Lewis' Cork, a topographical dictionary of the parishes, towns and villages of Cork City and County of 1831 for Schull

Photograph of Schull 1890 and photos of modern day Schull

The Newmans emigrated to Edwardsburgh, Ontario, Canada on Easter Sunday 1832, from the Parish of Schull, County Cork, Ireland. They were flax farmers and weavers of linen. They must have felt the pressure of the encroaching industrial revolution, which meant that weaving by hand was no longer economic,  and took the decision to emigrate and buy cheap land in a new country. It is well for them they did, and for those of us who are descended from them, as the Potato Famine was not far behind them. 

Professor Kerby Miller estimates that between 1815 and 1844 nearly a million people left Ireland for America. Such substantial emigration is reflected in west Cork. Dr Traill (the rector of Schull) reported to the Poor Inquiry that 90 persons departed from his parish in 1831 and 40 in 1832; they were mainly Protestants in comfortable circumstances. The Revd Barry described the emigrants as ‘tradesmen, hardy labourers and farmers with £20 to £60 capital.......The timber trade with Canada became very important when the Scandinavian routes were blockaded during the Napoleonic wars. Arthur Lower maintains that until about 1835 conditions for passengers on the lumber ships were ‘abominable’ and ‘probably worse than in the slave trade’. Deaths from fever and dysentery were commonplace. In 1834 alone thirty-four of these ships, carrying 731 emigrants, sank. But fares were very cheap, as little as thirty shillings from Ireland in 1835. (Extracted from FAMINE, MORTALITY AND EMIGRATION, A PROFILE OF SIX PARISHES IN THE POOR LAW UNION OF SKIBBEREEN, 1846-7. Patrick Hickey ©)

The History of the Newman Family, written by W T Newman of Shaunavon, says "Joseph Newman was born in the County of Cork, Ireland, in the year 1777. He was of English descent, his forefathers having been placed in Ireland by Oliver Cromwell."  It seems to be most likely that they were there as a result of Cromwell's Plantations:-      

"To finance Cromwell's campaign to put down the "rebellious" Irish who just could not accept English rule, Parliament devised a scheme where every person who contributed  was to receive estates and manors of 1000 acres , and lands proportionately for less sums.

In Ulster the price was 200 pounds, Connaught, 300, Munster, 450, Leinster 600. This Act of Subscription began in 1642 and in 1653 Ireland was declared subdued and  the lands were given out. Some of the Adventurers had died or sold or  assigned their Adventures"

The names Newman and Kingston are included in the list of Adventurers. The Newmans in that list seem to have come from Somerset, England, but since so many Irish records have been lost,  at the moment there doesn't seem much chance of linking up those Newmans with ours.

1832 Emigrants Handbook For Arrivals at Quebec

Information For Emigrants

There is nothing of more importance to Emigrants on arrival at Quebec, than correct information on the leading points, connected with their future pursuits. Many have suffered much by a want of caution, and by listening to the opinions of interested designing characters, who frequently offer their advice unsolicited, and who are met generally about wharves and landing places frequented by strangers. To guard Emigrants from falling into such errors--they should immediately on arrival at Quebec, proceed to the Office of the Chief Agent for Emigrants, in Sault-au-Matelot street, Lower Town, where every information requisite for their future guidance in either getting settlement on lands, or obtaining employment in Upper or Lower Canada, will be obtained (gratis.)

Read the rest of this fascinating handbook for 1832 immigrants at

The Reverent William Bell wrote a series of letter from Perth, Upper Canada for the information of emigrants:-

He may take his family to his land, either then, or wait till he has got a house built. Should he take them in the first instance, he can erect a wigwam in a few hours, with poles, brush, and bark, in which they may reside for a short time, till a better habitation is got ready. Having selected a proper situation, he must, first of all, proceed to erect a dwelling-house. He will cut a number of straight logs, at the length required, and when he has cut a sufficient number, he will get them drawn to the spot with oxen, or be assisted by his neighbours to carry them in.  

