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Newsome, MrRef 432-323

He married Unknown.


  1. Charles
  2. Hannah [1818-24th December 1897] who married James Gill
  3. William
  4. (possibly) Maria [1823-1880] who married Job Haigh

Newsome, CharlesRef 432-380
[1816-1881] Son of Mr Newsome.

Born in Southowram.

He was a delver [1851] / landlord of the Cock & Bottle, Southowram [1851, 1871, 1881].

He was charged with selling ale on Christmas Morning, 1852. He pleaded guilty, but his defence proved that he was ignorant that the law applied to Christmas Day as well as Sunday, and that men had begged to be admitted to his inn on account of the rain, and that he had been 8 years in his present calling and had never been summoned before. He was fined 20/-

On 1st January 1843, he married Mary in Halifax.

Mary was the illegitimate daughter of Sophia Barker and (probably) Joseph Hebblethwaite

They had no children.

Living with them at the pub [in 1871] were their nieces Mary Hebblethwaite [b 1862] & Sophia Haigh [b 1850] (worsted weaver).

Mary died 3rd April 1876 (aged 54).

Charles died 12th June 1881 (aged 65).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-B17] with Mary's mother

Newsome, CharlesRef 432-386
[1865-1891] Son of Sidney Newsome.

Baptised in Halifax [30th April 1865].

He was an agricultural labourer [1881].

In [Q3] 1884, he married Ellen Hebblethwaite [1862-1888] in Halifax.

They lived at Southowram.

Ellen died 10th October 1888 (aged 26).

Charles died 27th March 1891 (aged 26).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-J13] with Ellen's mother [?] Mary Hebblethwaite [1836-10th March  1904], Sarah Ann, daughter of Eliza Ellen & James  Newsome, who died 3rd September 1891 (aged 7 months), and Fred Newsome [1884-25th September 1888] who died aged 3 years  & 10 months

Newsome, CharlesRef 432-333
[1887-1916] Son of William Pickard Newsome.

Born in Southowram.

He was an errand boy [1901] / an apprentice at George Webster & Son Limited / a shop assistant in provision shop in Doncaster [1911] / branch manager at Maypole Dairy, Whitby [1915].

During World War I, he enlisted [31st March 1915], and served as a Bombardier with A Battery 164th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916] (aged 29).

He was buried at Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref I C 16].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Halifax Parish Church Members (WWI) Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park

His brother Frank also died in the War, and brother Frederick William was also serving

Newsome, DavidRef 432-12
[1831-1904] Son of Joseph Newsome.

Born in Hipperholme.

He was a stone mason [1861, 1881].

In [Q2] 1853, he married (1) Jane Woodhead [1832-1885] in Halifax.

Jane was born in Brighouse


  1. Harriet [b 1855]
  2. Frederick [b 1857]
  3. Joe [b 1860] who was a mechanic [1881]
  4. Robert [b 1863] who was a dyehouse labourer [1881]
  5. Sarah Elizabeth [1863-18th April 1882] who was a worsted  rover [1881] & was buried with her parents
  6. Mary Alice [b 1867] who was a dress & mantle maker [1881]  & married Charles Mark

They lived at

  • White Hall, Bramley Lane, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse  [1861]
  • 4 Richardson Street, Halifax [1881]

Jane died 18th July 1885 (aged 53).

In [Q1] 1887, David married (2) Elizabeth in Halifax.

Elizabeth was the widow of Jacob Hanson

David died 11th May 1904 (aged 73)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 643] with Elizabeth and grandson Fred Mark.

Elizabeth died 23rd September 1908 (aged 79)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4278] with her first husband

Newsome, FrankRef 432-334
[1883-1914] Son of William Pickard Newsome.

Born in Ealing, London.

He was a stone mason [1901, 1911].

During World War I, he enlisted in Pontypool and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was killed in the Battle at Ypres, against the Prussian Guards [11th November 1914] (aged 31).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 8 & 12],

in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Halifax Parish Church Members (WWI) Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park.

His brother Charles also died in the War, brother Frederick William was also serving

Newsome, Frederick WilliamRef 432-335
[1893-19??] Son of William Pickard Newsome.

Born in Hipperholme.

