Jane Welbank

Female 1771 - 1852  (81 years)


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  • Name Jane Welbank 
    Born 21 Jan 1771  Saint Andrew, Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Note follower of the Rev William Turner, dissenter and Unitarian. Recorded borrowing 20 works from his Hanover Square Library in Newcastle:

    Amongst 13 of the most popular borrowings from the Hanover Square Library, 7 were books of sermons, one example of the continuing network of communication and ideas between ministerial and lay Rational Dissenters.146 On 32 occasions Margaret Hogg borrowed sermons, discourses and tracts. Of John Selkirk?s 36 borrowings, 15 were sermons. Amongst 26 works which John Taylor borrowed were 13 sermons. John Murray borrowed ten sermons amongst 14 works, Miss Wellbank ten amongst 20 works. Although by no means unique to Rational Dissenters, amongst Rational Dissenters enthusiastic reading of sermons, particularly of the wide range present in Hanover Square Library, encouraged individual consideration of a range of theological viewpoints.

    UNIVERSITY OF KENT

    Submission for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

    RATIONAL DISSENT IN ENGLAND c. 1770 - c. 1800: DEFINITIONS, IDENTITY AND LEGACY

    Valerie Smith October 2016

     
    Occupation 1818  Scarborough, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Announcement that Miss Welbank is opening a girls' boarding school in Queen Street Scarborough, which was still advertising in 1821, offering "warm and cold bathing". (Yorkshire Gazette, 5 May 1821).
    Most likely to be Jane? Her sister-in-law Mary Ann (Hirst) Welbank was also a follower of the Rev Turner, and opened a school in Great Yarmouth. She also was noted visiting a nearby seaside resort Redcar with her family. 
    Occupation 1851 
    Independent Means 
    Residence 1851  Eldon Street, Newcastle Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Feb 1852  Lloyd Street, Greenheys, Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "old age" aged 81
    Buried 11 Feb 1852  Unitarian Chapel, Upper Brook Street, Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • same burial ground as the Rev Turner.
    Person ID I536  Welbank1
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2021 

    Father Christopher Welbank,   b. 1720, Northallerton, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1793  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Mary Dawson,   b. 1741, Northallerton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1798, Northallerton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1765  Northallerton Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mary Dawson was Christopher's cousin once removed, the granddaughter of his father's sister Ann. She was 24 and he was 45. She was the only living child of her father and due to inherit quite a lot of property. Her father was a witness to the wedding, so presumably approved of the groom.
      Her father, grandfather and brother had all been called Edward Dawson; her brother had died in childhood. Her first son was Edward Dawson Welbank and the name continued down the next two generations.
    Family ID F175  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart