Elizabeth Swift (Capen)
|Death:||Died in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts|
|Place of Burial:||Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States|
Daughter of Bernard Capen and Joan Capen
|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
• 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.
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.
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