Swinburn of Whitehaven, Cumberland

WILLIAM SWINBURN, born about 1830 Whitehaven, Cumberland; married MARY, born about 1833 Whitehaven; they are on the 1881 census at 2 Back Row, Preston Quarter, Whitehaven, Cumberland with three children, William was then a Coal Miner aged 51 and Mary aged 48; Mary died before April 1901 as William is a widower aged 71 on the 1901 census at 2 Back Row, Newhouses, Whitehaven with daughter Jane, he was still working in the mines as a shiftworker below ground (issue - see below)

William was probably brother of:

THOMAS SWINBURN, born about 1834 Whitehaven; married (possibly reg.Q3 1860 Whitehaven) MARGARET, born about 1835 Whitehaven; they are on the 1881 census at 13 Chapel Street, Whitehaven, with six children, Thomas a Shipwright aged 47 and Margaret aged 46; Thomas is on the 1901 census at Sandwith, Cumberland, 'Ship...' aged 66 (issue - see below)

William and Mary were parents of:


  • JANE SWINBURN, born (reg.Q2) 1855 Whitehaven; on 1881 census with parents, Out Servant (Domestic) aged 25; on 1901 census with father, aged 45

  • THOMAS SWINBURN, born (reg.Q2) 1858 Whitehaven; married (probably reg.Q4 1877 Whitehaven) MARY ELLEN, born about 1859 Whitehaven; they are on 1881 census at 3 Back Row, Preston Quarter, Whitehaven, Thomas a Coal Miner aged 22 and Margaret aged 22, with 2 children; on the 1901 census they are at 9 Back Row, Newhouses, Whitehaven, Thomas a Coal Hewer Below Ground aged 42 and Mary Ellen aged 42, with 7 children; Thomas died 6 January 1926 whilst of 9 Back Row, Admon. granted Carlisle 24 March 1926 to widow, effects 572 (issue - see below)

  • WILLIAM SWINBURN, born (reg.Q3) 1867 Whitehaven; on 1881 census with parents, Doctors Errand Boy aged 13; died (reg.Q3) 1951; possibly married (reg.Q2 Whitehaven 1896) MARY ANN KIRBY; born about 1872 Maryport, Cumberland; they are on the 1901 census at Whitehaven, William a Coal Hewer aged 33 and Mary Ann aged 29, with two daughters and Mary Ann's mother ISABELLA KIRBY (issue - see below)

  • JOHN SWINBURN, born (reg.Q1) 1871 Whitehaven; on 1881 census with parents, a scholar aged 10; on 1901 census at 175 Ashton New Road, North Manchester, a Medical Dispenser aged 30 with wife SARAH. A., born c.1873 Harrington, Cumberland, a Confectioner working at home, aged 28, daughter Hilda, nephew William J. and niece Frances B. Swinburn (issue - see below)

    Thomas and Margaret were parents of:


  • RICHARD CLARK SWINBURN, born (reg.Q4) 1865 Whitehaven; on 1881 census with parents, a Printers Apprentice aged 15; on 1901 census, a Hotel Boots aged 30, with brother John and his wife; died (reg.Q2) 1938

  • SARAH CLARK SWINBURN, born (reg.Q3) 1868 Whitehaven; on 1881 census with parents, a scholar aged 10; married (reg.Q2) 1896 Whitehaven

  • ELIZABETH CLARK SWINBURN, born (reg.Q1) 1871 Whitehaven; on 1881 census with parents, a scholar aged 8; married (reg.Q3) 1897 Whitehaven

  • FRANCES SWINBURN, born (reg.Q4) 1873 Whitehaven; on 1881 census with parents, a scholar aged 7; died (reg.Q4) 1890

  • THOMAS WILLIAM SWINBURN, born (reg.Q2) 1875 Whitehaven; on 1881 census with parents, a scholar aged 4; died (reg.Q4) 1947; married (reg.Q1) 1899 Whitehaven JANE, born about 1877 Hensingham, Cumberland; they are on the 1901 census with daughter Mary at Parton, Cumberland, Thomas a Moulding Shop Labourer aged 25 and Jane aged 24 (issue - see below)

  • JOHN SWINBURN, born (reg.Q3) 1877 Whitehaven; on 1881 census with parents, aged 3; died (reg.Q4) 1947; married (possibly reg.Q3 1899 Whitehaven) JANET, born about 1876 Whitehaven; they are on the 1901 census at 22 Peter Street, Whitehaven, John an Ironmongers Assistant aged 24 and Janet aged 25, with brother Richard

    Thomas and Mary Ellen were parents of:


  • WILLIAM JOHN SWINBURN, born (reg.Q2) 1878 Whitehaven; on 1881 census with parents, aged 2; he died whilst of 9 West View Road, Bransty, Whitehaven on 29 August 1955 at Carlisle, Probate granted Carlisle 12 October 1955 to widow; married (reg.Q1) Whitehaven FRANCES BRIDGET SMITH, born c.1880 Whitehaven; they are on the 1901 census with uncle JOHN SWINBURN at 175 Ashton New Road, North Manchester, William a Commercial Clerk aged 22 and Frances aged 21; she died 6 June 1958 of 9 West View, Whitehaven, Probate Carlisle 26 June 1958 to Mary Dorothy Olds, widow and Frances Ellen Scurr (wife of James Scurr), effects 987 (issue - see below)

