Family History Notebook

Thomas Swindle

Son of Thomas Swindle and Elizabeth Swan, baptised on the 14th of May 1826 in Chester-le-Street, County Durham

Married Christiana Harrison in 1852. (b. 1829, d.1910)


?Elizabeth Jane, born 1852
Christiana, born 1854 or 1855 at Sacriston, Durham1
Thomas, born 1855 at Sacriston, Durham1
Sarah (Suswam?), born 1857 at Sacriston, Durham1
Stephen, born 1859 at Sacriston, Durham1
William, born 1865  at Sacriston, Durham1

Buried aged 73 on the 9th of August 1900  at St Peter, Sacriston, County Durham

PersonID 05038


1    1861 Census gives Thomas's wife and daughter as Catherine. Elizabeth Jane is with her grandfather, just two doors away.

2     Note: A Dave Swindle is still active in this area in 2002


a)    1841 UK census   Living with his parents in Sacriston, Witton Gilbert  (Transcribed as Swindler)
        1851 UK census   Living with his parents in Charlaw, Witton Gilbert
        1861 UK census    An engineman at Charlaw with a wife and four children (not Elizabeth Jane)
        1871 UK census    A colliery brakesman in Sacriston. Wife and five children.
        1881 UK census    An colliery engineman in Sacriston. Wife and five children.
        1891 UK census    Now retired (63). Only son Stephen is living with Thomas and Christina
        1901 UK census    Christianna, now widowed, is living with sons Thomas and Stephen

b)    The marriage of Thomas Swindle was registered in the second quarter of 1852 at Chester-le-Street (FreeBMD 10a 372). The marriage of Christiana Harrison was recorded on the same page.

        The death of  Thomas Swindle aged 75 was registered at Chester-le-Street in the 3rd quarter of 1900 (FreeBMD 10a 275)
        The death of Christiana Swindle aged 82 was registered in the fourth quarter of 1910 in the Chester le Street district (FreeBMD 10 308)