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Sarah Jane Swallow

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Re: the swallow family

Posted: 1010506296000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1016648373000
Surnames: Swallow Chaffey
Dear Debbie.
I am also a descendent of the Swallow family of Prince Edward Island, Canada.

I have information on the genealogy of the Swallows that disagrees radically.

One Fulton "Tiny" Underhay has put his Swallow research on a PEI websit which is an excellent source of all things related to PEI. > www.islandregister.com <

"Tiny's' work starts with a William Swallow being the first to arrive in PEI. He has Robert as Williams son.

Katherine Dingwell starts her information about the Swallow family insisting that Robert Swallow was the first to arrive in PEI in abt 1812. She writes that Robert did indeed jump the British merchant ship he was on and swam ashore arriving on a beach of lot 56, Kings County, PEI. (probably near Annandale) Robert was hidden by searchers from the ship by settlers until the searching stopped, Robert eventually leased 100 acres on Lot 56, near Grand River Wharf which later became Annandale.
Robert Swallow is my gr. great grandfather. His daughter Marie married my gr. grandfather George Chaffey. George and Marie Chaffey had six children all born on 75 acres, Lot 56 etc.
Robert and his daughter, Marie (Swallow) Chaffey died on the same day in 1865. I cannot learn how they each died. If it was connected or coincidental. Marie was only 35 years old with their youngest child not yet 4.

I did have Katherine Dingwell's E-mail address, but the last couple of times I tried to send her a message it came back.

I tend to believe Katherine's version of the first generation in PEI being Robert Swallow b. abt. 1790 in Yorkshire, England.
Do you have any such animal in your "Tree"?
I have been searching on LDS web site and found one possible in Selby and one possible in Sheffeld.
I hadn't heard of the locality you mentioned.
Thanks for any information you may give me.
BE SAFE, Helen Mc
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Craig 971437430000 
KV SWALLOW 976995922000 
KV 977124138000 
Debbie Ward (nee Swallow) 989388165000 
Kev Swallow 996028659000 
Debbie 996585521000 
Kev 996684531000 
bettybopmc 1010531496000 
Debbie Ward 1010682150000 
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