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Francis SWINDELLS II
(1763 - 1823)
SHEPLEY
 
Mary LITTON
(1759 - 1813)
 
 

Married
 bd.  1784; Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
 dd.  11 March 1843, age about 58; Pott Shrigley, Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
 brd.  St John's Church, Bollington, Cheshire UK
 edu.  In Macclesfield
 occ.  Cotton spinner and manufacturer
 rel.  Born Anglican; Converted to Methodism at age 18
 res.  Clough House (next to Clough mill, now demolished), Ingerlsey Vale
Pott Hall, Pott Shrigley, Cheshire, UK
 src.   [12]
 bd.  1782; Taxal, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire UK
 dd.  18 Nov 1839, age about 57
 brd.  St John's Church, Bollington, Cheshire UK
 res.  Pott Hall, Pott Shrigley, Cheshire, UK
 src.   [12]
Spouses: 1, 2

Martin SWINDELLS I (1784 - 1843)

Children (7):

Ann SWINDELLS (1807 - 1849)
Judith SWINDELLS
Martin SWINDELLS (1814 - 1880)
Hannah SWINDELLS (1817 - 1844)
George SWINDELLS (1820 - 1897)
Mary SWINDELLS ( - 1850)
Eve SWINDELLS (1826 - 1898)

Notes for Martin SWINDELLS I

Established the Swindells cotton milling industry in Bollington by renting Ingersley Clough mill in partnership with Thomas Fernley. Later rented or owned several of the larger mills in the town, employing over 2,000 people. Went on to build Clarence mill in 1830 in partnership with Joseph Brooke. [13]

His achievements are recorded on his grave with the words 'His ability and energy of character under the blessing of God mainly contributed to the increase and prosperity of this village.' [50]

Notes for Hannah SHEPLEY

Probably from Chapel-en-le-Frith, Martin's diary alludes.

Hannah, [Martin's] wife, was a beautiful old lady with bright brown eyes; she dressed in a black satin dress with a large white muslin handkerchief folded over her breast, and a large white mob-cap. She was exceedingly religious and always sat in the arm chair on the right hand side of the Pott Hall dining room with her Bible and Hymn book resting in a small bracket beside her. [13]

Sources

12.  Book, 1973, reprinted 1986, Cotton Town, Wilmslow Historical Society
13.  Document, Emma F Brooke, 1885, Happy Valley: George Swindells, notes
50.  Church record, Gravestone at St John's Church, Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire UK

Database family record updated: 27 December 2016


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