Family History Notebook

Robert Swindle

Probably son of Richard Swindale and Isabel Ramsay baptised 24 March 1793 in St John Lee, Northumberland.

Married Mary Ann Ogden on the 21st of May 1820 in St Mary's, Islington (born c 1800 in St Lukes, (London) Middlesex)) (1801 - 1891)


Mary Ann, born on the 21st of September,  baptised on the 15th of October 1820 at St. Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex
Isabella, born on the 23 Sep1822,  baptised on the 13th of October 1822 at St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex
John, born on the 25th of September 1827, baptised on the 25th of December 1827 in St Matthew's, Bethnall Green, Middlesex
Elizabeth Harriet, born on the 30th of June 1831, baptised on the 14th of August 1831 in St Matthew's, Bethnal Green
Martha, born on the 24th of June 1833, baptised on the 13th of October 1833 in St Matthew's, Bethnal Green, London
Sarah Caroline, baptised on the 21st of August 1836 in St Matthew's, Bethnal Green
Robert, born 1839 in Bethnal Green, London

Died 1863 in Shoreditch, London

PersonID 05186


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

1    1841 census, The 1851 census says born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne - a reasonable approximation. Richard Swindale probably moved to Newcastle upon Tyne by 1804.

2    Note that the first two daughters are named after their mother and then Robert's mother - possibly a coincidence.

3    The settlement statement (1848) does not mention Robert's first four children. Is this because they would by then have been adults (18+)?

4    A family tree on Ancestry identifies Mary Ann (Ogden) Swindle as Mary Ann Swindells, an aunt living in 1871 at Church Side, Gawsworth with William and Ann Barrett. William is a registrar and farmer. Mary Ann, widow, born in Middlesex, gives her age as 68. There is no obvious connection between Mary Ann (Ogden) Swindle and the Barretts. It is far more likely that this Mary Ann married one of the Cheshire Swindells.

5    The 1891 death registration for Mary Ann is the only one matching her birth date in London.


a)    1841 UK census    Living in Bethnal Green, Middlesex (London)  (Swindle) with his wife and all his children with the exception of Isabella
        1851 UK census    Robert is a blacksmith, living at 17 Red Lion Street, Shoreditch, with his wife and children Martha and Robert
        1861 UK census    Robert is a whitesmith, living at 5 Essex Street, Shoreditch with his wife and children John and Martha and married daughter Sarah and her son Alfred
        1881 UK census    Mary Ann Swindle, 78, a widow born St Luke's, is living in Shoreditch, a silk spinner.
        1891 UK census    Mary Swindell, 89, a candle maker, born London is in the Shoreditch infirmary

b)    The death of Robert Swindle aged 69 was registered in the first quarter of 1863 in Shoreditch, London (FreeBMD /GRO 1c 163)
        The death of a Mary Swindell aged 87 was registered in the second quarter of 1891 in the Shoreditch district (1c 99)

c)     London, England, Selected Poor Law Removal and Settlement Records, 1698-1930 [database on-line with images].
Shoreditch 19th December 1848

1Robert Swindle settlent record 18489 Decr
Robert Swindle. 2 Ivy Lane
I am 54 years of age was married
to my Wife Mary Ann at Islington
Church in 1820 and by her
have 3 children lawful Issue
Martha 16 yrs a cripple
Sarah 12 yrs and Robert 10
Belongs by renting No 22 Wellington
Street of Mr Fearley at 20
a yr & pd Rates for 5 1/2 yrs
Rate Receipts produced