Person:William Swallow (8)

William Swallow
m. 30 Apr 1769
  1. Sarah Swallow1767 -
  2. Hannah Swallow1769 - 1838
  3. William Swallow1770 - 1835
  4. George Swallow1772 -
m. 12 Oct 1795
  1. Elizabeth Swallow1799 - 1816
  2. Sarah Swallow1801 -
  3. Mary Swallow1803 - 1857
  4. Hannah Swallow1804 - 1807
  5. William Swallow1808 -
  6. Susannah Swallow1811 -
  7. Hannah Swallow1814 -
  8. George Swallow1816 - 1818
Facts and Events
Name William Swallow
Gender Male
Christening[1] 11 Oct 1770 Kimpton, Hertfordshire, England
Marriage 12 Oct 1795 King's Walden, Hertfordshire, Englandto Sarah Hopkins
Residence[2] 30 Jun 1814 Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, EnglandHollybush
Burial[3] 6 Sep 1835 Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England

William Swallow was baptised on 11th October 1770 at Kimpton in Hertfordshire, son of Elizabeth Swallow, formerly Wilds, and her husband John Swallow. William married when he was 25 years old, on 12th October 1795, at the neighbouring parish of King's Walden to a Sarah Hopkins. After their marriage they moved to Wheathampstead, the opposite side of Kimpton to King's Walden. At Wheathampstead they had eight or nine children between 1799 and 1816, although at least two died as infants and their eldest daughter died aged just 16.

The Wheathampstead parish records include a survey of the "labouring poor of the parish" from 30th June 1814. William is listed in this survey as having lived at Hollybush. Hollybush is a 16th or 17th century row of cottages near the hamlet of Mackerye End in the west of Wheathampstead parish. Hollybush still stands today, but the whole row of cottages has now been combined into one house.[4]

William continued to live with Sarah at Hollybush until his death in 1835 at the age of 65. Sarah outlived him by 13 years.

  1. Church of England. Kimpton Parish Registers, Primary quality.

    Baptiz[e]d in the Year 1770: William son of John & Elizab[et]h Swallow Oct[ober] the 11th

  2. Labouring Poor of the Parish, in Church of England. Wheathampstead Parish Registers, 30 Jun 1814, Primary quality.

    Wm SWALLOW, Hollybush

  3. Burials register, in Church of England. Wheathampstead Parish Registers, Primary quality.

    BURIALS in the Parish of Wheathampstead in the County of Hertford in the Year 1835
    No. 649
    Name: Will[ia]m Swallow
    Abode: Holly Bush
    When buried: Sep[tember] 6th
    Age: 65 y[ea]rs [1769/70]
    By whom the Ceremony was performed: J. Douton, Curate

  4. Details and a picture of Hollybush Cottage, which is a listed building, are available at English Heritage'sImages of England website.