Susan Swete

F, b. circa 1569
FatherJohn Swete b. c 1531
MotherMargery Peryam b. c 1538
     Susan was born circa 1569 in Modbury, Devonshire, England, at the Trayne Manor. Susan married John Coster on 24 January 1585 at Totnes, Devonshire, England.1 Susan's husband, John, died before 1597 in Devonshire, England, leaving her a widow. In 1597, Susan is involved in various land transactions as a widow. On 12 September 1604, she is made executrix of her sister Hester's will.2


John Coster d. b 1597


  1. [S1630] England Marriages Index, 1538-1973 -
  2. [S754] National Archives of the United Kingdom: Description:
    Lease for 60 years
    1 Susan Costerd of Aveton Gifford, widow
    2 Richard Collyns of Aveton Gifford, merchant
    Two mills and millhouse near Aveton Gifford Marsh
    Rent: £38 pa
    Date:      1597

    Lease for 3000 years
    1 John Hingston of Churchstow, husbandman
    2 Susan Costerd of Aveton Gifford, widow
    Land in East Venne marsh, Churchstow
    Rent: 2s pa
    Date: 1597

    1 Susan Costerd
    2 Christyan Collyns of Aveton Gifford, widow and Richard, her son
    Of annuity of £4 from property as above
    Date: 1597

    Bargain and sale
    1 John Costerd of Aveton Gifford, gent
    2 William Lux of Aveton Gifford, blacksmith
    Costerd's Mills, Aveton Gifford
    Date: 1615
    - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy -