Swinburn of Gowbarrow Hall and Walton, Cumberland

CHRISTOPHER SWINBURN, born about 1680, died May 1743, married 10 November 1709 Hayton by Brampton, Cumberland MARY MILBURN

Parents of:


  • JOSEPH SWINBURN, born 1710, baptised 14 September 1710 Hayton by Brampton; died June 1762, will proved 3 July 1762, married JANE (issue - see below)

  • ?JOHN SWINBURN, baptised 14 September 1710 Hayton by Brampton

  • ?ELLIONER SWINBURN, baptised 26 September 1715 Hayton by Brampton

  • WILLIAM SWINBURN, baptised 28 July 1718 Hayton by Brampton

    Joseph and Jane were parents of:


    Walton Church, Cumbria
  • ELIZABETH SWINBURN

  • CHRISTOPHER SWINBURN, baptised 28 January 1753 Walton, near Brampton (of Kielwood Bank)

  • JOHN SWINBURN, baptised October 1755 Walton, (near Carlisle), Cumberland, England, (residence when married at 25), occupation Husbandman, died London, married 17 May 1780 Dacre, MARY HODGSON, born circa 1759/60 Dacre, died 12 February 1849 (1867-JK)at Gowbarrow Hall, Greystoke, Cumberland (she had a brother Thomas Hodgson of Blencow)

    John and Mary (Hodgson) were parents of:


    Gowbarrow Hall, March 2002
  • JOHN SWINBURN, born about 1784, farmer of Great Blencow, Dacre (near Penrith), Cumberland then from 1833 Gowbarrow Hall (see picture), died 9 February 1861 at Gowbarrow Hall, will proved 17 August 1861, effects under 1500, his sons Thomas and John were the executors, he married 1stly 1806/7 MARGARET GIBSON, born 1782, died 22 May 1813 Great Blencow, (issue - see below), he married 2ndly by licence 8 June 1814 Parish of Dacre, Cumberland, MARGARET GRAHAM, she was born 1778 and died 30 May 1859, buried Dacre (issue - see below)

  • THOMAS SWINBURN, died 1785 London

  • Son, born London [a JOSEPH SWINBURN made a Will dated 24 May 1813 when he was 'late of Fleet Street, London but now of Great Blencow, Cumberland' leaving residue of his estate to his father and mother John and Mary Swinburn then equally between his three brothers, his wearing apparel and watch he left to his brother Thomas; the Will was proved in London 26 June 1813, executors Christopher Graham and William Bell]

    John and his first wife Margaret (Gibson) were parents of:


  • THOMAS SWINBURN, born Dacre, Cumberland, christened 10 May 1807 Dacre, farmer at Keswick; he appears on a list of Principal Inhabitants of Cumberland 1847 as a farmer at Red Hills, Stainton; he was still living at Redhills in 1861 when he was an executor of his father's will; on the 1881 census he was a retired farmer and widower, aged 73 living at Keswick with two of his children and three BOWE grandchildren and their grandmother ANN BOWE, aged 70; he died 15 March 1889 at Chestnut Hill, Crosthwaite, Cumberland aged 81, his will was proved 7 May 1889 by his brother John's daughter Mary Swinburn, his personal estate was 6700, resworn March 1890 at 5227; he married 23 November 1833 Hesket-in-the-Forest, Cumberland DINAH GRAHAM, born about 1809, died 25 January 1880 (issue - see below)

  • MARY SWINBURN, christened 6 August 1808 Dacre, married 15 June 1833 JOHN BARKER

  • ELIZABETH SWINBURN, born about 1809

  • JOHN SWINBURN, christened 15 March 1812 Dacre, he was a farmer living at Gowbarrow Hill in 1861 when he was an executor of his fathers will. He had a daughter MARY SWINBURN, who proved her uncle Thomas Swinburn's will in 1889, she was then living at Chestnut Hill* a spinster; she is also probably the Mary Swinburn listed in Bulmers Directory 1901 at Chestnut Hill

    John and his second wife Margaret (Graham) were parents of:


    Watermillock Church
  • JOSEPH SWINBURN, christened 4 December 1814 Dacre, (a Jos. Swinburne of Leeming House, Watermillock, Cumberland appears on a list of Principal Inhabitants of Cumberland 1847); he was a Gentleman living at Eskin Place, Keswick when he died on 5 June 1873 aged 58, his will was proved on 27 June 1875 at Carlisle by his widow, the sole executrix, effects under 1500; he married 22 October 1846 CATHERINE THWAITES, born about 1821 Bolton, Lancashire; at the 1881 census she was a widow, aged 68, living at Southey Street, Keswick on 'interest of money', and with her daughter Mary and a servant; she died 6 February 1890 aged 69, Will with a codicil proved 8 March 1890 at Carlisle by Thomas William Townley of Keswick, druggist, personal estate 1293 (issue-see below); they are both buried at St. John's Church, Keswick with two of their children (see picture and inscription below)

  • ISAAC SWINBURN, christened 4 December 1814 (twin to Joseph?), Principal Inhabitants of Cumberland 1847 lists Isaac Swinburne, Auctioneer, of Gowbarrow Hall, Watermillock

  • ANN SWINBURN, christened 21 November 1819 Dacre, Cumberland

  • CHARLOTTE SWINBURNE, christened 2 September 1821 Dacre; died young?

    John Swinburn of Gowbarrow Hall (from a photograph of a group of local landowners at Watermillock Church)

  • GEORGE SWINBURN, born about 1824 Blencow, Cumberland, christened 6 July 1823 Dacre, married (possibly Q3 1851 Penrith) JANE EDMONDSON GREENHOW, born about 1833 Threlkeld, Cumberland. They were living at 40 Cumberland Street, Caldewgate, Cumberland in 1881 with their 9 children. At the 1901 census Jane was at 28 Currock Terrace, Botchergate, Cumberland aged 68, with 2 of her sons; she died (reg.Q3 Carlisle) 1908 aged 75 (issue - see below)

  • WILLIAM HODGSON SWINBURN, born Dacre, christened 1 May 1825 Dacre; died 3 February 1897 aged 71 of Oakbank, Loweswater, farmer, probate granted 21 May 1897 at Carlisle to his daughter Clara Jane Swinburn, spinster, effects 487; married 1853 Penrith EMMA THWAITS, born about 1828 Bolton Le Mon, Lancashire, England; they are on the 1881 census at Oak Bank, Cockermouth with 5 of their children, William was a farmer aged 55 and Emma a farmers wife aged 53; Emma died (reg.Q2 Cockermouth) 1891 aged 63 (issue-see below)

  • GRACE SWINBURN, christened 1 April 1827

    Headstone of John Swinburn and family at Watermillock Church

  • CHARLOTTE SWINBURN/E, christened 27 August 1830 Dacre; died 25 April 1906 Newcastle upon Tyne aged 74; married 8 January (June?) 1852 Annan, Dumfries, Scotland (or 25 December 1851 Gretna Green) THOMAS BEATTIE, born 31 August 1829, died 15 May 1896 Iveston, Durham (they had 9 children including a daughter MARY MARGARET SWINBURNE BEATTIE who had a grandson named ERIC SWINBURNE JAMES)

  • JOHN SWINBURN, (see picture above) born Dacre, christened 10 March 1833 Dacre; on the 1881 census aged 48, a farmer of 900 acres at Gowbarrow Hall, Watermillock, Cumberland, with his wife, 10 children and 3 servants; he died 9 November 1917, Probate granted 11 February 1918 Gowbarrow to Banks, Annie and Margaret Swinburn and John Harrison Robinson, effects 8979; married 12 January 1857 GRACE CROSTHWAITE, of Hall Garth, Thornthwaite; born Thornthwaite, Cumberland, baptised 12 January 1835 Thornthwaite, died 17 April 1904 aged 69; they are on the 1891 census at Gowbarrow Hall with 6 children and a visitor, and in 1901 with 5 children and 2 grand-children (issue-see below)


    Thomas and Dinah (Graham) were parents of:

  • MARY SWINBURN, born Dacre, christened 24 May 1835 Dacre; on 1881 census, unmarried, aged 42, 'living on income' with widowed father and brother Thomas at Keswick; on 1901 census at Chestnut Hill, Keswick, aged 55 and living on own means, with brother Thomas; possibly died 3 May 1917, spinster, at Mary Hewetson Cottage Hospital, Keswick whilst of Laurel Bank, Penrith Road, Keswick, Admon. granted London 7 June 1917 to Elizabeth Howe (?Bowe), widow, effects 4378

  • JANE SWINBURN, born Crosthwaite, christened 6 February 1837 Dacre, married 11 May 1876 Cockermouth SIMPSON WREN MAWSON, died before 1906; Jane is on the 1901 census aged 54 living on own means at Chestnut Hill, Keswick with sister Mary

  • ? JOHN SWINBURN, birth reg. Q1 1839 Penrith

  • THOMAS SWINBURN, born Dacre (reg. Q2 Penrith) 1841, christened 22 August 1841 Dacre, died (reg.Q4 Penrith) 1841

  • GEORGE SWINBURN, birth reg. Q3 1843 Penrith, christened 23 July 1843 Dacre, died about 1870

    St. John's Church, Keswick

  • THOMAS SWINBURN, born (reg.Q2 Penrith) 1845 Cockermouth, christened 20 July 1845 Dacre; on 1881 census with father and sister at Keswick, a retired farmer (no occ), unmarried, aged 34; on 1901 census aged 46, living on own means, at Chestnut Hill, Keswick with sister Mary; he died 28 December 1906 aged 58, of Oakbank, Loweswater, Cumberland, gentleman, admon. granted at Carlisle 26 February 1907 to his sister Jane Mawson, widow, effects 248

  • ELIZABETH SWINBURN, born (reg. Q3 Penrith) 1847, married 23 September 1869 JOSEPH BOWE, three of their children were staying with their grandfather Thomas Swinburn and grandmother Ann Bowe in Keswick at the 1881 census

  • DINAH ANN SWINBURN, born (reg. Q4 Penrith) 1849, baptised 28 April 1850 Dacre, married 26 September 1872 Cockermouth WILLIAM TOPPIN


    Joseph and Catherine (Thwaites) were parents of:

    Gravestone of Joseph and Catherine Swinburn, their son John Thomas and daughter Mary Elizabeth

  • JOHN THOMAS SWINBURN, born (reg. Q3 Penrith) 1847, baptised 10 September 1847 Watermillock, died 19 January 1880 at Millwall Docks in Middlesex, a bachelor aged 32, late of Southey Street, Keswick, administration of estate, under 800, was granted 10 February 1880 at Carlisle to his mother and only next of kin; buried at St. John's, Keswick with parents and sister (see picture)

  • CATHERINE EMMA SWINBURN, born (reg. Q1 Penrith) 1849

  • ANNIE JANE SWINBURN, born (reg. Q1 Penrith) 1853, baptised 6 March 1853 Watermillock

  • MARY ELIZABETH SWINBURN, born (reg. Q3 Cockermouth) 1858 Crosthwaite; on 1881 census aged 22, unmarried, with mother at Southey Street, Keswick; possibly on 1901 census aged 42 'living on own means', recorded as deaf, a boarder at 21 Eskin Street, Keswick with Alison Carmichael; she died 20 August 1959 aged 101 at Wanslea Lake Road, Ambleside, Westmorland whilst of 7 St. John's Terrace, Keswick. Probate granted Carlisle 6 October 1959 to James Rorie Townley, chartered accountant, and John Atkinson Oglethorpe, solicitor, effects 7,912; she is buried at St. John's, Keswick with her parents and brother, the inscription on the stone reads 'In loving memory of Joseph Swinburn who departed this life June 5th 1873 aged 58 also Catharine his wife who departed this life February 6th 1890 aged 69 years also John Thomas son of the above who departed this life January 19th 1880 aged 32 years The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Also of Mary Elizabeth Swinburn died August 20th 1959 aged 101 years'


    George and Jane Edmondson (Greenhow) were parents of:

  • JOHN THOMAS SWINBURN, born (reg.Q4 West Ward) 1852; baptised 2 January 1853 Martindale, West Ward, Westmorland, son of George Swinburn, Innkeeper, Howtown and Jane Edmondson Swinburn(2)

  • GRACE SWINBURN, born (reg.Q2 West Ward) 1855; baptised 24 June 1855 Martindale, Westmorland; on 1881 census with parents, aged 24

  • JOSEPH SWINBURN, born (reg.Q3 West Ward) 1857; baptised 22 July 1857 Martindale, Westmorland; on 1881 census with parents, aged 23, a Corn Miller; died (reg.Q4 Carlisle) 1911 aged 54; married (reg.Q2 Whitehaven) 1899 EMMA JANE ALLINSON, born c.1868 Whitehaven, Cumberland; they are on the 1901 census at 21 Schoolhouse Lane, Whitehaven, Joseph a Corn Miller aged 43 and Emma aged 33

    Gravestone of Rachel Swinburn and George Graham Swinburn at Threlkeld, Cumbria

  • GEORGE GRAHAM SWINBURN, born (reg.Q1 East Ward) 1859 Warcop, Cumberland, baptised 5 February 1859 Warcop; on 1881 census with parents, aged 22, a Railway Guard; died 25 March 1932 at Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle whilst of 130 Blackwell Road, Carlisle, Probate granted 9 May 1932 to Mary Lizzie Brownrigg, spinster, effects 334; married (reg.Q3) 1894 Carlisle RACHEL BIRKETT, born c.1854 Crosthwaite; they are on the 1901 census at 67 Goodwin Terrace, Botchergate, Carlisle, George a Railway Traffic Foreman aged 42, Rachel aged 47, also with them was visitor Mary L. Brownrigg, aged 8; Rachel died 4 March 1921 of 130 Blackwell Road, Carlisle, Probate granted 4 April 1921 to husband, Corn Miller, and Mary Lizzie Brownrigg, spinster, effects 369; Rachel and George are buried at Threlkeld, Cumbria (see gravestone inscription to left)

  • EDWARD GREENHOW SWINBURN, born (reg.Q4 Penrith) 1861 Greystoke, Cumberland, baptised 8 December 1861 Greystoke; on 1881 census with parents, aged 19, a Vansman (Bakers); on 1901 census at Botchergate with mother, a barman aged 39; died (reg.Q4 Carlisle) 1911 aged 50

  • SARAH JANE SWINBURN, born (reg. Q2 Penrith) 1863 Greystoke, Cumberland; baptised 26 July 1863 Greystoke; on 1881 census with parents, aged 17, a Dressmaker

  • WILLIAM ISAAC SWINBURN, born (reg. Q4 Penrith) 1865 Greystoke, Cumberland, baptised 25 February 1866 Threlkeld, Cumberland; on 1881 census with parents, aged 15, an Errand boy; died (reg. Q3) 1935; married (reg.Q4 Brampton) 1899 ESTHER WAUGH, born c. 1869 Alderby, Cumberland; they are on the 1901 census at No.5 Currock Terrace, Botchergate, Carlisle, William a Railway Engine Stoker aged 35 and Esther aged 32

  • ARTHUR HULTON SWINBURN, born (reg.Q2 Cockermouth) 1868, died (reg.Q1) 1869

  • MARGARET ANN SWINBURN, born (reg. Q1 Cockermouth) 1870 Bassenthwaite, Cumberland, baptised 23 March 1870 Bassenthwaite, on 1881 census with parents, a scholar aged 11, married (possibly Q4 1890 Carlisle) THOMAS MACFARLANE (issue)

  • SEPTIMUS SWINBURN, born (reg. Q2 Cockermouth) 1872 Bassenthwaite, Cumberland; on 1881 census with parents, a scholar aged 9; on 1901 census at Botchergate with mother, a Postal Clerk aged 28; died 7 January 1914 Garlands Asylum, Carlisle whilst of 83 Currock Road, Carlisle; Probate granted 17 February 1914 Carlisle to widow, effects 114; married (reg. Q2) 1907 Carlisle MARY ANN EGGLESTON, they had a son HARVEY SWINBURN, who was born (reg.Q4) 1911 Carlisle and died (reg.Q1) 1912

