Documents & Data

On this age I will post documents of relevance to Our Casbon Journey.

  1. Handwritten genealogy of Isaac Casbon and his descendents. This focuses on the descendants of Isaac’s son Thomas, who emigrated from Meldreth, Cambridgeshire in 1846 and eventually settled in northwestern Indiana, USA. The document is unsigned and undated. My best guess is that it was written between 1890 and 1892. This is an unaltered scanned copy of the document.
  2. Descendants of Thomas Casbon (1803-1888). Much of my research is well documented, but some is based on other people’s research, oral tradition, or anecdotal information. Feel free to use the information, but use at your own risk, and I encourage you to verify the information you use by either contacting me or doing your own research. This report contains information on five generations of Thomas’s descendants. Names of people I believe are still living are not given, since I do not have their permission to share their personal information. If you believe I have incorrectly listed someone as living, or more importantly, listed personal information (other than surname) of someone who is still living, please contact me through the Contact section of this website.
  3. Descendants of James Casbon in America. This report shows four generations of James’s (~1813–1884) descendants in America. As with Thomas (1803–1888), the information comes from a variety of sources, with varying degrees of reliability. Please contact me for corrections or to provide new or updated information.
  4. Descendants of William Caseborn of Littleport (d. 1699). This report shows eleven generations of William Caseborn, the common ancestor of what I have called the “Peterborough Casbons.” As with other reports above, it has been privatized, so that names and dates pertaining to living people are not shown. Descendants who desire a non-privatized report may contact me through the Contact section of this website. Please let me know if you find errors, or if I have incorrectly listed living people as deceased or vice-versa.
  5. Descendants of John Casborn (1721–1796) in Meldreth. John Casborn, baptized at Orwell, Cambridgeshire in 1721, can be considered the “patriarch” of the Meldreth Casbons, including those who later emigrated to Australia and America. This report provides some details about five generations of John’s descendants who were born in or spent part of their lives in Meldreth.
  6. Timeline of Events, 1701–1939: The Casbon Family in Meldreth. A chronology and summary of events from parish registers and other relevant source documents, beginning with the earliest and ending with the latest known records of the family in Meldreth
  7. Descendants of William Casbolde (d. 1599) of Melbourn. William’s origins are unknown, but similar to John Casborne of Meldreth, William can be considered the patriarch of several generations in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire.
  8. Timeline of Events, 1560–1681: The Casbon Family of Melbourn. A chronology from the family’s first appearance in Melbourn records until their apparent departure from the parish in the late 17th century.
  9. Mapping the Census—1840–1911. Census data is applied to an interactive map, showing how each identified branch of the family grew and moved to new locations.
  10. Charting the Census – 1840–1911. Two graphs show how the different families have grown in the United States and England over this 71-year time period.