Robert Swinburn of Fugar Bar, Lamesley, co. Durham

Fugar Bar
ROBERT SWINBURN, (son of William Swinbourn of Loosing Hill, Lamesley) Wagon-way-wright, Platelayer, employed on the coal wagon-way under Lord Ravensworth & Co., born c.1773, baptised 2 January 1774 Lamesley (The picture to the left shows Fugar Bar and the lane leading up to Fugar Bar Cottages), died (reg. Q4 Chester le Street) 1844, buried 1 December 1844 Lamesley aged 73 of Fugar Bar, married 1stly 5 May 1800 St. Andrew's, Lamesley, Durham ALICE or ELSWICK HALL, (daughter of WILLIAM HALL of Lamesley), born c. 1772, Elswick Swinburn of Lamesley died two weeks after the birth of their first child, 28 August 1800 and was buried 30 August 1800 aged 28 (issue, see below)
Robert married 2ndly 23 May 1802 Lamesley, co. Durham ISABEL BEVERIDGE of Dumbarton (daughter of WILLIAM BEVERIDGE native of Berwick and various other places differing with the birth of each of his large family! and ISOBEL), baptised 14 February 1779 Spital United Presbyterian Church, died (reg. Q1 Chester le Street) 1849, buried 4 January 1849 Whickham, of Fugar Bar aged 70, they are on the 1841 census at Fugar Bar with son George, Robert was then a Platelayer (issue - see below)


Robert and Alice/Elswick (Hall) were parents of:

  • WILLIAM SWINBURN, Blacksmith, eldest son; born 10 August 1800 Loosing Hill near Lamesley, baptised 30 August 1800 Whickham, Durham; on the 1871 census aged 70, at Officer Row, West Moor, Killingworth, with daughter Mary and son-in-law John Flint; died (reg. Q2 Tynemouth) 1880 aged 79, buried 11 May 1880 St. Bartholomew's, Longbenton; *married 24 September 1825 St. Mary's, Gateshead, Durham ISABELLA MILLS, born about 1793 Carrs Hill, Durham. They were living at Wideopen Quarry, Walker, Longbenton, Northumberland in 1851 with their three children and visitors Isabella Patterson, aged 12 and Isabella Waugh (issue - see below)

    Robert and Isabel (Beveridge) were parents of:

  • ISABELLA SWINBURN, (daughter of Robert Swinburn of Streetgate, Lamesley) born 18 August 1803 Loosing Hill, baptised 4 March 1804 Lamesley, she was staying with her brother William and his family in Walker, Northumberland on census night 1851 and is described as a Blacksmith's wife, she married 22 November 1829 Whickham JOHN WAUGH, Blacksmith, went with family to New Orleans in 1870's (their daughter ISABELLA WAUGH, aged 12, born c. 1839 Thornley, was staying with her uncle George and his family at Fugar House at 1851 census) (issue)

  • RALPH SWINBURN, of Fugar Bar, Waggonway-wright, Railway Inspector and Pioneer Railway Engineer in America; born 4 August 1805 Lamesley, Durham, baptised 15 December 1805 Whickham, Durham, (listed as 2nd son of Robert and Isabel); at the age of 12 he went to work with his father on a small coal-hauling railway near Newcastle-upon-Tyne where he met George Stephenson, builder of the famous steam locomotive 'Rocket', Headstone of Ralph and Mary Swinburnhe later worked with him on the Stockton and Darlington Railway, of which he was superintendant, being contracted to lay part of the track which became the first line to run a passenger car; he was employed on the Liverpool and Manchester for 2 years then the Bolton and Leigh line where he remained for 12 years, eventually having the management of the entire road; he was next employed on the Manchester and Leeds and on leaving his workmen presented him with a gold watch and chain engraved with the inscription 'Presented to Ralph Swinburn by the plate layers and others under his charge, on the Manchester and Leeds Railway, as a token of respect and esteem, Oct.9,1847'; he married on 13 May 1826 Haughton le Skerne MARY PATTISON, born 1801, they had a large family and were living in Chowbent, Lancashire in 1850 at the time when Ralph, having a desire to live under a Republican form of government left England for America, he departed on 8 November 1850 and landed at New Orleans on 10 January 1851; by 7 February 1851 he was employed by the Winifrede Mining and Manufacturing Company in the Kanawha Valley, West Virginia; he was involved in various railroad building projects for this and then the Paint Creek Coal and Iron Mining and Manufacturing Company and he was the first 'railroad engineer' (engine driver) in western Virginia; in 1851 Ralph sent for his family and they arrived at Winifrede on 4 July 1851; he worked for 5 years in the railroad business then in 1856 retired to a farm in Davis Creek, Kanawha County, in the same year he was ordained a minister in the Baptist church, having preached for many years both in England and America; Mary died on 2 June 1885 and Ralph remarried when nearly 80 ELIZABETH WALL, a widow some years his junior, who cared for him during the later years of his life which were troubled with illness and misfortune; he died on 7 June 1895 at Davis Creek just short of his 90th birthday; he and Mary are buried in the family plot (see picture) at Graceland Cemetery near Ruth, West Virginia (issue - see below)

