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Surname and Local History Interests in Swindon, Wiltshire, England

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Introduction

This page is used to display the surname and local history interests of people researching such matters in Swindon. I would be happy to include here details of anyone else who may be researching either their family history in, or the local history of, Swindon. This can include web site links, email addresses, possibly lists of surnames of interest in the town, and any resources in which you may be willing to do lookups for others (but no commercial advertising). If you would like a mention, please get in touch. If this list becomes too large (as some similar lists have on some of my other pages) I shall have to restrict it strictly to Swindon names only, but for the moment closely connected names from nearby areas can be included, as below.

This page is an overflow from my main Swindon page.

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Place index

Drove Road
Steel's Garage

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Surname index

UNKNOWN - Mayor of Swindon 1964
ADAMS, ADAMS, ALDRIDGE, ANGEL, ARMITAGE, ASTILL, AUSTEN, AUSTIN, AUSTINS
BAILEY, BAKER, BALL, BARRETT, BENNISON, BIRMINGHAM, BLAKE, BOWERING, BOWLES, BOWLES, BOWN, BRADFIELD, BRIDLE, BROWN, BROWNING, BRYANT, BUTTON
CAMBURN, CHAPMAN, CLARK, CLARKE, COCKHEAD, COLEMAN,COLLETT, COLLIER, CROOK, CRUSE
DAFTER, DEACON, DEAN, DEANE, DREWETT, DRIVER
EDWARDS
FARMER, FILER, FISHER, FISHER, FORSTER, FOX, FRANCILLON, FREER, FULLER, FULTON
GALE, GARTHON, GELDERT, GILES, GILMORE, GLOVER, GODWIN, GRACE, GRUBB
HAGGARD, HAINES, HALL, HARDIMAN, HENLEY, HIETT, HOARE, HOWE, HUMPHRIES, HUMPHRIES
INGRAM
JACKSON, JACKSON, JAGGARD, JILLS, JONES
KENT, KING, KINGHAM, KINNEAR
LEA/LEE, LEGG, LEONARD, LINES, LITTEN, LOVEDAY
MASLIN, MASSEY, MAYNARD, MEADER, MELLOR, MILLS, MILSOM, MORGAN, MORRISSEY, MORTIMER, MORTIMER, MOSS
NA(I)SH, NEW, NEWBURY, NEWMAN
O'BRIEN, ODY, OLDHAM,
PAGE, PANTON, PESTRIDGE, PEAPLE, PEOPLE, PERRY, PHELPS, PICK, PICKERING, PINEGAR, PORTER, POWELL, POYNER, POYNTER, PREDDY, PRETTY, PRICE, PRIDDY, PROSSER
REYNOLDS, REYNOLDS, REYNOLDS, ROGERS, ROSS, ROWLAND, RUDDLE, RYAN
SAINSBURY, SCHOFIELD, SHAIL, SHEPPARD, SHEPPARD, SINGER, SKEATES, SKEATES, SLUGGETT, SMITH, SMITH, SMITH, SMITH, SMITH, SMITH, SMITH, SMITH, SMITH, SMITH, SMITH, SPACKMAN, STAIT, STRANGE, STRANGE, STROUD, SWEETLAND, SYME, SYMONS
TAYLOR, TELLING, TELLINGS, THOMAS, TIMBRELL, TITCOMB, TURNER, TUTT, TUXFORD, TYLER
WAKELEY, WALKER, WALLACE, WEEKS, WHEATLEY, WIESNER, WILLIS, WINKLESS, WOODLEY, WOODWARD, WOOLFORD, WOOLFORD
YATES

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Other people researching family or local history in Swindon

Dennis Cave writes:
I was born at 23 Ipswich St. Swindon in 1929, but lived in Essex most of my life. I have been in Windsor, Ontario, Canada for the last 32 years.I still (I think) have several relatives in the Swindon area. My mother's family name was YATES. My grandmother, on my father's side was ADA FILER from Highworth. According to the 1831(?) census most of the Caves in King Stanley, Glos. were my ancestors. I think my grandmother on my mother's side was MARTHA JACKSON also with some connection to Highworth.

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Bob Tuxford writes:
Seeking all TUXFORDs and connecting families, also any GARTHONs

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Helen Linnehan writes:
I am looking for information regarding William KENT b. Swindon aproximately 1914. father William, mother Matilda, arrived in Quebec 6/22/1911 then the US on 11/30/1914. His age doesn't jive on the marriage & death certificates with the border crossing records. This is my mother's father and he died 2/3/1920 of influenza leaving her orphaned at the age of 2. Her mother and unborn brother died two days later. Any help or info would be greatly appreciated.

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Rhonda Merritt writes:
I am looking for anyone who may be able to help me find out the fate of any of my g-grandmother's relations that she left in Swindon when she emigrated to Australia early last century.

Lily Blanche ASTILL (my g-grandmother), was born 3rd September 1884 at 18 (or 19?) Victoria Street Swindon. After her death in 1949, my grandmother corresponded with her aunt, Mrs. MELLOR, until the aunt died in 1955. The family seemed to lose contact after that, and after my grandmother passed away in 1971 all possible knowledge of the family has been lost. As a result I have never known one single person from my grandmother's family and I would love to find any cousins I might have a few times removed.

Lily's father was Robert Astill, born in 1833 at Coventry, and moved to Swindon as young man and became foreman to Mr W. Dore's printing works in Victoria Street, later succeeding the business, carrying it on, and eventually transferring it to his sons.

Robert Astill died on June 15, 1915 at Zeals and was buried in Swindon beside his wife Margaret Delphi Considence Astill née HALL.

My great grandmother had 14 other siblings: