Joseph and Elizabeth SWAIN
possibly related to ML# 371 (James SWAYNE from County Cork) on the McCabe List
also Michael SWAIN and Mary FOLEY from County Wicklow
October 5, 2002:
Joy: Thanks for sending along the following ... Al
JOSEPH AND ELIZABETH SWAIN
Joseph Swain married Elizabeth in County Cork Ireland. All five
children were born in Ireland... . Children...
(1)-William born 1815 married Rose Anne Bowes born 1828...
(Children... (i)- Thomas born 1845... (ii)- Robert born 1848... (iii)- Mary born 1848
(Robert's twin)... (iv)- Patrick born 1850 ).....
2)- Ellen 1820-1899 married Daniel Carroll... (Children...(i)- Mary 1843-1888 married
James McCrank 1841-1891...(ii)- John 1844-1897 married Honora Knox 1854-1898...(iii)-
Patrick 1845-1929 married twice Mary
Scott and Ann Kelly...(iv)- James 1848-1917 married twice Elizabeth McCrank 1848-1873 and
Catherine Wilkie 1853-1942...(v)-
Thomas Daniel 1850-1932 married Elizabeth Cunningham 1859-1939... (vi) Elizabeth 1853-19340-
married Michael Patrick O'Brien
1841-1913... (vii)- Hannah (Ann) 1855-1872 unmarried... (viii)- Rose Ann born 1858 married
John Knox 1863-1916.)...
3)- Elizabeth Catherine 1829-1913 married Martin Bowes 1823- 1903...(Children...(i)- Thomas
1846-1916...(ii)- James born 1850... (iii)- Richard
born 1856... (iv)- Rose Ann 1862-1944... (v)- Mari died 1935 married John Cassidy died
1904... (vi)- Liza Ann 1866-1914)...
4)- Michael married Mary Foley...
5)- Mathew married Elizabeth Myers.
Note : Rose Ann Bowes and Martin Bowes are brother and sister.
John Cassidy was a widower before marrying Mari Bowes.
His first wife was Mary Brazeau. (Children of John Cassidy and
Mary Brazeau.. 1- James Joseph ...2- Adelaide Married Thomas Hayden .)
October 16, 2002:
Joseph and Elizabeth Swain are my husbands GG Grandparents. Their daughter Ellen married
Daniel Carroll, my husbands G Grandparents. Michael Swain (who married Mary Foley ) and
Ellen( who married Daniel Carroll) are brother and sister. I will be happy to share
information. Looks like you have found the parents and brothers and sisters of your
Glad to hear from you.
From: Chuck & Ellenore [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: October 14, 2002 7:42 PM
I came across Bytown or Bust and noticed that there was a article on the Joseph and
Elizabith Swain, I am a descendent of Michael Swain born 1811 - 1903 and Mary Foley also
born 1811 - 1893 they were my g g grandparents , William their son (was my great grandfather)
born 1847 - 1907 married to Sarah Jane Carroll married in 1875 daughter of Bernard Carroll and
Ellen Heffernan. I have some information that I would love to share with Swain decedents.
I have pictures, marriage bonds, baptismal, some death registrations and tombstone pictures
of my decedents on the Swain side. I to could be a descended of Joseph and Elizabeth Swain,
I have been unable to find any information on Michael Swains parents.
Hoping to hear from you.
I'm sure I can pick up pictures on word. Looking forward to seeing them. There is not
much information on Joseph and Elizabeth Swain except that they were from County Cork
and their five children were born there. When they came to Canada they settled in
Gloucester. Five years ago I was in Ireland and checked out many genealogy societies.
Found nothing on the Swains. What I have on Michael is that he and Mary Foley were
married in Kemptville and have two children listed for them. 1) Lawerence married
Maria Shields (Owen Shields and Katherine Doberty) Oct-15-1867 in Kemptville. 2)
James married Unknown had a son Ted who married Sarah Lampardy. Children of Ted Swain
and Sarah Lampardy (i)- Sister Eleanore, who was a teacher at Immaculata High School.
