The Mabey/Maby family

Lived in Burry Hill and Winterbourne

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James Mabey, born 1781 in Winterbourne, married Suzanna.


James & Suzanna Mabey had 8 children...

     William -    1807

     Anne -        1808?

     Elizabeth - 1809

     George -     1813


Sarah -   1815

Hannah - 1818

Mark -     1821

Samuel -  1825

Samuel Mabey lived at Burry Hill, Mangotsfield Parish. He was a stone cutter and dresser, and later a coal miner.

Samuel married Elizabeth Huff in July 1850.

They had two children...

     Maria - 1851 - She married Alfred Cordy.

     Edward - 1852 - He married Sarah Jane Gleed in 1878.

[Witnesses at the wedding of Edward Mabey and Sarah Jane were Edwin MAGGS and Ruth GLEED.]



Sam died in 1907.


Samuel Mabey                  Edward Mabey and

                                    Sarah Jane Mabey, nee Gleed.

Edward Mabey was a carpenter and wheelwright.

Edward and Sarah Jane lived at Burry Hill and for some time at Winterbourne and Frampton Cotterell.

They had four children...

     William 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 early 1900s.

     Ernest 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.

     Archie Charles - 1886 - He too emigrated to Australia.



The gravestones of Samuel and Elizabeth, their son Edward, daughter-in-law Sarah Jane, and their grandchild Margareta Edith, can be seen in the graveyard at Winterbourne Down Methodist Church.


Back row, left to right: 1 Edward Mabey, 2 William James Mabey,

                                                  3 Ernest Scott Mabey, 4 Margareta Edith Mabey

Front row: 5 Archie Charles Mabey, 6 Sarah Jane Mabey nee Gleed

Ernest Scott 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.

Ernest's dog was called Tojo


We are grateful to Chris Mabey, great great great grandson of Samuel and Elizabeth Mabey, for these excellent photographs and names.

Thanks, Chris.



 These four pictures and text were received January 2016

from Chris Mabey.


Thanks, Chris.



     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 details.


     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 great grandfather Samuel Mabey (the proud looking bearded gentleman sitting on the left) with his wife Elizabeth (nee Huff). 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 of 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 great grandfather) Edward Mabey (1852-1905) dressed in a magnificent band uniform. He also lived at Winterbourne, ĎThe Campsí, Hambrook Village and Woodend, Frampton Cotterell. Can anyone identify the band or any other details about it? Iíve also attached a photo of 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 Edwardís death.


     On one visit to Winterbourne I found that Samuel, 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 photos).


Chris Mabey