Family History Notebook

Margaret Armstrong

    No record positively identified for birth - probably around 1730-40 based on her marriage in 1761. Armstrong is a VERY common name in the borders! 1

Married Robert Swindale on 2 February 1761 (Monday) in St John Lee, Northumberland.


    William    baptised 23 June 1761 (Tuesday) in St John Lee, Northumberland
    Richard    baptised 11 August 1765 (Sunday) in St John Lee, Northumberland
    Robert     baptised 13 August 1769 (Sunday) in St John Lee, Northumberland
    John        baptised 12 September 1773 (Sunday) in St John Lee, Northumberland

Buried 19 February 1812

In the parish registers Robert Swindale is recorded as being from Anick, Cott Houses and Coat Houses but on his son Robert's gravestone the address is recorded as being Anick Grange Cottage Houses (2 km. NE of Hexham, Grid Reference NY958653).


1    For example Margaret, daughter of William and Elizabeth Armstrong, baptised in Haltwhistle on the 1st of July 1738 - this is supported by Nina Mack in her Pedigree Resource file. Margaret, daughter of William Armestronge baptised in Hexham on the 30th of March 1730. Margaret, daughter of William and Anne Armstong, baptised in Elsdon on the 30th of April 1738 .... and these are just ones assuming that her father's name is William based on the marriage witness entry.