Family History Notebook

Thomas Swindle

Possibly son of  John Swindell, baptised on the 17th of  February 1760 in Ryton, County Durham 4

Married Jane Charlton (born c1764 3) in Chester-le-Street  on 8 November 1788

Children

Mary, born Twyzle, baptised 6th December 1789 in Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham
John, born View, baptised 5th February 1792 in Tanfield (Parish of Chester-le-Street), Co. Durham 1
Jane, born Urpeth Pit Houses, baptised 3rd August 1794 in Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham
Thomas, born at View, baptised 26th March 1797 in Tanfield (Parish of Chester-le-Street), Co. Durham 1
Hannah, born at View on the 24th of October 1799, baptised 9th March 1800 in Tanfield (Parish of Chester-le-Street), Co. Durham 1
Barbara, born at View on January 19th 1804, baptised 8th July 1804 in Tanfield (Parish of Chester-le-Street), Co. Durham 1

Buried aged 75 on the 22nd of May 1830 at St Mary and St Cuthbert, Chester le Street, County Durham 3

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Notes:

1    These entries are also listed in the 1988 IGI against Whickham. Removed from online edition by 2008

2    Both Thomas and Jane are said to be from Pithill in the marriage entry. Pithill is now better known as Beamish, the site of the North of England Open Air Museum; it is a few miles south-east of the parish of Ryton and one mile north of Twizell and two miles west of Urpeth (see the baptism entries for Mary and Jane). Birtley, where John Swindell's last son was born is three miles to the north-east. In the entries for Hannah and Barbara, Thomas is said to be a Native of Ryton.

3    Jane Swindle is buried at St Mary and St Cuthbert, Chester le Street, County Durham five years later aged 71 on the 23rd of December 1835

A Jane Charlton was born on the 14th of June 1764 and baptised on the 3rd of September 1764 in Sunderland, County Durham, daughter of John and Ann Charlton. (IGI).  Another Jane Charlton, daughter of Matthew and Margt. Charlton, was baptised on the 20th of October 1765 in Whickham, County Durham - but although more local she would only have been 70 in 1835.

4    It was assumed that Thomas was the Thomas, son of  John Swindell, baptised on the 17th of  February 1760 in Ryton, County Durham. However this conflicts with his age at burial. The sequence of baptisms implies that the birth would not have been five years previously. However it is quite possible that his wife Jane - or whoever looked after the burial -  did not know his age when the burial entry was made.

5    The Twyzle burn runs down from Pelton Fell to Graghead, south of Beamish. (Twizell Colliery (Twizel, Twizle))
        (Beamish) View is east of Pelton Fell
        Urpeth is much closer to Beamish, to the north east.