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Robert Sweete

Birthdate: (101)
Birthplace: Old Traine Manor, Modbury, County Devon, ENGLAND Wymondham, County Norfolk, ENGLAND, Wymondham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Jamestown, James City, Virginia
Place of Burial: Williamsburg, James City, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John "Alderman" Swet and Sarah Swet
Husband of N.
Father of John Kicotan; Robert Sweete; William Sweete and John Swet
Brother of John Swett

Occupation: Ancient Planter, Planter
Managed by: Nancy Mae Splitstone
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About Robert Sweete, Ancient Planter

Robert Sweete born Norfolk, Wyndomshire, England. (Alt. dob September 10, 1599.) Late 1500's,, arrived in Elizabeth Cittee VA in 1618 on the Ship Neptune.Was a member of the House of Burgess, listed in Hotten Book as being in Norfolk in 1616 .

         First listed as arriving with John Banum in Jamestowne in 1616, arriving with 9 others.Hotten Book 8A, pages 201-265. Left London July or August 1616 on ship Susan. Arrived Jamestowne, Va, 0ctober 9,

1616. The Original list of Persons of Quality, John Camden Hotten, Reprint GA Baker 1931, page 184 Lists John Sweete Gent. Also served in the house of Burgess. Was Age 42 At arrival paid his way and was granted land from King. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Birth: 1566 in Wymondham, County Norfolk, ENGLAND Death: BET 1640 AND 1700 in Elizabeth City, Virginia Colony Arrived on ship Guiding Star (paid his voyage and was his employer)Robert Sweete's son From London. Event: Source Foley, Louise Pledge Heath, "Early Virginia Families Along the James River: James City County-Surry County" (Genealogical Publishing Company reprint 1990), p. 21 Event: Source Free African's: Event: Source McIlwaine, Journals of the House of Burgesses, I:ix, 51 Event: Source Virginia Council and General Court Records 1640-1641, in "Virginia Magazine of History" Vol. II, p. 281

Father: John "Alderman" SWETT b: 24 APR 1570 in Wymondham, County Norfolk, ENGLAND Mother: Sarah LARAMY b: 1572 in Wymondham, County Norfolk, ENGLAND

Marriage 1 Margaret CORNISH b: ABT 1619 in AFRICA

   Married: 1639 in James City County, Virginia English Colony (now USA)


   Has Children Robert Cornish "of Norfolk" SWEAT b: 17 OCT 1640 in Norfolk County, Virginia English Colony (now USA)
   Has Children William Cornish "of Southwarke" SWEAT b: 1642 in James City 


Robert Sweat, born say 1670, was taxable in Francis Mason's household from 1686 to 1693. He and John Warwick were called "Jno & Robt. Mula[ttos]" in Mason's household in 1687 and he was listed as one of Francis Mason's "negroes" in 1692. He was tithable in his own household in 1695 adjacent to William Sweat [Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, vol.23, no.2, 60; no.3, 56, 61, 66, 69; no.4, 64, 68]. He was listed in a 3 January 1687/8 Surry County muster. He died before September 1696 when William Sweat and Anthony Cornish were security for Margaret Sweat's administration on his estate [Haun, Surry Court Records V:621, 168]. Margaret was probably his widow. She was called Margaret Swett, the younger, in 1696 when she was presented by the churchwardens of Southwarke Parish for fornication [DW 5:94]. By May 1697 Margaret was married to John Kicotan when they were ordered to present an account of the estate of Robert Sweat's orphan, Cornish Sweat [Haun, Surry Court Records, V:185, 192, 196]. They presented the account, totalling 2,930 pounds of tobacco, on 6 July 1697 [DW 5:128].

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Robert Sweete, Ancient Planter's Timeline

September 10, 1599
Wymondham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
October 17, 1640
Age 41
Age 100
Jamestown, James City, Virginia
England, United Kingdom
Williamsburg, James City, Virginia, United States