Family History Notebook

William Swindale

Son of Joseph Swindale and Mary Jane Gregg , born on the 6th or 7th1 of September 1875 at Haverigg d

Married Henrietta Barnettin 1904 e


Joseph Barnett, born 26th April 1905, Pontefract, Yorkshire, England

Died 17th December 1945 in Nantwich, Cheshire

In 1910 William was living in Cross Gates, Leeds2. He later moved to Nantwich. According to his obituary in a local paper he was a textile buyer. His wife Henrietta started making pastries etc. in a small way and then later enlarged the scope into a full business. William did not take part in running the business but their son Joseph came into the business and was trained in it.d

Person ID  01046


1    My original information was that William was born on the 7th of September 1875 but the 1839 register gives the birth date as 6th of September.

2    How do we know? Perhaps Joan Shrewsbury had some correspondence.

3    Shropshire Archives - Thomas and Charles' General Store, Hodnet - Invoices, receipts and statements for 1932
798-809 W. Swindale & Son, Manchester, clothing manufacturers, agents and merchants


a)    1881 UK census    Living with his parents in Main Street, [Haverigg?], Millom, Cumberland
        1891 UK census    Living with his parents at 5, Main Street, Haverigg, Millom
        1901 UK census    Not found
        1911 UK census    A dress buyer living in Heaton Norris, Stockport, Cheshire with his wife and son. His sister Clara Jane is visiting with her husband and baby daughter.
        1939 Register        A wholesale draper living at 20 Nantwich Road, Crewe, Cheshire. Born 6 Sep
1875. Henrietta's birthdate was the 28th of March 1878.

b)    The birth of William Swindale, mother's maiden name Gregg, was registered in the fourth quarter of 1875 in the Bootle district (FreeBMD / GRO 10b 651)

        The marriage of a William Swindale and Henrietta Barnett was registered in the third quarter of 1904 in Nantwich district (FreeBMD 8a 676)

        The death of William Swindale was registered in the fourth quarter of 1945 in the Crewe district (FreeBMD 8a 413)

        The death of Henrietta Swindale aged 83 was registered in the  first quarter of 1961 in the Crewe district. (FreeBMD 1o 374)

c)    National Probate Calendar 1946
SWINDALE William of Hayeslynn Crewe-road Nantwich Cheshire died 17 December 1945 Probate Chester 12 April to Hubert Barnett local government official. Effects 1027.
SWINDALE Henrietta of 431 Crewe Road Wistaston Crewe widow died 14 March 1961 Probate London 8 June to Joseph Barnett Swindale confectioner.
Effects 246 0s. 14d.

d)    Information from Margaret Swindale December 1979 noted by John A. Swindale

e)    Information from Joan Shrewsbury

f)    Named in his father's will of 1910, for which he was granted probate in 1914