By the Bridge

The Swantons of County Cork,
Boston, MA and Brooklyn, NY


by Ginni Swanton


THIRD GENERATION
CHILDREN OF MICHAEL SWANTON AND ELIZABETH BRADFIELD
ANNE MARY SWANTON

Anne Swanton was baptized on December 8, 1847 in the Roman Catholic Church of Enniskeane. Her parents were Michael Swanton and Elizabeth Bradfield. Her baptismal sponsors (god parents) were Denis Donovan and Mary Conor.

Anne Mary Swanton was confirmed on July 24, 1862 in the Roman Catholic Church of Enniskeane. When she was confirmed, she lived in the townland of Boulteen and was 14 years old.

I havenít been able to find any further information about Anne Swanton, the daughter of Michael and Bessie. On February 28, 1870, an Anne Swanton, aged 22, of Coppeen, married Thomas Gallivan, a tradesman, age 26 of Coppeen. Her year of birth would have been 1847.

However, on the civil marriage record, Anneís fatherís name was given as James Swanton. The marriage witnesses were George Swanton and James Swanton. Thomas Gallivanís father was Edward Gallivan. The parish record for this marriage did not give the name of Anneís father.

I did not find a baptismal record for an Anne Swanton, born to a James Swanton in the Enniskeane Roman Catholic records, so perhaps the fatherís name on the civil marriage record is incorrect. There were no confirmation records for any other Anne Swantons.