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Chris's Ancestors - Swinnerton Family

Swinnerton

(Sometimes Swinerton, Swinarton, Swynerton)

Generation 1 Swinnerton Family Tree

Generation 2 Swinnerton Family Tree

Children of John and Sarah

Sarah Swinnerton (1783 - )
Margaret Swinnerton (1786 - )
John Swinnerton (1791 - 1871) husband of Mary Briscoe and then Mary Humphreys

Generation 3 Swinnerton Family Tree

Children of John and Mary

Thomas Swinnerton (1818 - ) [Born 8th July 1818, baptised 6th September 1818, married to Ann Millington 25th May 1843]
Joseph Swinnerton (1821 - 1871) husband of Ann Jones (1822 - 1875)

Generation 4 Swinnerton Family Tree

Children of Joseph and Ann

John Swinnerton (1846 - )
Thomas Swinnerton (1850 - 1851)
Thomas Edward Swinnerton (1852 - 1905)
[born 1852; married to Anne (Annie) Don on 25th December 1876 at St Alban, Liverpool; father of Miriam Adelaide Swinnerton(1880), William Joseph Swinnerton(1882), Thomas Edward Swinnerton(1885) and Beatrice Swinnerton(1888); died 1905]
George Swinnerton (1853 - ) husband of Harriet Louisa Wheate (1856 - )
Joseph Swinnerton (1856 - 1873)
Samuel Henry Swinnerton (1858 - )
[born 4th December 1858; baptised 30th January 1859 St Peter, Liverpool.]

Generation 5 Swinnerton Family Tree

Children of George and Harriet

Harriet Louisa Swinnerton (1878 - 1942) wife of James Nelson (1876 - 1956)
William Swinnerton (1879 - )
Edith A Swinnerton (1880 - )
George Henry Swinnerton (1883 - )
Francis M Swinnerton (1884 - )
Beatrice C Swinnerton (1887 - )
Elizabeth L B Swinnerton (1890 - )
Thomas E Swinnerton (1893 - )


Generation 6 Nelson Family Tree

Children of Harriet Louisa and James




Further details of Chris's direct Swinnerton ancestors


The following sections contain details transcribed from documents such as census, birth, marriage and death certificates, parish records, newspapers, etc.

Unless otherwise stated, we have transcribed directly from the original document or from a scanned or photographic image of the original document.



John Swinnerton (1754 - 1833) Swinnerton Family Tree



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Birth

We have not yet confirmed a birth/baptism record for John Swinnerton but his burial record in 1833 gives his age as 79, suggesting a birth year of 1754.

Marriage

Whittington, Shropshire at nls.uk
Link to Whittington, Shropshire at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Whittington, Shropshire
Banns of marriage between John Swinnerton of the parish of Condover and Sarah Edmund of the parish of Whittington, Shropshire, were held at Whittington on three successive Sundays:
December 9th, December 16th, December 23rd

The couple were married at Whittington on 7th January 1782, in the presence of Thomas Edmunds and John Williams.

[Sarah Edmunds had been baptised on 11th October 1761 at West Felton. She was the daughter of Thomas Edmunds (Edmons in the record)]

Baptisms of John and Sarah's children

General position of Ebnal
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Ebnal
Hindford.
Hindford
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Hindford
Whittington, Shropshire at nls.uk
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Whittington

14th September 1783, Whittington, "Sarah, D of John Swinnerton, labr, and Sarah his wife of Ebnal"
4th September 1785, Whittington, "Margaret, D of John Swinerton, lab, and Sarah his wife of Hindford"
26th December 1790, Whittington, "John, S of John and Sarah Swinerton of Hindford"

Widowed

John's wife, Sarah, of Hindford, aged 61, was buried at Whittington on April 16th 1822.

Death

John Swinnerton, labourer of Hindford, aged 79, was buried at Whittington on 18th January 1833.



John Swinnerton (1790 - 1871) Swinnerton Family Tree



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Baptism
1790, Whittington, Shropshire

Hindford.
Hindford
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"John, S of John and Sarah Swinerton of Hindford" was baptised on 26th December 1790.

