The Bachiler line of my family tree begins with the Reverend, and oft married, Stephen Bachiler who was born in Ormsby, Norfolk, England in 1561. Many people have erroneously listed his father as Philip Bachiler, but . . . this cannot be proven, so I've stopped this branch of my extensive family tree at Stephen.
The oft married - four times, possibly five, more on that later - Reverend Stephen Bachiler lived quite the life, and quiet and sedate were not words to describe him. He was, in fact, kicked out of more churches for being a non-conformist than he was welcomed in churches. Ha. Okay, it wasn't really that bad, but he obviously didn't tow the religious line of the time which resulted in his removal from more than one church.
The descent of the Bachiler family, and their connection to mine, is as follows . . .
Stephen Bachiler - Anna Bates
Theodate Bachiler - Christopher Hussey
Mary Hussey - Thomas Page
Bethia Page - John Swett
Nathan Swett - Mary Dearborn
Dearborn Sweat - Elizabeth Smith
Israel Sweat - Sarah Russell (first wife), Charlotte Hare-Sprague (second wife)
Alexander Sweat - Catherine Langdon
William Joshua Sweat - Margaret Morris
William Oscar Sweat - Mary Willie Boone (my grandparents)
Now, back to where this branch of the family began, with the oft married Reverend Stephen Bachiler who married . . .
- Anna Bates - prior to 1590
- the widow Christian Weare (not sure if she's related to the Weare branch of my tree or not) on March 3, 1623
- the widow Helena Mason on March 26, 1627
- Mary Beedle/Beadle in 1648, his good neighbor and former housekeeper - more on her and her tumultuous marriage to our ancestor later.
Stephen Bachiler and Anna Bates had the following children:
Deborah Bachiler (b. 1592)
Stephen Bachiler (b. 1594)
Samuel Bachiler (b. 1596)
Theodate Bachiler (1598 - 1649)
Ann Bachiler (b. 1600)
Now, before I continue with the descent, I want to touch on some interesting events in Reverend Batchiler's life . . .
1605 - evicted from the vicarage of the Church of the Holy Cross and St. Petere, Wherewell, Hampshire, England, as a result of King James's program against nonconformist ministers.
1632 - emigrates to Massachusetts
1632 - the Massachusetts General Court ordered Stephen not to minister to any except 'those he brought with him, for contempt of authority".
1636 - Stephen decides to quit the church at Lynn(MA) and organize a second one. He leaves town when the magistrates forbid him to form a second church.
1638 - petitioned the General Court for permission to start a new plantation at Winnicummet (now Hampton, NH) - see below picture.
1643 - an excommunication of Stephen is annuled, the product of a false charge of improper sexual advances.
1644 - called to Exeter by the town to be minister, but prohibited from preaching by the General Court.
1650 - sued for divorce by his fourth wife Mary, but is ordered to remain married.
1651 - on October 16 of this year, his wife Mary is convicted of adultery with George Rogers and is whipped and "branded with the letter A".
1656 - Mary Bachiler petitions for divorce, saying that Stephen had abandoned her, returned to England and remarried. Note: there is no evidence of his remarrying, but he did return to England in 1654, and died there in 1656.
All the above information came from this site: http://www.drwilliams.org/genealogy/1041.htm
And those are just a few of the interesting tidbits of information about my illustrious ancestor, Stephen Bachiler. Now, back to the descent . . .
Theodate Bachiler married Christopher Hussey, son of John Hussey and Mary Wood on December 9, 1658 in Nantucket, Massachusetts. They had the following children . . .
Stephen Hussey (1632 - 1718)
John Hussey (1636 - 1707)
Mary Hussey (1638 - 1732)
Theodate Hussey (1640 - 1649)
Hulda Hussey (1643 - 1740)
Mary Hussey married Thomas Page, son of Robert Page and Lucy Ward, on February 2, 1663 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. They had the following children . . .
