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
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 1979.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and compare
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!