The Swindell/Swindle Family History
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Swindle is an English name. Swindle did not denote the Englishman engaged in fraudulent transactions, as one might suppose, but is merely a respelling of Swindell "dweller in valley where swine were bred," or a corruption of Swindale "pig valley", a village in Westmoreland.

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Descendants of John Swindell

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 SWINDELL was born 1523 in England. 

Child of JOHN SWINDELL is:

2. i. WILLIAM2 SWINDELL, b. Bef. 1584, England; d. Mar 22, 1621/22, Virginia.

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM2 SWINDELL (JOHN1) was bornBef. 1584 in England, and died March 22, 1621/22 in Virginia. He married ISABELLHIBERTE December 10, 1598 in Macclesfield, St. Michael, Cheshire, England. Shedied 1652 in Virginia.

Notes for WILLIAM SWINDELL: William Swindle (Swandal) married Isabell Hiberteon 10 Dec 1598 in Macclesfield, St. Michael, Cheshire, England. Isabell was bornbefore 1580 in Cheshire.

William Swindle (Swandal) was killed in the Indian massacre on Good Friday,22 Mar 1622 at Berkleys Plantation 66 miles from James City, Virginia. JamesCity is known today as Jamestown. Isabell died in 1652 in Virginia. William cameto the New World about 1619/20. 

Children of WILLIAM SWINDELL and ISABELL HIBERTE are:

3. i. THOMAS3 SWINDELL, b. 1604, Northumberland,VA; d. Abt. 1669, Rappahanoch Co., VA.
ii. DANIEL SWINDELL.

Generation No. 3

3. THOMAS3 SWINDELL (WILLIAM2, JOHN1)was born 1604 in Northumberland,VA, and died Abt. 1669 in Rappahanoch Co., VA.

Notes for THOMAS SWINDELL: Thomas SWINDLE was born in 1604 in North Hampton,Virginia. He died about 1669 in Rappanoch, Richmond Co., Virginia. From RichardPayne Spencer's research.....Mormon records

HIGH TIDES Historical Society editors vol. 8 no. 2 Hyde Co., NC. states thatthe first Swindell to arrive in the Virginia Colony, was Thomas Swinhow. In amuster taken 30 Jan. 1624, he is reported as having arrived on the"Diana" and living in the Maine of the Corporation of James City.

In a circa 1626 listing of the Corporation of Charles City, Thomas (Swindle)Swinhow held 300 acres by patent. He was later in 1638, listed as 'kilt byIndians However, a Thomas Swindell was one of 78 people who arrived safely inWestmoreland County, VA. in 1654. An indentured servant, he was transported byJohn Walton and John Baynal, VA. planters. Research indicates that ThomasSwindell moved across the bay to North Hampton County on the Eastern shore ofVA. He and a Daniel Swindell were related, possibly as Father and Son, and bothare mentioned as tiltable in that county in 1666. Thomas Swindell had a son,John Swindell, who married the daughter of George Willis. Old North HamptonCounty, VA. records show that George Willis gave the couple a cow in 1668, asubstantial gift for that time period. A Thomas Swindell was one of 78 peoplewho arrived safely in Westmoreland County, VA. in 1654. An indentured servant,he was transported by John Walton and John Baynal, VA. planters.

1729 Thomas Swindell, Cooper, of Beaufort Precinct, Bath Co. N.C. purchased100 acres on the north side of the Pamlico River from JamesSingleton........Check out the Swindell of Cheshire County, England as there isa Hyde twp there containing several Swindells of similar names....... He hadover 300 acres by patent.

02/25/1660 Thomas Swindle was in Northhampton, Va and was granted 400 acresof land. (Virginia Land Records, p. 379)

33. (unknown) was born about 1610 in Rappanoch, Richmond Co., Virginia. Shedied about 1670 in Virginia 

Children of THOMAS SWINDELL and UNKNOWN are:

4. i. JOHN4 SWINDELL, b. 1648.
ii. TIMOTHY SWINDELL, b. Bef. 1651; d. 1683, Virginia; m. SARAH; b. England.

Generation No. 4

4. JOHN4 SWINDELL (THOMAS3, WILLIAM2,JOHN1) was born 1648. He married UNK WILLIS 1668 in North Hampton, VA.

Child of JOHN SWINDELL and UNK WILLIS is:

5. i. JOHN5 SWINDELL, b. Abt. 1703, Hyde Co., N.C.; d. 1772, Hyde Co., N.C.