  • MARGARET SWINBURN, born 23 December 1807 Lamesley, Durham, christened 20 March 1808, Whickham, (listed as 2nd daughter) living in Gateshead 1882 (not on 1881 census as a Swinburn)

  • ROBERT SWINBURN, born 21 September 1810, baptised 30 December 1810 Fugar House, Lamesley, Durham, died in railway accident 1832 when an engine ran off the road and overturned on the Bolton and Leigh line

  • THOMAS SWINBURN, born 31 January 1813 at Fugar Bar near Ravensworth Castle, baptised 25 April 1813 Streetgate, Lamesley; he wrote a will on 8 February 1866 when he was living at Hoghton near Preston, Lancashire, appointing his wife, son John Swinburn and George Hart executors, on 27 December 1880 at Blackburn he added a codicil replacing George Hart who declined to act as an executor with his son Thomas Beveridge Swinburn; he died 8 January 1881 Blackburn, Lancashire aged 67; Will proved 19 February 1881 Lancaster, by his widow and sons John and Thomas, personal estate under 3000; Prominent Railway Engineer. Biography published 1882 in British Library, married 1837 MARY MARKLAND (dau. of William Markland, farmer and timber carrier of Beech Hall Farm, Over Hulton near Bolton), born 1817 Chequerbent, Lancashire. They were living at 141 Frederick Street, Bury South at 1851 census, Thomas was then a Railway Inspector, Mary was a widow living at 5 York Terrace, Blackburn, Lancashire in 1881, she died 7 September 1893 of 5 Shear Brown, Blackburn, aged 77, admon. Lancaster 16 October 1893 to son Thomas Beveridge Swinburn, engineer, effects 267 (9 children - see below)

  • ANN SWINBURN, born 22 September 1815 Lamesley, Durham, christened 10 December 1815, Whickham, (3rd daughter); died aged 9, she was nursing her brother John, then a baby when they were both run over on the wagonway, John escaped hurt.

  • JOHN SWINBURN, Railway Inspector (North Eastern Railway)at Lesbury, Northumberland, born 3 February 1818 Lamesley, baptised 18 March 1818 Whickham, co. Durham (5th son), (Gatekeeper at Crookgate, Tanfield, 1841 census {6/7 June}), of Fugar Bar at birth of 1st son then 'of Streetgate' {on outskirts of Lamesley} at birth of 2nd son, died 18 March 1892 of Alma House, Pelton Park, Chester-le-Street, buried Pelton church yard, admon. granted 20 May 1899 Durham to daughter Isabella C.S.Hargrave, effects 56; married 18 April 1841 at St. John's Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, MARGARET ANN SINCLAIR, born 1821 Wreckenham, Durham, baptised 10 June 1821 Tanfield, co. Durham (daughter of THOMAS [occ-Smith] and MARGARET ANN SINCLAIR), she died 14 April 1899 of Stella Gill, Pelton Fell, probate granted Durham 20 May 1899 to daughters Margaret Ann Favell and Isabella C.S. Hargrave, effects 941, buried Pelton church yard, they were living at Pelton Grange, Pelton in 1851, at 23 Fugar House aged 37 Railway Labourer in 1861, at 40 Sunderland Street, Gateshead in 1871 with their children Robert and Isabella, at Pelton Fell, Alma Cottages in 1881 with their grandson John A. Ross, born Gateshead, Durham 1869, and at Alma Cottage in 1891 with son Robert, daughter Isabella and her two children (issue - see below)

