WAL(L)BANK(s) one-name study

Jean and Ian Wallbank's family history pages



Shufflebotham Family History (Jean's line)

(i) Shufflebotham admissions to the Burgesses of Newcastle-under-Lyme

1734-1882 (pdf file)

1910-1998 (pdf file)

A pdf document about the Burgesses of Newcastle-under-Lyme, published by the Borough Council may be downloaded here.

The first Shufflebotham Burgess of Newcastle-under-Lyme was John Shovelbotham b. about 1697 and admitted to the Burgesses in 1718 after serving an apprenticeship to Edward MASON a feltmaker and paying the required fee, 33 shillings 4 pence. Most subsequent Shufflebotham Burgesses descended from him, by virtue of being the son of a Burgess, residing in the Borough and being of full age (> 21years) . Today there are nine living Shufflebotham Burgesses, having fulfilled the qualification conditions. However the residency qualification no longer applies.

John Shovelbotham married Ellen Mason , the daughter of John Mason, himself a Burgess and brother of John Shovelbotham's master, Edward. The line of MASON Burgesses can be traced back a further five generations to Edward MASON b. about 1550. All were feltmakers, supplying the fabric to the local hat industry.

A chart showing the descendants of John Shufflebotham including those admitted to the Burgesses of Newcastle-under-Lyme may be downloaded. from here.

Burgesses are shown in red. The date of admission to the Burgesses is shown below the name.

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Wedding of Arthur Shufflebotham & Hilda Annie Walker 1923

(Jean's grandparents)