Family History Notebook

George Swindale / Swinney

Probably the son of George Swindle and Mary Young, baptised on the 11th of March 1732/3 in Ryton, County Durham.1

Married Anne Dodds on 24 September 1764 in Heworth, County Durham


Robert, baptised 21 July 1765 in Heworth, County Durham (d. 1766)
Barbara, baptised 11 January 1767 in Heworth, County Durham
Eleanor and Margaret, baptised 2 October 1768 in Heworth, County Durham
Thomas, baptised 23 July 1772 in Heworth, County Durham (d.1772)
Ann, baptised 7 September 1777 in Heworth, County Durham

Died on the 7th of May 1802 at Cadwell Bank, buried on the 9th of May 1802 at St Mary's, Heworth aged 80 3

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0    Text in red represents information obtained from the internet (family trees etc) which I have not yet confirmed.

1    Heworth is 8 miles east of Ryton, on the other side of Gateshead. There was coal mining there from 1710 and George may well have moved there as the colliery was developed.

"High Heworth Colliery was first sunk in 1710 on land near the present Fiddlers public house on Albion Street, under the ownership of Mr Blackett. (This pit was worked out by 1819)." 

2    Surname spelled Swindale in all George's parish register baptism entries at Heworth but Swinney for his burial

3    "Burial: 1802 May 09    George Swinney of Cadwell Bank; Collier, native of Ryton; died May 07, aged 80 years"
The Swindale / Swinney exchange is not uncommon in this area. All the other details fit perfectly.