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Family of Anna Louise Newsam

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Generation No. 9

Anna Louise (Newsam) Punnett (abt.1871-abt.1940) (William Forbes8, Clarke Augustus7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born Abt. 1871 in St Vincent, and died Abt. 1940 in St Vincent. She married Arnold Morgan Punnett (1884-1969) Abt. 1892 in St Vincent.

Children of Anna Newsam and Arnold Punnett are:

81 i. # 110 Punnett. Limond Roy Punnett (1905-)
82 ii. #2 Punnett.
83 iii. # 3 Punnett.

Descendants of Captain Edward Newsam

Generation No. 1

1. Captain Edward1 Newsam was born in England. He married Mother is Unknown.
Captain Edward Newsam was the Captain of H.M.S York one of the early war ships of the day.
Child of Captain Newsam and Mother Unknown is:
i. Captain Richard2 Newsam, born Abt. 1655 in England; died in Unknown.

Generation No. 2

2. Captain Richard2 Newsam (Captain Edward1) was born Abt. 1655 in England, and died in Unknown. He married Catherine Dorne December 04, 1683 in Christ Church Barbados. She was born Abt. 1658 in Barbados, and died in Unknown.
Child of Captain Newsam and Catherine Dorne is:
i. Richard3 Newsam, born 1685 in Barbados; died in Barbados.

Generation No. 3

3. Richard3 Newsam (Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born 1685 in Barbados, and died in Barbados. He married Dorothy Lloyd July 19, 1728 in Christ Church Barbados. She was born Abt. 1710 in Barbados, and died in Barbados.
Child of Richard Newsam and Dorothy Lloyd is:
i. Arthur4 Newsam, born Abt. 1726 in Barbados; died June 16, 1788 in Barbados.

Generation No. 4

4. Arthur4 Newsam (Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born Abt. 1726 in Barbados, and died June 16, 1788 in Barbados. He married Mary Durant December 25, 1757 in Christ Church Barbados. She was born Abt. 1728 in Barbados, and died in Barbados.
Child of Arthur Newsam and Mary Durant is:
i. William Bean5 Newsam, born Abt. 1765 in Barbados; died 1831 in Barbados.

Generation No. 5

5. William Bean5 Newsam (Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born Abt. 1765 in Barbados, and died 1831 in Barbados. He married Mother is Unknown Abt. 1789 in Barbados.

::William Bean Newsam was killed in the hurricane which struck Barbados on August 11, 1831. His death was recorded and his burial is noted among others as "buried on their own lands". Ref: RL1 Vol 21, page 302, Parish X (Ch Ch)

Children of William Newsam and Mother Unknown are:
i. William Coppin6 Newsam, born Abt. 1789 in Barbados; died April 10, 1861 in Hastings, Barbados.
ii. James Dan Newsam, born Abt. 1790 in Barbados; died April 10, 1861 in Hastings, Barbados.
iii. James Dalton Newsam, born 1794 in Barbados; died 1859 in Barbados.

Generation No. 6

6. William Coppin6 Newsam (William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born Abt. 1789 in Barbados, and died April 10, 1861 in Hastings, Barbados. He married (1) Margaret Rudder Kellman April 08, 1817 in Barbados. He met (2) Lucy Blenman Abt. 1825 in St George, Barbados, daughter of Father Unknown and Mother SLAVE. She was born Abt. 1805 in St George Barbados, and died Abt. 1867 in Hastings, Christ Church, Barbados.
William Coppin Newsam (1789-1861) was an estate Attorney and a Planter.
He lived primary in the parish of St Thomas and at the time of death he was residing at Hastings, Christ Church Barbados.
There were two people in the life of William Coppin Newsam. There was Margaret Rudder Kellman. She died in 1821 and so her two children. It seems they were victims of an epidemic that affected Barbados at the time.

If you read the research on William Coppin Newsam it might be assumed that he was not married to Lucy Blenman (1805-1867) but had children with her.

William Coppin met Lucy when she was 17 years old. He was 42 years old.
When William Coppin died at 72 years, Lucy was 53 years old. Lucy then lived after William Coppin another 6 years.
LUCY BLENMAN
If you read the will of William Coppin Newsam it states that Lucy Blemman of the said village was to be allowed to live and reside in the residence and the cottages owned by William Coppin Newsam without molestation, hindrance or interruption of anyone and to use the furniture. After her death and then only must the estate be passed on to her children.
It was noted in research that Lucy was baptized at the age of approximately 17 years sometime around 1825. It is believed Lucy Blenman was the daughter of a slave.
One of the children of Lucy Blenman was James Dalton (Dottin) Newsam. This James Dalton (Dottin) was the father of Joseph Jablez (Charles) Newsam in which we know as Charlie our Grand father.
James Dalton (Dottin) Newsam or some research notes show Dalton others show Dottin is the same person.
EXTRACT of the will of Wm Coppin Newsam, entered May 10, 1861:
... leaves his stone wall dwelling house and land enclosed with a stone wall, together with the bathing house and the bridge leading thereto erected in the sea opposite the said dwelling house situate in the village of Hastings, to my dearly beloved son, the Reverend Clarke Augustus Newsam, clerk in Holy Orders, at present in the island of Grenada, who also gets the household and all furniture.
My other dwelling house (wherein I now reside) with the outbuildings and adjoining cottage also jointly to my son Clarke Augustus Newsam, to the Reverend Abraham Reece, Rector of Christ Church, and to my son William Elias Newsam of St Michael, merchant's clerk, upon trust nevertheless that they and each and every of them do suffer permit and allow Lucy Blenman of the said village of Hastings, to occupy and reside in such residence and cottage if she seems so desirous, for and during her natural life, without molestation, hindrance or interruption of anyone, and to make use of such furniture belonging to the said 2 places or should the said Lucy Blenman be wishful of having one or both of such places rented out that the said executors ...... do rent out the same and pay and apply such rents into her proper hands after deducting such amounts as may be paid for repairs to the two places. When Lucy Blenman diesthen it goes to my children, 1. William Elias N, 2. Anna Maria, 3. Charlotte Francis, 4. James Dottin, and 5. Samuel Walbridge my five reputed children by the said Lucy Blenman.
written - September 15, 1860.
Notes for LUCY BLENMAN:
(research at Barbados Archives by David Hunt). Email from Douglas Newsam to Stephen Foster (15 July 2004)
What we know about Lucy Blenman is that she appears to have been the daughter of a slave; there is no record we can find that she married William Coppin Newsam but they seem to have lived as “man & wife”; she had (at least) five children for him and it would appear that she did live with the family and evidently in the family house. William Elias N spoke of her (his mother) in some notes that we found which he wrote immediately after her death. There is anextract from the will of W. C. Newsam which shows that he leaves her the house in Hastings (“Roslyn”) where they lived. This info is in the Notes to William Coppin N. in the file I sent you. This house is still there but is now arather tacky “restaurant & bar”. I am sorry that I did not get the chance to take a picture of it when it was still more as less as it would have been in his time. It is next to Pavilion Court which you will probably remember. The main structure is, I guess, still more or less unchanged over the past 40/50 years but there are minor ‘additions’ which spoil the effect. I also have some letters written by my grandfather and his brother around the turn of theprevious century when their father, Wm Elias Sr died in December 1905. It is evident that they had a very high regard for their father.
I had never known of the Lucy Blenman story until about 7 years ago. A cousin, one of Arthur’s daughters, had told me that she knew of it but the family did not speak of it – we assume because Lucy was the daughter of a slave and that was taboo in those days. Now it is much more accepted, in fact I guess one may say that it “adds” to the family tree! My cousin was just getting active in the family research when sadly she died in a motor accident here about7 years ago.
Email dated 17 July 2004 from Douglas Newsam to Stephen Foster Hi Stephen
I think it unlikely that it is going to be possible to get much more on Lucy Blenman than we have. Just from my recollection of how we got to this point – we found a baptismal record in the archives of her baptism at age 17. I cannot say for sure without checking my notes (if I can put my hands on them) whether that age was confirmed or not. At this moment because of her background – evidently from a slave mother – there is little other information e.g. her parents. It is possible that her mother was a slave but her father was not. He may even have been a white person as it was not uncommon for the slave to have children for the master or one of his sons. There are many Blenmans and Kellmans in Barbados at this time so it would be a rather tedious if not impossible job to try to track her to any of them. There is an area in St George by the name “Blenman’s Village” – may or may not be significant,
Charles sounds a bit like my Uncle Neville – he was a very cheerful person and also had a good eye for the ladies. Always with a joke or story for me as a youngster.
More About Lucy Blenman:
Christening: December 24, 1822, St George Barbados
Children of William Newsam and Margaret Kellman are:
+ 9 i. Clarke Augustus7 Newsam, born December 28, 1817 in St George, Barbados .
10 ii. Dalton Rudder Newsam Newsam, born August 05, 1819 in St George, Barbados; died May 23, 1821 in St George, Barbados.
11 iii. Catherine Cragg Newsam, born January 12, 1820 in St george, Barbados; died March 01, 1821 in St George, Barbados.
Children of William Newsam and Lucy Blenman are:
+ 12 i. Charlotte Frances7 Newsam, born in Barbados; died in Barbados.
13 ii. Samuel Walbridge Newsam, born 1827.
+ 14 iii. William Ellas Newsam, born 1833 in Barbados; died December 08, 1905 in Barbados.
+ 15 iv. James Dottin Samuel Augustus Newsam, born March 28, 1846 in Barbados.
16 v. Ann Maria Newsam, born August 16, 1858.
7. James Dan6 Newsam (William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born Abt. 1790 in Barbados, and died April 10, 1861 in Hastings, Barbados. He married Unknown.
Child of James Newsam and Unknown is:
17 i. Henry Dalton7 Newsam, born August 09, 1820. He married Mary Christian.
8. James Dalton6 Newsam (William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born 1794 in Barbados, and died 1859 in Barbados. He married (1) Margaret Shepherd. He married (2) Elizabeth Frances Kirton February 26, 1818 in Barbados. She was born 1798 in Barbados, and died 1852 in Barbados. He married (3) Maria Willoughby December 07, 1853.
Notes for James Dalton Newsam:
James Dalton Newsam (1794-1859) was buried on June 1859 in the Cathedral in St Michael at age of 65 years.
At the time of his death he was H.M Escheator General and an Attorney - at - Law. He was residing at "Carlisle View" on Bay street.
Notes for JAMES DOTTIN DALTON NEWSAM:
James Dottin Dalton Newsam was buried on June 8, 1859 in the Cathedral (St Michael's Parish Church) at age 65. Burial # 38
At the time of his death he was H.M. Escheator General and an Attorney-at-Law. He was residing at "Carlisle View" on Bay Street.
extract of will of James Dottin Newsam, entered June 15, 1859, pg 99:
"... leaves "Carlisle View" (on Bay Street) to his wife, and to her also a town house on High Street. After her death it goes to son Alexander Barclay Newsam and my grandson, James Dottin Newsam.
Wife gets his gold watch made by Benjamin Lawtier as well as all household effects.
His house and premises in Hastings to be sold as soon as possible after his death with one quarter going to Alexander Barclay Newsam, and the other three quarters going to his three grandchildren, Olive Branch Newsam, Wilhelmina Newsam, and James Dottin Newsam at age 21 years."
Appoints his wife Maria and friend Peter Chapman (solicitor) as executors. May 6, 1858.
More About JAMES DOTTIN DALTON NEWSAM:
Fact 2: buried on June 8, 1859 in the Cathedral (St Michael's Parish Church) at age 65.
Fact 3: At the time of his death he was residing at "Carlisle View" on Bay Street.
Fact 4: Also owned a house and premises in Hastings & a town house on High Street
Fact 5: His wife Maria and friend Peter Chapman (solicitor) as executors. May 6, 1858
Occupation: H.M. Escheator General and an Attorney-at-Law.
Children of James Newsam and Elizabeth Kirton are:
18 i. John Dottin Dalton7 Newsam, born Abt. 1830. He married Margaret Shepherd Bushall May 14, 1841 in Barbados.
19 ii. Alexander Barclay Newsam, born July 31, 1831 in Christ Church Barbados.
Notes for Alexander Barclay Newsam:
Alexander Barclay Newsam married Rebecca Ann Butler in 1860 (ref: Archives, RLZ Vol 311 page 414; Parish St M. He was baptised on July 31, 1831
Fact 2: (ref: Archives, RLZ Vol 311 page 414; Parish St M. baptised on July 31, 1831
20 iii. Olive Branch Newsam, born 1846. She married Joseph Jones Redman November 09, 1864 in Barbados; born 1839 in Barbados.
21 iv. William Bishop Newsam, born July 31, 1831 in Barbados.

