Third List of Surname Interests in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England

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This page lists the surname interests of the third 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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John Peel is seeking further information about Matthew NEWHAM. He knows Matthew was made an alderman in 1650, was mayor of Newark 1656-7, was present at a meeting of the Corporation in 1658 and was a justice of the peace. He and his wife Catherine had a daughter Susan born in Newark in 1649 and had other children born in Newark up to 1663. Information about his origins would be particularly welcome.


John Townsend would like to know if his theory is correct, that his ancestor, Erasmus TOWNSEND, may have been involved in the Siege of Newark. He had children christened at Lenton in 1642 and 1647.


Peter Gainsborough gives the surname interest of MELLOWS. He says his interest is not specific to Newark but Worldwide in general and Nottinghamshire in particular.


Norman Gidcumb writes:

I have a Lucy Chambers CUMBERWORTH, born Sep quarter of 1874 in Newark, died 6 weeks later in Newark. Looking for parents and dates.


Rob Greaves writes:

My great x 4 grandfather was John Greaves who would have been born in early 1770s. He married Mary Grocock at Newark Parish Church in 1799. John and Mary had six children: William Wilson, John Twelch, Marianne, Harriet, Josiah and Jeremiah James (my great x 3 grandfather). John died in Newark in 1830. His windmill on Appleton Gate was inherited by son William Wilson. Does any of this sound familar to anyone?


Christine Blenkarn lists her surname interests in Newark as: Snowden/Snowdall, Woodfield, and Booth.


Karen Wakefield writes:

I am currently looking for any information on Kirk, Plummer, Barker, Godfrey and Freeman.

My earliest family members at present are James Kirk and Bridget Johnson (b late 1700s early 1800s) probably living in the Caunton area.

They had a son John Johnson Kirk b 29 October 1820.

He married Ann Charlotte Calpin and they had several children:
George b 3/4/1859 d 26/12/1933 (married Eliza Plummer 30/5/1881)
James b 1881
William b 19/12/1852
Biddy b 24/12/1854
Elizabeth b 7/2/1857
Johnson b 14/4/1861
Mary b 30/8/1863
Sarah b 1866
Charlotte b 1868
Emma b 1870
Lucy b 24/2/1878

George & Eliza were my Great Grandparents. I would like to know what happened to the rest of the family and if they married and had children.

I would be grateful for any information from any source as I have only just started this project.


Janine Sansom writes:

My Newark ancestors, named BARNED, BROMPTON and BROUGHTON, and all lived in Tenter Buildings, Appletongate from around the 1840's until around the 1920's.

Hannah Barned daughter of Samual (or George) BARNED and Anne (née BROMPTON) was born in 1866 and married Joseph BROUGHTON. Hannah was born at Tenter Buildings and resided with her uncle, William Reavill, at 15 Tenter Buildings in 1881. Hannah and Joseph Broughton married in 1884 by which time her father had died. Joseph Broughton is my great grandfather. His father Andrew Broughton arrived in Newark from Derby with his family in time for the 1881 census. Anne Brompton was the daughter of Joseph BROMPTON and wife and they resided at 27 Tenter Buildings in 1881. Other names of interest to me are REAVILL and TREVEY.


Terry FRANKS would like to hear any information about "the FRANKS family from the earliest times".


Dianne Guy would like to hear from anyone with information about her relatives:

John Fern married Hannah Lilly in Newark 11-5-1817 Newark (IGI unconfirmed).
Their son James was a fishmonger born Newark 8-10-1820 (IGI unconfirmed).
James married an Elizabeth approx 1823.
They had children James, Charles, Annie, Joseph.
James, another fishmonger married Julia Hannah Bennett in 1878 in Doncaster (confirmed). By 1881 he was dead as Julia was staying with her sister in Staveley and is listed as widow. There were no children.


Marilynn Visser from Netherlands would like answers to the following questions:

  1. George Gardner died 04-04-1847 at Newark. He was married 14-10-1802 at Newark to Sarah Bryan. Sarah died 13-12-1839 at Newark. Their son Henry Gardner was baptised 09-02-1814 at Newark. Henry died 21-02-1892 at Newark. When were George and Sarah born? Who were their parents?
  2. Richard Laycock died 11-04-1826 at Newark. He was married to Elizabeth? who died 24-11-1846 at Newark. Marriage not found yet. Their daughter Charlotte Laycock was baptised 27-10-1817 at Newark. She died 25-12-1891 at Newark. Charlotte Laycock was married to Henry Gardner 07-05-1838 at Newark. Where and when did Richard Laycock marry Elizabeth? Where and when were they born?


Mary ROGERS of Perth, Western Australia would like to hear from anyone researching GIBBON(S) in the 1600s. She has Thomas GIBBON of Newark on Trent who had a daughter Ann. Ann GIBBONS married John LINNEY as his second wife in 1702 at St Mary's, Nottingham.

Mary came out from Newark to Australia in 1969, and has her surname interests on web site.


Rev. Richard Burkitt writes:

My ancestors seem to have spelt their name Birkett and come from near Newark including Balderton, Kneesall, Kersall, Caunton and villages around between 1600-1725 when my ancestor went to Ireland. I would be very interested to talk to anyone else who is interested in 17th century or earlier Birketts/Birkets/Burkitts/Burketts or even Birkheads.


Chris Andrew writes:

William WALKER (born Clarborough 1745 son of John WALKER and Ann MARLOW) married Rachel REDMILE (born Weston 1754 daughter of Richard RODMALL?/REDMILE? and Rachel) in Newark 1775.