He will next raise what is called a bee, that is, a collection of his neighbours, to assist him in raising his house. Whenever a person needs help, he gets all his neighbours to assist him, and repays the favour by giving them his assistance when they need it. 

The house is built by laying the logs across one another at the corners, and notching them about half through, so that they are let down close to each other and hold one another firm in their places. The next step is to get a roof put upon it, and this is done in the following manner. Baswood logs are cut as long as the house is broad; these are split in two, and hollowed out in the middle, and laid close, side by side, with the hollow sides uppermost, across the house, the front of which is made rather higher than the back. Others with the round side uppermost are laid upon these, so as to cover the seams between them, and thus not only a strong, but a completely water-tight roof is formed. A hole is next cut through the logs for a door, and a door hung in it; windows are seldom or never thought of at first in the woods.

Read the whole of this fascinating series of letter at

Lewis's Cork 1831 gazeteer entry for Schull:-

SKULL, a parish, in the Western Division of the CARBERY, county of CORK, and province of MUNSTER. 11½ miles (W.S.W.)

From Skibbereen, on the road to Crookhaven; containing, with several inhabited islands in Roaring Water bay, 15,252 inhabitants, of which number, 385 are in the village. It is exceedingly wild and uncultivated, and appears in the earlier periods of Irish history to have been regarded as of very great importance from its numerous defiles and strongholds amidst its rocks; and in later times, from the erection of several castles by the various native septs, which from their situation and great strength would appear to have been impregnable. The castles of Dunbeacon and Dunmanus, on Dunmanus bay, were built by the sept of O’Mahony; the former to protect the boundary and pass between their territories and those of the O’Donovans.

The parish forms the eastern portion of a peninsula extending from Dunmanus bay, on the north, to Roaring Water bay on the south, and comprising 84,000 statute acres, of which 24,204 are applotted under the tithe act, and valued at £7898 per annum. The surface is rocky and very uneven, rising in some parts into mountains of considerable elevation; the highest in a chain extending from east to west is Mount Gabriel, 1145 feet above the level of the sea; the whole are of the schistose formation, in some places passing into all the varieties of transition rock. About one third of the land, consisting principally of small patches between the rocks, is under tillage; but the system of agriculture is in a very backward state, and spade husbandry is in general practice. There are some tracts of mountain, which afford tolerable pasturage to numerous herds of young cattle; but the greater portion presents only a bare rocky surface, and appears to be wholly irreclaimable. There are also considerable tracts of bog, producing a good supply of peat, part of which might be reclaimed at moderate expense.

The bay is accessible to vessels of 600 ton’s burden; and the harbour of Skull is well sheltered, the ground level, and the water in the anchorage averaging from three to four fathoms; the entrance is perfectly safe, and at all times practicable, there being only one rock, which is situated nearly in the centre, and is dry at two hours’ ebb. A new line of road parallel with the shore, and leading from Skibbereen to Rock island and Crookhaven, has been constructed, which will materially benefit the trade of the place.

The village contains 79 houses, several of which are modern and well built. A fair for cattle, sheep and pigs is held in the village of Ballydehob. A constabulary police Force is stationed here and also at Ballydehob; and there are coast guard stations on Long island and at Skull, which latter is a detachment from the station at Crookhaven, in the district of Skibbereen. A manorial court is held at Lemcon, every third Monday, at which debts under £5 are recoverable; there is also an ecclesiastical manor belonging to the bishop of Ross, for which a court is held occasionally. Petty sessions are held at Towermore every alternate week. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Cork, and in the alternate patronage of the Crown and the Bishop: the tithes amount to £850. The glebe-house is a handsome residence, and the glebe comprises 63¾ acres. The church, towards the repairs of which the Ecclesiastical Commissioners have recently granted £207, is a small plain edifice, erected in 1720. At Ballydehob is a very handsome church, in the later English style, erected in 1829 as a chapel of ease, at an expense of  £600, a gift from the late Board of First Fruits; divine service is also performed in three schoolrooms in the parish. In the R. C. divisions the parish is divided into East and West Skull, which latter forms part of the union of Kilmore; in the eastern division are two chapels, one at Ballydehob and the other at Skull, in which also is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. About 340 children are taught in six public schools, of which three are supported by the rector; and there are nine private schools (in which are about 230 children), a Sunday school, and a dispensary.

