Family History Notebook

Thomas John Swindle

Born September 1857

Buried on the 22nd of May 1863 at Crosthwaite, Cumberland aged 5 years 8 months.

If he were to be the John Thomas Swindle identified by Mary Pattinson, son of George Swindle and Hannah Robinson, then he would have been born almost two years before their marriage - and Hannah was very young even then (between 18 and 20). George Swindle, son of John Swindle and Mary Stout, and Hannah were also raising a family at this time - but they had already had a son John in 1853 and were probably living in Garrigill. He could also be the son of Peter Swindle and Jane Bowness. The 1861 census should resolve the problem.