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My Swan Family descendancy

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My Swan Family descendancy (as accurate as I can find).
Would love to connect with other related Australian Swans or others who are connected.

William Swan (my gt,gt,gt,gt grandfather)

Frinsted Marriage ( William Swan?s Ist wife)

Jan 9th 1776 William Swan of Bredgar and Elizabeth Kemsley of Frinsted

Children from 1st marriage baptised at Bredgar

1 William Swan Aug 7th 1777
2 Edward Swan July 3rd 1779
3 Joseph Swan Nov 30th 1780

Elizabeth Swan nee Kemsley died but was not buried at Bredgar

Bredgar Marriage ( William?s 2nd wife)

Nov 9th 1783 William Swan widow and Elizabeth Clark

Children from 2nd marriage baptised at Bredgar

4 Samuel Swan Jan 18th 1784 marr Jane Clarke
5 Elizabeth Swan April 1785
6 Richard Swan 17/9/1786
7 Catherine Swan Jan 20th 1788
8 Mary Swan 22/3/1789
9 Daniel Swan Feb 6th 1792
10 Ezekiel Swan Oct 20th 1793 in 1841 in Bobbing with 10 children ( marr Elizabeth Wickens 29/4/1821)
11 Jemima Swan April 22nd 1795
12 Joshua Swan Jan 27th 1799 marr Charlotte born 1799 Debtling no children

Burial: Elizabeth Swan nee Clark Aug 13th 1828 aged 74

MARRIAGE : Samuel Swan ( my gt,gt,gt grandfather) and Jane Clarke of Stockbury. Married abt 1809. There is a marriage May 1809 at Rochester St Margarets which might be theirs. Jane was baptised 13/6/1790 to parents Richard and Elizabeth Clarke. Her siblings were Kitty? 4/11/1787, Richard baptised 16/12/1792 and Rebecca baptised 26/6/1796

1 Richard Swan 7/1/1810 Stockbury ? went to Aust. Dec 1856
2 Samuel Swan c 1811 Bobbing ? Transported to Aust. as convict in Oct 1834. marr Frances Wood (no children)
3 James Swan 12/6/1814 Bobbing marr Mary Ann Neaves 18/10/1840 at Bredgar.They had 11 children. Their 2 sons James Swan and Edward Samuel Swan went to Australia as far as I know.
4 William Swan 18/3/1816 Bobbing marr Jane Simmons 8/11/1839 at Gillingham. No children.
5 Charles Swan 10/5/1818 Bobbing Died 16/8/1818?
6 Susanna Swan 25/4/1819 Bobbing Died 24/8/1819?
7 Jane Mary Swan 26/11/1820 Bredgar married Henry Fosbury DecQ 1855 Petersfield, Hampshire
8 George Swan 1823 Bredgar m Elizabeth Maria Laid. They had 10 children. Their son George bapt 10/4/1853 m Elizabeth Ann Beer JunQ 1882 Milton and immigrated to Australia with their 2 children Ethel Maud Swan and George Walter Samuel Swan.
9 Edward Swan 17/7/1825 Bredgar ? went to Aust. Dec 1856
10 Henry Swan 23/12/1827 Bredgar - Marr. Ann Tuff Golding 12/6/1856 and went to Aust.
11 John Swan 2/5/1830 Died at 4 mths Bredgar
12 Mary Ann Swan 8/3/1833 Bredgar marr George Thomas Miles 22/11/1852

Burial : Samuel Swan 22/4/1861 Aged 77 Bredgar
Jane Swan nee Clark 13/10/1876 Aged 86 Bredgar

MARRIAGE: Henry Swan ( my gt,gt grandfather) to Ann Tuff Golding of Godalming, Surrey on 12/6/1856 at Newington, Kent. Her father was Edmund Golding , mother Sarah Ellis

