[fonI’m working on the history of my branch of the Newtons in Cornwall and in particular those who lived in Canon’s Town starting around 1890.
I’m interested in locating specific addresses/names for a number of family locations where only the town is identified. Here is my current list of unknown addresses:
The 1901 Census lists William Fuller Newton (house decorator/painter), wife Sarah Ellen Newton and 10 children living on the Turnpike Road (now the A30) in Canon’s Town.
The 1911 Census lists William Fuller and Sarah Ellen and 5 children, Lelant Town
Kelly’s 1914 lists under Painters & House Decorators - Newton W.F. & Sons, Lelant
William Fuller Newton died 12 August 1920, Canon’s Town, Ludgvan
On a visit by a relative to Canon’s Town in March 1945 while on RCAF leave, only two Newtons were found there; George Henry Newton (b. 1896, d.??) and his sister Sarah Ellen (Nellie) Newton (b. 1892, d. 1970). In a letter home the “House of the Newtons” was described as being in view from the Lamb and Flag and a few minutes’ walk. Perhaps on the A30?
Any suggestions as to where to look further would be appreciated. The Kelley’s Cornwall 1939 edition might be an interesting source if someone has a copy. It’s not available on line or for purchase as far as I can tell. Certainly not handy here in my part of Canada. t size="3"][/font]
Thanks for the link CT. I think I'll hold on spending my speedily retiring funds on that volume for the moment, on the off chance that a library somewhere over here has a copy, or some kind soul out there in the internet world who has a copy does a look up for me.
I've been browsing the Find a Will UK site with several successes; finding death addresses for several of those Newtons, but not finding will or probate information for William Fuller Newton himself (d.Sept qtr 1920 Penzance Vol 5c pg 223) or one of his sons, Edward Passmore Newton (d. Sept qtr 1963 Redruth Vol 7a Pg 112), although I believe they would have had wills, and failing that the estates probated.
Considering the many scattered locations for registration of wills/probate records, document destruction during WW2, for millions of people, etc it's surprising that so much useful information is available, and now on line, and moreover free, reducing the risk of needlessly spending money on documents that prove to be uninteresting. Koodoos to the UK authorities!
It is not what I would call cheap at around 30.00AUD but you can judge for yourself. It should be the second last item on this page.
After a cursory search for a copy of Kelly's Directory of Cornwall, 1939 locally I decided to support the Irish economy and ordered a CD copy from Archive CD Books - now installed and a handy reference. While I've not found the Newtons I was looking for, I have found several other relatives, so it's been a worthwhile purchase.
I have high praise for the folks at Archive CD Books - they promptly replaced a copy that got lost in the mail at no charge.
It's once more unto the breach dear friends! After an unavoidable hiatus of more than a year I'm back on the trail of the Newtons and others in and around Canonstown and the rest of Cornwall, now equipped with access to several new-to-me resources plus several interesting family DNA analyses.
I've found that during my absence from this site, another member, "Twizzle", apparently a 2nd cousin once removed, sent me a private message via this site on 10 December 2016, offering help with the Newton jigsaw puzzle. I've sent Twizzle a response via this site (no email address is shown on her profile), however I see that she has not been on line since the 10 December 2016 message, so the probability of a response is low. The search for Twizzle and others continues! Isambard