Christopher Welbank

Male 1720 - 1793


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  • Name  Christopher Welbank 
    Born  1720  Northallerton, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened  29 Dec 1720  Northallerton, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Note  1720+  Research Notes Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The problem here is to work out which of the many Christophers in England around that time was our Christopher who married Ann Knapp.

    Some online systems have inferred Christopher's birthdate from his marriage record (below) as 25. However it says 'upwards of 25' and bachelor

    I am pretty confident that this Christopher is the direct ancestor of all Welbanks in England today. His family with Ann Knapp are well documented as our branch.

    1. Christopher's Birthdate? We need to confirm which
    2. If born in 1720
    did he wait until aged 45 in 1765 to marry Mary Dawson and have 6 children
    - and then in 1779 (aged 59) marry Ann Knapp and have 4 more children?
     
    Residence  1775  Hatton Street, City of Westminster, Marylebone, London NW8 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    address mentioned in Edward Dawson's christening record. 
    Note  1779  St Andrew's Holborn Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    2 Nov 1779 by Licence
    Christopher Welbank, Bachelor of St Andrew, Holborn, London
    Ann Knapp, Spinster of St Andrew, Holborn
    Married by Tho's Clark
    1st Witness: Catherine Knapp
    2nd Witness: Margaret Knapp
     
    Note  1793  Northallerton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    National Burial Index for England & Wales Transcription
    First name(s) CHRISTOPHER
    Last name WELBANK
    Birth year 1721
    Death year 1793
    Age 72
    Burial year 1793
    Burial day 12
    Burial month 7
    Place NORTHALLERTON
    Church description ALL SAINTS
    Church denomination ANGLICAN
    County Yorkshire, Yorkshire (North Riding)
    Country England
    Record set National Burial Index for England & Wales
    Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records 
    Residence  1793  Southampton Buildings, Holborn Find all individuals with events at this location 
    mentioned in son James Freedom of City record as 'son of Christopher Welbank late of Southampton Buildings, Holborn. 
    Died  1793 
    Residence  12 Jul 1793  Hatton Garden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial Rec 1793. July 12 Christopher Welbank, formerly of Hatton Garden, London. 
    Buried  12 Jul 1793  Northallerton, All Saints, Yorkshire, Age 72 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Note  10 Nov 1797 
    Dated 10 Nov 1797
    "To our well beloved in Christ, Margaret Knapp spinster, the aunt, next of kin and ? or Guardian lawfully and ? to James Welbank, Mary Ann Welbank spinster, Richard Welbank and Frances Welbank spinster, minors, the natural, lawful and only children of Ann Smith formerly Welbank late of Fee Rent in the Parish of St Andrew Holborn in the county of Middlesex."
    [ document appoints Margaret Knapp guardian of minors and holder of money until one of them reaches the age of 21 ]
    " for the ? and benefit of the said minors and until one of them shall attain the age of 21 years."

    Margaret Knapp of Aldersgate St, London, is Ann's aunt and mentions all of Ann's children in her will. [Margaret KNAPP - PCC 1802]

     
    Residence  Lambs Conduit Street Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I517  Welbank1
    Last Modified  10 Jun 2016 

    Father  Christopher Welbank,   c. 13 Jan 1686/87, All Saints, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 14 Jan 1729, All Saints, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Meriel Nelson,   b. Abt 1690, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 May 1712  All Saints, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F174  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Mary Dawson,   b. Abt 1762,   d. 1798, York, Age 36 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Nov 1765  Northallerton Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Meriel Welbank,   c. 2 Feb 1767, Saint Andrew, Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Welbank,   b. 14 Mar 1768, Saint Andrew, Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jane Welbank,   b. 21 Jan 1771, Saint Andrew, Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Ann Frances Welbank,   b. 1772, Saint Andrew, Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Edward Dawson Welbank,   b. 1775,   d. 1797, Northallerton age 22 Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. William Welbank,   c. 2 Jul 1779, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1854, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  5 Feb 2012 
    Family ID  F175  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Ann Knapp,   c. 31 Oct 1756, St Andrew, Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Nov 1779  St Andrew, Holborn Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    >1. James Welbank,   b. 5 Sep 1780, St Clement Danes, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Ann Welbank,   b. 1782
     3. Richard Welbank,   b. 14 Jan 1784, St Andrews, Holborn Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1853, S.Chelsea, Middx. cert. 208 Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Frances Welbank,   b. 1785
    Last Modified  18 Nov 2011 
    Family ID  F008  Group Sheet

