BBC helps launch our worldwide Newton family search!

Just a week or two into this project and we’re off to a “tree”-mendous start.

Thanks to some excellent work by the South Kesteven District Council Communications team, the BBC East Midlands evening news broadcast of Monday 21st October, featured the story.

Newton Family search launches on BBC East Midlands Today

Newton Family search launched on BBC East Midlands Today by Navteh Johal

The reporter Navtej Johal and film crew accompanied 4 generations of a local Newton family on a special visit to Woolsthorpe Manor, the birthplace and family home of Sir Isaac Newton.

BBC Presenters Dominic and Anne introduce the feature

BBC East Midlands Today Studio Presenters Anne Davis and Dominic Heale introduce the feature

One by one the 4 generations of Newtons Phillip, Mark, David and 2 year old Seth were introduced to the viewers. They are verified direct descendants of William Newton who was the Great Great Uncle of Sir Isaac Newton.

4 generations of Newton at Newton's Grantham  home Woolsthorpe Manor

4 generations of Newton at Newton’s Grantham home Woolsthorpe Manor

Councillor Frances Cartwright, Portfolio holder for Economic Development at South Kesteven District Council appealed directly to the viewers to get in touch to via social media to share their potential Newton family connections.

Councillor Frances Cartwright of SKDC appeals for viewers to get in touch with their Newton family connection stories

Councillor Frances Cartwright appeals to viewers to get in touch with their Newton connections

The story was also featured on the BBC Lincolnshire website. Within hours there was a terrific response with more than  40 separate email and social media enquiries about the project from as far afield as New Zealand.

What a way to begin this adventure!

Throughout this project we are actively seeking to gather your thoughts and contributions – so please leave a comment below or get in touch via our Contact us page – we want to share as many stories as possible along the way.

All pictures featured in this story (c) BBC East Midlands Today 2013

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  • prwilsonmedia

    Please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you!

  • GeordieJayne

    Hi everyone, I am trying to link my tree to sir isaac Newton, but as yet have been unable to, and I’m quite a rookie on this family tree business. I need someone to help me link stokoes and pinkneys if anyone has them on their tree.

  • dorothy melvin

    hello i have ben trying for years to link to sir isaac newton here is what i have my great great grandfather joseph stokoe and wife sarah, my great grandfather william newton stokoe and his wife jane] and william newtons stokoes obituary which states that his grandmother was the desendent of isaac newton if anyone on this site recognises any of the stokoes and of any connection to sir isaac newton would grateful for any information as to the cause for the newton family tree party in the future thankou so much dorothy melvin