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Hannah Ashmore

1837 - 1901

Father Thomas Ashmore
Mother Ellen Hatfield
Husband Joseph Swindell
Children John Thomas, Mary Ellen, Samuel, Emma, Elizabeth, William, Henry, Hannah, Advent


Hannah was born in Monyash in the spring of 1837 (1), the third child of Thomas & Ellen. She had two older sisters, Mary and Eliza. (3). A younger sister, Harriet, was born about 2 years later (4), but she died an infant (5). Another sister, Elizabeth, was born in 1841 (6), but then her sister Eliza died a couple of years later (8). Her only brother, William, was born at the end of 1843 (9), then finally another sister, Maria, in 1846 (10).

Her father was a lead miner at the Magpie Mine in Sheldon, and sometime in the mid-late 1840s, the family moved into a house on the site of the mine itself, probably as the result of a promotion for her father (3)(11). Her mother died in 1858 (12), and by 1861 Hannah had moved to Millers Dale, where she lived on Joseph Mower's farm, working as a dairy maid (13).

By the time of her marriage she was living in Ashford. She married Joseph Swindell, a wheel-wright from Tideswell, on October 26th 1863 in Bakewell (14), and they set up home in Tideswell. Their eldest son, John Thomas, was born the following September (15), followed by eldest daughter, Mary Ellen, in the spring of 1866 (16). They had another son, Samuel, in 1868 (17), then a daughter Emma in 1869 (18). By the census of 1871 (19), she, Joseph, and the four children, are seen to be living at Crow Holt in Tideswell. Just a few weeks later, their next daughter, Elizabeth, was born (20), followed by son William the following year (21). Their daughter Elizabeth died, aged just 5, in June 1876 (22). About a year later, they had a son Henry (23), then their youngest daughter Hannah was born in 1879 (24). Finally their youngest son, Advent, was born in 1871 (26).

The summer of 1884 was not a happy one for Hannah. Her son Samuel died in June (27), followed by her father died in July (28) (leaving her an equal share of his estate (29)), then her son John Thomas in September (30).

Her daughter Mary Ellen got married in 1888 (31), but she didn't go far, as she and her new husband John Thomas Mosely were living next door at the time of the 1891 census (32).

Hannah's son, William, died in 1898 (33), followed by her husband, Joseph, in 1899 (34), thus by the census of 1901 only sons Henry and Advent, and daughter Hannah, were left living with her (35). Hannah herself died just a few months later on 7th July (36).


Brief details of her children:



Sources:

  1. She was baptised on 30th April 1837 (2), and nowhere later in life does she give any indication of being born any significant amount of time before then, indeed her age seems to fluctuate a little in the opposite direction in censuses and her death certificate, so its safe to assume she was probably born no more than a week or two before then.
  2. Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    April 30th
    [1837]
    Hannah
    daughter
    of
    Thomas
    &
    Hellen
    Ashmore Monyash Miner
  3. See her father's page for details.
  4. Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Apr 28
    [1839]
    Harriot
    daughter of
    Thomas
    &
    Ellen
    Ashmore Monyash Miner
  5. Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Harriot Ashmore Monyash Dec 29
    [1840]
    yr
    1
  6. Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    May* 30th
    [1841]
    Elizth
    daughter of
    Ellen
    &
    Thomas
    Ashmore Monyash Miner
    * Difficult to read - probably "May", but could be "Mar".
  7. Census of 7th June 1841 reads:
    Place: Monyash
    Thomas Ashmore 30 Miner
    Ellen Do 30 .
    Mary Do 5 .
    Eliza Do 5 .
    Hannah Do 4 .
    Elizabeth Do 5 weeks .
  8. Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Eliza Ashmore Monyash July 8
    [1843]
    yrs
    9
  9. Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Dec 17
    [1843]
    William
    son of
    Thomas
    &
    Ellen
    Ashmore Monyash Miner
  10. No baptism has been found for Maria, but the birth of a Maria Ashmore was registered in Bakewell in the first quarter of 1846. This ties up fairly well with her declared age on later censuses etc.
  11. Census of 30th March 1851 reads:
    Place: Magpie Mine House, Ashford
    Thomas Ashmore Head Mar 42 Lead Miner & Farmer Derbys, Monyash .
    Elizabeth do Wife do 41 Wife do, Elton Deaf
    Maria do dau U 17 - do, Monyash .
    Hannah do do U 13 Scholar do, Ashford .
    Emma do do U 8 do do, do .
    William do Son U 6 do do, do .
    Mary do dau U 4 do do, do .
  12. 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
    Sixth
    January
    1858
    Magpie Mine
    Sheldon
    Ellen Ashmore Female   47
    years  
    Wife of
    Thomas
    Ashmore
    an overlooker
    at a Lead Mine
    Enteritis
    (4 or 5 weeks)
    Certified
    Mary Ashmore
    -
    Present at the Death
    Magpie Mine
    near Sheldon
    Eighth
    January
    1858
  13. Census of 7th April 1861 reads:
    Place: Dale Cottage, Milnhousedale, Tideswell
    Joseph J Mower Head Mar 57 Farmer & Grazier 140 acres employing 2 men Yorks, Greasboro
    Mary E do Wife Mar 54 . Middlesex, London
    William J do Son . 12 Scholar Derbys, Dale Cottage
    John T do Son . 10 Scholar do, do
    Hannah Ashmore Serv Un 22 Dairy maid do, Monyash
    Joseph Lomas Serv Widr 57 Shepherd do, Litton
    Francis Else Serv Un 22 Farm ?????? do, Milnhousedale
  14. Marriage Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    1863 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
    Oct
    26
    Joseph Swindell of full age Bachelor Wheel-wright Tideswell Samuel Swindell Farmer
    Hannah Ashmore of full age Spinster - Ashford Thomas Ashmore Mineral Miner
    Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after banns
    in the presence of Elizabeth Ashmore, William Ashmore
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Elizabeth Swindell Tideswell June 20th
    [1876]
    5
    years
    Died June 18th
  23. 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
  24. Hannah's age on censuses implies she was born in 1879 or 1880, so she is probably the Hannah Swindell whose birth was registered in Bakewell in the 3rd quarter of 1879.
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Samuel Swindell Tideswell July 3rd
    [1884]
    16
    years
    Died June 30th
  28. 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
    Thirtieth
    July
    1884
    Monyash
    RSD
    Thomas Ashmore Male   77
    years  
    Lead
    Miner
    Old Age
    Certified by
    Philip S
    Stinton
    The mark of
    Mary Ashmore
    Widow of deceased
    Present at the Death
    Monyash
    Thirty
    first
    July
    1884
  29. Contemporary probate copy of Thomas Ashmore's will (amongst post 1858 contemporaory probate record copies @ DRO) reads:
    This is the last Will and Testament of me, Thomas
    Ashmore of Monyash in the County of Derby, Miner. First
    I direct that my Executors hereinfater named in this my will
    do as soon after my decease as may be convenient pay all my just
    debts and funeral expenses togerther with the expenses incurred in a
    Law suit between Joseph Swindell of Tideswell and the Duke
    of Devonshire, Secondly I give devise and bequeath unto my dear
    wife Mary, my son William Ashmore of High St, Derby, Engine
    Driver, and my four daughters Mary Stone the wife of John Stone
    of Taddington; Hannah Swindell wife of Joseph Swindell of
    Tideswell; Elizabeth Harrison wife of Francis Harrison of
    Tideswell; Maria Morton wife of Mathew Morton of Gt Longstone,
    all and every my real and personal estate whatsoever and
    wheresoever that I may be possessed of at my decease each to have share
    and share alike, and if any of my children do not survive me then the
    share of such son or daughter to be equally divided amongst his of
    her children, if my dear wife should not survive me then her share
    to be divided amongst my children. I hereby appoint my son William
    Ashmore and my son in law Joseph Swindell of Tideswell, Executors of
    this my will, hereby revoking all former wills. In Witness whereof
    I have hereunto set my hand this twentyeight day of June one
    thousand eight hundred and eighty four - Thomas Ashmore -
    Signed by the Testator Thomas Ashmore and for his his last will and Testament
    in the presence of us, present at the same time who in his presence at his request
    and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as
    witnesses - Mary Ashmore; Philip Heaton Flint, Tideswell
            Proved at Derby the 26th day of November 1884 by the
            Oaths of William Ashmore, the son, and Joseph
            Swindell the Executors to whom administration
            was granted
    The Testator Thomas Ashmore was late of Monyash in the County
    of Derby Miner and died on the thirtieth day of July 1884 at Monyash
    aforesaid
            Gross value of Personal Estate 545:0:0
    Extracted by William Briggs, Solicitor , Derby.
  30. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    John Thomas Swindell Tideswell September
    25
    [1876]
    20
    years
    Died Sept 22
  31. 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
  32. 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 .
  33. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    William Swindell Tideswell 1898
    January
    14th
    25
    years
    Died 12th Jany
  34. 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
  35. Census of 31st March 1901 reads:
    Place: St John's Road, Tideswell
    Hannah Swindell Head Wid 61 . . [Derbyshire], Monyash
    Henry do Son S 23 Wheelwright Worker do, Tideswell
    Hannah do Daur S 21 Cotton Reeler Worker do, do
    Advent do Son S 19 Buss Driver Worker do, do
  36. 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 Emma Flint
    Daughter
    present at the death
    White Hart Inn
    Tideswell
    Eighth
    July
    1901



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