Weaste Cemetery

Biographies of people buried between 1870 & 79

James Newall (1815 - 1870)

 James Newall was a Railwayman based at Bury. The inscription on his gravestone reads "This tablet was erected by the men employed at the Carriage and Wagon Department of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, Bury, of which he was Superintendent for 23 years, as a small token of respect and regard."

He was born in 1815 in Cheshire. The only record that can be found in Cheshire is on 19th November 1815 at Kettleshulme, near Prestbury. A baptism took place on 25th December 1815 at Kettleshulme Weslyan Methethodist Chapel which shows that his parents were Aaron and Mary Newall. (This needs to be confirmed).

In 1940 there was a marriage between a James Newall and an Anne Newall at St John the Baptist Church Chester. (It seems strange that they both had the same surname, but on the 1871 census, when Anne is widowed, her sister Jane Newall is recorded in the same house. On Anne and James' marriage record it states that Anne's father is a Joseph and on Jane Newall's baptism record it shows that her father is also Joseph).

The 1841 census showed that James and Anne were living at St Oswald, Newton-by-Chester, but there was no occupation given for James. There's no 1851 census, but by 1861 James and Anne were living at 32 Longfield Place, Bury, Lancashire. James was  44 and his occupation just said Railway. Anne was aged 41, daughter Frances (born 1845 in Cheshire) was 16, and daughter Ada Mary (born 1847 in Lancashire) was 14.

On 13th September 1866, Ada Mary Newall married John Albert Dauncey (born 1842 in Warwick) at St. Mary's Church, Bury. John Albert was the son of James Dauncey, Gentleman and his occupation was Commission Merchant. Ada's father, James Newall, gave his occupation as Engineer.

On 21st August 1870, James Newall died at the age of 54 and was buried at Weaste Cemetery. The 1871 census reveals that Anne aged 51, was living at Liverpool Road, Barton-upon-Irwell, Eccles. Also in the house were Frances Anne, daughter aged 26; Jane Newall sister, aged 41; Josh Newall her father aged 78; and George Albert Dauncey her grandson aged 2. On 15th January 1872, Anne Newall died and was buried with her husband at Weaste Cemetery. She was aged 52.

In 1881 census showed that the Dauncey family was living at Pighue Lane, Wavertree, Liverpool. John Albert was aged 36 and a Commercial Traveller; Ada Mary was aged 34; son James A was aged 13 and son George Dalton was aged 12. However, on 29th October 1885, John Albert Dauncey died in Ormskirk, Lancashire aged 43 and was buried in the family grave at Weaste Cemetery. Just over three years later, on 12th February 1889 Ada Mary died and was buried at Douglas, Isle of Man aged 42.

James Newall's grandson, George Dalton Dauncey married Annie Parkinson in 1899 in Solihull, Warwickshire. She was the daughter of John Parkinson, Police Officer.  The 1901 census shows the family living at 12, Ruthin Road, Greenwich, London, where 30-year-old George Dalton was an Electrical Engineer, Works Manager.