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William Newport (1869-1936) & Mary Ann Newport (née Hoare) (1870-????)

William′s Photograph The picture on the left is of William Newport, my grandfather′s (John James Newport) brother, and was cut from a group photograph taken at the wedding, in 1903, of their sister, Emily Newport.

The picture on the right is of Mary Ann (Polly) Hoare, William′s wife, and was cut from a group photograph taken at the wedding, in 1900, of Matilda Martha Sarah Newport, his sister.

William′s Photograph

The Story


William, born on 1st March 1869, at 37, High Street, Kilburn, was the second son of George and Matilda Martha Newport, my grandfather being the elder, born in 1867.

Anyone wishing to get his birth certificate will need the volume and page numbers but an image, of that certificate, can be seen HERE

He was baptised at St. Marylebone Parish Church, on Marylebone Road, in London on 4th April 1869 (see image HERE)

Year Quarter First Name(s) District Volume Page
1869 Jan-Mar William Marylebone 1a 494

At the time he was born, his parents were living at 35, High Street, St. Marylebone, a house that, according to the rate book, was owned by a Mr. Kirby, a builder and also, so it said, the occupier. It would seem from that, that George and Matilda were renting rooms from Mr Kirby. My father always said that neither his father (John James Newport) or grandfather (George) believed in buying property but much preferred to rent.


1871 Census of St. George, Hanover Square, Westminster (RG 10/93 folio 10 page 13).

Name Relationship to Head Status Age Occupation Where born?
James Natt Head Mar 56 Builder Brompton, Kent
Matilda Natt Wife Mar 51 Chatham, Kent
Emily Natt Dau Un 25 Dressmaker Chatham, Kent
James Natt Son Un 21 Carpenter Chatham, Kent
Ellen Natt Dau Un 19 Dressmaker Chatham
Sarah Natt Dau Un 16 Dressmaker Paddington, London
Ada Natt Dau Un 11 Scholar St. George’s, Hanover Sq.
George Newport Son-in-Law Mar 33 Porter Kent
Matilda Newport Dau Mar 27 Chatham, Kent
John Newport G.Son Un 3 Scholar St. Marylebone
William Newport G/Son Un 2 St. Marylebone

By the time the 1871 census was taken, George and his family, however, had moved in with his in–laws, the Natts, at 35, Molton Street, Hanover Square and, below, is a transcription of that part of the census.

Click HERE for an image of the census sheet.

1871 Census Piece No.Piece No. RG10 1328 Folio 68v Page 42

Address – 97 Pembroke Road, Willesden, Middlesex).

Name Relationship to Head Status Age Occupation Where born?
John Hoare Head Mar 28 Gas Fitter Bristol
Ann Hoare Wife Mar 28 Bideford, Devon
Florence Hoare Dau Un 8 Scholar Bideford, Devon
John Hoare Son Un 5 Scholar Marylebone, Middlesex
Clara Hoare Dau Un 3 Scholar Hampstead, Middlesex
Mary A. Hoare Dau Un 1 Willesden, Middlesex

In the 1871 census, we have the first mentuion of Mary Ann Hoare, as follows: –

Click HERE for an image of the census sheet.


In the 1881 Census (Piece No. RG11 0138 Folio 9 Page 12), the family have, once again, moved, this time to 23 Little Marylebone Street, by which time William is aged 12 - his brother, John James Newport (my grandfather) doesn't appear on this census sheet because he and their sister, Emily, were staying with their grandfather, James Natt, who was still at 35, South Molton Street.

Name Relation Status(s) Age Occupation Where born
George Newport Head Mar 45 Carpet Layer and Porter Herne Kent
Matilda M. Newport Wife Mar 38 Dressmaker Chatham, Kent
William Newport Head Un 12 Scholar Marylebone, Middlesex
Robert H. Newport Son Un 11 Scholar Hampstead, Middlesex
Matilda M. Newport Daur Un 1 Scholar Hampstead, Middlesex
Ernest E. Newport Son Un 6 days Scholar Marylebone, Middlesex

Picking up the story of Mary Ann Hoare (known as "Polly"), we find her, in the same census of 1881 (Piece No. RG11 0171 Folio 72 Page 6), at their home at No. 8, Sidney Terrace, Hampstead, London, Middlesex.

