John Newton b 1830 Trowbridge Wiltshire to Isaac & Elizabeth Newton nee Denning – baptised 20 June 1830
1841 census – District 9 Trowbridge Wiltshire – looks Soongree st.
Isaac Newton 42 – carpenter - family all b in county = yes, Eliza 43, George 19, Sarah 16, William 12, John 11, Thomas 9, Ethel 4, James 3.
John Newton age 23 a carpenter from Trowbridge Wiltshire – Wesleyan with wife Mary Ann age 21 b Kingsbridge Wiltshire arrive 11 Jan 1853 on ship “Parsee” – NSW Assisted Immigrant Index & Qld Aust Passenger Index.
John married Mary Ann Windle June qtr 1852 Melksham Wiltshire. Mary Ann died 22 Jan 1864 Qld (father = Winder)
The North Australian Thu 4 Feb 1864
During the severe thunderstorm on Friday, the 22nd instant. Mrs. Newton, the wife of John Newton, carpenter, residing in Warwick, whilst in the act of pouring some tea from a bright tin tea pot, was struck by lightning and instantaneously killed. The poor woman was far advanced in pregnancy, and leaves a husband and six young children to deplore her loss. An inquest was held the next day, when the verdict returned was according to the circumstances — Accidentally killed by a flash of lightning. The funeral procession was attended by the officers and members of the Court of Forresters Rose of Denmark, which has lately been established in this town, and of which her husband is a member, all being present except those prevented by sickness. There is also another calamity to record, and that is the death of the Warwick Mail whose demise took place on Saturday last, not from press of business but from pressure of another kind.
John remarried 16 Nov 1865 Warwick to Annie Smith Harvey – house of Duncan McLeod – and they had 11 children = 17 children all up..
John’s death on Tree has 3 July 1909 Rookwood Asylum – death registered at Granville - should be easy to check..
seems John was not a nice person to be around -