Family History Notebook

Barbara Swindale

Married John Coates on 24th June 1815 in St Cuthberts, Allendale, Northumberland


John, baptised 4th January 1818 in Ninebanks, Northumberland
Edward, baptised 12th March 1820 in Ninebanks, Northumberland
Sarah, baptised 8th December 1822 in Ninebanks, Northumberland
Barbara, baptised 30th January 1825 in Ninebanks, Northumberland
Mary, baptised  13th February 1831 in Ninebanks, Northumberland



1    The IGI has additional information for John, Edward, Sarah and Barbara that they were baptised at or from Limestone Brae - confirmed by examination of the parish register; this information is given as supplied by relative Susan A.C. Sewell. It also states that the mother of John was Barbara Swindale Coates.

2    Possibly Barbara, daughter of Peter Swindal and Susannah Nicholson, baptised 1790 or Barbara, daughter of John Swindle and Barbara Bowman, baptised 1797. The latter seems more likely in view of the connection with Limestone Brae. The Parish Register should give the answer - no, no help, the only extra information is the names of the witnesses.

3    There are several possibilities for the baptism of John Coates, the most probable being to Edward and Hannah on 27th December 1793  and to John and Mary on 7th May 1796, both in Allendale. Again the Allendale marriage registry may give an indication..