Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John NEWNHAM (1712-1745)

and Anne POTTER (c1710-1771)

 

John Newnham and Anne Potter married on 13 April 1737 in Ardingly, Sussex.  Another John Newnham married Ann Butcher in Withyham, Sussex in 1737.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

John Newnham was baptised on 6 February 1711/2 in Ardingly, Sussex.  He was the son of John Newnham (1677-?) and Elizabeth Rootes (1667-1740).  John died aged 33 years and was buried on 30 May 1745 in Ardingly.  The burial register noted that he was John Newnham, junior from West Hill.

Anne Potter may have been born about 1710.  The Ardingly burial register notes that an Ann Newnham died aged 61 years and was buried on 26 December 1771, however, the entry does not say if she was a widow or where she was from.

 

John Newnham and Ann Potter had 4 known children:

  1. John Newnham was born on 9 December 1737 and baptised on 25 December 1737 in Ardingly.  He married Elizabeth Comber in 1763.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Anne Newnham was born on 16 May 1739 and baptised on 27 May 1739 in Ardingly.  She died aged 50 years and was buried on 21 April 1790 in Ardingly.  The burial register noted that she was the widow of Mr. Thomas Harmer.

    Ann married Thomas Harmer by licence on 2 January 1762 in Ardingly.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster.  The witnesses to their marriage were William Nicholas and John Newnham.

    Thomas was born on 25 December 1734 and baptised on 29 December 1734 in Ardingly.  He was the son of Thomas Harmer (1703-1771) and Anne Nicholas (1710-1771).  He died aged 41 years and was buried on 26 November 1776 in Ardingly.

    Thomas and Ann had the following children:

    1. Thomas Harmer was born on 8 March 1763 and baptised on 30 March 1763 in Ardingly.  He died aged 6 months and was buried on 22 September 1763 in Ardingly.

    2. Thomas Harmer was born on 10 September 1764 and baptised on 30 September 1764 in Ardingly.  He died aged 26 years and was buried on 24 January 1791 in Ardingly.  The burial register recorded he was Mr. Thomas Harmer.

      Thomas married Elizabeth Tully by banns on 7 December 1785 in Ardingly.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Turner and Richard Creasy.

      Elizabeth was born 18 October 1768 and baptised on 13 November 1768 in Ardingly.  She was the daughter of John Tully and Sarah Isted.  She died aged 20 years and was buried on 18 June 1789 in Ardingly.  The burial register noted that she was the wife of Mr. Thomas Harmer.

      Thomas and Elizabeth had the following children:

      1. Thomas Harmer was born on 24 August 1786 and baptised on 22 September 1786 in Ardingly.

      2. Ann Harmer was born on 30 October 1787 and baptised on 23 November 1787 in Ardingly.

      3. John Harmer was born on 3 January 1789 and privately baptised on 23 January 1789 in Ardingly.

    3. Ann Harmer was born on 28 September 1768 and baptised on 23 October 1768 in Ardingly.  She died aged 6 weeks and was buried on 12 November 1768 in Ardingly.

  3. Thomas Newnham was born on 15 May 1741 and baptised on 25 May 1741 in Ardingly.  He married Margaret Mascall in 1768.  (They have their own page.)

  4. William Newnham was born on 25 June 1744 and baptised on 8 July 1744 in Ardingly.  He married Mildred Faulconer in 1770.  (They have their own page.)

 

NEWNHAM          POTTER

This page was updated on 23 April 2012