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SAMUEL WARBURTON was born in. 1783 in Lower Withington Cheshire, and was married to a girl named Frances. He was the son of George and Sarah Warburton. Samuel had a son Thomas  who was born in 1805 and died in 1864.  Thomas married Martha Moores on August 27th, 1832 in Goostrey, Cheshire, She was born about 1812 in Cheshire, and died there in 1899 they had eleven children..

SARAH WARBURTON, b. 1833.

JOHN WARBURTON, b. 1839.

GRACE WARBURTON, b. 1840.

MARRIANE WARBURTON, b. 1842.

THOMAS WARBURTON, b. 1844.

GEORGE WARBURTON, b. 1846.

JAMES WARBURTON, b. 1848.

HERBERT WARBURTON, b. 1851.

EDWIN WARBURTON, b. 1852,

CAROLINE WARBURTON, b. 1857.

EMMA WARBURTON, b. 1859.

 

Generation No. 2

EDWIN WARBURTON was born the 14th of March 1852 in Blackden, Cheshire England, and died December 17, 1916 in Hillbrae Farm, Yoker. He married MARIA MURRAY July of 1888 in Dublin Ireland, daughter of THOMAS MURRAY and MARGARET DOUGAN. She was born 1864 in The East Indies (at sea), and died May 28, 1906 in 17 Grace St Partick, Glasgow.

Edwin was originally a soldier in the 2/8th Regiment of Foot (Kings Liverpool Regiment) were he served 16 years. He served in both India and Afghanistan and earned The Afghan Medal. he finally left the army in 1888 Searching through the 1891 census I came across Edwin and Maria Warburton living at 206 Townhead in Newton Mearns. They had one son Thomas aged seven. According to the census all three where born in England. I then found them in the 1901 census this time living at 4 McLean St in New Kilpatrick Dumbarton. Here they now had three children, Thomas now aged 18, Edwin aged 7, and finally Matilda aged 9. Another change was Maria was born in the East Indies, (she was actually born at sea as her parents made there way home from the east Indies) Thomas in Ireland Matilda in Newton Mearns, and finally Edwin jnr in New Kilpatrick. After Further searching I discovered another daughter Ellen born in Partick on the 17th of March 1904,

I then found that Matilda had died in 1903 in Partick, she had died of a brain related disease. Her mother Maria was to die there three years later in 1906 aged 41 In the October of 1906 Edwin senior deserted his children for unknown reasons and was reported to the local authorities by his oldest son Thomas and a Mrs Irvine with whom the family were lodging with in Dumbarton Road. Ellen died on the 15th of January 1907, again like her sister she died of a brain related disease, Hydrocephalus richitis (enlarged head caused by water on the brain). Edwin senior died on the 17th of December 1916 of heart failure at Hillbrae Farm, Yoker were he was employed as a farm labourer. A friend reported his death at the time by the name of Charles Sherwood. His death certificate gave no details of his parents or the name of his wife Maria. (Marked as unknown)

His son Edwin had ran away from home after the death of his mother and joined the Training ship HMS Empress under the command of Commander George S Deverell RN (RTD)

Using his mother’s maiden name Murray he stayed here for three years and became a tailor. In 1909 he left the ship and enlisted into The Queens Own Cameron Highlanders at Edinburgh Castle, His military career can be read in the "Family at War" section

It is not known if he ever returned to Glasgow after he ran away from home and none of the family members from Glasgow ever remember him. Edwin suffered a heart attack and collapsed on the Street in Bebington, He sadly passed away on the ninth of May 1971 at Clatterbridge Hospital, Bebington. His wife Jean passed away on the eighth of January 1975.

Edwin mother Maria was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Murray. Thomas was born in Enniskillen, Ireland.

At Fulwood Barracks, Preston on the 31st of May 1858 at the age of 18, Thomas Murray was attested and joined The 2/22nd Regiment of Foot (now The Cheshire Regiment)

He served in Malta, Gibraltar and India. Maria was born at sea as her parents made there way home from the East Indian island of Mauritius.

He left the army in March of 1869 after eleven years service, seven of which where served overseas

The children of EDWIN WARBURTON and MARIA MURRAY where

THOMAS WARBURTON, born 1884, Ireland and died. June 12, 1929, at 130 Govan Rd Glasgow.

MATILDA WARBURTON, born. June 20, 1891, Poldoon St. Eaglesham. and died November 2, 1903, at 5 Muirhead St Partick, Glasgow

EDWIN WARBURTON (JNR), born. September 8, 1893, Garscadden Main, East Kilpatrick. and died. May9, 1971, Bebington, Cheshire.

