James Leigh Newton

23 June 1823–23 April 1916 (Age 92)
Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James Leigh

When James Leigh Newton was born on 23 June 1823, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Newton, was 25 and his mother, Mary Leigh, was 20. He married Elizabeth Blackburn on 17 March 1844, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1853 and lived in East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. In 1880, at the age of 57, his occupation is listed as laborer in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 23 April 1916, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Leigh Newton
Sarah Elizabeth Greenhalgh
Marriage: 19 January 1867
Sarah Maud Newton
Thomas Newton
Harriet Newton
Samuel G. Newton
Maryann Or Mary Ann Alice Newton
Ethel May Newton
Joseph Abraham Newton
Twin Newton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 January 1867Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 2
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    1850 · Belle Vue Gaol Opens
    Age 27
    Belle Vue Gaol was a Victorian prison in Gorton, Manchester. The living conditions for the prisoners were horrible. It was intended to be a prison for both males and females and also became a military prison.  In 1892, the prison was demolished.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the many places in England and Scotland so named, from Old English nīwe ‘new’ + tūn ‘farmstead, settlement’, or Middle English neue ‘new’ + toun ‘settlement, town’. According to Ekwall, this is the commonest English placename. For this reason, the surname has a highly fragmented origin.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    History of James leigh Newton

    JAMES LEIGH NEWTON (This history was found in the book "Tartan, Sage, and History" written by Elvera Campbell Green; Chapter 5; page 57) As far back as we have been able to determine the roots of t …

    Sources (80)

    • James Newton, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James L. Newton, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • James L in entry for Newton, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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