Family History Notebook

John Swindle

Son of Robert Swindale and Margaret Armstrong baptised 12 September 1773 in St John Lee, Northumberland. (Note this entry is missing from the IGI)

Married Dorothy Robson 20 May 1813 in St John Lee, Northumberland


Thomas baptised on 1 May 1814 in Hexham, Northumberland
Margaret baptised on 7 January 1816 in Hexham, Northumberland
Rebecca, baptised on the 26th of April 1818 in Warden, Northumberland
Elizabeth, baptised on the 25th of March 1821 in Bywell St Andrews, Northumberland

Died 1861

PersonID 05318


1    Witnesses his brother Robert's wedding in 1800. Recorded as a labourer in 1814 but a farmer in Knubbock (5km SW of Hexham) in 1816. A labourer at Parkshields (2km NW of Newbrough) in 1818. May have moved to Whittle farm, 2km NNW of Ovingham by 1822 if the identification of Dorothy with Dorothy Swindale is correct.

2    Date of death not known. Surname spelt Swindle in entries for marriage and  baptisms.


a)    1841 UK census    Not found
        1851 UK census    Living (80) with his married daughter Rebecca in Tynemouth
        1861 UK census    Living (88) with his married daughter Rebecca in Tynemouth

b)    The death of John Swindle aged 87 was registered in the second quarter of 1861 in the Tynemouth district (FreeBMD / GRO  10b 105)

c)    Removal order under the Poor Law issued 5th January 1836 relating to "......John Swindle now resident in the Township of Wylam in the Parish of Ovingham ....... who on oath saith that he is now actually chargeable to the said Township of Wylam. That on the Ninth of May in the year 1813 he was hired by John Nicholson of [Summinods??] to be a Hind, that when he was so hired he was a Singleman and that he entered on the 13 day of the said month of May into the said Service and continued then the Year and during the whole of that year he resided in the Township of Hexham in the Parish of Hexham in the said County that he married the 20th day of the said month of May"

Signed   John Swindle

[Northumberland Record Office Reference ZBK/removals/50]