John Snr. b.Yorkshire (possibly near Scarborough) in 1793, d 1839. He was a mariner. He married Ann REED. We don't know too much about their childrem except for:
John Jnr. b.South Shields, Northumberland in 1816 d.1884 in Southwick, Sunderland. A mariner like his father, he married Ann LIDDLE (b. 1822 in Sunderland, d. 1886 in Sunderland) in 1838 and they had a huge number of children: Anne (see below), Thomas, John, Isabella (died as an infant), Liddle, Robert (ancestor of some of the Australian Wellburns), George (died as an infant), another Isabella, another George and Margaret:
Anne b.Sunderland in 1842. She married my German ancestor Seigfrid KLINGELE (later known as Frederick CLINGLY) and they had a large family - Mary, Adeline, Seigfrid Albert, Clara, Emma, John Thomas, Edwin and William (my grandfather).