The late Maurice Richards, a Newtown historian, prepared a family history document on the Swayne (Swain) family, for Mr Richard Eric Swain, of Newtown, himself now sadly deceased. 
Mr Richards gave a copy to my father in law, Mr Stanley Wilson, as he knew that Stan was related to the Swains. 
This record is based on the information so kindly supplied by Maurice Richards.
Additional information by Stan Wilson, Kay Allsop, and the late Ralph Swain. 
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Descendants of
ABRAHAM SWAYNE,
BETTWS CEDEWAIN

FIRST GENERATION

 Abraham Swayne (died 1683)
 
married Anno Coley

Abraham was a glover. His age and date of marriage are unknown, but in his will dated 28th November 1683, when he was residing at Garthgollen, Bettws, he refers to his wife Anno and his five children;

Isack, was baptised on the 14th January 1672 and married Surfura Blayney on the 10th September 1707. They had seven children. Isack was buried on the 22nd April 1756 and Surfura on the 27th November 1758 at Bettws.

Simon, baptised on the 16th September 1674. No burial found, but he was not mentioned on his father's will, so must have died young. 

John was baptised after the 23rd February 1675, and married Sinoes about 1699, and they had four children.

Robert who married Bridget Jackson at Bettws on the 20th January 1705, and they had eight children.

Abraham was firstly married to Elizabeth Morgan His second marriage was to Jane Humphreys on the 20th July 1717.

Mary was their only daughter. No further details are available.


Abraham was buried on the 24th July 1683

The Will of Abraham Swayne 1683
Click here to access


Anno Coley

Anno was the daughter of Robert Colley / Coley / Colie, a glover of Llivior. He was still alive at November 1683, when he swore a bond for his son in law's (Abraham Swayne) Will.

 

SECOND GENERATION

Children of
Abraham and Anno Swayne

 Isack Swain (baptised 1672 - 1756)
(son of Abraham and Anno Swayne)
 
married Surfura Blayney 

Isack, was baptised on the 14th January 1672 and married Surfura Blayney on the 10th September 1707. They had seven children.  

Izac, baptised on the 30th January 1708 and probably married Elizabeth Pryce at Kerry in 1738, his first wife, and then married Elizabeth Evans on the 8th February 1782

Richard, baptised 29th December 1710, married Jane Breese.

John born around 1712, and married Mary Griffiths on the 29th April 1731 by Banns at Churchstoke.

Maria (Mary) baptised on the 27th February 1712, and married John Wild.

Thomas baptised on the 2nd October 1715, who married Elizabeth Grice on the 11th April 1741 at Bridgnorth.

Margeria (Margery) baptised on the 4th February 1717 and married Joseph Thomas.

Dorothy (Dorotha) baptised 31st May 1720, and married John Oliver on the 7th May 1750 at Newtown.

Abraham, baptised 1722, whose will was dated the 2nd August 1759 and Probated on the 30th May 1760

Isack was buried on the 22nd April 1756 and Surfura on the 27th November 1758 at Bettws.


Abraham Swain (baptised 1722)
(son of Abraham and Anno Swayne)
 
married Elizabeth Morgan
and Jane Humphreys

Abraham was firstly married to Elizabeth Morgan on the 29th December 1709 at Bettws.
They had two children, Samuel baptised in 1711, and Anna baptised in 1715.
His second marriage was to Jane Humphreys on the 20th July 1717.
They had eight children, of which the second child Abraham  married Ursula.


THIRD GENERATION


Children of
Abraham and Jane Swain

Abraham Swain (born 1721)
(son of Abraham and Jane Swain)
 
married Ursula Jones

Abraham was born in 1721 and married Ursula Jones, both of Bettws on the 1st January 1753. He had four brothers and sisters.
His last will was dated the 18th June 1762.


Children of
Isack and Surfura Swain

Richard Swain  (born 1710)
(son of Isack and Surfura Swain)
 
married Jane Breese

Richard and Jane had five children.

