Cuthbert Swinburn of Warden, near Hexham, Northumberland

CUTHBERT SWINBURN, born c. 1740-60 (possibly son of Cuthbert Swinburn and Sarah Green, see Swinburne of Benwell), possibly buried 28 April 1820 Wall, (St. John Lee, St. John of Beverly) Northumberland, aged 80, married 15 May 1781 Hexham MARY STOBART, possibly buried 25 May 1847 Wall (St. John Lee, Durham burials)

Cuthbert and Mary were parents of:


Hexham Abbey, February 2003
  • ELINOR SWINBURN, baptised 10 January 1782 Stonecroft with Hexham RC, Hexham

  • CUTHBERT SWINBURN, Agricultural Labourer, born 1785 Warden, Northumberland, baptised 10 September 1785 Stonecroft with Hexham RC, Hexham, married 5 May 1805 Warden ELIZABETH THOMPSON, (both of the Chapelry of Newbrough), born 1793 Hexham, Northumberland, on 1851 census at 10 Rising Sun, Hexham, on 1861 census at 13 St. Bede's Row, Birtley, Durham with son John Falla Swinburn and on 1871 census at Hunters Houses, Birtley aged 86 with wife Elizabeth aged 78. (Elizabeth nee Thompson may have died before 1832 and Cuthbert may have married 2ndly 9 January 1830 Hexham ELIZABETH KIRSOPP who would therefore be his wife on the 1851/61 census and mother of his two youngest children)

  • ? Son, buried 10 October 1786 Wall (son of Cuthbert - St. John Lee, Durham burials)

  • SARA SWINBURN, baptised 20 April 1788 Stonecroft with Hexham RC, Hexham

  • MARY SWINBURNE, baptised 24 October 1790 Stonecroft with Hexham RC, Hexham

  • ANN SWINBURNE, baptised 2 June 1793 Stonecroft with Hexham RC, Hexham, possibly buried 6 June 1795 Wall (dau. of Cuthbert - St. John of Beverly, St. John Lee, Durham burials)

    Cuthbert and Elizabeth (Thompson) were parents of:


  • THOMAS SWINBURN, baptised 13 April 1806 Stonecroft with Hexham RC, Hexham (son of Cuthbert Swinburn and Elizabeth, she would have been aged 13 according to 1851 census), possibly a Collier of Fourstones who married 11 July 1830 Warden ELIZABETH ORR (witnesses William Orr and Jane Smith), they had a son JOHN SWINBURN, baptised 6 December 1830 Warden

  • JACOBUS SWINBURN, baptised 29 November 1807 Stonecroft with Hexham RC, Hexham

  • MARGARITA SWINBURN, baptised 24 September 1809 Stonecroft with Hexham RC, Hexham

  • CUTHBERT SWINBURN, baptised 20 October 1811 Stonecroft with Hexham RC, Hexham, died 22 August 1883 at Birtley, Durham aged 61, Will proved 22 November 1883, estate 1693 to widow Hannah Swinburne of Birtley, left unadministered by her then admon. granted to his brother James on 15 March 1887, estate then 1450. Cuthbert married 1stly 9 December 1832 Bishopwearmouth ANN ADELINA VINEY, baptised 13 October 1805 Bishopwearmouth, died 3 February 1867 Birtley. Cuthbert married 2ndly (reg. Q2 1870 Sunderland) HANNAH MONTGOMERY(c), born 1825 Newcastle upon Tyne, died 17 July 1886; they are on 1881 census at Richmond Place, Birtley (with Cuthbert's brother John and family) Durham, he was aged 69 and a retired Draper

  • GEORGE SWINBURN, baptised 1 August 1813 Stonecroft with Hexham RC, Hexham, (son of Cuthbert Swinburn and Elizabeth Thompson), died aged 11 months, buried 5 July 1814 St. Peter's, Newbrough, abode Cowrsely*

  • GEORGE SWINBURNE, baptised 11 June 1815 Stonecroft with Hexham RC, Hexham, (son of Cuthbert Swinburne and Elizabeth)

