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Samuel Herbert Newsome

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Sammy Newsome

1901 Born in Coventry the son of Samuel Theo Newsome (1868-1930), a watch manufacturer, and his wife Kate

1911 Living at Sherbourne House, The Butts, Coventry: Samuel Theo Newsome (age 42 born Coventry), a Watch Manufacturer and Employer. With his wife (married 19 years with five children - four living) Kate Newsome (age 39 born Coventry) and their children Theo Edward Newsome (age 17 born Coventry), University Undergraduate; Samuel Herbert Newsome (age 9 born Coventry); Mary Brenda Louise Newsome (age 7 born Coventry); and Alan James Newsome (age 8 months born Coventry). Three servants.[1]

Educated at Oundle School, Peterborough

Apprentice at Calthorpe Motor Co

1919-22 Newsome, a garage owner produced a few Cooper cars[2]

1923 Established S. H. Newsome and Co; built the Warwick car[3]

1930 One of the executors of the will of Samuel Theo Newsome.[4]

Moved into the theatrical business.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  2. * A-Z of Cars of the 1920s by Nick Baldwin. 1994. ISBN 1 870979 53 2
  3. * A-Z of Cars of the 1920s by Nick Baldwin. 1994. ISBN 1 870979 53 2
  4. [1] Gazette Issue 33617 published on the 20 June 1930. Page 45 of 84