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  • ID: I2712
  • Name: Joan SISSON ?
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: ABT 1586 in Bocking, Essex, Eng
  • Death: 26 NOV 1663 in Sandwich Barnstable MA 1 2 3 4
  • IMIG: ABT 1634
  • Note:

    Joan Swift was a prominent person in Sandwich, she was wealthy and is the only woman who seemed to have been accorded the privilege of uniting with the men in calls to pastors and likened public business. [Reid: Wing Fam 1982]
    Fined for attendance at Quaker meetings.
    Will dated 12 (8) 1662, Inv 25 Dec 1683; To Daniel Wing's two sons Samuel and John--to grand children Hannah Swift and Experience Allkin--to Mary Darby--To Hannah Wing the elder and her daughters--to Zebediah Allin--to Son William (executor) and his children. [NEHGR 6:96]
    Jedediah Allen, son of Ralph and Easter writes in the family Bible "Jone Swift, my grandmother deceased ye 26 dya, ---" the rest is torn. Her will has date Oct 12 1662, inventory Dec 25 1663. she probably died Nov 6, 1663.
    [From Cape Cod Libr Hest vol 1:220]

    Marriage 1 William SWIFT b: 1589 in Bocking, Essex, Engl bapt prob
    • Married: by 1618 in Bocking, Essex, England 5
    1. Has Children Hannah SWIFT b: ABT 1620 in Bermondsey, Surrey, Engl
    2. Has Children Esther SWIFT b: in Engl
    3. Has Children William SWIFT b: BEF 1627 in England
    4. Has No Children James SWIFT b: ABT 1624 in Bocking, Essex, England
    5. Has No Children Elizabeth SWIFT b: ABT 1625 in Bocking, Essex, England
    6. Has No Children Edward SWIFT b: ABT 1627 in Bocking, Essex, England

    1. Text: NEHGR; on-line images at
      Date: 27 APR 2012
      Page: 6:96 Will abstract Joan Swift Sandwich; inventory 25 Dec
    2. Text: Andrews, H. Franklin The Hamlin family : a genealogy of James Hamlin of Barnstable, Massachusetts, eldest son of James Hamlin, the immigrant, who came from London, England, and settled in Barnstable, 1639, 1639-1902 Exira, Iowa: Andrews, 1902. Heritage Quest on-lline.
      Page: .p 150
    3. Text: Swift, Katharine Whitin, The Swift family : historical notes Whitinsville, Mass.: E.K. Swift, 1955, 177 pgs. Heritage Quest on-line; [lacks sources and has glaring errors that are not expected in 1955 works]
    4. Text: Library of Cape Cod of Hist & Geneal, on line
      Date: 11 NOV 2007
      Page: V1;223 Desc of William Swift.
    5. Text: Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Gen Publ Baltimore, MD. 1985 plus Supplements 1 and 2.
      Date: 24 AUG 2012
      Page: {MD 4:168, 16:21; Reg. 4:173, 6:96; TAG 35:40; Watertown 596, 956; Swift; Hamlin 150; Leonard Anc. 334; Sinnott 225; Putnam's Mag. 1:289; Gen. Adv. 3:35; Roosevelt Anc. 136; Cape Cod Lib. 15:18; Swift (1955) 1}

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