Nicholas Swinbourne, of Butterby, Durham and Bickenhill, Warwickshire

This Nicholas is probably the son of Thomas Swinburne and Hieronyma Chaytor, see Swinburne of Chopwell and Wylam, who was supposed to have died young. He was expelled from his family after his conversion to Protestantism. He moved to Warwickshire as his mother's family had connections there.


*NICHOLAS SWINBOURNE, born about 1640 in Butterby, Durham; married 1663 Bickenhill

Father of:


St. Peter's Church, Bickenhill, Warwickshire - April 2002JOHN SWINBOURNE, born about 1666, baptised 6 November 1666 St. Peter's, Bickenhill, Warwickshire (see picture); 1729 Yeoman at Marston Green, Warwickshire; buried 18 May 1729 St. Peter's, Bickenhill; left Will dated 28 April 1729, probate granted Lichfield 1 July 1729 to widow, Anne the sole executrix, effects 108; married 16 June 1687 St. Peter's, Bickenhill, Warwickshire, ANNE FISHER, (daughter of ROBERT and DOROTHY FISHER), born about 1665, baptised 26 August 1667 St. Peter's, Bickenhill; buried 6 September 1729 St. Peter's, Bickenhill; left Will dated 27 August 1729, of Marston Culey, probate granted at Coleshill 20 October 1729 to Sara Swinborne and Samuel Swinborne, effects 152

John and Anne (Fisher) were parents of:


  • JOHN SWINBOURNE, baptised 11 June 1688 St. Peter's, Bickenhill; bequeathed 15 in father's Will April 1729, and one shilling in his mother's Will August 1729

  • RICHARD SWINBOURNE, baptised 11 March 1689 St. Peter's, Bickenhill; not mentioned in father's Will April 1729, bequeathed one shilling in mother's Will August 1729; buried 14 October 1766 Bickenhill; married 17 January 1714/5 St. Peter's, Bickenhill MARY SMITH, born about 1688 Bickenhill (issue - see below)

  • THOMAS SWINBOURNE, baptised 28 October 1691 St. Peter's, Bickenhill; bequeathed 10 in father's Will and one shilling in mother's Will; possibly buried 19 November 1772 St. Peter's, Bickenhill; married 1 November 1715 St. Nicholas, Warwick REBECCA GREEN, born about 1691 (issue - see below)

  • ANNE SWINBOURNE, baptised 3 February 1692/3 St. Peter's, Bickenhill; buried 6 October 1721 Bickenhill

  • MARTHA SWINBOURNE, baptised 16 June 1696 St.Peter's, Bickenhill; buried 12 November 1700 Bickenhill

  • SARAH SWINBOURNE, baptised 28 January 1697/8 St.Peter's, Bickenhall; bequeathed 15 in father's Will 1729; co-executrix of mother's Will in October 1729

  • HESTER SWINBOURNE, baptised 13 March 1699/1700 St. Peter's, Bickenhill; died before April 1729, not in father's Will

  • JAMES SWINBOURNE, born December 1701 Bickenhill, baptised 15 January 1701/2, St. Peter's, Bickenhill, buried 23 April 1704 Bickenhill

  • SAMUEL SWINBOURNE, baptised 26 February 1703/4 Bickenhill; in his fathers Will of 1729 he was bequeathed the house in which the testator lived; co-executor of mother's Will; Yeoman of Marston Green 1737, died about April 1738, he left a Will dated 13 May 1737, probate 13 May 1738 at Coleshill to Margaret SWINBOURN, leaving properties in Marston Green to wife and money to children, married c. 1723 MARGARETT, born about 1702, died after May 1737 (issue - see below)

  • MARTHA SWINBOUNRE, baptised 15 October 1707 St. Peter's, Bickenhill; bequeathed 20 in fathers Will 1729; married 1 May 1740 St. Peter's, Bickenhill, RICHARD BUCKNALL, born about 1705

  • CATHERINE SWINBOURNE, baptised 5 January 1709/10, St. Peter's, Bickenhill; in her father's Will of 1729 she was bequeathed his house and garden at Marston Green on the death of his wife, at which time she was also to pay designated bequests to 4 of her siblings; married 3 December 1732 St. Peter's, Bickenhill WILLIAM FLOYD, born about 1709