I spoke to her several years ago and she gave me some information on the Swain family.
(ii)- Father Ted Swain (iii)- Elizabeth (Betty) Swain who married ? McGregor.
Mathew Swain married Elizabeth Myers in Kemptville. Had one known daughter Elizabeth who
married James Dunnigan January -1-1852
I will send more tomorrow.
From: Chuck & Ellenore [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: October 15, 2002 11:10 AM
To: Joy Carroll
I have no information of Joseph & Elizabeth other than what I have found on the
"Bytown or Bust" site.
I will start off with Michael and Mary. I don't have their marriage date, I know they
married in Ireland and had Patrick born June 20 1840 in Ireland, they immigrated to
Canada 1843, there quite well could be more children.
Taken from the Kemptville Advance Deaths
Swain- Mrs. Michael Swain July 25, 1893 age 82 yrs nee Mary Foley, native of
County Wicklow, Ireland.
Taken from the Holy Cross Register:
Mrs. Michael Swain ( Mary Foley) interment in Holy Cross Church 27 July 1893 Sons
James, Patrick, William.
Patrick Michael Swain married Catherine Baxter (born May 8 1844) Married in Feb 8 1863
in Richmond, Ontario. In the Keptville Advance Deaths June 21 1917
In Kemptville Patrick Michael Swain of Kemptville, born in Ireland in 1840 came to Canada
at the age of 3, Married Feb 8 1863 to Catherine Baxter at Richmond, leaves widow, 3 sons
and 4 daughters.
Patrick and Catherine children were:
Thomas Swain (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Michael Swain (Fairville, New Brunswick)
Frank Swain ( Fairville , New Brunswick)
Mary A Swain 28/06/1872 married Mose Sabourin 07/11/1901 Holy Cross Church Kemptville
Found in the Kemptville Advance November 7, 1901 Miss Mary A Swain eldest daughter
of Patrick Swain of Kemptville to Moses Sabourin
Ellen Swain 04/04/1876 (nothing on Ellen)
Rose Josephine Swain 04/04/1878 died 10/02/1917 Kemptville, Ontario. obit taken from
the Kemptville Advance Feb 15 1917 Rose J Swain of Kemptville on Feb 10 3rd
daughter of Mr.. & Mrs. Patrick Swain, leaves 3 brothers, Frank of Fairville NB, Thomas
of Detroit Mich. & Michael of Fairville N.B, 4 sisters Mrs. M Sabourin, Miss Nellie
(Ellen) Margaret & Josephine of Kemptville.
Margaret Swain 11/06/0886 about 1969 ( nothing on Margaret)
Maria Josephine Swain 23/03/1887 Christened 17/04/1887
Taken from the Holy Cross Register Maria Josephine on the 17th day of April 1887 I the
undersigned priest have baptized Maria Josephine born of the 23 day of March in the
lawful marriage of Patrick Swain and _____Baxter. sponsors James Swain hid his wife
Sarah Lamping Swain. * I am assuming that Catherine Baxter was not Catholic this is why
her name is missing or a oversight on the priests part.
Note: Since the marriage of Patrick Michael Swain and Catherine Baxter took place in
Richmond (probably St. Phillip's), Catherine was probably related to the Catholic
Nepean Baxter family. The Baxter's from Nepean were related to the McGoverns, many of
whom settled in the Kemptville area. ... Al
Josephine was a registered nurse and worked in Montreal, did special duty nursing in
Montreal the last few years of her nursing career. Moved back to Kemptville and lived
in the family home upon her death, never married.
Have Josephine's obit form the Kemptville advance says: Miss Josephine Swain, R.N.
Miss Josephine Swain of 112 Clothier Street West, Kempville died in hospital of Tuesday
December 24th, 1974. She was 87.
Born in Marlborough Township she was a daughter of the late Patrick Swain and Catherine
Miss Swain was the last member of her family. Miss Swain did private duty nursing in
Montreal for several years before taking up residence at the family home in Kemptville.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews. A sister Margaret died in 1969.
The body rested at the Rolston Funeral Home Kemptville, Fun-(the rest is missing)
I will be sending each child separately. Can I send you pictures on word? I am running
XP and have not figured out how to crop my pictures with my scanner. Hope to hear from
October 17, 2002:
Thanks for all of this!
From: Chuck & Ellenore [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: October 16, 2002 1:05 AM
To: Joy Carroll
Subject: Swain's Second Son William
Second son of Michael and Mary Foley Swain
William born 08/05/1847 Marlborough Ont. married to Sarah Jane Carroll born
05/06/1852 , Married 26/05/1875 at Holy Cross Church, Kemptville, Ont
Taken from the Holy Cross Catholic Church Register On the 26 May 1875 I the undersigned
priest after on publication being made by me the other two being dispensed by the RT.
Reverend John O'Brien have married William Swain son of Michael and Mary Foley and Sarah
Jane Carroll daughter of deceased Barnard Carroll and Ellen Hefferman witness Dennis
O'Neill and Pholemen Seitiment and William M Fox. sgn Edward Murray P.P.
Found in the Kemptvill Advance Death Notices Swain- William Swain Sr. son of Michael
Swain of Kemptville, married to late Sara Carroll, survived by 3 children.
William lived with William Jr. & Henietta in Kemptville after Sarah his wife passed away
in 1903 till his death in 1907.
William Swain and Sarah Carroll are buried at Holy Cross Church Cemetery along with his
father & mother Michael and Mary Swain.
First Child William Swain born Kemptville On 21/10/1876 -11/04/1967 married Henrietta
Greer Oxford Mills born 23/07/1878 - 04/08/1958 both buried in Victoria, BC at Royal Oak
Cemetery. I have both Marriage and baptismal of William and deaths certificates of
William and Henrietta (my grandparents). If you would like a copy.
Taken from the Kemptville Advance Marriage notices dated Married at Oxford Mills October
Greer - Swain Miss Henrietta Greer to Mr. William Swain both of Kemptville.
Holy Cross Catholic Church Baptismal on the Third day of November 1878, I the undersigned
priest, baptized William born 21st of October of the lawful marriage of William Swain and
Sarah Carroll. The sponsors were Joh Mea and Mrs. James O'Neil (Sgn) Edward H Murray
Priest. The foregoing is an extract from the register of Holy Cross Church, Kemptville, Ont,
Canada. Joseph .H McDonald P. P.
1...Margarietta Swain born Kemptville, Ont 01/10/0904 -03/03/1981
Magarietta was a nun, in the sister order of Zion also taught school in St Joseph Catholic
Church in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery Roman Catholic Area WRC -
5- W1/3 plot.
2....William Ernest Swain born Kemptville Ontario 25/05/1908 - 25/07/1969 married Mary
Margaret Davis born Regina Sask. 21/03/1917- 23/09/1981 Married Regina Sask. 23/12/1939.
I also have copies of marriage and death certificates and obits if you would like copies.
William and Mary Swain have 4 children
*Ellenore May Swain 04/04/1941 born Regina Saskatchewan - Married John David Allen
Henery 21/03/1941 born London, Ont. Married 15/10/1960 At H.M.C.S Naden Chapel Victoria, BC
Two Children David Allan Richard Henery born Victoria, BC 01/08/1961, Tamara Lea-Ann Henery
born Victoria, BC 08/10/1965
*Dennis William Swain born 24/10/1944 Saskatoon Sask Gray Nuns Hosp. Married Glenda Ann
Butler 21/06/1963 Two Children Shelly Mary Swain born in Victoria, BC 02/09/1964, Shannon
Carroll Swain born in Victoria, BC on 18/08/1969.
