Ralph Swinburn of Durham

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Esh Winning, DurhamRALPH SWINBURN, born c.1710-1730 (possibly baptised 9 July 1718 Lanchester, son of Ralph Swinburn and brother of Elisabeth baptised 12 July 1712, John baptised 28 September 1723, Alice baptised 29 May 1727 and William baptised 12 January 1731, all at Lanchester); probably buried 23 November 1791 St. Oswald, Durham, Papist aged 73; married c.1755 HANNAH PINKNEY (mentioned in brother GEORGE PINKNEY's (gent. of Ushaw, Esh, parish of Lanchester) will proved 20 February 1785 and in brother THOMAS PINKNEY's (gent., Low Esh, Lanchester) will proved 6 October 1786

Ralph and Hannah (Pinkney) were parents of:


  • RALPH GUDERICK/GUTHRIE SWINBURN, baptised 9 March 1756 The Chapel of the Secular Clergy and the Jesuits Chapel (Roman Catholic), Durham, mentioned in Uncle Thomas Pinkney's will proved 6 October 1786, as being abroad in Germany

  • GEORGE SWINBURN, baptised 12 October 1757 The Chapel of the Secular Clergy and the Jesuits Chapel, Durham, mentioned in Uncle George Pinkney's will and Uncle Thomas Pinkney's will proved 6 October 1786

  • MARY SWINBURN, baptised 5 April 1759 The Chapel of the Secular Clergy and the Jesuits Chapel, Durham; not mentioned in either Uncles' will; possibly buried 20 August 1783 St. Oswald, Durham, 'Miss Mary Swinburn, Papist'

  • HANNA SWINBURN, baptised 24 August 1761 The Chapel of the Secular Clergy and the Jesuits Chapel, Durham, mentioned in Uncle Thomas Pinkney's will proved 6 October 1786 as a spinster and in Uncle George's will

  • HESTER SWINBURN, baptised 3 February 1763 The Chapel of the Secular Clergy and the Jesuits Chapel, Durham, mentioned in Uncle George Pinkney's will and Uncle Thomas Pinkney's will proved 6 October 1786 as a spinster of the City of Durham

  • THOMAS SWINBURN, of Fenckley Abbey, Durham, mentioned in both uncle's wills

  • MILES SWINBURN, of Fenckley Abbey, Durham, mentioned in both uncle's wills, *married 21 November 1780 Houghton le Spring ANN STOREY

    Miles and Ann (Storey) were parents of:


  • THOMAS SWINBURNE, baptised 25 September 1781 The Chapel of the Secular Clergy and the Jesuits Chapel, Durham

  • ??MILES GEORGE SWINBURNE, born c.1785 Fishburn, Durham; married MARIA SUMMERS, 3 children baptised Roman Catholic

  • ?GEORGE SWINBURNE, buried St. Oswald, Durham, 19 May 1787 'George son of Miles Swinburne, Farmer, Fincola, Papist'

  • GEORGE SWINBURNE, baptised 8 May 1788 The Chapel of the Secular Clergy and the Jesuits Chapel, Durham

  • HANNA SWINBURNE, baptised 16 May 1790 The Chapel of the Secular Clergy and the Jesuits Chapel, Durham

  • MARIA SWINBURNE, baptised 21 October 1792 The Chapel of the Secular Clergy and the Jesuits Chapel, Durham

  • ISABELLA MARIA SWINBURNE, baptised 27 October 1794 The Chapel of the Secular Clergy and the Jesuits Chapel, Durham

  • ANASTASIA CHRISTINA SWINBURN, baptised 30 December 1796 The Chapel of the Secular Clergy and the Jesuits Chapel, Durham, of Monk Heseldon, *married 9 January 1820 Easington, Durham JOHN COOPER

  • GUDERIUS SWINBURN, baptised 24 December 1801 The Chapel of the Secular Clergy and the Jesuits Chapel, Durham


  • *probable but not proved

    sources: Durham Wills; IGI; Joiner Marriage Index

    Possibly linked to this branch - ANN SWINBURN of Esh, Lanchester, born about 1759, married 28 May 1780 Esh, Lanchester RALPH GREENWELL

    IGI - Ralph Swinburne son of John Swinburne and Elizabeth Clerk, baptised 8 April 1756 Chapel of the Secular Clergy and the Jesuits Chapel, Durham

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