lieutenant was in Rhoon that he changed his name from Swalme to Swalmius. Swalmius the Elder had 4 sons:
Arnoldus, who became a preacher in Westmaas, "s Gravesande
Hendrik the younger, this Hendrik who married Judith van Breda in 1600 and became preacher of Oud-Alblas and later of the Grote Kerk, Haarlem in 1625
Carel (1587-1640) who became a dike-reeve in IJzendijke
Eleazar (1582-1652), who became a preacher in Amsterdam and was portrayed by Rembrandt (or someone in his studio). In 1650 an engraving based on the Hals portrait of Hendrick was made by Suyderhoef stating he was a preacher in Rhoon.
He died in Haarlem in 1649.