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Emma Swindell

1869 - 1945

Emma Swindell, early 1930s

Father Joseph Swindell
Mother Hannah Ashmore
Husband William Slack Flint
Children Edwin, Joseph, May, Ellen


Emma was born in Tideswell on 18th October 1869 (1), the fourth child of Joseph and Hannah. Her older siblings were John Thomas aged 5 (2), Mary Ellen aged 3 (3) and Samuel aged 1 (4). She was baptised in Tideswell church on 5th December 1869 (5). She appears in the census of 2nd April 1871 with her parents and 3 older siblings living at Crow Holt in Tideswell (6).

Just a couple of weeks later, on 16th April, her next sister Elizabeth was born (7), and she was followed in about the summer of 1872 by a brother William (8). Unfortunately Emma's sister Elizabeth died in 1876 aged just 5 years old (9). Her brother Henry was born in autumn 1877 (10), followed by Hannah in summer 1879 (11). Hence by the April 1881 census (12), Emma was still living with her parents at Crow Holt in Tideswell, along with older brothers John Thomas & Samuel, younger brothers William and Henry, and sister Hannah. Her other sister, 15 year old Mary Ellen, was living elsewhere in Tideswell with her aunt Elizabeth Harrison (her mother's sister). Emma's youngest brother Advent was born shortly after the census, around the summer of 1881 (13).

The summer of 1884 would have been unpleasant for Emma as both her elder brothers, John Thomas and Samuel, died around this time (14). In 1888 she and her future husband William were the witnesses at her sister Mary Ellen's wedding (29). The rest of the family were still together at Crow Holt in the census of April 1891 (15), when Emma was said to work as a cotton winder. However when she married, less than three months after this, she didn't give an occupation (16).

Her marriage to William Slack Flint took place at Tideswell Church on 27th June 1891, when her brother William and sister Mary Ellen were the witnesses (16). She must have been at least six momths pregnant at the time, because her first child Edwin, was born three months later (17). Their next child Joseph Swindell was born in 1895 (18). Sometime in the next four years, She and William moved into the White Hart Inn, on Queen Street (19) and were living there when their daughter May was born in May 1899 (20)(30). May's birth came less than a fortnight after Emma's father had died (21). Their youngest child Ellen was born in the autumn of 1900 (22)

The census of 1901 lists Emma, her husband William, and their four children all living in the White Hart, along with a lodger called Joseph Dale (23). Emma's cousin James Francis Drabble (son of her Aunt Hannah Drabble, nee Swindell) was living next door. Three months after this, Emma's mother died aged 62 (24). She, William and family moved to St John's Road sometime in the next decade (28), then again to Millers Dale, probably just before the First World War (25), where William was injured in an accident at work in about 1916.

Little is known of the next three decades, other than that they continued to live at Rock View in Millers Dale. Her husband William died there in 1943 (26), and Emma died less than 2 years later, aged 75, on 10th June 1945 (27). Her death certificate gives her place of death as 3 Baslow Road, Bakewell. This is now the address of Newholme Hospital, so it was undoubtably a hospital of some description then too.


Brief details of her children:



Sources:

