William Swinburn of Hexham, Northumberland

WILLIAM SWINBURN, born c.1795-1805, married by banns 14 November 1826 St. Andrews, Hexham GRACE RITSON, born about 1804 Auckland, Durham, she is on the 1851 census at Battle Hill, Hexham, a Fruiterer, with two of her daughters; on the 1861 census she is living with her son John and his wife Mary at Battle Hill, she died before 1881; William may have married 2ndly 14 March 1866 Hexham aged 60 ESTHER CURRON nee THOMPSON (daughter of WILLIAM THOMPSON) born c.1810, aged 56 at marriage

Parents of:


  • JOHN SWINBURN, baptised 9 December 1827 Allendale, on 1861 census at 17 Battle Hill, Head of household, Fruiterer; died after 1870 and before 3 April 1881; he married MARY, born about 1825-30 Hexham; she is on the 1881 census, a widow aged 51 and a costermonger, with 3 children at Victoria Yard, Hexham (issue - see below)

    Market Street, Hexham - February 2003

  • WILLIAM SWINBURN, born Hexham, baptised 30 April 1831 Hexham; on 1851 census at 22 Market Street, Hexham (see photograph), Labourer, with brother Joseph; he may be on the 1881 census, a Farmer of 45 acres born c.1830 Bywell at Waggon Hall, Medomsley, Durham with wife MARGARET, born c.1823 Tanfield, and daughter JANE; they are on the 1901 census at Mountsett Cottage,Tanfield, William a retired farmer aged 71, Margaret aged 79 and Jane aged 45; William died 6 March 1913 aged about 83 of Mountsett Cottage, Burnopfield, Probate granted Durham 30 January 1914 to Robert SOUTHREN, contractor and John FORSTER, mechanic, effects 623, resworn 683; Margaret may have died (reg.Q2 Lanchester) 1903 aged 81 (issue - see below)

  • ELIZABETH SWINBURN, born Hexham, baptised 23 November 1833 Hexham; on the 1861 census with mother, aged 27

  • JOSEPH SWINBURN, born 1835 Hexham; with brother William on 1851 census, Labourer; not found on 1881 census

  • ANN SWINBURN, born 1836 Hexham, baptised 8 February 1837 Hexham; on 1861 census with mother, aged 25

    John and Mary were parents of:


  • GRACE SWINBURNE, born (reg. Q1) 1854 Hexham, baptised 2 April 1854 Hexham; on 1861 census with parents, a scholar aged 7; not found on 1881 census so probably married (reg. Q1) 1871 Hexham aged 17

  • MARY ANN SWINBURNE, born 1855 (reg. Q3) Hexham, baptised 9 September 1855 Hexham; on 1861 census with parents, a scholar aged 6

  • WILLIAM SWINBURNE, born (reg. Q2) 1857 Hexham, baptised 1 July 1857 Hexham; on 1861 census with parents, a scholar aged 4

  • JANE SWINBURNE, born (reg. Q4) 1858 Hexham, baptised 17 November 1858 Hexham; on 1861 census with parents, aged 3; died young? (d.possibly reg.Q3 1862 Hexham)

  • ELIZABETH ANN SWINBURN, born (reg. Q3) 1860 Hexham, baptised 29 August 1860 Hexham; on 1861 census with parents, aged 1; she may be on the 1901 census at Sunderland, a Charwoman aged 42

  • THOMAS SWINBURN, born (reg.Q2) 1863 Hexham, baptised 17 June 1863 Hexham; on 1881 census with mother, a Masons Labourer aged 19; married (reg.Q4 Hexham) 1894 SELINA COULSON (nee TUFF), born c.1867 Newcastle; they are on the 1901 census at Gilesgate Bank, Hexham, Thomas a Cartman aged 36, Selina aged 34, her son THOMAS W. COULSON aged 13, 2 Swinburne children and mother-in-law JANE TUFF aged 56 (issue - see below)

  • JANE SWINBURN, born (reg.Q2) 1865 Hexham, baptised 16 April 1865 Hexham; on 1881 census with mother, a Hawker aged 17; she may have married 11 November 1884 Hexham aged 22 WILLIAM CHARLTON aged 30

  • ?JOHN SWINBURN, born (reg.Q1 Hexham) 1867, baptised 20 February 1867, son of John and Mary; died (reg.Q3) 1868

  • ?FRANCIS (FRANK) SWINBURN, born (reg.Q2 Hexham) 1868, baptised 29 April 1868 Hexham, son of John and Mary; died (reg.Q3) 1868

  • JOHN SWINBURN, born (reg.Q4 Newcastle/Tyne) 1870 Hexham, on 1881 census with mother, a scholar aged 10; died (reg.Q4) 1940; married 21 May 1892 Hexham aged 21 ESTHER MOULDING (daughter of WILLIAM MOULDING), born c.1871 Hexham; aged 21 at marriage; they are on the 1901 census at Holy Island, Hexham, with a General Dealers Shop, both aged 30, with 2 children (issue - see below)

    William and Margaret were parents of:


  • JANE W(ILLIAMSON?) SWINBURN, born (?reg. Q3 1855 Durham) 1857 Medomsley; on the 1901 census with parents at Mountsett Cottage,Tanfield aged 45; 'JANEY' died 1 June 1912 at Mountsett*

    Thomas and Selina (Coulson nee Tuff) were parents of:


  • WILLIAM SWINBURNE, born (reg.Q2 Hexham) 1897; on 1901 census with parents aged 5

  • MARY SWINBURNE, born (reg.Q4 Hexham) 1899; on 1901 census with parents aged 1

    John and Esther (Moulding) were parents of:


  • WILLIAM SWINBURNE, born 10 March 1896 Hexham; on 1901 census with parents aged 5; died (reg.Q2) 1971

  • JANE SWINBURNE, born (reg.Q4) 1900 Hexham; on 1901 census with parents aged 1


  • sources: 1851, 1861, 1881 and 1901 census returns; GRO indexes; Joiner Marriage Index; *Burnopfield d.regs.; VRI-2

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