Generation No. 5

5. JOHN5 SWINDELL (JOHN4, THOMAS3,WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1703 inHyde Co., N.C., and died 1772 in Hyde Co., N.C.. He married MARY MCPHERSON 1727.

Notes for JOHN SWINDELL:  Ellen Mitchell, researcher in Hyde CO. N.C. indicated that there was no willfor John Swindell 1, but there was an Estate Record in Hyde CO. VOl-1 part 1,about 1722. She also indicated that his son Zedekiah's birth record was recordedin Pasquotank Co., N.C. (Pasquotank was a precinct of Albemarle Co, then.)Records indicate that John purchased many different farms from 1729-1765 andsold some as well. These usually were from 100 acres to 1000 acres. He must haveaccumulated about 5,000 acres of land. Much of this land, was of little cost,and some for 'quitrents'.

1757 Dec. 7 Hyde Co. N.C. : John Swindell, planter, with love and affectionto Josiah Swindell, Son, 150 acre plantation in Mattamuskette. Witness BenjaminMason and Stephen Denning.

A dead written in 1772 shows John, Sr. as deceased, actual death date not known.

Children of JOHN SWINDELL and MARY MCPHERSON are:

6. i. TIMOTHY6 SWINDELL, b. Bet. 1715 - 1720, Virginia.
7. ii. JOHN SWINDELL, b. 1723, Albemarie, Hyde Co, NC.
iii. PARKER SWINDELL, b. 1730, Hyde Co., N.C..
8. iv. JOSIAH SWINDELL, b. Abt. 1732, Albemarie, Hyde Co, NC; d. May 07, 1804, Hyde Co., NC
9. v. WILLIAM SWINDELL, b. Abt. 1735, Hyde Co., N.C.; d. 1785.
10. vi. ZEDEKIAH SWINDELL, b. June 04, 1737, Pasquotank Co., NC; d. Bet. May 1804 - Aug 1806, NC.
11. vii. CALEB SWINDELL, b. Bet. 1738 - 1742, Albemarle, Hyde Co., NC; d. Abt. 1791.
viii. ABRAHAM SWINDELL.

Generation No. 6

6. TIMOTHY6 SWINDELL (JOHN5, JOHN4,THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1)was born Bet. 1715 - 1720 in Virginia. He married REBECCA GREYS.

Children of TIMOTHY SWINDELL and REBECCA GREYS are:

i. MICHAEL7 SWINDELL, b. Bet. 1743 - 1753.
ii. JOHN SWINDELL, b. Bet. 1746 - 1757.
iii. GEORGE SWINDELL, b. Abt. 1750, Virginia; d. September 08, 1812, Laurens Co, SC.
iv. SARAH SWINDELL.
v. REBECCA SWINDELL.

7. JOHN6 SWINDELL (JOHN5, JOHN4,THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1)was born 1723 in Albemarie, Hyde Co, NC. He married REBECCA HARRIS.

Notes for JOHN SWINDELL: Copy of Will

State of North Carolina
Hyde County
In the name of God amen.

Be it know to all persons that on the tenth day of June in the year of ourLord one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight I John Swindell Jr. of thestate and county aforesaid and _____ sound disposing mind and memory at thistime do make this my last will and testament. And further be it known that I give and bequeath to my wife Jennett Swindell one mahogany table and liquor casetwo beds and furniture three cows and calves and all other property whichbelongs to me that is not named in the above named articles.

I also leave my wife Jennett Swindell by executria to my last will andtestament. In witness whereoff I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my sealthe day and year above mentioned. Signed and sealed in the presence of A B.Swindol and Henn Carrow

John Swindel (seal)

Copy of will.

Executors: I give so much of my goods and chattles as will pay all my debtorsI doe of right due to any person.

Son Isaac: I give one hundred acres of land being the first acres of thistract where on I now doe live and all my part of that land lying on the southside of the lake with one horse or more and one gun and one bed and furniture.

Son Josiah: I give on hundred acres of land, as by Deed Directed. Son Jesse:I give one hundred acres of land, as by Deed Directed.

Son Joseph: I give one hundred acres of land, as by Deed Directed, with onecow and calf.

Wife Rebacker: I give the house and plantation where I now live with fiftyacres of land to be hers during her natural life and at her decease to fall toby son Joel, to him and his heirs forever, with one Cow and calf and one horseor mare.

Son Jobe: I give one cow and calf and one horse or mair and one gun.

Son John: I give one cow and calf and one horse or mair and one gun.

