Person:Hannah Swallow (3)

Hannah Swallow
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
  1. Eliza Swallow1832 -
m. 20 Oct 1834
  1. Susan Thompson1835 -
  2. James Thompson1837 -
  3. Mary Thompsonabt 1840 -
  4. Charles Thompson1842 -
  5. Sophia Thompson1845 -
  6. John Thompson1848 - 1848
  7. Henry Thompson1850 -
Facts and Events
Name Hannah Swallow
Gender Female
Christening[1] 17 Jul 1814 Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England
Marriage 20 Oct 1834 Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, Englandto William Thompson
Census[2] 6 Jun 1841 Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, EnglandMarshall Heath
Census[3] 30 Mar 1851 Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, EnglandWheathampstead Hill
Census[4] 7 Apr 1861 Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England
Census[5] 2 Apr 1871 Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, EnglandAmwell

Hannah Swallow was baptised on 17th July 1814 at Wheathampstead in Hertfordshire, daughter of Sarah Swallow, formerly Hopkins, and her husband William Swallow, a labourer. The baptism register notes that the family lived at Hollybush, a row of cottages near the hamlet of Mackerye End in the west of the parish.

On 31st July 1832, when Hannah was just 18, she had an illegitimate daughter named Eliza. Hannah at this time was still living at Hollybush. Eliza's father was a shoemaker named William Pearse from the nearby town of St Albans.

Two years after Eliza's birth Hannah married a man named William Thompson at Wheathampstead on 20th October 1834. They stayed in the Wheathampstead area and had several children together. The 1841 census finds them living at Marshall Heath, close to Hollybush. By 1851 they had moved to Wheathampstead Hill, the main road leading out of the village to the south. In 1861 they were simply described as living in the village.

William appears to have died in 1864. Hannah appears in the 1871 census working as a straw plaiter and living at Amwell (or Hamwell as it was then often written) to the south-west of Wheathampstead. She has yet to be traced after 1871.

  1. Baptisms register, in Church of England. Wheathampstead Parish Registers. (Hertford: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies), Primary quality.
    BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish of Wheathampstead in the County of Hertford in the Year 1814
    No.When BaptizedChild's Christian NameParent's NameAbodeQuality, Trade, or ProfessionBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    70July 17thHannah daughter ofWilliam & SarahSwallowof Hollybush HouseLabourerHenry Craven A.M.
  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) HO 107/1-1465 Census Returns: 1841 Census Schedules, Class HO107; Piece 442; Book 8; Folio 23; Page 8, 6 Jun 1841, Primary quality.

    Address: Marshall Heath, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    William Thompson, male, 40 [1796-11], Ag Lab, born in county
    Hannah Thompson, female, 30 [1806-11], Pl, born in county
    Susan Thompson, female, 4 [1836/7], born in county
    James Thompson, male, 3 [1837/8], born in county
    Mary Thompson, female, 1 [1839/40], born in county

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) HO 107/1466-2531 Census Returns: 1851 Census Schedules, Class HO107; Piece 1713; Folio 56; Page 22, 30 Mar 1851, Primary quality.

    Address: Wheathamstead Hill, Wheathamstead, Hertfordshire
    William Thomson, head, married, male, 40 [1810/11], Staw factor, b. Codicote, Hertfordshire
    Hannah Thomson, wife, married, female, 37 [1813/14], b. Wheathamstead, Hertfordshire
    Eliza Thomson, daughter, unmarried, female, 18 [1832/3], Straw plaiter, b. Wheathamstead, Hertfordshire
    Susan Thomson, daughter, female, 15 [1835/6], Straw plaiter, b. Wheathamstead, Hertfordshire
    James Thomson, son, male, 13 [1837/8], Scholar, b. Wheathamstead, Hertfordshire
    Mary Thomson, daughter, 10 [1840/1], Scholar, b. Wheathamstead, Hertfordshire
    Charles Thomson, son, male, 7 [1843/4], Scholar, b. Wheathamstead, Hertfordshire
    Sophia Thomson, daughter, female, 5 [1845/6], Scholar, b. Wheathamstead, Hertfordshire
    Henry Thomson, son, male, 5mo [1850], b. Wheathamstead, Hertfordshire

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 9 General Register Office: 1861 Census Schedules, Class RG9; Piece 827; Folio 41; Page 6, 7 Apr 1861, Primary quality.

    Address: Village, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    William Thompson, head, married, male, 50 [1810/11], Labourer, b. Wheathamstead, Hertfordshire
    Hannah Thompson, wife, married, female, 47 [1813/14], Wife of Labourer, b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Susan Thompson, daughter, unmarried, female, 26 [1834/5], Plaiter, b. Wheathamstead, Hertfordshire
    Sophia Thompson, daughter, unmarried, female, 16 [1844/5], Plaiter, b. Wheathamstead, Hertfordshire
    Henry Thompson, son, male, 10 [1850/1], Scholar, b. Wheathamstead, Hertfordshire

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 10 General Register Office: 1871 Census Schedules, Class RG10; Piece 1376; Folio 51; Page 17, 2 Apr 1871, Primary quality.

    Address: Hamwell, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Hannah Thompson, head, widow, female, 55 [1815/16], Straw plaiter, b. Wheathamstead, Hertfordshire
    Jane Stephens, visitor, unmarried, female, 18 [1852/3], Straw plaiter, b. Gadsden Row, Hertfordshire