First Marriage
1818, Parish of Oswestry, Shropshire

John Swinnerton and Mary Briscoe were married by banns on 21st May 1818, in the presence of Thomas Briscoe and Hannah Smart?

Widowed

Maesbury.
Maesbury
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John's first wife, Mary was buried, age 38, on 25th October 1831 in the parish of West Felton.
Her address was given as Maesbury, Parish of Oswestry.

Second Marriage
1833, Parish of Oswestry, Shropshire

John Swinnerton, widower, and Mary Humphreys, widow, were married on 30th December 1833, in the presence of Samuel and Elizabeth Briscoe.
Mary Humphreys, née Langford, was widow of William Humphreys, whom she had married in 1823.

1841 Census
New Marton, Townshp of Criftins, Shropshire

New Marton Lock, Shropshire at nls.uk
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John Swinnerton age 50, Lock Keeper, born Shropshire
Mary Swinnerton, age 45, born Shropshire
Mary Humphreys age 15
John Barlow age 12, agricultural labourer.
Mary Humphreys was John's step-daughter.


1851 Census
New Marton Shropshire

New Marton Lock, Shropshire at nls.uk
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John Swinnerton age 60, Canal Lock Keeper, born Salop, Whittington
Mary Swinnerton, age 60, born Salop, Ellesmere
John Williams, John's son-in-law, age 29, railway repairer, born Ellesmere
Mary Ann Williams, age 28, born Salop, Knockin
William Williams, age 13 months, born Salop Ellesmere

Widowed

John's second wife, Mary, was buried, age 63, on 22nd April 1853 in the parish of West Felton.
Her address was given as New Marton, Ellesmere.

1861 Census
Lock House, New Marton, Shropshire

New Marton Lock, Shropshire at nls.uk
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John Swinnerton age 70, Canal Lock Keeper, born Shropshire, Whittington
Mary Jones age 70, Domestic Servant, born Shropshire, Whittington

Death

John Swinnerton died on 26th January 1871.
This notice appeared in the Wrexham Advertiser on Satuday 11th February 1871:

On the 26th ult. aged 80 years, John Swinnerton, of New Marton Locks near Ellesmere.
For 50 years a faithful servant of the Ellesmere and Chester Canal Company.



Joseph Swinnerton (1821 - 1871) Swinnerton Family Tree



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Baptism We believe this to be Joseph's baptism, in 1821:

Cupids Ramble, West Felton at nls.uk
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Joseph, son of John and Mary Swinerton was baptised in West Felton, Shropshire on 6th September 1821.
The register has a note that he was "received in church" on 13th October 1822
Joseph's father, John, was a labourer, living in "Rambles".
[There is a cottage called Cupid's Ramble about a mile north-west of West Felton, close to the canal. This was certainly there in the 1870s but we're not sure how much older than that. Perhaps "Rambles" refers to this cottage or to this small area near to the canal and Aston Locks?]

1841 Census
This is probably Joseph aged between 15 and 20 in 1841
Rhoswiel, in the Township of Ifton Rhyn (north of Oswestry, Shropshire)

Rhoswiel, Shropshire at nls.uk
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William Williams age 45, Canal Boatman, born Shropshire
Ann Williams age 40, not born Shropshire
Thomas Evans age 20, Ag Lab, not born Shropshire
John Williams age 15, born Shropshire
Joseph Swinnert age 15, Blacksmith, born Shropshire
Samuel Swinnert, age 15, coal mine engineer, not born Shropshire
Eleanor Roberts, age 11, not born Shropshire

Marriage

Copperas Hill and Blake Street, Liverpool at nls.uk
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Joseph Swinnerton and Ann Jones, both of full age, were married, after banns, at St Philip's Church, Liverpool on December 21st 1845.
Joseph, a batchelor was a blacksmith, living in Copperas Hill.
Ann, a spinster, was living in Blake Street
Joseph's father was John Swinnerton, Book Keeper*.
Ann's father was Thomas Jones, deceased.
Witnesses were ?? Maddock (possibly Thomas?) and Samuel Rowe?

