The SWAN Family of Rowley

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RICHARD SWAN (bp. 1595) of Rowley m. Ann Unknown (d. 1658)
JULIAN SWAN (bp. 1623 - 1716) m. Samuel Stickney

First Generation



Richard Swan was buried on 14 May 1678 in Rowley. [Ref] He married first Ann Unknown. She was buried on 4 Apr 1658 in Rowley. [Ref] He married second as her third husband Ann Unknown. Ann was born about 1615/6, based on a deposition on 30 Mar 1675/6 that she was age 60. [Ref] She was buried on 23 Jul 1678 in Rowley. [Ref] She married first Michael Hopkinson. [Ref] He was buried on 28 Feb 1648. [Ref] She married second John Trumble in (6) 1650. [Ref]

Richard Swan signed his will on 25 Apr 1678; it was proved on 1 Apr 1679. He left bequests to his wife Ann; his son Robert Swan and Robert's son Richard; Elizabeth, Samuel and Sarah, the children of his son-in-law and daughter Stickney; his grandchild Richard Sutton; his four daughters Jane Wilson, Francis Quilter, Dorothy Chapman and Mercy Warner; his son-in-law Joseph Boynton and his wife Sarah. Inventory was taken on 22 May 1678; it amounted to pounds 486.19.09. [Ref]

  1. Julian Swan married Samuel Stickney.
  2. Mercy Swan was born on 4 (5) 1640 in Rowley. [Ref]
  3. Faith Swan was born on 30 (1) 1644 in Rowley. [Ref]

Second Generation


Parents: Richard Swan and Ann Unknown

Julian Swan married Samuel Stickney on 18 (2) 1653 in Rowley. [Ref, Julian's last name not given][Ref, p. 446-7][Ref, pp. 185-6]


Essex County Massachusetts GenWeb, Estate of Richard Swan of Rowley, Essex Probate Docket # 26893,

Hotchkiss, Fanny Winchester, Winchester Notes, New Haven, Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., 1912.

Poor, Alfred, "Bailey - Hopkinson - Trumball - Swan," Notes and Queries Section, New England Historical and Genealogical Register 31, 1877, 115-116.

Stearns, Ezra S., Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire, Vol. I, New York, Lewis Publishing Co., 1908.