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Newsome, Richard - Mill Worker
1847 – April 1917

Richard Newsome was the son of Thomas Newsome. Thomas was born 1823 in Baildon. He married Rebecca (maiden name and date unknown).

Richard, the third of four children, was born 1847 in Baildon. In 1851 & 1861 the family lived in Baildon with Thomas working as blacksmith.

Richard married Miranda Giles (date unknown). They had two children; Alice born 1876 and James born 1882. In 1881 & 1891 they were living at Saltaire Park Lodge with Miranda’s father, Benjamin Giles, who was the park keeper. Richard worked at Salts Mill as a mechanic.

By 1900 Richard and Miranda were living at 46 Caroline Street in Saltaire. In March 1917 it was reported that they were taken to court to be evicted from their home.

Richard died in April 1917 and he was buried 25 April 1917 at Baildon. In 1918 his widow, Miranda, was living at 53 Victoria Road in Saltaire. Miranda died in 1920.

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