  • ELIZABETH SWINBURN, born (reg. Q2 Cockermouth) 1876 Crosby, Cumberland, on 1881 census with parents, a scholar aged 5


    William Hodgson and Emma (Thwaits) were parents of:

  • ELIZABETH ANNIE SWINBURN, born (reg Q1 1854 Penrith) Greystoke, Cumberland, on 1881 census with parents, a farmers daughter aged 27, died 10 July 1942, married (reg. Q1 1886 Cockermouth) JOSEPH CLARK COULTHARD

  • JOSEPH THWAITS SWINBURN, born (reg. Q1 Cockermouth) 1855 St. John's in the Vale, baptised 1 April 1855 Threlkeld, Cumberland; on 1881 census aged 25, a farm servant (indoor) with the family of Thomas Dixon Graham (possibly his relative) at Cardew Hall, Dalston; in Bulmer's Directory of Cumberland 1901 with younger brother Athol at Oakbank, Loweswater; on 1901 census at Loweswater, Farmer aged 46; he died (reg. Q4) 1912; married (reg.Q1 Cockermouth) 1904 ELIZABETH LAWSON

  • WILLIAM JOHN SWINBURN, born (reg. Q1 Cockermouth) 1857, died (reg. Q1 Cockermouth) 1857

  • EMMA CATHERINE SWINBURN, born (reg. Q1 Cockermouth) 1858, baptised 2 February 1858 Threlkeld, Cumberland, died 20 June 1875 Cockermouth aged 17

  • CLARA JANE SWINBURN, born (reg. Q1 West Ward) 1860 Barton, Westmorland, baptised 8 January 1860 Barton, on 1881 census with parents, a farmers daughter aged 21; granted probate of her fathers will 1897; on 1901 census aged 41, at Loweswater; died 30 May 1942 of 2 Elm Tree Terrace, Cockermouth, Probate granted Carlisle 20 June 1942 to John William Coulthard, shoemaker and Elizabeth Coulthard, spinster, effects 390

    St. John's in the Vale, Keswick

  • JOHN GRAHAM SWINBURN, born 1 March 1862 Croftfoot, Sockbridge, Lowther, Cumberland; baptised 27 March 1862 Barton, Westmorland; on 1881 census with parents, a farmers son aged 19; on 1901 census at Loweswater, Farmer aged 39; died (reg. Q1) 1944

  • THOMAS ALBERT SWINBURN, born (reg. Q3 1863 Cockermouth) Crosthwaite, Cumberland, baptised 27 September 1863 St. John's in the Vale by Keswick (pictured to right); on the 1881 census with parents, a farmers son aged 17; in Bulmer's Directory 1901 at High Nook, Loweswater, near Cockermouth; died 15 March 1941, married (reg. Q1 1891 Whitehaven) ELIZABETH BOWE, born c.1859 Brackenthwaite, Cumberland; they are on the 1901 census at High Nook, Loweswater with 2 daughters, Thomas a farmer aged 37 and Elizabeth aged 42; she died 12 March 1908, admon. granted Carlisle 8 May 1908 to husband, Farmer, effects 153 (issue - see below)

    St. Bartholomew's Church, Loweswater, Cumbria

  • ATHOL WILLIAM SWINBURN, born (reg. Q2 Cockermouth) 1865 Crosthwaite; baptised 11 June 1865 St. John's in the Vale by Keswick; on 1881 census with parents, a farmers son aged 15; in Bulmer's Directory 1901 with brother Joseph at Oakbank, Loweswater; on 1901 census at Loweswater, a farmer aged 35; died 18 January 1946 at The Cottage Hospital, Cockermouth whilst of 10 Walker Street, Cockermouth, Probate granted Carlisle 19 March 1946 to Joseph Coulthard, labourer and his wife Eleanor, effects 812; married (reg. Q1 1910 Cockermouth) SARAH ELIZABETH, she died 3 March 1949 of The Place, Loweswater, widow, Probate Carlisle 20 August 1949 to Midland Bank etc., effects 1648; a gravestone at St. Bartholomew's, Loweswater reads 'In loving memory of Athol William beloved husband of Sarah E. Swinburn late of Oak Bank died January 18th 1946 aged 80 years also the above Sarah E. Swinburn died at the place Loweswater March 3rd 1949 aged 78 years. At rest.'


