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.
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 […]
“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 […]