He was a driver [1911] / employed at Halifax Railway Station.

During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant with the 10th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

Two of his brothers died in the War: Frank & Charles

Newsome, HainsworthRef 432-321
[18??-19??] Partner in Haigh, Wright & Company [1922]

Newsome, HarryRef 432-397
[1895-1916] Son of John Newsome.

He was a piece finisher [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), then he served as a Corporal with the 122nd Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He was killed in action [15th September 1916] (aged 21).

The Halifax Courier [7th October 1916] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 5C & 12C], on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth, in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on Bradshaw War Memorial

Newsome, JamesRef 432-505
[1863-1942] He was a cabinet maker (and moved about the country) / landlord of the Star, Rastrick [1921].

On 11th January 1886 he was sentenced to 3 months' imprisonment for assaulting his wife.

On 23rd May 1885, he married Eliza Ellen Nicholl [1865-1948] at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Emily [1885-1965]
  2. William Herbert
  3. Edith [1888-1969]
  4. Sarah Ann [1891-1891]
  5. James Edward [1893-1972]
  6. Norman
  7. Harold [1898-19??]
  8. Redvers [1900-1987]
  9. Arthur [1902-19??]
  10. Doris [1904-19??]
  11. Vera [1908-2000]

Sons William Herbert & Norman died in World War I

Newsome, James EdwardRef 432-519
[1886-1950] Landlord of the Brown Cow, Sowerby Bridge [1936-1950].

In [Q2] 1914, he married Mary Ellen Roberts in Halifax.

James died in 1950.

Mary Ellen took over at the Brown Cow [1950-1952]

Newsome, Joe CrossleyRef 432-359
[1864-1902] Son of William Newsome.

Born in Warley [19th March 1864].

He was head of William Newsome & Sons Limited [1902] / a director of Abraham Earnshaw & Sons [1902].

In 1891, he married Mary Ann Smith.

Mary Ann was the daughter of George Smith of Elland

They lived at Industrial Road, Sowerby Bridge [1902].

Newsome, JohnRef 432-425
[1859-1914] Son of Harry Newsome, delver.

Born in Queensbury.

He was a warp dresser of Queensbury, Northowram [1887] / a cotton warp dresser [1891] / a worsted warp dresser [1901] / a cotton & worsted warpdresser [1911].

In 1887, he married Alice Ramsden at Halifax Parish Church.

Alice, of Bradshaw Lane, Ovenden, was the daughter of
Jonathan Ramsden.

She was a worsted weaver [1891]



  1. Ida [b 1888] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a worsted  coating mender [1911]
  2. Lillie [b 1889] who was a worsted coating mender [1911]
  3. Harry
  4. Zillah [b 1899] who was a part-time worsted spinner [1911]

They lived at

  • 13 Alma Street, Northowram [1891]
  • 13 Bradshaw Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 90 Shay Lane, Ovenden [1911]
  • 15 Jubilee Street North, Ovenden [1916]

Living with them [in 1901] were Alice's sisters: Betsy Ramsden [b 1874] (worsted weaver), Annie Ramsden [b 1877] (worsted weaver), and Ada Ramsden [b 1879] (worsted mender) 

Alice died in 1907 (aged 43).

John died in 1914 (aged 55) 

Newsome, JosephRef 432-799
[1802-1874] Born in Otley.

He was a wool comber [1825].

On 3rd December 1825, he married Martha Pinder [1806-1863] at Elland Parish Church.

Martha was born in Rastrick


  1. Thomas [1829-1834]
  2. Mary Ann [b 1830]
  3. Hannah [1832-1849]
  4. Harriet [b 1834]
  5. Susannah [1836-1858]
  6. Charles [b 1838]
  7. Ellen [b 1840]
  8. Alfred [b 1842]
  9. Martha [b 1846]

Martha died 18th July 1863 (aged 57).

Joseph died 16th November 1874 (aged 72) 

The couple & other members of the family () were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Newsome, JosephRef 432-452
[1806-1???] He was a stone delver [1841].

Around 1832, he married Harriet [1811-1???].


