Family History Notebook

Peter Swindle

Son of John Swindal and Sarah Dawson, baptised 4th July 1769 in Ninebanks, Northumberland

Married Nancy Bell on 31st May 1794 in St Cuthbert's, Allendale, Northumberland


Nancy, baptised 31 August 1794 at Ninebanks, Northumberland (from Black Cleugh) (died in infancy)
John, baptised 3rd December 1795 at Ninebanks, Northumberland (from Black Cleugh) (died in infancy))
Malley, baptised 1st May 1797 at Ninebanks, Northumberland (from Black Cleugh)3
?Peter 4
Sarah, baptised 27th May 1799  at Ninebanks, Northumberland (from Black Cleugh)
Mary, baptised 4th October 1802 at Alston, Cumberland (from Wellgill Dykes)
Nancy, born on the 14th of January 1805 baptised 14th January 1805 at Alston, Cumberland (from Wellgill Dykes)
John, baptised 24th April 1806 at Alston, Cumberland (from Greenends)
Thomas (died 4th Aug 1810) (from Welhope)
Thomas, baptised 7th December 1811 at Ninebanks, Northumberland (from Millhouse)

Buried 29th October 1813 at Ninebanks, Northumberland (from Millhouse)??


1    The Peter buried in 1813 was said to be 47 at the time of his death. This would have made him born in about 1766. This Peter, son of John and Sarah, baptised in 1769 is the closest candidate; Peter, son of Peter and Susannah is five years younger still and was buried in 1820 in Garrigill.

2    Did Peter move into Millhouse when his uncle, Christopher, moved out?

3    Mary, born 1802, is described as the second daughter. Does this mean that Malley (pet form of Mary) had died (since we know Sarah survives)?

4    No trace of baptism has been found for Peter, who marries Mary Dixon in 1822 at Ninebanks. If  Peter were to be Sarah's elder brother, and he had moved into Smallburns before he married Mary Dixon (he was certainly living there in 1823) it would be a good explanation as to why Sarah was living at Smallburns when her son Joseph was born.

5    Wellgill Dykes and Greenends are located on the side of the Nent valley to the north-west of Nenthead but are no further from Coalcleugh than is, for example, Carrshields. It is therefore perfectly possible that this Peter is the Peter who worked at Coalcleugh from 1806 till the third quarter of 1813