Family History Notebook

John Swindale

Son of Joseph Swindale and Mary Watson, born 29th April 1851 in Castleside, County Durham

Married Annie Perry (born c1855 in Consett, Co. Durham) after 1871


Harriet, born 1878 in Millom, Cumberland
Elizabeth Ann, born 1878/9 in Millom, Cumberland
Mary Jane, born 1880 in Millom, Cumberland
Joseph, born 1881 (died 1882)
John Thomas, 1883 1
Kate, 1884 in Millom, Cumberland 1
Esther, 1885 1

Boarding in Consett in 1871 at 18 - a blacksmith by trade. Witness at his brother Joseph's wedding in Millom in 1874. Moved to Millom but married Ann Perry from Consett who joined him in Millom - possibly married then moved. Emigrated to Australia in 1885 aboard the 'Austral' arriving in Victoria in October leaving his wife and family behind.

Married Annie Foster on the 29th of July 1897 in St Paul's, East Brisbane, Australia


William Windus Swindale, born on the 20th of June 1898 in Charter Towers, Queensland, Australia

John, Annie and their son William, along with William Windus Foster (Annie's brother) and his wife Elsie lived in Zeehan Tasmania during the early 1900s. Annie and William Windus Swindale appear to have returned to Brisbane around 1913 as the electoral roll for that year only shows John, living in Hurst Street, Zeehan Tasmania. 2

Died on the 27th of September 1923 in Zeehan, Tasmania, Australia

PersonID  02336


1    Information from Joan Shrewsbury

2    Information from Jan Swindle

3    See Annie Perry for the subsequent history of John's first family.