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Robert Wilkinson MEWBURN

Male Abt 1827 - 1891  (~ 64 years)


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  • Name Robert Wilkinson MEWBURN 
    Born Abt Feb 1827  Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 25 Feb 1827  Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Census 1841  Stockton on Tees, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Emigration 31 Jan 1853  Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Occupation printer and clerk; transportee; teacher 
    Buried Abt 1891  Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 19 Oct 1891  Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9, 10
    Person ID I1139  Mewburn
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2018 

    Father Wilkinson MEWBURN,   b. Abt Dec 1795, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Aug 1832, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ann MELLANBY,   b. Abt 1794, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1881, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 22 Jun 1818  Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Family ID F350  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emma EACOTT,   b. 12 Feb 1855, Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1942, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1870  Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Children 
     1. Lucy May MEWBURN,   b. 25 Aug 1883, Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1974, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
     2. Robert Thomas MEWBURN,   b. 22 Oct 1881, Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1918, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
     3. George William Lewis MEWBURN,   b. 04 Dec 1885, Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1918, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)  [natural]
     4. Rachel MEWBURN,   b. 18 Feb 1876, Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1967, Murray, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
     5. Ruth MEWBURN,   b. 28 Feb 1889, Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1923, Wellington, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [natural]
     6. Walter MEWBURN,   b. 31 Jan 1871, Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Apr 1944, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     7. Eliza MEWBURN,   b. 24 Oct 1880, Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1939, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
     8. Mary Ann Charlotte MEWBURN,   b. 18 Dec 1872, Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     9. Margaret Alice MEWBURN,   b. 01 Nov 1878, Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1974, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)  [natural]
     10. Robert MEWBURN,   b. 12 Jan 1875, Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1875, Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F354  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • North Yorkshire archives have papers from the Quarter Sessions in 1850, Doc Ref. QSB 1850 2/6/15:
      "Bill of indictment of Robert Mewburn late of the House of Correction at Northallerton for stealing one pair of boots value 10s, the property of William Marwood.
      Offence committed at the township of Thornaby on 15 February 1850.
      Mewburn had previously been convicted of felony at the Quarter Sessions for County Durham held at Durham on 31 December 1849.
      Endorsed with names of witnesses and true bill.
      With certificate of conviction at the Quarter Sessions for County Durham held at Durham on 31 December 1849 of Robert Mewburn late of the parish of Stockton upon Tees labourer for stealing one piece of metal value 6d and one other piece of metal value 6d, the property of Robert Roger, at the parish of Stockton upon Tees on 30 December 1849. Mewburn was sentenced to hard labour in the House of Correction at Durham for one calendar month.
      Certificates dated 30 March 1850."
      www.archives.northyorks.gov.uk

      Robert's Diary, 1875-1891 was scanned for me by the State Library of Western Australia, who hold the original in Perth - 80 images as pdf, two pages per image. A mix of diary, accounts book and commonplace book with copied poems and writings and various recipes and cures for ailments etc. That has provided dates of birth and occasional deaths for the children. Image 9 carries a summary of them all.

      There is a memorial to Robert and Emma at the Mandurah Pioneer Cemetery. This appears on the Mandurah FHS website with a photo and also on Billiongraves.com. The memorial may have been commissioned after Emma's death.

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Baptisms index (PR) England. Collection: England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, (Name: Ancestry.co Operations Inc; Location: Utah, USA; Date: 2012;), 25 Feb 1827, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham. Ref: batch C02866-6; system England-EASy; film 1894160.

      "Robert Mewburn
      at St Thomas
      2nd son
      father: Wilkinson Mewburn
      mother: Ann Mewburn"

    2. [S78] Baptisms (PR) England. Collection: Baptisms, Stockton District (transcripts), (Name: Durham Records Online;), 25 Feb 1827, Stockton, Durham. Rec No 750181.0.

      "at St Thomas (Anglican)
      Robert Mewburn, of High Street, 2nd son of Wilkinson (turner) & Ann Mewburn"

    3. [S17] Census returns. 1841. England, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, Utah, USA; Date: 2010;), 07 Jun 1841, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham. Piece 317; book 24; folio 11; page 17.

      "Old Post Office Yard, U.B.
      Ann Mewburn, 45, ind, born in county
      Elizabeth Mewburn, 20, born in county
      Robert Mewburn, 14, born in county
      James Mewburn, 10, born in county
      Rachel Mewburn, 8, born in county"

    4. [S111] Convict Transportation Registers, Australia - Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.; Location: Provo, Utah, USA; Date: 2007;), 31 Jan 1853, Western Australia.

