William NewmanAge: 80 years1589–1669
- William Newman
- Given names
|Birth|| 1589 19|
|Birth of a brother||Robert Newman|
1598 (Age 9 years)
|Birth of a half-brother||John Newman|
1611 (Age 22 years)
|Birth of a half-brother||Thomas 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.)
|Marriage||Priscilla … — View this family|
after July 2, 1624 (Age 35 years)
|Death of a brother||Robert Newman|
after 1642 (Age 53 years)
|Will|| January 25, 1669 (Age 80 years)|
|Death|| between January 20, 1669 and July 25, 1670 (Age 80 years)|
|Family with parents|
Marriage: — England
10 yearsyounger brother
Birth: 1598 28 — London, England
Death: after 1642 — Virginia, USA
|Father’s family with an unknown individual|
Marriage: — England
Birth: 1611 41 — London, England
Death: 1677 — Rappahannock County, Virginia, USA
Birth: 1620 50 — London, England
|Family with Priscilla …|
Marriage: after July 2, 1624 —
He came to Virginia aboard the ship "Furtherance" which departed London, England.
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.)
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."
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."
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.
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.