The Shemwell Family

William SwannAge: 51 years15851637

Name
William Swann
Given names
William
Surname
Swann
Birth July 10, 1585
Fact
Notes for William Swann

Note: Notes for William Swann:
Historical Event
French Settle Canada
1604 (Age 18 years)
Note: French settlers begin to establish colonies in Canada - http://goo.gl/NAhnb9
Historical Event
English Settle Virginia
1607 (Age 21 years)
Note: The English build a settlement in Jamestown, Virginia - http://goo.gl/t4CLsG
MarriageJudith GreenView this family
April 16, 1612 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#1Col. Thomas Swann
May 1616 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#2Col. Edward Swann
1630 (Age 44 years)
Death of a wifeJudith Green
about March 16, 1634 (Age 48 years)
Death February 26, 1637 (Age 51 years)
Family with Judith Green - View this family
himself
William Swann
Birth: July 10, 1585Gravesend, Kent, Middlesex, England
Death: February 26, 1637Swann's Point, Surry, Virginia, United States
wife
Judith Green
Birth: February 5, 1589Ratcliffe, Stepney, England
Death: about March 16, 1634Swann's Point, Surry, Virginia, United States
Marriage: April 16, 1612Middlesex, England
4 years
son
Col. Thomas Swann
Birth: May 1616 30 27Swann's Point, Surry, Virginia, United States
Death: about 1680
15 years
son

No family available

Fact
Notes for William Swann: The Swanns are from Kent, England. Wiliam Swann and his wife, Judith, came to Jamestown in 1616 and had a son, Thomas, and then went back to England. William was a stockholder in the Virginia Company and was appointed Royal Customs Collector of Virginia. The Swanns finally settled permanently in Virginia in 1635. William was granted land across from Jamestown in Surry County. He purchased a farm which was Jordan's Point and named it Swann's Point which is still on the maps today. Virginia was going to build a bridge across the James River at this point, but a few relatives persuaded the State to turn Swann's Point into a wildlife reserve. William and Judith are buried there in the family graveyard. Thomas, the eldest son, inherited the land and became a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses. Tom's younger brother, Edward, was granted land in St. Mary's Co., MD and moved there in the 1650s. Col. Edward Swann married Susannah Heath and had 10 children. Edward had plots of land all over St Mary's/Charles County, and is presumed to have died after 1666.