Name: Adam de Swinburne
Occupation: Sheriff of Northumberland
Change Date: 31 OCT 2005
SIR ADAM DE SWINBURNE, who held the estate of East Swinburn. He married 1stly MARGERY and by her had two daughters.
He married 2ndly IDONEA DE GRAHAM, sister of HENRY DE GRAHAM, about 1274-9 at Swinburn or Simonburn, Northumberland. Adam allied himself with the Scots and in 1296 led the hordes of Athol and Mentieth in the destruction of Hexham. The subsidy roll of 1296 shows that his father's village of East Swinburn was flourishing. Soon, through his efforts, it was to be reduced, along with most of Northumberland, to the state of a blackened desert. For his treason, Sir Adam was imprisoned in Berwick Castle until May 1297 when Edward I allowed his release. He was sheriff of Northumberland in 1315 and died in 1318.
Father: John de Swinburne
- Elizabeth de Swynburne
Idonea de Graham
- Christian Swinburne b: ABT 1279 in Swinburne, Northumberland
- Barbara Swinburne b: ABT 1293