Family History Notebook

Richard Swindale

Son of Robert Swindale and Margaret Armstrong baptised 11 August 1765 in St John Lee, Northumberland.

Probably father of Margaret, illegitimate daughter of Ann Braddock, baptised at Allendale on the 25th of January 1792.2

Married Isabel Ramsey on 24 Sep 1792 in St John Lee, Northumberland


    Robert baptised on 24 March 1793 in St John Lee, Northumberland

Possibly married  Barbary Foster on the 14th of October 1804 at All Saints, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Probably died 1843 3

PersonID 05185


1    Also known as Richgerd Swendall to the IGI from the baptismal entry

2    Nina Mack in a Pedigree Resource File associates this Richard with the father of Margaret, born to Ann Braddock baptised at Allendale on the 25th of January 1792. This is likely - no other Richard Swindale has been has been found alive at this period. (#6)  The baptism of William Brown Thirlwell, son of Margaret, daughter of Richard Swindle, native of Hexham, is recorded at Whickham in 1815. See #a

3    The death of a Richard Swindle was registered in Newcastle upon Tyne in the 3rd quarter of 1843. In 1804 a Richard Swindle married Barbary Foster in Newcastle

4    Richard was living with his parents at Anick Grange Cottage Houses at the time of the birth of Robert.

5    Not in St John Lee, Hexham or Corbridge at time of 1841 census. No found in Ancestry. indices to 1841 census anywhere.

6    A Richard Swindale is recorded in three different 'marital'  relationships:
            i)    The father of Margaret, the illegitimate daughter of Ann Braddock
            ii)   The husband of Isabel Ramsey and father of Robert Swindle
            iii)  The husband of Barbary Foster.
Only one birth and one death for a Richard Swindall (etc) has been found at this period and the three relationships above are not incompatible. For the present I will assume that there was only the one Richard Swindall.


a)    Whickham registers
William Brown Thirlwell, S born 22 Dec 1814 bap 1 Oct [1815], 1st s of Robert Thirlwell, Joiner, N of Lanchester P,
by his w Margaret, d of Richard Swindle, N of Hexham P