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John MEWBURN

Male Abt 1762 - 1830  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name John MEWBURN 
    Born Abt Feb 1762  Holborn, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 06 Feb 1762  Holborn, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Occupation goldsmith 
    Will 07 Oct 1828  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 29 Jan 1830  London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried 02 Feb 1830  City of London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Probate 13 Feb 1830  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I1210  Mewburn
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2018 

    Father John MEWBORN,   b. Abt May 1732, Holborn, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1762, Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Rebecca () 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ann PARSONSON,   b. Abt Jul 1760, Long Melford, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Oct 1828, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married 10 Apr 1788  Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Deborah Ann MEWBURN,   b. 04 Sep 1797, Cripplegate, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Sep 1883, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
     2. Barak MEWBURN,   b. 07 Jun 1800, St Marylebone, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jan and Mar 1869, Pancras, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Hannah MEWBURN,   b. 12 Feb 1791, Barbican, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1791, Barbican, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     4. Henry John MEWBURN,   b. 06 Nov 1795, Cripplegate, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1836, Kingsland, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [natural]
     5. Ann MEWBURN,   b. 28 Feb 1789, Cripplegate, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Nov 1789, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     6. Elizabeth MEWBURN,   b. 24 Nov 1793, Cripplegate, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Jun 1866, St Pancras, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     7. Hannah MEWBURN,   b. 25 May 1792, Cripplegate, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1872, Gravesend, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F648  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Susanna COLSON,   b. Abt 1764,   d. Bef 1788, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years) 
    Married 04 Nov 1786  St Giles without Cripplegate, City of London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F382  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Grimswade's entry is as follows:
      "Mewburn, John (1528-4, 3659) Son of John Nubron of Fore Street London, mariner deceased, apprenticed as John Nubron (? through some deafness of the clerk) to John Crouch 5 February 1777. Free 4 July 1792. First mark entered as plateworker, 2 October 1793. Address Hare Court Aldersgate Street. Moved to Abingdon Row, Goswell Road, undated. Livery, June 1811. Second mark, 24 March 1823. Died 27 January 1830. Heal records him as Mewburn or Newburn (CF. Nubron, above), goldsmith, Hare Court, 1793-6."
      Grimswade, Arthur. (1913) London Goldsmiths 1697-1837: their marks and lives. 3rd rev 1990. London: Faber. p. 596.
      The link back from John to earlier London Mewburns is a weak one, so he represents the true beginning of the Silversmith line.
      'London Goldsmiths' Marks, p207, shows for 1796-7 a mark of a crown above IM as the mark for John Mewburn , ent 1793.
      Pieces of his workcome up for sale on a regular basis, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, has a pair of his candlesticks.
      Died on Goswell Road where he made a short will in 1828 allocating everything in equal measure to his children. Henry John Mewburn and John Vinery of Brixton executors. Wit Josh Marston and James Friend. [no value indicated]
      National Burials Index and the Non-Conformist Register give slightly different dates for burial - 29 January versus 02 February!
      Belived to have had a brief first marriage to Susanna Colson on 04 Nov 1786. Witnessed by a John Crouch - same name as his Master.
      A full history of John and his family is published at:
      Macdonald, Ian G. 2017. Mewburn: London Silversmiths. The Journal of Genealogy and Family History. 1(1), pp. 1-12. http://dx.doi.org/10.24240/23992964.2017.030101.

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Baptisms index (PR) England. Collection: England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, (Name: Ancestry.co Operations Inc; Location: Utah, USA; Date: 2012;), 06 Feb 1762, Holborn, London. Ref: batch P01051-5; system England-ODM; film 374354.

      "Saint Andrew, Holborn
      John Meaburn
      father: John Meaburn
      mother: Rebecca"

    2. [S98] Registers (PR) England. Collection: London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, London, England, 1538-1812, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.; Location: Provo, Utak, USA; Date: 2010;), 06 Feb 1762, St Andrew, Holborn. Christnings.

      "February 1762
      John son of John & Rebecca Meaburn Purpool Lane - 6"

    3. [S104] Testamentary records. England. Collection: Wills and Probate, London, England, 1507-1858, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, Utah, USA; Date: 2011;), 13 Feb 1830, London. TNA Ref. PROB 11/1767/44.

      "Will 07 Oct 1828. Estate divided among children. Only Henry John Mewburn mentioned as a son"

    4. [S47] Registers (PR) England. Collection: England and Wales, Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), (Name: The National Archives; Location: Kew, London, England;), 02 Feb 1830, London. Ref RG4_3998.

      "Bunhill Fields
      John Mewburn, burial"

    5. [S46] Burials index England. National Burial Index, 3rd Edn, (Name: Federation of Family History Societies & Associates; Location: Manchester; Date: 2010;), 29 Jan 1830, City of London, London.

      "Bunhill Fields Burial Ground
      John Mewburn; age 67"

    6. [S298] Burials (CR) England. Collection: Deceased Online, (Name: Deceased Online Ltd.;), 02 Feb 1830. Bunhill Fields, London. page 72.

      "John Mewburn, 67;
      Goswell Road;
      grave 8ft; E&W 52; N&S 18;
      £0 18/-"

    7. [S35] Marriages (PR) England. Collection: Marriages and Banns, London, England, 1754-1921, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.; Location: Provo, Utah, USA; Date: 2010;), 10 Apr 1788, Holborn, London.

      "St Sepulchre, Holborn
      John Mewburn of this parish Widower & Ann Parsonson of this Parish Spinster, married by Thos Richards Curate. Wit Henry Parsonson; Sarah Parsonson"

    8. [S35] Marriages (PR) England. Collection: Marriages and Banns, London, England, 1754-1921, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.; Location: Provo, Utah, USA; Date: 2010;), 04 Nov 1786, St Giles without Cripplegate, City of London. P69/GIS/A/01/Ms 6421/2.

      "John Meaburn of this Parish Batchelor & Susanna Colson of this Parish Spinster were Married by Banns this 4 Day of November 1786 by me E Gillespie Curate.
      This marriage was solemnised between us John Mewburn Susanah Colson [signatures]
      In the Presnece of John Crouch, Jos Webb"