William Swallow

Male2 May 1819–20 December 1900

Brief Life History of William

When William Swallow was christened on 2 May 1819, in Stebbing, Essex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Swallow, was 22 and his mother, Mary Heard, was 24. He married Jemima Clouton on 25 December 1839, in Stebbing, Essex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Felsted, Essex, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Writtle, Essex, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died on 20 December 1900, in Stebbing, Essex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

William Swallow
1819–1900
Jemima Clouton
1821–1910
Marriage: 25 December 1839
Maria Swallow
1840–1933
John Swallow
1842–1926
Sarah Swallow
1845–1933
Thomas Swallow
1848–
Hannah Swallow
1851–1909
Esther Swallow
1857–1933
George Charles Swallow
1861–1927

Sources (17)

  • Willm Swallow, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Swallow, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
  • William Swallow, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1839Stebbing, Essex, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (6)

    1823

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

    1843

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English (West Yorkshire):

    from Middle English swal(e)we, swalu ‘swallow’ (Old English swealwe), hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird, perhaps in swiftness and grace.

    habitational name from Swallow (Lincolnshire), probably from a lost river name, perhaps derived from a word related to the Indo-European root swel- ‘burn, shine’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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