Friends of Hastings Cemetery

Agnes Laura & Henry Stephen Swiney

AQ D02

In Loving Memory of

Agnes Laura Swiney

The Beloved Wife of

Capt. Henry Stephen Swiney,

Late 69 Regt.

Born January 10th 1850

Died June 25th 1893

"Into Thy hands I commend my spirit:
For Thou hast redeemed me" Psalms, 31, 6

Henry Stephen Swiney

Captain 69th Regiment

Born June 19th 1845

Died April 1st 1929

Married 4 June 1873
Henry Stephen Swiney, age 28, Bachelor, of Cathedral Precincts, Canterbury, Captain in the 69th Reg., son of John Swiney, & Agnes Laura Lambert, age 23, of St George the Martyr, Canterbury, Spinster daughter of Thomas Lambert.

Conveyance - Date: 1876
1. Agnes Harriet Swiney
2. Henry Stephen Swiney of 15 Park Road, Southborough, co. Kent, captain on retired list of H.M. Army
Premises: estate and interest in moiety of Tenter Ground estate, p. Christchurch Spitalfields, co. Middx., and other lands, in consideration of proposed marriage

They had two children;

Mildred Laura Lambert-Swiney born in Canterbury 1874.  Married Sir Harry Charles Malet, 7th Bt. At St George’s, Hanover Square in 1906.

Hilda Lambert Swiney, born in Canterbury in 1875.  Daughter of Captain Henry Stephen Swiney of Gensing House, St. Leonard's-on-Sea, and The Limes, Hawkhurst, Kent, by Agnes Laura, his wife, daughter of Thomas Lambert of Stanmore,Canterbury, Captain Royal Horse Artillery ; married. at St. Paul's, Knightsbridge, London. She married William Osbert Boothby (by the Rev. Frederick Boothby), on Saturday, 17 August 1907.

At the time of his daughters’ marriages, he was living at Gensing House, St. Leonards-on-Sea.

Violet Pauline Schlippenbach, born 1851-09-15 in Nizza. BayThO.  Married 1902-02-10 at St George’s, Hanover Square, London with Captain Henry Stephen Swiney.  She died on the 5th August,1922, aged 70.  She is buried at AQ F02.

Captain and the Countess Violet Stephen-Swiney

Swiney, Capt Henry Stephen. Bought no.21 Upper Maze Hill (Gensing House) from Rev. Rodwell in 1901 for £1800;

Capt. Henry Stephen Stephen-Swiney, sold no.21 Upper Maze Hill to Countess Violet Schlippenbach & another, marriage settlement;

Capt. H.S.S.Swiney, no.21 Upper Maze Hill, 1903.

Stephen-Swiney, Capt. Henry & Countess Violet. ‘Gensing House’, Upper Maze Hill, 1920.  

'Mr Swiney and Captain Bond'

An albumen print portrait of two men identified on the album page as 'Mr Swiney and Capt. Bond / 69th Regt.' The photograph was taken in Montreal in 1868.

Hart's Army List (1867) records Lieutenant Edward Staples Bond and Ensign Henry Stephen Swiney serving with the 69th (The South Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot. (Photographed by William Notman of Montreal [and branches].)

[With thanks to ‘Paul Frecker / The Library of Nineteenth-Century Photography’.'Mr-Swiney-and-Captain-Bond'-125475.htm]