Family History Notebook

Sarah Swindle

Daughter of Christopher Swindle and Esther Pert, baptised on the 22nd of September 1850 at Carrshield, Northumberland


John William, born 1878. Illegitimate


PersonID 05073


1    Not found in 1901 census but no marriage registration found for Sarah. Nor a marriage.

        The death in 1898 of a Sarah Swindle aged 51 is not a good match on age.

The marriage of a Sarah Swindle and James Robinson was registered in the fourth quarter of 1892 in the Tynemouth district (FreeBMD 10b 321). Looked in 1901 census without success.

The marriage of a Sarah Elizabeth Swindle was registered in the third quarter of 1897 in the Hexham district. The grooms on the same page were Cain Thompson and Joseph Watson. The other bride was Mary Johnson. Cain and Sarah Lizzie Thompson are found in the 1911 census in Iveston Durham. Sarah Lizzie Thompson was born in Haydon Bridge c1872. Sarah Elizabeth Swindle, mother's maiden name Bell, was born 1871 in the Hexham district.

2    In 1901 John Dunwoodie is living with his son.

3    In 1915 John William Swindle names his uncle John Swindle as next of kin since Sarah has almost certainly died by this time.


a)    1851 UK census    Living with her parents in Limestone Brae in West Allendale, Northumberland
        1861 UK census    Living with her widowed mother Esther in Farneyside, with Thomas, John and Mary Ann
        1871 UK census    A house servant on William Coulson's farm at Chair Head (Chare Head), Ninebanks
        1881 UK census     Sarah is living, still not married,  with her brother John in Henshaw, Northumberland. John William Swindale is stated to be John's nephew, born in Henshaw.
        1891 UK census    Sarah is housekeeper to John Dunwoodie at Smith Shield, Henshaw. Her son J W Swindle is living with her.
        1901 UK census    Not found as Sarah Swindle

b)    The birth of Sarah Swindle, mother's maiden name Peart, was registered in the second quarter of 1850 in the Hexham district (FreeBMD 25 329

        (The death of a Sarah Swindle aged 51 was registered in the fourth quarter of 1878  in Tynemouth (FreeBMD 10b 137))