My Newman Ancestors
A 5x Great
Ann Newman who married
John Mansbridge in 1756
in Shipley, Sussex. Ann was born there in 1730 and was the daughter of
and Ann Davis.
When Ann was born
her father was aged about 62 and her mother about 46. She was the
youngest of 5 children born to the couple, the other 4 having been born
between 1711 and 1720. Thomas had previously married Ann Deane
or Hannah Deane in 1693, and they had 2 children, 1 of whom died as a
Thomas was a tailor
of Shipley and he was born in there in 1668. He was the son of Thomas Newman and
Mary Hunt who had married in 1667.
Thomas senior had previously married Mary Longelee in 1665.
So far I have not
found a possible baptism for Thomas senior. Both his marriages took
place in Shipley and he was buried there in 1713, but his baptism does not
seem to have been recorded in the Shipley parish registers. His wife
Mary Hunt may have been baptised in 1630 in nearby Billingshurst,
Sussex. She died in 1705.
I currently think
Thomas may have been the son of John Newman who died in Pulborough in
1678. I have ordered a copy of John's will - fingers crossed it
mentions a son named Thomas in Shipley. John had 3 daughters baptised
in Pulborough in 1639, 1643 and 1645. His widow died in 1679, but
unhelpfully the burial register only records her as widow Newman. John
was also a tailor and of Billingshurst at one time. He was said to
have been born in Chessington, Surrey.
The spelling of
their surname was generally recorded as Newman, but when Thomas
junior married in 1711 his surname was spelt Newnham, as were the
surnames of his children baptised in 1711 and 1714.