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    Mount Pleasant, Yafforth Road, Northallerton, DL7 8UE
    Mount Pleasant, Yafforth Road, Northallerton, DL7 8UE
    A New Lease of Life
    November 17, 2007
    By Chris Lloyd
    AFTER 20 years of emptiness and dereliction, a Grade I listed house which literally spawned a generation or two, is coming back to life.It is The Mount, ironically just down the road from B&Q, on the edge of Northallerton where every baby in the district was born between 1939 and 1988.On Wednesday, to mark its new use as a care home at the other end of the age scale, the mayor of Northallerton is due to plant a time capsule into The Mount's soil is the very soil on which the English army mustered prior to the Battle of the Standard in 1138. The battle was fought a couple of miles north, on Cowton Moor, when a smaller English army routed the Scottish - "an execrable army, savager than any race of heathen" - in less than two hours. The Scots advanced at daybreak on a misty August morn and were mown down by the English archers who fired so many arrows that each of the fallen looked "like a hedgehog with its quills." The house was built on the muster spot around 1780, a fine symmetrical Georgian pile with a grand drive sweeping up to a noble front door. It was a private house, belonging initially to the landowning Welbank family, although it was large enough 100 years later to be turned into a preparatory school for about 50 boys. It entered public use as a maternity hospital just 36 hours after the outbreak of the Second World War. THE authorities, fearing a wave of civilian casualties caused by an onslaught of German air raids, threw up eight temporary wooden huts to act as wards (so temporary they did service for 60 years) on fields once occupied by a Carmelite Friary. They also created extra ward space by moving the maternity unit from the cottage hospital on the High Street, the building near the roundabout in the centre of Northallerton with the incongruously splendid window.This cottage hospital, endowed by the Rutson family, had opened in October 1877 although it wasn?t until December 1884 that anyone got round to donating it a bath. Anyway, the expected wave of civilian casualties didn't materialise and it wasn't until after British forces were rescued from Dunkirk on June 4, 1940, that the wooden huts of the Friarage Hospital received their first military cases. The expected wave of pregnancies didn't materialise, either, for in its first year The Mount only delivered nine babies. These were pre-NHS days and so babies had to pay to be allowed into the world. An infant paid 1 1s per week for its stay, and its mother had to find 4 4s a week. The creation of the NHS on July 5, 1948, ended the charging, and by the 1980s, more than 700 babies a year were being churned out at The Mount. The emergency wartime maternity hospital was stood down on January 31, 1987, when its services were transferred to the Friarage. Since then, it has stood sadly derelict, drivers stuck in the queue for the level crossing peering through the bricked up gateways and wondering why no modern use could be found for such a fine-looking building. On Wednesday, though, there will be celebrations to mark its formal opening as a 64-bedroomed Barchester care home: the rebirth of the old maternity hospital.

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    Documents

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    Christening record 16th Aug 1775
    Christening record 16th Aug 1775
    Birth record of Meriel
    Birth record of Meriel
    Marriage Record of Christopher Welbank
    Marriage Record of Christopher Welbank
    London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921
    Christopher Welbank marriage 1779
    Christopher Welbank marriage 1779

  • Sources 
    1. [S3055] St Andrew's Holborn Marriage Index 1754 -1812.

    2. Marriage Licences - Bishop of London's Registry.