This is the third in the series of articles profiling the four families in the initial Y-chromosome DNA study. The first article was on William Claiborne of Virginia (1600-1676/9), the second, John Clyborn of old Henrico Co, VA (1650/1655-1685).
Dr. CHRISTOPHER JAMES CLEBORNE (1838-1909)
Direct Descent from Cliburn, Westmorland
Dr. Christopher James Cleborne was born 16 December 1838 in Edinburgh, Scotland to Christopher and Jane Reily Cleburne of Ireland. He died in 1909. His wife was Jane Elizabeth Emma Parker of Philadelphia. They were married 8 May 1861. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H.B. Glover of Atlanta. Her obituary was published in the Atlanta Journal on 24 September 1910.
Dr. C. J. Cleborne graduated the University of Pennsylvania 1860. He was appointed Asst. Surgeon, U.S.N., May 1861; promoted past Assist. Surgeon, October 26, 1863; Surgeon, November 24, 1863; Medical Inspector, January 7,1878; Medical Director, September 18, 1887; retired with rank of Rear Admiral, November 10, 1899; Director Naval Hospital, Norfolk, Virginia (1888-1891 and 1894-1899), of Chelsea, Massachusetts (1891-1894), and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (January-November 1899). [See Who Was Who in America, 1897-1924, p. 229] Dr. Cleborne's first cousin was Confederate General Patrick Ronayne Cleborne of Civil War fame- ironic that the cousins were on opposite sides. Both men must have had considerable leadership qualities.
The Claiborne Society was fortunate to have found a direct male descendant of Dr. Cleborne who was willing to donate his DNA for the study. Below is a simple summary by generation of the direct line back to Cliburn, Westmorland, England. The John Clyborn/Cliborn line of old Henrico branched from this line sometime before generation 18. Generation 29, the donor, his father and grandfather, will remain anonymous to protect their privacy.
|Generation||Direct male line to Cliburn Westmorland:|
|29||Cleborne donor of Y-chromosome DNA|
|26||Arthur Courtney Cleborne (1863-1896) married Cornelia DuVal|
|25||Dr. Christopher-James Cleborne, Rear Admiral USN (1838-1909). See above.|
|24||Christopher Cleburne (1793-1848) married Jane Reily|
|23||William Cleburne of Rock Cottage & Annahanarig, Ireland married 2nd Phoebe Sharpe|
|22||Edward Cleburne of Springmount & Derrinsilla, Ireland (said to have d. 1819 at age 99 years) married Ellen Palmer of Derrinsalla, co. Tipperary|
|21||William Cleburne of Ballycolitan, Ireland married Grace Woodrife, inherited the Irish properties from his uncle, who died without issue|
|20||Richard Cleburne of Bunadubber, Ireland; new information: christened 12 Nov 1650 St. Peter
le Poer, London, Eng; brother William's matriculation record at Trinity College, U of Dublin states William Cleburn was age 16 on 2 Aug 1659, b. Broadstreet, London .|
|19||William Cleborne (abt 1609-1682), born in England, possibly at Killerby, Yorkshire (Herald's
Vistation of 1613); married Bridgetta Ward of Kilkenny; their 5 children christened in St. Peter le Poer church, London- 1642, 1643, 1645, 1646, 1649, 1650; lived on Broad Street in London between 1642-1650; seen in Irish tax records 1659 liv. St. John's Manor, Wexford Town, n. ward, co. Wexford; dec. by 21 Feb 1682 when admin. granted on his estate. The Wexford property came to him through the Lowthers sometime after 1653. [note: The christening records are new information.] |
|18||Thomas Clayburne, esq. (1580-1640) of Killerby, Yorks and Cliburn, Westmorland, married Frances Lowther|
|17||Edmund Cleburne of Killerby (abt 1554/5-bef 15 Sept 1590) married Grace Bellingham; new information: Edmund Cleburne of Westmorland gent, matriculated Queens College, Oxford, 1572 age 18.|
|16||Richard Cliburne (All Saints Day 1532 -12 Jun 1588)of Killerby married Eleanor Lancaster|
|15||Edmund/Edward Clyburne (c 1506-26 Dec 1546) married Elinor Layton of Dalmayne |
|14||Robert Cleburn of Cliburn, Westmorland, married around 20 Oct 1505 when he received the marriage portion of his wife, Emma Kirkbride [the Herald's Visitations end here]|
|13||Thomas Cliburn, esq (abt 1468-aft 1523) married Joan Sandford|
|12||John Clebburne (d. 1489/90) married Elizabeth Curwin abt 1468|
|11||Roland Clibburn married Katherine Lancaster of Howgill Castle|
|10||John de Clybourne/Cliburn (d bef Lent 1440), married 1392 Margaret de Salkeld|
| 9||Robert de Cliburn- held manors of Cliburn Hervy & Bampton Cundale m. abt 1362 Margaret de Cundale|
| 8||John le Franceys de Cliburn- loosely translated as John "the Frenchie" of Cliburn m. Margaret de Bolton|
| 7||Robert le Franceys de Cliburn|
| 6||John le Frankys de Cliburn m. abt 1317 Beatrice dau of Robert le Boteler of Newby|
| 5||Robert le Frances de Cliburn (liv. Cliburn 1332) m. Alice dau. of Adam de Quitlaw|
| 4||John le Franceys de Cliburn (liv 1291/92 & 1307) [note: There is a stretch of time between gen. |
|3 & 4||that makes researchers wonder if there is a missing generation]|
| 3||Robert le Franceys de Cliburn (liv 1259) m 1235 Elizabeth Tailbois, she brings Cliburn property as dower with her marriage|
| 2||Hugh Franceys|
| 1||Adam le Frances (Adam of France) listed on Pipe Roll for 1200|
Your Best Sources as of this date:
- Lolita Hannah Bissell, Cliborn-Claiborne Records (Nashville, 1986).
- Rev. Frederick W. Ragg, "Cliburn Hervey & Cliburn Talbois Part II", Transactions of Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquities & Archaeological Society, vol. XXVIII (1928): 178-272.
- Sue Cliborn Forbes, Ancestral Lines of Cliburn, Westmorland, 23 page manuscript in draft form, 3rd revision due spring 2003.
- John O'Hart, Irish Pedigrees, 5th edition, vol. II, 1888 (reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co, 1967). Be very careful with this material as it has a number of errors, such as a descent to William Claiborne of Virginia which has been proved incorrect.
Sue Cliborn Forbes