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James George Newey (1797-1863)

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Presumably owner of J. G. Newey/James George Newey, hook and eye manufacturer

1797 Born in Birmingham, son of James Newey (1769-1848) and Elizabeth Newey[1]

1822 Married Martha Millan in Birmingham[2]

1827 A widower, when he married Ann Green in Birmingham[3]

1841 James Newey 42, Gilt Toy maker (?), Jas Newey Sen 72, Ann Newey 38, Willm Newey 18, Elizth Newey 16, Martha Newey 11, Emelia Newey 8, Ann Newey 4, James Newey 16 Months[4]

1851 James G. Newey 54, hook and eye manufacturer, employing 5 men and 5 women, lived in Birmingham with Ann Newey 47, William M. Newey 26, hook and eye manufacturer, Elizabeth Newey 25, Martha A. Newey 21, Amelia G Newey 18, Ann E Newey 13, Clement J Newey 11, Mary J Newey 9, Walter J Newey 7[5]

1861 Patent 397. 'James George Newey and William Millars Newey, both of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, Improvements in fastenings, especially for or applicable to wearing apparel, and purposes where a spring connection or adjustment is desirable in arranging for sale, and packing fastenings and ornaments, and in ornaments for personal wear.'[6]

1863 Died

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. Parish records
  3. Parish records
  4. 1841 census
  5. 1851 census
  6. The London Gazette Publication date:19 April 1861 Issue:22503 Page:1698