Thorburn, Mansel Hay (1885-1954)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1917, page 804 [edited image].

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1917, page 804 [edited image].

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1918, page 861.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1918, page 861.

Mansel Hay Thorburn was a clerk with the steamship department of Balfour Guthrie and Company. He lived at 1859 Robson Street in 1917 and at 1901 Haro Street in 1918.

 

Family Background

Mansel Hay Thorburn was born in Midlothian, Scotland on July 26, 1885. His parents were John Hay Thorburn (1847-1931) and Jane Mansel (1853-1930).

John and Jane were married in Newcastle-on-Tyne on December 11, 1879.

The Pall Mall Gazette (London, England), December 17, 1879, page 3, column 2.

The Pall Mall Gazette (London, England), December 17, 1879, page 3, column 2.

Jane died at Eltham, Kent, on June 5, 1930.

Ancestry.com. Scotland, National Probate Index (Calendar of Confirmations and Inventories), 1876-1936 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry Operations, Inc., 2015. Name: Jane Mansel Thorburn; Death Date: 5 Jun 1930; Death Place: Eltham; Confirmation Date: 9 Feb 1931; Confirmation Place: Edinburgh, Scotland.

Ancestry.com. Scotland, National Probate Index (Calendar of Confirmations and Inventories), 1876-1936 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry Operations, Inc., 2015. Name: Jane Mansel Thorburn; Death Date: 5 Jun 1930; Death Place: Eltham; Confirmation Date: 9 Feb 1931; Confirmation Place: Edinburgh, Scotland.

John died at Hastings, Sussex, on February 22, 1931.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: John Hay Thorburn; Death Date: 22 Feb 1931; Death Place: Hastings, Sussex, England; Probate Date: 14 Aug 1931; Registry: London, England.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: John Hay Thorburn; Death Date: 22 Feb 1931; Death Place: Hastings, Sussex, England; Probate Date: 14 Aug 1931; Registry: London, England.

Ancestry.com. Scotland, National Probate Index (Calendar of Confirmations and Inventories), 1876-1936 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry Operations, Inc., 2015. Name: John Hay Thorburn; Death Date: 22 Feb 1931; Death Place: Hastings; Confirmation Date: 18 Jul 1931; Confirmation Place: Edinburgh, Scotland.

Ancestry.com. Scotland, National Probate Index (Calendar of Confirmations and Inventories), 1876-1936 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry Operations, Inc., 2015. Name: John Hay Thorburn; Death Date: 22 Feb 1931; Death Place: Hastings; Confirmation Date: 18 Jul 1931; Confirmation Place: Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

Mansel’s Early Life

In 1891, Mansel was living with his parents in St. Andrew, Midlothian, Scotland.

In 1901 he was with his parents in Leigh, Midlothian, Scotland.

On January 5, 1907, he became an indentured apprentice in the British merchant navy.

Ancestry.com. UK, Apprentices Indentured in Merchant Navy, 1824-1910 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Collection: Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Index of Apprentices; Class: BT 150; Piece Number: 53. Name: Mansel Hay Thorburn; Age: 21; Birth Year: abt 1886; Registration or Indenture Date: 5 Jan 1907; Port of Registry: London.

Ancestry.com. UK, Apprentices Indentured in Merchant Navy, 1824-1910 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Collection: Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Index of Apprentices; Class: BT 150; Piece Number: 53. Name: Mansel Hay Thorburn; Age: 21; Birth Year: abt 1886; Registration or Indenture Date: 5 Jan 1907; Port of Registry: London.

Arrival in Vancouver

Mansel arrived in Canada in 1910. He sailed on the Lake Champlain, and he arrived in Quebec City, Quebec, on his way to Vancouver, where he was intending to work with a railway company. (The passenger list called him “Manuel.”)

"Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HLS-87T : 11 March 2018), Manuel Thorburn, Aug 1910; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4771, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HLS-87T : 11 March 2018), Manuel Thorburn, Aug 1910; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4771, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

On June 10, 1911, in Vancouver, he married Annie Smallman. She was born on September 5, 1877, in Enville, Staffordshire. Her parents were Charles Smallman (1851-1936) and Jane Smith (1850-1933).

Mansel first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1912. He was living at 2430 Point Grey Road, and he was working as a clerk with Evans Coleman and Evans.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1253.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1253.

He appeared at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1912 2430 Point Grey Road
1913 1616 Yew Street
1914 Number 2, 1616 Yew Street
1915 Number 21, 1534 Balsam Street
1916 2580 York Street
1917 1859 Robson Street
1918 1901 Haro Street
1919 1716 Pendrell Street
1920 and 1921 Not listed under Vancouver names

 

Travel to China

Sometime after 1918, Mansel went to China. Annie and the Thorburn children also went to China, although they seem to have travelled separately from Mansel.

In 1919, Annie sailed from Montreal, Quebec, to Liverpool, England, along with her sons, John, David and Robert.

Ancestry.com. UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Inwards Passenger Lists.; Class: BT26; Piece: 655. Name: Annie Thorburn; Arrival Age: 42; Birth Date: abt 1877; Port of Departure: Montréal, Québec, Canada; Arrival date: 20 Jun 1919; Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England; Ship Name: Corsican; Shipping line: Canadian Pacific Line. Official Number: 124191 [Sons John, David and Robert accompanied her.]

Ancestry.com. UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Inwards Passenger Lists.; Class: BT26; Piece: 655. Name: Annie Thorburn; Arrival Age: 42; Birth Date: abt 1877; Port of Departure: Montréal, Québec, Canada; Arrival date: 20 Jun 1919; Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England; Ship Name: Corsican; Shipping line: Canadian Pacific Line. Official Number: 124191 [Sons John, David and Robert accompanied her.]

In August 1920, Annie sailed from Liverpool to Quebec City, Quebec, along with her sons, David and Robert. They were on their way to China.

"Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HGX-DZY : 11 March 2018), Annie Thorburn, Aug 1920; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-14708, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HGX-DZY : 11 March 2018), Annie Thorburn, Aug 1920; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-14708, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

It appears that the Thorburns lived in China for several years during the 1920s.

Mansel and his son, John, joined the Shanghai Volunteer Corps.

Mansel Thorburn and John Thorburn; Shanghai Volunteer Corps 1939, Spring 1931, Shanghai (ancestry.ca); attached to Mansel Hay Thorburn; original probably from Eighty Five Years of the Shanghai Volunteer Corps, by I.I. Kounin (Shanghai: Cosmopolitan Press, undated); also reproduced in Britain in China: Community, Culture and Colonialism, 1900-49, by Robert Bickers; Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1999, page 129.

Mansel Thorburn and John Thorburn; Shanghai Volunteer Corps 1939, Spring 1931, Shanghai (ancestry.ca); attached to Mansel Hay Thorburn; original probably from Eighty Five Years of the Shanghai Volunteer Corps, by I.I. Kounin (Shanghai: Cosmopolitan Press, undated); also reproduced in Britain in China: Community, Culture and Colonialism, 1900-49, by Robert Bickers; Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1999, page 129.

Mansel died in Shanghai, China on November 11, 1954.

Annie died in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia on March 24, 1963.

Mansel and Annie had the following children.

 

John Hay Thorburn

John Hay Thorburn was born in Vancouver on May 26, 1912.

He went with his parents to live in China.

In 1931, he became the centre of an international incident in China. At first he was simply missing.

The Observer (London, England), July 26, 1931, page 13, column 5.

The Observer (London, England), July 26, 1931, page 13, column 5.

He remained missing for several weeks.

The Guardian (London, England), August 10, 1931, page 10, column 3.

The Guardian (London, England), August 10, 1931, page 10, column 3.

