Swinfield DNA & Genealogy - Goals

Males inherit their Y-chromosome through the paternal line. By testing this unique part of the genome, which is passed from father to son along with their surname, we should be able to learn much more about the relationship between those on the various Swinfield trees. How accurate are the genealogical pedigrees and do they have a common ancestor?

There are about nine large Swinfield pedigrees or family trees, which have been compiled from the genealogical records. These date back to the late 17th and early 18th centuries. At present, these cannot be connected through the paper records. There are also a few smaller ones too. By testing men who are at the modern-day end of each tree, we may be able to prove that they are connected, if the records existed or recorded more useful information about the distant ancestors. The Y-Chromosome test can be used to answer those questions.

It would be great to test as many males as possible. In practice, if we could test two men from each of the separate trees, we may be able to make them into just one Swinfield pedigree which includes everyone.

These are the principal members of the main pedigrees. They extend only down as far as those men who are alive (as far as I know). Their own sons are not necessarily shown.

FAMILY 1 Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Joseph Swinfield (1780/1 - 1845 Nuneaton)
..........William Swinfield (1815-1820 Nuneaton – 1894 Leicester)
.................Harry Swinfield (1847 Nuneaton – 1933 Hinckley)
........................George Swinfield (1886 Leicester – 1971 Sheffield)
...............................George Harry Swinfield (1909 Barnsley – 1960 Cambridgeshire)
......................................George John Swinfield (1945 Staffs – alive)
........................Harry Swinfield (1894 Leicester – 1969 Sheffield)
...............................Thomas Harry Swinfield 1924 Sheffield – 2004 Sheffield)
......................................Howard John Swinfield (1963 Sheffield – alive)
...............................Robert Swinfield (1932 Sheffield – alive)
......................................Gary R Swinfield (1962 Sheffield – alive)

FAMILY 2 Burbage, Leicestershire

John Swinfield (1773/4 – 1851 Burbage)
...........Joseph Swinfield (1800 Burbage - 1849 Hinckley)
................John Hextal Swinfield (1823/4 Hinckley, Leics. - 1903 Leicetser)
………….............Frederick Hextal Swinfield (1861 Leicetser – 1934 Rugby)
………………................Frederick Swinfield (1887 Leicester – 1954 Leicester)
………………………….............Frederick George W Swinfield (1916 Basford, Notts. – 1999 Bourne, Lincs.)
…………………………………..............Keith J Swinfield (1947 Leicester – alive)
………………………….............Kenneth Swinfield (1919 Basford, Notts. – 1969 Leicester)
…………………………………..............Graham Swinfield (1958 Leicester – alive)
...........Martha Swinfield (1817 Burbage - ?)
.................Alfred Swinfield (1836 Burbage – 1899 Leicester)
......................Tom Swinfield (1859 Burbage – 1910 Leicester)
.............................William Swinfield (1896 Leicester – 1968 Leicester)
....................................David Arthur Swinfield (1925 Leics. – 1994 Leics.)
............................................David N Swinfield (1954 Leicester – alive)
....................................William Dennis Swinfield (1928 Leicester – 2009 Leicester)
............................................Richard William Swinfield (1957 Leicester – alive)
............................................Robert Andrew Swinfield (1959 Oadby – alive)
...........William Swinfield (1824/5 Burbage, Leics. – 1900 Barrow on Soar, Leics.)
………..........John William Swinfield (1857 Leicester – 1897 Barrow on Soar, Leics.)
……………….........John Henry Shield Swinfield (1890 Quorndon, Leics. – 1965 Loughborough, Leics.)
………………………….......Arnold Henry Swinfield (1923 Loughborough – 1976 Loughborough)
………………………………….......John Arnold Swinfield (1966 Loughborough – alive)