  • GEORGE SWINBURN, Railway Inspector, of Ryton, born 1825 Lamesley, Durham, on 1841 census with parents at Fugar Bar, aged 15, died 20 January 1889 Teams Staith aged 64, Dunston, co. Durham, Will proved 22 February 1889 by sons Robert and Ralph, personal estate 284.15.2d; married 25 January 1850 Lamesley (reg. Chester le Street), Durham ELIZABETH TEASDALE, born about 1830 Lamesley, they were living at Fugar House, Lamesley in 1851 with their two children Elizabeth and Robert, he was then a railway labourer, their niece Isabella Waugh was also staying with them, in 1861 they were still at Fugar House with four of their children; George is on the 1881 census at Dunston, Whickham, a Railway Inspector, giving his age as 50, the rest of his family are not listed; Elizabeth is on the 1891 census at Old Ropery, Dunston, a widow aged 61 and on the 1901 census at Black Houses, Whickham, aged 71, 'living on own means' (issue - see below)


    William and Isabella (Mills) were parents of:

  • MARY SWINBURN, born Carrs Hill, Durham, baptised 25 December 1825 St. Mary's, Gateshead, on 1851 census with parents, a Dressmaker aged 25; married (reg. Q1 Tynemouth) 1853 JOHN FLINT, born c.1824 Longbenton; they are on the 1871 census at Officer Row, West Moor, Killingworth with Mary's father William and their 3 children, John was a Colliery Overman aged 47

  • ANN SWINBURN, born about 1829 Gateshead, Durham (there is an Ann Swinburn born 27 February 1829 Carter Wells (or Wall) - relative Elizabeth Carr Bowman); baptised 3 May 1829 Gateshead Fell; on 1851 census with parents, a Dressmaker aged 22; buried 30 November 1861 St. Bartholomew's, Longbenton, aged 32

  • ROBERT SWINBURN, Blacksmith Foreman, born about 1835 Longbenton, Northumberland, on 1851 census with parents, an Apprentice Blacksmith aged 16; died 20 November 1899 aged 65 whilst of 1 North Road, Seaton Burn, Northumberland, probate granted Newcastle-upon-Tyne 13 January 1900 to son Robert Wilson Swinburn, grocer, effects 104; married 13 June 1860 Earsdon, Northumberland MARGARET WILSON, born 1839 Earsdon, Northumberland; they were living at Seaton Burn, Westslade, North Gosforth, Northumberland at the 1871 census and at High Row, Longbenton in 1881 with their 4 children (issue - see below)


    Ralph and Mary (Pattison) were parents of:

  • ANN SWINBURN, born 30 October 1826, baptised 26 November 1826 St. Margaret's, Tanfield; on the 1841 census aged 15 at Chester le Street (?with Elizabeth aged 12 and Phoebie aged 5), she died aged 18 and was buried 6 February 1845 at Chester le Street (of Burnmoor Chapel)

  • MARY E.SWINBURN, eldest daughter of the family when in America post July 1851, died before 1895

  • ISABELLA SWINBURN, 2nd eldest daughter in America, died before 1895

  • MARGARET J.SWINBURN, died before 1895

  • JOHN SWINBURN, died before 1895

    Headstone of Thomas and Ella at Graceland Cemetery

  • THOMAS SWINBURN, born 30 April 1840 (reg. Q2 Bellingham, Northumberland), England; went with mother to America in 1851; he became a journalist/writer and was Clerk to the Circuit Court of Kanawha County, West Virginia, U.S.A.; he was also a poet and had a long piece 'Coal River a Sketch' published soon after its composition in the July 1902 issue of The West Virginia Historical Magazine Quarterly; he married ELLA S., born 1845; they are listed on the 1880 census of West Virginia, Thomas aged 40 and Ella aged 33, with 5 children; Thomas died in 1917 and Ella in 1923, they are buried at Graceland Cemetery, Ruth, West Virginia (see picture)(issue - see below)

