We lived here!
Our forebears have lived in a wide variety of homes through the years. The humble ones have disappeared from the landscape, and the grander ones have been mostly rebuilt or extended. Photographs of some of the more substantial properties now occupying the lands which we have graced historically can be seen here
The Swindlehurst Heritage.
We are in the process of producing and updating a Googlemap of the Bowland area pin-pointing the sites occupied by assorted members of the historic family through the centuries. These places are referred to in the various types of documentation currently available. The map (a work-in-progress) can be seen by clicking Swindlehursts-united Origins Map
. The map can be scrolled horizontally and/or vertically, and can be enlarged by double-clicking.
The Story so far!
Detailed information is contained on the Origins
, Family trees
Index of Families.
We have attached a document which may be of wide interest. We know, from all the living descendant contacts which we have, that the most common thing they want to know is who their ancestral parents were. This list
should have parents of all living global family members. It will need to be replaced at times as the on-going research reveals more about each family and their generation links.
Some notable Swindlehursts!
one (or two).
The Forest Of Bowland
- our homeland! For 800 years and more! If you want to know more about The Forest of Bowland AONB, or you intend to visit, in order to experience the tranquillity and beauty, please click on this page
for more information.
Please note: Prior to the 1974 Local Government Reorganisation, most of the area of the Forest of Bowland was in the West Riding of Yorkshire (WRY). The Reorganisation has confused matters slightly by moving the area into the administration of Lancashire County Council (LCC). As a result, modern records are held by the LCC, rather than by the WRY.
The Lordship of Bowland
The Lordship of Bowland is a heritable feudal title which imposed on the holder administrative rights and responsibilities on behalf of the Crown without the grant of land or property. The current Lord of Bowland (William of Bowland) is very closely involved in the administration and management of the Forest of Bowland and plays his part in the goings-on in the Forest.
The Swindlehursts through the centuries have had close connections with the Lordship and its various holders - as employees, supplicants, law-breakers (always wrongly accused, of course), opponents etc. For more information about the Lordship and its doings click here.