Family History Notebook

Elizabeth Swindle

Daughter of Peter Swindle and Mary Ann Thompson, born 18651

?Recorded in the 1881 census at Nenthead as a servant of 15 (i.e. born c. 1865) born at Hexham.

Married Robert Erwin on 2/12/1886 at the Wesleyan Chapel, Allendale Town1


1    On her marriage certificate she gives Peter Swindle, lead miner, as her father and her home as Shield Ridge, Allendale. Peter was buried from Shield Ridge in 1899. However two other daughters - Mary Ann and Harriet - were married from Cross Dyke in 1891 and 1897. In 1881 Peter was living at The States. All these properties are at the upper end of West Allen. The other children of Peter and Mary are known from the 1881 census but Elizabeth, if their daughter, was living away.

2    Possibly daughter of Hugh Swindle - no other Swindle family is known in Hexham area at the right period - unlikely since not listed on 1871 census