Generation No. 7

9. Clarke Augustus7 Newsam (William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born December 28, 1817 in St George, Barbados . He married Louisa Marianne Thompson Abt. 1844 in Grenada, daughter of George Thompson and Anna Plinck. She was born January 12, 1826 in Westport, Co Mayo, Ireland.
Notes for Clarke Augustus Newsam:
Clarke was born at The Mount, St George, where his parents were residing. He was baptized on March 16, 1818. "at Codrington College
1835; Rector of St. Andrews & St. Davids, Grenada; Rural dean of Grenada
in 1861".
Clarke became a minister of the Church and at one time was a Rector in Grenada in the parishes of St Andrew and St David.
notes from (forgotten) source on the email:
6th Louisa Marianne b Jan 12th/26 at Westport Co Mayo. Married Rev C.A.Newsam Rector of St Davids Grenada ; had 2 sons and 2 daughters in West Indies.
Julia M.D married Rev J.N.Garland of Berbier and afterwards of Grenada; 2 of their sons are now in N.S.Wales and another in Auckland, Garland and Julia, also Newsam ha(ve)s been dead several years
Children of Clarke Newsam and Louisa Thompson are:
+ 22 i. William Forbes8 Newsam, born Abt. 1846 in Grenada; died in St Vincent.
23 ii. Newsam, born Abt. 1848.
24 iii. Newsam, born Abt. 1849.
25 iv. A. Newsam, born Abt. 1851.
Notes for A. Newsam:
A Newsam visited New York, USA in 1896 when he was 45 years old. He was a passenger on the "Grenada" which sailed out of Grenada and Trinidad arriving in NY on March 19, 1896. He was noted by the arrival officer as: British, and his residence was recorded as Grenada.
12. Charlotte Frances7 Newsam (William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born in Barbados, and died in Barbados.
Child of Charlotte Frances Newsam is:
+ 26 i. Ralston William8 Newsam, born October 01, 1915 in British Guyana; died February 1982 in California, USA.
14. William Ellas7 Newsam (William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born 1833 in Barbados, and died December 08, 1905 in Barbados. He married Charoline Elizabeth Jackson November19, 1859 in Christ Church, Barbados, daughter of William Jackson and Mary King. She was born June 1831 in Barbados, and died January 19, 1893 in Barbados.
Notes for William Ellas Newsam:
William Elias Newsam married Caroline Elizabeth Jackson. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Abraham Reece. Caroline died on Nov 19, 1893 and was buried in Westbury Cemetery on Nov 20, 1893. Massiah & Co.':
William Elias Newsam Sr. was in business trading as: 'Massiah & Co.'. In February 1886 he had to give as collateral a mortgage of 600 pounds on property he owned ('Roslin Cottage' in Hastings) for debts he owed to J. Smith, S. Hendy and J.M. Smith.
In August of that same year W.E. Newsam ("lately trading in this Island under the name, style or firm of 'Massiah & Co.'") "on his own petition declared [to be] an Insolvent Trader".
In later years he was mentioned again as being a merchant's clerk.
A brother of William Elias Newsam jr., Ernest Clarke Newsam, was "chief clerk in charge in the office of The West India & Panama Telegraph Company at Colon". It is mentioned in the will of William Elias Newsam sr.
Fact 2: in business trading as: 'Massiah & Co.'
Fact 3: February 1886, gave mortgage on "Roslin Cottage" Hastings to J. Smith, S. Hendy and J.M. Smith
Fact 4: August 1886, "on his own petition declared [to be] an Insolvent Trader"
Occupation: businessman - Bridgetown, Barbados
Notes for CAROLINE ELIZABETH JACKSON:
Caroline died from heart affliction. Buried January 20, 1893. Dept of archives, Barbados, Reg. of burials, RL2, vol. 114, page 166, nr. 551.
Baptized - June 26, 1831 - Reg of Baptisms, RL 1, vol. 8, page 47,nr. 1669.
Children of William Newsam and Charoline Jackson are:
+ 27 i. William Elias8 Newsam, born May 30, 1861 in St Michael Barbados; died July 04, 1947 in St Michael, Barbados.
+ 28 ii. Clarke Ernest Newsam, born June 20, 1865 in Barbados; died September 28, 1928 in New York, USA.
+ 29 iii. Arthur James Newsam, born August 17, 1866 in Barbados; died March 31, 1941 in Barbados.
15. James Dottin Samuel Augustus7 Newsam (William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born March 28, 1846 in Barbados. He married Emily Horton Richards April 18, 1868 in Christ Church Barbados, daughter of William Richards and Elizabeth Reece. She was born 1846 in Christ Church Barbados.
Notes for James Dottin Samuel Augustus Newsam:
He had cab horses in British Guyana and was relatively rich.
Notes for Emily Horton Richards:
Emily Horton Richards family came from Ireland.
Her father William Richards was relatively rich.
Christening: March 28, 1846, Christ Church Barbados
Children of James Newsam and Emily Richards are:
30 i. James M8 Newsam, born Aft. 1868 in Barbados; died in Barbados.
31 ii. Kutura Newsam, born Aft. 1869 in British Guyana; died in British Guyana. She married Kingsland; born in British Guyana; died in British Guyana.
32 iii. Samuel H Newsam, born Aft. 1870 in Barbados; died in Barbados. He married Woolford.
Notes for Samuel H Newsam:
Samuel worked in Panama in 1906 - 1911
33 iv. Wigram P Newsam, born Aft. 1871.
Notes for Wigram P Newsam:
Was a Custom House officer in Panama between 1909 - 1910
34 v. Willard R Newsam, born Aft. 1872.
Notes for Willard R Newsam:
Willard was a Druggist
35 vi. Lusia Richards Newsam, born January 18, 1875 in British Guyana; died in British Guyana. She married Dondie; born in British Guyana; died in British Guyana.
Notes for Lusia Richards Newsam:
She use to play a piano. She was very tall and had blonde hair. She use to like to drink milk. She was a school mistress
+ 36 vii. Benjamin Slim Newsam, born 1881 in British Guyana; died April 20, 1920 in British Guyana.
+ 37 viii. Joseph Jabez (Charles) Newsam, born March 09, 1883 in British Guyana; died October 12, 1969 in Barbados.
+ 38 ix. William Bean Newsam, born May 12, 1887 in British Guyana; died in USA.