    Richard and Mary (Smith) were parents of:


  • SARAH SWINBOURNE, baptised 27 January 1711/12 St. Peter's, Bickenhill

  • THOMAS SWINBOURNE, baptised 28 August 1716 St. Peter's, Bickenhill, Yeoman 1783; Will dated 15 October 1783; buried 21 October 1783 St. Peter's (gravestone); probate granted at Lichfield 25 October 1783 to son Samuel, left effects not exceeding 100; married 1stly 9 January 1739/40 Coventry, Warwickshire ELIZABETH SMITH, born about 1716, died before 1755, (issue - see see below), Thomas married 2ndly 18 September 1755 St. Peter's, Bickenhill ELIZABETH SHAW, born about 1730 (issue - see below)

  • JOHN SWINBOURNE, baptised 4 November 1717 St. Peter's, Bickenhill; bought a farm at Solihull(a); married 1stly c. 1740 ELIZABETH, born c. 1717, died before 1746 (issue - see John Swinbourne of Warwickshire), John married 2ndly 7 February 1747 St John the Baptist, Armitage, Staffordshire MARY SHEMANS, born about 1725, died before 1764 (issue - see John Swinbourne of Warwickshire), John married 3rdly 22 March 1764 St. Peter and St. Paul, Aston, Warwickshire MARY PENTON, born about 1730 (issue - see John Swinbourne of Warwickshire)

  • RICHARD SWINBOURNE, baptised 29 December 1719 St. Peter's, Bickenhill, married c.1745 ANN, born c. 1723, they had a daughter SARAH SWINBOURNE, baptised 14 April 1748 St. John, Deritend & Bordsley, Aston, Warwickshire

  • EDWARD SWINBOURNE, baptised 26 March 1722 St. Peter's, Bickenhill, married 6 December 1762 St. Peter's, Bickenhill BRIDGET CALLOW, born c.1739, died c.1813 (issue - see Edward Swinbourne of Warwickshire)

  • SAMUEL SWINBOURNE, baptised 23 January 1723 and buried 6 December 1723 St. Peter's, Bickenhill

  • ELIZABETH SWINBOURNE, baptised 30 July 1727 St. Peter's, Bickenhill, died before July 1735

  • JAMES SWINBOURNE, baptised 30 July 1727 St. Peter's, Bickenhill, died before February 1729/30

  • JAMES SWINBOURNE, baptised 7 March 1729/30 St. Peter's, Bickenhill, died before March 1737/8, married 7 January 1760 St. Phillip's, Birmingham, Warwickshire SARAH LEICESTER, born c.1738

  • WILLIAM SWINBOURNE, baptised November 1732 St. Peter's, Bickenhill

    Thomas (2nd son of Richard and Anne [Fisher]) and Rebecca (Green) were parents of:


    View of Bickenhill village
  • ELIZABETH SWINBOURNE, baptised 6 March 1718/9 St. Peter's, Bickenhill, married 17 December 1747 St. Peter's, Bickenhill, JOSEPH PAYTON, born c. 1720

  • WILLIAM SWINBOURNE, baptised 25 February 1720/1 St. Peter's, Bickenhill, married 5 October 1745 St. Peter's, Bickenhill MARTHA FANTOM, born c.1720 (issue - see below)

  • REBECCA SWINBOURNE, baptised 24 February 1722/3 Bickenhill, died before 1732

  • ANN SWINBOURNE, baptised 6 February 1725/6 St. Peter's, Bickenhill; buried 1 June 1729 St. Peter's

  • JAMES SWINBOURNE, baptised 13 December 1729, St. Peter's, Bickenhill, married 24 January 1750 St. Peter's, Bickenhill JEMIMA SHIPLEY, born c. 1730 (issue - see below)

