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Christopher MEBURNE

Male Abt 1675 - Bef 1711  (~ 35 years)


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  • Name Christopher MEBURNE 
    Born Abt Jan 1675  Auckland St Helen, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 10 Jan 1675  Auckland St Helen, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation founder 
    Died Bef 1711 
    Person ID I2610  Mewburn
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2017 

    Father John MEBURNE,   b. Abt 1645,   d. Abt Aug 1720, Egglescliffe, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F796  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Silversmith MEWBURN,   b. Abt 1670 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F376  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret THOMAS,   d. Abt Jul 1727, White Friars, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 01 Oct 1695  Fleet Prison, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Thomas MEWBORN,   b. 11 Sep 1702, Cripplegate, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1702, Cripplegate, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     2. John MEWBURN,   b. Abt Sep 1699, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1740  (Age ~ 42 years)  [natural]
     3. William MEWBURNE,   b. Abt Jan 1696, Holborn, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Sep 1740, St Pancras, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F377  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A highly speculative link has placed this Christopher as having moved to London. It is possible that a cousin, Nicholas (c1675) also went there. A grandson of Cuthbert, Christopher's brother, also re-settled in London later (possibly encouraged by existing family links?).

      The beginnings of this line are highly speculative. They depend on the fact that a Christopher Mewburne's son was apprenticed as a cutler in London in 1711. There is therefore a slight possibility that this craft (and maybe Guild membership) was passed on and that later London Mewburns shifted slightly into silversmithing.

      Where Christopher came from is unknown. A Christopher Meaburn was baptised at Welbury, Yorkshire on 02 Nov 1672 to another Christopher. A Christopher Meburne was baptised at Auckland St Helens, Durham on 10 Jan 1675 to a John. Either, or neither, could be the London Christopher. However there other evidence that the St Helen families had migratory tendencies so the link has been made.

      There also happens to be a Fleet marriage 01 Oct 1695, for a Christopher Newborne. No wife is named on the index entry, but on the same day there is a record for a Margaret Thomas being married - and Margaret is the mother's name on the children's biths.

      Christopher was dead by 1711 when William was apprenticed and was described as a Founder in the 1723 indenture for John.

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Baptisms index (PR) England. Collection: England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, (Name: Ancestry.co Operations Inc; Location: Utah, USA; Date: 2012;), 10 Jan 1675, Auckland St Helen, Durham. Batch P00096-1; system England-ODM; Film 91079.

      "Christopher Meburne;
      father: John Meburne"

    2. [S101] Marriages (PR) England. Collection: Marriages, Fleet Chapel, London, 1691-1702, (Name: Genealogy Supplies (Jersey) Ltd; Location: Jersey, Channel Islands;), 01 Oct 1695, Fleet, London. TNA Ref: RG7; piece 833; folio 19.

      "Fleet Chapel
      Groom: Christopher Newborne
      Bride: Margaret Thomas"