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William NewmanAge: 80 years15891669

Name
William Newman
Given names
William
Surname
Newman
Birth 1589 19
Birth of a brotherRobert Newman
1598 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJohn Newman
1611 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a half-brotherThomas Newman
1620 (Age 31 years)
Immigration 1622 (Age 33 years)

Note: He came to Virginia aboard the ship "Furtherance" which departed London, England.
Residence February 7, 1624 (Age 35 years)
Note: The "Muster of Inhabitants of Virginia Settlements" listed William and his shipmate from the "Furtherance", John Army, (both aged 35) as living together at Basse's Choice. Their recorded provisions were: "Corne, 16 bush; hous e, 1; Armes:Corslett 1; Swords, 2; peeces, 2; powder, 6 lb." (Wariscoyack was renamed Isle of Wight in 1637.)
MarriagePriscilla View this family
after July 2, 1624 (Age 35 years)

Death of a brotherRobert Newman
after 1642 (Age 53 years)
Will January 25, 1669 (Age 80 years)
Note: William's will was proven in York County Court on 25 July 1669
Death between January 20, 1669 and July 25, 1670 (Age 80 years)
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father
Marriage: England
himself
William Newman
Birth: 1589 19London, England
Death: between January 20, 1669 and July 25, 1670York County, Virginia, USA
10 years
younger brother
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father
Marriage: England
half-brother
10 years
half-brother
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himself
William Newman
Birth: 1589 19London, England
Death: between January 20, 1669 and July 25, 1670York County, Virginia, USA
wife
Marriage: after July 2, 1624

Immigration

He came to Virginia aboard the ship "Furtherance" which departed London, England.

Residence

The "Muster of Inhabitants of Virginia Settlements" listed William and his shipmate from the "Furtherance", John Army, (both aged 35) as living together at Basse's Choice. Their recorded provisions were: "Corne, 16 bush; hous e, 1; Armes:Corslett 1; Swords, 2; peeces, 2; powder, 6 lb." (Wariscoyack was renamed Isle of Wight in 1637.)

Will

William's will was proven in York County Court on 25 July 1669 leaving his wife Priscilla, as executrix. "From this it is inferred that he left no issue, his wife having been a widow at their marriage, with an only daughter Joan, who married Lawrence of Compton-Chamberlin, in Wiltshire, England."

Note

Although it cannot be considered a highpoint of Newman history, one of the first recorded uses of tobacco as currency was on 1 March 1624, when a court ordered William Newman and John Army to each pay ten pounds sterling in the best merchantable tobacco for their contempt in disobeying Nathaniel Basse of Basse's Choice who "had received a commission from the Governor."

Note

On 3 January 1625, William was fined for failing to attend church, despite have been ordered to do so by the settlement's commander, Captain Nathaniel Basse.

On 26 February 1627, William Newman appraised the goods of the late Margaret Byard (Biard), which were in the custody of Captain Nathaniel Basse, and made an inventory of her estate. Court records indicate that she died aboard the "Furtherance" around 3 August 1622, while on the way to Virginia.

Note

On 26 August 1643, William Newman was granted a patent for 550 acres of land situated, "Northerly toward the Sunken Marsh, Easterly upon a swamp, Southerly towards the lower Chippokes Creek." in Virginia.

In 1662 William Newman served as a juror in the case of a woman accidentally killed by the glance of a ball intended for a wild beast.