William Newport

1839-1910

By Geoff Dickinson

Transcription of obituary In the Christian Messenger

Mr. W. Newport, of Great Coxwell, Faringdon Circuit, was called suddenly August 13th, 1910, aged 71 years. Quiet, plodding, true, he will be greatly missed in the villages where for many, years he had been breaking the bread of life.

Family and other information

William was born in 1839 at Fyfield, Berkshire, to parents Henry and Maria. Henry worked the land.

Census returns identify the following occupations for William.

  • 1861 agricultural labourer
  • 1871 agricultural labourer
  • 1881 carter
  • 1891 farmer
  • 1901 farmer

William married Sarah Webb (abt1839-1908) in the summer of 1860 in the Faringdon Registration District, Berkshire. Census returns identify nine children.

  • Jane Sophia (1863-1925) – married Thomas Morse, a farm labourer, in 1883
  • Albert Edward (1867-1917) – a carter (1911)
  • William Richard (1871-1945) - a cattle dealer (1911)
  • Anna (1873-1951) - a general servant at Tollington School (1891); married Edward Akers, a cowman, in 1894
  • John (b1876) - a farm labourer
  • Ellen (1878-1897)
  • Henry (b1880) - a chauffer (1911)
  • Jesse (1883-1938) - a farmer (1911)
  • Jabez (1887-1933) - a farmer (1911)

References

Christian Messenger 1912/112

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

This page was added by Geoff Dickinson on 21/10/2015.