Maythorn Mill & the Nottinghamshire SWARBROOKES

My Swarbrooke Ancestors

Site updated February 2013 - A better life in Canada and WW1 information

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Welcome to the Maythorne Mill & Swarbrooke Home Page

I am one of the SWARBROOKES from Nottinghamshire, now living in St Leonards on Sea, in Sunny Sussex.

Time allowing, as I am now getting on in years, I am keen to trace my family history as far as is possible and touch a bit of the richness that is the SWARBROOKE heritage with or without that 'e' on the end of the name.  Maybe we share some of that heritage and I would love to hear from you and compare notes if we do.

So far, I've followed the lineage of the SWARBROOKE families from those of us originating in the Midlands (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire) back to our common ancestors in Macclesfield, Cheshire - even as far back as the 17th Century in the Cotton & Silk Mills of that county

NEW - my own personal Family History site.

NB - In early August 2012 I was diagnosed with a rare disease that only effects 1 in 20,000 people.  It is called 'Myasthenia Gravis' which is classified as an auto-immune disease where the body's immune system attacks itself weakening the voluntary muscles that control the eyes, the face, throat and limbs and the muscles that help you breath.  There is no cure, but treatment is available to control it, but it takes anywhere from 2 to 5 years to be effective; so please forgive me for any delay in answering your enquiry.

Latest Swarbrooke Update

1. Finding a Swarbrooke Ancestor from Derbyshire that took advantage of the "Assisted Passage" scheme in 1910 to start a new life in Canada

2. Identifying another Swarbrooke emigrant to America with her married Lover back in 1900

3. Further research has extended the Family Tree back two more generations in Macclesfield & District

Other names I am busy researching include: 

Cambridgeshire: WILSON. EDWARDS, CARTER (all from Bourn)

Nottinghamshire: CARTWRIGHT, HARDY, COOKE, HALL.  

Cheshire: WILKES, ARNOLD, DAIVEY, ADAMSON. (all from Macclesfield Area)