Friday, 7 December 2012

Charles Newnham (1838-?)

Charles Newnham is one of my mystery people. He was born in Chatham, Kent and baptised at St Mary the Virgin, Chatham on 9th December 1838. He appears in the 1841 and 1851 Census living in Woolwich with his parents, John and Frances Newnham. After that there is no sign of him. I have checked later censuses, army and navy records, passenger lists, and marriage records, and local burial registers without success. There are some possible matches in the death records but in different parts of Kent and no obvious connection to him. If you have him in your family tree I would be very interested to hear from you.

Ruby Lilian Adeline Newnham (1917-2012)

My dear mother passed away on 21st August, aged 95. Her ashes have been interred in her parents' grave in Gillingham, Kent. Please remember her in your prayers.