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William Swift, IV

Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: Bocking, Essex, England
Death: December 26, 1705 (86)
Sandwich, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Barnstable, Massachusetts, British Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of William Swyft, III; William Swift; Joan Swyft and Joan Wing - Bassett
Husband of Mary Lynde Butler and Ruth Allen Swift (Tobey)
Father of Hannah Tobey; Ruth Swift; William Swift, Jr.; Ephraim Swift; Mary Smith and 6 others
Brother of Susannah Esther Swift; James Swift; Elizabeth Swift; Hannah Wing; Edward Swift and 3 others
Half brother of Hester Dimbleby; Andrew Dimbleby; Roger Dimbleby; Edward Swift and Mary Swift

Occupation: William Swift migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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About William Swift, IV

More info is needed, but it looks like this is the guy that made the trip from England to the Colonies. He's referred to as William the 2nd, though it looks like he is more like the 4th or 5th in a line of William Swift or Swyft. William IV (1619 --1705) married Ruth Allen Tobey in 1649. Some say she was a Morse or Arnold, so we are only sure of the first name.

They had eleven offspring, Hannah, Ruth, William III, Ephraim, Mary, Samuel, Jireh, Josiah, Temperance, Ester, and Dinah. Dinah married a Benjamin Perry. William II served many years in the Massachusetts General Court. Our line of Swifts descends through Samuel 10 August 1662 B. 25 May 1730)..

Interestingly, his younger brother Jireh was born in Suffolk County, England. Older brother Ephraim was born 6 June 1656. Samuel had a son Ephraim, another of our distant grandfathers. Jireh and Samuel both married Gibbs girls, Abigail and Mary. 
We are connected to William I and William II through Samuel. William II represented Sandwich in the General Court (legislature) four times, was surveyor of local highways, served as constable, and was a selectman for 15 years. He married a second wife, Mary Lynde Butler, born 1658.
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William Swift, IV's Timeline

March 11, 1619
Bocking, Essex, England
July 28, 1622
Age 3
July 28, 1622
Age 3
Bocking, Essex, England
July 28, 1622
Age 3
Bocking, Essex, England
March 11, 1651
Age 32
Sandwich, Plymouth County (now Barnstable County), Massachusetts, Colonial America
Age 32
Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
August 28, 1654
Age 35
Sandwich, Cape Cod (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
June 7, 1656
Age 37
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts