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Mr Newton’s New Perspective: North Witham

Late in his life, whilst an old man then living in London, Isaac recounted a scene that his mother had often told him. She said that: “when he was born he was so little that they could have put him … Continue reading

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Mr Newton’s New Perspective: Bassingthorpe with Westby

In 1705 Isaac Newton was knighted by Queen Anne at his old college in Cambridge, not, as some would have it, for services to science or mathematics, reasons for knighting were never published and could only be guessed at, but … Continue reading

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Connecting back to Sir Isaac Newton – can you help?

One of the great joys of this project is being able to share the stories from people who have managed to trace back their ancestry to almost the time of Sir Isaac Newton himself. Perhaps someone out there may be … Continue reading

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Looking for Newton Family Connections? Tools and tips to get you started online

Local Grantham historian Ruth Crook recently offered up some useful advice on where to start looking if you think you are related to the Newton family tree. Whilst he had no direct descendants, Sir Isaac Newton came from a large … Continue reading

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A Stokoe’s Connection?

Dorthy Melvin recently go in touch with us with the following story about her family research and the Stokoes connections:  ‘I’ve been trying for years to find my family to Sir Isaac Newton here is what I have. My great … Continue reading

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