Richard Swain born 1753, who married Susannah Morris

Jane Swain born 1754

John Swain, born and died 1756

Frances Swain, born 1757, who married Samuel Breese

Mary Swain, born 1760

Received the following correspondence from Elaine Edge KD; 
I wonder if you could help. I am trying to find a Richard Swain who married a Jane Brees in Betws Cedewain on 11 May 1752.
Looking down your list I wondered if he might have been one of the eight children of Abraham's second marriage (if the Richard of the first marriage died young).
I would be very grateful for any ideas you might have as I am very excited about this, and keen to find out as much as possible about this family, and their lives.

My own connection is that Frances Breeze born 1778, daughter of Frances Swain above, is my great great great grandmother.


John Swain (born 1713)
(son of Isack and Surfura Swain)
 
married Mary Griffiths

John and Mary had a daughter Mary Swain


FOURTH GENERATION


Children of
Abraham and Ursula Swain

John Swain (1754 - 1803)
(son of Abraham and Ursula Swain)
 
married Elizabeth Lewis 

John was baptised on the 13th March 1754 at Bettws and married Elizabeth Lewis on the 27th October 1775 in Bettws Church.
They had eight children, one of them was Richard, born in 1789. Others mentioned in his will were David, Abraham, John, Elizabeth, Thomas and Jane.
In his will of the 27th January 1803, John was living at Penygaer, Bettws.

Bettws Caedewen
The Will of In.o Swain
late of Pen y Gaer Farmer
dated proved the 22nd June
1803

£300
D.D. P.R.

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Swain of Penygaer in the Parish of Bettws in the County of Montgomery Farmer made duly published and declared the Twentyseventh day of January in the Year of our Lord One thousand Eight Hundred and Three.

First my Will and Desire is that all my just Debts and Funeral Expences be regularly Discharged and paid according to the direction of my Executors hereinafter named And as for the rest of the Worldly substance  which I am pofsefsed of I give bequeath devise and dispose of in manner and form following I give and bequeath unto my two sons David Swain and John Swain all my stock of Cattle Horses Sheep pigs poultry Hay Fodder Grain Threshed and Unthreshed Implements of Husbandry Household Furniture (Except what I shall herein otherwise dispose of )And all Monies that may be due to me at my Decease  or may become due And all the Rest Residue and Remainder og my Goods Chattels and Effects whatsoever and whosoever, Chargeable and subject the payment therefrom of the several Legacies herein after mentioned and exprefsed (that is to say) I give and Bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth Swain One Feather Bed Bedclothes and all things belonging to it and all other Furniture which is in the room which I usually sleep in downstairs and other necefsary things which may be needful to furnish one room And in Case my said Wife should not agree with my said Sons so as to Continue to live and abide with them Then in such case I give and bequeath unto my said wife the sum of Seven pounds per Year to be paid her by my said two sons, payable half yearly during her natural life provided she does not contract Matrimony after my Decease But in Case she should contract Matrimony Then in such Case my said Wife shall be Entitled to the sum of Twenty Shillings only.
I give and bequeath unto my son Abraham Swain the sum of Fifty and one Feather bed Bedclothes Bedsteads and all things belonging to it and for him to choose which he likes best of all the Beds in my House. I give and bequeath unto my son Edward Swain the sum of Forty pounds. I give and bequeath unto my two sons Richard Swain and Thomas Swain the sum of Fifty pounds each.
I give and bequeath  unto my daughter Elizabeth Swain the sum of Thirty Pounds and the said Household Furniture herein bequeathed to my wife. At my wife's decease are to be equally divided between my three youngest children Richard Elizabeth and Thomas share and share alike.  
I give and bequeath to my Daughter Jane the wife of Thomas Jones Miller the sum of Twenty Five pounds and I do hereby authorize and impowere my Uncle Edward Swain to be my Trustee over my said children particularly the youngest during their Respective Minority.
And my said three youngest children Richard Elizabeth and Thomas to be maintained and properly Educated solely at the Expence of my said two sons David and John till they severally arrive at the age of Eighteen At the discretion of my said Uncle herein before named And to Receive Interest for their Respective Legacies  herein before mentioned after the Rate of five pounds for every hundred pounds per year when they shall eventually Arrive at the age of Eighteen Years as Aforesaid. And I do hereby  nominate and appoint my said two sons David Swain and John Swain to be my Executors to this my said Will and Testament hereby Revoking Abolishing disannulling any former or other Will or Wills by me heretofore made  or caused to be made declaring this only to be my Last Will and Testament. In Witnefs whereof I said Testator have hereunto put my Hand and Seal the Day and Year first above written. But in case either of my two sons David and John should happen to contract Matrimony then with person so marrying must turn out from the other having the said property and Effects Equally divided between them both Share and Share alike. In witnefs whereof I the said Testator have hereunto put my hand and the Seal the Day and Year first above written.

