- Born: 18 Mar 1867, Manthorpe Road, Little Gonerby Nr Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
- Marriage: TINKLER, Emma in Dec 1892 in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
- Died: 2 May 1918, Kesteven Community Asylum, Warrington, Lincolnshire at age 51
According to the birth certificate for George Shelbourn he was born at Manthorpe Road, Little Gonerby to Robert and Mary Shelbourn (nee Clark). It appears Robert could not write - his mark appears on the birth entry.
The 1891 UK census shows George with his brother Robert boarding with Ann Lowe and working as an ironstone miner at Eaton, Leicestershire in the district of Melton Mowbray which is about 40kms from Denton.
Ann Lowe 76
George Shelbourn 25
Robert Shelbourn 21
The 1901 UK census shows George and Emma at house #11, Denton St Andrews near Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
George Shelbourn 34 - Head Mar Ironstone Miner born Grantham, Lincolnshire
Emma Shelbourn 30 - Wife Mar born Osbournby, Lincolnshire
Charles Shelbourn 10 - Son born Denton, Lincolnshire
Bertha M Shelbourn 7 - Dau born Denton, Lincolnshire
Lily M Shelbourn 6 - Dau born Denton, Lincolnshire
Ivy E L Shelbourn 4 - Dau born Denton, Lincolnshire
Robert G Shelbourn 1 - Son born Denton, Lincolnshire
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Deaths Jun 1918
Shelbourn GeorgeAge: 51 District: Sleaford Vol: 7aPage: 466
The death certificate of George states he died of "Exhaustion from Mania" aged 51. His death was certified by J. Alfred Ewan. He was a labourer.
Rex B. Shelbourn referred to George, when writing about his father Robert George, mentioning that George had a nervous breakdown and spent the rest of his days in an asylum. Health care in those days was poor at best and mental health care consisted of locking people away from society.
The obituary for George Shelbourn which appeared in a local paper (Name and date of publication not known) is below. CW 23.01.05
"The Death after a short illness has taken place of Mr. George Shelborn, at the age of 51. He leaves a widow, four sons and three daughters. The eldest son is in British Colombia, the second Pte Robert Shelborn, West Riding Regt., is at the front. Deceased was a native of Gelston, but had resided in Denton about 27 years. He held the office of local secretary to the Rural Workers' Insurance Company and was also secretary of the Good Intent Club for nearly thirteen years. He worked at the local ironstone pits for several years and was much respected and esteemed. The funeral took place at Denton yesterday week. Many sympathetic letters have been received his sorrowing widow."
George married Emma TINKLER, daughter of George TINKLER and Ann (Annie) REDSHAW, in Dec 1892 in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England. (Emma TINKLER was born circa 1871 in Osbournby, Lincolnshire, England and was christened in Denton, Lincolnshire.)
The marriage of George Shelbourn, 25 years, Batchelor, "Ironstone Miner" of Denton to Emma Tinkler, 21 years, Spinster of Denton was performed by Rev John Jackson at The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Grantham on 24 Dec 1892. Their fathers were Robert Shelbourn and George Tinkler both "Farm Labourers". Witnesses were William Challands and Sarah Burton.
Marriage recorded in Grantham Vol 7a Page 1016 - Recorded in December quarter.
Sarah Burton witnessing this marriage suggests the Burtons and the Shelbourns had an association at that time. Robert Shelbourn and Gladys Burton did not marry until 1929, over 30 years later.