Name Relation Status(s) Age Occupation Where born
John Hoare Head Mar 38 Iron Monger Bristol
Ann Hoare Wife Mar 38 Bideford, Devon
Clara H. Hoare Dau Un 13 Hampstead, Middlesex
Mary A. Hoare Dau Un 11 Willesden, Middlesex
Sarah L. Hoare Dau Un 9 Scholar Willesden, Middlesex
Charles E. Hoare Son Un 7 Hampstead, Middlesex
Arthur W. Hoare Son Un 5 Bideford, Devon
Thomas T. Hoare Son Un 2 Hampstead, Middlesex
Harry Hoare Son Un 10 mths Hampstead, Middlesex
Kathleen E. Hoare Visitor Un 18 Machinist Bideford, Devon

Click HERE for an image of the census form.


On Monday, 27th October 1884, George Newport took his fifteen–year old son, William, to sign an apprenticeship agreement with "Shuffrey and Company", at 38, Welbeck Road, Marylebone; a Company that had been founded just four years earlier, in 1880, by Leonard Atkinson Shuffrey.

Shuffrey, who had been an architect′s assistant, left this employment to set himself up as an Architectural Decorator. It didn′t take long for the business to prosper and grow – very early on he had to take on employees – plus an apprentice wood carver – a certain William Newport, by name.

He and the business were to become very successful in the design of wallpaper, wall–friezes, wall–tiles, and many other items produced for the interior decoration of the grand homes of the wealthy, and for important public and private buildings. A large part of the work involved the making of plaster casts and, to produce a mould, a complicated design would need to be accurately carved from solid wood – that, is what William would have been trained to do.

Shuffrey also wrote an important book on the history of English Fireplaces and his distinction as a designer of interior decoration became widely recognized by the profession.

William Newport had had a good start in his chosen professional career and that would stand him in good stead when he, eventually, emigrated to America, in 1920.

Click HERE for an image of his Indenture form.


1890 December 27th. At St.Mary′s Church, Kilburn, William Newport, aged 22, a bachelor, and a Wood Carver, of 10 Ariel Road, West Hampstead (father George Newport, Carpet Planner), married Mary Ann Hoare, aged 21, a spinster of 73, Kingsgate Road (father John Hoare, Gas Fitter).

The Witnesses were John Hoare, George Newport, and Sarah Louisa Hoare - the two fathers and Mary Ann's sister.

At the time of the wedding, John Hoare, the father, was aged forty-seven, while Sarah Louise Hoare, Mary’s sister, was just eighteen.

It must have been a busy month, that December, as my grandfather, William’s brother, John James Newport, had married Emily Harriet Aslett, only three weeks earlier, on 6th December, at Christ Church, in the parish of St. Andrew-the-Less, Cambridge - and, then, William gets married just two days after Christmas day!


In the 1891 census (RG 12-08, folio 50v, page 4, Parish of St. Jude, Paddington) , taken on 5th April, William and Mary were renting three rooms in an apartment building; No. 227, Shirland Road, Paddington.

Name Relation Status(s) Age Occupation Where born
William Newport Head Mar 22 Wood Carver Marylebone, London
Mary A, Newport Wife Mar 21 Paddington, London

Renting rooms in the same building, at that time, were a Mr Grist, his wife and two daughters, who occupied two rooms, a Mr Roberson, with his wife and two sons, who managed, somehow, to occupy just one room, while a Mr Norris, his wife, and their three sons and two daughters had four rooms in which to live - still not a lot but better.

The houses along Shirland Road, had been built, at different times, from 1880 onward, with some being specifically designed for use as ‘Flats’ and it might have been one of those William was renting. Looking at the street today it’s difficult to imagine how the number of people, listed in the 1891 census, could have been squeezed into one of those buildings; especially the one which appears to be no. 227, the one with the satellit dish and the brown door on the right.

1891 August 6th - their first child, Doris Ada Matilda Newport, was born, at 1, Desborough Avenue, High Wycombe, in Buckinghamshire. High Wycombe had been a manufacturing area for several centuries (mainly linen, lace and, later, paper) but, in the late 1800s, it became more well-known for its production of furniture, particulary chairs. By the time William decided to move to High Wycombe, the demand for its furniture had created a thriving industry so there was plenty of opportunity for a wood carver to learn more, improve his skills and knowledge, and to earn better money, which would explain his decision to move.

