The Holdsworth & Newman Families

The Holdsworth & Newman Families
By Ray Freeman

Ray Freeman’s first booklet for DHRG tells the stories of the Holdsworth and Newman families, interrelated by marriage, who had a major influence on the affairs of Dartmouth and the surrounding areas from the 17th century onwards. Between 1715 and 1830 the mayoralty of Dartmouth was held by one Holdsworth 47 times and they controlled the town’s affairs. The Newman family concentrated on the triangular trade to Newfoundland and Portugal exchanging salt fish for luxury goods and becoming pioneers in the production of port. Both contributed immensely to the development of Dartmouth.

Published:1 April 1992
Format:A4 Paperback (pp 8)
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