Family History


52. William SWABEY was christened on 14 Oct 1787 in Aldbury, Herts1. He was buried on 13 Aug 1864 in Aldbury, Herts1.

His occupation has been recorded as :-
Agricultural Labourer (1841, 1851 Census)
Labourer (1861 Census)

Recorded addresses :-
Aldbury, Herts (Marriage 1819)
Stocks Farm, Aldbury, Herts (1841 Census)
Stock's Cottages, Aldbury, Herts (1851 Census)
Aldbury, Herts (1861 Census, Burial 1864)

He was married to Catherine BUCKINGHAM on 12 Oct 1819 in Great Berkhampstead, Herts1.

53. Catherine BUCKINGHAM was christened on 16 Feb 1794 in Oving, Bucks1. She died on the 10 Oct 1863 in Aldbury, Herts3, and was buried on 17 Oct 1863 1.

Her occupation has been recorded as :-
Laundress (1861 Census)

Recorded addresses :-
Oving, Buckinghamshire (Baptism 1794)
Berkhampstead, Herts (Marriage 1819)
Aldbury, Herts (Son Thomas Baptism 1833)
Stocks Farm, Aldbury, Herts (1841 Census)
Stock's Cottages, Aldbury, Herts (1851 Census)
Aldbury, Herts (1861, Burial 1863)

Note : Catherine's place of birth is incorrectly given as Ivinghoe instead of Oving in the 1851 census. Ivinghoe is a neighbouring Parish to Aldbury and this probably confused the enumerator as he would have been familiar with Iving-hoe but less so with Oving which is in the middle of Buckinghamshire. Her correct place of birth appears in the 1861 census and this is confirmed by a corresponding baptism in the Oving Parish Register.

The surname of Buckingham had survived in family lore but was thought to have been the family name of Catherine's daghter-in-law (son Thomas's wife Emma). However research showed that in fact it was from a generation further back but having this name did help to research and confirm the ancestry.

Children were:

child i. John SWAYBY was christened on 22 Aug 1824 in Aldbury1.
child ii. William SWAYBY was christened on 15 Jul 1827 in Aldbury1.
child iii. Joseph SWABEY was christened on 26 Jul 1828 in Aldbury1. He was a Labourer in the 1861 census and a Shepherd in 1881. He was shown living at Stocks Farm (1841) and in the Village of Aldbury (1871, 1881).
child iv. Josephine SWABEY was christened on 26 Jul 1829 in Aldbury1.
child v. Thomas SWABEY was christened on 6 Jan 1833 in Aldbury1. He was buried in Aldbury on the 17 February 19151.

Sources :-
1. Parish Register - locations as stated.
2. Census returns :-
   1841 - HO107/440/1/f.23/p.12
   1851 - HO107/1716/f.212/p.20.
   1861 - RG9/842/f.39/p.11.
3. Death Certificate - 1863, Dec Q, Berkhampstead, 3a-235


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