Doris was christened at the church of St. Mary, in Kilburn, on 25th October 1891 - on the same day as her cousin (my Aunt Beattie) Irene Beatrice Newport, born September 18th, at 10, Ariel Road, in Kilburn.

This LINK will show her birth as recorded in the Births, Marriages, and Deaths registers.

Click HERE to see an extract from the original registers showing the two entrIes, one above the other.

It seems, from the above, and other small incidents, that these two brothers, William and John James, had formed a close bond, most probably since childhood because of there being only a two year′s difference in their ages.


On Sunday, 24th June 1894 , their second child, a boy, later to be baptized William Harold, was born in Hampstead but there is a mystery as to where, in Hampstead, he was born. On the register of baptisms, his parent’s place of abode is given as "Parish of St, Cuthbert, West Hampstead". In 1891, they were living in Paddington, so had they moved or had Mary gone to her mother or her mother-in-law for the birth? I just had to find out what I could.

In early 1894, William’s parents, George and Matilda Newport, according to the Rate Books, moved out of No. 10, Ariel Road, Hampstead, but there was no trace of where they went to until George appears in the 1899 "Hampstead Borough Council Register of Electors", under the heading "Persons entitled to vote as Parliamentary Electors, as County Electors, and Parochial Electors.", where the following is stated - "10568- George Newport - 33, Maygrove Road". With only a five-year gap, it’s reasonable to assume that the family left Ariel Road for adjoining road, Maygrove Road, both of which, anyway, are within the Parish of St. Cuthbert.

In both the 1891 and the 1901 censuses, John and Mary Hoare were living at 73, Kingsgate Road, which is in the Parish of St. Mary, Hampstead and next to that of St, Cuthbert, so it does look as though Mary went to her mother-in-law's to have the child, but why, if this is correct, why not her mother's place?

This LINK will take you to an extract taken from the original registers showing William Harold's entry.

In spite of being christened "William Harold", it seems that he, and/or the family, preferred to call him by his second name, "Harold" for that is how he is addressed, most often, in documnts and censuses.

It is, also, strange that, instead of William Harold being baptized at the local parish church, the ceremony was carried out at the Church of St. Rumbold in the, even today, small and very rural village of Pentridge, in the county of Dorset, over a hundred miles away from Hampstead - in 1903 the population was only 160..

There’s no indication that William and Mary ever lived in Pentridge but my grandfather had taken up the position of Head Teacher at the local school there in 1891, a position he would hold until he left in 1895. William and Mary must have arranged to have had the child baptised there, as it’s difficult to imagine that it all came about as the result of a sudden whim. From the baptizing of Doris Ada Matilda and her cousin Irene Beatrice at the same church, on the same day, in 1891, it seems apparent that, as said before, William and his brother John James, were very close so, could that have been the reason for the baptism to be held in Pentridge?

My curiosity became further aroused when I began to consider how they might have travelled to Pentridge in the 1890s? The journey, from Hampstead to Pentridge, can’t have been easy for the family as, at that time, their choice of transportation was very limited.

After a bit of research, I came up with, what is only a suggested route - other people with more knowledge may well correct me..

The information, that follows, on train lines and times, has been taken from the old "Bradshaw′s Railway Guide" of 1910, in which I believe (and hope!) the details were as true then as for 1894, when William and family travelled. As a matter of interst, Bradshaws′s Railway Guide was referred to by Sherlock Holmes in the stories, "The Valley of Fear" and "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches" and a copy was carried by Phileas Fogg in "Around the World in 80 Days". Many other authors, also, made mention of this guide in their stories - and,now, I have!

I did check, as much as I was able, which stations and railway lines had been, and had not been, built by 1894, as it was, obviously, no good having the family travelling on a train, on a line, that wasn’t there at the time! I think I succeeded - if I haven't, I'm sure someone will tell me.