Daughter Ruth: I give one cow and claf and one bed and furnetude.

Daughter Rachal: I give one cow and calf and one bed and furnetude.

Son Jonathan: I give one cow and calf. All the rest of my worldly estate,within and without, shall be equally divided between my wife and my threeyoungest sons. Executors: Son Isaac and Son Josiah.

John Swindell
3 April 1775

Transcribed by: Margaret Gower Leggett

Children of JOHN SWINDELL and REBECCA HARRIS are:

12. i. ISAAC7 SWINDELL, b. February 22, 1751/52.
13. ii. JOSIAH SWINDELL.
iii. JESSE SWINDELL.
14. iv. JOSEPH SWINDELL, d. Bef. 1824.
v. JOEL SWINDELL.
vi. JOBE SWINDELL.
vii. JOHN SWINDELL.
viii. RUTH SWINDELL.
ix. PRUDENCE SWINDELL.
x. RACHAL SWINDELL.
15. xi. JONATHAN SWINDELL, d. Abt. 1847, Beaufort Co., North Carolina.

8. JOSIAH6 SWINDELL (JOHN5, JOHN4,THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1)was born Abt. 1732 in Albemarie, Hyde Co, NC, and died May 07, 1804 in Hyde Co.,N.C.. He married (1) SARAH Abt. 1753. He married (2) ESTHER BALANCE Abt. 1756.

Notes for JOSIAH SWINDELL:

He signed his will on 07 May 1804. His estate was probated in 1806. He leftmechanic tools equally divided among sons, furniture to daughters and most ofhis estate to his wife, Ester

"In the name of God amen I Josiah Swindell of the State and Countyaforesaid being weak in body but of sound mind and memory and both called tomind the uncertainty of this life and knowing that it is appointed for all menonce to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, rivocking anddisannulling all other wills and testaments whatever before by me made and doneand for such worldly goods it both pleased God to bestow or give ___ leave inthe manner and form following, that is to say leave and bequeath to my sonRobert Swindell all my blacksmith shop ___ and instruments thereto belonging,and one handsaw and one crosscut saw and all my ___ debts that is due to me atmy decease -- and as for the remaining on residue of the ___ tools I leave to beequally divided amongst my five sons: Caleb Swindell, Ananias, Samuel, Willisand Robert Swindell. (?) leave and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife EstherSwindell all the remaining part ___ of my estate or property to be firmly to beher right and property ___ natural lifetime, and ___ at her decease I desirethat the remnant shall be equally divided among my ten following children, ___,this the fulfilling of my debts is that my son Robert Swindell to have one.

Children of JOSIAH SWINDELL and SARAH are:

16. i. SAMUEL7 SWINDELL, b. 1754, Hyde Co., N.C.; d. 1807, Hyde Co., N.C..
ii. ABRAHAM SWINDELL, b. 1755, Hyde Co., NC

Children of JOSIAH SWINDELL and ESTHER BALANCE are:

iii. CALEB7 SWINDELL, b. 1757, Hyde Co., N.C..
iv. ANANIAS SWINDELL, b. 1758; d. 1810, Hyde Co., N.C.; m. MARGARET.
17. v. ROBERT SWINDELL, b. 1758.
18. vi. WILLIS SWINDELL, b. May 05, 1763, Hyde Co., N.C.; d. May 09, 1851, Madison Co., IN.
vii. MARGARET SWINDELL, b. 1764.
viii. PRISCILLA SWINDELL, b. 1769; m. EZEKIEL HARRIS, January 05, 1785, Swan Quarter, Hyde Co., NC.
ix. DELILAH SWINDELL, b. 1770.
x. ANN SWINDELL, b. 1776; m. JOHN MEEKINS.
xi. ELIZABETH SWINDELL, b. 1778; m. JEREMIAH FARROW.

9. WILLIAM6 SWINDELL (JOHN5, JOHN4,THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1)was born Abt. 1735 in Hyde Co., NC, and died 1785. He married DINAH. She was born Abt. 1735 in Albemarie, Hyde Co, NC.

Notes for WILLIAM SWINDELL:

On May 28, 1753 a warrant was issued by George Turner, a Justice of thePeace, for his arrest. John Spencer alleged that William Swindell had mismarkeda cow and marked another cow formerly belonging to him, Hohn Spencer. Hecontended it was contrary to the peace to do so. The warrant states that WilliamSwindell was to be found taken into custody to answer the charge. Ann Sanders,Josiah Swindell, and Caleb Swindell were someone to give evidence of what theyknew of the matter. He resided at Mattamuskeet Lake in 1757.

