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William NEWSOM, , Jr

Male 1614 - Abt 1657  (43 years)


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  • Name William NEWSOM 
    Suffix , Jr 
    Born 1614  Newsom Hall, Lancashire England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1657  Rich Neck, James City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Notes for William Newsom, Jr.:
      William Newsom, Jr., planter, of James City, later Surry Co., Virginia, was the son of William Newsom, Sr. of Newsom Hall, Lancashire, England. He is likely the "William Neesum" who came to Virginia aboard the "George" in 1635 (cf. Hotten's Emigrants p. 125) and (Passenger Lists, Public Record Office, Chancery Lane, London, England WC2A 1LR).

      In 1636 he was granted 550 acres of land in the "County of James City toward Sunken Marsh for the transportation of 11 persons to Virginia" (Virginia Land Grants, Virginia Land Office, Grant Book 1, p. 338). This patent on the land was renewed Aug 26, 1643. Included among the "11 persons" William transported were three of his possibly four wives, Penelope Ramsey (the first), Sarah Fisher (the second) and Elizabeth Wilson (his third and then current wife). He probably married yet a fourth time to Gertrude ? (see main entry).

      The records of William Newsom, Jr. are scant in the preserved documents of Surry County, Virginia. On September 6, 1653, a Henry Banister deeded to a William Batt land which had been left him by the last will of William Sheppard (we see here a relationship between the Newsoms and the Sheppards as soon as five years after the arrival of the Newsoms in 1635 - William's son William III married Anne Sheppard in 1669), and which was bought by William Newsom, Jr. in 1640 (Surry County, Virginia, D & W 1645-72, p. 30).

      On January 22, 1658, William Batt sold this land and mentioned that it had been patented by William Newsom, Jr. in 1636 and was commonly called Rich Neck (ib., p. 127). This was only a part of the original patent, for William Newsom, Jr. still possessed the "Plantation in Rich Neck," which he left to his eldest son, William III (Surry County, Virginia, D & W, 1686-93, p. 226).

      The last record of William Newsome, Jr. in Surry County appears November 1, 1657, when there is recorded a promissory note to John Flower from "William Newsome of Lower Chippoakes in James, Virginia, planter" (Surry County, Virginia, D & W 1645-72, p.111).
      It is possible that William Newsom, Jr. had children other than William III and Alice. This is almost certain if he is identical with a William Newsom who was granted land in Lancaster County, Virginia after 1649 (Grant Book 2, p. 202, 203; Grant Book 5, p. 465; Grant Book 6, p. 264). A son of this William Newsom who was granted land in Lancaster County was probably Robert Newsom, whose will was dated December 20, 1693, and probated in Lancaster County July 10, 1695, and who left his property to his sons, William and Robert, and his daughter, Elizabeth. The son, William, died in Lancaster County in 1700 and left his land to his sons, William and Robert. His will is dated April 26, 1700, and probated October 10, 1700.
      Another possible son of William Newsom, Jr. was Thomas Newsom (Nesham) who was granted land in James City County in 1696 (Grant Book 9, p. 51).

      The generic source for much of the foregoing material is the work of B.C. Holtzclaw, Ph.D., University of Richmond, Virginia, the famous Newsom researcher of the first half of the twentieth century.

      More About William Newsom, Jr.:
      Emigration: August 21, 1635, on the "George" - signed ship's register as "William Neesum, farmer"

    • William Newsome, Jr. (son of William Newsome, Sr. and Unknown)305 was born 1614 in Lancashire, England, and died Bet. 1657 - 1667.He married (1) Penelope Ramsey on 1631 in Lancashire, England.He married (2) Sarah Fisher on 1633 in Lancashire, England.He married (3) Elizabeth Wilson on 1635 in Surrey County, Virginia.He married (4) Gertrude ? on 1637 in Surrey County, Virginia.
      Includes NotesNotes for William Newsome, Jr.:
      William is listed on the "Newsam of Newsam" family tree as "William Newsam."He is referred to henceforth as "The Immigrant" because he is believed to be the first Newsome who came to America.the tradition is that William and his brothers Robert and Richard came to Virginia from Dublin, Ireland.
      William came to America in 1635 aboard the ship "George" and settled in what was then the County of James City, Virginia.He was granted 550 acres of land, a plantation referred to as Rich Neck, between College Run and Chippokee Creek, below an area called Sunken Marsh on May 3, 1636, for the "transportation of 11 persons to the Colony of Virginia."This was called a headright, or a 50 acres entitlement for each individual.It is important to note here that William paid the cost the cost of passage for the 11 individuals, thus meaning that he did not enter this country as an indentured servant.
      Dr. Holtzclaw wrote on page 491, that William was "aged 21 years" and that of the 11 persons were included "his first wife, Penelope Ramsey;his second wife, Sarah Fisher; and his wife at the time, Elizabeth Wilsonn."It is thought that William married a fourth time to a Gertrude(?) who later became the first wife of Capt. George Watkins."William Newsome, Jr. referred to Capt. Watkins as his father in his testimony in a law suit on May 7, 1672."
      More About William Newsome, Jr.:
      Fact 1: 1635, Listed on ship George left ? landed Jamestown, Virginia.
      Fact 2: 1636, Received a land grant of 550 acres in the Co. of James City towards Sunken Marsh.
      More About William Newsome, Jr. and Penelope Ramsey:
      Marriage: 1631, Lancashire, England.
      More About William Newsome, Jr. and Sarah Fisher:
      Marriage: 1633, Lancashire, England.
      More About William Newsome, Jr. and Elizabeth Wilson:
      Marriage: 1635, Surrey County, Virginia.
      More About William Newsome, Jr. and Gertrude ?:
      Marriage: 1637, Surrey County, Virginia.
      Children of William Newsome, Jr. and Gertrude ? are:

      +William (III) Newsome, Jr., b. 1648, d. 1691, Surrey County, Virginia.
      Thomas Newsome, b. Bef. 1667, d. date unknown.
      Alice Newsome, b. Bef. 1667, Surrey County, Virginia, d. Bet. 1670 - 1675, Surrey County, Virginia.
      Elizabeth Newsome, b. Bef. 1667, d. date unknown.

      Source: The Dukes & McAlhany family of Orangeburg County, SC
      http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/j/o/l/Colleen-N-Jolly-SC/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0534.html
    Person ID I1479  Johnson & Hanson
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2017 

    Father William NEWSOM, Sr,   b. 1584, Newsom Hall, Lancashire England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1624, Bispham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Ellen Lucille SINGLETON,   b. 1588, Goosnargh, City of Preston, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1617, Bispham, Blackpool Unitary Authority, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married Abt 1605  Newsom Hall, Lancashire England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F633  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Penelope RAMSAY,   b. Abt 1615, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1631  Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah FISHER,   b. Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1633  Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F627  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Elizabeth WILSON,   b. Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1635  Surrey County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F628  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 GERTRUDE,   b. Abt 1614, Jamestown, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1637  Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. William NEWSOM, III,   b. 1648, Lawnes Creek Parish, Surry Co.Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1691, Surry Co. Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [Foster]
     2. Alice NEWSOM,   b. ABT. 1650, Surry Co. Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. BET. 1670 - 1675  (Age ~ 25 years)
    Family ID F173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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