First Page of Surname Interests in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England

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This page lists the surname interests of the first set of people who have requested a listing. Click on the highlighted name to send a message direct to the enquirer. If you would like your surname or other local history interests in Newark to be listed here, please let me know. To see other interests, return to the index on the Newark surnames interests page.

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Jayne wrote the following:
I am looking for any descendants of the following as I have been able to get back as far as I can on all these lines, but if anyone has additonal information going further back then that would be great. The Strapps I have back to 1500 in Kyme, Lincs.:

HARDY - I have back to Charles HARDY & Emma GRAVES marriage 29 Jun 1709 in Newark
POLLARD - I have back to Joseph POLLARD & Susannah ? abt 1776
STRAPPS - I have back to 1769 in Newark (but see above note).

All Jayne's ancestors can be found on her web site


Dorothy Holden would like any information about her MENZIES/MOSS/WALSTER/MORLEY relatives, past and present. She knows they lived in Newark and Balderton in the mid to late 19th century Newark. She would especially like any information about the MENZIES shops. Details are:

Brothers John, Robert and Thomas MENZIES ran a draper's shop in Barnbygate in the mid-19th century.

John married Mary Ann MOSS in 1843, and between 1871 and 1881 they moved to The Street, Balderton.

Robert, by then a tea dealer in Northgate, married Eliza PEARCE in 1844 (her father was a miller). When she died only 10 years later he married widow Catherine Ann CALVERT (father a grocer named MORLEY) and they, now running a grocery business, lived first in Stodman Street and later (by 1871) in William Street.

Thomas, also starting as a tea dealer, married butcher's daughter Mary Ann WALSTER in 1848 and moved to Barton St. Mary, Lincolnshire. Between 1851 and 1861 they returned to Newark to run a grocery business in Northgate. In 1881 Thomas, a widower, was living in Bowbridge Lane (now Bowbridge Road).

John's son Andrew married Eliza YATES (cattle dealer's daughter) at Balderton in 1872. They moved to Stockton-on-Tees, but by 1881 were in Bracebridge, Lincolnshire where he is recorded as being an unemployed draper. At some stage Eliza was employed on the staff of a workhouse in Liverpool. (See additional information below on this couple and others, but not in the Newark area.)

In 1900 Andrew's son Archie John Denys MENZIES married Mary HARRISON, from West Derby Village, Lancashire, after they eloped to Upton cum Chalvey, Buckinghamshire.
Their son Edgar (Dorothy's father) was born in Slough in 1901 and married Mary HELSBY in Liverpool in 1946.

Dorothy knows that there were other children from her gt gt grandfather and from her gt gt Uncles, but they seem to have vanished without descendants.

She has now also discovered an interest in the names WATKINS, BROWN and WHALLEY in Newark from the 1880s onwards, these being the children of her great great uncles.

She is also trying to locate her MENZIES ancestors in Dumfriesshire (1700's) and in Liverpool (1900), but any more information on them in between would be most welcome!

After finding four more connections to her MENZIES family, she further wrote:

Robert WALKER married Lucy Ann MENZIES at Newark St Mary on 10th November 1864.

Joseph Alfred WILLEY married Mary Agnes MENZIES at Newark Christ Church on 2nd April 1880.

Edwin WATKINS married Selina Helen MENZIES at Newark Christ Church on 30th April 1882.

I have only found the unmarried Edwin WATKINS on the 1881 - he was the son of William WATKINS a musician b Devon and Ellen WATKINS b Cape of Good Hope. His occupation was given as Coach Painter and he had two younger brothers, Herbert and Ernest both scholars.

I also have Andrew MENZIES who married Hephzibah Pattison BRIGGS at Balderton Parish Church on 26th February, 1891. They moved away from Nottinghamshire before the 1891 census as I have his details, he was a journalist.

Yet more information has been found on some of the above, but not in the Newark area. Dorothy's latest message says:

I have now found my gt grandfather Andrew MENZIES on the 1891 census. He is living at 11 Parrott Street Myton Yorkshire. He is using an assumed name - John RODGERS - and is listed as single. He died in 1893 and his landlady is given as "causing the body to be buried". His death certificate has been amended several days later following a "sworn statement by his widow, Eliza MENZIES and the landlady Elizabeth M HAWORTH" to the effect that he was actually Andrew MENZIES and his age was also corrected.

My gt grandmother Eliza was also in Myton, she is shown as being a visitor (Lizzie MENZIE born Lincoln, Trained Sick Nurse) in the household of the local Commissioner of Oaths, Frederick WALSH, whose wife Maria is listed as being the proprietress of the Registry Office - presumably how Eliza came to find out that Andrew was dead.

My grandfather Archie John Denys MENZIES born Stockton on Tees 1875 was also in Yorkshire in 1891 - apprenticed to a carpenter and living with a family (KITSON) in Drypool aged 16. Of my gt Aunt Mary Ethel (known as Ethel) there seems to be no trace! She too was born in Stockton on Tees.

Why was Andrew living under a false name? Possibly to escape creditors? He was listed on the 1881 census as an unemployed Draper.

In 1891 Andrew's sister Agnes was married to Duncan MCGRUER, a Draper, and living at 6 Langdale Terrace, Durham with their daughter, Isabella aged 1. By 1901 Mary Ann MENZIES (nee MOSS) had been widowed (my gt gt grandmother)and was living with Agnes who had also been widowed and Isabella aged 11.

Andrew's other sister Mary Ann had married John MORRIS, a Travelling Draper and in 1891 they were living at 393 Commercial Road, Portsea. They had two children, Margaret Johanna who died in the December Quarter of 1891 aged 6 and John Stewart. John MORRIS died in the September Quarter of 1897 and Mary Ann then married Harry KEMP in the March Quarter of 1899. In 1901 they are living at 399 Commercial Road. In 1901 John Stewart was a boarder aged 11 at Mann House School, Fairfield Road, Havant.


Tony Lacy is following the LACY name and has so far gone back through Balderton to Brant Broughton (Lincs), and back to Newark in 1789 with a marriage at Newark church.


Mick Lowe, an old Newarker, tells me he is interested in the following families:
FLETCHER, Richard, a master baker who drowned in the Trent December 1842
BRADLEY, lockkeeper in Newark
LOWE, (verger at Newark Parish church 1881-1891) Lindum St and South Muskham
He would like to share information and swop evidence with anyone interested, and to contact any old friends.


Rita M. recently discovered her ancestors came from Newark - they were the Smith family - Samuel SMITH, son of John SMITH and Theodosia CASTLEDINE. Samuel married Mary MARTIN from Bassingham and was a butcher in Cartergate as was his son Charles after him. She would love to hear from anyone who knows anything about this family.


Irene Taylor in Tasmania writes:

My GG Grandfather Thomas John LINEHAM born 1808 Holborn, London (occ: Tailor) married to Mary LINEHAM (nee HILL) born 1800 Market Deeping, Lincs.

Children: Mary Ann born 1828 b.1828 Stourport, Worcs; Elizabeth b.1834; Harriet b.1836 Newark; John b.30 April 1838 at Chatham Street, Newark; Charlotte b.1842 Newark, Elijah b.1845 Hyson Green, Nottingham

In 1841 the family were living at Tenter Buildings, Newark, but had moved to Hyson Green, Nottingham by 1845. 1848/1851 living at Forest Street, Hyson Green. 1861 found them at Park Street, Nottingham.

Mary Ann LINEHAM = George Thomas SIMPKIN 1854 St Paul's, Hyson Green Charlotte LINEHAM = John RICHARDS 1859 St. Mary's, Nottingham. Elijah LINEHAM = Jane HARRISON 1868 St. Mary's, Nottingham John LINEHAM (2nd marriage) = Caroline DRAYCOTT (formerly WRIGHT) 1872 St. Andrews, Nottingham.

It appears that Elijah LINEHAM became an actor and theatre manager, changing his name to Edmand LYNEHAM as a stage name - career details unknown.

G Grandfather John LINEHAM and Caroline moved to East London by 1875.


Susan Watkin lists the following interests:

HUCKERBY: Emma HUCKERBY, baptised in Balderton on Aug 31st 1835, the daughter of George HUCKERBY (born in 1797 at Great Gonerby, Lincs) and Margaret Wilson WOOD who married at Balderton on 14 May 1819. Emma HUCKERBY married George HALL

HALL: George HALL, born in Newark c. 1836.

