Henry Newick of Ticehurst
Frances Farley
Charles Duplock
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Henry Newick of Wadhurst
Emily Duplock
Harry Newick of Pershore


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Annie Florence Rose

  • Eileen Myra Emily Newick

Harry Newick of Pershore

  • Born: 18 Oct 1883, Mayfield, Sussex, England
  • Christened: 2 Dec 1883, Mayfield, Sussex, England 2
  • Married: 1906, Pershore District, Worcestershire, England 1
  • Died: 10 Apr 1966, 22 Bridge St., Pershore, Worcestershire, England 3 4

  Research Notes:

Harry son of Henry Newick of Mayfield, labourer, and Emily (baptismal record)


At the time of the 1901 England Census Harry Newick, age 17, born in Mayfield Sussex, stockman on farm, was at 1 Darbys Cottage, Shovers Green Rd., Wadhurst, Sussex.

At the time of the 1911 England Census Harry Newick, age 27, born in Mayfield, domestic gardener, was living at 3 Osmers Hill Wadhurst. With him were wife Annie Florence, age 28, born in Pershore Worcestershire, and daughter Eileen Myra Emily (3) of Wadhurst.

In Aug 1938 Harry Newick of 22 Bridge-street Pershore was one of nine people charged illegal Sunday trading and fined 2s. 6d. 5

In the 1939 Register Harry Newick (b. 18 Oct 1883), nurseryman & florist, and wife Annie Florence Newick (b. 22 Jul 1882), housewife & fruit shop assistant, were living at 22 Bridge Street, Pershore, Worcestershire. At the same address was [daughter] Eileen M E Newick (b. 9 Sep 1906*), single, fruit shop assistant.

* Correct birthyear is 1907.




A well-known Pershore tradesman appeared to answer serious charges at the Pershore Petty Sessions on Tuesday, before General Sir Francis Davies and other Magistrates.

The accused was Harry Newick, aged 58, described as a market gardener, of 23 Bridge-street, Pershore, and he was charged with receiving stolen property in the shape of 40 gallons of petrol at Pershore between August 1, 1940, and July 31, 1941.

Newick was also summoned by the Sanitary Inspector to the Pershore Rural District Council (Mr. John William Holmes) for keeping petrol without a licence.

The defendant pleaded guilty to both charges.

The first witness was Richard Charles Edwards, Abbey-place, Defford-road, Pershore, who said he was the tenant of a field known as Abbey Park. This field, he said, was taken over by the Army authorities in August, 1940, and given up by them in March, 1941.

William George Price, second officer in the Evesham and Pershore Joint Fire Brigade, said at 2 a.m. on August 11 he received a call to go to a fire at the Old Monastery, Church-road, Pershore. He saw clouds of smoke issuing from a shed, and on going in to it he found a quantity of petrol tins, some of which were empty and some full. He assisted the police in removing the tins to a place of safety.

Inspector Symmonds said at 3 a.m. on August 11, in consequence of information received, he went to a building in the occupation of the defendant in Church-road, Pershore, and there saw 21 full gallon petrol tins, five two-gallon petrol tins, and a five-gallon drum containing petrol.

"I asked for a message to be sent to the defendant," continued Inspector Symmonds, "and at 4 a.m. he arrived at the scene of the fire. I asked him to account for being in possession of this petrol, and he said he could explain. He then made a statement, in which he said, 'I cannot remember when it was, but it was when the soldiers were billeted in the park, and they used to drop a couple of tins over the fence, saying, 'This is for you; we can't keep carrying it about.' It was the drivers of the lorries who used to bring the petrol to me. I have not used any of it. I don't know how many tins I had. I am the owner of 22 Bridge-street, Pershore, a grocer's, greengrocer's and florist's business, and the drivers used to call at my shop, but they used to pay for all that they had.' "

P.C. Savage said at 2.30 a.m. on August 11 he was on duty at a fire which had broken out in a building occupied by the defendant. He entered the building and found a quantity of petrol tins, some of which contained petrol. He caused them to be removed to a place of safety. He was present when the defendant was interviewed by Inspector Symmonds. The petrol tins were removed to the Police Station, where they were examined in the presence of the defendant. Here the petrol was measured and found to be 40 gallons. Captain Davis, an Army officer, who was present, said to Newick, "Is there any dispute about this being War Department petrol?" and he replied that there was no doubt about it. Witness then told Newick he would be reported. He also said he had no licence to store petrol, as he got petrol from the garage as he wanted it.

Captain P. M. J. Davis, R.A.S.C., said on August 11 he visited the Police Station at Pershore and saw tins of petrol at the back of the premises. They measured it into a container and it totalled 40 gallons. It was undoubtedly "W.D." petrol

In reply to a question by the Chairman as to how he could identify it as War Department petrol, he replied that it was dyed like "Ethyl" petrol was dyed pink before the war for the purposes of identification.

Newick, in a statement to the Bench, said that before the first Great War he had been in private service, first for the Duke of St. Albans and later for Lady Nora Wynne. In 1915 this lady asked him if he would go into the Army, saying that she would look after his wife and child. He went into the Army and served until 1919. When he returned to civil life his mistress had gone away, and so he had to fight for himself. He came to Pershore some time towards the end of 1919, and in February, 1920, he set up as a greengrocer, which business he had carried on in a straightforward way. The accused concluded his statement by saying that what he had done had really been neglect on his part, and that for months past he had been very busy and had had very little sleep. He ended with the words, "I served four years in the Army and came out with a clean sheet."

After the Magistrates had conferred in private for some time the Chairman told Newick they could have sent him to prison for six months and fined him £100. As it was, he would be fined £20 for receiving stolen petrol and £1 for not having a petrol licence.

Tewkesbury Register, 13 Sep 1941, p. 3


Harry Newick died aged 82 years. 3


Harry Newick of 22 Bridge Street Pershore Worcestershire died 10 April 1966. Probate Birmingham 12 August to Midland Bank Executor and Trustee Company Limited. Effects £4104. 4

  Marriage Information:

Harry married Annie Florence Rose, daughter of Thomas Rose and Myra Evans, in 1906 in the Pershore District, Worcestershire, England. (Annie Florence Rose was born on 22 Jul 1882 in Pershore, Worcestershire, England, christened on 15 Oct 1882 in Holy Cross, Pershore, Worcestershire, England, and died on 15 May 1972 at 22 Bridge St., Pershore, Worcestershire, England.)


1 England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005, 3rd Quarter, vol. 6c, p. 608.

2 Mayfield Parish Registers, Baptisms, p. 239, no. 1911.

3 England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, 2nd Quarter, vol. 9d, p. 135.

4 England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995, 1966, p. 53.

5 Gloucestershire Echo, 16 Aug 1938, p. 3.

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