Rebecca Swayne

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Rebecca Swayne was born at Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, in 1617.1 She died at Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts, 21 July 1695.1,2

Rebecca married (4), as his 3rd wife, Samuel Symonds, son of Richard Symonds and Elizabeth Plumb, in April 1663.1,2,3

She was the daughter of Bennett Swayne of Salisbury, England, and widow of 1) Henry Byley, 2) John Hall, and 3) Rev William Worcester. She survived her fourth husband 12 years.4,1


Samuel Symonds b. 9 Jun 1595, d. Oct 1678
This person was last edited on6 Sep 2021


  1. [S752] William S. Appleton, Ancestry of Priscilla Baker, Who Lived 1674-1731, and Was Wife of Isaac Appleton, of Ipswich (1870; image reprint, Salem, Massachusetts: Higginson Book Co., 2007), 70, further cited as Ancestry of Priscilla Baker.
  2. [S307] Clifford L. Stott, "John1 Plumb of Connecticut and his Cousin, Deputy Governor Samuel1 Symonds of Massachusetts: Additions to Their English Ancestry," The American Genealogist 70 (Apr & July 1995): 65-74, 149-155, at 149-155, further cited as Stott, "Plumb and Symonds."
  3. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1377, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  4. [S307] Stott, "Plumb and Symonds," 153.