Thomas Alderman the Convict

Thomas Alderman the Convict By Neil Rees Thomas Alderman (1782-1863) Thomas Alderman was the 5th of 7 children of Richard and Ann Alderman who were married in Swanbourne in January 1773.  He was the youngest of their three sons born in 1782. The Family of Thomas Alderman Thomas Alderman was a labourer in Swanbourne, and […]

Charles Gurnett – Emigrant to Australia

Charles Gurnett – Emigrant to Australia By Audrey Porter (nee Gurnett) of Australia, with some additions from Neil Rees – January 2014.  John Gurnett of Swanbourne and family In 1821 John Gurnett married Elizabeth Anstee in Swanbourne, Bucks.  They had children including son Charles born in 1829 and John born in 1833.  In the 1841 […]

Louisa Palmer – a family survivor

Louisa – the daughter of Charles Palmer By Clive Rodgers  Based on sources of  information kindly provided by LeAnn Vallis Fekjan and Neil Rees Charles Palmer, the second son of James and Rachel Palmer, married Ann Cutler Hedges (1838-1863) of Stewkley in 1857 and they raised their children in Swanbourne. Elizabeth Fanny was born in 1858, but died […]

Palmer Family

The Palmer Family – EMIGRATION TO THE USA By Neil Rees James Palmer James Palmer married Rachel Sophia Pickering in Swanbourne in 1809.  They had a daughter Jane christened in Swanbourne in 1809 and then they left the village.  They returned about 1820 and Samuel James Palmer was born in Swanbourne in 1821 and was […]

Swanbourne people travelling to Australia in the 1870s

Information on Swanbourne people travelling to Australia in 1873 By Linda Rodgers 1.      Charles Currell There were several people who travelled. They left London on 28th March 1873 and arrived in Moreton Bay, Queensland on 29th June 1873, sailing on the Ramsey. Rebecca Orchard (per 1851 Census born and living in Swanbourne age 15) married […]