FAMILY 3 & 4 Wolvey, Warwickshire

Thomas Swinfield (1781 Wolvey – 1847 Nuneaton) 
………William Swinfield (1804 Monks Kirby – 1876 Petersham, NSW, Australia)
…………….Thomas Swinfield (1824 Nuneaton – 1881 Birmingham)
…………………...William Swinfield (1847 Nuneaton – 1918 Prestwich)
…………………………...William George Swinfield (1870 Swindon – 1945 Birmingham)
……………………………………Herbert Henry Swinfield (1904 Aston -1981 W. Bromwich)
……………………………………………....Stanley Charles Swinfield (1930 Birmingham – 1993 Ontario, Canada)
……………………………………………………......Terence Swinfield (1955 Castle Bromwich, Birmingham - alive)
……………………………………………………......David Craig Swinfield (1965 Ontario, Canada – alive)
……………………………………………………......Gary Bruce Swinfield (1966 Ontario, Canada – alive)
…………………………...Arthur Henry Swinfield (1871 Swindon - ?)
…………………………………….Arthur Henry Swinfield (1904 Manchester – 1963 Manchester)
…………………………………………….....Arthur Henry Swinfield (1928 Manchester – alive)
……………………………………………Melvin Swinfield (1939 Manchester – alive) 
…………………………………….Herbert Swinfield (1906 Manchester - 1983 Manchester)
…………………………………………….....Derek Swinfield (1935 Manchester – alive)
…………………………..Alfred Edward Swinfield (1877 Swindon – 1949 Manchester)
…………………………………...Kenneth Swinfield (1923 Chorlton – alive)
…………………………………………….....Graham K Swinfield (1949 Manchester – alive)
………….....John William Swinfield (1837/8 Warwick – 1903 Granville, NSW, Australia)
…………………....Henry Swinfield (1858 Chippendale, NSW – 1923 W Maitland, NSW)
.......................................Frederick Swinfield (1879 St George, NSW - 1955 Five Dock, NSW)
................................................David Frederick Swinfield (1926 - alive) 
…………………………Charles Henry Swinfield (1881 Balmain, NSW – 1974 Leichhardt, NSW)
....…………………...................Raymond Walter Swinfield (? – 1984 NSW)
……………………………….............Raymond Swinfield (? - alive)
.......................................John Andrew Swinfield (1897 Leichhardt, NSW - 1964 Burwood, NSW) 
...............................................John William Swinfield (1922 Sydney, NSW - alive)  
.......................................................Andrew John Swinfield (1957 Sydney, NSW - alive)
...............................................Robert Swinfield (1930 NSW - alive)      
…………………...Albert William Swinfield (1866 Redfern, NSW – 1934 Auburn, NSW)
………………………….Harold Swinfield (1903 Granville, NSW – 1976 Tuncorry, NSW)
………………………………Neville John Swinfield (1934 - alive)
………………………………Alan Leslie Swinfield (1944 - alive)
.............................James Ernest Swinfield (1871 St George, NSW - 1923 Auburn, NSW)
........................................James Eber Louis Alexander Swinfield (1907 Liverpool, NSW - 1979)
.................................................Raymond James Swinfield (1928 - 2006)
..........................................................Graeme Swinfield (? - alive)
.................................................Leslie Ernest Swinfield (1932 - alive)
..........................................................Steven Swinfield (1963 - alive)                                                  
…………...Daniel Swinfield (1842 Hartshill, Warwicks – 1877 Redfern, NSW, Australia)
...........................John Swinfield (1873 St Leonards, NSW - 1961 Marrickville, NSW)
........................................Daniel John Swinfield (1910 NSW - 1979 NSW)
.................................................John Allan Swinfield (1940 NSW - alive)
.......................................John Campbell Swinfield (1912 NSW - 1995 NSW)
.................................................Ronald John W Swinfield (1931 NSW - alive)
.......................................Henry Swinfield (1914 NSW - 2001 Gumea Bay, NSW)
.................................................Peter Swinfield (? - alive)
.................................................Paul Swinfield (? - alive)
………………...Daniel Swinfield (1877 Sydney, NSW – 1905 Sydney, NSW)
………………………John Anthony Swinfield (1902 Pyrmont, Sydney, NSW – 1960 Balmain, NSW)
………………………………John Anthony Swinfield (1933 Pyrmont, NSW – alive?)
.......................................................John Joseph Swinfield (1967 - alive)
……………………………………David Gerard Swinfield (1969 – alive)
.................................................Raymond Francis Swinfield (1934 Balmain - alive)
………………………………James Ronald Swinfield (1935 – alive)
…………………………………...James Anthony Swinfield (1972 - alive)
……..George Swinfield (1825 Mancetter, Warwicks – dead by 1881)
……………Herbert Victor Swinfield (1870 Bromley, Middx. – 1928 Bethnal Green)

…………………Henry Herbert William Swinfield (1893 Bethnal Green – 1964 Surrey SE)
…………………………Henry Albert Frederick Swinfield (1917 Edmonton – 1990 Greenwich)
……………………………………Kenneth B J Swinfield (1942 Woolwich – alive)
……………………………………Paul Frederick Swinfield (1957 Crayford – alive) 
…………………………Alfred Herbert Victor Swinfield (1919 Edmonton – 1993 Rushcliffe)
……………………………………Alan L N Swinfield (1958 Ealing – alive)
…………………………John Victor Swinfield (1935 Wandsworth – 2001 Cheam, Surrey)
……………………………………Jonathan James Swinfield (1964 Hackney, Middx. – alive)
……………………………………Peter John Swinfield (1971 Sutton, Surrey – alive) 

FAMILY 4A (HIGGINBOTTOM/HIGGINBOTHAM?) 

