Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

28/8/2009

The Weddells of Stowell Street, Newcastle

In compiling a history of the Rooney family I learned that the father of my great-grandmother Janet Rooney (nee Weddell) had the unusual name of Newton. Or so I thought. When I decided to investigate its origins I found that it was far from unusual – and discovered no fewer than thirteen Newton Weddells – all interrelated. The following is a brief account of them and their contemporaries. The story is complicated, and readers will find the family tree essential. To assist the reader I have identified each of the various Newtons by a superscript; these appear not in chronological order, but in the order in which they emerged during the research. for more click here

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