Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p241

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    SWIFT, EPHRAIM, Sandwich, s. of William sec. perhaps by w. Sarah,
wh. surv. him, had Elizabeth b. 29 Dec. 1679; Joanna, 7 July 1683; Samuel,
9 Apr. 1686; Ephraim, 9 Dec. 1688; Sarah, 12 Apr. 1692; Hannah,
19 May 1695; and Moses, 15 Sept. 1699. His will of 10 Apr.
1735, was pro. 17 Feb. 1742. JIRAH, Sandwich, br. of the preced. m.
26 Nov. 1697, Abigail Gibbs, and had sec. w. Mary, nam. in his will of
29 Mar. 1744, pro. 1 May 1749. Of this br. are the Swifts of New Bedford.
JOSHIAH, Sandwich, br. of the preced. m. 16 Apr. 1706, Mary Bodfish,
prob. d. of Joseph, and next m. Experience Nye, perhaps d. of Ebenezer.
OBADIAH, Dorchester, s. of Thomas of the same, m. 15 Mar.
1661, Rest, d. of Humphrey Atherton, had Remember, b. 5 Feb. 1662;
d. very soon; Rest, 13 Dec. 1662; Obadiah, 28 Jan. 1671; Hopestill,
11 Mar. 1674; Elizabeth 7 Sept. 1675, d. in few days; Abigail, 4 Jan. 1676;
Elizabeth again, 4 Jan. 1679, d. young. He had sec. w. Abigail, was freem.
1673, and d. 27 Dec. 1690; but his wid. liv. to 19 Mar. 1737. SAMUEL,
Sandwich, br. of Ephraim, had w. Mary, nam. in his will of 5 Oct. 1730,
pro. 6 June 1733. THOMAS, Dorchester, one of the early sett. was s. of
Robert of Rotherham in Co. York, freem. 6 May 1635, by w. Elizabeth wh.
prob. was of the first Bernard Capen, had Joan, perhaps b. in Eng.;
Thomas, b. 17 June 1635; Obadiah, 16 July 1638; Elizabeth 26 Feb. 1641;
Ruth, 24 Aug. 1643; Mary, 21 Sept. 1645; Ann, 14 Nov. 1647; and
Susanna, 11 Feb. 1652; but in these dates I foll. Barry only, wherever
rec. fails, tho. he may have foll. higher authority than our rec. with wh.
for the first four he does not concur. He d. 30 May, says gr.stone, but
other acco. 4 May 1675, aged 75, and his wid. d. 26 Jan. 1678 aged 67.
Joan m. 5 Nov. 1657, John Baker of Boston, says a false certificate in
the copy of rec. prob. mean. ten yrs. earlier (see Vol. I. 97 of this
Dict. and Geneal. Reg. XI. 202); Ruth m. 10 Oct. 1660, William Greenough
of Boston; Mary m. 11 Jan. 1664. John White; Ann m. 19 Aug.
1664, Obadiah Read' and Susanna m. 18 Apr. 1672, Hopestill Clap.
THOMAS, Milton, eldest s. of the preced. m. 9 Dec. Elizabeth d. of Robert
Vose, had Thomas, b. 30 July 1659; Elizabeth; William, 5 May 1670,
wh. perish in the expedit. of Phips against Quebec; John, 14 Mar.
1679, H. C. 1697, first min. at Framingham; and Samuel, 1683; was
deac. and d. 31 Jan. 1718. WILLIAM, Watertown 1634, had been here
some time prob. com. from Bocking, Co. Suffk. or its neighb. sold his
est. 1637, and rem. prob. to Sandwich, there d. Jan. 1644. His wid.
Joan, perhaps a. sec. w. made her will 12 Oct. 1662, nam. s. William,
and his ch. and sev. others, whose relat. is not discov. but we may inf.
that Daniel Wing, to whose two s. she makes gifts, had m. Hannah, d. of
her h. also that other gr. ch. were Experience and Zebediah Allin, and
Mary Darley. WILLIIAM, Sandwich, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. had