Because of the luggage needed for the whole family, they would, most probably, have taken a cab or such from whichever house they were staying at, to Hampstead Station, a rough distance of one-and-a-half miles. Once at the station they would need to catch a train to Charing Cross (at that time it was the "Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway" - later to be called the Northern Line) and, according Bradshaw’s Guide, these trains ran from 5.24 in the morning until 12.44 at night, giving them plenty of choice. It doesn’t say how often the trains ran, just "a continuous Service of Trains is run throughout the day on Weekdays and Sundays" - however, the 5.24 train arrived in Charing Cross at 5.39 so the journey took about 15 minutes.

At that time, the line didn’t continue on to Waterloo, as it does today, so the family would have had to make their own way across the river. Several options would, then, have been available to them - there was the Elephant and Castle, Waterloo and Edgware Road service, run by the "Baker Street and Waterloo Railway " (now the Bakerloo Line), which would have been the simplest for them or they could have made a similar journey from Charing Cross main line station to Waterloo eastern station from where it would be only a few minutes walk to Waterloo Main Line Station. There was always a quite circuitous cab or bus ride as an alternative. The journey time in this case isn’t possible to determine as it depends on which they chose

For William and family there was then a choice of trains from Waterloo to Salisbury - a stopping train (taking about 2 and a half hours) and a non-stop (about 90 minutes)

Once arrived at Salisbury, the difficulty for the family was in getting transport to Pentridge. The ‘Kelly’s Directory for Dorset 1903’ doesn’t list a regular passenger "service" but only gives a local carrier, named Walter Snelgar (also described as described as carrier and shopkeeper), who did a return journey on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

There are two other possibilities - the first being, a station the size and importance of Salisbury would have had many vehicles of various sorts, plying for trade outside, much as taxis do today and, the second, is that my grandfather may have organized something with the a local man, such as a farmer.

The above is only an idea, a suggestion, as to how William Newport got his family to Pentridge but I think it’s reasonable!


On August 9th 1896, their third child, Edith Madge, a daughter was born and, three months later, on November 15th. was baptized at the Church of St. Mary, in Kilburn.

According to the church registers, William and Polly. and family are still living at "73, Kingsgate Road, Kilburn" and he is still a wood carver.

Click HERE for a copy of the baptism entry


In 1899, on June 9th., they had a fourth child, a son, christened "Victor George " and, again, their address is given as "73 Kingsgate Road, Kilburn" and the baptism, like that of Edith, took place at the Church of St. Mary, Kilburn.

The following is the entry in the Civil registration Indexes, giving the volume and page numbers.

Year Quarter First Name(s) District Volume Page
1899 Apr-Jun Victor George Hampstead 1a 657

Click HERE for a copy of the baptism entry

The Vicar added Victor′s date of birth (24th June 1899) at the bottom of the "When Baptized" column, something not required by the church but, luckily, for family historians, something vicars, sometimes, did.


On July 14th, 1900, William’s sister, Matilda Martha Sarah, married Arthur John Croome, at St. Cuthbert’s Church, Hampstead. The photograph of the wedding group appears to have been taken at the rear of the house.

Many years ago, my Aunt Gwen, wrote the first names of each person across their forehead in the picture, which upset some people but I found this very useful as there would have been no way that I could have identified anyone without it having been done.

Click on the picture below to get a larger image. This new image can then be enlarged further by clicking on it, again. The tip of your cursor should change to a small magnifying glass, with a 'plus' sign.

Matilda's Wedding 1900
Marriage of Matild Martha Sarah Newport to Arthur John Croome – 14th July 1900

The people in the photograph are:

Back Row — Matilda Newport (my great–grandmother — née Natt); Robert "Bob" Newport (grandfather′s brother); Matilda Natt (my great–great–grandmother — née Gray); Unknown child.

Middle Row — Edith Newport; Mary Ann "Polly" Newport (née Hoare); Arthur John Croome; Matilda Martha Sarah Newport, George Newport (my great–grandfather); Doris Newport

Front Row — Irene Beatrice "Beattie" Newport; Phoebe Newport; Grace Ada Newport; Ethel Matilda Newport

Notes – Edith, Doris, and Phoebe were all children of William and "Polly" Newport, while "Beattie", Grace, and Ethel, were my aunts


On March 12th 1901, Edward, their fifth child, was born and baptised on June 9th.at the church of St. Mary, Kilburn.

