Family History Notebook

Martha Swinney

Daughter of Thomas Swinney and Margary Lauther1,  born in 1853 in Heworth, County Durham

Married William Dobbyn in 1878 in the Newcastle district



Died on the 25th of February 1922 at 59 Loadman-street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Person ID 05139


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

1    Lanther, Lauther, Lawther or Luther!

2    William Dobbyn is administrator of Thomas Swinney's estate.


a)    1861 UK census    Not found (nor parents)
        1871 UK census    Living with her parents in Washington
        1881 UK census    William and Martha are living in Elswick. Martha's brother Robert is lodging with them
        1891 UK census
        1901 UK census    Martha and William are living in Elswick. Martha's father has retired and is living with them.

b)    The birth of Martha Swinney, mother's maiden name Luther was registered in the first quarter of 1853 in the Gateshead district (GRO 10a 393)

        The marriage of Martha Swimney and William Dobbyn was registered in the second quarter of 1878 in the Newcastle upon Tyne district

        The death of Martha Dobbyn aged 69 was registered in the first quarter of 1922 in the Newcastle upon Tyne district (10b 49)

c)    National Probate Calendar:
DOBBYN Martha of 59 Loadman-street Newcastle-upon-Tyne widow died 25 January 1922 Probate Newcastle-upon-Tyne 20 February to William Dobbyn draper and Jane Ramsay (wife of Matthew Trewick Ramsay).    Effects 1036 7s. 1d.