Maythorn Mill & the Nottinghamshire SWARBROOKES

My Swarbrooke Ancestors


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Reply Heather M Nowlan
12:13 PM on February 1, 2019 

Hi Chris,

My 2 x Grt Grandmother was Jane Musson, we have a family rumour that a relative was connected to the Bramley Apples, so just starting looking for the common ancestor, as they are all from Southwell.



Reply Rob Smith
11:13 AM on November 3, 2017 

Dear Chris

Not sure I can help with your family genealogy but I have a twofold interest in the Maythorne Mill near Southwell, Notts. Firstly, I have ancestors going back to the early nineteenth century. The family names are Smith, Wyre, Mellors and Hindmarsh. Wm Smith, born 1797 lived and worked on the Maythorne Estate as an agricultural worker growing hops and willow. Anne Mellors' father was a joiner there. Her husband, an agricultural worker, and her son a joiner. Two daughters were silk winders. They all had large families living in cottages at Maythorne. Best Wishes. Rob.

Secondly, I am a member of the Southwell and District Local History Society, and propose to add to our knowledge of the mill when it was used for cotton before it was silk. This may appear in our Facebook and web pages and pop-up banners around the town.

Reply Christopher G Swarbrooke
6:19 PM on April 12, 2013 

Hi Carol

Great to have you with us, I am very very pleased that you wish to learn more about our heritage.  This site deals  mainly with Notts and Maclesfield families - to see your staffordshire Ancestors and Descendents please visit  If you find any errors or have any additions, please contact me and I will put it right - Thanks again for joining


Reply Carol Lownds
5:54 PM on April 12, 2013 

Hello Chris, I'm Carol Lownds (nee Swarbrook) from Leek in Staffordshire. I'm really looking forward to learning more about our wonderful family, thanks for all you're doing to make this possible!

Reply Christopher G Swarbrooke
8:41 AM on February 19, 2012 

Hi Graham

Nice to have contact with you, and sorry for the delay but we have been on a half term break in the Peak District of Derbyshire. Unfortunately the surname Brown does not ring any bells with me at the moment - excuse me asking but are you related to his first wife Mary (Wall) or his second Diane (Chadbourne).

I will have to search my archives for more pictures of Ron

Look forward to you further contact


Reply Graham Brown
9:28 AM on February 17, 2012 

Hi Chris

My name is Graham Brown brother in law to the late Ron Swarbrooke who died on 5th November 2011.

I have read your web site regarding the Swarbrooke ancestors with great interest. Do you have any more info/pictures on Ron as a child.

Kind Regards


Reply william
12:50 PM on August 25, 2011 

very good dad


Reply Christopher G Swarbrooke
6:18 AM on February 16, 2010 
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