Henry Mompesson Newman
1696 - 1725

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Born 1696  
Died 1725 b. North Cadbury 28th May 1725  
Age 29  
Father:      Francis Holles Newman 1671 - 1714
Mother: Eleanor Mompesson 1662 - c1741
Brothers: (elder) Francis (Frank) Newman of North Cadbury 1691 - 1768
Thomas Newman of Colefoot, Gloucestershire (cleric) 1692 - >Nov 1742
  Richard Newman of North Cadbury and Horsington, Somerset  1693 - >1742  
  Charles 1694 - 1734
  (younger) John Newman of Kingston Juxta Yeovil 1699 - 1704 
  William Newman  1700 - 1722
Sisters: Eleanor married John Bailey of South Cadbury 1703 - 1782
  Anne m. Rev Walter Burton, Rector of Sutton Montague, Somerset 1706 - 1776
Married: Jane née Brodrepp (or Brodripp) - see below for more information. b.1685~1699 d. 1739
Children: None


Henry Mompesson Newman was born in 1696 and christened in North Cadbury on May 1, 1696. He attended Wadham College, Oxford, in March 22, 1715/16 aged 18, and gained a B.A. in 1719 and an M.A. 1722, becoming a church minister and Rector of South Cadburie (sic). He married Jane Wickham and died shortly after in 1725, being buried in North Cadbury on May 28, 1725. There seems to have been a major family ruckus relating to the administration of Henry's will (see extract from Chancery Proceedings 23rd November 1742).

Jane Brodrepp (or Brodripp)

In Jul 2012, Gay Brennan (in NZ) wrote to advise that "Jane's name was actually Jane Brodrepp (or Brodripp) not Jane Wickham. She was born between 1695 and 1699; her parents were George Brodrepp of Fleet St., Middlesex and Elizabeth Dirdoe. Rev Thomas and Elizabeth Wickham were not Jane’s parents; they were the parents of Jane’s second husband, Rev. Anthony Wickham and therefore Jane’s parents-in-law. The main source for this is: “Parish register of Horsington, in the county of Somerset, 1558-1836” (1907) 1721 21 Sep Rev. Mr. Henry Newman and Mrs. Jane Brodrip, Rector of South Cadbury". In Oct 2020, Gay advised further that: "Jane was from the same Brodrepp family that Rev. John Baily (the husband of Eleanor née Newman) married into. In fact, Jane Brodrepp and Rev. John Baily were 2nd cousins. So many of the West Country were connected."

In Jan 2017, Cefyn Grafton confirmed the above information, adding that after Henry's death, Jane had gone on to marry Rev Anthony WICKHAM (1699-1767) at Horsington on 6 Apr 1729, the entry reading:“Jeane Newman”. And there is a marble memorial in the nave in Horsington Church which reads “First wife of Anthony. Daughter of Mr: George BRODRIPP, of the City of London”. She was buried on 23 Nov 1739. She went on to add that Anthony & Jane WICKHAM appear to have had a daughter – also Jane – who is baptised at Shepton Mallet and buried at Horsington in 1737.

Page updated 12 Oct 2020 with information from Gay Brennan
Page created 26 Jan 2017