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Robert Milburn                                1865-1944
Robert was born 25 June 1865, the son of John Milburn and Dorothy Cleasby, in Newfield. He was 24 years old, (Marriage Certificate says 25) and resided at 26 Hill St. Tunstall, when he married Elizabeth Davison, on 17 April 1890, in the Register Office in Sunderland. He was a Coalminer. The certificate of marriage erroneously lists his father, John Milburn, as Deceased. (John Milburn appeared alive and well, in the April 1901 Census.)



Elizabeth Davison                           1869-1929
Elizabeth was born on 21 February 1869, the daughter of Richard Davison and Sarah Jane Thompson, at Cottages, Seaham Harbour. She was 17 years old, and resided at 13 Lamb St., Ryhope, when she had a daughter, Margaret Ann, on 19 January 1887. (No father was named on the birth certificate.) She was 21 years old, and resided at 11 Burdon St. Ryhope when she married Robert Milburn on 17 April 1890. The 1911 Census indicates that they had ten children, but one had died.
I have identified the following children:
 
Robert and Elizabeth Milburn
  Margaret Ann Born 19 Jan 1887   Married John Haydock Burdon
Dorothy Born 12 Oct 1890   Married Arthur William Jones
Sarah Jane Born 24 Aug 1895   Married George Graham
John Robert Born 5 Dec 1898   Married Theresa Cowley
Elizabeth Eva Born 14 Dec 1900   Died at Age 15
William Cleasby Born abt 1902   Married Dorothy Hill
Hilda Seddon
Thomas Born 24 May 1904   Married Elizabeth Hedley
George Stephenson Born 7 Mar 1906   Married Violet ?
Elsie Born abt 1911   Died in 1912

Family resided at 4 Londonderry St., then 39 Cornelia St., then 11 Hill St., all in Tunstall.

Birth of Parents
Robert Milburn c: 25 Jun 1865   Newfield, County Durham                         1865 2Q Auckland 10a 218
of John Milburn, Coal Miner, and Dorothy Milburn, formerly Cleasby
Auckland District, Sub-district of Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Elizabeth Davison c: 21 Feb 1869   Cottages, Seaham Harbour                         1869 1Q Easington 10a 422
of Richard Davison, Coal Miner, and Sarah Davison, formerly Thompson
Easington District, County Durham

Child
Margaret Ann Davison b: 19 Jan 1887       13 Lamb Street, Ryhope, County Durham       1887 1Q Sunderland 10a 556
daughter of Elizabeth Davison (No Father Listed)
Sunderland District, South Bishopwearmouth, County Durham

Marriage
17 Apr 1890
Robert Milburn
(25)
Elizabeth Davison
(21)
The Register Office, Sunderland, County Durham       1890 2Q Sunderland 10a 965
Coalminer, 26 Hill St. Tunstall, Father: John Milburn (Deceased), Coalminer
11 Burdon St. Ryhope, Father: Richard Davison, Coalminer
Wit: R. Moore and A. Moore

Children
Dorothy Milburn b: 12 Oct 1890   4 Londonderry St., Tunstall, County Durham      1890 4Q Sunderland 10a 593
daughter of Robert Milburn, Coal Miner and Elizabeth Davison
Sunderland District, South Bishopwearmouth, County Durham

1891 Census RG12-4141 6 April 1891 Tunstall County Durham
24 Londonderry Street
Robert Milburn
Elizabeth (Wife)
Margaret Ann
Dorothy
Age 25
Age 22
Age 4
Age 5 Mos.
Coalminer Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Bishop Auckland
Shildon
Ryhope
Silksworth
25 Jun 1865
21 Feb 1869
19 Jan 1887
12 Oct 1890

