George Swinburne of Chester le Street, Durham

Finchale Abbey - February 2003GEORGE SWINBURNE, Butcher, born 1789 Flinchale (Finchale Priory and Finchale Banks are south east of Chester le Street) Durham, (possibly baptised 8 May 1788 Durham, son of Miles and Ann Swinburn of Fenckley Abbey [see Ralph Swinburn of Durham] ), married 28 June 1814 Chester le Street ANN WOOD, born 1787 Eldon, Durham, on 1851 census at Chester le Street (The photograph shows Finchale Abbey, February 2003)

  • ?MILES SWINBURNE, of Finchale Abbey, yeoman, mentioned in a deed for sale of land dated 16 April 1811* (see Miles Swinburn of Houghton Bank, Durham)

    George and Ann (Wood) were parents of:


  • MARY ANN SWINBURNE, born 1818 Cockerton, Durham, Dressmaker, at Morgan's Yard, Chester le Street in 1881, unmarried

  • THOMAS SWINBURNE, born 1826 Chester le Street; married (poss. mar. Q2 1845 Guisborough, Cleveland) ELIZABETH, born 1823 Gilland, Yorkshire; (Thomas may be on 1881 census at 8 Nelson Street, Westoe, Durham with a 2nd wife MARY A., born c.1837 Newcastle and daughter ANN SWINBURNE, born [reg. Q4 Newcastle/Tyne] 1860 Newcastle; at same address on 1891 census without Ann)

    Thomas and Elizabeth were parents of:


    St. Mary's Church, Chester le Street
  • MILES SWINBURNE, born 1846 Chester le Street (reg. Q1), died Q3 1908, married Q3 1866 Gateshead JULIA MOFFATT, born 1845 Gateshead, they were living at 54 Askew Road, Gateshead in 1881 with 6 children, Miles was a Geneal Labourer aged 35; on 1901 census at 6 Camborne Grove, Gateshead, Miles aged 56 'Mineral Guard Railway' with 5 children; Julia died 14 July 1930, whilst of 5 Camborne Grove, Gateshead, Probate granted 15 August 1930 Newcastle to John Swinburne, Butcher and Julia Swinburne, spinster, effects 497 (issue - see below)

  • JOHN GEORGE SWINBURNE, born 1847 (reg. Q1) Chester le Street, died Q2 1871 aged 23/4

  • THOMAS SWINBURNE, born 1849 (reg. Q2) Chester le Street

  • WILLIAM SWINBURNE, born 1851 (reg. Q1) Chester le Street (The photograph to the left shows St. Mary's Church, Chester le Street - February 2003)

    Miles and Julia (Moffatt) were parents of:


  • MARY ANN SWINBURNE, born (reg. Q4 Easington) 1866 Sherburn, Durham; on 1881 census with parents, aged 14; married (reg.Q3 Newcastle/Tyne) 1899 JOHN STRANGEWAYS; she is on the 1901 census with parents, a widow aged 34

  • ELIZABETH JANE SWINBURNE, born (reg. Q4 Newcastle/Tyne) 1868 Newcastle, Northumberland; on 1881 census with parents, aged 12

  • JOHN MOFFATT SWINBURNE, born 1871 Newcastle, Northumberland; on 1881 census with parents, aged 10; on 1901 census with parents aged 29, Journeyman Butcher; married Q2 1901 Gateshead; executor of mother's Will 1930

  • MILES SWINBURNE, born (reg. Q3 Easington) 1872 Gateshead, Durham; on 1881 census with parents, aged 8; died 17 August 1940 of Mount Pleasant, Elwick, West Hartlepool, admon. 7 September 1940 Durham to widow, effects 190; married (possibly reg.Q2 1899 Easington) ELEANOR, born c.1876 Easington; they are on the 1901 census at Shotton, Miles a Farmer aged 28, with son John; she died 26 December 1955 of Mount Pleasant, Elwick, Probate Durham 23 January 1956 to Margaret Mary Swinburn and Theresa Swinburn, spinsters, effects 1022 (issue - see below)

  • ISABELLA SWINBURNE, born (reg.Q4) 1874 Gateshead; on 1881 census with parents, aged 6

  • GEORGE SWINBURNE, born (reg. Q3) 1879 Gateshead; on 1881 census with parents, aged 1 and in 1901 aged 21, 'Mechanical Engine Shop'; died (reg.Q2) 1944

  • THOMAS SWINBURNE, born (reg.Q3) 1885 Gateshead; on 1901 census with parents, a Grocers Assistant aged 15; died July 1944 of 87 Eastbourne Avenue, Gateshead, Admon. Newcastle/Tyne 3 August 1944 to widow, effects 430; married FLORENCE

  • JULIA SWINBURNE, born (reg.Q4) 1887 Gateshead; on 1901 census with parents, aged 13; executrix of mother's Will 1930

    Miles and Eleanor were parents of:


  • JOHN SWINBURNE, born c.1900 Easington (poss. reg.Q2 1900); on 1901 census with parents, aged 1

  • ?ELEANOR SWINBURNE, birth possibly reg. Q3 1901 Easington; of 28 Tankerville Street, West Hartlepool, spinster, died 3 February 1943, admon. Durham 27 July 1943 to Eleanor Swinburne, widow, effects 522; then admon. again 7 June 1957 to Margaret Mary Swinburne and Teresa Swinburne, spinsters, effects 246

  • ?MARGARET MARY SWINBURNE, born 6 October 1908 (reg. Hartlepool); died 11 August 1996 St. Bridget's Nursing Home, 132 Stockton Road, Hartlepool, Cleveland, Probate Newcastle/Tyne 7 October 1996, not exceeding 180,000 (probably executrix of mother's Will 1956, and sister's Will 1957)

  • ?THERESA SWINBURNE, possibly born (reg.Q1 Hartlepool) 1912; died 4 December 1978 whilst of The Bungalow, North Lane, Elswick, Hartlepool, Probate Newcastle/Tyne 30 March 1979 3356 (probably executrix of mother's Will 1956, and sister's Will 1957)


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  • Sources: 1851, 1881 and 1901 census returns; GRO indexes; IGI; Joiner marriage index; Probate Calendars

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