His grave is on the Skibbereen Heritage site:
He died in Ballydehob, in early years he was lucky to escape to America where he rose to be a Judge of the Marine Court of New York. He died immensely wealthy. He was a Pallbearer at the funeral of Addis Emmett another Cork born New York lawyer and brother of Robert Emmett
On the tomb is buried his sister married to Nathaniel Evanson of Friendly Cove, Durrus, (House still overlooking Dunmnnus Bay), she died in childbirth.
His grave is one of the very few prior to c 1895 with an inscription in Irish:
‘Do ghradhaigh sé na Gaedhil agus an Ghaeilge’ (He loved the Gael and the Irish Language)
William Swanton & Mary Radcliffe
barrybradfield added this on 22 Nov 2013
This marriage goes back a generation and took place in 1717.Source: Dublin Castle Report. http://www.ginnisw.com/SWANTON%20FAMILY%20HISTORY%20WORLDWIDE/Dublin%20Castle’s%20Report/Thumb/DCR%20A2.htm This William is almost certainly a son of John Swanton of Lettertinlish (near Skibbereen) who died in 1717. You often notice marriages taking place shortly after a death and the resulting inheritance. This William appears to have lived in nearby Aghills and he died in 1750. He is the strongest contender for the ancestor of the next generation which includes amongst others Samuel who had a child baptised in Kinsale in the 1740’s and Ellen who was married to James Hawes by 1750 when John Wesley visited Bandon. Ellen/Ellinor would have been born say 1730 and died in 1806. She was the aunt of Judge Robert.