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Francis Newby Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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MarieCeleste Report 26 Jan 2013 11:40

I know this isn't your man but came across it and thought would post anyway in case there's a connection:

BURY AND NORWICH POST - Tuesday 28 August 1888

"Forewarned by a dream"
A singular case of presentiment has occurred in Norfolk. A few weeks since, a man named Francis Newby, who was employed as a coachman at Attleborough, had a dream that he would be killed near the lodge gates at Old Buckenham, a few miles distant.
From that time he avoided the spot as much as possible, and on one occasion he become so far nervous that he handed the reins to a lady who accompanied him.
The other day the man was passing this spot again, driving a very quiet horse, when the cart was observed by some men working in a field to turn over and on running to the man's assistance they found him lying unconscious in the road. He died in a short time from the injuries he had received.

(From the British Newspaper Archives)

The story was reported throughout the country.

Probably this man:

Surname First name(s) Age District Vol Page
Deaths Sep 1888
Newby Francis 49 Wayland 4b 154

NEWBY, Francis Head Married M 42 1839 Groom And Gardener Bridgham, Norfolk
NEWBY, Harriett Wife Married F 45 1836 Bridgham, Norfolk
NEWBY, Harriett Daughter Single F 7 1874 Scholar Bridgham, Norfolk
NEWBY, Elizabeth Daughter Single F 3 1878 Scholar Bridgham, Norfolk

Piece: 1972 Folio: 18 Page: 12
Registration District: Guiltcross
Civil Parish: Bridgham
Address: Street, Bridgham County: Norfolk


trailertrash Report 26 Jan 2013 10:07


Elizabeth Bray chr 11 march 1770 st nicholas, yarmouth dau of John/Ann


Elizabeth Bray chr 5 march 1776 st nicholas yarmouth dau of Joseph/Mary


trailertrash Report 26 Jan 2013 10:01

Gorleston was in the county of Suffolk up to a certain date, then it was incorporated into Norfolk, so probably best to research both counties...

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 26 Jan 2013 09:06

Have a look round on google, Norfolk Family History Society, quite a bit coming up for Norfolk Record Office...or local Library/Archives to area...

Also, 'Search All Trees' (under 'Search' top right of page) other Members may share names.

Chris :);area=showposts;u=58663

(above comes up on google)


MarieCeleste Report 26 Jan 2013 09:01

Hi Rachel, Mary mentioned info from trees on Ancestry. There is a subsidiary site to Ancestry called Mundia

You have to register but it's free. You can search and view public Ancestry trees and contact the owners.

Just one thing, though - info on some Ancestry trees is unreliable as that site throws all sorts of hints at you and many people add them to their trees without checking.


Rachel Report 26 Jan 2013 08:48

Oh thank you so much, I can use some of these links for the other side now, you are very kind. How do I go back now and find out about Elizabeth Bray and Robert Newby Please, as I have no idea how to work back any further.................... I have tried to link up with people who have this Francis on their family trees, so maybe that will help me. This is actually quite hard isn't it, I wonder if I will have the time to devote to it. When Idid the other side I managed to find newspaper cuttings and things, is there a place to look for those, or do I just use the internet, somewhere they must be a photograph/picture/listings of the taylors premisis etc, etc................. and that is how they ended up in the Rows.......... so looks like Francis lost his own money (which is better than the others losing it I suppose). Thank you.

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 26 Jan 2013 07:39

County Norfolk
Place Caister
Church Holy Trinity Tr
MarriageDate 07 Dec 1819
GroomForename Francis
GroomSurname NEWBY
BrideForename Mary
BrideSurname GRIFFITHS

County Norfolk
Place Great Yarmouth
Church St. Nicholas
RegisterNumber 407
MarriageDate 04 Mar 1866
GroomForename Francis
GroomSurname NEWBY
GroomAge 63
GroomCondition Widower
GroomOccupation Publican
GroomAbode Jury St.
BrideForename Sarah Ann
BrideSurname JACOBS
BrideAge 35
BrideCondition Spinster
BrideAbode Jury St.
GroomFatherForename Robert
GroomFatherSurname NEWBY
GroomFatherOccupation Gentleman
BrideFatherForename John
BrideFatherSurname JACOBS
BrideFatherOccupation Farmer
WitnessOneForename Charles
WitnessOneSurname BRETT
WitnessTwoForename Eliza
WitnessTwoSurname HEYLETT

County Norfolk
Place Great Yarmouth
Church St Nicholas
RegisterNumber 874
MarriageDate 05 Dec 1799
GroomForename Robert
GroomSurname NEWBY
GroomCondition Bachelor
BrideForename Elizabeth
BrideSurname BRAY
BrideCondition Spinster
WitnessOneForename Thomas
WitnessOneSurname DOE
WitnessTwoForename E
WitnessTwoSurname BARRETT
Notes Witness 3: Sarah DADE.

