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From: "John Newport" <>
Subject: Re: Arsenic Sally
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 22:32:07 +0100
References: <001f01c23684$f4d24880$0100a8c0@john> <>

Thanks very much Fred! He's no relation, by the way. I was interested
because my surname is NEWPORT and I have a theory that we came from the
town/village of Newport in Essex about four hundred years ago. I won't go
into the reasons as there are many and it would take too long. This Thomas
NEWPORT is the first one that I've seen in Essex. I'm not actually looking
for NEWPORTs, in Essex, as, if there is a connection, I'm nowhere near
finding it. It's just a theory.

My interest is in finding a farm owned either by a NATT or TIPLER family
about 1900 near, I believe, either 'Oxen End' or 'Broad Oak'.

Anyway, thanks very much for the information.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Frederick Feather" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, July 29, 2002 5:59 PM
Subject: Arsenic Sally

> Dear John,
> From memory he was arrested in January 1847 and tried at the Essex Lent
> Assize for 1848 (2nd week in March). The inference in the Essex
> Chronicle and the Essex Standard is that he and Sarah Chesham were over
> friendly and he may have been the father of a baby in her care.
> The baby was one count of murder, two of her sons were the other counts.
> It was proved they were poisoned but not who did it. Newport and Chesham
> were acquitted, she on 3 counts, he on one. The trial papers should be
> in the P.R.O. at Kew under ASSI/Essex 1848. The newspapers are on film
> in the E.R.O. at Chelmsford, Chelmsford Library and Colindale Newspaper
> library. They are also in parish records at E.R.O.
> Regards,
> Fred.

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