Charles & Ann Newnes
Charles Newnes was the sixth child of William and Martha and was christened in High Ercall on 6 November 1766. He appears to have lived all his life in Crudgington and earned his living as a shoemaker.
When he was about 26 he married Ann Worley in High Ercall on 18 September 1792. This marriage was witnessed by Robert Leighton, Allan Clarke and John Pagett. They had ten children christened in Waters Upton (which is nearer than High Ercall although in the next parish) and one who was buried in High Ercall (presumably died at birth or shortly after):
|Sarah||11 Nov 1792|
|John||21 Jun 1795|
|Martha||12 Nov 1797|
|William||18 Nov 1800|
|Thomas||6 Oct 1803|
|Charles||17 Jun 1806|
|Ann||20 Jun 1808|
|Mary||buried||20 August 1811|
|Eliza||29 Oct 1812|
|Emma||25 Oct 1818|
|George||25 Dec 1818|
At the time of the 1841 census Charles and Ann were living n Crudgington with their youngest son George, and both Charles and George were shoemakers.
Ann died in 1847 and by 1851 Charles had retired; his son George, now married, was still living in the same house and had, presumably, taken over his father’s business.
Charles died in 1854, probably aged 87.
Of their children:
- John appears to have married Ann Kendrick in 1815 and had at least 3 children:
Sarah 1816 George 1819 John 1821
- William probably married Mary Gough in Wellington on 28 June 1824. They had four children, all christened in Kinnersley:
Ann 3 Oct 1824 John 5 Feb 1826 Thomas 23 Sep 1827 George 6 Dec 1829
- Thomas married Mary Hollis in Wellington on 23 May 1825 and they had thirteen children:
John 9 Oct 1825 Eyton upon the Weald Moors Anne 1827 Eyton upon the Weald Moors William 15 Nov 1829 Eyton upon the Weald Moors Thomas 7 Aug 1831 Waters Upton Charles 22 Jun 1834 High Ercall Emma 2 Aug 1835 High Ercall Robert 8 Oct 1837 High Ercall Mary 18 Sep 1839 High Ercall Sarah 20 Feb 1841 High Ercall Benjamin 26 Jun 1842 High Ercall Elizabeth 24 Nov 1844 High Ercall Charlotte 20 Dec 1846 High Ercall George 15 Apr 1849 High Ercall
In 1841 he was living in Crudgington with Mary and two of their children, Emma and Robert, and his occupation was given as shoemaker (the same as his father and his brother George). Four of their children are known to have been elsewhere; John, Anna and Thomas on the Shakeshaft's farm in Sleap, and William on the Mathews' farm in Crudgington.
By 1851 Thomas had given up shoemaking and was an agricultural labourer. They then had seven of their children at home; William and Thomas, who were both agricultural labourers, Emma, who was described as 'daughter at home', Benjamin, scholar, Elizabeth, Charlotte and George.
In 1861 Thomas and Mary still had sons Thomas and Robert living with them and working as agricultural labourers, and their youngest son George. Charlotte was a House servant at the Taylor's farm in Ellerdine. There was a Benjamin working as a carter and living on the Brooks' farm in Osbaston who was probably Thomas and Mary's son.
By 1871 Thomas' wife had died and his son, Benjamin, had moved in with his wife and two young children, Thomas and Mary.
Thomas died in 1874, aged 70.
- Charles had obviously met his future wife, Mary Millington, by 1831 as on 31 January they were both witnesses at the marriage of John Millington, presumably Mary's brother, and Mary Kibble in High Ercall parish church. Charles and Mary were themselves married in Shrewsbury on 2 February 1835. They had five children, all christened in High Ercall:
Robert 14 Feb 1836 Benjamin 23 Jun 1841 Alfred 28 Apr 1844 John 26 Sep 1847 William 8 Sep 1850
- George became a shoemaker, like his father, on 2 June 1846 he married Mary Gregory in High Ercall and they are known to have had nine children.