Click HERE to see an extract from the Civil Registration Indexes (the vol and page numbers will be required when ordering a certificate) and HERE to see an extract from the original Parish Registers of St. Mary's, in Kilburn, showing William Harold's baptism entry.

On the 1901 census, taken on the 31st March, both the families of John Hoare and William and Polly Newport appear, at the same address, 73 Kingsgate. It would seem that this house had been built as an appartment block, or converted to be, as there are three families living at the same address - not only John Hoare, and William Newport but a Walter Morris and family.

The following is a transcription of the census and includes the Morris family although they are not related to either the Newports or the Hoares.

Piece No. RG13/125, folio 80, page 45, Parish of St. Mary, Kilburn. Address : 73, Kingsgate Road.

Name Relation Status(s) Age Occupation Where born
Jno Hoare Head Mar 58 Ironmonger Bristol, Glos
Anne Hoare Wife Mar 58 Devon, Bideford
Thos. Hoare Son Un 22 Piano and Musical Instrument maker London, Hampstead
John Hoare Son Un 23 Hot water and house fitter London, Hampstead
Chas Hoare Son Un 18 Gas fitter Londson, Hampstead
Walter Morris Head Mar 2 Painter and Decorator Middx.
Florence Morris Wife Mar 29 Middx., Kilburn
George Morris Son Un 12 Middx. Kilburn
Wm. Newport Head Mar 32 Architectural Wood Carver London, St. Marylebone
Mary Newport Wife Mar 31 London, Kilburn
Doris Newport Dau Un 9 Berkshire, Wycombe
Harold Newpor Son Un 7 London, Hampstead
Edith Newport Dau Un 4 Londson, Hampstead
Victor Newport Son Un 2 London, Hampstead
Edward Newport Son Un Under 4 Months Londson, Hampstead

In addition, on the census William gives his position as "own account" and that he worked "from home", which means that he was not employed by others nor was he an employer and that he, probably. had his own workshop.


In 1903, on the 1st of August, George's eldest daughter, Emily was married, at St. Cuthbert′s Parish Church, Hampstead, to Henry (known as "Harry") Bradfield, who came from Reading, in Berkshire. The reception was, most probably, held at 53, Maygrove Road, which is where the Newport family was living at that time. The wedding photograph has a high brick wall as the background to the wedding party and it′s likely it was the rear wall of the house.

Emily′s Wedding 1903
Marriage of Emily Newport to Henry "Harry" Bradfield — 1st April 1903

The people in the photograph are:

Back Row — Unkown; John James Newport (my grandfather); Arthur John Croome; George Newport (my great–grandfather); Matilda Natt (my great-great grandmother - née Gray); Emily Harriet Newport (my grandmother); Mary Newport (née Bromley — wife of "Bob" (Robert) Newport).

Middle Row — Sarah Newport (my great-grandfather′s sister); Matilda Martha Sarah Croome (nee Newport); Henry "Harry" Bradfield; William Newport (my grandfather's brother), Matilda Natt (my great–great–grandmother — née Gray); Unknown.

Front Row – Phoebe Newport; Gwen Croome (Baby); Grace Ada Newport; Gwen Newport; Ethel Matilda Newport; Irene Beatrice "Beattie" Newport


1904 February 7th - Phoebe Annie Newport, their sixth child, was born at 33 Maygrove Road, Hampstead and, a month later, on 8th May, was christened at the church of St. Cuthbert, in West Hampstead. We know Phoebe′s date of birth because, once again we have one of those nice vicars who has added that information, though not required, in the left hand margin of the page. If only there were more like him!

Click HERE to see a copy of the baptism entry.


In 1910, Olive May, their sixth and last child, was born in Hampstead.


1915 December 27th at the church of St. Andrew’s in Willesden, Middlesex, Herbert Ferdinand Uhde, aged 27, Bachelor, Corporal Army Pay Corps, of 34, Constitution Road, Luton, father Ferdinand Uhde (Deceased), Clerk, married Doris Ada Matilda Newport, aged 24, Spinster, of 147, Chapter Road, father William Newport, Wood Carver

They were married by Licence in the presence of William Newport and G. Player.


