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Charles Sheridan Swan

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Charles Sheridan Swan (1831-1879) of C. S. Swan and Hunter, shipbuilders

1831 January 27th. Born at Walker, Long Benton the son of William Swan (1799-1849), a farmer, and his wife Ann Sheriton (1800-1870)

1841 Living at Old Walker, Long Benton: William Swan (age c42), Farmers Agent. With his wife Ann (age 41) and their children William (age 14), Ann (age 12), Charles Swan (age 10). Frederic (age 8), Elizabeth (age 6), Emily (age 4), John (age 2) and Julia (age 3 months). Two servants. [1]

1851 Living at Walker, Northumberland: Ann Swan (age 50 born Longbenton) Farmer of 80 acres with 3 labourers and a Widow. With her children William Swan (age 24 born Longbenton), Agent to the Chemical Works; Ann (age 24); Charles Swan (age 20 born Longbenton), Engineer Coal; Eliza (age 16); John G. (age 12 born Longbenton); Julia (age 10); Henry Swan (age 8 born Longbenton); Sarah F. (age 4). One servant. [2]

1861 January 19th. Marriage at Washington (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) of Charles Sheridan Swan of Nynei, Novgorod (Russia), to Mary the only daughter of John Glover. [3] [4]

1865 February 26th. Birth of daughter Elizabeth Olivia to CSS and Mary Kelly Glover at St Petersburg

1866 January 20th. Birth of daughter Ada Sophia to CSS and Mary Kelly Glover at St Petersburg

1871 Birth of son Charles Sheriton Swan at St. Petersburg

1873 June 22nd. Birth of daughter Vera May to CSS and Mary Kelly at Wallsend

1874 Charles Sheridan Swan took over the management of a shipyard owned by Charles Mitchell who was married to his sister Ann

1876 March 26th. Birth of daughter Mabel Frances to CSS and Mary Kelly at Long Benton

1879 Inquest. Age 48. Fell under the paddle wheel of the steam packet 'France' while travelling from Calais to Dover. He was returning from a business trip to St. Petersburg. Witness called included his younger brother Henry F. Swan [5]

1879 April 30th. Burial at Long Benton, Northumberland

His widow continued the business after Swan's death in partnership with George Burton Hunter

The spelling on his middle name is given as Sheridan (rather than Sheriton used by his son) in the National Probate Register and on his tombstone

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 Census
  2. 1851 Census
  3. Newcastle Journal - Wednesday 23 January 1861
  4. Newcastle Guardian and Tyne Mercury - Saturday 26 January 1861
  5. The Newcastle Courant, Friday, May 2, 1879