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Hodges Swain  ( 1836 - 1910 )

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born in Wye 1836
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died in Wakiwi Invergargill NZ 1910
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occupation Agricultural Labourer
Biography
   He fathered twenty children. Fifteen by his first wife Mary Ann Linkins and five by his second wife Sarah Elizabeth McDonald
 1874 Letter from NZ. 17 May 1874, Hodges Swain, 37, farm labourer, with a wife and five children, wrote home from Invercargill to his parents and friends to give his impressions of the new country. The evening before he had brought home three pounds to give to his wife. He had never lived so well in England, and he too was rejoicing in the eight hour day. As he contrasted the new life with the old, he seems to have felt some bitterness about the past: "I very often think of the slaves in England and the empty bellies A man is drove to be dishonest in England, but here there is no call for him to be if he will work…. Tell several of the farmers round about Elham that I thank them for turning their backs upon me or else I should not have come" New Zealnd Electronic Text Centre
 1890 Death of wife Mary Ann
 1899 Aged 63 he married Sarah Elizabeth McDonald aged 30.
Biography

He fathered twenty children. Fifteen by his first wife Mary Ann Linkins and five by his second wife Sarah Elizabeth McDonald

1874
Letter from NZ. 17 May 1874, Hodges Swain, 37, farm labourer, with a wife and five children, wrote home from Invercargill to his parents and friends to give his impressions of the new country. The evening before he had brought home three pounds to give to his wife. He had never lived so well in England, and he too was rejoicing in the eight hour day. As he contrasted the new life with the old, he seems to have felt some bitterness about the past: "I very often think of the slaves in England and the empty bellies A man is drove to be dishonest in England, but here there is no call for him to be if he will work…. Tell several of the farmers round about Elham that I thank them for turning their backs upon me or else I should not have come"

New Zealnd Electronic Text Centre

1890
Death of wife Mary Ann

1899
Aged 63 he married Sarah Elizabeth McDonald aged 30.

Marriage
(Ages +/-1)
Year   Reg. DistrictChurchNameAgeSpouseAgeCurate
1857 East Ashford WyeHodges Swain20Mary Ann Linkins15 
Demography
(Elham Parish only)
YearNamePropertyAddressRelationConOccupationAgeBorn  
1871Hodges SwainThe Square - Cottage nearest SquareThe SquareHeadM 34Kent
1861Hodges SwainThe Old BakeryThe SquareSonMAgricultural Labourer25Wye
1841Hodges SwainMill Down Fm - Cottage (1) site ofMill Down   9Kent
Relationships
(Calculated from the demography records)
Name Relation GBornPlaceDiedPlaceOccupation
Jane PunyerMotherF1792Hastingleigh1886East AshfordWidow Of Ag Lab
William SwainFatherM1793Acrise1880FolkestoneAgricultural Labourer
Sarah GowerMother In LawF1798Elham   
Jane SwainSisterF1830Wye   
Thomas FileLodgerM1838Elham1901Eastry 
Mary Ann LinkinsWifeF1841Wye1890Woodend Invergargill NZ 
Ann BarnardBoarderF1847London   
Elizabeth BarnardBoarderF1848London   
Frances BarnardBoarderF1852London   
James BarnardBoarderM1853London   
Mary A HaywoodBoarderF1853Brook1896  
Ellen Matilda SwainDaughter or NieceF1856Wye1931Makarewa Southland NZ 
Mary Jane SwainDaughterF1861Elham1902Auckland, NEW ZEALAND 
William Henry SwainSonM1867Kent1928Kamahi Southalnd NZ 
Frederick SwainSonM1869Kent1940Gore Southland NZ