  1. David
  2. George [b 1835]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1837]

They lived at Westercroft, Northowram [1841]

Newsome, KennethRef 432-84
[1916-1944] Son of Margaret & Edward Reid Newsome of 15 Calder Avenue, Pye Nest.

He was employed by Halifax Corporation Transport / a member of Halifax Conservative Association.

During World War II, and he served as an Aircraftman 1st Class with the 84th Squadron Royal Air Force.

He was captured in Java [February 1942].

He died in a Japanese POW camp [30th October 1944] (aged 28).

He was buried at Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia [Grave Ref 33 E 11].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Newsome, NormanRef 432-428
[1896-1917] Son of James Newsome.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 10th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 5th August 1917 (aged 21).

He was buried at Croisilles British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I B 25].

His brother William Herbert also died in the War

Newsome, Ralph DickinsonRef 432-409
[1890-1916] Son of Richard Herbert Newsome of 28 Huddersfield Road, Brighouse.

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

He died 10th June 1916 (aged 26).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 2C]

Newsome, SidneyRef 432-387
[1834-1???] Born in Elland.

He was a stone delver [1881].

He married Sarah [1836-1???].

Sarah was born in Southowram


  1. James [b 1863] who was a cabinet maker [1881]
  2. Charles
  3. Arthur [b 1867] who was a doffer [1881]
  4. Sidney Herbert [b 1873]

They lived at Blaithroyd Lane, Southowram [1881]

Newsome, WalterRef 432-776
[1849-1871] Carpet printer of Garden Street, Halifax.

On Tuesday, 15th August 1871, his body was found in the canal at Sowerby Bridge. He had been missing since the previous Sunday morning. On the previous Saturday, he was one of a group returning to Sowerby Bridge from a temperance trip to Liverpool. During the journey, a fresh passenger had struck Newsome, though he did not strike the man back.

At the Inquest, it was heard that he was last seen on Sunday morning, when he was

at the time, partially intoxicated

Dr Thomas Henry Turney said that Newsome died from strangulation.

The Jury gave a verdict of wilful murder against some person or persons unknown.

He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

Newsome, WilliamRef 432-188
[18??-18??] He was landlord of the Manor House, Southowram [1857, 1858]

In 1858, the licence was suspended

Newsome, WilliamRef 432-360
[18??-19??] Established business as a general ironmonger in Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge.

The business eventually became William Newsome & Sons Limited.

When he retired in 1888, the business became Newsome & Son.

He married Unknown.

Child: Joe Crossley

Newsome, WilliamRef 432-324
[1821-1882] Son of Mr Newsome.

He emigrated to Australia.

He died in Geelong [8th January 1882] (aged 61)  He is remembered on the grave of his brother Charles at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-B17]

Newsome, William HerbertRef 432-518
[1886-1918] Son of James Newsome.

He was (possibly) a postman.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.

He died 23rd August 1918 (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [Grave Ref 4 & 5], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Brighouse Parish Church, and (possibly) on the Memorial at Halifax Post Office.

His brother Norman also died in the War

Newsome, William PickardRef 432-332
[1855-1901] Born in Cowling, Yorkshire.

He was a foreman stone mason [1891].

In 1883, he married Georgina Brittlebank [1857-19??] in Brentford, Middlesex.

Georgina was born in Sandhurst, Berkshire


  1. Frank
  2. Joseph Richard [b 1886] who was a railway servant [1901],  a railway shunter at Halifax Railway Station [1911]
  3. Charles
  4. Emily [b 1890] who was a cook at Café [1911]
  5. Frederick William
  6. Lucy Mary [b 1898] who was a purner? at cotton mill [1911]

Around 1885, the family moved from Middlesex to Hipperholme.

They lived at

  • Travis Buildings, Leeds & Whitehall Road, Hipperholme [1891]
  • George Street, Hipperholme, Halifax [1901]
  • 1 Heathfield Grove, Halifax [1911]

William died Q2 1901 (aged 46).

Living with them [in 1911] was Georgina's unmarried sister Blanche Brittlebank [b 1865] (brooch carder) 


Newsome surnameRef 432-1
There are 25 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Newsome, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Newsome

Baptism 1835; Marriage 1900; Death 1907

Unattached burials at Lister Lane Cemetery: Plot 3632


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