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Mary Swain (Smith)

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: England
Death: 1709 (81)
Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Francis Smith, of Watertown and Alice Smith
Wife of Jeremiah Swain, Sr.
Mother of Mary Marshall / Clark and Dr. Jeremiah Swain, Jr.
Sister of Lucy Gardner; Capt. John Smith, of Watertown & Reading; Hannah Lillie and Benjamin Smith

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About Mary Swain

Francis Smith was born somewhere in England and died on 20 March 1649/50 in Reading, Middlesex co., MA. Before 1621 Francis married Alice [surname not known], in Watertown or Reading, Middlesex co., MA[910,11,12]. Alice was born in 1583 (as estimated from her age given on her death record) and died in 1667; she was 84[9]. She was buried on 13d:3m:1667 in Roxbury, Suffolk co., MA "a. abt. 84 y."

Their children included:

  • 5. iv. Mary SMITH In 1664 Mary married Jeremiah SWAIN[2].


Francis' will is dated 14 March 1650/1[1]. In it, Francis Smith mentions wife, though not by name, and sons John, Benjamin and granddaughter Mary Smith. He also left "To my kinsmen Henry and Benjamin Bulflower of the town, each £3. For fencing the burial lot, £3".[1]

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Mary Swain's Timeline

February 15, 1643
Age 15
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
March 1, 1643
Age 15
Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Age 81
Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States