I believe you will find Burnley Swann in the 1891 census of Bideford
RG12/1786 Folio 67 Page 37 Living with grandparents, George &
Elizabeth Whitaker. If you require the image, please let me know.
Hope this is your Burnley. I haven't yet checked 1901
My relative, Blanche Whitaker, married Alfred Harry B. Swann in
Mar Qtr 1883.
She was born in Bideford and he in Chepstow. They had a child Burnley
Whitaker Swann born in Wandsworth in 1884. I cannot find any of them on the 1891
Freecen census or the 1901 census.
I am wondering if anybody, with a knowledge of Bideford, newspaper reports
etc. can throw any light on the subject. The Whitakers were well established in
the Bideford " pecking order" and I feel that any unusual event would have
made the newspapers.
Can anybody throw any light on the subject?
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