1 Frances Swan b abt 1858 Victoria
2 Samuel Swan b abt 1859 Victoria
3 Sarah Jane Swan b abt 1861 victoria
4 Amelia Caroline Swan b 20/8/1864 Statford, Sale, Victoria
5 Jessie Swan b abt 1861 Victoria marr a Uren
6 Henry (Harry) Richard Swan b abt 1869 Victoria
7 Rhoda Swan b abt 1872 Victoria

Burial: Henry Swan died 17/10/1905 Sale, Victoria and was buried 19/10/1905 at Sale cemetery
Ann Swan died 16/7/1907 aged 78 at Statford, Victoria

MARRIAGE: Amelia Caroline Swan( my gt grandmother to William John Quirk( born a Cantwell) His parents were Thomas Cantwell and Ellen McGrath (step father Martin Quirk) on 18/12/1893 at Hawthorn, Victoria. Cert. not found

1 William Quirk b abt 1896 NSW marr Elsie Bacon
2 Martin Christopher Quirk b 25/10/1899 Narromine, NSW marr Olive Wilhelmina Maurer
3 Walter Quirk b abt 1902 marr Dorothy Nevin
4 Henry J 1905 died 4 mths old

Burial: William John Quirk 25/9/1905 Narromine NSW aged 40
Amelia Quirk 1/7/1944 at Rookwood Crematorium, Sydney, NSW

MARRIAGE: Martin Christopher Quirk and Olive Wilhelmina Maurer ( my Grandparents) on 15/3/1924 at Dungog, NSW. Her parents were Samuel Maurer and Catherine Creer.

1 William Joseph Quirk b 29/7/1924 Narrabri, NSW marr Elsie Patricia Page( my parents)
2 Norma Majorie Quirk
3 Allen Richard Quirk
4 Robert John Quirk
5 Peter Quirk

by quirk_cantwell Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2007-06-10 03:11:49

quirk_cantwell , from Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2007. is researching the following names: CANTWELL, MANN, DOOLEY and 15 other(s).

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by lehannew on 2007-06-22 09:50:29

The swans in my family are from Tasmania and more than likely engand but l have got that far back yet. Certainly not to 1700's.

by quirk_cantwell on 2007-06-22 17:32:56

As far as I know I have no Swan relatives in Tasmania but yours could easily have come from England. There are a hell of a lot in Kent and other counties. There is a book which I have yet to see myself called 250 yrs of Swan family history written by Shirly Rae Coote. It was privately published 1985. It may be held in the Tas archives or genealogy society. I reckon it would be worth chasing down and probably holds a lot of clues. Check the convict records also.
Hope this helps

by allycat on 2007-07-10 05:04:06

Your great grandfather Samuel MAURER had a sister named Cecilia. She married Hammon De Voss (who was the brother of my great great grandfather Frederick Voss of Gunnedah NSW, the son of German immigrants.

VOSS descendant (and CANTWELL researcher!) ... it's a small world isn't it?

by quirk_cantwell on 2007-07-10 05:45:17

Your right Alison it is a amall world. we werent related by the Cantwells but definately via the Maurers.
My brother has given me a lot of info on the Maurers which I can send you if you like.I havent got my head around it yet. Below is a little bit on your family.
child (viii) Cecilia Johanna Maurer married Herman Henry Voss [known as Harry] (b.1862) on 29.2.1888 at the Waterloo Hotel near Glen Innes, NSW. Their children were: Herbert Charles Voss, b.30.12.1888; Hannah Christina Voss [known as Christina], b.24.9.1890; Norman Henry Voss, b.1.8.1892; Archibald H. Voss, b.1892; Vida Lillian Voss, b.8.11.1894; Dorothy Helena Voss, b.18.8.1898; Ethel G. Voss, b.1901; Daphne C. Voss, b.1905. Cecilia Johanna Voss died 6.8.1935 in Glen Innes, NSW
I need to simplify it before I put in a journal

by allycat on 2007-07-10 06:49:23

Dear Shauna, Hi again. I have my family tree at GenesReunited and I have gathered quite a bit of information on my VOSS ancestors and their descendants but I am always looking for more info. I have the VOSS information you list above. Note that Norman and Archibald VOSS were twins.

