1738 - 1806
Samuel's signature on his will in 1803 (17)
|Children||Joseph, Samuel, Job, Nancy|
Samuel was born in Tideswell in 1738, the son of Job and Catherine (1). He had a sister Margaret a couple of years older than him (2), and younger sisters Ann, born when he was two (3), and Ruth when he was five or six (4). He also had a brother Job, but his date of birth is not known (5). His father died when he was ten (6), and his sister Ruth four years after that (7). He followed the family tradition into lead mining (8)(12).He married Grace Harrison (née Dawson) , also from Tideswell, in Febuary 1766 (8), and their eldest son Joseph was born later that year (9). His uncle Joesph died childless the following year and Samuel and his brother Job inherited all his mining interests (the larger share going to his brother), particularly in "Mock Grove" a mile or so to the north of Tideswell (10). His next son, Samuel, was born in 1768 (11) but died the following year (12). His youngest son, Job was born in 1770 (13), and his only daughter, Nancy, in 1772 (14). Nancy (then called Ann) died aged 14 in 1786 (15). His wife Grace died in 1803 (16), and perhaps sensing his own mortality, he wrote his will later that year, leaving everything to his sons (17). He died in June 1806 (18), aged 68.
Brief details of his children:
|The Marriage was solemnized between Us||Samuel Swindell|
|Grace + Harrison her mark|
|In the Presence of||[..] Markland|