Samuel Chiswick

Samuel Chiswick was baptized on 27 May 1740 at St Dunstan’s Stepney, the eldest son of Samuel Chiswick, a miller from Poplar. The parish records give a fair amount of details of his life. He was the first of a long line of the Chiswick family who became coopers in the East End of London.

He married Sarah Newell on 7 Nov 1762 at St Paul’s Shadwell and the baptisms of each of their children reveal a series of addresses across Limehouse, Wapping and Shadwell where he earnt his living as a cooper. We can imagine that the trade of ‘coopering’ was largely spurred by the burgeoning London docks at this time. Historically there was a shift of trade from Bristol to London that eventually led to the building of huge Dock complexes around the Pool of London in the period 1790 to 1810. Coopering would have been an essential service for the transport of a number of key commodities.

Both Samuel and Sarah were literate which indicates that the coopering trade put them in a semi professional class and a high percentage of their children survived into adulthood.

At the baptism of his daughter Elizabeth in 1771 his address is given as Narrow Street, Wapping. At the baptism of his son Samuel in 1777 he is in nearby Milk Yard Wapping.

The burial of a Samuel Chiswick on 19 Dec 1790 is almost certainly him. His youngest son Joseph William Chiswick was only about four years of age.

One interesting document has been found dated 7 Jul 1818, and that is the admission of Joseph Chiswick, son of Samuel Chiswick to the Coopers’ company by patrimony. This indicates that Samuel was probably  a freeman of the Worshipful Company of Coopers in London but, as of yet, there is no contemporary proof of it. The records held at the Guildhall will probably reveal more.

Family of Samuel CHISWICK and Sarah NEWELL

Husband:Samuel CHISWICK (bap.1740, bur.1790)
Wife:Sarah NEWELL (1743- )
Children:Sarah Ann CHISWICK (bap.1763)
John CHISWICK (b.1765, bur.1807)
Thomas Philip CHISWICK (bap.1769, bur.1770)
Elizabeth CHISWICK (1771- )
Katherine CHISWICK (bap.1775)
Samuel Jarvis CHISWICK (bap.1777, bur.1839)
Mary Theresa CHISWICK (bap.1780)
William CHISWICK (bap.1782)
Joseph William CHISWICK (1786-1870)
Marriage7 Nov 1762St Paul Shadwell

Husband: Samuel CHISWICK

Name:Samuel CHISWICK
Father:Samuel CHISWICK (bap.1715)
Mother:Ann LAWRENCE ( – )
Baptism27 May 1740St Dunstans, Stepney
Residence1771Narrow Street
Residence1777Noahs Ark Alley
Residence1780Milk Yard Wapping
Burial19 Dec 1790St Dunstans, Stepney

Wife: Sarah NEWELL

Name:Sarah NEWELL
Father:George NEWELL ( – )
Mother:Sarah ( – )
Baptism29 Feb 1743 (age 0)St Mary’s Whitechapel

Child 1: Sarah Ann CHISWICK

Name:Sarah Ann CHISWICK
Spouse:Joseph JACKSON ( – )
Baptism2 Oct 1763St Anne Limehouse

Child 2: John CHISWICK

Spouse:Ann Tomlinson GOODINGS ( – )
Birth20 Oct 1765Limehouse
Burial23 Feb 1807

Child 3: Thomas Philip CHISWICK

Name:Thomas Philip CHISWICK
Baptism14 May 1769St Anne Limehouse
Burial15 Oct 1770St Anne Limehouse

Child 4: Elizabeth CHISWICK

Name:Elizabeth CHISWICK
Spouse:Richard STANTON ( – )
Birth8 Apr 1771Limehouse
Baptism5 May 1771 (age 0)St Anne Limehouse

Child 5: Katherine CHISWICK

Name:Katherine CHISWICK
Baptism5 Feb 1775St George in the East

Child 6: Samuel Jarvis CHISWICK

Name:Samuel Jarvis CHISWICK
Spouse:Anne BEAZER (c. 1784-1869)
Baptism3 Aug 1777St Anne Limehouse
Burial14 Feb 1839Wycliffe Congregational Church, Whitechapel
(on sons marriage certificate)

Child 7: Mary Theresa CHISWICK

Name:Mary Theresa CHISWICK
Baptism14 Jun 1780St Paul Shadwell

Child 8: William CHISWICK

Name:William CHISWICK
Baptism24 Feb 1782St Paul Shadwell

Child 9: Joseph William CHISWICK

Name:Joseph William CHISWICK
Spouse 1:Elizabeth MARLOW (1776-1839)
Spouse 2:Elizabeth HOLLEY (1807- )
DeathQ4 1870 (age 83-84)