  • REBECCAH SWINBOURNE, baptised 8 September 1732, St. Peter's, Bickenhill

  • HENRY SWINBOURNE, baptised 25 August 1734, St. Peter's, Bickenhill, married 6 September 1761 Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire MARY STANLEY, born about 1741; they are possibly grandparents of Edwin N. Swinburne who went to America with his cousin Chesterfield Stanley (issue - see below)

  • MARTHA SWINBOURNE, baptised 27 November 1736, St. Peter's, Bickenhill, married 4 July 1755 St. Peter's, Bickenhill, EDWARD SMITH, born c. 1733

    Samuel (5th son of Richard and Anne[Fisher]) and Margarett were parents of:


  • SUSANNAH SWINBOURNE, baptised 20 March 1723/4 St. Peter's, Bickenhill, she was left 10 in her father's will when she reached the age of 21, married 27 November 1746 St. Peter's, Bickenhill JAMES TATTON, born c.1724

  • SARAH SWINBOURNE, baptised 4 January 1727/8 St. Peter's, Bickenhill, buried 1 February 1729/30 Bickenhill

  • SARAH SWINBOURNE, baptised 20 September 1730, St. Peter's, Bickenhill, she was left 15 in her father's will when she reached 21, married 11 April 1751 St. Peter's, Bickenhill JOHN SHAW of Marston Green, Warwicks, born c.1730, they had 4 children

  • SAMUEL SWINBOURNE, baptised 24 February 1732/3 St. Peter's, Bickenhill, left 15 by father when he reached the age of 21, died after May 1737

  • ANN SWINBOURNE, baptised 5 August 1735 St. Peter's, Bickenhill, left 15 by father when she reached age of 21, married 24 March 1761 St. Michael's, Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire THOMAS COURT, born c.1736

  • MARY SWINBOURNE, baptised 31 December 1737 St. Peter's, Bickenhill

    Thomas (eldest son of Richard and Mary [Smith]) and Elizabeth (Smith), his first wife, were parents of:


  • JOSEPH SWINBOURNE, baptised 8 March 1740/01 St. Peter's, Bickenhill, married 29 November 1781 St. Alphege, Solihull, Warwickshire MARY SANBROOK, born about 1748; Joseph was a Paster and eventually took his family to live in Ireland (issue - see below)

  • MARY SWINBOURNE, baptised 17 September 1743 St. Peter's, Bickenhill, Warwickshire

  • CHARLES SWINBOURNE baptised 9 February 1745/6 St. Peter's, Bickenhill

  • DEVEREUX SWINBOURNE baptised 9 February 1745/6 St. Peter's, Bickenhill, married 1stly about 1769 ELIZABETH, born about 1746, died before 1789 (issue - see below), Devereux married 2ndly about 1789 MARY, born about 1762 (issue - see below)

  • THOMAS SWINBOURNE baptised 14 June 1748 St. Peter's, Bickenhill, died before 1759 (another source states that he quarrelled with his family and his date of death was 1833, he may have been the father of Thomas Swinbourn of London)

  • ANN SWINBOURNE baptised 7 May 1750 St. Peter's, Bickenhill

    Thomas and Elizabeth (Shaw), his second wife, were parents of:


  • SAMUEL SWINBOURNE, baptised 21 July 1756 St. Peter's, Bickenhill

  • THOMAS SWINBORN, baptised 19 January 1759 St. Peter's, Bickenhill, buried 30 April 1790 St. Alphege, Solihull, Warwickshire

  • REBECCA SWINBOURNE, baptised 22 June 1759 St. Alphege, Solihull, married 17 June 1782 St. Alphege JOHN WHITTLE ROBINSON, born about 1758

  • JOHN SWINBOURNE, baptised 22 June 1759 St. Alphege, Solihull; married 7 October 1782 St. Giles, Rowley Regis, Staffordshire SARAH NEWEY, born about 1760. [A John Swinburn, Butcher of Bartholomew Street, is listed in the 1812 Wrightson and Thomsom Directory; at the same address in the 1818 Wrightson's Triennial Directory and in the same directory in 1821, 1823 and 1825 at 34 Stafford Street] (issue - see below)

  • MARY SWINBOURNE, baptised 1 May 1763 St. Peter's, Bickenhill, she had a child, JOHN SWINBOURNE, baptised 13 June 1783 St. Alphege, Solihull

