John SWIFT 1826-1874
Frances BRINDLEY 1826-1897

Lancashire & Derbyshire, England ; Hotspur, Sandford & Coleraine, S-W Victoria, Australia

John SWIFT b. 1826 Liverpool, England was sentenced in Lancashire to 7 years imprisonment in 1847, then transported in 1848 as an "exile" with a pardon on the "Eden" from England and arrived at Geelong, Port Phillip in 1849.

Frances BRINDLEY b. 1826, Derbyshire, England, daughter of Thomas BRINDLEY & Elizabeth WHITE arrived at Portland, S-W Victoria with other family members on the "Emma Eugenia" in 1852.

John SWIFT was married in 1853 at Portland, S-W Vic. to Frances BRINDLEY and had a family of 8 children at Hotspur & Sandford, S-W Victoria from 1854 to 1866.

John SWIFT operated as a carrier with bullock drays at Hotspur and Sandford before settling as a farmer at Gritjurk, near Coleraine, S-W Victoria. He had purchased leases to small allotments of land at Merino Water Holes in 1855 and Hotspur in 1859, he was listed as an early landowner on a Hotspur Parish map. In 1865 he gained a leasehold of 334 acres at Grijurk, near Coleraine, S-W Vic.

John SWIFT died at Gritjurk, near Coleraine, S-W Vic. in 1874 and was buried in the Coleraine cemetery. His widow Frances died there in 1897 and was also buried in the Coleraine cemetery.

John SWIFT & Frances BRINDLEY had the following family...

  1. Elizabeth SWIFT b. 1854, ___, Vic., d. 1876, Gritjurk, S-W Vic., m. in 1872 to John DOYLE ~1841-1922 ; 3 children.

  2. Ann SWIFT b. 1855, Hotspur, S-W Vic., d. 1908 Hamilton, S-W Vic., m. in 1876 to James DOYLE (brother of John) ~1841-1922 ; 7 children.

  3. Thomas SWIFT b. 1857 Hotspur, S-W Vic., d. 1938, Hamilton, S-W Vic., m. in 1890 at Coleraine, S-W Vic., to Agnes Gardner HERD 1853-1934, b. Hotspur, S-W Vic., d. Hamilton, S-W Vic. ; 3 children...
    1. Leslie Walter SWIFT b. 1891, Gritjurk, S-W Vic., d. 1976 Hamilton, S-W Vic.
    2. Walter Herd SWIFT b. 1893, Coleraine, S-W Vic., d. 1978 Hamilton, S-W Vic., m. in 1930 to Mabel Louise WAKFER 1897-1978.
    3. Gordon Brindley SWIFT b. 1895, Coleraine, S-W Vic., d. 1976 Melbourne, Vic., m. in 1938 to Marie Augusta Charlotte SUTHERLAND 1897-1977.
  4. William SWIFT b. 1859 Hotspur, S-w Vic., farmer of Telangatuk East, d. 1902, Horsham, Vic., m. in 1883 to Sarah McCASKILL ~1857-1902 ; 3 children...
    1. William Francis SWIFT b. 1883, Casterton, S-W Vic., d. 1964 Mildura, Vic., m. in 1913 to Ellen BECKETT 1886-1954.
    2. Florence Marion SWIFT b. 1885, Coleraine, S-W Vic., d. 1960 Melbourne, Vic., m. in 1905 to John CAMERON 1877-1955.
    3. Normana Cecilia SWIFT b. 1888, Coleraine, S-W Vic., d. 1983 Ballarat, Vic., m. in 1909 to William CHRISTIAN 1878-1936 ; 11 children at Mortlake, Vic.
  5. John SWIFT b. 1860 Hotspur, S-W Vic., d. 1933 Coleraine, S-W Vic., m. in 1900 to Alice Maria RICHARDSON 1854-1932, widow with children (nee MURPHY).

  6. Joseph SWIFT b. 1862 Hotspur, S-W Vic., farmer of Telangatuk East, d. 1889 Portland Harbour (drowned), not married.

  7. David SWIFT b. 1864 Sandford, S-W Vic., d. 1938, Hamilton, S-W Vic., m. in 1890 to Helene HERD 1863-1943 ; 2 children...
    1. Frances Elizabeth SWIFT b. 1892, Coleraine, S-W Vic., d. 1937 Melbourne, Vic., m. in 1921 to Maurice John TILLEY 1881-1932.
    2. Elsie Mary SWIFT b. 1894, Balmoral, S-W Vic., d. 1975 Hamilton, S-W Vic., m. in 1929 to Wilhelm DOHLE 1887-1966 ; 3 children.
  8. Frances SWIFT b. 1866 Sandford, S-W Vic., d. 1930, Melbourne, Vic., m. in 1887 to John McINTYRE 1862-1927, b. Digby, S-W Vic., d. Romsey, Vic. ; 6 children.

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