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.

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  1. William Essex Newnham, Charle's brother, was my great-great grandfather. There is a "Charles Newman" in the 1861 census with a birth date of 1841 and birth place of "Chalton, Kent" who is possibly Charles. He is a Clerk living /working? at the Tavistock Hotel in Westminster. I haven't been able to find any trace after that