*Donald Kenneth Patrick born in Regina Sask 22/03/1948 - 18/04/1953 buried in Victoria at
Royal Oak Cemetery
*Gerald Patrick Swain born in Victoria 16/10/1955 Married Teresa ? Married 1975 ? Mackenzie
BC Two Children Clayton Swain born in Victoria, BC 1976, Quinton born in
3.....Mary Patricia Swain born in Ottawa Ont, 28/09/1912 - Married William Everett Morris
born 24/03/1908 - 09/02/1966 Married in Port Alberni BC 1940?
* Robert Everett Morris born in Port Alberni BC 1945 - 1966 died in Toronto Ont.
Victoria BC 1978.
Second Child Mary Helena Swain 02/08/1882 - ?
Taken from the Holy Cross Registar born Mary Helena Aug 2 1882, I the undersigned priest
baptised Mary Helena Aug 13 1882 of the lawful marriage of William Swain & Sarah Jane
Carroll sponsors were James Swain & Sarah Jane (Lamping) Swain. signed Michael MacDonald P.P
I have no information other than the baptismal of Holy Cross Catholic Church.
Third Child John Joseph Swain born in Kemptville, Ont 22/02/1888 -/?/?/1976, Married
Mary Caroline Cassidy born in Grand Forks, North Dakota ?/?/1888 - ?/?/1985
Taken from the Holy Cross Catholic Church Registar On the 04th day of March, 1888. I the
undersigned Priest baptise Joseph John born of the 22 of Feburary in the lawful marriage
of William & Sarah Swain. Sponsors were John Dillon & Mary Ann Swain. signed P.P. Michael
Taken from the Grenville Marriage Registar of Ontario
John Joseph 21 resident of Kemptville both same bachelor, bus driver Roman Catholic son of
William Swain and Sarah (Carroll) Swain and Mary Caroline Cassidy 21 res of Kemptville born
Grand Forks, North Dakota spinster Church of England daughter of Phillip Cassidy and Annie
(Walters) Cassidy witnesses Alice & Gregory Kemp and Carey L Gregory Kemp. Marriage Kemptville
Feb 26 1908 by J.W. Gregory Pastor of Baptist Church Kemptville, Ont.
* Della Swain born Kemptville, Ont. 06/02/1913 - ?
Found in the Kemptville Advance Birth Notices of Feb 13, 1913. Swain Daughter to Mr. Mrs.
Joseph Swain of Kemptville on February 6, 1913.
Fourth Child Shirley Swain ???
Also posted on October 17, 2002:
From: Chuck & Ellenore [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: October 16, 2002 9:20 PM
To: Joy Carroll
Subject: James Swain
Michael & Mary Swains third son
*James Swain born 02/09/1849 - ?/?/? married Sarah Elizabeth Lamping 10/12/1847 - ?/?/?/
Taken from the 1881 Census, Leeds & Grenville, Marlborough
Swain James M age 31 born Ont Irish Molder
Swain Sarah wife age 31
Swain Levious M age 8
Swain Edward J age
Swain Mary E age 6
Swain Margaret A age 5
Swain Lawrence age 4
Swain Rose Josephine age 1
It looks like Sarah's brother was living with them at the time the census was taken.
Lamping Vincent brother to Sarah age 36 German Machinist
Lamping Mary Ann age 34 wife
Levious James 12
James is buried at St Hughes' Roman Catholic, Sarsfield. Carleton Cumberland along with
his son William.
Found James 1901 census in Leeds & Grenville #8278
Swain James Head 2 Sept. 1849 age 51
Sarah E Wife 10 Dec 1847 age 53
Edward J son 5 May 1877 age 23
Margret A daughter 3 Jan 1876 age 25
Rosa Josephine daughter 14 Dec 1879 age 21
Michael Father 2 Nov 1811 age 89
Child one Levious Michael Swain born 1872 - 05/01/1911
Taken from the Kemptville Advance Death notices Swain - Levious Michael Swain of
Kemptville age 38, railroad contractor, bachelor servived by parents, 3 sisters,
1 brother, Jan 5 1911.
Levious is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kemptville, Ont.
