SWAIN tree

wordle-net_surnames-cloud_Swain-14_trimScroll down here to read the SWAIN ancestry, or see the SWAIN ancestry post on my blog.

See blog articles relating to the SWAINs.

The SWAIN family lived in various locations around the English Midlands. Many of them were involved in Shoe and Boot making. From the latter 1800’s the direct family were settled around Leicester. Earlier generations had connections to the Stafford and Worcester areas.

Other surnames of interest in the SWAIN branch include;

Locations of interest include;

Here is the SWAIN tree, in a “pedigree view”, working back from my great-grandfather (this is one of the branches 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. 04/05/1927, Leicester, to Doris TWITE [see the TWITE ancestry here]

-iii-[ Charles HART, b.cir. 1802-03, Seighford, Staffordshire, d. ?(aft.1881), m. 27/12/1830, Stafford.

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

-iv-[ John WARD, b.cir. 1776-77, Bushbury, Staffordshire (Wolverhampton), d. ?(aft.1851). m. 27/01/1800, Stafford.

-iii-[ Ann(e) WARD, b.cir. 1809-10, Stafford, d. ?(btw. 1851 – 1881).

-iv-[ Mary DANFORD (or DARFORD), b.cir. 1775-76, Bushbury, Staffordshire (Wolverhampton), d. ?(after 1851).

Click here to download as a PDF file;
SWAIN ancestors – Feb2017version.

Contents last updated; February 2017.


The Roman Numeral in front of a name (above) 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 on the blog that I’ve 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.

* My sources;

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

Family notes – kept by Priscilla HUTCHISON 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.

Census and Marriage records – on-line – via FindMyPast.com My own searches of census information available on-line, including the 1861, 1871, & 1881 census. HART & WARD – see 1851 & 1881 censuses, and marriage records for Charles HART & Anne WARD, and for John WARD & Mary DANFORD/DARFORD.

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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