HALL: Eliza Kate HALL (usually known as Kate), born in Newark c. 1863. Daughter of George HALL and Emma née HUCKERBY.

DALE / STANGER: Thomas Stanger DALE, born at Hacconby, Lincs. in 1862. Thomas's mother's maiden name was Ellen or Eleanor STANGER. Thomas moved to Newark, apparently to work at a Maltings in Newark with a STANGER relation from Spalding, and married Eliza Kate HALL. The DALE family moved to Grimsby in the 1890s, where Thomas went to work in a new Maltings, apparently owned by the people who owned the Newark Maltings.


David Yarros seeks information about:

INCE Newark 1680


Sally-Anne Thomas would like any information about:

PALETHORPE : Thomas PALETHORPE born Newark in about 1795, married in Birmingham 1818, Elizabeth Weston, lived in Warwick, a gardener. (age calculated from 1851 Census).


Marg Wright wrote:

Robert Potts is the son of James Potts and Ann Potts (Lilley) of Newark Nottingham he had two sisters Mary born 1833 and Elizabeth b 1835 and of course Robert b 1837. Robert Potts married Elizabeth Brassett in 1861. He left England to come to New Zealand about 1863-65 but can't seem to get the exact date.

Also, can anyone tell me if they have any knowledge of the Williamson and Hickling families from Newark in Nottingham. Have a marriage for Jane Potts m Thomas Williamson May 1819, and Elizabeth Potts m John Hickling march 1819, both marriages in Newark.


Martin writes:

"I'm trying to trace my wife's family from the Newark area. Does anyone have any information or connection to the following :
Richard Hardy b.1888 siblings Rose, Lizzie and James
Richard married Isabella Linsey b.1893

On the other side:
James Greenwood m. to Florence Maud, they had 8 children one of which is
Stanley Greenwood m to Annie Drinkall. Stanley is Grandfather to Ann Doyle née Greenwood my wife."


Anne Picketts is seeking information on:

DRURY c.1800
STORKS c.1780


Sylvia Turner writes:

Can anyone help me in tracing any GOUGHs/HOUGHs residing in or around Newark, England around the year 1900 please.

My great grandmother Florence Hough was living at 7 St. Marks Lane on 28 April 1901 when my grandmother Grace Gough/Hough was born and I am having great difficulty tracing Florence Hough's husband as my grandmothers birth details do not state a father on the birth certificate.


Pam V. lists her interests in Newark as:

CAROLINE HOLLAND - b.1855 Newark - believed to be the daughter of:-

and adds: "I have a birth certificate to this effect but cannot verify it unless I can find her father's name from her marriage certificate to:-
ARTHUR CRESSWELL who I believe came from Loughborough which I am having difficulty in finding.

Caroline and Arthur are to be found in Nottingham in 1878."

Please contact Pam using her email address which you can easily deduce from this spam-robot defeating format:



Geoff Hunt writes:

"My Gt. Gmother, Emily Eglintine or Eglantine Foot remarried following the death of her husband in 1871. She married a James Brown, a blacksmith who, in 1881 was living at 13 Mill Lane, Newark."

He adds that he would like to hear from anyone who can help him discover anything about the later happenings to Emily.


Sandra McLaughlin writes:

I'm sorely in need of some assistance. I'm trying to confirm if ANN JARVIS who married DAVID WALKER on 25/12/1830 in Newark is the same ANN JARVIS who was born in Newark on 16/3/1807 to ROBERT and ELIZABETH JARVIS or was her mother MARY as stated in the LDS Familysearch?


Janet O'Flaherty writes:

I am interested in finding any BETTINSON in the Nottingham area, especially from Farndon, Fiskerton, Newark Balderton and Norwell. Any information on them would be welcome. I have a John Bettinson b. 1740 in Fiskerton married Mary also from Fiskerton and all their children were born in Leverton, Lincs. I would love to find out John's parents and connect him to the rest of the tree.


Bob Tuxford is seeking all Tuxfords and connecting families, also any Garthons. He is also looking CLARK and COOK in Newark and is seeking information on Elizabeth Gabbadis who born 1809 Newark, Notts, and married William TUXFORD 1831 Skirbeck, Boston, Lincs.