Child Two Mary E Swain born about 1875 no information
Child Three Margret Ann Swain born 03/01/1876 - 09/07/1958
Taken from the Holy Cross Church Register Margret Anne Swain on the feast of her baptism
13 of may 1876, I the undersigned priest baptise Margret Ann Swain in the lawful marriage
of James Swain & Sarah Lamping. Sponsors Stephen Lamping & Margret Sloan. signed E Murray P.P
Child Four Lawrence Edward Swain born 13/05/1877 - 09/07/1958 Married to ?/?/?
This was taken from the Holy Cross Register. I the undersigned priest baptise Lawrence
Edward Swain of the lawful marriage of James Swain and Saraha Jane Lamping on the May 22,
1877. signed by E Murray P.P Confirmed Sept 20 1889, . Married October 2/ 1906
Died July 9 1958.
*John Lancelot Swain born 13/12/1907
Taken from the Holy Cross Register on the 22nd day of December 1907. I the undersigned
priest baptise John Lancelot Swain born December 13, 1907 in the lawful marriage of Edward
Swain and Nellie Fitzsimons sponsors were James Swain and Mrs. Swain (Sarah Lamping).
signed J Meagher P.P.
Also taken from the register ordained sub deacon July 12 1936,
ordained Priest July 25 1936 Rome Italy.
Solemn Profession, Society of Jesus Aug 15 1942.
*Mary Marie Eleanor Swain born 04/05/1909 -
Taken from the Holy Cross Register Mary Marie Eleanor born May 04 1909 I the undersigned
priest baptise Mary Marie Eleanor on May 09 1909 in the lawful marriage of Edward Swain &
Nellie Fitzsimmons Sponsors Mr. & Mrs. James Swain signed by J Meagher P.P
* Notation in the register that Mary Marie Eleanor Swain became a nun Aug 10 1929 she
became Sister Mary Eleanor Grey Nun of Immaculate Conception.
*James Gerald Swain born 07/05/1911 - ?/?/? married Laurette Shorboneau ?/?/? - ?/?/?
Taken from the Holy Cross Register James Gerald Swain born 07 may 1911,I the undersigned
priest baptise James Gerald Swain 14 May 1911 in the lawful marriage of Edward Swain and
Ellen Fitzsimons Sponsors John Mea and Margaret Swain. signed J Meagher P.P. *a note on
the register married Laurette Shorboneau at St. Frances. Aug 26, 1961.
*Henry Joseph Swain born 25/05/1912 -?/?/? Married to ?
Taken from the Holy Cross Church Register Henry Joseph Swain born March 25 1912, on the
31st day of March 1912. I the undersigned priest baptise Henry Joseph in the lawful
marriage of Edward Swain and Mrs. Swain ( Ellen Fitzsimons) sponsors were Ellen Vincent
and Mr. Vincent Lamping. signed by J Meagher P.P.
Taken from the Kemptville Advance Birth Notices Swain - Son to Mr. Mrs. Edward Swain of
Kemptville on March 26, 1912.
*Loretta Margaret Swain born 25/09/1915 - ?/?/? No more information
Taken from the Kemptville Advance Birth Notices Swain- daughter to Mr. Mrs. Edward Swain
of Kemptville on September 25, 1916.
*Mary Elizabeth Swain born 25/09/1916 - still alive married a McGregor???
Taken from the Holy Cross Register Mary Elizabeth born 25 of Sept 1916 I the undersigned
priest baptise Mary Elizabeth on October 1st 1916 in the lawful marriage of Mr. Edward
Swain and Mrs. Swain (Ellen Fitzsimons)
*A note on the register Mary Elizabeth married in 1942. McGregor
Taken from the Kempt ville Advance Birth Notices Swain- Daughter to Mr. Mrs. Teddy (Edward)
Swain of Kemptville on September 25, 1916.
I spoke with Mary Elizabeth (goes by the name of Betty) she resides in a retirement home
outside of Ottawa, tried to find out if there were any decedents of the Swain's living in
Kemptville, she did not remember , being 87years old her memory of living people was fading.
