Newell ...

The entries for people & families with the surname Newell are gathered together in this SideTrack.

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

There are many people with this surname, and it is possible that there are duplicate entries for an individual. If you discover any such duplicates, please email me and I shall correct them.

Newell, AbrahamRef 421-342
[1???-1???] Aka Leak. Of Strines.

He married Mary, daughter of Jeremiah Bottomley.

He later joined the Army

Newell, AbrahamRef 421-343
[1???-1883] A weaver at Wood-bottom.

He was found drowned in the canal at Crescent, Todmorden, on 5th September 1883

Newell, AbrahamRef 421-157
[1858-1927] Born at Penny Lane, Ashenhurst in Todmorden. He became a Todmorden Councillor. He was interested in local history, geology, and the sciences. In 1925, he wrote A Hillside View of Industrial History. He was a member of the Halifax Antiquarian Society

He was Mayor of Todmorden [1953]

Newell, AlanRef 421-213
[1???-19??] JP.

He was Mayor of Todmorden [1953-1954]

Newell, EdmundRef 421-238
[17??-1???] He was a farmer [1821].

He married Mary Ratcliffe [17??-1???].


  1. Thomas

The family lived at Woodfield Farm, Todmorden

Newell, EnochRef 421-408
[18??-19??] Partner in Lord & Newell [1905]

Newell, FredRef 421-416
[18??-1943] Partner in Newell Brothers.

He lived at Harley Wood, Todmorden [1905] and 26 Harley Wood View, Todmorden [1935]

Newell, HarryRef 421-414
[18??-19??] Partner in Newell Brothers [1905]

Newell, HerbertRef 421-417
[18??-19??] Partner in Newell Brothers.

He lived at Harley Wood, Todmorden [1905]

Newell, JackRef 421-214
[19??-] He was Mayor of Todmorden [1975-1976]

Newell, James CloughRef 421-526
[1871-1916] Born in Bradford.

He was landlord of the New Dolphin, Ambler Thorn (taking over from  his father-in-law) [1905-1916].

In 1891, he married Amy Spencer in Bradford.

Amy was the William Spencer

James died at the New Dolphin [13th May 1916] Amy took over at the New Dolphin [1916]

Newell, Rev James EdwardRef 421-197
[18??-18??] Vicar of Bromley, Kent.

In 1834, he married Anne Catherine, daughter of William Henry Rawson

Newell, Rev JohnRef 421-15
[17??-18??] He trained at Idle Academy and was ordained in 1826 before becoming Minister at Booth Congregational Church [1826, 1834]
but strife soon began and a law-suit followed which ended in favour of the congregation in 1835

On 7th February 1832, he married Mary, daughter of William Cousin.


  1. Freeman [b 1831]

In 1841, son Freeman was staying with Benjamin Freeman

Newell, JohnRef 421-241
[18??-18??] Worsted manufacturer, dealer and chapman at Shibden.

In August 1840, he was declared bankrupt

Newell, John AlbertRef 421-162
[1887-1919] MM.

Son of Willie Newell.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Leading Aircraftman with the 22nd Balloon Company Royal Air Force.

He was awarded the Military Medal

for saving a balloon whilst more than 60 shells fell around him

He was serving in Salonika at the time.

He died 28th February 1919.

He was buried at Heptonstall Slack Baptist Cemetery [744].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church

Newell, John HerbertRef 421-288
[18??-19??] Partner in Brighouse Doubling Company Limited, then sole proprietor [1928]

Newell, MaryRef 421-737
[1801-1???] In 1841, she was staying at Boston Hill with William Newell [aged 2] and Sarah Mitchell [aged 18]

Newell, Reginald LewisRef 421-61
[1918-1941] Son of Rebecca & George Newell, confectioner & tobacconist, of 80 King Cross Street, Halifax.

He was educated at Trinity School & Rishworth School [1930-1936] / head prefect at Rishworth / a bank clerk.

During World War II, he served as a Pilot Officer with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He trained in Canada.

He was killed in a flying accident [1st December 1941] (aged 23).

He was cremated at Landican Crematorium, Birkenhead.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Rishworth School

Newell, RobertRef 421-669
[18??-19??] He had a
Botanic Dispensary and Herbal Medicine Store

at 70 Cheapside, Todmorden [1897, 1900]

Newell, RobertRef 421-296
[1898-1918] Son of Margaret Newell of 19 Chapel Street, Walsden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment.

He died 29th September 1918 (aged 20).

He was buried at Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy, France [Grave Ref VI D 15].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Newell, ThomasRef 421-402
[18??-19??] Partner in Newell Brothers [1905]

Newell, Rev ThomasRef 421-357
[1821-1906] Son of Edmund Newell.

Born in Todmorden [13th September 1821]; baptised at Christ Church, Todmorden [2nd October 1821].

He was a Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax [1850].

In 1849, he married (1) Jane Hollingrake [1825-18??] in Bradford.


  1. Mary Hannah [1850-1856]
  2. Susan Elizabeth [1851-1914]
  3. Thomas Edward [1853-1886]

In 1886, he married (2) Agnes Garrett [1846-1927] in Keighley.

He died in Silsden [24th May 1906]

Newell, WalterRef 421-12
[1896-19??] One of the Todmorden Communists, he was bound over at Leeds Assizes

Newell, WillieRef 421-565
[18??-19??] In [Q4] 1886, he married Betsy Taylor in Todmorden.


  1. Newell

The family lived at



Newell surnameRef 421-1
There are 24 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Newell, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Newell

Marriages 1808, 1886, 1888, 1894; Death 1904


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