Family History Notebook

Rhoda Elizabeth Swinney

Daughter of Edward Swinney and Mary Ann Hall, born on the 23rd of August 1859 in Plymouth, Devon

Married James H Chave in 1883


Marjorie, born c. 1891

Died on the 19th of January 1947 in Exeter

Person ID 05130


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

1    Rhoda's birth was registered very late.

2    The National Probate Calendar gives Rhoda's middle name as Ellen rather than Elizabeth.


a)    1861 UK census, 1871 UK census    Living in Plymouth with her parents
        1881 UK census    A school mistress, living with her parents in Plymouth
        1891 UK census    James and Rhoda are living in Plumstead, London. James is a schoolmaster. No children.
        1901 UK census    Rhoda is now a widow with a 9 year old daughter, living in Herodsfoot, Devon. She has returned to teaching
        1939 Register        Living at 1, Oak Close Exeter. 'Unpaid domestic duties'. Born 23 Aug 1859

b)    The birth of Rhoda Elizabeth Swinney was registered in the first quarter of 1860 in the Plymouth district (5b 274)

        The marriage of  Rhoda Swinney and James Chave was registered in the third quarter of 1883 in the East Stonehouse district (5b 525)

        The death of Rhoda E Chave aged 87 was registered in the first quarter of 1947 in the Exeter district (7a 343)

c)    National Probate Calendar 1947:
CHAVE Rhoda Ellen of 1 Oak-close North-street Heavitree Exeter widow died 19 January 1947 Probate Exeter 25 March to Sidney Hill solicitor. Effects 2623 2s. 1d