|Death: ||Jul. 31, 1681|
Rhode Island, USA
John Sweet was the son of Robert Swete of London and married by about 1628 Mary Periam, the daughter of John and Margaret (Hone) Periam and granddaughter of William Periam & Robert Hone (from Rhode Island Genealogies, p. 911). They had 3 children: John, James, & Meribah, changed to Renewed (Sweet) Gereardy.
She married (2) about 1638 Ezekiel Holliman, the first minister of the Providence Colony under Roger Williams.
In the Dec. 25, 1637 division of meadow and swamp, the Widow Sweet was granted three quarters of an acre for a household of four.
After the marriage of the widow Sweet to Ezekiel Holliman, he changed the name of her daughter, Meribah, to Renewed and the daughter used the later name when she married.
On July 1, 1639, Mary Holliman is mentioned in a letter from Rev. Hugh Peters of Salem, to the church at Dorchester. He says that she and certain others had "the great censure passed upon them in this church" and that "they wholley refused to hear the church, denying it and all churches in the Bay to be true churches". She and her husband were followers of Roger Williams and removed from Salem to establish their own colony in Rhode Island.
The widow Mary Holliman dated her will July 31, 1681 and gave all interest in her house, lot, meadow and upland in Warwick to her daughter and son-in-law, John and Renewed Gereardy, who were formerly of Warwick and now of Prudence Island.
John Isaac Sweet (1579 - 1637)*
John Sweet (1620 - 1677)*
James Isaac Sweet (1622 - 1698)*
John Sweet (1628 - ____)*
Meribah Renewed Sweet Gereardy (1632 - ____)*
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Originally Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: Mar 29, 2009
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