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Happy New Year

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year & that we may all enjoy some breakthroughs with our family history research in 2018.

I would also like to thank you for your interest in the Swalwell One-Name Study website & I hope that it may have helped even in a small way with your own research.

Best wishes


Death by Frostbite?

The snow over the weekend & then the temperatures of last night In England got me thinking about Christiana Swalwell. Christiana was the 3rd child & 2nd daughter of Lot Swalwell & Susanna Bennison. who lived to the left of the horseshoe in the photo above. She also died here in the severe winter of 1881, aged 12, as a result of “rheumatic fever accompanied by severe frostbite & exhaustion”. Of course the question is how on earth did she get severe frostbite ….. Any ideas?