…………………..George Alfred Swinfield formerly Higginbottom (1888? – 1970 Leicester)

…………………………Roland A Swinfield (1920 Leicester – alive)
……………………………………Raymond I Swinfield (1948 Leicester – alive)
……………………………………Brian R Swinfield (1950 Leicester – alive)
…………………………Reginald Swinfield (1923 Leicester – 1979 Leicester)
……………………………………Tony Swinfield (1949 Leicester – alive)
……………………………………Peter Swinfield (1951 Leicester – alive)
……………………………………Roy Swinfield (1954 Leicester – alive)
……………………………………Andrew Swinfield (1960 Leicester – alive)
……………………………………Paul Swinfield (1961 Leicester – alive)
……………………………………Barry Swinfield (1965 Leicester – alive)
…………………………Ralph Major Swinfield (1926 Leicester – 1984 Leicester)
……………………………………Edward Owen Swinfield (1976 Leicester – alive)
…………………………Richard Charles Swinfield (1927 Leicester – 1981 Leicester)
……………………………………Ricky Swinfield (1962 – alive)
……………………………………Mark Swinfield (1964 – alive)
…………………………James Raymond Swinfield (1931 Leicester – 2000 Leicester)
……………………………………Gary James Swinfield (1962 Leicester – alive)
……………………………………Jason Paul Swinfield (1968 Leicester – alive)
.......................................................Kevin Dean Swinfield (1971 Leicester - alive)
……………………………………Lee Merlin Swinfield (1975 Leicester – alive)

