Family History Notebook

Ann Elizabeth Watson

Daughter of James and Ann Elizabeth Watson baptised 23 September 1827 in Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham

Married John Swindle on 27 September 1846 in Medomsley, County Durham


John James, born about 1847 in Biddick, County Durham
George, born 1851 in Trimdon Grange, County Durham
Charles Henry, born 1853 b
Elizabeth Ann, born 1854
Mary Ann, born 1858, Victoria, Australia b
Charlotte, born 1860, Victoria, Australia b
William, born/died before 1866 b
Elizabeth, born/died before 1866 b
George, born 1866, Victoria, Australia b

Emigrated to Australia in 1857 b

Died in 1870 at Daylesford. , Australia

No further information



a)    1851

b)    Information supplied by Wendy Swingle in an e-mail. Elizabeth Ann appears to have been born before John and Ann's marriage and is not listed on the 1851 census. Could she in fact be, for example, a niece?

c)    Ann Elizabeth Swindle died 25 December 1870. An inquest found she this
poor unfortunate soul died of alcohol poisoning.

From: (Sue Dahlke)
Subject: Notations on Victorian Certificates
Date: 11 Mar 2002 20:09:31 -0800

Hi All,

Can anyone tell me why a notation may have been made on a Victorian
Death Certificate. I have a death Certificate for Ann Elizabeth
Swindle (a mother). On her death certificate it lists all her
children and their ages. She died in December 1870. In February 1871
there is a notation made about one of her children. It says John
James, 22 1/2, then two letters which look like I and D and then a
date in 1871. Is it possible that this means that her son John James
Swindle died 1871 and it is marked on her certificate because he was
born in England and obviously doesn't have a birth certificate in
Australia? This is the practise in Queensland. They would go to a
persons birth certificate and note on it possibly their date of
marriage and whether it was a Brisbane or Country Marriage and also
note their death year. I've searched and have been unable to find a
death record for this John James Swindle and would dearly love to find
it. Maybe they made this notation but then did not actually register
the death separately. Any thoughts would be appreciated.


From: "wendy j gatehouse" <>
Subject: [NMB] Reposting Interests
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2001 17:44:49 +1100

Hi listers
My interests are SWINGLE/SWINDLE/WATSON. Could SKS please check 1851 and/or 1861 census for Middleton NBL for the above surnames, in particular - James W WATSON (Coal Agent), John & Ann Elizabeth SWINDLE & son John James SWINDLE. John Swindle was a coalminer.
John Swindle & Ann Elizabeth Watson married at Middleton NBL, 1846/7.

Kind regards

Australia Death Index 1787 - 1985

Name: Ann Elizabeth Swindle
Birth Year: abt 1827
Age: 43
Death Place: Victoria
Father's name: Watson James W
Mother's name: Ann U
Registration Year: 1870
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Number: ??8