Biography

Dorothy Chippendale was born in the Cabus area in 1785 to Robert Chippindale and Nancy Gardner. She was christened at St. Helen’s Church on 12 June 1785. It is likely that she grew up on her father’s farm with her five siblings.

On 31 March 1811, Dorothy married Matthew Swarbrick at St. Helen’s Anglican church in Garstang. The couple settled in Cabus where Matthew was a farmer. Over the next seven years, they had five children, all baptized at St. Helen’s.

No more has been uncovered of Matthew and Dorothy after the birth of their daughter Elizabeth in 1818.


Details and Facts

Christening

12 Jun 1785
Garstang St Helen

Residence Matthew & Dorothy Swarbrick family home

18 Jul 1813
Cabus, Lancashire

Per Margaret Swarbrick’s Baptism Register.

Residence

30 Oct 1814
Cabus, Lancashire

Per John Swarbrick’s Baptism Record.

Residence Matthew & Dorothy Swarbrick family home

31 Dec 1815
Cabus, Lancashire

Per Robert Swarbrick’s Baptism Record.

Residence Matthew & Dorothy Swarbrick family home

9 Mar 1817
Cabus, Lancashire

Per Ellen Swarbrick’s Baptism Record.

Residence Matthew & Dorothy Swarbrick family home

18 Oct 1818
Cabus, Lancashire

Per Elizabeth Swarbrick’s Baptism Record.