Family History Notebook

Thomas Swindale

Son of Andrew Swindale and Jane Jackson, born in Kenton c.1840?, baptised on the 3rd of January 1841 in Gosforth, Northumberland

Married Mary Jane Jordison in 1862 in the Easington district, County Durham


Andrew, born 1863 Castle Eden, Co. Durham
Mary / Margaret Jane, born 1869/70 Ryhope, Co. Durham
Dorothy Ann, born 1872 in Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham
John, born in 1874 in Netherington, Northumberland
Elizabeth, born 1877 in the Houghton district, Co. Durham
Thomas, born 1880 Houghton, Co. Durham (d. 1883)

Probably died in 1921

PersonID 01455


1    A coal miner at 11 years old.

2    Thomas's mother Jane is living in Monkhesleden in 1881 with her grandson William K., aged 22. Her first son William is unmarried and second son Andrew is also living in Monkhesleden. It is possible that William K. is the son of Andrew.

3   In 1871 Andrew (Swinley) is visiting his mother's parents (Jurdison) in Houghton le Spring.


a)    1841 UK census    Living (1) with his parents in Wingate, County Durham  (Swindale)
        1851 UK census    Still (11) with his parents at Wingate, working at the mine. (Swindle)
        1861 UK census    Moved with his father to Monkhesleden. A coal miner, unmarried, 21. (Swindle)
        1871 UK census    Married (30) to Mary Jane with daughter Margaret Jane, a coal miner at Dawdon, County Durham (Swindler). 3
        1881 UK census, cont    A coal miner (31!?) in Houghton le Spring with his wife and six children.
        1891 UK census    Thomas (51) and Mary Jane are living in South Wingate (Hutton Henry). Thomas and his son John are coal miners.
        1901 UK census    A coal-miner (stoneman) (57) living with Mary J. at East Rainton. Daughter Margaret Todd and grandson Andrew Todd (12) are living with them
        1911 UK census    Thomas Swinley, widowed - living with his married daughter Dorothy Grant

b)    No birth registration found.

        The marriage of Thomas Swindell and Mary Jane Jordison or Jordeson was registered in the second quarter of 1862 in the Easington district (FreeBMD 10a 447)

        The death of a Thomas Swindle aged 81 was registered in the second quarter of 1921 in the Tynemouth district (FreeBMD 10b 267). This is NOT Thomas Swindle born on the 13th of November 1839.