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Family Group Sheet by Patrick T. Dolan May 9, 1999
Husband: Gerret VAN SWEARINGEN
Born: 1636  Beemsterdam, Netherlands 
Married: abt 1659 
Died: w pr 4 Feb 1698  St Marys City MD 
Other wives: 2nd 1676 Mary Smith, 7 children 
Other information: Em to America as Supercargo of the Prince Maurice, a ship of the Dutch West Indian Co., embarking from Amsterdam 21 Dec 1656 for New Castle, DE . He worked as a representative of the City of Amsterdam, which asserted claims over the area . He became clerk, sheriff, Commissary General, and member of the Council of New Castle . He was second in command of the city fort when the English invaded in 1664 . They seized his estate in the invasion . A Roman Catholic, he rem at this time to MD, and in 1667 settled in St. Marys City, purchasing 50 acres . When the city was incorporated, he was one of the six aldermen . Gerret van Swearigen and his wife nat April 1669  He served as mayor of SMC . Owned a large inn which served as private club for the legislature until the capital moved to Annapolis in 1695 .
Wife: Barbara DE BARRETTE
Born: Valenciennes FR 
Died: abt 1670  St Marys City 
1. Elizabeth: b aft 1659 New Castle DE ; m 1st John Evans 2nd Jacob Williams ; d 1736 
2. Zacharias: b 1662 New Castle DE ; m bef 1697 Martha Divine ; d 1712 .
3. Thomas: b abt 1665  prob Talbot Co MD ; m Jane-- ; w pr 19 Mar 1710 Pr George Co MD .
 Nelson, Alice Jean.Virginia Lineages, Letters & Memories. 1984.
 Gerrett van Swearingen naturalization papers qtd in .
 Notes posted by Karel Whyte <email@example.com> on Swearingen Family Genealogy Forum.
 Draper, Elaine Swearingen. The Swearingen Family Jewels. Vol. I.