You should hopefully be contacted by another MAURER descendant who has his tree on GenesReunited and has the MAURER etc. tree going back to the 1800s in Germany.

Alison. :)

by quirk_cantwell on 2007-07-10 07:14:51

Thanks Alison,
I am going away for a week to visit my family so I'll get to your site when I return. Tell me, does it cost to sign up for genesreunited as I am not a member.
Kind regards

by allycat on 2007-07-10 08:05:34

Dear Shauna,

I thought you may be interested in

It?s a great site I?m using to find out more about my family history.
It?s free to register and you can:

- Trace your ancestors
- Build your family tree.
- Reunite with relatives you've lost contact with
- Discover relatives you never knew you had

Click here to take a look

You can register for free, but annual membership costs (Australian dollars) I think around $19.95 and is well worth it. You can join up secure site and pay via credit card, you will get a little gold padlock in the browser bar which means it is safe to pay online.

What I love about the website is it gives you an email of HOT MATCHES with your tree every fortnight. You can also easily build your family tree and see it visually as 3 tiered generations in little boxes. Gives a great picture in your head. Also has message boards and much much more.

Have a great little holiday visit with your family.


by dsgraham on 2007-07-11 23:47:14

I would be the other Maurer descendant alison mentioned. I have sent a contact e-mail to you but basically your gm Olive is my great aunt.



by quirk_cantwell on 2007-07-17 01:19:01

Hi Darren,
Great to make contact with another relative from my tree. My brother Brendan has all the info on the Maurers and he will soon contact you via email

by moogirl on 2007-08-29 02:51:14

I have only recently started looking into our family history but was a little excited to see you mention my gran Ethel Grace Voss b Nov 1900 in your comments.She is the daughter of Herman Henry Voss and Cecilia J Maurer. Ethel married James Norman Stafford in 1927 and themselves had a large family. She died in 1958 but very little information was passed down. I'll be keeping an eye out for anymore info and will add my own info soon.
So, HI to a distant reli!

by quirk_cantwell on 2007-08-29 07:13:59

Hi to you distant relative Karen,
I do have some info on the Your Cecilia's ascendancy. I will try and write a brief summary of it soon and look forward to seeing what you know as well.

by nukes on 2007-11-15 18:45:25

The Swan's I have in my family are from the West Maitland area of NSW , my Charlotte Swan married a James Saunders whom are my ggg grandparents. I don't know if there is a connection

by quirk_cantwell on 2007-11-16 04:07:34

Hi Karen.
As far as I know there are no Charlotte Swans in my tree. The only one is a Charlotte unknown that married Joshua Swan both born 1799. They did not have any children though. Sorry I cant help.
Good luck with your searching

by MooreSwan on 2007-12-09 21:50:56

Hello I too am related to William Swan and acording to my Family book I have the swan's Dating back to the mid 1600's from Egland and Richard Swan the First Swan to Land in America.

Would love to chat more about this and link you some more.

Sarah Swan

by allycat on 2008-04-04 23:28:08

I've referred some GenesReunited members to this site as it appears they are VOSS / MAURER descendants.

VOSS descendant.

by AussieJ on 2010-04-11 09:29:59

I also have Swans in my tree and have a huge famiky tree book called The Black Swan If anyone wants me to see if their Swans are in it just let me know.


by stan007 on 2012-08-27 16:24:22

Hi Shauna,
I was delighted to find your web page, thsnkyou:-)

William Swan was my great x5 Grandfather and my sister and I were a little stuck with our research.
I can add all the subsequent generations with sources if you are interested?

I'm in UK on business this week, but when I return home to Dubai, I'll be able to provide you with details if you would like them?

by Traciem62 on 2017-01-13 04:48:31

My Great Great Grandparents were Henry Swan and Ann Tuff Golding. Their daughter Frances (my Great grandmother) Married Alexander Henry Ferguson.

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