She did tell me she was the daughter of Edward and Sarah Swain.
*Rosa Teresa Swain born 14/09/1879 - ?/?/?/ married 17/06/1908 to ??
Taken from the Holy Cross Catholic Church Register I the undersigned priest baptise Rosa
Teresa Swain on the 20 Dec 1879, Rosa Teresa born Dec 14 1879 in the lawful marriage of
James Swain and Sarah Lamping. Signed J Meagher P.P
* Note on the register married 17 June 1908 John J Meagher P.P.
*William Swain ?/?/? no information
William is buried at St Hughes Cemetery in Sarsfield Carleton Cumberland
June 2, 2005:
I'm looking into the ancestry of a Patrick Bowes, who was born in
Canada, but whose parents emigrated from Ireland. His parents were
named Martin Bowes and Elizabeth Swain. I don't see any Patrick listed
as their son on your site. Does this ring any bells with you? The
dates seem about right, and Patrick named one of his daughters Rose.
Thanks for any advice you may give.,
Are you a descendant? If so, I could add your e-mail and e-mail address to our
web site as a contact for other researchers.
Martin and Elizabeth were married in 1842. Patrick was born in 1845.
... Al Lewis
Dear Mr. Lewis,
I am a descendent of Patrick Bowes. Let's see.... He would be a great grandfather.
My grandfather was married to Patrick's daughter, Kathleen Bowes.
Please feel free to add my info to you site.
Thanks for your help.
Here are two records from Ellen Paul, (Notre Dame Cathedral):
7 Nov 1842
Marriage of Martin Bowes of Gloucester to Elisabeth Swain
Witnesses: James Helvoy (McEvoy?) and Mary Toll
30 Nov 1845
Baptism of Patrick, born this month, son of Martin Bowes and Elizabeth Swain
Godparents: Richard Bowes & Mary Ann Brennan
November 10, 2008:
You have a page /swain.htm where some people have reported the Swain family of Kemptville
as coming originally from Cork, but also on that page is the death record of Mary Foley
Swain giving her place of birth as Co. Wicklow.
This web page http://email@example.com/finalhistories/index.html has a
history of Michael and Mary Swain, and reports them coming, c1840, from Wicklow to
Throoptown (which is Augusta Township). The Swain page on this website is secured, so
I've been looking for other proof, without much luck till I found the page on B or B.
In later years, Michael and Mary lived near their son, Patrick, in Kemptville, but
attached is the 1851 census page for Michael and Mary, in Oxford Twp., -- perhaps at the
Augusta Twp. border, like the James Burns family?
All this to say that we have another entry for our list of Wicklow to Augusta families.
Clonegal parish has a number of Swains in its records, but none for Michael that I can see.
... Anne Burgess
November 12, 2008:
I haven't had any luck finding a Swain record with the word Wicklow on it, Al (other
than your page on B or B), but here are the marriage records for two children of Michael
Swain and Mary Foley.
I suppose that when Lawrence's residence is stated as "of this parish", it may have meant
Marlborough as a mission of the Basilica.
Notre Dame Basilica, Ottawa
5 Oct 1867
Marriage of Lawrence Swain, "of this parish"
s/o Michael Swain and Mary Foley to
Maria Shields, d/o Owen Shields and Catherine Doherty, "of this parish"
Wit: not named
St. Philip's, Richmond
8 Feb 1864
Marriage of Patrick Swain
s/o Michael Swain and Mary Foley, Marlborough
d/o Fergus Baxter and Ellen Dolin (Dolan ?)
Wit: John Keegan and Catherine Baxter
I've found out that Michael Swaine m. Mary Foley in Aghowle (Clonmore RC parish, County
Wicklow), so I guess it's no surprise that he went first to Kingston, since all of that
Aghowle civil parish appear to have reassembled in Camden and environs.