    John and Grace (Crosthwaite) were parents of:

  • JOHN CROSTHWAITE SWINBURN, born (reg. Q2 Cockermouth) and baptised 6 June 1858 Thornthwaite, Cumberland; on 1881 census with parents, a farmers son aged 22; in Bulmer's Directory 1901 at Hesket Farm, Dacre, Watermillock and on the 1901 census a farmer at Hesket, Watermillock aged 42 with wife, aged 37; died 4 July 1925 of Rose Cottage, Dacre, Probate granted 21 August 1925 Greystoke to widow, Ada Elizabeth Bell, spinster and John Harrington Bell, farm servant, effects 629; married (reg. Q4 Penrith) 1887 ELIZABETH, born c.1864 Dacre, died 15 September 1941 whilst of Many Views, Salwick, Lancahire, Probate granted Lancaster 11 November 1941 to Ada Elizabeth Blackett (wife of John William Blackett), Vera Bell, spinster, and Walter Joseph McGlue, solicitor, effects 930

  • ANNIE MARGARET SWINBURN, born (reg. Q2 Penrith) 1860 Watermillock, Cumberland; on 1881 census with parents, a farmers daughter aged 21 and in 1891 aged 31; on the 1901 census she was at Devonshire Street, Penrith aged 40, with brother Banks and sister Ada Sara; died 20 June 1942 of Gowbarrow Old Hall, Probate granted 21 August 1942 Carlisle to Jane Swinburn, spinster, and William Brockbank, farmer, effects 6,859

  • THOMAS HENRY SWINBURN, born (reg. Q1 Penrith 1862) 1861/2 Watermillock; on 1881 census with parents, a farmers son aged 19; died 20 August 1932 of 14 York Street, Penrith, Probate granted Carlisle 20 September 1932 to widow Mary Jane, Banks Swinburn and Wilfred Swinburn, chemists, effects 5431; married 1stly (reg.Q1) 1889 Penrith SOPHIA DONALDSON, born about 1851 Askham, Westmorland; they are on the 1891 census at Brackenrigg Hotel, Watermillock, Thomas a shepherd aged 29; she died 16 October 1896 aged 47 of Longthwaite Villa, Watermillock, probate granted Carlisle 18 December 1896 to George Donaldson, Innkeeper, effects 200 (issue - see below); Thomas is on the 1901 census with parents at Gowbarrow Hall, a widower aged 38; he married 2ndly (reg.Q2 Penrith) 1923 MARY JANE NELSON, born about 1871, died 13 March 1957 at Station View, Penrith, whilst of 14 York Street, Probate granted Carlisle 16 May 1957 to Dora Jane London (wife of Frederick London) and Frederick London, haulage manager, effects 654

    All Saints Church, Watermillock

  • BANKS SWINBURN, born (reg. Q3 Penrith) 1863 Watermillock (All Saint's Church, Watermillock is pictured to right); on 1881 census, a Boarder at 35 Queens Road, Oldham, Lancashire, aged 17; in Bulmer's Directory 1901 at Market Square, Penrith; on 1901 census at Devonshire Street, Penrith, a Chemist aged 37; died 14 February 1946 of 1 Inglewood Terrace, Penrith, Probate granted 24 April 1946 Carlisle to Wilfred Swinburn, pharmacist, and Charles Eric Arnison, solicitor, effects 12,482; married (reg.Q2 Chorlton) 1915 ANNIE MANGNALL, born about 1867, died 16 March 1943 of 1 Inglewood Terrace, Lowther Street, Penrith, Probate granted Manchester 23 June 1943 to Percy Mangnall, merchant, effects 718

  • JOSEPH SWINBURN, born (reg. Q4 Penrith) 1865 Watermillock; on 1881 census with parents, a scholar aged 15, in 1891, and in 1901, farmers son aged 35; died 8 March 1943 of Noran Bank, Patterdale, Westmorland, Probate granted Carlisle 13 April 1943 to Richard John Swinburn, dental mechanic and Wilfred Swinburn, chemist, effects 7094

