Family History Notebook

John Swindle / Swindale

Son of  Mason Carr Armstong Swindale and Margaret Dodds Lovesay, born on the 15th of June 1934 in the Chester-le-Street district, County Durham

Married 3



Died on the 19th of January 1985 at Broom Hill Farm, West Auckland, County Durham

Person ID 05177


0    Text in red represents information obtained from the internet (family trees etc) which I have not yet confirmed.

1    There was also a John Swindle born on the 9th of May 1934 in Haltwhistle, which will be the Q2 registration in the Haltwhistle district (and a John Swindle born 1934 Q3 in the Chester-le-Street district).

2    The family moved down to Andover by 1938 but moved back to the north-east at some point

3    The marriage of a John Swindle and Edna Coleman was registered in the first quarter of 1957 in the NW Durham district (FreeBMD 1a 1639).

3a    There seems to be a significant doubt regarding the husband of Edna Coleman. There are three John Swindles who are of a suitable age

i)    Mason and his son John clearly moved to the Andover area around 1938.
ii)    John then moved back to the NE to settle in West Auckland - bgut when
iii)    A John Swindle married Edna Coleman in 1957. There are three John Swindles from the noth-east who are of a suitable age to have married Edna Coleman
    John Swindle 1934 - 1993    born Haltwhistle
    John Swindle 1934 - ?             born Morpeth
    John Swindle 1934 - 1985     born Chester le Street
It is coincidence that all three were born 1934. The previous John Swindle was born 1919. There are no Swindale candidates.

3b    An Edna Swindle married Brian Berriman in 1977 in NW Durham. There is no birth of an Edna Swindle in FreeBMD. This suggests that this may be a second marriage of Edna Coleman.


 a)      1939 Register        Born 15 June 1934, living in Andover, Hampshire, with his parents

b)    The birth of John Swindle, mother's maiden name Lovesay, was registered in the third quarter of 1934 in the Chester-le-Street district (FreeBMD 10a 789)

        The death of John Swindale born 15 June 1934 was registered in January 1985 in the Durham Western District (1 1848)

c)    National Probate Calendar:-
SWINDALE, John of Broom Mill Farm West Auckland Bishop Auckland County Durham died 19 January 1985 Administation Newcastle-upon-Tyne 17 April Not exceeding 40000 8552007979B