      "Pyrenees
      Robert Mewburn, convicted at York (Northallerton) quarter sessions, 9 April 1850; term seven years"

    5. [S112] Convict index. Australia, 1788-1868, Reakes, J., comp, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, Utak, USA; Date: 2001;), 1850.

      "Robert Mewburn, born 1827, Stockton on Tees, printer & clerk. Sentenced 1850 at Northallerton Sessions. Transported on the Ptrenees, to WA, status U.
      Comments: Mewburn Emma (Eacott) m. 16.3.1870 Fremantle, had 9chn. d. 19.10.1891 Mandurah"

    6. [S225] Monumental inscriptions, Australia. Collection: Monumental Inscriptions, Mandurah, Western Australia, (Name: Mandurah Family History Society; Location: Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia;), 1891, Mandurah. Monumental Inscriptions of Christ's Church Anglican Church Graveyard - Cnr. Sholl St & Pinjarra Rd. Mandurah. West Australia - as at December 1986. Entry 37.

      "In loving memory of
      Robert W. Mewburn
      died 1891 aged 62 years.
      Also his beloved Wife
      Emma
      died 31st Jan 1942 aged 87 years"

    7. [S94] Deaths index (CR) Australia. Collection: All Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, Utah, USA; Date: 2010;), 1891, Western Australia. Reg No 609.

      "Mewburn, Robert Wilkinson; age 61, born abt 1830"

    8. [S207] Monumental inscriptions, Australia. Collection: Billiongraves.com, (Name: BillionGraves; Location: Utah, USA;), 19 Oct 1891, Mandurah, WA http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/person/4486662.

      "Name: Robert W Mewburn
      Event Type: Burial
      Event Place: Mandurah, , Western Australia, Australia
      Cemetery: Mandurah Pioneer Cemetery
      Death Date: 19 Oct 1891
      Affiliate Image Identifier: 4486662
      Latitude: -32.534514
      Longitude: 115.721445
      Affiliate Create Date: 2013-07-18 04:40:32"

    9. [S210] Deaths index (CR), Australia, Western Australia, (Name: Government of Western Australia, Department of the Attorney General; Location: Perth, Australia;), 1891, WA. Reg No. 609.

      "Mewburn, Robert Wilkinson"

    10. [S230] Deaths (CR) Australia. Collection: Death in the State of Western Australia: Register of Death, (Name: The Government of Western Australia; Location: Perth, Western Australia;), Registered 24.10.91. No. 609.

      "19 October 1891 at Mandurah
      Robert Wilkinson Mewburn, male, age 61; schoolmaster
      cause of death: Albuminuria; Phthisis
      informant: Walter Mewburn, son, Mandurah"

    11. [S37] Marriages index (PR) England. Collection: England Marriages, 1538-1973, (Name: Intellectual Reserve Inc; Location: Provo, Utah, USA;), 22 Jun 1818, Stockton Parish, Durham. Ref: batch M00845-6; system England-EASy; film 1894162.

      "Wilkinson Mewburn
      spouse: Ann Mellanby"

    12. [S118] Marriages (PR) England. Collection: Marriages, Stockton District (transcripts), (Name: Durham Records Online;), 22 Jun 1818, Stockton, Durham. Rec No 343617.1.

      "at St Thomas (Anglican)
      Wilkinson Mewburn, of this parish married Ann Mellanby (spinster), of this parish, by banns. Witnesses: George Hewitt, Margaret Errington, Ann Johnson"

    13. [S110] Marriages index (CR) Australia. Collection: Marriage Index, 1788-1950, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.; Location: Provo, Utah, USA; Date: 2010;), 1870, Western Australia. Reg No 3072.

      "Robert Mewburn
      Spouse: Emma Eacott
      Marriage place: Fremantle"

    14. [S232] Marriages index (CR) Australia. Collection: Western Australia, (Name: The Government of Western Australia; Location: Perth, Western Australia;), 16 March 1870, Fremantle, Western Australia. No. 525.

      "Robert Mewburn, above 21, batchelor, farmer, of Mandurah (father Wilkinson Mewburn, engineer), and Emma Eacott, under 21, spinster, domestic, of Mandurah (father Thomas Eacott, farmer).
      Married in the Congregational Chapel, Fremantle by me, after declaration, Joseph Johnston.
      Signed: Robert Mewburn; Emma Eacott - her mark
      In the presence of John Lucie; Matilda Eacott her mark"