  • ANNIE SWINBURN, probably born after February 1845 when eldest sister Ann died; married ISAAC CONLEY; she and brother Thomas were the only children of Ralph still living when an article on his life was published in 'The Baptist Banner' on 26 June 1895


    Thomas and Mary (Markland) were parents of:

  • MARTHA SWINBURN, born 27 April 1837 Deane near Chequerbent, Lancashire; not at home with family at 1851 census; married 4 October 1858 Brindle, Lancashire JOHN JEREMIAH THOMPSON, born c.1838 Hoghton, Lancashire, Coal Merchant; they are on the 1881 census at The Hollins, Samlesbury, Lancashire

  • ISABELLA SWINBURN, born 7 March 1841 Preston, died 12 March 1842 (reg.Preston)

  • ROBERT SWINBURN, born 21 October 1843 Preston, died 17 April 1847

  • JOHN SWINBURN, born 9 May 1846 Hoghton, Lancashire; he is on the 1851 census at Walton-le-Dale, Lancashire; in February 1881 when his fathers Will was proved he was living at 40 Elizabeth Street, Manchester, an Assistant Engineer, and in the April 1881 census at 3 St. Mary's Road, Crumpsall, Lancashire, an Engineer, unmarried and a visitor with the Hughes family; married ADA, born c.1853 Blackburn, Lancashire; they are on the 1901 census at 14 Woodlands Road, Manchester with 2 daughters, John a Civil Engineer aged 54; he died 4 May 1922 Clitheroe, whilst of Springwood, Whalley, Lancashire, Probate granted 6 June 1922 London to brother Thomas, retired surveyor and daughter Ada Elizabeth, spinster, effects 459 (issue - see below)

  • ISABELLA SWINBURN, (twin) born April 1849 Bury, Lancashire, died May 1849

  • JANE SWINBURN, (twin) born April 1849 Bury, died May 1849

  • ISABELLA SWINBURN, born 18 September 1851 Bury, Lancashire, on 1881 census with mother, aged 29; married aged 32 on 30 October 1883 at St. Paul's, Blackburn, Lancashire THOMAS PARKER (son of JOSEPH PARKER), born c.1857 and aged 26 at marriage

  • THOMAS BEVERIDGE SWINBURN, born 13 September 1854 Brindle, Lancashire; a Draughtsman living at 5 York Terrace, Blackburn when father's will proved in February 1881; on April 1881 census with mother, Land Surveyor, aged 26; died 9 December 1936 whilst of 33 Chester Road, Southport, Lancashire, Probate granted London 4 February 1937 to widow Ellen, effects 885; married firstly (reg. Q3 Chorley) 1894 SARAH JANE BAGULEY, born about 1861, she died 20 March 1896 at 4 Stanley Grove, Oxford Street, Manchester, (but was of 12 Fairfax Road, Prestwich, near Manchester) probate granted Manchester 21 August 1896 to her husband, a Civil Engineer, effects 1090. Thomas was on the 1901 census at 23 Gardner Road, Prestwich, Lancashire, a widower and a Civil Engineer aged 46 with cousin Joseph Markland; he married secondly (reg. Q3) 1905 Prescot ELLEN, born about 1863; she died 18 December 1939 at 33 Chester Road, Southport, Lancashire, a widow, admon. London 8 March 1940 to Gertrude McFarlin (wife of Charles Stuart John McFarlin), effects 936

  • MARY MARGARET SWINBURN, born 9 February 1857 Brindle, Lancashire, died 22 October 1859 Brindle


    John and Margaret Ann (Sinclair) were parents of:

    Steam train on the Tanfield Railway, pulling out of Andrew's House Station, Tanfield, February 2003

