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Capt. Benjamin Swett

Male 1624 - 1677  (~ 53 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Swett 
    •    
    Title Capt. 
    Christened 12 May 1624  Wymondham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military 1650  [2
    He was made an Ensign in the militia. 
    Freeman 7 Sep 1650  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Moved To 1663  Hampton Falls, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    Office Held 1666  Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    He was elected a selectman. He served again in 1670, 1675, and 1676. 
    Military 1675 
    He was promoted to a Lieutenant in the militia. 
    Military 1676 to 1677 
    He fought and died in King Philip's War. 
    Died 29 Jun 1677  Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    • He was killed by Indians during King Philip's War with 60 of his men. The records of Norfolk County read: "Capt. Benjamin Swett of Hampton was slain at Black Point [Maine] by the barbarous Indians the 29th June 1677."
    Inventory Abt Oct 1677  Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    His inventory was valued at £558 19/ and his debts at £2 6/. 
    Person ID I1348  Roy Family Genealogy | Boudreau Line
    Last Modified 1 Oct 2018 

    Father John Swett,   b. 1580, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1651, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1650, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Yes, date unknown  [4
    Family ID F1150  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hesther Weare,   b. Abt 1632,   d. 16 Jan 1718, Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1647  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Children 
     1. Hesther Swett,   b. 7 Jun 1648, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Sarah Swett,   b. 7 Nov 1650, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1717, Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [Birth]
     3. Mary Swett,   b. 7 Jan 1651/52, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. young, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     4. Mary Swett,   b. 2 May 1654, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1718, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [Birth]
     5. Benjamin Swett,   b. 5 Aug 1656, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1719, New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Joseph Swett,   b. 21 Jan 1658/59, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     7. Moses Swett,   b. 16 Sep 1661, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     8. Hannah Swett,   b. 16 May 1665, Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1696  (Age 31 years)  [Birth]
     9. Elizabeth Swett,   b. 2 Jul 1667, Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     10. John Swett,   b. 17 May 1670, Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1753, Kingston, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [Birth]
     11. Stephen Swett,   b. 13 Jul 1672, Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     12. baby Swett  [Birth]
    Last Modified 1 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F1196  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 12 May 1624 - Wymondham, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Nov 1647 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFreeman - 7 Sep 1650 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved To - 1663 - Hampton Falls, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was elected a selectman. He served again in 1670, 1675, and 1676. - 1666 - Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jun 1677 - Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInventory - His inventory was valued at £558 19/ and his debts at £2 6/. - Abt Oct 1677 - Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S637] Swett, Ben H. John Swett of Newbury, (manuscript, 15 February 1999).

    2. [S643] Noyes, Sybil, Charles Thornton Libby and Walter Goodwin Davis. Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1972).

    3. [S635] Annett, Albert and Alice E. E. Lehtinen. The Generations of Jaffrey, New Hampshire, (Jaffrey, New Hampshire: The Town of Jaffrey, 1934).

    4. [S639] Stackpole, Everett S. Swett Genealogy - Descendants of John Swett of Newbury, Mass, (Lewiston, Maine: Lewiston Print Shop, 1913).

    5. [S642] Dow, Joseph. History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire from its Settlement in 1638, to the Autumn of 1892 1894 Reprint, (Hampton, New Hampshire: Peter E. Randall, 1977).

    6. [S638] Coffin, Joshua. A Sketch of the History of Newbury, Newburyport and West Newbury, 1845 Reprint, (Hampton, New Hampshire: Peter E. Randall, 1977).

    7. [S621] Hoyt, David W. The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts, with some Related Families of Newbury, Haverhill, Ipswich, and Hampton volume I, Reprint 1897, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1982).

    8. [S636] Drake, Samuel G. "The Swett Family", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volumeVI, 1852).

    9. [S641] Essex Institute. Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 volume II, (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1911).

    10. [S91] Torrey, Clarence Almon. New England Marriage Prior to 1700, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985).