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Possible famous ancestor

Newcastle Upon Tyne
Hi all,

I have been stuck on my paternal line for over 5 years now, basically I am as far back as a John Mawson born circa 1781.
He married Ann Eden on 12/02/1805 in Forcett, North riding of Yorkshire.
He is shown on the 1841 census as John Marsden where he is living in Eppleby, North Yorkshire and working as an agricultural labourer and born in Yorkshire.
John was buried on 12/03/1851 aged 69 years (hence approximated birth year).
The monumental inscription for John reads 'In memory of John Mawson of Eppleby who died 12 March 1851 aged 69 years also Ann wife of the above who died 22 November 1830 aged 49 years.
Johns death certificate is mistranscribed as Mausten.

On each of Johns childrens baptism entries, John is listed as a labourer.

My problem lies here.....

I cannot find a birth for John in Eppleby and I have paid for the local records to carry out a check and they too have been unable to locate my John in that parish or any of the surrounding parishes.

On ancestry there are a number of people who have listed his am born in 1781 in Kirkby Overblow, though an equal amount of people have this person listed as married to a Frances Moody and not Ann Eden.
The difficulty being that John Mawson born in Kirkby Overblow is the brother Gt. Grandfather of Sir Douglas Mawson (famous explorer) and I don't know whether people are just linking to this John to try and gain a famous ancestor in their family tree.

Can someone with a fresh set of eyes look at this information and suggest options for me to take this paternal line further back.

Thank you for taking the time to read this,


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