The Guardian (London, England), October 29, 1931, page 15, column 6.

The Guardian (London, England), October 29, 1931, page 15, column 6.

After several diplomatic discussions and many detailed investigations, the Chinese authorities determined that a Chinese colonel had shot John. The colonel received a sentence of fourteen years in prison. John’s body was never found.

The Guardian (London, England), November 4, 1931, page 9, column 3.

The Guardian (London, England), November 4, 1931, page 9, column 3.

The Sydney Morning Herald (New South Wales), October 31, 1931, page 14, column 5; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/16812403.

The Sydney Morning Herald (New South Wales), October 31, 1931, page 14, column 5; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/16812403.

 

David Hay Thorburn

David Hay Thorburn was born on March 27, 1915, probably in Vancouver.

He died on October 4, 1988.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: David Thorburn; Death Date: 4 Oct 1988: Death Place: Clatford Andover Hants; Probate Date: 3 Apr 1989; Registry: Winchester.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: David Thorburn; Death Date: 4 Oct 1988: Death Place: Clatford Andover Hants; Probate Date: 3 Apr 1989; Registry: Winchester.

Robert Mansel Hay Thorburn

Robert Mansel Hay Thorburn was born on March 27, 1915, probably in Vancouver.

In 1936 he was an orchardist in New South Wales, Australia.

Ancestry.com. Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Robert Mansel Hay Thorburn; Gender: Male; Electoral Year: 1936; Subdistrict: Wyong; State: New South Wales; District: Robertson; Country: Australia.

Ancestry.com. Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Robert Mansel Hay Thorburn; Gender: Male; Electoral Year: 1936; Subdistrict: Wyong; State: New South Wales; District: Robertson; Country: Australia.

In 1937 he married Muriel Alice Mullard.

Muriel died on May 16, 1980. She was buried in Palmdale Lawn Cemetery & Memorial Park, Palm Dale, New South Wales.

Robert died on June 21, 1986. He was buried in Palmdale Lawn Cemetery & Memorial Park.

Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales, October 16, 1987 [Issue No.162]; page 5882; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/231372324.

Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales, October 16, 1987 [Issue No.162]; page 5882; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/231372324.

Sources

John Hay Thorburn (father of Mansel Hay Thorburn)

John Hay Thorburn (1848–1931); Birth: 09 JAN 1848, Leith, Midlothian; Death: 22 FEB 1931, Hastings, Sussex, England (ancestry.ca).

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQC5-JHF : 10 February 2018), John Hay Thorburn, 05 Mar 1848; citing , SOUTH LEITH, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,067,776, 1,067,780, 1,067,781.

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQC5-ZH5 : 10 February 2018), John Hay Thorburn, 05 Mar 1848; citing , SOUTH LEITH, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,067,776, 1,067,780, 1,067,781.

“Scotland Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYTP-QJH : 11 December 2017), John Hay Thorburn, , Midlothian, Scotland; from “1851 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 12, PRO HO 107, The National Archives UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 1,042,525.

“Scotland Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VB4Y-7RV : 11 December 2017), John H Thorburn, South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland; from “1861 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012.); citing p. 10, PRO RG 9, The National Archives UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 103,882.

“Scotland Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VB5Z-1J9 : 8 December 2017), John H Thorburn, South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland; from “1871 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 9, PRO T 1, The National Archives UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 104,060.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D5B-VSH : 13 December 2014), John Hay Thorburn, 1879; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1879, quarter 4, vol. 10B, p. 45, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLSW-JF9T : 18 March 2018), John Hay Thorburn and Jane Mansel, United Kingdom; records extracted FamilySearch and images digitized by FindMyPast; citing United Kingdom, 27 Dec 1879, The British Newspaper Archive, Ireland; FHL microfilm .

