Newport, William (1839-1910)
Transcription of obituary In the Christian Messenger
Mr. W. Newport, of Great Coxwell, Faringdon Circuit, was called suddenly August 13th, 1910, aged 71 years. Quiet, plodding, true, he will be greatly missed in the villages where for many, years he had been breaking the bread of life.
Family and other information
William was born in 1839 at Fyfield, Berkshire, to parents Henry and Maria. Henry worked the land.
Census returns identify the following occupations for William.
- 1861 agricultural labourer
- 1871 agricultural labourer
- 1881 carter
- 1891 farmer
- 1901 farmer
William married Sarah Webb (abt1839-1908) in the summer of 1860 in the Faringdon Registration District, Berkshire. Census returns identify nine children.
- Jane Sophia (1863-1925) – married Thomas Morse, a farm labourer, in 1883
- Albert Edward (1867-1917) – a carter (1911)
- William Richard (1871-1945) – a cattle dealer (1911)
- Anna (1873-1951) – a general servant at Tollington School (1891); married Edward Akers, a cowman, in 1894
- John (b1876) – a farm labourer
- Ellen (1878-1897)
- Henry (b1880) – a chauffer (1911)
- Jesse (1883-1938) – a farmer (1911)
- Jabez (1887-1933) – a farmer (1911)
Christian Messenger 1912/112
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