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Jno (John?) Swain, Baptism Bradfield 25 December 1805. His parents are William Swain & Alice Swinden. Alice was still alive in 1841 Burnt Hill Bradfield. Trying to find any further info on John?
Sorry the title should read Jno Swinden Swain
Bradfield Archives has just one record for John Swain of Burnt Hill. It is an 1828 militia list. He was a labourer age 33 and was exempt from militia service. The reason for his exemption is given but I cannot make it out. It is not one of the usual reasons (poor, infirm, apprentice, lame)
Hi Dave. I will look at that. Thanks
David, I think I have worked it out.
I think the reason for exemption is "idiot"
Hi Dave. I did look but could not work it out, but you could be right. I note there are other lists relating to William & Henry Swain at Burnt Hill (John's brothers) but not John, so wondering if he had died or went into an institution?
There is a likely burial for him at St Mary Ecclesfield in 1830.
Dave. Can I ask were you found the info. I have logged into St Mary's Ecclesfield burial index bur cannot find a Swain, or am I looking in the wrong place. Dave