Henry Newbury

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 21/05/2021

Henry Newbury



Henry was born in Newbury the son of Charles and Sarah Newbury (nee Salter) who were married on the 2nd August 1824 at St Mary Thatcham (both were single and from Thatcham).

Other known children of Charles and Sarah were:

Charles c1826

Eliza c1829

Joseph c1837

John c1839

Jane c1841


In 1841 Henry (14) was living in Pound Street Newbury with his parents, Charles (35), a Labourer and Sarah (35) and his siblings, Charles (15), Eliza (12), Joseph (4), John (2) and Jane (4 months).

The 1851 census records Henry (21) as an Agricultural Labourer living in Northcroft Lane Newbury with his parents and siblings.

In 1855 Henry (24) joined the Army (76th Regiment of Foot). Whilst serving he received one good conduct badge, he served for 5 years 316 days and was discharged unfit for service on the 27th May 1861. His discharge record records him as follows, Age: 29 years 10 months, Height: five feet four and a half inches, Eyes: grey, Hair: dark brown, Completion: fresh, Trade: labourer.  


Henry married in 1859

Marriage details:

Place: St Mary the Virgin Marlborough Wiltshire

Dated: 21st August 1859

Groom: Henry Newbery, aged 26, bachelor, Corporal in the 76th Regiment, abode, St Mary

Bride: Jane Herbert, aged 24, spinster, abode, St Mary

Fathers: Charles Newbery, occupation, Labourer and William Herbert, occupation, Labourer

Witnesses: William Bishop and Mary Hilberd

(Jane was born c1836 in Berkshire she had a daughter Elizabeth, born in 1857 before she married Henry

In 1861 Jane and her daughter Elizabeth (now known as Elizabeth Newbury) were recorded living with Henry’s parents in Keens’ Yard Northbrook Street Newbury. (Henry was still in the army (in Ireland) when this census was taken.

He died aged 33 on the 31st July 1864 and was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery in the 3rd August.


Sources: as above

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