The Border Reivers

Milburn or Milbourne is thought to have originated in Northumberland and they were the least known of the four main reiving families from this area, which included Charlton, Robson and Dodd.  They were all associated with cattle and sheep thieving in the Border area.  The Milburn clan were known to side with the Charltons and the Dodds on their regular raids into Scotland.

The name Milburn/Milbourne derives from someone living near a mill on a stream.  Famous Milburns and Charltons still associated with the North East include footballing legends Jackie Milburn and his relatives Bobby & Jack Charlton.

 

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