Family History Notebook

Mary Swindle

Daughter of Robert Swindle and Hannah Bell, born 1857 1 (in West Allen, Northumberland), baptised 30th of March 1858 in Ninebanks, Northumberland

Married John Elliott 18762


Hannah J., born 1877 in Leadgate, Durham
Mary Ann, born 1879 in Lanchester, Durham

Living in Medomsley, County Durham at the time of the 1881 census. Mary's brother Joseph is lodging with Mary and John, while Mary's parents are looking after her daughter Hannah.


1    The family tree provided by Anne Roberts / Jim Swindale gives Robert and Hannah's first daughter as Mary, born 1857. The Ninebanks registers give a 1858 baptism. The 1881 census gives Annie Corbett, aged 24, as Robert's daughter. Hannah Elliott, aged 3 is described as Robert's grand-child in the 1881 census - as are Elizabeth Corbett and William Corbett, the children of his daughter Annie. I consider it possible that Mary and Ann were twin sisters - but if so why were they not baptised together?

2    Marriage registered at 'Weardale' in third quarter of 1876. (Norman Swindle)