County Norfolk
Place Great Yarmouth
Church St Nicholas
RegisterNumber 1248
BurialDate 18 Feb 1886
Forename Francis
Surname NEWBY
Age 85
Abode Row

Chris :)

(from above link, good for Norfolk/Suffolk)

NEWBY, Francis Head Married M 80 1801 Retired Tailor
Yarmouth, Norfolk
NEWBY, Sarah Wife Married F 51 1830 Retired Tailor Wife
Houghton, Suffolk
NEWBY, Francis Son Single M 19 1862 Grocers Porter
Yarmouth, Norfolk
NEWBY, John Son Single M 15 1866 Errand Boy
Yarmouth, Norfolk
Piece: 1913
Folio: 79
Page: 33
Registration District: Yarmouth
Civil Parish: Gt Yarmouth
Municipal Borough:
Address: 47, Row, Gt Yarmouth
County: Norfolk


KathleenBell Report 26 Jan 2013 00:00

Could Francis's mother, Elizabeth Bray be the ancestor that came down from Scotland? It's just that Bray sounds a bit Scottish to me - though I could be wrong.

Kath. x


Helen Report 25 Jan 2013 22:48

England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 about Francis Newby
Name: Francis Newby
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 3 Jan 1801
Christening Date: 7 Jan 1801
Christening Place: Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Age at Christening: 0
Father's Name: Robert Newby
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Bray


Rachel Report 25 Jan 2013 22:20

Oh yes, I lost spent much more than a week in total, but I just blocked out everything else for a solid week, barely slept or anyhting, it is like a drug, so I had to stop and limit myself, hence why I hadn't started this again until now.............. hopeless isn't it. I have no idea if I will find out anything about this lot of any note, but I know where that taylors shop is, and Southtown is still mostly intact, I drive there regularly, so can visit all this at a drop of a hat. Norfolk and Suffolk must be in the blood, Ilove it here, and my children don't want to move either.................. hey ho! Somebody lost some money though, Southtown was very swish, so that might be an intersting story. One of dads side came down from (we thought) Scotland and populated the area, but I haven't found that so far.


KathleenBell Report 25 Jan 2013 22:05

Only a week Rachel!!

I started 10 years ago after my mother died and I had time on my hands after looking after her. I spent the next 5 years in front of the computer with my family telling everyone they were on the "family history diet" because I never seemed to find time to cook - or clean or anything else for that matter, LOL.

I'm not quite so addicted these days but still come on for a short time most days even though I'm not really doing any research of my own at the moment.

Kath. x


Rachel Report 25 Jan 2013 22:00

I stopped this last time as I lost a week in a blur of historical family................... somehow I can see this happening again. Ooopppsss!


KathleenBell Report 25 Jan 2013 21:56

You'll find the same names often crop up in families.

My daughter-in-law chose the name Lewis for our grandson without even knowing that it was my husband's middle name. Then when I started looking into our family histories we found there were children with the name Lewis in every generation of my husband's family going back to at least 1800.

Kath. x


Mary Report 25 Jan 2013 21:55

Its on tree on you have to pay a membership but at certain times they have 14days free trial.



Rachel Report 25 Jan 2013 21:53

Mary what is Ancestry Tree please.


Rachel Report 25 Jan 2013 21:52

Oh and now his parents, wow, how do you find those things......... sorry I am very new to this, I actually did my mums side two or three years ago, and I can't remember how I did it. Thank you very much

Am finding these names wierd, I have used some from the past, and others were on my names list for my children, it is a bit spooky.


Rachel Report 25 Jan 2013 21:48

OH thank you so much, I couldn't understand where he had gone and if it was him..... wonderful, Ineedto get back further, to find out his parents, but that is very helpful. Thank you. Oh how utterly thick of me, Inever used the ladies version of the name. Comes from having a son with the same name as his uncle, great grandfather, great great, great grandfather etc. Will try searching the wrong spelling thank you.


KathleenBell Report 25 Jan 2013 21:48

I think this is him in the 1841 census(says born in county (Suffolk):-

1841 census transcription details for: Palmer's Buildings, Southtown

National Archive Reference:
RG number: HO107
Piece: 1029
Book/Folio: 30
Page: 21
Reg. District: Mutford & Lothingland
Sub District: Gorleston
Parish: Southtown
Enum. District:
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:

Address: Palmer's Buildings, Southtown
County: Suffolk

Name Relation Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born

NEWBY, Francis M 40 1801 Suffolk
NEWBY, Mary F 45 1796
BRAY, Susan F 75 1766 Suffolk

Says Mary is NOT born in county of Suffolk.

Kath. x


Mary Report 25 Jan 2013 21:47

Ancestry tree.
Robert newby married elizabeth bray and had Francis 2/1/1801 died 13/2/1886.
he married mary griffiths in 1819 she was born 1793 died 1863.
francis then married 4/3/1866 to sarah Ann jacobs born 1829 died 1904.

Please double check all info.



KathleenBell Report 25 Jan 2013 21:40

I think this is him in the 1851 census (first name spelt incorrectly):-

1851 census transcription details for: Regent Road, Great Yarmouth

National Archive Reference:
RG number: HO107
Piece: 1806
Folio: 745
Page: 10
Reg. District: Yarmouth
Sub District: Northern
Parish: Great Yarmouth
Enum. District: 1P
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough: Great Yarmouth

Address: Regent Road, Great Yarmouth
County: Norfolk

Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born

NEWBY, Frances Head Married M 50 1801 Tailor
Yarmouth, Norfolk
NEWBY, Mary Wife Married F 58 1793
Portsmouth, Hampshire

Kath. x