Children of WILLIAM SWINDELL and DINAH are:

i. WILLIAM7 SWINDELL.
ii. JOHN SWINDELL.
iii. JOSHUA SWINDELL.

10. ZEDEKIAH6 SWINDELL (JOHN5, JOHN4,THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1)was born June 04, 1737 in Pasquotank Co., North Carolina, and died Bet. May 1804- August 1806 in North Carolina. He married PHEBY.

Notes for ZEDEKIAH SWINDELL: Served in the military on Feb 7, 1782 in Hyde Co, NC.

Children of ZEDEKIAH SWINDELL and PHEBY are:

19. i. JACOB7 SWINDELL, b. 1760.
ii. WADE SWINDELL, b. 1774.
20. iii. VALENTINE SWINDELL, b. Abt. 1774, Hyde Co., N.C.; d. February 1835.
iv. THANY SWINDELL.
v. PARKER SWINDELL.
vi. MARGARET SWINDELL.
vii. BENJAMIN SWINDELL, b. Bef. 1766.

11. CALEB6 SWINDELL (JOHN5, JOHN4,THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1)was born Bet. 1738 - 1742 in Albemarle, Hyde Co., NC, and died Abt. 1791. Hemarried (1) ELIZABETH. He married (2) KEZIAH Abt. 1769 in North Carolina.

Notes for CALEB SWINDELL:  Caleb SWINDLE Sr. was born between 1738 and 1742 in Albemarie, Hyde Co.,North Carolina. He signed a will on 26 Nov 1790. He died about 1791 in Hyde Co.,North Carolina. He had an estate probated in Feb 1791 in Hyde Co., NorthCarolina. He was a Cabinet Maker. In October 1841 Caleb gave power or attorneyto his brother John, Jr.

Children of CALEB SWINDELL and KEZIAH are:

21. i. CHRISTOPHER7 SWINDELL, b. Mar 08, 1770, Hyde Co, NC; d. May 01, 1830, White Co., TN.
22. ii. CALEB SWINDELL,JR., b. 1766.
23. iii. CASON SWINDELL, b. 1776; d. April 01, 1839, White Co., TN.

Generation No. 7

12. ISAAC7 SWINDELL (JOHN6, JOHN5,JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2,JOHN1) was born February 22, 1751/52. He married ELEANOR BOOMER.

Notes for ISAAC SWINDELL: Copy of Will

In the name of God amen. I, Isaac Swindell, of the state of North Carolinaand County of Hyde being in perfect heath of body and of sound mind and memorythanks be to the God for the same calling unto mind the mortality of my body andknowing that it is appointed for all men a nec to die do make and ordain this mylast will and testament revising and disumelling all other former testamentswill leguies or ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last willand testament and or ____ my wordly estate where with it hath pleased God tofless me with in this life I dispose of it in the manner and form

following - - - - Item I give and bequeath to me beloved wife EleanorSwindell all my real estate of lands and movables and the profits insuing therefrom during her life observing of my said wife to pay the following legucies tothe children when they come to lawful age:

Item I leave to my son Isaac Swindell one hundred acres of land between JaabDeniels and Joseph Swindell and one feather bed.

Item I leave to my son William Swindell two Nuinde? of one hundred acres landlying on the other side of eth lake by the name of Fleans?bay paint and onefeather bed.

Item I leave to my three sons Joel Swindeall and Lilis and Josiah Swindellone certain piece or parcil of land lying between William ??mers andTho??casstom to be equally divided between them the said Joel, Lilas and JosiahSwindell at their coming of age and also a feather bed apiece to my said threesons, Joel, Lilis and Josiah at their becoming of age.

Item Leave to my Daughter Bithany Swindell one feather bed and beadstid andone cow and calf.

Item all the remainder of my movable estate after my wife's death to beequally divided amongst all my sons and daughters. I also constitiz and pledgemy wife Eleanor Swindell and Isaac Swindell executors to this my last will andtestament.

I ______ _____________.I have here unto lift my hand and seal thissixthteenth day of March one thousand seven hundred and ninety three.

Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of us
Isaac Swindell (seal) John Selby James Mayo

Transcribed by: Margaret Gower Leggett

Notes for ELEANOR BOOMER: Eleanor THORNTON of Hyde County 29 September 1819/Probate: May Term 1824

Four grandchildren: Prudence, John, Sally, & Burton SWINDELL to have oneNegro woman named Betty.