In addition to the pages on the above, there is a page for Edwardsburgh, containing a selection of births that I picked up along the way. It's not very likely, but just maybe you might find one of your names there.

Descendants of Joseph Newman 

Generation No. 1 

1.  JOSEPH1 NEWMAN was born Abt. 1777 in Cork, Ireland, and died 1843 in Edwardsburgh, Ontario.  He married JENNIE JO JAGO. 

Notes for JOSEPH NEWMAN:Buried Sandy Hill Cemetery, Prescott.
His mother's maiden name Salter.

Buried Sandy Hill Cemetery, Prescott. Her father Joseph Jago.

Children of J

2.                i.       WILLIAM2 NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1802, Cork, Ireland; d.  1882, Culross.

3.               ii.       JOHN NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1804, Cork, Ireland; d.  1882, Edwardsburgh, Ontario.

                 iii.       JOSEPH NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1810, Cork, Ireland; d. 1888, Edwardsburgh, Ontario. 

Notes for JOSEPH NEWMAN: Never married. Buried McGuire Plot, St Andrew's Presbyterian Cemetery, Edwardsburhg, aged 78, a native of cork. 

4.              iv.       ANNE NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1812, Cork, Ireland; d. 1847, Prescott.

5.               v.       ABRAHAM NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1813, Cork, Ireland; d.  1886, Prescott. 

Generation No. 2 

2.  WILLIAM2 NEWMAN (JOSEPH1) was born Abt. 1802 in Cork, Ireland, and died  1882 in Culross.  He married MARY SMYTHE. 

Notes for WILLIAM NEWMAN: Buried Smith's Cemetery, Concession 10, Culross.  Newman History says they settled on land across from his parents in Edwardsburgh, but later moved to Bruce County, near Teeswater and Formosa. 

This is the 1861 census for Culross
William Newman b Ireland m 1832 age 59 farmer
Mary Newman b Ireland age 44
Joseph Newman b Ireland age 28
Ann b Ireland age 20
James b Canada West age 18
William b CW age 15
P J Newman (female) age 13
George age 11
Mary age 8
John age 4

Notes for MARY SMYTHE:
Buried Smith's Cemetery.


                   i.       JOSEPH3 NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1832; d. 1909, Culross, Ontario

Notes for JOSEPH NEWMAN: Buried Smith's cemetery 

                  ii.       EVIS NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1837; m. JOSEPH NICHOLSON, 1855, Culross. 

Marriage Notes for EVIS NEWMAN and JOSEPH NICHOLSON: Both of Culross, by licence, witnesses William & Joseph Newman 

                 iii.       ANN NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1839; d.  1901, Culross, Ontario; m. JOHN SILLICK. 

Notes for ANN NEWMAN: Buried Smith's Cemetery 

                 iv.       THOMAS NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1842; d.  1891, Culross, Ontario. 

Notes for THOMAS NEWMAN: Buried Smith's Cemetery. 

                  v.       JAMES NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1843.

                 vi.       WILLIAM NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1844; d.1901, Culross, Ontario

Notes for WILLIAM NEWMAN: Buried Smith's Cemetery 

                vii.       PATIENCE NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1847; d.  1916, Culross, Ontario. 

Notes for PATIENCE NEWMAN: Buried Smith's Cemetery. 

               viii.       GEORGE NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1849; d.  1911, Culross, Ontario. 

Notes for GEORGE NEWMAN: Buried Smith's Cemetery. 

                  ix.       MARY NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1853.

                   x.       JOHN NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1857. 

3.  JOHN2 NEWMAN (JOSEPH1) was born Abt. 1804 in Cork, Ireland, and died  1882 in Edwardsburgh, Ontario.  He married ELIZABETH WHITLEY 1835 in Ogdensberg, NY. 