William, 1775, Newark - died East Bridgford 1779
Joseph, 1777, Newark
John, 1779, East Bridgford
James, 1780, East Bridgford
William, 1782, East Bridgford
Henry, 1784, East Bridgford - Died 1844
George, 1787, East Bridgford
Jane, 1790, East Bridgford
Rachel, 1793 East Bridgford - died 1794
Mary, 1796 East Bridgford - died 1796

A settlement certificate took this family from Newark to East Bridgford in 1777.

Henry WALKER (b.1784) married Elizabeth HICKMAN (b Whatton 1789, died Plungar 1858, daughter of Thomas HICKMAN and Mary WHITE) in East Bridgford in 1808.

Mary, 1815 East Bridgford
Thomas, 1817 East Bridgford - died 1875 Redmile, Leics.
Elizabeth, 1820 East Bridgford - died 1825 East Bridgford
William, 1822 East Bridgford - died 1929 Nottingham (age 107)
John, 1826 East Bridgford - died 1826 East Bridgford

Henry gave his abode as Newark at the time of this marriage. There is one child, Ann, baptised in 1810 d/o Henry and Elizabeth, in Newark who could be theirs. There was a Henry WALKER living in Newark with two females in his household in the surviving 1811 census.

I am looking for anyone who has any connections to this family.


Pat Wade writes:

I have a family of READs. I start with the marriage of Thomas READ to Ann BRAMBLEY in 1782 in Balderton, followed by the baptisms of 5 children in Balderton. Then Thomas married for a second time to Mary CAWTHORNE in Newark upon Trent. He died in 1829 in Balderton, Anne died in 1792 in Balderton and Mary in 1830 in Balderton.

Of the children William married Sarah Talbot in 1810 in Balderton, cannot find any children. Matthew married Mary Tierman (or Turman) in 1814 in Balderton and I have five children to them. I cannot find any mention of Thomas and Ann. The first Ann died a few days old.

I suspect that my first Thomas was the son of a Thomas READ who died in 1797 in Balderton, but I have no idea where these Thomas READs have come from prior to these events.


Ronald Marshall seeks information on the parents of Emily HARDY Born: 1823 Newark Notts. Married: Jonathan EYRE 24 Mar. 1845, Ilkeston Derbys.

Also researching FREEMAN in Balderton and Claypole.


Penny Evans writes:

I am searching for Thomas Smith, grocer in Appleton Gate in 1838 married to Agnes Shaw Smith, née Walker with son William Walker Smith. Grateful for any information.


Jacqui Frohman (née CLARKE), formerly of Balderton, writes:

I'm interested in hearing from others researching the CLARKE and BUTTERY families in Newark.

I believe that Sarah GINNEVER (née BUTTERY), mother of Ada CLARKE moved to Newark from Sneinton some time between 1880 and 1900. When she became an invalid her daughter and other members of the CLARKE family moved to Barnby Cottages (by the railway crossing) to live with her. I'm assuming that Sarah moved to Newark because of other BUTTERY relatives - but I'm still trying to piece this together.


Shelley Murray writes:

I am seeking info and/or relations re: George GRAY and Catherine née MORAN parents of Mary "Florence" Amelia, Josephine "Daisy" Margueretta, Adelaide Constance born Newark 1878, Katherine Mary born Newark 1880, John Joseph Patrick., Eveline Charlotte, Hildred Louise and Vivian Gertrude. If you recognize any of these names, please contact me.


Peter van Schaik writes:

Looking for information on:
Hannah Sarah Smith born 30 Sep 1812 in Newark up on Trent
Father Henry Peter Smith , mother Gertrude ???


Ann Phillips writes:

I have an interest in the CAFFERATA and BARTON family lines from Newark. I would be pleased to hear from anyone with information about these families and the CAFFERATA & Co Ltd plaster manufacturing business which was located in Newark.


Jean Dixon writes:

My family surnames are from Balderton.
SMITH Joseph married to Elizabeth ATHERTON in 1830's, sons JOSEPH ATHERTON SMITH, and THOMAS SMITH.

JAMES SMITH son of Joseph A Smith married CAROLINE HALL of STUBTON at Newark in 1861, they then moved to Sutton in Ashfield, their son GEORGE then married his cousin Elizabeth daughter of Thomas. They had 2 children at Sutton in Ashfield then moved to Kimberley more children born there before settling in Arnold with their children.
I believe there may also be a connection to the NEWSTEAD family, a Jane SMITH married a FRANCIS NEWSTEAD in the early 1800's, but have been unable to find a connection so far. Although ANTHONY NEWSTEAD also moved from Balderton to work in the mines at Sutton in Ashfield.

JAMES SMITH died at Sutton in Ashfield and his widow Caroline remarried a JAMES MOSS in 1891, she later moved as a widow to Skegby where she died.

Any possible links please let me know.


Terry Parkin would like any information about the following family. He writes:-

I am interested in the family of Richard Pears LAYTON and his wife Bridgett.

The only information I have is:

Richard was from Newark. His father was named William, an Office Clerk by profession.

Richard married Bridgett BIRCH at Claypole in June 1871. The couple then moved to Newark to start their married life.

Bridgett died in May 1895 at Appleton Gate, Newark, and was buried in Claypole.


Peter Robinson would like to contact anyone with knowledge of the MOTTRAM family in Newark. He has a picture of a car owned by Frank MOTTRAM in 1912.


Sarah Seaton writes:

I am trying to trace a William Green aged 28 and born either Hawton or Newark areas. In 1901 he was living in 130 Sherwood Street, Nottingham with his wife Elizabeth Ann formerly Moore so he could be there in 1891.

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