Swinburne of Benfieldside, Durham, England
JOHN SWINBURN, born about 1770-80, married ISABELLA (POTTS?), married 16 May 1808 Newcastle, St. John


John and Isabel were parents of:

  • ELIZABETH SWINBURN, baptised 10 April 1810 Hexham, Stonecroft with Hexham - Roman Catholic

  • JANE SWINBURNE, born c.1811, baptised 6 October 1813 aged 2 at Hexham, Stonecroft with Hexham - RC

  • JOHN SWINBURNE, Tailor, born 1812/3 Hexham, baptised 6 October 1813 aged 6 months at Hexham, Stonecroft with Hexham - Roman Catholic, married HANNAH, born c.1813 Hexham, they are on the 1881 census at 12 Armstrong Street, Benfieldside, Durham

  • JOSEPH SWINBURN, baptised 20 February 1816 Hexham

  • WILLIAM SWINBURNE, baptised 5 May 1818 Hexham, Stonecroft with Hexham - RC

  • FRANCIS SWINBURNE, Joiner, baptised 28 January 1821 Hexham, Stonecroft with Hexham - RC, married (reg. Q3 Weardale) 1843 JANE DONNELLY (daughter of ANN DONNELLY, Pedlar, of Ireland), born c. 1824 Richmond, Yorkshire, Straw Bonnet Maker, died before 1859; they are on the 1851 census at Haugh Lane, Hexham with four of their children and Jane's mother, on the 1861 census Francis is a widower, aged 40 Joiner/Cabinet Maker at 122 Gilesgate, Hexham, with two of his sons, (issue-see below) Francis married 2ndly (reg. Q4 Hexham) 1859 JANE WALTON, born c.1823 Hexham, they are on the 1881 census at 5 Gilesgate, Hexham with three children; Francis is on the 1901 census at Hexham Union Workhouse, a Cabinet maker aged 81 and a widower (issue-see below)

  • THOMAS SWINBURNE, baptised 8 September 1823 Hexham, Stonecroft with Hexham, Roman Catholic; died (reg.Q3) 1850 and buried 13 August 1850 St. Andrew's, Hexham aged 27; married ELIZABETH


    Francis and his 1st wife Jane (Donnelly) were parents of:

  • JOHN WILLIAM SWINBURNE, born (reg. Q4) 1843 Hexham, baptised 25 October 1843 Hexham; on 1851 census with parents, aged 7; died (reg.Q1 Lanchester) 1893; married 30 January 1864 St. Nicholas, Newcastle upon Tyne ANN ELIZABETH MAVEN (daughter of ROBERT MAVEN), born 1842 Witherington, Northumberland; died before September 1917; they are on the 1881 census at 3 Benfieldside Road, Benfieldside, Durham with four children, John was an Engine Fitter at Iron Works, aged 37 (issue-see below)

  • JOSEPH SWINBURNE, born (reg.Q2) 1845 Hexham, baptised 2 July 1845 Hexham; on 1851 census with parents, aged 5; on 1861 census with father, aged 15, Millwright Apprentice; died (reg. Q1) 1923; married aged 20 on 28 May 1865 at Hexham CATHERINE FEATHERSTONHAUGH (daughter of JAMES FEATHERSTONHAUGH, Baker), born about 1845 Hexham, aged 19 at marriage; they are on the 1881 census at 1 Bells Tar, Hexham, Joseph a Joiner aged 34 and Catherine aged 33, with 5 children (issue - see below); Catherine died (reg.Q4 Hexham) 1881 aged 33; Joseph married 2ndly at St. Matthew with St. Mary the Virgin, Newcastle on Tyne 1884 SARAH V. THORNBARROW, born c.1850 Hexham; they are on the 1891 census at Gilesgate Bank, Hexham, Joseph a Joiner aged 45, Sarah aged 41 with their niece MARGARET THORNBARROW and on the 1901 census at 47 Greenhow Place, Elswick, Northumberland with 4 children, Joseph a Joiner aged 55 and Sarah aged 51 (issue - see below)

  • FRANCIS SWINBURNE, born (reg.Q3) 1847 Hexham, baptised 22 October 1847 Hexham; on 1851 census with parents, aged 3, on 1861 census with father, aged 12, Draper Apprentice; died (reg. Q1) 1899

  • WILLIAM SWINBURN, born c.1850 Hexham (possibly WILLIAM THOMAS, baptised 7 October 1849 Hexham); on 1851 census with parents, aged 1, died young?

