Sue Swalwell

Sue Swalwell

Sue Swalwell has been researching her family history for over 35 years and has established a Swalwell One-Name Study which is registered with the Guild of One Name Studies.

True, Public and Notorious. A Case of Georgian Abuse and Victorian Divorce

Piccadilly

This talk aims to demonstrate the value of finding an ancestor in the records of the Bawdy Courts. It will focus on a case that tells the story of a woman’s fight for freedom from an abusive and adulterous husband, perhaps even a fight for her very life. Further it will aim to demonstrate how […]

Case Study Divorce Marriage Women
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Hiding in the Chancery Cupboard. The Trials & Tribulations of an Eighteenth Century Wife.

Piccadilly

“Chancery Records had always seemed a daunting prospect but the discovery of a Swalwell hiding there meant I could resist no longer. This talk will focus on that woman, Elizabeth (b1677-d1740), to reveal just what treasure and delights lay in Chancery awaiting discovery. The records reveal a vivid picture of Elizabeth but also of the […]

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