Family History Notebook

Dorcas Swindle

Daughter of Christopher Swindle and Jane Dover, baptised on the 28th of April 1836 in Crosthwaite, Cumberland

Married Edward Wilson (1829 - 1873 1, father Joseph Wilson) on the 16th of December 1860 in Crosthwaite, Cumberland (bmd)


Joseph, born 1862 1
George, baptised on the 26th of August 1863 in Crosthwaite, Cumberland
Mary Jane, baptised on the 22nd of August 1865 in Crosthwaite, Cumberland
Ann Jane, baptised on the 24th August 1867 in Crosthwaite, Cumberland 2
Cecelia(?), born 1874 1


1    Information from Mary Pattinson

2    Staying with her aunt Susannah at the time of the 1881 census

3    "Edward Wilson, who Married Dorcas, was the brother of Robert Wilson Born 1824 to Joseph the nail maker. Robert had a son, Thomas born 1856. Thomas was my grand father. Interesting Edward appeared to influence Robert who became a pencil maker and founded the company which ultimately became Cumberland pencil works." E-mail from David Wilson 23/3/2006.

For background see "The History of Cumberland Graphite"

Robert Wilson -Black lead pencil manufacturer - Main Street Keswick - 1861 directory