Interesting People

Joseph Alderman the Tailor

Joseph Alderman the Tailor By Neil Rees Joseph Alderman in Swanbourne Joseph Alderman (1843-1933) was born on 27th April 1843 the 8th child of Charles and Hannah (nee Tarry) Alderman.  He was well educated for the time and a staunch member of the Primitive Methodist chapel. On 6th April 1868 he married Louisa Mildred Claridge […]

Charlotte Gurnett (nee Alderman)

Charlotte Gurnett (nee Alderman)

Charlotte Gurnett (nee Alderman) 1839-1926 – A strong Swanbourne woman. By Frankie Fisher Charlotte was born one of 15 children, to a poor agricultural labourer, Charles Alderman, in Swanbourne. She attended the village school and learnt to read and write. By the age of 22 she was working from home as a straw plaiter, a […]

Charles Alderman

Charles Alderman By Neil Rees Charles Alderman was born in 1812 son of John Alderman and his wife Phillis (nee Casemore) Alderman. He lived all his life in Nearton End, Swanbourne.  On 25th January 1830 he married Hannah Tarry at St Swithun’s Church in Swanbourne.  She had been christened in Ashendon in 1811. Children of […]