Family History Notebook

Edward Swinney

Son of  George Swinney and Jessie Piper, born in 1888 in Stonehouse, Devon

Married Gladys Florence Wayman on the 6th of January 1917 (1897 - 1988) #c


Edward Basil, born c1918 in Alexandria, Egypt
Doreen Gladys, born c1926

Died 1968

Person ID 05120


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


a)    1891 UK census, 1901 UK census    Living with his widowed mother in Plymouth
        1911 UK census    Not found

b)    The birth of Edward Swinney, mother's maiden name Piper, was registered in the third quarter of 1888 in the East Stonehouse district (GRO 5b 265)

        The death of Edward Swinney aged 79 was registered in the first quarter of 1968 in the Plymouth district (7a 1004)

c)    Battrick family tree on Ancestry; A Wayman-Childs Connection family tree on Ancestry

d)    England, United Grand Lodge of England Freemason Membership Registers, 1751-1921
Zetland Lodge, Alexandria
Initiation Jan 11 1916    Edward Swinney in Alexandria    Telegraphist

e)    Passenger lists

Ship: "Malwa"   Departing London 1 Apr 1921
Edward Swinney           Age 32       Destination Aden - Electra House Cable Service
Mrs Gladys Swinney    Age 23
Edward Swinney           Age 2

Ship: "Malwa"   Arriving London 2nd May 1924
(Departure Port Said, Aden. Landed Plymouth)
Edward Swinney                    Age 35    18 Wolseley Terrace, Mutley, Plymouth  Eastern Telegraph Company
Gladys Florence Swinney  Age 26   Wife
Edward Basil Swinney         Age 6

Ship: "Gloucester Castle" Arriving London 18 Mar 1928
Edward Swinney age 30  c/o E T Co Electra House, Moorgate EC2   Last Permanent Residence  South Africa
Gladys F Swinney  Age 30
Basil Swinney          Age 10
Doreen Swinney     Age 2

Ship: "Mandala"   Departing London 9 Feb 1929
Edward Swinney    Age 40        16 Avenue, Elmers, Surbiton    Destination Port Said, Egypt   Cable Service

Ship: "Mashobra"  Arriving Plymouth 28 April 1932
Mr E Swinney             Age 43    Telegraphist   c/o Lloyds Bank, Plymouth    Last Permanent Residence   Egypt
Mrs G F Swinney       Age 34
Miss D G Swinney      Age 6
Master E B Swinney Age 14

f)    Will of Frederick William Wayman 1942 (posted on Ancestry 12 JUn 2008 by 'mamabuk'

Will of Frederick William Wayman [translated from the Arabic and copied from the English]
This is the last will and Testament of me, Frederick William Wayman of No. 93, Rue Tigrane Pasha, Cleopatra, Ramleh, Alexandria, Marine Engineer.
1. I hereby revoke all wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last will.
2. I give all my plate, linen, china, glass, books, pictures, furniture and other household effects to my daughters Phyllis Priestley and Ruby Dempster absolutely for division between themselves.
3. I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal property whatsoever and wheresoever not hereby or by any codicil hereto otherwise disposed of to my five children: Phyllis Priestley, Gladys Swinney, Ruby Dempster, Iris G. Williams and Geoffrey Wayman in equal shares. Provided always that if my son or any of my daughters shoud die during my lifetime leaving a child or children at my death such child or children shall take [and if more than one equally between them] the share which his, her or their parent would have taken in my said property had such parent survived me.
4. I appoint my daughter Phyllis Priestly to be the sole executrix and trustee of this my will.
5. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand to this my will this eighth day of July 1942; the said will being executed by me in triplicate, each copy to have the same effect as an original will.
When the will was proved 15 Nov 1950, his five children were Phyllis Priestley, wife of William Duckers Priestley; Gladys Swinney, wife of Edward Swinney; Ruby Dempster, wife of Eric Dempster; Iris Williams, widow of Glyn Williams; Geoffrey Frederick Wayman.