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Progenitor MEWBURN

Male Abt 1480 -

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  • Name Progenitor MEWBURN 
    Born Abt 1480  Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I2975  Mewburn
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2018 

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

     1. York MEWBURN,   b. Abt 1488  [natural]
     2. Batley MEWBURN,   b. Abt 1559  [natural]
     3. Hurworth Australia MEWBURN,   b. Abt 1782  [natural]
     4. Cleveland MEWBURN,   b. Abt 1505  [natural]
     5. Silversmith MEWBURN,   b. Abt 1670  [natural]
     6. Sunderland MEWBURN,   b. Abt 1677  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F913  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Henry VIII's time we start to see parish records being kept according to the decree of Thomas Cromwell. However the keeping of them was very patchy to begin with and did not really take off until the reign of Elizabeth I.

      Various clusters of Mewburns appear and disappear in the early records leaving no clues as to whether or how they may be related.

      What is clear is that the Mewburn spelling with a 'w' is preferred in North Yorkshire and that today's Mewburns seem largely descended from a collection of Mewburns found in the Cleveland area just south of the river Tees. Several families lived and farmed there in close proximity and it is unreasonable to argue that they are not related, though the degree of relationship cannot always be established from the records available.