Mary Page (1664 - 1750)
Robert Page (1667 - 1686)
Christopher Page (1670 -1751)
John Page (1672 - 1729)
Theodate Page (1675 - 1676)
Stephen Page (1677 - 1714)
Bethia Page (1679 - 1736)
Bethia Page married John Swett, son of Benjamin Swett and Hester Weare, on December 3, 1696 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. They had the following children . . .
Huldah Swett (1699 - 1738)
Sarah Swett (1700 - 1797)
John Swett (1702 -1748)
Elisha Swett (1705 - 1788)
Benjamin Swett (1707 - 1787)
Nathan Swett (1711 - 1796)
Moses Swett (1714 - 1714)
Nathan Swett married Mary Dearborn, daughter of Thomas Dearborn and Mary Garland, on January 6, 1731 in Kingston, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Note: Nathan and Mary are third cousins, and share the same great-great grandparents Robert Page and Lucy Ward-Page. Nathan's descent is through Robert and Lucy's son Robert, and Mary's descent is through Robert and Lucy's daughter Ann Page. Nathan and Mary had the following children . . .
Dearborn Swett (1733 - 1736)
Bethia Swett (1734 - ?)
Mary Swett (1737 - 1817)
Nathan Swett (1739 - ?)
Dearborn Swett (1744 - 1831)
Thomas Swett (1747 - 1843)
Dearborn Swett, the first of the line to change the spelling of the name from Swett to Sweat, married three times. First to Mary, surname unknown, second to Elizabeth Smith around 1768, and third to Mary Grindle around 1782. Nathan and Elizabeth had the following children . . .
Mary Sweat (1769 - 1849)
Elizabeth (Betsey) Sweat (1771 - 1837)
Israel Sweat (1773 - 1841)
Clarissa Sweat (1781 - 1861)
Israel Sweat married twice. First to Sarah "Salley" Russell by which he had the following children . . .
Hiram Sweat (1804 - 1849)
Louisa Sweat (1807 - 1880)
Alonzo Sweat (1808 - 1880)
Russell Sweat (1810 - 1902)
Sarah Sweat (1812 - ?)
John Wesley Sweat (1823 - 1899)
After Sarah's death, he married Charlotte Hare-Sprague, widow of Daniel Sprague. They had the following children . . .
Alexander Sweat (1822 - 1911)
Agnes Sweat (1830 - 1903)
Israel Sweat (1834 - 1880)
Anna Sweat (1836 - 1893)
Alexander Sweat married Catherine Delana Langdon-Richardson, widow of Alonzo Richardson, by which she had a son named Daniel. She was the daughter of Roswell Lee Langdon and Charlotte Chloe Richardson. Alexander and Charlotte were married on November 25, 1851 in Perry County, Indiana. They had the following children . . .
Emily Sweat (1857 - ?)
William Joshua Sweat (1859 - ?)
Nancy A. Sweat (1861 - 1861)
James Sweat (1863 - 1959)
Elizabeth Ann Sweat (1870 -1957)
William Joshua Sweat married Margaret Morris, daughter of Joseph Morris and Elizabeth Hall on October 26, 1886 in New Hope, Nelson County, Kentucky. They had the following children . . .
Joseph Leo Sweat (1887 - 1969)
James Monroe Sweat (1888 - 1967)
George Alexander Sweat (1890 - 1890)
John Patrick Sweat (1891 - 1891)
Benjamin Franklin Sweat (1892 - ?)
William Oscar Sweat (1894 - 1987)
Catherine Elizabeth Sweat (1895 - 1916)
Mary Ida Sweat (1897 - 1988)
Charles Daniel Sweat (1899 -1981)
Mary Isabell "Mamie" Sweat (1902 -1970)
William Oscar Sweat married Mary Willie Boone, daughter of Victor Ivo Boone and Mary Willie Watson, on December 30, 1919. They had ten children, 36 great-grandchildren, and a number of great and great-great grandchildren by this point.
And, here, for now, ends the descent through the oft married, and a bit controversial, Reverend Stephen Bachiler.