Henry Francis Swan

1838–1 March 1881 (Age 43)
Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Henry Francis

Henry Francis Swan was born in 1838, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He married Anne Balfour on 1 January 1863, in Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 1 March 1881, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 43.

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Family Time Line

Henry Francis Swan
Anne Balfour
Marriage: 1 January 1863
Elizabeth Isabella Swan
John Samuel Swan
Henry Francis Swan
William David Christmas Swan
Mary Ann Balfour Swan
Grace Mcgeoch Dinwoodie Swan
Robert Howie Swan

Spouse and Children

1 January 1863
Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia


    Elizabeth Isabella Swan


    John Samuel Swan




    Mary Ann Balfour Swan


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 4

The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

Age 5

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · St. George's Hall

Age 16

In 1854, St. George's Hall was completed. The site that it sits on is were the Liverpool Infirmary was previously located. The hall was built for entertainment.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from Middle English swan ‘swan’, hence a nickname for a person noted for purity or excellence (which were taken to be attributes of the swan), or resembling a swan in some other way. This was also an Old Norse and Old English personal name, from which the surname may be derived. In some cases it may be a habitational name for someone who lived at a house with the sign of a swan.2 variant of English Swain .3 Americanized form of German Schwan .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Henry F Swan, "Australia, Victoria, Index to Probate Registers, 1841-1989"

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