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Michael Newbold (1623 - 1692)

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Michael Newbold
Born in Hansworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1652 in Eckington, Derbyshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died in Mansfield, Burlington, New Jerseymap
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Michael Newbold was born in Yorkshire, England.
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Michael Newbold migrated from England to America.
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Michael, son of Thomas and Joanna (Syms) Newbold was born 1 Jul 1623,[1][2] in Hansworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire.[2][3]


Michael's wife was named Anne, mentioned in his will. Their children were born in England in villages near the town of Sheffield, Yorkshire. Anne and Alice were baptized in Hansworth Woodhouse, the middle children were baptized in Eckington and the youngest were baptized at Sheffield Park Gate, Yorkshire.[2]


Early in 1678, Michael purchased land in New Jersey.

"28-29 Jan 1677/8 Memorandum of Deed. To Michael Newbold of Sheffield Parke, Co. of Yorke, husbandman for 1/8 of the 3-90 [3/90ths] of the Province, bo't of Edward Byllinge March 1, 1676/7"[4]

Michael's son, John, was the first family member to venture across the Atlantic on the Shield in 1678. Michael followed by 1680 when his cattle mark was recorded.[2]

New Jersey

From the History of Burlington and Mercer Counties:[5]

Michael purchased 400 acres of land 3 Sep 1681 in Burlington County, about seven miles southeast of Burlington, two and a half miles from Jobstown, on Assiscunk Creek. From the description the land was located, roughly, where the Columbus Farmer's Market is. There he built his house. In 1685, he acquired 300 acres at Omamickon, Springfield Township. [2][6][7][8] The second lot passed to his son Michael.

He was, perhaps, overseer of highways for the township of Mansfield, June 5, 1690,[3] but this may have been his son.


Michael died before 25 Feb 1692/93 (date his will was proved) at Burlington, New Jersey[1][2]


"In the name of God, Amen, The nyneteenth Day of May in the Yeard of our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred & Nynety I Machaell Newbold of the County of Burlington in The Province of West New Jersey, Yeoman, Being aged and weake in Body but of sound minde ... my last Will & testamt ... unto Anne my loveing Wife for her Comfortable livelyhood the Third part of all my Estate for and dureing the terme & thme of her naturall life. ... liberty to dwell in the messuage house wherein I now inhabitt ... I give & bequeath unto my Daughters Lettice Mary Margrett & to Gershom, the sonne of my daughter Alice five pounds apeece ... the sume of Twenty pounds a peice more ... forth of what is due to me in England if same can be gotten. Item I give unto my Daughter Anne the wife of James Nutt in England ffive pounds haveing heretofore given her part of her portion. ... I give & bequeath unto my Sonne Samuell in England ... one Shilling having before given him his share & portion. Item I give & bequeath unto my sonne John in England Three hundred Acres of Land in ... this Province ... Provided my said sonne John doe & shall come againe into this said Province & shall discharge & satisfye to my Executors the Trust I committed to & reposed in him concerning my estate in England; But in case hee shall not come ... i give to him ... ye Sume of ffive pounds in ... unto my Sonne Joshua Two hundred Acres of Land ... all the rest of my Lands Tenemts & Hereditamts within this sd Province not before herein bequeathed unto my Three Youngest Sonnes Michaell, James & Thomas ... Alsoe all the rest & residue of my Goods & Chattells my said three youngest sonnes Michaell, James & Thomas share & share like whonm I alsoe ordaine & appoint to be Executors ..."

A codicil gives one ewe sheep apiece to the six children of daughter Lettice, the two children of daughter Margett and the four children of daughter Mary.

His will was proved 25 Feb 1692/3. His inventory, dated the same, 25 Feb 1692/3, included oxen, cows, and other bovines, ewes, lambs, sheep, pigs, horses, his house and land, 1/3 part of a corn mill and money due to him especially #205 in England. The inventory was valued at £772.14.03


