Origin of Newport Name

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use to the A CORNER IN ANCESTORS By ELEANOR UtXfNpTON Newport Family to of as he to a to is •assyria** *T MsOlai* Bya4ieat«| Newport*, Nuport-ajBd^fiewport are variatloaa of this MOS . .or at least, these are orthographies found In tho records. The "e" was added .for airs, probably. The Nuport, may be called euphonic spelling and NIewport Js alee airs, or akin to. it Newport aaetts to have bees the original. Brat, and only form, if we -accept the nam*. Novus Burgus—the. new borough—*# o _^ it waa called, and afterwardsTNeiT port This was on the Isle of Wight, and about tb* ninth century. Carl* broofce castle Is near Newport, which Is also the name of towns in Tork- shire, Essex. Cornwall, Shropshire and of towns ln Ireland. Wales and Soot. The charter of the borough of New- port, In Pembrokeshire, Wales, dates to 1S16, • and the quaint- custom of "walking tbe boundaries'' I* still kept I up, and here Is the castle of Newport ' Present seats of the Newport fanv 1 My Include Castle Bromwieh. Birmingham. The earl of Newport is one of lithe titled members of the family; th* llrst earl of Bradford about 1650, waa Sir Francis Newport, the present earl. ar vummA M«_,_„,, i«7» | ried .^- W^' H™ ^ Sri Newest whr.f.o^.tt.Ut ?e ££J*^^*1£2SL£r J?7*a .1 MS * l " u,, «^f JlM,< i hta -! self la (south Africa, waa private see- j rotary to Prime Minister Balfour. | Other notable members of tho New- ; port family are Richard, who was bishop of London, and Sir Thomas, who waa at the "Field of the Cloth of Gold," aaeompsnylng his sovereign. Capt Christopher Newport, admiral of Virginia, has been called the first real: estatSL.speculator In this coun : try. If the colony of the London company, with Its 105 colonists, which found shelter 801 years ago behind Point Comfort, may- fairly be called a real estate speculation. The actual settlement at Jamestown dates from 26th of April, 1607, when the little squadron of three ships—the Susan Constant, the Godspeed'and the Discovery—under the command of Christopher Newport, completed its long voyage. - It entered the estuary, between the capes, afterward called Charles and Henry, In honor of tho two sons of the king. The vessels took«shelter behind the promontory, which the weary voyagers called !Polnt Comfort. Newport News also owes Its -name te the Admiral, as it Is generally accepted by those who have gone, into the local history of Virginia, that it waa thus named in his honor. , On May IS tbe colonists found a suitable spot for a settlement, and the next- day the men started to build a fort, which they called Fort James, and the settlement was known as'Jamestown. Newport returned to England, but came again In 1608, and among gifts which be brought were presents for Powhattan, whom he styled "Emperor of the country." He went again to England, and his last voyage back ! was nfade in 1610, when he brought Lord Delaware. "Discoveries ln America," is the title of a book he wrote _ I tfnuaj leveling and dtvljiloa at labor eociety will become everything aad oa»-Mttl»»^^%VjJS^ ™ about the new land. One object of the voyagers in crossing the .seas— we will not say that it was the only one—was to get gold, and Capt. Jqhn Smith said: "There Is no talk, no hope, no work, but dig gold, wash gold, refine gold,. load gold.'.' viewport, upon one return voyage filled his ships with What he took for gold, but It proved not to be. ' * The first recorded marriage on j American soil took place at this time, : and was that of John Laydon and ! Mrs. Forrest, a widow, who came j over from England in Capt. Newport's : ship. x ! Capt. Newport '6 wife was Eliza- J betb. and he bad two sons, John and ! Christopher, and daughters, Elizabeth i and Jane. To [Elizabeth, the captain i left £400, as her marriage dowry, to j Jane only Ave pounds, "on account of j her many antf great disobediences ; toward me, and be/ misdemeanors to : my great heart's grief." The captain diet! --beiere-hte wife, fot we Sir FranciB Wyatt. in 1S21,' "set off the land given to the widow of Christopher Newport." Burke's "Peerage" blatOBs many coats-of-arms for the- Newports, and Judging from their slmalleity they 'were granted In the early days of heraldry, and' for falthfulaefa to ktng and country. The coatof-arnaa lHustrtted is blasoned: Qules. (Ted), six annulets, argent (silver), those.; two and oma.' No oreat or motto is gl»en.; There are. two arms VUlfs similar: One Is: Qules, sis annulets, or (cold). The ether: Or, alz annulets, gules.**'! The Ant-HIII Epooh. The age of great men <• going; the epoch of the ant hill, vt, life In mn)U- plicfty, U beginning. The eentpry of Individualism, If abstract cauallty triumphs, runs a great risk of seeing no mere true tadlTiditais. By con

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  1. Muskogee Times-Democrat,
  2. 22 Sep 1910, Thu,
  3. Page 8

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