Notes for JOHN NEWMAN: Buried Union Cemetery. 

Notes for ELIZABETH WHITLEY: Buried Union Cemetery, Spencerville.       


6.                i.       JOSEPH3 NEWMAN, b. 1836, Edwardsburgh Ontario; d. 1911, Union Cemetery, Edwardsburgh.

                  ii.       JANE NEWMAN, b. 1838; d. 1920, Edwardsburgh, Ontario; m. THOMAS FAIRBURN. 

Notes for JANE NEWMAN: Buried St Andrew's Presb Cem, Edwardsburgh. 

Notes for THOMAS FAIRBURN: Buried St Andew's Presb Cem, Edwardsburgh. 

7.              iii.       FRANK NEWMAN, b. 1839; d.  1898, Edwardsburgh, Ontario.

8.              iv.       MARY NEWMAN, b. 1841, Edwardsburgh, Ontario; d.1913, Smith's Falls, Ontario.

9.               v.       ELIZABETH NEWMAN, b.  1843, Edwardsburgh, Ontario; d. 1890.

10.            vi.       JOHN W NEWMAN, b.  1846, Edwardsburgh, Ontario; d. 1909, Crystal Rock, Grenville County.

                vii.       ANNE NEWMAN, b.  1848; m. RICHARD KINGSTON,  1873.

               viii.       CATHERINE NEWMAN, b. 1852; m. WILLIAM TYNER.

11.             ix.       ABRAHAM NEWMAN, b.  1855; d. Abt. 1937.

12.              x.       ADDIE NEWMAN, b.  1858; d.1898, Edwardsburgh, Ontario.

                  xi.       SARAH NEWMAN, b. 1850; d. 1902. 

4.  ANNE2 NEWMAN (JOSEPH1) was born Abt. 1812 in Cork, Ireland, and died 1847 in Prescott.  She married CHARLES DUKELOW

Notes for ANNE NEWMAN: Buried Sandy Hill Cemetery, Prescott. 

Notes for CHARLES DUKELOW: Charles is recorded as a sailor in the 1851 census


                   i.       JANE3 DUKELOW, b. Abt. 1837.

                  ii.       ELIZABETH DUKELOW, b. Abt. 1840.

                 iii.       JOSEPH DUKELOW, b. Abt. 1842.

                 iv.       CHARLES DUKELOW, b. Abt. 1844.

                  v.       MARGARET DUKELOW, b. Abt. 1846.

                 vi.       MARGARITTE DUKELOW, b. Abt. 1847. 

5.  ABRAHAM2 NEWMAN (JOSEPH1) was born Abt. 1813 in Cork, Ireland, and died  1886 in Prescott.  He married SARAH JENKISSON  1853

Notes for ABRAHAM NEWMAN: Buried Sandy Hill Cemetery, Prescott


13.              i.       JANE ANN3 NEWMAN, b.  1858; d.  1936, Brockville, Ontario, buried Oakland Cemetery.

14.             ii.       JOHN NEWMAN, b. 1865, Edwardsburgh, Ontario; d. 1942, Edwardsburgh, Ontario. 

Generation No. 3 

6.  JOSEPH3 NEWMAN (JOHN2, JOSEPH1) was born  1836 in Edwardsburgh, Ontario, and died 1911 in Union Cemetery, Edwardsburgh.  He married ALICE WILLOUGHBY  1865 in Augusta, Ontario, daughter of CHARLES WILLOUGHBY and ANN MARIE BUTLER     


15.              i.       ANNA MARIA4 NEWMAN, b.  1866, Roebuck, Grenville, Ont; 1932.

                  ii.       JOHN JAGO NEWMAN, b.  1867; d.  1906, Edwardsburgh, Ontario. 

Notes for JOHN JAGO NEWMAN: Buried Union Cemetery, Edwardsburgh. 

                 iii.       ELIZABETH JANE NEWMAN, b. 1869; d. 1945; m. GEORGE BAKER.

                 iv.       SUSAN NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1870; m. JAMES RAYCROFT.

                  v.       ALICE IDA NEWMAN, b.  1871; d. 1942, Edwardsburgh, Ontario; m. EDWARD RAYCROFT. 

