Alice Fagg

before 13 February 1757–23 October 1843
Hawkinge, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Alice

When Alice Fagg was born before 13 February 1757, in Hawkinge, Kent, England, her father, Thomas Fagg, was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth Friar, was 23. She married John Swain on 16 October 1785, in Elham, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She was buried in Newington, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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John Swain
Alice Fagg
Marriage: 16 October 1785
Elizabeth Swain
Sarah Swain
William Swain
Ann Swain
John Swain

Spouse and Children

16 October 1785
Elham, Kent, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 13

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 18

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 30

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

English (Kent): of uncertain origin. Reaney suggests that it may be a metonymic occupational name for a fish seller or a baker, from Middle English fagge, Old English facg, which denoted a kind of flatfish, and perhaps also a flat loaf. Another Middle English word fagge apparently denoted a fault in the weave of a piece of cloth.

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

Sources (3)

  • Alice Fagg, "England, Kent, Canterbury Parish Registers, 1538-1986"
  • Alice Fagg, "England, Kent, Canterbury Parish Registers, 1538-1986"
  • Alice in entry for Sarah Swain, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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