Sarah Jane Milburn b: 24 Aug 1895   39 Cornelia Street, Tunstall, County Durham       1895 3Q Sunderland 10a 651
daughter of Robert Milburn, Coalminer, and Elizabeth Davison
Sunderland District, South Bishopwearmouth, County Durham
John Robert Milburn b: 5 Dec 1898   39 Cornelia Street, Tunstall, County Durham         1898 4Q Sunderland 10a 665
son of Robert Milburn, Coalminer, and Elizabeth Davison
Elizabeth Eva Milburn b: 31 Dec 1900   11 Hill Street, Tunstall, County Durham         1901 1Q Sunderland 10a 685
daughter of Robert Milburn, Deputy Overman at Colliery, and Elizabeth Davison
Sunderland District, South Bishopwearmouth, County Durham

1901 Census RG13-4718 1 April 1901 Tunstall County Durham
11 Hill Street
Robert Milburn
Elizabeth (Wife)
Margaret
Dorothy
Sarah J.
John R.
Elizabeth E.
Age 35
Age 32
Age 14
Age 10
Age 5
Age 2
Age 3 Mo.
Coalminer Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Newfield
New Seaham
Ryhope
New Silksworth
New Silksworth
New Silksworth
New Silksworth
25 Jun 1865
21 Feb 1869
19 Jan 1887
12 Oct 1890
24 Aug 1895
5 Dec 1898
31 Dec 1900

William Cleasby Milburn b: 2 Sep 1902   Hill Street, Tunstall, County Durham       1902 3Q Sunderland 10a 801
son of Robert Milburn, Coalminer, and Elizabeth Davison
Thomas Milburn b: 24 May 1904   Hill Street, Tunstall, County Durham         1904 2Q Sunderland 10a 820
son of Robert Milburn, Coalminer, and Elizabeth Davison
George Stephenson Milburn b: 7 Mar 1906   Hill Street, Tunstall, County Durham         1906 2Q Sunderland 10a 814
son of Robert Milburn, Coalminer, and Elizabeth Davison
Elsie Milburn b: abt 1911   Hill Street, Tunstall, County Durham         1911 1Q Sunderland 10a 789
daughter of Robert Milburn, Coalminer, and Elizabeth Davison
Died 1912 3Q Sunderland 10a 651


1911 Census RG14-80 3 April 1911 Silksworth Colliery, County Durham
11 Hill Street   (4 Rooms)
Robert Milburn
Elizabeth (Wife)
Sarah Jane
John Robert
Elizabeth Eva
William Cleasby
Thomas
George Stephenson
Elsie
Age 45
Age 42
Age 15
Age 12
Age 10
Age 8
Age 6
Age 5
Age 3 Mon
Miner (Deputy Overman) Newfield
Seaham Colliery
Tunstall
Tunstall
Tunstall
Tunstall
Tunstall
Tunstall
Tunstall
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
25 Jun 1865
21 Feb 1869
24 Aug 1895
5 Dec 1898
31 Dec 1900
2 Sep 1902
24 May 1904
7 Mar 1906
abt 1911
Elizabeth had 10 Children, 9 still living.

Death
Elizabeth Milburn Died 4 Apr 1929 at Royal Infirmary, Age 60, Septic Arthritis and Toxemia
Wife of Robert Milburn, 11 Hill St. Tunstall, a Deputy at Colliery         1929 2Q Sunderland 10a 589
John R. Milburn, son, in attendance, Fenwick's Buildings, Ryhope Street, Ryhope
Burial at St Matthews Silksworth, (ES2-16).

1939 Register Birth Date September 1939
Easington, County Durham
Arthur W. Jones
Dorothy (Wife)
Arthur W. Jr. (Son) (s)
Robert (Son)
Robert Milburn (Widow)
5 Nov 1884
12 Oct 1890
28 Feb 1915

25 Jun 1865
Coal Miner Foreman (Disabled)
Unpaid Domestic Duties
Salt House Worker

Colliery Fireman Examiner (Retired)
If you were still alive in 1991, your data was deleted from this register

Death
Robert Milburn Died abt 1944, Age 79,                     1944 3Q Durham E. 10a 406
Buried at St Matthews, Silksworth, in plot ES2-16.