1918 March 12th, at the church of St. Andrew’s Willesden, Middlesex, Edward Marshall Bills, aged 23, Bachelor, Soldier, of 147, Chapter Road, father Leonard Bills, Carpenter, married Edith Madge Newport, aged 21, Spinster, of 147, Chapter Road, father William Newport, Wood Carver

They were married by Licence in the presence of William Newport and Victor Newport.

Click HERE for a copy of the baptism entry


1920 May 1st, at the Church of St. Andrew’s, in Willesden, London, William Harold Newport, aged 26, a bachelor, and a Wood Carver, of 147, Chapter Road, father William Newport, also a Wood Carver, married, by banns, a Minnie Neil, aged 26, Widow, of 147, Chapter Road, father Joseph Dennis, Carpenter and Joiner.

They were married by banns in the presence of William Newport and Phoebe Newport

1930 - The United States Censuses

In the United States, censuses were held every ten years, as in England, but on the first year of the decade and not the second. The following census sheets are from the "Fifteenth Census of the United States 1930"

The Newport family, as immigrated in 1920, appeared on four separate census sheets of the 1930 census, and clicking on the names will bring up a copy of the appropriate, full, original sheet but the information relevant to the family has been extracted and transcribed, and appears below.

[Note! – In the "Relationship to Head" column, the wife is, often, refrred to as "wife-H" – the following instruction to the enumerator gives the reason for this –

" 132. Home-maker.-Column 6 is to be used also to indicate which member of the family is the "home-maker," that is, which one is responsible for the care of the home and family. After the word "wife,", "mother," or other term showing the relationship of such person to the head of the family, add the letter "H," thus: "Wife-H." Only one person in each family should receive this designation."]

William, Mary Ann and Family

Enumeration District: 43-157 – Sheet No.: 7A – State: New York – County: Richmond – Incorporated Place: West New Brighton – Address: 311 Willard Avenue (Property was rented - $60)

Name Relationship Age Last Marital Place of Age at First Immigrated Occupation Industry
to Head Birthday Status Birth Marriage to the U.S.
William Newport Head 61 Married England 21 1920 Wood carver
Mary Ann Newport Wife 60 Married England 20 1920 None
Edith M. Bills Daughter 33 Divorced England 20 1918 Typist Insurance Company
Madge Bills G/daughter 10 Single
Olive M. Newport Daughter 19 Single 1920

Mrs. Phoebe Lewis (née Newport)

Enumeration District: 35-219 – Sheet No.: 2B – State: California – County: San Francisco – Incorporated Place: San Francisco City – Address: California Street

Name Relationship Age Last Marital Place of Age at First Immigrated Occupation Industry
to Head Birthday Status Birth Marriage to the U.S.
William Abbot Head Unknown Single U.S.
Phoebe Lewis (Mrs) Roomer 28 Married England 27 1920 None

Harold and Family

Name Relationship Age Last Marital Place of Age at First Immigrated Occupation Industry
to Head Birthday Status Birth Marriage to the U.S.
Harold Newport Head 35 Married England 25 1919 Carpenter
Marie Newport Wife-H 36 Married England 26 1919 None
Jack Newport Son 8 Single New York None
Joan Newport Daughter 7 Single New York None

Victor and Family

Enumeration District: 43-156 – Sheet No.: 5B – State: New York – County: Richmond – Incorporated Place:West New Brighton – Address: 334, Demarest Avenue (Property was rented)

Name Relationship Age Last Marital Place of Age at First Immigrated Occupation Industry
to Head Birthday Status Birth Marriage to the U.S.
Victor Newport Head 30 Married England 24 1919 Draftsman Boiler Maker
Eve Newport Wife-H 29 Married England 23 1921
Barbara Newport Daughter 2 yrs 2 mths
George Parey Father-in-law 59 Married England 20 1920 Watchman
Helen Parey Mother-in-law 57 Married England 19 1920 None


On Friday, 23rd October, 1931 my great-grandmother died, where she had been living for many years, in the small village of Hooe, near the seaside town of Bexhill, in East Sussex.

The funeral, however, was held on Wednesday October 24th, at Kensal Green cemetery, in Hampstead - she was interred in plot number 87H8, where her husband, George Newport, had been buried twenty-five years earlier.

