Family History Notebook

John Swindle

Son of John Swindle and Sarah Cowing, born on the 7th of April 1872 in Whitfield, Northumberland, baptised on the 2nd of June 1872 at Ninebanks.

Married Emma Jane Coulson in 1892


Margaret Fidler, born on the 2nd of January 1893 in Haltwhistle, Northumberland
Sarah Cowen, born 1895 in Haltwhistle
William, born on the 20th of October 1900 in Haltwhistle
Mildred, born on the 8th of April 1903 in Haltwhistle
John Edward, born on the 10th of September 1906 in Haltwhistle

Died in 1946

PersonID 05065


1    Information from Norman Swindle 30/12/05

2    I had thought this was the John Swindle who married Elizabeth Dixon on the second of April 1892 in Newborough, Northumberland. However the marriage certificate shows this was the son of an Edward Swindle, pitman.

3    Probably the John Swindle who fractured his right thumb while working for the South Tyne Coal Company in Haltwhistle in 1924 and was the subject of a non-fatal compensation claim.


a)    1881 UK census, 1891 UK census    Living with his parents near Haltwhistle.
        1901 UK census, cont    A stone mason in Haltwhistle with his wife Emma and three children.
        1911 UK census    A mason for a colliery company in Haltwhistle with his wife Emma and five children
        1939 register    A retired stonemason in Haltwhistle. Widowed. Stanley and Aurea Scott are living with him.

b)    The birth of John Swindle, mother's maiden name Cowing, was registered in the second quarter of 1872 in the Haltwhistle district  (FreeBMD 10b 290)

        The marriage of John Swindle and Emma Jane Coulson was registered in the third quarter of 1892 in the Haltwhistle district (FreeBMD 10b 480)

        The death of Emma J Swindle aged 68 was registered in the second quarter of 1939 in the Northumberland West district (FreeBMD 10b 441)
        The death of John Swindle aged 74 was registered in the second quarter of 1946 in the Northumberland West district (FreeBMD 10b 380)

The birth of William Swindle, mother's maiden name Coulson, was registered in the fourth quarter of 1900 in the Haltwhistle district (FreeBMD/GRO 10b 391)

c)    Non-fatal accident claim - John Swindle
Place of accident:    South Tyne Colliery, Haltwhistle
Date of Accident:    24th June 1924         Fracture of right thumb
Age at time of accident:  52
Full compensation of 1-7-0 per week was paid from 24th June 1924 - 7th March 1925 and then partial compensation of 15/- till July 1931. John Swindle had been unemployed since 8 June 1927. The South Tyne Coal Company went into liquidation in July 1931 and John Swindle had to settle for a much reduced offer. Northumberland Record Office NRO 5021/a9/2