My GGG G'father Philip Silk was apprenticed to William Newberry, yeoman of Axminster in 1832. I found this information on the Access to Archives website www.a2a.pro.gov.uk
There is also a complete biog of two generations of William Newberrys from Hawkchurch/Uplyme from documents related to Uplyme Parish, available to view at Devon Record Office:
OVERSEERS OF THE POOR
FILE - William Newberry the younger and William Newberry the elder - ref. 3030A/PO 17/41 - date: 1846
|_ [from Scope and Content] The younger now residing in Hawkchurch Dorset and William Newberry labourer the elder his father. He is now about 40 yrs. Never rented a tenement of £10 a year, nor hired himself by the year to any person, nor gained any settlement. Now with his wife, and William his son aged 15 yrs. He married his wife at Uplyme parish church on 6 April 1827. He became chargeable to Hawkchurch parish on 5th February last.
|_ [from Scope and Content] William Newberry the elder. He is 70 yrs old. Born in Hawkchurch, Dorset. Lived with his father Nicholas Newberry in Hawkchurch until he died when he was 11 yrs old. He went to work as a daily labourer for about 3 yrs. Then he went to Herbert Reader in Hawkchurch, agreed to serve him for a year, as a carter at wages of £6 and board and lodging and washing. Served him that year, living and sleeping in the house with him. Made a further agreement for another year, which he served. Continued with him in Hawkchurch as a yearly servant for eight years afterwards. Mr Reader then gave up the estate to John Hook; he continued to work on the estate as a daily labourer for 6 yrs, for Mr Hook. Mr Taunton of Axminster, an attorney purchased the estate. He worked for him for 10 yrs as a daily labourer. Then he took the estate of a dwelling house, outhouse and lands, at the rent of £100 a year. Lived in it for 2½ yrs. In 1826, he went to Uplyme, took a dairy of 10 cows, of William Webb, for a year at £80 rent, with a house and garden. Lived there and managed the dairy for a year cows were fed and pastured in Uplyme occupied by Mr Webb of the yearly value of £20. Took on the cows for a further year at the rent of £70, managed the dairy as before. After the second year Mr Webb gave up the estate, and Mr Brice, the owner, managed it himself. He let him a dairy of 4 cows for a year at rent of £28, which he managed as before. He left Uplyme, went to Marshwood, Dorset, rented an estate called Mernwill of Rev. Frances Goforth, at yearly rent of £24. Lived there for 5 yrs, paid the whole rent of £20. gave up the dairy went to live in Hawkchurch, working as a daily labourer, renting a house and plot of ground there, now the property of Mr Dommett at the yearly rent of £5. Left Marshwood paying all outgoings. He married Elizabeth at Hawkchurch parish church, 45 yrs ago by whom he has 7 children of whom William Newberry, the younger, is one. His son married in Uplyme, having lived with him until he married.
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