George Newman

Harry Wright Newman (1894-1983) was an accomplished author, genealogist, and historian.  He was one of the most notable genealogists in Maryland during his time and published several well known genealogy books. 

In 1940, Mr. Newman authored CHARLES COUNTY GENTRY, A genealogical history of Six Emigrants ---- Thomas Dent, John Dent, Richard Edelen, John Hanson, George Newman, Humphrey Warren.  All Scions of Armorial Families of Old England who settled in Charles County, Maryland and their descendants showing migrations to the South and West.

Below are small excerpts pulled from pages 265, 266, 267, and 269 of the Newman Family section of Charles County Gentry.   The Newman family married into the Smoot family.

George Newman, planter, the progenitor of the Newman family of the Western Shore of Maryland, stated in court during October 1654, that he was "twenty years of age or thereabouts".... 1651 he had indentured himself to William Battin and was domiciled in the Province of Maryland. The following proves these facts:

"1 January 1652/3. Demandeth 650 acres of land for transporting himself (Battin) Margarey his wife, and Lydia Ashcomb his wife's Daughter, and Thomas Joyce a servant which he bought of Robert Brooke Esq. for whom he is to have 50 acres and Richard and Susannah his servants in the year 1651 and George Newman his servant in the same year".

The residence of Captain Battin was at first on the Patuxent in what is now St. Mary's County, but after 1656 he and George Newman settled at Pickawaxon-the oldest settlement in Charles County on the Wicomico River....

....On January 9, 1655/6, George Newman purchased from Mary Smith, widow, the dwelling-plantation on which she was then residing, it being 100 acres of land granted to her deceased husband Captain John Smith by Richard Preston.   It was about this time that he married Lydia Achcomb, the step-daughter of his benefactor Captain William Battin.

Children of George and Lydia (Ashcomb) Newman
1. George Newman, born 1659.   Issue:  William;  John;  George;  Elizabeth.
2. William Newman married Mary Fowke. q.v.
3. Margaret Newman.
4. Lydia Newman married John Gee, Edward Smoot, and Gerard O'Cane.*
5. Mary Newman.
6. Elizabeth Newman....

....On April 30, 1689, Robert Yates and Rebecca his wife who were executors of the last will of James Tyre who was executor of Peter Carr rendered an account upon the estate of the said Carr and showed a legacy paid to "Edward Smoot who intermarried with Lydia Newman".

The following link will take you to a page of "The Smoots of Maryland and Virginia" that contains a some information about George Newman and a map of Charles County showing were George Newman lived.