Family History Notebook

Elizabeth Swindale

Daughter of  George Swindal and Elizabeth Wigham, baptised (as Betty) 6th March 1779 in Allendale, Northumberland

Married Robert Blackett on 10th January 1801 in Gateshead 2


    George, born 24 April 1802, baptised 4th July 1802 in Whickham, County Durham (1st son) 1
    Jane, born 23 February 1804, baptised 8th April 1804 in Whickham, County Durham
    Elizabeth, born 26th October 1806, baptised 15th February 1807 in Whickham, County Durham (2nd daughter)
    Isobel, born 5th September 1809, baptised 1st October 1809 in Whickham, County Durham (3rd daughter)
    Elizabeth, born 18th September 1811 in Derwent-haugh, County Durham, baptised 29th September 1811 in Ryton, County Durham (4th daughter)
    Hannah, born 12 September 1815, baptised 8th October 1815 in Whickham, County Durham (6th daughter)


1    In the 1802 entry of the Whickham registers, Elizabeth is said to be the daughter of Christopher Swindle of Allendale, but in 1807, 1809 and 1815 she is said to be the daughter of George Swindle of Allendale. The apparent error in 1802 is peculiar - had she been brought up by her uncle Christopher Swindal who was apparently childless?

2    Robert Blackett is described as 'mariner', as contrasted with 'keelman', but is still likely to be connected with the coal trade.