  • JAMES SWINBURN, born 1817 Warden, Northumberland, baptised 30 November 1817 Stonecroft with Hexham RC, Hexham; Pitman of High Green when he married 8 May 1840 Bellingham Parish Church, Northumberland MARGARET GILLESPIE, of Gatehouse (daughter of Robert Gillespie, Farmer), born 1819 Bellingham; they were living at 105 Mickley Square, Mickley (near Prudhoe) in 1851 with their two eldest children, James was then a Coal Miner; at 184 Brandy Row, Gateshead in 1861 with 5 of their children; and at Langley Moor, Brandon & Byshottles, Durham in 1881 with their youngest daughter, James was then a Cartman (Ag Lab); in March 1887 James administered his brother Cuthbert's will, James was then a Miner and still living at Langley Moor; at the 1901 census Margaret was aged 82 and 'living on own means' in Sunderland (issue - see below)

  • GILBERT SWINBURNE, Coal Miner, born 1820 Low Warden, Northumberland, baptised 16 April 1820 Stonecroft with Hexham RC, Hexham, Northumberland, married (reg. Q4 Morpeth) 1842 JANE, born 1821 Easdon, Northumberland, they were living at 24 Old Engine, East Denton, Northumberland in 1871 with three of their children, Gilbert was then aged 52 and Jane 51; then at Medomsley Edge, Medomsley at the 1881 census (issue - see below)

  • HENRY SWINBURNE, born Warden; baptised 28 October 1821 Stonecroft with Hexham RC, Hexham; he is on the 1851 census at Blenkinsopp, Hexham, a Railway Labourer aged 28, lodging in the household of John Maughan, Gamekeeper; (There is a Henry Swinburne, born Warden 1827, on the 1881 census at Rothbury Gate, Mount Healey, Northumberland, with wife Annie {m. Q4 1856 Newc/Tyne?}, born 1834 Thirsk, York and children Thomas, born 1866 Morpeth, Northumberland and Henry, born [reg. Q1 Bellingham] 1869 Reedsmouth, Northumberland and on 1901 census at Elswick, Northumberland, a boarder aged 32 at 73 Georges Road)

  • JOANNES SWINBURN, baptised 26 September 1827 Stonecroft with Hexham RC, Hexham

    Cuthbert and Elizabeth (? Kirsopp) were parents of:

  • ELIZABETH SWINBURN, baptised 1 April 1832 Stonecroft with Hexham RC, Hexham, died 29 April 1876 Birtley, Durham(c), married(a) possibly between 1845-50 THOMAS BLYTHE of Rockliffe, Cumbria, born c.1829; the marriage cannot be found in the GRO indexes and it is possible it may have been a Romany marriage

    St. Joseph's Church, Birtley, February 2003

  • JOHN FALLA (FALLOW) SWINBURN, born 1835 Hexham, Northumberland, on 1851 census with parents, Agricultural Labourer, on 1861 census with parents, Tilemaker & Organist, married 17 October 1864 St. Joseph's, Birtley, Durham (see picture) MARY RICHMOND, born about 1832 Thirsk, York; bur. 14 April 1907 St. Joseph's, Birtley(c); the 1878 directory lists John as a Tilemaker, they were living at Richmond Place, Birtley, Durham in 1881 with their two sons, John was then a farmer of 36 acres employing one labourer; the 1900 directory lists John Falla Swinburne of 'The Croft'(b); at the 1901 census they were still at 2 Richmond Place, Birtley with 3 sons; John signed a long and detailed Will on 8 November 1910 and died 21 December 1911 whilst of 'The Croft', Birtley; probate granted 19 November 1913 to sons John Cuthbert Swinburn and Thomas Joseph Swinburn, brick manufacturers, effects 12,138, he specifically bequeathed his gold watch, his piano and his fathers old violin, which last he wished to be kept in the family to son John; his late wifes gold watch, his gold albert chain and cross, a violin, his fathers clock and his pony and phaeton to son Thomas; his late wifes diamond ring to daughter Kate, if she shall not have married again in his lifetime and to his niece Clementina Bolton, his small oak table with 3 drawers; there were also many legacies to others and his "Radcliffe Street Property" to his grandson Oswald; he had also added a codicil on 27 June 1911 revoking the bequest of the violin to Thomas and bequeathing it instead to grandson Oswald, he also increased some of the legacies (issue - see below)

