Family History Notebook

Elizabeth Leonard

Daughter of Thomas Leonard and Ann Templeton3, born c. 1840 in Allendale

Married Joseph Swindale on the 12th of June 1865 in the Register Office in County Durham


?Robert, born about 17th July, buried 22nd July 1865 at Muggleswick, County Durham2
Jabez, born  24th July 1866  in Castleside, County Durham 1
Sarah, born c. 1867  in Castleside, County Durham
Joseph Charles, born 1870, died 18705

Thomas and Ann Leonard were living three doors away from Joseph and Mary Swindle in Castleside in 1851, having moved from Allendale a few years before Joseph Swindale. Thus Elizabeth would have known her neighbour Joseph well as she grew up. Joseph's wife, Mary, died when Elizabeth was 19 and Elizabeth married Joseph six years later. Four years later Joseph died.

Elizabeth was living at 6, Murray Street, Benfieldside (Consett), County Durham with her two children and two lodgers at the time of the 1881 census.

Died on the 19th of July, buried on the 20th of July 1900 at Blackhill Cemetery, Consett, County Durham2

No further information


1    Information received in an e-mail from Edward Swindale 10/6/99

2    Evening Chronicle - aged 60. National Burial Index, 2nd Edition.

3    Information received from Margaret Hamilton 25/4/05

4    Elizabeth's brother T. J. Leonard was headmaster at the Blackhill Infant School, Old Church School, Durham Road, Wesleyan School, Leadgate

5    Information from Gill Wilson

 6    Elizabeth Leonard has links back to the Blackett family - earliest ancestor Richard Blakheved fl before 1345.