Family History Notebook

Elizabeth Smith

Daughter of John Smith, born c1827  in Allendale, probably baptised on the 28th of October 1827 in Ninebanks, Northumberland.
 & Ann Stobart, baptised on the 22nd of July 1827 in Ninebanks, Northumberland

Married Wallace Swindle on the 12th of June 1847 at Ninebanks, Northumberland


John, born in Carrshield, baptised on the 23rd of January 1848 at Carrshield, Northumberland
Ann, born in 1850 in Carrshield 2
Peter, born in 1852, died 1855 at the Miner's Rest, Carrshield
Elizabeth 1 , born in 1855 in Carrshield
Mary 1, born c 1857 6
Jane, baptised on the 24th of July 1859 at Carrshield, Northumberland (from Millhouse)
Smith, born on the 17th of August 1861 at Mill House, West Allen, baptised on the 26th of August 1861 at Limestone Brae Methodist Chapel.
Wallace, born at Welhope in July 1863, baptised on the 23rd of December 1865 at Hesley Well Methodist Chapel
Thomas,  born at Welhope in September 1865, baptised on the 23rd of December 1865 at Hesley Well Methodist Chapel (d.1866)
Joseph, born on the 21st of May 1867 at Wellhope, West Allendale, baptised on the 31st of July 1867 at Limestone Brae Methodist Chapel.

Died 2 on the 19th of April, buried on the 22nd of April 1900 in Carrshield, Cumberland aged 72

Elizabeth was living at Wellhope at the time of the 1871 census following Wallace's death, and at Coalcleugh at the time of the 1881 census and 1891 census.


1    Information from family tree from Anne Roberts / Jim Swindale

2    Pauline Lonsdale's In Memoriam card says 'died April 19th 1900, aged 72

3    Is Elizabeth the sister of William Smith, the husband of Mary Swindle? Probably (see 1841 census) but no evidence except that William Smith was 'of Welhope, the son of John Smith.
        Elizabeth is the younger sister of Jane Smith who married Joseph Swindle, Wallace's younger brother.

5    Based on her age at marriage.

6    Based on 1861 census

7    Marriage names father as John Smith, miner. 1841 census suggest mother could be Elizabeth. A family tree on Ancestry suggests this is Elizabeth Armstrong, born/baptised in Whitfield 3 Aug 1801.


a)    1841 UK census    Possibly the Elizabeth Smith (12), living with Elizabeth Smith (35) in Welhope next to Peter Swindle.
        1851 UK census    Living (24) with Wallace, a lead miner, in Car Shield, with two children.
        1861 UK census    Elizabeth and Wallace are now living in Mill House with five children.
        1871 UK census    Elizabeth, now a widow, is farming 18 acres at Welhope while her son John is a lead miner.
        1881 UK census    Elizabeth, with four children, has moved to Coalcleugh
        1891 UK census    Elizabeth is still at Coalcleugh, with sons Smith and Wallace.

b)    The marriage of Wallas Swindle and Elizabeth Smith was registered in the second quarter of 1847 in the Hexham district (FreeBMD 25 327)