Person:James Sweet (2)

James Sweet
b.ca 1622 England
m. ca 1620
  1. James Sweet1622 - 1698
  2. John Sweetest 1628 -
  3. Renewed Sweetest 1632 - Aft 1681
m. BEF. 1655
  1. Phillip Sweet1655 - Bef 1710
  2. James Sweet1657 - Abt 1725
  3. Mary Sweet1658/9 - Bef 1745/6
  4. Capt. Benoni Sweet1663 - 1751
  5. Valentine Sweet1665 - Aft 1715
  6. Samuel Sweet1667 - 1728
  7. Jeremiah Sweet1668/9 -
  8. Renewed Sweet1671 -
  9. Sylvester Sweet1673/4 - Bef 1746
Facts and Events
Name James Sweet
Gender Male
Birth? ca 1622 England
Marriage BEF. 1655 to Mary Greene
Death? ca 18 Jun 1698 North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

Thought to be the James Sweet who testified to being age 72 in 1695. On April 24, 1695 James Sweet Sr., aged about 73 or 74, of Kingstown, signed his mark to a statement about the town lot which John Gereardy of Warwick bought of Ezekiel Holliman. [Gleanings from Newport Court Files 1669-1783, 1998, Jane Fletcher Fiske, item 305]

References
  1.   LAND:
    -James Sweet of Narraganset & wife Mary to son Valentine northern 1/2 of my farm [burn] & 7 Acres of a southern most 1/2 of a [burn] dtd 2_, [burn]ry 1696/7, ack [burn] 1699. Witnesses: Chris? Weale, [burn] Fowler.
    {RIGR July 1986 p. 76 North Kingstown Land Vol. 2 1699-1718, p. 117}
    -James Sweet & wife Mary to (son?) Samuel Sweet land bounded partly by land which shall be given to his brother Valentine. dtd 20th [burn], ack [burn] of May 1699. Signed James Sweet. {North Kingstown Land 1699-1718, p. 118}
  2.   MISC:
    -Aug. 22, 1660 James Sweete served on a jury at the Court of Trials in Warwick. [RI General Court of Trials 1671-1704, by Jane Fletcher Fiske, 1998, p. 227]
    -Feb. 4, 1661 James Sweet and John Sweet were on a jury at Warwick Court of Trials. [RI General Court of Trials 1671-1704, by Jane Fletcher Fiske, 1998, p. 228]
    -May 10, 1675 James Sweete was a member of the Grand Jurry. [RI General Court of Trials 1671-1704, by Jane Fletcher Fiske, 1998, p. 41]
    -May 8, 1676 James Sweet was a member of the Grand Jury. [RI General Court of Trials 1671-1704, by Jane Fletcher Fiske, 1998, p. 46]
    -Oct. 24, 1677 an action of Trespass commenced by Mr. William Browne of Salem, merchant, against James Sweete of Prudance Island; Not Guilty. [RI General Court of Trials 1671-1704, by Jane Fletcher Fiske, 1998, p. 57]
    -May 6, 1678 Upon an action of the Case, beareing date the 22th of February 1677 Commenced by Mr. Samuell Appleton Sr. of the Towne of Ipswich in the Massachusetts Colony; for the Mojetie or one halfe of Prudence Island formerly belonging unto the Deceassed Mr. John Paine: Plantiff against William Allin and James Sweet joynt Defendants: The Issue Generall Not Guilty. Jurrys Verdict. Wee finde for the Defendants, the Northermost halfe of Prudence Island for the Children of Mr. John Paine Deceassed and Cost of Court. Judgement Granted by the Court. Judgement given forth. [RI General Court of Trials 1671-1704, by Jane Fletcher Fiske, 1998, p. 60]
    -Dec. 11, 1688 James Sweet of Prudence was listed among "Persons Lycenced". [RI General Court of Trials 1671-1704, by Jane Fletcher Fiske, 1998, p. 160]
    -March 29, 1698 Edmond Willy & Margrett his wife & Richard Hancock & Judeth his wife Pl't Against Jeames Sweatt of Prudence Island Def't In An Action of the Case the Case Called & After A long debate before the Court thare being A Deferance betwene ye Declaration & Answer the Sence of ye Court is that whareas thare hath bene mistake boath by Pl't & Def't that ye Action Come to tryall --- The Case pleaded & Committed to ye Jury the verditt Returned is wee finde for the Pla't title of Land & wright of possession Sued for & 10 pounds Damage & Cost of Court. [RI General Court of Trials 1671-1704, by Jane Fletcher Fiske, 1998, p. 186]