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Stephen Swett
Born 1620 Wymondham Parish, Norfolk, England
Died Late 1693
Emigrated before Mar 12, 1642 to MA

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SPOUSES CHILDREN
Hannah Merrill

m. May 24, 1647
Newbury MA
b. 1630
Wherstead, Suffolk, England
d. Apr 4, 1662
Newbury MA
John

b. Oct 20, 1648
Newbury MA

Stephen

b. Aug 20, 1650
Newbury MA
d. Sep 24, 1650
Newbury MA
Hannah

b. Oct 7, 1651
Newbury MA
d. Mar?, 1691
Newbury MA
Stephen

b. Jan 28, 1653
Newbury MA

Elizabeth

b. Jan 17, 1656
Newbury MA

Joseph

b. Nov 28, 1657
Newbury MA

Mary

b. Apr 25, 1660
Newbury MA
d. Mar 17, 1662
Newbury MA
Rebecca Smith

m. Jun 16, 1666
Newbury MA
d. Apr 8, 1669
Newbury MA
Benjamin

b. 1664
Newbury MA

Rebecca

b. Dec 4, 1665
Newbury MA
d. May 31, 1667
Newbury MA
Rebecca

b. Feb 27, 1669
Newbury MA

Stephen, both of his future father-in-laws, John Merrill, and Thomas Smith, and his daughter's father-in-law, Giles Badger, were all among the first settlers of Newbury Massachusetts, founded in 1639. Marker erected by the descendants of the first settlers.
Stephen was chosen by the townsmen of Newbury to keep an "ordinary" on Jul 27, 1653, and was granted a license. An ordinary was a house where a set meal was served regularly at the same price, with the owner able to make and sell beer, and provide lodging. Afterwards it was known as the "Blue Anchor Tavern." This house was built by him and is currently known as the Swett-Ilsley House. It is still standing and can be found on the west side of High Street, Newburyport, near the head of Marlborough Street. It has recently been purchased by the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. Stephen sold this place on Nov 16, 1691.
Stephen's daughter, Hannah (1651-1691), and his son-in-law, John Badger (1643-1691), died of smallpox about the same time, leaving behind 7 of his grandchildren.
Sources:
Badger, J. C., "Giles Badger and His Descendants", 1909.
Badger, Rodney H., Family Historian, "Badger Genealogy", a single family genealogy, 1964-2002, documentary evidence in possession of R. H. Badger and P.R. Badger.
Newbury Town Records 1637-1692.
Swett, Ben H., "STEPHEN SWETT (1620-1693)", website, 18 September 2006.