  • ROBERT SWINBURN, born (Q4)1841 Loosing Hill, Lamesley, baptised 14 November 1841 St. Margaret's, Tanfield; Plate Layer (North Eastern Railway), the picture shows a steam train pulling out of Andrew's House Station, Tanfield, on the Tanfield Railway, February 2003 - only a small section of the original line now runs passenger steam trains as a tourist attraction; he was an Engine Man aged 19, with his parents at the 1861 census; in 1871 still with parents and a Plate Layer; unmarried in 1881; 1891 census at Pelton Fell with sister Isabella, parents John and Margaret Ann, nephew John Sinclair Swinburn Hargrave, and niece Margaret Annie S.S. Hargrave; still at Alma Cottages, Pelton Fell in 1901 with sister Isabella and niece Margaret Ann; he died 25 September 1907, buried Pelton church yard with parents

  • THOMAS JOHN SWINBURN, born Q4 1843, Lamesley, baptised 19 November 1843 St. Margaret's, Tanfield; with parents 1861 census, Fitter; married Q2 1868 Newcastle upon Tyne SARAH ORD, born c.1846 Newcastle on Tyne; they are on the 1881 census at Slaty Ford, Tanfield, Durham with their 5 children and mother-in-law SARAH ORD, aged 65, Thomas was then a Railway Clerk; still at Slaty Ford at the 1901 census when Thomas was a Railway Gateman aged 57 with wife, 3 children and grandchild EDWARD S. HICKSON aged 2 (born c.1899 Causey, Durham); Thomas John died (reg. Q2) 1928 (issue - see below)

  • MARGARET ANN SWINBURN, born 1845 Lamesley (Q4 1845 Chester-le-Street), baptised 19 October 1845 Whickham, with parents 1861 census aged 15; co-executrix of mother's Will 1899; married GEORGE FAVELL (possibly Q2 1867 Newcastle/Tyne)

  • ISABELLA CATHERINE SINCLAIR SWINBURN, born 8 September 1857 at Old Station, Bilton Junction, Lesbury, Northumberland, baptised 25 October 1857 Whickham; with parents on 1861 and 1871 census, and on the 1891 census when her two children were also with her; on 1901 census with brother Robert; executrix of mother and father's Wills 1899; died 24 June 1938 Chester le Street, buried Pelton church yard with parents, Will dated 26 March 1912, proved 25 July 1938; married 2 February 1880 at St. John's Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne JESSE HARGRAVE, (son of JOHN HARGRAVE(S), Master Bricklayer and MARY HALLIDAY) Architect/Surveyor, born 14 October 1856 at Burley Lawn, Leeds, died 7 March 1932 Northampton, buried Billing Road Cemetery (issue - see below)

  • MARY ELIZABETH BEVERIDGE SWINBURN, born 31 August 1861 Sunderland Street, Gateshead, died Q4 1861 Gateshead


    George and Elizabeth (Teasdale) were parents of:

  • ELIZABETH JANE SWINBURN, born 1847 Lamesley (Q2 1847 Newc./Tyne), Durham, with parents at Fugar House, Lamesley 1851 census aged 3; she probably married 17 September 1879 aged 33 at St. Nicholas, Newcastle on Tyne RALPH EMBLETON (son of THOMAS EMBLETON), born c.1815 and aged 62 at marriage

  • ROBERT SWINBURN, Engine Fitter; born Q1 1850 Lamesley, baptised 17 March 1850 Whickham; on 1851 census with parents aged 1; died 3 November 1911 Spoor Street, Dunstan, probate granted Durham 7 December 1911 to son John George, railway clerk, and Robert Ernest Swinburn, draughtsman, effects 99; married 30 April 1879 Chester le Street HANNAH THIRLWAY, born 1854 Lamesley; they are on the 1881 census at Dun Cow Road, Whickham with son John George; Robert was living at Spoor Street, Dunston, an Engine Fitter, in February 1889 when he was an executor of his father's will; Hannah is on the 1891 census at Spoor Street with 5 children and on the 1901 census at Spoor Street aged 47 with her three youngest children; she died 19 April 1931 of 71 Spoor Street, widow, probate granted at Newcastle 10 August 1939 to Robert Ernest Swinburn, engineer, effects 5 (issue - see below)

  • JOHN SWINBURN, born 1851 (Q3 Newcastle/Tyne) Lamesley, Durham, not on 1861 census