The following is a report of the funeral, which was published in the "Bexhill Observer" where great-grandmother had been living.

I have identified, as far as I have been able, those who attended the funeral or sent wreathes and flowers.

Bereavement – On Friday, the death occurred at Hooe of Mrs M. M. Newport, widow of Mr George Newport, of Hampstead, and mother of Mr. J. Newport, of Hooe. She was aged 88. The funeral took place at the Hampstead cemetery on Wednesday. The mourners were: - Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Newport, (son and daughter-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. Bradfield (son-in-law and daughter), Mr. Robert Newport (son), Mrs. Hewison (niece), Mrs. Lambourne (niece), and Mrs Nutt (niece). The floral tributes were inscribed as follows: - "In deepest sympathy, from Ada, Tom and family"; "With love and deepest sympathy, from all at 173, Goldhurst-terrace"; "With sweet sympathy and remembrance of sister Till, from James and Sally"; "With fond remembrance from an old friend, from Miss Pilbeam (Hooe)"; "With deepest sympathy and love, from Annie, Ted and little Ted"; "In affectionate remembrance, from May, Arthur and Joyce (Australia)"; "In kind remembrance, from Will, Polly and family (U.S.A.)"’ "In loving memory, from all the grandchildren"; "In loving memory, from John and Emily"; " With sincere sympathy, from Mrs. Bourner, Mrs. Freeman, Mrs. Lennard and Mrs. Vitler (Hooe); "In loving memory, from Harry, Emily and family"; "In loving memory, from Bob, May and friends at Exeter."

"Mr J. Newport, of Hooe" was my grandfather John James Newport and "Mr and Mrs J. J. Newport (son and daughter-in-law)" were my grandparents, John James Newport and Emily Harriet Newport (née) Aslett.

"Mr and Mrs Bradfield (son-in-law and daughter)" – Mrs Bradfield was my grandfather’s sister, Emily Newport who married Henry (known as ‘Harry’) Bradfield in 1903, at the church of St. Cuthbert, Hampstead.

"Mr Robert Newport (son)’ was my grandfather’s youngest brother, Robert Henry Newport who, in the 1901 census, at the age of 24 and single, describes himself as a "Wood Carver". Later, when working for a company owned and run by a John Bromley, he carried out carving in Exeter Cathedral, eventually marring Emily Bromley, the boss’s daughter. Another small point of interest, from an interview with an aunt of mine, Robert, who lived in Devon, used to send a cream (in what sort of container, I never found out) to his brother, my grandfather, and family every Christmas and the girls, including my aunt, would have to run down, several times on Christmas morning, to see if it had arrived!

"Miss Hewison (niece)" - The surname should "Hewson", and she was, most likely, a sister of Thomas Hewson who married Ada Maria Natt, the daughter of James Natt, my great grandmother’s younger brother. , in Hampstead, in 1903,

"Mrs Lambourne (niece)" was, almost certainly, Annie Elizabeth Natt, who married George Edward Lambourne, in 1922, in Hampstead.

"Mrs Nutt (niece)" - The surname should be "Natt" and was, most likely one of the daughter’s of my great grandmother’s brother, James Natt but there’s insufficient information to be precise.

"In deepest sympathy, from Ada, Tom and family" - This is Thomas and Ada Maria Hewson (née Natt), who were married in Hampstead, in 1903. Her son, Harry Hewson, told me that she was known as "Maria", which he said was pronounced "Ma-rye-a". She was the daughter of James Natt, the younger brother of my great grandmother.

"With love and deepest sympathy, from all at 173, Goldhurst Terrace" - Amey Emily Natt (died 1937) of 173, Goldhurst Place, Hampstead.

"With sweet sympathy and remembrance of sister Till, from James and Sally" - "Sally" must be great grandmother’s sister, Sarah Natt who, in 1884, married a James Wells.

"With fond remembrance from an old friend, from Miss Pilbeam (Hooe)" - "Old Friend" implies someone of a comparable age and is probably a relation of Frank Pilbeam who married Ethel Newport, at the church in Hooe, in 1921.

"With deepest sympathy and love, from Annie, Ted and little Ted" – these were Edward James Lambourne who married Annie Elizabeth Natt, in Hampstead, in 1922 and their son, also Edward James Lambourne, born 1923. Annie Elizabeth was born at Hampstead, in 1884.

