Family History Notebook

George Swindle

Son of Jacob Swindle and Jane Craig, born on the 4th of May 1885 in Garrigll, Cumberland

Married Mary Selina Emerson in 1909 in the Weardale district (1883 - 1967)


Annie Ellen, born 1910 in Stanhope
Roland S., 3

Died on the 10th of May 1966 in the General Hospital, Bishop Auckland.

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1    Information from Mary Pattinson

2    George's father Jacob died in 1890.

3    Maiden name of Roland's mother was Emerson. No other Swindle / Emerson marriage known. Teesdale matches what is known of George's movements.

4    Possibly fought with the Royal Field Artillery in WW1. d

5    In 1939 Ann Emmerson born 21 June 1852 (Mary's mother?) is living with George and Mary. There is also another person who is redacted in the record as of 2017 - possibly their son Roland.

6    George's brother Vipond also moved to the Barnard Castle area - Cotherstone.


a)    1891 UK census    George and his two brothers are living with their widowed mother in High Lee House, Garrigill
        1901 UK census    George and his two brothers are living with their widowed mother in Low Lee House, Garrigill
        1911 UK census    A stone mason living at The Raise, Alston, with his wife and daughter
        1911 UK census    Also enumerated visiting the Smith family in Dorthgill, Garrigill - possibly Mary's married sister. Crossed through as a duplicate
        1939 Register        A builder and property repairer living with his wife in Barnard Castle, County Durham.

b)    The birth of a George Swindle, mother's maiden name Craig,was registered in the second quarter of 1885 in the Alston district. (FreeBMD 10b 456)

        The marriage of George Swindle and Mary Selina Emerson was registered in the third quarter of 1909 in the Weardale district (FreeBMD 10a 529)

         The death of a George Swindle aged 81 was registered in Durham W in the second quarter of 1966 (FreeBMD 1A 720)  (Information from Norman Swindle)
        The death of Mary S Swindle aged 84 was registered in the second quarter of 1967 in Durham South Western district (FreeBMD 1A 623)

c)    National Probate Calendar 1966
SWINDLE George of 12 Marshall Street Barnard Castle county Durham died 10 May 1966 at The General Hospital Bishop Auckland county Durham Administration Durham 28 June to Mary Selina Swindle widow. 1270.

d) UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920 [database on-line].

Name: George Swindle
Military Year: 1914-1920
Rank: Gunner
Medal Awarded: British War Medal and Victory Medal
Regiment or Corps: Royal Artillery (Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery)
Regimental Number: 160421
Sub Unit: Royal Field Artillery
Previous Units: R.F.A. 160421. Gnr.