Family History Notebook

Jane Swindle

Daughter of Thomas Swindle and Jane Charlton, baptised 3 August 1794 in Chester-le-Street, County Durham

Probably married James Cant on 25th May 1816 in Ryton, County Durham


7 sons, 3 daughters

Probably died 1853

PersonID 05033


1    The Ryton marriage and Jane's family background would suggest James Cant would be  a coal miner rather than an an agricultural labourer. However there only seems to be one match to James Cant.

2    Jane's age in the 1851 census matches the 1794 birth date. The age at death does not.

3    In the 1851 census the whole family (living in Espershields) are given a Bywell St Peter birthplace. Espershields is a township in Bywell St Peter.

4    Possibly the Jane Swindle, daughter of Peter Swindle baptised 30 September 1792 in Ninebanks.


a)    1841 UK  census   James ('45') is an agricultural labourer and Jane ('40') are living in Slaley, Northumberland. James was born in Northumberland, Jane not.
        1851 UK census    James Cant (58), married to Jane (57), is an agricultural labourer in Espershields.  Both James and Jane give their birthplace as Bywell St Peter (Northumberland, west of Ovingham)

b)    Death 18 Dec 1853: Millshields,Espershields,Hexham,Northumberland.Wife of James Cant aged 61.Stomach Complaint
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