Samuel Mowbray of Northamptonshire England

Samuel Mowbray 1791 - 1829

Northampton, then 

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My wife is a Mowbray (via Burgess below) and it has been fun researching the line. I have developed a continuous lineage that migrates from Leicester c. 1690, Rutland, Northampton to Lincolnshire. The son of Burgess Mowbray (above) walked to Bradford and started a new Mowbray family there during the woolen days. I want to thank David Mowbray who administers the Mowbray One Name Study for his direction.

Samuel Mowbray  (Samuel6, Samuel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, William2, John1) was born Bef. June 05, 1791 in Bap. Paston, Northamptonshire.  He married Mary Burbidge May 14, 1817 in Deeping St. James. 
Their children are:
i.      George8 Mowbray, born 1818.
ii.    John Mowbray, born August 05, 1821 in Weston St. Mary; died November 30, 1864 in Crowland Abbey.  He married Jane Verney October 11, 1847 in Croyland.
iii.    Burgess Mowbray, born Bef. November 23, 1823 in Bap. St. Mary,  Weston,  Lincoln; died 1890 in Lincolnshire.  He married (1) Ann Maria Motley August 13, 1855 in Chapel, Chapelry of Langriville, Lincoln; born 1825; died 1872.  He married (2) Sarah Dunham June 18, 1881 in Hannah Memorial Chapel, High Street, District of Lincoln, Lincoln; born Abt. 1820.
iv.    Eleanor Mowbray, born Bef. September 29, 1827.

This line of this Mowbray family lived near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. Mowbrays have a long history in the area.

The Saxon Lord of Melton prior to the Conquest was Leofric, son of Leofwin. His kinswoman Alveva married Geoffrey De Wirce, the first Norman Lord of Melton Mowbray. Roger de Mowbray became Lord of Melton in 1129 A.D. and the Mowbrays were Lords of Melton for over 300 years. Not only did they give their name to the town, but they also contributed to building the Parish Church of St. Mary and a leper hospital at Burton Lazars.

This line starts with John who lived in Burley, Rutland which is about 9 miles south east of Melton Mowbray. His son, William, dies in Twyford, Leics. which is about 6 miles south of Melton Mowbray.

The family stays in the area for two generations living in Barsby and Ashby Folville which are all within 2 miles of Twyford. Then Samuel who was born in 1686 in Twyford moves to Glinton, Northamptonshire which is a little over 30 miles east of Ashby Folville. Four generations of the family live in Glinton.

Then Samuel, born in 1791 moves to Spalding, Lincolnshire, which is about 12 miles north east of Glinton. His son Burgess is born here and its Soapy Sam, son of Burgess, who, around 1875, walks to Bradford seeking work that moves this line to Yorkshire from whence it came to Canada.

Samuel Mowberry is christened 5 Jun 1791, Paston, Northampton. Parents Samuel Mowberry and Mary.
Source: LDS search, Parish Register Transcripts, 1567-1836, Church of England, Parish Church of Paston, Northampton, film 0094952.

A family chart shows the 4 children as listed.
Source: Mowbray Journal, August 1979, page MJ 4-2-16

Married 14 May 1817 to Mary Burbidge at Deeping St. James.
Source: A print out of the database of David Mowbray (Guild of One Name Studies).  Primary source unknown.

Date of March 8, 1829.
Source: A print out of the database of David Mowbray (Guild of One Name Studies).  Primary source unknown.

LDS computer search of Burgess Mowbray yields only one record. This is the christening of Burges Mowberry, 23 Nov 1823 at Saint Mary, Weston, Lincoln, England. Parents are Samuel Mowberry and Mary. The 1881 census and marriage both state he is 57 which confirm this birth date.
Source: LDS, Bishops Transcripts, 1562-1837, Church of Eg., Parish Church of Weston, film 0508086.
The marriage is on August 13, 1855 at the Chapel in the Chapelry of Langriville in Lincolnshire. Burgess Mowbray is of 'full age', bachelor and a labourer and his living residence is "extra parochial". His father is Samuel Mowbray, a labourer. The bride, Ann Maria Motley is of full age, spinster and her living residence is "extra parochial". Her father is Thomas Meanwell??. Witnessess were Thornil Martin and Mary Ann Rogers.
Source: Marriage certificate, WRS files.

The marriage is on June 18, 1881at the Hannah Memorial Chapel, High St., Lincoln in Lincolnshire. Burgess is 57 yrs., widower and a laborer living at Lincil Hanks, Lincoln. His deceased father is Samuel Mowbray, laborer. The bride Sarah Dunham is 61 yrs., widow, living at 35 Marks Lane, Lincoln. Her deceased father is William Jackson, mechanic. The witnesses are John Munday and Frances Munday.
Source: Marriage certificate, WRS files.

The 1881 Census lists only one Burgess Mowbray in the national index. He is stated to be 57 yrs. old, a widower. He was living at 2 Caledonian Place, Monson Street and the census was taken at St. Peter-at-Gowts, Lincoln, England. His occupation is stated as "labourer".
Source: FHL Film 1341772, PRO Ref RG11, Piece 3239, Folio 104, Page 21 (From LDS CD's)

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