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Mrs. Martha Swain née Smallwood — 

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Mrs.

First Name:

Martha

Last Name:

Swain

Father:  Joseph Smallwood

Mother:  Betty Mumford

Born:       circa 1745

Died:     circa 1818

Martha Smallwood has 8 children listed here:  Amelia Swain  • Elizabeth Swain  • Joseph Swain III  • Martha Swain  • Mary Swain I  • Nancy Swain  • Susan Swain  • Thomas Swain I 

Married once 
   John Swain II  at: Lyme Regis, Dorset, England on 04 Jan 1763

Genealogy

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Martha Smallwood was the dau. of Joseph Smallwood and Betty, née Mumford,who were married on Jul 28, 1744. Martha must have been born about 1745, as she would only have been 17 at her marriage in Jan 1763..

The Will of Martha Swain, of 1818, has greatly extended the Swain family of Lyme Regis, and their in-laws.


Will of Martha Swain

I, Martha Swain, of Lyme Regis in the county of Dorset, widow, do make and publish my last Will and Testament, in manner following, that is to say: FIRST, I give and devise all and singular, my Lands, Tenements and Heriditaments, whatsoever and wheresoever unto my sons and daughters, Joseph Swain, Thomas Swain,Martha, wife of John Lock, Elizabeth wife of Samuel Scriven Mary, the wife of William Hook, Nancy the wife of James ......, Hannah Swain, Amelia Swain and Susan Swain, their heirs or assigns,for ever, equally, to be divided between them, Share and Share alike, to take as Tenants in common, and not as Joint tenants, AND, as concerning all,and singular my Goods, Chattels, Monies,personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wherever, I give bequeath to my said sons and daughters Joseph Swain, Thomas Swain, Martha, wife of JohnLock, Elizabeth wife of Samuel Scriven ,Mary the wife of William Hook, Nancy the wife of James ......, Hannah Swain,Amelia Swain and Susan Swain,equally to be divided between them, Share and Share alike, as tenants in common, and I hereby nominate them and appoint them, my said sons and daughters Joseph Swain, Thomas Swain, Martha, wife of JohnLock, Elizabeth wife of Samuel Scriven ,Mary the wife of William Hook, Nancy the wife of James ......, Hannah Swain, Amelia Swain and Susan Swain, joint Executors and Executrixes of this my last Will and Testament. IN WITNESS thereof, I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal, the eighteenth day of February, in the Year of our Lord,one thousand, eight hundred and eighteen.

                                                   Martha Swain     SEAL

Signed, sealed and published by the above named Martha Swain, the Testatrix, as and for her last Will and Testament, in the presence of us who have hereunto in her presence, and in the presence of each other, subscribed our names as witnesses.

Miriam Symes,

Thos. Swain

John Symes?

At Lyme Regis,on the 22nd Day of September, both Martha the wife of John Lock and Mary, the wife of William Hooke,two of the joint Executors within named, were duly sworn before me, a Power being reserved to the other Executors.

                                              W. Jones, Surrogate

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£200

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