  • ? ANN SWINBURN, born (reg.Q4 Hexham) 1851; baptised 12 November 1851 Hexham

  • ? ISABELLA SWINBURN, born (reg.Q3 Hexham) 1853, baptised 14 September 1853 Hexham; died in infancy (reg.Q4 Hexham) 1854

  • ? JANE SWINBURN, born (reg.Q4 Hexham) 1854, baptised 23 October 1854 Hexham

  • ? ISABELLA SWINBURN, born (reg.Q4 Hexham) 1856, baptised 2 December 1856 Hexham; possibly died in infancy (reg.Q4 Hexham) 1856


    Francis and his 2nd wife Jane (Walton) were parents of:

  • ? ISABELLA SWINBURN, born (reg.Q3 Hexham) 1860, baptised 25 July 1860 Hexham

  • WILLIAM SWINBURNE, born c.1866 Hexham, on 1881 census with parents, aged 15, Gardener (Dom)

  • JEMMIMA SWINBURNE, born (reg. Q4)1868 Hexham, on 1881 census with parents, aged 13

  • ELIZABETH SWINBURNE, born (reg. Q1) 1872 Hexham, on 1881 census with parents, aged 9


    John William and Ann Elizabeth (Maven) were parents of:

  • FRANCIS SWINBURNE, born (reg. Q1 Durham) 1869 Benfieldside; on 1881 census with parents, aged 12; on 1901 census at 80 Benfieldside Road, Benfieldside, a 'Machine Minder Steel Test House' aged 32 (born Blackhill, Durham), with brothers William and Joseph and sister Elizabeth

  • FLORENCE SWINBURNE, born (reg. Q3 Durham) 1871 Benfieldside, on 1881 census with parents, aged 9

  • JOHN ROBERT SWINBURNE, born (reg. Q3 Durham) 1874 Benfieldside; on 1881 census with parents, aged 6; died (reg. Q3 Lanchester) 1900 aged 26

  • WILLIAM SWINBURNE, born (reg. Q4 Lanchester) 1877 Benfieldside; on 1881 census with parents, aged 3; on 1901 census at Benfieldside with brother Francis, a Bricklayers Labourer aged 23 (born Blackhill); died (reg. Q1) 1951 (issue - see below)

  • ELIZABETH SWINBURNE, born (reg.Q1 Lanchester) 1882 Blackhill; on 1901 census with brother Francis at Benfieldside, aged 19

  • JOSEPH HENRY SWINBURNE, born (reg. Q4 Lanchester) 1884 Benfieldside, son of John Swinburne of 80 Benfieldside, Blackhill, Durham; on 1901 census with brother Francis at Benfieldside, a Bricklayers Labourer aged 16 (born Blackhill); enlisted Consett, Private 14161 Coldstream Guards, 1st Battalion, killed in action 5 September 1917 aged 33, Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West Vlaanderen, Belgium


    William was father of:

  • WILFRED SWINBURNE, died 1982, married AMELIA BROWN, they had two children, AUDREY SWINBURNE and JOHN ALAN SWINBURNE who are both married with children

  • ANNIE SWINBURNE, married Mr. HARLEY

  • FRANCIS SWINBURNE

  • JOSEPH SWINBURNE, born 1915, died 1925 of diptheria


    Joseph and 1st wife Catherine (Featherstonhaugh) were parents of:

  • SARAH ANN SWINBURN, born (reg.Q3) 1867 Hexham; on 1881 census with parents, a scholar aged 13

  • JANE SWINBURN, born (reg.Q2) 1869 Hexham; on 1881 census with parents, a scholar aged 11

  • MARY ELIZABETH SWINBURN, born (reg.Q1) 1871 Hexham, baptised 8 March 1871 Hexham; on 1881 census with grandfather James Featherstonhaugh, at 33 Gilesgate, Hexham, as Elizabeth, a scholar aged 10; married 16 April 1900 Holy Trinity, Poulton le Sands, Lancaster aged 28 JOHN HAYTHORNTHWAITE (son of WILLIAM HAYTHORNTHWAITE), born c.1871 and aged 29 at marriage

