Family History Notebook

Alfred Swindle

Illegitimate son of Susannah Swindle, baptised on the 14th of February 1854 in Crosthwaite, Cumberland

Married Jane Croall 1on the 29th of December 1877 at Crosthwaite, Cumberland


William, born May 23rd, baptised on the 30th of June 1878 at Crosthwaite, Cumberland
Ann, born 1880 in Dalton, Lancashire

A pencil maker in Keswick when he was 17 at the time of the 1871 census but living in Dalton in Furness, Lancashire at the time of the 1881 census, working as an iron ore miner. Still living in Dalton in Furness in 1891, now at 44/46 Cleator Street, but Alfred is now a grocer. 3


1    I had originally transcribed the Crossthwaite reigister entry as Groall but have been corrected by Peter Croall, the great-great-grandson of Jane's father, Alexander Croall. He also points out that the 1881 census entry should read Alexander and Peter Croall, not COSALL. Alexander and Peter are two of Jane's brothers. Alexander later (1887) married Mary Ann Swindle, Alfred's cousin (or sister?)

2    Alexander married  in 1887 but stating his address as late Cleator Street, but now of Butts Lane 3 . It would appear that Alfred had moved to Cleator Street by 1887.

3    Information from Peter Croall

4    Listed in 1861 census as the son of his grandfather Jacob