Family History Notebook

Robert Swindale

Son of Lancelot Swindale and Hannah Windlow, born on the 13th of December 1869 in South Benwell, baptised on the 18th of January 1870 at Atkinson Road Weslyan Chapel

Married Margaret Jane Thompson in 1890 in Newcastle (b.c1869 in Newcastle)


Hannah Windlow (Winnie), born 1st April 18915 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
William Thompson, born on the 15th of December 1892 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Isabel Fairley, born 1895 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Margaret Jane (Jane), born 1897 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Annie Hughes, born 1899 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Lancelot, born 1904 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Died on the 4th of September 1937

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

1    The information in Richard Swindale's family tree stated that Robert had married a Margaret Armstrong in 1889. However on the one hand Norman Swindle has not been able to trace this marriage, and on the other hand the 1891 census and 1901 census are fairly conclusive that the mother of Robert's children was Margaret Jane (nee Thompson).

2    Who were Fairley, Hughes??

3    I note that Margaret Jane Thompson's sister, Mary, apparently married a Fender. Robert's brother Thomas married an Ellen Stewart Fender - coincidence?

4    Hannah was 4 days old on the day of the day of the 1891 census (5 April)

5    Margaret's name incorrectly transcribed as Mary instead of Marg: in Ancestry for the 1901 census.

6    The 'Deptford/Sainsbury, Mellish/Molitor' tree on Ancestry has got this Robert confused with the Robert Swindell born in 1860 in [Howelton] on Tyne who married Jane Cairn in 1881.


a)    1871 UK census,  1881 UK census   Living with his parents in Benwell
        1891 UK census    Robert and Margaret (and Hannah) are living with her parents in Elswick. Robert is a fitter and turner.
        1901 UK census    An engine fitter in Elswick, married to Margaret, with five children
        1911 UK census    Robert, now widowed, is living with his six children in Benwell. An Engineer fitter.

b)    The birth of Robert Swindale, mother's maiden name Windlow, was registered in the first quarter of 1870 in Newcastle upon Tyne district (FreeBMD / GRO 10b 13)

        The marriage of Robert Swindale and Margaret Jane Thompson was registered in the fourth quarter of 1890 in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne district (FreeBMD 10b 47)

        The death of Margaret Jane Swindale aged 42 was registered in the second quarter of 1910 in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne (FreeBMD 10b 22)
        The death of Robert Swindale aged 67 was registered in the third quarter of 1937 in the Newcastle upon Tyne disytrict (FreeBMD 10b 32)

c)    Doggett family tree on Ancestry