Person:Margaret Sweeney (7)

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Margaret Sweeney
m. 2 Jun 1879
  1. Mary Jane Sweeney1882 - 1957
  2. Margaret Sweeney1887 - 1960
  3. Stephen Michael Sweeney1889 - 1966
  4. Catherine Eliza Sweeney1891 - 1894
Facts and Events
Name Margaret Sweeney
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1887 Paddington, Middlesex, England
Census[2] 5 Apr 1891 Paddington, Middlesex, England2 Alfred Road
Census[3] 31 Mar 1901 Paddington, Middlesex, England19 Amberley Road
Census[4] 2 Apr 1911 Paddington, Middlesex, England87 Sutherland Avenue
Death[5] 16 Dec 1960 Westminster, Middlesex, England

Margaret Sweeney was born in 1887 in Paddington in western suburbs of London. Family tradition says she was known as Daisy. She was the daughter of Margaret Sweeney, formerly Rice, and her husband Stephen Sweeney, a carpenter. Daisy was the second of four children, although the youngest died when only three years old.

In 1895, when Daisy was just seven years old her father died. Daisy's grandfather, James Rice, moved down from Scotland to be with the family. The 1901 census finds Daisy living with her mother and grandfather at 19 Amberley Road in Paddington. James Rice later returned to Scotland, where he died in 1907.

By 1910 the family was living at 87 Sutherland Avenue, a large town house which they ran as a boarding house, with Daisy and her sister Mary helping their mother. They were there for at least five years, being there until at least 1915. After the First World Ward Daisy's mother and sister moved to Willesden, then on to Wembley. Daisy's movements at this time are unclear, but she appears in Wembley with her mother and sister's family in 1929.

Daisy never married. She died in 1960 in Westminster, aged about 73.

References
  1. Births index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    b. Margaret SWEENEY, December Quarter 1887, Paddington Registration District, Vol. 1a, page 45

  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 12 General Register Office: 1891 Census Schedules, Class RG12; Piece 1; Folio 48; Page 20, 5 Apr 1891, Primary quality.

    Address: 2 Alfred Road, Paddington, London
    5 or more rooms occupied
    Stephen Sweeney, head, married, male, 36 [1854/5], Joiner, employed, b. Scotland
    Margaret Sweeney, wife, married, female, 38 [1852/3], b. Scotland
    Mary J. Sweeney, daughter, female, 8 [1882/3], b. Brixton, London
    Margaret Sweeney, daughter, female, 3 [1887/8], b. Paddington, London
    Stephen Sweeney, son, male, 1 [1889/90], b. Paddington, London

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 13 General Register Office: 1901 Census Schedules, Class RG13; Piece 7; Folio 116; Page 13, 31 Mar 1901, Primary quality.

    Address: 19 Amberley Road, Paddington, London
    2 rooms occupied
    James Rice, head, married, male, 74 [1826/7], Retired Farm Bailiff, b. Ireland
    Margaret Sweeney, daughter, widow, female, 44 [1856/7], Waitress, b. Scotland
    Margaretta Sweeney, granddaughter, single, female, 13 [1887/8], none, b. Paddington, London

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 14 General Register Office: 1911 Census Schedules, Class RG14; Piece 36; Schedule 87, 2 Apr 1911, Primary quality.

    Class RG14; Piece 36; Schedule 87
    Address: 87 Sutherland Avenue, Paddington, London
    Ten rooms occupied
    Margaret Sweeney, head, female, 58 [1852/3], widow, Boarding house keeper, employer, b. Whithorn, Wigtownshire
    Mary Sweeney, daughter, female, 28 [1882/3], single, Assistant to above, b. Brixton, London
    Margaret Sweeney, daughter, female, 23 [1887/8], single, Assistant to above, b. Paddington, London
    Stephen Sweeney, son, male, 21 [1889/90], single, Railway clerk, worker, b. Paddington, London
    Bride Connolly, boarder, female, 30 [1880/1], single, Elementary school teacher - L.C.C., worker, b. Moher, Roscommon
    Dora Higgins, boarder, female, 22 [1888/9], single, Elementary school teacher - L.C.C., worker, b. Walthamstow, London
    Bryan G. O'Donnell, boarder, male, 21 [1889/90], single, Insurance clerk, worker, b. Kilmallock, Limerick
    Mary Phippen, visitor, female, 50 [1860/1], widow, Housekeeper (domestic), b. Whithorn, Wigtownshire

  5. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    d. Margaret SWEENEY, December Quarter 1960, Westminster Registration District, Vol. 5c, page 387, aged 70 [1889/90]

    Exact date from family recollection.

  6.   London, England. Electoral Registers, 1832-1965
    1929: 73 Cecil Avenue, Wembley
    Read, Mary
    Read, Michael
    Sweeney, Margaret
    Sweeney, Margaret, Jnr.