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William Swann

William Swann

Male 1586 - 1638  (51 years)

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  • Name William Swann 
    Christened 21 Nov 1585  Shipborn, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born 10 Jul 1586  Gravesend, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Feb 1638  Swann's Point, Surrey, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • From Rootsweb site: "Contact Angela DiBlasi adib102684@aol.com; updated 8/14/04 - "Major surnames: Creasy, McKee, Collins, Walker, Swann, Dyer, Tate, Goslee, Greenley and more."
      http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=angeladiblasi&id=I2080
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      One of the first Swann's in Virginia was William Swann of Southfleete, Kent. William was born at Gravesend, Kent in 1586, the son of Samuell Swann and a descendant of Baron John Swan of Kent. William Swann married Judith Greene, the widow of William Austen, at St. Dunstain's Church, Middlesex, England on April 16th, 1612. William came to Jamestown, Virginia in 1616 and had a son, Thomas, there and then went back to England. William was a stockholder in the Virginia Company and was appointed Royal Customs Collector of Virginia. The Swanns finally settled permanently in Virginia in 1635. William served as Land Registrar and Royal Customs Collector of the Virginia Colony until his death in 1638.

      William was granted 1200 acres of land across the James River from Jamestown in Surry County. He purchased a farm which was Jordan's Point and named it Swann's Point, built tobacco planttion, which is still on the maps today. This plantation later was repatented in Colonel Thomas Swann's name after William's death. William and Judith are buried there in the family graveyard. The Swann family Coat of Arms is engraved on the tombs of William and Thomas Swann at Swann's Point and these Arms trace themself back to 1533 when they were granted to Sir Francis Swann of Wye, Kent.
      Virginia was going to build a bridge across the James River at this point, but a few relatives persuaded the State to turn Swann's Point into a wildlife reserve. Thomas, the eldest son, inherited the land and became a member of the Virgf Burgesses. Tom's younger brother, Edward, was granted land in St. Mary's Co., MD and moved there in the 1650s. Col. Edward Swann married Susannah Heath and had 10 children. Edward had plots of land all over St Mary's/Charles County, and is presumed to have died after 1666.

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      http://users.htcomp.net/benny/d107.htm#P1658
      States parents were William Swann and Amy Deering.
      siblings listed as: George, Sir Frances, Muriel, and Margaret.
    Person ID I15382  Lythgoe-Donaldson
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2010 

    Father Samuell Swann,   b. Abt 1560, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1586  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Family ID F7091  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Judith Greene,   b. 5 Feb 1589, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1680, Swann's Point, Surrey, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1612  St. Dunstain's Ch, Stephney, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Swann, Col.,   b. 8 May 1616, Surry, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1680, Swann's Point, Surrey, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Mathew Swann,   b. 1620,   d. Aft 1620  (Age > 1 years)
     3. Samuel Swann,   b. 1624,   d. Aft 1624  (Age > 1 years)
     4. John Swann,   b. Abt 1630,   d. Aft 1630  (Age ~ 1 years)
     5. James Swann,   b. Abt 1632,   d. Aft 1632  (Age ~ 1 years)
    Family ID F7005  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 21 Nov 1585 - Shipborn, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jul 1586 - Gravesend, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Apr 1612 - St. Dunstain's Ch, Stephney, London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Feb 1638 - Swann's Point, Surrey, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S200] http://users.htcomp.net/benny/d107.htm#P1658.