    James and Margaret (Gillespie) were parents of:


  • MARY SWINBURN, born 8 August 1842 Hartburn, Northumberland; on 1851 census with parents, a scholar aged 8; on 1861 census with parents, a Dressmaker aged 18

  • ELIZABETH SWINBURN, born (reg. Q3 1844) Bellingham, died (reg. Q2) 1848 Bellingham

  • ELIZABETH SWINBURN, born 10 November 1848 Ovingham, Northumberland; on 1851 census with parents, aged 2; on 1861 census with parents, aged 12

  • ROBERT SWINBURN, born (reg. Q2) 1851 Ovingham, Northumberland; on 1861 census with parents, aged 9; died 19 October 1896 whilst of 53 Athol Road, Sunderland, Grocer, Probate granted 27 November 1896 Durham to widow, effects 110; married 2 April 1877 Middlesbrough JANE ANN LYNAS, born 1856 Middlesbrough, Yorkshire; they were living at 11 Brandon Lane, Brandon & Byshottles, Durham in 1881, with their 2 daughters, Robert was then a Colliery Engineman; Jane Ann was on the 1901 census at Sunderland, a widow aged 46, she died 5 December 1901 at 53 Athol Road, probate granted 21 January 1902 to daughter Margaret Hannah Wetherell and Thomas Doncaster, gent., effects 562 (issue - see below)

  • JANE ANN SWINBURN, born (reg. Q1 Gateshead) 1858 Winlaton or Blaydon, Durham; on 1861 census with parents, aged 3; on the 1881 census at No.1 Saddler Street, or Stephengate, Durham St. Nicholas with the Morgan family, a Cook aged 23

  • JAMES CUTHBERT SWINBURN, Joiner, born about December 1860 (reg. Q4 Chester le Street) Washington, Durham; on 1861 census with parents, aged 5 months; died Q4 1944, married Q1 1881 Durham MARGARET RICHARDSON, born 1862 Framwellgate Moor, Durham; they were living at 12 Littleburn Lane, Brandon & Byshottles in 1881; at the 1901 census they were at Dawdon, Durham, possibly with 2 daughters, James a Foreman Enginewright aged 40 and Margaret aged 39

  • MARGARET SWINBURN, born 1865 (? reg. Q3 Castle Ward) Washington, Durham, on 1881 census with parents

    Gilbert and Jane were parents of:


  • ROBERT SWINBURN, born 1842 (reg. Q1 Morpeth 1843), baptised 3 December 1842 Ulgham, Northumberland

  • CUTHBERT SWINBURN, born 1847 (reg. Q2 Castle Ward) Ponteland, Northumberland, on 1871 census with parents, aged 24

  • GILBERT SWINBURN, born 1855 (reg. Q1 Gateshead) Ryton, Durham, on 1871 census with parents, aged 16, on 1881 census at 13 Burns Houses Back, Tanfield, aged 26, a Boarder lodger and General Labourer

  • MARY SWINBURN, born 1858 (reg. Q2 Castle Ward) Newburn, Northumberland, on 1871 census with parents, aged 12

    John Fallow and Mary (Richmond) were parents of:


  • JOHN CUTHBERT SWINBURNE, born 3 October 1866 Birtley, on 1881 census at Middle Chare, Chester le Street with uncle Thomas Lowery; on 1901 census with parents, a Bank Auditor aged 34; Brick Manufacturer in 1913 when executor of father's Will; he made a Will on 25 August 1937 whilst of The Croft Birtley leaving 500 and an annuity of 156 to his housekeeper Mary Donnelly; died 8 February at The Croft and buried 9 February 1944 St. Joseph's, Birtley aged 76; Will proved 4 May 1944 by nephew Oswald Joseph, who inherited the residue of the estate, 33,212