  • FREDERICK WILLIAM SWINBURN, born (reg. Q4 Penrith) 1867 Watermillock; on 1881 census with parents, a scholar aged 13, and in 1891, farmers son aged 24; died 8 January 1949 of 1 Stephens Road, Withington, Manchester, Admon. granted Manchester 15 February 1949 to Norah Margaret Swinburn, spinster, effects 699; married (reg. Q2 Carlisle) 1904 MARGARET, born about 1863; died 12 December 1946(issue - see below)

  • GEORGE ERNEST SWINBURN, born (reg. Q1 Penrith) 1870 Watermillock; on 1881 census with parents, a scholar aged 11, in 1891 and 1901, farmer's son; died 21 January 1945 at the Royal Infirmary, Lancaster, whilst of 170 Torrisholme Road, Lancaster, Probate granted Carlisle 4 April 1945 to Wilfred Swinburn, pharmacist, and Richard John Swinburn, dental mechanic, effects 6419; he was probably married to ANNIE (?CATHCART m.Q1 1933 Lanchester), who died 2 March 1959, a widow, at the Royal Infirmary, Lancaster whilst of 170 Torrisholme Road, Probate granted Lancaster 1 June 1959 to Norah Margaret Swinburn, spinster, effects 2251

  • ADA SARA SWINBURN, born (reg. Q3 Penrith) 1872 Watermillock; on 1881 census with parents, a scholar aged 8 and in 1891 aged 18; on 1901 census at Devonshire Street, Penrith aged 24, with sister Annie and brother Banks(1); died 23 April 1913

  • WILFRED SWINBURN, born (reg. Q3 Penrith) 1874 Watermillock; on 1881 census with parents, a scholar aged 6; not with parents at 1891 census; died 9 January 1916; married MARGARET WILLIAMSON, born c.1865 Langwathby, Cumberland, she is on the 1901 census at Elm Terrace, Penrith with mother Jane Williamson, sister, brother and 3 children (issue-see below)

  • JANE SWINBURN, born (reg. Q2 Penrith) 1876 Watermillock; on 1881 census with parents, aged 4 and in 1901 aged 24; died 21 May 1961 of Westwood Park, Wigton, Cumberland, spinster, Probate granted Carlisle 15 August 1961 to John Ellwood Brockbank, farmer and Wilfred Swinburn, chemist, effects 18,380

  • ALFRED SWINBURN, born (reg. Q1 Penrith) 1878 Watermillock; on 1881 census with parents, aged 3, in 1891 and in 1901, farmers son aged 23; died 7 June 1956


    Thomas Albert and Elizabeth (Bowe) were parents of:

  • DINAH ELIZABETH SWINBURN, born (reg.Q1) 1892 Whinfell, Cumberland; on 1901 census with parents at Loweswater, aged 9; married (reg.Q2 Cockermouth) 1915 JOHN TYSON STEPHENSON

  • MARY JANE SWINBURN, born (reg.Q1 Cockermouth) 1894 Loweswater; on 1901 census with parents, aged 7; married 24 May 1915 Loweswater JOSEPH COULTHARD

  • THOMAS SWINBURN, born 29 June 1901; died (reg.Q2) 1982; married (reg.Q4 Cockermouth) 1931 HILDA MARGARET TINNION (issue-see below)


    Thomas Henry and Sophia (Donaldson) were parents of:

  • BANKS SWINBURN, born (reg.Q2 Penrith) 1889 Watermillock; on 1891 census with parents, aged 1; on 1901 census with grandparents, a scholar aged 11; died 9 November 1939 of Salta, Argentina, Admon. granted Carlisle 16 October 1959 to Wilfred Swinburn, chemist, 3859


    Frederick William and Margaret were parents of:

  • NORA MARGARET SWINBURN, born 8 May 1905, died 9 January 1988 of 4 Eden Court, Stanwix, Carlisle, Probate granted Newcastle on Tyne 31 March 1988, effects 125,138


    Wilfred and Margaret (Williamson) were parents of:

  • RICHARD JOHN SWINBURN, born (reg.Q4 Penrith) 1895 Langwathby, Cumberland; on 1901 census with mother, aged 5

