SWENE FAMILY HISTORY

 

Notes:

 

1.     The names SWAINE, SWAINES, SWAYN, SWAYNES, SWANE, SWANES and SWENE all occur in the Parish Registers at Penn, Staffordshire but the spelling SWENE became standard in the middle of the Seventeenth Century.

 

2.     The Christian name KINBARRA is a variation of the name of Saint Kyneburgha, third daughter of Penda, the pagan King of Mercia. She founded a nunnery at Castor in Northamptonshire in 650 A.D. and was eventually reinterred in the Abbey Church of Peterborough in the Eleventh Century when a shrine was erected over the relics of Saint Kyneburgha and her sister Kyneswitha. The monks of Peterborough celebrated 7th March in their memory while the Parish Church of Castor and Ailesworth is the only church dedicated to Saint Kyneburgha’s memory.

 

 

WALTER SWAYN, tanner, of Over Penn, Churchwarden of Penn in 1602, m. 20 Jan 1574/75 at Penn, JOAN BICFORTE (BICKFORD). He was described in the Parish Register as an householder. She was buried at Penn on 3 Apr 1623 and he was buried at Penn on 3 May 1624 (Lichfield will dated 29 Apr 1624 and proved 11 May 1624) having had issue:

 

1.     Francis, tanner, of Over Penn, bapt 28 Oct 1575 at Penn, m. 22 Oct 1611 at Penn, Margery Lawrence. He was buried at Penn on 15 Apr 1647 (Lichfield will proved 20 Apr 1647) and she was buried at Penn on 26 Dec 1665 having had issue:

a.     William, bapt 25 Sep 1625 at Penn, who had issue:

1.     Mary, bapt 16 Apr 1654 at Penn.

2.     Isabel, bapt 21 Aug 1656 at Penn.

3.     Joan, bapt 2 Jul 1659 at Penn.

b.     Walter, bapt 15 Jan 1631/32 at Penn.

a.     Alice, buried at Penn on 27 Dec 1623.

b.     Elizabeth, bapt 6 Jul 1628 at Penn.

2.     Thomas, bapt 28 Dec 1577 at Penn, living in 1624.

3.     Robert, living in 1624.

4.     Humphrey, living in 1624.

5.     William the elder, of Nether Penn, bapt 13 Dec 1583 at Penn, m. 4 Jun 1611 at Penn, Elizabeth Marshe. She was buried at Penn on 7 Mar 1647/48 and he was buried at Penn on 26 Apr 1653 having had issue:

a.     William the younger, m. 28 Nov 1634 at Penn, Joyce Bate and had issue:

1.     William, bapt 24 Apr 1642 at Penn.

1.     Mary, bapt 6 Sep 1635 at Penn, d. unmarried and was buried at Penn on 17 Sep 1720.

2.     Elizabeth, bapt 24 Aug 1637 at Penn.

3.     Katherine, bapt 12 Apr 1640 at Penn.

4.     Katherine, bapt 26 Oct 1644 at Penn.

6.     Edward, bapt 6 Oct 1589 at Penn.

7.     WALTER, of whom presently.  

1.     Mary, living in 1624, bapt 5 Jul 1592 at Penn, m. and had issue: 3 children.

2.     A dau, living in 1624, m. Mr. Lowe and had issue: 3 children.

 

WALTER SWAINE, yeoman and tanner, of Over Penn, Churchwarden of Penn in 1628, bapt 24 Apr 1595 at Penn, m. 8 Aug 1625 at Albrighton by Wolverhampton, Shropshire, ELIZABETH, dau of WILLIAM SOUTHALL, gentleman, of Beamish Hall and his wife JOANE (née CHAPMAN), who m. 18 Apr 1589. According to the 1664 Hearth Tax returns, he had two hearths. She was bapt 16 Nov 1595 at Albrighton and buried at Penn on 18 May 1670 and he was buried at Penn on 11 Jul 1670 (Lichfield will dated 6 Jun 1670 and proved 7 Oct 1670) having had issue:

 

1.     WILLIAM, of whom presently.

2.     John, of Lower Penn, bapt 16 Oct 1631 at Penn, m. 1 May 1660 at Penn, Eleanor Clemson. He was buried at Penn on 3 Jan 1704/05 and she was buried at Penn on 22 Aug 1715 having had issue:

a.     John, bapt 8 Dec 1664 at Penn.

b.     William, bapt 5 Apr 1677 at Penn, m. Joyce – and had issue:

1.     Frances, bapt 17 Mar 1705/06 at Penn.

2.     Joan, bapt 27 Dec 1708 at Penn and was buried at Penn on 30 Dec 1711.

3.     Ann, bapt 2 Sep 1711 at Penn, possibly m. 26 Mar 1733 at Penn, John Barrett of Penn.

4.     Sarah, bapt 30 Mar 1714 at Penn, m. 31 Oct 1739 at Penn, John, eldest son of Edward Mott of Penn and his wife Anne (née Chamberlain). See MOTT of THE BELL HOUSE – Burke’s Landed Gentry 1952 Edition. He d. 1790 having had issue.

5.     Mary, bapt 1 May 1718 at Penn and was buried at Penn on 17 Dec 1720.

c.     Thomas, bapt 17 Jun 1680 at Penn, m. 28 Sep 1707 at Penn, Elizabeth Grice of Womborn.

a.     Katherine, bapt 19 May 1662 at Penn.

b.     Elizabeth, bapt 10 Mar 1666/67 at Penn.

c.     Anne, bapt 6 Feb 1669 at Penn.

