The Family Tree

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.

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.

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

The last appearance of Charles is in Newmarket on the 1901 Census where he is living with his youngest son, Elias Newman and his wife and children after Emma's death.

Further Details

1820, Somersham, Huntingdonshire.

16th April 1820, Haddenham parish church, Cambridgeshire.



In the June quarter of 1906, Newmarket, Suffolk, aged '84yrs'.