Philip Newman was the sixth of the seven children of John Newman and his wife Hannah Squire of Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire (now in Cambridgeshire), England.
Philip is first documented as living in Haddenham, Cambridgeshire, in a document dated 9th November 1785, where he is noted at an Examination by to Justices of the Peace, as having worked for William Purver (Miller and Baker) of Haddenham in 1777.
This examination, also notes that he had previously worked as a miller for a Mr. Barton Warman, a miller and baker in Somersham, Huntingdonshire, England.
Aside from this examination, he appears in Haddenham records for his wedding to Lydia Ingle in 1779. This marriage was to last 23 months, when Lydia died. Philip and Lydia are known to have had two sons during their short marriage and their youngest, Philip, was buried on the same day as his mother at Somersham, in 1781. Lydia was noted as just 22 years old and her son was an infant.
Philip re-married in 1785 to Elizabeth Whitehead, also of Haddenham, and the couple went on to have at least six children. Their first child, a son named William, died in his infancy. Only two of the couple's known children are known to have survived their infancy; William and Rebecca.
In 1809 tragedy struck as Philip, working as a Miller at the mill of William and Robert Pate (later known as Neville's Mill) of Haddenham on 20th July 1809 when he "was caught in the works of his mill, and unfortunately killed" - as reported by the Cambridge Chronicle, dated 22nd July 1809.
An inquest took place on 21st July 1809 at The Bull public house in Haddenham where a verdict of 'Accidentally killed' was agreed. He was buried later that day at Haddenham parish church where the register notes him as being both a miller and a baker.
- During 1760 at Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England.
- 6th July 1760 at St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England.
- Lydia Ingle (1759-1781) on 15th October 1779 at Holy Trinity Church, Haddenham, Cambridgeshire, England.
- Elizabeth Whitehead (17??-?) on 21st September 1785 at Holy Trinity Church, Haddenham, Cambridgeshire, England.
- Thomas Newman (1780-?)
- Philip Newman (1781)
- William Newman (1786-17??)
- William Newman (1791-1872) married Ann Clarke (1795-1869)
- Ann Newman (1795-?)
- James Newman (1797)
- Robert Newman (1802)
- Rebecca Newman (1804-1826) married John Seymore (18??-?)
- 1773: Miller to Barton Warman (Miller and Baker) of Somersham
- 1773: Miller to William Purver (Miller and Baker) of Haddenham
- 1773: Miller and Baker to Messrs. William and Robert Pate (Millers and Bakers) of Haddenham
- 20th July 1809 at the windmill of William and Robert Pate, Aldreth Road, Haddenham, Cambridgeshire, England.
- 21st July 1809 at Holy Trinity Church, Haddenham, Cambridgeshire, England.