My great Grandfather James Swadling was the youngest son of John Swadling and Mary Underwood and was born in a little village of Inkpen in Berkshire on the 30th January 1851. He married Emily Hutchings in 1877 at the parish church in East Hendred in Berkshire. After their marriage they moved to Wednesbury in Staffordshire and had six children, Frank Edward, Ada Mary, Kate, George, Frederick and Dora Emily.
Between 1893 and 1901 James moved his family to Birmingham, Warwickshire. He died in 1935 and was buried in the parish church in Erdington, Birmingham.