William Henry Swain

21 January 1821–16 October 1864 (Age 43)
Maidstone, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Swain was born on 21 January 1821, in Maidstone, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Swain, was 25 and his mother, Martha Farndell, was 24. He married Elizabeth Apthorpe on 22 March 1843, in Maidstone, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 16 October 1864, in Maidstone, Kent, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 43, and was buried in Maidstone, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Swain
1821–1864
Elizabeth Apthorpe
1819–1855
Marriage: 22 March 1843
Henry James Swain
1845–
Mary Ann Swain
1846–1852
William Henry Swain
1848–1896
Elizabeth Swain
1850–
Martha Swain
1853–1861
Emma Swain
1855–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 March 1843
Maidstone, Kent, England, United Kingdom
children

(6)

    Male1845–Male

    Mary Ann Swain

    Female1846–1852Female

    William Henry Swain

    Male1848–1896Male

    Elizabeth Swain

    Female1850–Female

    Martha Swain

    Female1853–1861Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    John Swain

    Male1818–Male

    Male1821–1864Male

    Martha Ann Swain

    Female1821–1860Female

    Ann Miller Swain

    Female1822–Female

    John Jarvis Swain

    Male1824–Male

+3 More Children

World Events (5)

1823

Age 2

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1830

Age 9

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 12

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English: occupational name for a servant or attendant, from the Middle English word swein ‘servant’ or Old Norse sveinn ‘boy’, ‘servant’. In Old Norse this word is also found as a personal name in the form Sveinn; so in some cases the origin may be patronymic.2 Scottish and Irish: reduced form of McSwain .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William H Swain, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Henry Swain in entry for Levi Best and Emma Swain, "England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911"
  • William Henry Swain in entry for Edward Thomas Swain and Clara Charlotte Cooper, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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