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Charles Newman

Charles Newman was born in 1820 in Somersham which was, at the time, part of Huntingdonshire. It is now a district of Cambridgeshire, England.

Charles was the illegitimate son of Rebecca Newman of Haddenham. It appears accepted by Charles and church records, that his father was Elias Dann, a labourer from Wilburton. Elias' name appears on Charles' marriage certificate and is included in the register names as "father". Elias Dann never married Rebecca Newman and instead she married John Seymore two years after Charles' birth. Elias meanwhile went on to marry and have his own legitimate children.

When Charles was about 6 years old, his mother died. She was followed to the grave by Charles' half-sister Rebecca Seymore, who died at just 9 weeks old.

Charles worked as a Blacksmith/Journeyman and after marrying Emma Levitt, the couple lived in Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire with their family.

In 1901, Charles appears in Newmarket living with his youngest son, Elias Newman and his wife and children after Emma's death.

At some point after this, he moves to The Workhouse, where he dies aged 84 years.

Further Details

1820, Somersham, Huntingdonshire, England.

16th April 1820 at Holy Trinity Church, Haddenham, Cambridgeshire, England.



8th June 1906, at The Workhouse, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, England. Aged '84yrs'.

June 1906. Location not yet known, but not in Swaffham Bulbeck with his wife.