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Now that the Family Tree contains all of our joint ancestors I thought it was time to show some photos of my family.
Leslie Taylor Sabina Squibb
1908 - 1989 1906 - 1970
My father was Leslie Taylor born in Greasley, Nottinghamshire, in 1908, the first child of Albert Taylor & Lucy Wilson.
He was an Upholsterer, a Police Constable and an Insurance Agent during his working life.
He had two brothers and a sister, Cyril (Cyd) (1910 - 1944), Florence (1911 - 2004) and Wilfred (1915 - 1992)
My mother was Sabina Squibb born in Shepherds Bush, London in 1906, the only child of Harry Squibb & Rose Matilda Swanborough
Harry Squibb was killed in France in 1918 and a year later Rose Matilda married Abraham Wright his best friend from the army.
I grew up calling Abraham Grandfather, but he always told me about my real Grandfather and I am proud to have been named Harry after him.
Albert Taylor Lucy Wilson Harry Squibb Rose Swanborough Abraham Wright
1884 - 1967 1888 - 1969 1885 - 1918 1878 - 1957 1879 - 1967
My Grandfather Albert Taylor was born in Brinsley, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire in 1884, the second child of Henry Taylor and Harriot Smith.
Albert was a coalminer and railwayman before having his own fish and chip shop which he ran with Lucy prior to retirement.
Albert had an older sister Lucy (1881) and brothers Thomas and William (1898)
My Grandmother Lucy Wilson was born in Underwood, Nottinghamshire in 1888, the 4th of 5 children of James Wilson and Sarah Ullyatt.
Lucy's siblings were Mary (1879), Thomas (1883), Walter (1885) and Sarah (1890).
My Grandfather Harry Squibb was born in Kensington, London in 1885, the 6th of 8 children of Henry Squibb and Louise Cole.
His siblings were Laura (1874), Emma Jane (1876), Frederick (1878), William (1880), Charles (1882), Edward (1888) & Albert (1890).
Harry was a compositor / printer before joining the King's Royal Rifle Corps at the beginning of World War I.
He was killed in action 23 July 1918 and is buried at Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, France.
Original photo of Harry Squibb's grave Esquelbecq Military Cemetery Harry Squibb's grave today
My Grandmother Rose Matilda Swanborough was born in Alton Priors, Wiltshire in 1878, the first child of John Swanborough and Sarah Hams.
John was 21 and Sarah 28 when they married and Sarah already had two children, George Albert Hams (1870) and Sabina Hams (1872).
Rose's siblings were Frank (1880), Harriet Ann (1884), William James (1886 - 1889) and Thomas (1888 - 1889).
My Step Grandfather Abraham Wright was born in Carlton, Nottingham in 1879, the 9th of 10 children of James Wright and Ann Morris.
Abraham's siblings were James (1860), Henry (1863), Mary (1865), Arthur (1869), John & Harriett (1873), Elizabeth (1876), Alice (1878) &
My Great Grandparents
Four Generations Henry, Albert John and Sarah John Four Generations John, Rose,
Wilf and Patricia Taylor Swanborough Swanborough Sabina and Barbara
Henry Taylor was born in Bromham, Kempston, Bedfordshire in 1858, the 8th of 10 children of William Taylor and Eunice Jefferies.
Henry was a coalminer and came to Eastwood, Nottinghamshire in 1878 with his older bother Alfred (1852) his wife Sarah and their son
Charles. They lived next door to each other in Eastwood Breach for a while. Henry's other siblings were Elizabeth (1840), Caroline (1843),
Thomas (1845), George (1848), Harriet (1852) twin of Alfred, William (1856), John and Joseph (twins 1861)
Henry married Harriot Smith in 1877 in Eastwood, Nottingham. Harriot was born in 1858 in Stretton, Derbyshire the first daughter of William
Smith and Maria Longman. Harriot's sister was Mary Elizabeth (1862).
James Wilson was born in Selston, Nottingham in 1857, the 4th of 8 children of James Wilson and Mary Newton.
James was a coal miner and died at the young age of 43 years. His siblings were Sarah (1842), William (1844), Elizabeth (1847),
Jane (1859), Violet (1861), William (1863) and Hannah (1866).
Sarah Ullyatt was born in Selston, Nottingham in 1858, the last of three daughters of William Ulliot and Maria Lee. Her sisters were
Harriet (1853) and Isabella (1858).
Henry Squibb was born in Kensington, London in 1850, the first of two sons of George William Squibb and Ann Long.
Henry was a bricklayer. His brother was William (1851).
Louise Cole was born in Farnham, Surrey in 1851, the last of five children of Frederick Cole and Charlotte Foster. Her siblings were
Henry (1840), Harriett (1842), Frederick (1844) and Andrew (1846).
John Swanborough was born in All Cannings, Wiltshire in 1856, the 3rd of 12 children of William Swanborough and Delilah Cawdry.
John worked with horses all his life. He moved to Newbury, Berkshire to look after the horses on the Bagnor Estate in Speen.
His siblings were Elizabeth (1853), John (1855 - 1855), Eliza (1859), William (1861), Charlotte (1863), Mary (1864 - 1864), Thomas (1865),
Sarah (1867), Charles (1870), Louisa (1872) and Frederick (1874).
Sarah Hams was born in Alton Priors, Wiltshire in 1849, the 2nd of 9 children of James Hams and Harriet Gale.
Sarah was a farm worker. Her siblings were Emily (1846), Charles (1851), Ann (1854), Henry (1856), Jane (1859), Frank (1861),
George (1864) and James (1871).
My Parents' Wedding
Albert & Lucy, Abraham & Rose, Cyril
Amy, Leslie & Sabina, Florence
My sister Barbara and me at the seaside
Centre rear - cousin Brenda and my sister Barbara
Front - cousin David, Me and cousin Peter
Girls and boys either side are friends from Melbourne, Derbyshire
The researching of my Family Tree has run in parallel with the researching of my wife Christine's.
The Taylor line has been traced back to 1538 in Holwell, Bedfordshire and the Wilson line to the 1630s in Eyam, Derbyshire
The Squibb line has been traced back to the 1670s in Bishopsgate, London and the Swanborough line to the 1530s in Stert, Wiltshire.
The Swanborough name is specific to the All Cannings area of Wiltshire and just outside Pewsey, Wiltshire is the Swanborough Tump which was once the meeting place of the Swanborough Hundred. This is recorded on a plaque with the old Saxon name Swinbeorg C.850.
The Tump was once a well known meeting place and a second plaque records "Here in the year 871 the future King Alfred the Great met his elder brother King Aethelred I on their way to fight the invading Danes and each swore that if the other died in battle, the dead man's children would inherit the lands of their father King Aethelwulf."
A third plaque was added at a ceremony during a Swanborough Family Reunion in 2000. The new plaque reads "29th July 2000, A gathering was held at this site of families who bear the Swanborough name and whose origins can be traced to this hundred.
Swanborough Tump 1998 Close up of Inscription Swanborough Reunion 2000
For more information on my Swanborough line and my many Swanborough relatives see the home of the Swanborough Family Tree Project at