NameLucy PRATT
Birth1848, Newington, London
Death2 Jan 1935
BurialGospel End Street Churchyard Extension, Sedgley
Birth1845, Keighley, Yorkshire
Death16 Nov 1929
BurialGospel End Street Churchyard Extension, Sedgley
MarriageBromley, Kent
ChildrenArthur Camden (1870-1952)
 Albert Percy (1872-)
 Frank Guthrie (1874-1975)
 Cyril Herbert (1876-)
 John Augustine (1884-)
 Mary Dorothea (1887-)
 Basil Hugh (1891-1982)
 Margaret Irene (~1894-1955)
Notes for Lucy PRATT
Last name, birth year, death date and burial from Christine Buckley.

In the January to March 1848 birth index Lucy Pratt, Newington district, Surrey, volume 4, page 35 or 38
Notes for Thomas Greenall (Spouse 1)
Vicar of Segley

In he October to December Birth index Thomas Greenall Swindill, Keighley district, Yorkshire, volume 23, page 371. [Note the name registered as Swindill]

From Christine Buckley
Thomas was originally a Baptist minister; I don't know when he became an Anglican. He seems to have trained at Charsley's Hall, Oxford, but I don't know anything about that (I lived in Oxford for 11 years, and never came across it). Thomas came to Sedgley in 1888, after serving as curate at Christ Church, Holly Hall, Dudley. He and Lucy had nine children in all.

In the 1871 census 7 St. Mark? Road, Clewer civil paris, town New Windsor, Berkshire. Head Thos Greenall Swindill [as spelled], age 25, Baptist Minister of Victory ????. Wife Lucy Swindill, age 23, born Southwark, Surrey. Son Arthur Camden Swindill, 6 months born Windsor.

In the 1881 census Hall St No. 1, Dudley, Worcestershire. Thos. Greenall Swindell, head, age 35, Curate in charge of Holly Hall ??, born Keighley Yorkshire. Wife Lucy Swindell, age 33, born London, Middlesex. Son Arthur Camden Swindell, age 10, scholar, born Windsor Berkshire. Son Albert Percy Swindell, age 9, scholar, born Windsor. Son Walter Courtenay Swindell, age 7, born Windsor. Son Frank Guthrie Swindell, age 6, born Worcester Worcestershire. Son Cyril Herbert Swindell, age 4, born Worcester. 1 servant.

1891 census Vicarage, Sedgley, Staffordshire. Thomas Greenall Swindell, head, age 45, Vicar of Sedgley, born Keighley, Yorkshire. Wife Lucy Swindell, age 43, born London, Middlesex. Son Albert P. Swindell, single, age 19, Student University of Oxford, born Windsor, Berkshire. Son John A. Swindell, age 6, scholar, born, Dudley Worcester. Daughter Mary D. Swindell, age 3, born Dudley. Son Basil H. Swindell, age 2 months, born Sedgley. 2 servants.

In the 1901 census, 1 Vicar? Street, Sedgley. Thomas Greenall Swindell, head, age 55, Clergyman Church of England, born Keighley, Yorkshire. Wife Lucy Swindell, age 53, born Newington, London. Son Arthur Camden Swindell, age 30, single, Accounts Clerk, born Windsor. Son Walter Courtenay Swindell, single, age 27, Bankers Clerk, born Windsor. Son Basil Hugh Swindell, age 10, born Sedgley. Daughter Margaret Irene Swindell, age 7, born Sedgley. 2 servants

From the Dudley News April 27, 2011

A GOLD pocket watch given to a long serving former Sedgley vicar in 1913 has been returned to the parish from Canada almost 100 years later.
The inscribed watch was presented by the parishioners of All Saints' Church to Reverend Thomas Swindell, who was priest in charge for 41 years, from 1888 until his death in office in 1929.
To mark his 25 years’ service to the parish, the pocket watch was inscribed and awarded to him, alongside a specially produced booklet to mark the anniversary.
During his time at the church, the rector's son married one of the daughters of John Twigg Homer, a CBE and local JP who lived in Sedgley.
The wedding took place in Canada, where the young family settled and following Reverend Swindell’s death, the watch was taken overseas.
Eventually it passed down to Pat, his great-niece, who asked a Canadian gold and silver dealer to sell it for her.
However a friend of the dealer, David Shelton, found the website of Sedgley Local History Society online, who put him in touch with Reverend Stephen Buckley, the present vicar of All Saints', to ask whether he would be interested in buying back the artefact for the parish.
As David was set to tour the UK on holiday with his wife Marion, he volunteered to deliver the watch in person.
The couple visited the church on Sunday, April 17, with instructions from Pat that instead of accepting any money for the purchase, he should ask for it to be used for a good cause within the parish instead.
Reverend Buckley, said: “The call about the watch came completely out of the blue, as we had never heard about it before. It was very generous of the family to donate it to us.
“Thomas and his wife Lucy are both buried in the church's old graveyard in Gospel End Street and their gravestones are looking a bit worse for wear these days, as the lettering is coming off.
“We have decided that the money we would have used to purchase it will instead be used on repairing them.”
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