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

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This page lists the surname interests of the fourth 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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Jesse Walker (email ) is searching for SMAWLEY/SMALLEY and LEAVESLEY ancestors in and around Newark, and writes:

I only have one SMAWLEY/SMALLEY family, so far. And that is:

James SMAWLEY, born between Oct-Dec 1846 at Newark. He married between Oct and Dec 1866 to someone who I don't yet have a name. With this wife, he had 7 children:

Kate, born about 1866 at Bingham.
James, born about 1869 at Orston.
Emily, born between Apr-Jun 1873 at Orston.
Joseph, born between Apr-Jun 1874 at Orston.
George, born between Oct-Dec 1875 at Orston.
Malinda, born between Jul-Sep 1877 at Orston.
Charlotte, born about 1879 at Orston.

Here they are (click on the link) on the 1881 census.

This wife died early between 1879 and 1881, and he married a relative of mine: Elizabeth BUCKLAND, born between Oct andDec 1846 at Thoroton. They married between Apr and Jun 1881.

They had 2 children:

Jane SMAWLEY, born about 1881 at Orston.
Thomas SMAWLEY, born about 1887 at Newark.

The LEAVESLEY family is:

Thomas LEAVESLEY (born about 1800, died before 1841) married Mary HUTCHINSON (born about 1800, died before 1881) on 8 Jun 1823 at Mansfield.

They had 5 children that I know of:

George, christened on 3 May 1826 at Mansfield.
Mary, christened on 4 Jun 1828 at Mansfield.
Emma, christened on 16 Jan 1831 at Mansfield.
Eliza, christened on 26 May 1833 at Mansfield, died before 1841.
and my 3rd great grandfather Richard LEAVESLEY, christened on 3 May 1826 at Mansfield.


Kathleen Doleman writes:

Does anyone know of the name TOADER in Nottingham (apart from the Shooter people). I have him marrying 10 Nov 1794 (to Hannah Naylor of HT) and dying I think before 1804.

My G.G.Grandfather is recorded as Tudor (a descendent)- but I believe (know) this is a variation of the name Toader (big ideas!)

I have found some Toaders in Newark - but cannot find anyone to connect him to.

Any ideas - most welcome.


Lynn Romaine writes:

I would be interested in any of the Wheatcroft clan, some of who spent time in Newark.


Karynn Anderson writes:

I am trying to research the family of Joseph ELLIS. I believe that he was born in 1794 to Thomas and Anna (Cullen). Thomas and Anna were married in 1776 in Newark Upon Trent and had two children there...William b. 1779 and James b. 1782. They then appear to have moved to Ollerton where they had the following children Rebecca b. 1784, Mary b. 1786, Lilly b. 1786, Thomas b. 1788, John b. 1790, William b. 1791, Joseph b. 1794 and James b. 1795. This information is from the IGI and there seems to be a discrepancy in the children...there are two William's and two James's. The only concrete information that I have on Joseph is that he was married to Rachael STEPHENS in Trinidad. Apparently he was a draper, lived in the BVI for a while before returning to Poole, Dorset. He died in 1845 in Poole. If anyone has any information on the above family, I would LOVE to hear from you.


Peter Beaman writes:

I am trying to find the FESTING and BEAMAN families in the 1861 census. They could have been living in or around the Newark, East Bridgford or Calverton areas.

Any help would be greatly appreciated


Graham Williams is searching for the following people, all thought to be in the Newark area:

Ernest William RAGSDALE-LOWE
Beatrice Lilian RAGSDALE
James TOPLISS, a prison warder
Rosalind Martha TOPLISS, born about 1909


Mick Wilson wrote:

My Foot(t)itts are from Great Gonerby Lincs but I suspect that there is some link with those of Newark, Basford and Bingham - any contacts welcome - have an excel spreadsheet of info willing to share.


Amanda Williams writes:

I am researching the MARTIN family living in Newark in 1901.
William Henry MARTIN (bn1858) married Mary Ellen STUFFINS (bn 1861) in 1879.
They had 10 children: George (1882), Frederick (1883), Mary (1885), Herbert (1887), Rebecca Spencer & Catherine Peck (twins 1891), Winifred (1894), William (1896), Percy (1898), Laura (1900).

I have found them living at 10 Cross St, Newark and also 32 Northgate, Newark.

If anyone has any knowledge of this family, I would love to hear from you.


Graeme Adams would like any information about the WELBY family in Newark.


Janet writes:

I have received a copy of a Marriage Certificate, leading to a new twig on my tree, could anyone please help me extend it.

Emma MOUNTFORD born abt.1836 place unknown. Her father is William a Cordwainer. She married George BIRKIN a Coal Miner from Eastwood. Both their addresses were Carter Gate, Newark.

The marriage took place at the Register Office, Newark March 1855. Why the Register Office? was this quite normal in those days? Perhaps I am answering my own question by noting from their first childs Birth Certificate (William born November 1855, Eastwood), Emma was with child.

Any help would be very welcome, as I have nothing at all regarding this name.


Dianne Wegener writes:

I am researching my paternal grandmother's family. George MacKenzie married Elizabeth Stafford in Newark in 1807. Their 2 sons John Stafford and Kenneth came to Australia on the Tulloch Castle in 1852. I am a descendent of John who was a civil engineer and worked on the goldfields in Victoria Australia initially. I am interested in any siblings of John and any earlier history of George who lived on Balderton Gate and was a builder.


An anonymous correspondent (I'm sure it was an oversight and will be corrected) writes:

William and Mary Brough lived at 45 and 47 Castlegate, Newark in 1901 running a china and glass shop. This is now a model shop. Mary was my husband's Great-grandfather's sister. I would welcome any information re. the Brough family or information re. the history of 45 and 47 Castlegate.


Maggie Hill wrote:

I wonder if anyone had any connections to the GABBITAS surname (various spellings).



Paul Wrightson writes:

I am keen to find out if there is any connexion between Richard Gamble, who had four children baptized at Newark between 1783 & 1789, and my ancestor of the same name, whose daughter Elizabeth Gamble was baptized at Loughborough, Leics. in 1808. The Newark couple are almost certainly Richard Gamble & Elizabeth Harrison, married Nottingham 27 Jan 1783. Did this couple remain in Newark? "My" Richard & Elizabeth Gamble had only the one child baptized at Loughborough and were buried there in 1819 & 1827, respectively. Would be grateful for advice from anyone who has access to Newark burial records, etc., to help me establish if this might be the same couple, or not.


Juli Blenis writes:

My family came from Newark, North Collingham, Nottingham. My gggg grandfather Charles Lancaster married a Sarah Green in this parish on 18 June 1793. I have come to a stand still again at this point because I think I found my gggg grandfather's christening date, but it is not documented in any files of the LDS and it did not list his parents names.

