Family History Notebook

George Swindle

Son of John Swindle and Mary Stout, baptised on the 27th of November 1827 at Garrigill, Cumberland. 4

Married Hannah 1Bell (born c 1829, died 31 March 1875) 2 around 1852.3


John, born in 1853 in Garrigill, Cumberland 1
Robert, born in 1856 in Garrigill, Cumberland 1

? Married Eliza (or Ann) Treloar (née Roberts) c1878 6

Children 6

George, b 1879 d 1882
Mary Jane, b 1881 d 1971

Died on the 22nd of May 1887 in Creswick, Victoria, Australia

Headstone Creswick
Headstone at Creswick, Victoria

Living, unmarried,  with his mother at Middle House, Garrigill at the time of the 1851 census working as a lead miner.

Emigrated in July 1862 to Australia on the Mistress of the Seas. Had probably travelled out in 1857 aboard the Red Jacket (with a possible earlier trip in 1854 aboard the Lightning) and then returned for his wife and children5. Settled at Creswick, Victoria (north of Ballarat) c possibly attracted by the gold rush but then applying his mining skills to the deeper gold mines being operated later.

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1    Just possible that Hannah was a widow with one or two children when George married her.

2    Unmarried 1851, John born 1853. Marriage not found in BMD

3    If his age of 26 at the time of the 1851 census is correct he would have been born around 1825. His older sister Susan was baptised in 1824. However he gave his age in 1862 as 35.

4    George is not listed with his wife and children in the 1861 census.

5    The letters c identify Hannah as the daughter of an Ann Bell, with probably brothers Robert, Thomas, Joshua, Jacob and sister Mary Ann (Greenwell). The letters mention a Robert and Johnny Swindle farming in New South Wales who are presumably George's sons Robert and John.

6    1841 Joshua & Ann Bell with children Hannah, Mary, Ann, Barbary and Margaret


a)    1841 census, cont    George is living with his (widowed) mother Mary in Garrigill Gate, along with siblings  John, Mary and Ann. Susannah is living next door with Mary's father.
        1851 census    George (26), a lead miner, is living with his mother and four siblings.
        1861 census    Hannah is living at Alston, a lead miner's wife, with sons John (7) and Robert (5)

b)    Information supplied by Mary Pattinson via J. Bryan Swindle via Joan Shrewsbury.

c)    Letters and information supplied by Janet Garlick

d)    e-mails from Deborah Atkinson 2010

e)    Will and Probate

Name: George Swindle
Spouse Name: Eliza Treloar
Marriage Place: Victoria
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Year: 1878
Registration Number: 1707


f)    Australia Death Index 1787 - 1985

Name: George Swindle
Birth Year: abt 1827
Age: 60
Death Place: Creswick, Victoria
Father's name: John
Mother's name: Mary Stout
Registration Year: 1887
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Number: 6016

Name: Hannah Swindle
Birth Year: abt 1833
Age: 42
Death Place: Victoria
Father's name: Ball Robert
Mother's name: Ann Smith
Registration Year: 1875
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Number: 1450