Thomas Swain Jr.

1745–
Morville, Shropshire, England

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Swain Jr. was born in 1745, in Morville, Shropshire, England, his father, Thomas Swain, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Grice, was 28. He married Olive Ruffell. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Swain Jr.
1745–
Olive Ruffell
1742–
Marriage:
Ann Swain
1766–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
children

(1)

    Ann Swain

    Female1766–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

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World Events (4)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 7

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 9

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 42

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Thomas Swaine, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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