Family History Notebook

Christopher Swindle

Son of Peter Swindal and Susannah Nicholson, baptised 29th May 1787 in Ninebanks, Northumberland

Living with his sister Susan(nah) and her daughter Rachael at Far Black Cleugh at the time of the 1841 census describing himself as a farmer

Died 23rd January3, buried 25th January 1843 in Ninebanks, Northumberland (from Black Cleugh)

No further information

PersonID 05055


1    It is possible that this Christopher married Mary Press in 1829 but I consider it more probable that it was his cousin's son Christopher. The Christopher who married Esther Peart was a widower and alive at the time of the 1851 census. He died in 1857 aged 52

2    Probably worked as a miner in Coalcleugh mine 1811-1813 and then as a smelter at Nenthead.

(One Christopher Swindle had worked as a miner at Coalcleugh from 1806 to 1813 and another from 1811 to 1813. One or other never repaid an advance of 4-10-0 against the settlement paid in 1813 and was noted in 1824 as working at Nt Ld Mill but, in Sept 1830, as having died. One, Christopher Swindle did die in 1814 and the other must have been this Christopher - it must have been convenient to write off the 17 year old debt by blaming it on the dead Christopher).

3    Information from Norman Swindle. Frances Walton from Harty CleughGate was the informant - no known relationship.


b)    The death of Christopher Swindle aged 55 was registered in the first quarter of 1843 in the Hexham district (FreeBMD/GRO 25 200)