Can anyone help her please?


Undine Concannon writes:

I am on the trail of my great-great-grandfather, James Fountain who was I believe an ostler from Melton Mowbray, but was in Newark from 1842, and married to Mary Rawding. He had 4 known children and I wonder whether anyone would have come across the Rev.James, Sophia, Laura or Mary Ann who were all born there between about 1842 and 1849. The Revd. James played cricket for Newark Grammar School in the 1860s.


Fay Dobos is seeking information about Henry CRAVEN b 1844 Northgate. His sister Sarah was born in 1846. Children of Henry CRAVEN b 17.8.1816 and Elizabeth née REES. From the 1851 census Elizabeth CRAVEN was living at 10 The Market Place, and was a widow with Henry aged 7 yrs and Sarah. She is given as being a trader in flour and baker. Her brother in law Robert CRAVEN unmarried and baking in Northgate.


Luke Lockwood is seeking information about the surname LOCKWOOD


Joy Pero writes:

I am looking for information on Thomas Edwards. He was born in the March quarter of 1847 in St. Ives, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of John Edwards, and Susannah Whittlesey. His occupation was master tailor, or "Gentlemen's Outfitter". He had a sister, Susannah born in 1849, and a brother John born in 1853, and another brother, William John born in 1839. It looks as though his brothers died young. His sister was a dressmaker. She married John Tebbs and had 4 children.

Thomas married Sarah (Sally) Jane Harrison on May 6, 1869 in Newark at St. Mary's. Sarah was the daughter of George Harrison and Mary Ann Bettison/Bettinson. She was born in Newark in the July quarter of 1849. Sarah Jane died of diabetes in 1903. Thomas Edwards, I'm told lived to be 81-83. I am guessing he died about 1931. Sarah and Thomas had 9 children: Annie Laura Edwards born Sept. 1870, Thomas Alfred Edwards born 1872-1873, Nellie Edwards born July quarter 1873, George Whittlesey Edwards July quarter 1875, Gertrude Edwards born March quarter 1877, Minnie Edwards born 1880, Edith Edwards (my grandmother) born Oct. 29, 1883, Margaret Emma Edwards born Oct. quarter 1887, and Fredrick (Sonny) Frank Edwards born Oct. quarter 1889.

George was baptised on March 2, 1888. Fredrick was baptised on Nov. 17, 1889. Most of the other children were baptised on Nov. 22, 1883. I don't have a date for Annie, or Margaret. All were baptised at St. Mary's.

Annie never married and worked as a governess. Thomas Alfred Edwards was the proprietor of a store in London. He married Florence Unknown and had at least to kids: Dorothy Gertrude Edwards born 1897, and Eveline Annie Edwards, born 1899. Nellie Edwards married Ernest Friend. They had one son Ernest Friend Jr. born in 1902. He died in 1923. George Whittlesey Edwards married Sarah Salina Cullen in 1902. They had 4 children: Elsie Cullen Edwards born 1904, Douglas Edwards born about 1905, Alfred Ronald Edwards born about 1906, and Connie Edwards born about 1910. Gertrude Edwards never married. She worked as a governess. Minnie Edwards never married. She worked as a governess. Edith Edwards (my grandmother) married William Cane Milner a Blacksmith from Kirklington on Aug, 1, 1912. He was the son of William Beighton Milner Jr. and Martha Ellen Clarke. They immigrated to Canada in 1912. They had 3 kids: Minnie Freda Milner born in 1915, William Reginald Milner born in 1918, Martha Nellie Ursula Milner (my mother) born in 1920. Edith Edwards died on Sept. 16, 1982. Margaret Emma Edwards never married. She worked as a governess. Fredrick Frank died in the December quarter of 1891, according to my grandmother of a sudden illness.

George Harrison born Boston, Lincolnshire in 1819 Married Mary Ann Bettison/Bettinson on Nov. 25, 1841 at St. Mary's Newark. They had 9 children: Mary Ann Harrison 1843, Emma Harrison 1845, George Lancaster Harrison 1847, Sarah Jane Harrison born 1849, Frederick Harrison 1851, Thomas Harrison 1853, Alfred Harrison 1855, Walter Harrison 1857, Laura Harrison 1859.

George and Mary Ann died after the 1861 census and before the 1871 census. Mary Ann in 1867. The younger children were scattered among relatives. In 1871 Alfred Harrison is living with Thomas Edwards and his sister Sarah Jane.

Mary Ann Bettinson/Bettinson was the daughter of Thomas Bettison born about 1786 and Sarah Brown born about 1796. They were married on May 28, 1817 at St. Mary's Newark. They had at least two kids. Mary Ann Bettison, born 1821 , and John Bettison born 1823. Both Thomas Bettison and his wife, Sarah died in 1859.

That is as far back as I can go, but it looks like my direct female line all came from Newark.

Information came from baptism records, birth, marriage, and death records, and census records from 1841-1901. A lot of help getting baptismal records and earlier census record came from a contact Margaret Old.


Chris Walton would like to trace the name WALTON.


Malcolm Reynolds would like any information about the Kitchinmans of Drummond st., Newark stage coach makers listed in the 1793 directory of Newark their forenames being Richard and Anne, and a son Richard shown in the parish church reg. as baptised 1793.


Marilyn Eley writes:
I am researching my husband's family and have found out that they were in Newark. The Father James COPE ran the beerhouse (opposite the Northgate station) called the Robin Hood and Little John


Alan Pott writes:
I was adopted in 1952 in Manchester. My birth name is Peter Howard Beckett and I am trying to find anyone who knew my birth mother (Margaret Anne Beckett) who apparently lived in Staythorpe Road, Averham, at the time.


Nikki Dennison and Phil Needham sent me virtually identical requests within 3 minutes of each other, the gist of which (taking information from both) was:

I would like to know a little more about my great great great grandparents, who lived in Crescent Place, Newark in the 1881 census. They were William Rawding who was a maltster by trade and married to Mary (née Burgin).


Sheila Beevers writes:

Searching for information on Lily Mellors or (Mellore) born c 1902 in Newark Notts and married to Harold Beevers of Worksop. They had 3 sons Stanley, Harold Edward and Robert.

I can find no trace of her birth or marriage. I think this lady was brought up by a woman she called Granny Smith, which makes me think she was an orphan. I may be wrong.

Can anyone help please?


