Family History Notebook

Christopher Swindle / Swindley

Son of Nicholas Swindle and Ann Farrer (nee Bolton), born 1878 at Monkheseldon, County Durham

Married Isabella Neasham in 1897 (c1877 - 1927)


Bella Ann, born 1899 at Hutton Henry
Margaret, born 1901 in the Easington district
Sarah Jane, born 1904 in the Easington district
Elizabeth, born 1907 in the Easington district
Nicholas, born on the 15th of May 1909  in the Easington district

Died 1939

PersonID 05380


1    'Swindle' until his marriage, 'Swindley' thereafter. Similar timing of change of name to his brother Nicholas.

2    Death in FreeBMD was mis-transcribed Swindleley.

3    A stoneman was a miner who made excavations in "stone", i.e. hard strata other than coal.


a)    1881 UK census    Living with his parents in Castle Eden
        1891 UK census    Living with his mother and the rest of the family (but not his father) at 1 George Street, Castle Eden Colliery. Still at school at 13.
        1901 UK census    Married to Isabella, with daughter Bell Ann. A coal miner living at at Castle Eden Colliery.
        1911 UK census    Andrew, a stoneman in the colliery, and his family of five children are living with hs widowed mother and his brother Andrew in Hesleden

b)    The birth of a Christopher Swindle, mother's maiden name Bolton, was registered at Easington in the 3rd quarter of 1878 (FreeBMD / GRO 10a 431).

         The marriage of a Christopher Swindle and Isabella Neasham was registered in the second quarter of 1897 in the Easington district. (FreeBMD 10a 697)

        The death of Isabella Swindley aged 49 was registered in the fourth quarter of 1927 in the Easington district (FreeBMD 10a 470)
        The death of Christopher Swindley aged 60 was registered in the first quarter of 1939 in the Eastern Durham district (FreeBMD 10a 550)