Note: [ralphroberts.ged] [roberts.GED] [roberts.GED] [Br�derbund WFT Vol. 9, Ed. 1, Tree #2985, Date of Import: 11 Jun 1997] Information on this family furnished by Dr. Oren Swearingen and Gail Vanderhoof. They do not agree entirely with the researcher who located the records in Holland. "The father of Gerret was Hendrick Van Sweringen/Seringen b. c1614 Holland. The only documentation to that effect is from a will of his sister, Mary van Sweringen." An extract of a letter to Jay E. Swearingen from Paul J. Rapteyn, Hilversus, Holland 1933: The will or testament of Mary van Sweeringen shows us that she left as a legacy to her brother, Gerrit Van Sweeringen, now (as far as she knows) residing in the Marylands in the Virginies near the fort of Baltimore, an account of two guilder. In another notarial document is mentioned that she, Mary, gives power of attorney in which she authorises her brother Albert to sell her 1/5 part or shares in a fram (farm?)and belongings formerly the property of her parents - and situated in what the clerk in America called Remsterdwan/Beemsterdam. Garret, Mary and Albert's father was Hendrick Van Sweringen/Seringen b about 1614, Holland." this came from Georgia Wilcoxen Lane who publishes a Wilcoxen Newsletter. and quoted as above by Patricia H. Kohl Feb. 5, 1996. All of this from Gail Vanderhoof. Marriage 1 Hester Jacobs b: WFT Est. 1590-1615 Married: WFT Est. 1607-1652 1 Children Albert Van Swearingen b: ABT. 1630 in Holland Son Van Swearingen b: ABT. 1632 in Holland Mary Van Swearingen b: ABT. 1634 in Holland Garrett Van Swearingen b: 4 FEB 1635/36 in Beemsterdam, Holland Sources: Br�derbund WFT Vol. 9, Ed. 1, Tree #2985, Date of Import: 11 Jun 1997
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