Kath Hession writes:

I am reasearching the surname NORTH in Newark and have traced back to JOHN NORTH who married ELIZABETH PALETHORPE in 1775 at St. Mary's Newark. The North's were Joiners/Builders in the area during the 1700 & 1800's. The census for 1851/61 shows them living and with a builders yard at Albion Street, Newark. Family lore has it that the "pew ends" in St. Mary's church were carved by the Norths during Victorian times, but I don't know how true this is as the Church Wardens accounts seem to be missing.

A friend and I have been researching the surname Parnham now for over 20 years and we have a database of over 10,000 Parnhams going back to the 1500's. We have a great deal of information on the Parnham's of Newark and Parnham Mill, which stood by the river Trent. We are happy to help with any enquiries.


Jean Wells writes:

I have never visited Newark but my mother and several of her ancestors were born there. This is as I know it at present:-

Robert Brayley Gresham and his wife Sarah Hipgrove lived at 13 Castlegate, Newark during the 1881 and 1901 Census. He was a Vetinary Surgeon and they had 13 children. Their 12th child Dorothy married John William Curtis, a Maltster living with his parents Emma and William Curtis, and his sister Rosa, at 62 Bowbridge Road. John and Dorothy were married in 1905 and lived at Appletongate, with their children. His uncle John Chappelle, a Baptist Minister also lived at 56 Applegate (brother to Emma Curtis). John's sister Rosa married an actor Haldain Dalton but separated and returned to live with her mother in Bowbridge Road, until she moved to Nottingham at the commencement of the 1st world war. She had two daughters, the youngest was my mother who was born in Newark.

Is anyone tracing this family? John and Dorothy had children - Cecil Gresham Curtis and twins William Roland Curtis and John Philip Curtis; I also think there was a daughter.


Bev Dibble (née Cox) writes:

I would like to obtain information about my great-grandfather Charles Cox who had a chemist shop with residence in Churchgate, Newark in 1861. He lived there with his 13 year old apprentice Andrew Morton, originally from Louth. This information was obtained from the 1861 census. I was in Newark a couple of months ago and tried to obtain information on the site of the chemist shop from the local library but to no avail.


Liz Souter writes:

My mother's family name was Gill.
Her grandfather, Richard Gill, was killed 09/08/1915 at Ypres in world war one. In 1910 he married Mary Ellen Pilsworth, he was her second husband, they had 2 sons George Henry (my grandfather) and Richard (died 1937 from TB) and a daughter? I don't know Mary Ellen's Maiden name and I don't know if Richard (senior) was a local man. I know that his father was George Henry as it was written on his memorial that I managed to track down on CWGC website. I would be grateful for any information on Richard Gill or Mary Ellen Pilsworth/Gill/Brown and any information about Mary Ellen's offsprings.


Linda Harry would like to find out more about her maternal ancestors. Her grandfather, Thomas ROSE, she thinks was born around 1871 but she doesn't know when he died. His father William was born around 1831 possibly in Flintham or Bingham.


Elizabeth Potts writes:

My Smith family in Newark are the family of James Smith (b c 1832) and Mary (née South) (b 1831 in Hougham). Their children were Lucy,b 1853, Mary Ann,b 1856, Harriet, b 1859 (my Great Grandmother), James, b 1860, Charles, b 1863, William, b 1864, Henry, b 1867, Elizabeth, b 1870, Matilda, b 1871, and John, b 1875. James b c 1832 was the son of John Smith b 1803 and Elizabeth (née Foottit) b 1804/5.

I have quite a lot of information about them and some photos but it is mainly of the females in the family!


Sharon Simmons would like help in identifying which Newark brewery her great great grandfather worked at. She writes:

My gt gt grandfather was Benjamin Mountney born c.1837 in Southwell Notts. On the 1871, 1881 and 1901 censuses they are living in Victoria Street it also says that ben was a brewers cashier. His wife was Annie (née Dunston).

Jim Fisher note:
There were several brewers in Newark at that time, although the number reduced during the period. Warwick & Richardson did not come into existence as such until 1889, when Richardson, Earp & Slater merged with R. Warwick. It was 1919 before that combined operation took over W.S. Davy, who themselves took over Goodwin Brothers in 1897, while the latter took over White's in 1886. Warwick & Richardson also took over both Cromwell Brewery and Heppenstalls in 1892. Holes Brewery (formerly Caparn & Hankey) was founded in 1885.


Helen McGowan writes:

I am researching my family tree and have the surname HOLMES as being from the Newark area.

My great grandfather, Maurice Holmes, was born in North Hykeham in April 1888. The family later moved to Balderton, Newark where they were living in the 1901 census on Bullpit Lane. Maurice's daughter, Elsie (my grandmother) was born in Balderton in August 1915. Maurice's father, Charles Albert Holmes was born in Newark in 1863. In 1884 he married Isabella PAULSON from Eakring. I think they married in Eakring as the marriage was registered in the Southwell district. Charles and Isabella's children (well the ones I have found out about) were George, Maurice, Sarah Ellen, Annie, Charles and Rhoda. They also had another son called Charles who died aged 1 before they had a second son called Charles.

I would love to find out who Charles Albert Holmes parents were as in the 1881 census he is listed as a farm worker at Nocton, Lincoln and was not living at home.


Sallyann Rigby writes:

Judith FREE (b.1832 d.1898) married Edward LIDDELL (b.1826 d 1899) (m.1854). Judith and Edward were living in Newark at the time of their marriage when Edward was employed as an Inspector of Police. They remained in Newark, residing in Barnby Gate until their deaths, before 1900. Edward was promoted to Superintendent and eventually Chief of Newark Police. There were no children in this marriage so unfortunately the line stops here. Judith was born in Horseheath, Cambridge and Edward was born in Coniscliffe, Durham.

Alfred FREE (b.1836 d.1916) married Mary JACKSON (b.1849 d.1931) (m.1872). Mary Jackson was born in Sutton but was a barmaid at the Angel Inn, 24 Middle Gate, Newark in 1871. Alfred Free was a Police Officer and Police Sergeant, lodging at numerous addresses in Newark before his wedding. In 1881 Alfred and his family were residing at The Town Hall (Police Station), but they later moved to 76 Bowbridge Road. Alfred was promoted to Inspector and retired from Newark Police Force in 1896. Alfred and Mary had six children in Newark.

Sarah Jane FREE (b.1873) married Richard Joseph HILL (b.1874) (m.1903). Richard was the son of John and Mary and was born in Kenn, Devon. Sarah and Richard moved to Sheffield.

John Alfred FREE (b.1875) was residing at 76 Bowbridge Road in 1901. He was still unmarried in 1901 but continued to live at this address until 1916.

Florence Mary FREE (b.1876) was residing at 76 Bowbridge Road in 1901 and was still unmarried in 1912 at the age of 36.

Ellen Eliza FREE (b.1878) married Albert Edwy HODGSON (b.1897) (m.1905). Albert was the son of Sidney and Sarah Ann and was born in Wakefield, York. Ellen and Albert moved to Wakefield.

Henry Edward FREE (b.1881 d.1953) married Ellen WOODFORTH (b.1882 d.1948) (m.1903). Ellen was the daughter of Frederick and Ann and was born in Sutton-on-Trent; she was residing in Lovers Lane, Alliance Street, Newark in 1901 where she was a dressmaker with her own account. Henry and Ellen had a daughter, Margaret Annie FREE (b.1904). They remained in Newark where Ellen conducted chiropody work for over 15 years before her death in 1848.

Margaret Alice FREE (b.1885) married Alfred Nowill ATKINSON (b.1874) (m.1912). Alfred was the son of Nowill and was born in Ecclesall Bierlow. Margaret Alice Free was residing at No.1 North Gate, Newark at the time of the wedding. Margaret and Alfred moved to Sheffield.

Alfred and Judith FREE had a sister in Sheffield, Marianne BATTERSBY (née FREE).

Marianne's son John Edward BATTERSBY (b.1860 d.1949) married Frances SIMMONS (b.1863 d.1926) (m.1889). Frances was born in Newark, the daughter of Edward Thompson Simmons (b.1838 d.1907) and Susanah Fish (b.1840 d.1941) (m.1860). Frances and John BATTERSBY moved to Sheffield but Edward and Susannah SIMMONS remained in Newark.

Alice Adelaide BATTERSBY (b.1866) married Ebenezer George HOLLAND (b.1850 d.1918) (m.1887). Alice and Ebenezer had three children, as far as I know, in Newark. Ebenezer Charles HOLLAND (b.1888 d.1897), Alice Maria HOLLAND (b.1890) and Gladys Muriel HOLLAND (b.1899). Ebenezer George HOLLAND was the son of Ebenezer Willaim HOLLAND (b.1823 d.1875) and Mary Ann Gregory (b.1817 d.1851). He was born in Chester but lived in Newark with his father. His father died in Newark in 1875.

Sallyann's family tree can be seen on her web site at, and she can be contacted via there.


Barbara Grayson writes:

I have recently been looking for BLAND and LOCKIE family links.

Robert Lockie was a Police Constable in Newark from 21st February 1902 to 27th February 1928. (He was recalled 26.12.39 to 01.11.43 as FPR(?)). His wife was Sarah Ann BLAND and baptisms appear at St. Leonards.


Michael Dodson writes:

Am hoping to find a death record for one Elizabeth Wilson, who died sometime after the 1881 British Census. She was 88 years old in 1881, and enumerated in the following household:

Dwelling: 61 Balderton Gate
Census Place: Newark upon Trent, Nottingham, England

Robert Wilson Head Married Male 56 Balderton, Nottingham, England
Eliza Wilson Wife Married Female 51 Newark, Nottingham, England
Elizabeth Wilson Mother Widow Female 88 Tickill, York, England

I had just recently requested, and received, a copy of a death record for one Elizabeth Wilson, who had died at Newark in July of 1883, but this Elizabeth, wife of Thomas, was on 31 years old at the time of her death, so was obviously not the same Elizabeth as the elderly lady in the census record. Would very greatly appreciate any information or suggestion someone might have.


Oliver Chamberlain writes:

My maternal great-grandfather was Thomas John CAPARN (1834-1925), son of William Horner Caparn, Sr. (1804-1872), of Newark on Trent. Thomas John Caparn married Ann Elizabeth Price (1830-1912). I would like to find out when and where they married; she was the daughter of Richard Price; I would like to know more about him; also any further details of Thomas John Caparn during his life in Newark - he left for the US in 1884.


Carol Frankton writes:

I am doing research on  Eliza BOSWORTH  b. approx. 1851 in Newark Nottingham. Her father was Stewart or Steward Bosworth. Eliza married George GODWARD  in 1871 Nottingham. Eliza Bosworth and George Godward had a daughter named Maria Godward. Maria married Maurice FRANKTON. Any one interested?


Patricia Lovell writes:

My GGG Grandfather was William Randall(dle) b Newark c 1818. His father was also William Randle not sure where he was born but married East Bridgford. Anyone with interest in this name in the Nottinghamshire area I would love to hear from.


Jay Ball would like to find out any information about the surname BLUNDY in Newark.


Stephen Duckworth writes:

My grandad John William Duckworth was born in Newark in 1899, lived at Collingham Road. I'm just wondering if there are any distant relatives still living there. He married Alice Ramsey (I don't know if she was from Newark). I remember visiting his brother Harry a long time ago. Any info would be appreciated.


Helen Seymour writes:

Loved finding your map with Appleton Gate pictured!!

Our George Robinson, miller, and wife Ann and children were living there in 1851 before they left for New York and Canada in 1852. Son, Fred left in 1854. Do you have any land record reference to him between 1841 and 1852 on Appleton Gate? According to the 1851 census, the neighbours were Mary Martin, school teacher; Richard Smith, innkeeper and John Marsh, Surgeon.


Edie McArthur writes:

My second great grandparents were Charles Lane born 1803 at Billingborough, Lincs and Mary Ann Sarah Crane born at Whaplode, Lincs 1803. Marr 7th July 1823. Had Issue Bavin born 1823 at Billingborough. About 1825 Charles and Mary Ann came to Newark Upon Trent. Where more issue were born. Thomas Crane Lane bpt 1826 sometimes has John and sometimes Charles as father. He was baptised at Billingborough in 1840 as a 14 year old, for some reason. It reports his birth at Newark 1826. Charles William Lane bpt 1829, john Lane bpt 1831, Henry bpt 1833, Henry bpt 1835, Frederic bpt 1837, Joseph Crane Lane bpt 1839, Mary Lane born 1841, Martha born 1843, William 1845. Some of the children left Newark to marry much later. We have the particulars of spouses and children. Would love to hear from anyone with same roots. Thanks.


Sharon Green writes:

I am looking for family members surnames Ball and Lynch. Bertie Ball was born 1895 and died 1990. He first married Annie Corrway(d 1930) and had 3 children, Bertie who died 1941 at the bombing at Ransome and Marles, and Dorothy (my Mother) and Sylvia - still living. He then Married Enid Godfrey and had a further 4 children, all living and with whom I have contact. My main elusive search is for records regarding my Mother Dorothy's mother, Annie Corrway. (this may be misspelt). I can find no record of her, her family or her marriage to Bertie. Secondly I am looking for ancestors of my Father. He is John Thomas Lynch, b 1919 to James Lynch and Eva (Cook) - three other sons and two sisters. All the above lived in and around Balderton and Newark. As a child my Father can remember living in the Lodge at Staunton Grange where his father James looked after the horses.


