Capt. Samuel Swaine1

#11316, (between 1610 and 1624 - 1682)
Father*William Swaine2 (c 1585 - a 1657)
Mother*____ _____3 (s 1595 - )

Family 1

Children 1.Mary Swaine12 (1649 - 1655)
 2.Phebe Swaine13 (1654 - )
 3.Christean Swaine14 (1659 - )
 4.Sarah Swaine15 (1661 - )

Family 2

____ _____
Child 1.Elizabeth Swaine+1 (1654 - a 1706)
Wife unknown. 
Birth*between 1610 and 1624He was born between 1610 and 1624, possibly at Higham by Nayland, Suffolk, EnglandG; possibly.4,5,6,1 
1635He accompanied William Swaine and ____ _____ in 1635 from England, on the Elizabeth and Ann to Watertown, Massachusetts.7,8 
1636He removed with William Swaine and ____ _____ to Wethersfield, Connecticut, in 1636.9 
1644He removed with William Swaine and ____ _____ to Branford, New Haven Colony, ConnecticutG, in 1644.7 
Marriage*say 1650He married ____ _____ say 1650 at New Haven ColonyG
1666/67He of Branford was a signer of The Newark Covenant in 1666/67; The Newark Covenant.10,11 
Death*1682He died in 1682.1,6 


  1. [S1083] William Ogden Wheeler, The Ogden Family in America (Elizabethtown Branch) and Their English Ancestry (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1897, 1907), 43-45, Elizabeth (Swaine) Ward, dau. of Capt. Samuel Swaine and Johannah Ward, widow of Josiah Ward.
  2. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995-2011), VI:618–620. On 27 may 1657, "old Mr. Swaine, Mr. Crane, Samuell Swaine and Lawrenc Ward were chosen deputies for Branford for the year ensuing," citing NHCR 2:215.
  3. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, VI:618–620. No name is found for the wife of William Swaine.
  4. [S1087] Marian L. Smith, Barbara Carver-Smith, Harriet Stryker-Rodda and Michael Maiden, compilers, revised by Evelyn Hunt Ogden, Founders of New Jersey: Brief Biographies by Descendants (n.p.: Descendants of Founders of New Jersey, 2006, 2011), 81, giving c. 1620.
  5. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, VI:618–620. This is the latest treatment on the immigrant William Swaine and says Samuel was b. "by 1634."
  6. [S1086] General Register of the Society of Colonial Wars 1899–1902 (New York: General Society of Colonial Wars, 1902), 776: "Swaine, Capt. Samuel, 1610–1682. Lieut. Conn. Colonial Forces, 1663. Newark soldiers. Capt. Robert Treat, i667-'73. Capt. East Jersey Prov. Forces. Deputy, Conn., 1663. Deputy and "Third Man," Provincial Assembly of East Jersey, 1673-'76."
  7. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, VI:618–620.
  8. [S298] The Winthrop Society, online, Passengers of the Elizabeth & Ann, Master Robert Cooper, Voyage of 1635.
    This table details the roll of passengers of the Elizabeth & Ann, which sailed from London mid-May, 1635, bound for New England. The ship's Master's name was alternatively spelled Robert/Roger Cooper/Cowper/Coop. The ship arrived safe at Massachusetts Bay, although some of the persons listed below may not have debarked. The rolls represent persons who were ready to embark at the date of record, which often preceded the actual sailing by several weeks. Some may have decided not to sail. Some servants may have run away. And there usually was some loss of life among the passengers from disease and malnutrition during the passage.
    This information was transcribed in the 19th century by Michael Tepper from records found in London, the Public Rolls Office, formerly at Carleton Ride.

