Family History Notebook

Francis (Frank2) Swindle

Son of Francis Swindle and Mary Henderson, born on the 25th of May 1836, baptised on the 17th of September 1836 in Redwing and Low Chapel, Alston, Cumberland.

Married Elizabeth Dryden on 25th May 1861 at Nenthead, Cumberland


Dryden, born on the 6th of May 1862 3 in Alston, Cumberland
George Frederick, born on the 4th of March 1865 3 in Willington Quay, Northumberland
Mary, born on the 1st of August 1867 at Stephenson Street, Willington, Northumberland 3

Died on the 4th of February 1887 at 14 Hill Street, Willington Quay, Northumberland. 3,4


1    At the time of the 1851 census Francis was living with his father at Hillersdon Terrace, Nenthead and working as a lead ore washer. In the 1861 census he was still living at Hillersdon Terrace, but now working as a smelter with his sister Mary acting as his housekeeper.   Francis' oldest brother Joseph had moved to Wallsend between 1851 and 1856 and Francis followed (about 1863), but still as a smelter (1865)  in a lead works. At the time of the 1881 census he was a hydraulic crane man at the works and by the time of his death he had advanced to foreman.3

2    Kelly's Directory of North Shields and Tynemouth 1886 3

3    Information from Norman Swindle

4    Francis Swindle (1836 1887) was buried in Church Bank Cemetery, Wallsend:

1167 Swindle Francis Foreman in Lead Works 50 14 Hill St, Feb 7th 1887 John Hughes Section D 305 Cons Wallsend          Willington Quay