Family History Notebook

Joseph (Joss) Swindle

Son of Wallis Swindle and Elizabeth Smith,  born on the 21st of May 1867 at Wellhope, West Allendale, baptised on the 31st of July 1867 at Limestone Brae Methodist Chapel.

Married Annie Bell on the 14th of December 1889 at the Weslyan Chapel Allendale Town, Northumberland 2,3


Sarah E., born 1890, West Allen, Nothumberland
James, born 13th January 1894, Coalcleugh, West Allen, Northumberland
Ada, born 16th June 1896 at Coalcleugh, Northumberland
John Wallace, born 1898, Coalcleugh, West Allen, Northumberland
Joseph Sydney, baptised on the on the 1st of October 1905 at Shield Ridge Chapel, Coalcleugh, Northumberland
Annie Hilda, born 1908

Died 1951 5

Living at Coalcleugh at the time of the 1891 census working as a lead miner.
Living at Sunney Side, Carrshield at the time of the 1901 census working as a coal hewer.

1911     Living at High Top, Nenthead, Cumberland, a lead miner with Haggs Mining Company.

Overwater, 1940s
(thanks to Pauline Lonsdale)

Hilda, Annie, Joseph and Sydney
(c. 1915, with thanks to Pauline Lonsdale)

Annie and her sisters
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1    All information originally from family tree from Anne Roberts / Jim Swindale and 1901 census

2    Annie's sisters are Polly Colling from Willington, Ada Dawson from Nenthead, Sarah Colling from Sunniside, Priscilla Lonsdale from Willington. Priscilla Lonsdale can be found in the 1901 census aged 36 born at Cowshill, Durham. The only matching Priscilla in the 1881 census is Priscilla Bell on her own. Then looking for Ada Bell we find John Bell with daughters Annie, Sarah, Mary, Jane Anna and Ada. Annie matches the known birthdate of Annie Swindle. There is a Sarah Colling in the 1901 census, born Stanhope, who matches the birthdate of Sarah Bell. Mary Bell is still in Stanhope in 1901. (Polly is a nick-name for Mary). QED!

3    The birth of Joseph Swindle was registered in the Hexham district in the second quarter of 1867. The marriage was registered in the same district in the fourth quarter of 1889.(Norman Swindle)

Joseph and Annie married at The Wesleyan Chapel, Allendale Town, in the district of Hexham, Northumberland. They married on 14th December 1889.
Joseph SWINDLE aged 22 years, Bachelor, Lead Miner, Coalcleugh, Allendale. Joseph's father was Wallace SWINDLE (deceased) Lead Miner.
Annie BELL, aged 22 years, Spinster, Domestic Servant, living at Carshield, Allendale. Annie's father was John BELL,  Lead Miner.
Information from Jan Boyes

4    The death of Joseph Swindle, aged 84, was registered in the third quarter of 1951 in the Alston district (FreeBMD  1a 1)