Son: William SWINDELL to have one Negro boy named Casswell who is now livingwith him.

Six grandchildren: Cornelius, Marques (Marcus?), Silas, Elizabeth, Warren,and Joel SWINDELL to have one Negro boy named John BLOUNT.

Four grandchildren: William son of Silas, Gibbs, Josiah, and Silas SWINDELLto have one Negro girl named Sinor.

The rest of my property to be sold and the balance after debts to be equallydivided by my executor, to wit: ¼ part to the aforesaid children of IsaacSWINDELL, ¼ part to my son William, ¼ part to the children of Joel SWINDELL,and ¼ part to the children of Silas SWINDELL.

Executor: son, William SWINDELL
Witness: Caleb SPENCER

[signed] Elenor x THORNTON

Source: HYDE CO., NC RECORD OF WILLS
Book # 4 - Part 7 {pgs. 284-285}
Abstracted by Kay Lynn Midgett Sheppard

Children of ISAAC SWINDELL and ELEANOR BOOMER are:

24. i. ISAAC8 SWINDELL.
25. ii. WILLIAM SWINDELL, b. June 20, 1779; d. Abt. 1837.
26. iii. JOEL SWINDELL.
iv. SILAS SWINDELL.
v. JOSIAH SWINDELL.
vi. BETHANY SWINDELL.

13. JOSIAH7 SWINDELL (JOHN6, JOHN5,JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2,JOHN1) He married SARAH.

Children of JOSIAH SWINDELL and SARAH are:

i. FREDERICK8 SWINDELL.
ii. BENJAMIN SWINDELL.
iii. FOSTER SWINDELL.
iv. MARY SWINDELL.

14. JOSEPH7 SWINDELL (JOHN6, JOHN5,JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2,JOHN1) died Bef. 1824. He married SIDNEY.

Notes for JOSEPH SWINDELL: Joseph SWINDLE of Hyde County 26 April 1823/Probate: May Term 1824

Daughter: Eleanor WARD's heirs $1.00
Daughter: Pharby SAWYER's heirs $1.00
Daughter: Fotney? SAWYER's heirs $10.00
Daughter: Marget SAWYER $10.00
Daughter: Elitha JONES $10.00
Daughter: Clarissa SWINDLE one feather bed & furniture; one cow and calf
Son: John SWINDLE 2/3 of my land on the western end; one bed & furniture;one horse; one cow & calf.

Wife: Sidney SWINDLE 1/3 of my land where I now live during her natural lifeor widowhood and after that to my son Jordan SWINDLE. After debts are paid Ilend my beloved wife all the remainder of my estate during her natural life orwidowhood and after that to be equally divided amongst my six youngest children,viz: Geneta, Mehatta Bell, Debarlemus, Jordan, Orpath, and Morgan L. SWINDLE.

Executor: wife Sidney SWINDLE and son John SWINDLE
Witness: Joseph MANN

[signed] Joseph SWINDELL

Acct. of sales of the property of Joseph SWINDELL, dec'd., sold at the latedwelling house of Sidney SWINDELL, dec'd., sold by the adm'r. on the 14th of December 1829

Various buyers included: Jennetta SWINDELL, Mahettabell SWINDELL, JohnFLOWERS, Joseph SAWYER, SENR., Josiah JARVIS, Jordan SMITH, Shadrach DANIELS,and Warin SWINDELL; Several notes and judgments listed.

The above contains a true inventory and account of sale of the estate ofJoseph SWINDELL, dec'd., that came to my hands as adm'r., de bonis non, with thewill annexed to this 14th of Dec'r. 1829.

[signed] Joseph SAWYER, Adm'r.

Source: http://www.rootsweb.com/~nchyde/HYDWIL11.HTM
HYDE CO., N.C. RECORD OF WILLS Book # 4 - Part 11
Abstracted by Kay Lynn Midgett Sheppard 

Children of JOSEPH SWINDELL and SIDNEY are:

i. MARGARET8 SWINDELL.
ii. FEREBE SWINDELL.
iii. FETNAH SWINDELL.
iv. ELEANOR SWINDELL.
v. ELITHA SWINDELL.
vi. CLARISSA SWINDELL.
vii. JOHN SWINDELL.
viii. JENETTA SWINDELL.
ix. MAHETABLE SWINDELL.
x. DEBARLEMES SWINDELL.
xi. JORDAN A. SWINDELL.
xii. ORPHA SWINDELL.
xiii. MORGAN F. SWINDELL.


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