Signed Sealed published
and declared by the Testator
who in the presence of us and
in the presence of each other
have subscribed our names as
Witnefses thereto
Richard Jones
Roger Woodhouse

John Swain

He died in 1803.


Children of
John and Mary Swain

Mary Swain 
(daughter of John and Mary Swain) 


Children of
Richard and Jane Swain

Frances Swain
1757 - 1838 
(daughter of Richard and Jane Swain)
married Samuel Breese 

Samuel and Frances Breese had three children;

Frances Breese born 1778, married Thomas Moore.

Samuel Breese born 1780

John Breese

Received the following correspondence from Elaine Edge KD; 
I wonder if you could help. I am trying to find a Richard Swain who married a Jane Brees in Betws Cedewain on 11 May 1752.
I am very excited about this, and keen to find out as much as possible about this family, and their lives.
My own connection is that Frances Breeze b 1778, daughter of Samuel and Frances Breese is my great great great grandmother.

The Llandysill PRs reveal that  Frances Breese nee Swain died in 1838 (bur 13 Nov 1838 of Abermule aged 81),

In Loving Memory of
Elizabeth
youngest daughter of Edward & Mary Jones
of Abermule
died Sept. 13th 1905
Aged 84 years.
Samuel BREEZE
died Septr 17th 1836 Aged 85 years
Frances his Wife
died Nov 9th 1838 Aged 81 years 


FIFTH GENERATION


Children of
John and Elizabeth Swain
 

Abraham Swain (1782 - 1860)
(son of John and Elizabeth Swain)
 
married Eleanor Clayton 

Abraham was born about 1782 and married Eleanor Clayton

1841, Wain, Bettws; Abraham Swain 55, farmer, wife Eleanor, 55, living at home were Isaac 20, Jane 15, and Eleanor 14. George Williams 25 and Francis Davies were agricultural labourers on the farm.


In 1848, Abraham Swain wrote his last Will and Testament.
 

1851, The Wain, Abraham Swain 68 a farmer of 84 acres, wife Eleanor 66, daughters Jane 28 and Eleanor 25 were also living at home. All were born in Bettws.
John Richards 21 of Manafon, William Biddles 16 of Berriew and William Pritchard 13 of Bettws worked there as farm labourers. 


Abraham died on the 2nd May 1851 aged 68.

"I am the resurrection and the life"
Reader! "Prepare to meet thy God."
In memory of
ABRAHAM SWAIN,
of Waen, in this parish
who died 2 May
1851
Aged lxviii Years. 


Bettws Caedewen
The Will of Abraham Swain,
late of Wain Fawr deceased.
Proved 7th October 1857
DD.
Sub. £200

This is the last Will and Testement of me Abraham Swain of the Wain in the Parish of Bettws in the County of Montgomery Farmer. I will and direct that All my personal property Farming Stock and other Effects at the Wain aforesaid be left to my wife Eleanor my Daughter Jane and my daughter Eleanor and my son Isaac Swain share and share alike but my will is that they should continue together and that my wife Eleanor should be maintained by them my said Daughters and Son if he should wish to live with them otherwise my said Daughters.
But providing my said wife Eleanor should leave or seperate from my said Daughters with whom she now lives my will is that she should have no portion of the Stock. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Eleanor Jones Wife of John Jones of Velindre Berriew the sum of Ten pounds to be paid by my Trustees herewith named out of my said Farming Stock Ten pounds. And I do hereby nominate and appoint my said son Isaac and my said daughter Jane Executors of this my last Will and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. In Witnefs whereof I do herewith set my hand this twelfth day of September 1848.

