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James MEWBURN

Male 1863 - 1935


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  • Name James MEWBURN 
    Born Between Oct and Dec 1863  Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census4 1871  Ingleby Barwick, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census5 1881  Ingleby Barwick, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census7 1901  Brandesburton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 8 1911  Brandesburton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation farmer 
    Died 05 May 1935  Skirlaugh, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Probate 01 Aug 1935  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I1540  Mewburn
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2018 

    Father James MEWBURN,   b. Abt Dec 1814, Stainton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Apr 1883, Ingleby Barwick, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Helen FAIRBRASS,   b. Abt 1824, Whitstable, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1905, Yarm, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Between Jan and Mar 1848  Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eliza Jane HODGSON,   b. 11 Jun 1869, Brandesburton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1954, Beverley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1899  Brandesburton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Robert Fairbrass MEWBURN,   b. 18 Dec 1904, Skirlaugh, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jul and Sep 1975, Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Living MEWBURN  [natural]
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F508  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jim Mewburn of Brandesburton wrote in an email 22 Aug 2012:
      "My own grandfather, James, son of James, farmed with his father and brother Robert, at Ingleby, High Leven nr Yarm, Nth Yorks. The two brothers worked for very little money but their father said 'never mind lads - when I die it will all be yours'. When he died he was bankrupt! He [Jim's grandfather James] took a job carrying corn from the quayside into boats at Teeside from 6am to 6pm 6 days a week. This provided enough cash to live on and he earned any spending money gambling at cards. Grandfather turned tired of his job and answered an advert for men to work in a flour mill in Rio which he did for two years until he became homesick and came back to Yorkshire. His aunt owned the inn at Leven (next village to Brandesburton where we live) which had a brewery attached. The brewery supplied the inn plus two other nearby pubs as well as supplying barrels of ale to local farms for consumption by the farm men who lived on the farms. Grandmother's Father had the tenancy of Sndsfield Farm (our home farm) and when Grandfather married Grandmother in 1899 he surrendered the tenancy in favour of Grandfather. The estate was owned by Emmanuel Hospital estates in London which was sold around 1920 and Grandfather had been frugal or lucky enough to purchase the farm"
      James, returned from Rio de Janeiro on the 'Tagus', 17 Aug 1891, arrived Southampton. Listed as engineer, aged 27.
      Became a Freemason on the 17th November 1897. Joining the Alexandra Lodge at Hornsea, Yorkshire.

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Births index (CR) England. Collection: England & Wales Free BMD Births Index, 1837-1984, (Name: freeBMD;), Dec 1863, Stockton, Durham. Vol 10a, page 52.

      "Mewburn, James"

    2. [S21] Census returns. 1871. England, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, Utah, USA; Date: 2004;), 02 Apr 1871, Ingleby Barwick, Yorkshire. ED 42; sched 16; piece 4899; page 9.

      "Ingleby Hill
      James Mewburn, head, mar, 57, landowner, 250 acres, born Ingleby Berwick, Yorks
      Helen Mewburn, wife, mar, 47, born Whitstable, Kent
      Sarah Mewburn, dau, U, 18, born Boorweby, Yorks
      Robert Mewburn, son, 15, born Boorweby, Yorks
      James Mewburn, son, 7, born Ingleby Berwick, Yorks
      Edith Mewburn, dau, 5, born Ingleby Berwick, Yorks
      Emma Tomlinson, serv, 19, servant, born Broughton, Yorks
      Margaret Brotton, serv, 17, servant, born Castleton, Yorks
      Robert Wilkinson, serv, 18, general servant, born Ashby, Lincolnshire"

    3. [S18] Census returns. 1881. England, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, Utah, USA; Date: 2004;), 03 Apr 1881, Ingleby Barwick, Yorkshire. ED13; piece 4863; folio 143; page 1.

      "Ingleby Hill
      James Mewburn, head, mar, 67, farmer 120 acres, emp 1 man and 1 boy, born Yorks, Stainton
      Helen Mewburn, wife, mar, 57, born Kent, Whitstable
      Helen Mewburn, dau, U, 20, farmer's daughter, born Yorks, Stainton
      James Mewburn, son, 17, farmer's son, born Yorks, Stainton
      Edith Mewburn, dau, 15, born, Yorks, Stainton
      Sarah Burton, serv, U, 21, general servant, born Yoks, Osmotherley
      John Colen, serv, U, 19, farm servant indoor, born Durham, Hartlepool"

    4. [S22] Census returns. 1901. England, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, Utah, USA; Date: 2005;), 31 Mar 1901, Brandesburton, Yorkshire. ED 5; sched 21; piece 4516; folio 41; page 6.

      "Sandsfield
      James Mewburn, head, mar, 37, farmer, born Yorks, Stainton
      Eliza Jane Mewburn, wife, mar, 31, born Yorks, Brandesburton
      Edith Nancis Mewburn, dau, 1, born Yorks, Brandesburton
      Charles Crozier, serv, S, 24, farm foreman, born Yorks, Cranswick
      Frank Dawson, serv, S, 18, waggoner, ag horse, born Yorks, Leven
      george Grasby, serv, S, 14, milkman ag cattle, born Yorks, Brandesburton
      Jane Sillars, serv, S, 22, domestic servant, born Yorks, Hull"

    5. [S60] Census returns. 1911. England, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.; Location: Provo, Utah, USA; Date: 2011;), 02 Apr 1911, Brandesburton, Yorkshire. RD 524; ED 1; piece 28847.

      "Sandsfield
      James Mewburn, head, 47, mar, farmer, born Stainton, Yorks
      Eliza Jane Mewburn, wife, 41, mar, married 12 years, 2 children both living, born Brandesburton, Yorks
      Edith Nancie Mewburn, dau, 11, at school, born Brandesburton, Yorks
      Robert Fairbrass Mewburn, son, 6, born Brandesburton, Yorks
      Evelyn Hewitt, serv, 15, S, maid servant, born Seaton, Yorks
      Earnest Turner, serv, 22, S, farm foreman, born Beeford, Yoks
      Harry Harness, serv, 20 S, waggoner, born Willerby, Yorks
      Earnest Bradley, serv, 17, S, horseman, born Hull, Yorks
      George Bird, serv, 33, S, shepherd, born Brandesburton, Yorks"

    6. [S40] Deaths index (CR) England. Collection: England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index: 1837-1915, (Name: FreeBMD;), Jun 1935, Skirlaugh, Yorkshire. Vol 9d, page 395.

      "Mewburn, James; age 71, born abt 1864"

    7. [S42] Testamentary records. England. Collection: England & Wales National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.; Location: Provo, Utah, USA; Date: 2010;), 01 Aug 1935, London.

      "Mewburn James of Brandesburton Yorkshire died 5 May 1935 Probate London 1 August to Eliza Jane Mewburn widow and Robert Fairbrass Mewburn farmer. Effects £34763 16s. 11d. Resworn £34988 6s. 11d"

    8. [S50] Marriages index (CR) England. Collection: England & Wales FreeBMD Marriages Index, 1837-1984, (Name: FreeBMD;), Mar 1848, Canterbury, Kent. Vol 5, page 97.

      "Fairbrass, Helen; Mewburn, James"

    9. [S50] Marriages index (CR) England. Collection: England & Wales FreeBMD Marriages Index, 1837-1984, (Name: FreeBMD;), Mar 1899, Skirlaugh, Yorkshire. Vol 9d, page 431.

      "Mewburn, James; Hodgson, Eliza Jane"