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Thomas MEWBURN

Male Abt 1816 - 1902  (~ 85 years)


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  • Name Thomas MEWBURN 
    Born Abt Apr 1816  Hurworth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 08 Apr 1816  Hurworth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1841  Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census2 1851  Great Bolton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Emigration 23 Oct 1853  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation police constable; brickmaker 
    Buried 1902  Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 27 Feb 1902  Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Person ID I1243  Mewburn
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2018 

    Father Thomas MEWBURN,   b. Abt 1782, poss Darlington, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Jun 1828, Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Ann BUCK,   b. Abt Sep 1787, Burnley, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jan and Mar 1851, Royton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 23 Nov 1807  Hurworth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Family ID F397  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane HURST,   b. Abt 1814, Deane by Bolton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Oct 1872, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married 21 Aug 1837  Deane, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Jane MEWBURN,   b. Between Apr and Jun 1848, Bolton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Feb 1889, Ballarat East, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. George MEWBURN,   b. Between Apr and Jun 1846, Bolton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Oct 1918, Koonwarra, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. William MEWBURN,   b. Between Oct and Dec 1850, Bolton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1929, Redfern, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Elizabeth MEWBURN,   b. Abt 1860, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1942, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)  [natural]
     5. Alfred MEWBURN,   b. Between Jan and Mar 1853, Bolton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1929, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. James MEWBURN,   b. Abt Jun 1844, Bolton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1927, Young, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)  [natural]
     7. Emma MEWBURN,   b. Between Jan and Mar 1838, Bolton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1913, Miners Rest, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. John MEWBURN,   b. Abt 1837, Bolton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jul and Sep 1921, Grey, West Coast, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. Mary MEWBURN,   b. Between Jan and Mar 1839, Bolton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     10. Thomas MEWBURN,   b. Abt Dec 1842, Bolton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1930, Nhill, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)  [natural]
     11. Thomas MEWBURN,   b. Abt Jan 1841, Bolton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Oct and Dec 1842, Bolton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F399  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Thomas and Jane were illiterate and made their marks at the time of marriage.
      Thomas emigrated with sons John and James, arriving at Victoria on the Tasmania in Oct 1853. That was still in the relatively early days of the Ballarat gold rush era. Wife Jane arrived on the Shalimar with 7 other children on Feb 1855.
      He established a brick-making works at Ballarat, apparently around 1854 and his business became one of the largest in the area at a time when Ballarat was being developed as a planned town with major handsome buildings.
      Death cert names all children in order and with ages.

  • Sources 
    1. [S132] Baptisms (PR) England. Collection: Baptisms, Northumberland and Durham, (Name: Findmypast; Location: London, England;), 08 Apr 1816, Hurworth, Durham.

      "Thomas Mewburn
      father: Thomas
      mother: Mary"

    2. [S17] Census returns. 1841. England, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, Utah, USA; Date: 2010;), 06 Jun 1841. Bolton Le Moors, Lancashire. Piece 534; book 4; folio 34; page 23.

      "Bridgeman St
      Thomas Newburn, 25, police constable, not born in county
      Jane Mewburn, 25, born in county
      John Mewburn, 4, born in county
      Emma Mewburn, 3, born in county
      Mary Mewburn, 2, born in county
      Thomas Mewburn, 3m, born in county"

    3. [S16] Census returns. 1851. England, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, Utah, USA; Date: 2005;), 30 Mar 1851, Great Bolton, Lancashire. ED 1m; sched 89; piece 2210; folio 313; page 21.

      "6 Coe Street
      Thomas Mewburn, head, mar, 35, born Durham
      Jane Mewburn, wife, mar, 37, born Bolton, Lancs
      John Mewburn, son, 14, born Bolton, Lancs
      Emma Mewburn, dau, 13, born Bolton, Lancs
      Mary Mewburn, dau, 12, born Bolton, Lancs
      Thomas Mewburn, son, 8, born Bolton, Lancs
      James Mewburn, son, 6, born Bolton, Lancs
      George Mewburn, son, 4, born Bolton, Lancs
      Jane Mewburn, dau, 3, born Bolton, Lancs
      William Mewburn, son, 4m, born Bolton, Lancs"

    4. [S149] Travel records. Australia. Collection: Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839-1923, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, Utah, USA; Date: 2009;), 23 Oct 1853. Melbourne, Victoria.

      "Tasmania out of Liverpool (with 441 passengers)
      Thos Mewburn, 37, farmer, English
      ....
      John Mewburn, 16, farmer, English
      James Mewburn, 9, English"

    5. [S207] Monumental inscriptions, Australia. Collection: Billiongraves.com, (Name: BillionGraves; Location: Utah, USA;), Ballarat New Cemetery, Invermay Park, Victoria, Australia http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/JaneMewburn/6234352.

      "In memory of Jane Mewburn died 7th October 1872 aged 58 years and her husband Thomas Mewburn died 27th February 1902 aged 86 years"

    6. [S277] Deaths (CR) Australia. Collection: Deaths in the State of Victoria, (Name: Government of Victoria; Location: Victoria, Australia;), 27 Feb 1902, Ballarat, Victoria. Entry 273.

      "Thomas Mewburn, 'Brickmaker'; of senile decay;
      father: Thomas Mewburn;
      Informant: Walter E Disney, son-in-law, Lydiard Street, Ballarat;
      buried 28 February 1902 at Ballarat New Cemetery; James Capp, minister and A. Gordon wit
      born: Durham, England, 50 years in Victoria;
      married: Bolton, Lancashire, England, at 19 to Jane Hurst;
      issue: John 66; Emma 64; Mary dec; Thomas dec; Thomas 60; James 58; George 56; Jane dec; William 52; Alfred 49; Elizabeth 40"

    7. [S417] Newspaper: Ballarat Star, 28 Feb 1902. Ballarat, Victoria. Page 2a.

      "Deaths
      MEWBURN - On the 27th February at his daughter's (Mrs Walter Disney, 163 Lydiard street) residence, Thomas Mewburn, formerly sergeant of police, Bolton, England, in his 87th year"

    8. [S37] Marriages index (PR) England. Collection: England Marriages, 1538-1973, (Name: Intellectual Reserve Inc; Location: Provo, Utah, USA;), 23 Nov 1807, Hurworth-on-Tees, Durham. Ref: batch M00086-1; system England-ODM; film 90785.

      "Thomas Mewburn
      spouse: Mary Buck"

    9. [S74] Marriages (PR) England. Collection: Marriages, Darlington District (transcripts), (Name: Durham Records Online;), 23 Nov 1807, Hurworth, Darlington. Rec No 580217.1.

      "All Saints, anglican
      Thomas Mewburn, of the parish of Hurworth married Mary Buck, of the parish of Hurworth, by banns. Witnesses: Elizabeth Johnson, Mary Harrison, William Sanderson"

    10. [S151] Marriages (PR) England. Collection: Marriages and Banns, 1754-1930, Manchester, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, Utah, USA; Date: 2013;), 21 Aug 1837, St Mary, Deane, Lancashire. Ref GB127.L85/1/3/7.

      "No 817
      Thomas Mewburn of this parish, husbandman, and Jane Hurst [transcribed Thirst], of this parish, spinster, were married in this Church by Banns this twenty first day of August 1837 [both made their marks]. Wit. Abrm Boardman and James Platt [mark]"