Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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The NEWMAN Families of Sussex


My Newman Ancestors

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Newman Wills

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My Newman Ancestors

A 5x Great Grandmother was Ann Newman who married John Mansbridge in 1756 in Shipley, Sussex.  Ann was born there in 1730 and was the daughter of Thomas Newman 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 child.

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.


My line of descent


Thomas Newman



Thomas Newman



Ann Newman



James Mansbridge



Elizabeth Mansbridge



Charles Dowlen



Lily Dowlen



Annie Elsie Stillaway



Eileen Isabel Tullett


Mandy Willard


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Family Group Pages

James Newman (c1813-1872) and Jane Godden (c1817-?)

John Newman (1673-1743) and Timothy Fivens (1674-1766)

John Newman (1717-?) and Mary Streater (1719-1784)

Richard Newman (1750-1843) and Sarah Philpott (1746-1825)

Thomas Newman (c1630-1713) and Mary Longelee (c1630-1667) and Mary Hunt (1630-1705)

Thomas Newman (1668-1744) and Ann Davis (1684-1760)

William Newman (1813-1892) and Ann Botting (1818-1892)

Hugh Symmons (1626-1688) and Ann Newman (?-c1656) and Susan Elliotte (1638-1722)

John Mansbridge (1729-1807) and Ann Newman (1730-1807)

Charles Stoner (1785-1845) and Charlotte Newman (c1790-?)

John Freeman (c1680-?) and Sarah Newman (c1685-?)

Jenner Stringer (1746-1834) and Sarah Newman (c1747-1813)



Newman Wills

John Newman (?-1678) Tailor of Pulborough - not yet there, sorry

John Newman (1673-1743) Husbandman of Shipley

Thomas Newman (?-1692) of Horsham - not yet there, sorry

Thomas Newman (1668-1744), Tailor of Shipley, Sussex




Other Web Sites

None for the moment.