    William Swayne, age 50, date of record 17 Apr 1635, roll no. 34. No other family members given. The same day, these others are enrolled:
    17 Apr. 1635
    The p'tie hereunder named with his wife and children is to be transported to New England imbarqued in the Elizabeth and Ann, Willm Cooper bound thither the p'tie hath brought testimonie from the minister of his conformitie to the orders and discipline of the Church of England and from the two Justices of peace ye be he hath taken the oaths of Allegeance and Supremacie.
    Alexander Baker 28
    Elizabeth Baker 23
    Elizabeth Baker 3
    Christian Baker 1
    Clement Chaplain 48
    Enrollments are dated April 10, 13, 15, 17, 27, 29, and May 4, 8, 11, 12 and 14. There are 105 entries.
  9. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, VI:618–620. William was Deputy for Watertown to the Mass. Bay Court 25 May 1636, Connecticut asst. 1 Sep 1636.
  10. [S928] William H Shaw, compiler, History of Essex and Hudson Counties, New Jersey (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1884), I:372–381.
    The covenant came after years of planning and negotiating by New Haven Colony dissidents opposed to the union with the Connecticut Colony. The covenant was first signed, on 30 Oct 1666, by the Branford members, twenty-three in number:
    1. Jasper Crane 13. Ebenezer Camfield
    2. Abra. Peirson.      14. John Ward, Senior
    3. Sam'l Swaine      15. Ed. Ball
    4. Laurance Ward      16. John Harrison
    6. Thomas Blacthly* 17. John Crane
    6. Samuel Plum      18. Thos. Huntington
    7. .losiah Ward      19. Delivered Crane
    8. Samuel Rose      20. Aaron Blacthly
    9. Thomas Peirson      21. Richard Laurence
    10. John Warde      22. John Johnson
    11. John Catling      23. Thomas L. Lyon [his mark]
    12. Richard Harrison

    This was followed on 24 Jun 1667 by the subscription to the document by forty-one members from Milford:
    1. Robert Treat.          22. Thom. Johnson          
    2. Obadiah Bruen.          23. John Curtis.          
    3. Matthew Camfield     24. Ephraim Burwell.               
    4. Samuell Kitchell          25. Robert R. Dennison. [his mark]          
    5. Jeremiah Pecke          26. Nathaniel Wheeler.          
    6. Michael Tompkins     27. Zachariah Burwell.
    7. Stephen Freeman 28. William Campe.
    8. Henry Lyon,          29. Joseph Walters.          
    9. John Browne          30. Robert Dalglish.               
    10. John Rutgers [Rogers].     31. Hauns Albers.          
    11. Stephen Davis.          32. Thomas Morris.          
    12. Edward Rigs.          33. Hugh Roberts.          
    13. Robert Kitchell           34. Eph'm Pennington          
    14. J. n. Brooks [his mark].     35. Martin Tichenor          
    15. Robert v. Lymens. [his mark] 36. John Browne, Jr               
    16. Francis f. Linle. [his mark]     37 Jona. Seargeant.          
    17. Daniel Tichenor.     38. Azariah Crane               
    18. John Bauldwin, Sen.     39. Samuel Lyon.
    19. John Bauldwin, Jr. 40. Joseph Riggs.
    20. Jona. Timipkins. 41. Stephen Bond
    21. Geo. Day     

    The document read thus:
    "1st. - That none shall lie admitted freemen or free Burgesses within our Town upon Passaick River, in the Province of Jersey, but such Planters as are members of some or other of the Congregational Churches, nor shall any but such be chosen to Magistracy or to Carry on any part of said Civil Judicature, or as deputies or assistants, to have power to Vote in establishing Laws, and making or repealing them, or to any Chief Military Trust or Office. Nor shall any But such Church Members have any Vote in such election. Tho all others admitted to be planters have right to their proper Inheritance, and do and shall enjoy all other Civil Liberties, Privileges, according to all Laws, Orders, Grants which are, or hereafter shall be made for this Town."

  11. [S1084] Francis Bazley Lee, editor, Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1910), I:243. General description of the removal to New Jersey by those in Branford and Milford.
  12. [S930] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Branford (Conn.) Vital Records Contained in the Land Records, Volumes I and II", The American Genealogist 12:100–115 (July 1935): 100, citing v. 1, p. 170, report of death, no other data. Hereinafter cited as Branford (Conn.) Vital Records.
  13. [S930] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Branford (Conn.) Vital Records", 102.
  14. [S930] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Branford (Conn.) Vital Records", 103.
  15. [S930] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Branford (Conn.) Vital Records", 104.