Family History Notebook

Mary Swindale

Daughter of Robert Swindale and Jane Cook baptised on the 17th of March 1811 in Warden, Northumberland, born February 15th 1811  in Wharmley, Northumberland

Possible illegitimate child:-

Mary Ann baptised 19 January 1828 in St John Lee, Northumberland.

Living with her father at the time of the 1841 census and 1851 census

Died 6 December 1867


She is recorded as dying at the age of 57 in 1867 and as being the daughter of Robert and Jane on their joint gravestone. Identifying Mary Ann as her daughter is not certain but no father is recorded in the baptism register for Mary Ann, and her illegitimate birth is consistent with Mary having remained a spinster till her death.


The 1851 census gives her age as 30 whereas she was '25' (i.e. 25 - 30) in 1841. It is possible that the 1851 census refers to a different individual but I think it more likely that the age in the 1851 census is incorrect - you are after all however old you feel!