And...it seems likely that Mary Foley was the sister of Bridget Foley Cassidy (from our
list of Fitzwilliam emigres):
CASSIDY, Thomas and FOLEY, Bridget from Killinure to Hungerford, ON (Hastings County)
On another topic: I ordered from Alibris that book by Marianna O'Gallagher:
Eyewitness Grosse-Ile 1847, and it's just excellent, with records, letters between
the clergy, maps, etc. - and it's a beautifully made book, as well.
More from Anne:
I have these Swain records, taken from the index to Clonmore Parish, Co. Wicklow, and
they do seem to cover some of your people:
Marriage of Mary Foley to Michael Swain
Bapt. of Lawrence, s/o Michael Swaine and Mary Foley
Bapt. of Mary, d/o Michael Swaine and Mary Foley
Bapt. of Patrick, s/o Michael Swain and Mary Foley
I also have a couple of Clonmore parish, Co. Wicklow, records for Matthew Swain and
Elizabeth Myers, including the baptism of their dtr. Elizabeth, who married James Dunnigan in Ottawa:
Bapt. of Elizabeth, d/o Mathew Swain and Elizabeth Myres
Bapt. of Patrick, s/o Mathew Swain and Elizabeth Mires,
Bapt. of Luke, s/o Mathew Swaine and Elizabeth Myres
Hope these are helpful. Do they match your records?
November 14, 2008:
Hi again, Al:
I had a note yesterday from Brian Bailey who notes that this couple were married in St. Michael's Church of Ireland in Aghowle. I think Patrick was a Catholic, though, because the whole family is listed as RC in the 1851 census, and their children were bapt. in St. Camillus, Farrelton.
It seems that Frances Codd Swain's parents were Ann and Abraham Codd; the Patrick Swain couple had a son, Abraham.
Because Patrick Swain lived at least some of the time in Farrelton, and died there (but buried in Martindale), I think it's possible that the Ellen Swain who m. Daniel Carroll, and who lived most of her married life in Farrelton, was likely of the Wicklow Swains (and not the Co. Cork Swains, who were probably related to the ML Swayne from Cork).
Here's that Ellen Swain/Daniel Carroll couple (taken from the page on Bytown or Bust):
Ellen Swain, b c1820, m. Daniel Carroll, lived in Gloucester and later in Farrelton
- Mary 1843-1888 M. James McCrank 1841-1891.....
- John 1844-1897 M Honora Knox. 1845-1891.....
- Patrick 1845-1929 M twice Mary Scott and Ann Kelly.....
-James 1848-1917 M twice Elizabeth McCrank and Catherine Downey .....
- Thomas Daniel 1850-1932 M Elizabeth Cunningham 1859-1940.....
- Elizabeth 1853-1934 M Michael Patrick O'Brien 1841-1913 .....
- Hannah (Ann) 1855- 1872 .....
- Rose Anne 1858- M John Knox..
Hope I haven't completely confused you now. I'm wondering what brought a Wicklow family
to Farrelton/Low. There must be more. (There were 2 Wicklow families in Old Chelsea/Farm
Point, but I don't know the distance between there and Farrelton.)
November 20, 2008:
Today I was looking at those Swain baptisms you sent me, and I noticed this one:
11 Jan 1852
After three publications of banns, marriage of James Dunnigan of Aylmer LC, adult son of
William Dunnigan and Ellen Byrnes / Burns, to Eliza Swain of Bytown, adult dtr of Mathew
Swain and Elizabeth Myers (Mears)
Witnesses: Patt. & Ann McCann
Now Eliza's parents, Mathew Swain and Elizabeth Myers, were married in Coolkenno, County
I think the witnesses at Eliza's wedding were Patrick McCann and his sister, Ann, from the
adjoining townland of Aghowle. They are on the attached Fitzwilliam emigration record,
and the family came to Bytown and Gloucester in 1851.
Fitzwilliam Tenants - Family Group
ID: 742 Parish Aghowle
Year Listed: 1851
Reference No. 72
Eliza 54, Bryan 29, Catherine 24, Pat 19, Ann 17, George 15.
Departure New Ross. May 1st Aghold / Aghowle
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