Saturday, January 18, 2020

Costume in Natal: Alice Mary Swires nee King

Alice Mary Swires nee King (1816-1919) died in the Spanish flu epidemic which followed
the end of World War I. She married James Dudley Swires (1850-1905) in 1886 in Pietermaritzburg.  Swires was originally of Bierley, Bradford, Yorkshire. He was a butcher. The couple had seven children, a son and six daughters of whom one daughter was Maud Alice Swires who married Sydney Bartle Gadsden. This is the only surviving photographic portrait of Alice Mary, taken by B Kisch of Durban.

Please note her maiden name was King, she married Swires. There is an

error in my twitter entry giving her maiden name as Swires - incorrect.

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