  • MARY JANE SWINBURN, born about July (reg.Q3) 1880 Whitehaven; on 1881 census with parents, aged 8 months; on 1901 census with parents, Paper Bag Factory Assistant aged 20; she may have married (reg.Q1) 1904 Whitehaven

  • GEORGE SWINBURN, born 19 November 1885 Whitehaven; on 1901 census with parents, Fitters Apprentice aged 15; died 25 October 1973 of 26 Peter Street, Whitehaven; Probate granted Newcastle-on-Tyne 23 November 1973, effects 1262

  • TOM SWINBURN, born (reg.Q1) 1888 Whitehaven; on 1901 census with parents, aged 13

  • HARRY SWINBURN, born (reg.Q2) 1890 Whitehaven; on 1901 census with parents, aged 11; died (reg.Q4) 1965

  • ALFRED SWINBURN, born (reg.Q3) 1892 Whitehaven; on 1901 census with parents, aged 8; died 11 March 1959 at Whitehaven Hospital whilst of 21 Haig Avenue, Bransty, Whitehaven, Admon. granted Carlisle 7 May 1959 to widow ELIZABETH, effects 226

  • SARAH ELLEN B.SWINBURN, born (reg.Q4) 1896 Whitehaven; on 1901 census with parents, aged 4

  • ERNEST SWINBURN, born 9 August 1900 Whitehaven; on 1901 census with parents, aged 7 months; died 19 February 1978 of 71 Woodhouse Road, Whitehaven and of 6 College View, Monkwray, Whitehaven, Probate granted Newcastle-on-Tyne 25 October 1978, effects 9371

    William and Mary Ann (Kirby) were parents of:


  • MARY SWINBURN, born (reg.Q3) 1898 Whitehaven; on 1901 census with parents, aged 2; died (reg.Q1) 1902

  • LAURA SWINBURN, born about November (reg.Q4) 1900 Whitehaven; on 1901 census with parents, aged 4 months

    John and Sarah A. were parents of:


  • HILDA CATHERINE SWINBURNE, born (reg.Q3 Prestwich) 1896 Manchester, Lancashire; on 1901 census with parents, aged 4; died (reg.Q1) 1909 aged 13

    Thomas William and Jane were parents of:


  • MARY SWINBURN, born (reg.Q3) 1900 Hensingham, Whitehaven; on 1901 census with parents aged 9 months

    William John and Frances Bridget (Smith) were parents of:


  • MARY DOROTHY SWINBURN, born (reg.Q4) 1903 Whitehaven; married Mr. OLDS; a widow in 1958 when she was an executrix of her mother's will

  • FRANCES ELLEN SWINBURN, born (reg.Q1) 1905 Whitehaven; married JAMES SCURR; she was an executrix of her mother's will in 1958


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    The following family were also living in Whitehaven:

    WILLIAM SWINBURN, born about 1830 Cumberland; married ISABELLA, born about 1829 Cumberland; they are on the 1881 census at Yeathouse, Arlecdon, Cumberland, William an Engine Fitter aged 51 and Isabella aged 52, with 3 children (issue - see below)


    William and Isabella were parents of:

  • MARY ANN SWINBURN, born (reg.Q4) Whitehaven; on 1881 census with parents, a Dressmaker aged 25

  • JOHN WILLIAM SWINBURN, born (reg.Q2) 1861 Whitehaven; on 1881 census with parents, a Labourer aged 20; on 1901 census at Arlecdon, Cumberland (as William), Iron Ore Miner aged 20, probably with wife ELEANOR, born c.1873 Frizington, Cumberland, aged 28, and daughter Christina (issue - see below)

  • JOSEPH C. SWINBURN, born c.1867 Whitehaven; on 1881 census with parents, a scholar aged 13; on 1901 census at Hafner Street, Llandloes, Mongomery, Wales, Gas Engineer Manager aged 33, with wife EVALENA, born c.1873 United States of America, Britsih Subject aged 28


    John William and Eleanor were parents of:

  • CHRISTINA MARY SWINBURN, born (reg.Q1) 1901 Whitehaven; on 1901 census with parents, aged 3 months


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    Sources: Probate calendar; IGI; 1881 and 1901 census returns; GRO indexes

    Notes: The GRO indexes list: Alfred Napier Swinburn (mothers maiden name NAPIER), born (reg.Q2) 1920 Easington, died 27 April 1963 at West Cumberland Hospital, Hensingham, whilst of 12 Castlerigg Close, Whitehaven, married Margaret Jane. He had sisters Mary Napier Swinburn, born (reg.Q4) 1909 Whitehaven and Elsie Swinburn, born (reg.Q4) 1925 Whitehaven

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