Signed and Declared by the Testator Abraham Swain in the presence of us and in his presence at his request the day and year first written above.
Tho Morgan of Newtown
William Andrew
Unicorn Inn Newtown 

Abraham Swain



Effects Swain
Under £200
and Testator died
2nd May 1857
The 7th day of October 1851.
Then appeared personally the
within named Isaac Swain and
took the usual oath of an
Executor and that of the formal
Estate and Effects of the
deceased Abraham Swain
did not at the time of his death
Amount in value to the sum of
Two hundred pounds.
Power being rescued
to the other Executors
Before me
Charlufcott Luxmoore .
   

Eleanor Swain, Abraham's widow died on the 12th May 1860, aged 75.

"I am the resurrection and the life"
Reader! "Prepare to meet thy God."
In memory of
ABRAHAM SWAIN,
of Waen, in this parish
who died 2 May
1851
Aged lxviii Years.
In
memory of
ELEANOR
relict of the aforesaid
who died 12 May
1860
Aged 75 Years
"The hour is coming, in which all that are in the Graves
shall hear His voice,
and shall come forth they that have done good unto the resurrection of life,
and they that have done evil
unto resurrection of damnation!  


The couple are buried at St Beuno's Church, Berriew.

Son Isaac became head of household at Waen, with hs sister Jane..

Richard Swain (1789 - 1860)
(son of John and Elizabeth Swain)
 
married Dorothy Harding 

Richard was baptised on the 2nd January 1789, and he married Dorothy Harding on the 3rd September 1824. Both were born in Bettws.
In the 1841 and 1851 censuses they were at Little Bryn, Bettws. 

1841, Little Bryn; Richard Swain, 50, an Agricultural labourer, wife Dorothy Swain aged 40. Children Edward 10, John 3 and Mariah 1. All born in Montgomeryshire


1851, Little Bryn; Richard Swain, 61, an Agricultural labourer, wife Dorothy Swain aged 48 and Mariah 10.


They had four children, of which Edward, the second child, was born in 1831.
Richard died on the 2nd May 1860 aged 71.

As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing.
In
memory of
RICHARD SWAIN
(Little Bryn)
Who died May 2nd 1860
aged 71 years.
"Grieve not for me, my race is run
Father of Heaven thy will be done."


1861, Little Bryn; Dorothy Swain aged 61, farm labourer's widow, is living on her own.


1871, Little Bryn; Dorothy Swain aged 70, widow, farming 5 acres is living on her own.


Dorothy died on the 17th September 1878, aged 77.

As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing.
In
memory of
RICHARD SWAIN
(Little Bryn)
Who died May 2nd 1860
aged 71 years.
"Grieve not for me, my race is run
Father of Heaven thy will be done."
Also of
Dorothy wife of the above RICHARD SWAIN
who died Sep. 17th 1878
aged 77 years.
"Faithful unto death."

Children of
Mary Swain

John Swain  (1759 - 17.12.1836)
(son of Mary Swain)
married Ann Jones 


Children of
Samuel and Frances Breese

Frances Breese
1778 - 
(daughter of Samuel and Frances Breese)
married Thomas Moore 

Received the following correspondence from Elaine Edge KD; 
 Frances Breeze born in 1778, daughter of Samuel and Frances Breese is my great great great grandmother.
I am very excited about this, and keen to find out as much as possible about this family, and their lives.
Elaine shares more thoughts about Frances.
If you can assist Elaine with her research, she can be contacted via mail@penmon.org; KD

Frances married Thomas Moore, a carpenter, in Shoreditch in 1806.
 
But how Frances came to be in London, whether she met Thomas there, or whether he himself had connections to Llandysill area, I do not know.
At least one of their children (another Samuel who emigrated to New South Wales) always claimed to be Welsh, despite the fact that they were baptised in London (admittedly on a 'round-up' some years after their birth).

As for Fanny Breeze  I cannot begin to imagine the culture shock facing Fanny Breeze between Betws and the Limehouse in the early 1800s! How homesick she must have been (or am I projecting my feelings onto her).
But I am sure she DID go home, because at least some of her children were born there.