  • ISABELLA SWINBURN, born (reg.Q4) 1872 Hexham, baptised 19 January 1873 Hexham; on 1881 census with parents, a scholar aged 8; on 1901 census at 148 Brighton Grove, Elswick, Newcastle on Tyne, a general domestic servant aged 25 in household of James G. Smith, Commercial Agent; she married 30 April 1906 at St. Georges Parish Church, Newcastle on Tyne (witnesses I.J.Swinburne and J Graham Smith) WILLIAM KINDLEY, (son of WILLIAM KINDLEY, Millwright and CATHERINE BOUSTEAD) born 2 December 1870 at 30 Hedley Terrace, Westgate, Newcastle on Tyne; at the time of their marriage William was a Postman living at 8 Lynwood Avenue, Benwell and Isabella was living at 4 Devonshire Place, Jesmond; William died 13 July 1953 at Wain Cottage, Renwick, Kirkoswald, Penrith, Cumberland, a retired postman aged 82, his sister-in-law E. Swinburne of Ravenwood, Renwick, Penrith registered the death; Isabella died 28 September 1966 at Lemington Hospital, Newburn, Newcastle on Tyne aged 93, her death was registered by her sister J.P.Whitfield of 94 Herald Street, Newcastle on Tyne (issue)

  • CATHERINE SWINBURN, born (reg.Q2) 1874 Hexham, baptised 9 August 1874 Hexham; on 1881 census with parents, a scholar aged 6 and in 1891 aged 16

  • MARGARET SWINBURN, birth registration not found; baptised 2 September 1877 Hexham; died (reg.Q3) 1880

  • JAMES WILLIAM SWINBURN, born (reg.Q4) 1879, Hexham; on 1881 census with parents, aged 1 and in 1891, a scholar aged 11

    Joseph and 2nd wife Sarah (Thornbarrow) were parents of:

  • JOSEPH FEATHERSTONHAUGH SWINBURN, born (reg.Q4) 1885 Hexham; on 1891 census with parents, a scholar aged 5 and in 1901 when he was a solicitors clerk aged 15; died (reg.Q1) 1966; married (reg.Q1 Newcastle/Tyne) 1913 MARGARET MASKELL (4 children)

  • EDMUND SWINBURNE, born (reg.Q2) 1887 Hexham; on 1891 census with parents aged 4, and in 1901 when he was an errand boy aged 15; died (reg.Q2) 1905 aged 18

  • EMMA SWINBURNE, born (reg.Q3) 1889 Hexham; on 1891 census with parents, aged 1 and in 1901 aged 11

  • JANE POTTS SWINBURNE, born (reg.Q2) 1895 Hexham; on 1901 census with parents, aged 6; married (reg.Q2 Newcastle/Tyne) 1921 Mr. WHITFIELD; she was living at 94 Herald Street, Newcastle on Tyne in 1966 when she was a witness of her step-sister Isabella Kindley's death

  • ?JOHN POTTS SWINBURNE, born and died (reg.Q2) 1893 Hexham


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    The following family were living next door to John and Ann Swinburne, at 1 Benfieldside Road:

    JOHN SWINBURNE, born c.1844 Hexham; married ELEANOR, born 1850 Shincliffe, Durham; died (reg.Q4 Gateshead) 1890 aged 40; John is on the 1901 census at Stephens Hall, Greenside, Ryton, Durham, a Farmer and widower aged 58 with 7 children

    They were parents of:

  • JANE ELEANOR SWINBURNE, born (reg. Q1 Durham) 1873 Benfieldside; on 1881 census with parents, aged 8; on 1901 census with father, aged 28

  • JOHN GEORGE SWINBURNE, born (reg. Q2 Lanchester) 1875 Benfieldside; on 1881 census with parents, aged 6; on 1901 census with father, Farmers son aged 26; died (reg. Q2) 1955

  • MINNIE SWINBURNE, born (reg. Q1 Lanchester) 1877 Benfieldside; on 1881 census with parents, aged 4; on 1901 census with father, aged 24

  • ELIZABETH SWINBURNE, born (reg. Q3 Lanchester) 1879 Benfieldside; on 1881 census with parents, aged 1; on 1901 census with father, aged 21

  • MATTHEW SWINBURNE, born c.1882 Benfieldside (poss. reg.Q2 Castle Ward) 1882; on 1901 census with father, Butcher aged 19

  • FREDERICK SWINBURNE, born (reg. Q2 Lanchester) 1884 Benfieldside; on 1901 census with father, Solicitors Clerk aged 17, died (reg.Q1) 1952

  • CHARLES SWINBURNE, born (reg.Q4 Lanchester) 1885 Benfieldside; on 1901 census with father, Solicitors Clerk aged 15


    Sources: Census returns; IGI; GRO indexes; Jayne and John Alan Swinburne, Durham; Vital Records Index-2; Angus Kindley


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