SURNAMES of interest in the SWAIN family tree;
Below are the SURNAMES that are of interest to me in the SWAIN branch of my family tree, listed alphabetically (for ease of searching). Where I can, I include a brief summery about each family name, or about individuals in that family; where they lived, their occupations, etc.
Clicking on the highlighted SURNAME will link you to any posts on this website that have been “tagged” as relating to that name. If a SURNAME tag appears to be “broken”, it could be that I haven’t (yet) posted anything onto aFamilyHistoryBlog about that family surname. You are welcome to contact me to check. I would appreciate being alerted if any tags/links aren’t working correctly. Thanks.
For a complete list of all SURNAMES of interest to me in all branches of my family, please see the Surnames of Interest page.
Alternative spelling variations will be shown in italics.
DANFORD. (or DARFORD) ; from Staffordshire (STS); 1750 – 1850. Mary DANFORD [iv], b.cir. 1775-76, Bushbury, STS, d.? aft.1851, m.1800, in Stafford – to John WARD. Their daughter, Ann(e) WARD [iii], b.cir. 1809-10, d.btw. 1851-81, m. 1830 at St Mary’s Church, Stafford (STS) – to Charles HART (or HEART). [TR] [PCR]
HART. (or HEART) [SWAIN]; from Staffordshire (STS); 1750 – 1900. Charles HART [iii], b.cir. 1802-03, d.?aft. 1881, m. 1830 at St Mary’s Church, Stafford (STS) – to Ann(e) WARD. Their daughter, Ellen HART [ii] (or HEART), b. 1846, Castle Church, Stafford (STS), d. 1938, Western Park, Leicester (LEI), m. 1870, at Whittington, Worcester (WOR) – to James Christopher SWAIN. [TR] [PCR]
JAMES ; from Birmingham, (Staffordshire/Warwickshire?) (STS / WAR); 1750 – 1900. Ann JAMES [iv], m. 1813, at St Martin, Birmingham (WAR) – to Christopher JOHNSON.
JOHNSON ; from Birmingham, (Staffordshire/Warwickshire?) (STS / WAR); 1750 – 1900. Isabella JOHNSON [iii], b.cir. 1817, Birmingham?, d. 1882, Stafford, m. 1837, at St Martin, Birmingham (WAR) – to James SWAIN. [TR]
SWAIN ; from Bristol (WIL) / Birmingham / Staffordshire (STS) / Leicester (LEI); 1750 – 1900. 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 (WOR) areas. James SWAIN [iii], b.cir. 1800 – 1801, Bristol (WIL), d. 1883, Stafford (STS), m. 1837, at St Martin, Birmingham (WAR) – to Isabella JOHNSON. Download a SWAIN ancestor “pedigree” file (.pdf) HERE. [TR]
WARD. [SWAIN]; from Staffordshire (STS); 1750 – 1900. John WARD [iv], b.cir. 1776-77, Bushbury, STS, d.? aft.1851, m.1800, in Stafford – to Mary DANFORD. Their daughter, Ann WARD [iii], b.cir. 1809-10, d.btw. 1851-81, m. 1830 at St Mary’s Church, Stafford (STS) – to Charles HART (or HEART). [TR] [PCR]
Counties are abbreviated using the Chapman codes. All locations should be read as being located within the British Isles, unless another country is clearly stated. I have set the “dates of interest” quite broad, to try and cover one or more generations on either side of those that I already know of.
[i] [ii] [iii] [iv] [v] [vi] [vii] [viii] – represents the generation of my family tree that the person named belongs to, counting backwards. [i] = my Great Grandparents. [v] = my 5x Gt Grandparents.
At the end of each entry is a note about the kinds of sources that I have for that branch family;
- [FP] = Family Papers, original documents, etc. I generally have high confidence in the accuracy of information from such original sources!
- [MI] = Monumental inscriptions, (gravestones, etc.)
- [PCR] = Parish and/or Census Records.
- [PP] = Publications (books, newspapers, non-family websites, etc)
- [TR] = Family Trees from other people (distant relations), on paper, or online.
- [TBC] = To be confirmed – information that I’m cautious about! Records need checking & original sources finding!
* 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.
My apologies if I’ve missed any particular sources or credits that I should have given. I believe that these are my major sources.
Page contents last updated; 18/02/2017