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Samuel Swindell

1738 - 1806

Samuel Swindell's signature on his will 1803
Samuel's signature on his will in 1803 (17)

Father Job Swindell
Mother Catherine Ridgeway
Wife Grace Dawson
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:



Sources:

  1. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [January 1737-8] Baptised Samuel the Son of Job Swindell of Tideswell Miner       the 5
  2. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [May 1735] Baptised Margret the Daughter of Job Swindell of Tideswell miner       the 22
  3. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [September 1740] Baptised Anne the Daughter of Job Swindell of Tideswell       the 26
  4. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [March 1743/4] Baptised Ruth the Daughter of Job Swindell & Catherine his wife of Tideswell       ye 8
  5. See his father's page
  6. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [September 1748] Buried Job Swindle of Tidswell miner       the 30
  7. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [August 1752] Buried Ruth the Daughter of Catherine Swindel of Tideswell       the 25
  8. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    Samll Swindel of the town and parish of Tideswell
    miner and Grace Harrison of the
    same town and parish spinster widow were
    Married in this Church by licence from ye Dean & Chapter of Lichfield
    this ninth Day of February in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred
    and sixty six by me Ed: Marklands Vicar

    The Marriage was solemnized between Us Samuel Swindell
    Grace   +   Harrison her mark
    In the Presence of [..] Markland
    Robt Dawson
  9. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [October 1766] Baptised Joseph the Son of Samuel Swindel of Tideswell and Grace his wife       the 9
  10. Will of Joseph Swindell (ref: B/C/11/Joseph Swindell, Tideswell, 1767 @ Lichfield Record Office) reads:
    In the name of God Amen I Joseph Swindell of Tideswell in the County of Derby miner being weak in
    body but of sound and disposing mind and memory (praised be to God) Do Make Publish and Declare this my last
    will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, First I will that all my just Debts then
    Legacies herein after by me Given and Bequeathed my Funeral Expenses the Charges of proving and all other
    Cherges attending the Execution of this my will be paid Discharged and satisfyed by my Executors herein after
    named by and out of my personal Estate; Also I Give and Devise all my messuages Buildings Lands
    Tenements and Hereditaments situate standing lying and being at Tideswell aforesaid or elsewhere in the
    said County of Derby unto my nephew Job Swindell of Tideswell aforesaid miner his Heirs and assigns
    for ever. Also I Give and Devise unto my said nephew Job Swindell Eight Twenty fourths of a certain Grove
    or Lead Mine lying within the Liberty of Little Hucklow in the said County of Derby commony called by the
    name of Mock Grove his heirs and assigns for ever. Also I Give and Devise unto my nephew Samuel
    Swindell of Tideswell aforesaid miner four Twenty Fourths of the said Grove or Lead Mine lying within
    the Liberty of Little Hucklow aforesaid commonly called Mock Grove his Heirs and Assigns for ever. Also
    I Give and Devise all other my Lead Mines and parts and shares of Lead Mines within the Liberty of the
    Hundred of High peak or elsewhere in the said County of Derby unto my said two nephews Job Swindell and
    Samuel Swindell their Heirs and assigns for ever as Tenents in Common and not as joint tenents. Also
    I Give and bequeath unto my said nephew Samuel Swindell the sum of Sixty pounds Sterling to be paid him
    by my said Exors herin after named within Twelve months next after my decease by and out of my
    personal estate. Also I Give and Bequeath unto my niece Margaret the wife of John Walton the
    younger of Tideswell aforesaid miner the sum of Thirty pounds Sterling to be paid her by my said Executors
    within Twelve months next after my decease by and out of my personal Estate. Also I Give and Bequeath unto my niece
    Anne wife of William Barber of Tideswell aforesaid miner the sum of Thirty pounds Sterling to be paid her
    by my said Executors within Twelve months next after my decease by and out of my personal Estate; Also I Give
    and Bequeath unto my niece Ann Howson of Tideswell aforesaid Spinster the sum of Sixty pounds sterling to be
    paid her by my said Executors within Twelve months next after my Decease by and out of my personal Estate
    Also I Give and Bequeath unto my nephew Thomas Howson of Tideswell aforesaid miner the sum
    of Thirty pounds Sterling to be paid him by my said Executors within Twelve months next after my Decease
    by and out of my personal Estate; Also I Give and Bequeath unto my said nephew Thomas Howson
    all my wearing apparel; Also I Give and Bequeath unto my nephew Robert Doson of Tideswell
    aforesaid Cordwainer the sum of Seven pounds and Tenn Shillings Sterling to be paid him by my said
    Executors within Twelve months next after my Decease by and out of my personal Estate; Also I Give
    unto John Joseph and Anne Hill Three Children of John Hill of Tideswell aforesaid miner
    by Margaret his wife the sum of seven pounds and ten shillings apiece to be paid them by my
    said Extors when they shall severally and respectively attain their several and respective ages of Twenty
    one years by and out of my personal Estate, And my will and mind is thatin Case any of the said Three
    Children shall depart this life before such timeas the part or portion of him her or them so dying shall
    become payable that then and in such Case the aprt or portion of him her or them so dying shall go and be
    Equally divided amongst the survivors and survivor of them share and share alike, if more than one, and to be paid
    to be such survivors or survivor at the time aforesaid. Also I Give and Bequeath unto John Thomas and Joseph
    Middleton the Three sons of John Middleton of Tideswell aforesaid miner by Ruth his wife the sum of Tenn
    pounds Sterling apiece to be paid them by my said executors when they shall severally and respectively attain
    their severall and respective ages of Twenty One years by and out of my personal Estate And my will and mind is
    that in Case any of the Three sons of the said John Middleton shall depart this life before such time as the
    part or portion of him or them so dying shall become payable that then and in such Case the part or portion of him
    or them so dying shall go and be equally devided amongst the survivors or survivor of them share and share
    alike if more than one and to be paid to such survivors or survivor at the time aforesaid, And my further