I have only just been able to connect her to Llandysill in the past couple of weeks, following the discovery of the will of her brother, Samuel Breeze, a blacksmith who was resident in Abermule and died there in the early 1860s.
Frances by this time was already dead, but there were bequests to her surviving children.
So it looks as though Frances returned to Llandysill after her marriage, but whether with Thomas or not, I have no idea.
The executor of Samuel Breeze's will was a John Moore of Kerry (the census shows he was a farmer actually born in Worcs), but I have no idea whether this man is connected to my Moores or not.
You can imagine the difficulties of tracking Moores in East London!

The Llandysill PRs reveal that  Frances Breese nee Swain died in 1838 (bur 13 Nov 1838 of Abermule aged 81), so her daughter only outlived her by less than ten years.

I was hoping to find out more about the villages at this period - they must have been quite remote.

Best wishes and thanks
Elaine


Samuel Breese
1780 - 1867
(son of Samuel and Frances Breese)

Samuel in his will bequested items to his late sister Frances's children.

Samuel is buried in Llandyssil Church.

In memory of
Samuel  Breese
of Abermule Mills
who died Dec 30 1867
Aged 87 Years.
Thy will be done.


SIXTH GENERATION


Children of
Richard and Dorothy Swain

Edward Swain (1831 - 1910)
(son of Richard and Dorothy Swain)
 
married Jane Owen 

Edward was baptised on the 29th May 1831 and married Jane Owen on the 22nd September 1858. Jane was born around 1834,
They had four children, Richard born in 1860, David, Jane born 1874 and John.

1861, Squilfa, Aberhafesp; Edward Swain aged 29, agricultural labourer, born Bettws, wife Jane 28, children, Edward 2 and Richard 7 months, all born in Aberhafesp. Elizabeth Owen 12 was a farm servant there

1871, Squilfa; Edward Swain aged 39 is now a gamekeeper, wife Jane is 39, children, Richard 10, Jane 5 and John 3.


Richard had moved to Hollybush by 1881 - it is listed next to Squilfa on the census.

1881, Hollybush, Aberhafesp;  Edward Swain aged 49 is farming 14 acres, wife Jane is 47, children, Richard 21, a Blacksmith, David 18, Jane 15 and John 13.


Their son David died in 1889.

In Affectionate Remembrance of
DAVID
Son of EDWARD & JANE SWAIN
Holly Bush, Aberhafesp
who died May 1st 1889
aged 26 years.
I was so long with pain oppressed,
Which wore my strength away,
It made me long for endless rest,
Which never can decay.

Edward and family had returned to Ysgwylfa by 1891

1891, Ysgwylfa, Aberhafesp;  Edward Swain aged 59 is again a gamekeeper, wife Jane is 58, children, John 23 is a farmer. Their niece Jane Evans 12 of Llanllwchaiarn, is their domestic servant.


Back to Hollybush by 1901.

Jane Swain died on the 17th January 1910.

In Loving Memory of
JANE
wife of EDWARD SWAIN
Holly Bush, Aberhafesp
who died January 17 1901
aged 68 years
"For we are but of yesterday, and
know nothing, because our days upon
earth are a shadow"


1901, Hollybush, Aberhafesp;  Edward Swain aged 61 is now widowed and farming on his own account, with his son John, 32.


Edward died in 1910 and was buried on the 9th September that year.

In Loving Memory of
JANE
wife of EDWARD SWAIN
Holly Bush, Aberhafesp
who died January 17 1901
aged 68 years
"For we are but of yesterday, and
know nothing, because our days upon
earth are a shadow"
Also of the above
EDWARD SWAIN
Who died Sept. 5 1910,
Aged 79 Years
"Thy will be done"
 


Children of
John and Ann Swain

George Swain  (born 1787) 
(son of John and Ann  Swain)
married Hannah Richards 


Children of
Abraham and Eleanor Swain

Isaac Swain  (1816 - 1862) 
(son of Abraham and Eleanor Swain) 

Isaac lived with his parents in 1841 at Wain. I cannot locate him in 1851.

