Louisa County, Colony of Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 17 Oct 2012
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Categories: Louisa County, Virginia Colony.

Contents

Biography

Birth

Birth:
User ID: 24662BA8-6711-4D79-B643-05B5F7885C09
Record ID Number: MH:IF367
Date: 1695
Place: Kent, England

Death

Death:
User ID: 0A8A23D7-B1A7-4DFF-B2D3-4B780CA25DD0
Record ID Number: MH:IF368
Date: 24 MAR 1734
Place: Hanover County, Virginia, USA[1]

Record ID Number

Record ID Number: MH:I99

User ID

User ID: 345ACBDE-BB9B-4271-B890-890589E85268

UPD

UPD 13 MAR 2010 18:28:21 GMT-5

Ordination

Ordination:
User ID: D7DCB90C-DCD8-44FA-8071-11DBE68CEFB3
Record ID Number: MH:IF5582
Date: 1718
Place: St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England[2]
Note: ordained to the priesthood

Event

Event:
User ID: 4F0B77AF-18EE-4753-ACE5-6871BCDB3800
Record ID Number: MH:IF5583
Type: Move
Date: 1722
Place: Bermuda[3]
Note: sent as a priest by George II
Event:
User ID: 22B8C4AA-DB40-4AB6-9920-32CDD6493C79
Record ID Number: MH:IF5588
Type: Parish Served
Date: 1728
Place: Hanover Co. VA[4]
Note: St. Martin's Parish
Event:
User ID: FC92A4C2-CE9B-470D-8163-F0F5AE8D011F
Record ID Number: MH:IF5587
Type: Move
Date: MAY 1728
Place: to Hanover County, Virginia[5]

Physical Description

Physical Description:
User ID: 00831741-9542-4C8F-B060-CB03493C42A1
Record ID Number: MH:IF5584

Education

Education: graduation
User ID: 51F3C732-A681-4B0F-A391-272A77A57326
Record ID Number: MH:IF5579
Date: BET 1717 AND 1718
Place: University of Cambridge, England[6]

Occupation

Occupation: Anglican Priest
User ID: 369B0519-2858-447C-B130-0CA71CE19AF4
Record ID Number: MH:IF369

Property

Property: received a grant of 400 acres of land on the north side of the James River
User ID: EA00575A-5B36-461D-B080-F471E16C8970
Record ID Number: MH:IF5589
Date: 1731
Place: Goochland County, VA[7]
Property: received a second grant of 400 acres of land
User ID: BD62D6A4-FD19-4552-8441-E6755D55AE36
Record ID Number: MH:IF5590
Date: 1732
Place: Goochland County, VA[8]

Religion

Religion: Anglican
User ID: C8B9C3DE-F89B-48E2-B3B2-1B81986190CF
Record ID Number: MH:IF5580[9]

Marriage

Record ID Number: MH:F27
User ID: 1A196C9E-480F-4A61-9FAB-886B557CD2D5
UPD 13 MAR 2010 18:13:06 GMT-5
Husband: William Swift
Wife: Dianah Swift
Child: William Swift
Child: Thomas Swift
Marriage:
User ID: 083F8470-72E7-45F7-BA4E-66B3DDAB2DF3
Record ID Number: MH:FF48
Date: 12 JAN 1722
Place: St. Dunstan's Church, Kent County, England[10]

Sources

  • WikiTree profile Swift-665 created through the import of sutton gedcom.GED on Oct 17, 2012 by Linda McKinney. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Linda and others.
  • Source: S7 Record ID Number: MH:S7 User ID: 52DF6E36-9FBC-4503-B021-DE37F43F028E UPD 12 MAR 2010 15:16:28 GMT-5 Title: The Heritage of Caswell County Publication: Caswell County Historical Association Repository: #R1 Call Number: 975.6575/H2h Note: xerox of pertinent articles in possesion of Linda McKinney
  • Repository: R1 Record ID Number: MH:R1 User ID: C26E31C5-8E11-4749-B0CA-1F7A933BC5ED UPD 12 MAR 2010 13:42:13 GMT-5 Name: LDS Family History Library Address: City: Salt Lake City State: UT Country: United States Phone Number: Phone Number: Fax Number: E-Mail Address: Web Address:
  1. Source: #S7 Page: article 708 by Vance E. Swift Data: Text: "In a letter dated 14 January 1735 to the Bishop of London, Governor Gooch reported that the Rev. William Swift died on March 24, 1734, leaving a widow and several small children." Quality or Certainty of Data: 3
  2. Source: #S7 Page: article 708 by Vance E. Swift Data: Text: "was ordained priesst at St. Paul's Cathedral in London shortly after that magnificent masterpiece of architecture was completed by sir Christopher Wrenn. Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  3. Source: #S7 Page: article 708 by Vance E. Swift Data: Text: "Following their marriage, the Rev. William Swift with his bride was sent to Bermuda by King George II, as clergyman for the Church of England, where he served until 1728 as rector of St. Peter's Church, St. George's Parish, the oldest Anglican Church in continuous use in the New World." Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  4. Source: #S7 Page: article 708 by Vance E. Swift Data: Text: "In Virginia, the Rev. William Swift and family settled in St. Martin's Parish, Hanover County, where he served as the first rector of that parish which included Old Fork Church and Hallowing Creek Church." Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  5. Source: #S7 Page: article 708 by Vance E. Swift Data: Text: "William Swift, at the age of five was brought by his parents to Hanover County, Virginia, in 1728. In a letter dated 26 May, 1728, to the Royal Government in England, Royal Governor Wililam Gooch ofVirginia endorsed the Rev. William Swift, saying: 'This last week came hither Rev. William Swift from Bermuda. He is much esteemed.' " Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  6. Source: #S7 Page: article 708 by Vance E. Swift Data: Text: "after graduating from Cambridge University, England, in 1717 - 1718" Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  7. Source: #S7 Page: article 708 by Vance E. Swift Data: Text: "In 1731, the Rev. Wiliam Swift received a grant of 400 acres of land in Goochland County, VA, on the north side of the James River, and, in 1732, he received a grant of another 400 acres, which included what today is a suburban residential section of the city of Richmond. He sold one tract before his death" Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  8. Source: #S7 Page: article 708 by Vance E. Swift Data: Text: "In 1731, the Rev. Wiliam Swift received a grant of 400 acres of land in Goochland County, VA, on the north side of the James River, and, in 1732, he received a grant of another 400 acres, which included what today is a suburban residential section of the city of Richmond. He sold one tract before his death" Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  9. Source: #S7 Page: article 708 by Vance E. Swift Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  10. Source: #S7 Page: article 708 by Vance E. Swift Data: Text: After his ordination as priest, he married, on 12 January 1722, Dianah Hodgkins, at St. Dunstan's Church in Kent County England." Quality or Certainty of Data: 2



