I have not yet been able to trace the ancestry of James Newsome and Susanna Benn but there are Newsome and Benn entries in the Batley parish registers prior to their marriage there in 1770.


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JAMES NEWSOME of Gildersome, Yorkshire, clothier, married on 16 May 1770 at Batley, SUSANNA BENN.[1]


Child of James and Susanna (Benn) Newsome:

                i               SARAH NEWSOME, b 12 Sep 1770, Gildersome,[2] d 9 Dec 1864, Gildersome;[3] m 18 Aug 1791, Batley, MATTHEW STEPHENSON[4] (see here).

[1] Batley parish registers (available online at

[2] Batley parish registers (available online at; 1861 census returns, Gildersome (National Archives, RG 9/3352, fol. 94).

[3] Death certificate.

[4] Batley parish registers (available online at