1871 Frances Jane New Christening Mug Suffragette Suffrage UK Ties

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#AD146 New Family Genealogy:

This is a beautiful old antique Staffordshire English pottery porcelain children's christening mug, cup or coffee can inscribed with "Frances Jane New, March 1st 1871" in beautiful gold gilding. It measures 3 inches high. We found an amazing amount of info on Frances in public records including her famous half sister suffragette Edith Bessie New 1877–1951, see below.

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Frances Jane New 1871–1889 was born in 1871 and died in Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom at age 18 in 1889.

Her father: Frederick James New 1844–1878 was born in Swindon, Wiltshire, England and died in Wroughton, Wiltshire, England in a train accident at age 34. He was a railway clerk. His father was Joseph John New 1796–1847, born in Chelsea, Middlesex, England and died in Swindon, Wiltshire, the son of Joseph New 1766–1817. His mother was Jane Lancaster Goodman New 1809–1873, born in St Luke, Middlesex, England. She first married Joseph John New 1796–1847 in 1833 and he died 14 years later in 1847. They lived on Goddard Arms, High Street in Swindon. In 1849 she married Fredericks's new step father William Westmacott 1809–1873 of Shalbourne, Wiltshire, England.
His siblings were:
Joseph John New 1834–1882
Ann Maria New 1835–1837
Charles Goodman New 1837–1847
Isabella New 1841–1844
Albert Henry New 1846–1921

His Half Siblings were:
Sarah Ann New born 1816
Harriett New born 1818
Margaret New born 1819
Jane New born 1822
Mary Elizabeth New 1827–1888
His Half Sibling:
John Valentine Westmacott 1835–1867

Her mother: Sarah Sophie Ball 1847–1871, born and died (probably during Frances's childbirth) in 1871 in Swindon. Her own father was William Ball 1822–1887 of Sportwood, Gloucestershire. Her mother was Sarah Maria Wall Ball 1819–1899 of Horsley, Gloucestershire, the daughter of James Wall 1779–1845 of King Stanley, Gloucestershire and Sarah Elliotts Neale Wall 1784–1852 also of Horsley.
Her mother's siblings were:
Walter Dyer Ball 1845–1878
Samuel S Ball born 1849
Clara Ball 1851–1852 dided as an infant
Annie Ball 1853–1916
William Ball born 1855
Arthur Charles Blackwell Ball born 1857
Elizabeth Lettie Ball born 1859
John Frederick Ball born 1860

After her mother Sarah's death in 1871, her father, a railway clerk an with Frances as an infant, remarried in September 1872 to Isabella Frampton New 1850–1922 at 8 Wood Street in Kings Norton, Birmingham, Worcestershire. She was born in Highworth, Wiltshire, England and was a music teacher. She was the daughter of William Frampton 1813–1875 and Jane Harriet Akers Frampton 1816–1873. She herself had 6 siblings. They immediately had 5 children in succession together, until his death 6 years later.

Sadly, Frederick was killed at work by a train on February 2, 1878 in Swindon, leaving Isabella with 6 children. It appears young Frances New spent her childhood years at a girl's school, RMS or the Royal Masonic School for Girls. It was one of the oldest girls’ schools in England, founded by Chevalier Ruspini in 1788. It was dedicated to educating daughters of members of the Freemasons who were unable to support their families through death, sickness or hardship. Since Frances's father saw an untimely death at age 34, it appears he was a Freemason. The school was located in St John's Hill, Battersea Rise, and was simply referred to as "Clapham J" by students. See Frances listed in attendance at this school in census below.

Her step sister, Edith Bessie New 1877–1951, was a Swindon teacher at age 14 who moved to London and became a famous suffragette, one of the first two suffragettes to use vandalism and violence in their protest. She was an organiser for the Women's Social and Political Union WSPU and often was a travelling speaker for the women's movement.