Biography

William Swift, emigrant to Virginia in 1728,was born in England in 1696 and was a graduate of Cambridge University. He became a Minister of the Church of England. He married in May 1722, at St Dunstan's in the West, Diana Hodgkin. Before coming to Virginia he went first to Bermuda, where his two oldest sons were born. Arriving in Virginia, he he settled in St Martin's Parish, in that portion of Hanover County which in 1742 was cut off to form Louisa County, VA., and was the first Rector of that Parish which included Old Fork Church in Hanover County and Hollowing Creek Church in Louisa County, VA, the latter surrounded by land owned by Cleavers Chisholm Duke who contributed the land on which the Church was built. There is no vestige of this Church at present.

In a letter to the Royal Government in England, Governor William Goochland of Virginia endorsed Rev William Swift, saying: "The last week came in hither Rev William Swift from Bermuda. He is much esteemed by those acquainted with him and appears to be a Gentleman very deserving...The allowance to ministers is but small; how he could have stay there as long as he did...especially as he had a family." [Virginia Historical Magazine, Vol 32, page 222; Meade, Vol. I, 467]

Rev William Swift was granted the King's bounty in 1722 and was granted land in Goochland County, VA. [Land Book 14, page 329, date 1731]; 400 acres on the north side of the James River on branch of Deep Creek of Lickinghole, page 444; 400 acres on branch of Deep Creek of lickinghole [another tract], date 1732. He sold one of the above tracts just before his death and his son William Swift occupied the remaining tract. He died March 24, 1734. There is record of three of his sons, as mentioned below, although there have been other children.

1. William Swift, born in Bermuda about 1723, married 1756, Frances Waddy, and died in 1808 [Douglas Register] 2.Thomas Swift, born in Bermuda about 1725 3.Richard Swift, born Aug 16, 1733 4.Mary Swift, married Nov 25, 1767 in Goochland County, James George, Jr.


William Swift ... He passed away in 1734. [11]

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Sources

  1. Source: #S7 Page: article 708 by Vance E. Swift Data: Text: "In a letter dated 14 January 1735 to the Bishop of London, Governor Gooch reported that the Rev. William Swift died on March 24, 1734, leaving a widow and several small children." Quality or Certainty of Data: 3
  2. Source: #S7 Page: article 708 by Vance E. Swift Data: Text: "was ordained priesst at St. Paul's Cathedral in London shortly after that magnificent masterpiece of architecture was completed by sir Christopher Wrenn. Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  3. Source: #S7 Page: article 708 by Vance E. Swift Data: Text: "Following their marriage, the Rev. William Swift with his bride was sent to Bermuda by King George II, as clergyman for the Church of England, where he served until 1728 as rector of St. Peter's Church, St. George's Parish, the oldest Anglican Church in continuous use in the New World." Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  4. Source: #S7 Page: article 708 by Vance E. Swift Data: Text: "In Virginia, the Rev. William Swift and family settled in St. Martin's Parish, Hanover County, where he served as the first rector of that parish which included Old Fork Church and Hallowing Creek Church." Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  5. Source: #S7 Page: article 708 by Vance E. Swift Data: Text: "William Swift, at the age of five was brought by his parents to Hanover County, Virginia, in 1728. In a letter dated 26 May, 1728, to the Royal Government in England, Royal Governor Wililam Gooch ofVirginia endorsed the Rev. William Swift, saying: 'This last week came hither Rev. William Swift from Bermuda. He is much esteemed.' " Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  6. Source: #S7 Page: article 708 by Vance E. Swift Data: Text: "after graduating from Cambridge University, England, in 1717 - 1718" Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  7. Source: #S7 Page: article 708 by Vance E. Swift Data: Text: "In 1731, the Rev. Wiliam Swift received a grant of 400 acres of land in Goochland County, VA, on the north side of the James River, and, in 1732, he received a grant of another 400 acres, which included what today is a suburban residential section of the city of Richmond. He sold one tract before his death" Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  8. Source: #S7 Page: article 708 by Vance E. Swift Data: Text: "In 1731, the Rev. Wiliam Swift received a grant of 400 acres of land in Goochland County, VA, on the north side of the James River, and, in 1732, he received a grant of another 400 acres, which included what today is a suburban residential section of the city of Richmond. He sold one tract before his death" Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  9. Source: #S7 Page: article 708 by Vance E. Swift Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  10. Source: #S7 Page: article 708 by Vance E. Swift Data: Text: After his ordination as priest, he married, on 12 January 1722, Dianah Hodgkins, at St. Dunstan's Church in Kent County England." Quality or Certainty of Data: 2
  11. First-hand information as remembered by John Lumsden, Thursday, March 6, 2014. Replace this citation if there is another source.

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