Generation No. 8

22. William Forbes8 Newsam (Clarke Augustus7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born Abt. 1846 in Grenada, and died in St Vincent. He married Margaret Ann Limond October 16, 1869 in St Thomas Barbados.
William Forbes Newsam was a doctor. At one time he was Chief Medical Officer of St Vincent.
William was the physician attending the exiled African King JaJa of Opobo. King JaJa had been exiled by the British and it was decided to send him to the West Indies. There was uncertainty which island would take him. He stayed for a while in St Vincent but then his health evidently was not good. Dr Newsam was required to give an opinion as to the condition of the King.
King JaJa also visited Barbados for a while and found a local girl, Becca, very attractive so that it became the source of a local folk song:
the above extracted from "King JaJA of Opobo" a publication of the Dept of History of the UWI and The Barbados Museum & Historical Society - author: Edward L. Cox
"King JaJa won't leff 'Becca 'lone,
Wuh 'Becca got is all she own"
Fact 2: physician attending the exiled African King JaJa of Opobo in St V
Fact 3: Dr Newsam was required to give an opinion as to the condition of the King.
Fact 4: William's daughter Anna, married Arnold Forbes Punnett
Occupation: Chief Medical Officer of St Vincent.
Child of William Newsam and Margaret Limond is:
+ 39 i. Anna Louise9 Newsam, born Abt. 1871 in St Vincent; died Abt. 1940 in St Vincent.
26. Ralston William8 Newsam (Charlotte Frances7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born October 01, 1915 in British Guyana, and died February 1982 in California, USA. He married Lillian Moje Petronio. She was born January 28, 1919 in Venezuela.
Ralston was an architect.
[Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from M through Z, Date of Import: Jul 22, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.112.4.30612.175]
Birth date: Oct 1, 1915
Death date: Feb 1982
Social Security #: 110-07-9073
Last residence: CA 92037
State of issue: NY
[Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from M through Z, Date of Import: Jan 21, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.112.4.30612.175]
Last residence: 92037 La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Children of Ralston Newsam and Lillian Petronio are:
40 i. Ralston William9 Newsam, born March 05, 1945 in USA. He married Alica Wade; born July 10, 1952 in USA.
41 ii. Deborah Lynne Newsam, born June 30, 1953 in USA. She married William Jacob Scherer; born October 20, 1951 in USA.
27. William Elias8 Newsam (William Ellas7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born May 30, 1861 in St Michael Barbados, and died July 04, 1947 in St Michael, Barbados. He married Alice Mary Chambers February 22, 1889 in Barbados. She was born 1866 in Montserrat, and died 1923 in New York USA.
Extract from Ellis Island records of arrivals:
Name  : NEWSAM, Williams [sic!]
Ethnicity  : British African
Place of Residence: Barbados, British West Indies
Date of Arrival  : 7 August 1921
Age on Arrival  : 60 years
Gender  : M
Marital Status  : M
Ship of Travel  : Vasari
Port of Departure : Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados
= William Elias Newsam (30.5.1861 Barbados - 4.7.1947 Barbados), the grandfather of Doug
Name  : NEWSAM, William
Ethnicity  : Gt. Britain, West Indian
Place of Residence: Barbados, British West Indies
Date of Arrival  : 13 October 1923
Age on Arrival  : 62 years
Gender  : M
Marital Status  : M
Ship of Travel  : Vandyck
Port of Departure : Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados
Burial: July 1947, Westbury Cemetery, Barbados
Occupation: Civil Servant
Notes for ALICE MARY CHAMBERS:
Alice Chambers father was a Minister who went over to Montserat from England. He subsequently married a girl from Montserrat.
Alice came to Barbados on holiday. There she met William Newsam and married him, not returning to Montserrat.
Extract from Ellis Island records of arrivals:
Name  : NEWSAM, Alice Mary
Ethnicity  : [forgot to write it down]
Place of Residence: Barbados, British West Indies
Date of Arrival  : 7 August 1921
Age on Arrival  : 55 years
Gender  : F
Marital Status  : M
Ship of Travel  : Vasari
Port of Departure : Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados
Name  : NEWSAM, Mary Alice
Ethnicity  : [forgot to write it down]
Place of Residence: Barbados, British West Indies
Date of Arrival  : 13 October 1923
Age on Arrival  : 57 years
Gender  : F
Marital Status  : M
Ship of Travel  : Vandyck
Port of Departure : Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados
More About ALICE MARY CHAMBERS:
Burial: 1923, Westbury Cemetery, Barbados
Children of William Newsam and Alice Chambers are:
42 i. Ernest Arthur9 Newsam, born July 23, 1890 in Hastings, Barbados; died June 08, 1959 in Barbados. He married Kealing Hutchinson November 18, 1927 in Hendon, Middlesex, England; born Abt. 1892 in Barbados; died Abt. 1954 in Barbados.
Notes for Ernest Arthur Newsam:
Notes for ERNEST ARTHUR NEWSAM:
Ernest was christened at St Mathias Church by Rev Barnet.
He was educated at Harrison College and later joined the Civil Service. He was appointed to the post of Auditor General of Barbados shortly before he retired.
He lived at "Hillsborough", Flint Hall.
More About ERNEST ARTHUR NEWSAM:
Occupation: Abt. 1948, Auditor General of Barbados
+ 43 ii. William Oswald Newsam, born March 13, 1892 in Hastings Barbados; died March 23, 1972 in Croydon, England.
44 iii. Sir Sir Frank Aubrey Newsam, born November 13, 1893 in Barbados; died April 25, 1964 in England. He married Natalie Janet Elsie Macaustin December 28, 1927 in England; born 1899 in National Republic of South Africa; diedJuly 29, 1983 in England.
Notes for Sir Sir Frank Aubrey Newsam:
Sir Frank Aubrey Newsam was the Permanent Under Secretary of Home Office in England. They are many interesting articles that can be found on the internet by searching his name.
Notes for SIR FRANK AUBREY NEWSAM:
Frank was born on November 13, 1893, and was christened at Bethel Methodist Church by Rev Wilson.
He attended Miss Killikelly's (sp?) primary school. He received his secondary education at Harrison College where he excelled in his studies. It is understood that he entered the sixth form at age 14. On his first attempt he placed first in the examinations for the Barbados Scholarship. However, it is also understood that his father allowed his older brother, William, who had placed second, to take the scholarship as Frank was considered by his father tooyoung to attend University and he had an opportunity to write the exams again the following year. He duly came first again the following year, still at a very young age. He was accepted at Trinity College, Oxford and pro ceded toEngland in 1911 to take up his place at that University. On arriving in England at age 18 he won an open scholarship at St John's College, Oxford, where he took Honors in Classics and in Greats.
After coming down from Oxford, he served as an officer in the Royal Irish regiment (18th Foot) and was gassed in the last year of the war. He was awarded the Military Cross and was mentioned in despatches.
(Note - I have been told that during the Second World War he had responsibility for the administration of Jersey while it was under German occupation. I believe that this involved visiting the island while German troops were in occupation. I also understand that on one or more of those visits he was flown to Jersey by Errol Barrow (later to become Prime Minister of Barbados) who served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force during the War. When Frank visited Barbados just before his death he paid a call on Mr Barrow).
After the war was over Frank served in the Indian Army but returned to Britain at the end of 1919 to take Civil Service examinations. He had a short spell teaching at Harrow and was offered a permanent career as a schoolmaster buthe was intent on joining the Civil Service which he did in 1927. He served in several posts working his way up in seniority, eventually achieving the post of Permanent Under Secretary in the Home Office, a position of considerable influence in the Government. He remained in that post until his resignation in 1957.
In his position in the Home Office, Frank was actively involved in lobbying for the abolition of the death penalty.
He often quoted Dr Johnson on the chief problem of government: - "To reconcile the danger of unbounded liberty with the danger of bounding it."
Summary of (some of) his civil awards:
1933 - Commander of the Royal Victorian order
1943 - Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Knight of the Order of St John
Commander of the Norwegian Order of St John
COPY OF THE GRANT OF ARMORIAL BEARINGS TO FRANK:
TO ALL AND SINGULAR to whom these presents shall come, Sir Anthony Richard Wagner, Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, Garter Principal King of Arms, Sir John Dunamace Heaton-Armstrong, Knight, Member of the Royal Victorian Order, Clarenceux King of Arms and Aubrey John Toppin, Esquire, Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, Norroy and Ulster King of Arms Send Greeting. Whereas Sir Frank Aubrey Newsam, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, upon whom has been conferred the decoration of the Military Cross son of William Elias Newsam late of the Island of Barbados in the British West Indies, Gentleman deceased, hath represented unto the Most Noble Bernard Marmaduke, Duke of Norfolk, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order Earl Marshall and Hereditary Marshal of England and one of Her Majesty's Most Honorable Privy Council that he is desirous of having Armorial Bearings duly assigned with lawful authority and hath requested the favour of His Grace's Warrant for Our granting and assigning such Arms and Crest as may be proper to be borne and used by him and his descendants and by the other descendants of his father the said William Elias Newsam, and he hath further represented unto the said Earl Marshal that Her Majesty the Queen having been graciously pleased to appoint him a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath & it being ordained by the Statutes of the said Order that forthe greater splendor and dignity thereof it shall be lawful for the Knights Grand Cross of the Order upon all occasions to bear and use Supporters to their Arms he hath further requested the favour of His Grace's Warrant for Garter Principal King of Arms granting and assigning in the same Patent such supporters as may be proper to be borne and used by him the whole according to the Laws of Arms And forasmuch as the said Earl Marshal did by Warrant under his hand and Seal bearing date the Seventeenth day of December 1957 authorize and direct Us to Grant and assign such Arms and Crest and such Supporters accordingly Know ye therefore that We the said Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster in pursuance of His Grace's Warrant and by virtue of the Letters Patent of Our several Offices to each of Us respectively granted do by these Presents grant and assign unto the said Sir Frank Aubrey Newsam the Arms following that is to say:- Azure on a Fess Argent three Cross Crosslets Gules on a Canton Ermine a Lion - Rampant Sable - and for the Crest on a Wreath of the Colors In front of a Lions jamb erect Or grasping a Crescent Argent two Pens in Saltire Argent Quilled Or, as the same are in the margin hereof more plainly depicted to be borne and used forever hereafter by him, the said Sir Frank Aubrey Newsam and his descendants and by the other descendants of his father, William Elias Newsam with due and proper differences. And by the Authority aforesaid I the said Garter in obedience to the said Ordinance and in pursuance of His Grace's Warrant do by these Presents further grant and assign unto the said Sir Frank Aubrey Newsam the supporters following that is to say:- On either side a Lion guardant Or holding in the exterior forepaw a Sword erect proper pommel and hilt Gold and resting the interior hind leg upon a pileof Books proper as the same are also in the margin hereof more plainly depicted to be borne and used by him the said Sir Frank Aubrey Newsam as a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath pursuant to the tenor ofthe aforesaid Statutes the Whole according to the Laws of Arms. In witness whereof We the said Garter Clarenceux Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms have to these Presents subscribed Our names and affixed the Seals of Our several Offices this Fourteenth day of February in the twelfth year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lady Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories and Head of the Commonwealth Defender of the Faith and in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and sixty three.
More About SIR FRANK AUBREY NEWSAM:
Cause of Death: Cancer
Fact 2: Educated at Harrison College, Barbados
Fact 3: 1911, Awarded Barbados Scholarship
Fact 4: Bet. 1911 - 1915, Read Classics & Greats at Trinity College, Oxford
Fact 5: Bet. 1915 - 1918, Served in 1st World War - awarded Military Cross
Fact 6: Warden of Jersey during Second World War.
Fact 7: Instrumental in abolition of the death penalty in the UK.
