Rev. Henry Brown Newman
1798 - 1878
|Relationship to me:
||Great Great Great Uncle
||Edwin Sandys Newman
||1762 - 1836
||???? - ????
||(younger) Edwin Newman
||1803 - 1884
|| 1810 - 1829
||(elder) Brigit Sherston m. John Cann
||???? - ????
||(younger) Anne (from SCC records)
||1801 - ????
||1808 - 1831
||1816 - 1824
||Elizabeth Hooper, daughter of John Hooper, owner of Hendford
Manor before Edwin Newman
||1806 - ????
I have five references to Henry Brown Newman.
- One (an incorrect one) comes from my father's records which state that
Henry Brown Newman was Rector of Sparkford. This information is certainly
wrong since it can be seen from the listing
of Rectors hanging inside Sparkford church, there were no Newmans appointed
rector there after Henry Brown Newman's father Edwin
Sandys Newman, who died in office in 1836. Edwin Sandys Newman was succeeded
by Henry Bennett, a descendant of James Bennett who had purchased the reversionary
rights to Cadbury and Sparkford estates from Edwin's uncle Francis
in the early 1790s. James Bennett nephew succeeded to these estates, and he
in turn left the Cadbury estate to his eldest son James and the Sparkford
one to his younger son Henry, who also became Rector of Sparkford after the
death of Edwin Sandys Newman.
- The second reference comes from Tony
Newman in the Newman Chronicle where he states:
"Henry Brown NEWMAN (1798) - (11 JAN 1878) m. Elizabeth
HOOPER, matriculated Wadham College, Oxford 06 Dec 1815 aged 17, scholar
1816-25, B.A. 1819, M.A. 1825, Fellow 1825-38, of Babcary, Somerset in
1838 - trustee of land in Blandford Forum (Reg. of Voters), Rector of
Little Bromley, Essex 1838, until his death in 1878."
This version is to some extent confirmed by the 1871 census
which shows Henry Brown Newman, 72, born at Shepton (Shepton Mallet?), Somerset,
Rector of Little Bromley, Essex, living in Church Road with his wife Elizabeth,
65, who was born in Yeovil, Somerset. No children are recorded staying with
- The third came to me from Jack Paynter (John Bernard Pendarves
Paynter, second son of Edwin Pendarves
Paynter and grand-son of James Bernard
Paynter), who (on 21st Dec 2002) sent me the following message and photo
which relates to Henry Brown Newman:
"I thought you might be interested in this photo
of a silver salver that I have just cleaned for Christmas. It reads "A
token of esteem from the indabitants of Glastonbury to the Rev H B Newman
MA in remembrance of the kind, faithful, and Christian discharge of his
pastoral duties whilst among them AD1834." (It must have taken ages
to get that inscription right at the parish council meeting)."
- Bob Senior of www.butleigh.org
wrote to me in May 2011 to say that he was "just in the process of comparing
the Bishops transcripst with the Parish records and note that both Henry Brown
Newman conducted baptisms, marriages and burials in Butleigh (three miles
south of Glastonbury, Somerset) and occasionally his father Edwin
Sandys Newman too".
- A letter from Sophia Rawlins(?) to my
father dated 4 Apr 1961, states that Hendford
Manor was owned by her great-great-grandfather John Hooper from 1792 to
1825. It was then owned by her great-great-uncle the Rev. James Hooper, who
sold it to Edwin Newman who used it as his
home and as the headquarters of his law firm "Newman Paynter & Co". John Hooper's younger daughter
Elizabeth married Rev. Henry Brown Newman.
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