Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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William NEWNAM (1790-?)

and Catherine CHANDLER (1796-?)


William Newnham and Catherine Chandler married by banns on 13 February 1821 at the parish church of St. Thomas Cliffe in Lewes, Sussex.  They were both then of the parish.

William Newnham was baptised on 12 September 1790 in Wivelsfield, Sussex.  He was the son of William Newnham (1768-?) and Sarah Egar.

Catherine Chandler was baptised on 21 September 1796 in Burwash, Sussex.  She was the daughter of John Chandler (1765-1831) and Catherine Westover (1772-1844).

When the 1851 census was recorded the couple and their youngest daughter were living in Haywards Heath, Sussex.  William was then a 61 year old agricultural and Catherine was 55.


William Newnham and Catherine Chandler had 9 known children:

  1. Eliza Newnham was born about 1822 in Wivelsfield.

  2. Mercy Newnham was baptised on 20 August 1823 in Wivelsfield.

  3. Harriet Newnham was baptised on 13 February 1825 in Wivelsfield.

  4. Frederick Newnham was baptised on 10 August 1828 in Wivelsfield.

  5. William Newnham was baptised on 20 June 1830 in Wivelsfield.

  6. Mary Newnham was baptised on 31 March 1833 in Wiveslfield.

  7. Edward Newnham was baptised on 1 February 1835 in Wivelsfield.  In 1851 he was a 16 year old servant and errand boy living in the home of John Agers Wicheloe at Birch Green in Wivelsfield.

  8. Jesse Newnham was baptised on 16 July 1837 in Wivelsfield.

    Jesse married Sophia James on 16 March 1861 in Lewes.

    Sophia was baptised on 22 June 1834 at St. Michael's in Lewes and was the daughter of Thomas James and Lucy Breads.  She died on 14 April 1911 in Bexhill.

    Jesse and Sophia had the following daughter:

    1. Helen Rose Newnham was born in the fourth quarter of 1873 in St. Leonards, Sussex.  Helen married Ebenezer Warburton in 1903.  Ebenezer was born in the second quarter of 1879 in Buxted and was the son of Ebenezer Warburton (1846-1929) and Harriet Elizabeth Heaver (1849-?).

  9. Maria Newnham was baptised on 16 June 1839 in Wivelsfield.  At the time of the 1851 census she was 11 years old.



This page was reviewed on 8 April 2012