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Jane SWAN

Jane SWAN

Female 1844 - 1900  (56 years)    Has 14 ancestors and 8 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Jane SWAN 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 3 Mar 1844  St. Gregory by St. Pauls, London, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • GRO ref: SWAN, Jane q1 1844 London RD 2 215; GRO online index shows mother's maiden name as Field

      Jane's birth Cert shows birth at "St Gregory by St Pauls". I guess this refers to the secular parish the home was in: St. Gregory by St. Pauls was one of the churches destroyed by the fire of London and not rebuilt. She may well have been born at home which was 25 Addle Hill.

      On censuses her birth is shown as in Blackfriars (1851), London (1871), Lambeth, Surrey (1881), Southwark, London (1891) (Not yet found Jane in 1861)
      While Blackfriars and London are consistent with the information from her birth certificate, Southwark and Lambeth are a surprise - both are fairly close, Southwark in particular, but the other side of the Thames. Perhaps the confusion arose because Jane was only a baby when the family moved to Maidenhead, so she may only have known what she'd been told (quite likely she didn't have a copy of her birth certificate).
    Birth certificate for Jane Swan
    Birth certificate for Jane Swan
    Baptised 14 Apr 1844  St. Andrew by the Wardrobe Church, Blackfriars, London, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Residence From 1845 to 1848  Maidenhead, Berkshire, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Presumably she was living with her parents when 2 siblings were born in Maidenhead.
    Residence From 1849 to 1858  Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • I would guess Jane was living with her parents / father until going into service - at age of 12 or 14 or so.
    Education Scholar 
    1851  Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Lady's Maid 
    1871  Stevenstone House, St. Giles in the Wood, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • A Jane Swan, age 26, born "London, Middlesex" was Lady's Maid with the Rolle family (husband was a landowner and magistrate) in 1871.
      Is this my Jane? FreeBMD suggests there was only one Jane Swan born in London 1842 - 1846, though of course not all births were registered, especially so soon after registration came in.
      A Lady's Maid was a job with a higher status than that of most servants, and hence Jane was listed after the housekeeper and nurse but before the other 9 maids. Her job was attending on the mistress of the house - 34 year old Gertrude J. Rolle, who was born in Scotland.
      You can read about Stevenstone House on the listed buildings website and there is a picture here. The house was built in 1868 - 72 so would still have been being completed when Jane was there; it was said that  "The richest man in Devon [the Hon. Mark G. K. Rolle] built himself the ugliest house"!
    Residence From 1872 to 1873  “The Feathers Inn”, Taplow Common, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • The family were living at Taplow Common when John Charles was born - I guess they were with Jane's father at The Feathers.
    Residence 1881  15, Princes Row, St. George’s Hanover Square, London, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Neither Jane nor John is shown as having any occupation at this time. I guess they can't have lived like this for long (if they were and weren't doing some illicit), so may not have lived here long.
    Occupation Cook 
    1891  91, St. George’s Square, London, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • With her husband the servants for a German metal merchant. Her son had left home by this time, her daughter was present at the time of the census but shown as a visitor.
    Buried 1900  The Cemetery, Margate, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • have pic of gravestone
    My grandparents grave in Margate
    My grandparents grave in Margate
    The grave of my paternal grandparents and one great grandmother in Margate Cemetery.
    Died 11 Nov 1900  The Golf Club House, Hengrove, Margate, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Died of "Apoplexy [Paralysis due to stroke] Hemiplegia [Paralysis of one side of body] Cardiac failure" (death certified by C Webb U.R.C.S)

      Death registered by her son C. Inman of "St. Ann's", Lewes, Sussex whoh was in attendance. 

