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Families covered: Swinburne of Capheaton

Swinburne in Northumberland was the origin of a number of different families who took the name Swinburne, Swinbourn, or similar. The first we report on was of Capheaton which is known to have descended from the following John. There were a number of people in the region before him but it is not clear from whom he descended.
John de Swinburne of West Swinburne (a 1257)
1. Sir William de Swinburne of Chollerton, later of Capheaton (d 1289, Queen's treasurer in Scotland)
  m. Margaret or Margery (who m2. Thomas de Lucy)
  A. Alexander de Swinburne of Capheaton (b c1260)
  m. Agnes Thornhill
  i. Sir William de Swinburne of Capheaton (b c1285, d 1354)
  m. (before 10.05.1306) Alicia de Vaux (dau of Sir John de Vaux)
  a. Alexander de Swinburne of Capheaton (b 1307, d before 07.06.1345)
  m1. (1319) Elizabeth Horsley (dau of Roger Horsley)
(1) Sir William de Swinburne of Capheaton (b c1325, dsp before 10.01.1353)
  m. (before 27.10.1340) Joan de Raymes (dau of Robert de Ramyes of Shortflat)
  m2. Auvays (she m2. William de Kyrgille)
  b. Sir William de Swinburne of Capheaton (b c1327?, d before 15.03.1363)
  m. (mcrt 01.1353) Joan Ogle (d c1364, dau of Sir Robert Ogle by Joan Hepphale)
  (1) Sir William Swinburne of Capheaton, Constable of Berwick then Beaumaris (b c1353, d 1402)
  m. Mary Heton (dau of Sir Alan de Heton of Chillingham, widow (not m2.) of John del Strother)
  (A) Sir William Swinburne of Capheaton (a 01.1443)
  m. Elizabeth Widdrington (dau of Sir John Widdrington of Widdrington)
(i) Sir William Swinburne of Capheaton (b c1415, d before 1463)
  m. Elizabeth Collingwood (dau of John Collingwood of Etal)
  (a) John Swinburne of Capheaton (b c1443)
  m1. Joan Musgrave (dau of Thomas Musgrave of Heaton, widow of William Fenwick of Gunnerton)
  ((1)) William Swinburne of Capheaton (a 1532)
  m. Joan Bertram (dau of Roger Bertram of Brenkley)
  ((A)) William Swinburne of Capheaton (d 07.04.1550)
  m. Clare Carnaby (dau of William Carnaby of Halton, she m2. Ranold Foster)
  ((i)) Thomas Swinburne of Capheaton (b c1545, d 21.02.1611)
  m. (1572) Margaret Lawson (dau of Thomas Lawson of Usworth)
((ii)) Reynold Swinburne of Bothal (a 03.1585)
  ((iii)) Jane Swinburne
  m. Gabriel Ogle of Bradford
  ((iv)) Margaret Swinburne
  m. Thomas Musgrave
  ((v)) ? Ursula Swinburne
  m. Rowland Shafto of Strickley
((B)) Clara Swinburne possibly of this generation but suspicion that Reginald's wife was Clare Carnaby, widow of William above?
  m. Reginald Forster of Capheaton
  ((C))+ other issue - Anthony (had issue), Ambrose, Lancelot, Tristram
  m2. Isabella Lawson (m2. John Middleton of Belsay)
  (b) Constance Swinburne
  m. John Heron of Chollerton
  (c)+ other issue - Roger, Elizabeth
  partner unknown
  (e) John Swinburne of Nafferton (d by 07.1488)
m1. Margaret Haggerston (dau of Thomas Haggerston of Haggerston & Agnes de Umfraville)
  m2. Margaret
  m3. Jane
  (B) Elizabeth Swinburne
  m. Robert Horsley
  (C) Joan Swinburne
  m. John de Lisle
  (D) daughter possibly of this generation
m. Sir Thomas Strother
  (E)+ other issue - Edgar, Margaret
  (2)+ other issue - Robert, Mary
  c. Alan de Swinburne of Huthwaite (b c1329, a 1398)
  m. (co)heiress of the Huthwaites of Huthwaite
  (1) Richard Swinburne had issue
  d. Christiana de Swinburne
  m. John de Thirlwall
  e.+ other issue - Roger, Phillippa, Margaret
  ii. Sir Hugh de Swinburne (b 1287)
  iii. Beatrix de Swinburne
  m. William de Kergil
  iv. Margaret de Swinburne
  m. John Prath
  v. Katherine de Swinburne
  m. John de Hautwisill
  B. Nicholas de Swinburne
2. Robert de Swinburne (d before 1278, parson in Scotland)
3. Nicholas de Swinburne (d before 1279)
  m. Alicia
  A. Christiana de Swinburne
  m. (before 1279) Thomas Fisseburne
  B. Juliana de Swinburne
  m1. (before 1279) Gilbert de Middleton
  m2. (before 1306) Aymer de Rotherford (d by 1310)
  C. Avicia de Swinburne
  m. (after 1279) John Swayn
4. Alan de Swinburne of Capheaton, later of Cullerton (rector of Whitfield)

Main source(s): the excellent Swinburn(e) Family History Site at www.geocities.com/Athens/Atlantis/8805/
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