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A small Church in Newton, near Wisbech.

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G007 Report 21 Apr 2013 15:11

I'm trying to find the name of a small Church in Newton near Wisbech, that a few of my relatives are buried. Caroline Heather married a Merrell, and her sister Louise Heather who married a Watts. I think both of the grave stones have these surnames: Merrell and Watts. Anyone know where I can find a photo of the Church and perhaps the graves too ?? Not sure how many small Churches are in Newton, but hope not too many.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 21 Apr 2013 15:19


The parish church of St. James is a medieval structure with a tower. Formerly dedicated to St Katherine, the church was built in the 12th century and widened in the 14th century.


G007 Report 21 Apr 2013 15:27

I hope this is the one RamblingRose. :-)


Choccy Report 21 Apr 2013 15:36

Photo -

Parish Church of Newton-in-the-Isle with St Mary in the Marsh,
Newton in the Isle, Cambridgeshire, the local church of St James.


G007 Report 21 Apr 2013 15:39

Thanks for that Choccy, brill! My Dad just had a look and confirm it! Very pleased with that! :-D :-D :-D ;-)

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 21 Apr 2013 17:20

ROLFE, John Richard Head M 36 1875 Farm Labourer Walsohen Norfolk
ROLFE, Sarah Jane Wife F 31 1880 Poplar E C London
ROLFE, Elizabeth Louise Daughter F 4 1907 Newton Cambridgeshire
ROLFE, James Richard Son M 3 1908 Newton Cambridgeshire
HEATHER, Caroline Sister In Law Single F 20 1891 Work On Fruit Farm Bromley by Bow London
RG number: RG14
Piece: 9292
Reference: RG14PN9292 RG78PN499 RD187 SD1 ED9 SN76
Registration District: Wisbech
Sub District: Leverington
Enumeration District: 9
Parish: Newton
Address: Newton Wisbech
County: Cambridgeshire

(Marriage and Banns, Newton Isle, for above girls 1905 and 1913, not seeing Louise)

Chris :)

Marriages Dec 1909 (>99%)
HEATHER Louisa Poplar 1c 994
McCARTHY Alice Poplar 1c 994
MORGAN John Poplar 1c 994
WATTS Charles Poplar 1c 994

(would it be above)


G007 Report 21 Apr 2013 18:01

Thanks very much for this added info Chris, yes this is my link. :-)


mgnv Report 21 Apr 2013 21:22

A good place to try is
However, no luck for the church, just the village.


G007 Report 21 Apr 2013 21:45

I have a photo of the Church now, thanks for the added info mgnv.


Reggie Report 22 Apr 2013 12:47

For future ref...............this site is excellent


G007 Report 22 Apr 2013 14:26

Thanks Reggie. :-)