Family History Notebook

Caleb Hetherington

Son of  Thomas Hetherington and Sarah Lowes, baptised on 25th October 1835 at Carrshield, Northumberland

Married Mary Swindle 2,3 (died 1877)


John Swindle, born on the 4th of November 1863 at Myrtle Bank, West Allen, baptised on the 22nd of June 1864 at Limestone Brae Methodist Chapel
Sarah Jane, born on the 6th of February 1866 at Limestone Brae, baptised on the 24th of June 1866 at Limestone Brae Methodist Chapel
William, born on the 27th of January 1868 at Limestone Brae, baptised on the 7th of June 1868 at Limestone Brae Methodist Chapel, died 28th November 1868
Thomas Ridley, born on the 7th of September 1870 at Limestone Brae, baptised on the 14th of August 1870 at Limestone Brae Methodist Chapel
William Lowes, born on the 31st of June 1874 at Limestone Brae, baptised on the 4th of February 1875 at Limestone Brae Methodist Chapel

Married Ann (born c.1839, Yorkshire)

Living at Throstle Hall, Limestone Brae at the time of the 1851 census. Married Ann (born Yorkshire) after 1881 and before 1891

Died 29th August 1893 at Myrtle Bank


1    At the time of the 1881 census, Jane Swindle, described as 'mother' aged 78 was living with Caleb at Myrtle Bank (Limestone Brae, West Allen, Northumberland).

2    Caleb's wife Mary was born about 1836 according to her gravestone. It seems likely therefore that she was Mary Swindle, the daughter of John Swindle and Jane Ridley.

3    Mary seems to have named her children after her parents - John Swindle, Jane (Ridley) - and then her mother's parents (John) Ridley and (Elizabeth) Lowes and Caleb's parents - Sarah  and Thomas. Was William one of Caleb's grandparents? PS I have discovered that Caleb's maternal grandmother was Sarah Lowes so William could be named after her and not Elizabeth Lowes.

4    Caleb was 'present at the death' of Susanna Swindle, the illegitimate daughter of Rachel Swindle, at Myrtle Bank in 1868. However his wife Mary and Susanna would only have been third cousins.

5    Information from Sue Hetherington June 2009