Family History Notebook

William Swindle

Son of Robert Swindale and Jane Cook, born 14th October 1802, baptised 21 November 1802 in Corbridge, Northumberland.2

Married Dorothy Foster on 19 May 1836 in St John Lee, Northumberland (c1810 - 1868)

Died 10th March 1888 at Runnymede Grange, Australia 1

PersonID 2344


1    Name spelt Swindale in baptism register, Swindle in marriage register and census.

2    Believed to have witnessed the marriages of his sisters Jane and Margaret.


a)    1841 census    An agricultural labourer at Seaton Cottage (Seaton Deleval Hall), wife Dorothy, no children
        1851 census    A gardener (48) married to Dorothy, living at Garden House, Church Street, Tynemouth
        1861 census    'Occupier of 20 acres of land', living with Dorothy in Church Street, Tynemouth
        1871 census    William is now a widower, a retired farmer at 53 Church Street, Tynemouth
        1880 Dec 21    Arrived in Sydney aboard the Totorua - William Swindale, laborer

b)    See e-mail from Gladys Rowley. William's brother Henry had emigrated to Australia in 1852. Also death notice in Newcastle Evening Chronicle 4th May 1888.

c)    Image of baptism entry published at

d)    Australia Death Index 1787-1985 (Ancestry)

Name: William Swindale
Birth Year: abt 1803
Age: 85
Death Place: Rybbtnede, Victoria
Father's name: Robert
Mother's name: Jane Cook
Registration Year: 1888
Registration Place: Victoria

e)    The death of Dorothy Swindale aged 59 was registered in the fourth quarter of 1868 in the Tynemouth district (FreeBMD 10b 119)
Registration Number: 1379