Christopher (new) Welbank

Male 1743 - 1786


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  • Name  Christopher (new) Welbank 
    Christened  25 Feb 1743  All Saints, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England (perhaps, see note) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Note  An attorney Christopher Welbank the Younger completed articles with Christopher Welbank the Elder on 30 June 1760. The addresses of both given as Hatton Garden, Middlesex. Christopher of Southampton Buildings is presumably Christopher the Younger.

    The same address and name suggests they were relatives. Christopher Welbank of Mount Pleasant Northallerton (1720-93) lived at Hatton Garden. He is a likely candidate for Christopher the Elder. At the moment Christopher, his older brother's son, is the most likely candidate for Christopher the Younger, as a fairly close relative who is the right age to complete articles in 1760 (at a pinch: he would have been articled in 1755, at age 12).

    So currently Christopher (new) Welbank has been given those birth details.  
    Note  The problem here is to work out which of the many Christophers in England around that time was our Christopher who married Ann Knapp.

    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.
     
    Note  2 Nov 1779  St Andrew's Holborn Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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 
    Residence  1786  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.  
    Residence  1786 
    Southampton Buildings, Holborn, London, England 
    Died  Jun 1786  Southampton Buildings, Holborn Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • fever acquired while canvassing for the post of coroner for Middlesex.

      Several notices in newspapers from Christopher regretting that he can't canvass the voters due to sudden illness, then from Ann Welbank announcing his dearh and suggesting the voters choose a candidate who is prepared to pay her an allowance out of the income.
    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] 
    Occupation  Attorney at Law 
    Person ID  I52  Welbank1
    Last Modified  11 May 2020 

    Father  Thomas Welbank,   c. 5 Dec 1715, All Saints, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1744 
    Mother  Mary Smith 
    Family ID  F42  Group Sheet

    Family  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  [1
    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,   d. 10 Feb 1858, 27 Golden Square, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  17 Jun 2019 
    Family ID  F008  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. Marriage Licences - Bishop of London's Registry.