Family History Notebook

Margaret Swindle

Daughter of Peter Swindle and Mary Swindle, baptised 2nd March 1845 in Ninebanks, Northumberland (from Dryburn Hall)

Illegitimate son

John, born on the 26th of November 1866 in Warden, Northumberland 2,3

Married Edward Pearson in 1870 (registered Q2 Hexham) (1845-)


Mary, born 1870 in Ebchester, County Durham 3
Thomas, born c. 1873 in Medomsley, County Durham 3
Jane A, born c.1878 in Corbridge, Northumberland 3,4
Edward [N?], born c 1882 in Corbridge, Northumberland  4
Richard, born c. 1886 in St Oswald's, Northumberland  4

Possibly died in 1904. 6

PersonID 05260


1    The death certificate for Margaret's mother Mary showed the informant as Edward Pearson, son in Law.

2    John S Pearson is listed in the 1881 census. The baptism of a John Pearson son of Edward Pearson in Warden is not listed in the IGI. It is possible that John was an illegitimate son of Margaret - both of Margaret's sisters had illegitimate children - and that the S stands for Swindle. Confirmed.

4    Information from the 1891 census

5    Tower Tye is on  Hadrian's Wall close to milecastle 29 (3km north of Fourstones)

6    The death of a Margaret Pearson aged 62 was registered in the Hexham district in the first quarter of 1904 (FreeBMD 10b 244). Margaret Swindle would have been 58/59. Humshaugh is in the Hexham registration district (and Simonburn). This is the only Margaret Pearson to die in the Hexham district between 1901 and 1911. Margaret's age has been accurate in the censuses. There are no age matches for deaths 1911-1951 in the Hexham area.


a)    1851 UK census, cont    Living with her parents and paternal grandfather at Dryburn Hall, Ninebanks
        1861 UK census    A servant (16) with Thomas Brougham at Low Stublick (near Hexham)
        1871 UK census    Married to Edward with son John Swindle (4) in Ebchester, County Durham
        1881 UK census, cont    Living in Great Whittington, married to Edward, children John S Pearson (14), Mary, Thomas, Jane
        1891 UK census    At High Dunslawholme Farm, Horsley on Tyne. Margaret's mother Mary was living with them.
        1901 UK census    Margaret and Edward are living at Tower Tye, Humshaugh, Northumberland, with sons Edward and Richard. Edward is a labourer in a stone quarry.
        1911 UK census    Neither Margaret ot Edward found

b)    The birth of Margaret Swindle, mother's maiden name Swindle, was registered in the second quarter of 1845 in the Hexham district (FreeBMD / GRO 25 277)

        The marriage of  Margaret Swindle and Edward Pearson was registered in the second quarter of 1870 in the Hexham district (FreeBMD 10b 449)