The Newton Family

Augusta Margaret Newton

Baptism: 22 March 1821, in St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England

Father: Francis Newton

Mother: Harriet Matilda (Chamberlain) Newton

Death: 29 June 1900, in Castletown, Isle of Man, aged 81

Burial: 3 July 1900, in Malew, Isle of Man, aged 81

Notes: In the 1881 census, Augusta is listed as a "Landed Proprieter".

Census & Addresses:
1861: Paddington, Middlesex
1881: Westham, Malew, Isle of Man
1889: Westham, Arbory Street, Castletown, Isle of Man   (Porter's Directory)
1891: Castletown, Isle of Man
1894: Westham, Arbory Street, Castletown, Isle of Man   (Brown's Directory)

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Elizabeth Newton

Birth: 26 January 1783

Baptism: 8 February 1783, in St Chad, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Father: Hibbert Newton

Mother: Margaret (Glascott) Newton

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Francis Newton

Birth: 1790, in Alderton, county Wexford, Ireland

Father: Hibbert Newton

Mother: Margaret (Glascott) Newton

Married: Harriet Matilda Chamberlain on 25 April 1820, in St Nicolas, Brighton, Suffolk, England
Freeman's Journal 4 May 1820
On the 25th inst, at Brighton, Francis Newton Esq of the 90th Light Infantry, to Harriet Matilda daughter of the late Thomas Chamberlain Esq of London

Harriet was the daughter of Thomas Chamberlain, of London.

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Occupation: Army Officer.
Francis was commissioned ensign, without purchase, in the 8th West India Regiment on 10 March 1810 (London Gazette 6 March 1810 p335). From there he transferred to the 90th Foot and on 14 September 1820 to the 8th Royal Veteran Battalion (London Gazette 23 September 1820 p1798). In 1827, Francis is listed as retired in full pay in the 8th Royal Veteran Battalion (Army List 1827 p423). On 6 March 1835, Francis, still an ensign, transferred to the 76th Foot (London Gazette 6 March 1835 p414).

Notes: In 1818, Francis and his brothers petitioned the Canadian Government for relief, based on the confiscation of their grandfather's property by the Americans due to his loyalty to Canada, and hardship caused by their father's early death.
Annual report - Public Archives of Canada 1897 p262 (Douglas Brymner, 1898)
1818 April -,
  Petition of Capt. Phillips Newton, Ensign Francis Newton, George Newton of Dublin, and Lieut. Hibbert Newton, sons of the late Lieut. Hibbert Newton, stating that their grandfather's property was confiscated by the Americans for the loyalty of himself and brothers. The grants of land and the circumstances which prevented them from being settled upon; their distress owing to their early age when their father died leaving a widow and five young children. Apply for relief.


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Francis William Newton

Baptism: 29 October 1822, in St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England

Father: Francis Newton

Mother: Harriet Matilda (Chamberlain) Newton

Death: 7 June 1897, in Port Hope, Northumberland county, Ontario, Canada, aged 75

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George Hibbert Newton

Birth: 1789/90

Father: Hibbert Newton

Mother: Margaret (Glascott) Newton

Married (1st): Martha Bore on 31 December 1815, in St Peter, Dublin, Ireland
Martha is recorded as being resident in the parish of St Peter, Dublin.

Married (2nd): Eliza Eleanor Wilks on 16 October 1844, in Malew, Isle of Man
Eliza was born in 1799, the daughter of James Wilks and Catherine Moore nee Casnahan and died on 29 August 1878, at Westham, Malew. She was buried on 3 September 1878, in Malew, aged 80. Eliza bequeathed the entire residue of her estate to the Bishop Barrow's Charity for a school for girls. Probate of her will was granted on 11 October 1878 in Malew, to Sir James Gell.
The statutes of the Isle of Man p244 (Broadbent, 1905)
An Act to provide for the Investment of certain Moneys for a Girls' High School held by the Trustees of Bishop Barrow's Charity.
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  And whereas, Eliza Eleanor Newton, late of Westham, in the parish of Malew, widow (she having been a niece of the said Mark Wilks and a cousin of the Founder), did, by her last will and testament, proved in the Ecclesiastical Court on the 11th day of October, 1878, bequeath the residue of her estate of every description to the trustees of Bishop Barrow's Charity, in trust for the purposes declared as to a school for the higher class education of girls in the deed of 1875, such residue to be added to the capital of Lady Buchan's gift; And whereas such residue amounts to the sum of £423 or thereabouts;


A mortgage on property bequeathed in the will resulted in some further legal proceedings in the parish of Bride.
Census :
1841: Rushen, Isle of Man: Eliza Wilkes is aged 41 (1465/12 fol 23 p7)
1861: Castletown, Isle of Man: Eliza E. Newton is aged 61   (4414 fol 19 p177)
1871: Castletown, Isle of Man: Elizabeth E. Newton is aged 72  (5777 fol 165 p1)

Notes: In 1818, George and his brothers petitioned the Canadian Government for relief, based on the confiscation of their grandfather's property by the Americans due to his loyalty to Canada, and hardship caused by their father's early death.
Annual report - Public Archives of Canada 1897 p262 (Douglas Brymner, 1898)
1818 April -,
  Petition of Capt. Phillips Newton, Ensign Francis Newton, George Newton of Dublin, and Lieut. Hibbert Newton, sons of the late Lieut. Hibbert Newton, stating that their grandfather's property was confiscated by the Americans for the loyalty of himself and brothers. The grants of land and the circumstances which prevented them from being settled upon; their distress owing to their early age when their father died leaving a widow and five young children. Apply for relief.


Death: 31 October 1865, at Malew, Isle of Man

Buried: 6 November 1865 at Malew, Isle of Man, aged 75

Census & Addresses:
1815: Union of Kilcommon, county Wicklow   (marriage record)
1818: Dublin, county Dublin   (Annual report - Public Archives of Canada 1897 p262)
1861: Castletown, Isle of Man: George H. Newton is aged 70   (4414 fol 19 p177)

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Harriet Mary (Newton) Sowden

Birth: 11 March 1827

Baptism: 24 April 1827, in Christ Church, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England

Father: Francis Newton

Mother: Harriet Matilda (Chamberlain) Newton

Married: Thomas Musgrave Sowden in Port Hope, Northumberland county, Ontario, Canada
Rootsweb WorldConnect (leoniemcgaw) gives the marriage date as 1852, but I think it was more likely between the baptisms of Rebecca to Thomas and Ellen in 1848 and Henry to Thomas and Harriet in 1850. I assume that Ellen died at or shortly after Rebecca's birth and Thomas, a widower with an infant, remarried quickly.

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Buried: 1855, in Ontario, Canada

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Hibbert Newton

Birth: 1761/2, in North America

Father: Philips Newton

Mother: Elizabeth (Wickham) Newton

Married: Margaret Glascott

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Occupation: Army Officer
Hibbert was commissioned an ensign in the 33rd Regiment of Foot on 6 January 1776 (London Gazette 3 February 1776 p2). He was appointed to an additional company of the 62nd regiment on 1 March 1776, but stayed in England in a recruiting capacity when the regiment was deployed to Canada. Hibbert was promoted to Lieutenant in the 62nd regiment on 6 May 1780 (London Gazette 2 May 1780 p4). He exchanged into the 53rd Foot on 19 January 1782 (London Gazette 15 January 1782 p1). He was placed onto half-pay in the 53rd, then exchanged into Lieutenant-Colonel O'Donnell's Regiment in Ireland on 20 July 1794 (London Gazette 6 September 1794 p903) and then into Major-General Fox's Regiment on 12 November 1794 (London Gazette 30 January 1795 p10).

62nd Regiment of Foot, 1777

Hibbert Newton was one of the small number of British Army officers of American birth serving in the 62nd Regiment. His father, Philips Newton, was from a founding family of civil and military officers of Nova Scotia, while his mother Elizabeth (née Wickham), was of a prominent Newport, Rhode Island, family. Although Hibbert was born in America, he spent most of his youth in Ireland and on 1 March 1776, at age 14, was commissioned an ensign and appointed to Captain Richard Baily's additional company of the 62nd Regiment of Foot. In this capacity, he helped recruit new men for his regiment while it was serving in America. Because of his recruitment duties, Newton did not serve in the Northern Campaign of 1777 and was therefore not part of the subsequent prisoner Convention Army. It is ironic that one of the regiment's few officers to have been born in the Western Hemisphere should have spent the war in Britain.