ELLEN WARBURTON, born. March 17, 1904 and died. 15th January 1907 in Glasgow

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Edwin Warburtons (Snr) older brother, John Warburton who was born in 1839, married an Irish woman called Mary Grimes in 1860 and moved to Staffordshire, They had four children, Sarah Ellen born 1860, Thomas who was born in 1862, Mary born 1864, and finally Edwin Warburton who was born in 1869 in Staffordshire, and died 1931 in Tunstall, Staffordshire. He married FANNY COLCLOUGH 1896 in St Mary's, Tunstall. She passed away weeks after Edwin’s death.

When Edwin Warburton died the local newspaper carried an obituary for him, what follows is a translation of what was printed in this;

 

DEATH OF MR E.WARBURTON

An adventurous career at sea, reading like a page from the works of Joseph Conrad, is recalled by the death which occurred at Tunstall of Mr Edwin Warburton

Mr Warburton who was 61 years of age lived at Booth St, Tunstall

He had;

Roved the Seven Seas;

Served in the British Navy and Merchant Service;

Been shanghaied and enrolled into the Argentinean Navy;

Deserted;

Been shipwrecked and stranded without food on an island;

Served during a mutiny of a ships crew;

Worked in local collieries and ironworks;

Served in the Army in India during the Great War;

Been invalided home with sunstroke and discharged as unfit; BUT

Joined the Army again on two further occasions;

Climbed the weather vane in Tunstall Town Hall to wave to the Prince of Wales who was on a visit; and

descended down a disused pit to rescue a dog.

Mr Warburton career on the sea began in 1884 when he joined the Royal Navy, A few years later whilst cruising in South American seas, he and the British Naval men where celebrating the Queens Jubilee in Monte Video, when he and three other men where shanghaied and enrolled into the Argentinean Navy where he served on the gunboat Los Andros.

It was about this time that he and the other men found themselves stranded on a small island and the party suffered intense hardships being reduced to eating parts of their own boots. In 1889 making off, they deserted from the Argentinean Navy and joined a Merchant ship bound for Barbados. The ship was wrecked and he was brought back to England.

EXPERT CLIMBER

Scaling Church Steeples "For Practice" 1893 he served in various ships in the Merchant Service. Later he left the sea and returned to Tunstall where on account of his expert knowledge of sailor knots he became well known as a scaffolding erector. He had also worked in various collieries and ironworks in the Tunstall district.

In August of 1914 he joined the North Staffordshire Regiment and was later transferred to the East York’s, and then to the Lincolnshire’s. With the last he served in India until invalided home with sunstroke, Although discharged as unfit he joined the Army again on two other occasions during the War.

In Tunstall Mr Warburton was known as "the man who could climb like a cat" Given a piece of rope he could climb almost any home without the aid of a ladder.

WAVED TO THE PRINCE.

One of his exploits as a climber is often spoke of by the local people. When the Prince of Wales visited Tunstall a few years ago, Mr Warburton climbed to the top of the Town Hall and scaled the masonry that supports the weather vane. The market square, in which schoolchildren where assembled was crowded at the time, Mr Warburton, from his perch waved to the Prince. It is on record that His Royal Highness smilingly waved back to him.

At one time Mr Warburton had a habit of climbing to the top of St Mary's Church, Tunstall "to keep his hand in" as he used to explain, and on one occasion climbed to the top of Christ Church for a bet, "the stakes where a quart of beer" All his climbing was done in sailor fashion, in his stocking feet. Going to the other extreme he went down a disused pit-shaft some years ago and rescued a dog;

He is survived by a widow ,three sons and four daughters

The funeral will be at Tunstall on Tuesday.

Children of EDWIN WARBURTON and FANNY COLCLOUGH are:

SARAH ELLEN WARBURTON, b. 12 Aug 1906; d. 1997; m. EDWARD SNEE, Dec 1926; b. 1898; d. 29 Dec 1964.

ELIZABETH WARBURTON, b. 21 May 1899; m. GEORGE CARTER, 30 Aug 1920.

MARY WARBURTON, b. 1897.

STEPHEN CHURCHHILL WARBURTON, b. 20 Feb 1904; m. MARY BURDEN, 1923.

                                                         

   Generation No. 3

3. THOMAS WARBURTON was born 1884 in Ireland, and died June 12, 1929 in 130 Govan Rd Glasgow. He married ISABELLA IRWIN March 17, 1911 in The Manse. Partick, daughter of WILLIAM IRWIN and MAGGIE FARLEY. She was born May 31, 1891 in 67 Orchard St Glasgow, and died February 1, 1966 in home at 98 Langholm St Glasgow. I managed to trace Isabella’s family on her mothers side right back to 1750 in Tartaraghan, Armagh Ireland

Thomas Warburton was a Flour miller aged 27 and stayed in Anderson St when he married Isabella, she was an eighteen-year-old domestic servant staying with her parents at 80 Anderson St. Her parents William Irwin and Maggie Farley where married on the 24th of March 1890. I managed to trace Maggie Farley’s family back to Tartaraghan, Armagh Ireland in 1817

The children of THOMAS WARBURTON and ISABELLA IRWIN where…

MARION WARBURTON, born. September 27, 1911,

Marion survived only 25 minutes after being born. According to the death certificate the cause of death was Debility from premature birth. As far as I could tell none of Thomas and Isabella’s other children knew of Marion’s existence.

