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Mark William Swinburne (1836-1912) of M. W. Swinburne and Sons
1912 Obituary 
Alderman MARK WILLIAM SWINBURNE, Mayor of Wallsend-on-Tyne, was born at Newcastle-on-Tyne on 3rd August 1836.
For twenty-five years he held this position, and then in 1891 he commenced business at Wallsend under the title of M. W. Swinburne and Sons, engineers, brassfounders, and coppersmiths, their speciality being brass work for ships and marine engines.
Only in recent years did he take part in municipal matters, when he was elected a member of the Wallsend Town Council.
In 1910, after the enlargement of the borough, be was unanimously elected Mayor, and in November 1911 he was re-elected, being appointed an Alderman. He was also a Justice of the Peace for the Borough of Wallsend.
His death took place, after a short illness, at his residence in Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne, on 23rd May 1912, in his seventy-sixth year. He became a Member of this Institution in 1882; he was also a Member of the North-East Coast Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders.