Family History Notebook

Lancelot Swindale

Son of Robert Swindale and Mary Ann Warwick, born on the 18th of January 1887 in New Delaval, baptised on the 31st of January 1887  in the Weslyan Methodist Church (Blyth with Seaton Delaval circuit), Northumberland

Married  19111

PersonID 05287


1    His marriage to Hannah Beattie or Florence Wake was registered in the second quarter of 1911.

2    The name Lancelot entered the Swindale family with Lancelot Swindale born 1839. His grandson was also baptised Lancelot in 1904. Another Lancelot was born in 1883 according to the registry of births, deaths and marriages but died in 1886.

3    Returning (alone) from South Africa in April 1915 aboard the RMS Saxon. A bricklayer. 30. Country of last permanent residence South Africa but intended future permanent residence England. What has happened to his wife? Returned to South Africa in November.

4    No death found in FreeBMD.

5    No further information


a)    1891 UK census    Living with his parents in Horton.
        1901 UK census    Living with his parents in Horton.
        1911 UK census    Living with his widowed father in New Delaval - a stone mason.
        c1911-1915            Emigrated to South Africa.
        1939 register        Not found

b)    The birth of Lancelot Swindale, mother's maiden name Warwick, was registered in the first quarter of 1887 in the Tynemouth district (FreeBMD / GRO 10b 262).

        The marrage of Lancelot Swindale or Swindall was registered in the second quarter of 1911 in the Tynemouth district (FreeBMD 10b 410). The marriages of William Willis, Hannah Beattie and Florence Wake were recorded on the same register page.

c)    UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 [database on-line with images]. 
Name: Mr Lancelot Swindale
Birth Date: abt 1885
Age: 30
Port of Departure: Durban, South Africa
Arrival Date: 21 Apr 1915
Port of Arrival: London, England
Ports of Voyage: Plymouth
Ship Name: Saxon
Shipping line: Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company Ltd

Passenger Lists Leaving Uk 1890-1960 [On-line database with images] FindMyPast

Last name Swindall
Title MR
Gender Male
Age 27
Birth year 1886
Departure 1/11/1913
Departure day 1
Departure month 11
Departure port Southampton
Destination port Cape
Country South Africa
Ship name Edinburgh Castle