  • ISABELLA SWINBURN, born Lamesley (reg. Q1 1853 Chester le Street), baptised 30 January 1853 Whickham; on 1861 census aged 8; buried 12 December 1864 St. Batholomew's, Longbenton, aged 11

  • RALPH TEASDALE SWINBURN, Railway Clerk; born Lamesley, baptised 21 December 1856 Whickham; on 1861 census aged 4; died 15 March 1915 at 10 Abbotsfold Park, Edinburgh, of 30 Rectory Terrace, Gosforth, Northumberland, probate granted 8 June 1915 Newcastle to widow, effects 5773; married 8 May 1879 St. Mary's, Whickham CHARLOTTE ANN LIDDELL, born about 1855 Whickham; died 26 April 1933 whilst of 30 Rectory Terrace, Gosforth, Northumberland, Probate granted 15 June 1934 Newcastle upon Tyne to George Swinburn, railway inspector and Joseph Swinburn, accountants clerk, effects 6058; they are on the 1881 census at 7 Durham Road, Gateshead with daughter Charlotte and visitor Mary J. Liddell, aged 13; in 1889 Ralph was an executor of his fathers Will and was living at Whickham where they were still living at the 1891 census with 5 children and visitor Elizabeth Davidson, aged 21; they were on the 1901 census at Front Street, Whickham with 5 children, Ralph an Accountant for North Eastern Railways, aged 44 (issue - see below)

  • ? WILLIAM SWINBURN, died (reg. Q4) 1860 Gateshead, buried Fellside, Whickham 1860 aged 10 months

  • WILLIAM GEORGE SWINBURN, born Dunston, Whickham; baptised 23 July 1865 Whickham; possibly died 5 March 1947 whilst of Restholme, Riding Mill, Northumberland, Probate granted Newcastle on Tyne 5 July 1947 to George Hugh Swinburn, civil engineer, and Edward Elliott Armstrong, railway clerk, effects 1113; married (reg. Q2 Gateshead) 1889 MARY, born c.1866 Blaydon, Durham; they are on the 1891 census at West View Terrace, Dunston when William was a Steam Engine Fitter aged 25, and on the 1901 census at 15 Renforth Street, Whickham (as Swinborn) with son GEORGE SWINBURN, aged 9 (issue see - below)


    Thomas and Ella S. were parents of:

  • ADIE SWINBURN, (daughter) born about 1868, on 1880 census with parents, aged 12

  • LEROY SWINBURN, born about 1870; on 1880 census with parents, aged 10

  • RALPH SWINBURN, born about 1872; on 1880 census with parents, aged 8

  • MAUD SWINBURN, born about 1874; on 1880 census with parents, aged 6

  • ALGERNON SWINBURN, born about 1877; on 1880 census with parents, aged 3


    John and Ada were parents of:

  • MARY JOAN SWINBURN, born (reg. Q2) 1891 Salford, Lancashire; on 1901 census with parents, aged 9; probably married (reg.Q1 Clitheroe) 1918 THOMAS A.SANKEY

  • ADA ELIZABETH SWINBURN, born (reg. Q2 Prestwich) 1893 Manchester, Lancashire; on 1901 census with parents, aged 8; still a spinster when executrix of father's Will June 1922; probably married (reg.Q3 Clitheroe) 1922 Mr. POLLARD


    Robert and Margaret (Wilson) were parents of:

  • ROBERT WILLIAM SWINBURN, born 26 April 1863 Longbenton, Northumberland; on 1871 census with parents, born Seaton Burn, North Gosforth, Northumberland; on 1881 census with parents, aged 18 Pupil Teacher (Schoolmaster); Grocer in 1900 when father's Will proved; on 1901 census at 5 Cooperative Terrace, Cramlington aged 38, Lay Reader (Church of England) in the household of his aunt Mary Wilson, Dressmaker; died 12 October 1946 of 23 Station Road, Cramlington aged 83, probate granted Newcastle-upon-Tyne 15 November 1946 to John Nixon Chandler, accountant's clerk, effects 1590, his Will mentions his Wilson grandparents