[*Although Joseph's father is clearly written as Book Keeper on the parish record of the marriage, we are very certain that this is a mistake and should read Lock Keeper.
Everything else about Joseph ties in with him being the son of John Swinnerton, Lock Keeper at New Marton, Shropshire. Perhaps the vicar or curate misheard, or filled in the register from notes taken earlier, so this might be a transcription error. ]

1851 Census
Bootle Village

Position of Bootle Village in 1851 at nls.uk
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Joseph Swinnerton age 30, Engineer, born Shropshire
Ann Swinnerton age 31, born North Wales
John Swinnerton age 5, born Lancashire, Bootle
Thomas Swinnerton age 5 months, born Lancashire, Bootle
also
James Derny, lodger, age 30, foreman, born Scotland
Ellen Owens, servant, age 16, house servant, born North Wales

1861 Census
151 St Domingo Road, Everton

Position of St Domingo Road, Everton at nls.uk
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Joseph Swinnerton age 38, Publican, born Shropshire
Ann Swinnerton age 39, born Denbighshire
John Swinnerton age 15, born Lancashire Liverpool
Thomas Swinnerton age 8, born Lancashire, Bootle Village
George Swinnerton age 7, born Lancashire, Bootle Village
Joseph Swinnerton age 5, born Lancashire, Liverpool
also
Wiliam Price, boarder, son?, age 26, joiner, born Montgomeryshire
Elizabeth Lindford, servant, age 21, House Servant, born Lancashire

1869
By 1869, Joseph was a foreman working for the corporation water department. This article from the Liverpool Mercury in July 1869:


Occupation of a Public House by a Corporate Employee

Mr Beloe having moved the confirmation of the proceedings of the water committee:

Mr P H Rathbone asked whether it was true that the foreman of the Green Lane Works was interested in a public house near these works.

If it was the case, he thought some blame rested with the council that there was no regulation prohibiting those employed under the corporation holding public houses, for he thought it would be evident to all that it was most undesirable that persons in their employ should be interested in public houses, either directly or indirectly. (Hear, hear.)

Mr Belor said that, Mr Rathbone, having given him notice of the question, he was enabled to reply to it at once in the fullest possible manner. Many months since, Mr Holt , the deputy–chairman of the committee brought under his notice certain charges made against a certain person named Swinnerton, but who was not exactly foreman of the Green Lane works, but the general outdoor foreman, overlooking any works which might be going on in different parts of the town. These charges were handed to the engineer to report on, and he (Mr Beloe) was happy to say that one and all fell to the ground and proved to be false, with one exception, and that was that he kept a public house. Mr Holt and the engineer mentioned this to Swinnerton, and he said that he was not aware that it was against the law, and that he would take the earliest possible steps to get rid of the house. He (and Mr Beloe) hoped that after the remarks had been made those steps would be taken without further delay. He was not aware that they could compel the man absolutely to sell the house at a sacrifice, but at all events, everything had been done on the subject that possibly could be done, and, the attention of the committee having been drawn to the point, they would see that the house was disposed of.
Mr Rathbone asked whether he was in order in giving notice of his intention to call the attention of the council to the question with a view to the adoption of some rule prohibiting the holding of public houses by corporate employees. The Mayor – You must give notice in writing in the ordinary way.
The proceedings were then confirmed.

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1871 Census
John Street, Everton

Position of John Street, Everton at nls.uk
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Joseph Swinnerton age 49, Inspector of Engine Works, born Shropshire, West Felton
Ann Swinnerton age 51, born Denbighshire
Thomas Swinnerton age 18, Surveyor, born Lancashire Liverpol
George Swinnerton age 17, Engine fitter, born Lancashire Liverpool
Joseph Swinnerton age 15, born Lancashire, Liverpool
also
William Williams age 21, Joiner, born Shropshire, Ellesmere
Alice Gaskill age 21, Domestic Servant, born Liverpool


Death

Joseph Swinnerton died at 1 John Street, aged 50, in September 1871 and was buried in Anfield Cemetery on 23th September 1871.
His wife, Ann, died in February 1875, aged 53, and was buried in the same grave at Anfield on 18th February 1875. She was living at 6 Torr Street, Everton.


