Family History Notebook

Thomas Swindle

Son of Thomas Swindle and Jane Charlton, baptised 26th March 1797 in Tanfield (in the parish of Chester-le-Street), Co. Durham

Married Elizabeth Swann 23 December 1820 in Chester-le-Street


Jane, born c1823 at Beamish, baptised on the 25th of January 1824, at Chester le Street, Co. Durham
Thomas, baptised on the 14th of May 1826 at Chester-le-Street (born Beamish)

Probably died 1863

PersonID 05036


1    1861 census at Witton Gilbert - with Jane -  says born Northumberland. 1851 says Tanfield

2    Elizabeth born c1798 Barton(Yorkshire 1851, Durham 1861)

3    A 4 year old Thomas Kay was staying with Thomas and Jane in 1841. This would be Thomas Swindle Kay, the son of  Thomas's sister Hannah

4    Charlaw Fell is 2km NW of Sacriston but Charlaw colliery was only five hundred metres from Sacriston cross-roads


a)    1841 UK census    A joiner living in Sacriston, Witton Gilbert with his wife and two children and also Thomas Kay (4) (Transcribed as Swindler)
        1851 UK census    A joiner (53, born Tanfield) living in Charlaw, Witton Gilbert with his wife and two children
        1861 UK census    A joiner (64, born Northumberland) living in Charlaw, Witton Gilbert with his wife, daughter and a granddaughter.
        1871 UK census    Elizabeth, now widowed, is living with her daughter at Charlaw Pit.

b)    The death of a Thomas Swindle was registered in the second quarter of 1863 at Chester le Street (FreeBMD 10a 27). GRO - age 68

        The death of an Elizabeth Swindle aged 81 was registered in the first quarter of 1878 in the Chester le Street district (FreeBMD 10a 281)