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George Fox Bruce MEWBURN

Male Abt 1817 - 1882  (~ 64 years)


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  • Name George Fox Bruce MEWBURN 
    Born Abt Dec 1817  Saint Germans, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 14 Dec 1817  Saint Germans, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Emigration 18 Sep 1842  Hobart Town, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation surveyor; clerk to Registrar of Deeds 
    Died 16 Jan 1882  Hobart Town, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I680  Mewburn
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2018 

    Father Henry MEWBURN,   b. Abt Dec 1780, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Sep 1834, Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hannah FOX,   b. 16 Feb 1785, Parr, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Oct and Dec 1867, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 04 Jul 1814  Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marjory Aitchinson AITKEN,   b. 21 Sep 1823, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1888, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 12 Aug 1841  Port Nicholson, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Children 
     1. Cullen Wordsworth MEWBURN,   b. 19 Jan 1848, Spring Bay, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1853, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)  [natural]
     2. Margaret Hannah MEWBURN,   b. 15 Apr 1845, Great Swan Port, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918, Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     3. Henry Aitken MEWBURN,   b. 29 Jun 1842, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922, Temora, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F876  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Surveyor for the New Zealand Company between 26 Jun 1841 and 02 Jul 1842.
      Marriage indexed under Newburn. They were married by John Macfarlane the first minister sent out by the New Zealand Company on the Bengal Merchant in 1840.
      Keeper of HM Gaol Swansea, Tasmania between 28 Sug 1844 and 27 Dec 1845.
      Government Gazette 02 Apr 1850 announces appointment as postmaster at Waterloo Point.
      Insolvency proceedings were started against George in 1861 - reported in the Mercury, Hobart on 17 Jan

      Appears in list of residents of Hobart 1867-8 as:
      MEWBURN George clerk to registrar, 83 Davey Street, Hobart
      http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mwi/hobart1.txt
      Died of cirrhosis of the liver.

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Baptisms index (PR) England. Collection: England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, (Name: Ancestry.co Operations Inc; Location: Utah, USA; Date: 2012;), 14 Dec 1817, St Germans, Cornwall. Ref: batch: C05315-1; England-ODM; film: 916888.

      "George Fox Bruce Mewburn
      father: Henry Mewburn
      mother: Hannah"

    2. [S435] New Zealand Colonist and Port Nicholson Advertiser, 18 Sep 1842. Port Nicholson, New Zealand.

      "Shipping Intelligence;
      Patriot, for Hobart Town. Passengers - Mr and Mrs Mewburn, Mr Sandoe. Steerage - Mr and Mrs Aitkin, Mr Fornby"

    3. [S94] Deaths index (CR) Australia. Collection: All Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, Utah, USA; Date: 2010;), 16 Jan 1882, Hobart, Tasmania. Reg. No. 3544.

      "George Fox Bruce Mewburn, age 64"

    4. [S204] Family Notices, Australia, (Name: National Library of Australia;), 30 Jan 1882, Death Notices, the Mercury, Tasmania.

      "Mewburn
      death date: 16 Jan 1882
      George Fox Bruce
      4 Antill Street"

    5. [S37] Marriages index (PR) England. Collection: England Marriages, 1538-1973, (Name: Intellectual Reserve Inc; Location: Provo, Utah, USA;), 04 Jul 1814, Stoke Damerel, Devon. Ref: batch: M05242; system England-ODM; film: 916925-27.

      "groom Henry Mewburn
      bride: Hannah Fox"

    6. [S284] Marriages index (CR) New Zealand. Collection: New Zealand, Marriage Index, 1840-1934, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc;), 1843-1852. Folio 5; Book 61.

      "George Fox Bruce Mewburn"

    7. [S287] Marriages index (CR) New Zealand. Collection: Births, Deaths & Marriages Online, (Name: New Zealand Government, Department of Internal Affairs;), 1841, New Zealand. Reg. No. 1841/9.

      "Marjory Aitkenson Aitken;
      George Fox Bruce Newburn [sic]"

    8. [S439] Marriages (CR). New Zealand, (Name: Department of Internal Affairs; Location: New Zealand;), 12 Aug 1841, Port Nicholson, New Zealand.

      "7 August 1841
      Mewburn, George Fox Bruce late of the Parish of Cirencester on the County of Gloster, Surveyor and Marjory Aitkinson Aitken Daughter of the late John Aitken Publisher in Edinburgh both of Port Nicholson.
      The above parties married the twelfth day of August 1841 John Macfarlane Minister"