Carol Anne Caparn writes:

I am the great granddaughter of Thomas John Caparn. I am looking into the Caparn family history. I know that Mr. Hemmingway the curator of the Newark Museum was working on this as well. There were 2 books published by Robert Fenner which I am also trying to locate. I am the granddaughter of Arthur Louise Caparn whose father was Arthur Thomas Caparn. My father is also Arthur Louise Caparn, Jr.

Thomas John Caparn was born at Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire, England, on January 10, 1834. His father, William Horner Caparn (1804-1872), was a nurseryman and seedsman, owning a large nursery there; he was from a prominent family, several ancestors having included mayors.


Hilary writes:

I am struggling to identify which of the various John Booths listed as being born, 1861 or thereabouts in Newark, Coddington etc is my gggrandfather. His father was Stephen, or Steven and I think his mother was Catherine, possibly Higton but I may be on the wrong track there. As Stephen was a bit of a black sheep and economical with the truth, the census form is only a rough guide as to his age. Would be grateful for any help and if I find the right one can fill in the more recent stuff for anyone interested.


Graham Frost writes:

I'm trying to find out more about my 3Xgt grandfather Thomas CHAMBERS born in Newark according to the 1851/1861 censuses between 1770 and 1773. So far I have not been able to trace a baptism for Thomas in Newark, but it is possible that he may have been born in the Newark locality. Finding his true birthplace should give me his parent names and open up further research possibilities.

Thomas joined the Royal Marines c.1795 and married Hannah GUNDRY at Portsmouth. He was discharged in 1815 and moved to Stubton, Lincs, working as an Ag. Lab. and died there in 1864 aged 94. It would also be fascinating to know how he came to join the Marines.


Dallas Flint writes:

I am trying to track the family of Rebecca Scott (née Lunn) the daughter of Daniel and Mary Lunn, Daniel was a bricklayer. She had an older sister called Anne.

Born in Newark and baptised 29/05/1838.

Married Thomas Scott from Oulton Yorkshire, children Walter, Mary Louisa & Albert.


Bob Elliott writes:

I'm looking for any information on decendents from the Elliott or Cobb families that resided in Newark during the early to mid 19th century. I've traced my family to William H. Elliott and Sarah Cobb (my great great grandparents) who were married in the Catholic Church in Newark approx 1855. William was a moulder in the Iron Foundary and it is believed he died approx 1874. Sarah was a dress maker and definitely died approximation 1882. They had 8 children: Elizabeth 1856 Emigrated to USA 1884, Emily 1858, Jane 1860, Sarah 1861, Thomas 1863 emigrated to USA 1884, Hannah 1865 emigrated to USA 1884, Millicent 1868 emigrated to USA 1884, James 1869 emigrated to US 1884.

James is my great grandfather and had 9 children, all born and raised in Braddock, PA, USA where James worked as a moulder in the foundry of the Edgar Thompson Steel Plant, Carnegie Steel.


Doug Abbott writes:

I am interested in the marriage of Jane Williamson and William Abbott in Newark on 29/10/1818. If anybody can provide further leads or information I would be very grateful. I have suspicions that William was my G-Grandfather.


Wendy Swinscoe is interested in the names Swinscoe and Stansall in Newark.


Elaine Stephens writes:

I have Wards in Newark that were fishmongers beginning with Jonas Ward who from Parish registers I know was a fishmonger from 1817 to 1833 at least. He then after 1833 moved to Leicester, one daughter married a Reuben Wand (in Radford, Nottingham) and was a fishmonger and at some point a butcher also in Newark.


David Litchfield writes:

William WILSON was a blacksmith of Balderton who had a daughter Ann WILSON born 1830. She is my g-g-grandmother. I would like to hear from anyone with an interest in this family.


R.S. Rambler(?) writes:

Is there any information on the Summers family who were living at 2 Albion Street, Newark, in the1861 census (and others)?


Pat Petty writes:

I am researching my family history in the Newark area in the 1800s. My ggg grandfather was Richard Winter born in Balderton in 1819.His parents were Richard and Mary and grandparents George and Mary. Richard was married to a Mary and their children were Sarah, George, William, Elizabeth, Jane, Ann and Mary. Most of the family moved to Stratford upon Avon in about 1880. Sarah married John Greaves around about 1860. Ann married John Westbury and Jane married John Goodliffe. They obviously favoured men with the name John! I would love to know Mary's maiden name. She was born in Claypole in 1819. I would also like to know the maiden names of the other two wives called Mary. The men obviously favoured women with the name Mary. Interestingly my maiden name was Winter and my parents were John and Mary also. Any help would be gratefully received.


Abigail Tyne writes:

I am looking for anyone with any connections with the Truswell family particularly Emma and Joseph. They were listed in the 1881 census as living at 81 Mill Gate, Newark. They lived there with their daughter Anne, John Truswell (Joseph's brother) and one Holiver MALTBY who I am to understand also has a connection with the family.


Val Trigger writes:

Paul Newton senior was born in Leicestershire about 1806. He married Ann Simpson on 25th December 1833 at Grantham, Lincoln. Paul was an engineer. Ann was born in Staffordshire about 1812.

Paul and Ann had at least two children, Anna Simpson Newton, christened 7th April 1835 at Newark. Paul was born about January 1838 also at Newark.

In the 1851 census, Paul senior, Ann and Paul junior were living at Chatham Street in Newark.

Paul junior joined the army and went to India. There he married Hannah Ingram in about 1865, possibly at Chinureth near Calcutta.

Paul and Hannah had a large family, all born across the breadth of northern India - as Paul followed the army from army post to army post.

Amy born C1868 in Bengal Presidency
Rosa born 28 Aug 1868 in Umballa
Alice Beatrice born 19 Feb 1871 in Multan (my great-grandmother)
Helen (aka Nellie) born 17 May 1872 in Bengal Presidency
Henry born C1874 in India
Jessie born 1875 in Bengal Presidency
Isabel born 2 Jun 1876 in Sialkot
Catherine born 21 Nov 1877 in Bengal Presidency
Lila Ingram born C1879 in Bengal Presidency
Minnie born 30 Apr 1880 in Dagshai.

By April 1891 however, Paul - by then a retired Warrant Officer - was living back in Newark with his wife and six of their daughters - at Garfield Road.

Then on 27th May 1891, Paul, Ann and their six daughters - Amy, Alice, Jessie, Isabel, Lila and Minnie - left on the ship Jumna to emigrate to Australia.

