Family History Notebook

Elizabeth Swindale

Daughter of Robert Swindale and Jane Cook, baptised 8 November 1818 in St John Lee, Northumberland.1

Married George Bell (born 1812 Stanhope) on the 13th of May 1838 in St John Lee, Northumberland


Mary Ann. born 1841 in Whittonstall, Northumberland3
Ralph, born 1844 in Newburn, Northumberland5
Thomas, born 1847 in Warden, Northumberland5
Henry, born 1850 in Warden, Northumberland5
Jane, born 1853 Styford, Northumberland, England
John, born 1856 Dilston, Northumberland, England
Margaret, born 29th April 1859 in Low Waskerley, Northumberland 4

Probably died in 1897

PersonID 05317


1    Three family trees on Ancestry quote a birth date of 13th May 1817 but there is no source reference. I did not see this date in the film of the baptismal register.

Swindale in baptismal register but Swindle by the time of her marriage.

2    For further information on the descendants of George and Elizabeth see Valerie Fairbrass's site

3    Query from Valerie Fairbrass 25 Jun 2002 "Elizabeth Swindle married George Bell in 1838. They lived in and around Hexham until at least 1859. The family later moved to Leadgate, Co. Durham and were there until at least 1891."

4    Valerie Fairbrass. Margaret married John Westgarth on the 3rd of July 1880 in Benfieldside, Co. Durham. They had 11 children

5    David Walton at


a)    In Bellister, Northumberland in 18513 census; Benfieldside, Co. Durham in 18613; Iveston, Durham in 1871 and 1881 (1 mile SE of Leadgate, near Consett)
        1891 UK census    A widow in Iveston, aged 73, born Anick Grange.
        1901 UK census    Not found

b)    The marriage of  Elizabeth Swindle and George Bell was registered in Hexham in the second quarter of 1838 in the Hexham district (FreeBMD 25 311)

        The death of an Elizabeth Bell aged 79 was registered in the third quarter of 1897 in the Lanchester district (10a 161)