Judith Armstrong writes:
I am interested in anyone researching the name TORRY. I have only recently discovered that one of my Lincolnshire TORRY's John and his wife Mary moved from Market Rasen to Newark in 1784.
She also asks:
Does anyone have any connections to or information on the BIRKETT family, who were bakers and possibly from Newark in the late 18th Century or early half of 19th century.
Helen Wootton would like any information about Vincent Eyre and Sarah Blackney, who had a daughter Mary Ann who was born in Newark. Helen adds:
"They never married and Sarah later married William Cobb and may have lived happily ever after, for all I know. I am really interested in Sarah and Vincent. Any information would be very welcome."
Heather Faulkes writes:
"My Newark interest is Louisa BRAMWELL, who was baptised at Newark on 10th March 1803. Her parents are recorded as Edward & Elizabeth BRAMWELL. I would love to hear from anyone else researching this family."
Chris Allam writes:
"I am trying to find out any information about the Priestley family, Newark-upon-Trent. I have Henry Priestley born 1855 died 5/5/1928..married to Betsy (nee Duckworth) born 1866 died 14/12/1931. I would be grateful for any leads. I would also like information about Coyne (my wife's maiden name) and Newstead (my mother's maiden name)."
Karen Beckett wrote:
"I am looking for any An(t)(c)liff(e)s who can help me fill in the lots of spaces I have on my tree. We seem to be from Kneesall, Caunton Newark areas."
Jane Marshall is looking for information about William Midworth (famous for his decorative ironwork, such as in Balderton Church and Kelham Hall) and any details of the Masding family (her mother's side of the family). J. H. Masding of Middlegate was her grandfather.
Kim Hearn writes:
I have Paul NEWTON married to Anna SIMPSON in Newark. I know of 2 of their children:
Anna Simpson NEWTON b April 1835 Newark Upon Trent, Nottingham;
Paul NEWTON b 1838 Newark, who was in the army and went to India. He married Hannah INGRAM in 1867 in Chinureth India. Paul NEWTON and Hannah INGRAM came to Queensland in 1891 on the Juma.
They had 12 children probably all born in India except the youngest who was born in Queensland, Australia in 1893.
Can anyone help me with more information on this family?
Rob Hoult would like any information about his Newark and Averham 18th century ancestors named RUSHBY.
Dayle Warnick writes:
I'm trying to trace any information on a David Heap who was born in Newark, Nottingham in 1822. My gggrandfather was William Heap and he was born in 1851 in Newark. I don't know who David Heap's wife was. I know David took the family to Penarth in Wales but I don't know when. Any information would be appreciated.
Julie Driver is interested in the DRIVER family in the Newark/Kelham/South Muskham area from the late 1600s to at least 1900.
She has a web site at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jdriver.
Glynis Benford writes:
Francis RIDLEY married Ann WILSON 1767 at Newark second wife Ann BUSH married 1777 Newark. Looking for baptism of Francis. Their son Francis also married at Newark to Elizabeth PERKINS in 1803.
Carolyn Royce's 3g-grandfather, Edward INGLEDEW (1773-1828), was a Millwright and Ironfounder in Newark. He also had business dealings in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. She would like some historical background about the nature of these types of businesses, and about the INGLEDEW family if they are mentioned in any local histories.
She is also interested in Thomas Ingledew died 1828 (born about 1782). She has an historical article that mentions Thomas and cause of death (fell off a mill wall). The article cites a periodical called "Nottingham Now" have you heard of such a title? She would like to know details of Edward's death. She believes that the two are brothers but hasn't proven that yet.
Edward's first son George carried on the business and is mentioned in Pigot's and White's directories. Carolyn would like to know how long it was kept in the family.
Ethelda Peshko writes:
Looking for information on JOSEPH SHELTON and Martha HORNER. (my ggggrandparents)
JOSEPH SHELTON married MARTHA HORNER Oct 19, 1780 in Newark on Trent. They went on to raise a family at West Markham.
Dee S. would like any more relevant information about the following interest near Newark, and writes:
My gr-gr-grandfather, Robert KNIGHT was Rector in Kilvington & Vicar of Cotham between 1870 & 1887. He died in Kilvington 7 Feb 1887. He was married to Catherine Louisa (KENRICK) KNIGHT.
Marion (née Burgin) seeks information about:
FRANK BURGIN born in Hunslet = Florence MATTHEWS of Balderton in 1907 and lived in Old Balderton only child: Frank Gordon BURGIN (my father) 1911-1990.
Frank senior worked for Worthington Simpsons as an accounts clerk and served in the RE in WW1
ROBERT THOMAS BURGIN = Ann LOWES 1898 -issue Thomas 1899 and Muriel Haskell BURGIN 1901 in Balderton - nothing known except that Robert worked for Worthington Simpsons as a pattern maker and also lived in Old Balderton.
All traces lost, any information about the Burgin or Matthews families very very welcome.