“British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLSW-5X9J : 18 March 2018), John Hay Thorburn and Jane Mansel, United Kingdom; records extracted FamilySearch and images digitized by FindMyPast; citing United Kingdom, 22 Dec 1879, The British Newspaper Archive, Ireland; FHL microfilm .

“Scotland Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSF3-4PB : 8 December 2017), John H Thornburn, St Andrew, Midlothian, Scotland; from “1891 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 25, GRO6/275, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 220,386.

Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. John Hay Thorburn, Parish: Leith; ED: 49; Page: 25; Line: 15; Roll: CSSCT1901_403.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHN-7V8Q : 4 September 2014), John H Thorburn, 1931; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Hastings, Sussex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Jane Mansel (mother of Mansel Hay Thorburn)

Jane Mansel (1853–1930); Birth: ABT 1853, England; Death: 4 JUN 1930, Woolwich, London, England (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D5Y-ZCK : 13 December 2014), Jane Mansel, 1879; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1879, quarter 4, vol. 10B, p. 45, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Jane Thorburn in household of John Hay Thorburn, Parish: Leith; ED: 49; Page: 25; Line: 15; Roll: CSSCT1901_403.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHD-QKLR : 4 September 2014), Jane Thorburn, 1930; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Woolwich, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Mansel Hay Thorburn

Mansel Hay Thorburn (1886–1954); Birth: ABT 1886, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire; Death: 11 NOV 1954. Shanghai, China (ancestry.ca).

“Scotland Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSF3-45S : 8 December 2017), Mansel H Thornburn, St Andrew, Midlothian, Scotland; from “1891 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 25, GRO6/275, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 220,386.

Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Mansel Hay Thorburn in household of John Hay Thorburn, Parish: Leith; ED: 49; Page: 25; Line: 15; Roll: CSSCT1901_403.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HLS-87T : 11 March 2018), Manuel Thorburn, Aug 1910; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4771, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MR4Q : 16 March 2018), Manuel H Thorburn in entry for Jessie Mowbray, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1911-09-066500; Mansel Hay Thorburn and Annie Smallman; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B11376; GSU Microfilm Number: 1983704; date of marriage: June 19, 1911; place of marriage: Vancouver.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8C-RH3 : 11 March 2018), Mansel Hay Thorbum and Anne Smallman, 10 Jun 1911; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11376, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,704.

 

Charles Smallman (father of Annie Smallman)

Charles Smallman (1851–1936); Birth: ABT 1851, Kinver, Staffordshire, England; Death: 28 MAY 1936, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England (ancestry.ca).

“England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NNDZ-X8J : 10 February 2018), Charles Smallman and Jane Smith, 1875; citing District Of St. Margaret Dunham Massey, Chester Co., reference 2:3PPLVW8, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,786,490.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27F-MWYX : 13 December 2017), Charles Smallman, Enville, Staffordshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 11, Piece/Folio 2790/92, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,798.

 

Jane Smith (mother of Annie Smallman)

Jane Smith (1850–1933); Birth: 1850, Cononley Moor Top, Yorkshire, England; Death: JUN 1933, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SP9F-DYJ : 1 November 2017), Jane Smith in household of Andrew Smith, , Yorkshire,Yorkshire (West Riding), England; citing , Yorkshire,Yorkshire (West Riding), England, p. 20, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7BR-SDH : 14 December 2017), Jane Smith in household of John Smith, Cononley Kildwick, Yorkshire (West Riding), England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NNDZ-X8F : 10 February 2018), Charles Smallman and Jane Smith, 1875; citing District Of St. Margaret Dunham Massey, Chester Co., reference 2:3PPLVW8, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,786,490.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27F-MWB7 : 13 December 2017), Jane Smallman in household of Charles Smallman, Enville, Staffordshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 11, Piece/Folio 2790/92, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,798.

