Ref NoD6287
TitleSwanwick family of Whittington
Date[19th cent]-1941
CreatorSwanwick family of Whittington
Organsation TypeFamily, Estate and Personal Papers - Family and Estate
Organsation Sub-TypeFamily and estate
DescriptionD6287/1-4 appear to relate to a Frederick Swanwick
D6287/5 letters written to Mrs Swanwick at Whittington House, primarily from British Prisoners of War during the First World War
Extent3 bundles, 2 items
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Administrative HistoryFrederick Swanwick, who is listed in Bradshaw's Directory for 1846 as a 'civil engineer, Tapton Villa, Whittington'. As a trustee of Webster's Trust (which endowed the grammar school in Whittington) he was a significant benefactor to the school, and c1931 it was renamed in honour of his daughter Mary (d 1917) who had also been closely involved with the school.

Margery Eleanor Norton was born about in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to British parents, Robert and Edith Norton. The family do not appear in the 1881 or 1891 England census; at the time of the 1901 census, the family were living at St George's Hanover Square, London and Robert is described as a Brazilian merchant. Margery Eleanor married Eric Dalton Swanwick (a solicitor) in 1904, and at the time of the 1911 census they are recorded Hasland House, Chesterfield, with their three children. By 1916, the family were living at Whittington House (as per Kelly's Trade Directory). Born in Cirencester, Gloucestshire in 1871, Eric Dalton Swanwick was the son of Russell Swanwick and grandson of Frederick Swanwick. He is recorded in the 1901 census at the house of his aunt, Mary (see above), in Whittington.
Custodial HistoryItems D6287/1-4 were donated to Derbyshire Record Office by a private individual in September 2004. The letters under D6287/5 were purchased by Derbyshire Record Office at an auction in July 2020.
Related MaterialSee D6487 for a recipe book, 1743-1832 that may once have belonged to an individual called Mary Swanwick

See D4419, D5021 and D5662 for records of Mary Swanwick school, Old Whittington (named after Frederick Swanwick's daughter).
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Whittington/Whittington/Scarsdale/Derbyshire/United Kingdom
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