  1. Birth Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where born Name Sex Name and surname of father Name, surname and maiden surname of mother Occupation of father Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Eighteenth October 1869, Tideswell Emma Girl Joseph Swindell Hannah Swindell, formerly Ashmore Carpenter (Master) Hannah Swindell, Mother, Tideswell Fifteenth November 1869
  2. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    1864
    September
    25th
    John
    Thomas
    Joseph
    &
    Hannah
    Swindell Tideswell Wheelwright
  3. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    April
    25th
    [1866]
    Mary
    Ellen
    Joseph
    &
    Hannah
    Swindell Tideswell Carpenter
  4. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    July
    5
    [1868]
    Samuel Joseph
    &
    Hannah
    Swindell Tideswell Wheelwright
    Born 17 May 1868
  5. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    1869
    Nov
    26
    Emma Joseph
    &
    Hannah
    Swindell Tideswell Carpenter
    Born Oct 18
  6. Census of 2nd April 1871 reads:
    Place: Crow Holt, Tideswell
    Joseph Swindell Head Mar 33 Joiner Derbyshire, Tideswell
    Hannah Do Wife Mar 32 Joiner's Wife Do, Monyash
    John T Do Son . 6 Scholar Do, Tideswell
    Mary E Do Daur . 5 Scholar Do, Do
    Samuel Do Son . 2 Scholar Do, Do
    Emma Do Daur . 1 . Do, Do
  7. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    May
    3rd
    [1871]
    Elizabeth Joseph
    &
    Hannah
    Swindell Tideswell Wheelwright
    Born 16 April 1871
  8. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    1872
    October
    6th
    William Joseph
    &
    Hannah
    Swindell Tideswell Joiner
    Born Augt 24 1872
  9. Elizabeth does not appear on any later records, so it is almost certain that she was the Elizabeth Swindell age 5 whose was buried in Tideswell on 20th June 1876.
  10. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    1877
    November
    27th
    Henry Joseph
    &
    Hannah
    Swindell Tideswell Wheelwright
    Born Nov 13th 1877
  11. Hannah was aged 11 at the census of 5th April 1891, and her birth was registered in the 3rd quarter of 1879, so her date of birth must have been between 6th April and the end of September 1879.
  12. Census of 3rd April 1881 reads:
    Place: Crow Holt, Tideswell
    Joseph Swindell Head Mar 43 Joiner Derbyshire, Tideswell
    Hannah Do Wife Mar 41 Joiner's Wife Do, Monyash
    John T Do Son Unm 16 Railway Ticket Collector Do, Tideswell
    Samuel Do Son . 12 Scholar Do, Do
    Emma Do Daur . 11 Scholar Do, Do
    William Do Son . 8 Scholar Do, Do
    Henry Do Son . 3 Scholar Do, Do
    Hannah Do Daur . 1 . Do, Do
  13. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    1881
    September
    18
    Advent Joseph
    &
    Hannah
    Swindell Tideswell Joiner
    Born July 26 1881
  14. Samuel was buried in Tideswell on 3rd July 1884, and his brother John Thomas on 25th September 1884.
  15. Census of 5th April 1891 reads:
    Place: Crow Holt, Tideswell
    Joseph Swindell Head M 53 Joiner & Wheelwright Derbyshire, Tideswell Employer
    Hannah Do Wife M 51 . Do, Monyash .
    William Do Son S 18 Apprentice Joiner & Wheelwright Do, Tideswell Employed
    Emma Do Daur S 21 Cotton Winder Do, Do Employed
    Henry Do Son . 13 Scholar Do, Do .
    Hannah Do Daur . 11 Do Do, Do .
    Advent Do Son . 9 Do Do, Do .
  16. Marriage Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    1891 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Tideswell in the County of Derby
    When married Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or Profession Residence at the time of marriage Father's name and Surname Rank or Profession of father
    1891 June 27th William Slack Flint 22 Bachelor Labourer Tideswell Alfred Flint Labourer
    Emma Swindell 21 Spinster - Tideswell Joseph Swindell Wheelwright
    Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after banns
    in the presence of William Swindell, Mary Ellen Moseley
  17. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    1891
    October
    8th
    Edwin William
    Slack
    and
    Emma
    Flint Tideswell Labourer
    Born 5 Septr 1891
  18. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    1895
    September
    19th
    Joseph
    Swindell
    William
