James Mabey, born 1781 in
James & Suzanna Mabey had 8
Elizabeth - 1809
Sarah - 1815
Hannah - 1818
Samuel - 1825
Samuel Mabey lived at Burry
Hill, Mangotsfield Parish. He was a stone cutter and dresser, and later
a coal miner.
Huff in July 1850.
They had two children...
- 1851 - She married
- 1852 - He married
Sarah Jane Gleed in 1878.
[Witnesses at the wedding of
Edward Mabey and
Sarah Jane were
Edwin MAGGS and
Sam died in 1907.
Samuel Mabey Edward Mabey
Sarah Jane Mabey, nee
Edward Mabey was a carpenter
lived at Burry Hill and for some time at Winterbourne and Frampton
They had four children...
James - 1878 - He was a shunter on the local GWR line. He died
during a TB epidemic in the early 1900s.
Margareta Edith - 1881 - She too died during the TB epidemic in the
Scott - 1882 - He was a head shunter at Stoke Gifford and became
secretary of the Railwaymen's Union for the West of England. Later
emigrated to Australia.
Charles - 1886 - He too emigrated to Australia.
The gravestones of
Elizabeth, their son
and their grandchild
Margareta Edith, can be seen in the
graveyard at Winterbourne Down Methodist Church.
Back row, left to
Edward Mabey, 2
William James Mabey,
Ernest Scott Mabey, 4
Margareta Edith Mabey
Archie Charles Mabey, 6
Sarah Jane Mabey nee
Mabey is seated in the centre of this wonderful photograph of
employees of the
Great Western Railway.
His older brother
William James is seated on the right.
dog was called
We are grateful to
great great great grandson of
for these excellent photographs and names.
four pictures and text were received January 2016
from Chris Mabey.
Iíve been researching my family tree on and off for several years and am
wondering if any of your readers can assist by filling in some missing
My family name is ĎMabeyí,
sometimes recorded as ĎMabyí
in early census and parish records (c.1800ís). All of my early family
members (up to 1910) lived in and around
Winterbourne , including
Watleys End, Damisons Bridge, ĎThe Campsí, and Hambrook. They
were mainly agricultural labourers, hatters and quarry men. Iíve
attached a photo showing my 3rd
Samuel Mabey (the proud looking bearded gentleman sitting on the
left) with his wife
Samuel was born on 11 Sep 1825 and died aged 81 at
Berry Hill (sometimes named
Bury Hill). In the 1950ís relatives visiting from Australia
located the cottage where
Samuel lived (pictured), apparently the owners still had a picture
Samuel hanging on the wall but unfortunately Iíve not been able to
locate this cottage (perhaps it no longer exists)?
Another photo shows one of
Samuelís sons (my 2nd
Edward Mabey (1852-1905) dressed in a magnificent band uniform. He
also lived at
Hambrook Village and Woodend, Frampton Cotterell. Can anyone
identify the band or any other details about it? Iíve also attached a
Edward with his family outside his cottage, can anyone identify it?
Iíve visited Winterbourne several times but have not been able to locate
this cottage either. I believe Samuelís cottage passed to the
Cordy family following
On one visit to Winterbourne I found that
Edward and their wives are buried in the small
Winterbourne Down Methodist Church graveyard; the headstones of
their graves stand out as they are amongst the largest there (see