Fact 8: "To reconcile the danger of unbounded liberty with the danger of bounding it"
Fact 9: 1933, Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Fact 10: 1943, Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Fact 11: Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath
Fact 12: Knight of the Order of St John
Fact 13: Commander of the Norwegian Order of St John
Occupation: Bet. 1927 - 1957, British Civil Service - Permanent Under Secretary - Home Office
45 iv. May Newsam, born May 05, 1895 in Barbados; died January 14, 1969 in Wiltshire England.
Notes for May Newsam:
May was baptized at Bethel Methodist Church, Bridgetown, Barbados. She attended Miss Grell's school for three and a half years before being admitted to Queens College in 1906 at age ten years. She entered that school in Form 3-B. At the time of entering Queens College her family was recorded as living at Hastings, Christ Church.
May later studied teaching at Froebel College in England. She made her career as a teacher and lived in Wiltshire in England. Her close friend and companion was Kathleen (Kate) Watson who lived with her for many years.
May never married.
More About MAY NEWSAM:
Fact 2: Bet. 1906 - 1913, attended Queen's College, Barbados
Fact 3: 1906, family living at Hastings, Christ Church, Barbados
Fact 4: Abt. 1916, attended Froebel's College, England - teacher training
Occupation: Schoolteacher in England
+ 46 v. Neville Newsam, born July 13, 1897 in Barbados; died May 26, 1976 in Barbados.
47 vi. Charles Cecil Newsam, born May 09, 1899 in Barbados; died March 02, 1983 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England. He married Ethel Haigh June 14, 1938 in Halifax Yorkshire England; born Abt. 1905 in England; died Abt. 1965 in England.
Notes for Charles Cecil Newsam:
Notes for CHARLES CECIL NEWSAM:
Charles was baptized at St Matthias Church (Anglican), St Matthias Gap, Hastings, Christ Church, Barbados by Rev Barnet.
Charles was educated at Harison College and subsequently emigrated to England where he joined his brothers William and Frank. Charles was employed in an engineering company, Fletchers, in the North of England. He lived in Halifax,Yorkshire.
More About CHARLES CECIL NEWSAM:
Fact 2: educated at Harrison College, Barbados
Occupation: Engineer employed with Fletchers, Halifax, Yorkshire.
48 vii. Marjorie Grace Newsam, born January 27, 1902 in Barbados; died January 02, 1988 in Kent England. She married Fred Robinson Bet. 1930 - 1939 in England; born April 15, 1897 in England; died January 08, 1970 in England.
Notes for Marjorie Grace Newsam:
Notes for MARJORIE GRACE NEWSAM:
Marjorie was first educated at Miss Grell's school for three years. She then entered Queens College in Form 3-D in 1912, age 10 years. at the time she entered Queens College her family was recorded as living at Collymore House, Collymore Rock, St. Michael.
On completing her education she went to live in England where she studied teaching and was trained at Froebel College. She taught for several years. She married Fred Robinson, a divorcé, a doctor with a practice in Kent.
Marjorie later lived at "Castle Derry" at Hythe in Kent.
More About MARJORIE GRACE NEWSAM:
Fact 2: 1912, entered Queen's College, Barbados
Fact 3: studied at Froebel College, England - teacher training
Occupation: school teacher
More About FRED ROBINSON:
Occupation: Doctor in England
+ 49 viii. Arthur Ralph Vernon Newsam, born November 23, 1904 in Barbados; died March 18, 1990 in Barbados.
+ 50 ix. Lionel Herbert Newsam, born June 22, 1909 in Barbados; died December 22, 1975 in Barbados.
28. Clarke Ernest8 Newsam (William Ellas7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born June 20, 1865 in Barbados, and died September 28, 1928 in New York, USA. He married (1) Darsey. He married (2) Anne Elizabeth Hunt. He married (3) Beatrice.
Notes for Clarke Ernest Newsam:
Notes for CLARKE ERNEST NEWSAM:
Ernest Clarke Newsam was "chief clerk in charge in the office of The West India & Panama Telegraph Company at Colon. This is mentioned in the will of William Elias Newsam Sr. and a letter from Clarke to his brother Elias on the death of their father was written in Panama.
Extract from The Wireless Age, Vol 9, Page 40, November 1928.
It is with profound regret we announce the sudden death of our fellow worker, Ernest Clarke Newsam, of the Broad Street Traffic Service department, who died in the Presbyterian Hospital, New York, September 29, 1928, at the age of63. The cause of his death was chronic nephritis and uremia complicated by pneumonia. He was only ten days ill.
Mr Newsam was a veteran of the telegraphic communication field. Born at Barbados, where he graduated from college, he joined the West India and Panama Telegraph Company, remaining in the service of that company for 32 years. He was stationed at Barbados, Kingston, St Kitts, Guadelupe, Colon and Panama. When at Panama, he served as Station Manager and also assumed as part of his duties, Panama representative for the Associated Press. During the World War heresigned from the West India Panama Company, came to New York and joined the British High Commission, later joining the the French High Commission. In 1921 he signed up with the Radio Corporation of America, becoming a member of the Service department, where he remained until his death.
Mr. Newsam was a highly cultured and well-educated gentleman. He spoke French and Spanish fluently, and, because of his knowledge of these languages, was a valuable member of the staff. He is survived by five (seven) children, theeldest son Hugh completing his medical studies in June next . Members of the Service department deeply mourn his loss. A letter from the Superintendent expressing his own sympathy and that of the staff was sent to the family and two representatives from the department attended the funeral. Internment was at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Chronology of Ernest Clarke Newsam:
Born - 1865
Left school - 1882
Joined West India & Panama Telegraph Co - 1882 served in the Caribbean and in Panama
Living in Jamaica - 1906
visited New York - 1906 Vessel "Trent" out of Kingston, Jamaica & Cayman Is
visited New York - 1907 port of departure - London
Moved to New York - 1914 joined British High Commission
Joined Radio Corporation of America - 1921
Died in Presbyterian Hospital New York - 1928
Extracts from Ellis Island record of arrivals:
Name  : NEWSAM, E. Clarke
Ethnicity  : Barbados - West Indian
Place of Residence: Jamaica
Date of Arrival  : 6 December 1906
Age on Arrival  : 41
Gender  : M
Marital Status  : S
Ship of Travel  : Trent
Port of Departure : Kingston, Surrey, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands
Name  : NEWSAM, Ernest Clarke
Ethnicity  :
Place of Residence:
Date of Arrival  : 1907
Age on Arrival  : 41
Gender  : M
Marital Status  :
Ship of Travel  :
Port of Departure : London
Name  : NEWSAM, Ernest Clarke
Ethnicity  : Gt. Brit., English
Place of Residence: London
Date of Arrival  : 17 February 1907
Age on Arrival  : 41
Gender  : M
Marital Status  : S
Ship of Travel  : Campania
Port of Departure : Liverpool, England, U.K.
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= Ernest Clarke Newsam (20.6.1865 Barbados - 29.9.1928 NYC)
More About CLARKE ERNEST NEWSAM:
Fact 2: 1882, joined West India & Panama Telegraph Company
Fact 3: 1905, living in Panama
Fact 4: 1906, living in Jamaica
Fact 5: 1914, moved with most of family to New York
Fact 6: 1914, joined British High Commission in New York as a translator
Fact 7: 1921, Joined Radio Corporation of America
Children of Clarke Newsam and Beatrice are:
51 i. Ella9 Newsam, born Abt. 1899; died 1925. She married George Conrad Franklin Abt. 1920 in New York USA.
+ 52 ii. Ena Newsam, born Abt. 1900.
53 iii. Hugh Newsam, born 1901.
+ 54 iv. Marie Eugenie Inez Newsam, born June 12, 1892 in Basse Terre,Guadeloupe; died October 24, 1961 in 729 Halsey Street Brooklyn, New York, USA.
55 v. Minnie Newsam, born February 14, 1909. She married McNamee.
+ 56 vi. Valentine Newsam, born February 14, 1909 in USa; died October 1974 in New York USA.
57 vii. Sybil Newsam, born Abt. 1910 in Jamacia. She married Moore.
+ 58 viii. Charles Chambers Newsam, born April 13, 1915 in Colon, Panama.
29. Arthur James8 Newsam (William Ellas7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born August 17, 1866 in Barbados, and died March 31, 1941 in Barbados. He married Alice Josephine Dorne Thomas. She was born Abt. 1870 in Barbados, and died Abt. 1950 in Barbados.
Notes for Arthur James Newsam:
Notes for ARTHUR JAMES NEWSAM:
Arthur James Newsam married Josephine Dorne Thomas. The ceremony was performed by Rev Forster at the James St Church, James St. Bridgetown
Children of Arthur Newsam and Alice Thomas are:
59 i. Arthur Ronald9 Newsam, born 1892 in Barbados; died Abt. 1985 in New York, USA.
60 ii. Alice Caroline Newsam, born Abt. 1894 in Barbados; died 1978 in Barbados.
+ 61 iii. Myra Newsam, born May 07, 1895 in British Guyana.
+ 62 iv. Harold Eustace Newsam, born June 26, 1899 in Rockley Hill, Christ Church Barbados; died June 1980 in St George, Barbados.
36. Benjamin Slim8 Newsam (James Dottin Samuel Augustus7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born 1881 in British Guyana, and died April 20, 1920 in British Guyana. He married Josephine Louise White. She was born in British Guyana, and died 1945 in British Guyana.
Notes for Benjamin Slim Newsam:
Benjamin was knighted. He was called Sir Benjamin Newsam, Attorney of Law in British Guyana. It is believed that he had his first child at 12 years old. He had a total of 10 children. Only 8 children are shown on the Family Tree. I spoke to Brian Newsam wife Margaret Newsam and she indicated that two of the children died young.
Notes for BENJAMIN SLIM NEWSAM:
Benjamin "Slim" Newsam was the Registrar of British Guiana (Guyana), Sworn Clerk, Notary, Receiver, Commissioner of Oaths& Affidavits and Attorney at Law, Crown Solicitor, etc.
Children of Benjamin Newsam and Josephine White are:
+ 63 i. Benjamin W9 Newsam, born 1893 in British Guyana; died 1970 in Canada.
+ 64 ii. Norah Newsam, born February 27, 1902; died October 27, 1987 in Barbados.
+ 65 iii. Annie Newsam, born October 05, 1904.
+ 66 iv. Effie Newsam, born Abt. 1907 in British Guyana; died Abt. 1955 in British Guyana.
67 v. Ruth Newsam, born Abt. 1910 in British Guyana. She married Maurice Green; born in British Guyana; died in British Guyana.
+ 68 vi. Elsie Newsam, born February 02, 1912 in British Guyana.
+ 69 vii. Patricia Newsam, born Abt. 1917 in British Guyana.
+ 70 viii. Grace Newsam, born Abt. 1918 in British Guyana; died in British Guyana.
37. Joseph Jabez (Charles)8 Newsam (James Dottin Samuel Augustus7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born March 09, 1883 in British Guyana, and died October 12, 1969 in Barbados. He married Maud Beatrice (Ward) Howard, daughter of Donald Ward and Clarentine Lyder. She was born March 10, 1890 in Barbados, and died September 25, 1976 in Barbados.
Notes for Joseph Jabez (Charles) Newsam:
Joseph Jables Charles Newsam went by the name "Charles"
It is believed that Charles father (James Dalton Samuel Augustus Newsam) had a business of operating Cab Horses in British Guyana. The story also was that he was relatively rich and use to feed the horses with money when he received lots of money for his work.
Charles worked in British Guyana in the Sugar Industry as a Planter.
Charles was a kind hearted person who always was telling jokes. He lost his eye from cataract. He spent many hours playing checkers with his Grand son Stephen Gordon Foster. He loved to cheat in the game. He used his one eye to play tricks when playing checkers.
Note from his Grandson Stephen Foster. All kids need a Grand Father like Charles. You could talk to him about anything.
He could tell stories that would make a male person believe that they are missing out on life.
Notes for Maud Beatrice (Ward) Howard:
Maud was a person who had a strong business understanding.
Children of Joseph Newsam and Maud Howard are:
+ 71 i. Basil Benjamin9 Newsam, born November 06, 1906 in British Guyana; died July 07, 1986 in Guyana.
+ 72 ii. Carl Alvin Oswald Newsam, born July 25, 1912 in British Guyana; died January 04, 1998 in California, USA.
+ 73 iii. Dorothy (Dolly) Newsam (Stonehouse), born in British Guyana; died September 23, 1941 in British Guyana.
74 iv. Lilley Newsam, born 1917 in British Guyana; died 1917 in British Guyana.
+ 75 v. Thora Elane Newsam, born September 05, 1919 in British Guyana; died October 30, 2002 in Toronto Canada.
+ 76 vi. Beatrice Clarantine Newsam, born November 16, 1922 in Guyana; died January 01, 2004 in Derby, England.
+ 77 vii. Sheila Celine Newsam, born May 21, 1924 in British Guyana.
+ 78 viii. Malcom Newsam, born July 18, 1926 in British Guyana.
38. William Bean8 Newsam (James Dottin Samuel Augustus7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born May 12, 1887 in British Guyana, and died in USA. He married Doris Frances Gibson. She was born September 25, 1889 in USA.
Notes for Doris Frances Gibson:
Doris was a nurse
Children of William Newsam and Doris Gibson are:
+ 79 i. Dorothy Frances9 Newsam, born October 20, 1912.
+ 80 ii. Margaret Newsam, born April 29, 1914.