    Joseph and Mary (Sanbrook) were parents of:


  • ELIZABETH SWINBOURNE, baptised 30 October and buried 7 November 1772 St. Alphege

  • ELIZABETH SWINBOURNE, baptised 10 May 1775 and buried 29 January 1778 St. Alphege, Solihull, Warwickshire

    Col. Joseph Swinbourne

  • JOSEPH SWINBOURNE, Colonel 83rd Regiment of Foot which became the County of Dublin Regiment then the Royal Irish Rifles; (see Col. Joseph Swinburne of Lichfield, Staffordshire), born 1783 Solihull, Warwickshire, baptised 19 September 1783 St. Alphege, Solihull; of Selwood House, Armitage, Staffordshire then the City of Lichfield; died 7 February 1860 Lichfield aged 77, buried 13 February 1860 St. Alphege, there is a memorial to him on the north wall of the chancel; Will proved 27 April 1860 at Lichfield by his widow ALICE and sons Joseph and Charles Alfred, effects under 7000

  • JOHN SWINBOURNE, baptised 21 September 1785 St. Alphege

  • ELIZABETH ANN SWINBOURNE, baptised 7 May and buried 11 May 1787 St. Alphege

    Devereux and Elizabeth, his first wife, were parents of:


    JOHN SWINBOURNE, baptised 1 January 1770 St. Martin's, Birmingham

    Devereux and Mary, his second wife, were parents of:


    THOMAS SWINBOURNE, baptised 6 December 1789 All Saints, West Bromwich, Staffordshire

    John and Sarah (Newey) were parents of:


  • ELIZABETH ANN SWINBOURNE, baptised 10 January 1785 St. Phillip's, Birmingham, Warwickshire

  • JOHN SWINBOURNE, baptised 8 January 1787 St. Phillip's, Birmingham

  • WILLIAM SWINBOURNE, born Birmingham, baptised 28 July 1789 St. Phillip's, Birmingham; in the 1835 Pigots Directory at 57 Tennant Street, Islington, Birmingham (Swinbourn) and other directories un to 1850; on the 1851 census at 157 Tennant Street as WILLIAM SWINBAURN, Butcher aged 63, with wife HANNAH (PITT?), aged 55, born c. 1796 Birmingham, and children MARY SWINBAURN, aged 20, born Birmingham, c. 1831, THOMAS SWINBAURN, Butcher aged 16, born c.1835 Birmingham, and CAROLINE SWINBAURN, aged 13, born Birmingham c.1838. This William died 2 September 1857, having made a Will dated 11 March 1856 which was proved at Birmingham 15 February 1858. He left money in trust to his two daughters Mary and Caroline,left land to his nephew William Pitt and, in a codicil of 27 July 1857, left his business to Mary and furniture etc. to be divided between Mary and Caroline.

  • SARAH SWINBOURNE, baptised 14 July 1791 St. Phillip's, Birmingham

  • THOMAS SWINBOURNE, baptised 24 June 1793 St. Phillip's, Birmingham; a Thomas Swinburn, Butcher, is listed in Wrightson's Triennial Directory 1821 at Lichfield Street; poss. admon. 27 December 1821 Lichfield to brother John Swinburn, Butcher, of Birmingham, effects under 800

    William (eldest son of Thomas and Rebecca [Green]) and Martha (Fantom) were parents of:


  • ANNE SWINBOURNE, baptised 13 February 1746/7 St. Giles, Sheldon, Warwickshire, married 28 June 1767 St. Martin's, Birmingham SAMUEL BUNNEY, born about 1747

    St. Alphege's Church, Solihull, Warwickshire - April 2002

  • JOHN SWINBOURNE, baptised 11 November 1748 St. Peter and St. Paul, Coleshill, Warwickshire

  • MARTHA SWINBOURNE, baptised 20 January 1750/1 St. Giles, Sheldon, Warwickshire, married 17 July 1784 St. Phillip, Birmingham SAMUEL COOPER, born about 1751

