SWAIN ancestors


In no particular order I’m making several posts to show my known ancestors, in a “pedigree view”, starting each pedigree with one of my great-grandparents (for people’s personal privacy I will not give details of the more recent generations).

The Roman Numeral in front of a name indicates the generation (counting backwards) and the number of “great”s that you need to add to describe their relationship to me. i.e.

  • “-i-” = my “great-grandparent”,
  • “-iv-” = my “4x-great-grandparent”.

Click the numeral to link to any posts tagged with that individual’s name, or to all the posts tagged with that surname (if the individual person doesn’t have a tag).

If someone’s name is highlighted as a hyperlink, you can click that link to an external webpage with information about that person. I generally favour entries on Wikipedia, though other sources may come up if there is nothing on Wikipedia, or if the alternative offers better information.

Here are the SWAINs, the part of my family tree that I currently have the least information about.


-iv-[ William SWAIN, b.???, d. ???

-iii-[ James SWAIN, b. cir 1802 (? adopted ?), Bristol, d. 13/02/1883, Stafford, m. 02/10/1837, St Martin, Birmingham.

-iv-[ Susan ???, b.???, d. ???

-ii-[ James Christopher SWAIN, b. 17/09/1846, Stafford, d. 24/01/1900, Leicester, m. 06/03/1870, Whittington, Worcester.

-iv-[ Christopher JOHNSON, b. ???, d. ???, m. 31/08/1813, St Martin, Birmingham.

-iii-[ Isabella JOHNSON, b. cir 1818, ?Birmingham?, d. 21/01/1882, Stafford.

-iv-[ Ann JAMES, b. ???, d. ???

-i-[ Ernest Garfield SWAIN, b. 20/08/1881, Leicester, d. 26/03/1968, m. 04/03/1927, Leicester, to Doris TWITE [see TWITE ancestry here]

-iii-[ Charles HART, b. ???, d. ???

-ii-[ Ellen HART, b. 25/08/1846, Stafford, d. 10/03/1938, Leicester

-iii-[ Ann WARD, b. ???, d. ???

Click here to download as a PDF file;
SWAIN ancestors – Jan2014version.

* Sources;

Research by David SWAIN (my Great Uncle) – including various notes and family trees.

Family notes – kept by my Gran in a notebook/diary titled “A Diary of Edinburgh”.

International Genealogical Index (IGI) – My own searches of the index, used mainly to double-check other sources. Not to be fully relied on by itself. Given the chance I like to look at the OPR microfilms (from which the IGI is transcribed), which tend to contain many more details than the IGI.

### Originally posted 10th January 2014. This post has since been amended based on new research from David SWAIN; July 2014.

My apologies if I’ve missed any particular sources or credits that I should have given. I believe that these are my major sources.


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