Generation No. 9

39. Anna Louise9 Newsam (William Forbes8, Clarke Augustus7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born Abt. 1871 in St Vincent, and died Abt. 1940 in St Vincent. She married Arnold Morgan Punnett Abt. 1892 in St Vincent.
Children of Anna Newsam and Arnold Punnett are:
81 i. # 110 Punnett.
82 ii. #2 Punnett.
83 iii. # 3 Punnett.
43. William Oswald9 Newsam (William Elias8, William Ellas7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born March 13, 1892 in Hastings Barbados, and died March 23, 1972 in Croydon, England. He married Delphine Eugenie Lelievere September 10, 1917 in Ceylon. She was born September 06, 1890 in France, and died July 20, 1981 in Dulwich England.
Notes for William Oswald Newsam:
Notes for WILLIAM OSWALD NEWSAM:
William was christened at Bethel Methodist Church by Rev Johnson. He was educated at Harrison College and placed second to his brother in the examination for the Barbados Scholarship. However, it is understood that his father madeFrank stand down and William was awarded the Barbados Scholarship. He went up to Oxford where he read for his degree at Jesus College.
William subsequently served in India, I believe as a senior Judge, for several years before retiring to live in England.
Despite the service he rendered to Britain he was never granted the same recognition as his brother Frank. This may have been as a result of his sympathy towards the Indian people because of their treatment by the British colonials during his service in India. At that time of the British Empire this sympathetic approach to the 'colonials' was not considered acceptable by British society!
More About WILLIAM OSWALD NEWSAM:
Fact 2: Educated at Harrison College, Barbados
Fact 3: 1910, awarded Barbados Scholarship
Fact 4: 1910, Read Classics at Jesus College, Oxford
Occupation: Bet. 1930 - 1947, Served as a Justice in India - British Civil Service
Children of William Newsam and Delphine Lelievere are:
+ 84 i. Richard William10 Newsam, born June 23, 1918 in Madras India; died July 22, 1983 in Aukland New Zealand.
+ 85 ii. John Oswald Newsam, born June 01, 1921.
86 iii. David Arthur Newsam, born May 27, 1925 in England; died Abt. 1981 in USA.
+ 87 iv. Sir Peter Anthony Newsam, born November 02, 1928 in England.
46. Neville9 Newsam (William Elias8, William Ellas7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born July 13, 1897 in Barbados, and died May 26, 1976 in Barbados. He married Norah Newsam 1929 in British Guyana, daughter of Benjamin Newsam and Josephine White. She was born February 27, 1902, and died October 27, 1987 in Barbados.
Notes for Neville Newsam:
Notes for NEVILLE NEWSAM:
Neville was baptized at St Pauls Church (Anglican) at Bay Street, St Michael. Barbados.
He was educated at Harrison College and after leaving school he (apparently) worked for a while on a sugar estate (or factory). He then migrated to Guyana (British Guiana) where he was employed as an analyst in the government laboratory. He rose through the ranks and I understand that on his retirement in the 1950's he had reached the rank of Chief Government Analyst.
Neville returned to Barbados around 1953 and took up employment with the Government Laboratory then situated at Queen's Park. He subsequently took a job as Assistant Manager of Barbados Distillery Limited. He held that position for several years during which time he lived in one of the company's houses at Black Rock near to the Distillery.
Neville was an entertaining person, full of fun and good humor.
More About NEVILLE NEWSAM:
Fact 2: educated at Harison College
Fact 3: moved to Guyana (British Guiana)
Fact 4: Abt. 1953, rehired to Barbados
Fact 5: assistant Government Analyst - Lab at Queen's park
Fact 6: Assistant Manager at Barbados Distilleries
Occupation: Bet. 1923 - 1950, Senior Government Analyst in British Guiana
Notes for Norah Newsam:
Norah was the daughter of Benjamin Newsam and Josephine White. Cousins make dozens.
Child of Neville Newsam and Norah Newsam is:
+ 88 i. Rosamund10 Newsam, born 1930 in British Guyana.
49. Arthur Ralph Vernon9 Newsam (William Elias8, William Ellas7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born November 23, 1904 in Barbados, and died March 18, 1990 in Barbados. He married Katherine Harvey Stephens July 23, 1932 in St Michael, Barbados. She was born August 11, 1902 in Exter England, and died November 14, 2003 in Woodside Memorial Clinic St Michael Barbados.
Notes for Arthur Ralph Vernon Newsam:
Arthur Newsam was the Head master of Lodge School up to 1961. Lodge school those days was a Boarding School for very wealthy kids from all over the world. The school was founded in 1750
Notes for ARTHUR RALPH VERNON NEWSAM:
Arthur was educated at Harrison College. He subsequently studied for his first degree at Codrington College, Barbados. He then taught for a period of time in Jamaica at Spanish Town(?). He returned to Barbados to take up a position as Classics master at Lodge school where he remained for the rest of his teaching career.
Arthur pursued further studies for his Masters degree in England in 195(?) returning to Barbados on completion of that degree. He was appointed to the position of Headmaster of Lodge School in 1954 a position he held until his retirement in 1964 at age 60. He subsequently served as a temporary master at Harrison College for some years before his final retirement.
Arthur was an outstanding Classics scholar. He earned the respect and affection of his students among whom he was known (not to his face!) as "Pappy" or "Bird". Students who attended Lodge during the period of his stewardship generally remember him as a strict disciplinarian but as a Master who believed in certain principles, lived to those expectations and demanded nothing less from his students. During his period as Headmaster, Lodge School enjoyed one of its most illustrious periods of academic achievement as reflected in the quality of scholars (among them several Barbados Scholars) who went on to become leading members of Barbadian society in several different professions and areas of business. Many also excelled in their professions and business activities overseas. He was the Headmaster who appointed the first black student, Sam Headley (later Major Headley) to be Head Boy of the School, and this wasat a time when color discrimination was still quite prevalent in the society. Arthur was convinced that the contribution of the boarding establishment to the school was one of the school's biggest assets, serving to bring together boys from across the Caribbean. The relationships developed during the school years lasted throughout the lives of the various boys and strengthened their ties and loyalties to the school. A subsequent headmaster saw the boarding establishment as an extension of the English school system and set out to close it, which he succeeded in doing within a short time frame. The school slipped further down the scholastic and athletic scale over subsequent years and has not yet recovered. Many doubt that it ever will.
Arthur married Katherine Harvey Stephens (Steve) on July 27, 1932, at St Matthews Church at 11:00 a.m. He had previously met Steve while she was vacationing in Barbados with Marjorie, Arthur's sister who taught at the same school in England as Steve. She and Arthur had got engaged previously, arrangements for their wedding were made and she arrived from England on the SS Costa Rica at 8:00 a.m. on the same morning as the wedding! Her bridesmaid was Carrie Newsam, sister of Harold ("Brooks") Newsam. They spent their honeymoon at Beachmount Hotel in Bathsheba, St Joseph.
Extract from "THE LODGE SCHOOL RECORD" - January 1954 to December 1954:
The appointment of Mr. A. R. V. Newsam as Headmaster of the Lodge School has been a source of gratification to all classes and sections in Barbados. Mr. Newsam, who is a graduate of Codrington College, held his first teaching post at Cornwall College, Jamaica, from 1927 to 1931. In September 1931 he was appointed on the staff of the Lodge and has been with us continuously since then. In 1945 he was awarded a British Council scholarship and did a year's work at the Institute of Education, London University.
The new Headmaster, who won First Class Honour in his first year and a Second in his finals, was Senior Classical Master at the Lodge for many years. In addition to Classics, he was entrusted with the teaching of English and the success with which he discharged this heavy programme was largely responsible for the fact that the Lodge won the Barbados Scholarship in 1941, with a Classical candidate, F. E. Winter, and in 1950 with a Modern Studies candidate, R. U. Gooding.
Besides his work in the class room, Mr. Newsam played a great part in the playing field, taking an active interest in the organization of athletic sports and representing the school both in football and cricket. He will especially be remembered as a useful all-rounder who was a great asset to the school cricket eleven for many years. Even now the facility with which he uses the long handle in Staff vs. School matches is reminiscent of the prolific scores of his younger days.
Mr. Newsam was Games Master when he first came to the Lodge but voluntarily retired from that post in favour of Mr. L. A. Walcott when the latter came to us from Harrison College in 1932. When Mr. Walcott was forced by pressure ofwork and on medical advice to resign the post of Games Master and until Mr. A. G. F. Wilkes arrived, Mr. Newsam helped the school over a difficult period by taking charge of the games department.
Mr. Newsam was appointed a Senior Master in 1949 when the new system of super-scale posts was introduced by the Government. After Mr. Walcott's retirement in December 1953, he succeeded him as Deputy Headmaster. And since Februarylast year, when Mr. Farmer became ill, he has been acting as Headmaster.
The new Headmaster takes up his onerous duties with the best wishes of all the friends of the school. He is a member of a distinguished Barbadian family who have held high positions of trust and responsibility in various parts of the world and the Lodge School Record expresses the confident hope that he will perform the great task ahead of him with credit to his family and with Honour to himself.
More About ARTHUR RALPH VERNON NEWSAM:
Burial: March 1990, Westbury Cemetery, Barbados
Fact 2: Educated at Harrison College.
Fact 3: Bet. 1927 - 1931, teacher - Cornwall College, Jamaica.
Fact 4: September 1931, appointed to the staff of Lodge
Fact 5: 1945, awarded a British Council scholarship - Institute of Education, London
Fact 6: 1941, Lodge awarded Barbados Scholarship - Classics - F. E. Winter
Fact 7: 1950, Lodge awarded Barbados Scholarship - Modern Studies - R. U. Gooding
Occupation: Bet. 1954 - 1964, Headmaster - Lodge School
Marriage Notes for ARTHUR NEWSAM and KATHERINE STEPHENS:
The wedding was solemnized by H. B. Gooding, Clerk in Holy Orders, Headmaster of Lodge School. Witnesses were William Elias Newsam, father of the groom and Caroline E Newsam, cousin of the groom.
Notes for Katherine Harvey Stephens:
Notes for KATHERINE HARVEY STEPHENS:
KATHERINE HARVEY STEPHENS (HERBERT JOHN1) was born August 11, 1902 in Exeter, England. She married ARTHUR RALPH VERNON NEWSAM July 27, 1932 in St Matthews Church, Barbados, son of WILLIAM NEWSAM and ALICE CHAMBERS.
Notes for KATHERINE HARVEY STEPHENS: Katherine was one of two daughters of Herbert John Stephens and his first wife Katherine Mary Harvey. Katherine was born at Old Tiverton Road, in Exeter and shortly after that her family moved to Marks Farm near to Exeter. Katherine was educated at Banfield (?), one of the two main schools for girls in Exeter.
After the death of her mother, Mary, when she was about seven, Katherine was raised by her two aunts, Elizabeth (Betty) and Jenny (Edith). They lived at Shortlands near Bromley and Katherine was educated in a London school. She attended Froebels College from 1922 to 1924, where she was trained as a teacher. At the time of these notes (February 10, 2000) she is probably the oldest surviving graduate of Froebels College.
Katherine moved to Barbados in 1932 when she married Arthur Newsam on July 23, at St. Matthew's Church. The service was conducted by H. B. Gooding, Headmaster of The Lodge School, Clerk in Holy Orders. Witnesses were W.E. Newsam and Carrie Newsam.
She had met Arthur as a result of her friendship with his sister, Marjorie. They were students together at Froebels College. Katherine had been engaged to another young man but he met a tragic death when he was injured in a rugby game and died as a result of those injuries. She must have been in her early to mid- twenties at the time. This so upset her that she became extremely depressed and her friend Marjorie took her on a trip to Europe to get her away,but that did not work. Marjorie then encouraged her to visit Barbados, Marjorie's home, and this they did together. It was in Barbados that she met Arthur Newsam and thus started what was to be a relationship that lasted for fifty-eight years, until Arthur's death in 1990. Katherine has retained a remarkable spirit and her memory is incredibly clear about many details of her early life. She is still keenly interested in everything around her and takes as active a part in managing her home as she can, despite being largely confined to bed.
Extract from e-mail sent by Froebel College, dated June 10, 2002:
Dear Sir,
I have looked in our records and have found that Katherine Harvey Newsam (nee Stephens) was a student at Froebel College from 1922 to 1924. The record book is very old and I am unable to photocopy the entry in the register, buthave written them down as follows-
Preliminary Examination - Senior Oxford.
1922 - Higher Certificate - Part I, in Literature 46 II, Mathematics 53 II
Higher Certificate - Part II, in Handwork 52 ½ II
1923 - Higher Certificate - Part I , Nature Knowledge, Botany 63 I & Zoology 57 II