Notes for EDWARD RAYCROFT: Buried Mainsville Cemetery, Edwardsburgh. 

16.            vi.       SARAH ADELIA NEWMAN, b.  1873.

17.           vii.       CHARLES W NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1877; d. Abt. 1951. 

7.  FRANK3 NEWMAN (JOHN2, JOSEPH1) was born 1839, and died 1898 in Edwardsburgh, Ontario.  He married MARY ANN KINGSTON  1870 in Edwardsburgh, Ontario, daughter of FRANCIS KINGSTON and ANN CONNELL. 

Notes for FRANK NEWMAN: Buried Union Cemetery. Inscription "Francis Newman, died 1898, aged 58 years, 8 mos, 16 days. 

Notes for MARY ANN KINGSTON: Buried Union cemetery. Inscription says "Mary Ann Kingston, wife of Francis Newman, died  1931, aged 79 years.       


18.              i.       JOHN WESLEY4 NEWMAN, b. 1872, Edwardsburgh, Ontario; d.  1957, Memphis, Tenn.

19.             ii.       JOSEPH WILLIAM NEWMAN, b. 1874.

                 iii.       FRANCIS BYRON NEWMAN, b 1876; d. Abt. 1952; m. (1) LOTTIE CURRY; m. (2) JENNIE COOK; m. (3) OLIVE TEMPLETON NEWMAN,  1931. 

20.            iv.       EDITH MAY NEWMAN.

21.             v.       FREDERICK ABRAHAM NEWMAN, b.  1881.

22.            vi.       HERBERT EDWIN NEWMAN, b. 1883, 1956.

                vii.       FANNY ADA NEWMAN, b.1885; m. FRANK POWER

8.  MARY3 NEWMAN (JOHN2, JOSEPH1) was born  1841 in Edwardsburgh, Ontario, and died  1913 in Smith's Falls, Ontario.  She married ABRAHAM WILLOUGHBY  1867 in Edwardsburgh, Ontario (Brother of Alice Willoughby).       


                   i.       ELIZABETH JANE4 WILLOUGHBY, b. 1867.

                  ii.       ANN MARIA WILLOUGHBY, b.  1869.

                 iii.       CHARLES HENRY WILLOUGHBY, b.  1872.

                 iv.       BERTHA ADELIA WILLOUGHBY, b. 1874.

                  v.       HESTER MAUD WILLOUGHBY, b.1876.

                 vi.       JOHN WESLEY WILLOUGHBY, b1879.

                vii.       VIOLET MAY WILLOUGHBY, b. 1881.

               viii.       LILY IDA WILLOUGHBY, b. 1884. 

9.  ELIZABETH3 NEWMAN (JOHN2, JOSEPH1) was born 1843 in Edwardsburgh, Ontario, and died 1890.  She married RICHARD KINGSTON  1867 in Prescott, Ontario, son of PAUL KINGSTON and JANE UNKNOWN.       


                   i.       JENNIE4 KINGSTON

Notes for JENNIE KINGSTON: School teacher. Never married. 

23.             ii.       PAUL KINGSTON.

24.            iii.       WILLIAM KINGSTON.

                 iv.       GERTIE KINGSTON. 

Notes for GERTIE KINGSTON: Stayed home with the old folks and kept house. Never married. 

                  v.       WALTER KINGSTON, m. KATE BARNES. 

Notes for WALTER KINGSTON: Operated a drug store in Cardinal, Ontario. 

25.            vi.       FRED KINGSTON. 

10.  JOHN W3 NEWMAN (JOHN2, JOSEPH1) was born  1846 in Edwardsburgh, Ontario, and died 1909 in Crystal Rock, Grenville County.  He married CATHERINE DONOGHUE 1872 in Trinity Anglican Church, Merrickville, Grenville. 

