Jack Milburn was one of three brothers to play for Leeds in the
years up to and through the Second World War, but Jack (christened
John, and cousin of Newcastle's "Wor Jackie") had the longest
career at Leeds. A right back who also appeared on the left, he was
known for his powerful place kicks, scoring 9 penalties in one
season. He had moved on to Norwich just before the outbreak of war,
but returned to the north to guest for Bradford and Darlington as
well as playing once again for Leeds in the leagues that operated
throughout the hostilities.
He was on the fringes of international recognition, but the
closest he got was a European tour in 1934. After the war he moved
on to Bradford, for whom he was player-manager. He died in Leeds in
Tom Charlton says: Jack was my uncle and he used to spend the
summer with us now and then. I once asked him why he had no neck!!
"heading the ball son" was his reply. The ball in those days being
cosiderably heavier than now, especially when wet. His son was also
a handy footballer. Jack married my aunt mabel who was the sister
of Jimmy who was also a professional footballer.
jack says: hi im just sayin my name is jack milburn 2
Shelley Milburn says: I'm Jack Milburn's grandaughter. Jack was
in fact married to Isobella, who was the sister to Jimmy Potts and
that handy son of his is my father Alan Milburn.
Craig Milburn says: i didn't see him play but i am related to
wor jackie and i am trying to trace the family tree up
Mandy Soulsby says: I'm also related to Jackie Milburn (on my
mother's side) and am trying to trace my family tree too!Any
similarly related MILBURNs can e-mail me at email@example.com and
Sylvia (Milburn) Sherriff says: I understand that all the
Milburns(spelt with one L) are related. They inter-married with
Charltons,(Bobby and Jackie's mother is a Milburn)(My father bore a
strong resemblence to Charlton Heston!0.Also to the Darlings(Grace
Darling connection)Livingstons, (David connection) and Irvins of
South Shields. My ancestor had sailing ships in North Shields and
was a close friend of James Knott when he was a young man. My
ancestors followed the shipping trade down the coast from Tyneside
to Whitby and then to Gt Yarmouth. I lived in the NW as a child. My
brother has connections with the NE and was given a CBE we
understand for his work in the area. I have lived in Essex for
several years. Our main family names are William and John. I hope
to send you more details later!