'Swire1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Swire of Dowgill Hall, Swyer of Gargrave, Swire of Halifax, Swire of Kildwick Grange, Swire (Swyer) of Skipton

BLG1952 reports that "This family, known at various dates as Le Syur, Le Swyer, Swyer and Swire, was seated in Craven and W. Yorks generally from very early times."
William Swyer of Gargrave, Yorkshire (d before 17.04.1532)
1. Roger Swyer (d 1566)
  m. Alice
2. Richard Swyer of Gargrave
  A. Richard Swyer of Gargrave & Skipton (d 1549)
  m. Margaret Bulcocke (d 1559, dau of Thomas Bulcocke of Holme House)
  i. Roger Swyer of Gargrave & Skipton (youngest son) the first mentioned by Commoners
  m. Anne Coates (bur 12.09.1637, dau of Roger Coates of Kildwick Grange)
  a. Roger Swire of Cononley, Yorkshire (youngest son)
m1. Ann Lister (bur 1633)
  (1) Samuel Swire of Cononley (d 1701)
  m. (1666) Elizabeth Coates d 1703, dau of Roger Coates of Kildwick Grange, cousin)
  (A) Roger Swire of Cononley (bpt 28.02.1670?, d 1705-6)
  m. (1693/04.05.1698) Rosamond Coates (d 1741, dau of Roger Coates of Royd House, cousin)
  (i) Samuel Swire of Cononley (bpt 07.04.1701, d 04/5.05.1763)
  m. Elizabeth Swire (dau of John Swire of Skipton) @@ below
  (a) Roger Swire of Cononley & Dowgill Hall (d 1778)
  m. Elizabeth Dowgill (d 18.07.1773, dau/coheir of John Dowgill of Dowgill Hall)
  ((1)) Roger Swire of Cononley, Dowgill Hall & Kildwick Grange (d unm 04.04.1792, 2nd son)
  ((2)) John Swire of Cononley (d 05.11.1796, 4th son)
  m. Mary Robinson (d 1847, dau of John Robinson of Kingston-upon-Hull)
  ((A)) Roger Swire of Dowgill Hall & Kildwick Grange, last of Cononley (b 16.01.1797, d 1860, vicar of Manfield) had issue
  m. (04.03.1819) Anne Robson (dau of William Robson of Richmond)
  ((B))+ other issue (d unm) - daughter (dvp?), Mary (b 11.11.1793, d 20.10.1816)
  ((3)) Elizabeth Swire
  m. John Hobson of Richmond (brother of Bessie, son of George)
  ((4))+ other issue - Samuel Dowgill (d infant), Samuel (d infant), Samuel (b 25.12.1771, d 29.08.1799, Rev.), Jane (d unm/infant), Margaret (d infant)
  (b) John Swire of Halifax (b 1738, d 01.02.1799)
  The following is supported by BLG1952 (Swire of Hillingdon House).
  m. Jane Smith (d 1769, dau of Christopher Smith of Halifax)
  ((1)) Samuel Swire of Halifax (b 1764)
  m. Mary Butler of Carleton Biggin
  ((A)) John Swire of Liverpool had issue
  m. Maria Roose (dau of Jonathan Roose of Liverpool)
  ((B))+ other issue - Samuel, George, Roger, Buckle Hobson, Marianne
  ((2)) Anne Swire (d unm)
  (c) Samuel Swire (b 25.10.1739. dsp 1816, rector of Melsonby & Barmingham)
  m. Bessie Hobson (d 1857, dau of George Hobson of Middleham)
(d) Anne Swire (d young)
  (e) Rosamond Swire
  m. Henry Alcock of Skipton
  ((1)) Elizabeth Alcock
  m. Richard Ramsden Bramley of Leeds
  (ii)+ other issue
  (B) John Swire of Skipton (bpt 04.03.1672, d 1724)
  m. Margaret Wilson (dau of Thomas Wilson of Giggleswick)
  (i) Samuel John Swire 'of Swadford' of Skipton (bpt 13.04.1701, dsp 26.03.1735)
  m. Elizabeth Wilson (dau of Matthew Wilson of Eshton)
  (ii) Elizabeth Swire
  m. Samuel Swire of Cononley @@ above
  (iii)+ other issue - Thomas (d young), Roger (d young), Jane (d unm)
  (C) Samuel Swire of Seale House, Rylstone (bpt 26.08.1680)
  m. Eleanor Jackman (dau/coheir of John Jackman of Skipton)
  (i) John Swire of Skipton
  m. Alice Garnett (dau/coheir of Robert Garnett of Leathley)
  (a) Samuel Swire of Manchester
  m1. Mary Mayor (dau of John Mayor of Portwood)
  ((1))+ 3 sons (d unm)
  m2. Martha Taylor (dau of John Taylor of Purlwell Hall)
  ((4)) Elizabeth Swire
m. Rev. William Wood of Tingley House
  m3. Isabel Bent ('dau/coheir of Richard Bent of Manchester by Isabel, dau/coheir of _ Thorpe of Hopton')
  ((5)) Richard Swire
  m. _ Wetherhead
  ((6)) Alice Swire
  m. _ Cotterell
  ((7)) Mary Swire
  m. (10.10.1799) (William) Bateman of Manchester
  (b) Roger Swire of Halifax
  m1. Jennett Currer (dau of Rev. William Currer of Clapham)
  m2. Hannah Mellin (dau of Abram Mellin)
  The following comes from Commoners (vol 2, 'Alterations and additions', pxi).
  ((1)) Roger Swire in Jamaica
  m. Frances Lydia Cox
  ((A))+ issue - John, Henry, Roger, Philip, Hannah Jane, Frances, Anne, Emily Elizabeth, Mary Anne, Christina Octavia
  ((2))+ other issue - Samuel (d young), Hannah, Frances Jane, Elizabeth
  (c) Jane Swire (dsp 1802)
  m. Robert Higginson of Manchester
  (d) Eleanor Swire
  m. Isaac Raynor of Gildersome
  (e) Elizabeth Swire (d 1793)
  m. William Currer of Halifax
  (ii)+ 2 sons (d unm)
  (D) Elizabeth Swire
  m. Francis Buckle of Burton
  (E)+ other issue - Coates (b 1682, d 1705), Anne 9d 1680)
  (2)+ 2 daughters (d unm)
  m2. (1634) Isabella Horrocks
  b. Elizabeth Swyer or Swire
  m. (1611) John Coates of Royd House
  c.+ 4 sons
  ii.+ 2 sons
  B.+ 3 sons and "several daus."

Main source(s): BLG1952 (Swire of Orbost formerly of Cononley, Hartwith and Littletorpe), Commoners (vol 2, 'Swire of Cononley', p342+)
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