William Swaine1

#11317, (circa 1585 - after 27 May 1657)


____ _____ b. s 1595
Children 1.Mary Swaine2 (s 1620 - )
 2.Capt. Samuel Swaine+1 (bt 1610 - 1624 - 1682)
 3.Daniel Swaine+2 (s 1628 - 1690/91)
As discussed in Great Migration, more research on the English origins of William Swaine might yield more records.2 
Birth*circa 1585He was born circa 1585 at EnglandG.1 
Marriage*say 1616He married ____ _____ say 1616 at EnglandG.3 
1635He and ____ _____ migrated to Watertown, Massachusetts, from England, on the Elizabeth and Ann in 1635.2,4 
May 1636He was representative to the General Court of Massachusetts in May 1636.5,6 
1636He and ____ _____ removed to Wethersfield, Connecticut, in 1636.6 
between 1641 and 1643He was Representative to the General Court of Connecticut between 1641 and 1643.5 
1644He and ____ _____ removed to Branford, New Haven Colony, ConnecticutG, in 1644.2 
Death*after 27 May 1657He died after 27 May 1657; when last mentioned in Branford town records.1 


  1. [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.
  2. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, VI:618–620.
  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. [S298] The Winthrop Society, online WinthropSociety.com, 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.
  5. [S1083] William Ogden Wheeler, The Ogden Family in America (Elizabethtown Branch) and Their English Ancestry (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1897, 1907), 44.
  6. [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.