Have you found your Swadling ancestor on the 1881 census? Did they come from London, Sussex, Berkshire or Buckinghamshire? Where were they on the 1901 census?
Elizabeth Swaddling from Eastbourne was listed under Swaddlings on the 1901 census. She had moved to London and was working as a Domestic Cook in Paddington.
Ethelbert Swadling was born in Canterbury, Kent in 1870. His father was a Bookbinder and the family moved to Hitchin in Hertfordshire before the 1881 census was taken. By 1891 Ethelbert was working as a hairdresser in Hitchin. I wonder why he became a hairdresser?
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