  • THOMAS SWINBOURNE, baptised 31 January 1755, St. John, Deritend & Bordesley, Aston, Warwickshire, married 6 November 1775 St. Alphege, Solihull (see picture), MARY TAYLOR, born about 1732, they had four children, MARY SWINBOURNE, baptised 22 January 1779 St. Giles, Sheldon, SARAH SWINBOURNE, baptised 14 June 1779 St. Phillip, Birmingham, WILLIAM SWINBOURNE, baptised 27 August 1781 St. John, Deritend & Bordesley and ELIZABETH SWINBOURNE, baptised 19 November 1782 St. Martin's, Birmingham

  • REBEKAH (REBECCA) SWINBOURNE, baptised 17 September 1758 St. Giles, Sheldon, Warwickshire

    James (2nd son of Thomas and Rebecca [Green]) and Jemima (Shipley) were parents of:


  • REBEKA SWINBOURNE, baptised 26 January 1752 St. Giles, Sheldon, Warwickshire

  • JOHN SWINBOURNE, baptised 19 September 1754 St. Peter's, Bickenhill

  • JAMES SWINBOURNE, baptised 2 June 1762 St. Giles, Sheldon, Warwickshire, buried 8 January 1814 St. Alphege, Solihull

  • MARTHA SWINBOURNE, baptised 21 March 1766 St. Giles, Sheldon

  • JEMIMA SWINBOURNE, baptised 15 July 1772 St. Peter, Ipsley, Warwickshire, buried 18 November 1772 St.Alphege, Solihull

    Henry (3rd son of Thomas and Rebecca [Green]) and Mary (Stanley) were parents of:


  • MELINDA SWINBOURNE, baptised 14 July 1762 Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, married 17 July 1784 St. Phillip, Birmingham, WILLIAM BUNN, born about 1762

  • MARY SWINBOURNE, baptised 4 April 1764 Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield

  • MARIA SWINBOURNE, baptised 20 April 1766 Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield

  • ANNE SWINBOURNE, baptised 13 March 1768 Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield

  • CHARLES SWINBOURNE, baptised 21 March 1770 Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield; buried 25 February 1780 Holy Trinity

  • JEREMIAH SWINBOURNE, baptised 22 August 1772 Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield

  • ROBERT SWINBOURNE, baptised 16 October 1774 Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield

  • SARAH SWINBOURNE, baptised 18 October 1776 Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield

  • LUCY MATILDA SWINBOURNE, baptised 9 June 1779 Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield; buried 30 June 1787 Holy Trinity

  • CHARLES SWINBOURNE, baptised December 1781 Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield, married about 1810 ELIZABETH, born about 1780, they had a child, RICHARD SWINBOURNE, baptised 20 September 1816 St. Phillip, Birmingham

  • PRISCILLA SWINBOURNE, baptised 2 January 1784 Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield, married 28 November 1803 Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield GEORGE BONELL, born about 1783

  • LETITIA SWINBOURNE, baptised 19 February 1786 Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield; buried 21 July 1789 Holy Trinity

  • THOMAS SWINBOURNE, baptised 6 April 1788 Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield

  • JOSEPH SWINBOURNE, baptised 14 March 1790 Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield, married 1 August 1814 St. Peter and St. Paul, Aston, Warwickshire ANN BROOKS, born about 1782, they had 4 children, ELIZABETH SWINBOURNE, baptised 25 November 1816, ANN SWINBOURNE, baptised 9 January 1820, JOSEPH SWINBOURNE, baptised 21 February 1825, all at St. Phillip, Birmingham, and MARY CAROLINE SWINBOURNE, baptised 8 February 1828 St. Phillip, Birmingham and buried 10 August 1828 St. Paul's, Birmingham, aged 2


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    Notes: *the IGI lists a Nicholas Swinbourne, baptised 8 February 1638 Gateshead, son of William Swinbourne

    Sources: S. Hoy, Australia; GRO indexes; National Burial Index; Yvonne Moore

    (a)Information from Martin Davis, Canada. His chart also lists a son named Richard who was a schoolmaster at Hall Green, 'hence squire of Acocks Green'.

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