    THOMAS JOSEPH SWINBURNE
    From the Newcastle Chronicle of 10 May 1935
    "Mr. Thomas Swinburne of 'The Croft', Birtley, for more than 40 years organist and choir master at St. Dominic's Priory, Newcastle, was last night handed the Papal Award of the Cross "Pro Ecclesia Pontifice" for his eminent services to church music. Mr. Swinburne recently retired from his office at the Priory, the ceremony took place at a gathering of clergy, choir and parishioners at the priory, and the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, The Right Reverend J.Thorman,...
    The Very Reverend Patrick Wild, Prior of St. Dominics said that Mr. Swinburne, recognised as a great authority on the music of the Roman Church, had been not only an exemplary teacher but an exemplary liver.
    The Right Reverend J.Thorman, affixing the insignia (a massive gold device with scarlett and white ribbons) to Mr. Swinburne, said these orders could not be worn without outstanding merit,...
    Thomas Joseph Swinburne 1868-1936

  • THOMAS JOSEPH SWINBURNE, born c.1868 (reg. Q1 Chester le Street) Birtley, Durham, baptised 9 March 1868 St. Joseph's, Birtley; on 1901 census with parents, Brick Maker and Organist, aged 33; Brick Manufacturer in 1913 when executor of his father's Will; eminent church organist and choirmaster (see box); died 3 January 1936 and buried St. Joseph's, Birtley aged 68, Admon. Newcastle upon Tyne 30 July 1936 to brother John, effects 31,058

  • JOSEPH SWINBURNE, born 1870 (reg. Q2 Chester le Street) Birtley, Durham; baptised 7 March 1870 St. Joseph's, Birtley; on 1901 census with parents, a Brick Maker and Architects Assistant, aged 30; died 5 March 1903, aged 32 whilst of 7 Egton Terrace, Birtley, Admon. granted 1 July 1903 to widow, effects 2594; married 21 April 1901 St. Joseph's, Birtley CATHERINE GERTRUDE WAUGH (nee BURNETT), born c.1869 Birtley; died 15 March 1947 of 11a The Garlands, Scarborough, probate granted 20 December 1947 York to Annie Burnett, spinster, effects 809 (issue - see below)

    Robert and Jane Ann (Lynas) were parents of:


  • MARGARET HANNAH SWINBURN, born (reg. Q2) 1878 Boyne, Durham; on 1881 census with parents aged 3; on 1901 census at Sunderland, a School Teacher aged 22; married (reg.Q3 Sunderland) 1901 JOHN WILLIAM WEATHERALL

  • MARY SWINBURN, born December 1880/ January 1881 (reg. Q1 1881) Boyne, Durham; on 1881 census with parents aged 3 months; on 1901 census at Sunderland, a Milliner aged 20

    Joseph and Catherine Gertrude (Waugh) were parents of:


  • OSWALD JOSEPH SWINBURNE, born September 1902 Birtley; inherited his grandfather and uncle's estates, Garage Proprietor in 1944 when executor of uncle John Cuthbert's Will; died 19 March 1947 of Vine Cottage, 11a The Garlands, Scarborough, probate 20 September 1947 Newcastle upon Tyne to Raymond Murtaugh Houghton, Insurance Co.'s Inspector, effects 29,594; married (reg. Q3 Kensington) 1932 KATHLEEN MARIE M. HOUGHTON, she died 16 December 1940 at Sevenoaks and Holmesdale Hospital, whilst of Dilston Cottage, 26 Uplands Way, Riverhead, Sevenoaks, Kent, Admon. granted Llandudno 16 May 1941 to husband, Garage Proprietor, effects 283 (they had a daughter JOAN KATHLEEN SWINBURNE, born Sevenoaks)


    Sources: Census returns; GRO indexes; Joiner Marriage Index; IGI; Northumberland Burial Registers
    (a)Mrs. Doyle
    (b)Mrs. M. Oakes
    (c)Mr. J. Hattam

    Notes: *Northumberland Burials 1813-37

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