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Family of John Alexander Reina NEWLANDS and Emily Elizabeth Jane RICHINGS

Husband: John Alexander Reina NEWLANDS (1837-1898)
Wife: Emily Elizabeth Jane RICHINGS (1837-1926)
Children: Florence Alexandra Mary NEWLANDS (1863-1898)
William Peter Reina NEWLANDS (1864-1926)
Emily Rosa Lavinia NEWLANDS (1872-1919)
Marriage 1 Jun 1862 Mary le Bone, Middlessex

Husband: John Alexander Reina NEWLANDS


John Alexander Reina NEWLANDS

Name: John Alexander Reina NEWLANDS
Sex: Male
Father: William NEWLANDS (1786-1859)
Mother: Mary Sarah REINA (1801-1880)
Birth 26 Nov 1837 Southwark. London
Occupation Analytical Chemist
Chief Chemist at James Duncans Sugar Refinery in London
Census 1851 (age 13-14) Southwark. London
West Square
Living with parents and siblings
Census 1861 (age 23-24) Mary le Bone, Middlessex
Manchester Street
Living alone
Census 1871 (age 33-34) Lambeth, London
13 Knowle Road
Living with his wife Elazebeth Jane and son William
Census 1881 (age 43-44) Lambeth, London
18 Josephine Avenue
Living with wife Emily and children
Census 1891 (age 53-54) Hackney, Middlesex
15 Alkham Road, Stamford Hill
Living with wife and daughter Emily
Death 29 Jul 1898 (age 60) Lower Clapton, Middlesex
Cause: Influenza
Address: 1 Mildenhall Road
Probate to Jane Newlands, Widow and brother Benjamin. Estate value £4581

Wife: Emily Elizabeth Jane RICHINGS

Name: Emily Elizabeth Jane RICHINGS
Sex: Female
Father: James RICHINGS (1805-1853)
Mother: Rebecca CARTER (1806-1865)
Birth 30 Aug 1837 Stanford in the Vale, Berkshire
Census 1861 (age 23-24) MaryleBone, Middlessex
15 Welbeck Street
Servant (Housemaid) in home of John T Way, Professional Chemist and his sister Elizabeth.
Census 1901 (age 63-64) Streatham, London
232 Amesbury Avenue
Living with son William
Census 1911 (age 73-74) Streatham, London
10 Cricklade Avenue, Streatham Hill
Living with son William a Glucose Works Foreman
Death 2 Nov 1926 (age 89) Streatham, London

Child 1: Florence Alexandra Mary NEWLANDS

Name: Florence Alexandra Mary NEWLANDS
Sex: Female
Spouse: William Joseph HOLT (1860-1931)
Birth 10 Mar 1863 Newington, Surrey
Death 19 Jun 1898 (age 35) Barnet, Middlesex

Child 2: William Peter Reina NEWLANDS

Name: William Peter Reina NEWLANDS
Sex: Male
Birth 9 Dec 1864 Newington Surrey
Census 24 Sep 1865 (age 0) Kingsclere, Hampshire
Occupation Sugar Analyst
Census 1901 (age 36-37) Streatham, London
232 Amesbury Avenue
Living with Mother
Census 1911 (age 46-47) Streatham, London
10 Cricklade Avenue
Living with Mother
Death 3 Nov 1926 (age 61) Streatham, London
10 Cricklade Avenue
Probate to William Joseph HOLT, brother in law

Child 3: Emily Rosa Lavinia NEWLANDS

Name: Emily Rosa Lavinia NEWLANDS
Sex: Female
Spouse: Walter George FITCH (1871-1921)
Birth Jun 1872 Lambeth, London
Baptism 7 Dec 1873 (age 1) Clapham, London
Census 1891 (age 18-19) Hackney, Middlesex
Alkham Road
Living with parents.
Census 1901 (age 28-29) Hartley Wintney, Hampshire
High Street
Living with husband and children - twins Kathleen and John, and twins Vera and Leslie
Census 1911 (age 38-39) Hartley Wintney, Hampshire
High Street
Living with husband and children - Kathleen, Vera, Reina, Francis, and twins Lewis and Margaret.
Death Jul 1919 (age 47) Portsmouth, Hampshire

Note on Husband: John Alexander Reina NEWLANDS

John Alexander Reina Newlands was the son of a Scottish Presbytarian Minister and his Italian wife.He was home schooled and went on to study at the Royal College of Chemistry but he was also interested in social reform and in 1860 he served as a volunteer with Guiseppi Garibaldi in his campaign to unify Italy. Returning to London he set up in practice as an Analytical Chemist in 1864, and in 1868 became Chief Chemist in James Duncan's London sugar refinery. Later he left the company and again set up as an analyst with his brother Benjamin. Newlands was the first person to devise a periodic table of elements arranged in order of their relative atomic weights. See Wikipedia for further information on his life and career.


There is a Blue Plaque erected on the house in West Square, Newington, South London where Newlands was born

Note on Wife: Emily Elizabeth Jane RICHINGS

Jane Richings born 1837 in Stanford in the Vale Berkshire married John A R Newlands on 1st June 1862 in Marylebone, London. However in the census of 1871 John's wife is shown as Elizabeth born 1837 in Stanford and in the census of 1881 and 1891 his wife is shown as Emily born 1837 in Stanford. In 1901 she is known as Jane living with her son William in Streatham and also in 1911. There remains a mystery regarding this change of forename.