"In affectionate remembrance, from May, Arthur and Joyce (Australia)" - May was, in fact, Matilda Martha Sarah Newport, my grandfather’s younger sister, and Arthur John Croome, the man she married in 1900. Their daughter, christened Joyce Elizabeth, was born in 1905. They emigrated to Australia.

"In kind remembrance, from Will, Polly, and family (U.S.A.)," - "Will" is grandfather’s brother, William; "Polly" is his wife, Mary Anne (née Hoare). William and Polly emigrated to the United States (New York), via Canada, in 1920.

"In loving memory, from John and Emily" - These were John and Emily Newport, my grandparents.

"In loving memory from Harry, Emily and family" - These were Henry (Harry) Bradfield and his wife Emily (née Newport), my grandfather’s elder sister. The couple were living in the Reading area of Berkshire...

"In loving memory, from Bob, May and friends at Exeter" - This is Robert Henry Newport, my grandfather’s brother, and his wife Mary (née Bromley). She was the daughter of |John Bromley, who Robert appears to have been working for (though it’s unclear what the relationship was) - she was known as "May rather than "Mary".


William died, in 1936 and was buried in the cemetery at Cypress Hills, Long Island, New York and below is a transcription of his obituary as written in a local newspaper.

William Newport

William Newport, 67, of Forest Hills. L. I., former resident of Staten Island, was buried Monday in Cypress Hills, l.I., following services at his late home.

Mr. Newport, who lived in Westerleigh for ten years before moving to Forest Hills two years ago, was born in London, England. He came to this country 20 years ago. He leaves his wife, Mrs, Mary Newport, who now lives on Dutchess avenue, Dongan Hills; three daughters, Mrs Frank Reinhardt of 27 Chestnut avenue, Rosebank, Mrs. Andrew Carlson, and Mrs, Edith Bills, both of Dutchess avenue; and three sons, Harold, of Santa Barbara, Cal., Victor, of Forest Hills, and Edward, of Flushing, L.I,


Sometime this year, 1961, Victor George Newport died and his obituary appeared, as follows, in a local newspaper.

NEWPORT – Victor G., 62, resident of Fort Myers, Fla., died at his home Saturday evening. He was a former resident of Long Island and was a retired licensed engineer. Survivors .are his wife, Mrs. Eva Helen Newport, Fort Myers Beach; daughter, Mrs. Barbara Wallenstein of -Fairhaven, N.J.; brother, Edward Newport, Merrick, L. I.; two sisters, Mrs. Phoebe Carlson of Staten Island, N. Y.; Mrs. Olive Rhinehardt of Philadelphia, Pa., sister, Mrs. Edith Bills of Randolph, N. Y.; five grandchildren. Fu¬neral service will be held Tuesday at 11 A. M. at Leo W. Englehardt Funeral Home, 2017 .-McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, ED 2-8401, with Father Arthur Smith officiating. Interment will be at a later date.


1993, Sunday, September 12th. – Mrs. Phoebe Carlson died and her obituary was reported in the local newspaper, the following day, as follows: –


Phoebe Carlson, 89, Rosebank homemaker

Phoebe A. Carlson, 89, a Rose-bank homemaker, died yesterday in St. Vincent's Medical Center.

Born Phoebe A. Newport in London, she moved to Jamestown, N.Y., and Perth Amboy before coming to Tottenville. She moved to Rosebank in the 1930s.

She belonged to the Altar Guild Society and the Episcopal Church Women of St. John's Episcopal Church in Rosebank, of which she was a member.

Mrs. Carlson also was a mem¬ber of the the Staten Island Chap¬ter of the American Red Cross and the New Lane Glee Club.

She enjoyed reading, sewing and doing crossword puzzles.

Her husband, Andrew G.., died in 1968.

Surviving are two sons, Rex and Roy; a daughter, Judith Adams; a sister, Olive Reinhardt; nine grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be Wednesday from the Harmon Home for Funerals, West Brighton, with a mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. John's Episcopal Church. The Rev. John-Michael Crothers will officiate. Burial will be in Silver Mount Cemetery, Silver Lake.