Family History Notebook

Frank Percival Swinney

Son of  George Swinney and Jessie Piper, born on the 24th of August 1879 in Plymouth, Devon

Married Dora Margaret Mackenzie in 1908 in the Tynemouth district


Russell, born in 1909 in Sidcup, Kent (d.1922)
Sylvia, born on the 27th of May 1915, baptised on the 23rd of July 1915 in Holy Trinity, Lamorbey, Kent (d.1915)
Howard, born on the 8th of March 1922, baptised on the 5th of April 1922 in Holy Trinity, Lamorbey, Kent

Died on the 11th of August 1954

Person ID 05116


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

1    The children named are those with father Swinney and mother Mackenzie


a)    1881 UK census    Living with his mother and grandmother in East Stonehouse. (Swinny). His father is at sea.
        1891 UK census    Jessie (40) and the children are living in Plymouth.
        1901 UK census    A third mate in the merchant service, living with his mother and brother in Plymouth
        1911 UK census    Dora is living in Kent with son Russell.
        1939 Register        Not found

b)    The birth of Frank Percival Swinney, mother's maiden name Piper, was registered in the third quarter of 1879 in the East Stonehouse district (GRO 5b 314)

        The marriage of Frank percival Swinney and Dora Margaret Mackenzie was registered in the first quarter of 1908 in the Tynemouth district (FreeBMD 10b 414)

        The death of Frank P Swinney aged 74 was registered in the third quarter of 1954 in the Okehampton district (

c)     Web: UK, Naval Officers' Service Record Cards and Files Index, 1880-1950s [database on-line].

Name: Frank Percival Swinney
Birth Date: 24 Aug 1879
Birth Place: Stonehouse, Devon, England
Rank: Captain Retired
Number: 171 Cr

d)     UK and Ireland, Masters and Mates Certificates, 1850-1927 [database on-line].
2nd May 1901    Second Mate Certificate
19th Nov 1903    First Mate Certificate
22nd Mar 1906    Master's Certificate (provisional - competence)
9th April 1907    Master's Certificate

e)    National Probate Calendar:
SWINNEY Frank Percival of 28 Fore-street North Tawton Devonshire died 11 August 1954 at The Castle hospital Okehampton Devonshire Probate Exeter 1 October to Dora Margaret Swinney widow.   Effects 1721 1s. 10d