Family History Notebook

Geoffrey Edward Swinney

Son of Edward Swinney and Fannie Ida Sherrington, born 1898 in Saltash, Cornwall

Married Elizabeth?



Died on the 28th of February 1965 in Hampshire

Person ID 05133


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

1    Working in the Merchant Marine by 1914. If he continued as a merchant seaman that could explain the lack of records.

2    The Geoffrey Swinney in the 1939 register is probably this Geoffrey. There was only one birth registration for a Geoffrey Swinney in 1898. No marriage found.

3    No further information


a)    1901 UK census    Fannie, Ida and Geoffrey are living in Saltash, Cornwall
        1911 UK census    An Engineer commander in the Royal Navy married to Ida (47), with two children
        1920 Wandsworth Electoral Registers    Edward, Fannie and Geoffrey are living in Dafforne Road Wandsworth
        1939 Register    A Geoffrey Swinney born 20 Jul 1898 is working as a barman at the Red Lion pub in Ebury Street London. An Elizabeth Swinney is the Manageress and is probably his wife

b)    The birth of Geoffrey Edward Swinney was registered in the third quarter of 1898 in the St Germans district (5c 36)

c)    Web: UK, Campaign Medals Awarded to WWI Merchant Seamen, 1914-1925 [database on-line]. 
Name: Geoffrey Edward Swinney
Birth Date: 1898
Birth Place: Saltash, Cornwall
Year Issued: 1914-1925

d)    National Probate Calendar 1965
SWINNEY Geoffrey Edward of 8 Bursledon Place Purbrook Hampshire died 28th of February 1965 at Queen Alexander Hospital Cosham Porstmouth Administration Manchester 25 May to Hillary Frances Challener married woman.  1691