 

Annie Smallman (wife of Mansel Hay Thorburn)

Annie Smallman (1877–1963); Birth: 5 SEP 1877, Enville, Stafford, Kinver, England; Death: 24 MAR 1963, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27F-MW18 : 13 December 2017), Annie Smallman in household of Charles Smallman, Enville, Staffordshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 11, Piece/Folio 2790/92, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,798.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MR4S : 16 March 2018), Annie Smallman in entry for Jessie Mowbray, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1911-09-066500; Mansel Hay Thorburn and Annie Smallman; BC Archives Microfilm Number:B11376; GSU Microfilm Number: 1983704; date of marriage: June 19, 1911; place of marriage: Vancouver.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8C-RH3 : 11 March 2018), Mansel Hay Thorbum and Anne Smallman, 10 Jun 1911; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11376, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,704.

 

William John Hay Thorburn (son of Mansel Hay Thorburn)

John Hay Thorburn (1912–1931); Birth: ABT 1912; Death 1931, Shanghai, China (ancestry.ca).

Hansard, 23 November 1931, Commons Sitting; China; Death of Mr. John Thorburn; HC Deb, 23 November 1931, vol. 260, cc17-21; https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/commons/1931/nov/23/death-of-mr-john-thorburn.

 

David Hay Thorburn (son of Mansel Hay Thorburn)

David Hay-Thorburn (1915–1988); Birth: 27 MAR 1915, Canada; Death: OCT 1988, Winchester, Hampshire, England (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVZ4-363C : 4 September 2014), David Hay Thorburn, Oct 1988; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death Registration, Winchester, Hampshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Robert Hay Thorburn (son of Mansel Hay Thorburn)

Robert Mansel Hay Thorburn (1915–1986); Birth: 27 MAR 1915, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 21 JUN 1986, Gosford, NSW, Australia (ancestry.ca).

Ancestry.com. Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 20; Name: Robert Mansell Hay Thorburn; Spouse Name: Muriel Alice Mullard; Marriage Date: 1937; Marriage Place: New South Wales; Registration Place: Gosford, New South Wales; Registration Year: 1937; Registration Number: 15131.

Marriage Certificate (associated with Robert Mansel Hay Thorburn: ancestry.ca).: Citation Information: Transcript: I Arthur Leslie Cannon being a Minister of the Methodist Church of Australia do hereby Certify that I have this day at the Gosford Methodist Church duly celebrated Marriage between Robert Mansel Hay Thorburn, Orchardist, of Kulnura, Bachelor and Muriel Alice Mullard, Domestic duties, of Kulnura Spinster. Detail: No 31, No C437891; Source Information: Title: Copy Certificate of Marriage. [7 Aug 1937, Gosford Methodist Church, Gosford, NSW, Australia]

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVP9-YYG1 : 13 December 2015), Robert Mansel Hay-Thorburn, 1986; Burial, Palm Dale, , New South Wales, Australia, Palmdale Lawn Cemetery & Memorial Park; citing record ID 135150967, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/135150967: “Robert Mansel Hay-Thorburn; Birth: unknown; Death: 21 Jun 1986; Burial: Palmdale Lawn Cemetery & Memorial Park, Palm Dale, Central Coast Council, New South Wales, Australia; Memorial ID: 135150967.”

 

Muriel Alice Mullard (wife of Robert Mansel Hay Thorburn)

Muriel Alice Mullard (1915–1980); Birth: 23 DEC 1915, NSW, Australia; Death: 6 MAY 1980, Gosford, NSW, Australia (ancestry.ca)

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVP9-YYGB : 13 December 2015), Muriel Alice Hay-Thorburn, 1980; Burial, Palm Dale, , New South Wales, Australia, Palmdale Lawn Cemetery & Memorial Park; citing record ID 135150966, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/135150966: “Muriel Alice Hay-Thorburn; Birth: unknown; Death: 16 May 1980; Burial: Palmdale Lawn Cemetery & Memorial Park, Palm Dale, Central Coast Council, New South Wales, Australia; Memorial ID: 135150966.”