    Slack
    and
    Emma
    Flint Tideswell Quarryman
    Born August 6th 1895
  19. In 1895 Kellys Directory of Derbyshire lists the White Hart's proprieter as Lawrence Holmes Handley, but by the time of her daughter May's birth in 1899 (20), William and Emma were living there.
  20. Birth Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where born Name Sex Name and surname of father Name, surname and maiden surname of mother Occupation of father Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Fourteenth May 1899, White Hart Inn, Tideswell, RD May Girl William Slack Flint Emma Flint, formerly Swindell Licensed Victualer and Limestone Quarrier Emma Flint, Mother, White Hart Inn, Tideswell Twentieth June 1899
  21. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Second May 1899, St John's Road, Tideswell Joseph Swindell Male 61 years Wheelwright and joiner (Master) Pyclitis, General Exhaustion and Cardiac Failure. Certified by J H Parke MRCS Mary Ellen Moseley, Daughter, present at the death. Market Square, Tideswell Second May 1899
  22. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    1900
    October
    25
    Ellen William
    Slack
    &
    Emma
    Flint Tideswell Quarryman
    Born September 16th 1900
  23. Census (page 1, page 2) of 31st March 1901 reads:
    Place: White Hart, Tideswell
    William S Flint Head M 31 Publican & Limestone Quarryman worker . Derbyshire, Tideswell
    Emma Do Wife M 31 . . . Derbyshire, Tideswell
    Edwin Do Son S 9 . . . Derbyshire, Tideswell
    Joseph S Do Son S 5 . . . Derbyshire, Tideswell
    May Do Daur . 2 . . . Derbyshire, Tideswell
    Ellen Flint Daur S 6 months . . . Derbyshire, Tideswell
    Joseph Dale Boarder S 28 Lime Stone Quarryman worker . Derbyshire, Tideswell
  24. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Seventh July 1901, St John's Road, Tideswell Hannah Swindell Female 62 years Widow of Joseph Swindell, a Wheelwright Master Thyroid Tumour, Laryngeal Obstruction, Certified by J H Parke MRCS J Flint, Son, in attendance, Upper End, Peak Dale, via Stockport Eleventh June 1945
  25. Information from living relatives.
  26. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Third October 1943, Rock Cottage, Millers Dale, Tideswell, Bakewell, RD William Slack Flint Male 74 years Limestone Quarryman (formerly) 1(a) Cerebral haemourhage Certified by Humphrey Brookes MB Edwin Flint, Son, 57 Savile Street, Wakefield Fifth October 1943
  27. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Tenth June 1945, 3 Baslow Road, Bakewell Emma Flint Female 75 years Rock View, Millers Dale, Tideswell, RD. Widow of William Slack Flint Limestone Quarryman 1(a) Exhaustion (b) Senile dementia (3) Myocardial degeneration Certified by E W Evans MRCS J Flint, Son, in attendance, Upper End, Peak Dale, via Stockport Eleventh June 1945
  28. Census of 2rd April 1911 reads:
    William Slack Flint Head 41 Married         Lime Stone Quarryman   Worker   Tideswell, Derbyshire
    Emma Flint Wife 40 Married 20 4 4 0         Tideswell, Derbyshire
    Edwin Flint Son 19 Single         Cotton Dowller Cotton Mill Worker   Tideswell, Derbyshire
    Joseph S Flint Son 15 Single         Labourer General   Worker   Tideswell, Derbyshire
    May Flint Daughter 11           School       Tideswell, Derbyshire
    Ellen Flint Daughter 9               "       Tideswell, Derbyshire
    Number of Rooms: 5
    Postal Address: St John Rd, Tideswell, Buxton
  29. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    1888 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Bakewell in the County of Derby
    When married Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or Profession Residence at the time of marriage Father's name and Surname Rank or Profession of father
    1888
    February
    11th
    John Thomas Moseley 27 Bachelor Quarryman Tideswell late Samuel Moseley Shoemaker
    Mary Ellen Swindell 21 Spinster Winder Tideswell Joseph Swindell Wheelwright
    Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after banns
    in the presence of William Slack Flint, Emma Swindell
  30. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    [18]99
    Thirsday
    June 14
    May William
    Slack
    &
    Emma
    Flint Tideswell Quarryman
    &
    Innkeeper
    Born 14 May 1899



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