Family History Notebook

Margaret Swindle

Daughter of Craig Swindle and Hannah Laing,  baptised 4th January 1858 in Allendale, Northumberland 1

Married Thomas Bell (b. c1834) on 12/11/1881 at Hexham Register Office from Broadgate Head, Allendale.


Hannah L., born 1883/4
Margaret A., born 1884/5
Thomas M., born 1886/7

Living at Black Hill, Chollerton at the time of the 1891 census. Thomas's son John, from his first marriage was also living with them. Margaret's niece, Jane Ann Swindle was visiting.


1    Although Margaret was baptised in January 1858, she was certainly born earlier since her brother Francis was baptised in June 1858. Since she gave her age as 26 when she was married, it is likely she was born in 1855 and not baptised till 1858. The 1861 census would suggest a year later in 1856.

2    A servant with Robert Henderson at Broadgate Head, Allendale, at the time of the 1881 census.