    will is that in case the said several legacys or sums of money herein before Given and Bequeathed to my
    several Legatees herein before named in manner as aforesaid by reason or on account of any Debt or Debts due
    and owing or hereafter to grow due and owing to my personal Estate or by any other Losses or misfortunes
    whatsoever whereby my said personal Estate shall prove Insufficient or deficiant to answer and pay to my said
    several Legatees or any of them their respective Legacys or sums of money at the Time and in manner
    herein before directed and appointed for payment thereof as aforesaid that then and in such Case, but not
    otherwise, I do hereby order direct and appoint that all Loss or Losses so happening to my said personal
    Estate in manner as aforesaid shall be born sustained and allowed by all my said several legatees in
    proportion to their several and respective legacys or sums of money herein before by me Given and Bequeathed
    anything in this will contained to the Contrary thereof. And lastly I Give and Bequeath all the Rest
    [residue] and remainder of my Goods Cattle Chattels, plate, ready money, money at Interest and upon securitys
    Bonds, Creditts and other my personal estate and effects whatsoever or wheresoever unto my said nephew
    Job Swindell, And I do heeby nominate and appoint my said nephew Job Swindell and William Barber
    executors jointly of this my last will and testament and I do hereby revoke and make void all former and
    other wills by me at any time herebefore made. In witness whereof I the said Testator Joseph Swindell have to
    this my last will and testamentwrote on two sheets of paper annext together. To the first sheet thereof
    put my Hand and to the last sheet thereof my Hand and seal this Twenty Fifth day of April In the
    year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Seven.
                                                                                                                                                          Joseph Swindell
    Signed , sealed, pubished and declared by the said testator Joseph Swindell
    to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who as witnesses
    thereto have hereunder subscribed our names in the presence of the said
    testator.           Jos Burks
                            Richard Haigh
                            Edward Bocking
  11. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [April 1768] Baptised Sam: ye Son of Sam: & Grace Swindel of Tideswell       8
  12. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [August 1769] Buried Samuel ye Son of Sam Swindell of Tideswell miner       13
  13. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [March 1770] Baptised Job ye Son of Samuel & Grace Swindell of Tideswell       31
  14. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [February 1772] Baptised Nancey ye Daughter of Samuel & Grace Swindell of Tideswell       2
  15. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Burials 1786, August] 31 Ann, the Daur of Saml Swindale   Tideswell
  16. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Burials 1803, March] 27 Grace, wife of Saml Swindell     of Tideswell
  17. Will of Samuel Swindell (page 1, page 2) (ref: B/C/11/Samuel Swindell, Tideswell, 1806 @ Lichfield Record Office) reads:
    In the name of God Amen I Samuel Swindell of Tideswell
    in the County of Derby, Miner, being weak in body but of sound
    and disposing mind, memory, and understanding (praised be
    God) do make, publish, and declare this my last will and
    testament in manner and form following; (that is to say)
    First I will order and direct that my just debts, funeral charges,
    and the expenses of the robate of this my will be first paid off
    and discharged by my Executors herein after named as soon as
    conveniently can be after my decease. Item I give and devise unto my
    two sons Joseph Swindell and Job Swindell to be equally divided
    betwixt them share and share alike, all and every my Messuages,
    Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments whatsoever, and wheresoever,
    and of what nature, tenure or kind soever, both freehold and copyhold
    (the copyhold part thereof having been duly surrendered to the case
    of my last will and testament) together with their and every of
    their rights, members, privileges, and appurtenances, and of what
    nature, tenure or kind soever of which I die possessed of, or
    entitled unto either in possession, reversion, remainder, or expectancy,
    togerther with their and every of their rights, members, privileges, and
    appurtenances, and also all and singulr my Mines and Groves,
    share and shares of Mines and Groves whatsoever, and wheresoever
    with all and singular the tools, and implements, and things thereunto
    severally and respectively belonging To hold all and singular the
    hereditaments and premises aforesaid with their and every of their
    appurtenances, unto them the said Joseph Swindell and Job Swindell
    their heirs and assigns for ever, as tenants in common and not as
    joint tenants. Item I give and bequeath unto the said Joseph Swindell
    and Job Swindell all and every part of my household goods, and also
    all my live stock as sheep, kine; book debts, mortgages, bonds, note and
    notes of hand and the money due, or to become due thereon, and also
    my other personal astate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and
    of what nature or kind soever; to be equally shared and divided by and
    between them (if they shall so think fit and proper) for his and their
    own joint and seperate use and benefit; And as I rent a farm under
    Mrs Charlton I wish my two sons to enjoy it equally betwixt them
    And lastly I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my two
    sons Joseph Swindell and Job Swindell joint Executors of this my last
    will and testament hereby revoking all former and other will and wills
    by me heretofore made, and declaring this to be my last; In witness
    whereof I the said Samuel Swindell the Testator, have to this my last
    will and testament contained in two sheets of paper, to the first sheet
    thereof set my hand, and to this second and last sheet thereof set my
    hand and seal the twenty second day of October in the year of our Lord
    One Thousand eight hundred and three.
    Signed, sealed, published and
    declared by the said Samuel Swindell
    the Testator, as and for his last Will
    and Testament in the presence of us who
    at his request and in the presence of each                     Samuel Swindell
    other have subscribed our name, as
    witnesses therto.
    Joseph Cook
    Joseph Brocklehurst
    Samuel Ball
  18. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [1806 Burials, June] 6 Samuel Swindell of Tideswell



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