Family History Notebook

Thomas Swindle

Probably the son of John Swindle 2, born 1834 in Allendale 1

Married Ellen Moffat (born Garrigill 1838/9 3) on December 1st 1861 in Alston, Cumberland

Children

John, baptised on the 26th of August 1862 (Allendale Primitive Methodist Circuit) from Mill House, West Allen, Northumberland (died 1864)
Mary Ann, born on the 29th of January 1865 at Mill House, Allendale
Thomas, baptised on the 15th of January 1867 (Allendale Primitive Methodist Circuit) from Mill House.
Hannah, born 1869 1
Elizabeth, baptised on the 20th of February 1872 (Allendale Primitive Methodist Circuit) from Carrshield
Frederick James, baptised on the 21st of June 1874 (Allendale Primitive Methodist Circuit) from Carrshield
Jane Ellen, born 1876 1

(All born in Allendale 1 )Thomas Swindle and family

Thomas and Ellen and family at Bridge House c1895
Fred           Lizzie             Thomas
              Polly           Thomas           Ellen           Jennie                 Hannah 
(Photograph courtesy of Angela Huck)

Died on the 24th of March 1909 at Bridge House, St John's in the Vale, Cumberland and buried in the churchyard of St John's in the Vale

It appears that Thomas was initially brought up in the workhouse at Alston (1841 census), presumably following the death of his parents while his elder brother and sister were brought up by his grand-mother. He himself was living  with with grandmother in 1851.

His first son and daughter are born in 1862 and 1865 at Mill House, Allendale - presumably the Mill House at Carrshield.

In 1881 Thomas was living at Turney Shield,  but by 1889 he is a miner living at Bridge House in St John's in the Vale (NY310226) - probably attracted by the lead mines across the valley or others in the Keswick or Patterdale areas. However by 1891 he is describing himself as a coal agent or coal merchant and is followed in this trade by his son Thomas. He remained at Bridge House until his death in 1909.

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Notes

1    Information from the 1881 census when Thomas was living at Turney Shield, Allendale.

2    In the 1851 census George (20), Thomas (16), Ann (9), Hugh (7) are all described as grand-children of Nancy Swindle. This implies that they must be children of either her son John or her son Thomas. Ann and Hugh are young enough to be the children of Thomas Swindle and Margaret Dawson but George and Thomas must be the sons of John. Thomas's age agrees with the Thomas in the 1881 census.

3    Daughter of Peter Moffat, miner. Ellen was staying with her daughter, Mary Ann Oldfield, in Ulverston at the time of the 1901 census.

4    A Hannah Ellen [Poroff?], a granddaughter aged 6, was staying with Thomas at Bridgehouse at the time of the 1901 census.