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c.1811 Born in Long Benton, Northumberland, son of Robert Wedderburn and Isabel Wilson
The Weatherburns were associated with George Stephenson long before he made his mark as a locomotive builder.
1829 Robert took part in the Rainhill Trials
c.1840 His son Robert was born in Coalville, Leicestershire
1841 Robert Wetherburn 29, lived in Whitwick, Leicestershire, with Anne Wetherburn 27, William Wetherburn 5, Margerat Wetherburn 4, Robert Wetherburn 2
1848 Became a foreman at Leeds
1851 Robert Weatherburn 39, inspector of railways (born Long Benton, Northumberland), lived in Hunslet, with Ann Weatherburn 37, William Weatherburn 15, Margret Weatherburn 13, Robert Weatherburn 11, Ann Weatherburn 10, Isabel Weatherburn 5, John Weatherburn 3, Henry Weatherburn 6 Mo
1861 Foreman engine smith, lived at Hunslet, with Ann Weatherburn 47, Ann Weatherburn 18, Isabella Weatherburn 14, John Weatherburn 13, Henry Weatherburn 11, Thomas Weatherburn 6, Ann Weatherburn 23, married, visitor
1870 Locomotive foreman in Hunslet
1871 Locomotive foreman, lived in Hunslet with Ann Weatherburn 57, John Weatherburn 23, engine fitter, Henry Weatherburn 20, ... maker, Thomas Weatherburn 16
1872 Became a foreman at Derby
1880 Died on 15 May
1881 Ann Weatherburn, a widow, annuitant, lived in Hunslet
1890 His wife, Ann, died in Hunslet