Family History Notebook

George Swindle

Son of George Swindle and Susannah Vipond, baptised 26th November 1803 in Ninebanks, Northumberland (from Girsle Raw)

Married Mary Archer on the 7th of May 1826 at St Augustine's, Alston


George, born June 17 1826 at Middlehouse, baptised on the 15th of July 1827 at Redwing Congregational Church, Garrigill, Cumberland
William born May 29 1828 at Middlehouses, baptised on the 1st of February 1829 at Redwing Congregational Church, Garrigill, Cumberland
Susan born 22 November 1831 at Middlehouses, baptised on the 1st of January 1832 at Redwing Congregational Church, Garrigill, Cumberland
Mary baptised 25th November 1835 2 at Garrigill, Cumberland
Vipond baptised 25th November 1835 at Garrigill, Cumberland
John born 1838  
Sarah born 1840  
Thomas Archer born 1843 (died 1857 at age 14)
Jacob born 1845 (died 1850 at age 5)
Susannah born 1847 1  

Living at Middlehouses 3 at the 1841 and 1851 censuses. Describes himself as a Lead Ore Miner in 1832, a Carrier in 1841 and  a 'Flower [sic] and Bacon Dealer' in 1851

Buried 21st April 1853 at Garrigill, Cumberland from Middle House. "This person laid violent hands upon himself"


1    Information from Mary Pattinson

2    I have a note of Mary as being born in 1833. I cannot now track where this information came from. It is probably in error since Mary is listed as the same age as Vipond in the 1841 and 1851 census and is listed as being 22 at her death in 1857.

3    In 1831 George Swindle is listed as the tenant of Middle Houses North Farm at a rent of 26 per annum. (Middle Houses South Farm is rented by Eliz'th and Jos'h Wallace at 15 p.a,) This rent is typical of most farms listed but just three are over 100. The majority were probably farmed in conjunction with lead mining/smelting while the latter would have been full time farms. ["More Rents in Alston Moor 1831", Michael V. Wardell, Cumbria FHS August 2003 - from PRO Ref: ADM 79/53].