      Reported in the BMD column in the Thanet Advertiser of 17 Nov 1900 (p.5, col. 5), under 'Deaths':
      "Margate - Nov. 11, at Hengrove, Jane Inman, aged 54.
    Death certificate for Jane Swan
    Death certificate for Jane Swan
    Notes 
    • Addr when born: 25 Addle Hill (1844) (this is in the City of London very close ot St. Andrew's)
      A painting of a pub in Addle Hill in 1868 can be  seen here.
    Person ID I94  All | Teresa's direct ancestors, England: Kent Group (in Go(a)tham One-Name Study), All in the Goatham / Gotham One-Name Study , The Inman eighth - ancestors and descendants of Philip Inman and Sarah née Craven
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2018 

    Father John SWAN,   b. 1 Nov 1819, Little Sampford, Essex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1873, “The Feathers Inn”, Taplow Common, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Martha FIELD,   b. 1816, Wallington, Surrey, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1854, Taplow House Lodge, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 27 Apr 1843  St. Sepulchre’s Church, Middlesex, City of London, London, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Both of age, bach and sp, of Thames Street. The witnesses, William and Jane Field were proably 2 of Martha's half siblings, unless Jane was her step-mother. All signed.
      website for St. Sepulchre's Church
    Certificate for the marriage of John Swan to Martha Field
    Certificate for the marriage of John Swan to Martha Field
    Children 5 children 
    Family ID F50    |  Family Chart

    Family John INMAN,   b. 12 Sep 1846, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1931, 17, Belmont Road, Harrogate, Yorkshire, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1872  St. George’s Church, Hanover Square, London, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • How did John and Jane meet? At the time of the census, i.e. 2nd / 3rd April 1871 Jane was working in Devon; their 1st child was conceived in about May 1872. But families such as the Rolles would generally be in London for the London Season, which started after Easter and went on until 12th August. In 1872 Easter was 31st March, so it may be supposed that Jane accompanied her mistress to London soon after that, and met up with John in London. It would seem likely that she already knew him rather than that a quick courtship led to the pregnancy.
       
      Was John working in Devon too - perhaps for the Rolle family? Or did he accompany his employee on a visit to Jane's and they met as a consequence? If he did work for the Duke of Westminster he could have met when Jane was living in Taplow or visiting her parents there - maybe she had worked in Taplow before taking up the position with the Rolle family.

      In 1871 the butler working for the Rolle family, George Mount, was, like John, Yorkshire born. However, George came from Wentworth, about 50 miles from Knaresborough so it is unlikely that he knew John in Yorkshire. (He was also about 13 years older than John) Having their Yorkshire roots in common, though, may have led to a friendship between George and John  and may have led to John being introduced by George to Jane.      

      Witnesses to the marriage: James Kidgers and Margaret Swan (Margaret being Jane's sister)

      I had wondered if there had been other children of the marriage, though my grandmother's apparent concern to visit the grave of her sister suggested not. Whilst Inman is a common name in Yorkshire, it was not common 'down south', but with the family living in London there were too many Inman births to be sure, without a mother's maiden name in indexes. With the introdution of this in the new GRO online index (new in Nov 2016) it seems there were no others. (Searching from 1871-1895, but the quality does leave something to be desired; there is no sign of the birth of their son John)
    Certificate for the marriage of John Inman to Jane Swan
    Certificate for the marriage of John Inman to Jane Swan
    Children 3 children 
    Photos
    John Inman and his first wife Jane Inman nee Swan (my great grandparents)
    John Inman and his first wife Jane Inman nee Swan (my great grandparents)
    Unmarked but believed to be this couple by older family members - none of whom would have known Jane but who would have remembered John
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F49    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Mar 1844 - St. Gregory by St. Pauls, London, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 14 Apr 1844 - St. Andrew by the Wardrobe Church, Blackfriars, London, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - From 1845 to 1848 - Maidenhead, Berkshire, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - From 1849 to 1858 - Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Scholar - 1851 - Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Lady's Maid - 1871 - Stevenstone House, St. Giles in the Wood, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - From 1872 to 1873 - “The Feathers Inn”, Taplow Common, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Nov 1872 - St. George’s Church, Hanover Square, London, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - John Charles Swan ("Charles") INMAN - 19 Feb 1873 - Taplow Common, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Martha INMAN - 8 Apr 1874 - Bray Town, Bray, Berkshire, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - 15, Princes Row, St. George’s Hanover Square, London, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Maggie Alice Gwendoline ("Dollie") INMAN - 21 Mar 1883 - 22, Fawcett Street, Fulham, London, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cook - 1891 - 91, St. George’s Square, London, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1900 - The Cemetery, Margate, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Nov 1900 - The Golf Club House, Hengrove, Margate, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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