1720 - 1793 (73 years)
||Christopher Welbank |
||29 Dec 1720
|14 Jun 1748 Christopher Welbank, place of abode Gray's Inn, admitted to the Queen's Bench. |
1754 Christopher Welbank and David Warburton of Grays Inn.
1756 Smart and Welbank Attorneys at their chambers in Gray's Inn Gazette, 12 Oct
1760 Messrs Smart and Welbank attorneys at law of Grays-Inn, handling a bankruptcy in Newcastle.
||Receiver for the Treasurer of York
|..Lowe Esq., suffered a recovery to the use of Christopher Welbank, the receivers of the Treasurer of the county, 66s. 8d. of meadow, fifty acres of pasture, pasture for sixteen cows and common..|
The History of Yorkshire. By Marshal General Plantagenet-Harrison, H.K.G. Wapentake of Gilling
West. Published in 1885
Also two other records of land transactions in which he may be acting as attorney:
1763 Samuel Morris of Stratford-upon-Avon releases crofts and woods in Langley to Christopher Welbank of Hatton Garden.
In 1767 Christopher Welbank of Kirby Street Middx involved in the fourth part in a land transaction.
As the addresses, Hatton Garden and Kirby Street, match the addresses in the christening records of his children, this is good evidence that Christopher of Mount Pleasant was an attorney.
||30 Jun 1760
|1760 Christopher Welbank the younger of Hatton Garden executes articles with Christopher Welbank the elder of Hatton Garden. (Kings Bench, Registers of Affidavits of Due Execution, National Archives KB170/14).|
1774 Mark Newby completes articles with Christopher Wellbank, attorney of St Andrew, Holborn.
1775 Thomas Hudson articled to Christopher Wellbank, attorney of St Andrew, Holborn.
|Address given at christening of first child Meriel, and third child Jane,.also "Christopher Welbank, formerly of Hatton Garden" at marriage of his daughter Mary. |
|address in christening record of daughter Mary.|
In 1767 Christopher Wellbank pays land tax in Little Kirby Street.
1769 Mark Newby articled to Christopher Welbank of Little Kirby Street.
||Hatton Street, City of Westminster, Marylebone, London NW8
|address mentioned in Edward Dawson's christening record. |
|Youngest child christened at Northallerton, and was living at Mount Pleasant (built approx 1780) when his daughter Mary married. |
||Northallerton, Yorkshire, England
|National Burial Index for England & Wales Transcription|
First name(s) CHRISTOPHER
Last name WELBANK
Birth year 1721
Death year 1793
Burial year 1793
Burial day 12
Burial month 7
Church description ALL SAINTS
Church denomination ANGLICAN
County Yorkshire, Yorkshire (North Riding)
Record set National Burial Index for England & Wales
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
||Lambs Conduit Street
||12 Jul 1793
||Northallerton, All Saints, Yorkshire, Age 72
||14 Sep 2020 |
||Christopher Welbank, c. 13 Jan 1686/87, All Saints, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England d. 1729 (Age ~ 41 years) |
||Meriel Nelson, b. Abt 1690, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England |
||1 May 1712
||All Saints, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Mary Dawson, b. 1741, Northallerton d. Feb 1798, Northallerton (Age 57 years) |
||1 Nov 1765
- 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 a grandson was Edward Dawson Welbank Mitchell.
| ||1. Meriel Welbank, c. 2 Feb 1767, Saint Andrew, Holborn, London, England bur. 14 Mar 1767, Saint Andrew, Holborn, London, England (Age ~ 0 years)|
|+||2. Mary Welbank, b. 14 Mar 1768, Saint Andrew, Holborn, London, England d. 8 Aug 1837, Mount Pleasant, Northallerton (Age 69 years)|
| ||3. Jane Welbank, b. 21 Jan 1771, Saint Andrew, Holborn, London, England d. 7 Feb 1852, Lloyd Street, Greenheys, Manchester (Age 81 years)|
|+||4. Ann Frances Welbank, b. 1772, Saint Andrew, Holborn, London, England |
| ||5. Edward Dawson Welbank, b. 1775, Hatton Street, City of Westminster, Marylebone, London NW8 d. 1797, Northallerton age 22 (Age 22 years)|
|+||6. William Welbank, c. 2 Jul 1779, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England d. Nov 1854, Croft, Durham, England (Age ~ 75 years)|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||16 Jun 2022 |
||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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