In 1908, Edith New and Olivia Smith chained themselves to the railing at 10 Downing Street whilst shouting "Votes for Women", and at a later date broke 2 windows there. They were sentenced to two months in prison at Holloway, going on hunger strikes. In the 2015 film "Suffragette" actress Helena Bonham Carter portrays a suffrage character based on Frances's sister's work.

France's Half Siblings were:
Ellen Mary Harris New 1873–1949
Frederick William Westmacott New 1874–1924
Annie Isabella New 1876–1876, died as an infant
Edith Bessie New 1877–1951 (Suffragist, Suffragette)
Henry James Earnshaw New 1878–1879, died as an infant

Records:
Frances Jane New in England and Wales Birth Registration Index
Event Type: Birth Registration
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration Year: 1871
Event Place: Highworth, Wiltshire, England

Frances Jane New England and Wales Census, 1871
Event Place: Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Age: 0
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated) 1871
Birthplace: Swindon, Wiltshire
Household, Age, Birthplace:
Frederic Jas New Head M 27 Swindon, Wiltshire
Frances Jane New Daughter F 0 Swindon, Wiltshire
Sarah M Ball Mother-in-law F 53 Haseley, Gloucestershire
Annie Ball Sister-in-law F 17 Swindon, Wiltshire
Rosetta Langfield Servant F 16 Ramsbury, Wiltshire

Frances Jane New in the 1881 England Census
Age: 10
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1871
Where born: Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Civil Parish: Battersea, London, England
Street address: "Royal Masonic Institution For Girls"
Occupation: Scholar
Registration district: Wandsworth
Household, Age, Birthplace:
Julia Maud Harvey 10
Ellen Amy Wadham 10
Florence May Jones 10
Elizabeth G. Morgan 10
Emma Eliza Williams 10
Cecily Sara Jardine 10
Charlotte Hartop 10
Juliet S. H. Priestly 10
Clara Eliza Coales 10
Florence Pauline Hale 10
Gertrude Edith Bradfold 10
Kate Hebblethwaite 10
Emily Cory Thomas 10
Ellen Mary Good 10
Annie Elizabeth Hill 10
Helen Mary Blisher 10
Mary Emma Spalding 10
Frances Jane New 10
Ellen Senior 10
Ada Edith Walsow 10
Jessie Madeline Hogg 10
Elizabeth Sophia Smith 10
Nina Evelyn Predealise 10
Ada Minnie Shelpea 10
Emily Mabel Osmond 10
Clara Pratt 10
Sarah Jane Bennett 10
Margaret Ethel Lang 10
Rose Agnes Bridgewater 9
Rosa Pauline Pelham 9
Elizabeth Alice Harbord 9
Sophia Riley 9
Ada Ellen Ashton 9
Jessie Dalaval Wilson 9
Fanny M.J. Oberdoeffer 9
Beatrice Amy Rogers 9
Minnie Maud Gough 9
Emily Beatrice King 9
Alice Lilian Pope 9
Annie Sarah Parker 9
Caroline Ada Crow 9
Kate Sarah Mee 9
Eleanor Beatrice Wyatt 9
Ellen Jane Delasons 9
Mildred Ckell 9
Fanny Elizabeth Wain 9
Mary Ann E. Skellow 9
Sarah G. K. Bartrum 9
Eva Gray Gibson 9
Mary Cranch Drake 9
Annie Adelaide Owens 8
Eliza Louisa Johnson 8
Margaret Elenor Healon 8
Rosina Casey 8
Florence Emma Popkiss 8
Annie Louisa Ford 8

Frances Jane New in the England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration Year: 1889
Event Place: Highworth, Wiltshire, England
Age: 18

A beautiful but sad child's antique piece, as Frances Jane New died at age 18 in 1889. The spelling of Frances is generally female, with  Francis being male. There is minor handling rim wear to the gold gilding, which is commensurate with age and use, otherwise this original old vintage piece is in beautiful, excellent condition. Click images to see condition in close up views and click again to open full images on screen for scrolling to right. This is an interesting suffrage related and New family genealogy piece found in London.
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Size: 3 inches high by 3 inches in diameter
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