Higher Certificate - Part II, Principles of Education 51 II, Organization and Special Method 49 II, Child Hygiene 60 I,
History of Education 61 I,
Class Teaching - Teacher of Children 7 and 12 C II
1924 she gained a 2nd Class Certificate.
These are the only records that we keep and I hope this helps you in your family history.
Jill Leney
On August 11, Katherine celebrated her 100th birthday. The following is an account of the day:
The morning was gray and very overcast and it was certainly going to rain. I later checked the Internet for events on August 11, 1902, but could not find anything other than a report on cricket matches played around that time (I was very interested to read them!) the reports indicated that the summer of 1902 had been the "vilest summer recorded in Britain", so Katherine came into the world during a very rainy period and her 100th was going to match it.
Jean and I went over to Hillsborough at about 9:20a.m. so as to be there well before the official arrival. David was already there, he came down with Donna who lives in Sayers Court, not far from his hotel. Joy, Henk, Donna and the other nurses had got everything all prepared and ready, chairs in place, glasses ready for the toast and bottles waiting to be opened. The GG does not take any alcohol so it was nonalcoholic bubbly stuff. The police security team were already in place but the most visible protection was umbrellas. The house looked very smart, decorated with paper chains made by Joy & Donna, birthday cards displayed on every table or shelf and flowers which had been delivered during the last week, everywhere. The seating was arranged so that Aunt Steve would sit in a rocking chair and the GG would sit in a straight chair on her right, by the front door to the living room. Donna and another nurse and Tony Smith, the next-door Neighbour were present to watch the once in a life time event.
Punctually at 9:45a.m. the two outriders rode into the drive followed by the GG's official Volvo! Excitement was now really high! Despite the now drizzling rain, the GG alighted escorted by his AdC. The police security were all alert but there was no sign of any hostile forces!
The GG came in and was greeted by Joy, he then shook hands with all present. Then he went over and was introduced to Aunt Steve. He immediately showed what a friendly gentleman he is as he spoke to her and was very understanding of her hearing difficulty. She told him that she was sorry that she could not hear him well. With help from Joy and Jean they translated much of his conversation and she did respond with smiles and comments when she caught what wasbeing discussed. By this time the cameras were clicking and flashing as Henk and I and the members of the press present tried to catch every photo opportunity. Henk was the busiest as he had two cameras to manage, one digital andone regular. We were swapping places as groups got into the picture with the GG.
On his arrival the AdC presented Aunt Steve with a flower arrangement and a bottle of what I assume was wine. After a while the GG mentioned that we should have a toast to Aunt Steve so the bubbly was poured for us all and two glasses were taken by the AdC - on a silver tray - for the GG and Aunt Steve. She bravely took hers and joined the GG with a big smile when he made the toast to her health. He also presented her with a card in which there was a $100.00 note, I am not sure she quite understood this. On arrival the GG had thought that Joy was Ann (Fields), he knows Margaret and thought that this was her sister. He quickly recognized his mistake and said that he had known Ron & Margaret through tennis and Ron's position at the Polytechnic.
After a little more conversation the AdC indicated that it was time for them to leave as the GG had another engagement immediately after at a service for the 100th anniversary of the Barbados Regiment. The rain had been pouring most of the time he had been there and I was hoping that no unexpected leaks would appear in the living room! However, all went well and after good-byes from the GG to everyone, the party made their way out. As he told Aunt Steve hewas leaving she apologized for being unable to stand as he left and he remarked that the old folk all know the proper procedure to follow, unlike the young people of today!
Aunt Steve had come through the morning wonderfully well and had not shown any tiredness. However shortly after he left she went to bed - the evening party would be longer than the morning ceremony.
The party was scheduled to start at 4:00p.m. and Jean and I were collecting Marjorie Davis and Myra Edwards on our way to "Hillsborough" so we started early. We arrived at "Hillsborough" at 4:05p.m. and found the party already well underway! Aunt Steve was seated in her usual place in the patio and looking in good spirits, smiling at everyone, recognizing most, if not immediately, then with a little prompting. Drinks were flowing and everyone was enjoying the opportunity to share the evening with her.
Among those who did arrive were Pat Humphrey and Jenny Bird, they came straight from the airport where Jenny had collected Pat who was returning from three months in Europe. Sue Marsh was there, she had come home early from her holiday in the Grenadines to be there. Nurse Riley was there and Robert Worme and so was Brian Barnes who was in usual amusing form. Desmond Belgrave was there but Pat was ill and his daughters could not attend. Ann's grandchildren seemed to have a great time running around exploring the garden, monitored by their fathers and mothers. There was lots of food, sandwiches, cakes, snacks, etc. and I wondered if it would all be eaten. Just when we were deciding to make a toast, Aunt Steve, who had stayed alert for a long time said she was getting tired so we got into the toast. This was completed and Aunt Steve joined in with a drink with us. She then made her way in with Donna. The nurses were very supportive of her during the whole evening and they have given her a lot of encouragement during the past weeks. We made sure to recognize their efforts and Donna's in particular in the toast.
In a little while everyone started to make their way home and the party came to its end. It had been an enjoyable evening and one that went very well. The weather had cleared up so that it was sunny for the entire afternoon.
We went home to watch the TV as we expected the morning's events to be on, and so they were. A very good coverage of the ceremony with several shots of the GG with Aunt Steve, Joy and Jean and also Joy making a great address abouther mum.
All in all, a rather good and unique day. I am sorry that you all could not have been there to share it.
The list of persons present on August 11 was:
Henk & Joy Rysdorp, David Stephens, Douglas & Jean Newsam, David & Ann Fields (neé Newsam), Brian & Donna Gibbs and their two children, Brian & Debbie Allan and their 2 children, Pat Humphrey, Jenny Bird, Cyril & Betty Shannon, Marjorie Davis, Myra Edwards, Nurse Riley, Robert Worme, Joyce Proverbs, Sue Marsh, Brian Barnes, Pauline Clarke, Tony Smith, two of Aunt Steve's nurses Donna Small and Tina Donnelly,
More About KATHERINE HARVEY STEPHENS:
Burial: November 21, 2003, Westbury Cemetery, Barbados
Children of Arthur Newsam and Katherine Stephens are:
89 i. Child10 Newsam, born Abt. 1934.
+ 90 ii. Patricia Newsam, born December 23, 1937; died December 15, 1998 in St Michael Barbados.
+ 91 iii. Joy Veron Newsam, born December 22, 1940 in St John Barbados.
50. Lionel Herbert9 Newsam (William Elias8, William Ellas7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born June 22, 1909 in Barbados, and died December 22, 1975 in Barbados. He married Marjorie Inez Cameron Peskett July 15, 1939 in Barbados. She was born August 04, 1904 in Leith Scotland, and died January 01, 1968 in Barbados.
Notes for Lionel Herbert Newsam:
More About LIONEL HERBERT NEWSAM:
Burial: December 1975, Westbury Cemetery, Barbados
Cause of Death: cardiac
Fact 2: educated at Harrison College, Barbados
Occupation: Civil servant & subsequently a clerk at Cave Shepherd & Co Ltd
More About MARJORIE INEZ CAMERON PESKETT:
Burial: January 1968, Westbury Cemetery, Barbados
Cause of Death: Cancer
Fact 2: Bet. 1904 - 1906, living with parents and siblings in Leith, Scotland
Fact 3: 1907, living with parents and siblings in Gibraltar
Fact 4: Bet. 1915 - 1917, educated at Ursuline Convent
Fact 5: Bet. 1917 - 1920, educated at Queen's College, Barbados
Fact 6: 1920, living in Walthamstow, England with parents and siblings
Fact 7: Bet. 1922 - 1925, Attended Brighton Teacher Training College
Fact 8: 1932, returned to Barbados with her parents
Fact 9: Bet. 1932 - 1935, ran kindergarten school at "Walrose", River Road
Fact 10: Bet. 1935 - 1941, worked at Cave Shepherd & Co Ltd
Fact 11: Bet. 1952 - 1968, ran kindergarten school - Belmont Road & Browne's Gap, Hastings
Occupation: Schoolteacher in England and Barbados
Child of Lionel Newsam and Marjorie Peskett is:
+ 92 i. Douglas Arthur10 Newsam, born July 15, 1942 in Barbados.
52. Ena9 Newsam (Clarke Ernest8, William Ellas7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born Abt. 1900. She married Wilmont Pentrose Parkinson. He was born 1902, and died 1986.
Children of Ena Newsam and Wilmont Parkinson are:
93 i. Florence10 Parkinson, born Abt. 1935.
94 ii. Connie Parkinson.
54. Marie Eugenie Inez9 Newsam (Clarke Ernest8, William Ellas7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born June 12, 1892 in Basse Terre,Guadeloupe, and died October 24, 1961 in729 Halsey Street Brooklyn, New York, USA. She married George Conrad Franklin Abt. 1920 in New York, USA. He was born 1899 in New York USA, and died 1957 in New York USA.
Notes for Marie Eugenie Inez Newsam:
Notes for MARIE EUGENIE INEZ NEWSAM:
SSN:- 120-16-1080
Residence:- 11368 Corona, Queens, NY
"Commune de la Basse-Terre. Certificat d'Individualité. Nous, officier de l'état civil de la commune de la Basse-Terre,
Certifions que l'enfant du sexe féminin Marie Eugénie Inesse, fille de la demoiselle Anne Elisabeth HUNT, domiciliée en cette ville, est née en cette ville, le 12 Juin 1892. Basse-Terre, le 20 Août 1892. L'Officier de l'état civil.
[stamp:] Guadeloupe, Basse-Terre. État-Civil."
Inez died on 24 October 1961 at her home (729 Halsey Street) in
Brooklyn, New York City, USA
[Division of Records, Department of Health, Borough of Brooklyn, City of
New York, 25.10.1961, certificate of death nr. 156-61-321421]
She was the widow of George C. Franklin (1899-1957)
Children of Marie Newsam and George Franklin are:
95 i. Gloria Clarke10 Franklin, born Abt. 1932; died Abt. 1934.
96 ii. George Ronald Franklin, born Abt. 1933.
+ 97 iii. Rudolph Ardsley Franklin, born August 24, 1933 in New York USA; died January 21, 1998 in New York USA.
+ 98 iv. Barbara Eugenie Franklin, born 1936 in New York USA; died 1975 in New York USA.
56. Valentine9 Newsam (Clarke Ernest8, William Ellas7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born February 14, 1909 in USa, and died October 1974 in New York USA. He married Marie.
Child of Valentine Newsam and Marie is:
99 i. Newsam10.
58. Charles Chambers9 Newsam (Clarke Ernest8, William Ellas7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born April 13, 1915 in Colon, Panama. He married Clarice 1935 in Jamacia. She was born September 08, 1915 in Jamacia, and died January 15, 2002 in London, England.
Children of Charles Newsam and Clarice are:
+ 100 i. Milton10 Newsam, born Abt. 1938 in Jamacia.
+ 101 ii. Patrick Newsam, born Abt. 1941 in Jamacia.
+ 102 iii. Robert Newsam, born Abt. 1943 in Jamacia.
+ 103 iv. Dorothy Newsam, born Abt. 1948 in Jamacia.
+ 104 v. Richard Newsam, born Abt. 1951 in Jamacia.
+ 105 vi. Charles Newsam, born Abt. 1955 in Jamacia.
+ 106 vii. Margery Newsam, born Abt. 1958 in Jamacia.
61. Myra9 Newsam (Arthur James8, William Ellas7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born May 07, 1895 in British Guyana. She married Harry E Belgrave. He was born in British Guyana, and died in British Guyana.
Notes for Myra Newsam:
Notes for MYRA NEWSAM:
Myra attended Ramsgate School for six years prior to entering Queens College in Form 3-D, in 1910 at age fifteen. At the time she entered Queens College her family was recorded as living at Friendship in St Michael.
Children of Myra Newsam and Harry Belgrave are:
107 i. Kharis10 Belgrave. She married Adam Prygma.
+ 108 ii. Arthur Belgrave, born Abt. 1929 in British Guyana.
+ 109 iii. Desmond Belgrave, born Abt. 1932 in British Guyana.
110 iv. Zoe M Belgrave.
111 v. Ralph Belgrave.
+ 112 vi. Mervyn Belgrave.
62. Harold Eustace9 Newsam (Arthur James8, William Ellas7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born June 26, 1899 in Rockley Hill, Christ Church Barbados, and died June 1980 in St George, Barbados. He married Winifred Pearl Johnson October 14, 1937 in Christ Church, Barbados. She was born February 01, 1906 in Scotland, England, and died November 1980 in St Michael Barbados.
Children of Harold Newsam and Winifred Johnson are:
+ 113 i. Margaret10 Newsam, born August 15, 1938 in Barbados.
+ 114 ii. Anne Newsam, born October 10, 1944 in Barbados.
63. Benjamin W9 Newsam (Benjamin Slim8, James Dottin Samuel Augustus7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born 1893 in British Guyana, and died 1970 in Canada. He married (1) Glayds. He married (2) Margaret Scoll.
Notes for Benjamin W Newsam:
Benjamin W Newsam was a Major Benjamin W Newsam in the army in both the 1St and 2 Nd war. He worked in intelligence and was based in Halifax, Canada
Child of Benjamin Newsam and Glayds is:
115 i. Guy10 Newsam.
Child of Benjamin Newsam and Margaret Scoll is:
+ 116 i. Brian10 Newsam, born December 02, 1960.