FAMILY 5 Earl Shilton, Leicestershire

Thomas Swinfield (1770 Ashby de la Zouch – 1833 Earl Shilton)
………Thomas Swinfield (1808 Earl Shilton – 1893 Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA)
………………William Swinfield (1841 Earl Shilton – 1905 Camberley, Surrey)
………………………….Arthur Swinfield (1883 Frimley, Surrey – 1956 Camberley)
……………………………………..Reginald Ernest Swinfield (1925 Camberley – alive)
………………………………………………Geoffrey Mark Swinfield (1951 Frimley – alive)
..................................................................................Thomas William Swinfield (1984 Canterbury - alive)
..................................................................................Benjamin Alan Swinfield (1985 Canterbury - alive)
..................................................................................Samuel John Swinfield (1988 Canterbury - alive)                       
………………Joseph Swinfield (1843 Earl Shilton – 1905 Barton under Needwood, Staffs)
FAMILY 5A......……........Thomas W Swinfield (1866 Alrewas, Staffs – 1939 Lichfield)
…………………………………….John Thomas Swinfield (1903 Alrewas – 1980 Lichfield)
………………………………………….Dennis Swinfield (1934 Lichfield – 2000 East Staffs)
........................................................ ..........................Andrew Mark Swinfield (1966 Burton - alive)
...................................................................................................Craig Andrew Swinfield (1987 East Staffs - alive) 
…………………………..William Swinfield (1870 Alrewas, Staffs – 1945 Lichfield)
……………………………………Alfred Swinfield (1908 Burton under Needwood – 1960 Derby)
………………………………………………Derrick A Swinfield (1931 Derby – alive)
………………………………………………Ronald William Charles Swinfield (1935 Derby – 2005 Derby)
………………………………………………………Adrian Ronald Swinfield (1975 Derby – alive)
........................................................................John Leslie Swinfield (1939 Derby - 2011 Derby)
....................................................................................Jason John Swinfield (1968 Bristol - alive)  
……………………………………………….Brian E Swinfield (1940 Derby – alive)
....................................................................................Ian Lee B Swinfield (1966 Derby - alive)
........................................... ........................................Gary William Swinfield (1971 Loughborough - alive) 
FAMILY 5B……………………...Joan Swinfield (b1928 Burton - mar. 1948 Lichfield)
........................................................................William Swinfield (1946 Burton - alive)  
......................................................Thomas John Swinfield (1932 Burton – 1997 East Staffs)
………………………………………………Anthony John Swinfield (1971 Lichfield – alive)
…………………………………..Geoffrey Swinfield (1934 Burton – 1988 Swadlincote)
………………………………………………Michael G Swinfield (1956 Lichfield – alive)
………………………………………………Graham Albert Swinfield (1957 Burton – alive)
………………………………………………Andrew Geoffrey Swinfield (1959 Burton –alive)
FAMILY 5C….Sarah Swinfield (1845 Earl Shilton - ?)
…………………………..William Swinfield (1867 Earl Shilton – 1931 Earl Shilton)
…………………………………….William Thomas Swinfield (1893 Earl Shilton – 1963 Hinckley)
………………………………………………Clarence Walter Swinfield (1920 Hinckley – 1974 Earl Shilton)
………………………………………………………...Colin E Swinfield (1946 Nuneaton – alive)
.........................................................................Craig Swinfield (Nuneaton - alive)
………………………………………………Ivan C Swinfield (1929 Hinckley – alive)
FAMILY 5D
………..William Swinfield (1813 Earl Shilton – 1885 Hinckley)
……………….George Swinfield (1843 Earl Shilton – 1885 Leicester)
……………………………George Ernest Tertius Swinfield (1876 Humberston, Leics.- 1948 Leicester)
……………………………………George Ernest Tertius Swinfied (1898 Leicester – 1974 Leicester)
………………………………………………Derek K G Swinfield (1930 Leicester – died Western Australia)
....................................................................................Mark Swinfield (1955 Leicester - alive)
………………………………………………Michael J Swinfield (1946 Leicester – alive)
……………………………………Joseph Herbert Swinfield (1904 Leicester – 1958 Leicester)
………………………………………………Edward Swinfield (1926 Leicester - ?)
………………………………………………David Swinfield (1933 Leicester – alive)
………............................................................Roger M Swinfield (1940 Leicester – alive)
......................................................................................Darren Martin Swinfield (1965 Leicester - alive)
......................................................................................Robert David Swinfield (1974 Leicester - alive)
......................................................................................Lee Michael Swinfield (1985 Leicester - alive)
………............................................George M Swinfield (1943 Leicester – alive)
......................................................................................Kevin Bader Swinfield (1969 Leicester - alive)
......................................................................................Andrew George Swinfield (1970 Leicester - alive) 
.......................................................................Ernest D Swinfield (1948 Leicester - alive)
………...........................................................John H Swinfield (1949 Leicester – alive) 
.......................................................................................Brian Swinfield (1969 Leicester - alive)
.......................................................................................Timothy John Swinfield (1970 Leicester - alive)
.......................................................................................Robert Andrew Swinfield (1971 Leicester - alive)
………............................................................Peter C Swinfield (1951 Market Harborough, Leics. – alive)
.......................................................................................Christopher Anthony (1979 Leicester - alive) 
FAMILY 5E……………..John Anthony Swinfield (1878 Humberston, Leics. – 1964 Kessingland, Suffolk)
……………………………………Henry (Harry) Horton Swinfield (1902 Leicester – 1961 Leicester)
………………………………………………Roy Swinfield (1927 Leicester – 2009 Leicester)
…………………………………………………….......Stephen R Swinfield (1952 Leicester – alive)
………………………………………………Derrick J Swinfield (1935 Leicester – alive)
……………………………………John Leslie Swinfield (1915 Leicester – 1963 Leicester)
………………………………………………Lawrence Swinfield (1941 Leicester – 2012 Leicester)
......................................................................................Clint T Swinfield (1965 Leicester - alive)
………………………………………………John Leslie Swinfield (1943 Leicester – alive)
.......................................................................................John Leslie Swinfield (1981 Leicester - alive)
…………………………………………..Anthony S Swinfield (1945 Leicester – alive)
.......................................................................................Marco Anthony Swinfield (1972 Leicester - alive)
.......................................................................................Michael Craig Swinfield (1973 Leicester - alive) 
.......................................................................................Liam Matthew Swinfield (1976 Leicester - alive)
.......................................................................................Andrew Thomas Swinfield (1982 Leicester - alive)
FAMILY 5F……………..Joseph Herbert Swinfield (1880 Humberston, Leics. – 1948 Leicester)
…………………………………....Joseph Edward Swinfield (1905 Leicester – 1990 Leicester)
……………………………………………...Derrick George Joseph Swinfield (1928 Leicester – alive)
......................................................................................Mark Kingsley Swinfield (1954 Leicester - alive)
......................................................................................Simon Lindsay Swinfield (1961 Leicester - alive) 

