Family History Notebook

Edward Swinney

Son of George Swinney and Dorothy Reavely, born at Reckington, Gateshead Fell on the 26th of October 1823, baptised on the 14th of March 1824 in Gateshead

Married Mary Ann Hall on the 2nd of February 1847 in Swindon, Wiltshire e (1825 - 1894)


George, born on the 21st December 1847, baptised on the 28th of January 1848 in Swindon, Wiltshire
Dorothy, born on the 1st of October 1849 at the Railway Station, Wolborough, Devon
Edward, born on the 20th of September 1852, baptised on the 14th of October 1852 in the Ebenezer Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Plymouth, Devon (d.1852)
Flora Ellen, born 1854 in Plymouth, Devon
Clara Ann, born 1856 in Plymouth, Devon
Rhoda Elizabeth, born 1859 in Plymouth, Devon
Edward, born on the 19th of July 1863 in Plymouth, Devon
Frederick, born 1866 in Plymouth, Devon


Edward and Mary Ann
Posted on Ancestry by mmatthej1 27 May 2007
Edward Swinney
Posted on Ancestry by mmatthej1 27 May 2007

Died on the 17th of April 1896 at 6, Archer Terrace, Plymouth f

Person ID 05113


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


a)    1841 UK census    Living with his parents in Heworth, County Durham
        1851 UK census    An engine driver living in Newton Abbot, Devon, with his wife and two children
        1861 UK census    Still an engine driver but now moved to Plymouth with his wife and five children
        1871 UK census    Same occupation and address, two more children. One lodger.
        1881 UK census    Same occupation and address, three children at home and a lodger.
        1891 UK census    Now a foreman. Flora and Frederick are living at home as well as Fanny, Edward junior's wife.

b)    UK, Railway Employment Records, 1833-1956 [Great Western] [Online database with images]
Swinney, Edward
Date of birth: 26th of October 1823
Date of entering service: 8th July 1844

Employment: Fireman - Loco Engineman - Loco Foreman - Loco   Resigned
Location:  Swindon Newton Abbot St Blazey    
Date   Dec '48 9/1/82 3/9/83 9 Mar '95
Rate:     50/-  55/-  

c)    The marriage of Edward Swinney and Mary Ann Hall was registered in the first quarter of 1847 in the Highworth district (8 487)

        The death of Edward SWinney aged 72 was registered in the second quarter of 1896 in the Plymouth district (5b 176)

d)    National Probate Calendar 1896:
SWINNEY Edward of Plymouth engineer died 17 April 1896 Probate Exeter 22 June to Flora Swinney spinster Effects 49

e)    Marriage certificate - image posted on Ancestry by gr8brtn

f)    Death certificate - image posted on Ancestry by gr8brtn
(Informant R.E. Chawe, daughter, present at the death, of Clarence Villa, Abbey Wood, Kent)

g)    PATS family tree on Ancestry

h)    The death of Edward Swinney age 2 (months?) was registered in the fourth quarter of 1852 in the Plymouth district (5b 190)