The History of Leith

December 5, 2004

The Weddells of Stowell Street, Newcastle

grateful thanks for contributions from Wilfred Brennan, Celie O’Neill, Jan Inglis and Maxine Petherick-Collins

In compiling a history of the Rooney family I learned that the father of my great-grandmother Janet Rooney (nee Weddell) had the unusual name of Newton. Or so I thought. When I decided to investigate its origins I found that it was far from unusual – and discovered no fewer than twelve Newton Weddells – all interrelated. The following is a brief account of them and their contemporaries. The story is complicated, and readers will find the family tree essential.

for more go to the link on the rhs

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