He became head of the household on the death of his mother in 1860.

1861, The Wain, Isaac Swain 42 now farms 80 acres, with his sister Jane 38 as housekeeper.
A visitor there was Martha Whittaker, 8 born in Bettws. Thomas Gittins 19 and Richard Woodhouse 12 were carters on the farm. Both were born in Llanllwchaiarn.


Isaac died in 1862

In Memory of
ISAAC SWAIN
Late of Wain, Who died 1st June 1862
Aged 46 Years.
Stay reader, stay! remove not from my tomb,
Until thou has consider'd well thy doom,
Death's bow is bent (if thou could'st only see)
The arrow's drawn, perhaps to aim at thee. 

Isaac is buried at St Beuno's Church, Berriew

Elizabeth Swain  (1812 - 1855) 
(daughter of Abraham and Eleanor Swain)
Married John Jones 

Elizabeth was born on the 3rd November 1811 and baptised on the 7th November.

She married John Jones on the 3rd October 1831 at Bettws Church.

Elizabeth died in 1855 aged 43.


In Memory of
JANE daugr. of JOHN & ELIZABETH JONES
(of Dolvor Hall, Kerry)
Who died 27th February 1854
aged 16 years
ELIZABETH JONES the aforesaid
Died 7th March 1855
aged 43 years.
ELIZABETH their daugr died 8th Oct 1855,
aged 24 years
CATHARINE their Daugr died 4th November1856,
Aged 23 years
also of the above
JOHN JONES
who died June 6th 1885
aged 77 years
In hope of a glorious resurrection
Lovely and pleasant in their lives and in their death
they were not divided. 

They are buried at St Beuno's Church, Berriew


SEVENTH GENERATION


Children of
Edward and Jane Swain
 

Richard Swain (1860 - 1943)
(son of Edward and Jane Swain)
 
married Mary E. Pryce
and Catherine Jane 

Richard was born in 1860 but was not baptised until 1864.

He appears on the 1861, 1871 and 1881 censuses living with his parents as shown under their details.

He married Mary E. Pryce (born in 1865),  at Castle Caereinion on the 30th November 1886.

Richard and Mary were living with her brother Edward in Castle Caereinion at the time the 1891 took place. All their children were born in the village.
 

1891, The Smithy, Castle Caereinion; Edward Pryce 28, a blacksmith, born in Welshpool was head of the household. Richard Swain was also a blacksmith aged 30, his wife Mary was 25 and their family consisted of David 3, Maurice 2 and Pryce 6 months old.
Edward's sister Emily, aged 11, also born in Castle Caereinion is described as a nurse.


Richard and family had gone to live to Aberhafesp before 1895.

Mary died in 1897.

In loving memory of
MARY ELIZABETH
Beloved wife of Richard Swain
Pentre, Aberhafesp
Who died July 19th, 1897,
aged 32 Years.
This languishing head is at rest,
Its thinkings and achings are o'er,
This quiet immovable breast,
Is heaved by affliction no more.


1901, Pentre, Aberhafesp. Widower Richard is aged 40 and working on his own account as a blacksmith. His family consisted of David 13, Maurice 12, Pryce 10, Edith 8, and Richard 6. The children were born in Castle Caereinion, apart from Richard, who was born in Aberhafesp.


Richard's second marriage was to Catherine. They had two children, Catherine Elizabeth and John, who died aged 5 months.

Catherine died on the 15th February 1926.

In Loving Memory of
CATHERINE JANE
beloved wife of Richard Swain
Pentre, Aberhafesp,
who died Feb 15th 1926,
aged 56 years.
"Peace perfect peace"


Richard died aged 76 and was buried on the 11th January 1943.

Obituary Notice
Richard Swain

The death occurred last Friday week at the age of 82 of Mr Richard Swain, Pentre Smithy, Aberhafesp. Mr Swain had been blind for several years but had overcome his handicap to a remarkable extent and took an interest in general affairs.

He had a seizure on Monday week and died within a few days. He was a native of Castle Caereinion and lived in Aberhafesp for 50 years. He was one of the best known figures in the area. He was a churchman and acted as warden at the Parish Church.

