Celia Cottle

about 1836–March 1917 (Age 81)
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Celia

When Celia Cottle was born about 1836, in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Cottle, was 29 and her mother, Ann Wall, was 28. She married John Swann on 30 December 1868, in Portarlington, Queen's County, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Horsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. In 1861, at the age of 25, her occupation is listed as milliner in Islington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. She died in March 1917, in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

John Swann
Celia Cottle
Marriage: 30 December 1868
Margaret Ann Swann
Sidney Cottle Swann
John Nuel Swann
Celia Cottle Swann

Spouse and Children

30 December 1868
Portarlington, Queen's County, Ireland


Parents and Siblings



World Events (6)


Age 7

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 18

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 44

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

English:1. metonymic occupational name for a maker of chain-mail, from an Anglo-Norman French diminutive of Old French cot(t)e ‘coat of mail’ ( see Cott ). 2. metonymic occupational name for a cutler, from Old French co(u)tel, co(u)teau ‘knife’ (Late Latin cultellus, a diminutive of culter ‘plowshare’).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Celia Cottle in household of Samuel Clutterbuck, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Celia Swann, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Celia Cottle, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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