  1. Anne; married James Nutt (named in Father's 1690 will, living in England)
  2. Alice,(Father's 1690 will, left £5 to her son Gershom, implying her previous decease.); married Eliakim Higgins.
  3. Samuel; (named in Father's 1690 will, living in England) Samuell, s/o Michill NEWBOULD born 16 Jul 1656; bpt 7 Aug 1656 at St Peter and St Paul Eckington Derbyshire[9]
  4. John; (named in Father's 1690 will, in England, but supposed to return) . John, s/o Mihill NEWBOULD bpt. 12 Aug 1658 at St Peter and St Paul Eckington Derbyshire[9]
  5. Lettice, (named in Father's 1690 will) married John Woolston. Lettice, d/o Mihill NEWBOULD born 14 Oct 1659; bpt 10 Nov 1659. at St Peter and St Paul Eckington Derbyshire[9]
  6. Mary,(named in Father's 1690 will) married Jodia or Jedia, Higgins. Mary, d/o Michaell NEWBOULD born 23 May 1661; bpt. 16 Jun 1661, at St Peter and St Paul Eckington Derbyshire[9]
  7. Margaret,(named in Father's 1690 will) married Daniel Wills. Margreat, d/o Michaell NEWBOULD 15 Jan 1662/3, at St Peter and St Paul Eckington Derbyshire[9]
  8. Matthew, s/o Michaell NEWBOULD 21 Sep 1665, at St Peter and St Paul Eckington Derbyshire[9]
  9. Joshua,(named in Father's 1690 will) died in 1708, or 1709; married Hannah ______.
  10. Michael, (named as one of three youngest sons in Father's 1690 will) Michell, s/o Michell NEWBOULD 3 Oct 1667, at St Peter and St Paul Eckington Derbyshire[9]
  11. James,(named as one of three youngest sons in Father's 1690 will) died in 1697; married Elizabeth Powell.
  12. Thomas,(named as one of three youngest sons in Father's 1690 will) died about 1696; probably unmarried.

Research Note

According to Comly Family in America William Romaine Newbold of Philadelphia collected a lot of data on the Newbolds in England and America. It wasn't published but was on file at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry Lineage of Members, Author: Arthur Louis Finnell Publication: Baltimore, Maryland, Printed for Clearfield Company, Inc. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1997, p 205. Accessed at Ancestry ($) Text: "Michael Newbold (b. 1 Jul 1623; d. 1692) m. to Ann _____" Next Gen. "Jediah Higgins (b. 5 Mar 1656/57; d. 23 Apr 1715) m. 12 May 1684 to Mary Newbold (b. 3 May 1661; d. __)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Comly, George Norwood "Comly family in America: descendants of Henry and Joan Comly who came to America in 1682 from Bedminster, Somersetshire, England" : with short accounts of the ancestors of Charles and Debby Ann (Newbold) Comly (Philadelphia, PA, Privately published under supervision of J.B. Lippincott, 1939), p 937-938.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lee, Francis Bazley, 1869-1914, ed. Genealogical and memorial history of the state of New Jersey .. (New York, Lewis historical publishing company, 1910)
  4. Nelson, William (ed.) Patents and Deeds and Other Early Records of New Jersey 1664-1703. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 1982. Links at Ancestry ($) p. 409 West Jersey Records Liber B p. 88
  5. Woodward, E. M. and Hageman, John Frelinghuysen. History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey : with biographical sketches of many of their pioneers and prominent men. (Philadelphia : Everts & Peck, 1883) p. 352, 353. Michael was a first settler in Mansfield Township, 1678, a member of the Council of Proprietors. He romoved shortly to Springfield Township.
  6. Can be downloaded. and New Jersey State Archives Searchable Databases: Early Land Records, 1650-1900s
  7. Patents and Deeds. p. 359 3 Sp 1681. "Liber A or Revel's Book of Surveys, p. 62
  8. Patents and Deeds p. 382 June 1685 "Liber A or Revel's Book of Surveys, p. 135.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 Parish Register’s St Peter and St Paul Eckington Derbyshire baptisms. Search at with appropriate parameters.
  • Higgins, Katharine Elizabeth Chapin. "Richard Higgins, a resident and pioneer settler at Plymouth and Eastham, Massachusetts, and at Piscataway, New Jersey, and his descendants" ( Worchester, Mass, 1918), pp 56, 58, 6, 89. Mentioned as parent and grandparent. "of Handsworth and Eckington, County York, later of Mansfield township, Burlington County, N. J., on the Delaware River, a few miles below Bordentown."
  • Calendar of New Jersey wills, administrations, etc. by New Jersey Historical Society; Nelson, William, 1847-1914; Honeyman, A. Van Doren (Abraham Van Doren), 1849-1936; Hutchinson, Elmer Tindall, 1882-1954. (Newark, N.J. [etc.] 1901) Will Abstract p. 336
  • Stevenson, John R. Thomas Stevenson of London, England and his descendants (Flemington, N.J.: H. E. Deats, 1902) p. 76 footnote
  • Genealogical and memorial history of the state of New Jersey: a book of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation" Author: Anonymous Publication: New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1910, p. 1298-1299.

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Newbold-27 and Newbold-441 appear to represent the same person because: Received an email saying they might be the same person. Dates are a little different, but spouse has the same name, and one daughter also has the same name.
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Michael is 10 degrees from Alice Paul, 16 degrees from Michael Schell and 10 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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