Family History Notebook

Clara Ann Swinney

Daughter of Edward Swinney and Mary Ann Hall, born 1856 in Plymouth, Devon

Married Alfred John George Swinney on the 3rd of June 1878 in the King Street Weslyan Methodist Chapel, Plymouth


Leslie Alfred Edward, born 1880 Berrima, New South Wales
Albert John George, born 1882 Berrima, New South Wales

Died on the 28th of April 1935

Person ID 05126


0    Text in red represents information obtained from the internet (family trees etc) which I have not yet confirmed.

1    Alfred was Clara's first cousin, son of her uncle John.

2    The trip to, and return from, Australia has not yet been traced.


a)    1861 UK census, 1871 UK census    Living in Plymouth with her parents.
        1881 UK census    In Australia
        1891 UK census    Alfred, a mining and civil engineer, and Clara are living in Saltash, Cornwall
        1901 UK census    Alfred and Sarah have moved to Sidcup in Kent. Alfred is still a mining engineer 'working abroad'.
        1911 UK census    Still in Sidcup. Leslie has left home.

b)    The birth of Clara Ann Swinney was registered in the fourth quarter of 1856 in the Plymouth district (5b 225)
        The marriage of Clara Ann Swinney and Alfred John G Swinney was registered in the second quarter of 1878 in the Plymouth district (FreeBMD 5b 499)
        The death of Clara Ann Swinney aged 77 was registered in the second quarter of 1935 in the Christchurch district (FreeBMD 2b 955)

c)    Marriage certicate posted on Ancestry by gr8brtn 28 May 2011
        Death certificate

d)    National Probate Calendar 1935
SWINNEY Clara Ann of Pasangrahan Barton-court-road New Milton Hampshire widow died 28 April 1935 at Rowan Garth Nursing Home Highcliffe Hampshire Probate Winchester 27 June to National Provincial Bank Limited. Effects 3394 2s. 4d.