Iris Tolley writes:
I am trying to find out information about an Amos J MORLEY who was proprietor at the Swan and Salmon in Castlegate at the time of my fathers birth in 1909, Amos's son William fathered my dad. William was gassed in WW I and never married. This is all I know.
Elisabeth Burleigh is searching for information relating to William Smith b 1744 in Newark and his family: unknown wife and 3 sons: William 1772-1852, John (b 1773 married with 2 children) and Charles.
The May family resided in Newark from at least the late Eighteenth Century to the early Twentieth Century. Samuel May (1745-1833) was a yeoman who married Sarah Flint and had four boys and two girls. One son, William May (1784-1854) was a cooper in Newark. One of William's sons Thomas became a butcher and beef farmer while another son Henry became one of the pioneer merchants in Honolulu, Hawaii later returning to help found the Newark Club and an organization for youth. These Mays lived in and around Newark including the villages of Averham, Staythorpe, Kelham, and Winkburn.
Anyone interested in these people and their kin may contact Trevor May, 9680 West Saanich Rd., North Saanich, BC Canada V8L 5H5.
Nick Shelley writes:
I have some rather elusive HULLEYs living in the Nottingham & Newark area in the early part of the 1800s. I would love to hear from anyone who has come across any HULLEYs, although he ones I "know" about are James HULLEY who was born at Newark in 1815 (married Eliza LOWE in 1840 in Chester) and his sister Sarah. Possible other members of the family may have been Ruth and Jane and an older member Mary Hulley (may have been their mother).
Lisa Lukich lists her Newark interests as:
John STEVENSON m Jane WALKER 24-8-1818 Nottingham St Nicholas. Present in Newark in 1841 census living in Clinton St with children William, Eliza, John, Jane, and George. John senior was a coachman and his son William was an apprentice coach trimmer. Another daughter Mary, may have been in domestic service elsewhere.
Everyone but John senior were born in the county.
Maggie in Wigan lists her Newark area interests as follows:
William COUPLAND (baptised 19 June 1828, Whaplode, Lincs) married Eliza HASSETT, 7 Dec 1851 in Southampton. Her father was Edward HASSETT, mariner. His parents were Thomas and Charlotte COUPLAND, née HINDLEY.
Children of William and Eliza COUPLAND (as far as I can make out!) were Edward Charles Alphonso COUPLAND (born 23 March 1853 in Westminster, baptised 25 Oct 1855 at St Mary, Newark. Florence Wilhelmina born 1 Oct 1855, baptised 25 Oct 1855 at St Mary Newark. Emily Paulina (probably born after 1855 in Newark). Callirhoe Evelina (or Evelina Callirhoe - and yes, this is the correct spelling!) probably born after 1855 in Newark.
Florence Wilhelmina COUPLAND married Robert Smith BENSON 1 August 1881 at Sneinton St Matthias.
Emily Paulina married Isaac BENSON 31 August 1879 at Nottingham St Anne's.
Callirhoe Evelina married Charles James MERCER 11 Jan 1887 Sneinton St Luke's.
The Newark connection is that the girls were all baptised there. The address given by William and Eliza Coupland was Whitfield Street, occupation gentleman. However, the son was born in London. William Coupland gave his occupation as chemist and druggist, Knightsbridge, which was also on his marriage certificate. On the 1881 census he is a retired chemist and widowed, and back in Nottinghamshire.
I have no idea what happened next. My connection is through William's brother, Frederic Coupland..
They moved around a bit, so the Newark connection is temporary. However, that's the place they gave as place of birth on the 1881 census, so it's a likely place for others to start looking!
Mick Ellicott would like any information on the following:
Henry HILL born in Ordsall 1853.
He married Mary Ann WHITE who was born in Worksop in 1852.
Location of marriage unknown.
They had eight children that are known:
Henry HILL born 1878.
George HILL born 1879.
Mary Ann HILL born 1881.
Esther Maria HILL born 1883.
Lucy Elizabeth HILL born 1885.
William HILL born 1887.
Theresa HILL born 4 Nov 1890.
Ernest Alfred HILL born 1894 (died 5 Apr 1916 & buried at Pas-de-Calais Military Cemetery, France).
All the children were born in Ordsall, East Retford.
In the 1891 census they were shown as living at Railgate House, Ordsall, but they moved to 9a Bargate, Newark before Nov 1902. Henry worked on the railway.
Margaret Byard writes:
An 1804 Will of John WASS of Pilsley, Derbyshire, mentions cousins in Newark as follows:
Ann BERISS widow of John Beriss, Mary LANG widow of James Lang, and late cousin Rebecca Whiteman, all three daughters of late uncle, John WASS.
I have the Notts FHS burials CD, and think I have traced some of the burials of these Newark residents, but is anyone else researching these three additional families?
Peter Woodward would like to know if there were any WOODWARDs in Newark before 1624, especially Thomas Woodward.
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