George Swinnerton (1853 - 1928) Swinnerton Family Tree




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Birth

Position of Bootle Village in 1853 at nls.uk
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George Swinnerton was born on 11th November 1853 at The Village, Bootle cum Linacre
His father was Joseph Swinnerton, Engineer, and his Mother was Ann Swinnerton, formerly Jones.
The birth was registered on 22nd December 1853.

Baptism

George Swinnerton was baptised on 25th December 1853 in Kirkdale.
From (https://familysearch.org)

1861 Census
151 St Domingo Road, Everton

Position of St Domingo Road, Everton at nls.uk
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Joseph Swinnerton age 38, Publican, born Shropshire
Ann Swinnerton age 39, born Denbighshire
John Swinnerton age 15, born Lancashire Liverpool
Thomas Swinnerton age 8, born Lancashire, Bootle Village
George Swinnerton age 7, born Lancashire, Bootle Village
Joseph Swinnerton age 5, born Lancashire, Liverpool
also
Wiliam Price, boarder, son?, age 26, joiner, born Montgomeryshire
Elizabeth Lindford, servant, age 21, House Servant, born Lancashire

1871 Census
John Street, Everton

Position of John Street, Everton at nls.uk
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Joseph Swinnerton age 49, Inspector of Engine Works, born Shropshire, West Felton
Ann Swinnerton age 51, born Denbighshire
Thomas Swinnerton age 18, Surveyor, born Lancashire Liverpol
George Swinnerton age 17, Engine fitter, born Lancashire Liverpool
Joseph Swinnerton age 15, born Lancashire, Liverpool
also
William Williams age 21, Joiner, born Shropshire, Ellesmere
Alice Gaskill age 21, Domestic Servant, born Liverpool


Marriage
20th April 1876

Lime Street, Liverpool at nls.uk
Lime Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
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Brownlow Hill, Liverpool at nls.uk
Brownlow Hill, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
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George Swinnerton married Harriet Louisa Wheate at St Silas' Church, Liverpool, by licence
George, a bachelor, of full age, is described as an engineer, living in Lime Street
Harriet, a spinster, of full age, was resident in Brownlow Hill
George's father was Joseph Swinnerton, engineer
Harriet's father was Edwin Wheate, Watch Maker
Witnesses were John Walter Horton (or Norton) and Mary Wheate

1881 Census
29 Sykes Street, Everton

Position of Sykes Street, Everton at nls.uk
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George Swinnerton age 27, Engine Fitter at waterworks, born Bootle,Lancashire
Harriet Swinnerton age 24, born Liverpool, West Derby
Harriet Swinnerton age 3, born Liverpool
William Swinnerton age 1, born Liverpool
Edith A. Swinnerton age 10 months, born Liverpool


1891 Census
Waterworks Cottage (one of two between Nos 28 and 30 Green Lane, West Derby (Old Swan)

Position of Waterworks Cottages, Green Lane, West Derby at nls.uk
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George Swinnerton age 37, Engine Fitter, born Bootle, Lancs
Harriet L. Swinnerton age 34, born Liverpool
Harriet L. Swinnerton age 13, born Liverpool
William E. Swinnerton age 11, born Liverpool
Edith A. Swinnerton age 10, born Liverpool
Frances M. Swinnerton age 7, born Liverpool
Beatrice C. Swinnerton age 5, born Liverpool
Elizabeth L B. Swinnerton age 8 months, born Liverpool


1901 Census
Cottage attached to Waterworks (follows No 66 Green Lane.) (re-numbered since 1891)

Position of Waterworks Cottages, Green Lane, West Derby at nls.uk
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George Swinnerton age 47, Engine Fitter, born Bootle, Lancs
Harriet Swinnerton age 44, born Liverpool
Francis M. Swinnerton age 17, born Liverpool
Beatrice C. Swinnerton age 14, born Liverpool
Thomas E. Swinnerton age 8, born Liverpool

1911 Census
Water Works, Green Lane, Liverpool
Looking after their grandson, Stanley

Position of Waterworks Cottages, Green Lane, West Derby at nls.uk
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George Swinnerton age 57, Engine Fitter for the Corporation, born Liverpool,
H.L. Swinnerton age 54, born Liverpool

Harriet and George married for 34 years, having had 11 children born alive, 6 still alive.

G.B. Swinnerton (daughter), age 25, Dressmaker (own account), born Liverpool.
T.E. Swinnerton (son), age 19, Apprentice Fitter (Engineer), born Liverpool
Stanley Nelson (grandson) age 10, born Liverpool

George's wife, Harriet died on January 2nd 1918.

This notice from Liverpool Echo 4th January 1918:

"At the waterworks Old Swan, Harriet L. Swinnerton,our dearly beloved mother.
Sleep on beloved, take thy rest,
Lay down your head upon thy savours breast;
We loved thee well, but Jesus loves thee best;
Good night, good night, good night.
Bert and Connie, Parton Street, Fairfield.

['Connie' was Beatrice Constance Faulkner, Harriet's daughter. 'Bert' was her second husband, Herbert Christopher Faulkner. ]

Death

George Swinnerton died, aged 74, at the beginning of 1928.


Harriet Louisa Swinnerton (1878 - 1942) Swinnerton Family Tree



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Birth
17th March 1878

Parron Street, West Derby at nls.uk
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Harriet Louisa Swinnerton was born at 15 Parron Street, West Derby.
Her father was George Swinnerton, engineer; her mother, Harriet Swinnerton, formerly Wheate.
The birth was registered on 27th April 1878.

Baptism
St Peter, Liverpool
3rd July 1878

Harriet Louisa daughter of George and Harriet Louisa Swinnerton of Edgehill, Engineer.
Born 17th March 1878

1881 Census
29 Sykes Street, Everton

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George Swinnerton age 27, Engine Fitter at waterworks, born Bootle,Lancashire
Harriet Swinnerton age 24, born Liverpool, West Derby
Harriet Swinnerton age 3, born Liverpool
William Swinnerton age 1, born Liverpool
Edith A. Swinnerton age 10 months, born Liverpool


1891 Census
Waterworks Cottage (one of two between Nos 28 and 30 Green Lane, West Derby (Old Swan)

Position of Waterworks Cottages, Green Lane, West Derby at nls.uk
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George Swinnerton age 37, Engine Fitter, born Bootle, Lancs
Harriet L. Swinnerton age 34, born Liverpool
Harriet L. Swinnerton age 13, born Liverpool
William E. Swinnerton age 11, born Liverpool
Edith A. Swinnerton age 10, born Liverpool
Frances M. Swinnerton age 7, born Liverpool
Beatrice C. Swinnerton age 5, born Liverpool
Elizabeth L B. Swinnerton age 8 months, born Liverpool


Marriage
6th November 1900

Position of Waterworks Cottages, Green Lane, West Derby at nls.uk
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Sandstone Road, West Derby at nls.uk
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Harriet Louisa Swinnerton married James the Register Office, Liverpool, by licence
Harriet, a spinster, age 22 years, living at the Waterworks, Green Lane, Tuebrook
James, a bachelor, age 23 years, a butcher, was living in Sandstone Road, West Derby
Harriet's father was George Swinnerton, water engineer
James's father was James Nelson, (deceased), Dairyman
Witnesses were W. R. Burns and A.E. Clubbe

1901 Census
29 Meliden Road, West Derby (off Edge Lane)

29 Meliden Road, (off Edge lane) Fairfield, Liverpool at nls.uk
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James Nelson age 24, Butcher, born Liverpool
Harriet L. Nelson age 23, born Liverpool
Stanley S. Nelson age 11 months, born Liverpool



Harriet's death
12 Merton Close, Roby

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From the death certificate:-
Harriet Louisa Nelson, wife of James Nelson, slaughterman, of 12 Merton Close, Roby, died aged 65 years on the 26th May 1942
From the Liverpool Echo:-
NELSON - May 26 HARRIET L. the dearly loved wife of James and beloved mother of Ada - 12 Merton Close, Roby.
NELSON - May 26th at 12 Merton Close Roby HARRIET L. NELSON beloved mother of Norah, May, Beattie and sons-in-law Ted and Will. Funeral arrangements later.
NELSON - May 26, HARRIET L NELSON loving mother of George, Bill, Tom and Lill. (Good night Grandma from all her Granchildren.) Funeral at St Anne's Stanley tomorrow (Saturday) at 11am (late Highfield Rd).