Entry Points

The following are entry points to the family tree for various individuals and family groups

Recent Welbanks Map - The simplest entry point fits all living Welbanks on one screen. It shows the descendants of Richard Welbank (1809-1874) - Newsagent, Bookseller, Law Stationer of 21 Sloane Square, Chelsea.  He married Mary Ann Hawkins who lived next door! All known living Welbanks are descended from Richard via his two sons John Henry and Richard William

Click-through on any person to go to their page/family. You can then trace the tree following father, mother or children's links. Tabs at the top of each page give different display options.

Northallerton branch;

Christopher Welbank - 1720-1793 (the Elder) of Hatton Garden and Mount Pleasant, Northallerton, Yorks

Richard Welbank - 1809-1874 - Newsagent, Bookseller, Law Stationer of 21 Sloane Square, Chelsea. Married Mary Ann Hawkins who lived next door

Richard William Welbank - 1855-1940 - inventor of the Welbank Boilerette

Other branches; connected to the above

Christopher Welbank 1651-1724 The North Cowton Welbanks

Christopher Welbank - 1730-1798 The Aldborough Welbanks

Branches; speculatively connected to the above

Anthony Welbank - 1866-1941 mother born in Dresden to a Richard Welbank

George Welbank - 1708?-1767 The Stockton Welbanks, mariners and ship's brokers

Capt Robert Welbank - 1788-1857 - East India Company Ship Captain and the original importer of Wisteria and Camellias

John Welbank - 1772-1846 Gentleman farmer of Carlton Husthwaite 1772-1846, comes from a second Welbank family from North Cowton

John Welbank - 1380?-1440? Husbandman of North Cowton, whose death led to a lawsuit to return his land to the Laton family. I have put the North Cowton Welbanks from 1400-1600 into a tree, to make it possible to navigate easily from one to another, but this is very speculative; there isn't much information about their exact relationships.

Branches; not connected to the above

Michael Welbank - 1580-1644 The New Malton Welbanks, extensive tree of shoemakers and tailors, with living descendants

George Welbank - 1819-1891 Father was from New Malton, transported to Australia where he became known as a "notorious peacebreaker"

Christopher Welbancke - 1570?-1621 Wintringham Welbanks, occupying a farm there for approx 200 years

Thomas Wellbank, Master Mariner - 1778-1851 An East India Captain from a family of Whitby mariners

Fanny Welbank - 1813?-1865 Women inmates of Kirkbymoorside workhouse

Matthew Wellbank - 1847-1885 Manchester/Pennsylvania Wellbanks, textile factory workers

Thomas Welbank - 1746?-1811 Loyalist horse dealer, Ontario pioneer

Captain George Welbank - 1750?-1794 Warrior of the Creek Nation

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Current progress in Welbank genealogy research: Jul 2021

The ancestors of all Welbank families in the UK today are pretty much correctly shown as far back as (Christopher Welbank - 1743?-1786) The papers quoted on that page re. guardianship of his children, are/were in the possession of Michael's branch of the family. Newspaper announcements of 1786 record his death of a fever while canvassing for the post of Coroner for Middlesex, leaving four small children.

I haven't found definitive evidence who his father was. He completed articles in 1760 with Christopher Welbank the Elder of Hatton Garden and his address is also recorded as Hatton Garden. Christopher Welbank the Elder is established to be Christopher of Mount Pleasant 1720-93. Christopher Welbank the Younger appears to be a fairly close relative, as they are living at the same address. He has been provisionally identified as his nephew.

The Welbanks of Northallerton were shoemakers descended from the second son of George Welbank 1628-1668, a yeoman farmer of North Cowton, Yorks. (The parish church where births etc were recorded was in South Cowton, a vanished village destroyed around 1490, but the Welbanks lived in North Cowton). There are records of Welbank landowners in North Cowton going back to 1444, although the exact family tree can't be traced. The earliest occurrence of the surname is as John de Welbank in 1405.

They can be linked to the Aldborough Welbanks and speculatively to the Stockton Welbanks. There are unrelated trees in New Malton, Yorks, in Whitby and in Manchester.