Family History Notebook

Jacob Swindle

Son of George Swindle and Susannah Vipond, baptised 28 October 1813 in Garrigill, Cumberland

Born 1811?

Married Ann Forest  on the 17th of January 1833 in Crossthwaite, Cumberland (the same day as his brother Thomas married Mary Braithwaite)

Children 5

Susannah, born Keswick, baptised on the 28th of December 1834 in Wigton, Cumberland
Ann, baptised on the 6th of January 1835 in Crossthwaite, Cumberland (died 1837)
John, baptised on the 30th of October 1836 in Crossthwaite, Cumberland
George, baptised on the 19th of August 1838 in Crossthwaite, Cumberland
William, born 1840 1
Isaac, baptised on the 15th of May 1842 at Crossthwaite, Cumberland
Jane, baptised on the 11th of August 1844 at Crossthwaite, Cumberland
?Hannah, 1845 2

Working at the Greenside lead mine in 1834. In 1835 Jacob, with a partner William Spark, led a venture to open up the Wythburn lead mine in Thirlmere. His brothers Peter and Vipond were also involved,  but the venture collapsed in 1837.  Jacob is probably the J P Swindle mentioned back at Greenside in 1855 but this is the only reference to a 'middle' name.

In 1841 and 1851 Jacob is living at Banks Yard, Keswick. He is a lead miner, as, by 1851, are his sons John and George. By 1861 he had moved to Shorley Croft.

One of five brothers who moved from Garrigill to Keswick

Buried on the 29th of April 1862 at Keswick, Cumberland aged 50


1     Information from Mary Pattinson says 1841. Listed on 1851 census.

2    Jacob's grand-daughter Susannah is living with her aunt Hannah Strong at the time of the 1881 census

3    1861 census

4    From the Carlisle Journal, Saturday 26 Jan 1833   (p. 3, col. 6) :-

"At Crosthwaite Church, Keswick,on Thursday week Mr. Thomas SWINDALE, miner, to Miss Mary BRAITHWAITE; Mr. Jacob SWINDALE, miner, to Miss Ann FORREST, all of Keswick. Amongst the miners a custom prevails, after the marriage ceremony is performed, of giving a blue and a white ribbon to run for, by their yet not so fortunate friends, who should be next married, which was kept up by the above parties-the blue being won by Mr. J. H. FEATHERSTONE, and, after a bitter contest, the white was won by Miss Ann BRAITHWAITE"

5    Alfred, born 1854 is listed as 'son' on 1861 census but is Susannah Swindle's son (not Jacob's daughter Susannah)