They arrived at Brisbane in Queensland on 20th July 1891.

Their last child, Frank Ernest, was born in Queensland on 12 September 1893.

Paul didn't live long in Queensland, dying only six years later. Hannah died in 1915 in Ipswich, Queensland. Alice Newton married Jacob Adam Zimmerle. Her eldest daughter, later Ethel Norris, was my paternal grandmother.

Any information on any of this family in England, or of the descendants of the Newton girls who came to Australia, would be appreciated.


Ursula Taylor writes:

My Newark family name is CHATTERTON.

Christopher Chatterton married one Elizabeth and they had a son Christopher Chatterton born Newark Mb Nottingham in 1790. This Christopher (born 1790) married Sarah Fletcher 22 Aug 1815 in Newark (She died 30 Nov 1866 in Portsmouth) Sarah Fletcher was christened 21 Jan 1794 St Nicholas Nottingham. Her parents were Samuel and Sarah Fletcher.

Christopher and Sarah had a son Thomas Chatterton christened at Newark 10th April 1826. (Died 1913 at Islington London)

Thomas Chatterton married Rebecca Weston 30th Oct 1849 in St Brides Church Fleet Street. Rebecca was born 1829 at Southampton. ((Died 20 April 1903 at Islington London)

Christopher Chatterton of Newark was present at his son's marriage at St Brides and his occupation was given as Commercial Traveller. I think he might have been in books as they figure in this family from generation to generation - also poetry writing.

The family may have been non-conformists as Thomas gave his life working for the London City Mission.


Joanne Thomas has much information about the BECK family of Newark on her web site.


Sandra Crofts writes:

Frederick Mann, married to "Queenie"; Frederick died 7th March 1941 at Ransome and Marles air raid; he was a special constable. They lived at London Road New Balderton. Queenie (Evelyn Ruby) later married Percy Marston , any information would be a great help.


Robert A Young, an old Granthamian now in Hong Kong, writes:

I am endeavouring to locate an old Newark friend of mine who I have not seen for over fifty years. The task my not be so daunting since he was an organist at Newark Parish Church when we worked together in the fifties at the Newark Gas Works. We were both laboratory technicians there.

His name - Colin Bullock.

He will be in his late seventies by now - if anyone knows of his whereabouts and if they could kindly let me know it will be much appreciated.


Tanya Harrington would like information on:

Luke Hopkinson who married Katherine Capper 24th Aug 1633, and their daughter Ellen who died at Newark 1684. Also information on an earlier Joyce Hopkinson who married Thomas MANN mid-1500s; she had a sister Ellin.


Rex Brumby writes:

My interest is hopefully to find out some prior information about two sister in laws being Elizabeth and Maria Hainsley. Both of these women were sentenced to transportation for seven years after being sentenced in the Nottingham Quarter Sessions on the 14th of January 1795. Elizabeth married my ggg/grandfather James Brumby formerly of Scotton, Lincolnshire. James was a soldier of the 102nd regiment who left on the Brittannia as part of the third fleet. I was wanting to try and find out the maiden names of both these women and any family information if possible.

The information that I have so far is that they were both widowers at the time of their sentence. They were both living in the village of Cauton near Newark. Elizabeth was 26 years old and originally from Newcastle. Maria was 21 years old and I have no other information on her. They left aboard the Indispensible which left England in November 1795.


Charlotte Kibbie writes:

Edward CARTLEDGE and wife Frances PEARCE lived in Newark the spring of 1841. Their son Henry CARTLEDGE was born at Carter-gate, Newark on 22 April 1841. Edward was a butcher. I am seeking further information regarding this family.

Henry CARTLEDGE, son of Edward CARTLEDGE and Frances PEARCE CARTLEDGE, was born at Carter-gate Newark 22 April 1841. At age 19, he was in the household of his grandmother Ann WHITEHEAD at Eastgate, Bourne, Lincolnshire according to the 1861 census. I am seeking further information regarding this family.

Frances PEARCE, married to Edward CARTLEDGE (occupation - butcher), lived at Newark according to the birth certificate of their son Henry who was born 22 April 1841 at Carter-gate Newark. I am seeking further information regarding this family.


Steve Barrett writes:

I am doing some family research on my Wilkinson ancestors and feel convinced that this guy Benjamin Jackson Wilkinson who is mentioned in York censuses from 1841 to 1881 as being a nail maker from Newark is in some way related.

Steve would like to contact Newark Wilkinsons or anyone else researching this line.


David D. Pierson writes:

I believe my ancestors came to the new world, Boston, MA area from Newark on Trent, or somewhere near, about 1630.

My direct ancestor was Thomas Pierson, but there was also a relative, Rev. Abraham Pierson, the exact relationship, I have not been able to establish.

I am looking for more data on their ancestry, and exactly when they came.


Richard King writes:

The King Family who lived in Newark between 1847 and 1901.

William King was a railway porter from Long Clawson, Leics who after his marriage in 1847 became a Coal Merchant in Newark. I believe his father John and maybe his brother John also, became involved in the business. In the Census of 1861 William and his family lived in 29 William Street Newark. He is listed as a Coal Mechant in the Kelly's Directory of 1881 at 44 William St. I think his father John & his wife Alice lived at 45 William St. John died in 1887 at Harby. William died in the same week as his daughter Annie Clara in June 1887. His wife Mary Ann remarried their son's wife's widowed father William Collier from Leicester in 1890. At that time William & Mary Ann's 3rd son Walter appeared to run the Coal Mechants business but by 1901 he appears, in the census, to have moved to Spitalgate, Grantham to be a licensed victualler.

One of his children Charles William was born in May 1892 and died in June 1893 of whooping cough. ( I have copies of both birth & death certificates). He was buried in Newark Cemetery alongside his sister Florence aged 2yrs who died in the same week, also of whooping cough. However, a Charles William, 8yrs old, appears in the 1901 Census of Walter and his wife Lucy (maiden name White, also of William St.) after they had moved to Grantham. .....Very strange. I can find no record of a second son being born and given the same name. Any Ideas anyone?


Keith (Skippy) Antoine writes:

I had an Aunt and Uncle plus a cousin living at 107 Lime Grove in Newark. The last time that there was any contact was 3-12-2001, the surname is ANTOINE or could be Orthly-Antoine Given name JOAN.

I have tried looking up a phone number to no avail. She was a few years my senior and I am turning 74 soon so she maybe deceased. The property as far as I know was rental and hence she may have moved anyway. I last saw her in the flesh so to speak prior to 1952. I left England in 60.