Twice married, both wives predeceased him. He is survived by four sons, three daughters and a sister.

The funeral took place on Monday and despite travelling difficulties, was very largely attended.

Chief Mourners;
Mr & Mrs David Swain,       Mr & Mrs Richard Swain,
Mrs Pryce Swain, Birkenhead (Mr Swain being unable to attend)
Mr & Mrs Maurice Swain,     Misses Edith & Alice Swain
Mr & Mrs H. Burden
Mr & Mrs Wilson, Wernfach (Brother in law & sister)
Mr & Mrs Trevor Brandrick,    Mr Dennis Swain (nephews & nieces)
Mr Pryce & Miss Pryce, Smithy Berriew (bro in law & niece)
Mrs Pryce Smithy Llandinam, Mr Jack Pryce (sis in law & nephew)
Mr & Mrs David Wilson, Waenfach (nephew and niece)
   Mr & Mrs Jarman & son Hawthorns Berriew
(brother in law, sister in law, nephew)
Mrs Andrews, Dolrhiew, New Mills (sister in law)

 There were a large number of wreaths

In Loving Memory of
CATHERINE JANE
beloved wife of Richard Swain
Pentre, Aberhafesp,
who died Feb 15th 1926,
aged 56 years.
"Peace perfect peace"
also of the above
RICHARD SWAIN.
who died Jan 7 1943
aged 82 years
Rest in Peace
 


 Jane Swain (1866 - 1945)
(daughter of Edward and Jane Swain)
 
married William Tills Wilson

Click here to read about my wifes' family. Jane was her great grandmother.

 

Children of
George and Hannah Swain

John Swain  (born 1811) 
(son of George and Hannah Swain)
married Sarah Jones 


EIGHTH GENERATION


 Children of
Richard and Mary Swain

 David Swain (1887 - 1963)
(son of Richard and Mary Swain)
 
married Margaret Ann Rees 

David was baptised on the 8th April 1887 at Aberhafesp and married Margaret Ann Rees on the 22nd January 1927. Margaret was born around 1892.
They had three children, Richard Eric, David Gilbert and Raymond Price.
David died on the 31st July 1963 aged 76.
Margaret Ann died on the 2nd December 1947. Both are buried in Newtown.


Edith Jane Swain (1892 - 1962)
(daughter of Richard and Mary Swain)
 


In Loving Memory of
EDITH SWAIN
Late of this Parish
Pentre, Aberhafesp,
who died November 14th 1962,
aged 70 years.
"Thy will be done."


John Swain (1903 - 1903)
(infant son of Richard and Mary Swain)
 


In
Loving Memory
of
JOHN son of
Richard and Catherine Swain
Pentre
Died Dec 30th 1903
Aged 5 months
"Suffer little children
to come unto Me"


Children of
John and Sarah Swain

Jane Swain  (born 1841) 
(daughter of John and Sarah Swain)
married John Evans 


 Children of
William Tills and Jane Wilson

 Roderick Wilson
David Swain Wilson
Dora Wilson
(children of William Tills and Jane Wilson)


Click here to read about my wifes' family. David Swain Wilson was her  grandfather.


NINTH GENERATION

Children of
David and Margaret Ann Swain
 

Richard Eric Swain
David Gilbert Swain
Raymond Price Swain
(sons of David and Margaret Ann Swain)
 

 

Children of
John and Jane Evans

Mary Elizabeth Evans (Polly)
(daughter of John and Jane Evans)
married John Davies 


 Child of
David Swain and Eliza Wilson

 Stanley William Wilson
(sonc of David Swain and Eliza Wilson)
married Ceceline Davies


Click here to read about my wifes' family. Stanley and Ceceline Wilson are her  parents.


TENTH GENERATION


Children of
John and Mary Elizabeth Davies 

Edith Ann Davies
(daughter of John and Mary Davies)
married Maurice Evans 


 Child of
David Swain and Eliza Wilson

 Stanley William Wilson
(son of David Swain and Eliza Wilson)
married Ceceline Davies


Click here to read about my wifes' family. Stanley and Ceceline Wilson are her  parents.