Robert Swinburn of Trimdon, Durham

This branch may be connected to Benjamin Swinburne of Holywell, Thomas Swinburn of Byker Hill and Cowpen and Swinburn of Earsdon by North Shields

ROBERT SWINBURN, born c.1822 Horton/Cow Pen, Northumberland; died between 1881-1901; married JANE ELLIOTT, born c.1826 Westoe, Durham; they are on the 1851 census at Trimdon with their 3 eldest sons and Jane's mother Mary Elliott, Robert was a Coal Miner aged 29 and Jane aged 25; on the 1881 census at Old Row, Usworth, Durham (as Swinbourne's) with 3 younger sons, Robert was aged 60 and Jane 54; Jane is on the 1901 census, a widow aged 75 with son Matthew at Monkwearmouth, Durham (issue - see below)

Robert and Jane were parents of:


  • GEORGE SWINBURN, born c.1846 Trimdon (possibly reg. Q4 1843 Sunderland); on 1851 census with parents, a scholar aged 5; married (possibly reg.Q2 1869 Newcastle/Tyne) ELIZABETH, born c. 1851 Quarrington Hill, Durham; they are on the 1881 census at Single Row, Usworth with 2 sons, George was a Coal Miner aged 35 and Elizabeth aged 30 (issue - see below)

  • ROBERT SWINBURN, born (reg. Q2) 1848 South Shields, Durham; on 1851 census with parents, aged 2; married (possibly reg.Q3 1869 Newcastle/Tyne) ELIZABETH, born c.1852 West Moor, Northumberland; they are on the 1881 census at 23 Railway Terrace, Usworth with son Joseph, Robert was a Coal Miner aged 32 and Elizabeth aged 29; they are on the 1901 census at Usworth, Robert a Night Watchman, Brickyard, aged 52 and Elizabeth aged 49 (issue - see below)

    East Rainton, Durham - February2003

  • THOMAS SWINBURN, born c.1850 (possibly reg. Q1 Chester le Street) Old Trimdon, Durham; on 1851 census with parents, aged 1; married (possibly Q2 1872 Chester le Street or Q2 1873 Newc/T) ISABELLA, born c.1855 Moorsley, Durham; they are on the 1881 census at East Rainton (the photograph shows East Rainton and the Methodust Church - February 2003) with 3 children and orphan nephew Matthew Thompson; on 1901 census again at East Rainton with children, Thomas was a Coal Miner Deputy Overman aged 51 and Elizabeth aged 46 (issue - see below)

  • ? BENJAMIN SWINBURN, born 7 July 1852 Trimdon, Durham(1); possibly died (reg.Q3 Chester le Street) 1862

  • ? JOHN SWINBURN, born 1859 Trimdon(1) (possibly reg. Q1 Sunderland as John Oswald Swinburn)

  • BENJAMIN SWINBURN, born (reg. Q1 Chester le Street) 1866 Usworth; on 1881 census with parents, aged 15; married (possibly reg.Q4 1887 Sunderland) ELEANOR J., born c.1867 Usworth; they are on the 1901 census at 18 Finsbury Street, Sunderland with 3 daughters, Benjamin a Coal Miner Waggonway Man aged 35 and Eleanor aged 34 (issue - see below)

  • MATTHEW SWINBURN, born (reg. Q3 Chester le Street) 1868 Usworth; on 1881 census with parents, aged 12; on 1901 census, single and a Coal Miner aged 32 with widowed mother at 3 Lawson's Court, Monkwearmouth, Durham in household of Joseph Bell, widower

  • WILLIAM SWINBURN, born (reg. Q1 Chester le Street) 1871 Usworth; on 1881 census with parents, aged 10; married (possibly reg.Q2 1894 Sunderland) LUCY, born c.1860 Newcastle; they are on the 1901 census at 28 Colliery Square, Sunderland with 4 children, William a Coal Miner Hewer aged 31 and Lucy aged 41 (issue - see below)

    George and Elizabeth were parents of:


  • ROBERT SWINBURN, born (reg. Q3 Chester le Street) 1871 Usworth, Durham; on 1881 census with parents, a scholar aged 9; on 1901 census at Dawdon, Durham, a Stone Or Caker aged 31; died (reg. Q2) 1939

  • JOHN SWINBURN, born (reg. Q4) 1878 Chester le Street; on 1881 census with parents, aged 2; on 1901 census at Usworth, a Coal Hewer aged 25 (born Stockton on Tees?)

    Robert and Elizabeth were parents of:


  • JOSEPH SWINBURN, born (reg. Q2 Chester le Street) 1873 Usworth; on 1881 census with parents, a scholar aged 7; on 1901 census at Usworth, a Coal Onsetter aged 27; died Q2 1936

    Thomas and Isabella were parents of:


  • MARGARET JANE SWINBURN, born (reg. Q2 Chester le Street) 1875 Usworth; on 1881 census with parents, a scholar aged 5

  • SARAH ELEANOR SWINBURN, born (reg. Q3 Chester le Street) 1878 Washington; on 1881 census with parents, aged 2; on 1901 census aged 22 at East Rainton with parents

  • MATTHEW THOMPSON SWINBURN (nephew), born c.1879 Silksworth, Durham; on 1881 census with Thomas and Isabella, his uncle and aunt, their orphaned nephew aged 2; [a Matthew Thompson Swinburne's birth is registered Q1 1882 Lanchester]; on 1901 census with adoptive parents, a Coal Miner Putter aged 22; married (reg. Q4) 1903 Hexham

    East Rainton - February 2003

  • ISABELLA SWINBURN, born (reg. Q4 Houghton) 1880 East Rainton (picture is of East Rainton - February 2003); on 1881 census with parents, aged 5 months; died (reg. Q1) 1883

  • ALICE SWINBURN, born (reg. Q2 Houghton) 1883 East Rainton; on 1901 census at East Rainton, a Dressmaker aged 18

  • ISABELLA SWINBURN, born (reg. Q4 Houghton) 1885; on 1901 census with parents, aged 15

  • ELIZABETH SWINBURN, born (reg. Q2 Houghton) 1888 East Rainton; on 1901 census with parents, aged 12

  • LILLY SWINBURN, born (reg.Q2 Houghton) 1894 East Rainton; on 1901 census with parents, aged 7

  • JOHN THOMAS SWINBURN, born (reg.Q1 Houghton) 1897 East Rainton; on 1901 census with parents, aged 4; died (reg.Q3) 1951

    Benjamin and Eleanor were parents of:


  • HANNAH J. SWINBURN, born (reg.Q3) 1888 Sunderland; on 1901 census with parents, aged 12

  • JANE SWINBURN, born (reg.Q3) 1891 Sunderland; on 1901 census with parents, aged 9

  • REBECCA SWINBURN, born (reg.Q4) 1898 Sunderland; on 1901 census with parents, aged 2


    William and Lucy were parents of:
  • JANE SWINBURN, born (reg.Q1) 1895 Sunderland; on 1901 census with parents, aged 7

  • JOHN ROBERT SWINBURN, born December 1895 Sunderland; on 1901 census with parents, aged 6; died (reg.Q4) 1972

  • FRANCIS SWINBURN (female), born (reg.Q4) 1896 Sunderland; on 1901 census with parents, aged 5

  • ANDREW DODDS SWINBURN, born (reg.Q1 Sunderland) c.February 1901; on 1901 census with parents, aged 2 months


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