Family History Notebook

George Swindle

Son of George Swindle and Mary Jordan  baptised 20 January 1793 in Ninebanks, Northumberland. Place of birth identified as Farneyside.

Married Elizabeth Miller on 7 May 1815 in Heworth, (Gateshead),  County Durham


Mary, baptised 22 June 1817 in Gateshead, County Durham
John, baptised 5 April 1819 in Gateshead, County, Durham
George, born (baptised?) 30 Oct 1824 in Felling, Gateshead, County Durham

Died on 27 September 1854 in Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Childrens Employment Commission, Mines. 1842. Walker Colliery

"George Swindel age 48 Hewer for 24 years ; is now propping was not 7 years old when he went to the pit". In 1851 George was working at Trimdon Grange Colliery.

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1    [Identified as George and Mary's son since
        i) the only other candidate identified is the George Swindle, son of John Swindale and Sarah Dawson, baptised in 1774, who married Susannah Vipond.
        ii) same ancestry in Ancestral File (3FC7) - whose compilers should have had more information !?

        It is likely that George's mother moved away from Allendale after George's father died since his sisters are later found in Berwick-on-Tweed.

2    In 1851 their niece 'Ellener' Hall is staying with George and Elizabeth. This is presumably the daughter of George's sister, Sarah, who probably married a Joseph Hall.

3    There is a will in the Northumberland Record Office for James Dalton, miner, Upper Farneyside, Allendale for 12 Feb 1802.

4    I had originally listed a daughter, Margaret, born about 1816 in Walker, (Newcastle), Northumberland but have since been informed that this was a sister of son George's first wife.