64. Norah9 Newsam (Benjamin Slim8, James Dottin Samuel Augustus7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born February 27, 1902, and died October 27, 1987 in Barbados. She married Neville Newsam 1929 in British Guyana, son of William Newsam and Alice Chambers. He was born July 13, 1897 in Barbados, and died May 26, 1976 in Barbados.
Notes for Norah Newsam:
Norah was the daughter of Benjamin Newsam and Josephine White. Cousins make dozens.
Notes for Neville Newsam:
Notes for NEVILLE NEWSAM:
Neville was baptized at St Pauls Church (Anglican) at Bay Street, St Michael. Barbados.
He was educated at Harrison College and after leaving school he (apparently) worked for a while on a sugar estate (or factory). He then migrated to Guyana (British Guiana) where he was employed as an analyst in the government laboratory. He rose through the ranks and I understand that on his retirement in the 1950's he had reached the rank of Chief Government Analyst.
Neville returned to Barbados around 1953 and took up employment with the Government Laboratory then situated at Queen's Park. He subsequently took a job as Assistant Manager of Barbados Distillery Limited. He held that position for several years during which time he lived in one of the company's houses at Black Rock near to the Distillery.
Neville was an entertaining person, full of fun and good humor.
More About NEVILLE NEWSAM:
Fact 2: educated at Harison College
Fact 3: moved to Guyana (British Guiana)
Fact 4: Abt. 1953, rehired to Barbados
Fact 5: assistant Government Analyst - Lab at Queen's park
Fact 6: Assistant Manager at Barbados Distilleries
Occupation: Bet. 1923 - 1950, Senior Government Analyst in British Guiana
Child is listed above under (46) Neville Newsam.
65. Annie9 Newsam (Benjamin Slim8, James Dottin Samuel Augustus7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born October 05, 1904. She married Johnny Adamson. He was born in British Guyana.
Notes for Johnny Adamson:
Johnny Adamson was called Johnny "Limacol" Adamson. He was the Managing Director of Bookers in British Guyana. He was also the Chief Pharmacist Chemist. He invented "Limacol" a famous body lotion used to lower body temperature when you are sick. He also invented "Ferrol Compound" a similar product.
Child of Annie Newsam and Johnny Adamson is:
117 i. Derek10 Adamson.
66. Effie9 Newsam (Benjamin Slim8, James Dottin Samuel Augustus7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born Abt. 1907 in British Guyana, and died Abt. 1955 in British Guyana. She married Sir Eustace Woolford.
Notes for Sir Eustace Woolford:
Sir Eustace Woolford was knighted and was the Chief Justice of British Guyana. He was an excellent lawyer before being knighted.
They owned the house called RED HOUSE. This is where all the Prime Minsters of British Guyana lived until recently, where the house has been transformed into a museum.
RED HOUSE can be found on the internet when researching British Guyana.
Sir Eustace Gordon Woolford , O.B.E , Q.C was Speaker of the National Assembly from 1953 - 1957
Children of Effie Newsam and Sir Woolford are:
118 i. Margo(ne)10 Woolford.
119 ii. Phi Woolford.
120 iii. Daniel Woolford.
68. Elsie9 Newsam (Benjamin Slim8, James Dottin Samuel Augustus7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born February 02, 1912 in British Guyana. She married Robert King.
Children of Elsie Newsam and Robert King are:
121 i. # 1 Son -10 King.
122 ii. # 2 Son - King.
69. Patricia9 Newsam (Benjamin Slim8, James Dottin Samuel Augustus7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born Abt. 1917 in British Guyana. She married Reginald Alan HumphreyAbt. 1942. He was born Abt. 1919 in British Guyana, and died January 12, 2002 in Barbados.
Children of Patricia Newsam and Reginald Humphrey are:
123 i. Richard10 Humphrey, born Abt. 1943.
124 ii. Susan Humphrey, born Abt. 1944 in British Guyana. She married Philippsen Abt. 1965.
70. Grace9 Newsam (Benjamin Slim8, James Dottin Samuel Augustus7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born Abt. 1918 in British Guyana, and died in British Guyana. She married Hershfeldt. He was born in British Guyana, and died in British Guyana.
Children of Grace Newsam and Hershfeldt are:
125 i. Marjorie10 Hershfeldt.
126 ii. Daniel Hershfeldt.
127 iii. Phil Hershfeldt.
71. Basil Benjamin9 Newsam (Joseph Jabez (Charles)8, James Dottin Samuel Augustus7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born November 06, 1906 in British Guyana, and died July 07, 1986 in Guyana. He married (1) Cecilia. He married (2) Bernadette Dacosta. She was born September 12, 1926 in British Guyana, and died March 28, 1998 in Guyana.
Notes for Bernadette Dacosta:
Bernadette parents died at an early age and Bernadette was adopted by Mr Marx and Martha Elizabeth Reece who was Matilida Lyder sister.
Children of Basil Newsam and Cecilia are:
128 i. Andrew10 Newsam, born in British Guyana.
129 ii. Shane Newsam.
Children of Basil Newsam and Bernadette Dacosta are:
+ 130 i. Wanda10 Newsam (Correia), born December 13, 1952 in British Guyana.
+ 131 ii. Susan Zoe Newsam (Low), born May 01, 1956 in British Guyana.
+ 132 iii. Wayne Newsam, born January 04, 1959 in British Guyana.
72. Carl Alvin Oswald9 Newsam (Joseph Jabez (Charles)8, James Dottin Samuel Augustus7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born July 25, 1912 in British Guyana, and died January 04, 1998 in California, USA. He married Muriel Ivy Stewart Stevenson February 18, 1939 in British Guyana. She was born in Brtish Guyana, and died May 21, 1955 in USA.
More About Muriel Ivy Stewart Stevenson:
Cause of Death: Stomach Cancer
Child of Carl Newsam and Muriel Stevenson is:
+ 133 i. Andre Shelia Newsam (Davies)10, born November 05, 1943 in British Guyana.
73. Dorothy (Dolly)9 Newsam (Stonehouse) (Joseph Jabez (Charles)8 Newsam, James Dottin Samuel Augustus7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born in British Guyana, and died September 23, 1941 in British Guyana. She married Harry Stonehouse.
Children of Dorothy Newsam (Stonehouse) and Harry Stonehouse are:
+ 134 i. Patricia10 Stonehouse (Glover), born May 11, 1933 in British Guyana.
+ 135 ii. Desmond Stonehouse, born September 23, 1941.
75. Thora Elane9 Newsam (Joseph Jabez (Charles)8, James Dottin Samuel Augustus7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born September 05, 1919 in British Guyana, and died October 30, 2002 in Toronto Canada. She married William Bynoe Howard. He was born January 10, 1912 in British Guyana, and died April 25, 2004 in Toronto Canada.
Notes for William Bynoe Howard:
Bill worked in British Guyana as a Sugar Planter, until he retired and came to Toronto Canada to live the remaining of his life with his family.
William Bynoe Howard. Born 10th January 1912, in the country of Demerara, British Guiana, South America.
His parents were, William Clifford & Millicent Alberta Howard. Bill’s Grandfather was the captain of a schooner,
William Benjamin Howard, he sailed from Surrey England to Barbados in the 1800s. He married Emily Nickols, and they settled on the island and raised a family. Bill’s father William Clifford Howard left Barbados, and arrived in British Guiana in the early 1900s, he married Millicent Alberta Leal. She had three children, and passed away in 1915, Bill’s father re married later to Eugenine Rubins and
had another daughter, Bill’s youngest sister Eileen.
Bill joined the Demerara Co. on 21st August 1931 as an overseer on Leonora Estate on the west coast of Demerara.
On the 23rd September 1939 he married Thora Elain Newsam, daughter of Charles & Maud Newsam. Bill was 27 and Thora 20. They lived on Cornelida Estate where their four children were born. Dorothy, Marguerite, Hazel & Clifford.
In 1953 Bill was transferred to Diamond Estate on the east bank of Demerara as Deputy Field Manager.
In 1971 at the age of 60 he retired as Field Manager of Diamond Estate, and in October of that year himself and family migrated to Canada. They lived on Markham Rd, in Scarborough for 22 years.
Bill later joined Hallmark Coutts of Canada. He retired in 1980.
Bill and his wife Thora then moved to Ajax where they lived for 10 years. Thora Passed away on the 30th October 2002.
Bill was devastated by her death, and on the 25th December 2003 bill fell and broke his hip, He had hip replacement surgery and later had to move into a nursing home.
He passed away in Peterborough Hospital on the…. April 2004.
He leaves behind his sister Eileen Forsythe, of Buffalo N.Y, his four children, six Grandchildren, Jeremy & Alastair Cameron, Robert Chabrol, Roy, Stephanie & William Howard and two Great Grandchildren, Emily Cameron & Matthew Bissonett.
Bill will always be remembered for his wit.
His Grandchildren treasure the many stories he told them of his youth growing up in British Guiana.
It was his dream to settle one day in Barbados, the birth place of his father, but because his children settled in Canada he remained here.
Bill and Thora’s ashes will be laid to rest in Barbados.
OUR LIVES WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WITH OUT YOU.
Memory is the diary that we will all carry about with us.
Children of Thora Newsam and William Howard are:
+ 136 i. Dorothy Judyanne10 Howard, born October 28, 1941 in British Guyana.
+ 137 ii. Marguerite Patricia Howard, born April 13, 1945 in British Guyana.
138 iii. Hazel Camille Howard, born October 17, 1947 in British Guyana. She married Robert Rossi.
139 iv. Clifford Arthur Howard, born August 14, 1950 in British Guyana.
76. Beatrice Clarantine9 Newsam (Joseph Jabez (Charles)8, James Dottin Samuel Augustus7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born November 16, 1922 in Guyana, and died January 01, 2004 in Derby, England. She married Charles Orlando Waith June 01, 1942 in British Guyana, son of Charles Waith and Julia Ralph. He was born May 24, 1902 in British Guyana, and died December 03, 1995 in Derby, England.
Notes for Charles Orlando Waith:
Charles worked in British Guyana in the Sugar Factory.
He was a kind person who loved to tell stories. He had the respect from all those who knew him.
Children of Beatrice Newsam and Charles Waith are:
+ 140 i. Alexander Mark10 Waith, born May 29, 1945 in British Guyana.
+ 141 ii. Christopher Waith, born October 25, 1951 in British Guyana.
77. Sheila Celine9 Newsam (Joseph Jabez (Charles)8, James Dottin Samuel Augustus7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born May 21, 1924 in British Guyana. She married Clarence Gordon Foster January 10, 1948 in Hague Roman Catholic Church, Leonora, Demerara British Guyana, son of Ivan Forster and Lilian Nowell. He was born January 26, 1919 in Barbados, and died March 15, 1998 in Ontario, Canada.
Notes for Clarence Gordon Foster:
Clarence came to British Guyana to work when he was around 20 years. He worked as a Sugar Planter in British Guyana under his future father- in- law Charlie Newsam. He married Shelia when he was 29 years old. Shelia was 23 years old. The family then moved to Barbados his home country in 1961 after British Guyana was having civil up rest.
Clarence worked in Barbados in the Sugar Industry and retired. He then worked temporary at Roberts Manufacturing in Barbados before moving up to Toronto, Canada with his wife where he died.
Clarence went by the name Gordon to those who knew him.
Before his death he became baptized in the Christodelphian faith. Gordon was cremated. A Memorial service in celebration of Gordon's life was held at the Christodelphian Church in Toronto. This was done by George Jackson of the Christodelphian Church
Gordon died due to prostrate cancer.
Before his death he was able to see all his children. His daughter Jeannine Goddard and her two children visited him from Barbados in hospital.
More About Clarence Gordon Foster:
Cause of Death: Prostrate Cancer
Children of Sheila Newsam and Clarence Foster are:
142 i. Anthony Arthur10 Foster, born February 09, 1949 in British Guyana; died June 07, 1957 in British Guyana.
Notes for Anthony Arthur Foster:
Anthony was born with medical complications. His short life was probably due to medical conditions in those days were not the best of technology. He was a kind and loving child.
Anthony was buried in British Guyana
+ 143 ii. Stephen Gordon Foster, born February 03, 1952 in British Guyana.
+ 144 iii. Christine Ann Foster (Whitelaw), born June 29, 1954 in British Guyana.
+ 145 iv. Jeannine Myra Foster, born January 21, 1957 in British Guyana.
146 v. Ronald Bernard Foster, born May 03, 1961 in British Guyana; died March 11, 1968 in Barbados.
Notes for Ronald Bernard Foster:
Ronald died in a car accident in Barbados on his way home from school. When he was taken to hospital they did not realize he was bleeding internally.
Ronald death was a major shock as he was a kind, thoughtful and quiet child whose life was taken before he had an opportunity to make an entry as an adult.
More About Ronald Bernard Foster:
Burial: Barbados
78. Malcom9 Newsam (Joseph Jabez (Charles)8, James Dottin Samuel Augustus7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born July 18, 1926 in British Guyana. He married Audrey (Marget) Newsam.
Children of Malcom Newsam and Audrey (Marget) Newsam are:
147 i. Malcom jr10 Newsam, born in England.
148 ii. Celine Newsam (Marsden). She married Christopher Marsden.
149 iii. Joanne Newsam, born in England.
79. Dorothy Frances9 Newsam (William Bean8, James Dottin Samuel Augustus7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born October 20, 1912. She married Herbert A Glensor. He was born 1911 in USA, and died 1958 in USA.
Children of Dorothy Newsam and Herbert Glensor are:
150 i. Pamela10 Glensor.
151 ii. Richard Glensor.
80. Margaret9 Newsam (William Bean8, James Dottin Samuel Augustus7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born April 29, 1914. She married Carl F Christensen. He was born June 02, 1914 in USA, and died July 14, 1973 in USa.
Children of Margaret Newsam and Carl Christensen are:
152 i. Dorilis10 Christensen.
153 ii. Gordon Christensen.
154 iii. Gregory Christensen.