  • THOMAS WILSON SWINBURN, born about 1865 (reg. Q1 1865) Longbenton; on 1871 census born Seaton Burn, aged 6; on 1881 census with parents, a Railway Clerk aged 16, died Q4 1894 aged 29 Tynemouth, buried N. Gosforth Cemetery

  • ISABELLA ANN SWINBURN, born (reg. Q4) 1867 Longbenton, baptised 24 May 1868 St. Nicholas, Newcastle; on 1871 census born Seaton Burn, a scholar aged 3; on 1881 census with parents, aged 13, died Q1 1889 aged 21 Tynemouth, buried N. Gosforth Cemetery

  • CHRISTINA CATHERINE SWINBURN, born about 1870 (reg. Q2 1870) Longbenton; on 1871 census aged 1 born Seaton Burn; baptised 24 July 1870 St. Nicholas, Newcastle, on 1881 census with parents, aged 11, died Q3 1888 aged 18 Tynemouth, buried N. Gosforth Cemetery


    Thomas John and Sarah (Ord) were parents of:

    Causey Arch, February 2003

  • EMMA SWINBURN, born (reg.Q1 Gateshead) 1869 Causey, Durham, baptised 24 January 1870 St. Nicholas, Newcastle on Tyne; on 1881 census with parents, aged 12 and in 1901 aged 31 (The picture shows Causey Arch, near Tanfield - in its heyday 900 vehicles a day used this railway bridge, part of the Tanfield Railway)

  • CATHERINE MARY ALBERTA SWINBURN, born (reg.Q2) 1871 Causey, baptised 25 February 1874 Tanfield; on 1881 census with parents, aged 9; married (reg. Q1 Newcastle/Tyne) 1892, WILLIAM HICKSON, he died before 1901; she is on the 1901 census, a widow aged 29 with son John Jas. Hickson, aged 7 in the household of her brother James for whom she was a domestic servant

  • JOHN SWINBURN, born Causey, Tanfield (reg.Q4 Durham) 1873, baptised 25 February 1874 Tanfield; on 1881 census with parents, aged 7 and on 1901 census, Screener at Coal Mine aged 27; died (reg. Q2) 1953

  • JAMES SWINBURN, born Causey, Tanfield, Durham (reg.Q2 Lanchester) 1876; on 1881 census with parents, aged 5; on 1901 census at Railway Cottages, Tanfield, N.E. Railway Platelayer aged 26 with brothers and sisters; died 6 February 1942 at 1 Newbiggin Road, Lanchester whilst of 70 Railway Cottages, White-le-Head, Durham, Admon. granted Newcastle on Tyne 30 March 1942 to Edith Campbell (wife of Daniel Campbell), effects 243

  • EDITH SWINBURN, born Tanfield (reg.Q2 Lanchester) 1879; on 1881 census with parents, aged 1; married (reg.Q4 Gateshead) DANIEL CAMPBELL

  • THOMAS SWINBURN, born (reg.Q1 Lanchester) 1883 Causey, Tanfield; on 1901 census a N.E.Railway Platelayer aged 19 with brother James at Railway Cottages

  • MARGARET ANN SWINBURN, born (reg.Q3 Lanchester) 1884 Causey; on 1901 census aged 16 with brother James

  • SARAH SWINBURN, born (reg. Q4 Lanchester) 1887 Causey, Durham; on 1901 census with parents, aged 13


    Isabella and Jesse (Hargrave) were parents of:

  • MARGARET ANNIE S.S.HARGRAVE, born 26 November 1880 at 73 George Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, on 1891 census with mother and grandparents, a scholar aged 10; married 13 November 1913 St. Chad's, Gateshead JAMES DAGLISH EMMERSON (widower), they had a daughter KATIE SINCLAIR SWINBURN HARGRAVE, b.1915

  • JOHN SINCLAIR SWINBURN HARGRAVE, born 8 October 1883 at 73 George Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, on 1891 census with mother and grandparents, a scholar aged 7


    Robert and Hannah (Thirlway) were parents of:

  • JOHN GEORGE SWINBURN, born (reg. Q2 Gateshead) 1880 Dunston, Whickham; on 1881 census with parents and in 1891 when a scholar aged 11; on 1901 census at Front Street, Annfield Plain, Kyo, Durham, a Railway Clerk aged 21 with uncle and aunt JOHN and SARAH LUMLEY and family; executor of father's Will in 1911

