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Progenitor MEABURN

Male Abt 1480 -


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  • Name Progenitor MEABURN 
    Born Abt 1480  Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I2974   Mewburn
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2018 

    Father Concestor MEBURN,   b. Abt 1455 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Progenitor MEABURN,   b. Abt 1480, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Billingham MEABURN,   b. Abt 1641  [natural]
     2. Kirk Merrington MEBORNE,   b. Abt 1532  [natural]
     3. Auckland MEBORNE,   b. Abt 1530  [natural]
     4. Tyneside MEBURN,   b. Abt 1526  [natural]
     5. Heighington MEABURN,   b. Abt 1615  [natural]
     6. Durham MEBURN,   b. Abt 1560  [natural]
     7. Redmarshall and Stockton MEABURN,   b. Abt 1610  [natural]
     8. Forcett MEABURN,   b. Abt 1588  [natural]
     9. Boston MEABURN,   b. Abt 1750  [natural]
     10. Sunderland MEBURN,   b. Abt 1694  [natural]
     11. Pontop MEABURN,   b. Abt 1501  [natural]
     12. Bishopton MEABURN,   b. Abt 1630  [natural]
     13. Hart MEBURN,   b. Abt 1538  [natural]
     14. Pittington MEBURNE,   b. Abt 1550  [natural]
     15. Plawsworth MOWBURN,   b. Abt 1553  [natural]
     16. Houghton-le-Spring MEABURNE,   b. Abt 1585  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F912  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Several 'Meaburn' lines are gathered under this heading. The start dates for each are many years apart ranging from 1505 to 1750. There may not be any connection between them but equally we may hope that at some early point there was a degree of convergence. If that is so then what we see here is the effect of several generations of migration from that early point. Bear in mind that it wasn't much of a migration. All these lines lived within about a 20-mile radius of Durham City, or at least a point a little south of it. That means that the majority lived within a day's ride (or two days at most) of each other. The likelihood is that back in the 16th century there was a keen awareness of the other lines and their inter-relatedness.

      The first line at Pontop is long extinct; others from Chester-le-Street and Houghton-le-Spring have also vanished; the line from Bishopton leads to the great majority of present day Meaburns; the collection from Sunderland is probably based on a few incomers there for the work opportunities the river Wear provided; the final one is from Boston in Lincolnshire (though possibly originally from Sunderland) and still has descendants in Tasmania.