Family History Notebook

Robert Swindle

Son of Peter Swindle and Mary Dixon, baptised on the 2nd of May 1830 at Carrshield, Northumberland from Ruffside

Married Hannah Bell on the 25th of August 1854 in Ninebanks, Northumberland

Children

John, baptised on the 22nd of February 1855 in Ninebanks, Northumberland (died 1855)
Mary , born 1857 1, baptised 30th of March 1858 in Ninebanks, Northumberland
??Ann, born 18575
Joseph Bell, baptised on the 10th of July 1859 in Ninebanks, Northumberland
Hannah, born 1862, baptised on the 2nd of November 1867 in Ninebanks, Northumberland
Thomas, born 1864, baptised on the 2nd of November 1867 in Ninebanks, Northumberland
Martin Peter, born 1867, baptised on the 2nd of November 1867 in Ninebanks, Northumberland
Sarah, born 1871 in Haydon, Northumberland

Living at Hearty Cleugh in 1861 and 1871. Moved to Haydon and then Newborough at time of 1881 census

Living at New Alston, Haydon at the time of the1891 and 1901 census

Died 19074, buried on the 25th of March 1907 in Haydon Bridge, Northumberland

Notes

1    Information from a family tree from Anne Roberts /Jim Swindale

2    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. One possibility is that Mary and Ann were twins - one marrying Corbett, the other Elliott.  This is supported by the fact that Joseph is lodging with John and Mary Elliott in Medomsley - Mary Elliott is 24 and born in West Allen.

3    The other member of his household in 1881 is Margaret Bell, who will be the daughter of a brother of his wife.

4    Death of Robert Swindle aged 77 registered at Hexham in the first quarter of 1907

5    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. It is possible that Mary and Ann were twin sisters - but if so why were they not baptised together? Moreover Ann is not listed with Robert in the 1861 or 1871 censuses. The 1881 census entry is also peculiar in that it lists Ann as born in Warden and a Jane Brown (unmarried) also as Robert's daughter, born c1847.

6    In 1861 Robert and Hannah are living at Hearty Cleugh, with Thomas Bell and his family - probably Hannah's father.