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Elizabeth Swift (Capen)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Dorchester,,Dorset,England
Death: Died in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Dorchester North Burying Ground, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Bernard Capen and Joan Capen
Wife of Thomas Swift; Thomas Swift and Thomas Swift, Sr.,
Mother of Elizabeth Webb Danks; Obadiah Swift; Anna Reade; Thomas Swift, Jr. and Ruth Greenough
Sister of Ruth Capen; Susanna Grant; Bernard Capen, Jr.; Dorothy Upsall; Hannah Capen and 3 others

Managed by: David Russell Romine
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About Elizabeth Swift

Elizabeth CAPEN was born about 1614 in Dorchester, Dorset, England. She died on 26 Jan 1677 in MA. "Elizabeth Capen -- Born a. 1614, Dorchester, Dorset. Died 26 Jan. 1677, MA. Married Thomas Swift, 18 Oct. 1634, Dorchester, Dorset, England. Thomas died 4 May 1675, Dorchester, MA. ... NOTE: Thomas Swift's sister Mary Swift, married William Sumner 22 Oct. 1625, Bicester, Oxford, England, and their daughter, Joanna married Aaron Way, son of Henry Way. In Aaron's will he mentions his brothers George Way and Increase Sumner and Cousin William Ireland."

--- Burton Spear, * ... Mary & John 1639*, v 17, 1992, p 26

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• v. Elizabeth Capen, b. circa 1611-1612, d. Jan 26, 1677/8 at Dorchester, Mass., Æ 67; m. Oct. 18, 1630 at Dorchester, England, Thomas Swift, b. circa 1599-1600. He d. May 4, 1675, Æ 76, at Dorchester, Mass. Nine children of the family.

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-------------------- 12/28/2014 Found on findagrave.com after following other leads from other graves and continuing down the line. CTC

Birth: 1611 Dorset, England Death: Jan. 26, 1678 Dorchester Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA

Elizabeth Capen, dau. of Barnard Capen & Joan Purchase, b. presumably at Dorchester in Dorset, England. She d. Jan. 26, 1677/8 at Dorchester, Mass., Æ 67 (g.s.). Her gravestone inscription indicates she was born on or after Jan. 27, 1610/11.

On Oct. 18, 1630 at Holy Trinity Church at Dorchester, England, Elizabeth m. Thomas Swift. They immigrated to New England after July 1633 and resided for the remainder of their lives at Dorchester, Mass.

The nine children of Thomas Swift and Elizabeth Capen are outlined in their father's memorial.


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Parents:
 Barnard Capen (1563 - 1638)
 Joan Purchase Capen (____ - 1653)

Spouse:
 Thomas Swift (1599 - 1675)

Children:
 Thomas Swift (1635 - 1717)*
 Obadiah Swift (1638 - ____)*
 James Swift (1649 - 1657)*

Siblings:
 James Capen (1598 - 1628)*
 Susannah Capen Rockwell Grant (1602 - 1666)*
 Dorothy Capen Upshall (1603 - 1675)*
 Elizabeth Capen Swift (1611 - 1678)
 John Capen (1613 - 1692)*
 Honor Capen Hannum (1616 - 1680)*
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Inscription: Elizabeth Swift Aged 67 Years Dyed January ye 26 1677

Elizabeth actually d. Jan. 26, 1677/8. On that day she was 66 years old, and Ætatis suæ (i.e., Æ, "Aged,", in the XX year of her Age) 67.

 

Burial: Dorchester North Burying Ground Dorchester Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA


Maintained by: Don Blauvelt Originally Created by: Nareen, et al Record added: Aug 01, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 20741171

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Elizabeth Swift's Timeline

1616
October 29, 1616
Dorchester,,Dorset,England
1630
October 18, 1630
Age 13
Dorset, United Kingdom
October 18, 1630
Age 13
Dorchester, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
1634
October 18, 1634
Age 17
Holy Trinity, Dorchester, Dorset, England
1635
1635
Age 18
1638
July 16, 1638
Age 21
Dorchester, Suffolk, MA, USA
1641
February 26, 1641
Age 24
Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1643
August 24, 1643
Age 26
1647
November 14, 1647
Age 31
Dorchester,Suffolk,Massachusetts,USA
1678
January 26, 1678
Age 61
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts