Post by Andrew Lancaster Post by Jacob Newbury
Am I right in think you are the same Andrew Lancaster who has written about Baronial Baynard family?
Yes, but trying to stick to the subject, Foundations articles are not visible to most internet users. I presume what you want to do is clear up some misunderstandings and get the word out as widely as possible. When I wanted to sort out some common confusions about the 12th century Hastings families I made some simple webpages and posted a message here with a link. This forum is itself a place where smaller chunks of new evidence, clarifications, etc can be presented for free. Wikitree also gives the possibility for users to make information pages. Maybe you can at least post some of your key arguments here.
I apologise but it seems your presumption is a bit off. Sorry if I have not made this clear Andrew but the papers were not written to simply clarify and correct some misunderstandings from Bartlett at all, rather provide the fresh research and understanding about the said topics. I thought it best to mentioned Bartlett in the initial post seeing a discussion about his work regarding Newberry took place in this group back in 2011.
However, I'll be happy to share some of the key points here.
Thomas Newberry, early New England settler, was the fourth son of Richard and Grace Newberry (nee. Matthew), was born circa 1594 and baptised 10th Nov. the same year in Yarcombe, Devon. It has already been well established that Thomas' ancestry goes back to his grandfather, William Newbery of Yarcombe who died circa 1596 leaving a will dated the same year.
Upon diving into the large amount of Newberys in Devon during the 16th and 17th century I found a record which tells of how this William was the youngest of two sons of John Newbery 'the elder' of Membury and Agnes his wife. The older brother of William was also called John Newbery. The said record tells of an incident that occurred in 1551 wherein confusion was cast on which of the brothers were first in line to the farm's order of reversion. Years later William attempted to become/claim to have become the next in the order of reversion pertaining to the farm that the family leased from the manor of Membury named 'Osmore'.
Following a case put forward in the Star Chamber, it was found that John was rightly the first in the said order of reversion, not William.
Following this, William moved out of the Membury parish and settled first in Stockland before settling in Yarcombe with his son Richard on the 3rd Mar. 1580.
The other New England settler, Richard Newbery who became a freeman of MA in 1645 is found to be the grandson of said John Newbery (brother of said William). Richard's parents are found to have been Roger and Alice Newbery (nee. Pinney). Alice was a daughter of New England settler Humphrey Pinney.
In regards to how the Devonian Newberys descend from the noble Newburgh family - it should first be understood, (to those who have not researched this matter at all), that there is an extraordinarily large amount of Newberys found in Devon, specifically West Devon/East Dorset, from the 16th century onwards. Despite successfully being able to connect many of these families, not all can be connected via a paper trail. However, they are doubtlessly all related and descend from the same break-point from the Newburgh line.
I have found that the extraction from the Newburgh family occurred in the late 14th century via the (previously unknown) third brother of a main Newburgh heir John Newburgh II who married Margaret Poyntz. This has been found via researching on both angles of (A) where exactly in the Newburgh line was the most interaction with the same East Devon/West Dorset area, and (B) the furthest back record of any Newberys in said area.