FAMILY 12 Markfield, Leicestershire

Thomas Swinfield (1717 Markfield – 1783 Markfield)
………..James Swinfield (1759 Markfield – 1783 Markfield)
………………..Thomas Swinfield (1781 Markfield – 1868 Market Bosworth, Leics.)
………………………..Richard Swinfield (1803 Markfield – 1863 Barrow on Soar, Leics.)
…………………………………..Thomas Lygo Swinfield (1851 Beaumont Leys, Leics. – 1929 Anstey, Leics.)
…………………………………………….Thomas Alfred Lygo Swinfield (1892 Leicester – 1964 Leicester)
……………………………………………………..Thomas Shirley Edward Swinfield (1915 Leicester – 1976 Anstey, Leicester)
………………………………………………………………Thomas Alfred Lygo Swinfield (1947 Leicester – 2002 Leicester)
………………………………………………………………………Paul Thomas Swinfield (1972 Leicester – alive)
………………………………………………………………………Christopher John Swinfield (1972 Leicester – alive)
…………………………………...George Swinfield (1854 Beaumont Leys, Leics. – 1932 Market Bosworth, Leics.)
……………………………………………Ernest Lygo Swinfield (1885 Glenfield, Leics. – 1959 Leicester)
…………………………………………………….Eric Swinfield (1920 Leicester – alive)
……………………………………………………………...Ian Lygo Swinfield (1955 Leicester – alive)
…………………………………………………….Alan Swinfield (1924 Leicester – 2004 Barrow, Lancs.)
……………………………………………………………...John A Swinfield (1959 Barrow, Lancs. – alive)
…………………………………………………….Alec Swinfield (1930 Leicester – 2009 Leicester)
……………………………………………………………...Adrian Swinfield (1962 Leicester – alive)
...................................James Swinfield (1814-1816 Markfield - 1903 Wolverhampton)
................................................William Thomas Swinfield (1840-1842 Leicester or Birmingham or Merton, Surrey – 1909 Merton, Surrey)
……….................................................John George Swinfield (1879 Woolwich, Kent – 1940 Surrey Mid E)
………………....................................................Reginald William J Swinfield (1923 Kingston, Surrey – 1989 Merton, Surrey)
…………………………..................................................Derek Reginald Swinfield (1948 Surrey NE – alive)
…………………………..................................................Leonard William Swinfield (1956 Wandsworth, London – alive)
………………....................................................John Swinfield (1924 Kingston, Surrey – alive)
………………....................................................George Frederick S Swinfield (1926 Kingston, Surrey – 1992 Swindon, Wilts.)
…………………………..................................................Stephen G Swinfield (1948 Marlborough, Wilts. – alive)
…………………………..................................................William J Swinfield (1950 Marlborough, Wilts. – alive)
............................................................Harry J S Swinfield (1893-1895 Mitcham, Surrey - 1957 Wandsworth, Surrey)
.........................................................................George W Swinfield (1930 Kingston, Surrey - alive)
………......................................Edward Swinfield (1859 Edgbaston, Warwickshire – 1940 Bath, Somerset)
………………......................................Ernest Sidney Swinfield-Wells (1885 Leicester? – 1957 Leicester)
………………………….....................................John Kenneth Swinfield-Wells (1931 Leicester – alive)
……………….John Swinfield (1792 Markfield - 1871 Leicester)
……………………….William Swinfield (1826 Markfield – 1879 Leicester)
……………………………….William Swinfield (1871 Leicester – 1942 Leicester)
...........................................................Henry Swinfield (1893 Leicester - 1949 Melbourne, Australia)
.....................................................................Maxwell Henry Swinfield (1929 NSW, Australia - alive)
................................................................................Gregory Maxwell Swinfield (1958 NSW, Australia - alive)    
………………………………………Leonard William Swinfield (1912 Leicester – 1969 Leicester)
……………………………………………David Leonard Swinfield (1934 Leicester – alive)
……………………………………………Michael H Swinfield (1942 – alive)
 
All the main trees are now online here. If you have any amendments or additions, please contact me. I would be delighted to hear from you. 

We need men who will take the 37-marker test at just $149 each. We can then see what the results tell us. Will you join me and help to learn more about how these separate trees are connected? I am looking for your support and input! Don’t delay, do it today.