  • DORIS LINDA SWINBURN, born (reg.Q3 Penrith) 1896 Langwathby, Cumberland; on 1901 census with grandparents at Gowbarrow Hall, aged 4; married (reg. Q4 Penrith) 1924 Watermillock WILLIAM BROCKBANK

    Gowbarrow old Hall with the new Hall visible behind the trees

  • WILFRED SWINBURN, born (reg.Q4 Penrith) 1897 Gowbarrow Hall (see picture); on 1901 census aged 3, with mother; died 14 June 1987, of Ashley, Graham Street, Penrith, Probate granted Newcastle on Tyne 6 August 1987, effects 147,388; married (reg.Q4 Oxford) 1924 DOROTHY ELIZABETH SHIRLEY, died 20 December 1989 of Ashley, Penrith, Probate granted 14 February 1990, effects 114,123 (issue - see below)

  • FLORENCE MARY SWINBURN, born 23 March 1901 Penrith, Cumberland; on 1901 census with mother, aged 3 months; possibly married (reg.Q3) 1930


    Thomas and Hilda Margaret (Tinnion) were parents of:

  • RACHEL ELIZABETH SWINBURN, born (reg.Q2 Cockermouth) 1933, married about 1956 KENNETH DAWSON

  • EVELYN MARGARET SWINBURN, born (reg.Q1 Penrith) 1937, married about 1957 KEN HARRISON


    Wilfred and Dorothy Elizabeth (Shirley) were parents of:

  • MARGARET SHIRLEY SWINBURN, born (reg. Q4 Penrith) 1925, married (reg. Q1 Penrith) 1965 JOHN Y. BELL

  • BARBARA E. SWINBURN, born (reg. Q4 Penrith) 1929, married (reg. Q3 Penrith) 1953 DAVID H. ALEXANDER, (issue)


    Sources: Geraldine James, Australia; GRO; Census Returns; IGI; Linda Swinburn, Lancashire; Wendy Turner, Isle of Man; Joyce Kirk, Coventry; Ann Wilcock; Probate Calendar; J. Davey; J. Prescott

    Notes: *The 1881 census has a Thomas Swinburn, aged 26 (born about 1855 Bassenthwaite, Cumberland) living as a domestic servant in the household of Aberham Dowthwaite at Chestnut Hill, Keswick. Although his date of birth does not match any of the Thomas Swinburn's known on this branch so far, he must have been a relative as both Thomas Swinburn, b.c. 1807 and then his niece Mary were living in the same property shortly afterwards. He may be the Thomas on the 1901 census at Keswick aged 46 (b. Crosthwaite) 'living on own means'

    A JOHN THOMAS SWINBURN, (possibly the son of George Swinburn and Jane Edmonson Greenhow), born (?reg. Q4 1852 West Ward) 1852 Winlaton, Durham is on the 1881 census at Black House, Shotley Low Quarter, Northumberland, a Game Ret Watcher aged 29, with wife HANNAH, born c.1844 Newcastle, they may have married (reg. Q4) 1876 Newcastle; they are on the 1901 census at Shotley Low Quarter, John a Game Keeper aged 47 and Hannah aged 62 with daughters MARY HANNAH SWINBURN, born (reg. Q4 Hexham) 1880 Shotley, on 1881 census with parents, and in 1901 when she was a dressmaker aged 20, married 10 September 1902 St. John's, Shotley ROGER THOMAS DAVEY; and CATHERINE SWINBURN, born c.1883 Shotley (poss. reg. Q2 1882 Hexham as Catherine Jane Swinburn), on 1901 census with parents, aged 16

    (1) The Aynsley Family, connected to the Lanchester Swinburn's (see George Swinburn of Lanchester, Durham), have a hand written family tree of John Swinburn of Gowbarrow Hall in their possession written by a person who refers to John as 'our father'. Their ancestor John Swinburn Aynsley was a Grocer at Penrith so Annie, Banks and Ada (the children of John Swinburn of Gowbarrow Hall), living in Penrith in 1901 may have known him and one of them could have been the author of the tree

    (2) At the 1851 census Hugh Edmondson was Innkeeper at Howtown)

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