Family History Notebook

Mary Swindle

Probably daughter of John Swindle born 1826/7 in Northumberland 1

PersonID 05663


1    Living with her grandmother (?) (Ann Swindle nee Nancy Bell) at the time of the 1841 census. No baptism found.

Mary (14)  and George (12) are listed as living at Peat Shield, West Allendale, Northumberland at the time of the 1841 census, with Ann Swindle ('65')

    In the 1851 census George (20), Thomas (16), Ann (9), Hugh (7) are all described as grand-children of Nancy Swindle. This implies that they must be children of either her son John or her son Thomas. Ann and Hugh are young enough to be the children of Thomas Swindle and Margaret Dawson but George and Thomas must be the sons of John. Thomas's age agrees with the Thomas in the 1881 census. The 1841 census may clarify this.

2    Mary has not been found in the 1851 census, nor has her marriage been found in the Registers of marriages between 1837 and 1851. However the death of a Mary Swindle was registered in Hexham in 1848, but age 8

3    Possibly emigrated to Canada before 1851. There is a strong possibility that Mary's father emigrated there around 1836. There is a Mary Swindle born c1831 living in the same county of Ontario as the John Swindle suspected of being Mary's father. This may be the Mary Ann Swindle who married John Currah.


a)    1841 UK census    Mary (14) is living with George (12) and Ann Swindle (65) in Peat Shield in the West Allen valley.
        1851 UK census    Not found.