3.     William, bapt 17 Jan 1632/33 at Penn.

4.     Thomas, bapt 30 Jul 1637 at Penn, m. Jane – and had issue:

a.     Elizabeth, bapt 2 Feb 1663/64 at Penn.

b.     Joan, bapt 30 Dec 1665 at Penn.

c.     Mary, bapt 18 Jan 1667/68 at Penn.

d.     Margaret, bapt 31 Oct 1669 at Penn.

e.     Anne, bapt 31 May 1674 at Penn.

1.     Elizabeth, m. 26 Jan 1648/49, Thomas Kendrick.

2.     Mary, bapt 17 Nov 1633 at Penn, m. Walter Noake. He was buried at Penn on 27 Mar 1697 and she was buried at Penn on 25 May 1710 having had issue:

a.     William, bapt 7 Apr 1659 at Penn.

b.     Thomas, bapt 5 Nov 1661 at Penn.

      c.     Walter, bapt 2 Jan 1669/70 at Penn.

      a.     Elizabeth, bapt 16 May 1655 at Penn, living in 1670.

      b.     Mary, bapt 12 Mar 1656/57 at Penn, buried at Penn on 5 Mar 1676/77.

      c.     Margaret, bapt 16 Jun 1664 at Penn.

      d.     Anne, bapt 25 Aug 1772 at Penn.

 

WILLIAM SWENE, yeoman, of Over Penn, bapt 23 Aug 1628 at Penn, m. 1stly 8 Aug 1659 at Penn, MARY, dau of OLIVER ELWALL, yeoman, of Ettingsall in the parish of Sedgley. She was buried at Penn on 15 Apr 1665 having had issue:

 

1.     WALTER, of whom presently.

2.     William, bapt 27 Mar 1662 at Penn. 

3.     John, bapt 9 Nov 1662 at Penn.

4.     Isaac, bapt 4 Mar 1664/65 at Penn.

1.     Sarah, bapt 4 Mar 1664/65 at Penn.

 

He m. 2ndly Ann – . He was buried at Penn on 26 Dec 1690 and she was buried at Penn on 9 Nov 1697 having had further issue:

 

5.     William.

2.     Ann, bapt 25 Jun 1671 at Penn.

3.     Margaret, bapt 1 Apr 1673 at Penn.

4.     Ann, bapt 13 Feb 1678/78 at Penn.

5.     Sarah, bapt 6 Jul 1682 at Penn.

 

WALTER SWENE, Churchwarden of Penn in 1718, of Over Penn, bapt 26 Jul 1660 at Penn, m. KINBARRA, probably bapt 4 May 1668 at St. Peter’s, Wolverhampton, dau of WILLIAM SMITH of Bilston and his wife KINBARRA, dau of THOMAS HILDIKE (who m. 12 Jul 1655 at Wolverhampton) and his MARGARET of High Green Street, Wolverhampton. He was buried at Penn on 12 Feb 1729/30 and she was buried at Penn on 12 Jun 1730 (Lichfield will dated 10 Apr 1730 and proved 23 Jun 1730) having had issue:

 

1.     William, bapt 14 Dec 1693 at Penn, buried at Penn on 4 Mar 1717/18.

3.     WALTER, of whom presently.

1.     Mary, bapt 25 Feb 1692 at Penn, m. 14 Apr 1711 at Penn, Francis Northwood, maltster, of Wolverhampton, who was buried at Penn on 12 Feb 1723/24 having had issue. She m. 2ndly 26 Jan 1724/25 at St. Peter’s, Wolverhampton, John Billingsley.

2.     Kinbarra, bapt 17 Aug 1696 at Penn, m. 24 Feb 1717/18 at Penn, James New, yeoman, of Upper Penn and was buried at Penn on 22 Jul 1730 having had issue.

3.     Elizabeth, bapt 12 Oct 1700 at Penn, m. 8 Oct 1729, John Worsey.

 

WALTER SWENE, Churchwarden of Penn in 1730, bapt 10 May 1705 at Penn, m. 23 Jan 1726/27 at Kinver, ELIZABETH, bapt 17 Oct 1707 at Penn, dau of WILLIAM HOLLIS and his wife ANN. She was buried at Penn on 26 Aug 1760 and he was buried at Penn on 30 Dec 1771 having had issue:

 

1.     William, bapt 8 Feb 1727/28 at Penn, buried at Penn on 8 Jul 1728.

2.     William, bapt 25 Jan 1738/39 at Penn, buried at Penn on 5 Feb 1738/39.

3.     Walter, bapt 31 Mar 1746 at Penn, buried at Penn on 5 Apr 1748.

1.     Lydia, bapt 10 Jul 1729 at Penn, m. 31 Oct 1759 at Penn, Charles Knowles.

2.     Ann, bapt 3 Jan 1731/32 at Penn, buried at Penn on 18 Jan 1731/32.

3.     KINBARRA, of whom presently.

4.     Ann, bapt 10 Jul 1735 at Penn, buried at Penn on 9 Dec 1735.

5.     Elizabeth, bapt 20 Jan 1737/38 at Penn, buried at Penn on 10 Oct 1742.

6.     Mary, bapt 6 Sep 1740 at Penn.

7.     Sarah, bapt 11 May 1743 at Penn.

8.     Betty, bapt 2 Nov 1748 at Penn.

9.     Catharine, bapt 30 Jul 1753 at Penn, buried at Penn on 3 Aug 1753.

 

KINBARRA SWENE, bapt 26 Dec 1732 at Penn, m. 26 Feb 1756 at St. Peter’s, Wolverhampton, EDWARD ARMFIELD, a pocket-book lock maker, of Greenbank Farm, Hall Green, Worcestershire, son of SAMUEL ARMFIELD of Wolverhampton. See Armfield and Clarke Family Histories. She d. 6 Apr 1808 and was buried at Hall Green on 13 Apr 1808 and he d. 13 Feb 1812 having had issue: 2 sons and 4 daus.