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Swans from Kent
« on: Saturday 09 February 19 05:01 GMT (UK) »
Looking for anything on Charles Swan(n) from Kent DOB 1821. He moved to New Zealand then Australia.

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Re: Swans from Kent
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 09 February 19 07:48 GMT (UK) »
There are various Charles Swans born around 1821 in Kent.

When did he arrive in New Zealand?

Do you know the names of his children?

Presumably have you no information on his Father?

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Re: Swans from Kent
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 09 February 19 07:51 GMT (UK) »
This is from a tree on Ancestry : not yet checked any of it, other than the baptism shows in local records:

Charles Swan
Father  Richard Swan  Mother Susanna Watts
Birth    1821 Hartlip Kent England
Death  04/1895 Bairnsdale Victoria Australia
Residence   New South Wales Australia

You have not said when your Charles died, and where,  is it the same man?

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Re: Swans from Kent
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 09 February 19 08:03 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Chempat, the Charles you have is the same man. Details of death is accurate however as far as Im aware he did not reside in NSW. I have not found this on the ancestry site I am in. I will check other ones. He is a mystery as he supposedly married a Caroline Britnell in New Zealand yet there is no record of this. She married a John Garrett, with no divorce record.

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Re: Swans from Kent
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 09 February 19 08:19 GMT (UK) »
Tree looks a mixture : Richard and second wife and 8 children arrive in 1835 in Australia, Charles arrives in 1835 in Australia via convict ship.

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Re: Swans from Kent
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 09 February 19 08:23 GMT (UK) »
This is exciting, it sounds possible. I know Charles was born in England and have heard he was a convict. I did find he was sent to Aus due to his conviction. I have no info on his original family. I do have his children who were all born in NZ..

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Re: Swans from Kent
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 09 February 19 08:38 GMT (UK) »
Sorry just saw your earlier post. I have no knowledge of Charles family he was born into. He had children with Caroline Britnell in NZ
Sarah Emma Swan
18551952

 
Lois Swan
18581941

 
Edward James Swan
18601925

Alice Swan
18611945

 
Edith Swan
18631906

 
James Swan
18661928

 
Emily Swan
18661946

Martha Swan
18681954

William Swan
18711902

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Charles Swan
18741959

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Re: Swans from Kent
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 09 February 19 09:01 GMT (UK) »
There's a baptism for a Charles Swan in Hartlip on 9th September 1821, son of Richard & Susanna.

It would be worth looking at assizes records and newspapers for any details of offence and place he was living.
Middx - VAUS, ROBERTS, EVERSFIELD, INMAN, STAR, HOLBECK, WYATT, BICKFORD, SMITH, REDWOOD
Hants - SMALL, HAMMERTON, GRIST, FRYER, TRODD, WOODFORD, CROUTEAR, BECK, BENDELL, KEEPING, HARDING
Kent - BAYLY, BORER, MITCHELL, PLANE, VERNON, FARRANCE, CHAPMAN, MEDHURST, LOMAX, WYATT, IDEN
Devon - TOPE, BICKFORD, FOSTER
YKS - QUIRK, McGUIRE, BENN
Nott/Derbs - SLACK
Herts - BARNES
L'pool- PLUMBE
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Re: Swans from Kent
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 09 February 19 09:03 GMT (UK) »
thanks will get on to it