Family History


William SWERBIE was christened on the 13 Jan 1636 in Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire. He was buried on the 18 Oct 1704 in Halton. The burial register noted that he was a butcher.

His parentage is confirmed in the will of his cousin Daniel Sweby of Weston Turville [1730, no.2 in the register], in which Daniel leaves legacies to his cousin William and also the children of his cousin Frances Sweby the elder of Halton. Cousin being used loosely as he also descibes his cousin Francis's children as his cousins. Daniel's will also noted that he was a butcher, the same occupation as William Sweby (residence not stated) and Francis Sweby of Halton. Hence Daniel's will connecting William and his son Francis to the Weston Turville Swebys, William & Daniel both being sons of Francis & Hannah Sweby christened in Weston Turville in 1636 & 1647 respectively.

It is possible that William was born in the neighbouring parish of Weston Turville as the names of Francis and Daniel are also recorded there earlier. However William's christening may not have been recorded as he may have been born in the Commonwealth period from 1649-1660 when the parish regsiters were often not kept. Christenings by a Francis Sweeby stop in 1644, so that may have been the end of his children, but his son Richard had a child christened in 1647 but none after, which may be because of the Commonwealth period, and William may be his son born in that time.

He was married to Amy STAPLE. She was buried on the 1 Oct 1682 in Halton.

Children were:

Francis SWERBIE (chr.1671 bur.1731)
Mary SWEEBIE (chr.1673)

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