Notes for JOHN W NEWMAN: Newman History says John & Catherine lived on a farm in Limekiln, now Crystal Rock. John & Catherine buried Union Cemetery, Spencerville.       


26.              i.       WILLIAM4 NEWMAN, b.  1873, Edwardsburgh, Ontario; d. 1953.

                  ii.       JANE ADELIA NEWMAN, b.  1874, Edwardsburgh, Ontario; d. 1892, Edwardsburgh, Ontario.

                 iii.       ALBERT EDWARD NEWMAN, b. 1876, Edwardsburgh, Ontario; d.  1876, Edwardsburgh, Ontario. 

Notes for ALBERT EDWARD NEWMAN: Died aged 2 mos, 3 days. 

27.            iv.       TIMOTHY JOHN NEWMAN, b.  1878, Edwardsburgh, Ontario; d. 1962, Lorneville, buried Smith's Cemetery, Woodville.

28.             v.       ROLAND HERBERT NEWMAN, b.  1879, Edwardsburgh, Ontario; d.  1953.

                 vi.       ROYAL EGBERT NEWMAN, b.  1884, Edwardsburgh, Ontario; d.  1967; m. ANNIE MOFFAT,  1920. 

Notes for ROYAL EGBERT NEWMAN: Royal Egbert was a reverend. He and his wife had no children. 

29.           vii.       HARPER FRANCIS NEWMAN, b.  1887, Edwardsburgh, Ontario;

30.          viii.       NORMAN JOSEPH NEWMAN, b.  1889, Edwardsburgh, Ontario

                  ix.       RICHARD BAXTER NEWMAN, b.  1892, Edwardsburgh, Ontario; d.  1916. 

Notes for RICHARD BAXTER NEWMAN: Richard Baxter drowned at 21. 

11.  ABRAHAM3 NEWMAN (JOHN2, JOSEPH1) was born  1855, and died Abt. 1937.  He married JESSIE J MOXLEY  1887.  


                   i.       VIOLET ELLA4 NEWMAN, b. 1888; d. 1950

Notes for VIOLET ELLA NEWMAN: School Teacher. Never married. 

                  ii.       ADDIE HESTER NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1890.  

                 iii.       OLIVE TEMPLETON NEWMAN, b.  1893; m. FRANCIS BYRON NEWMAN,  1931 

                 iv.       HAROLD EDGAR NEWMAN, b. 1895; m. ELSIE TRUST. 

                  v.       BERNICE NEWMAN, m. RALPH LOUCKS. 

31.            vi.       GORDON NEWMAN. 

12.  ADDIE3 NEWMAN (JOHN2, JOSEPH1) was born  1858, and died 1898 in Edwardsburgh, Ontario.  She married THOMAS KINGSTON  1897 in Spencerville, Ontario. 

Notes for ADDIE NEWMAN: Buried with her husband in Union Cemetery, Edwardsburgh. 

Notes for THOMAS KINGSTON: Buried with his wife in Union Cemetery.       


                   i.       WILLIE WARD4 KINGSTON, b.  1897; d. 1962. 

13.  JANE ANN3 NEWMAN (ABRAHAM2, JOSEPH1) was born 1858, and died  1936 in Brockville, Ontario, buried Oakland Cemetery.  She married ROBERT LEVIS  1890.  

Buried Oakland Cem, Brockville

Notes for ROBERT LEVIS: Buried Oakland Cem, Brockville.

14.  JOHN3 NEWMAN (ABRAHAM2, JOSEPH1) was born  1865 in Edwardsburgh, Ontario, and died 1942 in Edwardsburgh, Ontario.  He married MARY JANE MILLIGAN  1894. 

Notes for JOHN NEWMAN: John Newman lived all his life on the home farm. Lot 21, concession 3, Edwardsburgh. He took a prominent part in church activities. He was Anglican in religion and taught Sunday School for many years at St James' Church, Crystal Rock.  Buried Mainsville Cemetery, 3rd concession, Edwardsburgh. 