Kate Barratt writes:

Family Dickenson - Parents Edward (b1785) and Sarah (b1779) - had a son Edward (b1820). Did they have any more children - does anyone know? The 1841 and 1851 censuses had them living in Huddlestone Yard, Newark, where Edward Snr was a miller. Does anyone know where that is please? Edward Jnr was a coach body builder - does anyone know of coach builders in Newark around 1840? Edward married Mary Ann Durant, also of Newark, in Manchester Cathedral on 19th October 1845 and having also lived in Crewe and Cheltenham, he settled in Stoke-on-Trent where he died aged 60 in 1880.

Family Durant - Parents John (b1787) and Mary (who and when?). John lived in Hardy's Yard and his wife died young, before 1837. John lived to 1872 - a ripe old age for those times of 85! He was a groom. The children were Robert, Mary Ann, Eliza, John and William. Mary Ann is my great, great, great grandmother so I know about her (see Dickenson entry), but am struggling to find much about the other siblings - can anyone help, please?

[Jim Fisher note: I have drawn her attention to the map within my page of photos of Newark's Small Streets and Alleys of Character, on which Huddlestone's Yard is marked.]


Steve Sims writes:

Looking for any descendents of a Mr John Sims who lived at Hawton Road, Newark circa 1903


Peter J. Rice writes:

My Rice family mainly comprised boatmen and seamen in the 19th Century, and later, engineers. My great grandfather died by being struck by lightning on his boat just near the Castle, and a great uncle was ferryman at Farndon. in his retirement from the sea. for some years. A great-great uncle was a master mariner who settled in Sydney Australia. All of the events were in the 19thC. beginning of the 20thC. and all were born in Newark.

Other connections in the area.are Hopkinson, Duke of Southwell, & Atkinson.

One question. Some of my ancestors lived in Lion's Place and on Lion's Hill. I can't find these sites and I wonder if you know where they were. I'd guess they were pretty humble dwellings, but I'd appreciate anything you might be able to tell me.


Brian Crosby writes:

Samuel Reay was I think organist at Newark Parish Church from 1864 until c1900. It is the latter date / date of his death about which I seek information, for I did not find him listed in the 1901 census.

My interest in him is not as a family historian, but because for forty years I have been trying to build up what I know about Durham Cathedral's music and musicians. He is to be counted as one of the latter, for he was a chorister here from June 1830 through to December 1838. I see he gained his Mus. Bac. at Oxford in 1871; and I know he composed a service (which he dedicated to the Dean & Chapter of Durham), several anthems, and arranged Mendelssohn's 'Wedding March'. This last item was the subject of a letter he wrote to 'The Musical Times' in 1897.

In view of when he was a Durham chorister I feel that the IGI is right in giving his date of birth at Hexham as 1822, as opposed to other sources which suggest 1826 [he was never a chorister at the age of four!].


John Morley writes:

My earliest known Newark ancestor is Thomas (died 1661) married Barbars possibly at Tithby. Descent is via their son Mark 1656-1733. A later ancestor was Richard (1789-1868) who was the town's letter carrier (postman). If anyone has an interest in this branch of the Morleys I would be pleased to swap info.


Carol Stringer writes:

I am looking for a sister that was adopted back in the 1950's.
She was born Susan Hancock at Newark.
Our Mother was called Joyce Bills (née Hancock)
I believe Susan was born betwwen October 1957 and January 1959.
I would be very grateful for any information.
I am also trying to find my biological father. His name is Charli Miller from Doncaster he would be in his 70s


Anne Spencer (née Parsons) writes:

I was born in Newark Notts ( 2 Vernon Street) but left there at the age of 8. I am trying to find info on my grandmother Harriet Smith born 1868 in the Oliver Cromwell pub where her father was landlord. She married Fred Hanson and 3 daughters Ethel (Whiles and Sharp) born c. 1900 Elsie (Wakefield) c 1904 and my mother Florence Irene aka Renee. She married William Edmund Parsons of 21 Newton Street Newark in 1939. I would love to find any info on Harriet's parents although they might have come originally from Bolton Lancs. but even their names would be useful.

I am also looking for details of my Gt Grandfather Richard Parsons. He was one of twins born c. 1860 in Holbeach Lincs. They both came to Newark c. 1875 and Richard married Lydia King from Long Bennington. They lived in Millgate and had several children including my grandfather William Wright Parsons. I would like to find the name of Richard's twin or his parents.


Tracey Evans writes:

I am looking for any information regarding the WALTERS/BOSTOCK/SHEPHERD/ALVEY/CLIFF/MOUNTAIN families in the Newark area. The information I have at present is this:-

William WALTERS born abt 1776 in Nottinghamshire married sometime before 1851.
William married Abigail BOSTOCK on the 14th Sept 1824 at St Mary's Newark On Trent.
William and Abigail had only one child I know of, Henry WALTERS who was born 1828 in Newark.
Henry married Mary SHEPHERD date unknown. They possibly had 2 children but can only confirm 1, William Henry WALTERS 1855 in Carlton Nottinghamshire, before immigrating to Australia.

Mary SHEPHERD was born 1833 in Gelding Nottinghamshire to parents Thomas Alvey SHEPHERD and Mary Cliff. Details I have on the SHEPHERDS/ALVEYS are as follows:-
Thomas Alvey SHEPHERD born c1806 to parents Thomas SHEPHERD and Mary ALVEY. Thomas SHEPHERD was born c1778 in Worksop Nottinghamshire, while I have no details on Mary ALVEY.

Details I have on the CLIFF/MOUNTAIN families are as follows:-
Mary CLIFF was born c1809 in Nottinghamshire to parents Luke CLIFF and Elizabeth MOUNTAIN.
Luke CLIFF was born c 1784in Woodborough Nottinghamshire, he was baptised on the 10th Oct 1784 in Woodborough. Luke married Elizabeth MOUNTAIN in 1804 in Lambley.
Luke and Elizabeth had at least 3 children, Mary CLIFF (mentioned above) abt 1809; Ann CLIFF abt 1809 and Burley CLIFF abt 1819.
Luke CLIFF is the son of James CLIFF and Ann Unknown. They were married in 1783 in Woodborough.

Any Information regarding any of these families would be greatly appreciated.


Marie Coleman would like to know more about Ann Smith born Newark 1840 daughter of John and Elizabeth. She was a servant at the Hind household in 1861.


Chris Belton writes:

Trying to trace the family of John and Emma Darcey/Darcy/D'Arcy, who were living at 23 Wilson St around 1918. They originally came from Lincolnshire, Willoughton at the turn of the 20th century. Emma I believe died in Newark around 1946 whilst John died in the late 1930's.

