'Swaine1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Swaine of Bradford, Swaine of Fencroft, Swaine of Gomersall, Swaine of Leverington, Swaine of Wisbech (Wisbeache)

(1) According to www.surnamedb.com, Swaine is one of the oldest recorded surnames, deriving from a Scandinavian "personal name Sven, Suen or Sveinn, a form of endearment translating literally as "boy"."
(2) We are not aware of any connection between the families shown below. They share the page for our convenience.
Thomas Swaine of Wisbech & Leverington (d 1639)
1. Thomas Swaine of Wisbech
2. Robert Swaine of Leverington, Sheriff of Cambridgeshire (d 1705)
  m. (1640) Mary Freeman (dau of William Freeman of London & Leigh)
  A. Thomas Swaine of Leverington Hall (b 1645, d 1728)
  m. Elizabeth Crosse (b 1652, dau of Thomas Crosse of Wisbech)
  i. son
  ii. Spelman Swaine of Leverington Hall (d 1761)
  iii. son presumed father of ...
  a. Daniel Swaine, later of Leverington Hall, Sheriff of Cambridgeshire (d after 1779, by 1785?)
  iv. John Swaine of London, Fencroft & Leverington (d 1753) possibly one of the above unnamed sons?
  VCH shows John of London & Fencroft (d 1753) as father of Spelman of Fencroft (d 1803) father of Walter & Spelman (RN). This is clearly the following line which comes from BLG1847 ('Swaine of Wisbeach).
  m. Alice Cross
  a. Spelman Swaine of Fencroft (d 29.10.1803)
  m. (1766) Dorothy Robertson (dau of Walter Robertson of Lynn Regis)
  (1) Walter Swaine (dvp)
  m. Elizabeth Coney of Walpole St. Peter's
  (A) daughter (d young)
  (B) Jane Swaine
  m. John Browne
  (C) Louisa Swaine
  m. Charles Whiting of London
  (D) Mary Swaine
  m. Jeremiah Pilcher of London
  (2) Spelman Swaine of Leverington then Wisbeach, last of Fencroft (b 01.01.1769, d 1848, Rear Admiral RN)
  m. (26.08.1806) Sophia Anne Le Grice (dau of Rev. Charles Le Grice of Bury St. Edmunds by Sophia)
  (A) Sophia Day Swaine
  m. William Whiting of Thorney Abbey
  (B) Dorothea Robertson Swaine
  m. George Saffery of Market Rasen
  (C) Elizabeth Gregory Pears Swaine
  m. Rev. Frederick Le Grice of Great Gransden
  (D)+ other issue - Henry Spelman (d unm), Walter-le-Grice (d young)
  (3) John Swaine
  (A) Harriet Swaine
  m. James Smythe "of the Custom House"
(B)+ other issue - Walter, 4 others (d unm?)
  b. Elizabeth Swaine
  m. _ Hepburn (Captain)
  v. Elizabeth Swaine probably of this generation
  The following connection was kindly brought to our attention by a contributor (CV, 19.07.16).
  m. Francis Rogers (keeper of the wardrobe to King James II)
  a. Elizabeth Rogers (heir)
  m. (28.01.1738) Charles Parker of Burghberry Manor (b c1699, d 02.1777)
  B.+ other son(s) (dvp)
2. Katherine Swaine probably of this generation
  m. (1631) Edward Crosse of Wisbech (d before 11.06.1646)



FMG (MS131) starts with 2 brothers, shown as sons of ...
?? Swaine
1. Robert Swaine of Bradford
  m1. ??
  A. William Swaine
  m. _Haigh
  m2. Dorothy Rhodes (dau of Abraham Rhodes of Bradford (by Dorothy Priestley), m2. Japhet Lupton)
  B. Samuel Swaine
  m. Hannah Swaine (a 1823, dau of Joseph Swaine of Bradford) @@ below
  i.+ issue - William (d young), Robert (a 1823)
  C. Margaret Swaine
  m. Robert Ramsbotham of Bradford
  i. Henry Ramsbotham of Bradford had issue
  m. _ Shipley of Leeds (m2. George Mosman)
  ii. William Ramsbotham (d unm, surgeon)
iii. Margaret Ramsbotham
  m. George Mosman (d 1824)
  D. Mary Swaine of Bradford (d unm)
2. Joseph Swaine of Bradford (clothier)
  m. Bathshua Hesketh (dau of Robert Hesketh of Platt by Hannah, dau of Joseph Sykes of Leeds)
  A. Robert Swaine of Bradford (dsp 23.12.1812, banker)
  m. Hannah Priestley (b 13.04.1738, d 27.09.1806, dau of Nathaniel Priestley of North Owram)
  B. John Swaine of Halifax (banker)
  m1. _ Hardcastle
  i. Joseph Swaine of Gomersall (a 1823)
  m. either dau of Rowland Watson of Keighley or dau of Ellis of ?? near Keighley
  m2. Anne Greenwood
  ii. Edward Swaine of Gomersall (b 15.02.1790)
  m. _ Sykes of Gomersall
  iii.+ other issue (a 1823) - Mary Anne (b 26.06.1791), Elizabeth (b 24.10.1794)
  C. Edward Swaine of Newington, later in Weimar (a 1823)
  m. Caroline Smidt of Weimar
  i. Johanne Christophe Swaine (b 18.01.1792)
  m. "A German Baroness"
  ii.+ other issue - Robert Victor, Edward, William, Henry, Caroline
  D. Margaret Swaine (d unm)
  E. Hannah Swaine (a 1823)
  m. Samuel Swaine @@ above



Probably connected to the above family was ...
William Swaine
1. Abraham Swaine (2nd son?)
  m. Sarah
  A. William Swaine
  i.+ issue - Abraham (d 1732), John (d 1715)
  B. Abraham Swaine (d 1731)
  m. (1700) Sarah Crabtree (dau of John Crabtree by Elizabeth, dau of Thomas Brooke of Dodworth (Elizabeth m2. Thomas Fell of Morton))
  i.+ issue - Abraham (b 1705, d 1733), Mary (d unm), Elizabeth (d unm)
  C. Beatrix Swaine
  m. William Field of Bradford
  D.+ other issue - Susan, Judith
2.+ other issue - William, Beatrix

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : VCH (Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, vol 4, 'Wisbech Hundred: Leverington')
(2) For middle section (originally uploaded 03.02.16 within SZmisc12) : FMG (vol 1, Swaine-Ramsbotham' (MS131, p297+) & 'Hesketh-Swaine' (MS130, p296))
(3) For lower section (originally uploaded 18.03.16 within SZmisc12) : FMG (vol 2, MS216, 'Field-Swaine', p514)
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