He is also looking in particular for Henry Tuxford born approx 1670-80, in or around Newark.


Keren Element writes:

Looking for ancestors and descendents of George MORLEY - born circa 1825/1826, Newark. Later moved to Warwickshire (Birmingham) and then Staffordshire (Oldbury and West Bromwich). Anyone with any connections please contact - George is proving to be a brick wall at the moment.

Also looking for ancestors and descendents of Ann SHAW (wife of the above George) - born circa 1828 in Caunton. Died 1880 West Bromwich. Again, any connections, please contact.


Elaine Baglo writes:

I'm looking for friends, relatives, or anyone who is familiar with the SPICER family. Mainly my grandfather, NAAMAN SPICER. He was one of 6 children and in the late 1890's would have married my grandmother, ADA BLACK. I know they came from the Newark/Long Bennington area and unfortunately, I have minimal information on my family. In the 1950's, I've found him living in Stanton Hill with another woman - I'm guessing this was after Ada passed away. Feel free to e-mail me privately if you know of either of these people and have information to share.


Ernest Bullimore (web page) writes:

I research the "Bullimore" surname and it's variants, would like to hear from all who have a Bullimore connection. l am hoping one day to have nearly all of the Bullimores in one big family.

I am also trying to trace my mother's brother, a Henry IVES born Cow Lane Newark about 1880 - 85. About 1900 he married and moved away from Newark, believed to be somewhere in the Chesterfield area, is known to have some children, maybe he has some descendents living in that area now, and we would like to hear from them of anyone descendent from the family in Cow Lane.

Also would like to hear from anyone who knows me born 1935 at Lawrence Place Newark.


Harry Masterman writes:

I would like to find out more about an old relative of my maternal Grandmother.

He was John Charles WRIGHT, died aged 78 in January 1934. I have an old newspaper cutting from the Newark Herald dated Saturday January .... (unfortunately the year was clipped off). It is a detailed account of his funeral. He lived at 3 Beacon Hill Road, Newark. He was elected Mayor of Newark in 1903 and was noted for being at six feet five and a half inches the tallest Mayor in England. He was Chairman of the Waterworks Committee from 1916 until he resigned from the Council on 9th November 1929.

Another WRIGHT I would like to find out more about is Miss Florence WRIGHT of Spalding, probably born around 1910. She was involved in a breach of promise case some time in the mid-1950s when her age was given as 45. Was she a daughter of John Charles WRIGHT?


Sandra Edwards, who did the transcription work on parish registers and 1851 censuses linked from my Nottinghamshire page, is looking for further information on Sarah PALETHORPE & George Arthur FILLINGHAM, who married at Newark St Mary 1st March 1892, and Eliza PALETHORPE & Samuel Charles WILLIES who married at the same church on 27th December 1894.


Paul Dutton would like to make contact with anyone interested in any of:

SWINBURN (Mary, bapt 1762, Newark, Married George GODLEY 1798 Newark)
LOWE (John, bapt 1799 Newark, father's name John. Married Mary HODGSON)
HODGSON (Mary, daughter of John and Elizabeth HODGSON, Newark (?)
DUTTON (Any pre 1800 ish)


Dorothy O'Brian writes:

The family names I am researching are: BROOKS, PRINCE, BUTTERY

John Brooks, tobacconist,living at Beaumond Cross - father William Brooks, coachman. Married at the Independent Chapel on 15 Feb 1841 to Mary Buttery, living on Pelham Street - father Thomas Buttery, tailor.

Edward Brooks, Printer, living on Stodman Street - father William Brooks, coachman married at the Independent Chapel on 15 Feb 1840 to Sarah Prince, living at Kirkgate - father Richard Prince, butcher.

In 1844, Edward & Sarah had a son - Herbert Henry (Stodman St.) In 1846, John & Mary had a daughter - Mary Jane (Bishopsgate,London). These two children married each other and lived in Sheffield, Yorks. (My Gt.Grandparents).

Would really like to find out more about William Brooks (wife's name etc.) and any other information on Prince & Buttery.

Later census records show Edward as a printer, sub-librarian and census taker. John was on the police force in London.

If anyone has any information I would be very grateful if they would contact me.

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