  • SARAH LIZZIE SWINBURN, born (reg. Q2 Gateshead) 1883 Whickham; on 1891 census with parents, aged 7 and on 1901 census with mother, a School Teacher aged 17; died 16 February 1938 at the Cottage Hospital, Whickham, spinster, whilst of 71 Spoor Street, Dunston, Probate granted Durham 19 March 1938 to Robert Ernest Swinburn, engine fitter, effects 458

  • CATHERINE SWINBURN, born (reg. Q3 Gateshead) 1885 Whickham; on 1891 census with parents, aged 5 and on 1901 census with mother, a Drapers Cashier aged 15

  • ROBERT (ERNEST) SWINBURN, born (poss. reg. Q3 Gateshead) 1888 Whickham; on 1891 census with parents, aged 3, and on 1901 census with mother, aged 13; Draughtsman when executor of fathers Will in 1911 and Engineer when executor of mothers Will in 1939; he may have married (reg.Q2 Gateshead) 1916 EDITH MYERS; he died (reg. Q2) 1945

  • RALPH T. SWINBURN, born December 1900 Whickham; on 1901 census with parents, aged 3 months


    Ralph Teasdale and Charlotte Ann (Liddell) were parents of:

  • CHARLOTTE LIDDELL SWINBURN, born Low Fell, Gateshead, Durham (reg. Q1 Gateshead) 1880; on 1881 census with parents aged 1 and in 1891 aged 11; on 1901 census at 172 Portland Road, Byker aged 21, a visitor with the McKenzie family; married (reg. Q3 Castle Ward) 1908

  • GEORGE SWINBURN, born (reg.Q1) 1882 Low Fell, Gateshead; on 1891 census with parents, a scholar aged 9 and at the 1901 census, a Railway Clerk aged 19; Railway Inspector in 1934 when executor of mother's Will; died (reg. Q3) 1939 (possibly 26 August 1939 at Pit Heap, Ryhope Colliery, Ryhope, whilst of 6 South View, Ryhope, Admon. granted Durham 3 October 1939 to widow MARY ANN, effects 475

  • ELIZABETH SWINBURN, born (reg.Q4) 1884 Low Fell, Gateshead; on 1891 census with parents, a scholar aged 6 and in 1901 aged 16

  • JOSEPH SWINBURN, born (reg.Q3) 1886 Dunston, Gateshead; on 1891 census with parents, aged 4 and in 1901 aged 14; Accountants Clerk in 1934 when executor of mother's Will; died 27 January 1958 at The General Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, of 9 Polwarth Crescent, Brunton Park, Gosforth, Northumberland, probate granted Newcastle 3 April 1958 to widow, effects 2944; married FLORENCE LILIAN

  • MARY SWINBURN, born (reg. Q2 Gateshead) 1888 Whickham; on 1891 census with parents, aged 2 and in 1901 aged 12

  • RALPH TEASDALE SWINBURN, born (reg.Q1) 1891 Gateshead; died (reg.Q2) 1898 Gateshead aged 7

  • GEORGINA SWINBURN, born c.1893 (reg. Q1 1894 Gateshead) Whickham; on 1901 census with parents, aged 7


    William George and Mary were parents of:

  • GEORGE HUGH SWINBURN, born 12 April 1891 Dunston, Durham; on 1901 census with parents, aged 9; married (reg.Q2 Swindon) 1916 LAURA E.GOODALL; he was a Civil engineer in 1947 when executor of father's Will; he died 27 December 1978 whilst of 4 Booth Avenue, Ashton, Cheshire, Probate granted Newcastle on Tyne 2 March 1979, effects 11,888


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    Sources: 'Coal, Steamboats, Timber and Trains' by William H.Dean Ph.D; Biography of Thomas Swinburn - British Library; IGI; Mrs. A.Curtis; Census returns; Whickham, Lamesley and Tanfield Parish Registers; Mrs. J. Bradshaw; Mrs. L. Swinburn; Probate Calendars; GRO indexes

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