5. MARGARET "PEGGY" WARBURTON, born. June 27, 1919 at 61 Queen St, Govan.

6. MARY WARBURTON, born. August 22, 1921 at 61 Queen St Govan;

7. ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" WARBURTON, born. September 11, 1923, at 61 Queen St Govan.

THOMAS WARBURTON, born. December 12, 1928, Glasgow and died. February 23,1979, Helensburgh. He married. ISABEL MITCHELL, July 2, 1966, in Glasgow.

 

 

4. EDWIN WARBURTON was born September 8, 1893 in Garscadden Main, East Kilpatrick and died May 9, 1971 in Bebington, Cheshire. He married JEAN SUTHERLAND March 28, 1914 in Greyfriar’s Church, Edinburgh, daughter of WILLIAM SUTHERLAND and ISABELLA ANDERSON. She was born June 1, 1894 in Chapel St, Aberdeen, and died January 8, 1975 in Elgin, Aberdeenshire.

The children of EDWIN (JNR) and JEAN SUTHERLAND where

ISABELLA ANDERSON WARBURTON, born. June 12, 1914, Edinburgh an died 2003 in Elgin, Aberdeenshire

HELEN WARBURTON, born. November 4, 1922, in Aldershot, England and died in 1988

                             Generation No. 4

5. MARGARET "PEGGY" WARBURTON was born June 27, 1919 in 61 Queen St Govan, and died August 23, 1991 in Glasgow. She married ALEC MELDRUM at Old Partick Church on the 7th of January 1938, son of WILLIAM MELDRUM and ISABELLA BROADFOOT. He was born July 24, 1908 in 222 Castle St Glasgow, and died November 25, 1980 in the Western Infirmary.

Alec’s parents claimed to be married on the 19th of December 1902 in Edinburgh. Poor law records from 1910 in the Mitchell Library stated there was never an actual wedding ceremony performed but that they lived as a married couple from that date. They moved to Stonehouse where William was employed as a stonemason. Their first son William was born here on the 23rd of December 1904. He died at Knightswood Hospital, Glasgow on the 7th of August 1992. He married Marion Mcilhagga in 1929 and had a son William. She died in 1982, They also had a daughter Mary Jane who was born in 1906.

The children of MARGARET WARBURTON and ALEC MELDRUM are

ISABELLA MELDRUM. b.

WILLIAM THOMAS MELDRUM, b. July 12, 1939.

ALEXANDER WARBURTON MELDRUM, b. May 6, 1943.

ELIZABETH WARBURTON MELDRUM, b. November 17, 1944.

MARY MELDRUM, b. August 16, 1946.

PATRICIA MELDRUM, b. August 11, 1952.

THOMAS WARBURTON MELDRUM, b. November 9, 1953.

MARGARET WARBURTON MELDRUM, b. March 7, 1955.

EDWARD JOHN WARBURTON MELDRUM, b. November 4, 1958.

6. MARY WARBURTON was born August 22, 1921 in 61 Queen St Govan, and died February 6, 1992 in home at 360 Carntyne Rd Glasgow aged 70. She married WILLIAM JOHN GILMOUR BLEAKLEY January 29, 1942 in Hillhead Registrar Office, Glasgow, son of WILLIAM BLEAKELY and ELIZABETH BONE. He was born September 29, 1919 in 102 Douglas St Partick Glasgow, and died September 16, 1985 in The Royal Infirmary Glasgow. Aged 65.

Children of MARY WARBURTON and WILLIAM BLEAKLEY are:

MARGARET BLEAKLEY, b. November 25, 1941, Glasgow.

WILLIAM BLEAKLEY, b. June 18, 1943, Glasgow

SAMUEL BLEAKLEY, b. April 12, 1945, Glasgow.

ALICE GILMOUR BLEAKLEY, b. August 11, 1946, Glasgow.

ISABELLA BLEAKLEY, b. October 26, 1947, Glasgow.

ROSE BLEAKLEY, b. May 26, 1948, Glasgow.

JEAN BLEAKLEY, b. August 26, 1951, Glasgow.

ELIZABETH BLEAKLEY, b. November 6, 1955, Glasgow.

JOAN BLEAKLEY, b. September 7, 1958, Glasgow.

 

7. ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" WARBURTON was born September 11, 1923 in 61 Queen St Govan, and died January 19, 1944 in Glasgow. She married MALCOLM MCKECHNIE March 24, 1942 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

Lizzie passed away suddenly on the 19th of January 1944 at 7.30am in Ruchhill Hospital. Aged 20 she lived at 3 Teviot St Glasgow with husband Malcolm and only child Malcolm Who was born on the 14th of April 1943

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