Update on Amendments to this Site


To save time for viewers returning to this site, I have developed this "Updates" page to help me (and anyone else) to keep track of the changes that I make to pages contained on the site. If you are a new viewer to the site, then past changes will be of no interest to you, and I suggest you proceed straight to the "Introduction" page.

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12 January 2005: modifications as follows:

8th January 2005: Information about Mary Ann Rhodes Nelson, sister of Adah Rhodes Wake (née Nelson), added to Adah's page (information sent to me by Mary's g-g-granddaughter Debbie Hill).

10 December 2004: Several updates summarized as follows:

11th October 2004: An additional note added to Henrietta Newman's page confirming that at least 9 months elapsed between her wedding and the birth of her first child! The mystery remains as to why she and her new husband were sent off to Alnwick, so far from their homes, to have their children and live their lives.

1st August 2004: Updated information about Anne Toll (née Newman) sent to me by her descendant Ken Toll. Updates include an estimate of her birth year and the year of her marriage and alternative spellings of her name. A minor update has also been made to Edwin Henry Armstrong Newman's page in which reference is made to information about him on the LDS (Latter Day Saints) website.

12th Jan 2004: Updated transcription of the text of the contract for the purchase of Evercreech Park has been added, thanks to Raymond Mercier. Raymond has also sent me a transcription of the Will of "Richard Newman the Younger" which I have added to the site. I have many more Will transcriptions from Raymond, awaiting my attention whenever I can get time to add them as well.

7th Jan 2004: Updates to pages for Thomas Newman of Fifehead and his son Richard Newman of Fifehead. To these pages I have added the names of Robert and John Newman, both sons of Thomas, who were discovered for me by Raymond Mercier. Raymond has sent me a vast collection of Newman and related Wills, including those of Robert and John Newman (and Frances Newman as mentioned in my 5th Dec 2003 update), and I plan to incorporate copies of these into these pages as and when time permits.

5th Dec 2003: My recent visit to the UK where I visited two of the old Newman houses (Cadbury Court and Evercreech Park) has rekindled my interest in genealogy which had flagged over the last 12 months. However my most recent flurry of genealogical activity has been the result of my discovery of Campbell Newman's website at http://www.angelfire.com/mac/cambel/500_hist/geneal_10_newman.html . Campbell and I share a common ancestor in Edwin Newman of Yeovil. However his family has been resident in Australia for some three generations which is (naturally) where his website tends to focus its attention. Nevertheless, some of his information about the older generations of the family is of immense interest to me and I have quoted freely from his text in several of the modified pages listed below.

In addition, Raymond Mercier has provided me with a vast amount of new information, including a CD full of Wills (many of which he has transcribed) only one of which I have so far had time to incorporate in these pages.

I summarize the extensive changes that I have recently made as follows:

New pages added as follows:

Page modifications as follows:

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Earlier in July 2002:

I'm sure there are lots more changes that I made around this time, but these are the ones I can remember.


Future Updates: Scott Nourse has written in with a bunch of information about William Gregory and Elizabeth Geers from whom he is descended. I will be working through this as soon as I can. Raymond Mercier has also sent a bundle of information about Newmans in Canada descended from Anne Newman which is going to take some time to work through.

Jerry Gandolfo has a lot more information about his relatives in the USA and I have suggested to him that he compose new pages for them himself, either for me to incorporate onto this site, or for him to post on a new website of his own. Cliff Ranson has also offered to pass on information to me about another US branch of the family, and about Francis Newman from whom they all descend.

I have been in contact with Tony Newman who has a lot of information about the Newmans of Fifehead posted on Ancestry.com. Unfortunately, Tony hasn't yet been able to trace his own links back to the Newmans of Fifehead, but has developed an interest in them nonetheless. He mentions the existence of an Irish branch of the family, but I don't yet know where the connection is.