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Samuel Newham
S Newham 
Number of games in database: 5
Years covered: 1840 to 1851
Overall record: +0 -2 =3 (30.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jun-24-1796, died Mar-24-1875, 78 years old) United Kingdom

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Last updated: 2018-06-24 07:33:05

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Newham vs H Wilson ½-½281840Correspondence mD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. H Wilson vs S Newham  ½-½531840Correspondence mB20 Sicilian
3. S Newham vs Saint-Amant  ½-½241847Casual gameC40 King's Knight Opening
4. Szen vs S Newham 1-0641851LondonB44 Sicilian
5. S Newham vs Szen 0-1431851LondonC01 French, Exchange
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  Tabanus: Descendants of Samuel Newham have made this information on him in (here edited):

1796 b. 24 Jun in Nottinghamshire

1796 Christening 21 Jul Castlegate Meeting - Ind. Nottingham, England Source: IGI Index 0825360 (RGA 1586)

1810 Death of father - Samuel Newham. Source: Will Feb 27th 1810

1812 Residence 13 Nov Nottingham. Articles of clerkship: Clerk for a period of 5 years to Henry Wells (attorney & solicitor)

1816 Marriage to Elizabeth Jamison 3 Jun. in Wilford, Nottinghamshire

1816 Residence 15 Oct Middlesex, England

1834 Residence Park Nottingham

1841 Residence The Ropewalk, Nottingham Park. Living with first wife Elizabeth and three servants in Nottingham Park. Date of birth for Samuel is out by 10 years, but all other facts seem correct. The surname of a servant matches one at a later date. The location of the residence is also correct

1842 Death of wife Elizabeth

1843 Marriage London to Melicent (nee Jamison, married name Killingsley), sister of first wife Elizabeth

1844 Residence Park, Nottingham. Occupation: Wine & Spirit Merchant

1848 Residence Nottinghamshire. Wine & Spirit merchant

1849 Residence Smithy Row, Nottinghamshire. Spirit vaults

1851 Residence Extraparochial, Nottinghamshire. Living with second wife Elizabeth, three servants

1851 Employment Rope Walk, Nottingham. Living with wife and three servants

1853 <Chess tournament Manchester. Source: London Illustrated News. Attending a dinner>

1853 Residence Nottinghamshire. Magistrate

1854 Residence Smithy Row, Nottinghamshire. Wine & spirit merchant

1861 Residence Nottingham Castle. Living with second wife Melicent Mary, also at property, a visitor Sarah Frances Hodgkin (also the name of a grandaughter who died) and 4 servants

1861 Rope Walk, Nottingham, listed as a magistrate

1862 Smithy Row, Nottinghamshire. Spirit vaults

1869 Residence Park Terrace, Nottinghamshire. Listed as a JP

1869 Residence Park Terrace, Nottinghamshire. Listed as a Borough Magistrate

1871 Residence Rope Walk, Nottingham Castle and Standard Hill. Listed as an Annuitant living with wife Melicent and 4 servants

1875 Death 24 March, Park Terrace, Nottingham. Source: Yorkshire Chess History

1875 Burial 27 March St Peter's, Nottingham. Source: Yorkshire Chess History

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  Tabanus: The chess tournament in Manchester 1853 is new to me. It seems <cg> has no games from it.

Anyone knows?

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  Tabanus: Reposted from the Bistro: by Phony Benoni: I've found an obituary for Samuel Newham in "Hudderfield College Magazine" for 1875, p. 218:

<DEATH of MR. SAMUEL NEWHAM. This well-known Chess amateur expired at his residence in Nottingham in the month of May last, at the advanced age of eighty-three. He was in his prime considered to be the strongest player in the provinces and took part in the great International Tournament in 1851; having, however, the misfortune in the first round to be drawn against the mighty Szen, he was unhorsed at the outset, losing both his games to the great Hungarian. Mr. Newham took great interest in Yorkshire Chess, and out of compliment to him the old Yorkshire Chess Association in 1841 held its annual gathering at Nottingham. In 1847 Mr. Newham attended the Hull meeting of the same Association, and crossed swords on that occasion with M. St. Amant. Coming down to later times more under our own personal recollection, Mr. Newham often regretted that ill-health prevented him from renewing his former intercourse with his old friends when the present West Yorkshire Chess Association was founded--in 1859 he was on the point of starting for the Huddersfield meeting when a sudden attack of illness compelled him to remain at home.">

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  Tabanus: The National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills) has that he died on 24 March 1875.

The birth date is "ca. 1897" in all sources, except Yorkshire Chess History ( and the privately made but publicly available family tree in which both have 24 June 1796 (which could be based on the given baptism document "IGI Index 0825360 (RGA 1586)" of 24 July 1796).

There was, however, also one Samuel Newham baptised in Gedling, Nottinghamshire 1 May 1798, and on Samuel Newham baptised in Gedling, Nottinghamshire in 1791, both with a Thomas Newham as the father. The latter may be the Samuel Newham, farmer, who died at age 83 in Nottingham 22 July 1872. The former may be the Samuel Newham that died in New Jersey USA in July 1850 ("birth abt. 1799 - England").

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  keypusher: There is some confusion re a William Newham in the database.

William Newham

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  Tabanus: <keypusher> Yes, the two games by W Newham are by Samuel Newham (this page), whereas William Newham is OK.

I have submitted correction slips.

Jul-03-17  zanzibar: Stale link in bio.
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  Tabanus: Yes, to Yorkshire Chess History site which is now stale, dead, gone. Or preserved somewhere in the WB machine.
Jul-03-17  zanzibar: Yes, wayback still has the pages, thankfully.

Can <CG> automatically update all the stale Yorkshire links?

(I wrote Edwards at EDOchess about all the stale storiascacchi links, and he updated them all in one go)

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  Tabanus: Or perhaps Steve J Mann could do it himself. His e-mail address is on this page:


Jul-04-17  zanzibar: Useful links <Tab>, you're more informed on the status than I.
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  MissScarlett: He looks like a right bundle of laughs.

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