Generation No. 10

84. Richard William10 Newsam (William Oswald9, William Elias8, William Ellas7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born June 23, 1918 in Madras India, and died July 22, 1983 in Aukland New Zealand. He married Joan Rothgard June 07, 1952 in England. She was born February 17, 1928 in New Zealand, and died May 2000 in Hythe, Kent England.
Child of Richard Newsam and Joan Rothgard is:
+ 155 i. Michael William11 Newsam, born February 28, 1956 in England.
85. John Oswald10 Newsam (William Oswald9, William Elias8, William Ellas7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born June 01, 1921. He married Patricia Davis December 20, 1947 in England. She was born Abt. 1922 in England.
Children of John Newsam and Patricia Davis are:
+ 156 i. Timothy John11 Newsam, born July 03, 1950.
+ 157 ii. Peter William Newsam, born January 06, 1962.
87. Sir Peter Anthony10 Newsam (William Oswald9, William Elias8, William Ellas7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born November 02, 1928 in England. He married (1) Susan Adinell. He married (2) Joy Gregg July 11, 1953 in England. She was born February 08, 1928 in England.
Peter was knighted in recognition of his service to education and as Chairman of the Race Relations Committee in the United Kingdom.
Sir Peter Anthony Newsam, kt (1987)
Born: 2 November 1928
Source: Debrett's People of Today. Debrett's Peerage Ltd., 2001.
Family: s of William Oswald Newsam (d 1974), of Maidenhead; m 1, 1953 (m
dis), Elizabeth Joy Greg; 4 s, 1 da; m 2, 1988, Sue Addinell; 1 da.
Education: Clifton, Queen's Coll Oxford. Style: Sir Peter Newsam. Address:
Ivy House, Thornton le Dale, North Yorks YO18 7QW.
CAREER
Career: former civil servant BOT (asst princ); schoolmaster 1956-63, asst
educn offr Yorks N Riding 1963-66, asst dir of educn Cumberland 1966-70, dep
educn offr Yorks W Riding 1970-72, educn offr ILEA 1977-82 (dep educn offr
1972-76), chm Cmmn for Racial Equality 1982-87, sec Assoc of CCs 1987-89;
Univ of London: dir Inst of Educn 1989-94, dep vice-chllr 1992-94, chief
adjudicator Sch Organisation and Admissions 1999-.
CITATION
Debrett's People of Today. Debrett's Peerage Ltd., 2001. Reproduced in
Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: The Gale Group. 2001
More About SIR PETER ANTHONY NEWSAM:
Occupation: Bet. 1980 - 1989, Served as Chairman of Race Relations Board
Notes for JOY GREGG:
Aunt Steve has said that Joy, Peter's first wife, was a daughter of Lady Greg.
Child of Sir Newsam and Susan Adinell is:
158 i. Geogrgina11 Newsam, born October 01, 1983.
Children of Sir Newsam and Joy Gregg are:
159 i. Anita Jane11 Newsam, born January 22, 1955.
160 ii. Nicolas John Newsam, born July 16, 1956.
Notes for Nicolas John Newsam:
Nick is involved with theatre production and lives in Camden, London.
+ 161 iii. Anthony Mark Newsam, born March 21, 1960.
+ 162 iv. Paul Philip Newsam, born May 10, 1961 in Oxford England.
163 v. Robert Andrew Newsam, born September 05, 1964.
Notes for Robert Andrew Newsam:
Notes for ROBERT ANDREW NEWSAM:
Robert is a disk jockey on radio and lives in Northalerton, Yorkshire, England.
88. Rosamund10 Newsam (Neville9, William Elias8, William Ellas7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born 1930 in British Guyana. She married Winston Ogilvy Dasent Abt. 1953in Barbados. He was born June 09, 1927 in Trinidad, and died April 17, 2002 in Port Spain Trinidad.
Notes for Winston Ogilvy Dasent:
Notes for WINSTON OGILVY DASENT:
Winston working career with spent with Royal Bank of Canada. He rose to the position of a Senior Manager. From time to time he was posted to various islands around the Caribbean. These included Barbados and Montserrat.
Winston passed away on April 17, 2002. The funeral service was held at St Thomas Roman Catholic Church, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Children of Rosamund Newsam and Winston Dasent are:
+ 164 i. John11 Dasent, born Abt. 1956 in Trinidad.
+ 165 ii. Stephen Dasent, born Abt. 1958 in Trinidad.
90. Patricia10 Newsam (Arthur Ralph Vernon9, William Elias8, William Ellas7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born December 23, 1937, and died December 15, 1998 in St Michael Barbados. She married Roger Lherminier August 1960 in Ashford Kent England. He was born March 1936 in England.
Children of Patricia Newsam and Roger Lherminier are:
+ 166 i. Christopher11 Lherminier, born June 21, 1961 in Barbados.
167 ii. Alison Lherminier, born February 1967.
91. Joy Veron10 Newsam (Arthur Ralph Vernon9, William Elias8, William Ellas7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born December 22, 1940 in St John Barbados. She married Hank Rysdorp December 09, 1968 in California USA. He was born 1931 in Holland.
Children of Joy Newsam and Hank Rysdorp are:
168 i. Michael11 Rysdorp, born July 23, 1971.
169 ii. Brian Rysdorp, born Abt. 1973.
92. Douglas Arthur10 Newsam (Lionel Herbert9, William Elias8, William Ellas7, William Coppin6, William Bean5, Arthur4, Richard3, Captain Richard2, Captain Edward1) was born July 15, 1942 in Barbados. He married Jean Angela DashJanuary 15, 1966 in Barbados, daughter of Laurie Dash and Juliet Nascimento.
Notes for Douglas Arthur Newsam:
More About DOUGLAS ARTHUR NEWSAM:
Baptized: September 1, 1942, St. Leonard's Church - Rev A.E. Simmons, Vicar
Fact 2: Bet. 1942 - 1947, living at Chelsea Road with parents
Fact 3: Bet. 1946 - 1950, attended Miss F. Watkins's Primary School, 10th Ave. Belleville
Fact 4: Bet. 1950 - 1960, educated at Harrison College, Barbados
Fact 5: August 15, 1960, joined Bovell & Skeete, C




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