Miles Swinburn of Houghton Bank, Durham
Durham Castle - February 2003MILES SWINBURN, Farmer of 120 Acres; born 1815 Durham City (the photograph shows Durham Castle - February 2003); died 16 February 1887 Wolviston, Durham, Will proved by son Thomas Swinburn and William John Blair, personal estate 1009; married 18 May 1837 Denton ELIZABETH DODDS, born 1813 School Aycliffe, Durham; they are on the 1851 census at Heighington, Durham with 6 children; in 1878 when son Miles died they were living at Haughton Back, Haughton le Skerne, Durham; on the 1881 census at Prospect House Farm, Haughton le Skerne, Durham with daughters Mary and Elizabeth and grandsons MILES SWINBURNE and JOSEPH A. ANYELL*, born c. 1866 Cockerton, Durham, Farm servant aged 15

They were parents of:


  • ANN SWINBURN, born (reg. Q3 1837 Darlington) Houghton Bank, Durham, on 1851 census with parents aged 13, possibly married (reg. Q2 Darlington) 1864, she may be the mother of Joseph Anyell who was staying with his grandparents in 1881

  • JOHN SWINBURN, born (reg. Q4 1839 Darlington) Houghton Bank, on 1851 census with parents aged 11; Farm Labourer; died 15 February 1875 High Haswell, Durham, admon. 25 March 1875 granted to widow Jane of High Haswell, effects under 200; married (? Q3 Easington 1869) JANE, born c.1847 Easington, Durham; she is on the 1881 census at High Haswell, a widow and Agricultural Servant aged 33 with 2 children; on 1901 census at Elwick, Durham, a Farmer aged 54, with children; possibly died 1928 leaving Will (issue - see below)

  • GEORGE SWINBURN, born 1842 Houghton Bank, Durham, on 1851 census with parents aged 9

  • MILES SWINBURN, born 1844 Houghton Bank, on 1851 census with parents aged 7 (? Farmer, died 10 September 1878 at Haughton Back Lane, Haughton le Skerne, Durham, Will proved 24 October 1878, father Miles Swinburne of Haughton Back Lane, farmer, was sole executor, effects under 450

  • MARY ELEANOR SWINBURN, born (reg. Q4 Darlington) 1846 Houghton Bank, on 1851 census with parents aged 4, and 1881 census aged 34 unmarried, farmers daughter

  • ANASTASIA SWINBURN, born (reg. Q2 Darlington) 1849 Houghton Bank, on 1851 census with parents aged 1, married Q2 1877 Darlington

  • THOMAS SWINBURN, born (reg. Q4 Darlington) 1851 Houghton Bank; Farmer of 184 acres; died 21 November 1907 of Rift House, West Hartlepool, Probate granted Durham 23 January 1908 to Miles and Thomas Swinburne and George Blair, Farmers, effects 61,148; married (reg. Q2 Darlington 1877?) JANE E., born c. 1851 Low Coniscliffe, Durham; they are on the 1881 census at Wolviston, Durham with daughter Edith; at Rift House Farm, West Hartlepool in 1887 when Thomas's father died; and on the 1901 census at Rift House Farm, Stranton, Durham with 6 children and 8 servants(issue - see below)

  • ELIZABETH SWINBURN, born Houghton Bank (reg. Q3 Darlington) 1854, on 1881 census with parents aged 26, farmers daughter

    John and Jane were parents of:


  • MARY ANN SWINBURNE, born (reg. Q2 Easington) 1870 High Haswell; on 1881 census, a scholar aged 10 with mother and on 1901 census with mother, farmers daughter, aged 29

  • MILES SWINBURNE, born c.1873 High Haswell; with his grandparents at the 1881 census, a scholar aged 8

  • THOMAS SWINBURNE, born c.1875 High Haswell (reg. Q1 Easington); on 1801 census, a scholar aged 6 with mother and on 1901 census with mother, farmers son aged 26; died (reg. Q4) 1918, probably 26 November 1918 of College Farm, Dalton Piercey, Durham, Admon. granted 23 July 1919 London to MARY CATHERINE, widow, effects 3089

    Thomas and Jane E. were parents of:


  • EDITH MARY SWINBURNE, born 1879 (reg. Q2 Darlington) Myers Flatt, Durham; on 1881 census aged 1, with parents; on 1901 census with parents, aged 22

  • MILES SWINBURNE, born (reg.Q4) 1881 Stockton; with his parents on 1901 census at Stranton, a farmers son aged 20; died 4 January 1924, Probate granted London 13 June 1924 to widow and Robert Potts, farmer, effects 13806; married ELIZABETH MARY

  • AGNES ANNIE SWINBURNE, born c.1884 (reg. Q1 1885) Stockton, Durham; on 1901 census with parents, aged 17

  • ELLEN/(ELEANOR) CLARE SWINBURNE, born (reg.Q2) 1887 West Derby) West Hartlepool; on 1901 census with parents, aged 14

  • EVELINE ANASTASIA SWINBURNE, born (reg.Q3) 1889 West Hartlepool; on 1901 census with parents, aged 12

  • HILDA ALICE SWINBURNE, born (reg.Q1) 1892 West Hartlepool; on 1901 census with parents, aged 10


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  • Sources: Census returns; GRO indexes; Probate Calendars

    Notes:
    This family may be connected to the family of Ralph Swinburn of Durham which also has an Anastasia and a Miles Swinburn

    *No ANYELL's are listed on the 1881 census index. Messrs. Swinburne and ANWYLL, builders, appear in the papers (plans) of many house building projects 1906-7 held at Durham Record Office; an Anwyll is also mentioned in the Will of a Jane Swinburn 1928

    Last updated 12 April 2003

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