They had 15 children all of whom apparently were still alive in 1911. Henry[Harry] married Dorothy Nye?; Emma[Eva] married John F Graveney in 1925; Florence Mabel [Dot] married William Herrod? 1923; other children with Newark connections were Fred,married Alice Ball 1923; Edith, married William E Lee 1939; Frank married Nellie Taylor.1931; Jessie married Cyril Burton 1925; Mary married Arthur S Cherry 1927.

Any help tracking down living descendants gratefully appreciated. My Grandmother Alice Isabella Darcey was the eldest daughter who married in 1919 and lived in Gainsborough.


Dr Christopher Dent writes:

I have researched my family-tree to a certain point, and can indicate to you that my forebear John Dent ( born in Bottesford, Leic) and his family lived and worked at 74/75 Northgate, Newark from at least 1869 until the late 1890's.

He married Caroline (née Wilson, born in 1830 at Retford, Notts) on 29 Oct 1863 in Newark's Wesleyan Church and sired three children, Selina, BetsyAnn and Joseph (born 17 Nov 1868 Newark, died Sydney Australia on 7 Aug 1914) who is my paternal Grandfather.

John is listed in several Censuses as a grocer, greengrocer, seed merchant. I have yet to find out where and when John and Caroline died, and any further info re Selina and Betsy Ann.


Sheran writes:

I have found that my 3xgreat grandparents were from Newark, and it would be lovely to find some other researchers out there, along this branch of the family.

My interests are:  Nicholson early 1800's Newark and Thomas Hawkins late 1700's/early 1800's.


Robert Lowe writes:

I am looking into the names Hole from around N and S Muskam. Bathley and Carlton on Trent as well as Lombard St Newark and numerous other addresses. Also Toders from Newark and later Nottingham; the dates I know of are around 1770 to 1901.


Maryann Hine writes:

I am trying to find out anything that I can about the life and times of my great great grandfather William Thomas Hine who lived and worked (as a servant I believe) in Newark and was tried for "larceny as a servant" aged 17, and then later aged 19, for "larceny" upgraded to a "felony" and sentenced to transportation to Australia for life. He was born in Nottinghamshire abt. 1818 and we see from his convict record that his father's name was Thomas Hine.


A Wade writes:

Looking for information about the Anderson family or the brewery where they lived/worked.
Janet - known as Jenny Matthew was Scots born and married William (Bill) Anderson. Not known whether he was English born but they lived at a Brewery (by a bridge and some sort of man-made waterway) in Newark in the 1950/1960's. They had one son, name unknown who may have committed suicide as an adult. Any info on people or place please

[Jim Fisher note: Sounds as if it could be Warwick & Richardson's brewery.]


Louise Austin writes:

I am an Australian author (Louise Austin née Oldham) and have recently published Journey to Tobruk - a biography about my maternal uncle. I have now started writing a history based on the paternal side of my family. My story begins with a letter from NEWARK written by my great-great-grandmother, Elizabeth OLDHAM (1811-1876) to her brother, Methodist reverend, John EGGLESTON,(1813-1879) who is living in Van Diemen's Land (later Tasmania, Australia). Elizabeth is married to miller James OLDHAM (1804-1883). They have a mill (or mills) possibly at the top of Winchilsea Avenue and a bakery and shop in Stodman Street, Newark, inherited from Elizabeth's father, Frederic EGGLESTON. The shop was first named "Egglestons" and then "Oldhams" - until sold in 1957. John Eggleston urges sister, Elizabeth and James Oldham to send out some of their sons to Australia, to take advantage of the flourishing economy of the gold rushes. Four of the OLDHAM boys arrive in the 1850s, one of whom I follow closely, as he is my great-grandfather, James Oldham Jnr (1840-1908). He settles in Ballarat, Victoria, as a school principal and artist. One of his sons, my grandfather, physician Edward Percy Oldham (1882-1952) lives in Melbourne and fathers four children, one of whom is my father, Dr John Oldham (1912-1966).

I would be very grateful for any further information about the EGGLESTON or OLDHAM families in Newark.


Carole Hodgetts writes:

I am trying to trace any references to George Samuel Colcroft who was born about 1848 in Newark.He is the father of George Samuel Colcroft born 1870 in Newark whose daughter ,Emma Louisa,born1892, is my grandmother. She married Henry Hodgetts in Birmingham in1912. I would appreciate any help.


Stuart Castle writes:

I've traced my branch of the Castle family back to a Mr George Castle, he was born in Lenton, Nottingham, in 1771. He married Sarah Longsdale, in Lenton, on 3rd April 1791. I would like to know if there are any descendants still living in the Nottingham area.

At some time my branch moved to Northallerton, North Yorkshire. The surname was spelt Castles for some reason back then ?


Terry Holland writes:

The Australian family of Paul Newton, b. 9 Jan 1838 in Newark to Paul and Ann Newton, is seeking family history information. Paul lived in Howton Lane, Newark at the time of the 1841 census. Father, Paul, was an engineer and later, a school master; mother, Ann, was a school mistress; sister Anna became 'a servant'.

Paul joined the Royal Regiment of Artillery in 1855, aged 17. Posted initially to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, he was later sent to India in 1858 following the 1857 Indian Mutiny. Paul gained Warrant Officer rank and was appointed as a Conductor of Commissary. Paul served in India until his retirement on 11 Dec 1882. He married Mary Allen in 1860. Mary and their three children predeceased Paul and in 1860 he married Hannah Ingram, daughter of Colour Sergeant John and Sarah Ingram (nee Brooks) of the 10th Bengal Native Infantry in India. Paul and Hannah had 12 children (11 in India and one in Australia). Returning to England, they lived, inter alia, at 67 Garfield Rd and also 76 Radford Blvd Nottingham.

In 1891 Paul and six of his daughters emigrated to Brisbane, Australia. His remaining children stayed in the UK and we suspect that there will be descendants of the children who stayed behind still living in Nottinghamshire, perhaps Newark?

Paul died 21 Nov 1897 aged 59 years and 10 months. He is buried in the Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Portion 5/Section 25/Grave 16.

Paul's photos, uniforms and medals were stolen in a burglary around the turn of the 20th Century. One 'cousin' has Paul's dirk but we have no photos, nor do we know what happened to his daughters,the 'girls he left behind him', However, 'Morley' appears to be one of the families into which one of them married.

Grateful for any information please.


Gary Scholes writes:

I am trying to find any information on George Scholes and Mary Coggin(s?) or Coggan who I believe were married 31 Aug 1817 at Saint Mary Magdalene Church, Nottinghamshire, England. They had a son, Thomas Coggin Scholes B 15 Jul 1827 from whom I am descendant.

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