Notes for MARY JANE MILLIGAN: Buried Mainsville Cemetery, 3rd concession, Edwardsburgh.       

Children of JOHN NEWMAN and MARY MILLIGAN are:

32.              i.       ADELIA4 NEWMAN.

                  ii.       SARAH NEWMAN, m. RICHARD LEE

                 iii.       ANNIE NEWMAN, b.  1894.

33.            iv.       ARTHUR NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1899; d.  1945.

                  v.       WILLIAM THOMAS NEWMAN, b. 1901

34.            vi.       GEORGE NEWMAN. 

Generation No. 4 

15.  ANNA MARIA4 NEWMAN (JOSEPH3, JOHN2, JOSEPH1) was born  1866 in Roebuck, Grenville, Ont, and died 6 November 1932.  She married WILLIAM JOHN WOODLAND.       


                   i.       ALICE ELIZABETH5 WOODLAND, b.  1891, d.  1978. 

16.  SARAH ADELIA4 NEWMAN (JOSEPH3, JOHN2, JOSEPH1) was born  1873.  She married ROBERT HAMMOND.       


                   i.       NEWMAN5 HAMMOND. 

Notes for NEWMAN HAMMOND: Newman Hammond was an undertaker in Spencerville.  Several of the newspaper obituaries for the Newmans show the use of the Hammond Funeral Home. 

                  ii.       CHARLES HAMMOND.

                 iii.       LILLA HAMMOND. 

17.  CHARLES W4 NEWMAN (JOSEPH3, JOHN2, JOSEPH1) was born Abt. 1877, and died Abt. 1951.  He married EDITH BARTON  


                   i.       WILHEMINA5 NEWMAN, m. CHARLES M WOODLAND. 

18.  JOHN WESLEY4 NEWMAN (FRANK3, JOHN2, JOSEPH1) was born  1872 in Edwardsburgh, Ontario, and died 1957 in Memphis, Tenn.  He married (1) ELEANOR ANN COLE 1895 in Augusta, Ontario, daughter of LEANDER COLE and MARY COVEL. He married (2)  CORINNE GREENLEY. 

Notes for JOHN WESLEY NEWMAN: Buried Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn

Notes for CORINNE GREENLEY: Buried Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis. 

Notes for ELEANOR ANN COLE: Buried Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.       

Children of JOHN NEWMAN and ELEANOR COLE are:

35.              i.       ELMER FRANCIS5 NEWMAN, b 1894; d. Abt. 1940.

                  ii.       MARY FLORENCE NEWMAN, b. 1896; d.  1987, Memphis, Tenn.

                 iii.       MILDRED EDNA NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1898; d. 1925, Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn..

                 iv.       DOROTHY NEWMAN

Notes for DOROTHY NEWMAN: Nothing is known about Dorothy at all. 

19.  JOSEPH WILLIAM4 NEWMAN (FRANK3, JOHN2, JOSEPH1) was born 8 May 1874.  He married BERTHA CROWDER.      


Notes for EDITH MAY NEWMAN: The following was sent by Mildred Lamm:- 


Here we are, the Western Newmans! At least some of us.  Many wish they could be here, and some who couldn't be with us have sent messages.  We are fully aware that this year, 1980, is the year of "Celebrate Saskatchewan", the 75th Anniversary of the formation of the Provide of Saskatchewan. But do you realise that this is also the 75th anniversary of the coming of the Newmans to Saskatchewan? 

It all began 75 years ago this year, when during the summer of 1905 a slim young school teacher by the name of Edith May Newman, in her mid-twenties, filled with a high spirit of adventure, a pack of courage and a deep and abiding faith in GOD, boarded a CPR train in Ontario and set out for the wide prairies of Western Canada - then officially known as the North-West Territories.  Miss Newman was the daughter of Mrs Mary Ann Newman, who was born in 1851 and was the grandmother or greatgrandmother of a good many of you here today. 

Miss Edith Newman arrived in Regina in due time - not a very large metropolis then, and a great contrast to the lush landscape of Ontario which she had so recently left.  But she admitted in later years that she "fell in love with the prairies". 