After the 62nd Regiment was repatriated to England in 1781, Newton, then a lieutenant, was assigned to Lieutenant-Colonel John Anstruther's company. Newton soon after engaged in the first of a series of lateral exchanges into other corps which, in the records, would define the rest of his martial career. On 11 January 1782, he swapped regiments with Lieutenant William Oldham of the 53rd Regiment of Foot, a regiment long assigned to the Canada garrison. Newton remained with that regiment until he exchanged into O'Donnell's Irish Regiment, with a commission date of 20 July 1794. Newton's final commission, with a date of 12 November 1794, was in Fox's Irish Regiment. He died soon after.


Death:
26 October 1795 in New Ross, county Wexford, Ireland

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Hibbert Newton

Birth: 5 December 1790, in county Wexford, Ireland

Father: Hibbert Newton

Mother: Margaret (Glascott) Newton

Married: Dorothea Gildea on 8 January 1818 in Wexford parish church, county Wexford, Ireland

Dorothea was born in 1798, in Coslough, county Mayo, the daughter of James Cuff Gildea and Anne Harvey. She died on 1 January 1867, in Ballinglen, county Wicklow.

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Occupation: Army Officer.
Hibbert was commissioned as ensign in the 32nd Regiment of Foot on 1 August 1809 (London Gazette 29 July 1809 p1198). Confusingly, another man also named Hibbert Newton had been commissioned into the same regiment on 29 April 1809 (London Gazette 23 April 1809 p585). That Hibbert died in the Battle of Salamanca on 22 July 1812 (Napoleonic Guide). We distinguish the two by, for example, the Army List 1856 p458 shoing the commisson dat of the surviving Hibbert. The Hibbert Newton of this mini-biography was wounded in the same Battle of Salamanca (post on nsroots) and was awarded the Silver War medal with one clasp for Salamanca. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 13 April 1813 (Army List 1847 p435), activated from half-pay on 25 May 1815 (London Gazette 3 June 1815 p1043) and put on half-pay again on 25 March 1817 and Hibbert was still a half-pay Lieutenant in 1847 (Army List 1847 p435)

Notes: In 1818, Hibbert and his brothers petitioned the Canadian Government for relief, based on the confiscation of their grandfather's property by the Americans due to his loyalty to Canada, and hardship caused by their father's early death.
Annual report - Public Archives of Canada 1897 p262 (Douglas Brymner, 1898)
1818 April -,
  Petition of Capt. Phillips Newton, Ensign Francis Newton, George Newton of Dublin, and Lieut. Hibbert Newton, sons of the late Lieut. Hibbert Newton, stating that their grandfather's property was confiscated by the Americans for the loyalty of himself and brothers. The grants of land and the circumstances which prevented them from being settled upon; their distress owing to their early age when their father died leaving a widow and five young children. Apply for relief.


Death: 12 February 1861, in Ireland

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Philip Thomas Chamberlain Newton

Birth: 29 November 1824

Baptism: 24 April 1827, in Christ Church, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England

Father: Francis Newton

Mother: Harriet Matilda (Chamberlain) Newton

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Phillips Newton

Father: Hibbert Newton

Mother: Margaret (Glascott) Newton

Occupation: Army Officer
Phillips was commissioned an ensign, without purchase, in the 20th Regiment of Foot on 21 April 1801 (London Gazette 18 April 1801 p418). He transferred to the 35th Foot, and promoted to Lieutenant, without purchase, on 10 November 1804 (London Gazette 6 November 1804 p1366). Phillips was promoted to Captain on 19 September 1809 (London Gazette 16 September 1809 p1493). In December 1816, Philipps was recorded as an officer serving with the 35th stationed in Malta. On 1 February 1821, Phillips exchanged to half-pay in the 4th West India Regiment (London Gazette 10 February 1821 p367), then exchanged back into the 35th Foot as Paymaster on 14 June 1821 (London Gazette 23 June 1821 p1323), which position he still held in 1827 (Army List 1827 p199).

Notes: In 1818, Phillips and his brothers petitioned the Canadian Government for relief, based on the confiscation of their grandfather's property by the Americans due to his loyalty to Canada, and hardship caused by their father's early death.
Annual report - Public Archives of Canada 1897 p262 (Douglas Brymner, 1898)
1818 April -,
  Petition of Capt. Phillips Newton, Ensign Francis Newton, George Newton of Dublin, and Lieut. Hibbert Newton, sons of the late Lieut. Hibbert Newton, stating that their grandfather's property was confiscated by the Americans for the loyalty of himself and brothers. The grants of land and the circumstances which prevented them from being settled upon; their distress owing to their early age when their father died leaving a widow and five young children. Apply for relief.


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