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Isaac Newton (bef. 1606 - bef. 1642)

Isaac Newton
Born before in Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married Apr 1642 [location unknown]
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Died before at about age 36 in Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, Englandmap
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Isaac Newton of Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, baptised 21 September 1606 Colsterworth, Lincolnshire [1]


He married sometime after 1639 and before April 1642. This is assumed to be somewhere in Lincolnshire (parish unknown as no marriage record found) Hannah Ayscough, daughter of [2][3]

  • James Ayscough of Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, Lincolnshire (will 17 Feb 1652, proved 24 Nov 1657 London),[3]
  • and Margery or Margaret (living 24 November 1657), daughter of William Blyth of Stroxton, co. Lincs.[2][3]

Isaac's father Robert Newton (abt.1578-bef.1641) died about mid-September 1641 and was buried on 20 September 1641 in Colsterworth.

Isaac died in the first few days of October 1642, just under three months before the birth of their only child on 25 December 1642 the renowned physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton. [2] [4]

Will Extract

Isaac left a will dated 1 October 1642 describing himself as being of Woolsthorpe in the parish of Colsterworth, a yeoman and being sick.[5] He made bequests to and mentioned:

  • Elizabeth Cristian, daughter of Thomas Cristian (Christian) of Skillington
  • Isabell Cooke, daughter of John Cooke of Skillington
  • the other children of John Cooke
  • Ann Newton, daughter of my brother Richard Newton
  • my uncle Richard Newton
  • the poor of the parish (of Woolsthorp)
  • repairs to the bridge betwixt Colsterworth and Woolsthorpe
  • my wife, executrix (unnamed)
  • my father (in law) James Ayscough and my brother in Law William Ayscough, parson of Burton (Coggles), to be supervisors

Witnesses: James Ascough, William Denton, Edward Foster Isacke Newton his marke (Note: he makes no mention of his wife being with child, although she would have been 6 months pregnant when he wrote his will. He died soon after making his will)

Probate Lincoln Consistory Court, Lincoln, 15th March 1642/3 granted to executrix (unnamed)

Lundy, D. "Isaac Newton #142564, b. circa 1606, d. October 1642." The Peerage. Web.[3] was the eldest son and heir of:


  1. Isaacke Newton, 21 Sep 1606; FHL microfilm 421,973.[1] Isaac Newton, burial 06 Oct 1642; citing Colsterworth, Lincoln, England; FHL microfilm 1,450,482.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Howard, J.J. (1874). "Pedigree of Newton," in Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica,1(1), p. 173. London: Hamilton, Adams & co. eBook.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 will of James Ayscough
  4. Wikipedia: Sir Isaac Newton
  5. Foster, C. W. (1928). Sir Isaac Newton's Family. Reports and Papers of the Architectural and Archaeological Societies of the County of Lincoln, Etc. pg 45Internet Archive accessed: 11 April 2023

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Newton-101 and Newton-18 appear to represent the same person because: There are no sources currently in 101, but if you check the history of when it was created the one source it started with was a Family Search link to the death of Isaac Newton in 1642 in Lincolnshire which is the same burial information in Newton-18. Newton-101 appears to be a junk profile that needs to be merged to clean up the database, much like we did when merging Newton-4023 to Newton-18 earlier this year.
posted by Cory Newton
edited by Cory Newton
Newton 101 has a different (and possibly imaginary) wife and an unsourced child and different parents. As they stand, these profiles should not be merged.
posted by Elizabeth (Greet) Viney
edited by Elizabeth (Greet) Viney
Newton-101 and Newton-18 are not ready to be merged because: Different wife, child and parents.
Hello Clare - would you please unlock this duplicate profile for Isaac Newton, the father of the noted scientist so that he can be merged. Many thanks.

Jo, England Project Managed Profiles team coordinator

posted on Newton-4023 (merged) by Jo Fitz-Henry
Newton-4023 and Newton-18 appear to represent the same person because: Merge proposed as Isaac Newton-4023 is a junk profile with no other identifying dates, locations or relationships apart from his name. Merge to remove him from the WT database.
posted by Jo Fitz-Henry
Newton-7939 and Newton-18 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate.
posted by Gerald Jones

Unmerged matches › Isaac Newton (1577-1641)
Rejected matches › Isaac Newton (1652-1685)

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