Her first task was to look for employment. In this she was immediately successful. A teacher was needed for Broken Shell School, not far from the village of Yellow Grass, south of Regina.  This village then, of course, listed as being in the District of Assiniboia, North-West Territories, Canada. 

Her first boarding place was a sod shack, cozy in the winter, cool in summer.  Life was full.  She loved teaching, and she enjoyed it all immensely.  She especially loved driving a sprightly little black horse called Prince. 

On September 4th of that year of 1905, a big event took place.  The province of Saskatchewan was created, and became a new province of the Dominion of Canada! Her school register had to be changed to read "Broken Shell School District, Province of Saskatchewan!" Canadian history was in the making, and she was part of it! 

In short order Edith Newman's family, or at least some of them, began to get very interested in coming out west too.  Her mother, a widow, her sister, Fanny Ada, who was several years younger, as well as her brothers Joseph, Byron, and Herb, all joined her in the west, taking up homesteads nearby, on Saskatchewan's fertile soil.  

Today the descendants of Edith Newman and her brothers are assembled together here in a gathering we hope will meet annually on into the future, and which is fondly known as the "Newman Picnic". 

Note:  Edith's brother, Byron, stayed only a short time, and returned to Ontario, where he lived in Spencerville for many years.  Her eldest brother John had some years earlier moved to the USA, settling in Memphis, Tennessee.  He wrote beautiful and inspirational poetry, which he sometimes sent to his sister in Canada. Both he and his daughter Mary made visits to Canada on separate occasions, and his nephews and nieces still have happy memories of those exciting visits.  Uncle John was a ventriloquist, and the delight he brought with his talent was boundless! 

Note by Mildred: A letter from a Canadian Cousin - return address and name lost.       

21.  FREDERICK ABRAHAM4 NEWMAN (FRANK3, JOHN2, JOSEPH1) was born  1881.  He married ANNIE EDWARDS.  

22.  HERBERT EDWIN4 NEWMAN (FRANK3, JOHN2, JOSEPH1) was born 11 September .

26.  WILLIAM4 NEWMAN (JOHN W3, JOHN2, JOSEPH1) was born  1873 in Edwardsburgh, Ontario, and died 1953.  He married (1) SARAH EVELYN ALLEN.  He married (2) EMILY ANN DICKER.      

27.  TIMOTHY JOHN4 NEWMAN (JOHN W3, JOHN2, JOSEPH1) was born 1878 in Edwardsburgh, Ontario, and died  1962 in Lorneville, buried Smith's Cemetery, Woodville.  He married ANNA MAUD CAMERON 1906.       

28.  ROLAND HERBERT4 NEWMAN (JOHN W3, JOHN2, JOSEPH1) was born 1879 in Edwardsburgh, Ontario, and died  1953.  He married JENNIE SMITH.       

29.  HARPER FRANCIS4 NEWMAN (JOHN W3, JOHN2, JOSEPH1) was born  1887 in Edwardsburgh Ontario, and died 1977 in Gamebridge, Ont.  He married (1) MABLE WESTOCK.  He married (2) ETHEL DONAGHUE  1946 in Prescott, Ontario

30.  NORMAN JOSEPH4 NEWMAN (JOHN W3, JOHN2, JOSEPH1) was born 1889 in Edwardsburgh, Ontario, and died 1951 in Toronto, Canada.  He married ETTIE MAY MARLATT. 

33.  ARTHUR4 NEWMAN (JOHN3, ABRAHAM2, JOSEPH1) was born Abt. 1899, and died 1945.  He married HELEN MANSON 1929.

Generation No. 5 

35.  ELMER FRANCIS5 NEWMAN (JOHN WESLEY4, FRANK3, JOHN2, JOSEPH1) was born  1894, and died Abt. 1940.  He married (1) ELIZABETH KELLINGER.  He married (2) MONICA VICTORIA WALKER  1918 in Grantham, Lincs, daughter of CALEB WALKER and SARAH LOCKTON.



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