Family History Notebook

Robert Swindale

Son of Robert Swindale and Mary Ann Warwick, born on the 5th of February 1879 in Horton, baptised on the 24th of February 1879  in the Weslyan Methodist Church (Blyth with Seaton Deleval circuit), Northumberland

Married Constance Mary Woolldridge on the 28th of July 1909 in St Paul's Church, West Smethick, Staffordshire (1883-1944)


Annis Mary, born on the 3rd of September 1910 in Handsworth, Staffordshire
Barbara Joan, born on the 25th of January 1916 in Birmingham

Died in 1932 in the Upton on Severn district. (Worcestershire)

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1    Constance's surname is spelled with a double 'l' in her birth registration as well as her marriage registration.

2    Granted, with his sister Elizabeth, probate of his father's estate in 1932.


a)    1881 UK census    Living with his parents in Horton. (Swindle)
        1891 UK census    Living with his parents in Horton. (Swindale)
        1901 UK census    Still living in Horton with his parents - an 'ex' pupil instructor
        1911 UK census    Living in Staffordshire, married to Constance (27) with a 7m old baby. An elementary school teacher.
        1939 Register        Constance Swindale, a widow born 12.6.83, is a school teacher in Hereford

b)    The birth of Robert Swindale, mother's maiden name Warwick, was registered in the first quarter of 1879 in the Tynemouth district. (FreeBMD / GRO  10b 245)

        The marriage of Robert Swindale and Constance M Woolldridge was registered in the third quarter of 1909 in the King's Norton district (FreeBMD 6c 838)

        The death of Robert Swindale aged 53 was registered in the second quarter of 1932 in the Uton district (FreeBMD 6c 152)

        The death of Constance M Swindale aged 61 was registered in the fourth quarter of 1944 in the Birmingham district (FreeBMD 6d 580)

c)    British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 [database on-line with images] 

Name:Robert Swindale
Birth Date:abt 1879
Enlistment Age:36
Occupation: School Teacher
Marriage Date:29 Jul 1909
Marriage Place:St Pauls C. West Smethwick Stafford
Document Year:1915
Residence Place:248 Sandwell Rd, Handsworth B'ham
Regimental Number:81680
Regiment Name:Machine Gun Corps, Infantry
Number of Images:10
Form Title:Short Service Attestation
Family Members:
Name Relation to Soldier
Robert Swindale Self (Head)
Constance Mary Woolldridge Spouse
Annis Mary Swindale Child - born 3 Sept 1910 B'ham
Barbara Joan Swindale Child - born 25 Jany 1916 B'ham

Transferred to Machine Gun Corps 30.11.1916. Posted to France 13 March 1917. Appointed Lance Corporal 1/7/18