Family History Notebook

Joseph Swindley

Son of  Nicholas Swindle and Ann Farrer (nee Bolton), born on the 14th of February 1883 at Castle Eden, Co. Durham

Married Elizabeth Sarah Fretter in 1902 (1882-1965)


Joseph George Farrer, born on the 12th of January 1906
Ellen Law, born in 1908
Laura A, born in 1920

Died in 1958

A coal miner at Castle Eden Colliery living with his mother in 1901

PersonID 05388


1    Probably the Joseph Swindley, 18/1037, in the Durham Light Infantry in WW1 but no positive identification.


a)    1891 UK census    Living with his parents at 1 George Street, Castle Eden Colliery.
        1901 UK census    Living with his widowed mother Ann (Swindley) at Castle Eden Colliery. A coal miner.
        1911 UK census    A lime labourer on the estate at Castle Eden living in High Lodge, Castle Eden, with his wife, two children and his wife's two brothers.
        1939 Register        Joseph Swindley, land drainer, born 14 Feb 1883, with his wife Sarah E., born 27 Jan 1882, living in Hesleden.

b)    The birth of Joseph Swindley, mother's maiden name Bolton,  was registered at Easington in the first quarter of 1883 (FreeBMD 10a 438).

        The marriage of  Joseph Swindley and Elizabeth Sarah Fretter was registered in the second quarter of 1902 in the Easington district (FreeBMD 10a 745)

        The death of Joseph Swindley aged 75 was registered in the Eastern Durham district in the third quarter of 1958 (FreeBMD 1a 304)
        The death of Elizabeth S Swindley aged 85 was registered in the first quarter 1965 in the Eastern Durham district (FreeBMD 1a 464)