Richard Searle Newman

1799 - 7th Jul 1857

Claimant or beneficiary


Richard Searle Newman lodged an unsuccessful counterclaim for the compensation for 1 enslaved person in Kingston, Jamaica, for whom the compensation was awarded to Charlotte Drummond (q.v.). Connected with the firm Newman and Drummond as another unsuccessful counterclaim for the same compensation was lodged by C. Mackglashan and T. McWhinney trustees of the late firm of Newman and Drummond.

  1. Seven children born and baptised in Jamaica to Richard Searle Newman and his wife Alice née Marsden: Charles (1818), Richard (1819), James (1821), Eliza (1823), Mary Ann (1828), Alice (1829) and Sarah Jane (1829). Walter Thomas Usher (born 20/03/1834) and Isabella (born 26/09/1836), children of Richard Searle and Olive [sic] Newman were baptised in Kingston 07/11/1836. The marriage of Richard Searle Newman of Kingston and Alice Marsden spinster of the same place was recorded 09/09/1816 at St Andrew.

  2. Not located in the 1841 or 1851 British censuses. Death of a Richard Searle Newman registered Q2 1857 at Wargrave, Berkshire, England. Richard Searle Newman died 07/07/1857 and was buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Wargrave, Berkshire.

  3. In 1861, Alice Newman, widow, age 61, Annuitant, born Jamaica, was a lodger at 6 York Place, Great Crosby, Lancashire, with her daughter Isabella age 22 (born Jamaica) and grand-daughter Ella Newman age 8 (born New Orleans).

  4. This is possibly the Richard Serle Newman, son of Charles and Margaret Newman, baptised 07/06/1798 in Southampton.


T71/862 Kingston claim no. 2329.

  1. batch no. I04151-6 and Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 (photographs of baptism registers online).

  2. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths 1837-1983 [database online]; memorial id 197152401.

  3. 1861 census online.

  4., Hampshire baptisms [database online].

We are grateful for the help of Andrea Azan with this entry.

Further Information

Alice Marsden
Charles (1818-), Richard (1819-), James (1821-), Eliza (1823-), Alice (1829-), Sarah Jane (1829-), Walter Thomas Usher (1834-), Isabella (1836-)

Associated Claims (1)

£30 19s 2d
Unsuccessful claimant

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1826 [EA] - → Attorney
1830 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Not known